The world of stooges is explored, when Minirva Pious is onboard. She’s the sole female actor appearing on Fred Allen’s show other than his wife, Portland Hoffa. She demonstrates a short list of her characters, and a little of her background in voice acting. With the help of a male voice actor for impersonations, Minirva recreates some of her lines from Fred aAllen’s show.
Quiz programs get the attention when Uncle Jim, a host of a popular quiz show of the times takes the stage. How do they come up with all the questions that get used? Submissions from listeners are screened before using them Avoiding technical topics, or those that are indefinite or vague. Presidents are popular submission topics.
Oddities in Radio. Ted Malone, and his program Between the Bookends is featured. A radio drama segment seemed to be taking part in real life conversation in one listeners home.
We The People was a show that featured people with interesting stories. How are the people that get featured located? An example is given about a father who was ethical enough to encourage his son to turn himself in for a crime, but an even more interesting story emerged as the radio producers investigated. The result was in a pardon from the governor.
Slices of radio life are recreated. In particular the Golddust Twins. The singing duet of Goldie and Dusty, recreates a little bit of their old programming, and vaudevillian, blackface style humor
Letters from Listeners. Wilson Brown of Radio Guide Magazine. Responds to the question of Voice actors, and how they often play more than one part in a radio program. How might someone pitch their idea for a show to the networks? A trivia question about a violin playing radio star is answered. No, it’s not Jack Benny.
A salute to a past radio celebrity is given, Colonel Charles T Davis. The Brittish actor has his biography briefly presented, along with a short re-enactment of a typical day in the studio. Despite life thhreatening illness, the old trooper stayed active on the air, right to the end.