Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Glowing Dial is LIVE tonight - 6 to 10pm EST!

Join us LIVE tonight on Yesterday USA Radio for The Glowing Dial Live with Big John and Company as we present a tribute to William Henry Pratt ... errr ... Boris Karloff!
6 to 10pm EST on Yesterday USA Radio Red Network

Call in with the correct answer to our trivia question and win a USB Flash drive filled with old time radio shows from The Glowing Dial Archives!

Our Glowing Dial Live call-in number is 248-439-0147.

See you on the radio!
Big John Matthews

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve Tri-Weekly Podcast Show No. POD101 finally premieres!

Premiering way late due to health issues and going Live a whole lot on Yesterday USA!

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Tri-Weekly Podcast
Latest Episode: POD 101
Running From: January 5 to 25, 2020
Run Time: 2 hrs. 58 min. 22 sec.

Big John and Steve celebrate Martin Luther King Day and go to the "Theatre"!

Gulf Screen Guild Theater - "Variety"
originally aired on Sunday, October 20, 1940 on CBS
Starring: Jack Benny, Claudette Colbert, Edward Arnold, Basil Rathbone, Ernst Lubitsch.
Roger Pryor hosts.
Bud Hiestand announcing.
Sponsor: Gulf

Family Theater - "The Cliff"
originally aired on Wednesday, November 3, 1954 on MUTUAL
Starring: Debbie Reynolds, John Lund, Lillian Buyeff, Herb Butterfield, Richard Beals, Earl Keane.
Tony La Frano announcing.
Sponsor: Sustained

The Silver Theater - "Train Ride"
originally aired on Sunday, May 7, 1939 on CBS
Conrad Nagel hosts.
Starring: Joan Crawford, John Hiestand, Carleton Kadell, Lindsey McCarey.
Conrad Nagel hosts.
John Conte announcing.
Sponsor: International Silver Company

The Old Gold Comedy Theater- "A Girl, A Guy and a Gob"
originally aired on Sunday, February 11, 1945 on NBC
Harold Lloyd hosts.
Starring: George Murphy, Lucille Ball.
Bob Williams announcing.
Sponsor: Old Gold Cigarettes

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Debbie Reynolds

Edward Arnold

George Murphy

Jack Benny

Joan Crawford

John Lund

Lucille Ball

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Big John Live on Yesterday USA Today!

I will be live today on Yesterday USA from 3pm to 10:30pm. I will be joined the first 2 hours by Johnny Holmes of Radio Once More! Johnny and I always have fun on the air. We'll be taking phone calls, playing requests and just plain being silly. Tune in! YUSA's Red Stream will probably be best quality.

Big John Matthews
The Glowing Dial Live Extra with Big John and Company