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Jack Baker - Pgm 141

May 3rd, 2010

Recordings of dj programming from the classic old time radio era are few and far between.  We can thank Armed Forces Radio for preserving "The Jack Baker Show".

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Baker was a country dj that broadcast his program from Chicago, at least according to one listing I found from a collector of dj airchecks.  It was picked up by AFRS for a daily 15-minute show.  Program 141 features "Cheaters Never Prosper" as the first tune.  Certainly doesn't sound like country music today, does it?

Our show was digitized from an original AFRS vinyl transcription and is a previously lost/uncirculated show.  It's dated March 23, 1951 in the disc matrix.