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Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: a full cast Publisher: Black Eye Entertainment Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2021 ISBN: 9781665007191
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Bing Crosby stars in sixteen half-hour musical-variety episodes of Philco Radio Time and invites his celebrity friends to join him!

Until his semi-retirement in 1958, Bing Crosby worked steadily on radio and had a sizeable number of chart singles over two consecutive decades. And, somewhat surprisingly, he was also responsible for changing the way radio programs were broadcast coast-to-coast. Sponsorship through multiple companies over the years led to revised formats from all-musical presentations to include comic sketches. Among the most popular was The Kraft Music Hall, where Crosby replaced Al Jolson as the weekly host. The show was jam-packed with entertainment: Crosby sung a song or two, participated in verbal banter with celebrity guests, and joined in on the fun with a comedy sketch. In 1940, the same format was resurrected for The Bing Crosby Show and in 1946 for Philco Radio Time. In 1946, at the height of his career, the Oscar-winning Crosby demanded that multiple radio broadcasts be pre-recorded in a single day, rather than broadcasting “live” week after week. The singer invested his own money into a new recording system that involved reel-to-reel tape. The entertainment industry quickly saw its potential, and radio broadcasting changed. Enjoy sixteen Philco Radio Time episodes starring the one and only Bing Crosby!

10/16/46 - with Bob Hope

10/23/46 - with Spike Jones

10/30/46 - with Les Paul Trio

11/6/46 - with Rafael Mendez

12/4/46 - with Jimmy Durante

12/18/46 - No guests

12/25/46 - Christmas Show

1/1/47 - with Joe Frisco

1/8/47 - with Mickey Rooney

1/15/47 - with Al Jolson

1/29/47 - with Bob Hope & Dorothy Lamour

10/22/47 - with George Jessel

1/21/48 - with George Burns & Gracie Allen

1/28/48 - with Esther Williams

10/13/48 - with Ray Milland

1/19/49 - with Hattie McDaniel

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About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.