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A radio assembly line and an episode called “Assembly Line” on the short-lived “Fort Laramie” starring Raymond Burr.  Yes, Raymond Burr of “Godzilla” fame.  Though I think he was famous for some other roles, too.  And co-starring Howard McNear (pictured bottom right) …. I think he was famous for other stuff, too ….  Preview Open

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Last week’s Dick Tracy episode was so highly-acclaimed, so well-received that we’re gonna do another one.  Only this time, we’re doing it with Bing Crosby as Dick Tracy …. Wait.  Bing Crosby as Dick Tracy?  Yep, and Bob Hope as Flattop.  For real.  On this very special episode of “Command Performance,” some of Hollywood’s finest […]

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Sometimes you can catch lightning in a bottle.  Which is kind of what happened to the radio show “My Friend Irma.” After the sudden popularity of the radio show, “My Friend Irma” became a hit comic book, a hit television show, and even a couple of hit movies featuring “Martin & Lewis” the premier comedy […]

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Like TV today, radio wasn’t just for amusement and diversion, it was where a great many got their news and information; often from broadcasting pioneers like Edward R. Murrow and more.  Tonight we’ll travel back to the 1950s and catch the news from Billings, Montana – and the world …. Preview Open

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While Superman was a fixture on old time radio, Batman didn’t really take off till the movies and television …. Besides, who would have played The Joker on the radio, anyway?  (Probably Howard McNear.)  But tonight, the Caped Crusader joins Superman ON THE RADIO …. Preview Open

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“The Gilligan’s Island radio was actually NOT a prop. It was a working radio…Packard Bell model AR-851 table-top AM radio…previously purchased by show creator Sherwood Schwartz to listen to Dodger games in his office. Schwartz didn’t like the black radio used in the pilot…thought the white radio would show better. (He had the prop department […]

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