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Increasingly more Random than Rare, this 26th edition comes to us from every corner of the nation and from the beginning to the end of the Golden Age of Radio.

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Increasingly more Random than Rare, this 26th edition comes to us from every corner of the nation and from the beginning to the end of the Golden Age of Radio.

Jinx

Tex and Jinx Show, 1947, WNBC New York, The morning talk show couple interview Hungarian refugee photographer Robert Capa who has just returned from a visit to post-War Russia with American author John Steinbeck. Capa was the only civilian photographer allowed on Omaha Beach during D-Day and snapped the famous "The Picture of the Last Man to Die" image in Leipzig.

Columbia's Hollywood Showcase/Spotlight, 1935-38. A Preview of upcoming pictures and a look at what's new and who's news in the Motion Picture Capital.

Homicide, O'Kane, 1943, Blue Network. A homicide detective answers the phone at the station to hear the voice of a man who is being murdered. The program is filled with Radio noir touches.

How About That, 1949, Faught Company Syndication. "Everything from gadgets to gizmos, oddities to curiosities, stories about the usual and the unusual, facts and fantasies, something old and something new". Not quite as polished as Believe It Or Not, but not so far-out either.

Hudson Auto Show, 1952 Syndication. Hudson's are built differently and better! That is the message of this 11-minute commercial for the 1952 model year, and have features like Step-Down interior and Mono-build Construction. Unfortunately, the company is having difficulty competing with Detroit's "Big Three" and Korean War contracts are the only thing keeping Hudson afloat.

I Love A MysteryHymns and Their Romance, April 1950, WHBC Canton, Ohio Syndication. Sunday morning scripture reading and organ music. The station was sold to a newspaper company in 1936, but the original broadcast license for Canton's oldest radio station was granted it went to Father Edward P. Graham, making WHBC the earliest Catholic broadcast station.

I Want to Come Back, 1941, Audition programs. Broadcast from within the walls of San Quentin Prison, the program showcases stories of reformed felons who have paid their debt to society but cannot receive parole unless there is a job waiting for them. As noble as the program's intentions seemed, three audition programs were made but it was apparently never picked up for regular broadcast.

I Love a Mystery Promo, November 1943. ILaM is hardly a rarity, in fact, the exploits of Jack, Doc, and Reggie are long-time OTR favorites. However, many daytime promos like this 19-second spot have been lost to the dustbins of radio history.

In Your Own Words, 1955, NBC. "Unscripted" and "Reality TV" has been all the rage over the last couple decades because the stories are compelling, but they are inexpensive to produce. This radio program has a similar concept, the stories are told by "real people" speaking into the interviewer's tape recorder and telling their real-life stories.

King George IV

Interesting People in the News, 1935 syndication. Sponsored by The American Magazine, editor Sumner Blossom tells the stories of some of the people he meets.

Jack and Jill, 1930 Syndicated serial. A young couple in Fort Worth gets married over her father's objection and as "The Ambassadors of Youth, Romance, and Fun". They decide to take a trip from Texas to California in a $12 jalopy.

Jean Sablon Show, 1946, CBS. What could be romantic than a crooner? A crooner with a deep French accent! Jean Sablon was the toast of Casino de Paris before coming to the USA in 1937. After headlining on Broadway, he returned to Paris but came back to America when Paris was occupied by the Nazis.

King George VI, 1939 and 1945. Two years after his coronation and just before Britain entered the War, the King of England and his wife, Elizabeth, toured Canada and the United States, and the first broadcast is the Royal couple's remarks before leaving North America. In the next broadcast, His Majesty tells his people that the War is over after the Empire of Japan surrenders.

Know Your Presidents, 1950, KWTO Springfield, Missouri. High school quiz show pitting students from around Missouri against each other for prize money.

Glenn MillerLet's Go with Music, Army National Guard Recruiting Syndication. Music and Information from acts like Ray Conniff, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Long and his Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Buddy Monroe, and others. Hosted by Vaugh Monroe.

Let's Have Fun, 1935, CBS. Each week a new original musical comedy with words and music by Rogers and Hart. The second half of the program features popular dance music.

Louie's Hungry Five, 1931, WGN, syndicated by the Tribune newspaper. "Om-pah" music and ethnic humor in what is billed as a "comic strip of the air".

Malcolm Claire, 1938, Red Network. Uncle Malcolm reads stories to the little boys and girls. Irma Glynn plays the organ.

March of Time Special, 1938, KFI and the West Coast Network. An apparent spoof of the Red Network and the NBC Chime.

Meet Me at Owl's, 1949, KHJ Los Angeles. Stu Wilson conducts "man-on-the-street" interviews with customers at Owl Rexall Drug Stores around L.A.

The Mindy Carson Show, 1950, NBC, sponsored by Army ROTC Recruiting. America's newest popular singer pitching for Army Reserve Officer Training.

National Boys Club Week, The Chordettes, Jackie Gleason, Joe DiMaggio, Red Skelton, and Roy Rogers pitch for the Boys Clubs of America.

