Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom started its run in November 1945 and ended in September 1950. Each program focused on an engaged couple. The host, John Nelson, would interview them about how they met and how long they knew each other. They would be whisked off-stage to a chapel set up for the program, to be married by one of the ministers employed by the show. While the private ceremony was in process, Nelson would continue the program by interviewing married couples in the studio audience. They would be offered gifts and prizes to commemorate anniversaries or in thanks for their appearance. The newly married couple would return and be showered with gifts for their home, paid for by show sponsors. There are show fragments here as there were discs in the Hehn collection that were part 1 or part 2 or other related recordings. The discs that would complete the programs were not available.  The dates on those discs did not have a year indicated but are assumed to be 1946. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.