Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve - Show No. POD100 Premieres on time for a change!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Episode: POD100
Running from: December 15, 2019 to January 4, 2020
Run time: 2 hrs. 55 min.


Big John and Steve celebrate Christmas and New Year's!

Dark Fantasy - "The House Of Bread"
originally aired on Friday, December 26, 1941 on WKY, Oklahoma City/NBC
Starring: Scott Bishop, Ben Morris, Charles Carshon, Eleanor Naylor Caughron, Fred Wayne.
Tom Paxton announcing.
Sponsor: Sustained


Philco Radio Time - "Skitch Henderson, Christmas Show"
originally aired on Wednesday, December 25, 1946 on ABC
Starring: Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, The Charioteers, Skitch Henderson.
Ken Carpenter announcing.
Sponsor: Philco Radios


Suspense - "Yuletide Miracle"
originally aired on Sunday, December 17, 1961 on CBS
Starring: Larry Haines, Joe De Santis, Bill Lipton, Santos Ortega, Rosemary Rice, Katharine Raht.
Stuart Metz announcing.
Sponsor: no spots heard


The Bob Hope Show - "from Camp Young, California, Rita Hayworth"
originally aired on Tuesday, January 5, 1943 on NBC
Starring: Bob Hope, Jerry Colonna, Barbara Jo Allen, Frances Langford, Skinnay Ennis, Rita Hayworth.
Wendell Niles announcing.
Sponsor: Pepsodent


Click this link to LISTEN NOW! http://www.glowingdial.com/Poder…/theglowingdialnopod100.mp3

Click this link for show details and for information on how you can subscribe to our podcast! http://www.glowingdial.com/shows.html
Remember: our show is now available on Google Play Music, iTunes, YouTube, TuneIn and The Internet Archive! Go to our "Shows" page at the above url for details.

The LIVE Show has returned! The Glowing Dial LIVE can be heard on Yesterday USA Radio on the Blue and Red stream every Saturday night from 6 to 10pm EST! Fascinating interviews, Old-Time Radio, Giveaways, Trivia Contests and more! 

Click on Live Show at glowingdial.com for more information!

The Glowing Dial has returned to Yesterday USA Radio! Kim Bragg, widow of Bill Bragg has given us a permanent spot on YUSA and we are making episodes of The Glowing Dial exclusively for them. Visit Yesterday USA Radio at http://www.yesterdayusa.com and send some monetary support their way. We could use some monetary help too, a PayPal link is on our main page below the menu. Give what you can to help us all keep on keepin' on!

Ben Morris

Bing "Der Bingle" Crosby

Bob Hope

Frances Langford

Jerry Colonna

Joe De Santis

Larry Haines

Santos Ortega

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve - Episode POD99 Premieres ... a few days late again :-(

Programming note: Sorry that episode POD98 didn't make an official premiere but I was in the hospital again for two weeks and am now a Dialysis patient three times a week. Lots of things get behind. POD98 will, as soon as it is edited, premiere straight to The Glowing Dial Archives.

This episode, POD99, premieres a few days late for the same reason. I appreciate your understanding.

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest episode: POD99
Running from: November 24 to December 14, 2019
Run time: 2 hrs. 37 min.


Big John and Steve celebrate Thanksgiving and present another old-time radio Western Round-Up!

The Lux Radio Theatre - "Red River"
originally aired on Monday, March 7, 1949 on CBS
Starring: John Wayne, Jeff Chandler, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Barney Phillips, Herb Butterfield, Jeff Corey, Bill Johnstone.
William Keighley hosts.
John Milton Kennedy announcing.
Sponsor: Lux Soap Flakes


Have Gun, Will Travel - "Dad Blamed Luck"
originally aired on Sunday, July 3, 1960 on CBS/Syndication
Starring: John Dehner, Ben Wright, Virginia Gregg, Forrest Lewis, Barney Phillips, Virginia Christine, Jack Moyles.
Hugh Douglas announcing.
Sponsors: Ex-Lax, Long Distance, Guardian Maintenance, Pepsi-Cola


Gunsmoke - "Kitty's Kidnap"
originally aired on Sunday, June 14, 1959 on CBS
Starring: William Conrad, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, James Nusser, Ken Lynch.
George Walsh announcing.
Sponsors: Longine Watches, Mutual Of Omaha, Turtle Wax, Old Spice, Look Magazine


Click this link to LISTEN NOW! http://www.glowingdial.com/Podera…/theglowingdialnopod99.mp3

Click this link for show details and for information on how you can subscribe to our podcast! http://www.glowingdial.com/shows.html

Remember: our show is now available on Google Play Music, iTunes, YouTube, TuneIn and The Internet Archive! Go to our "Shows" page at the above url for details.

