In Memoriam Bill Bragg
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In Memoriam


The Glowing Dial
with Big John and Steve

Latest Episode # POD94
August 11, 2019 thru August 31, 2019

Big John and Steve go on "Vacation"!

For more listening options, see below "How To Listen"

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Frances Langford Lucille Ball and Richard Denning Frank Nelson Jack Benny Maurice Tarplin

The Bickersons - "The Gooseby Vacation"
originally aired on Tuesday, July 10, 1951 on CBS 
Starring: Lew Parker, Frances Langford, Tony Romano and His Orchestra. 
Frank Behrens announcing commercials.
John Holbrook announcing program. 
Sponsor: Philip Morris

My Favorite Husband - "Where To Vacation?"
originally aired on Friday, April 29, 1949 on CBS 
Starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Denning, Ruth Perrot, Frank Nelson. 
Bob Lemond announcing. 
Sponsor: Jell-O

The Jack Benny Program - "Vacation Plans"
originally aired on Sunday, June 9, 1940 on NBC 
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Andy Devine. 
Don Wilson announcing. 
Sponsor: Jell-O

The Mysterious Traveler - "Vacation From Life"
originally aired on Sunday, September 7, 1947 on MUTUAL 
Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Eric Dressler, Vicki Vola, Helen Titus, Stefan Schnabel. 
Carl Caruso announcing. 
Sponsor: Sustained

running time: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 17 seconds

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Audio restoration on some shows in this episode was done by Jerry Haendiges.
Click here for information on his Audio Restoration Services.

Important Announcement:  Bill Bragg's untimely passing has put me back in touch with his wife Kim who has said that she will keep on keepin' on with Yesterday USA Radio. It is a promise she made to Bill sometime ago. Kim has asked Steve and I to do some "fill-in" shows for her to use when a volunteer DJ can't get their show in on time. I told her we'd be delighted! So, after an absence of about 18 years, The Glowing Dial will once again be heard on Yesterday USA Radio! The first of these shows is airing on YUSA this 2 week period (8/12/19 thru 8/26/19)! Times are below. We intend to make these shows available in The Glowing Dial Archives after they have had their initial run on YUSA. Steve and I will do as many of these "fill-in" shows as Kim needs. It's one way of helping her with the station. Another way is a donation, either one time or monthly. It can be as little as $5 or as much as you can afford. It all goes to keep YUSA on the air! Donation details are on their website along with program guides, streaming audio and much more. Click on the banner below to visit. 
Do it now ... unless you're currently listening to The Glowing Dial that is ;-P

8/14  4-6pm  YUSA Red
8/15  8-10am  YUSA Red
8/16  4-6am  YUSA Red
8/17  6:30-8:30pm  YUSA Blue
8/18  9-11am  YUSA Blue

8/19  8-10pm  YUSA Red
8/20  6-8am  YUSA Red
8/21  10am-12pm  YUSA Red
8/22  12midnight-2am  YUSA Red
8/23  12noon-2pm  YUSA Red

8/24  6:30-8:30pm  YUSA Blue
8/25  9-11am  YUSA Blue

Episode YUSAF_001
Running from August 14 thru August 26, 2019
Run time: 1 hr. 55 min.

The Lux Radio Theatre - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Originally aired on Monday, December 1, 1947 on CBS
Sponsored by Lux Soap Flakes
Starring: Charles Boyer, Madeleine Carroll, Bill Johnstone, Regina Wallace, Carl Marbord, Anne Whitfield, Alvina Temple, Gloria Gordon, Eileen Erskine, Ramsey Hill. William Keighley hosts. John Milton Kennedy announces.

Screen Director's Playhouse - It's In The Bag
Originally aired on Friday, February 17, 1950 on NBC
Sponsored by RCA Victor
Starring: Fred Allen, Lurene Tuttle, Alan Reed, Frank Nelson, Hans Conreid. Richard Wallace (Director). Jimmy Wallington announces.

Strange - Greenwood Acres
Originally aired in 1955 (no exact date known)
Starring: Alice Frost, Court Benson. Walter Gibson hosts. Charles Woods announces.

Click the banner above to visit Yesterday USA Radio and listen to our special YUSA show.
Please don't forget to send a generous donation their way to help them "keep on keepin' on".

The Glowing Dial Archives and New Shows

How To Listen

The Glowing Dial is now a podcast! 

We now have all previous shows available with the exception of 2 shows  from the
 YUSA era which are presumed missing or lost.
New and archived episodes may be heard in The Glowing Dial Archives or 
by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music or Tune In radio or by 
plugging the appropriate url into most any podcatcher program (see below).

All our episodes are now available on:

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Click on any logo for access to our shows!
Note: If, for some reason, the Google Play Music link goes the main GPM page,
simply hit your browser's back arrow and you should be taken to our page.
Sorry for any inconvenience, don't know why this happens.

 Downloads of all previous episodes can be found in the Archives.

New episodes are posted every three weeks!
Check here as well as our Blog and Facebook Page for updates.

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Or simply plug the following address into your favorite podcatcher program: 

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You can also catch our new episodes in streaming audio plus much more OTR at:
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Jerry Haendiges' Olde Tyme Radio Network

Show Addendums

Some of our shows had special addendums which were only available here at our website. 
They were separate files and not edited into the show proper. 
Rather than post them with the archived show podcasts, we're going to post them here. 

from NET21, our 2004 Halloween Show

Houdini's Final Sťance 1936

from NET37, our 2005 Halloween Show

Basil Rathbone reads Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask Of Amontillado" 
Basil Rathbone reads Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat" 
Basil Rathbone reads Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" 
Basil Rathbone reads Edgar Allen Poe's "The Pit And The Pendulum" 

from NET59, our Dragnet Tribute

Dragnet (parody) by Spike Jones and his City Slickers 
St. George and the Dragonet by Stan Freberg, June Foray, Daws Butler 
The Copper Clapper Caper by Johnny Carson, Jack Webb 

from NET61, our Quiet Please Tribute

the classical piece used as the theme from Quiet Please

Symphony In D Minor, 2nd Movement (Allegretto)
composed by Cesar Franck
performed by Sofia Symphony Orchestra

conducted by Vassil Kazandjiev


from POD82, our remembrance of that terrible "Day Of Infamy"


The Jack Benny Program - "Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde, part 1"
originally aired Sunday, November 30, 1941 on NBC
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day . 
Don Wilson announcing. 
Sponsor: Jell-O



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