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Louie’s Hungry five - Pgm 309 - October 9, 1931

March 25th, 2017 · Comments

Now another in our continuous run of twenty episodes of “Louie’s Hungry Five”, an early radio serial syndicated by the WGN-Tribune Company of Chicago.  You can find out more about the series in my original post about the program.  If you’re just joining us, you can catch up on all the episodes here.

In program 309, heard October 9, 1931, the group checks into a hotel for a couple of days before they leave for their trip to South America.  You can download a jpeg scan of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the show here.

The mp3 of this episode was transferred direct from a set of two 12” shellac 78 rpm transcriptions recorded and pressed by Columbia’s Sound-On-Disc Division, matrix numbers 23371 and 23372.

These original discs look unplayed and were an absolute joy to dub, by the way.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 308, October 8, 1931

March 18th, 2017 · Comments

Here’s another visit with the “little German band”, “Louie’s Hungry Five”, a series of twenty episodes of this early radio serial I’ll be posting on the blog.  There’s more background information on this obscure program in my first post about the series.

We’re almost half-way through the run of shows that I have from the series.  In program 308, broadcast October 8, 1931, the group continues preparing for their trip to South America.  Emil has ripped the telephone out of their room and taken it back to the telephone company.  You can download a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the episode here.

Our show was transferred directly from two twelve-inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions, pressed by Columbia’s Sound-on-Disc division, matrix numbers 233269 and 233270.

Listen to more “Louie’s Hungry Five” in the blog next week.

 

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Curtis Springer for Acidine - Pgm 5

March 11th, 2017 · Comments

And now the last episode I have in my collection of an obscure early 30s syndicated radio show featuring Curtis H. Springer, the “King of the Quacks”, with his advice on “the facts about life”.  You can read more about Springer in my first post on the series.

In program 5, Springer starts off his commentary talking about old family photographs, leading into his pitch for how fashions can be damaging to health.  The sponsor is Acidine and your announcer is Hal Dean.

Our mp3 was transferred direct from a translucent blue one-sided 16” celluloid Brunswick transcription, matrix number 9153.  The disc was pressed by Flexo, a manufacturer of promotional and radio-related discs made with experimental plastics in the early 1930s.  The series was recorded in Chicago.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 307, October 7, 1931

March 11th, 2017 · Comments

Now another episode in our twenty-show run of the early radio serial, “Louie’s Hungry Five”, syndicated by WGN and the Tribune Company in Chicago.  You can find out more background on the series in my first post about the show.

Program 307 was originally heard October 7, 1931.  The guys have sold all of their furniture so they can go on their trip to South America and haven’t made arrangements to leave town, so they have to sleep on the floor until their lease runs out.  The group rebels against Louie and get a hotel room.  You can download a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the program here.

Our show was transferred directly from two twelve-inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions, pressed by Columbia’s Sound-on-Disc division, matrix numbers 233267 and 233268.

 

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Curtis Springer for Acidine - Pgm 4

March 4th, 2017 · Comments

Here’s another episode of an early series from “the King of the Quacks”, Curtis H. Springer.  You can read more about Springer and the series in my original post about the program.

In program 4, Springer answers a letter from a listener who has a spouse that isn’t supportive of their career and his commentary deals with people who “drag their feet” with no “ambition”.  The show is sponsored by Acidine, “nature’s acid reducer”.  The announcer is Hal Deen.  It was probably syndicated in 1934.

The program was transferred directly from an original single-sided translucent blue celluloid Brunswick transcription, matrix number 9152, manufactured by Flexo.  The “whooshing” sounds you hear in the recording are a result of these experimental plastic records distorting over the years.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 306 - October 6, 1931

March 4th, 2017 · Comments

We continue our run of twenty episodes of the early radio serial “Louie’s Hungry Five” that looks at the adventures of the “little German Band”.

In program 306, originally broadcast October 6, 1931, the group continues auctioning off their belongings for a trip to South America, with this episode focusing on selling a mirror.  You can read the original announcer's cue sheet for the episode here.

Our file was dubbed directly from two ten inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions pressed by Columbia’s Sound-On-Disc division, matrix numbers 233265 and 233266.

 

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 305, October 5, 1931

February 22nd, 2017 · Comments

Once again we drop in on the continuing story of the “little German Band” with “Louie’s Hungry Five”.  You can read background information on the program in my first post in this series.

In episode 305, originally broadcast October 5, 1931, the boys work to wrap up the auction of their household goods to fund their trip to South America, selling their stove.  Anyone recognize the popular tune they play a couple of minutes into the show?

You can download a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the program here.

Our mp3 was transferred directly from two twelve-inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions, pressed by Columbia’s Sound-on-Disc division, matrix numbers 233263 and 233264.

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Basketball - Canton vs Central Catholic - January 1948 - excerpts

February 9th, 2017 · Comments

 We continue our look at some rare local previously lost radio programming transferred from a set of “throw away” lacquers that originally came from WHBC in Canton, Ohio.

This post features a half-hour excerpt of a local high school basketball game between Canton Township Wildcats and Central Catholic.  You’ll hear the opening of the game - part one of the set - and then part five, near the very end of the game.  It was a very close match-up and, unfortunately, we don’t have part six with the last few minutes of the game to find out who won.  Jim Monte Jim Muzzy does the play by play and the game is sponsored by Sugardale meats, which still doing business in Ohio.

Programming of this type is quite rare - I can’t recall another local high school basketball game floating around among old time radio collectors, but there may be some other excerpts that exist.  I imagine that most local high school and college sports events were aired live - this one only survives because it was presented transcribed.

Our mp3 was transferred from two Audiodisc sixteen lacquers.  The grease pencil writing on the disc is a little obscured - the date looks like sometime January 1948.  Someone could probably track down the specific date and the final score in a local Canton newspaper archives.

 

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 304 - October 3, 1931

February 9th, 2017 · Comments

Now we continue our run of twenty episodes of this early obscure comedy serial, syndicated by WGN, and chronicling the adventures of the “little German band”.  You can read background about the series in my first post about the series.

In program 304, originally heard October 3, 1931, the guys get confused trying to increase bids in the auction for their household items they’re using to fund their trip to South America.  Meanwhile, Louie’s girlfriend calls, worrying about Louie’s broken leg.  You can read the original announcer cue sheet provided with the discs at this jpeg link.

The show was transferred directly from two twelve-inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions, pressed by Columbia’s Sound-on-Disc division, matrix numbers 233261 and 233262.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 303, October 2, 1931

February 2nd, 2017 · Comments

We continue our look at the early 30’s comedy serial, “Louie’s Hungry Five”, distributed by WGN.  You can read more about the series in my original post that kicked off the series.

Program 303, heard Friday, October 2, 1931, has the guys in the “little German band” still trying to hide the fact from their girlfriends the fact that they’re selling all their household items to go to South America.  After some music, they start the auction, with Louie giving them instructions on how to increase the bids.  You can see the original cue sheet for the local announcer by downloading this jpeg image.

Our show was transferred from two twelve-inch 78 rpm shellac transcriptions pressed by Columbia’s Sound-on-Disc division, matrix numbers 233259 and 233260.

 

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