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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm 42

August 8th, 2010 · Comments

Program GRS-42 in our syndicated Theasaurus series, "The Grantland Rice Story", has Jimmy Powers narrating "Writers and Pals", where Rice reflects on colleagues and friends.  The special guest on the Show is Toots Shor, owner of the legendary Manhattan restaurant that was the gathering place for the biggest celebrities.

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The show was transferred from original RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5252-1A.

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm 41

August 1st, 2010 · Comments

Jimmy Powers continues narrating "The Grantland Rice Story" in another episode of our mid-fifties syndicated series from Thesaurus.  Program GRS-41 is "The Mighty Mites", where Rice looks at smaller universities that field football teams, but don't get much attention.

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The show was digitized from an original RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5232-1B.

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm 40

July 24th, 2010 · Comments

Now back to our syndicated mid-fifties Thesaurus series, "The Grantland Rice Story".  We're running through all 52 episodes in the series, so there's just twelve episodes left in the program.  Program GRS-40 is "Red Blaik of Army" has Jimmy Powers narrating Grantland Rice's autobiography recalling the famous football coach.

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The show was transferred from original RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5231-1A.

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm 39

July 10th, 2010 · Comments

This week's episode of "The Grantland Rice Story", narrated by Jimmy Powers, features a bit of a goof.

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Powers starts off the show saying that we're going to hear the second part of a story about Gene Tunney that was started last week - but, no, last week was about "The Man Who Hates to Lose" and there's no first part of the story unless you count GRS-5, which dealt with the famous Dempsey-Tunney fight.

"Gene Tunney-2nd Installment", program GRS 39 in the series, deals with Tunney's career as a fighter and Tunney himself shows up as a guest to reflect on Rice and his career.

The shows in the series running on the blog were transferred from an original RCA Thesaurus 12" set of transcriptions; the matrix number for GRS-39 is F7-MR-5088-1.

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm 38

July 3rd, 2010 · Comments

Narrating in first person, Jimmy Powers continues "The Grantland Rice Story", a syndicated fifties Thesaurus sports series based on the autobiography of the famous sportswriter.

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Program 38 is "The Man Who Hates to Lose", where Rice tells us about the most versatile sports player he's run into during his career - Arthur "Greasy" Neal, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame .

The program originated on an original RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5230-1A.

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm GRS-37

June 25th, 2010 · Comments

Jimmy Powers takes up "The Grantland Rice Story" again this week, giving us more anecdotes and stories from the colorful life of the famous sportswriter in this mid-1950s syndicated Thesaurus series.  We're up to program GRS-37 in the series, "Turkey Hunting", where Rice talks about getting in the great outdoors fishing and hunting.

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The show was transferred from original vinyl RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5227-1A.

If you'd like to read more about Granny Rice and some research on stations that carried the show, check out Dee's illustrated in-progress log of "The Grantland Rice Story" at the Digital Deli website.

Thanks for the heads-up on the log, Dee!

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm GRS-36

June 18th, 2010 · Comments

Jimmy Powers narrates "The Grantland Rice Story" again this week as we hear episode GRS-36, "An Appraisal of the Game Football", in this week's installment of the syndicated Thesaurus series from the mid-fifties.

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The show was digitized from an original RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5116-1A.

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm GRS-35

June 13th, 2010 · Comments

Well, after several weeks of hearing Jimmy Powers narrate "The Grantland Rice Story", our syndicated mid-1950s Thesaurus sports series, we're in for a special treat - we get to hear from Rice himself.

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Program GRS-35 in the series is "Granny's Own Voice" and it features excerpts of Rice appearing on various radio programs.  One highlight is identified as being from 1937 where Joe Cook interviews Rice about Bob Feller and other great pitchers - I think that might be from "The Shell Show".

The show was transferred from an RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5180-1A.

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The Grantland Rice Story - Pgm GRS-34

June 4th, 2010 · Comments

Jimmy Powers is back again in the mid-fifties syndicated Thesaurus series, "The Grantland Rice Story".

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In program GRS-34, Rice recalls the early career of coach Knute Rockne and "the Gip".  A guest on the program is Jim Crowley, one of the original "Four Horsemen".

The show was digitized from an original RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5076-1.

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Grantland Rice Story - Pgm GRS-33

May 27th, 2010 · Comments

In this week's installment of "The Grantland Rice Story, a mid-fifties Thesaurus syndicated sports show, Jimmy Powers narrates Rice's thoughts on the influence of television on sports.  The guest on program GRS-33, "TV and Sport", is Asa S. Bushnell, the Commissioner of the Eastern Intercollegiate AA and Director of the NCAA's tv legislative body.  They talk about how the NCAA limits television airings of college games to "save the sport".

Changed a bit since then, hasn't it?

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As usual, the show was digitized from an original RCA Thesaurus 12" transcription, matrix number F7-MR-5182-1.

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