Speaking of Radio

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


Jim Jordan

Recorded October 17th, 1984 - 21 min

I met Jim Jordan, radio’s “Fibber McGee,” in 1973 in his Beverly Hills, California home for an hour-long interview. The next year we worked together on the radio project, Fibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio. We were friends from then on; my wife and I saw Jim and his wife Gretchen every chance we had. He was born November 16, 1896 and in 1984, when Jim was 87, I decided it might be time to chat with him on tape for a little update for my radio listeners. He agreed and this is the conversation we had in his home. He spoke of the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that honored him and his late wife, Marian; his work with the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, and told of a high spot in his radio career. He died April 1, 1988 at age 91.

Fibber McGee and Molly - 1/1/52 - New Year's Day Visiting

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Jim Jordan as "Fibber McGee" on this Fibber McGee and Molly broadcast from January 1st, 1952.