Captains Of Industry

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.


38809. Captains Of Industry. January 4, 1937. Program #1. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Productions syndication. "The Story Of Andrew Carnegie". The date above is the date of the first broadcast on KNX. The series also was heard on the CBS net. It was known to have been broadcast at KTSM, El Paso. The Atlas Radio Productions company was abbreviated as "ARC" on the syndication transcriptions. A biography of the great steel magnate and philanthropist. The program open and close were added locally. . 11:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70583. Captains Of Industry. January 11, 1937. Program #2. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of John Westinghouse". Westinghouse's big invention was air brakes for trains. The program open and close are aded locally. . 12:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70584. Captains Of Industry. January 18, 1937. Program #3. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Productions syndication. "The Story Of Joseph Pulitzer". Pulitzer started as a cub reporter on a German newspaper and eventually bought the New York World. He continued to run "The World" even after going blind. The program open and close are added live. . 12:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70585. Captains Of Industry. January 25, 1937. Program #4. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Cornelius Vanderbilt". Vanderbilt left his father's farm for a career as a boat owner. He swiched to the new steamboats and became known as "The Commodore." He then built the New York Central Railroad and became the richest man in America. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70586. Captains Of Industry. February 1, 1937. Program #5. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Leland Stanford". Stanford, who became influential, famous and governor of California. He had faith in the idea of a trans-continental railroad and founded Stanford University. The program open and close are added locally. . 12:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70587. Captains Of Industry. February 8, 1937. Program #6. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of John Jacob Astor". Astor, who traveled to Canada and succeded in the fur business, later financed the establishment of Astoria, Oregon and made another fortune in New York City real estate. The program open and close are added locally. The program was not aired on KNX on February 15 and February 25, 1937. . 12:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70594. Captains Of Industry. February 25, 1937. Program #7. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Cyrus McCormick". After McCormick's device, "the reaper" was invented, no one wanted to buy one! The program open and close are added locally. . 12:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70595. Captains Of Industry. March 4, 1937. Program #8. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Charles Lewis Tiffany". Tiffany, who opened a small store with $1000 in borrowed money and bought European jewels at bargain prices. A close call during the Civil War's New York draft riots nearly put him out of business. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70596. Captains Of Industry. March 11, 1937. Program #9. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of 'Diamond Jim' Brady". Brady, who started in a lowly position with the New York Central Railroad, was fired, but then made a fortune selling railroad supplies. His large appetite and larger generosity are well illustrated. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

45218. Captains Of Industry. March 25, 1937. Program #11. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of James Jerome Hill". Hill was known as, "The Empire Builder." He started a small trading company in St. Paul, bought a bankrupt railroad and ran the tracks of The Great Northern Railroad all the way to Seattle. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

34123. Captains Of Industry. April 1, 1937. Program #12. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of James Eads". Eads was considererd, "one of the greatest engineers this country ever produced." An early interest in steam engines lead to a million dollar ship-building contract during the Civil War. Mr. Eads built a bridge over the Mississippi river at St. Louis. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70588. Captains Of Industry. April 8, 1937. Program #13. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Robert Dollar". Dollar, a Scotsman who made a fortune in Canadian lumber, sold it all and went into the shipping business in California. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70589. Captains Of Industry. April 15, 1937. Program #14. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Marshall Field". Field, was a store clerk who went to Chicago to seek his fortune. Becoming a retail genius, even the Chicago fire and destruction of his store failed to discourage him. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70590. Captains Of Industry. April 22, 1937. Program #15. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of George Pullman". Pullman improved the sleeping car for the railroads, made a fortune and established a town for his employees. The program open and close are added localy. . 11:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70591. Captains Of Industry. April 29, 1937. Program #16. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Cyrus Curtis". Curtis founded a weekly newspaper; the building in which it was published burned down. He moved to Boston and purchased another weekly. He later built the Ladies' Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post into famous magazines. The program open and close are added locally. . 12:26. Audio condition: Good. Complete as above.

70592. Captains Of Industry. May 6, 1937. Program #17. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Frederick Weyerhaeuser. Weyerhaeuser started working in a lumber mill, formed the "Weyerhaeuser Syndicate," battled the I.W.W. and their industrial sabotage. The program open and close are added live. . 11:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70593. Captains Of Industry. May 13, 1937. Program #18. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of The Studebaker Brothers". The Studebaker brothers of South Bend, Indiana, started by building wagons. One of the brothers headed west and did well in the California gold fields. He returned to Indiana to grow the family business and eventually started making automobiles. The program open and close are added locally. . 12:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70575. Captains Of Industry. May 20, 1937. Program #19. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of George Eastman". Eastman who vowed to make cameras smaller and easier to use. How the name "Kodak" came to be. His camera proves a success for aerial photography and he developed color movie film. The program open and closing are added locally. John Gibson. 12:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

