Lou Dumont has been affiliated with radio and television, as announcer-producer, since 1943. He has been heard on radio stations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine; his television work was in Manchester, NH and Boston, MA. He was also a newspaper reporter/writer in New Hampshire and wrote manuscripts about "old time radio" pioneers from 1973 to 1987 (for HOBBIES--The Magazine for Collectors.)
His radio work included three network broadcasts with Duke Ellington in 1945; his television work included spokesman for First National Stores (WBZ-TV, Boston) and researcher-writer for the late Dave Garroway's TEMPO/BOSTON (WNAC-TV) in 1969.
He spent 15 years in media work at the University of New Hampshire's Keene State College before retiring to Cape Cod where he produced a daily afternoon drive broadcast "The Lou Dumont Radio Program" on Cape Cod's WFCC, Chatham, MA.(1987-1994).
He and his wife, Phyllis, met while working at WCOP (studios in the Copley Plaza Hotel),Boston, MA in the mid-1940s. They were married in 1948 and a year later began a 5-year radio series "The Dumonts and Homemaker Harmonies" at WHEB, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1949-1954). Phyllis produced "The Fine Art of Collecting" and "Collectible Collectors" (1981-1990).
Their broadcast memories include opening night interviews at the Ogunquit, Maine, summer theatre where they met numerous personalities from the theatre and film (1950-1956.)
Lou is in his 34th year as producer of "Collectible Classics: the Music of America 1920s-1950s." The broadcasts are heard weekly on WZBK, Keene, New Hampshire.
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