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.
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.
Jan 3 1 Formal Dinner For the Sponsor 1940 and 2 The Sponsor Likes Herbert Marshall 1941
Jan 10 1 Flash Benny, Football Coach 1938 and 2 He Fumbled the Ball 1941
Jan 17 1 George Jessel Tells Jack’s Life Story 1951 and 2 Jack and Mary Walk in the Easter Parade 1952
Jan 24 1 The 64 Dollar Question and 2 Guests Oscar Levant and Joe Besser both 1943
Jan 31 1 USC UCLA Game 1952 and 2 Jack Listens to the Indy 500 1953
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.
December 28 Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland 1950
Jan 4 Body and Soul with John Garfield, Jane Wyman 1948
Jan 11 Red River with John Wayne, Joanne Dru -1949
Jan 18 Green Dolphin Street with Lana Turner and Van Heflin 1949
Jan 25 The Stratton Story with James Stewart and June Allyson 1950
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.
December 29 Gunsmoke 1 Bottle Man and 2 Robin Hood both 1955
Jan 5 Have Gun Will Travel 1 The Statue of San Sebastion and 2 The Silver Queen both 1959
Jan 12 Have Gun Will Travel 1 In An Evil Time and 2 Blind Courage both 1959
Jan 19 Have Gun Will Travel 1 Roped and 2 Bitter Wine both 1959
Jan 26 Have Gun Will Travel 1 North Fork and 2 Homecoming both 1959
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.
December 30 Archie Andrews 1 Day at Camp with Archie Andrews 1946 and 2 A Good Night’s Sleep 1948
Jan 6 Our Miss Brooks 1 Audition Show and 2 First Show both 1948
Jan 13 Our Miss Brooks 1 Weekend at Crystal Lake and 2 Putting the Touch on Miss Brooks both 1948
Jan 20 Our Miss Brooks 1 Clay City Football Game and 2 Connie the Work Horse both 1948
Jan 27 Our Miss Brooks 1 Babysitting and 2 Connie is Model School Citizen, Magazine Article both 1948
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.
December 31 The Weird Circle 1) The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and 2) Declared Insane both 1943
Jan 7 Mysterious Traveller 1 House of Death and 2 Good Die Young both 1944
Jan 14 Mysterious Traveller 1 The Accusing Corpse with Philip Clarke and 2 Queen of the Cats both 1944
Jan 21 Mysterious Traveller 1 They Who Sleep and 2 Charles Foster both 1945
Jan 28 Mysterious Traveller 1 No-one on the Line and 2 Symphony of Death both 1946
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.
Jan 1 Sherlock Holmes 1 The Great Gondolfo and 2 Murder by Moonlight both 1945
Jan 8 Sherlock Holmes 1 The Paradol Chamber and 2 The Case of the Leaping Ghost both1945
Jan 15 Sherlock Holmes 1 Colonel Warburton’s Madness and 2 The Case of the Out of Date Murder – 1945
Jan 22 Sherlock Holmes 1 The Eyes of Mr. Leyton and 2 The Problem of Thor Bridge both 1945
Jan 29 Sherlock Holmes 1 The Mystery of the Vanishing Elephant and 2 The Manor House Case both 1945