Tonight's post is a rare occasion, in that it did not come from my personal record collection. This is a public domain radio program recording that I downloaded from a free radio site. More on that later.
This share is a radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" hosted by Ralph Edwards. I believe it was originally broadcast on December 20, 1947. And, I'm tellin' ya folks, this is a great, great program. The main part of the program, featuing a hospitalized soldier playing the Truth or Consequences game, begins 10 or 12 minutes into the broadcast. You won't regret downloading and listening to this.
Truth or Consequences Christmas
Really. Download and listen to this. Remove extraneous noise from your surroundings. Dim the lights. Have a tissue ready.
Now, some notes about the source. I originally downloaded this from oldtimeradiofans.com, where the webmaster claimed this was "the BEST Christmas radio program ever recorded". (I agree). Here is a site link to their list of Christmas radio free downloads: Oldtimeradiofans Christmas There are many other terrific programs available here. If you like what you hear, please send a donation to the webmaster.
While I'm on the subject of Christmas radio, Relic Radio is another radio program site I visit often. Programs of all genres are available for download there. They do a great job of cleaning up the old broadcasts. Mystery, horror, drama, comedy, and, yes, Christmas programs abound at Relic Radio. Again, if you like what you hear, send them a donation to help with site costs. Relic Radio Christmas
Many shout-outs to the folks that run these sites. They are as big a part in preserving our audio history as the Christmas sharity gang...