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Bob Hope, Comedy, Music and Variety Shows, 849 Old Time Radio Shows, OTR

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Classic Full length old time radio shows on MP3 format on disk.  Anyone into old time radio will love this disk.  This disk is for a computer, not for a CD player.



A Double Feature Old Time Radio mp3 DVD

featuring 849 classic episodes of:

 Bob Hope old time radio Bob Ellson old time radio

226 classic radio broadcasts of Bob Hope
classic broadcasts of Bob Elson
518 more bonus classic Old Time Radio Comedy, Music, and Variety Shows

Part of our Classic Radio Music and Comedy Collection in our store!

Don't be fooled by other collections that claim to contain more episodes.  Many of these shows were aired on multiple dates in reruns, so you have plenty of sellers out there padding their collections with reruns!  We feature all known episodes in existence and do not add "fluff" to our collections to increase our claimed episode count like many others. 

NOTICE: This collection is all in MP3 format supplied on DVD.  You play this in your computer and then can copy all the MP3 files to your MP3 player of choice.  This DVD will NOT play in a regular CD player in your car, or your TV's DVD player, it is intended for your computer only which will allow you to transfer the MP3 files to any device that can play MP3's.  This collection remains the largest most original collection on ebay.

Bob Hope:

The Bob Hope Show was one of the longest running radio programs in the history of the golden age of American radio. The serialization aired from 1935 until 1955 and is considered one the all-time greats when it comes to old time radio comedy. The Bob Hope Show shared many similarities with the Bing Crosby Show and wowed their listeners with their witty and intelligent repartee. However, whereas Crosby exuded a smooth and mellow style of delivering his deadpan jokes, Hope was a comedic wildfire that raged and blasted the audience with a barrage of jokes and non-stop laughter. Adding to the entertainment value of this series of old radio shows, Hope ensured that his guests were always interesting and persons worthy of note. This, coupled with Hope's wicked charm and rapier-ike wit ensured that The Bob Hope Show kept households doubled up with laughter for a little over two decades.

Bob Elson:

Bob Elson was born in 1904. In 1928, he was vacationing in St Louis and took a tour of a radio station. The day he was visiting, the station was holding auditions, and when the station receptionist saw Bob hanging around she assumed he was auditioning like the other fellows and herded him in with the rest. Quite by accident, Bob won the announcing spot. Just a few days later, someone from WGN heard the St. Louis broadcast and wondered why a Chicago son was announcing there. In no time, Elson was hired back to his hometown and began calling the home games for the Cubs and the White Sox during the 1929 season.

During the 1930’s Elson became the voice of the World Series on Mutual. He also began announcing for the Bears. Elson enlisted in the navy during WWII, earning the nick-name “The Ol’ Commander”. In the fall of 1943, orders came from the Commander-in-Chief, Franklin Roosevelt, for Cmdr Elson to be released from his military duties so that he could announce the World Series.

Although Elson was primarily known as a sports announcer, a large portion of his career was spent simply interviewing people. He was very good at spotting celebrities at Chicago’s famous Pump Room night club and drawing them into a conversation over the airwaves. Later, he put together a very popular program, Bob Elson on the Twentieth Century Limited by stationing himself with his broadcasting equipment at the LaSalle Street Station. When someone famous got off the train from New York, Elson was there to get some comments.

This collection of interviews are from the late 1970s, and took place in the lobby of Northwest Federal. The theme was usually sports, and Elson had a huge variety of retired ballplayers, horse racing figures, boxing officials, and other sports personalities who were willing to spend some time on a Saturday or Sunday morning talking. Elson’s interview style was easy going and non-confrontational, and the listener gets the feeling that he is listening in on a pair of friends enjoying a friendly chat.

And more Bonus Radio Shows:

As a sampler of our old time radio library, we are including these classic old time radio shows on this DVD-ROM at no extra charge:

 Boris Karloff  Henry Morgan  Jeff and Lucky
 Guest Star  Jack Carson  Joan Davis
 Guest Star Time  Jackie Gleason  

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