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    The Hoskins Interview

    The Hoskins Interview

    • Subject: Elaine Green
    The Hoskins Interview was an interview conducted with James Hoskins, a confessed murderer, by Elaine Green, a reporter for WCPO-TV.  Hoskins was holding Green and her crew at gunpoint, and killed himself after the interview.
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    Guiding Light

    The Guiding Light (TGL) was a long running radio series which became the longest-running American television soap opera. The series was created by Irna Phillips, who based it on personal experiences. After giving birth to a still-born baby at age 19, she found spiritual comfort listening to sermons by a preacher of a church centered on the brotherhood of man. It was these sermons that formed the nucleus of the creation of The Guiding Light, which began as a radio show. From 1937 to 1946, the show was broadcast from Chicago. From 1947 to 1949, the show was broadcast from Hollywood, but in the fall of 1949 the show moved to New York City where it has remained. In 1943, The Guiding Light and two other Phillips-created soaps (Woman In White and Today's Children) were aired for a season as a programming block known collectively as The General Mills Hour, with Guiding Light cast member Ed Prentiss acting as master of ceremonies. Major characters made crossover appearances between the three shows, and at one point during this period, Phillips considered the experiment of running the individual program segments longer or shorter than the then-traditional quarter-hour. However, the Hour was
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    Spelling Bee

    Spelling Bee was a 15-minute UK radio and live television show that was the first ever television game show, hosted by Freddie Grisewood, and transmitted live from Alexandra Palace at 10pm on 31 May 1938. The original Inter Regional Spelling Competition was a one-off radio contest for children, aired on 25 November 1937 at 5.30pm
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    The Quick and the Dead

    The Quick and the Dead

    • Subject: Nuclear weapon
    The Quick and the Dead  examined the creation of the atomic bomb, the looming prospect of the hydrogen bomb, and the potential benefits of atomic energy.  It won a Peabody award in 1950.
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    The Connection

    • Episodes: The Connection with Stephen Jay Gould
    The Connection was a public radio call-in program from WBUR that ran from 1994 to 2005. Originally hosted by Christopher Lydon (1994–2001), and (after a series of short-term fill-in hosts) followed by Canadian Dick Gordon (2001–2005), it was syndicated to as many as 66 public radio stations in the United States. In March 2001, Lydon was dismissed after negotiations for renewal of his contract broke down. Lydon subsequently hosted the PRI radio show Open Source until 2007. Dick Gordon became the show's host just after the September 11, 2001 attacks. He eventually took the program to Baghdad for 10 days in April 2003. The Connection was abruptly canceled after the August 5, 2005 broadcast, and Gordon laid off. Gordon says that the circumstances surrounding his termination were not explained well, though it is believed that WBUR was presumably not able to continue carrying the show. WBUR filled The Connection's 10 a.m. to noon timeslot with On Point, a similar program previously aired in the 7-9 p.m. timeslot. Gordon now hosts The Story with Dick Gordon at North Carolina Public Radio. The Connection's theme song was the jazz tune "Cantaloupe Island" by Herbie Hancock.
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    A Prairie Home Companion

    A Prairie Home Companion

    A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show runs on Saturdays from 5 to 7 pm Central Time, and usually originates from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, although it is frequently taken on the road. A Prairie Home Companion is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor's storytelling segment, "News from Lake Wobegon". It is produced by Prairie Home Productions and distributed by American Public Media, and is most often heard on public radio stations in the United States. The show has a long history, existing in a similar form as far back as 1974, and borrowing the name from a radio program in existence in 1969. It was named after the Prairie Home Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota, next to Concordia College. The radio program inspired a 2006 film of the same name, written by Keillor, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Keillor, Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, and Woody Harrelson. The earliest radio program to have this name bears little resemblance to what is currently heard on
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    Clara, Lu, and Em

    Clara, Lu, and Em was radio's first network daytime soap opera, beginning June 16, 1930 over WGN-AM Chicago, Illinois. It continued through the 1930s and early 1940s on the NBC Blue Network and CBS, finally airing as a syndicated series in 1945. The program became the first network daytime radio serial when it was moved from its original evening time slot to days. The drama series began as a Northwestern University sorority sketch by Louise Starkey (Clara), Isobel Carothers (Lu) and Helen King (Em). Their friends suggested they go on the radio, so the trio approached WGN and did their first shows for no pay. As interest grew, they were sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive and were heard evenings on the Blue Network from January 27, 1931 to February 12, 1932, moving to weekdays for a run from February 15, 1932 to March 12, 1934. They continued on NBC and the Blue Network, doing an evening series in 1936 with music by Ted Fio Rito. Storylines centered around three women who lived in a small-town duplex. Clara Roach and her family lived on one side of the duplex, Emma Krueger lived with her family on the other side. Widow Lulu Casey lived upstairs with her daughter Florabelle. When Isobel
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    Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

    Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better is a radio comedy programme starring Mark Watson. It started on BBC Radio 4 on 13 February 2007. The show is recorded in front of a live audience and has the format of stand-up comedy from Watson interspersed with songs and poetry. Each episode of the first series dealt with the problems of the world, characterised by the seven deadly sins. Tim Minchin provided music, and Tim Key provided poetry. The second series began on 13 August 2008, this time looking at the world's virtues. Tim Key again provided poems, but Tom Basden replaced Minchin as the musician. The third series, officially titled Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation, discussed qualities that were neither explicitly good nor bad. Key and Basden were again present, and the show was performed live on air. The show also contained an interactive aspect, with Key reading out messages from Twitter that were hashtagged '#Watsonlive'. Watson would also perform a task at the end of each show, based on a vote from the public via Twitter. The pilot, "Ambition", was aired before the series was commissioned on 28 February 2011, with the first episode of the full series airing 3
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    The American Past

    • Subject: History
    "The American Past" was a radio program that combined narration, songs, movie dialogue and music into an informative look at a different slice of history.
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    Theme Time Radio Hour Season One

    The first season of the Theme Time Radio Hour, hosted by Bob Dylan, ran from May 3, 2006 to April 18, 2007 on XM Satellite Radio for a total 50 shows. With the exception of the Halloween show - Episode 26 - introduced by comedian Steven Wright, all the episodes in Season One were introduced by an uncredited Ellen Barkin who would open with the lines, "It's night (or night time) in the Big City" and then describe a city scene - such as a woman walking in the rain, a shopkeeper closing his doors, angry hookers arguing on a street corner - before introducing the show and "your host, Bob Dylan." Barkin would identify herself in a Christmas greeting delivered to listeners on Season One's Christmas/New Year Special - Episode 34 - ending fan speculation as to whether it was her voice in the introduction. Barkin was officially named as the show's introductory announcer in an XM press release for Season Two. Season One's closing credits were delivered by announcer "Pierre Mancini," probably a pseudonym of producer Eddie Gorodetsky, whose voice - which can be heard in several movies as well as in the Peter Wolf song, "Mars Needs Women" - sounds identical to "Mancini's." Interspersed between
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    Backstage Wife

    Backstage Wife is an American soap opera radio program that details the travails of Mary Noble, a girl from a small town in Iowa who came to New York seeking her future. Vivian Fridell had the title role from 1935 until the early 1940s. It was then taken over by Claire Niesen, who continued as Mary Noble until the end of the series. Mary's husband, Larry Noble, was portrayed by Ken Griffin, then James Meighan and finally, Guy Sorel. The music was supplied by organist Chet Kingsbury. Each episode opened with the announcer (Pierre Andre, Roger Krupp, Stuart V. Dawson) explaining: The show was created by Frank and Anne Hummert, who produced many radio daytime drama series, including Amanda of Honeymoon Hill, Front Page Farrell, John’s Other Wife, Little Orphan Annie, Ma Perkins, Mr. Chameleon, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons and Our Gal Sunday. Backstage Wife debuted August 5, 1935 on the Mutual Broadcasting System, continued on NBC and concluded January 2, 1959 on CBS. The sponsors included Dr. Lyons Tooth Powder and Procter & Gamble. The program was parodied by Bob and Ray as their continuing satirical soap opera, Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, serialized for such a long period of
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    When a Girl Marries

    When a Girl Marries was a daytime radio drama which was broadcast on three major radio networks from 1939 to 1957. Created by Elaine Sterne Carrington (who also was responsible for Pepper Young's Family and Rosemary), it was the highest rated soap opera during the mid-1940s. The series premiered May 29, 1939 on CBS, moving to NBC on September 29, 1941 and then to ABC on July 2, 1951. Promoted as "the tender, human story of young married life, dedicated to everyone who has ever been in love," the convoluted plot threads followed a married couple, Harry Davis (John Raby, Robert Haag) and Joan Field Davis (Noel Mills, Mary Jane Higby), as they confronted endless problems in the small town of Stanwood. Carrington created numerous conflicts by contrasting Harry's impoverished background with Joan's high society family. Others in the cast included Michael Fitzmaurice, Marion Barney, Ellen Fenwick and Staats Cotsworth. Announcers included Frank Gallop, Bill Mazer and George Ansbro. Music was by organist Rosa Rio and others.
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    Just William

    Just William is a 1990s BBC Radio series based on the Just William series of books by Richmal Crompton. They are spoken by Martin Jarvis and have become one of the most well known adaptations of the books. The series has been released on Cassette and CD. There are 6 full unabridged recordings of the original books. Total duration 28 hrs 30 mins, 61 stories: There are 10 abridged story collections. Each collection is about 2.5 hours long and has 10 or 12 stories, with the total of 112 stories. Each story is 13 to 15 minutes long. There is also one "best of" collection available: Finally, there are 5 other William titles available:
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    On The Media

    On The Media

    • Subject: Media
    Join On the Media for compelling radio that examines the impact of media on our lives.
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    U.N. in Action

    • Subject: United Nations
    U.N. in Action was a series of programs which reported the activities and proceedings of the United Nations.  It won a Peabody award in 1949.
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    Music 'Til Dawn

    • Subject: Classical music
    Music 'Til Dawn was a program that aired on CBS Radio that brought classical and semi-classical music throughout the night.  The show aired on CBS radio network from coast to coast.The show was hosted by Jay Andres.
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    The Orchestras of the Nation

    The Orchestras of the Nation

    The Orchestra of the Nation was a radio show designed by NBC to acquaint listeners to orchestras from various regions in the country.  This show won a peabody award in 1948.
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    Theme Time Radio Hour Season Two

    The second season of the Theme Time Radio Hour began on September 19, 2007 and ended April 2, 2008. In early September 2007, XM Radio announced the return of TTRH, beginning September 19. The press release read in part..."Future shows will center on such motifs as "Young & Old," "California," "Dreams," "Fruit," "Something," "Nothing," "Streets," "Parties" and "Mail..." The highlighted shows were not aired during Season 2. The theme of the first episode of Season 2 was "Hello." As in Season 1, Ellen Barkin opened the show, announcing the "Hello" episode with the lines: "It’s night time in the big city. Something isn’t quite right. Nobody will answer the phone." The show followed the same general format as Season 1, and introduced a new segment that would continue intermittently through the season, the "Caller on Line 2" (occasionally on "Line 3" and "Line 6"). This was a comedy segment featuring a listener call, supposedly as Dylan broadcast the show live from "Studio B." In this first call, a "Rob Harrison" requested that Dylan play The Doors, "Hello, I Love You." Dylan politely demurred. In early October 2007, ISIS magazine announced its release of "The Best of Bob Dylan's Theme
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    Jazz Profiles

    Jazz Profiles is an American radio show produced by NPR and hosted by jazz singer Nancy Wilson. It features hour long retrospectives on the lives of famous jazz musicians, or sometimes on famous albums such as Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. The show covers a wide range of jazz musicians, from the very famous to the lesser known but still notable ones, such as Jon Hendricks.
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    Live at the Wireless

    Live at the Wireless is a radio show, and now a long standing tradition, of Triple J, an Australian radio station. Live music is one of the central philosophies of the station. The live broadcasts take a number of forms. Some broadcasts are from open air concerts and festivals, or smaller pub gigs around the country. Many are bands that have been invited into the Triple J studios to play a live set of tracks, usually acoustic. Occasionally, Triple J will give away tickets to listeners, to allow them to be a part of a special live performance in a secret location. All of the live broadcasts are recorded, and the station has released several double-CD compilations of live tracks. Many complete live sets are traded by music fans worldwide over the internet. Live music is not exclusive to the Live at the Wireless segment - many other shows, including the specialty music shows, also have bands playing acoustic in the studio. Ash have released their Live at the Wireless set from 1996 as an album - see Live at the Wireless (Ash album). Recorded by the Triple team, compiled and released in 1983 was Triple J - Live At The Wireless 1 Recorded by the Triple team, compiled and released in 1991
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    This American Life

    This American Life

    • Episodes: The Giant Pool of Money
    This American Life (TAL) is an American weekly hour-long radio program produced by WBEZ and hosted by Ira Glass. It is distributed by Public Radio International on PRI affiliate stations and is also available as a free weekly podcast. Primarily a journalistic non-fiction program, it has also featured essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage. The first episode aired on November 17, 1995, under the show's original title, Your Radio Playhouse. A television program of the same name ran for two seasons on the Showtime cable network between June 2007 and May 2008. Each week's show has a theme, explored in several "acts." On occasion, an entire program will consist of a single act. A notable exception was the self-explanatory episode "20 Acts in 60 Minutes." Each act is produced by a combination of staff and freelance contributors. Programs usually begin with a short station identification by Glass who then introduces a segment related to the theme which precedes act one. The segment will then lead into the presentation of the theme for that week's show. Content varies widely by episode. Stories are often told as first-person narratives. The mood of the show
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    It's That Man Again

    It's That Man Again (or, commonly, ITMA) was a BBC radio comedy programme which ran from 1939 to 1949. The title refers to a contemporary phrase concerning the ever more frequent news-stories about Hitler in the lead-up to World War II, and specifically a headline in the Daily Express written by Bert Gunn. This was humorously transferred to Tommy Handley, the popular comedian around whom the programme was developed. The scripts were written by the prolific Ted Kavanagh. ITMA is believed to have played a major role in sustaining morale on the UK's 'home front' during the Second World War. The show was broadcast for much of the war from the BBC Wales studios in Bangor, Caernarvonshire, north Wales, where the BBC's Light Entertainment Department was based during World War II after an initial brief relocation to Bristol. Other performers in the show included Jack Train, a master of voices; Clarence Wright, who played the commercial traveller and the man from the ministry; Deryck Guyler, and Joan Harben (sister of Philip Harben) as Mona Lott. Hattie Jacques, who played Sophie Tuckshop (the earliest of Jacques' roles dependent upon her physical size) joined the cast towards the end of
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    The Whistler

