WCCR presents soap operas, kiddy adventure programing June 20

Published 3:42 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

Highlights of soap operas and juvenile adventure programs from radio’s golden age will be presented at the June meeting of the Western Classic Radio Club (WCCR) held Monday, June 20 at 2 p.m. in Studio 118 on the ICC Polk campus.

Excerpts from the radio programs of “Ma Perkins,” “Helen Trent,” “Life Can Be Beautiful,” “Superman,” “Terry and The Pirates,” “Jack Armstrong” (the All-American Boy) and many others will be presented. In addition, some Bob and Ray parodies of these old radio formats will be heard.

The TV segment will feature a 1947 documentary that explores old-time commercial radio at its peak. Seen at the radio mike will be Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Walter Winchell, Edward R. Murrow, Arturo Toscanini, Fibber McGee and Molly (with their famous closet sound effect).

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At intermission, “Professor” Hoyt will present another old-time radio trivia quiz. There will be no prizes for correct answers.

Around 3:05 p.m., the Wonderful Olde Tyme Jazz (WOTR) will continue its Summer Jazz Series. In 1978, Eddie Lock put together a one-of-a-kind “dream team” for a live recording to celebrate the global language of music with messages of joy.

Everyone is welcome. The meeting is free. As always, there are no officers, committees, dues, constitution, minutes, reports or business meetings.

– article submitted by Robert Reynolds