The Grantland Rice Story

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.


99316. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #52. Thesaurus syndication. "Memorable Tributes To Granny Rice". Commercials added locally. A moving conclusion to the radio biography of who must have been a beloved man. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author), John Kieran (by recording), Bobby Jones (by recording), Gene Fowler (by recording). 13:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

99314. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #50. Thesaurus syndication. "The Uncrowned Champs". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

99315. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #51. Thesaurus syndication. "Granddaddy Of The Blues and Some Football Memories". Commercials added locally. Granny tells the remarkable story of Pudge Hefflefinger. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

99313. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #49. Thesaurus syndication. "Famous Football Coaches". Commercials added locally. The program includes a 1947 recording made at the Rose Bowl luncheon, of Grantland Rice praising Alonzo Stagg. This is a syndicated version of cat. #60841 (an AFRS rebroadcast). Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author, speaker). 13:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

99116. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #47. Thesaurus syndication. "The Big Game". Commercials added locally. The important football rivalries of the past. Granny has some interesting yarns about the game. Jimmy Powers (host). 13:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

99117. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #48. Thesaurus syndication. "What Makes A Competitor". Commercials added locally. The show includes the story of Bobby Thompson's famous 1951 home run. Jimmy Powers (host). 13:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

99115. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #46. Thesaurus syndication. "Ruth's Homer". Commercials added locally. Granny's version of what happened the time Babe Ruth pointed to where he was going to hit a home run. Guest Ford Frick (Commissioner of Basebasll) doubts where Ruth really "called his shot." Jimmy Powers (host), Ford Frick. 13:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

98050. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #33. Thesaurus syndication. "TV and Sport". Commercials added locally. Guest Asa Buchnell (Commissioner of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association and director of the NCAA TV legislative body). A look at how television has changed sports. Jimmy Powers, Asa Buchnell. 13:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

98051. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #34. Thesaurus syndication. "Knute Rockne". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers interviews Jim Crowley, one of the original "Four Horsemen." Jimmy Powers, Jim Crowley. 13:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97949. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #31. Thesaurus syndication. "Polo's Greatest". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers speaks with Deveraux Millburn Jr., son of the famous polo player. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author), Deveraux Millburn Jr.. 13:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97950. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #32. Thesaurus syndication. "Jim Thorpe". Commercials added locally. A well-written biography about a tragic sports champion. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97946. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #28. Thesaurus syndication. "Sports Writers". Commercials added locally. Stories about Granny's fellow sports writers make for interesting listening. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97947. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #29. Thesaurus syndication. "Bantam Ben Hogan". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97948. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #30. Thesaurus syndication. "Through The Mists". Commercials added locally. Granny's musings about sports and life. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 12:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97945. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #27. Thesaurus syndication. "Sports Films". Commercials added locally. Rod Warren (a former football player at Penn State) recalls when he worked with Grantland Rice on his short films. It makes for interesting listening; Grant was a true film pioneer as well as a famous sports writer. Don't miss the story about the leaping boa constrictor. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author), Rod Warren. 13:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97943. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #25. Thesaurus syndication. "Uncle Remus and Some Others". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97944. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #26. Thesaurus syndication. "My Friend, Joe Louis". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97941. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #23. Thesaurus syndication. "Football's Famous Coaches". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97942. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #24. Thesaurus syndication. "Football's Advanced Guard". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97939. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #21. Thesaurus syndication. "Magnificent Screwballs". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97940. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #22. Thesaurus syndication. "The Fabulous Ty Cobb". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97937. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #19. Thesaurus syndication. "Baseball Managers". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97938. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #20. Thesaurus syndication. "Granny's All Time Football Team". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97936. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #18. Theasurus syndication. "Granny's All-Time Baseball Team". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97934. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #16. Thesaurus syndication. "The Immortal Bobby Jones". Commercials added locally. The story of Jones' career from 1930 on. The program's guest is Bobby Jones. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author), Bobby Jones. 13:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97935. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #17. Thesaurus syndication. "Babe Didrikson Zaharias". Commercials added locally. The story title above is indicated on the transcription label. The title as announced is, "The Other Babe and Women In Sports." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 12:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97933. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #15. Thesaurus syndication. "Football's Beloved Knute Rockne". Commercials added locally. Guest Jack Lavelle (scout for the New York Giants) recalls playing for Knute Rockne of Notre Dame. Jimmy Powers, Jack Lavelle, Grantland Rice (author). 13:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97931. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #13. Thesaurus syndication. "War Clouds-World War I". Commercials added locally. Granny's adventures in the army during the first war. Well written! Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97932. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #14. Thesaurus syndication. "Bobby Jones-The Incomparable Youth". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97929. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #10. Thesaurus syndication. "Granny's All-Tim Pitching Selection". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Granny's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97930. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #12. Thesaurus syndication. "Granny's Story Of Gene Tunney". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers interviews Harry Grayson, the only sportswriter to predict Tunney's victory over Jack Dempsey. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author), Harry Grayson. 13:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97521. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #11. Thesaurus syndication. "The Story Of Jack Dempsey's Early Ring Career". Commercials added locally. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97438. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #8. Thesaurus syndication. "Golf and Its Champions". Commercials added locally. Stories about the very first golfers before the start of the World War. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Grantland Rice (author). 13:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97437. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #6. Thesaurus syndication. "Great Athletes-Past and Present". Commercials added locally. Sound portraits of: Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Bob Fitzsimmons, Bill Tilden and other "Iron Men." The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Grantland Rice (author). 13:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97436. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #9. Thesaurus syndication. "The Incredible Man, Walter Hagen". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers tells stories about the famous golfer, as written by Grantland Rice. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Grantland Rice (author). 13:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

