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.

April 4 –   1) Buck Benny at the Paramount Theatre   1940  and   2) Jack Buys an Umbrella Stand   both 1953

April 11    1) Rochester’s Phone and  2) Steak Ride    both 1953

April 18    1) From Palm Springs With Bing Crosby and  2) Snows of Kilimanjaro      both 1953

April 25    1) All American Guest Tony Curtis and 2) Back From Vacation In Hawaii    both  1953

 

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.

April 5      Les Miserables with Ronald Colman and Debra Paget   1952

April 12    The Day the Earth Stood Still with Michael Rennie and Jean Peters  1954

April 19    The Birds with Herbert Marshal 1953

April 26   Shane with Alan Ladd and Ruth Hussey 1955

 

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.

April 6     Have Gun Will Travel      1)  Return Engagement and 2) The Lonely One  both 1960

April 13   Have Gun Will Travel      1 ) French Leave and  2) Nataemhon  both  1960

April 20  Have Gun Will Travel      1) The Boss and 2) Bring Him Back Alive both 1960

April 27   Have Gun Will Travel      1) That Was No Lady  and 2) Dollhouse in Diamond Springs  both1960

 

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.

March 31  Our Miss Brooks   1  Stretch Has A Problem and  2 Big Date  both  1949

April 7        My Favourite Husband   1) George’s Mother Visits  and 2) April Fool’s Day  both 1949

April 14      My Favourite Husband   1 ) Where to Vacation? And  2) Liz Feels She’s Getting Old  both 1949

April 21      My Favourite Husband   1)  Liz Has Her Tonsils Removed and 2) Hair Dyed  both 1949

April 28     My Favourite Husband    1) Liz Changes Her Mind  and 2)  George Tries For A Raise  both  1949

 

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.

April 1 Dimension X     1) Embassy and 2) The Green Hills of Earth  both 1950

April 8  Dimension X    1 ) There Will Come Soft Rains – Zero Hour  and 2 ) Destination Moon both 1950

April 15 Dimension X    1) A Logic Named Joe and 2) Mars Is Heaven both1950

April 22 Dimension X    1) Man In The Moon and 2) Beyond Infinity   both 1950

April 29 Dimension X    1) The Potters of Firth  and 2) Perigi’s Wonderful Dolls  both1950

 

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.

April 2  The Bing Crosby Show     1) Guests Dennis and Phil Crosby and  2) Guest Bob Hope  both 1950

April 9  The Bing Crosby Show     1) Guests Ethel Merman and William Boyd and

 2) Guests Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour : Trip to Las Vegas both 1951

April 16  The Bing Crosby Show   1)Guest Bob Crosby and  2) Guests Paul Douglas and Helen O’Connel  both 1952

April 23  The Bing Crosby Show   1) Guest Fred Astaire and  2) Guests Patti Paige and Bob Burns   both 1952

April 30  The Bing Crosby Show   1) Guests Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and

 2) Guests The Mills Brothers  both 1952