    The Whistler was an American radio mystery drama which ran from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. It was sponsored by the Signal Oil Company: "That whistle is your signal for the Signal Oil program, The Whistler." The program was adapted into a film noir series by Columbia Pictures in 1944. Each episode of The Whistler began with the sound of footsteps and a person whistling. (The Saint radio series with Vincent Price used a similar opening.) The haunting signature theme tune was composed by Wilbur Hatch and featured Dorothy Roberts whistling with an orchestra. The stories followed a formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity. On rare occasions a curious twist of fate caused the story to end happily for the episode's protagonist. Ironic twist endings were a key feature of each episode. The Whistler himself narrated, often commenting directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. Bill Forman had the title role of host and narrator. Others who portrayed the Whistler at various times were Gale Gordon, Joseph Kearns, Marvin
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    Piano Jazz

    Piano Jazz

    • Subject: Jazz
    Piano Jazz is a weekly one hour radio show produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). It began on June 4, 1978, and was hosted by jazz pianist Marian McPartland until 2011. It is the longest running cultural program on NPR. The show features a single guest, and usually consists of about an equal mixture of discussion and playing, often duets with McPartland. Initially the guests were limited to jazz pianists, but out of necessity the format was expanded to include performers on other instruments as well as other genres (though the performances remain focused on jazz tunes). The show provides an inside look at the relationships of jazz musicians, since McPartland often had long friendships with many of her guests. A number of shows have been released commercially on CD or LP, including Steely Dan Milt Hinton, Kenny Burrell, Lionel Hampton and Les McCann. On November 10, 2011, NPR announced the departure of Marian McPartland. Jon Weber has, for now, stepped into McPartland's shoes, recording 13 episodes for the renamed Piano Jazz Rising Stars,broadcast in early 2012.
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    Quirks and Quarks

    Quirks and Quarks

    • Episodes: Remembering Stephen Jay Gould
    • Subject: Science
    Quirks & Quarks (Quirks) is the award-winning Canadian weekly science news program heard over CBC Radio One of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Airing since October 8, 1975, Quirks & Quarks is consistently rated among the most popular CBC programs, attracting over 500,000 listeners each Saturday from 12:00 to 13:00. The show is also heard on Sirius Satellite Radio. The show consists of several segments each week, most of which involve the host interviewing a scientist about a recent discovery or publication, combined with in-depth documentaries; however, from time to time the show does a special "Question Show" episode, during which the format consists of scientists answering questions submitted by listeners. Quirks & Quarks has offered listeners Internet audio streams and MP3 downloads on its web page since 1993. The MP3 audio files have been archived on the program web site, going back to Sept. 2006. In 2005, Quirks became the first major CBC show available as a podcast. Since the program began, it has won more than 80 national and international journalism awards, including the prestigious Walter Sullivan Award (twice) and the Science Writing Award from the American
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    The Hidden Revolution

    • Subject: Technological revolutions
    The Hidden Revolution was a series that created a public awareness of the complex problems of man in modern technological society.
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    Letter from America

    • Subject: United States of America
    Letter from America was a weekly 15-minute radio series on BBC Radio 4, previously called the Home Service, which ran for 2,869 shows from 24 March 1946 to 20 February 2004, making it the longest-running speech radio programme in history. The programme was also broadcast for many years on the BBC World Service. It was presented by Alistair Cooke, who each week spoke of a topical issue in the USA, often tying together different strands of observation and anecdote. He frequently ended his letters on a humorous or poignant note. Letter from America had its origin in London Letter, a 15-minute talk for American listeners on life in Britain that Cooke recorded during the 1930s while working as London correspondent for NBC. London Letter came to an end when Cooke emigrated to America in 1937, but it was not long before he suggested to the BBC the idea of continuing the idea in reverse. A prototype, Mainly About Manhattan, was broadcast intermittently from 1938, but the idea was shelved with the outbreak of World War II in 1939. The first American Letter was broadcast on March 24, 1946; the change of title to Letter from America came on February 24, 1950 . Initially confirmed for only 13
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    Sleeping Watchdogs

    Sleeping Watchdogs was a series of investigative programs on government boards that were created to protect consumers.
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    Science Story

    • Subject: Science
    Science Story is a radio program that made science understandable to everyone.
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    Columbia Workshop

    Columbia Workshop

    Columbia Workshop was a radio series that aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System from 1936 to 1943, returning in 1946-47. The series began as the idea of Irving Reis. Reis had begun his radio career as an engineer and developed a fascination with the possibilities of the relatively new medium. His idea was to use experimental modes of narrative to enhance the way a narrative was conveyed over the radio. Reis had isolated attempts to experiment on the radio: Before the Columbia Workshop's debut, he had directed at least a few radio dramas. For Reis, the Columbia Workshop was a platform for developing new techniques for presentation on radio as noted in the debut broadcast: As a sustaining program, the Workshop served as a symbol to prove to the public (and the Federal Communications Commission) that CBS was concerned with educating and serving the public. Early shows on the Workshop exemplified Reis's penchant for experimentation through narrative and technical means. The second program, Broadway Evening followed a couple as they meandered down Broadway during an evening. A subsequent show had at least 30 characters functioning within a half-hour drama. Among the technical
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    A.L. Alexander's Mediation Board

    A.L. Alexander's Mediation Board was a 1940s radio program in which private citizens with personal problems received advice from a panel of educators and sociologists. Launched in 1939, the series borrowed elements from host A.L. Alexander's earlier (1935-36) program of legal advice, A.L. Alexander's Goodwill Court. Alexander was once described by Time as "earnest, voluble, begoggled Albert Louis Alexander, onetime divinity student, actor, social worker, legman, radio announcer." In the early 1940s, Alexander's show was carried by Mutual in a 45-minute format, with a trio of experts dispensing advice on such topics as romance, marriage and financial woes. Sponsored by Serutan, the program was heard on Mondays at 9:15pm or 9:30pm until it moved to Sundays at 8pm or 8:15pm. In 1943, the show was shortened to 30 minutes, as noted by Time: Alexander's series had a long run but was eventually reduced to 15 minutes before Mutual brought it to an end April 11, 1952.
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    D-Day: 40 Years Later

    • Subject: World War II
    D-Day: 40 Years Later is a six-hour radio broadcast commemorating the landing of allied troops in Normandy.
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    Lee and Herring

    Lee and Herring was a British radio series broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in 1994 and 1995, named after the comedy double act who hosted it, Lee and Herring. The show ran for three series and a total of nineteen hour-long episodes. It followed on from their previous Radio 1 series, Fist of Fun, and was one of a number of comedy and music shows being produced for Radio 1 at the time: other notable examples being shows hosted by Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci. The fact that the bulk of the show was live, and to some extent unscripted, gave the programmes a more relaxed feel, with the presenters somewhere in between their genuine personalities and the comic personas adopted for their act. The show was produced by Chris Neill, Sarah Smith and Kathy Smith. The series served as a testing ground for new ideas, and many of the characters and items introduced in the series were adapted for later television projects. Lee and Herring were keen to pursue a fourth series, but Radio 1 ceased its comedy output at the beginning of 1997. Ostensibly the straight-man of the pair, Lee's character was that of a passive, sarcastic and often pretentious curmudgeon. He also provided a great deal of the music
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    Lights Out

    Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television. In the fall of 1933, NBC writer Wyllis Cooper conceived the idea of "a midnight mystery serial to catch the attention of the listeners at the witching hour." The idea was to offer listeners a dramatic program late at night, at a time when the competition was mostly airing music. At some point, the serial concept was dropped in favor of an anthology format emphasizing crime thrillers and the supernatural. The first series of shows (each 15 minutes long) ran on a local NBC station, WENR, at midnight Wednesdays, starting in January 1934. By April, the series proved successful enough to expand to a half hour. In January 1935, the show was discontinued in order to ease Cooper's workload (he was then writing scripts for the network's prestigious Immortal Dramas program), but was brought back by huge popular demand a few weeks later.
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    Studio 360

    Studio 360

    • Episodes: American Icons: Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
    Studio 360 is an American weekly public radio program about the arts and culture hosted by novelist Kurt Andersen and produced by PRI Public Radio International and WNYC in New York City. The program's stated goal is to "Get inside the creative mind" and uses arts and culture as a lens to understand our world. The program was created by PRI based on an identified need for programming dedicated and focused on arts and culture journalism in media. And while the show features regular guest interviews with authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Lethem, and Miranda July and musicians as diverse as Laura Veirs, Don Byron, and k.d. lang, it also has several recurring segments. The American Icons series attempts to understand lasting American cultural icons such as The Great Gatsby and Kind of Blue. The hour on Moby-Dick was the recipient of the 2004 Peabody Award. Studio 360 is broadcast weekly on more than 160 terrestrial radio stations throughout the country, and is also available as a podcast via the program's website, pri.org, and iTunes. It can also be heard on XM satellite radio on the PRI blocks on XMPR, channel 133. The program has won numerous awards including the George M.
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    Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge

    Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge

    • Episodes: 3
    Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge (also known as Knowing Me Knowing You) is a BBC Radio 4 series of six episodes (beginning 1 December 1992). It is named after the song "Knowing Me, Knowing You" by ABBA (Alan Partridge's favourite band), which was used as the show's title music. Steve Coogan played the incompetent but self-satisfied Norwich-based host, Alan Partridge. Alan was a spin-off character from the spoof radio show On the Hour (which later transferred to TV as The Day Today).
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    Young Widder Brown

    Young Widder Brown was a daytime radio drama series broadcast on NBC from 1938 to 1956. Sponsored by Sterling Drugs and Bayer Aspirin, it daily examined the life of "attractive Ellen Brown, with two fatherless children to support." The convoluted storyline focused on the efforts of Ellen, in her early thirties, to bring up her two children in the small town of Simpsonville, West Virginia, where she supported herself by running a tearoom, despite continual tragedies in her life. Produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, this soap opera series opened with the theme music "In the Gloaming" as rendered by organist John Winters. Heard in the title role during the 18-year run were Florence Freeman (1938–54) and Wendy Drew (1954–56). Ellen Brown was romanced by Peter Turner (Bud Collyer) and Anthony Loring (Ned Wever). Ellen's children were Janey (Marilyn Erskine) and Mark (Tommy Donnelly). Directors for the series included Martha Atwell, Richard Leonard and Ed Slattery. The announcer was George Ansbro.
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    Cavalcade of America

    • Subject: History
    Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising. Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds. This was consistent with DuPont's overall conservative philosophy and legacy as an American company dating back to 1802. The company's motto, "Maker of better things for better living through chemistry," was read at the beginning of each program, and the dramas emphasized humanitarian progress, particularly improvements in the lives of women, often through technological innovation. The show started as part of a successful campaign to reinvigorate DuPont. In the early 1930s, the Nye Committee investigations concluded that DuPont had made a fortune profiteering in World War I.
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    CBS Radio Mystery Theater

    CBS Radio Mystery Theater (aka Radio Mystery Theater and Mystery Theater, sometimes abbreviated as CBSRMT) was a radio drama series created by Himan Brown that was broadcast on CBS Radio Network affiliates from 1974 to 1982. The format was similar to that of classic old time radio shows such as The Mysterious Traveler and The Whistler, in that the episodes were introduced by a host (E. G. Marshall) who provided pithy wisdom and commentary throughout. Unlike the hosts of those earlier programs, Marshall is fully mortal, merely someone whose heightened insight and erudition plunge the listener into the world of the macabre (in a manner similar to that of "The Man in Black" on yet another old time radio program, Suspense). As with Himan Brown's prior Inner Sanctum Mysteries, each episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater opened and closed with the ominous sound of a creaking crypt door, accompanied by Marshall's disturbing utterance, "Come in. Welcome. I am E. G. Marshall." This was followed by one of Marshall's other catchphrases, usually either "The sound of suspense" or "The fear you can hear." At the conclusion, the door would swing shut, preceded by Marshall's classic sign off, "Until
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    Dagens Eko

    Dagens Eko ("Echo of the day") – often shortened to Ekot ("The echo") – is the news service of Swedish national radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio. It provides news bulletins of variable length which are known as Ekonyheter ("Echo news") and broadcast at the top of most hours on the P1 and P4 networks. Those on P4 are supplemented by local news reports. On P1 there are extra bulletins on the half hour at 5.30–8.30 on weekdays as part of the nearly 4-hour-long morning news magazine P1-morgon. P1 also carries longer news programmes at 12.30 (Luncheko, concluding with a press review), 15.45 (weekdays only), 16.45, and 17.45. The 16.45 edition (Dagens Eko kvart i fem) is Sweden's most listened-to radio news programme claiming a daily audience of around two million. Dagens Eko made its first broadcast on 1 October 1937. The service was developed by the broadcaster Carl-Åke Wadsten who was inspired by visits he had made earlier in the year to study news broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Germany – indeed the name Dagens Eko is a direct translation of the German Echo des Tages. The three-note signal on chimes which introduces and closes each edition of Dagens Eko closely resembles that
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    Just Plain Bill

    Just Plain Bill was a long run 15-minute daytime radio drama program heard on CBS and NBC. The series was sponsored by Anacin for 18 of the program's 23-year run. Other sponsors over the years were Kolynos toothpaste, Clapp’s baby food and BiSoDol. It was “the real-life story of people just like people we all know.” Originally called Bill the Barber, the program began on CBS September 19, 1932. It told the story of Bill Davidson (Arthur Hughes), a barber in the town of Hartville, and his daughter Nancy (Ruth Russell). Bill often became involved in helping his friends and neighbors when he wasn't cutting hair. Also in the cast: Dick Janaver (1911-1999). The show was created by Frank and Anne Hummert, who produced many radio daytime drama series, including Amanda of Honeymoon Hill, Backstage Wife, Front Page Farrell, John’s Other Wife, Little Orphan Annie, Ma Perkins, Mr. Chameleon, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons, Our Gal Sunday and Young Widder Brown. Music was by Hal Brown (1865–1942), who played harmonica and whistled the Just Plain Bill opening theme, "Darling Nellie Gray". The closing theme was "Polly Wolly Doodle." Don Pardo was the program's announcer. The series came to an
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    The Sunday Show

