Archive for March, 2012

New ‘Magic Keys’ added!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

An anonymous donor has added 58 additional episodes of The Magic Key (1935 – 1939, NBC) to the existing collection of 13 in the OTRR Library, for a new total of 71.  This was a “prestige” series in which RCA showed off the latest in radio technology, often by including broadcasts of news and musical performance from around the world… in at least one or two cases from on board airplanes.  While heavy on classical music, this is a variety series in the best sense and there are many appearances by popular music artists like Benny Goodman and Fats Waller as well as radio stalwarts such as Fibber McGee and Molly and Vic and Sade.

New episodes for Hallmark Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

36  new episodes have been added to this series, many from Tim Carpenter at the Cobalt Club and the remainder from Kurt Schriever.
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