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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Glowing Dial LIVE will be returning to the air!!!

Hello Listeners!

Just a note to say that I'm planning on bringing The Glowing Dial LIVE back! I'm now planning on September and I think it will be as before, the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 4-7pm EST.


Trying to line up my co-hosts now. Hope they all can participate, at least on a rotating basis. No point in doing the show alone.


We'll once again have the ability for you, the listener to phone in and Skype in to chat with us and instant request a show. I'm really hoping that, by keeping the show going, we'll eventually pick up a larger audience than the handful we had before and I mean a literal handful.


Hopefully that handful will all come back and bring friends along too. I'd really like to see the LIVE show grow. 


Check here and at The Glowing Dial Page, http://www.glowingdial.com for details and show times when I announce them shortly.

Big John Matthews

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Glowing Dial - Show No. POD58 Premieres!!!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD58
Running From: July 16 to August 5, 2017
Run Time: 2 hrs. 56 min. 33 sec.


Nightwatch - "Kid Explosives"
originally aired on Friday, June 4, 1954 on CBS
Starring: Police Officers Sgt. Perkins and Detective Herd of Culver City, California,
Donn Reid as the Police Recorder.
Sustained


Night Beat - "Football And The Syndicate"
originally aired on Monday, June 12, 1950 on NBC
Starring: Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad, Jeanette Nolan, Ted Von Eltz, Norman Field.
Don Rickles and Frank Martin announcing.
Sponsor: Wheaties


Inner Sanctum Mysteries - "I Walk In The Night"
originally aired on Tuesday, February 26, 1946 on CBS
Starring: Larry Haines.
Paul McGrath hosts.
Mary Bennett announcing commercials.
Sponsor: Lipton Tea


Creeps By Night (AFRS Mystery Playhouse) - "The Six Who Did Not Die"
originally aired on Tuesday, July 11, 1944 on The Blue Network/AFRS
Peter Lorre hosts.
Sustained


Click this link to LISTEN NOW! http://www.glowingdial.com/Podera…/theglowingdialnopod58.mp3

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

Police Recorder Donn Reid

Frank Lovejoy

Larry Haines

Paul McGrath

Peter Lorre

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Glowing Dial - Show No. POD57 Premieres --- on time - whoo hoo!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD57
Running From: June 25 to July 15, 2017
Run Time: 3 hrs. 05 min. 46 sec.


Big John and Steve celebrate Independence Day!

Mr. President - "The Man Without A Country"
originally aired on Sunday, July 3, 1949 on ABC
Starring: Edward Arnold.
Owen James announcing.
Sustained


Ripley's Believe It Or Not - "Celebrating Independence"
originally aired on Tuesday, July 5, 1938 on NBC RED
Starring: Robert Ripley, B.A. Rolfe and His Orchestra, Linda Lee, Bennett Kilpack.
Ford Bond announcing.
Sponsor: Post Cereals


Drene Time (The Bickersons) - "Blanche Has A Stomach Ache/John's New Suitcase"
originally aired on Sunday, March 2, 1947 on NBC
Starring: Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Danny Thomas, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra.
Toby Reed announcing.
Sponsor: Drene Shampoo, Dreft Detergent


Escape - "The Adaptive Ultimate"
originally aired on Saturday, March 26, 1949 on CBS
Starring: Edgar Barrier, Stacy Harris, Elsie Holmes, Frank Gerstle, Lawrence Dobkin, Tom Charlesworth, William Conrad as the Voice of Escape.
Roy Rowan announcing.
Sustained


Click this link to LISTEN NOW! http://www.glowingdial.com/Podera…/theglowingdialnopod57.mp3

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

Edward Arnold

Robert Ripley

Don Ameche

Frances Langford

Don Ameche and Frances Langford as The Bickersons

Edgar Barrier

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Glowing Dial - Show No. POD56 Premieres --- better late than never!

Note: this episode should have premiered June 4, 2017 but was delayed due to my health problems and ever present computer problems. Hopefully we'll be back on track now.

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD56
Running from: June 4 to June 245, 2017
Run time: 2 hrs 46 min. 12 sec.

Big John and Steve celebrate Father's Day!

The Lone Ranger - "Two Boys And Their Dad"
originally aired on Wednesday, January 16, 1952 on WXYZ, Detroit/ABC
Starring: Brace Beemer, John Todd.
Fred Foy announcing.
Sponsor: General Mills (music fill in breaks)

Bold Venture - "Gun Running And The Poet Mario (Deadly Merchandise)"
originally aired on Monday, April 2, 1951 in Syndication
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Jester Hairston, Jay Novello, Tony Barrett.
Sponsor: varied due to syndication

Columbia Presents Corwin - "The Undecided Molecule"
originally aired on Tuesday, July 17, 1945 on CBS
Starring: Groucho Marx, Robert Benchley, Vincent Price, Norman Lloyd, Sylvia Sidney, Keenan Wynn.
Sustained

Dark Fantasy - "Pennsylvania Turnpike"
originally aired on Friday, March 20, 1942 on WKY, Oklahoma City/NBC
Starring: Ben Morris, Fred Wayne, Muir Hite.
Tom Paxton announcing.
Sustained

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http://www.glowingdial.com/shows.html

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

John Todd

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

Groucho Marx

Norman Corwin

Ben Morris

Cast members of Dark Fantasy
 

The Glowing Dial Page is back on the net!

