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Your Home Front Reporter - Pgm 103 - September 29, 1943

October 10th, 2008

We continue our look at "Your Home Front Reporter", a series that has been unheard since it originally aired during World War II.  Sponsored by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, the show was broadcast Monday through Friday afternoons and CBS and featured commentary and music aimed at housewives.

In the September 29, 1943 edition of the show, program 103 in the series, Don Regan looks at stories in the news about love during wartime, including a woman in Idaho arranging a marriage by proxy with her beau in England, and other lighter news items.  He also does a commentary on travel during wartime and how useful a good suitcase can be.

Eleanor Steber sings Gershwin's "Summertime" and "Alice Blue Gown"; Walter Castle performs "Through the Years".  Phil Regan sings "Take Me in Your Arms".  Steber and Castle sing "Make Believe" from "Showboat".  The music is by the David Brookman Orchestra and Hugh Conover is the announcer.

The MP3 was transferred from a vinyl transcription, matrix numbers BB37145 and BB37146, pressed by World Broadcasting System, Inc. for the Owens Illinois Glass Company.

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  • Saint Russell

    Correct spellings of two names: Walter Cassel, David Broekman. Thanks for posting this!

    Feb 6, 2009 at 10:54 am
  • Marie Lamb

    I noticed the spellings, too. Thank you for posting this show. Steber was in her youthful prime here, and there are WAY too few recordings of Walter Cassel, so this is a nice surprise!

    Jun 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm