BW - EP118: Radio and The Gas Station (1939 - 1982)


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In Breaking Walls episode 118 we hit the road with part one of an Americana mini-series. We’ll gas up with some of radio’s best and examine shows taking place at America’s filling stations. —————————— Highlights: • Al Hodge and The Green Hornet • Getting a Checkup at Doctor Christian’s • Lux Presents: They Drive By Night with Lana Turner and Lucille Ball • Orson Welles and The Hitchhiker • ABC competes with NBC and CBS • Dragnet leads to The Lineup • Stacey Keach and The Last Tales of the Texas Rangers • The Gas Crisis and the CBS Radio Mystery Theater —————————— The WallBreakers: Subscribe to Breaking Walls everywhere you get your podcasts. To support the show: —————————— The reading material used in today’s episode was: • On the Air - By John Dunning • Network Radio Ratings — by Jim Ramsburg As well as articles from • The Association For Convenience and Fuel Retailing • Family Tree Magazine • NationalParkService.Org • Newsweek • The Smithsonian Magazine —————————— On the interview front: • Virginia Gregg and Lurene Tuttle spoke to Chuck Schaden. Hear their full chats at • Himan Brown, Larry Haines, Vincent Price, and Rudy Vallée spoke with Dick Bertel and Ed Corcoran for WTIC’s The Golden Age of Radio. Hear these full interviews at • Herb Ellis, Byron Kane, Stacy Keach Sr, and Herb Vigran were with SPERDVAC. For more information, go to • Bing Crosby and John Scott Trotter spoke with Same Time, Same Station. • Lucille Ball was with both Dick Cavett and Joan Rivers. • Orson Welles with Johnny Carson. • Al Hodge with Richard Lamparski. • Vic Perrin with Neill Ross for KMPC. • Joel McCrae was interviewed by Al Greenberg for Orco Development. —————————— Selected music featured in today’s episode was: • Route 66 — By Nat King Cole • Deep Night — By Rudy Vallée • The Klezmer’s Wedding — By Andre Moisan • Living Without You — By George Winston • Fly Me To The Moon — By Julie London —————————— Special thanks to: The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society The Fireside Mystery Theatre Twelve Chimes, It’s Midnight —————————— Subscribe to Burning Gotham—the new audio drama set in 1835 New York City. It’s available everywhere you get your podcasts and at —————————— A special thank you to Ted Davenport, Jerry Haendiges, and Gordon Skene. For Ted go to, for Jerry, visit, and for Gordon, please go to —————————— Thank you to: Tony Adams Steven Allmon Orson Orsen Chandler Phil Erickson Briana Isaac Thomas M. Joyce Ryan Kramer Gary Mollica Barry Nadler Christian Neuhaus Aimee Pavy Chris Pilkington —————————— WallBreakers Links: Patreon - Social Media - @TheWallBreakers

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