BW – EP112: Drama At NBC (1949 – 1950)

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In Breaking Walls episode 112, we finish our five-part mini-series by examining NBC’s business and programming during the 1949-50 radio season in the wake of the CBS talent raids by examining the steps NBC took to regain their footing as the television era began.

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Highlights:
• Garroway
• Frank Sinatra’s Tailspin
• Monday Night of Music
• Ivy College and their Hallowed Halls
• Christopher London vs. Jack Benny
• Randy Stone Prowls Chicago’s Night
• Dimension X and Arnold Moss
• Cloak and Dagger
• Vincent Price and Simon Templar
• Looking Ahead to Elliott Lewis

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The reading material used in today’s episode was:

• On the Air — By John Dunning
• Network Radio Ratings, 1932-53 — By Jim Ramsburg

As well as articles from the archives of:
Broadcasting Magazine
Radio Daily
and
Variety
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On the interview front:
• Ken Carpenter, Dave Garroway, Jim Jordan, Phil Leslie, Vincent Price, Lurene Tuttle, and Herb Vigran were with Chuck Schaden. Hear their full chats at SpeakingOfRadio.com.

• Raymond Edward Johnson, Arnold Moss, Vincent Price, and Bill Robson were with Dick Bertel and Ed Corcoran for WTIC’s The Golden Age of Radio. Hear these at Goldenage-WTIC.org.

• Lawrence Dobkin and Elliott Lewis were with SPERDVAC. For more information, go to SPERDVAC.com.

• Don Quinn was interviewed by Owen Cunningham in 1951,

• Frank Sinatra was with Walter Cronkite in 1965,

• Lurene Tuttle spoke with Same Time, Same Station in 1972.

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Selected music featured in today’s episode was:
• I Can Dream, Can’t I — By The Andrews Sisters
• Salute to Charlie Christian — By Barney Kessel
• Holo Holo Haa — With Lani McIntyre
• It All Depends on You — By Frank Sinatra
• The Look of Love — By Billy May
• Moon Moods — By Les Baxter
• Spooky — By Dusty Springfield

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Special thanks to

The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society
https://www.ghoulishdelights.com/series/themorls/

The Fireside Mystery Theatre
https://www.firesidemysterytheatre.com/

Terror on the Air
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUbviBTC1CamzamykVCqN0A

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/terror-on-the-air/id1477581905

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A special thank you to Ted Davenport and Jerry Haendiges: two radio show collectors who helped supply material for this episode. They’re who the large retailers go to.

Ted’s got a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/otrteddavenport/
For Jerry, please visit http://otrsite.com/

I’d also like to thank Walden Hughes and John and Larry Gassman of SPERDVAC – http://sperdvac.com/

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Thank you to:
Tony Adams
Steven Allmon
Orson Orsen Chandler
Briana Isaac
Thomas M. Joyce
Ryan Kramer
Gary Mollica
Barry Nadler
Christian Neuhaus
Aimee Pavy
John Williams

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