The Golden Days Of Radio

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.


51247. The Golden Days Of Radio. December 1968. AFRTS origination. A program of bloopers. Art Baker, Art Linkletter (Surf commercial), Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Frank Bresee (host), Gene Baker (narrator), George Burns, Jackson Beck (announcer), Jerry Lewis, Judy Garland, Lionel Barrymore, Rosa Rio (organ), Ted Malone, Walter O'Keefe (host). 25:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65720. The Golden Days Of Radio. April 1978. Program #522. AFRTS origination. Frank Bresee interviews Bill Hay on the fiftieth anniversary of "Amos 'n Andy." The program includes most of the show of November 12, 1940. The Kingfish promises to help Andy out of a marriage, until he finds out that he can make a $15 profit on an engagement ring. Also, an excerpt from the December, 1936 "Friday Night Minstrel Show" (see cat. #22633). The system cue is added live. Frank Bresee, Bill Hay. 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

99503. The Golden Days Of Radio. November 1993. AFRTS origination. Frank Bresee interviews Fred Foy. The date above is the date of recording. The interview is complete, the program is not. Frank Bresee, Fred Foy. 17:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

99507. The Golden Days Of Radio. June 1994. Program #2696. AFRTS origination. Frank Bresee plays many excerpts from past radio programs and chats with guest Lina Romay. There is no system cue heard, but the closing theme music goes on for what seems like forever (actually 3:03). Frank Bresee, Lina Romay. 54:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

70736. The Golden Days Of Radio. Program #497. AFRTS origination. Frank Bresee interviews Curley Bradley, asking the important question, "Why are you called Curley?" A recording is played of "The Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters" show on which Babe Ruth appeared. Babe must have been near death, as he sounds terrible. A "recent" Tom Mix adventure, "The Mystery Of Whispering Canyon," is heard. The system cue has been deleted. Frank Bresee, Curley Bradley, Babe Ruth, Harold Peary, Art Hearn, Jack Lister, Art Hannes (announcer), Jim Harmon (writer), Nancy Wydell, Howard Rider (director). 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70722. The Golden Days Of Radio. Program #495. AFRTS origination. Frank Bresee interviews Curley Bradley about his career in radio. An edited recording of "The Tom Mix Ralston Strightshooters" is played (see cat. #2029). The system cue has been deleted. Frank Bresee, Curley Bradley. 23:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

65721. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. Frank Bresee interviews Bill Hay (the announcer on the "Amos 'n Andy" broadcasts for many years). A 1925 "Sam 'n Henry" excerpt is played. Also, President Roosevelt is heard opening the 1939 New York World's Fair ( see cat. #1977). Bill Hay recalls his early days in radio. Frank Bresee, Bill Hay, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Franklin Roosevelt. 23:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63972. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. Excerpts from programs of the past. Frank Bresee interviews famous personalities. Frank Bresee (host), Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Jack Bailey, Jay Jostyn, George Jessel, Bret Morrison, Jim Jordan, Harry Von Zell, Edgar Bergen, Mae West. 28:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62945. The Golden Days Of Radio. Program #68. AFRS. Vaughn Monroe sings, "It's Only A Paper Moon." Harold Peary is heard as, "The Great Gildersleeve." Victor Borge learns jive talk from Benny Goodman. Don Adams interviews a football player. Frank Bresee (host), Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (public service announcement), Vaughn Monroe, Harold Peary, Victor Borge, Benny Goodman, Don Adams. 25:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62944. The Golden Days Of Radio. Program #35. AFRS. The "Munchkins" sing "Follow The Yellow Brick Road" from the soundtrack of "The Wizard Of Oz," and other excerpts from the film are played. Frank Morgan is heard as "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy." Goucho Marx appears in an excerpt from "You Bet Your Life" and from "Mail Call." Harry Von Zell is heard in a satire of "Double Indemnity" called "Double Indarnity." Frank Bresee (host), Frank Morgan, Groucho Marx, Ida Lupino, Robert Benchley, Harry Von Zell. 25:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62419. The Golden Days Of Radio. Program #27. AFRS origination. A series of excerpts. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and Their Orchestra with a vocal by Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly (March 3, 1956). Other excerpts and program openings are played. Frank Bresee (host), Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and Their Orchestra, Helen O'Connell, Bob Eberly, Frank Fontaine, Harry Von Zell, Edgar Bergen, Fred Allen. 25:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62418. The Golden Days Of Radio. Program #3. AFRS origination. A series of excerpts. Jo Stafford sings on "The Carnation Contented Hour" (July 11, 1951). Alan Funt is heard on "The Candid Microphone (1948). Tony Wetzell of WBBM interviews Connie Mack (July 30, 1950). Red Skelton, Rod O'Connor and Lurene Tuttle do a skit about "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid" and his dog (from January 30, 1952). Frank Bresee (host), Jo Stafford, Allen Funt, Connie Mack, Tony Wetzell, Red Skelton, Rod O'Connor, Lurene Tuttle. 25:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

