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TWTD Archive – June 13th, 1992

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, June 13, 1992 

Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications officially opens in its new location in the historic Chicago Cultural Center. 

This is also the opening day of the Jack Benny’s Vault exhibit. 

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS are JOAN BENNY, daughter of Jack and the co-author with her father of the book Saturday Nights at Seven, and GEORGE BALZER, one of the long-time writers of the Benny radio and television shows. 

They’re on hand to meet and greet first-day visitors to the Vault exhibit and to talk about their relationship with Jack Benny. 

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-11-48) Packing for a trip to Denver, Jack goes down to his vault to get some money. Then, it’s off to the train station. 


This week we begin our 50th Anniversary salute to radio’s outstanding theatre of thrills, Suspense. Each week we’ll offer a broadcast from the program’s twenty years on the air. For starters: 

SUSPENSE (6-17-42) “The Burning Court” starring Charlie Ruggles in the first show in the long-running series, “…a new series frankly dedicated to your horrification and entertainment.”