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Big Broadcast WAMU Schedule for Christmas 2015

Yours Truly, Johnny DollarIf you know me, you know that I am a fan of public radio, a superfan of The Big Broadcast, and a super-duper fan of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

Well, I heard on my local NPR affiliate that there would be classic radio show programming from the 20s-50s on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day thanks to The Big Broadcast with Rob Bamberger.

I couldn’t find the list on WAMU‘s website so I sent an email to both the Big Broadcast and to the Programming Coordinator, and I received a personal email from the new host of the Big Broadcast himself, Rob Bamberger.

While I miss Ed Walker so much since he passed earlier this year, Rob Bamberger is a worthy heir apparent. So, here it is:

A Christmas Eve Recollection

  • 08:00p Phil Harris/Alice Faye: 12/19/48 #012 Jack Benny Plays Santa (Rexall) (NBC)
  • 08:30p Duffy’s Tavern: 12/23/48 Miracle in Manhattan (Bristol Meyers) (NBC)
  • 09:00p Gunsmoke: 12/20/52 #035 The Christmas Story (Sus.) (CBS)
  • 09:30p Dragnet: 12/22/53 #227 The Big Little Jesus (NBC)
  • 10:00p First Nighter: 12/22/45 Little Town of Bethlehem (Campana) (CBS)
  • 10:30p Family Theater: 12/14/49 The Other Wiseman w/Jeff Chandler (Sus.) (MBS)
  • 11:00p Campbell Playhouse: 12/24/39 A Christmas Carol (Campbell’s Soup) (CBS)

A Christmas Night Recollection

  • 08:00p Fibber McGee & Molly: 12/24/46 #566 Christmas Card from Elizabeth (Johnson’s Wax) (NBC)
  • 08;30p Boston Blackie: 12/22/48 Rings for Santa (Synd/ZIV)
  • 09:00p Cavalcade of America: 12/24/45 Names on the Land (Dupont) (NBC)
  • 09:30p Grand Central Station: 12/24/49 Miracle for Christmas (Pillsbury) (NBC)
  • 10:00p Elgin Christmas Party: 12/25/45 Annual Christmas Special (Elgin) (CBS)

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