RADIO CLIFFHANGER DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1931

 Annie lp

Little orphan Annie debuted on WGN radio in Chicago and eventually aired
coast to coast on NBC’s Blue Network until 1942. For most of the shows run, 
Chicago actress Shirley Bell (below) played Annie. The initial sponsor of  
the show was chocolate flavored Ovaltine. Little Orphan Annie was one 
of the first comic strips adapted to radio. It was inducted into the Radio
Hall of Fame in 1990.

shirleybell
Shirley Bell played Annie 

Pierreandre
The announcer for show was Pierre Andre

little orphan annia decoder ring
The Little Orphan Annie secret decoder ring 

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