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Complete day at WJSV - 21st Sept 1939

Complete day at WJSV - 21st Sept 1939

On Thursday the 21st of September 1939 just after England had declared war on Germany - the start of World War 2 - WJSV Radio Station in Washington DC transcribed its Complete Broadcast Day. On that day President Franklin D Roosevelt gave a speech to congress on the issue of the Neutrality Law and WJSV decided to record the entire day in nineteen parts to keep a record of it.
By listening you are taken back over sixty years and given an historical insight, not only into radio, but also into how life was all those years ago.

Part 01: - 5:58 - 6:00 A.M. Sign On 6:00 - 6:30 A.M. Sundial - Recorded Music 6:30 - 7:00 A.M. Sundial w/Arthur Godfrey

Part 02: - 7:00 - 8:00 A.M. Sundial - Continued

Part 03: - 8:00 - 8:30 A.M. Arrow Reporter 8:30 - 8:45 A.M. Certified Magic Carpet (Quiz Show) 8:45 - 9:00 A.M. Bachelor's Children (soap)

Part 04: - 9:00 - 9:15 A.M. Pretty Kitty Kelly (soap) 9:15 - 9:30 A.M. Myrt & Marge(soap) 9:30 - 9:45 A.M. Hilltop House (soap) 9:45 - 10:00 A.M. Kay Fairchild, Stepmother (soap)

Part 05: - 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. News; Mary Lee Taylor (soap) 10:15 - 10:30 A.M. Brenda Curtis (soap, featuring Agnes Moorehead) 10:30 - 10:45 A.M. Big Sister (soap) 10:45 - 11:00 A.M. Aunt Jenny’s True Life Stories

Part 06: - 11:00 - 11:15 A.M. Woman's Home Companion with Jean Abbey 11:15 - 11:30 A.M. When A Girl Marries (soap) 11:30 - 11:45 A.M. The Romance Of Helen Trent (soap) 11:45 - 12:00 A.M. Our Gal Sunday (soap)

Part 07: - 12:00 - 12:15 P.M. The Goldbergs (comedy) 12:15 - 12:30 P.M. Life Can Be Beautiful (soap) 12:30 - 12:45 P.M. Road Of Life (soap) 12:45 - 1:00 P.M. This Day Is Ours (soap)

Part 08: - 1:00 - 1:15 P.M. News 1:15 - 1:30 P.M. Life And Love Of Dr. Susan (soap) 1:30 - 1:45 P.M. Your Family And Mine (soap) 1:45 - 2:00 P.M. News; President Roosevelt’s Address to Congress

Part 09: - 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. News; Special Session Of Congress

Part 10: - 3:00 - 3:10 P.M. News Conclusion 3:10 - 3:30 P.M. Career Of Alice Blair; News 3:30 - 3:45 P.M. Rhythm & Romance 3:45 - 4:00 P.M. Scattergood Baines

Part 11: - 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Baseball: Washington Senators vs. Cleveland Indians

Part 12: - 5:00 - 5:17 P.M. Baseball Conclusion 5:17 - 5:30 P.M. Music 5:30 - 5:45 P.M. News; Time Out 5:45 - 6:00 P.M. Sports News

Part 13: - 6:00 - 6:15 P.M. Organ Interlude; Amos 'N' Andy 6:15 - 6:30 P.M. The Parker Family (comedy) 6:30 - 7:00 P.M. Joe E. Brown (comedy)

Part 14: - 7:00 - 7:30 P.M. Ask-it Basket (quiz) 7:30 - 7:55 P.M. Strange As It Seems (true stories) 7:55 - 8:00 P.M. Elmer Davis Commentary

Part 15: - 8:00 - 9:00 P.M. Major Bowes Amateur Hour (variety)

Part 16: - 9:00 - 9:30 P.M. Columbia Radio Workshop "Now It's Summer" (drama) 9:30 - 10:00 P.M. Americans At Work - The Auctioneer (true stories)

Part 17: - 10:00 - 10:15 P.M. News; Edwin C. Hill 10:15 - 10:30 P.M. Streamline Interlude (music) 10:30 - 10:45 P.M. Albert Warner, Commentary (news) 10:45 - 11:00 P.M. Congress Repeat

Part 18: - 11:00 - 11:20 P.M. Congress Repeat - Continues 11:20 - 11:30 P.M. Jerry Livingston Orchestra 11:30 - 12:00 P.M. Teddy Powell Band (music)

Part 19: - 12:00 - 12:30 A.M. Louis Prima Orchestra (music) 12:30 - 12:55 A.M. Bob Chester Orchestra (music) 12:55 - 1:00 A.M. News; Weather Forecast 1:00 A.M. Sign Off


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