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TWTD Archive – March 18, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, March 18, 1995

SPEAKING OF RADIO  (9-28-94)  NBC-Chicago Announcers’ Roundtable.  Norm Barry, Jim Hill and Ed Grennan, all long-time staff announcers at WMAQ, talk about their careers in the Merchandise Mart studios of NBC Chicago.  Chuck Schaden hosts this panel discussion which was recorded at a Chicago Pioneer Broadcasters meeting.  Various members of the Pioneer Broadcasters get in on the memories, with questions and comments from Jack Angel, Jim Conway, John Yoder, Jim Andeline, John Hultman, Fr. John Banahan, Harry Volkman, Curt Mitchell, Billy Leach and Bill Gershon. The conversation is presented throughout this TWTD program.

WMAQ: BUT WHY? (10-12-53) Concentrating on local programming, WMAQ staff announcer Hugh Downs describes a typical broadcast week at the NBC station in Chicago.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (3-20-45)  Mr. McGee is anxious to get his radio fixed so he can tune in to singer Gloria Pizzacato’s program.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (3-18-45) Newsman Robert Trout replaces Douglas Edwards as editor of this program. Edwards has been re-assigned to cover the WW II Western Front.  “The U.S. Army Air Force sent its greatest fleet of bombers to attack targets in Berlin – 1300 heavy bombers and 700 fighters…  Tokyo radio insists that some 1400 American carrier-based planes raided southern Japan for eight hours.”