    • Episodes: Rod MacLeish
    • Subject: Music
    The Sunday Show is a radio program presented by National Public Radio.
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    Regimented Raindrops

    Regimented Raindrops was a documentary by Arnold Peterson that aired on WOW radio and television and won a Peabody award in 1956.
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    The Big Show

    The Big Show, an American radio variety program featuring 90 minutes of top-name comic, stage, screen and music talent, was aimed at keeping American radio in its classic era alive and well against the rapidly-growing television tide. For a good portion of its two-year run (1950-51), the show's quality made its ambition seem plausible. Hosted by legendary stage actress and personality Tallulah Bankhead, The Big Show began November 5, 1950 on NBC with a stellar line-up of guests: Fred Allen, Mindy Carson, Jimmy Durante, José Ferrer, Portland Hoffa, Frankie Laine, Russell Knight, Paul Lukas, Ethel Merman, Danny Thomas and Meredith Willson. To make sure no one missed the launch, NBC ran in Sunday newspapers across the country an illustrated advertisement displaying headshots of Allen, Bankhead, Carson, Durante and Merman. The premiere opened with this introduction: As she promised, on the second week's program, the guests were Groucho Marx, Jane Powell, Ezio Pinza and Fanny Brice, along with Hanley Stafford, Frank Lovejoy, David Brian and John Agar (the latter three recreating their screen roles in highlights from their current Warner Bros. picture, Breakthrough). The early shows were
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    Earplay

    Earplay was the longest-running of the formal series of radio drama anthologies on National Public Radio, heard from 1972 into the 1990s. It approached radio drama as an art form with scripts written by such leading playwrights as Edward Albee, Arthur Kopit, Archibald MacLeish and David Mamet. Airing in stereo, Earplay provided a showcase for original and adapted work. Eventually, the less-sustained successor series NPR Playhouse drew episodes from the Earplay run. Often presented by NPR member stations on a weekly basis, Earplay episodes were produced with much attention to recording technique and sound-effects. In 1975, it scored a triumph with Listening, an original play written by Edward Albee for stereo radio, employing one speaker for one character and another speaker for another character. Since both characters are seated in a room, the illusion is created that they are in the same room as the listener. After its premiere on radio, Listening was later performed on stage. Along with the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Sears Radio Theater, The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater, Christian radio's Unshackled and public radio's The National Radio Theater of Chicago, Earplay was
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    Stella Dallas

    Stella Dallas

    Stella Dallas was an America radio soap opera that ran from 1937 to 1955. The title character was the beautiful daughter of an impoverished farmhand who had married above her station in life. She was played for the entire run of the series by Anne Elstner (1902–1982). Her husband Stephen Dallas was portrayed at various times by Leo McCabe, Arthur Hughes and Frederick Tazere. Initially, Joy Hathaway played Stella's daughter Laurel with Vivian Smolen later taking over the role. Laurel's husband was Dick Grosvenor (played by Carleton Young, Macdonald Carey, Spencer Bentley, George Lambert and Michael Fitzmaurice). The series was created and produced by the husband and wife team of Frank and Anne Hummert, based on the 1923 novel Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty. The 15-minute drama began as a local show in New York City in late 1937, in the wake of the successful movie version starring Barbara Stanwyck, and it was picked up by the NBC radio network beginning June 6, 1938, running weekday afternoons. The program's opening told the premise of the drama: The radio play inspired the name of the home furnishing store Stella Dallas in Dallas, Texas.
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    King Biscuit Flower Hour

    The King Biscuit Flower Hour was a syndicated radio show presented by the D.I.R. Radio Network that featured concert performances by various rock artists. The program was broadcast on Sunday nights from 1973 until 2007, although new programming ceased in 1993 and previous shows were repeated from that point. During its prime, the program was carried by more than 300 radio stations throughout the United States. The show’s name was derived from the influential blues radio show “King Biscuit Time”, which was sponsored by the King Biscuit Flour Co., and the hippie phrase “flower power”. The first show was broadcast on February 18, 1973 and featured Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Bruce Springsteen. The long-time host of the show until the mid 1990s was Bill Minkin, whose voice has been described as "the perfect blend of hipster enthusiasm and stoner casualness." The concerts were usually recorded with a mobile recording truck, then mixed and edited for broadcast on the show within a few weeks. In the 1970s, the show was sent to participating radio stations on reel-to-reel tape. In 1980, D.I.R. began using the LP format, producing the show on a three-sided, two
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    New York Times Youth Forum

    • Subject: Current events
    The New York Times Youth Forum was a radio show that brought young people together to discuss current events. It was hosted by Dorothy Lerner.
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    The History of Rock & Roll

    The History of Rock & Roll was a radio documentary on rock and roll music, originally syndicated in 1969. One of the lengthiest documentaries of any medium (36 hours in the 1969 version, 52 hours each for the 1978 and 1981 versions), The History of Rock & Roll is a definitive history of the Rock and Roll genre, stretching from the early 1950s to its day. The "rockumentary," as producers Bill Drake and Gene Chenault called it, featured hundreds of interviews and comments from numerous rock artists and people involved with rock and roll. Notable features of this documentary include the "chart sweep," featuring a montage of #1 songs and notable hits from a given year or artist, a "time sweep" for each one-hour segment providing a montage of the major hits for each year or individual artist, and closing with a special climactic time sweep featuring a montage of every #1 hit from 1955 to the year of the latest version. The 1989 edition (made with different producers and otherwise unrelated in content to its predecessors) also included news headlines and clips for each year covered. While the documentary focuses on Rock & Roll and its variants, some songs and artists from other genres,
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    Open Door

    • Subject: Christian values
    "Open Door" was a radio show aimed at high school students that emphasized religious values.
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    The Archers

    The Archers is a long-running British radio soap opera broadcast on the BBC's main spoken-word channel, Radio 4. It was originally billed as "an everyday story of country folk", but is now described on its Radio 4 web site as "contemporary drama in a rural setting". With over 16,800 episodes, it is both the world's longest running radio soap and, since the cancellation of the American soap opera Guiding Light in September 2009, the world's longest running soap opera in any format. The Archers is the most listened to Radio 4 non-news programme, with over five million listeners, and it holds the BBC Radio programme record for the number of times listened to over the Internet, with over one million listeners. BBC Radio 4 Extra has also broadcast, in 2011, two series (26 episodes each) of a twice-weekly spin-off show Ambridge Extra. These were followed by a third series, beginning in July 2012. The Archers is set in the fictional village of Ambridge in the fictional county of Borsetshire, in the English Midlands. Borsetshire is situated between the (in reality contiguous) counties of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, south of Birmingham in the West Midlands, although it has been
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    The Passing Parade

    The Passing Parade, a.k.a. John Nesbitt's Passing Parade, was an American radio series created, written, and narrated by John Nesbitt which was adapted into an Oscar-winning series of MGM short subjects. In both media, the series usually focused on strange-but-true historical events, both little-known and famous, as well as figures such as Catherine de' Medici and Nostradamus. The radio series, developed as an outgrowth of an earlier Nesbitt-produced program (Headlines of the Past), was launched on the NBC network on February 1, 1937, running off and on until 1951 over three different networks and in syndication. Nesbitt's inspiration was a trunk left to him by his father which contained news clippings of odd stories from around the world. Nesbitt, who usually presented his stories without sound effects or music, utilized a research staff of fourteen people in verifying the details of his tales, but wrote the final scripts himself, often within an hour of airtime. Radio producer/announcer John Doremus later acquired the rights to the series and revived it as a late 1950s-early 1960s syndicated feature, billing his version as "from the files of John Nesbitt." Over 1500 three minute
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    Battles Just Begun

    • Subject: Vietnam veteran
    Battles Just Begun was a radio program that dealt with issues facing the returning Vietnam Veteran.
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    Monitor

    Monitor was an American weekend radio program broadcast from June 12, 1955, until January 26, 1975. Airing live and nationwide on the NBC Radio Network, it originally aired beginning Saturday morning at 8am and continuing through the weekend until 12 midnight on Sunday. However, after the first few months, the full weekend broadcast was shortened when the midnight-to-dawn hours were dropped. The program offered a magazine-of-the-air mix of news, sports, comedy, variety, music, celebrity interviews and other short segments. Its length and eclectic format were radical departures from the traditional radio programming structure of 30- and 60-minute programs and represented an ambitious attempt to respond to the rise of television as America's major home-entertainment medium. The show was the brainchild of legendary NBC radio and television network president Sylvester (Pat) Weaver, whose career bridged classic radio and television's infancy and who sought to keep radio alive in a television age. Believing that broadcasting could and should educate as well as entertain, Weaver fashioned a series to do both with some of the best-remembered and best-regarded names in broadcasting,
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    Perry Mason

    Perry Mason

    The radio criminal serial Perry Mason, based on the novels of Erle Stanley Gardner, was broadcast on CBS Radio from 1943-1955. The series was adapted into Edge of Night which ran on television for an additional 30 years. Gardner's literary success with the Perry Mason novels convinced Hollywood to try its hand, unsuccessfully, with some motion pictures. However, the Perry Mason radio show stayed on the air for 12 years. The radio series was geared more towards action than courtroom drama. As Edge of Night (EON), it ran for another 30 years on television, but Gardner disliked the proposed daytime television version due to a lack of his own creative control, ultimately withholding his endorsement of the daytime TV show, forcing the subsequent name change. The actors portraying Mason switched frequently over the first three years of the show's run, starting with Bartlett Robinson, then followed by Santos Ortega and Donald Briggs, before settling on John Larkin, who played the famous attorney for the remainder of the broadcast, as well as the equivalent character on EON. Della Street, in turn, was portrayed by radio soap queens; Gertrude Warner, Jan Miner (Palmolive's "Madge" the
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    Steinway Hall

    • Subject: Pianist
    "Steinway Hall" was a weekly radio show that featured pianists of world renown and masterpieces composed for the keyboard.
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    Amanda of Honeymoon Hill

    Amanda of Honeymoon Hill was a 15-minute daily radio soap opera produced by Frank and Anne Hummert. Broadway actress Joy Hathaway had the title role, sometimes described as "the beauty of flaming red hair." The series was broadcast from February 5, 1940 until April 26, 1946, initially on the Blue Network at 3:15pm until August 1942. It then moved to CBS, airing at 10:30am until 1943 when it was heard at 11am. The story followed the travails of the beautiful Charity Amanda Dyke Leighton (Joy Hathaway), who lived on Honeymoon Hill in Virginia with her husband, wealthy Southerner Edward Leighton (Boyd Crawford, George Lambert, Staats Cotsworth). As an artist, Edward made many portraits of Amanda. They had a son, Robert Elijah, but they were separated by events prompted by World War II. He left for Abbeyville to run his factory, converted for war production, while Amanda remained in Honeymoon Hill to supervise her nursery for the children of war workers. Dot was portrayed by Linda Watkins (1908-1976), and Helen Shields (1900–1963) had the role of Sylvia Meadows. Arlene Francis was a cast member in 1941. Also in the cast: Ruth Russell and John Brown (as Mr. Lenord), later a familiar
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    Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories

    Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories was a 15-minute radio soap opera which aired from January 18, 1937 to November 16, 1956 on CBS, sponsored by Spry shortening. The program was heard weekdays at 11:45am until 1946 when it moved to 12:15. Aunt Jenny (Edith Spencer, Agnes Young) offered cooking tips and homespun philosophy from her home in Littleton where she lived on Indian Hill with her canary (Henry Boyd). Her full name was Jennifer F. Wheeler. Aunt Jenny's recipes often included a mention of her sponsor, Spry shortening. Jimmy Dwan supplied the sound effects of rattling pots and pans. Every day, her friend Danny (announcer Dan Seymour) would drop by for a chat in her kitchen. Then Aunt Jenny would introduce and narrate one of her stories. These were five-chapter daytime dramas with different casts in stories which came to a conclusion on Fridays. One actor who began his radio career on this series was Richard Widmark. Aunt Jenny was a widow, but in early episodes she was married to Calvin, who edited the Littleton News. The show's theme was a strings interpretation of Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms, and the background music was supplied by organist Elsie Thompson.
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    Larry King Show

    Larry King Show

    • Subject: Current events
    The Larry King Show was a radio program that was broadcast by the Mutual Broadcasting System.
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    Mayor of the Town

    Mayor of the Town was a comedy-drama radio series that aired from 1942 to 1949 on CBS and NBC radio, and starred noted actor Lionel Barrymore as the mayor of the fictional town of Springdale. Agnes Moorehead was the voice of his housekeeper Marilly. The program was sponsored by Rinso and later Noxzema. Barrymore is said to have written the program's theme song.
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    Painted Dreams

    Painted Dreams is an American radio soap opera that was the first daytime radio soap opera program in the United States. It was broadcast from chicago.It premiered October 20, 1930 and last aired in July, 1943. In 1930 radio station WGN asked Irna Phillips, who worked for them as an actress, to create a 15-minute daily show "about a family," to air during the day. Painted Dreams was the result. Phillips wrote and acted in the show until 1932 when she asked WGN to sell the show to a national broadcaster. When they refused, Phillips sued, claiming the show was her property. The dispute was finally settled in 1938, and the show was acquired by CBS. Meanwhile, Phillips had left WGN in 1932, creating Today's Children for rival station WMAQ with virtually the same plot premises and characters. Phillips' storyline followed the relationship of Irish-American widow Mother Moynihan and her unmarried daughter. Listeners in 1931 heard this dialogue in episode 25: Phillips occasionally played the lead of Mother Moynihan, as did Bess Flynn, who was a member of the show's writing team. Flynn, born August 18, 1899 in Tama. Iowa, went on to script for three other soap operas: We, the Abbotts,
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    Victims

