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LOCAL RADIO LEGEND HAS DIED AT 56

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland radio has lost a legendary voice. Steve
Pringle died Sunday after battling stage 4 cancer since June of this
year. For 26  years, Steve played jazz, and blues music on radio
stations KINK, KMHD and KGON.

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RADIO DRAMA FIRST HEARD ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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George Orson Welles  (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)


“The War of the Worlds”—Orson Welles’s realistic radio dramatization of a
Martian invasion of Earth—is broadcast on the radio on October 30, 1938.

Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided
to update H.G. Wells’ 19th-century science fiction novel The War of the
Worlds
for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for
several years, most notably as the voice of “The Shadow” in the hit
mystery program of the same name. “War of the Worlds” was not planned
as a radio hoax, and Welles had little idea of the havoc it would cause.

The show began on Sunday, October 30, at 8 p.m. A voice announced:
“The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present
Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air in ‘War of the Worlds’
by H.G. Wells.”

Sunday evening in 1938 was prime-time in the golden age of radio, and
millions of Americans had their radios turned on. But most of these
Americans were listening to ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his dummy
“Charlie McCarthy” on NBC and only turned to CBS at 8:12 p.m. after the
comedy sketch ended and a little-known singer went on. By then, the
story of the Martian invasion was well underway.

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ARTHUR GODFREY IS COVERED IN 1955 ~

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Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was
a radio and television broadcaster and entertainer, sometimes 
introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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The Hindenburg flies over Manhattan on May 6, 1937.

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Hindenburg Crash Site Memorial today in Lakehurst, NJ .

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SANDY KOZEL

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Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
( April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer,
known for his pioneering work on long-distance
radio
transmission
, development of Marconi’s law, and a
radio telegraph system. He is credited as the inventor
of radio
, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics
with
Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their
contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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Actor Alfredo James Pacino is 78 years old today.     

Al Pacino had his breakthrough as mobster Michael Corleone in the
Godfather trilogy and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his
role as Frank Slade in the 1992 film
Scent of a Woman. He is also
known for his starring roles in
Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Heat (1995),
Scarface (1983), and Serpico (1973).

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