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You Live In L.A. – It’s 1953 – You May Not Be Born Yet – You May Be Just Getting Started – It’s An Interesting World And KMPC Says So

KMPC – Dick Whittinghill – Ira Cook – October 20, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Los Angeles in 1953. You may or may not remember it – maybe you weren’t born yet, maybe you were too young to remember – maybe you were old enough to be in...

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Saturday Night Massacre – The Watergate Odyssey – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Saturday Night Massacre – CBS Radio News Bulletins – October 19-20, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The infamous Saturday Night Massacre. At the height of the Watergate Scandal and the eventual toppling of the Nixon Presidency, the move to oust Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, which was met by...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography In Sound – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Biography In Sound – June 28, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – F. Scott Fitzgerald – a name which conjures up images of The Jazz Age, the “Era of Wonderful Nonsense“, the “Lost Generation” that period between the Wars. F. Scott Fitzgerald became synonymous with...

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You’re A Teenager – It’s 1970 – You Live In San Francisco – You’re Going To Turn 18 – If You’re A Guy, You’re Worried.

KYA – San Francisco – Bwana Johnny – June 20, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were turning 18 anytime between 1965 and 1973, you were preoccupied with the Draft. In case you missed it – The Draft was involuntary induction into the Military, and once you...

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Government Shut Downs – 1995/96 – 2013 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Rooom

Government Shutdown – November 14, 1995 – December 15, 1995 – CBS Radio – NPR News Morning Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Govt. shutdown – Nov. 14, 1995 Government Shutdown – October 1, 2013 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It’s happened again, another government...

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The Year Was 1955 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare At The Year

December 31, 1955 – The Year: 1955 – CBS Radio Network – Year-end wrapup of News Events – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Starting today, and going up until New Years Eve, we’ll be running Year-end Wrapups from years gone by; what we’re calling The Thousand Yard Stare; what the...

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It’s June 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In Summer School – You’re A Genius

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – June 25, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 1970 – Summer School has started. You heard that if you crammed as many classes between the end of June and August, you could graduate early. You like that idea. But Summer School is...

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It’s October 1958 – You Live In L.A., But You’re Visiting Relatives Somewhere On Long Island – You Are Dial Hopping – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

WABC – WMCA – WGIL – October, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No matter where you go, Rock n’ Roll has taken over. Every city, town and hamlet, from Bangor Maine to Santa Monica California is cranking out this new and sometimes strange music. It’s been bubbling under...