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9/23/2015


SummersTime for the week of 09/22/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 11:18 am

Kate starts things off with Strange Wills, I present two WOR audition shows presenting Superman, she works on The Big Story, and I make a sandwich with The Wonder Show!

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!

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9/21/2015


We Have a Special SummersTime Next Week!

Filed under: Old-Time Radio, Radio Today — Charlie Summers @ 6:29 pm

On next week’s SummersTime, Charlie gets to turn the tables on National Radio Hall of Fame inductee Bob Edwards! After 30-years at National Public Radio, and almost 25-years hosting its flagship program Morning Edition, he left that organization to create the first satellite-radio-produced public radio program, The Bob Edwards Show, and later its companion show Bob Edwards Weekend, the first-ever satellite radio program to be sold to terrestrial stations. Bob talks about his career, his satellite radio program which is ending next week, and even a little Old-Time Radio talk!

Be sure to join us for this special program!

SummersTime is the Radio Once More show hosted by father-and-daughter team Kate and Charlie Summers. Their goal is to pick awesome Old-Time Radio shows that they share with each other, and then play them for you, too! Airtime schedule is posted both at the SummersTime website and at Radio Once More!

Here’s a promo for the show with some clips to get you started!

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9/20/2015


SummersTime for the week of 09/15/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 12:07 pm

This week, we’re going to the theatre! Kate takes the afternoon off school for Matinee Theater, I repeat myself with Encore Theater, she is struck with Four Star Playhouse, and I make it short with NBC Presents: Short Story!

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!

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9/18/2015


SummersTime for the week of 09/08/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 11:04 am

Kate tempts the Diary Of Fate, I join The Line Up, she joins the masses with Vox Pop, and I ride the range with Luke Slaughter!

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!

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9/16/2015


SummersTime for the week of 09/01/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 2:33 pm

This show marks the beginning of our third year doing the show! Kate enjoys a The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, I remember Lauren Bacall by playing an episode of Bold Venture, she takes a snapshot with Crime Photographer, and I remember announcer Don Pardo from something other than Saturday Night Live by playing an episode of Barry Craig!

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!

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9/6/2015


SummersTime for the week of 08/11/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 3:20 pm

Kate joins The Free Company, I join the sleuth for an Adventures of Ellery Queen, she listens to someone she met with Ethel & Albert, and I try to matriculate in The Halls of Ivy!

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!

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9/5/2015


SummersTime for the week of 08/04/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 4:44 pm

This week we remember Patricia “Pat” Hosley, who passed away at the age of 90, by playing programs from the Golden Age in which she starred. We play an episode The Brighter Day, one from X Minus One, of course we play an episode of The Adventures of Archie Andrews, a Cavalcade of America, and we close with an episode of The Magnificent Montague.

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!

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8/21/2015


SummersTime for the week of 07/28/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 4:08 pm

Kate makes a Forcast, I get a house call from Dr. Tim, Detective, she walks the night with Rocky Fortune, and I laugh at the Eddie Bracken Show!

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!

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8/14/2015


SummersTime for the week of 07/21/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 10:34 am

Kate becomes the sidekick of The Blue Beetle, I let it ride with Double Or Nothing, she learns about The City, and I Meet Miss Sherlock!

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!

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8/11/2015


SummersTime for the week of 07/14/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 11:42 pm

This week, Kate has some Adventures In Research, I spend an Hour of Mystery, and she goes Behind the Mike!

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!

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8/3/2015


AOL is Blocking the Digest again…

Filed under: General, Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 12:25 pm

Sorry, AOL users, but they are yet again blocking the Digest. Not sure what a, “Remote Protocol Error” means, but all subscribers using AOL missed issue #66. Info on retrieving that issue, once AOL gets its act together, is available at the bottom of every issue.

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7/29/2015


Peg Lynch - A Video Tribute

Filed under: Old-Time Radio, Television — Charlie Summers @ 4:06 pm

We spent Tuesday afternoon laughing.

Kate and I have been looking at video footage of Peg Lynch, performing, chatting, and otherwise entertaining from various conventions around the country. I come away from this with the realization that the woman doesn’t appear to be able to tell a bad story, or a story badly. Indeed, I’m going to be hard-pressed to choose what we’re going to run on next week’s SummersTime to honor her…we watched the footage and laughed most of the afternoon. Kate was even able to find the performance recording of Ethel and Albert with Bob Dryden as Albert from the 1995 Friends of Old Time Radio Convention, as well as video with Jess Cain and Arthur Anderson performing Albert.

Here, from the final Cincinnati Old-Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention in 2012, with our thanks to Chairman Bob Burchett, is Peg Lynch; first telling a story about receiving an interesting letter from a fan, and then performing one of her classic Ethel and Albert scripts with Bob Hastings as Albert.

Thank you, Peg.

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7/27/2015


Peg Lynch, Writer and Star of Early Situation Comedy, Dies at 98

Filed under: Old-Time Radio, Television — Charlie Summers @ 3:52 pm

From The New York Times: Peg Lynch, Writer and Star of Early Situation Comedy, Dies at 98

Thank heavens Kate got to meet this amazing woman. I will be posting a tribute later this week with some video and such, as soon as I get a few permissions and the clips together.

