New Year’s Eve 90 Years Ago

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New Year’s Eve 90 Years Ago

Postby cart_machine » Thu Dec 29, 2022 10:34 pm

Vancouver had radio in 1922, but none of the newspapers were mentioning it—not even the ones which owned radio stations.

We’ve, therefore, had to peer at listings from December 31, 1932 to see what was on the air that night.

CJOR—6:30 p.m., Sun news; 7 p.m., studio programme; 7:30 p.m., Old Country Football; 9 p.m., Millie and Lizzie (until 9:30); 11 p.m., organ recital; 11:15 p.m., Holy Rosary Chimes
CKWX—6:30 p.m., “The Happy Family,” 7 p.m., Salvation Army; 7:15 p.m., “Curiosity Shop,” novelty; 11:30 p.m., DX programme.
CHLS—7:30 p.m., “Uncle Billy’s Collie Club”; 8 p.m., Ernest Lupton, Winnifred Gall; Stanley Wardropper; 8:50 p.m., Uncle Billys talk on Dogs; 9 p.m., studio programme.
CKCD—8:30 p.m., Daily Province News Service.
CKMO—No evening programming.
CNRV—Programming unavailable.
CFCT Victoria—6 p.m., Modern Melodies; 6:15 p.m., Koram, the Crystal Gazer; 6:30 p.m., The Hour of Sunset; 7:30 p.m., Bert White and his fiddle; 7:45 p.m., Moments Musical’ 12 a.m., Midnight DX Hour.
NBC Red (KOMO)—6 p.m., “Revue of 1932” with Frank Black, NBC musical director; 7 p.m., variety with Walter O’Keefe, Evelyn Herbert, Robert Halliday, Lou Katzman’s Orchestra, Phil Harris’s Orchestra from Los Angeles and Hal Kemp’s Orchestra from Chicago; 8 p.m., musical comedy excerpts; 8:55 p.m., Carillon from the Riverside Church, New York and celebrations in Times Square; 9:30 p.m., “Spotlight Review,” 11 p.m., New Year’s Eve cross-continent programme from Denver, Johnny Hamp and his Mark Hopkins Hotel Orchestra in San Francisco, Phil Harris’ Orchestra at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles, Tom Gerun’s Orch. at the Bal Tabarin in San Francisco; 12:15 a.m., Honolulu New Year’s Eve Programme from Waikiki Beach (until 1 a.m.).
NBC Blue (KJR)—6 p.m., “Musical Echoes,” 7 p.m., variety; 8 p.m., “Cuckoo New Year’s Eve” with Ray Knight of station KUKU; 9:15 p.m., New Year’s Eve cross-continent programme, Ted Weems Orch. from the Pennsylvania Hotel, Fred Waring’s band from the Hotel Carter in Cleveland, 9:58 p.m., pick-up from Chicago; 10:58 p.m., see above; 12:15 a.m., Honolulu New Year’s Eve Programme.
CBS (KOL)—6 p.m., “Music That Satisfies” with Ruth Etting; 7 p.m., “New Year’s Eve Dancing Party” with orchestras including Harold Stern, Meyer Davis, Jimmy Carr, George Hall, Eddie Duchin, Claude Hopkins, Bel Selvin, Isham Jones, Guy Lombardo, Joe Haymes, Leon Belasco, Baldy Herrod (from New York), Times Square (8:58-9:01 p.m.) , Ben Pollack, Hal Kemp, Wayne King, Bernie Cummins (from Chicago), Kay Kyser, Smith Ballew (Kansas City), Bobby Meeker (St. Louis), Don Redman (New York (11:45-12 a.m.), Raymond Paige, Stanley Smith (Los Angeles, until 12:30 a.m.), Johnny Noble (from KGMB, Honolulu), Ted Fiorito (San Francisco).

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