Hello listeners!

Good news! I have finally been able to get in touch with my web guy and all is fixed now and The Glowing Dial Page is back up in it's entirety! I have gotten behind in editing and posting of shows due to some health and personal issues, not to mention current computer issues. But I am continuing forward and attempting to get The Glowing Dial Show POD56 edited and premiered, hopefully later today. Trying to get this done on a temperamental computer too! POD56 will only run until June 24 but don't worry, it will always be available in the Archives if you miss it this time around. Look for a post later today announcing the premiere of POD56.

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

PS - if you go to the site and still get a suspended site or other warning, just refresh your browser a few times and our page should return in all it's glory.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Glowing Dial Show No. POD55 Premieres --- with some problems...

IMPORTANT NOTE: For some reason our webpage at glowingdial.com has been suspended. I am looking into this but you should be able to still hear this episode on YouTube and The Internet Archive. Links are:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgridTsBl8k


Internet Archive: https://archive.org/…/TheGlowingDialWithBigJohnAndSteveTheP…

You can also hear this episode at Jerry Haendiges' Olde Tyme Radio Network:
http://www.vintageradioclassics.com/broadcast/index.html


Google Play Music is also affected by the website suspension as it uses the same xml file that I am currently unable to update. Stay tuned here for updates.

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD55
Running From: May 14 to June 3, 2017
Run Time: 3 hrs. 8 min. 3 sec.


Big John and Steve celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day!

The Aldrich Family - "Mother's Day Dinner At Kathleen's"
originally aired on Tuesday, May 7, 1940 on NBC
Starring: Ezra Stone.
Harry Von Zell announcing.
Sponsor: Jell-O


Anthology - "Memorial Day 1955"
originally aired on Sunday, May 29, 1955 on WNBC/NBC
Starring: Helen Hayes, Walter Huston, Claude Rains.
Harry Fleetwood announcing.
Sustained


The Whistler - "Death In Sixteen Millimeter"
originally aired on Sunday, July 17, 1949 on CBS
Starring: Ted de Corsia, Virginia Gregg, Jack Petruzzi,
Bill Forman possibly as The Whistler. *
Marvin Miller possibly announcing. *
Sponsor: Signal Oil Company
* If you have correct information here, please e-mail me.


The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show - "Driving Test (Driver's License Renewal)"
originally aired on Sunday, May 21, 1950 on NBC
Starring: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Hans Conreid, Bob Sweeney, Robert North, Jeanine Roose, Anne Whitfield.
Bill Forman announcing.
Sponsor: Rexall


running time: 3 hours, 08 minutes, 03 seconds
 

Clicking on a series title will take you a log/episode guide for that series.

Click this link to LISTEN NOW! http://www.glowingdial.com/PoderatorM…/theglowingdialnopod55
.mp3

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

 
Ezra Stone


Virginia Gregg

Helen Hayes

Alice Faye and Phil Harris

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Glowing Dial - Show No. POD54 Premieres -- a day late what else?

Sorry about the lateness again folks, just forgot this time. Hey, I'm gettin' old!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD54
Running From: April 23 to May 14, 2017
Run Time: 2 hrs. 48 min. 07 sec.


Big John and Steve scream out, "It's Murder"!

Murder At Midnight - "Nightmare"
originally aired on Monday, November 11, 1946 on KFI, Los Angeles/Syndication
Starring: Elspeth Eric, Walter Vaughn,
Raymond Morgan as host and narrator.
Sponsor: varied due to syndication


Murder By Experts - "The Dark Island"
originally aired on Monday, August 8, 1949 on MUTUAL
Starring: Gertrude Warner, Bernard Grant, Maurice Tarplin, John Dixon Carr as host and narrator.
Directed and Produced by Robert A. Arthur & David Kogan who also adapted the story.
Bill Tonkin announcing.
Sustained


Murder Clinic - "The Tragedy Of Marsden Manor"
originally aired on Tuesday, October 6, 1942 on WOR/MUTUAL (also heard on CBC)
Starring: Maurice Tarplin.
Frank Knight announcing.
Sustained


Murder Will Out - "The Mystery Of Death Undersea"
originally aired on Sunday, July 8, 1945 on ABC
Starring: William Gargan, Edward Marr.
Larry Keating announcing.
Sponsor: Rainier Beer


Click this link to LISTEN NOW! http://www.glowingdial.com/Podera…/theglowingdialnopod54.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, YouTube and The Internet Archive! Go to our "Shows" page at the above url for details.

Elspeth Eric

Gertrude Warner

Maurice Tarplin

William Gargan

Larry Keating