The LIVE Show has returned! The Glowing Dial LIVE can be heard on Yesterday USA Radio on the Blue stream every Saturday night from 6 to 10pm EST! Fascinating interviews, Old-Time Radio, Giveaways, Trivia Contests and more! Click on http://www.glowingdial.com/live-show.html for more information!

The Glowing Dial has returned to Yesterday USA Radio! Kim Bragg, widow of Bill Bragg has given us a permanent spot on YUSA and we are making episodes of The Glowing Dial exclusively for them. Visit Yesterday USA Radio at http://www.yesterdayusa.com and send some monetary support their way. We could use some monetary help too, a PayPal link is on our main page below the menu. Give what you can to help us all keep on keepin' on!

Harry Bartell

Herb Butterfield

Jeff Chandler

John Dehner

Virginia Gregg

Bill Conrad

Thursday, November 21, 2019

NEW episode of The Glowing Dial LIVE with Big John and Company!!

The Glowing Dial LIVE with Big John and Company
Heard exclusively on Yesterday USA Radio
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 6pm to 10pm Eastern
 

Our special guest is Patrick Feaster, Researcher into our earliest recorded sounds!

 Patrick Feaster is a specialist in the history, culture, and preservation of early sound media. A three-time Grammy nominee and co-founder of the First Sounds Initiative, he has been actively involved in locating, making audible, and contextualizing many of the world's oldest sound recordings. He received his doctorate in Folklore and Ethnomusicology in 2007 from Indiana University Bloomington, where he currently works as Media Preservation Specialist for the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.

visit his website at: http://phonozoic.net/

Tune into YUSA's Stream to listen. While you're listening, please visit YUSA's Home Page and if you like what you hear (and why wouldn't you), please send them a Donation to help them keep on keepin' on! The Glowing Dial also takes donations, click the PayPal icon below the menu on our Main Page.

Also I will, from time to time, be hosting or co-hosting nightly LIVE shows on YUSA at 10:30pm Eastern. Dates will be announced as I know them. Please call in and chat OTR with us! I may even give away some OTR flash drives!
Due to the LIVE nature of the show, we won't be announcing in advance what OTR programs we will be playing but will announce whether or not it is a theme or holiday show.
 

In each episode, we will be featuring a contest in the form of a trivia question.
Be the first to give us the correct answer via our chatroom, Skype or Phone and
you will win a USB Flash Drive with some OTR on it!
 

The LIVE show will be heard on Yesterday USA's Stream.
Our chatroom will be active during all LIVE shows.
You can also interact with us in other ways during a LIVE show:
Our contact methods during shows are in flux right now so just listen to
the show and we'll tell you the best ways to be a part of the show!
You can even use the aforementioned contact methods to Instant Request
a show. If we have it on hand in our Archives, you'll hear it almost instantly!
 

INTERVIEWS: we plan to, from time to time, have Live interviews with interesting people!
 

Ones we are planning are Joan Benny, daughter of Jack Benny, OTR author and authority Martin Grams, Radio Once More founder Neal Ellis and Patrick Feaster from Phonozoic.net. Patrick is a specialist in the history, culture, and preservation of early sound media. A three-time Grammy nominee and co-founder of the First Sounds Initiative, he has been actively involved in locating, making audible, and contextualizing many of the world's oldest sound recordings.

Other interviews are in the works!

phonozoic.net
is a specialist in the history, culture, and preservation of early sound media. A three-time Grammy nominee and co-founder of…

Friday, October 25, 2019

PREMIERE - The Glowing Dial LIVE with Big John and Company on Yesterday USA Radio!

Join Big John and Company as they have their Premiere Live show on Yesterday USA Radio! We're going to be featuring a bunch of firsts, the beginnings of some serials like The Avengers, some of our Ghost Stories from a few years back, a few dramatic readings in the spirit of Halloween, some old time radio shows also in the theme of Halloween, a trivia contest where you can win a USB drive full of Old Time Radio shows from The Glowing Dial Archives and an installment of The Name Game, where we read a list of silly but legal names, The Celebrity Birthday list with Steve "Archive" Urbaniak and who knows, maybe even some Vintage Celebrity Interviews from our illustrious past. 

All this and more! 6 to 10pm EST this and every Saturday (except November 9, 2019) on Yesterday USA Blue. Please tune in and call in and chat with me! My call in numbers will be 248-270-7780 (Google Number for my cell) and if you want to Skype me during the show, look for glowingdial62 and make it part of your contact list! 

