Betty Lou Gerson

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The week begins with Easter and so we have a two-hour comedy block with Easter episodes from Phil Harris & Alice Faye, The Life Of Riley, Life With Luigi and The Great Gildersleeve. And new this year; two Easter religious episodes from The CBS Radio Workshop “The Son Of Man” featuring the words of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (as voiced by Herbert Marshall, Victor Jory, Robert Young and Vincent Price!) Plus Ethel Barrymore hosts The Family Theater broadcast, “The Passion and The Death”.

I am marking the 62nd anniversary of Gunsmoke’s radio debut with three episodes from the western series and I am joined by old time radio expert, Jack French. He is the co-editor of the book “Radio Rides The Range: A Western Guide To Western Drama On The Air, 1929-1967.

We note a few other series debuts this week including Richard Diamond, Private Detective (The 65th); X-Minus One (59th) and   Lum & Abner (83rd!)

Leading the birthday tributes will be a centennial celebration for Betty Lou Gerson (Crime Classics, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, The Whistler) also Vic Perrin (Suspense, CBS Radio Workshop, Escape); Charlotte Lawrence (Suspense); Ted Osborne (The Columbia Workshop, The Mysterious Traveler);Frances Robinson (Let George Do It, The Whistler) and the recently passed Shirley Temple (Lux’s Bachelor & The Bobby-Soxer with Cary Grant).

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2 Responses to “April 20th to April 26th, 2014 RadioClassics Show Schedules and Highlights”

  1. Gunrunner says:

    Is it just my imagination, or was the 10.5.51 episode of Duffy’s Tavern that played this morning running at a s..l..o..w speed? Everyone was speaking slowly and the pitch seemed low. It made it hard to listen to…..

  2. Fritzi Thorner says:

    Hi, Greg, from your faithful listener!
    Sorry I can’t join your cruise this year. Will try next time.
    I was just remembering two odd little music shows that I remember listening to once a week in NYC. Do you recall Ici Paris! Paris Calling? Nostalgic old accordion music.
    Also a music show called Marais & Miranda: Songs from the African Veldt? They were both charming and quirky. I wonder whether any copies exist.
    Thanks for the Henry Morgen shows. I loved him. He was the un-smutty version of Howard Stern.

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