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October 10, 1918 Paul Dubov was born

On this day in 1918, Paul Dubov was born.

October 8, 1944 Ozzie and Harriet made its radio debut

On this day in 1944, Ozzie and Harriet made its radio debut.

October 5, 1934: Debut of Hollywood Hotel Program on CBS

October 5, 1934: Hollywood Hotel aired on CBS. It was one of the earliest radio programs to be transmitted directly from Hollywood. The program  Hollywood Hotel  was hosted by Dick Powell and featured Louella Parsons in a starring role.  Dick Powell also performed a song and kibitzed with Louella and her movie star guests. Louella Parsons, with her influence, could get various stars to come on the show as features of the program. The impressive collaboration between Dick Powell and Louella Parsons gave the program mass appeal, pushing make "Hollywood Hotel" to become one of the highest rated radio shows on the air. The program only lasted until 1937 on CBS because of a problem with the American Federation of Radio Artists. Powell and Louella then moved to another radio station. The whole story is covered in the Tony Thomas book, The Films Of Dick Powell .

October 3: Happy Birthday, George Moran

Born into a world without electricity or the automobile, George Moran was an early nineteenth-century minstrel performer who donned the blackface along with his partner Charles Mack.  The comedy duo went by the moniker " Two Black Crows ," two black men who travelled North for industrial work.  The characters were germane to the minstrel tradition, men looking for fun in pool halls and taverns. Moran isn't very well-known outside the Moran and Mack duo, and he should not be confused with Chicago gangster George "Bugs" Moran.

September 29, 1940: Debut famous radio Quiz program 'Double or Nothing'

  September 29, 1940: Double or Nothing debuted on Mutual. Each correct answer would double the winning prize, but any incorrect answer would eliminate the contestant. The show was sponsored by Chooz breath candy, Feen-A-Mint, and Campbell's soup. The show continued for 12 years on radio. The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio station system, in function from 1934 to 1999. In the fantastic age of United States radio dramas, MBS was best known as the unique system home of The Lone Range r and The Activities of Monster . For many years, it was a nationwide broadcaster for Major League Baseball, airing events such as the All-Star Game and the World Series, in addition to broadcasting Notre Dame football. From the mid-1930's on, MBS ran a very well known news service associated with a wide range of popular topics. Toward the end of its run as a major programmer, it presented the nation to Larry King.

September 28, 1936: A Bachelor with children

September 28, 1936: With the opening theme of "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life?" during the 15 minute opening segment, Bachelor's Children debuted on CBS. The show aired at 9:45 A.M, with an additional show airing on Mutual Network at 10:15 A.M. The daily serial, featuring natural dialog, made the audience feel like they were watching a real event. This made  Bachelor's Children  become a favorite show for many listeners. The show was sponsored by Old Dutch Cleanser, Palmolive, Peet Soap, Colgate Toothpaste, and Wonder Bread. The story revolved around bachelor Dr. Bob Graham, who happened to have twins. These babies were put under his responsibility through the dying request of his previous sergeant in the military service. Dr. Bob couldn’t find the words to decline the request because the sergeant was able to help the doctor during his difficult times. Bachelor's Children  also included Dr. Bob’s best friend, Sam Ryder. In the course of the story, the two meet t