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That Was The Year - 10 hours [Audio CDs] #RA298
That Was The Year


 
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That Was The Year
 
 
That Was The Year! Recreating notable events of passing time, reviving memories of men and women who have contributed to the history of a modern world!
 
That Was The Year is another of the rare Transco syndicated series expertly restored to Sparkling audio quality by Radio Archives.
 
First heard in 1937, That Was The Year consisted of 39 fifteen minute long shows featuring historical vignettes dramatizing key moments in the lives of men and women whose contributions were significant in the history of the modern world between the years 1896-1934.
 
For a show that precisely chronicled historical worldwide events that occurred throughout a given year, “That Was The Year,” was never aired in any specific chronological order. One week listeners would be hearing the defining events of 1934, while the next week listening to the historical events of 1897, and then jumping forward the following week to 1912.
 
Among the intriguing historical nuggets listeners to That Was The Year heard, were the faithful recreation of the first demonstration of a television broadcast in 1927, who made the first transcontinental telephone message in 1915, and how the Republic of China was established in 1912.
 
Each show segment ended by playing for listeners a song that had been popular in the year just chronicled. “Lazy Bones” ended the 1933 segment, while “Roses of Picardy” closed out the show for 1918.
 
Gerald Mohr narrated the entire series, which was produced by Transco and recorded at KHJ in Los Angeles, with Lindsey MacHarrie serving as the program’s announcer. Jay Novello and Gale Gordon were amongst the series regulars.
 
First heard in syndication in 1937, all 39 episodes of “That Was The Year,” continued to be played on radio stations for decades.
 
This is an Old Time Radio collection you’ll surely want to add to your collection!
 
#1 1907
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#2 1920
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#3 1904
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#4 1925
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#5 1913
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#6 1932
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#7 1900
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#8 1926
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#9 1909
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#10 1919
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#11 1896
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#12 1924
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#13 1914
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#14 1930
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#15 1908
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#16 1928
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#17 1903
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#18 1922
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#19 1910
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#20 1933
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#21 1901
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#22 1916
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#23 1906
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#24 1934
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#25 1897
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#26 1912
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#27 1927
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#28 1915
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#29 1921
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#30 1902
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#31 1918
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#32 1929
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#33 1899
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#34 1923
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#35 1905
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#36 1911
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#37 1898
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#38 1931
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication
 
#39 1917
1937 - 15:00 - Transco Syndication

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Historical events and songs from the past........ August 6, 2015
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
Historical reporting in such form as in this Radio Program, "That Was The Year" makes it very interesting, especially ending with a song that had been popular in the year being Broadcast.  These programs are interesting and keeps your interest up in regards to the History of the past and the people who had the a large part of making this history.
The vocal talents and people involved in this production are unique in the arena of news and/or Historical reporting.  I only wish such reporting could be as interesting today.  Many circumstances will be remembered and others will be new to each listener, and very interestingly produced.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
More Wonderful TRANSCO material! September 30, 2014
Reviewer: Andy Wood from west yorkshire, ENGLAND United Kingdom  
The 1930s TRANSCO series are always a pleasure. It clearly isn't Lindsey MacHarie narrating (nor is The Origin Of Superstition) as his distinct voice can be heard on the Cinnamon Bear Audition interview, and the series Can You Imagine That. He DID produce this wonderful factual series however. The quality is beautiful and the series is complete! Perfect!!

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