Americana

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


27278. Americana. October 7, 1953. Program #3. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "A Sense of Humor". Sustaining. The program is co-produced with Northwestern University. A protrait of American humorists; Josh Billings and others. Well done. Wayne Robinson (composer, arranger), Howard Keaton (director), Bruce Knowles (engineer), Win Stracke (balladeer), Clare Baum (reader), Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney (witer, narrator). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37512. Americana. October 14, 1953. Program #4. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "A Chronicle Of Voyages". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. The story of the men who discovered America. Bill Griskey (announcer), Joseph Gallicchio (conductor), The NBC Orchestra, Martin Maloney. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37514. Americana. October 21, 1953. Program #5. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "An American Rogue's Gallery". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. The story of P. T. Barnum, Billy The Kid, and others of their kind. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37515. Americana. October 28, 1953. Program #6. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination, WMAQ aircheck. "Some New World Ghosts". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Salada Tea local spot. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Ghost stories and tales of the supernatural in honor of Halloween. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37511. Americana. November 7, 1953. Program #7. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Poet's Life". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. A tribute to authors who writer in verse. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney, Win Stracke (folksinger). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37513. Americana. November 14, 1953. Program #8. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The United States Marines". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. A history of the corps. Bill Griskey (announcer), Joseph Gallicchio (conductor), The NBC Orchestra, Martin Maloney. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27279. Americana. November 21, 1953. Program #9. NBC net. "The Boys from Mars". Sustaining. A delightful survey of the then-current sci-fi scene, made more interesting as this period later would be called the "Golden Age" of science fiction. Followed by a local spot for Tabcin. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27280. Americana. November 28, 1953. Program #10. NBC net. "A Postscript On The Pilgrims". Sustaining. An interesting and well-done look at the reality behind the first Thanksgiving and the early Puritans. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37516. Americana. December 5, 1953. Program #11. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "An American Sampler". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. The songs of Woody Guthrie and other Americans. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37517. Americana. December 12, 1953. Program #14. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination, WMAQ aircheck. "Dr. Faustus In Tennessee". Sponsored by: Sustaining, local spot for the 1954 Pontiac. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. The Devil and Daniel Webster, John Henry, Casey Jones, and other figures from American history. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27281. Americana. December 12, 1953. Program #12. NBC net. "Miss Stein and Friends". Sustaining. A look at Gertrude Stein, Sherwood Anderson, Hemingway and other writers of the 1920's. Followed by local spot for the 1954 Mercury. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37518. Americana. December 26, 1953. Program #14. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Pleasures Of Scholarship". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. A tour of the Ivied Towers of Academia. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37143. Americana. January 2, 1954. Program #15. NBC net, WMAQ Chicago origination. "Some Rebels, Eccentrics and Others". Sustaining. Co-produced by Northwestern University. The story of the New York Hermits-The Collier Brothers, and the attempted eviction by the sheriff and a bank in 1942. A story about Joe Hill, The I.W.W. and others. Well done! Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37493. Americana. January 9, 1954. Program #16. NBC net, WMAQ Chicago origination. "How To Change The World". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. A program about tricksters and practical jokes. The date above is the date on which the program was recorded. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37498. Americana. January 16, 1954. Program #17. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Getting From Here To There". Sustaining. A look at the romance of transportation by train, boat, etc. Well done! "Radio Essays On The American Scene." Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney, Will Strutton (folksinger). 29:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

37499. Americana. January 23, 1954. Program #18. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Chicago". Sustaining. A story about the city's past and its character. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27282. Americana. January 30, 1954. Program #19. NBC net. "The Profession of Piracy". Sustaining. The true stories of Blackbeard, Capt. Kidd, etc. Well told, fascinating listening. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37500. Americana. February 6, 1954. Program #20. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Writer In Person". Sustaining. "Radio Essays On The American Scene." An essay on essays. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37502. Americana. February 13, 1954. Program #21. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "A Study In Villainy". Sustaining. "Radio Essays On The American Scene," produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Killers, traitors, and other bad guys. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney, Win Stracke (folksinger). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37503. Americana. February 20, 1954. Program #22. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Great Man...Good Man". Sustaining. "Radio Essays On The American Scene," produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Washington and Lincoln, the men behind the legends. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney, Win Stracke (folksinger). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37504. Americana. February 27, 1954. Program #23. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Through Alien Eyes". Sustaining. "Radio Essays On The American Scene," produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. How America and its citizens appear to foreigners. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney, Win Stracke (folksinger). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38009. Americana. March 20, 1954. Program #26. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Showboat and Other Pastimes". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with Northwestern University, Dept. of Speech. A look at the life and times of showboat and carnival entertainers. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37505. Americana. March 27, 1954. Program #27. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Indians and Indian Fighters". Sustaining. "Radio Essays On The American Scene," produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. How it really was. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney, Win Stracke (folksinger). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37509. Americana. April 3, 1954. Program #28. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Lives Of The Americans". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. A survey of biographies and autobiographies. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

27283. Americana. April 10, 1954. Program #29. NBC net. "The Mormon Principal". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with Northwestern University. A fascinating study of the Mormon's practice of polygamy. The program includes an interview with Kimball Young, one of Brigham Young's grandsons. Martin Maloney (writer, narrator), Kimball Young, Bill Gillespie (announcer), Ralph Knowles (director), Larry Johnson (music supervisor), John Fennimore (engineer). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

37510. Americana. April 17, 1954. Program #30. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Collector's Items". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. American stamps and coins. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37506. Americana. January 8, 1955. Program #13. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Fugitives From Unreason". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Public opinion, propaganda and semantics. Includes an interview with S.I. Hayakawa. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney, S. I. Hayakawa (guest). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37501. Americana. January 27, 1955. Program #15(ok). NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Stories From Home". Sustaining. The traditions of the Ozarks, including scenes from, "No Time For Sergeants." Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. Bill Griskey (announcer), Martin Maloney. 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

37507. Americana. February 26, 1955. Program #20. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Wild West". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. What was the frontier really like? Martin Maloney (writer, narrator, Dean of the School of Speech). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37508. Americana. March 5, 1955. Program #21. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Sound Of Jazz". Sustaining. Produced in cooperation with Northwestern University. The story of our original American music, told by Mezz Mezzrow, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and an anthropologist who teaches a course in jazz history at Northwestern. Bill Griskey (announcer), Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Martin Maloney, Mezz Mezzrow. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 30 programs.