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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

May 27, 2014

"One of the most outstanding programs in radio" - Variety.
"The boldest and hardest-hitting program of 1944" - New York Times.

Words at War ran just two years, from June 1943 to June 1945.  Its theme was World War II.  Novels and short stories were featured, as were non-fiction war correspondents like...


May 23, 2014

Here's how to be a volunteer for charity, get free lunch in the deal, and maybe score some nice things for yourself that you'd never be able to get any other way.

Last year, I bought a Bounty Hunter Quick Draw 2 metal detector for two dollars.

This year, a thousand dollar TV set for 15 bucks.

In this show, I...


May 21, 2014

Fannie Brice had two careers.  She was the actress and singer as portrayed by Barbra Streisand in the movies Funny Girl and Funny Lady, and she was an exasperating six-year-old girl on the Baby Snooks Show. 

Baby Snooks first appeared on the radio in 1936, when Brice was 46 years old.  The last episode of her...


May 13, 2014

The Cincinnati Nostalgia Expo will be held this Friday and Saturday (May  16 and 17), and you're invited!  Meet Jon Provost, Lassie's Timmy; Old Yeller's Beverly Washburn; and Ivan Curry, radio's Bobby Benson. 

Complete details are at http://cincyotr.info - click the links in the header of that page.

Instead of...


May 9, 2014

In 1856, the United States Mint decided to do away with the penny that had been used since the beginning.  The half-dollar-sized cent was replaced with a new penny the same size as the one we use today. 

The Flying Eagle cent stole its design from the silver dollar of 20 years earlier.  The eagle on the back of...