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NBC First Fabulous Fifty

NBC celebrates its first 50 years on the air with a retrospective featuring bits from its most popular shows.

6 old time radio show recordings
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"Host Bob Hope Pt 2"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Lux RadioITo celebrate 50 years of broadcast, NBC produced a radio show with highlights from those 50 years with The First Fabulous Fifty.

RCA created NBC in 1926. The First Fabulous Fifty starts at the party for the first NBC broadcast in November 1926 at the Waldorf Astoria.

NBC Big ShowOn January 4th, 1928, NBC Radio red network and blue network combined with other networks to broadcast one show NBC's Dodge Victory Hour to 26,000,000 people at one time. It was epic radio listening and the first time the entire country heard the same program together united.

In 1929, NBC created two major programs: Amos n' Andy and Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann's Yeast Variety Show which captivated American audiences. The network was home Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Burns and Allen as well as the old time radio shows Vic and Sade, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, One Man's Family, Ma Perkins, Death Valley Days and more.

This birthday party covered everything from Will Rogers, Amos and Andy to the first moon walk. Hosted by Ben Grauer, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Arlene Francis and John Chancellor, the show brings back great memories for those who lived them and lots of fun for fans of Old-Time Radio.

In 1934, The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) broke up NBC and the Blue Network eventually in 1945 became ABC. The First Fabulous Fifty highlights the history of NBC Radio Network with clips from the old time radio shows.

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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.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 18 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 4 hours 18 minutes
      1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 1 761010 1 Ben Grauer.mp3
      2. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 2 761017 2 Bob Hope.mp3
      3. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 3 761024 3 Bing Crosby.mp3
      4. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 4 761031 4 Arlene Francis.mp3
      5. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 5 761107 5 John Chancellor.mp3
      6. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 6 Showbiz George Jessel.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 18 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      6 shows - total playtime 4 hours 18 minutes
      1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 1 761010 1 Ben Grauer.mp3
      2. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 2 761017 2 Bob Hope.mp3
      3. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 3 761024 3 Bing Crosby.mp3
      4. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 4 761031 4 Arlene Francis.mp3
      5. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 5 761107 5 John Chancellor.mp3
      6. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 6 Showbiz George Jessel.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



    6 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 18 min

    Disc A001

    1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 6 Showbiz George Jessel

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    Disc A002

    1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 1 761010 1 Ben Grauer

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    Disc A003

    1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 2 761017 2 Bob Hope

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    Disc A004

    1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 3 761024 3 Bing Crosby

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    Disc A005

    1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 4 761031 4 Arlene Francis

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    Disc A006

    1. NBCs First Fabulous Fifty 5 761107 5 John Chancellor

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