WCCR presents George Burns and Lionel Hampton

Published 10:33 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Western Carolina Classic Radio Club will meet Monday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on the ICC Polk Campus in Columbus.

There will be a special one-hour segment as George Burns “Celebrates 80 years in Show Business.” This show first aired in 1983 and features Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Rev. Billy Graham and the late Phyllis Diller.

The Burns and Allen Show aired on radio from 1934 to 1950. In 1950, when radio began to fade, Burns went straight into TV with good success for eight years. Gracie retired from show business in 1958 bringing the show to an end.

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Professor Hoyt will keep everyone guessing with his great trivia quiz.

At about 3:05 p.m. the Jazz Series will feature Lionel Hampton who ranks among the great names in jazz history having worked with the who’s who of jazz musicians from Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker and Quincy Jones.

Come hear and see for yourself; everyone is welcome to this free program. It is a lot of fun recalling the “good old days.”

The Jazz Series will not “broadcast” in April but the radio and TV segments will continue as usual. The Jazz Series will return in May with Ella Fitzgerald.

– article submitted by Bob Reynolds