A Day from the Golden Age of Radio

Over 60 years ago, WJSV, a radio station located in Washington, DC, recorded their entire broadcast day. Here is their schedule for September 21st, 1939:

[6:00   Sunrise - including technical problems]
 6:30   Sunrise With Arthur Godfrey
 8:30   Certified Magic Carpet
 8:45   Bachelor's Children
 9:00   Pretty Kitty Kelly
 9:15   Story Of Myrt & Marge
 9:30   Hilltop House
 9:45   Stepmother
10:00   Mary Lee Taylor
10:15   Brenda Curtis
10:30   Big Sister
10:45   Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories
11:00   Jean Abbey
11:15   When A Girl Marries
11:30   The Romance Of Helen Trent
11:45   Our Gal Sunday
12:00   The Goldbergs
12:15   Life Can Be Beautiful
12:30   Road Of Life
12:45   This Day Is Ours
 1:00   Sunshine Report
 1:15   The Life And Love Of Dr. Susan
 1:30   Your Family &  Mine
 1:45   News
 1:50   Albert Warner
 2:00   President Roosevelt's Address To Congress
 2:40   Premier Daladier
 3:00   Address Commentary
 3:15   The Career Of Alice Blair
 3:30   News
 3:42   Rhythm &  Romance
 3:45   Scattergood Baines
 4:00   Baseball: Cleveland Indians at Washington Senators
 5:15   The World Dances
 5:30   News
 5:45   Sports News
 6:00   Amos And Andy
 6:15   The Parker Family
 6:30   Joe E. Brown
 7:00   Ask-It-Basket
 7:30   Strange As It Seems
 8:00   Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour
 9:00   The Columbia Workshop
 9:30   Americans At Work
10:00   News
10:15   Music
10:30   Albert Warner
[10:45  Repeat of President Roosevelt's Address to Congress]
11:00   Terry Livingston's [Jerry Livingstone's?] Orchestra
        (joined in progress at 11:20)
11:30   Teddy Powell Band
12:00   Louis Prima Band
12:30   Bob Chester Orchestra


In 1987, 12 cassettes containing almost all of these broadcasts were produced by America Before TV, 1523 Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN 55403. The album is available from various OTR dealers. Material in square brackets "[ ]" is also available from The Radio Vault. Thanks to Eric Wilson for the addenda
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