Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

Coming Soon: August 23 – August 29, 2017


Originally broadcast on WNIB
‘Saturday, August 23, 1997

SUSPENSE (2-13-47) “The Thirteenth Sound” starring Agnes Moorehead as a woman who kills her husband during a visit to an old house.

EASY ACES #58 (1940s) Ace rehearses with Jane for the movie contest; Laurentz takes Marge to dinner.

EASY ACES # 59 (1940s) It’s Jane’s big day at the newspaper screen test, but the director is upset.

BOB HOPE SHOW (1950) Guest Robert Ryan joins Bob, who asks Ryan to star in his new picture, a western.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (2-16-48) “The Jolson Story” starring Al Jolson in the screen biography of the “world’s greatest entertainer.” Cast includes Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest and Ludwig Donath.

EASY ACES #60 (1940s) Jane tells the story of her screen test; Laurentz explains things to Neil, who gets upset.

EASY ACES #61 (1940s) Everyone in the cast is angry at everyone else and Laurentz appeals to the Aces for assistance.  The next four episodes will be presented September 6.

Coming Soon: August 30 – September  5, 2017


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, August 30, 1997

GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (3-31-39) Remote broadcast from the Meadowbrook in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, with vocals by Marion Hutton and Ray Eberly.

JAN GARBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (10-22-60) Remote broadcast from the “beautiful air-conditioned Trianon Ballroom located at 62nd and Cottage Grove on Chicago’s South Side.”

GREATER NEW YORK (RELIEF) FUND (4-1-40) Excerpt. Benefit program from Madison Square Garden featuring the combined orchestras of Will Bradley, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. Fred Waring emcees.

ORRIN TUCKER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (4-19-48) Remote broadcast from the Marine Dining Room of the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago.

ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA (10-25-39) Remote broadcast from the Café Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvanian in New York City. Vocals by Helen Forrest and Tony Pastor.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is Nostalgia Digest columnist and big band historian KARL PEARSON who will talk about the music and musicians of a great era.

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