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Malcolm Claire - March 10, 1938

April 15th, 2017

Malcolm Claire was an emcee and storyteller that was a fixture on radio in the mid-west in the late 30s and early 40s.  He worked as an emcee for the “National Barn Dance” and had a regular morning series on the NBC network where he told stories for children.

In the program of March 10, 1938, Claire tells Russell Gordan Carter’s story, “The Little Men of the Mountains”.  Larry Larson is heard on the organ.  The show broadcast on NBC-Red from 7:00 am to 7:15am and was sustained; it contains the NBC chimes and an announcement that the program originated in Chicago.

According to Goldin's website, there's only one other broadcast from the series in circulation, dating from 1940.

The mp3 was transferred direct from an original single-sided sixteen inch NBC lacquer.


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