Archive for October 14th, 2013

THE LAID-BACK DJ, BOB SWANSON

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Bob Swanson (May 20, 1942 – Sept. 11, 2001)

The smooth, personable voice of Bob Swanson came to Portland’s KEX (1190 AM)
radio in 1967. He was an important part of his midday listeners daily lives until he
retired in 1994. Shoppers at Fred Meyer and Thriftway stores also heard his “voice
in the ceiling” announcing in-store messages. He also made many local commercials
and was a member of barbershop quartets. Bob left us way too at the age of 59 from
complications related to leukemia. He is still greatly missed!

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Bob Swanson (left) with KEX legend Barney Keep back in the “real” 
radio days!

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FIRST PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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A copy of the first edition

Winnie-the-Pooh is the first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh,
by A. A. Milne. It is followed by The House at Pooh Corner. The book
focuses on the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh
and his friends Piglet, a small toy pig; Eeyore, a toy donkey; Owl, a
live owl; and Rabbit, a live rabbit. The characters of Kanga, a toy
kangaroo, and her son Roo are introduced later in the book, in the
chapter entitled "In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest
and Piglet has a Bath." The bouncy toy-tiger character of Tigger is
not introduced until the sequel, The House at Pooh Corner. Portions
of Winnie-the-Pooh were adapted from previously published magazine
stories.

 

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Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956)

 

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A LOOK AT ~ TODAY IN HISTORY

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is 90 (Feb. 13, 1923)

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ROGER MOORE IS 86 TODAY

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Sir Roger George Moore

Actor Roger Moore replaced Sean Connery as secret agent 007 James Bond
in the series for seven films between 1973 and 1985. He won a Monte Carlo
TV Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Moore is currently a Goodwill
Ambassador for the charity UNICEF.

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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The long-running anthropology series Lux Radio Theatre, was broadcast
on the
NBC Blue Network (1934-35); NBC (1935-54) and CBS (1954-55). At
first the series adapted
Broadway plays during its first two seasons before
it began adapting films. These hour-long radio programs were performed
live before studio audiences. It became the most popular dramatic series 
on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as
the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s.

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The original host was the show’s fictional producer, Douglass
Garrick (portrayed by John J. Anthony shown above). Cecil B.
DeMille
(below) took over as the
host on June 1, 1936, until
January 22, 1945.

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Cecil B. DeMille

 

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