97434. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #7. Thesaurus syndication. "The Story Of Big Bill Tilden". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Grantland Rice's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Guest Vinnie Richards ("The Boy Wonder Of The Golden Twenties") recalls playing with and against "Big Bill." The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Vinnie Richards, Grantland Rice (author). 13:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

96741. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #2. Thesaurus syndication. "The Big Fellow, Babe Ruth". Commercials added locally. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (reader), Grantland Rice (author). 13:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

96738. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #1. Thesaurus syndication. "Beginning At The Beginning". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers reads from Rice's book, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Each program has music fill for local announcements and one commercial break for a one minute commercial. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (reader), Grantland Rice (author). 13:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95986. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #43. Thesaurus syndication. "Ed Furgol's Greatest Victory". Commercials added locally. Ed won the 1954 Open, with a handicapped arm. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95982. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #42. Thesaurus syndication. "Writers and Pals". Commercials added locally. Guest Toots Shor remembers Granny and the other who hung out at his bar (which is referred to as a restaurant). Toots describes the date Rice's book was published. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author), Toots Shor. 13:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95957. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #4. Thesaurus syndication. "Jack Dempsey, The Man From Maumee Bay". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers tells of Granny's eye-witness account of Dempsey's fights with Carpentier and Firpo. Vivid descriptions of two great fights. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Grantland Rice (author). 13:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95953. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #3. Thesaurus syndication. "Big Red-Man O' War". Commercials added locally. Jimmy Powers tells the story of the great race horse. He interviews jockey Earl "The Handy Man" Sandy, who rode "Man O' War" and was a friend of Grantland Rice. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Earl Sandy, Grantland Rice (author). 13:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95937. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #40. Thesaurus syndication. "Red Blaik Of Army". Commercials added locally. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator). 13:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95931. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #39. Thesaurus syndication. "Gene Tunney, Second Installment". Commercials added locally. Guest Gene Tunney remembers Grantland Rice and the early days of his career. He describes "the long count." The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Gene Tunney. 13:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95926. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #38. Thesaurus syndication. "The Man Who Hates To Lose". Commercials added locally. The story of Arthur "Greasy" Neal, a famous football player who was excellent in all other sports as well. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95922. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #37. Thesaurus syndication. "Turkey Hunting". Commercials added locally. An interesting narrative. It's not as easy as it sounds. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95921. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #36. Thesaurus syndication. "An Appraisal Of This Game Football". Commercials added locally. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95920. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #35. Thesaurus syndication. "Granny's Own Voice". Commercials added locally. A program of recordings by Grantland Rice. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (by recording), Joe Cork (by recording), Grantland Rice (author). 13:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

77688. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #41. Thesaurus syndication. "The Mighty Mites". Commercials added locally. Stories about coaches at small colleges.." The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers (narrator), Grantland Rice (author). 13:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

73447. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Thesaurus syndication, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy Powers narrates segments from Grantland Rice's autobiography, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Jimmy talks about horse racing, the sad state of professional boxing, praise for Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Grantland Rice (author). 9:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

69124. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #5. Thesaurus syndication. "The Dempsey-Tunney Fights". Commercials added locally. Jack Dempsey in interviewed and tells the story of the long count. The date is approximate. Jimmy Powers, Jack Dempsey, Grantland Rice (author). 13:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60841. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #49. Thesaurus syndication, AFRS rebroadcast. "Famous Football Coaches". Jimmy Powers narrates segments from Grantland Rice's autobiography, "The Tumult and The Shouting." Memories of Red Grange, Alonzo Stagg and Walt Davis. Grantland Rice is heard at the 1947 Rose Bowl luncheon. See cat. #99313 for a syndicated version of this program. Jimmy Powers, Grantland Rice (performer by recording, author). 15:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42151. The Grantland Rice Story. 1955. Program #45. Thesaurus syndication. "The Sports Public and Ted Williams". Commercials added locally. Despite the title, Jimmy doesn't mention Ted Williams until six minutes into the program. Jimmy Powers (narrator). 13:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 53 programs.