Speaking of Radio

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


Bill Baldwin

Recorded August 09th, 1976 - 35 min

Network announcer who was one of only 16 radio war correspondents to cover World War II in the 1940s. He was born in 1913 and was 63 at the time of our conversation in the Clubroom of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters in Hollywood, California. His career included stints working with Edgar Bergen, Mario Lanza and Jack Kirkwood.  He died November 17, 1982 at age 69.

Charlie McCarthy Show - 10/5/52 - Guest Rosemary Clooney

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  1. Jim Melka says... comment left on August 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This is a wonderful, well spoken, and very important interview, from the lips of a great radio reporter and star. To hear World War II history in the words of a reporter that was there, in the action, while it was all being made, is so special.

    Thank You, Chuck!

    Jim Melka

  2. Bill Baldwin, Jr. says... comment left on October 31, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Hi Chuck,
    Well, I just wanted to say again how appreciative I was and still am to have had my father included first in your Speaking of Radio book and then here via the internet. I’m holding my personally autographed copy of Speaking of Radio.

    I even learned something about my dad I never knew, that he was a singer with the big band in Casper, Wyoming as I always thought he was the drummer, maybe because that’s what I was for a time.

    Again, I know my father was very proud to have been included in your wonderful book, especially because he ended up being close friends with so many of your interview subjects.

    Three weeks from now will mark the 31st Anniversary of my father’s memorial service. It was standing room only at the biggest church at Forest Lawn Hollywood.

    All the best,
    Bill Baldwin, Jr.
    Los Angeles
    Oct. 31, 2013

  3. Daniel Alford says... comment left on June 7, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I met Bill at a family dinner of my ex-wife. He was very interesting man.I got a kick how he would direct my pose for a family photo.