Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy National Radio Day!

Happy National Radio Day, fellow babies!

From Jack Benny and the late, great Orson Welles, to Vin Scully and Ernie Harwell, to former Vol Network legend John Ward, to Wolfman Jack, to Jonathan Schwartz and WNYC-FM, to NPR, to local favorites Dan Bell, C.P. and Walker, Mike Hammond, Jean Ash, and the late, great Claude Tomlinson (and Lester Longmire and Old Man Schultz), to WDVX, radio will forever be my favorite medium. And that includes listening to news, sports (particularly baseball) and entertainment, nowadays "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"

Besides Benny's show, my favorite radio programs were "Gunsmoke," "The Shadow," "The Whistler" and "Inner Sanctum." (And anything with Bing Crosby!) Listen to some of your favorites here.

But, without question really, the greatest disc jockey of them all was WKRP in Cincinnati's own Dr. Johnny Fever.

"Oh, I almost forgot, fellow babies ... BOOGER!"



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