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Sports Answer Man

Fun programs featuring answers to listener questions covering the entire spectrum of sports!

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


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Play a sample episode from July 31, 0000:

"Oldest Golf Game & Other Questions"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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France LauxMany men love remembering, discussing, reliving, and even arguing about sports and sporting events. Whether this is a way to live vicariously through the accomplishment of others, or a way to recapture youth by remembering the key points of the game, sports are an enjoyable part of life. For this reason, sports have also been an important part of old time radio.

On the eve of the 1927 World Series, the station manager at KVOO, Tulsa, realized that he had made all of the arrangements to broadcast the games, except that he was missing an On Air voice. His attention fell on France Laux, a real estate broker who was a part time referee of college football games. Laux continued with KVOO for a short time, broadcasting college football and bringing a young Gene Autry to the radio for the first time. In 1929, Laux went to KMOX in St Louis on a 30 day trial to broadcast for the Browns and the Cardinals. The short trial stretched into 24 years, and Laux became known as the Dean of Baseball Announcers.

In the late 1940's Sherman Productions brought France Laux into the studio to record The Sports Answer Man with announcer Bob Ingraham. Listeners were encouraged to write in questions about sports records, personalities, trivia, and rules questions. France LauxAlthough somewhat dated, the programs are highly entertaining thanks to Laux's entertaining style and broad knowledge of all aspects of sports. In addition to the Q&A, Laux includes a trivia section and a Featured Story of the week.

In the 50's, the Armed Forces Radio and Television Services reformulated the program with new stars and announcers, including Dick Shaap, who was beginning his career after receiving a Grantland Rice fellowship at Columbia. Schaap went on to become the editor of SPORT magazine and was part of the NBC and ABC TV news departments. The biggest change to the AFRTS version of The Sports Answer Man was that the questions came exclusively from servicemen.

See also: The Answer Man for non-sports related questions.

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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.



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 37 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 37 minutes
      1. Sports Answer Man 017 Oldest Golf Tournament.mp3
      2. Sports Answer Man 018 Baseball Player Gets Five For Five.mp3
      3. Sports Answer Man 025 Origin Of Baseballs Spring Training.mp3
      4. Sports Answer Man 045 Most Dramatic Moment In Sports History.mp3
      5. Sports Answer Man 046 Major Leagues Longest Winning Streak.mp3
      6. Sports Answer Man 054 Olympic Champions Colleges Afrs.mp3
      7. Sports Answer Man 237 Eightcount Rule In Boxing Afrs.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 37 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 37 minutes
      1. Sports Answer Man 017 Oldest Golf Tournament.mp3
      2. Sports Answer Man 018 Baseball Player Gets Five For Five.mp3
      3. Sports Answer Man 025 Origin Of Baseballs Spring Training.mp3
      4. Sports Answer Man 045 Most Dramatic Moment In Sports History.mp3
      5. Sports Answer Man 046 Major Leagues Longest Winning Streak.mp3
      6. Sports Answer Man 054 Olympic Champions Colleges Afrs.mp3
      7. Sports Answer Man 237 Eightcount Rule In Boxing Afrs.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



    7 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 37 min

    Disc A001

    1. Sports Answer Man 017 Oldest Golf Tournament
    2. Sports Answer Man 018 Baseball Player Gets Five For Five
    3. Sports Answer Man 025 Origin Of Baseballs Spring Training
    4. Sports Answer Man 045 Most Dramatic Moment In Sports History
    5. Sports Answer Man 046 Major Leagues Longest Winning Streak

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Sports Answer Man 054 Olympic Champions Colleges Afrs
    2. Sports Answer Man 237 Eightcount Rule In Boxing Afrs

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00