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Friday, July 14, 2017

Remembering 1950's TV Shows.

My parents got our first TV in 1949 or 1950.  It looked something like this one:

  There were a lot of wonderful shows on for a kid my age.  Guess what???  I have been watching a lot of those shows on TV now.  Yes, they are in black and white, but that makes them even better.

I just got through watching The Lone Ranger (1949-1957) and that brought back a lot of memories.  The one I watched was from 1953.  Now, Perry Mason (1957-1966) is on.  I do like to watch a lot of the old TV shows and do so.

Yep, I guess I am showing my age when I can remember before we had a TV and listened to radio shows.  Straight Arrow was my favrite radio show.  There were a lot of great radio shows.  The Great Gildersleeve 1941-1957, The Life of Riley 1943-1951, Amos and Andy 1928-1960, Dragnet 1949-1957, and of course the westerns like Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, Red Rider, and many, many more.

What was some of your favorite radio shows?  Now I don't mean disc-jokey shows, I mean shows like I listed above.  I am sure you had some favorites, or are all of you way too young to have listened to shows on the radio?  On our Sirius Radio, they have a station that plays a lot of those oldies.  Now, you all have a great evening, you hear?

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    1. Oh yes, I remember that show. It ended in 1961. That was the year I graduated from high school and one of the few years that you could turn it upside down and it would still read 1961.

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  2. I just barely remember listening to the Lone Ranger before we got a TV.

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    1. You must be younger than I am, but not by much (grin).

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    1. Oh yes, and Matt Dillon was played by William Conrad. I understand that when the show was going to TV, he tried out but when he tried to jump out of the marshal's chair, the chair came up with him and had to be pulled off his behind. That ended his Matt Dillon career.

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  4. Thanks for the memories Dizzy. Do you remember the "rabbit ears" that sat on top?

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    1. Oh yes, and they still come in handy when traveling with a small TV.

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  5. Sadly, I missed the golden age of radio shows. However, years later I got to listen to "The Shadow" and loved it.

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    1. I mostly listen to Bluegrass Junction on my Sirius satellite radio. My wife has one of those radios, too, but she likes the old time radio shows as you do.

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  6. I don't recall any radio shows, but do recall Have Gun Will Travel...Palliden. And Rifleman.

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    1. If you are on Dish satellite, a lot of the old Westerns are on GETTV channel 373. That is where I watch a lot of them.

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    1. Of course, I did watch them, also. A lot of them came to a bad end when they grew up.

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  8. You brought back some nostalgic memories with those TV shows from when I lived in Canada.

    Favourite radio show, "The Shadow" knows...

    Have a mighty fine Sunday.

    Gary

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    1. The Shadow was a great mystery show, for sure.

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  9. Don't remember the radio shows, I think we may have gotten a TV around 51 an it was used lol. I watched all the cowboy shows.

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    1. I must be a lot older than you, so I remember more of the radio shows. I was born in early 1943.

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  10. I liked Sky King of the Yukon, The Lone Ranger, and the Cisco Kid, among others. They weren't ever as good on TV because I had everything pictured in my mind and the TV producers didn't read my mind!

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    1. Yes, the best part of the radio shows, was to let our imaginations fill in for the lack of video.

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  11. That TV looks just like the one we had. I loved listening to The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, Amos and Andy, and The Shadow. I even remember watching on TV the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Thanks for the memories.

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    1. There wasn't a whole lot of TV choices back then.

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