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Matinee with Bob & Ray, Volume 4 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA092
Matinee with Bob & Ray, Volume 4

6 hours - Audio CD Set

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Matinee with Bob & Ray
Volume 4

Boston native Bob Elliott was hired by 5000-watt radio station WHDH, working the station's morning drive time slot as a disc jockey. Ray Goulding was doing WHDH's hourly newscasts. The two men soon discovered that they enjoyed a real rapport over the airwaves and, after Goulding's newscast was over, he would often join Elliott in witty, ad-libbed skits that slowly and surely developed a devoted fan base. When WHDH obtained the rights to the Braves-Red Sox games, management offered the two men twenty-five minutes before the start of each game to showcase their unique buffoonery, and dubbed the proceedings with the catchy title Matinee with Bob and Ray.
For Bob and Ray fans that are only familiar with their network offerings on NBC, CBS, or NPR, the programs make for fascinating listening, offering a revealing insight into the workings of local radio during the 1940s. Matinee can best be described as sort of a free-form style of comedy jazz; nothing is scripted (well, about 90% is unscripted) and the program allows both men to indulge in flights of fancy, often veering onto offbeat comedic tangents from the most mundane mentions.
Matinee with Bob and Ray continued on WHDH in various formats and time slots until 1951. Beginning with quarter and half-hour shows on NBC and also launching their television show. Their five-minute appearances on NBC Radio's Monitor began in 1955, and four years later they moved to CBS for what many fans consider their finest hour, Bob and Ray Present the CBS Radio Network (1959-60). After a two-year period of concentrating on work in commercials, they returned to New York's WHN for an all-afternoon show, and moved to WOR around 1973. In the 1980s, they were entertaining public radio audiences with their NPR series, which ended in 1987.
Radio Archives is proud to present the two men at their finest, with Volume 4 of hilarious Matinee with Bob & Ray shows in Sparkling sound.

The Poet's Corner
Friday, July 22, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, The Casino At Magnolia, Wonderland-Revere commercials
A Tour Through the WHDH Studios
Saturday, July 23, 1949 - WHDH Boston
The House Of Television-Philco, and Wonderland-Revere commercials
Mr Trace Keener Than Most
Wednesday, September 7, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, The Casino At Magnolia, Cynthia Sweets, Lydia Pinkham,. Wonderland-Revere, and The House Of Television-Admiral commercials
Guest Norm Prescott
Saturday, October 1, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Johnson's Back Plaster commercial
Balmont Brownie Detective
Monday, October 3, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield commercial
The Question Man
Friday, October 7, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield commercial
A Sherlock Holmes Story
Saturday, October 8, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield commercial
Tom Swift and His Electrified Gas Mask
Monday, October 10, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield commercial
The Story of Ken Wilson
Tuesday, October 11, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, and The Park Lane Restaurant commercials
Mary McGoon Recommends Sour Cream for the Complexion
Friday, October 14, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, and Healer Motors commercials
Norm Prescott and Art Hall
Saturday, October 15, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, and Lydia Pinkham commercials
Rodeo Clown
Monday, October 31, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield commercial

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