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    total playtime 12 hours, 26 min
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      50 shows - total playtime 12 hours 26 minutes
      1. Hi Jinx 470000 Robert Capa.mp3
      2. Hollywood Showcase 380410 Ep001 Salute To Irving Berlin.mp3
      3. Hollywood Spotlight 350000 015 Lets Put Out Lights Go Sleep.mp3
      4. Hollywood Spotlight 350000 Ep039 Im Counting On You.mp3
      5. Homicide Okane 19430302 Killer Return Dead Clock Struck Hour.mp3
      6. Howaboutthat 1.mp3
      7. Hudson Auto Show 520000.mp3
      8. Hymnsandtheirromance 19500402.mp3
      9. I Want To Come Back Audition 1 .mp3
      10. I Want To Come Back Audition 2 .mp3
      11. I Want To Come Back Audition 3 .mp3
      12. Ilam Promo 431103 From End My Beloved Ch 23.mp3
      13. In Your Own Words 550414 Ruth Kearns Story Pt 1.mp3
      14. In Your Own Words 550415 Ruth Kearns Story Pt 2.mp3
      15. Interesting People 000000 07 W.c. Pop Fuller.mp3
      16. Interesting People 000000 08 Eugene Oneal.mp3
      17. Jack And Jill 30000x Haunted House.mp3
      18. Jack And Jill 30000x Jack And Jill Get Married.mp3
      19. Jean Sablon 40000x Almost Like Being In Love.mp3
      20. Jean Sablon 40000x Oh What Beautiful Morning.mp3
      21. Judy And Jane 420325 00x Marijuana Plot.mp3
      22. King George And Queen Visit Canada 390623 English And French.mp3
      23. King George Vi Announces End Of War.mp3
      24. Know Your Presidents 501007 01 Williard Mo HS V Mansfield Mo.mp3
      25. Know Your Presidents 501014 02 Springfield Mo Vs Seymour Mo.mp3
      26. Lets Go With Music 000000 01 Love And Affection.mp3
      27. Lets Go With Music 000000 02 This Is My Song.mp3
      28. Lets Go With Music 000000 05 Vaya Con Dios.mp3
      29. Lets Go With Music 06 Please Dont Talk About Me When Im Gone.mp3
      30. Lets Have Fun 351022 Cleopatra.mp3
      31. Louie’s Hungry Five Pgm 304 October 3 1931.mp3
      32. Louie’s Hungry Five Pgm 309 October 9 1931.mp3
      33. Louies Hungry Five 311001 302.mp3
      34. Louies Hungry Five 311005 305.mp3
      35. Louies Hungry Five 311007 307.mp3
      36. Louies Hungry Five 311008 308.mp3
      37. Louies Hungry Five 311010 310.mp3
      38. Louies Hungry Five 311012 311.mp3
      39. Louies Hungry Five 311013 312.mp3
      40. Louies Hungry Five 311014 313.mp3
      41. Louies Hungry Five 341006 306.mp3
      42. Malcolm Claire 380310.mp3
      43. March Of Time 381005 Ep Spec.mp3
      44. Meet Me At Owls 491227 00x Drugstore Is In Pasadena.mp3
      45. Mindy Carson Show 500829 One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else.mp3
      46. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Chordettes Excerpt.mp3
      47. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Jackie Gleason.mp3
      48. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Joe Dimaggio Excerpt.mp3
      49. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Red Skelton Excerpt.mp3
      50. National Boys Club Week Roy Rogers And Gang Excerpt.mp3
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      50 shows - total playtime 12 hours 26 minutes
      1. Hi Jinx 470000 Robert Capa.mp3
      2. Hollywood Showcase 380410 Ep001 Salute To Irving Berlin.mp3
      3. Hollywood Spotlight 350000 015 Lets Put Out Lights Go Sleep.mp3
      4. Hollywood Spotlight 350000 Ep039 Im Counting On You.mp3
      5. Homicide Okane 19430302 Killer Return Dead Clock Struck Hour.mp3
      6. Howaboutthat 1.mp3
      7. Hudson Auto Show 520000.mp3
      8. Hymnsandtheirromance 19500402.mp3
      9. I Want To Come Back Audition 1 .mp3
      10. I Want To Come Back Audition 2 .mp3
      11. I Want To Come Back Audition 3 .mp3
      12. Ilam Promo 431103 From End My Beloved Ch 23.mp3
      13. In Your Own Words 550414 Ruth Kearns Story Pt 1.mp3
      14. In Your Own Words 550415 Ruth Kearns Story Pt 2.mp3
      15. Interesting People 000000 07 W.c. Pop Fuller.mp3
      16. Interesting People 000000 08 Eugene Oneal.mp3
      17. Jack And Jill 30000x Haunted House.mp3
      18. Jack And Jill 30000x Jack And Jill Get Married.mp3
      19. Jean Sablon 40000x Almost Like Being In Love.mp3
      20. Jean Sablon 40000x Oh What Beautiful Morning.mp3
      21. Judy And Jane 420325 00x Marijuana Plot.mp3
      22. King George And Queen Visit Canada 390623 English And French.mp3
      23. King George Vi Announces End Of War.mp3
      24. Know Your Presidents 501007 01 Williard Mo HS V Mansfield Mo.mp3
      25. Know Your Presidents 501014 02 Springfield Mo Vs Seymour Mo.mp3
      26. Lets Go With Music 000000 01 Love And Affection.mp3
      27. Lets Go With Music 000000 02 This Is My Song.mp3
      28. Lets Go With Music 000000 05 Vaya Con Dios.mp3
      29. Lets Go With Music 06 Please Dont Talk About Me When Im Gone.mp3
      30. Lets Have Fun 351022 Cleopatra.mp3
      31. Louie’s Hungry Five Pgm 304 October 3 1931.mp3
      32. Louie’s Hungry Five Pgm 309 October 9 1931.mp3
      33. Louies Hungry Five 311001 302.mp3
      34. Louies Hungry Five 311005 305.mp3
      35. Louies Hungry Five 311007 307.mp3
      36. Louies Hungry Five 311008 308.mp3
      37. Louies Hungry Five 311010 310.mp3
      38. Louies Hungry Five 311012 311.mp3
      39. Louies Hungry Five 311013 312.mp3
      40. Louies Hungry Five 311014 313.mp3
      41. Louies Hungry Five 341006 306.mp3
      42. Malcolm Claire 380310.mp3
      43. March Of Time 381005 Ep Spec.mp3
      44. Meet Me At Owls 491227 00x Drugstore Is In Pasadena.mp3
      45. Mindy Carson Show 500829 One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else.mp3
      46. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Chordettes Excerpt.mp3
      47. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Jackie Gleason.mp3
      48. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Joe Dimaggio Excerpt.mp3
      49. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Red Skelton Excerpt.mp3
      50. National Boys Club Week Roy Rogers And Gang Excerpt.mp3
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    50 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 26 min