    • Subject: Crime
    Victims is a series of radio programs broadcast by WRAL-FM.
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    Afield with Ranger Mac

    • Subject: Nature
    Afield with Ranger Mac was a  radio program that started in 1933 and broadcast on WHA for over 20 years.  Ranger Mac taught children about nature through songs, poems and stories.
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    Morningside

    • Episodes: Morningside: 1905
    Morningside was a nationally broadcast Canadian radio program, which aired on CBC Radio from September 20, 1976 to May 30, 1997. It was broadcast from 9AM to 12 Noon, Monday to Friday. The series replaced a series of short-lived morning radio programs that aired in this slot after This Country in the Morning ended in 1974. The show was created by Krista Maeots who served as its executive producer until her death in 1978. She had formerly been a producer with This Country in the Morning. The show debuted with Harry Brown and Maxine Crook as co-hosts. In September 1977 Don Harron became host of the show. But the program was most associated with legendary Canadian broadcaster Peter Gzowski, who assumed the host's chair in 1982. The program was a mixture of news and human interest interviews, which aired from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays. Shelagh Rogers and Stuart McLean were frequent guests/hosts in later years. Morningside has proven to be one of the most successful radio programs in CBC history. When Gzowski retired in 1997, Morningside and the network's Sunday public affairs show Sunday Morning were replaced by This Morning, which was hosted in its first year by Michael Enright and
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    The Ongoing History of New Music

    The Ongoing History of New Music is a Canadian radio program, produced by Corus Entertainment's ExploreMusic division in Toronto. The program is no longer hosted by Alan Cross. It is syndicated to several other radio stations, mostly but not exclusively Corus-owned, across Canada. The Ongoing History chronicles the history of alternative rock, from its roots in punk and new wave to the modern day. An episode of the show may profile an important musician or band (Sex Pistols, The Smiths, R.E.M., Foo Fighters, The Cure, Nirvana, U2, Nine Inch Nails, The Velvet Underground, etc.), a significant musical trend such as grunge or Madchester, or a theme such as payola, gay musicians or significant cult figures. Some topics are covered in a single show, while more substantial topics may be presented over two, three or four episodes. The program first aired in 1993 on CFNY-FM in Toronto. It was produced directly by CFNY until 2008, when Cross left the station to become the head of Corus' new media division, although CFNY still airs the program. May 2011 aired the last new episode. Shorter Ongoing History segments, about a minute long, air at various times throughout the day on CFNY, CFOX and
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    The Stephanie Miller Show

    The Stephanie Miller Show

    The Stephanie Miller Show is a syndicated progressive talk radio program that discusses politics, current events, and pop culture using a fast-paced, impromptu style. The three-hour show is hosted by comedienne Stephanie Miller ("Steph") along with voice artist Jim Ward and the show's engineer and executive producer Chris Lavoie ("The Mooks"). The show debuted in September 2004 and is broadcast live each weekday morning on radio stations throughout the U.S. The radio show should not be confused with Miller's short-lived 1995 syndicated TV talk show with the same name. Talkers Magazine named Stephanie Miller as one of the 100 most important radio talk show hosts in America in 2007, describing her as a funny, smart, and charming rising star of the progressive talk format. The Stephanie Miller Show is heard on 64 affiliates around the country and has a weekly cume of 2.5 million listeners. The show's audience has grown from 1 million in Fall 2005 on 40 affiliates. The show was simulcast on MSNBC for three days starting April 30, 2007, as part of a series of programs filling the former time slot of Don Imus. On March 5, 2012, Current TV announced that the show will be simulcast on the
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    Family Theater

    Family Theater was a dramatic anthology radio show which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System in the United States from February 13, 1947 to September 11, 1957. The show was produced by Family Theater Productions, a film and radio studio extension of the Family Rosary Crusade founded by the Holy Cross Priest, Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, as a way to promote family prayer. The motto of the these Holy Cross Family Ministries is, "The family that prays together, stays together." The program had no commercial sponsor, yet Father Peyton, CSC arranged for many of Hollywood's stars in film and radio at the time to appear. In its ten-year run, well-known actors and actresses, including James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Irene Dunne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Shirley Temple, Raymond Burr, Jane Wyatt, Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Gene Kelly, Kate Smith, William Shatner and Chuck Connors, appeared as announcers, narrators or stars. A total of 540 episodes were produced. The program featured not only religious stories but half-hour adaptations of literary works such as A Tale of Two Cities, Moby-Dick and Don Quixote. In 1951, while the radio
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    Let's Pretend

    • Subject: Fairy tale
    This article is on the US radio series. For the UK TV series see Let's Pretend (TV series). Let's Pretend, created and directed by Nila Mack (1891-1953), was a long-run CBS radio series for children. It had several different early formats and titles. Aunt Jymmie and Her Tots in Tottyville began October 27, 1928. Aunt Jymmie was the host of this Saturday morning children's program's whimsical tales of fantasy and fairy tales. She introduced each week's tale which was enacted by a cast of young children, "the tots." The young "tots" traveled to Tottyville, a make-believe world of king and queens, princesses, witches and magic spells. Originating from the WABC studio in New York City, the flagship station for CBS, this series lasted for 18 broadcasts until February 23, 1929 when it was replaced by the 30-minute The Children's Club Hour with Howard Merrill, who was the host and the scriptwriter. During the 1940s, Merrill scripted for The Gay Nineties Revue, Secret Missions and detective series such as Sherlock Holmes, Leonidas Witherall and the Abbott Mysteries. The Children's Club Hour, which offered fairy tales performed by juvenile cast members, began March 2, 1929 and continued
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    On Point

    • Episodes: E.O. Wilson on Darwin and Evolution
    On Point is a two-hour call-in radio show hosted by Tom Ashbrook, a former The Boston Globe foreign editor and reporter, author and Internet entrepreneur. It is produced by WBUR in Boston and syndicated by National Public Radio. The show addresses news issues, as well as arts and culture, health, technology, environmental, and business topics. It is distributed to 229 public radio stations across the United States by NPR. Major markets include New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as Ann Arbor/Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Miami, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, St. Louis, Missouri, Des Moines, Iowa, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hartford, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, Tampa, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Eugene, Oregon, and parts of California. On Point averages more than 600,000 podcast downloads a month. The show has featured political guests such as former President Jimmy Carter; former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Secretary of State James Baker; and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Other guests of public note include Gloria Steinem; Bill Cosby; Camille
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    The Nation's Nightmare

    • Subject: Organized crime
    "The Nation's Nightmare" was a  CBS radio program about drugs and crime in the U.S. The show won a Peabody award in 1951.
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    Steve, The Second

    Steve the Second was a four-part comedy series that was broadcast Saturday mornings on CBC Radio One, running from 11:30 - 12:00pm (half an hour later in Newfoundland). The successor series to Steve, The First, this bleak comedy was set 25 years after the original story. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, it details the story of the son of the original Steve as he is sent for by his mother to save the city of Orontonto (a thinly disguised Toronto) as it is besieged by the Dark Alliance. Steve the Second was written by Matt Watts, who also starred in the episodes. It was succeeded in its time slot by High Definition. Steve, The Second (2006)
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    Captain Kremmen

    Captain Kremmen was a science fiction radio serial set in the early 21st Century. (The pilot opens in 2005.) It was written and performed for Capital Radio by the DJ Kenny Everett, and was also broadcast on Liverpool's Radio City and Nottingham's Radio Trent. It featured the eponymous vain and dimwitted spaceship captain. Everett took the name Kremmen from a record label owned by the son of comedian Mel Blanc. Each episode began with a recap by Everett's fellow DJ, Tommy Vance. The premise was subsequently adapted for television and other media. Captain Elvis Brandenburg Kremmen - Born in Liverpool on Christmas Day in 1950, Kremmen grew up with an interest in becoming an astronaut like his idol, Dan Dare. In the animated version, he bears a striking resemblance to Kenny Everett, who was also born in Liverpool on Christmas Day (but in 1944). Graduating from the Space Academy, Kremmen went on to become the world's most fabulous man, as well as a captain for Star Corps. He also has bionic veins, and a bionic left foot with a detachable big toe that converts into a space cannon. According to a 'computer read-out' at the beginning of the episodes, he has an IQ of 498 and a height of 6ft
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    Community Opinion

    • Subject: Harlem
    Community Opinion was a radio program  that permitted citizens of Harlem to voice their feelings, frankly and openly via a hot-line telephone interview.  WLIB  provided details of how listeners could avail themselves of existing community services.  The show was moderated by moderated by Leon Lewis, the station's program director.
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    Married

    • Subject: Parallel universe
    Married is a BBC radio comedy with science fiction themes, first aired on BBC Radio 4. The main character is Robin Lightfoot, a confirmed bachelor with a successful architectural practice, who wakes up one day in a parallel universe in which he is married with two children. Unfortunately his counterpart in the parallel universe, who has evidently been swapped into our universe, is a cad, a womanizer, a swindler and possibly a murderer. Only the younger of the two children, Ned, believes Robin's story, largely because he reads about parallel universes in comic books. Apart from his previously unknown wife Leslie, and the children Maxine and Ned, Robin finds the new universe populated by people he already knows, but who are different. His former business partner Dirk is still his partner in this universe, but the business is writing greeting card messages, and Dirk, who is married in our universe, is an unmarried sexual addict in the alternate one. The ruling monarch is a King John, son of King Richard who dies during the first series. Richard was apparently the son of Edward VIII who got cold feet at the last minute when about to abdicate. King John, however, is openly gay so the
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    Sommar

    Sommar (Summer) is one of the most popular Swedish radio programs ever. It has been broadcast every summer on P1 since 28 June 1959. Before 1993 it aired in P3. The idea of the program came from Tage Danielsson, who was the then head of radio entertainment at Sveriges Radio and producer Jörgen Cederberg, who was also the first host. In the early days of the program's history, the so called Sommarvärdarna in Sommar was the DJ and the same presenters returned many times in the first year. Nowadays, the Sommar hosts hold personal programs/shows and get to talk about anything and pick the music themselves. In common usage, a Sommar host is often called "sommarpratare" (Summer speaker). The hosts range from celebrities to politicians, scientists, authors and athletes. The tradition used to state that Lars Ulvenstam should be the last Sommar host every season, but that has changed. The program's theme tune, "Sommar, sommar, sommar" was composed in 1951 by Sten Carlberg, with lyrics by Eric Sandström. Sommar is broadcast on P1 daily between Midsummers day and the middle of August at 13:00, and repeated at 22:12 (22:05 during weekends). The programs can be listened to or downloaded at the
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    This I Believe

    This I Believe was a five-minute CBS Radio Network program hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1951 to 1955. A half-hour European version of This I Believe ran from 1956 to 1958 over Radio Luxembourg. The show encouraged both famous and everyday people to write short essays about their own personal motivation in life and then read them on the air. This I Believe became a cultural phenomenon that stressed individual belief rather than religious dogma. Its popularity both developed and waned within the era of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Cold War. The show was revived by Dan Gediman and Jay Allison on NPR from 2005-2009, and subsequently by Preston Manning on Canada's CBC Radio One in 2007. Essays that appear on the show are available free of charge at its website. In 2009 and 2010, some of the original 1951 This I Believe programs were rebroadcast on PRI's Bob Edwards Weekend. Since late 2010, all new This I Believe segments have been broadcast on Bob Edwards Weekend and are also available free of charge via podcast. The idea for This I Believe flowed from both the WWII broadcasting experiences of Edward R. Murrow (who had spent of the latter 1930s and most of 1940s
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    Fresh Air

    Fresh Air

    • Episodes: Fresh Air: May 21, 2002
    Fresh Air is an American radio talk show broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the United States. The show is produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its longtime host is Terry Gross. As of June 2009, the show was syndicated to 450 stations and claimed 4.5 million listeners. The show is fed live weekdays at 12:00 noon ET. In addition, some stations carry Fresh Air Weekend, a re-programming of highlights of the past week's interviews. The show began in 1975 at WHYY with Judy Blank as host. In September of that year, Terry Gross took over as presenter and producer; over 35 years later she remains its chief presenter. The show began broadcasting nationally in 1987. The show primarily includes interviews with prominent figures in various fields, including: arts and entertainment, culture, journalism, and world news. Shorter segments follow the main segment and carry reviews of various cultural and entertainment diversions on a rotating basis. The subjects of the shorter segments include movies, books, stage plays, television programs, as well as recordings of popular music, jazz, and classical music. The program also features commentary from a range of regular
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    Jazz Alive!

    Jazz Alive!

