WCCR presents Bing Crosby

Published 4:23 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Western Carolina Classic Radio Club (WCCR) will meet on Monday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. in Studio 118 on the Polk campus of Isothermal Community College.

The old-time radio presentation will be Bing Crosby’s Philco Radio Hour. The skit will be “Road to Hollywood,” starring Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. It tells how they met on their way to fame and fortune in Hollywood. The show aired on Jan. 19, 1947.

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Professor Hoyt will keep the audience guessing with his trivia quiz during intermission.

The radio/TV segment will be “Mr. and Mrs. North,” written by Richard Lockbridge, who retired to Tryon. The show, titled “House Behind the Wall,” finds the Norths in the country on a dark and lonely night with a flat tire. Upon seeking aid at a desolated house, they are drawn into a murder plot. This show aired on Jan. 10, 1953 and “Mr. and Mrs. North” aired on the radio from 1942 to 1954 in various formats.

Around 3:10 p.m., the Winter Jazz Series will put the spotlight on the Ramsey Lewis Trio, featuring numbers recorded live at the Blue Note and London House jazz clubs in Chicago and the Bohemian Caverns in Washington, D.C.

All are welcome. The programs are free.