Radio Daze

Radio Daze: Some Early Jack Benny For Your Old Radio Listening Fun!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of Radio Daze! This week we’re featuring a couple of Jack Benny episodes from his early stint in 1937. Back then Jack was sponsored by Jello and featured Kenny Baker as his tenor rather than Dennis Day. During this era Benny established his long running radio fued with comedian (and real-life good friend) Fred Allen. Their exchanges are always fun. This is the unofficial start of the feud, with Benny attempting to play “The Bee” on his violin. The second episode deals with the theft of Jack’s beloved violin. Enjoy these episodes and stay tuned for more episodes of Radio Daze! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Radio Daze: Some “Gunsmoke” For Some Old Radio Western Fun!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of Radio Daze! This week on Radio Daze we’re featuring a couple of episodes of that classic radio western “Gunsmoke” Most of you know “Gunsmoke” as the long-running television series starring James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillion. In the radio show, however, William Conrad starred as Dillion, and his deep voice made the marshal seem about ten feet tall. “Gunsmoke” was a mature western for the time, taking on themes of violence, predjudice, and lawlessness in the West. I have a couple of episodes here from the 1950’s so enjoy them before you go out to see Kevin Costner’s latest Western, “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter One!” So Sayeth The Kendog!

Radio Daze: Some “Gunsmoke” For Your Old Radio Listening Enjoyment!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of Radio Daze. This week we’re featuring the classic old western Gunsmoke. Featuring the deep-voiced William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon of Dodge City. Theater of the mind made Conrad seem like he was ten feet tall. Featuring the voice talents of Parley Baer, Howard McNear, and Georgia Ellis, Gunsmoke was one of the most mature, well acted westerns in old radio that also led to one of the most popular television shows of all time. Enjoy the programs! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Radio Daze: Some Fibber McGee & Molly To Fill Your Old Radio Time With Classic Laughs!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another edition of Radio Daze. This edition features two 1937 episodes of Fibber McGee & Molly! Played by real life couple Jim and Marian Jordan, Fibber McGee & Molly premiered in 1935 and ran all the to 1956! On of the most popular radio comedies of all time, Fibber McGee & Molly was known for it’s colorful supporting cast of characters, all of who made time to visit the McGees at different times during the show! Enjoy these two episodes and feel free to comment here or on my Facebook page! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Radio Daze: “Hall Of Fantasy” Old Radio To Spur The Imagination!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of Radio Daze. This time we feature two 1953 episodes of a program called “Hall Of Fantasy!” “Hall Of Fantasy” didn’t run very long, but the stories were very good and often creepy affairs, with some fine scripts and solid voice acting. Not as acclaimed or long-running as “Suspense” but “Hall Of Fantasy” is still a lot of fun! Enjoy these two episodes of “Hall Of Fantasy” as you curl up on your favorite couch and let your imagination do some eerie traveling! So Sayeth The Kendog!