    • Subject: Jazz
    Jazz Alive! was a weekly live jazz radio series that was produced by Tim Owens for National Public Radio.
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    Heart Breakfast with Wes and Ros

    Heart Breakfast with Wes Venn was a radio show broadcast 6am-10am weekdays on Heart's Milton Keynes station, Heart 103.3 (now Heart Home Counties). It was hosted by Wes Venn and sponsored by Pilling Renault. Wes now presents the drivetime show on 96.4 Eagle Radio in Surrey and North Hampshire. From 1998, the breakfast show on Horizon Radio was presented by “The Morning Crew”, made-up of Trevor Marshall, Andrew Whyatt-Sames (better-known as “Cueball”) and Ros Hale. The show won the GCap Media Breakfast Show of the Year award in 2003 and 2005, and the trio also had a Sunday morning slot on London's Capital FM for a time. When Marshall left in 2006, the show was rebranded as Cueball and Ros at Breakfast and ran for two years. Cueball bowed-out in 2008 in order to pursue a career as a Business Psychologist, shortly before the Heart rebrand, and was replaced by Wes Venn, who had previously presented the drivetime show. He was subsequently replaced by Joe Rudd; Lucy Ellis fronted Heart Drivetime up until the station's closure. Following Horizon’s transition to Heart, the breakfast show was rebranded once again, this time as Heart Breakfast with Wes and Ros, débuting on Monday 5 January
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    Midnight Radio Network

    Red Eye Radio is a talk radio program currently hosted by Eric Harley and Gary McNamara. The program is syndicated nationwide by Cumulus Media Networks and originates from WBAP in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The show traces its history through several predecessors, beginning with Bill Mack's overnight truck show in 1969. Bill Mack was the founder of WBAP's overnight program, the U.S. 1 Trucking Show (despite the fact that U.S. Route 1 does not go anywhere near Dallas-Fort Worth). Mack started the show in 1969. The show, as the name implied, was geared toward the American truck driver and featured a lot of country music. The show briefly attempted an excursion into Mexico on border blaster XERF, but that arrangement ended after it was clear that Mack would not be able to host the show from his home in Fort Worth. Eventually, the show's name would change to the Midnight Cowboy Radio Network and be syndicated by ABC Radio, who carefully selected the affiliates to give maximum coverage of the country. Mack left the show to join the Open Road channel on XM Satellite Radio. After Mack's departure, ABC changed the name of the show to Midnight Trucking Radio Network. The network
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    Radio Lab

    Radio Lab

    Radiolab is a radio program produced by WNYC, a public radio station in New York City, and broadcast on public radio stations in the United States. The show is nationally syndicated and is available as a podcast. In 2008, Radiolab began offering live shows. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show focuses on topics of a scientific and philosophical nature. The show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner and with a distinctive audio production style. Radiolab received a 2007 National Academies Communication Award "for their imaginative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences." In 2011, Abumrad received the MacArthur grant. Although Radiolab is a "limited run series", nine seasons of five episodes each and one season of ten episodes have been produced. The eleventh season is currently airing. Having majored in experimental music composition and production at Oberlin College, Jad Abumrad worked for New York City Pacifica affiliate WBAI before landing a job freelancing for National Public Radio (NPR). In 2002 he produced a series of post-9/11 radio documentaries called 24 Hours
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    Science Editor

    • Subject: Science
    Science Editor was a radio show broadcast on KNX which presented news on the fields of science and medicine in understandable terms.
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    Car Talk

    Car Talk

    • Subject: Automotive
    Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly on NPR stations throughout the United States and elsewhere. Its subjects are automobiles and repair, and it often takes humorous turns. The hosts of Car Talk are brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, known on the air as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers. On June 8, 2012, it was announced that after 35 years of hosting the show, the Magliozzi brothers were retiring and that Car Talk would stop producing new episodes as of October 2012, but that NPR will continue airing the show in reruns. Car Talk is structured as a call-in radio show: listeners call with questions related to motor vehicle maintenance and repair. Most of the advice sought is diagnostic, with callers describing symptoms and demonstrating sounds of an ailing vehicle while the Magliozzis make an attempt at identifying the malfunction. While the hosts pepper their call-in sessions with jokes directed at both the caller and at themselves, the depth and breadth of their knowledge of automobiles is extensive, and they are usually able to arrive at a diagnosis and give helpful advice. Also, if a caller has an unusual name, they will inquire about the spelling, pronunciation,
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    Saint Paul Sunday

    Saint Paul Sunday is a Peabody Award-winning weekly classical music radio program, hosted by Bill McGlaughlin. It is America's most widely listened to weekly classical music program produced by public radio, and airs on approximately 200 stations nationwide. Programs since 1997 are also available as archived audio on the Internet. The one-hour show features live, in-studio performances by and interviews with the world's top classical musicians, both soloists and ensembles. For each hour-long show, host Bill McGlaughlin invites a virtuoso soloist or ensemble into the studio to discuss and perform music. The music on the program generally fits under the wide umbrella of classical music, and the pieces performed run the gamut from late medieval through to contemporary music. Saint Paul Sunday is distributed by American Public Media, and is produced in the Saint Paul, Minnesota studios of Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media's main subsidiary. According to the Saint Paul Sunday website, the show's premise is, "What would it be like to hear the Juilliard String Quartet perform in your living room? Or to invite violinist Joshua Bell over for brunch and Bach?" Host Bill
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    Peniel

    Peniel

    • Episodes: Peniel
    Peniel is a radio episode that aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as part of the Hornby Collection  series.
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    Animal Alphabet

    Animal Alphabet was a short-lived radio program that aired from November 1981-December 1981. There were six half-hour episodes and it was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. It starred Peter Goodright and was written by Richard Digance. Lavalie, John. "Animal Alphabet." EpGuides. 21 Jul 2005. 29 Jul 2005 .
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    Easy as ABC

    Easy as ABC was a radio broadcast that raised awareness of the pioneering by UNESCO in the fields of education.
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    Marketplace

    • Subject: Business
    Marketplace is a radio program that focuses on business, the economy, and events that influence them. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, the show is produced and distributed by American Public Media, in association with the University of Southern California. With a weekly audience of more than eight million, Marketplace is the most popular business program in America–more popular than those of CNBC, Bloomberg or Nightly Business Report. Marketplace began in 1989, created by Jim Russell. Marketplace is produced in Los Angeles with bureaus in New York; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Baltimore, Maryland; London; and Shanghai. A sister program, the Marketplace Morning Report, offers two seven-minute, twenty-second morning broadcast that replace the business news-oriented "E" segment of the first and second hours of National Public Radio's Morning Edition on many public radio stations. The Marketplace brand also took over the money advice program Sound Money, which was renamed Marketplace Money in 2005, with content oriented toward a personal finance theme. All three shows share reporters and editorial staff. In addition, Marketplace reporters were featured in a daily interview segment on
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    Music Of The Stars

    Music Of The Stars

    The Music of the Stars is a four-hour radio program in the Chicago-Milwaukee radio market; it is heard worldwide from WLIP in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and is produced and hosted by Lou Rugani. The program in its original form first aired over WLIP AM 1050 on Sunday, May 30th, 1992; with its original title "The Big-Band Show", it was then broadcast during a six-hour window each Sunday morning and afternoon. After some time-shifting over the years, it has aired for most of the decade from 7 AM CT to 11 AM CST and since 2007 WLIP has repeated it in an encore re-broadcast from 12 noon to 4 PM CT. At first following a strict big-band radio format, the program slowly began to adopt an anthology or "omnibus" motif by the mid-1990s, and today begins its first segment ("The Torch Hour") with a torch song theme, transcending into "freeform radio" thematic segments in music, prose and comedy based on various concepts in everyday life, i.e. the varied seasons, moods, aspirations, life stages, etcetera. The Music of the Stars has been compared to such historic radio programs as "Music from Studio X", Martin Block's "Make Believe Ballroom", and the various Chicago overnight radio programs with
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    Alan Parker

    Alan Parker was a short-lived radio show that aired from February 1995-March 1995. There were 6 hour-long episodes that were broadcast on BBC Radio 1. It starred Simon Munnery as Alan Parker, a left-wing character not to be confused with the director of the same name. Lavalie, John. "Alan Parker." EpGuides. 04 Sep 2005. 29 Jul 2007 .
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    Beaker Street

    Beaker Street with Clyde Clifford was the first underground music program broadcast regularly on a commercial AM radio station in the central US. Beaker Street began on Little Rock, Arkansas 50,000 watt AM radio station KAAY late in 1966 and ran through 1972. The show's original announcer, Clyde Clifford, moved to FM in 1974 as the rise in popularity of FM radio began to impact the operations of many AM stations. Beaker Street pre-dated the FM radio boom of the mid 1970s and foretold the rise of Album Oriented Rock and Classic rock formats. Dale Seidenschwarz, aka Clyde Clifford, was the prototype of the laid-back late-night radio DJ, known for the very long pauses in his speech. The stage name of Clyde Clifford continued a tradition at KAAY whereby the on-air personalities often fashioned a stage name from the names of the board of directors of LIN Broadcasting, the owners of KAAY. Clyde W. Clifford was the comptroller general of LIN Broadcasting. Among the more memorable details of this radio program were the interludes of eerie sound effects and a background of space music between songs. These background sounds were necessary to mask the noise of the transmitter since the
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    NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast

    NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast

    Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is an hour-long weekly radio news panel game show produced by Chicago Public Radio and National Public Radio. It is distributed by NPR in the United States, internationally on NPR Worldwide and on the Internet via podcast, and typically broadcast on weekends by member stations. The show is hosted by playwright and actor Peter Sagal. When the program had its debut in January 1998, Dan Coffey of Ask Dr. Science was the original host, but a revamping of the show led to his replacement in May of that year. The show has also been guest hosted by Luke Burbank, Adam Felber, Peter Grosz, Richard Sher, Bill Radke, Susan Stamberg, Robert Siegel, and Brian Unger when Peter Sagal is on vacation. Carl Kasell, who also served as the newsreader on Morning Edition, is the show's official judge and scorekeeper. Korva Coleman, Corey Flintoff, Jean Cochran, and Bill Kurtis (referred to in the show as "legendary anchorman" Bill Kurtis) among others, have served this role. Each week, a panel of three humorists, journalists, and/or comedians are chosen to participate in the program. Wait Wait... listeners also participate by telephoning or sending e-mails to nominate
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    The Bell Telephone Hour

    The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) is a long-run concert series which began April 29, 1940 on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name assumes, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to nine million listeners each week. It continued on television from 1959 to 1968. Throughout the program's run on both radio and television, the studio orchestra on the program was conducted by Donald Voorhees. After early shows featuring James Melton and Francia White as soloists, producer Wallace Magill restructured the format on April 27, 1942 into the "Great Artists Series" of concert and opera performers, beginning with Jascha Heifetz. The list of talents heard over the years included Marian Anderson, Bing Crosby, Margaret Daum, Benny Goodman, Nelson Eddy, José Iturbi, Oscar Levant, Lily Pons, Gladys Swarthout and Helen Traubel. The series returned to radio in 1968-69 as Bell Telephone Hour Encores (Encores from the Bell Telephone Hour) featuring highlights and interviews from the original series. The TV show, seen on NBC from January 12, 1959 to the summer of 1968, was one of the first TV
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    The National Lampoon Radio Hour

    • Episodes: Missing White House Tapes
    The National Lampoon Radio Hour was a comedy radio show which was created, produced and initially written by staff from National Lampoon magazine. The show ran weekly, for a little over a year, from November 17, 1973 to December 28, 1974. Originally an hour in length, after 13 weeks it was cut down to half-an-hour due to the difficulty of putting together the very considerable amount of material required for a one hour show. For a complete listing of shows, see . The show was created by Michael O'Donoghue and producer/engineer Bob Tischler. When O'Donoghue left, later producers included Sean Kelly, Brian McConnachie and John Belushi. Performers on the show included Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and Harold Ramis, who was one of the co-writers for the National Lampoon movie Animal House. Other writers and performers on the show included Anne Beatts, Richard Belzer, Christopher Cerf, Brian Doyle-Murray, Joe Flaherty, Christopher Guest who did many of the show's musical parodies, Ed Subitzky, Douglas Kenney (another co-writer of Animal House) and Bruce McCall. The radio show was recorded in a studio specially built at the National Lampoon's offices. The musical theme
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    Music and the Spoken Word

    Music and the Spoken Word

    • Subject: Inspiration
    Music and the Spoken Word is a weekly 30-minute radio and television program of inspiring messages and music produced by Bonneville Communications with music performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (often accompanied by the Salt Lake Tabernacle organ and the Orchestra at Temple Square). The radio program is distributed by the CBS Radio Network and its broadcast center is KSL (AM) Radio, a Salt Lake City station owned by Bonneville International Corporation, which is in turn owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). KSL is a former CBS Radio affiliate; it switched to ABC Radio, now Citadel Media in 2005. In addition, it is currently broadcast by over 2,000 television and radio stations worldwide. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's first network radio program, Music and the Spoken Word was first transmitted on July 15, 1929. The organ, choir, and announcer shared a single microphone which was attached to the ceiling of the tabernacle. The announcer stood on a ladder in order to speak into it. A telegraph was used to alert the sound engineer at KSL to start the broadcast. Anthony C. Lund was the director of the choir for the first program, and Earl J. Glade
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    Theme Time Radio Hour Season Three

    The third season of the Theme Time Radio Hour premiered on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, the same week that saw the release of a new edition of the Bootleg Series, Tell Tale Signs. Somewhat eerily, given that it aired during the week of a worldwide financial crisis caused by the collapse of the credit markets, the first show's theme was "Money: Part 1." Season Three concluded on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 with the airing of the show's 100th original episode. The theme of that show was "Goodbye." First aired October 8, 2008 Show Track Listings: First aired October 15, 2008 Show Track Listings: First aired October 22, 2008 Show Track Listings: Aired October 29, 2008 as a repeat of the Season 2 episode, which was first broadcast in February 2008. First aired November 5, 2008 Show Track Listings: First aired November 12, 2008 Show Track Listings: First aired November 19, 2008 War was an unusual episode in several respects. Although TTRH has aired three 2-hour specials and the unique Time episode ran slightly over an hour, War was the show's first 90-minute episode. War was the second episode not to feature Ellen Barkin's voice in the opening intro, and the first not to use the "Night in
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    Elliot in the Morning

    Elliot in the Morning is a morning radio talk show hosted by DJ Elliot Segal. It airs weekdays from "5:48 until 10-something" on WWDC-FM in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and on WRXL in Richmond, Virginia. The program was simulcast on WOSC in Ocean City, Maryland from 2003 to 2004 and on WCHH in Baltimore, Maryland from May 2008 to November 2009. The format covers a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from in-person or telephone interviews with well-known celebrities, to gross-out stunts involving many of the colorful supporting cast. The show has regular telephone interviews with Patricia Murphy (from Politics Daily), Mark Steines (from Entertainment Tonight) during sweeps and Brandon Noble (former NFL player) during football season. As of 2005, Elliot in the Morning had been the cause of the fifth largest amount of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fines since 1970, with $302,500 worth of fines leveled at the show. As a result, while the show still frequently involves euphemistic mentions of sexual topics, it is broadcast with a short tape delay, and is occasionally "dumped" to canned music for profanity. Other former members: Dan Hoffman, Brett Haber, Jared Stern,
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    Take It From Here