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5/12/2015


SummersTime for the week of 06/30/2014 - Special Live Edition!

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 5:14 pm

It’s a special live edition of the show, recorded at the 2014 Nostalgia Expo in Blue Ash, Ohio! Our guest this week is Jon Provost, best known for portraying Lassie’s best friend, Timmy! And not only do we hear the complete interview, but we’ll also listen to the Lux Radio Theater version of his first film, “So Big,” and an episode of the late-40’s series starring Lassie!

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!

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4/23/2015


RIP Alice Anderson

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 1:02 pm
October 23, 2004; Alice Anderson accepts the Allen Rockford Award from husband Arthur Anderson and Jay Hickerson

Craig Wichman reports that Alice Anderson, wife of Let’s Pretend and Mercury Theater star Arthur Anderson, passed away yesterday morning.

Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention attendees all knew Alice…she was frequently at the registration table, and otherwise at Arthur’s side, taking care of the mundane so Arthur could concentrate on the art of performing and directing old-time radio performances. She was an amazing woman, always ready with a smile and encouraging word, yet fiercely protective of Arthur. I sometimes joked that we invited Arthur every year just so we could spend some time with Alice.

She was short of stature, but a huge presence at the convention. She will be remembered.

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4/17/2015


SummersTime for the week of 06/23/2014 - Special Live Edition!

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 1:47 pm

It’s a special live edition of the show, recorded at the 2014 Nostalgia Expo in Blue Ash, Ohio! Our guest this week is Beverly Washburn, and not only do we hear the complete interview, but we also hear her rehearse the Jack Benny Program playing Mary Livingston, an aired episode of the Benny show where he runs into her on the street, and even an edited version of Family Theater!

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!

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1/25/2015


RIP Joe Franklin

Filed under: Old-Time Radio, Television, Radio Today — Charlie Summers @ 3:09 pm
At the FOTR microphones in 2007: Will Jordan and Joe Franklin

Everyone who met Joe Franklin, who passed away yesterday, has a story about him to tell. This is mine, although it’s probably valid for hundreds if not thousands of other people, too.

I spent a lot of years volunteering at the Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention in Newark, NJ. One of the things I did was act as assistant to Fred Berney, he of Satellite Media Production, who videotaped the convention for posterity. Since the videographer “ran the room,” it was their responsibility to make sure everything was working and the dais was prepared for each panel throughout the day. In that role, I frequently spoke with Joe, who brought The Joe Franklin Show to the convention each year. (It is thanks to Joe that I can honestly say, “I shot Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara,” every time I see one of them on television.)

At every meeting, I would say something clever like, “Hello, Mr. Franklin, great to have you with us again this year,” to which he would inevitably respond with, in his lightening-fast delivery and unabashed New York accent, something like, “Hey, hiya Charlie, haven’t seen you in a while…how’ya been, Charlie?”

Now look, I’m not an idiot. I know he was grabbing my name from a quick glance at my convention name tag. I understand intellectually that he didn’t know me from Adam, and was just doing a schick he performed countless times every day.

And I didn’t care. For a moment, the great man knew me. And I was on top of the world.

Now if the guy could take a nobody like me and make him feel that important, imagine what he could do to someone who actually mattered. That is exactly how Joe Franklin became Joe Franklin…how he managed to have the great and the small show up in his studio and spend some time chatting and trading quips.

Joe is one of the many things I desperately miss with the end of the FOTR convention. And now, we’ll all miss Joe. But thanks, Mr. Franklin, for making me feel so d*mned special.

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1/24/2015


SummersTime for the week of 06/16/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 6:54 pm

First up, Kate goes to the White House with Mr. President, I become an expat as An American in England, she turns the Lights Out, and I enter the Author’s Playhouse!

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!

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1/22/2015


SummersTime for the week of 06/09/2014

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 1:21 pm

First this week, Kate becomes mysterious with The Green Lama, I countdown to blastoff with X Minus One, she cracks the books with NBC Short Story, and I listen to a Norman Corwin classic from Columbia Workshop!

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!

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10/27/2014


The Jack Benny Program from December 2, 1951

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 2:19 pm

I usually don’t post “raw” Old-Time Radio shows, but I’m posting this one by the request of someone who has been making me laugh for a really long time as a small payback for all the joy. This is the annual Christmas Shopping show from 1951…each year, Jack would go shopping and merry mixups would occur. In this episode, listen for Sheldon Leonard as the Race Track Tout playing Santa, trying to talk a young boy out of his Christmas wishes and getting severely one-up’ped - and especially listen to Jack still chuckling when he comes back at the end of the bit. That young boy is played by Harry Shearer, he of Spinal Tap, The Simpsons, and the currently-running-on-YouTube-but-some-of-us-saw-it-on-Sky Nixon’s The One.

Oh, and if you want to hear Harry Shearer talk to Bob Edwards about working with Jack Benny and on other Old-Time Radio shows, check out this interview we posted a few years ago.

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