1950’s

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Rural Radio In 1950 – Where Seldom Was Heard Discouraging Words . . . – Past Daily Reference Room

WACO-AM – Waco, Texas – The Percy Medicine Program – February 9, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! There was a time, long enough ago where most people can’t recall, that Rural Radio was that lifeline link to the rest of country, while staying your helpful...

Happiness In An Industrial Society 0

March 1950 – Your Happiness And Mass Production – The Infinite And Endless Search For The Unsatisfiable.

Become a Patron! Happiness. That vague and elusive feeling/state-of-mind which forms the basis for contemporary society. In 1950, a new age was on the verge of making an entrance; the age of mass production. What this new concept held for society wasn’t entirely clear at first – but as mass...

President Harry Truman - April 8, 1952 0

April 8, 1952 – President Truman Issues Executive Order 10340 – The White House Seizes Control Of The Steel Industries

April 8, 1952 – President Harry Truman issues Executive Order over the Steel Strike – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! From 1950-1953, the United States was involved in the Korean War. To fund the war, Truman originally wanted to increase taxes and implement credit controls to limit...

Magazines in the 1950s 0

1955 – “Is Our Magazine Press Living Up To The Responsibility Of Informing And Educating The American Public?” – Past Daily Reference Room

We’re here because of Patrons like you: Become a Patron! May 5, 1955 – Although the status of the American Magazine wasn’t the general premise of the program, the intent certainly brought home the fact that the Press in this country had been falling down on the job for a...

Robert F. Kennedy 0

March 27, 1957 – The McClellan Hearings – RFK Vs. The Teamsters

Can’t keep it going without you: Become a Patron! News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for the McLellan Committee on Improper Activities...

Fayetteville - Tornado Aftermath - March 23, 1952 0

March 22, 1952 – When The Winds Blew – The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak of 1952. Going down in history as the 4th most destructive series of Tornados to hit the U.S. in a single day. The tornado outbreak of March 21–22, 1952, also known as the March 1952 Southern United States tornado outbreak, generated eleven violent...

Joni James - 1954 0

Joni James And Ralph Marterie – In Session – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Nights At The Round Table

Joni James with Ralph Marterie and his Downbeat orchestra – National Guard Radio program – 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Heading into different territory this weekend. A live session with American pop singer Joni James along with Band leader Ralph Marterie recorded by the U.S....

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Quatuor Pascal Play Music Of Raymond Charpentier – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Raymond Charpentier – Enluminures – Quatuor Pascal – Recorded at ORTF Studios, Paris – 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Music of Raymond Charpentier this weekend, as performed by Quatuor Pascal and recorded for broadcast by the ORTF in Paris in 1958. An all but forgotten...

Johnny Guitar Watson 0

Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Live In Hamburg – 1976 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Johnny Guitar Watson – live in Hamburg – 1976 – FIP/Radio France International – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Johnny Guitar Watson to inject a little Funk into the weekend. From a live concert broadcast from Hamburg, Germany and picked up by FIP, the eclectic channel from...

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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande With Ernest Ansermet And Arthur Rubinstein Play Music Of Beethoven, Brahms and de Falla In Concert – 1960 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Become a Patron! Over to Geneva Switzerland for a historic concert by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by their Music Director of many years Ernest Ansermet and featuring the legendary Artur Rubinstein, piano in a concert recorded April 27, 1960. It was rebroadcast as part of the ongoing RTS...