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 5–  1 – Jack Takes a Date to A French Restaurant   2 – The Mean Old Man Radio Show- both  1954

April 12-  1 – Jack Gets Help Up and Catches a Cold      2 – Garden of Evil –  both  1957

April 19–  1 – Jack and Rochester Clean Out the Garage -2 – Nobody Remembers Jack’s Birthday- both  1957

April 26 –  1 – Jack Goes to the Doctor For a Vitamin Shot     2 – Maxwell Rental Car – both  1957

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 6    TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT”Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall  1945

 April 13 ’”NOW VOYAGEUR  Bette Davis and Gregory Peck 1946

 April 20 UNDERCURRENTKatherine Hepburn, Robert Taylor  1947

 April 27  THE DARK CORNER Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens  1947

TUESDAYS

SAGEBRUSH THEATREcome 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 7 –  Gunsmoke    1 – Westbound      2 – Word of Honour –  both 1953

April 14Gunsmoke  1 – Paid Killer –    2 – Old Lady – both  1953

April 21Gunsmoke  1 – Cavalcade –     2 – The Round Up – both  1953

April 28 –  Gunsmoke 1 – Cyclone –   2 – Pussy Cats – 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.

April 1 Fibber McGee and Molly 1 – The Motorcycle Cop, The Judge and Fibber
2 – Hot Dogs and a Blowout – both, 1935

April 8 –  Fibber McGee and Molly  1 – A Dip in the Ocean    2 – Wistful Vista Raffle – both 1935
April 15Milton Berle 1 – Saluting Communications   2 – Salute to Literature – both  1948

April 22Milton Berle 1 – Salutes Income Tax   2 – Salutes the Great Game of Politics –  both 1948

April 29 –  Milton Berle 1 – Salutes the Coming of Spring     2 – Salute to Motoring – both 1948

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 2The Whistler    1 – Avarice     2 – Double Cross – both 1942

April 9 –  The Whistler    1 – The Weakling –     2 – The Thief – both  1943

April 16 –  The Whistler  1 – The Confession –  2 – In The Dark – both  1943

April 23The Whistler  1 – Legacy of Death    2 – Fool’s Gold – both 1943

April 30 –  The Whistler  1 – The Killers –     2 – Death Has a Twist – both  1944

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 3   “COMMAND PERFORMANCE”   1. Fred Allen and Gypsy Rose Lee   1943

2.  2nd Anniversary  Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra  1944

Fri April 10   “COMMAND PERFORMANCE”  1. VARIOUS  Bob Hope and Judy Garland                                                                                                                                2. Bob Hope and Roy Rogers  both 1944

Fri April 17    “COMMAND PERFORMANCE” 1. Bing Crosby   2. Clark Gable    both 1944

Fri April 24    “COMMAND PERFORMANCE” – ‘Dick Tracy in B flat “   55 minutes 1944