Speaking of Radio

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


Fibber McGee Cast Roundtable

Recorded February 15th, 1974 - 29 min

Following the completion of the recordings for the 1974 series Fibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio, we had a rare opportunity to speak with original cast members Jim Jordan (Fibber), Hal Peary (Gildersleeve) and Gale Gordon (Mayor LaTrivia) plus writer Phil Leslie to talk about their experiences working together on one of the best-loved and longest-running comedy shows on the air. This rare informal gathering took place at the studios of Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California.

The complete seven-part series, Fibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio along with the conversation with Jim, Hal, Gale, Phil and Chuck, plus Fibber’s favorite McGee show (from 12/26/1939) is available on a set of eight compact discs from the Audio File Nostalgia Shop when you go to the section on Specials and Documentaries.



  1. Jim Nething says... comment left on December 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hearing these radio legends reminiscing about the good old days was pure bliss! I’m so glad it has been preserved for me and future generations to hear, especially considering that these wonderful men are no longer here to do more interviews for us. Again, I thank you 🙂

  2. Jonathan Fox says... comment left on June 1, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    This interview was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Thank you for arranging this get together, and thanks for recording and preserving it all these years.

  3. James Bostick says... comment left on August 6, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    This is an absolute treasure chest!