Bob and Ray WOR 794 March 23, 1976

Tuesday, March 23, 1976 At their hotel, the gang decide to find the American embassy. Next Episode: 0:00 - After an intro by Roger Skibenes and a bit of weather, young Willis Mumford rebuts a B&R editorial on the merits of children and organized sports, on behalf of irate coach Moose Harrigan. 3:55 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang realizes the importance of having Mary play Violetta in La Traviata.  It seems Pops may not be best suited to follow in the footsteps of Renata Tebaldi and Maria Callas in playing the courtesan heroine. 7:50 - An interview with the creator and writer of Mary Backstayge, Chester Hasbrook Frisby. 9:25 - In today's episode of Wing Po, Old-West Chinese Philosopher, Wing Po meets an amiable bounty hunter and his surly wife. 13:25 - A musical interlude: Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes, by Peter 'Snake Hips' Dean. 16:30 - A traffic report from Helicopter 710. 17:50 - A visit to Fred Falby, the do-it-yourselfer, who is busy saving money by making fishing line out of old nylon stockings.  The workshop project is on making your own vitamin C tablets, for mere dollars more than you would pay at the drug store. 21:55 - Biff Burns, in the Biff Burns Sports Room, interviews Walter K. Lubling, coach of the Polynesian Hadley Island's Olympic basketball team. 27:15 - After a pre-recorded commercial for Tone soap, an episode of Bob & Ray Was There examines the events of June 19, 1776 and the writing of the Declaration of Independence by Dudley Holgate.  For nit-pickers, Ray mentions that this was "a warm summer day", but summer that year seems to have officially begun June 20th, at 5:25:07 Washington Time. 32:00 - After some news headlines, Widen Your Horizons, with guest Warner D. Bogash of the Interstate Metal Products Company teaching the listener about making change.  Interesting that Widen Your Horizons had covered nearly the identical topic the day before, with Quentin L. Farber of the Volunteer's Council For Consumer Protection. 36:45 - Bob & Ray follow up on human interest items from the back pages of the newspaper.  Today they dig to the bottom of a computer foul-up, a giant cucumber, and the late arrival of a letter. 41:10 - Wally Ballou reports from Garden City, Long Island with an interview of Franklin Grubmeister, who has single-handedly dug the region's newest traffic tunnel. 43:50 - A pre-recorded commercial for the U.S. Post Office, with Orson Bean. 44:55 - Bob & Ray introduce the WOR Mystery Theatre, then say their good-nights. Annotated by Harry Wilson

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



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