William Powell

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Leading this week will be a two-hour 84th anniversary special for The Shadow. This year I have four straight episodes of the character which debuted on radio on the evening of July 31st, 1930. The first features Orson Welles, the next two star Bill Johnstone and the final one has Bret Morrison.

Leading off the new to the channel offerings will be an hour of Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy, a long running serialized juvenile adventure series.

We also are celebrating a couple centennial birthdays for Gunsmoke’s primary writer, John Meston as well as orchestra leader, Carmen Dragon (The Drene Time Variety Show, The Bickersons)

Additional birthday tributes for William Powell, Rudy Vallee, Keenan Wynn, Joe E. Brown, announcer Bill Goodwin, Barbra Fuller (still with us and 89), baseball manager Leo Durocher, writer Brett Halliday (Michael Shayne, Detective), Barbara Eiler (The Life Of Riley, Dennis Day Show) and both of the stars of Mr. & Mrs. North, Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin.

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One Response to “July 27th to Aug. 2nd, 2014 RadioClassics Show Schedules and Highlights”

  1. Fritzi Thorner says:

    Loved hearing Barton Yarborough. Do you have any of his “I Love a Mystery” series?
    Your appreciate, faithful listener,
    Fritzi Thorner

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