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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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