31810. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. An Abbott and Costello routine with Susan Miller. Costello's uncle that steals. A Command Performance excerpt. Frank Bresee, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

18109. The Golden Days Of Radio. KFI, Los Angeles origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "KFI 50th Anniversary Show" excerpt. This portion is missing from cat. #10844. Jim Ameche, excerpts from Soap Operas: Just Plain Bill, "Themes Like Old Times," Stella Dallas, Ma Perkins, Jack Armstrong. Frank Bresee, Virginia Payne, Jim Ameche. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18108. The Golden Days Of Radio. KFI, Los Angeles origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "KFI Fiftieth Anniversary Show" excerpt. This portion is missing from cat. #10844. Vin Scully describes an exciting ninth inning between the Giants and the Dodgers, the 1927 Rose Bowl, the Tunney-Dempsey long count, Clem McCarthy, the first crocheting contest, other excerpts. Frank Bresee, Vin Scully, Clem McCarthy, Graham McNamee. 25:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18105. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. An interview with Martin Halperin (radio show collector). Excerpts from "The Lux Radio Theatre" of December 14, 1936, with Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor. "National Barn Dance" with the Williams Brothers (featuring fourteen year old Andy) in 1940, plus bloopers (From Special Feature #23). Frank Bresee, Martin Halperin, Jean Harlow, Robert Taylor, The Williams Brothers, Andy Williams. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18103. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. An interview with Jim Harmon (about old radio topics), and the body of "The Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters" of January 1, 1942. Jim Harmon, Russell Thorson, Frank Bresee (host). 22 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

18104. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. A program of radio comedians. Jerry Colonna's first radio appearance (with Fred Allen), Amos 'n Andy, many more. Frank Bresee, Ed Wynn, Tom Howard, George Shelton, Pick Malone, Pat Padgett, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, F. Chase Taylor (Colonel Stoopnagle), Jerry Colonna, Fred Allen, Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Edgar Bergen, John Barrymore, Jack Pearl, Rudy Vallee. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

18100. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. Peggy Lee sings from "The Chesterfield Supper Club," excerpts from "Themes Like Old Times," Bob Hope does a patriotic recitation on July 4, 1972. Frank Bresee, Peggy Lee, Bob Hope. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18101. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. A program of excerpts. Some familiar (from "Themes Like Old Times") and some not so familiar. Frank Bresee. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

17097. The Golden Days Of Radio. AFRTS origination. "Radio's Great Soap Operas". A program of excerpts (from "Themes Like Old Times" and other sources), plus interviews with Fran Carlon (of "Our Gal Sunday") and Anne Hummert. Frank Bresee, Fran Carlon, Anne Hummert. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5719. The Golden Days Of Radio. Program #62. AFRTS origination. "Salute To Fred Allen". The program features many excerpts from Fred Allen's old shows. Frank Bresee (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 22 programs.