Category Archives: Old Time Radio

A Plucky Guy

One of the most eagerly-awaited periodicals to arrive in the mailboxes of subscribers not only in the Badger State but by history buffs throughout the country is the Wisconsin Magazine of History. A respected publication with articles by noted researchers … Continue reading

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Great As Is

Sometimes it seems that certain objects in antique shops whispering “Buy Me” when we first walk by them get louder when we return for a second look, causing us to heed that inner voice crying “You’ll be sorry if you … Continue reading

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Fortune Haunters

Now that Bryce Harper has finished his free agent tour critics are certain to pounce on him with pointed queries and comments. Did he sign with the Phillies just to have the distinction of most years for the most money? … Continue reading

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They Jeered These Songs Before

Critics and audiences have long applauded the work of Ira Gershwin, Harry Warren, Alan Jay Lerner, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, Lorenz Hart, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, and other lyricists who produced memorable material for Broadway, Hollywood, and recording … Continue reading

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Radio’s Fiasco Pub

          The focus of a one prominent article in the January Travel + Leisure is on San Diego, but, like the piece in the recent National Geographic Traveler, it also examines attractions to be found in Mexico. The author of … Continue reading

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A Grand Getaway

Secret Getaways, the theme of the August/September National Geographic Traveler, focuses on less-traveled spots in Equator, Europe, Ethiopia, Asia, and Canada, all illustrated with scenic photographs that make those places seem most appealing. Yet the photograph I find most fascinating … Continue reading

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Yours Coolly, Sammy Drake

In 1959 Sarah Vaughan musically convinced listeners that her lover was a “Smooth Operator” whose kisses could make toenails curl, thrilling her to the point where she asked for mercy from Mr. Percy and unashamedly admitted “I like it like … Continue reading

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