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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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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.

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.mp3

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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


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Elspeth Eric

Gertrude Warner

Maurice Tarplin

William Gargan

Larry Keating

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Glowing Dial - Episode No. POD53 Premieres -- on time!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD53
Running From: April 2 to April 22, 2017
Run Time: 2 hrs. 46 min, 37 sec.


Big John and Steve celebrate Jefferson's Birthday and Easter and dread Income Tax Day!

Mr. President - "Thomas Jefferson"
originally aired on Sunday, August 22, 1948 on ABC
Starring: Edward Arnold, Betty Lou Gerson.
Owen James announcing.
Sustained


The Amos 'n' Andy Show - "Easter Hat Designed By The Kingfish"
originally aired on Friday, March 30, 1945 on NBC
Starring: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Ernestine Wade, Amanda Randolph, Harriet Widmar, Elinor Harroit, Terry Howard, Madeline Lee, Lou Lubin, Eddie Green, Johnny Lee.
Harlow Wilcox announcing.
Sponsor: Rinso


The Weird Circle - "The Hand"
originally aired on Sunday, December 19, 1943 in Ziv Syndication
Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Alan Devitt.
Phil Clarke announcing.
Sponsor: varied due to syndication


The New Lum 'n' Abner Show - "Baby Cedric, The Mind Reader"
originally aired on Sunday, October 10, 1948 on CBS
Starring: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Clarence Hartzell, Felix Mills and His Orchestra.
Wendell Niles announcing.
Sponsor: Frigidaire


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Edward Arnold

Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll

Maurice Tarplin

Chester Lauck and Norris Goff

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Glowing Dial - Show No. POD52 Premieres! -- Late again, sorry!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD52
running from March 12 to April 1, 2017
run time: 2 hrs. 59 min. 26 sec.


Big John and Steve celebrate Big John's Birthday and April Fool's Day!

The Jack Benny Program - "from the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Fight Of The Century"
originally aired on Sunday, March 7, 1937 on NBC
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Kenny Baker, Abe Lyman, Stuart Canin.
Don Wilson announcing.
Sponsor: Jell-O


The Jack Benny Program - "from the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Pierre - Battle Of The Century -- Or Fizzle"
originally aired on Sunday, March 14, 1937 on NBC
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Kenny Baker, Fred Allen.
Don Wilson announcing.
Sponsor: Jell-O


Life With Luigi - "April Fool's Joke"
originally aired on Tuesday, March 27, 1951 on CBS
Starring: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Jody Gilbert, Mary Shipp, Hans Conreid, Joe Forte, Ken Peters.
Bob Stevenson announcing.
Sponsor: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum


The Baby Snooks Show - "Report Card Blues"
originally aired on Tuesday, May 1, 1951 on NBC
Starring: Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Arlene Harris, Frank Nelson, Elvia Allman, Ken Christy, Vivi Janiss.
Don Wilson announcing.
Sponsor: Tums


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Jack Benny and Fred Allen looking friendly?

Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa

J. Carrol Naish

Alan Reed

Fanny Brice

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Glowing Dial Page Update

Glowing Dial Page Update

Hello folks!
Just a note to say that I've made a few changes to The Glowing Dial Page at http://www.glowingdial.com .

First, as previously announced, I have deleted The Glowing Dial Discussion List and have removed the link from the page's main menu at the left of the page. The reason once again for this deletion was that it wasn't really active and the information posted there by me was simply a duplication of what's already available on The Glowing Dial Archives Blog.

Secondly, I have added download links to all the previous episodes of the show which are listed at http://www.glowingdial.com/archived_shows_list.html . This page is also known now as The Glowing Dial Archives and it is here that you can now download every past episode of the show.

Alternately, you can do this through your podcatcher program if you subscribe to the podcast that way. Just click on "feed" in your podcatcher program and a download link should be available for all past episodes as well as the episode currently running.

Once again, sorry about the current loss of The Glowing Dial LIVE. As mentioned on the page, my financial condition is dire indeed and I cannot afford the $20 a month that doing the Live show costs me. If someone were to donate that $20 on a regular basis, we would be able to continue with the Live show. To date, no one has volunteered that unfortunately. If someone is interested, I would have to have a firm commitment from them that the $20 monthly donation would continue. Please e-mail me at glowingdial@wowway.com if you are interested in making this happen.

Thanks and I'll see you on the radio!

Big John Matthews
The Glowing Dial

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve - Show No. POD51 Premieres -- a little late

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD51
Running from February 19 to March 11, 2017
Run Time: 2 hrs./ 46 min. 11 sec.


Big John and Steve celebrate President's Day and reach into their OTR Grab Bag!

