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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

Three Dames From Carmel: Radio Stars on California's Central Coat

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The little town of Carmel-By-The-Sea on California's Central Coast can hardly be called a sleepy little place. Not that it has been a hot bed of scandal, but with a thriving artist colony that goes back nearly to the town's founding, well, let's just say that it would be an interesting place to live. A San Francisco newspaper reported in 1910 that 60% of the houses in Carmel were built by persons "devoting their lives to work connected with the aesthetic arts." The early city councils were often dominated by artists elected to the board, and actors have served as mayor on a few occasions, including Clint Eastwood who was elected to a single term from 1986-88. Carmel-By-The-Sea is noteworthy for a number of ordinances that would seem to appeal the the resident's artistic sensibilities. Shoes with high narrow heels can only be worn after a permit has been obtained from city hall, and a highlight of Mr. Eastwood's administration was the lifting of a ban