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Hey folks – a reminder – I will be at the Friends Of Old-Time Radio Convention at the Ramada Plaza Hotel located at the Newark, New Jersey Airport on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd. I will be at the Radio Spirits table from Noon until 4pm or so on Saturday (10/22). Among the scheduled classic radio performers this year are Tommy Cook (Red Ryder); Peg Lynch (The Couple Next Door); Gloria McMillan (Harriet Conklin on Our Miss Brooks); writer George Lefferts (X Minus One) and many more. You can see the link to the details at the top of my webpage http://gregbellmedia.com/index.html
Okay the top highlight this week will be the Redhead Radio Replay as we’ll have a two-hour special to mark the 60th anniversary of the debut of I Love Lucy on television (October 15th, 1951). It will feature both of the modern radio theater performances from Lucy’s 100th birthday celebration held back in August. Gregg Oppenheimer, the son of I Love Lucy and My Favorite Husband producer/director/writer Jess Oppenheimer directed the productions in front on a live audience in Jamestown, New York (Lucy’s hometown). We recorded them and played them back that evening. In addition to I Love Lucy: The Untold Story and a modern version of My Favorite Husband, the two-hour special will also feature portions of my visit with Gregg Oppenheimer. Airs a few times including Friday (Oct 14th) at 8pm ET and Saturday (Oct. 15th) at 10pm ET.
Also on tap birthday week tributes for Benita Hume (Halls Of Ivy); Jan Miner (The Chase, Casey-Crime Photographer, Boston Blackie); Lillian Gish, Cornel Wilde, Jean Vander Pyl (Father Knows Best) and more.
We have new to the channel this week episodes from The Whistler, Gunsmoke, Fort Laramie, Suspense, Nick Carter; The Weird Circle, The Saint; Jack Benny; Our Miss Brooks; The Lineup; Mr. & Mrs. North; Mr. District Attorney; Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; and more.