Mr. President - "Andrew Jackson"
originally aired on Sunday, May 15, 1949 on ABC
Starring: Edward Arnold.
Owen James announcing.
Sustained


Big Town - "Death Rides The Highway"
originally aired on Tuesday, March 26, 1940 on CBS
Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ona Munson, Ted Osborne, Paula Winslowe, Howard Duff.
John Conte announcing.
Sponsor: Rinso


Chandu, The Magician - "The House Of Fear"
originally aired on Thursday, March 31, 1949 on ABC
Starring: Tom Collins, Irene Tedrow, Jack Kruschen, Joy Terry, Lee Millar, Rolfe Sedan.
Howard Culver announcing.
Sponsor: White King Soap


The Old Gold Comedy Theatre (The Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre) - "Room Service"
originally aired on Sunday, December 31, 1944 on NBC/AFRS
Starring: Jack Oakie, Stu Erwin, Donald McBride, Cara Williams, Harold Lloyd hosts.
Bob Williams announcing.
Sponsor: Old Gold Cigarettes


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Edward Arnold
Edward G. Robinson
Tom Collins
Jack Oakie

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve - Show No. POD50 Premieres -- on time!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD50
running from January 29 to February 18, 2017
run time: 2 hrs. 57 min. 07 sec.


Big John and Steve celebrate Jack Benny's Birthday and Valentine's Day!

The Jack Benny Program - "First Performance Of Professor Le Blanc"
originally aired on Sunday, April 29, 1945 on NBC
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, Larry Stevens, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson.
Don Wilson announcing.
Sponsor: Lucky Strike


The Jack Benny Program - "from Williams Field, Chandler, AZ - Jack Gives The Maxwell For Scrap"
originally aired on Sunday, October 18, 1942 on NBC
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Frank Nelson, Ed Beloin.
Don Wilson announcing.
Sponsor: Grape Nuts Flakes


The Jack Benny Program - "Is Jack Really Jack?, Ed Sullivan"
originally aired on Sunday, March 26, 1939 on NBC RED
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Kenny Baker, Frank Nelson, Ed Beloin, Ed Sullivan.
Don Wilson announcing.
Sponsor: Jell-O


The Jack Benny Program - "Jack And Mary See Ronald Colman's Movie"
originally aired on Sunday, February 1, 1948 on NBC
Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, Frank Nelson, Ronald and Benita Colman.
Note: Dennis Day is announced by Don but does not appear.
From what Jack says at the end of the show, perhaps Dennis was off having another kid!
Don Wilson announcing.
Sponsor: Lucky Strike


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The Jack Benny Gang (l to r - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc)

Larry Stevens

Mel Blanc

Frank Nelson

Jack Benny in his Maxwell

Kenny Baker

Ed Sullivan

Benita and Ronald Colman

Monday, January 9, 2017

A note on The Glowing Dial LIVE

Hi listeners,

Just thought I'd drop a line to tell you that The Glowing Dial LIVE will no longer be broadcasting. At least for the time being. It costs me $20 a month to do the show live and I cannot afford it. My finances are very tight indeed, tough to even afford my food and gas after all bills are paid. Sorry but that's the way it has to be right now. The only way to go on with the Live show would be if someone volunteered to make that payment for me but I would have to have a firm commitment from them and have the $20 in time to make the payment each month. If my finances improve (hardly likely at this point), I will continue the Live show.

The tri-weekly podcast WILL continue however so we aren't totally going away. Steve and I will be with you every three weeks. My health has been a problem, especially for the past 2-3 months which is why we have had delays in the podcast. I hope to get some kind of handle on things and have shows up regularly.

Thanks for all your support!
Big John Matthews
The Glowing Dial
http://www.glowingdial.com

The Glowing Dial - Show No. POD49 Premieres -- a day late, sorry!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: Pod 49
running from January 8 to January 28, 2017
run time: 2 hrs. 46 min. 43 sec.


Big John and Steve present another tribute to "Quiet, Please" and celebrate Martin Luther King Day!

Quiet, Please - "The Pathetic Fallacy"
originally aired on Monday, February 2, 1948 on MUTUAL
Starring: Ernest Chappell, Charita Bauer, Michael Fitzmaurice, Vicki Vola, Wyllis Cooper.
Sustained


Quiet, Please - "A Red And White Guidon"
originally aired on Monday, February 9, 1948 on MUTUAL
Starring: Ernest Chappell, Pat O'Malley, Arthur Cole, Floyd Buckley, Wyllis Cooper.
Sustained


Quiet, Please - "Clarissa"
originally aired on Monday, April 19, 1948 on MUTUAL
Starring: Ernest Chappell, Bruno Vick, Peggy Stanley, Wyllis Cooper.
Sustained


Quiet, Please - "Let The Lilies Consider"
originally aired on Monday, June 28, 1948 on MUTUAL
Starring: Ernest Chappell, Cathleen Cordell, Peggy Stanley, James Boles, Wyllis Cooper.
Sustained


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Wyllis Cooper

Ernest Chappell