RADIO CLASSICS on CJNU

Your hosts  PETER NADOLNY and JIM PAPPAS

 

Venture back with us as we travel  in time to the period when the family gathered around the radio to listen  as the world was being brought into their living rooms. It was a marvel in its time and thankfully many of those marvelous moments are preserved for other generations to enjoy. At CJNU we try to bring you the best of the best for your listening pleasure nightly on the Nostalgia station.

 

SUNDAYS

JACK BENNY ..  was on the air for 24 years and his comedy set a high water mark and was  imitated later by Jerry Seinfeld on TV.

The marvelous Jack Benny with his whole cast of characters explore his  life and times while living to age 39 , trying to pinch every penny and  fiddling with a violin that will not cooperate.

Sept 13 –   1 – How Palm Springs Was Founded    2 – Jack Watches TV – both 1951

Sept 20 –  1 – The Cast Sings the Commercial        2 – Captain Horatio Hornblower – both 1951

Sept 27 –   1 –  Jack Returns on the Train To LA and Plays Cards       2  Will TV Replace Radio?

MONDAYS

4 STAR THEATRE..we are lucky to have access to one of the most popular radio shows ever: the LUX Radio Show. Broadcast for over 21 years they recorded over 900 episodes with various hosts and movie stars replaying roles they had played on the silver screen.

Sept 14 – Lux Radio Theatre –   Madame Butterfly with Grace Moore and Cary Grant – 1937

Sept 21 – Lux Radio Theatre –   British Agent with Errol Flynn and Frances Farmer – 1937

Sept 28 -Lux Radio Theatre –   Mary Burns Fugitive with Miriam Hopkins, Henry Fonda and Mary Astor – 1938

TUESDAYS

SAGEBRUSH THEATRE…come back  to the frontier of America where saloons, pistols and dancing girls were the order of the day. Legendary stories of the Wild West fill the air with hoof beats and thrills as we follow some of its greatest heroes.

Sept 15 – Frontier Gentleman   1 – Daddy Buckbucks   2 – Advice to the Lovelorn – both 1958

Sept 22 -Frontier Gentleman    1 – The Cowboy             2 – School Days –  both 1958

Sept 29 -Gunsmoke                     1 – Sundown                  2 – Spring Term – both 1953

WEDNESDAYS

LAUGHING OUT LOUD. Nobody loves a good laugh as much as we do and every week we have our choice of some of the greatest comedians to ever step into a studio. Everything from bellylaughs to more gentle humor fills this spot on the dial.

Sept 16– Aldrich Family              1 – Homer Invites Himself – 1942         2 – Stolen Bicycles – 1943

Sept 23 -Aldrich Family              1 – Props For the School Play – 1943    2 – Costume Party – 1945

Sept 30 – Great Gildersleeve      1 – Hiccups       2 – Investigate the City Jail – both 1941

THURSDAYS

BEYOND THE UNKNOWN..there are many stories that fill us this wonder and some with dread. Things we cannot explain that tell us that we may not be alone and stories of crime and passion that leave us with questions.

Sept 17 – Murder at Midnight     1 – Death Tolls a Requiem     2 – The Thirteenth Floor – both 1947

Sept 24 – Murder at Midnight    1 – Death Is No End – 1947     2 – Dead Hand – 1950

FRIDAYS

VIVA VARIETY… so many wonderful performers tried their hand at radio and we have the cream of the crop here. It may be a musical show or an anthology of stories that set the mind racing.

Sept 11 – The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show    1 – Interior Decorator   2 – Lt. Donahue – both 1947

Sept 18 -The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show    1 – A Movie For Alice    2 – Phil’s Self Improvement – both  1946

Sept 25 -The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show    1 – Emery’s Musicale    2 – A Present for Phil – both   1946