Archive for February 3rd, 2012

RADIO SERIAL BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1938

 Challenge of the Yukon

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It initially began as Challenge of the Yukon, a 15-minute local radio series on
on Detroit’s WXYX. The title changed to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon in
November 1951, and remained under that name through the end of the
series and into television. 

The part of the brave Canadian Mountie was played by various actors over
the course of the shows long run. Jay Michael originated the role until the
mid 1940s. Paul Sutton then took over and was followed briefly by Brace
Beemer when the The Lone Ranger series ended in 1954. Sutton came
back for the final broadcast.

The original announcer/narrator of the radio show was Bob Hite, who
was also the narrator for the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet and The
Shadow.

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Jay Michael

 

"On, King! On, you huskies!."

 

 

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PRESIDENT WILSON DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the
28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

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HE CALLED HIMSELF ~ “THE BIG BOPPER”

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Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959)

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RITCHIE VALENS DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela) (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959)

 

La Bamba is the B-side of “Donna”

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IT WAS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY!

day the music died rem 

buddy holly plane crash
The plane flew two minutes before crashing into a cornfield eight miles 
from the Surf Ballroom.

buddy winter dance party

From left: Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly performing at a venue during
the mid west tour called The Winter Dance party.

buddy's guitar played less than an hour before  his death

Fender Museum of Music and The Arts director John Page holds the 1958
Fender Sratocaster Buddy Holly played less than an hour before his death.

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A memorial located at the crash site of Buddy Holley’s plane near Clear
Lake, Iowa

Recorded October 21, 1958

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