    Take It From Here (often referred to as TIFH, pronounced — and sometimes humorously spelt — "TIFE") was a British radio comedy programme broadcast by the BBC between 1948 and 1960. It was written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, and starred Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and Joy Nichols. When Nichols moved to New York City in 1953 she was replaced by June Whitfield and Alma Cogan. The show is perhaps most famous for introducing The Glums. Through TIFH Muir and Norden reinvented British post-war radio comedy — amongst other influences, it was one of the first shows with a significant segment consisting of parody of film and book styles, later used extensively in programmes such as Round the Horne and many television programmes. Frank Muir had been writing material for Jimmy Edwards's appearances at Windmill Theatre, and later wrote material for Edwards's radio character, a seedy public school headmaster; Denis Norden had been staff comedy sketch writer with the Kavanagh agency, and had written material for the Australian comedian Dick Bentley. The radio producer Charles Maxwell had contracted Edwards, together with Joy Nichols and Dick Bentley, for the final series in 1947 of the radio
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    The Eric and Carson Show

    The Eric and Carson show' is an American radio program. The show is currently the #1 afternoon drive radio show WWBN-FM in Flint MI (101.5).Their website is www.ericandcarsonshow.com, or you can reach them at www.myspace.com/ericandcarson The Eric and Carson Show is a mix of music, and discussion. The discussions range from pop culture, news, politics, and the personal lives of the hosts. The show features Eric introducing subjects and Carson supplying jokes and commentary. The show has few limits, and covers a wide array of topics interactively, with a great deal of time devoted to callers. Also featured on the show is Producer Scooter and Assistant Producer Dent. Eric was already in radio for a long time, but was bored with the management side and decided he wanted to get back on the air. Carson was an assistant car chief in the NASCAR Busch Series. The two began broadcasting together September 16, 2002 and have been doing a radio show ever since. WWBN "The Banana" Night Show The show started in September 2002 with Eric in the standard "Jock" role with Carson as his intern. After a successful ratings period in the Fall of 2002, the name of the show was called changed to "The
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    The Goon Show

    • Episodes: The Missing Number 10 Downing Street
    The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The first series, broadcast between May and September 1951, was titled Crazy People; all subsequent series had the title The Goon Show, a title inspired, according to Spike Milligan, by a Popeye character. The show's chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan. The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. Some of the later episodes feature electronic effects devised by the then-fledgling BBC Radiophonic Workshop, many of which were reused by other shows for decades afterwards. Many elements of the show satirised contemporary life in Britain, parodying aspects of show business, commerce, industry, art, politics, diplomacy, the police, the military, education, class structure, literature and film. The show was released internationally through the BBC Transcription Services (TS). It was heard regularly from the 1950s in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, India and Canada, although these TS versions were frequently edited to avoid
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    WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

    WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

    Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC, New York Public Radio cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events.
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    You Are the Jury

    • Subject: Road traffic safety
    "You are the Jury" was a radio show that promoted traffic safety and taught deensive driving techniques.
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    You Bet Your Life

    You Bet Your Life is an American quiz show that aired on both radio and television. The original and best-known version was hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers, with announcer and assistant George Fenneman. The show debuted on ABC Radio in October 1947, then moved to CBS Radio in September 1949 before making the transition to NBC-TV in October 1950. Because of its simple format, it was possible to broadcast the show simultaneously on the radio and on television. In 1960, the show was renamed The Groucho Show and ran a further year. Most episodes are in the public domain. The play of the game, however, was secondary to the interplay between Groucho, the contestants, and occasionally Fenneman. The program was rerun into the 1970s, and later in syndication as The Best of Groucho. As such, it was the first game show to have its reruns syndicated. The mid-1940s was a lull in Groucho Marx's career. His radio show Blue Ribbon Town, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, had begun in March 1943 and had failed to catch on. Groucho left the program in June 1944, replaced by vocalist Kenny Baker until the show's end two months later. He also reluctantly appeared in two movies with
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    Steve, The First

    Steve the First was a four-part dark comedy set in a post-apocalyptic future, broadcast on CBC Radio One in 2005. It ran on Saturday mornings from 11:30 - 12:00pm (half an hour later in Newfoundland). The basic premise is that a slacker wakes up to find he managed to sleep through the apocalypse, and now has the ability to telepathically communicate with his dog, and can cure people infected by a strange disease that causes them to melt. There is a bizarre power struggle between Steve and the evil Phil Green, vying to be mayor of what is left of Toronto. All of this is ostensibly told from the point of view of a storyteller who is recounting the tale 1,000 years later. A sequel, Steve, The Second, was aired early in 2006. Steve the First was written by Matt Watts, who also starred in the episodes. Steve, The First (2005)
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    2000X

    2000X is a dramatic anthology series released by National Public Radio and produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear. There were 49 plays of various lengths in 26 one-hour programs broadcast weekly and later released on the Internet. Plays were adaptations of futuristic stories, novels and plays by noted authors. Producer/director Yuri Rasovsky and host/consultant Harlan Ellison won the 2001 Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America for their work on this program.
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    Bachelor's Children

    Bachelor's Children was a domestic daytime drama broadcast which originated on Chicago's WGN in 1935-36, continuing on CBS and NBC until 1946. It followed the daily travails of two friends, Dr. Bob Graham and Sam Ryder, and the two women they loved. When Dr. Bob was a young man doing military service, his sergeant took care of him during a difficult time. Years later, the sergeant's dying request was that Bob become guardian of his two young daughters. Dr. Bob fell in love with Ruth Ann and Sam with her twin sister, Janet. In a typical episode, Janet and Dr. Bob are together in his living room. Janet, who has been reading an art magazine, asks him if she can move one of his pictures to a place on the wall where it will get better light. Bringing a ladder from the pantry, he starts to help her. However, he has to leave when he receives a telephone call about a baby who has swallowed a button. Sam comes in to help Janet who is on the ladder. When she falls from the ladder, he catches her, and resting in his arms, she realizes for the first time that she has always loved him. Hugh Studebaker had the role of Dr. Bob and Olan Soulé portrayed Sam Ryder. Also in the cast were Marjorie
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    Bradbury 13

    Bradbury 13

    • Subject: Ray Bradbury
    Bradbury 13 is a series of thirteen radio dramatizations of Ray Bradbury stories, and an interview with Ray Bradbury.
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    File on 4

    • Episodes: Export Controls
    File on 4 is a current-affairs radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It is produced in Manchester by the BBC's Radio Current Affairs department since 1977, and has won more than 40 awards, including a gold Sony Radio Award in 2003.
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    Inner Sanctum Mysteries

    Inner Sanctum Mystery, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown. A total of 526 episodes were broadcast. The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm?" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Wyllis Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler). When Johnson left the series in May 1945 to serve in the Army, he was replaced by Paul McGrath, who did not keep the "Raymond" name and was known only as "Your Host" or "Mr. Host". (Berry Kroeger had substituted earlier for a total of four episodes). McGrath
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    Author Meets the Critics

    • Subject: Book review
    Author Meets the Critics was an American talk show which aired on NBC, ABC, and the DuMont Television Network. The series began as a mid-season replacement on NBC on April 4, 1948, but moved to ABC in 1949. The show moved back to NBC in 1951, and then to DuMont from January 10, 1952 to October 10, 1954. On the series, two critics debated a recently-published book, one in favor and the other against. Later, the author of the book appeared to face the critics. John K. M. McCaffery was the moderator from 1948 to 1951. Faye Emerson had a brief stint as moderator in 1952, during which the show was moved to prime time. Virgilia Peterson was the moderator during the DuMont run from 1952 to 1954, when the show was aired Thursdays at 10pm EST. The DuMont episodes of the show were produced by Phyllis Adams Jenkins, a pioneer in providing serious programming intended for daytime television audiences. She went on to produce other shows, including What's the Problem?, the daytime show Home starring Arlene Francis in the 1950s, and Dinah Shore's daytime show in the 1960s. On his show, Ernie Kovacs parodied it as "Author Heats the Critics", where the author attacks the critics, rather than the
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    Carnival of Books

    • Subject: Literature
    Carnival of Books, hosted by Mrs. Ruth Harshaw, author and educator, taught children to find, enjoy and appreciate good books by engaging them in conversations with contemporary authors.
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    Deep End

    Deep End

    Weekly syndicated music program that features music from the 60s and 70s. Host is Nick Michaels and the focus of the program are musical tracks that don't receive much current airplay.
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    Higher Horizons

    Higher Horizons was a radio educational program that provided information to black youth on the importance of staying in school, finding jobs and, and obtaining a college education.
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    King Biscuit Time

    • Subject: Blues
    King Biscuit Time is the longest-running daily American radio broadcast in history. The program is broadcast each weekday from KFFA in Helena, Arkansas, and has won the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence. The first broadcast of King Biscuit Time was on November 21, 1941 on KFFA in Helena, and featured the African-American blues artists Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) and Robert Lockwood, Jr. Williamson and Lockwood played live in the studio and were the key musicians in the original studio band, the King Biscuit Entertainers. Other musicians who joined the original band were Pinetop Perkins on piano and James Peck Curtis on drums. Williamson left the program in 1947 but returned for a stint in 1965 just prior to his death. The 30-minute long live radio program is broadcast at 12:15 every weekday and was named after the local flour company, King Biscuit Flour. The local grocery distributor financed the show at the behest of Williamson in exchange for endorsements and naming rights. KFFA was the only station that would play music by African-Americans, and it reached an audience throughout the Mississippi Delta region and inspired a host of important blues
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    Academy Award

    Academy Award was a CBS radio anthology series which presented 30-minute adaptations of plays, novels or films. Rather than adaptations of Oscar-winning films, as the title implied, the series offered "Hollywood's finest, the great picture plays, the great actors and actresses, techniques and skills, chosen from the honor roll of those who have won or been nominated for the famous golden Oscar of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences." With that as a guideline, any drama could be presented as long as the cast included at least one Oscar-nominated performer. For example, Robert Nathan's 1940 novel Portrait of Jennie was not released as a film until 1949. David O. Selznick, having acquired the rights to Nathan's novel in 1944, was spending much time and money in his efforts to bring it to the screen. Thus, Academy Award's December 4, 1946 adaptation of Portrait of Jennie, with John Lund and Oscar-winner Joan Fontaine, had a promotional aspect, concluding with host/announcer Hugh Brundage revealing, "Portrait of Jennie is soon to be a Selznick International picture starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten." The program initially aired on Saturdays at 7pm(et) through June,
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    All Things Considered

    • Episodes: Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse
    All Things Considered (ATC) is the flagship news program on the American network National Public Radio. It was the first news program on NPR, and is broadcast live worldwide through several outlets. All Things Considered and Morning Edition were the highest rated public radio programs in the United States of America in 2002 and 2005. ATC programming combines news, analysis, commentary, interviews, and special features broadcast live daily from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (20:00 to 22:00 UTC), and is re-fed with updates until 10 p.m. ET (02:00 UTC). Broadcasts run about 105 minutes with local content interspersed in between to complete two hours. In 2005, ATC aired on over 560 radio stations and reached an audience of approximately 12 million listeners each weekday, making it the third most listened to radio program in the United States after The Rush Limbaugh Show and Morning Edition. In September 2010, All Things Considered had an average quarter-hour audience of 1.8 million. ATC is co-hosted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block. The first broadcast of ATC was fed to about 90 radio stations on May 3, 1971, with host Robert Conley. The first story was about
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    America's Town Meeting of the Air

    • Subject: Politics
    America’s Town Meeting of the Air was a public affairs discussion broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1956, mainly on the NBC Blue Network and its successor, ABC Radio. One of radio's first talk shows, it began as a six-week experiment, and NBC itself didn't expect much from it. Broadcast live from New York City's Town Hall, America's Town Meeting of the Air debuted on Thursday May 30, 1935, and only 18 of NBC's affiliates carried it. ("George V. Denny," 1959) The topic for that first show was "Which Way America: Fascism, Communism, Socialism or Democracy?” (Overstreet, 15) The moderator was George V. Denny Jr., executive director of the League for Political Education, which produced the program. Denny moderated the program from 1935 to 1952 and had a major role in choosing weekly topics. Denny and the League wanted to create a program that would replicate the Town Meetings that were held in the early days of the United States. ("Boston Symphony," 1936) The show's introduction tried to evoke the old town meetings, as the voice of the mythical town crier announced, “Town meeting tonight! Come to the old Town Hall and talk it over!” Denny and the League believed that a radio town meeting
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    Books in Profile

    • Subject: Book review
    Books in Profile was a weekly radio show that did book reviews.  It was  hosted by Virgilia Peterson and won a Peabody award in 1956.
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    China in Crisis

    'China in Crisis' is a 1989 award-winning work of CBS Radio News about the pro-democracy movement that began to grow in mainland China in 1989.
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    Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett

    Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett

    • Episodes: The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi
    • Subject: Religion
    On Being (also known as Krista Tippett on Being, formerly known as Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett) is a weekly public radio program about "religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas", produced by American Public Media. Initially launched as a monthly broadcast in 2001 with Minnesota Public Radio, the program became a national weekly broadcast in 2003 airing on NPR stations across the United States. Operating from a neutral position, the program explores the relationship between religion and the human experience around the world. Speaking of Faith was awarded its first Webby Award in 2005—the first public radio program to win the juried prize—and a second in 2008. That same year, the program was given a George Foster Peabody Award for its radio and online production of "The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi" in 2007. Tippett believes that "what most Americans want, whether they are religious or not, is for the religious voice in our public life to be more constructive—to reflect the capacity religion has to nourish lives and communities." The radio program also spawned the book Speaking of Faith — Why Religion Matters and How to Talk about It. Written by Tippett, it was published in 2007.
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    Weekly Press

    • Subject: Local news
    Weekly Press was a radio show broadcast out of Ithaca NY that featured news and comments from local newspapers.
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    Big Sister

    Big Sister

    Big Sister was a daytime radio drama series created by Lillian Laugerty and broadcast on CBS from September 14, 1936 to December 26, 1952. It was sponsored by Lever Brothers (Rinso) until 1946 when Procter & Gamble became the sponsor. Set in the fictional town of Glen Falls, the program dramatized the life of Ruth Evans who sacrificed her own happiness to care for her younger sister Sue and their crippled brother Neddie. After Sue married reporter Jerry Miller, Ruth continued to care for Neddie. She fell in love with Neddie's doctor, John Wayne, who cured Neddie. Ruth and John married on October 19, 1939, but during World War II, John was held in a Japanese prison camp. He returned to Glen Falls suffering from shell-shock. The actresses who portrayed Ruth over the decades were Alice Frost, Nancy Marshall, Marjorie Anderson and Mercedes McCambridge. Sue was played by Haila Stoddard, Dorothy McGuire, Peggy Conklin and Fran Carlon. Michael O'Day was heard in the role of little Neddie Evans. The program was so popular that when characters Ruth Evans and Dr. John Wayne were married in 1940, listeners sent truckloads of wedding presents to the CBS building on Madison Avenue in New York
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    CBS World News Roundup

