July 2nd to July 8th Shows and Highlights

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Before we jump into the highlights I want to remind you about the phone number for the SiriusXM RadioClassics channel, where you can call in and tell us what series you enjoy the most and why, is 833-R-Classic (833-725-2774). Your comments might also make it to the air! As a matter of fact, we are considering creating an all listener comments week in August while I’m sailing with channel fans to Alaska. So if you wanna participate, give the number a call ASAP.

Independence Day Specials (and for my Canadian listeners hope you had a lovely July 1st!)

As is our usual tradition we have a All-American Superhero Man Of Steel two-hour Marathon.  I also bring back some of my past interview with Michael J. Hayde the author of Flights Of Fantasy: The Unauthorized but True Story of Radio and TV’s Adventures Of Superman.

We also have some traditional patriotic fare from Norman Corwin and James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy), we also have a couple Revolutionary War stories from the NBC series Inheritance plus The CBS Radio Workshop’s audio tribute to the USA known as “Sounds Of A Nation”.

We mark some series debut anniversaries led by Escape’s 71st, which is celebrated with two different one hour specials – including a First and Finale block presenting both the July 7th, 1947 debut broadcast plus the series finale from September 25th, 1954.

Additional series anniversaries include:  Blondie (79th); Abbott and Costello (78th); Judy Canova Show (75th); Casey Crime Photographer (75th); Philo Vance (73rd); The Line-Up (68th) and Tales Of The Texas Rangers (68th). 

We mark a few birthdays as well – Gloria Stuart (Suspense); Glenn Langan (Mystery Is My Hobby); Bill Thompson (Wallace Wimple & Old Timer on Fibber McGee & Molly); Marie McDonald (guest on Duffy’s Tavern, Colgate Sports Newsreel); opera singer Dorothy Kirsten (guest on Bergen & McCarthy Show) and WXYZ station owner George W. Trendle (The Green Hornet).

Greg

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