Archive for February 12th, 2014

COMEDIAN SID CAESAR HAS DIED AT 91

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Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar

(September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014)

 

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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Will Rogers (far right), Art Gillham, Wendell Hall, Carson Robison, Eveready Quartet, Graham McNamee and the Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra.

"The Eveready Hour" became radio’s first commercially sponsored network variety
program. The National Carbon Company was the first sponsor of the show which 
originated from WEAF Radio in New York.

AR-812 radio

The AR-812, manufactured in 1924, was the first commercial superhet.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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FORMER NBA CENTER IS 80 TODAY

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William Felton "Bill" Russell

Russell made significant contributions while on the Boston Celtics from 1956
to 1969 and led them to 11 championships. He won a gold medal participating 
in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia.    

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SHOW FIRST AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Pictured on the air from left are: Jackson Beck (announcer), Joan
Alexander (Lois Lane) and Bud Collyer (Superman).


The Adventures of Superman was a long-running radio serial that originally
aired on the Mutual network from 1940 to 1949. The series, adapted from
the DC Comics character, shifted to ABC-Radio on October 29, 1949 and
continued until March 1, 1951. The 15-minute programs were sponsored
by Kellogg’s Pep.


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