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11/22/2015


Bob Edwards Weekend Unaired Pilot!

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 3:10 pm

One of the very cool things about sorting through and archiving the files from The Bob Edwards Show is all the audio…with hundreds of DAT tapes, CDs, even DVDs, there’s so much to listen to I may not live long enough to hear it all. But this I’ve heard, and now share with you.

Back in 2005, the staff, in conjunction with PRI (Public Radio International) decided to sell a compilation program culled from the weekday show to public radio stations. They put together an internal pilot (which I admit I haven’t yet found) on which comments were made by XM Satellite Radio and PRI staff. (Oh, for those who don’t know, a “pilot” program is one produced to demonstrate what the show will be, and is used not only to fine-tune the program but later to sell to network or other potential purchaser.) Specific changes were made, according to the paperwork, and another pilot was produced. This one everyone apparently agreed upon, and so it was used as the sales tool.

This pilot was never aired on public radio…the only way you might have heard it is if you worked at a PRI member station in late 2005, where CDs were delivered along with a cover letter signed by Bob explaining what the show would be, and why the station should purchase it for air. They also included the “clock,” showing stations how the show would air time-wise, so stations could plan their news and promotional spots. Both these documents are also included here for download in the PDF file below. On the disks, they also included BBC World News at the top of each hour, to again demonstrate how the program would sound on-the-air.

For those of you missing Bob Edwards Weekend, here’s one more weekend show that is, unless you were a pubrad station employee or volunteer back in 2005, most likely new to you. Feel free to listen here on the page with the “Play Now” or “Play in Popup” links, or download to your MP3 player and take with you on your next drive!

icon for podpress  Bob Edwards Weekend Unaired Pilot Hour 1 [60:00m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  Bob Edwards Weekend Unaired Pilot Hour 2 [60:00m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  2005 Bob Edwards Weekend Sales Cover Letter and Clock: Download

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Another Issue of The Digest Rejected by AOL…

Filed under: General, Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 2:05 pm

Folks, I have no idea what causes AOL to decide the Internet OTR Digest is spam, but issue #96 has been rejected to all addresses controlled by AOL. Hopefully this will clear before the next issue releases, but who knows the mysteries of America OffLine?

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SummersTime for the week of 11/10/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 10:56 am

Kate presents her personal card reading, Have Gun Will Travel, I play the sole surviving episode of Latitude Zero, she listens to a creepy story from Macabre, and I play tricks on Chandu the Magician!

SummersTime is the Radio Once More show hosted by father-and-daughter team Kate and Charlie Summers. Our goal is to pick some awesome Old-Time Radio shows that we want to hear or share with each other, and then play them for you, too! Be sure to listen to this week’s broadcast - schedule posted both at the SummersTime website and at Radio Once More!

You may stream the show using the player below, or download it with the link. Remember, by subscribing to this blog with any podcasting client (Juice, iTunes, etc. - just add the the RSS link over on the sidebar or hit the button) the shows will be automatically downloaded to your computer or MP3 player!

icon for podpress  SummersTime November 10, 2014 [119:30m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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