Come Aboard

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.


107226. Come Aboard. 1948. Program #9. WLOW, Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by: Naval Reserve recruiting. The last show of the series. The broadcast originates from the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. The first tune is, "Five O'Clock Drag." The band could have used more rehearsal, the arrangements were too slow, but the middle recruiting announcement was worth the price of admission. The Navy annnouncer says that, "He's going to throw away the script." He doesn't, of course, but he follows with one of the best recruiting announcements for the Naval Reserve you're likely to hear. "You fellows, you're either going to join, or you won't." "If you don't, and there's a national emergency, you know you're gonna go anyway, so why not go the way you want to?" It's doubtful whether anyone EVER joined the military after listening to a radio recruiting program, but this one makes you stop and think! The Norfolk Naval Station Band, Shirley Ryan (vocal), Frank Fagoskie (? vocal), Bob Plant (conductor), Chick Collyer (arrangements), James Buckholtz (writer, producer). 30:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

107227. Come Aboard. 1948. Program #8. WLOW, Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by: Naval Reserve recruiting. The first tune is, "Miserlou." The program originates from the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. The Norfolk Naval Station Band, Bob Plant (conductor), Chick Collyer (arrangements), Frank Fagoskie (vocal), James Buckholtz (writer, producer). 30:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

107631. Come Aboard. 1948. Program #6. WLOW, Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by: Naval Reserve recruiting. The first tune is, "Lover's Leap." The program originates from the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. Jim Green (tenor sax), The Norfolk Naval Station Band, Bob Plant (conductor, trumpet), Frank Fagoskie (vocal), James Buckholtz (writer, producer), Chick Collyer (arrangements), Earl Holmstrand (alto Sax). 30:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

107632. Come Aboard. 1948. Program #7. WLOW, Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by: Naval Reserve recruiting. The first tune is, "720 In The Books." The program originates from the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. The Norfolk Naval Station Band, Bob Plant (conductor, trumpet), Frank Fagoskie (vocal), James Buckholtz (writer, producer), Chick Collyer (arragements), Jim Green (tenor sax). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

107633. Come Aboard. 1948. Program #2. WLOW, Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by: Naval Reserve recruiting. The program originates from the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. The first tune is, "Indiana." The first 14:35 of the program only. The announcer reading the first recruiting announcement asks, "If my country needs me, what will I do?" The sailors in the audience starting yelling and cheering (one can only imagine what they were shouting). The conductor is only referred to as, "Rosenberg." The program number is subject to correction. The Norfolk Naval Station Band, James Buckholtz (writer, producer), Shirley Bryant (vocal), Chick Collyer (arrangements). 14:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

107634. Come Aboard. 1948. Program #1. WLOW, Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by: Naval Reserve recruiting. The program originates from the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. The first tune is, "Cow, Cow Boogie." The last 12:59 only. Although listed as program #1 on the transcription, the announcer implies that this is not the first show of the series. The Norfolk Naval Station Band, Frank Fagoskie (vocal), Shirley Bryant (vocal). 12:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

107635. Come Aboard. 1948. Program #4. WLOW, Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by: Naval Reserve recruiting. The program originates from the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. The first tune is, "Swing." The first 11:51 of the program. The Norfolk Naval Station Band, Chick Collyer (arrngements), Shirley Bryant (vocal), Frank Fagoskie (vocal). 11:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

Report contains 7 programs.