Empire Builders

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.


69960. Empire Builders. December 1, 1930. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. Memories of the first world war. The "Old-Timer" is accused of being a spy, and other interesting war yarns. Harvey Hayes, Ted Pearson (announcer), Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra, Harvey Hayes. 27:32. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

69961. Empire Builders. December 22, 1930. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. Steve Burrows is a businessman who winds up in the hospital after a traffic accident. While recuperating, he meets Ann, a young girl who lives in the hospital. A heartwarming Christmas story. Harvey Hayes, Bernardine Flynn, Lucille Husting, Bob White, Betty White, Ted Pearson (announcer), Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

69956. Empire Builders. December 29, 1930. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. Jim Baird and "The Old Timer" travel to Seattle (aboard "The Empire Builder") in search of Jim's wife, Louise. She's found singing in a nightclub on New Year's Eve. Don and Lucille sing, "Body and Soul" in the nightclub at midnight! Don Ameche, Harvey Hayes, Bob White, Ted Pearson (announcer), Lucille Husting, Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 30:02. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

69957. Empire Builders. January 5, 1931. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. Bert Ponds plans to fire half his employees at his lumber mill. When his nephew refuses to carry out his orders, Bert plans to fire him too. The nephew's fiancee is on "The Empire Builder," as is an abandoned baby who's been left with Bert. Bert learns about "the invisible payroll" and how his actions are hurting the economy. Harvey Hayes, Lucille Husting, Bob White, Betty White (as the baby), Bernardine Flynn, Ted Pearson (announcer), Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 29:40. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

69820. Empire Builders. January 12, 1931. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. A railroad worker gives up a promotion for the sake of his friend. When disease strikes, a telegraph key gets the message through. Harvey Hayes, Don Ameche, Ted Pearson (announcer), Lucille Husting, Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 30:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

69821. Empire Builders. January 19, 1931. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. A tale of Glacier National park. William Remington, a film actor making a movie in the park, is mistaken for a real sheriff by a real gang of badmen! The railroad offers a ten-day vacation to Glacier Park after the drama. Harvey Hayes, Lucille Husting, Don Ameche, Bernardine Flynn, Ted Pearson (announcer), Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 30:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

69958. Empire Builders. January 26, 1931. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. A romance about Joaquin Murietta, the famous Mexican bandit. Beautiful Maria plans to betray her lover because he killed her brother. El Mariposa loves Joaquin, but is, alas, homely. Harvey Hayes, Lucille Husting, Bob White, Betty White, Bernardine Flynn, Ted Pearson (anouncer), Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

69959. Empire Builders. February 2, 1931. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. 9:30 P.M. (CST). The "Old-Timer" re-tells the story of James J. Hill, a poor boy who founded the Great Northern Railway. A young boy from Canada sets out to seek his fortune. The script was used on the first show of the series (which was on January 14, 1929). Harvey Hayes, Ted Pearson (announcer), Bernardine Flynn, Don Ameche, Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

69955. Empire Builders. February 16, 1931. Blue net, KYW, Chicago origination/aircheck. Sponsored by: The Great Northern Railway. Jenny Fitzgerald plans to quit her job in Spike's saloon and leave town with Buck Brewster, the outlaw. Spike has his own plans for Jenny, but both she and Buck are shot down in cold blood. Don Ameche, Lucille Husting, Harvey Hayes, Ted Pearson (announcer), Don Bernard (director), Josef Koestner and His Orchestra. 29:13. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

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