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6 June: D-Day On the Air—73 Years Later

Morgan Beatty. (Photo: NBC.)

Morgan Beatty. (Photo: NBC.)

Whether these were old-time radio’s finest hours should be left to those who are there to hear it—surely there remain many among us who were—and to those who will hear, remarkably enough, 73 years to the day later.

It would be remarkable, too, if I could present every last hour of broadcast on this day to that century that came, but the time and space constraints make it impossible at minimum. The entire broadcast days of NBC—6 and 7 June, 1944 (at least, from 0200 hours in NBC’s case)—will survive, miraculously, for the 21st Century listener. So will CBS’s complete coverage of the invasion.

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Studdnoople bagling: Old-time radio listening, 15 March

Stoopnagle & Budd: If We Supervised Radio (CBS, 1935)

One and a half of a kind: Stoopnagle & Budd (Photo: NBC)

One and a half of a kind: Stoopnagle & Budd (Photo: NBC)

Frederick Chase Taylor, a.k.a. Col. Lemuel Stoopnagle, from “Col. Speaknagle Stoopling,” collected in You Wouldn’t Know Me From Adam (New York: McGraw-Hill/Whittlesey House, 1941):

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