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RADIO HISTORY MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1921

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On this day, two months to the day after its first broadcast, KDKA aired the
first religious service in the history of radio. It was undertaken by Westinghouse
to test its ability to do a remote broadcast far from a radio studio. Pittsburgh’s
Calvary Episcopal Church was chosen because one of the Westinghouse
engineers happened to be a member of the choir and made the arrangements.

The junior pastor, Rev. Lewis B. Whittemore, preached because the senior pastor
was leery of the new medium. The technicians (one a Jew, one Catholic) were
outfitted with choir robes in order to keep them from distracting the congregation.

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SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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First edition cover.

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost  as Mr. and Mrs. North (1950)

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on NBC and
CBS from 1942 to 1954. The fictional amateur detectives were created
by Frances and Richard Lockridge. They were featured in a series of
26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and
several radio and television series.

In 1946, Mr. and Mrs. North received the first Best Radio Drama Edgar
Award
from the Mystery Writers of America (in a tie with CBS‘s The
Adventures of Ellery
Queen
). The Woodbury Soap company was the
programs initial sponsor.

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LOOKING BACK AT PAST NEWS

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THIS WAS A RADIO CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

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The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program produced by Transco
(Transcription Company of America), based in Hollywood, California. The
series, a total of 26 episodes, was specifically designed to be listened to
six days a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was first aired  
between Friday, November 26 and Saturday December 25, 1937.

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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The NBC-TV series Dragnet was based on the radio series of the same
name
. The show starred Jack Webb reprising his role as Sgt. Joe Friday,
and his partners, including Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith. The
show originally aired until August 23, 1959. 

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On the set with Jack Webb (left) and Ben Alexander (far right).

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