    The CBS World News Roundup is a radio newscast that airs weekday mornings and evenings on the CBS Radio Network. It first went on-air on March 13, 1938 at 8 p.m. Eastern time as a one-time special in response to growing tensions in Europe -- specifically the Anschluss, during which Adolf Hitler annexed Austria. When the show first went on the air it was hosted by veteran radio personality Robert Trout. The first show gave the world the voices of Edward R. Murrow and William L. Shirer. In fact, it was the first time Murrow had ever delivered a news report. During the early years of the war, Murrow's reports from London and Shirer's reports from Berlin were essential listening to anyone trying to keep informed on events unfolding in Europe. The program was a 35-minute special report from multiple locations around the world as the pre-war crisis mounts. It was the first time that on-the-scene European field correspondents were linked with a central anchor in New York for a national broadcast. Most broadcast references credit either CBS President William S. Paley or News Director Paul White as coming up with the idea for the show, as a way to trump Max Jordan's NBC coverage of the
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    Second Sunday

    • Episodes: Communism in the 70s
    Second Sunday was a Peabody award winning monthly documentary series that tackled the important topics from every possible angle.
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    Performance Today

    • Subject: Classical music
    Performance Today is a Peabody Award-winning classical music radio show, currently hosted by Fred Child. It is the most listened-to daily classical music radio program in the United States, with 1.2 million listeners on 237 stations. Performance Today builds its two-hour daily broadcast (some stations broadcast only one hour) on recent live concert performances from around the world. In addition to live concert performance excerpts, Performance Today also includes classical music information, news, and interviews. The show also airs in-studio recitals, and the weekly "Piano Puzzler," featuring composer Bruce Adolphe. Performance Today also periodically presents a segment called What Makes It Great? with composer and conductor Robert Kapilow. Performance Today was created by National Public Radio (NPR), and went on the air in 1987. For most of its first two years, under hosts Kathryn Loomans and Liane Hansen, it combined classical music with numerous and wide-ranging arts features. In 1989, the focus shifted exclusively to classical music. Martin Goldsmith then hosted for nearly ten years; he left in October 1999. During Goldsmith's tenure as host the show grew from 40 stations to
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    The NBC Symphony of the Air

    The NBC Symphony of the the Air was a weekly radio concert broadcast by the NBC Symphony which served as house orchestra for the network, beginning November 13, 1937 and continuing until 1954.  The show won a Peabody award in 1945 for outstanding entertainment in music.
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    Major League Baseball on Mutual

    Major League Baseball on Mutual was the de facto title of the Mutual Broadcasting System's (MBS) national radio coverage of Major League Baseball games. Mutual's coverage came about during the Golden Age of Radio in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. During this period, television sports broadcasting was in its infancy, and radio was still the main form of broadcasting baseball. For many years, Mutual was the national radio broadcaster for baseball's All-Star Game and World Series. Mutual started its baseball coverage in 1935, when the network joined NBC and CBS in national radio coverage. The three networks continued to share coverage of baseball's "jewels" (the All-Star Game and World Series) in this manner through 1938, with Mutual gaining exclusive rights to the World Series in 1939 and the All-Star Game in 1942. In 1949, Commissioner Happy Chandler negotiated a seven-year, $4,370,000 contract with the Gillette Safety Razor Company and the Mutual Broadcasting System for radio rights to the World Series, with the proceeds going directly into the pension fund. In 1957, NBC replaced Mutual as the exclusive national radio broadcaster for the World Series and All-Star Game. Following the
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    The History of Rock with Chris Langham

    The History of Rock with Chris Langham was a BBC radio comedy broadcast in the United Kingdom in 1984. It was narrated by Chris Langham, and was broadcast as three half-hour episodes. Across the three episodes the show documented the progression of rock music in a comedic manner, detailing fictional stories about famous musicians and the way rock music evolved through the twentieth century. Langham's narration let the story unfold, and there were frequent impersonations of rock stars and their songs, parodying the styles of artists such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. As well as Langham, the show was voiced by Mark Arden, Janice Kramer, Steve Frost and Philip Pope (the latter of whom collaborated with Steve Brown in writing and performing the musical material). It was written by Roger Planer with additional material from Mark Smith and Arnold Brown, and produced by Jamie Rix.
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    Lost Innocence: The Children of World War II

    • Episodes: Children of the Holocaust
    • Subject: World War II
    "Lost Innocence: The Children of World War II" is a 1989 award-winning work of CBS (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) about the emotional and stirring recollections of those who survived the World War II.
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    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    A History of the World in 100 Objects was a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. In 15-minute presentations broadcast on weekdays on Radio 4, MacGregor used objects of ancient art, industry, technology and arms, all of which are in the British Museum's collections, as an introduction to parts of human history. The series, four years in planning, began on 18 January 2010 and was broadcast over 20 weeks. A book to accompany the series, A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor, was published by Allen Lane on 28 October 2010. The entire series is also available for download along with an audio version of the book for purchase. The British Museum won the 2011 Art Fund Prize for its role in hosting the project. The programme series, described as "a landmark project", is billed as 'A history of humanity' told through a hundred objects from all over the world in the British Museum's collection. In these programmes, I'm travelling back in time, and across the globe, to see how we humans over 2 million years have shaped our world and been shaped by it, and I'm
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    Adventures in Good Music

    • Subject: Classical music
    Adventures in Good Music, hosted by Karl Haas, was radio's most widely listened-to classical music program, and aired nationally in the U.S. from 1970 to 2007. Adventures in Good Music was also syndicated to commercial and public radio stations around the world. The show was awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting in 1962. German-American musicologist Karl Haas, whose knowledge of every facet of music was encyclopedic, started Adventures in Good Music in 1959 on radio station WJR in Detroit, Michigan. Syndicated broadcasts of the show across the U.S. began in 1970 on WCLV in Cleveland, Ohio, where the production of the program remained for the rest of its duration. Each daily episode of the show had a different topic, chosen by Haas, and he aired his personal choice of classical music selections relating to the topic, along with his pleasant blend of explanation, analysis, and background. The theme music for the show was the 2nd movement from Beethoven's "Pathétique" Sonata (Sonata No 8 in C minor), performed by Haas himself; and Haas started every show with his trademark greeting "Hello everyone." Haas retired from broadcasting at the age of 89, and did not
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    Against the Storm

    Against the Storm

    Against the Storm is a radio daytime drama which had three separate runs over a 13-year period; the initial run was on the NBC Red Network from October 1939 to December 1942, with revivals of the series on the Mutual from August to October 1949 and ABC from October 1951 to June 1952. Created and written by Sandra Michael, the drama was the only daytime radio serial to ever win a Peabody Award, winning the award in 1942. However, by the end of that year it was off the air. The program pivoted around the activities of Professor Jason McKinley Allen (Roger DeKoven, who starred in all three runs), his wife, daughters and friends. Allen, who lived in Hawthorne, Connecticut at Deep Pool Farm, taught classes at the fictional Harper University. With Allen an outspoken pacifist, war resistance and the dangers of fascism were underlying themes, and his position as a professor made it possible for Sandra Michael to incorporate literature and poetry readings into her storylines. In one memorable episode, a shortwave broadcast from England enabled real-life Poet Laureate John Masefield to speak in Allen's fictional classroom. Axel Gruenberg directed Sandra Michael's scripts. The show's theme
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    CBS Views the Press

    • Subject: Newspaper
    CBS Views the Press was a fifteen-minute radio program aired weekly over WCBS in New York City from 1947 to 1950 and won a Peabody, a George Polk and other major journalism awards. Don Hollenback's show was one of the first to become a critic of newspapers.
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    Earnest Will: Americans in the Gulf

    Earnest Will: Americans in the Gulf

    • Subject: Gulf War
    Earnest Will: Americans in the Gulf was a radio broadcast by correspondent Jon Bascom, who reported from an actual tanker escort mission during Mission Earnest Will, in the Strait of Hormuz.
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    Martin/Molloy

    Martin/Molloy was an Australian radio program starring Tony Martin and Mick Molloy, both formerly of The D-Generation and The Late Show. It was broadcast nationwide on 54 radio stations for two hours on weekday evenings between 1995 and 1998. The program was known for its wit and satire, but also, as both performers constantly admitted, a large degree of toilet humour. The use of such low-brow comedy was frequently mocked by the hosts themselves. They caused occasional controversy, such as when they made repeated fun of Mal Colston's son for shouting at the media camped outside Colston's family home. Much of the show consisted of banter between Martin and Molloy, interspersed with music and sketches. These sketches frequently lampooned celebrities, with impersonations provided by Martin. The show's announcer, Pete Smith regularly participated in sketches, often lampooning his own image as a former Sale of the Century announcer. The pair would also interview celebrities, often bringing the guests to fits of laughter. Samuel L. Jackson was declared their favourite guest. Each show would end by thanking the cast, crew and audience. The show was most successful when satirising
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    Medical Viewpoint

    • Subject: Medicine
    Medical Viewpoint was a bi-weekly series that aired on WAHT.  It won a Peabody award in 1970.
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    The University of Chicago Round Table

    • Subject: Current events
    "The University of Chicago Round Table" was broadcast nationally by NBC Radio from 1933 until 1955.   The show, which was the first regular network program to be produced without a script, featured University professors and others discussing issues of the day. It received a Peabody award in 1941.
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    Nothing Political/Mandela at 70

    • Subject: Nelson Mandela
    "Nothing Political/ Mandela at 70" is a radio program that gave tribute to Nelson Mandela's personal tragedy and triumphs on his 70th birthday.
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    The World and Washington

    • Subject: Current events

    Elie Abel's "The World and Washington" was an in-depth news and analysis show that examined current world events with NBC staff correspondents. The show covered  the Nuremberg Trials, the Geneva summit conference of 1955, the Kennedy-Nixon campaign of 1960, the Goldwater-Johnson campaign of 1964,  NATO conferences, and the funerals of Sir Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. It won a Peabody Award for radio news in 1967.
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    When Will It End?

    • Subject: Community
    "When Will It End" was a radio program on WRNG Radio that examined community problems and also tried to find solutions to those problems.  The show won a Peabody award in 1969,
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    Government Under Law

    • Subject: United States Constitution
    Government Under Law was an educational radio show that focused one explaining the courts, the constitution and the bill of rights.
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    Kid's Corner

    Kid's Corner is a live, interactive radio show for kids hosted by Kathy O'Connell and produced by Robert Drake.
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    Morning Edition

    Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). It airs weekday mornings (Monday through Friday) and runs for two hours, and many stations repeat one or both hours. The show feeds live from 05:00 to 09:00 ET, with feeds and updates as required until noon. The show premiered on November 5, 1979; its weekend counterpart is Weekend Edition. Morning Edition and All Things Considered are the highest rated public radio shows. A typical show includes news, both newscasts and in-depth reports; features on science, arts, business, sports, and politics; interviews with and profiles of people in the news; commentaries; and human interest features. Some regional public radio networks (such as Minnesota Public Radio) and local stations also produce locally focused content under their Morning Edition banner. Bob Edwards, previously a co-host of All Things Considered, hosted Morning Edition beginning with its first episode, a job he initially took on a temporary basis when a shake-up in production and on-air staff occurred ten days before the show's premiere. Edwards was joined by Barbara Hoctor, then of Weekend All Things Considered.
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    The Heath & Normy Show

    The Heath & Normy Show

    The Heath & Normy Show is an Australian radio program that featured on Triple M Network (2MMM) in Sydney on Monday and Friday between 9:30pm and midnight and in Adelaide on Sunday evenings. It originally debuted in July 2009. The show now features on 104.9 Star FM at 5:30am weekdays and has also featured previously on the Barry (radio) show. The Heath & Normy Show features Sydney school teacher Heath Piper and copywriter Lucas Dorrell . Both attended Blaxland High School and University of Sydney together. The duo participated in a local Charles Sturt University radio program during their studies in 2004. In 2009 Heath & Normy filmed a pilot television episode titled 'Mannerism' for the Seven Network, through Cornerbox Productions, Sydney. The Heath & Normy Show can be followed via various social networking sites and their official blog. Both debuted after winning a radio show contest known as "semi pro radio" on the Triple M network in 2009.
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    The Saturday Magazine

    The Saturday Magazine is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster, Saturdays, 10.05am-11am. Every Saturday morning at 10am on BBC Radio Ulster, John Toal shares his listeners’ interest in life in The Saturday Magazine, covering a wide range of subjects from hobbies to health, and from family life to food. Since hitting the airwaves just over two years ago, The Saturday Magazine has become an entertaining and essential listen for a growing and very dedicated listener following. Within this hour, listeners can hear big name interviews, compelling personal stories, the latest album reviews with music guru Stuart Bailie and, of course, some mouth-watering recipes cooked live in studio by The Saturday Magazine’s resident chef Paula McIntyre. John says: “The Saturday Magazine is very broad in the subjects that it covers. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud and sometimes you’ll shed a tear, but we always aim to be thought-provoking and entertaining...and Paula and Stuart are integral parts of the show’s success. The number of times people have stopped me to say they ‘bought that album and liked it’ or ‘tried to make that dish but burnt it’ encourages me that we’re on to something.”
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    Today's Children

    Today's Children was a name shared by two thematically related American radio soap operas created and written by Irna Phillips, the earliest of which was her first nationally networked series. The original series, which debuted on September 11, 1933, revolved around the large Moran clan, headed by widow Mary "Mother" Moran, who was voiced by Phillips herself. Mother Moran had three adult children—Terry, Frances, and Eileen—whose troubles she dealt with using what promotional materials called "warm-hearted understanding and a common-sense philosophy." The creation of the series was a direct result of Phillips' resignation from her pioneering WGN series Painted Dreams when the station refused to allow her to take the program to a network. As a result of the station's decision, she created Children for NBC-owned WMAQ as a thinly disguised version of the earlier series. When Phillips' mother, who was the inspiration for Mother Moran, died in 1937, she lost her inspiration for continuing the series. The series ended on December 31, 1937, replaced in the new year by another Phillips creation, Woman in White. A 1935 Pillsbury advertising premium describes the characters as follows. Six
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    Howard Stern Show

