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.
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: 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.
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 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