I'll have my chat room open too at http://www.glowingdial.com/chatroom.html. I'm not sure if YUSA's members only chatroom will be available or not so let's go with mine. 

To listen, go to http://www.yesterdayusa.com. The link for the Blue Network link will be: http://streaming.radio.co/sa37b728bf/listen . Tune in early so you don't miss a thing!

Oh and don't forget, you can use those communication methods to Instant Request a show! If we have time and the file is on our server, you'll hear it almost immediately!

See you on the radio!
Big John Matthews
The Glowing Dial Live with Big John and Company
http://www.glowingdial.com 


 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve episode POD97 Premieres --- 3 days late, sorry!

Premiering a few days late, sorry, getting ready for a convention this weekend.

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD97
Running From: October 13 to November 2, 2019
Run Time: 3 hrs. 12 min. 37 sec.


Big John and Steve celebrate Columbus Day and Halloween and exclaim to each other, "I Just Saw A Ghost"!

The Saint - "The Ghost That Giggled"
originally aired on Sunday, September 17, 1950 on NBC
Starring: Barry Sullivan, Lurene Tuttle, Irene Tedrow, Hal March, Joe Duvall, Larry Dobkin.
Don Stanley announcing.
Sponsor: Sustained


The Weird Circle - "The Ghost's Touch"
originally aired on Sunday, September 17, 1944 on MUTUAL/ZIV Syndication
Philip Clarke announcing.
Sponsor: varied due to syndication


The Sealed Book - "The Ghost Makers"
originally aired on Sunday, June 10, 1945 on MUTUAL/WOR
Philip Clarke announcing.
Sponsor: varied due to syndication


Suspense - "Ghost Hunt"
originally aired on Thursday, June 23, 1949 on CBS
Starring: Ralph Edwards.
Harlow Wilcox announcing commercials.
Paul Frees as The Voice Of Suspense.
Sponsor: Autolite


Click this link to LISTEN NOW! http://www.glowingdial.com/Podera…/theglowingdialnopod97.mp3

Click this link for show details and for information on how you can subscribe to our podcast! http://www.glowingdial.com/shows.html

Remember: our show is now available on Google Play Music, iTunes, YouTube, TuneIn and The Internet Archive! Go to our "Shows" page at the above url for details.

The LIVE Show is returning! If everything works out, The Glowing Dial LIVE will return but it will be heard on Yesterday USA Radio! With Bill Bragg's passing, things are changing at YUSA but we plan to return October 26!. Click on http://www.glowingdial.com/live-show.html for more information!

The Glowing Dial has returned to Yesterday USA Radio! Kim Bragg, widow of Bill Bragg has given us a permanent spot on YUSA. Visit Yesterday USA Radio at http://www.yesterdayusa.com and send some monetary support their way.

Barry Sullivan

Harlow Wilcox

Lawrence Dobkin

Lurene Tuttle

Paul Frees

Philip Clarke

Ralph Edwards

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Big John to be on Radio Once More tonight and YUSA on Friday night!

Hello fellow OTR fans!

Short notice I know but I'll be on the radio tonight with my friend Johnny Holmes on Radio Once More. Johnny's show is Woo-Hoo Wednesday and it airs from 9pm to midnight EST tonight, in just less than 2 hours!

http://www.radiooncemore.com/

There's the link to go to. I'll be on giving my history in otr and playing some spooky shows too. Hope you all can listen.

I'll also be on this Friday night starting at 10:30pm EST on Yesterday USA with Johnny and Walden and company. We'll be going on into the wee hours so please listen in and call in and chat with us.

http://www.yesterdayusa.com

We should be on both Red and Blue streams.

See you on the radio, Big John Matthews

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Big John will be LIVE on Yesterday USA Radio TONIGHT at 10:30 EST until the wee hours.

Hi folks!
Just another note to say that I will be LIVE on Yesterday USA Radio tonight from 10:30pm est onward to the wee hours. I'll be sharing the mic with friends Patricia, Walden, Johnny and maybe John and Larry too. Please tune in as I will be asking some trivia and giving away a few prizes!
You'll hear a few different call-in numbers as we are broadcasting from 3 different locations, no four! We all have separate phone numbers but no worries. Or you can call to say hi and shoot the otr breeze with us.
My number will be 248-270-7780. This number is active only during LIVE shows. Hope to hear from you!
See you on the radio!
Big John Matthews
PS - Oh yeah ... http://www.yesterdayusa.com . Choose the red or blue stream, we should be on both.