    Random Rarities 26 Disc A001

    1. Homicide Okane 19430302 Killer Return Dead Clock Struck Hour
    2. Howaboutthat 1
    3. Hymnsandtheirromance 19500402

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A002

    1. I Want To Come Back Audition 1
    2. I Want To Come Back Audition 2

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A003

    1. I Want To Come Back Audition 3
    2. Jack And Jill 30000x Haunted House
    3. Jack And Jill 30000x Jack And Jill Get Married

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A004

    1. Jean Sablon 40000x Almost Like Being In Love
    2. Jean Sablon 40000x Oh What Beautiful Morning
    3. King George Vi Announces End Of War
    4. Lets Go With Music 06 Please Dont Talk About Me When Im Gone
    5. Louie’s Hungry Five Pgm 304 October 3 1931
    6. Louie’s Hungry Five Pgm 309 October 9 1931
    7. National Boys Club Week Roy Rogers And Gang Excerpt

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A005

    1. Interesting People 000000 07 W.c. Pop Fuller
    2. Interesting People 000000 08 Eugene Oneal
    3. Lets Go With Music 000000 01 Love And Affection
    4. Lets Go With Music 000000 02 This Is My Song

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A006

    1. Lets Go With Music 000000 05 Vaya Con Dios
    2. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Chordettes Excerpt
    3. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Jackie Gleason
    4. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Joe Dimaggio Excerpt
    5. National Boys Club Week 000000 00 Red Skelton Excerpt
    6. Louies Hungry Five 311001 302
    7. Louies Hungry Five 311005 305
    8. Louies Hungry Five 311007 307

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A007

    1. Louies Hungry Five 311008 308
    2. Louies Hungry Five 311010 310
    3. Louies Hungry Five 311012 311
    4. Louies Hungry Five 311013 312
    5. Louies Hungry Five 311014 313
    6. Louies Hungry Five 341006 306

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A008

    1. Hollywood Spotlight 350000 015 Lets Put Out Lights Go Sleep
    2. Hollywood Spotlight 350000 Ep039 Im Counting On You

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A009

    1. Lets Have Fun 351022 Cleopatra

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A010

    1. Malcolm Claire 380310
    2. Hollywood Showcase 380410 Ep001 Salute To Irving Berlin
    3. March Of Time 381005 Ep Spec

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A011

    1. King George And Queen Visit Canada 390623 English And French
    2. Judy And Jane 420325 00x Marijuana Plot
    3. Ilam Promo 431103 From End My Beloved Ch 23
    4. Hi Jinx 470000 Robert Capa
    5. Meet Me At Owls 491227 00x Drugstore Is In Pasadena

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A012

    1. Mindy Carson Show 500829 One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
    2. Know Your Presidents 501007 01 Williard Mo HS V Mansfield Mo

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    Random Rarities 26 Disc A013

    1. Know Your Presidents 501014 02 Springfield Mo Vs Seymour Mo
    2. Hudson Auto Show 520000
    3. In Your Own Words 550414 Ruth Kearns Story Pt 1
    4. In Your Own Words 550415 Ruth Kearns Story Pt 2

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