    The Howard Stern Show is an American radio show hosted by its namesake Howard Stern. It gained wide recognition in the 1990s when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from 1986 to 2005. The show has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service, since 2006. Other predominant staff members include co-host and news anchor Robin Quivers, writer Fred Norris, and producer Gary Dell'Abate. The show developed in 1979 when Stern landed his first morning shift at WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, four years into his professional career. He continued to break out as a morning personality at WWWW in Detroit, Michigan in 1980 and was paired with Quivers in 1981 at WWDC in Washington, D.C.. In 1982, Stern's success in Washington led to a spot at WNBC in New York City, where he hosted the city's top afternoon show until his firing in 1985. The show returned to the airwaves soon after on WXRK, where it became one of the most popular radio shows. Following the announcement of Stern's move to Sirius, the show left terrestrial radio in December 2005. The Howard Stern Show aired in a total of 60 markets across the United States and Canada to an audience of
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    Talk of the Nation

    Talk of the Nation

    • Episodes: Talk of the Nation: The Evolution of Evolution Theory
    Talk of the Nation is a talk radio program based in the United States, produced by National Public Radio, and is broadcast nationally from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Its focus is current events and controversial issues. The show began broadcasting in November 1991. It has been hosted by Neal Conan since late 2001. Each episode includes special guests involved in the topics discussed on that day. Past regular hosts have included John Hockenberry, Ray Suarez, and Juan Williams. Each Friday Ira Flatow hosts Science Friday, with discussion topics from science and technology. The program invites listeners to pose questions for the guest host or hosts by telephone or e-mail. In September 2010, Talk of the Nation was broadcast on 328 public radio stations, and had a weekly audience of 3.2 million and an AQH Share of 605,700. The show begins with a look ahead to the upcoming topics. Then the regular five-minute NPR newscast occurs. After the newscast, the show generally spends from 30 minutes to the entire show discussing the main topic. If discussion on that topic peters out, or if the guests have to leave, then shorter news interviews similar to those found on the NPR newsmagazines of
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    The Airport

    The Airport was a short-lived radio show that aired from January 1995-February 1996. There were 8 half-hour episodes that were broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It starred Roger Griffiths, Llewella Gideon, Felix Dexter, and Jo Martin. It was produced by Gareth Edwards Lavalie, John. "The Airport." EpGuides. 27 Aug 2005. 29 Jul 2007
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    The Man Behind the Gun

    The Man Behind the Gun

    • Subject: War
    The Man Behind the Gun was a half hour radio show about the war time experiences of the men in the armed forces.  It starred Art Carney and it won a Peabody Award in 1942.
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    The National Radio Theater of Chicago

    The National Radio Theater of Chicago was an anthology radio drama series that began as a local program in 1973, but always had national aspirations (and was listed in writers' market-guides in the 1970s). Episodes consisted of original radio plays, adaptations of fiction and stage plays, and radio plays from Europe and the Far East. Its period of greatest national exposure was from 1981–1983, though it had already received a Peabody Award by 1978 and another in 1981. It was produced by a small independent production company of the same name, founded in 1972 by producer-director Yuri Rasovsky and disbanded in 1987.
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    They Served with Honor

    • Subject: Vietnam War
    They Served with Honor was a documentary about the Vietnam Veteran and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
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    To the Best of Our Knowledge

    To the Best of Our Knowledge, also known by its acronym, TTBOOK, is two, one-hour weekly public radio interview programs. Produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International, it is broadcast on 180+ public radio stations in the U.S. and is also available as a free weekly podcast. The program is hosted by Jim Fleming, along with interviewers Steve Paulson and Anne Strainchamps. TTBOOK produces two one-hour programs each week. Each hour has a theme, which is explored over the course of the hour primarily through interviews, although the show also airs commentaries, performance pieces and occasional reporter pieces. Topics vary widely, from contemporary politics, science and "big ideas," to pop culture themes like "Nerds" or "Apocalyptic Fiction". TTBOOK produces at least one 5-part series every year, which tends to be distributed more widely than the weekly broadcast. "East Meets West", a series on East/West cultural crossroads, included interviews with cellist YoYo Ma, Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, Muslim rapper Lupe Fiasco, Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, and Pakistani rock icon Salman Ahmad. "Electrons to Enlightenment," a series on science and
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    A Life to Share

    • Subject: Child development
    A Life to Share was a radio program that sought to educate parents in special areas of child development.
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    Armstrong & Getty

    Armstrong & Getty is a morning drive radio show and television show airing in Northern California on several Clear Channel radio stations. The call-in format talk show is a mixture of political commentary, observations on both local and national news and reflections on social issues presented with humor. Armstrong & Getty airs live on KSTE in Sacramento, CA. The show won Best of Sacramento four times. On July 28, 2010, Armstrong and Getty were tipped off by a listener that a fellow radio talk show host, Doug Stephan, had been stealing audio material from the Armstrong and Getty show, editing the audio, and using it in his show in an attempt to portray it as if he is speaking to their caller. During that same broadcast, the hosts were able to speak to Douglas Stephan, himself, regarding the plagiarism that appeared evident upon comparison of the duo's show content and Douglas Stephan's "callers" some days later. Stephen never admitted to the allegations, but apologized, saying that the calls were misplaced and accidentally played on his Good Day show. In September 2008, both Armstrong and Getty were named to Sacramento Magazine's 100 Most Powerful and Influential list. The duo
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    Breakdown

    "Breakdown" was a radio show that focused on the breakdown of system such as: health care, the distribution of electric power, the mail, and transportation.
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    CBS is There

    • Subject: History
    "CBS is There" was a series that began in 1947 that brought past historical events to the radio audience. The events were presented as new broadcasts complete with an on-the-scene team of reporters.  It won a Peabody award in 1947.
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    Family Living '59

    Family Living '59 was a radio show moderated by Arlene Francis that focused on subjects important to American Family Life.  It won a Peabody in 1959.
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    Grand Ole Opry

    • Subject: Country
    The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, that has presented the biggest stars of that genre since 1925. It is also among the longest-running broadcasts in history since its beginnings November 28, 1925, as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM. Dedicated to honoring country music and its history, the Opry showcases a mix of legends and contemporary chart-toppers performing country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and comedic performances and skits. Considered an American icon, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world and millions of radio and Internet listeners. The Opry, today part of the American landscape, is "the show that made country music famous" and has been called the "home of American music" and "country’s most famous stage." The Grand Ole Opry is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. In the 1930s, the show began hiring professionals and expanded to four hours; and WSM, broadcasting by then with 50,000 watts, made the program a Saturday night musical tradition in nearly 30 states. In 1939, it debuted nationally on NBC Radio. The Opry moved to a permanent home, the Ryman Auditorium, in 1943.
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    Lux Radio Theater

    Lux Radio Theater, a long-run classic radio anthology series, was broadcast on the NBC Blue Network (1934-35); CBS (1935-54) and NBC (1954-55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays during its first two seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long radio programs were performed live before studio audiences. It became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s. Broadcasting from New York, the series premiered at 2:30pm, October 14, 1934, on the NBC Blue Network with a production of Seventh Heaven starring Miriam Hopkins and John Boles in a full-hour adaptation of the 1922–24 Broadway production by Austin Strong. The host was the show's fictional producer, Douglass Garrick (portrayed by John Anthony). Doris Dagmar played another fictional character, Peggy Winthrop, who delivered the Lux commercials. Each show featured a scripted session with Garrick talking to the lead actors. Anthony appeared as Garrick from the premiere 1934 episode until June 30, 1935. Garrick was portrayed by Albert Hayes from July 29, 1935 to May 25, 1936, when the show moved
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    Ma Perkins

    Ma Perkins

    Ma Perkins (sometimes called Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins) is an American radio soap opera which was heard on NBC from 1933 to 1949 and on CBS from 1942 to 1960. Between 1942 and 1949, the show was heard simultaneously on both networks. Oxydol dropped its sponsorship in 1956. The program continued with various sponsors until 1960. The series was produced by Frank and Anne Hummert with scripts by Robert Hardy Andrews, Orvin Tovrov and others. Ma Perkins began August 14, 1933 on WLW in Cincinnati. On December 4 of that year, it graduated to the NBC Red network. On NBC and CBS the series ran for a total of 7,065 episodes. "America’s mother of the air" was portrayed by actress Virginia Payne, who began the role at the age of 23 and never missed a performance during the program's 27-year run. Kindly, trusting widow Ma Perkins had a big heart and a great love of humanity. She always offered her homespun philosophy to troubled souls in need of advice. Ma owned and operated a lumber yard in the small Southern town of Rushville Center (population 4000), where the plotlines pivoted around her interactions with the local townsfolk and the ongoing dilemmas of her three children, Evey, Fay and John.
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    Morning Rush

    The Morning Rush is the award-winning flagship weekday radio show of Monster Radio RX 93.1 hosted by Chico Garcia, Delamar Arias, and Gino Quillamor from 6-10am. It is also broadcasted every last Saturday of the month from 6-9am as a special that serves as the get together of most of their loyal listeners. The show first aired on Monster Radio in July 8, 1996 with Chico and Delamar and was moved to 93.9 KCFM (now I! FM) in 1998. It then returned to Monster Radio in 2002. The show has a cult following of listeners, who call themselves "Rushers". Its main feature is the Top Ten (formerly Hot Ten). The DJs would pick a topic for the day and announce it at the start of the show. During the four-hour stretch, listeners would submit their entries for the top ten via SMS or through their Twitter account. The DJs would then pick the best entries and announce the top entries every half hour, alternating for the bottom half and the top half of the list. The show had strictly followed the rule of only the top ten entries be picked (5 entries for the bottom half, and 5 entries for the top half). Recently, though, to accommodate the sheer amount of entries coming in, they have become latent
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    Pete Kelly's Blues

    Pete Kelly's Blues was an American radio drama which aired over NBC as an unsponsored summer replacement series on Wednesday nights at 8pm(et) from July 4 through September 19, 1951. The series starred Jack Webb as Pete Kelly and was created by writer Richard L. Breen, who had previously worked with Webb on Pat Novak for Hire; James Moser and Jo Eisinger wrote most of the other scripts. Set in Kansas City in the 1920s, the series was a crime drama with a strong musical atmosphere (Webb was a noted Dixieland jazz enthusiast). Pete Kelly was a musician, a cornet player who headed his own jazz combo, "Pete Kelly's Big Seven." They worked at 417 Cherry Street, a speakeasy run by George Lupo, often mentioned but never heard. Kelly, narrating the series, described Lupo as a "fat, friendly little guy." The plots typically centered around Kelly's reluctant involvement with gangsters, gun molls, FBI agents, and people trying to save their own skins. The endings were often downbeat. The supporting cast was minimal; apart from the off-mike character Lupo and occasional speaking parts by the band members (notably Red the bass player, played by Jack Kruschen), the only other regular role of
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    The House I Grew Up In

    The House I Grew Up In is a BBC radio series. The first episode of the first series was broadcast on 6 August 2007 on BBC Radio 4. With the presenter Wendy Robbins, each week an influential Briton explains some of their thoughts and memories as he or she goes back to the locality and the house (or houses) in which he or she was brought up. In July 2011, BBC Radio 4 began publishing a podcast featuring highlights of previous programmes, as well as the 2011 series. Four episodes: Six episodes: Five episodes: Six episodes:
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    The Odyssey of Homer

    The Odyssey of Homer

    • Episodes: The Odyssey of Homer Episode One
    The Odyssey of Homer was an eight-part radio drama produced by The National Radio Theater of Chicago in 1981.
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    The Romance of Helen Trent

    The Romance of Helen Trent was a radio soap opera which aired on CBS from 1933 to 1960 for a total of 7,222 episodes. The show was created by Frank and Anne Hummert, who were among the most prolific producers during the radio soap era. The program opened with: The storyline revolved around a 35-year-old dressmaker who fascinates men as she works her way up to become the chief Hollywood costumer designer. Helen was played by three different actresses (Virginia Clark, Betty Ruth Smith and Julie Stevens). Virginia Clark did the role for 11 years, and Julie Stevens portrayed Helen for 16 years. Stevens, who had recently finished playing the title role on the radio soap Kitty Foyle, was only 22 when she joined the cast. She continued in the role from 1944 to the show's cancellation in 1960. Stevens was married to a US Steel executive Charles Underhill, and while portraying Helen Trent during 1951-52, she made her television debut as the female lead of Lorelei Kilbourne on the Big Town television series. Stevens said she saw Helen as being similar to Edith Head. Stevens felt her character was boring and remembered the director allowed the actors to "fall around and scream with laughter
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    The Standard School Broadcast

    The Standard School Broadcast

    • Subject: Music appreciation
    The Standard School Broadcast was a weekly educational radio program, based in San Francisco, California, which promoted music appreciation for students in the western United States. In 1975, the program received a Peabody Award for "forty-seven years of continuous educational radio service to citizens of the far west." Originally carried on NBC radio stations through the mid 60s,and later on educational radio outlets, the broadcasts were devoted to classical music and American History. Carmen Dragon was music director of the programs for many years. The Standard School Broadcast began in 1928 and, like The Standard Hour, was sponsored by Standard Oil of California (later known as Chevron Corporation). A 1943 brochure shows that the programs were carried on KPO in San Francisco, KFI in Los Angeles, KMJ in Fresno, KGW in Portland, Oregon, KOMO in Seattle, Washington, KHQ in Spokane, Washington, KMED in Medford, Oregon, KDYL in Salt Lake City, Utah, KTAR in Phoenix, Arizona, KGLU in Safford, Arizona, KVOA in Tucson, Arizona, and KYUM in Yuma, Arizona, on Thursday at 10 a.m. Pacific time and 11 a.m. Mountain time. At that time, Carl Kalesch was the music director for the programs and
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