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October 11, 1919 Jean Vander Pyl was born

On this day in 1919, Jean Vander Pyl was born.

October 10, 1933: The First Lauching of Dreft Detergent, sponsor of Dreft Star Playhouse

  October 10, 1933: One of the most primitive synthetic detergents, Dreft, started its production. The Dreft sponsored program The Dreft Star Playhous e went on air 10 years later in 1945. Dreft Star Playhouse was  Lux Radio Theatre 's   "prestige drama ." The show featured a famous star.  A popular person was interviewed casually. In the interview they made a mention of the sponsor's product. In this program, listeners were treated to new, more intimate relationships with stars and celebrities that were formerly only available in the pages of fan magazines. The celebrity on the show shared aspects of their private lives to their fans so they could feel closer to the stars.

Debut of Cavalcade of America

Today in 1935, Cavalcade of America was first broadcast this very day. The CBS  show featured some of  Hollywood and Broadway's most famous stars in  leading roles in the half hour dramas. Thomas Chalmers narrated the  stories about obscure incidents and people in American history. The  orchestra was led by Donald Voorhees. The show aired from 1935 to 1953,  changing from CBS to NBC in 1939; with one sponsor for its entire  duration. The DuPont Company introduced its slogan on Cavalcade of  America ... "Better things for better living through chemistry..."

October 5, 1952: Inner Sanctum' continues it's 11 year run

 October 5, 1952: The well-known mystery series  Inner Sanctum remained on air for 11 years. The notion of the program’s characteristic sound of a creaking door actually came from a door in the studio. One of the staffers innocently oiled the door before transmission, which compelled the sound man to produce the sound physically. The anthology series was almost better known for its puns and morbid jokes. Sanctum captivated audiences with sound effects, a grim host in Raymond Johnson, and guest stars. Humor was added to keep listeners engaged.

September 3, 1910 Grace Matthews was born

 On this day in 1910, Grace Matthews was born.

June 13, 1913 Bob Bailey (You can hear him as Johnny Dollar) was born

On this day in 1913, Bob Bailey was born.

May 30, 1903 Bob Hope was born

On this day in 1903, Bob Hope was born.

April 30, 1908 Eve Arden was born

On this day in 1908, Eve Arden , best known for her role in Our Miss Brooks , was born.

Old Time Radio Easter with Ozzie and Harriet

If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element "Easter Sunrise Service " from April 17, 1949  Wishing you a happy Easter, Ozzie is determined to get Harriet, and the boys, David and Ricky Nelson, to wake up bright and attend the Easter services which begin at the crack of dawn... literally. Click here for more free Easter Recordings to enjoy today!

March 28, 1912 Frank Lovejoy was born

On this day in 1912, Frank Lovejoy was born.

March 4, 1925: The First President's Inauguration Broadcast on Radio

March 4, 1925: On this day, inauguration of President Calvin Coolidge was broadcast from the President's oath of office in Washington DC for the first time. The inauguration was the second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge as the beginning of his second term as the 30th President of the United States. The event was attended by Charles G. Dawes as Vice President. Chief Justice and former president William H. Taft administered the Oath of office, and It was the first time an inauguration was broadcast nationally on radio. Calvin Coolidge 1924 Speech  * * * This  country needs every ounce of its energy to restore itself. The costs of government are all assessed upon the people. This means that the farmer is doomed to provide a certain amount of money out of the sale of his produce, no matter how low the price, to pay his taxes. The manufacturer, the professional man, the clerk, must do the same from their income. The wage earner, often at a higher rate when co

February 18, 1908 Staats Cotsworth was born

On this day in 1908, Staats Cotsworth was born.

January 14, 1906 William Bendix was born

On this day in 1906, William Bendix was born.