For your travels and enjoyment – a collection of July 4th-themed old-time radio shows:
Most are familiar with “Father Knows Best” as it appeared on television starting in 1962, but a relative few know that the program originated as a radio series in 1949 on NBC Radio.
I don’t quite remember how or when I first came across The Rifleman as I wasn’t yet a planned entity when it originally aired. I did see it during my childhood, however, and vividly remember being charmed by the unique Western with heart at its core. Those memories were so vivid, in fact, that when I first learned about MeTV The Rifleman was the only show I began to DVR immediately after many years of not having seen it only to learn I did not outgrow its appeal.
PA announcement: Attention all personnel. The exploits of the cast and crew of the 4077th are featured players on MeTV’s Summer of Me schedule!
If I’m waiting on line in a supermarket and happen to catch a glimpse of an Archies comic book it instantly brings back memories of my childhood. Along with Elvis records (remember those?), TV Guide and Hollywood magazines whatever money I got my hands on was spent on The Archies. That’s why I wanted to pay tribute to the day when the Archies gang debuted on radio. Here’s the story in brief…
On everyone’s agenda as part of the festivities honoring Mother’s Day should be listening to good, old-fashioned entertainment – on the radio. In case you have none of that handy, included here is a nice collection to get you started so have fun and share with the entire family – episodes and clips of popular, classic shows – all with Mother’s Day themes.