70576. Captains Of Industry. May 27, 1937. Program #20. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of William Wrigley Jr.". Wrigley started his career by selling soap before he switched to chewing gum, made a fortune and developed Catalina Island real estate. The program open and close are added locally. . 12:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70577. Captains Of Industry. June 3, 1937. Program #21. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Klaus Spreckles". Spreckles was a poor German immigrant who came to control most of the sugar industry on the west coast, industries in Hawai and the west coast, railroads and a lot more. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70578. Captains Of Industry. June 10, 1937. Program #22. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of J. Pierpont Morgan". Morgan went to work for his father's bank at the age of nineteen. Profiting during the Civil War, he controlled banks, railroads and industries. He became known as, "The Alexander Of American Finance." The program open and close are added locally. . 11:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70579. Captains Of Industry. June 17, 1937. Program #23. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of James Buchanan Duke". Duke was a poor farm boy who was the first to make cigarettes by machine and to put them in boxes. He became the head of the American Tobacco Company. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70580. Captains Of Industry. June 24, 1937. Program #24. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Adolph Simon Ochs". Ochs was a "printer's devil" in Chattanooga, Tennessee who eventually came to buy The New York Times. He started the policy, "All The News That's Fit To Print." The program open and close are added locally. Hanley Stafford. 11:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70581. Captains Of Industry. July 1, 1937. Program #25. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Milton Hershey". Hershey was known as, "The Chocolate King." He turned $100 borrowed from his aunt into a famous candy empire. The program open and close are added locally. Gale Gordon (?). 11:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70582. Captains Of Industry. July 8, 1937. Program #26. KNX, Los Angeles aircheck, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Frank A. Munsey". Munsey began a struggling weekly called, "The Argosy." Buying other magazines, businesses and newspapers, he eventually became a true "Horatio Alger." The program open and close are added live. Hanley Stafford. 12:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

38473. Captains Of Industry. July 15, 1937. Program #27. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont". du Pont started the DuPont chemical company. It sounds like Hanley Stafford is in the cast (in two parts!) The program open and close were added localy. Hanley Stafford. 11:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

38474. Captains Of Industry. July 22, 1937. Program #28. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Elbert Henry Gary". Gary was an Illinois lawyer and judge who came to be the head of what would eventually become United States Steel. Hanley Stafford is possibly cast as Judge Gary. The program open and close were added locally. Hanley Stafford. 11:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70473. Captains Of Industry. July 29, 1937. Program #29. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of James Couzens". Couzens started working on the Erie and Huron Railroad, met Thomas Edison, went into business with young Henry Ford and became a millionaire and later a senator. He established a $10 million dollar fund for child welfare. The program open and close are added locally Hanley Stafford. 11:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70474. Captains Of Industry. August 5, 1937. Program #30. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Edward Henry Harriman". Harriman was known as, "The wizard of the railroads." He became the director and president of the Illinois Central railroad, clashed with J. P. Morgan, took control of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads and was a generous philanthropist upon his death. The program open and close are added live. . 12:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

64375. Captains Of Industry. August 12, 1937. Program #31. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Elias 'Lucky' Baldwin". Baldwin was a shrewd trader who made a fortune with the Comstock mine in Colorado. He loved horses and built the Santa Anita racetrack. The program open and close are added locally. Hanley Stafford. 11:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

65094. Captains Of Industry. August 19, 1937. Program #32. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Mark Hanna". Hanna his fists to ensure labor peace on his father's steamboat, became wealthy as a shipbuilder and became chairman of the Republican National Committee. The program open and close are added locally. The program was not aired on KNX on September 2, 1937 and September 9, 1937. Gale Gordon, Hanley Stafford (doubles). 11:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

62476. Captains Of Industry. August 26, 1937. Program #33. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Philip Armour". Armour went to the California gold fields to build sluice boxes, and organized the famous meat packing company. The program open and close are added locally. . 11:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

6206. Captains Of Industry. September 12, 1937. Program #34. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of John Hammond". Hammond became an expert in gold mining, went to South Africa and led a revolt against the Boers. The start of the recording is slightly upcut. The program open and close are added locally. . 12:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

70567. Captains Of Industry. November 28, 1937. Program #45. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Mark Hopkins, Jr.". Hopkins started during the gold rush as a merchant in California selling supplies to the miners. He was one of the founders of the Central Pacific Railroad. The program open and close are added locally. . 13:07. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

70568. Captains Of Industry. December 5, 1937. Program #46. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Sidney Wilmot Winslow". Winslow was known as, "The Czar Of Footwear." He founded the United Shoe Machine Company and was involved in other companies as well. The program open an close are added locally. . 12:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

70569. Captains Of Industry. December 12, 1937. Program #47. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of John North Willys". Willys bought the Elmira Arms Company, became a bicycle distributor and then took over the American and Overland automobile companies. The program open and close are added locally. Gale Gordon (?). 12:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70570. Captains Of Industry. December 19, 1937. Program #48. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Frank A. Vanderlip". Vanderlip, a poor boy, became a reporter, a government financier and president of the National City Bank. The program open and close are added locally. Gale Gordon (?). 11:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70571. Captains Of Industry. December 26, 1937. Program #49. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Henry Flagler". Flagler was a failure at everything he tried, until he was 37 years old. Working for a store keeper for $5 per month, he started a salt refinery, eventually joined Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company and became a major developer of Florida. The program open and close are added locally. Gale Gordon (?). 12:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70572. Captains Of Industry. January 2, 1938. Program #50. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of John Wanamaker". John Wannamaker vowed to open, "the biggest department store in the world." The program open and close are added locally. Gale Gordon, Hanley Stafford. 11:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70573. Captains Of Industry. January 9, 1938. Program #51. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of P.T. Barnum". Barnum conceived the idea of mass entertainment. Taking control of the "American Museum," he hired "General Tom Thumb" and brought Jenny Lind from Sweden. At the age of sixty, he organized the famous circus. The program open and close are added locally. Gale Gordon. 12:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70574. Captains Of Industry. January 16, 1938. Program #52. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of William Andrews Clark". Clark got the idea of traveling to Boise in the dead of winter to trade for a shipment of tobacco. At the age of 33, he started buying silver mines near Butte, Montana and became one of America's richest men smelting copper. He later became a senator and a philanthropist. The program open and closing are added locally. The last show of the series. . 12:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

45217. Captains Of Industry. March 18, 1978. Program #10. KNX, Los Angeles origination, Atlas Radio Corporation syndication. "The Story Of Frank W. Woolworth". Woolworth made a fortune, five cents at a time. He then built the tallest building in the world! The program open and close are added locally. . 12:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

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