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TWTD Archive – July 8th, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, July 8, 1995 

Radio station WNIB first signed on the air July 9, 1955 and in 1995 celebrated 40 years of continuous broadcasting under the same call letters and same ownership. We observe the occasion with an afternoon of recollections and entertainment as we talk about the early days of WNIB with BILL GERSHON, the station’s first classical music announcer, and other distinguished alumni including DICK BUCKLEY, MARTY ROBINSON, JAY ANDRES, DON FERRIS and BILL PLANTE.  Also joining us for a look at the WNIB scene are program director RON RAY and program hosts CARL GRAPENTINE and KEN ALEXANDER.


RAILROAD HOUR (7-13-53) “The Friml Story” starring Gordon MacRae and Dorothy Warrenskjold.

VOICE OF FIRESTONE (12-5-38) A tenth anniversary broadcast featuring the Firestone Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alfred Wallenstein; Richard Crooks, tenor; announcer Gene Hamilton; Vaughn deLeath; Lowell Thomas; Lawrence Tibbett.

TELEPHONE HOUR (6-14-44) Donald Voorhees and the orchestra plus special guest star Nelson Eddy offer a selection of popular classical music.

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  1. ann says... comment left on March 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Just wanted to tell Speaking of Radio how delighted I am to be able to listen (on my Kindle Fire) to a complete show of vintage Those Were The Days every week. I’ve always been a radio fan and thank you for making these shows possible.