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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Little Orphan Annie was adapted to a 15-minute radio show that debuted on WGN Chicago in 1930 and went national on NBC‘s Blue Network. It was one of the first
comic strips adapted to radio and the first late-afternoon children’s serial. It had
about 6 million fans, and left the air in 1942. 

when the show debuted, radio had yet to establish coast-to-coast networks so
two separate casts performed—one in San Francisco starring Floy Margaret
Hughes and the other in Chicago with Shirley Bell as Annie, Stanley Andrews
as "Daddy", and Allan Baruck (and later Mel Tormé) as Joe Corntassel.

When coast to coast networking was established in 1933, the Chicago cast
became the permanent one. Announcer Pierre Andre provided Sandy’s "Arf!"
and sang the theme (as Uncle Andy).

 

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Pierre Andre                                    Stanley Andrews

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SERIES FIRST HEARD ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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Death Valley Days originated as an anthology series on the NBC Blue Radio
network. It featured true stories of the old West, particularly the Death Valley
area in California. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was aired 
on radio until 1945. It continued from 1952 to 1975 as a syndicated TV series. 



Tonight’s Broadcast "The Burro Who Had No Name"

Original Air Date: June 17, 1938
Episode Number: 398


 

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Jack Macbryde was the Old Ranger, the host
of the radio program

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RADIO SITCOM AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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J. Carrol Naish

Life with Luigi is a radio situation comedy series which debuted on CBS
Radio
, with the final episode broadcast on March 3, 1953. The show
was sometimes regarded as the Italian counterpart to the radio show
The Goldbergs, which chronicled the experience of Jewish immigrants
in
New York City.


Original air date: Tuesday, 10-30-1951

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NEW ROY ORBISON SONG TO BE RELEASED

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Rock and roll legend Roy Orbison being honored with a star posthumously
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with family members, from left, sons Wesley,
Alex, wife Barbara Orbison, and Roy Jr. (Jan. 29, 2010)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roy Orbison’s three sons are all musicians but never
really got to play music with their dad — until now.

Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison have helped create a new song by their father
that will appear on the 25th anniversary reissue and expansion of Orbison’s final
album, "Mystery Girl." They found an old vocal track for a song called "The Way
is Love" originally recorded on a boom box and added new instrumentation with
the help of another son of a music legend, co-producer John Carter Cash. The
album will be re-released May 20 with  “Mystery Girl” along with eight previously
unheard songs.

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Roy Orbison

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RADIO SHOW’S DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Fort Laramie was a radio Western series that aired Sunday afternoons at 
5:30pm (ET) on CBS from January 22 to October 28, 1956. Once a week
the cast and crew gathered at CBS Studio One in Hollywood to tape the
show. In 1956 this was the last radio production studio in use in California.

Produced and directed by Norman Macdonnell, the Western drama depicted
life at old Fort Laramie during the 19th Century. The 41 episodes starred
Raymond Burr as Lee Quince, captain of the cavalry. One year later, Burr
became a television star as Perry Mason.


1956 radio

 

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