Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of over 1800 Shows

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How did Philip Gault become The Whisperer? What radio series was the proving ground for a motion picture? Who owned the Solomon Levy Department Store?

The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this encyclopedic reference work to 1802 radio programs broadcast from the years 1924 through 1984. Entries include casts, character relationships, plots and storylines, announcers, musicians, producers, hosts, starting and ending dates of the programs, networks, running times, production information and, when appropriate, information on the radio show's adaptation to television. Hundreds of program openings and closings are included.

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About the Author:

New Yorker Vincent Terrace has worked as a research contributor for ABC television and written 20 books on the performing arts. He is also the author of Television Specials (1995).

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"McFarland...is one publisher with a strong list of resources on film. ...a fascinating look back...a valuable addition to public, high-school, and academic libraries" -- Booklist/RBB

"a valuable addition to your library" -- North American Radio Archives

"contains a complete index and an appendix of some 'lost' programs, of which little is known...concise" -- Classic Images

"important...should take its place in any collection dealing with radio, television, and film" -- Choice

"the largest and most detailed description of radio series ever published...truly an indispensable reference" -- The Illustrated Press

"thousands of hours of programs...good cast listings" -- Catholic Library Association

"useful" -- CBQ

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