Thursday, August 11, 2022

Today in Broadcast History

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 9th

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ON THIS DAY in 1909, down East fiddler/leader Don Messer was born at Tweedside, New Brunswick. In 1929 he started his own radio show on CFBO Saint John....

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. May 8th

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ON THIS DAY in 1880 the first telephone service in British Columbia was established as the Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company. In 1895, Archbishop/broadcaster Fulton J. Sheen was born in Fulton...

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 7th

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ON THIS DAY in 1885   grizzled character actor(George) Gabby Hayes was born in Wellsville New York. He was sidekick to both Hopalong Cassidy & Roy Rogers in...

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 6th

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ON THIS DAY in 1912 actor Bill Quinn was born in New York City.  He is best remembered as barfly Mr. Van Ranseleer on TV's All in the...

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. May 5th

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It's CINCO DE MAYO! ON THIS DAY in 1899, radio actor Freeman Gosden (pictured, left) was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was "Amos" on the famed, longrunning "Amos 'n'...

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. May 4th

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ON THIS DAY in 1903 actor Luther Adler was born in New York city. He played on many of the live drama shows of early...

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 3rd

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ON THIS DAY in 1928 soul singer James Brown was born in Augusta, Ga. Billboard ranked Brown as the most successful R&B performer of all time with 17...

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 2nd

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ON THIS DAY in 1902 actor Brian Aherne was born in Worcester England. In 1945, he played sleuth Simon Templar in the CBS radio series, The Saint. He...

THURSDAY in Broadcast History… May 1st

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ON THIS DAY in 1892, conductor Howard Barlow was born in Plain City Ohio.  After 15 years as conductor of the Columbia Symphony Orchestra (CBS) he joined the...

Wednesday In Broadcast History .. April 30th

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     It's Wednesday ON THIS DAY in 1908 actress Eve Arden was born Eunice Quedens in Mill Valley Calif. She won an Emmy for her star-making turn as "Our Miss Brooks",...