Year-end

Y2K – A Four Month Supply Of Spam – January 1, 2000

Y2K – A Four Month Supply Of Spam – January 1, 2000

– News for January 1, 2000 + review of 1999 – January 1, 2000 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Y2K – all the doomsday scenarios; all the fear, paranoia and hoarding. When January 1, 2000 arrived, so did just another day. So the news for this...

Blondie - live in Glasgow - New years Eve 1979

Blondie – New Years Eve 1979 –

Blondie – New Years Eve, Glasgow – Dec. 31, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Blondie. Rocking out New Years eve in Glasgow, 1979 and recorded by the ever-present BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series. For those of you who aren’t planning on braving the weather...

Secretary Of State James Byrnes’ Cautious Optimism For 1946

Secretary Of State James Byrnes’ Cautious Optimism For 1946

Secretary of State James F. Byrnes – Address on Return from Moscow Conference – December 30, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Secretary of State James Byrnes, returning from the Foreign Ministers Conference in Moscow was upbeat, and more optimistic than the London Conference, which ended pessimistically in September. Calling...

Mayor LaGuardia Sums Up 1945

Mayor LaGuardia Sums Up 1945

  Mayor LaGuardia – Address to New York – Dec. 30, 1945 – WNYC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mayor LaGuardia. Probably the most colorful Mayor New York witnessed in its history, made his end-of-year address on December 30, 1945. It was also one of his very last addresses...

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990

1990 – ABC World News This Year – December 30, 1990 – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1990. A year loaded with contrasts, intrigues and question marks. And all of it came up for review, this December 30th, 1990. The year started on a hopeful note, but...

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

1951 – Voices and Events – December 30, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1951. With the end of this year rapidly approaching, maybe it’s a good idea to look at other years, just to get an idea that things have always been just a little crazy, a little...

Y2K And The Coming Catastrophe – December 29, 1999

Y2K And The Coming Catastrophe – December 29, 1999

Y2K Reports – CBS World News Roundup – December 29, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Y2K and the coming catastrophe . . .so they said. That’s was what everyone was thinking about on this December 29th in 1999. Doomsday scenarios, fears that everything would stop and all would...

Thousand Yard Stare 1954 – A Year War Ended-A Year War Waited In The Wings

Thousand Yard Stare 1954 – A Year War Ended-A Year War Waited In The Wings

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: This Was 1954 – Dec. 31, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 60 years ago this night, most people were heading off to New Year‘s Eve celebrations. Some stayed in. And some heard a wrap-up...

Richard Rodgers

December 31, 1979 – Scrambled World And Richard Rodgers: The Passing Of An Icon

Become a Patron! As 1979 came to a close, the world was once again facing The Big Question Mark. The Soviets were setting up shop in Afghanistan, the United Nations was condemning the action with China leading the way. The Soviets were turning a deaf ear. The American Hostages in...