Speaking of Radio

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


Mel Blanc

Recorded April 26th, 1971 - 27 min

Voice of Warner Brothers cartoons for scores of years, he created many memorable characters on radio in broadcasts starring Jack Benny, Judy Canova, Abbott and Costello and on his own program, the Mel Blanc Show. He was born May 30, 1908 and was 63 when we met at the WLS-TV studios in Chicago following his guest appearance on the Bob Kennedy Show. He died at age 81 on July 10, 1989.

Mel Blanc Show - 2/25/47 - Vaudeville Team

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Mel team up with Mr. Colby to do a vaudeville comedy routine on the Mel Blanc Show of 2/25/47.


  1. Tony says... comment left on November 1, 2011 at 2:39 am

    It’s great to find an interview that was done back in the early 70s when Mr Blanc was at a relatively young age, good stuff. Thanks for making it available.

  2. Joan Marm says... comment left on March 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Mel Blanc was on so many of the radio programs that I listened to as a kid. As you state in this wonderful interview, the 40’s ( when I was doing most of my listening and soaking up great radio) was truly the Golden Age. Mr. Blanc’s “kindness” comes out in this program, not to mention Mr. Schaden’s ability to conduct a great interview.

  3. Ayesha says... comment left on April 22, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I really enjoyed this! How wonderful to hear the real voice of a man who created such famous characters and to hear about his life and the journey in his career. Thank you so much for making it available.