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Joe Palooka

Joe Palooka embodied everything that people value--honesty, politeness, gentility--wrapped up in a surprising package.

2 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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1 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from October 02, 1935:

"1932 Championship Fight with Quinn Jones"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Joe PalookaJoe Palooka started out as a comic strip drawn by Ham Fisher beginning in 1921 but didn't appear in papers until 1930. There were many products around Joe Palooka like lunch boxes, a board game, a watch, and even a Wheaties Box. He even made it to television and movies. In 1932, network radio brought Joe to radio in a short-lived series that was on the air from April to August 1932.

The comic strip featured, Joe; Joe's manager Knobby Walsh; his girlfriend Anne Howe; blacksmith Humphrey Pennyworth; and mute kid sidekick Little Max. The radio show included Knobby Walsh and Anne Howe. Broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 15-minutes, the show was sponsored by Heinz Rice Flakes.

Joe Palooka Fights NazisIn 1945, after five years fighting the war, Fisher decided it was time for Joe to have some adventures after the war. Joe was very popular with the soldiers, so popular that the government used Joe in all kinds of documentation. Fisher wanted to capitalize on that popularity and bring Joe back to radio. He formed a production company and recorded two demo shows but failed to sell them. Still believing that a radio show was feasible, Fisher went to North Central Broadcasting who agreed and recorded 26 weeks of daily shows. Unfortunately, North Central declared bankruptcy and Joe never made it back to radio.

This collection contains the only two episodes known to be in existence of this classic old time radio show.

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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.



    2 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 19 min
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      2 shows - total playtime 0 hours 19 minutes
      1. Joe Palooka 1932 Championship Fight W Quinn Jones.mp3
      2. Joe Palooka 1932 Delia Bennett.mp3
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    2 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 19 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      2 shows - total playtime 0 hours 19 minutes
      1. Joe Palooka 1932 Championship Fight W Quinn Jones.mp3
      2. Joe Palooka 1932 Delia Bennett.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



    2 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 19 min

    Disc A001

    1. Joe Palooka 1932 Championship Fight W Quinn Jones
    2. Joe Palooka 1932 Delia Bennett

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00