Speaking of Radio

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


Mel Blanc

Recorded September 04th, 1988 - 51 min

By phone from his home in Southern California, this beloved man of many talents and voices was a live guest on our Radio Classics program on WBBM, Chicago. Listeners had an opportunity to call in and talk with him about his career on radio and cartoons and his book, “That’s Not All Folks!” He was born on May 30, 1908 and was 80 at the time of this broadcast. He died just ten months later, at age 81 on July 10, 1989.

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Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Mel Blanc as he does a one man show using a quiz format filled with dozens of his characters from network radio and films.


  1. Brian says... comment left on April 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    This was wonderful to hear. Thank you.

  2. Mike Newtin says... comment left on December 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Chuck Schaden spends too much time complimenting Mel Blanc. He should get right into the interview. Mel gave him a couple of entries that he didn’t pick up on. Bea Benadaret was one of the telephone operators who used to date him. Gladys Flapsaddle was her name I think. She was married originally to Jim Bannon, who played “Red Ryder” in the movies, but also was the announcer for Burns and Allen. Their son Jack played on the Lou Grant TV show. Schaden also didn’t bring up the fact that Blanc was the voice for Private Snafu, the comic character who was in the Army training films (“Don’t give out information, Don’t be a slacker,” etc.) Blanc also did several comic records and also the Capitol Reader Records where the Looney Tune characters were featured in a storybook that the child could follow along with the record.