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Henry Morgan

Henry Morgan was a professional humorist, but network executives and his sponsors would argue that his business was making their lives miserable. Fans tuned in to hear what he had to say, and that is what kept him on the air.

30 old time radio show recordings
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"A Salute To The School"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Comedy (1940 - 50)

Henry Morgan wearing a Bow Tiw

Henry MorganProbably, Superman's greatest enemy was not kryptonite, but rather a very witty, but mostly brash, young man. Before Howard Stern, there was Andy Kaufman, and before Kaufman, there was Henry Morgan. His weekly barrage of slanderous comments towards his sponsors, mainly to either spite his executives or to whet his appetite for the outrageous, fascinated the audience's attention and brought them back week after week.

Henry Morgan, born Henry Lerner Von Ost Jr., started out very young in the radio business, at age 16 to be exact, as a page boy at WMCA, New York. From there, he hopped from Station to Station for 3 years; dubbed "the youngest announcer in radio," while becoming fluent in English, German, French, and Russian during his radio crusade. It was during this time that he made a certain impromptu remark about a certain Tavern, a sponsor of his job at the time, WOR-New York, that wanted to acknowledge its closeness in relation to New York City. Instead of FIRING Morgan for belittling of a station sponsor, his superiors decided to give him is own 15-minute show, known at the time as Meet Mr. Morgan, at the most obscure and bizarre time slot available, in order to vent his frustrations. After a month or so, the executives at WOR decided that the time slot was too bizarre, so they moved the show to three times a week in the early evening, in order to rotate with Superman during the week. This seemed to benefit Henry Morgan because he became an instant cult hero in Manhattan. He became such a hit, that Superman had to be moved from its time slot in order to compensate.

Henry MorganThe show, opened to the theme of For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, which was extended from 15-minutes to 30-minutes, aired six times a week when it was in its prime. All of Morgan's shows were ad-libbed, with no rehearsal or studio audience required. Some infamous comments against his sponsor came against the Life Savers Company, where he accused the company of bamboozling the public by boring holes through their candies, while he offered to advocate his own brand of "Morgan's Mint Middles." He usually closed all his shows while referring to himself in the third person, "Morgan'll be on this same corner in front of the cigar stand next week at this same time."

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    30 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 25 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 12 hours 25 minutes
      1. Henry Morgan 420000 Morgan Murders Commercials.mp3
      2. Henry Morgan 420416.mp3
      3. Henry Morgan 420507.mp3
      4. Henry Morgan 420604.mp3
      5. Henry Morgan 460314 Foolishness.mp3
      6. Henry Morgan 460321 Silly Words.mp3
      7. Henry Morgan 460901 Henry Morgan Show.mp3
      8. Henry Morgan 460901.mp3
      9. Henry Morgan 461030 Pockets.mp3
      10. Henry Morgan 461225 Christmas Story.mp3
      11. Henry Morgan 470129.mp3
      12. Henry Morgan 470205.mp3
      13. Henry Morgan 470219.mp3
      14. Henry Morgan 470226.mp3
      15. Henry Morgan 470305.mp3
      16. Henry Morgan 470326.mp3
      17. Henry Morgan 470514 Hat Shops.mp3
      18. Henry Morgan 470528.mp3
      19. Henry Morgan 470604.mp3
      20. Henry Morgan 470611.mp3
      21. Henry Morgan 470618.mp3
      22. Henry Morgan 470625.mp3
      23. Henry Morgan 471105.mp3
      24. Henry Morgan 481001.mp3
      25. Henry Morgan 481022 Parody of the BBC.mp3
      26. Henry Morgan 491014 Spoofs News Commentators.mp3
      27. Henry Morgan 491209 Spoof on Murder Mysteries.mp3
      28. Henry Morgan 491216 Water Shortage.mp3
      29. Henry Morgan 590000 Program 3.mp3
      30. Henry Morgan 590000 Program 4.mp3
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    30 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 25 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 12 hours 25 minutes
      1. Henry Morgan 420000 Morgan Murders Commercials.mp3
      2. Henry Morgan 420416.mp3
      3. Henry Morgan 420507.mp3
      4. Henry Morgan 420604.mp3
      5. Henry Morgan 460314 Foolishness.mp3
      6. Henry Morgan 460321 Silly Words.mp3
      7. Henry Morgan 460901 Henry Morgan Show.mp3
      8. Henry Morgan 460901.mp3
      9. Henry Morgan 461030 Pockets.mp3
      10. Henry Morgan 461225 Christmas Story.mp3
      11. Henry Morgan 470129.mp3
      12. Henry Morgan 470205.mp3
      13. Henry Morgan 470219.mp3
      14. Henry Morgan 470226.mp3
      15. Henry Morgan 470305.mp3
      16. Henry Morgan 470326.mp3
      17. Henry Morgan 470514 Hat Shops.mp3
      18. Henry Morgan 470528.mp3
      19. Henry Morgan 470604.mp3
      20. Henry Morgan 470611.mp3
      21. Henry Morgan 470618.mp3
      22. Henry Morgan 470625.mp3
      23. Henry Morgan 471105.mp3
      24. Henry Morgan 481001.mp3
      25. Henry Morgan 481022 Parody of the BBC.mp3
      26. Henry Morgan 491014 Spoofs News Commentators.mp3
      27. Henry Morgan 491209 Spoof on Murder Mysteries.mp3
      28. Henry Morgan 491216 Water Shortage.mp3
      29. Henry Morgan 590000 Program 3.mp3
      30. Henry Morgan 590000 Program 4.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    30 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 25 min

    Disc A001

    1. Henry Morgan 420000 Morgan Murders Commercials
    2. Henry Morgan 420416
    3. Henry Morgan 420507
    4. Henry Morgan 420604

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    Disc A002

    1. Henry Morgan 460314 Foolishness
    2. Henry Morgan 460321 Silly Words
    3. Henry Morgan 460901 Henry Morgan Show

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    Disc A003

    1. Henry Morgan 460901
    2. Henry Morgan 461030 Pockets

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    Disc A004

    1. Henry Morgan 461225 Christmas Story
    2. Henry Morgan 470129

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    Disc A005

    1. Henry Morgan 470205
    2. Henry Morgan 470219

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    Disc A006

    1. Henry Morgan 470226
    2. Henry Morgan 470305

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    Disc A007

    1. Henry Morgan 470326
    2. Henry Morgan 470514 Hat Shops

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    Disc A008

    1. Henry Morgan 470528
    2. Henry Morgan 470604

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    Disc A009

    1. Henry Morgan 470611
    2. Henry Morgan 470618

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    Disc A010

    1. Henry Morgan 470625
    2. Henry Morgan 471105

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    Disc A011

    1. Henry Morgan 481001
    2. Henry Morgan 481022 Parody of the BBC

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    Disc A012

    1. Henry Morgan 491014 Spoofs News Commentators
    2. Henry Morgan 491209 Spoof on Murder Mysteries

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    Disc A013

    1. Henry Morgan 491216 Water Shortage
    2. Henry Morgan 590000 Program 3
    3. Henry Morgan 590000 Program 4

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