MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN COLLECTING OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS FOR A LONG TIME NOW. HE LISTENS TO THEM WHILE HE IS WORKING IN THE DARKROOM.
WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS SO THEY COULD ENJOY THEM ALSO.
Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel was heard on NBC from October 1937 through September 1953. It moved to ABC where it continued until June of 1956. Colgate was his longest sponsor, from October 1939 through June 1951, during which the show was known as the Colgate Sports Newsreel. The last few years of its broadcast life on ABC featured Budweiser, All-State Insurance and some other sponsors.
The show started out on Sundays, moving around the week until dropping into it's Friday night time slot in 1943 and stayed put for the next 8 years. After moving to ABC, the show became a feature every weeknight until the show's finish.
Not only great sports comentator, Stern's gift for storytelling made the Newsreel the hit it was. During the 15 minutes of each show, he offered extremely colorful (and many fanciful) stories dealing with sports and sportspeople. Never allowing the facts to get in the way of a good story, he told not only of sports figures, but of presidents, actors, actresses, band leaders, and others not normally associated with sports. His hyperbolic vocal delivery was quite unique, and contributed greatly to the success of the series. One can still hear his style in some of the more colorful news commentators of today.
Every week he would have a famous guest appear for a short segment to either corroborate a story about themselves, tell a story of their own, or sit in while Stern was on vacation and tell stories from Stern's latest book of yarns. During the football season, he would broadcast from the city hosting the game of the week. Many times he'd have the home coach or a famous player from the home team's past as the guest.
THERE ARE 53 Episodes ON 1 CD AND THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT. THEY WILL PLAY ON ANY COMPUTER AND SOME CD PLAYERS THAT ARE MARKED PLAYS MP3s. YOU CAN EASILY BURN THEM TO A CD SO YOU CAN PLAY ON YOUR CAR SYSTEM. I HAVE THEM ON MY ZUNE AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAS THEM ON HIS I-POD. REMEMBER THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST CD PLAYERS.
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