Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas in Connecticut (Old Time Radio) with Ronald Reagan

As we are getting close to Christmas, I am going to try to showcase some of the Christmas and Holiday themed shows that are available via old time radio. If you have Sirius/XM, you can listen to Greg Bell's Old time radio channel (#82). He has a number of great programs available this week. You can also get a large number of these programs at a variety or resources on the web. One place to find these shows is the 500 OTR Christmas Shows from the Internet Archive. This is a great resources for many of these wonderful radio shows!

Scenes from John Wayne Airport (Orange County, California) - Sunday July 15, 2012
Here is a old Westinghouse Radio that I saw on display at the John Wayne Airport (Orange County, California) in 2012. Thought it was appropriate.

This is a really cool item that I found on Old Time Radio. Is is the Screen Guild Theater production of Christmas in Connecticut, The recording is from August 5, 1946 - so it is not in the middle of the holiday season - but it does the trick. The recording features the married couple of Ronald Reagan (yes, the President of the United States) and his wife at the time, Jane Wyman. Besides being interesting with the former president serving as the star of the recording, it is very cool to learn about one of Radio's charity programs. From the Digital Deli: "Why charity? From the outset, the various Screen Guild programs were conceived, produced and broadcast for the express purpose of raising money for the Motion Picture Relief Fund. Over the years, the Motion Picture Relief Fund appeal extended to raising funds for a Country Home and Hospital for retired, ill, indigent, or destitute Motion Picture Industry artists."

Here are some links to programs relating to Christmas in Connecticut:

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