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RANDOM RARITIES 06

 Random Rarities 06

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Howard Hughes
Most of the programming during the Golden Age of Radio was live. Recording technology was expensive and unreliable, and the recordings that took up a lot of room.

A&P GypsiesBig radio studios could and did wind up with closets as cluttered as Fibber McGee's (not that Fibber McGee and Molly episodes are rare; the sponsor insisted on recording each episode).

Time was not always kind to the recorded disks tucked in the closet, nor were the studio staff members who were occasionally assigned to clean out the closet. Fortunately there would sometimes Raymond Knight of The Cuckoo Hourbe someone who recognized the importance of preservation between the closet and the dumpster. Sadly, when you are saving treasures from the garbage collector, the treasures are not always well organized.

In Random Rarities 6 there are rarities from the closets of WLW Cincinnati among others. There are a number of news clips from the War years, beginning with America's entry into WWII, to one of the first mass draft board inductions in the Cincinnati area (with enthusiastic draftees), coverage of the Ohio River overflowing its banks in 1945, and other incidents.

Other treasures include an audition from Doris Day at the WLW studio. Some musical treasures (not definitely from WLW) a pair of songs from Rosemary and Betty Clooney recorded nine years apart. The popular A & P Gypsies also appear in a Depression era recording, and WLW gets back in the act with the "Victory Polka".

WLW was owned by industrialist and radio manufacturer Powell Crosley Jr., and one of his was to build a series of high-powered shortwave transmitters in support of Voice of America.

Walter Kiernon of the Cliche ClubAlso in the collection from KVOO Tulsa is a sample of utter silliness called "Eggs at Eight", featuring a fun parody of Dragnet. The Tex and Jinx Show was a popular morning talk show from New York; the episode celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Mickey Mouse will delight aviation buffs with an eyewitness report of Howard Hughes' flight of the "Spruce Goose". Ray Knight on The Cuckoo Show, one of radio's earliest comedies, tries to outsmart the Internal Revenue Service. Cliche Club is a fun quiz show with a panel from the literary community who, along with the audience, tries to guess the common phrase from which the stories are based.

Of course, this is just a sample of the great episodes in Random Rarities 6!

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
59 shows - total playtime 14 hours 4 minutes

A & P Gypsies 330000 Its Just A Memory
Almoco Exchange 450704 Wcpo
Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories 460506 Marriage Of Conven
Carl Deacon Moore 440200 Wlw
Cincinnati Country 411209 440200
Cliche Club 50061
Clooney Sisters 450500
Clooney Sisters 540620
Cloud Nine 500314 Paris
Cloud Nine 500321 Arizona
Collect Calls From Lowenthals 430302 430908
Cuckoo Program 370214 Income Taxes
Doris Day 1944 Wlw Auditions
Eggs At Eight 510900 Dragnet Parody. Rochmaninovs Prelude. Kvoo Tulsa
Erskine Johnson In Hollywood 491216 Guest Rhonda Fleming
Evening At Crosley Square 450819 441022
Fans In Stands 420400 Wsai
Finders Keepers 450416 1 St Tune A Glass Of Water. 1 St Guest Catherine Armstrong
Gems Of Poetry And Music 421230 Telling Off Writer Wsai
Highways In Melody
Invitation To Learning Nature Of Things
Jazz Jesters 410902
Maggies Private Wire 45.09.10 Enrico Caruso Jr
Mitch Miller Show 610715 Guest Jonathan Winters
Mitch Miller Show 610720
Monitor 651225 A Christmas Carol W Lionel Barrymore
Moon River 451027 15 Th Anniversary Wiw
News 411207 America Enters War
News 420300 Draft Induction In Cumminsville
News 450306 Cincinatti Flood
News 450412 Death And Funeral Of Fdr
News 450508 Ve Day Announcement Truman
Partners In Defense 411015
Phil Brito 450909 Wlw
Policeblotter Afrts 11 Murderonthe 4 Thfloor
Portia Faces Life 440607 1400 CBS
Station Ids 400000 Cincinnati
Tex & Jinx Show 471104 Walt Disney
Tex & Jinx Show 541124 Fred Allen
Tizzie Lish Audition Pgm 2
Travel Time 410510 Wlw
Victory Polka 431010 Wlw
Voice Of America 440923 Dedication Wlw
Voice Of America 440923 Wlw
Voice Of Fireston 510611 Voice Of Firestone
Voice Of Firestone 531130 25 Th Anniv Program
We Hold These Truths 411215
We People 490126 Life On Mars
WWII 431223 Cincinnati Christmas Memorial For Workers Killed
WWII 440915 Posthumous Silver Star
WWII Commerical Fur Sale
WWII Commerical Hallmark Cards
WWII News 440520 Homecoming For Pilot Jim Gentile
WWII News 450814 Vj Day In Cincinnati
WWII PSA Mail Prints
WWII PSA WWII Join Wac
WWII PSA WWII NBC Is Patriotic
Young In Heart 471204 Treasure Island Audition
Your Son At War 450000 These Are Your Sons 1945 Wlw

 


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