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Morning Music... Another Start to A Good Day for The Listeners of Old Time Radio

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Ah, the melodious voice of a Dennis Day , or Doris for that matter, in the breaking hours of the day. This is what met many American folks as they sat down for their pancakes, eggs and coffee on the radio in the 1940’s and 1950 ’s. The major broadcasters out of Hollywood, Chicago and New York presented such a varied repertoire of soothing crooning and spiritual hymns, that listeners were becoming enthralled with their favorites. The breakfast genre of old time radio did more than fill a segment of the day faithful followers...it was a necessity to crack the blues and the doldrums. Whether it was Tex McCrary or Tex Ritter , country music played a major part of early morning radio. The sounds of the Grand Ole Opry did more to educate the masses on what fiddles and Gee’tars could do to stomp out the blues of Americans as they began the race to their 9-5 work day. Of the many forms of melody and verse that greeted millions of people, none had the ability to conquer a day like coun

Dennis Day, "Christmas For Carol": Christmas in Suspense!

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Young Dennis Day was Jack Benny 's tenor from his radio premier in 1939 until the end of The Jack Benny Program on both Radio and Television. During the 1964-65 TV season, Jack kept delivering lines like "That crazy kid drives me nuts..." Baker was 47 at the time. Dennis Day  as a bright-eyed if somewhat scatter-brained young man was a hard type-cast to shake. Even Suspense! , which was known for casting comedians in horror , took advantage of the fresh-faced persona. In "Christmas for Carol",  Day  lays a young husband who is in a desperate situation. He learns that his wife will require bed rest and a nurse's care for the remainder of her pregnancy. He knows that his small salary from the bank won't cover it. He does learn that an older couple has withdrawn their life's savings that day, but how can that help him? Through some unsavory contacts he passes the information to a local hoodlum. Soon he is in over his head, and having a crisis