Our final War World II era sound check from WCFL, Chicago is a show called "Any Bonds Tonight". This fifteen minute show, broadcast December 26, 1944 from 8:45 to 9:00 p.m., sounds like it was a larger War Bond drive taking place at the station on that day.
Instead of recordings, like the "Americans at Work" show previously in the blog, this program features some local musicians. Jack Kelly and his Orchestra provide music for the show and perform "Emblem of Peace March", and "Live the American Way". A country swing group, the Pioneers contribute "San Fernando Valley".
The show includes salutes to local business such as Central Architectural Iron Works, Butler Brothers, Alloy Steel Gear and Pinion Company, Jefferson Electric Company and others.
Our old friend Carl E. Payne, sales manager for Oscar W. Hedstrom Corporation, gives a talk about the flag, patriotism and buying War Bonds. The discs were probably created for Payne or his employer.
The show was transferred to digital from four sides of a set of 78 rpm 12" acetates. Sound quality varies, but the show is in good shape overall.