Jack Benny 12/7/41 Recreation
From IJBFC member Janine Preston:
Sunday, 12/7/03, WKNH Radio Theatre at Keene State
College in Keene, NH, will present Sounds of the
Season, a two hour live broadcast from the Redfern
Arts Center, from 6-8PM. The holiday variety show
will use vintage microphones, including several classy
RCAs and Shures and perhaps a few Turners, and manual
sound effects to demonstrate to the studio audience
how a live radio show would have been produced in the
1940s. It will also be broadcast over KSC radio, WKNH, 91.3FM for residents of the Keene area who cannot
physically attend a holiday show, with a special webcast on
www.wknh913.com for long-distance listeners.
The first half of the program will feature holiday plays, comedy and music by local schools and colleges, including Keene's Mayor Mike Blastos as Santa Claus, and radio veteran Kate Phillips as both author and performer. (Kate made her name as Kay Linaker in Hollywood in the thirties then went on to radio after the War, then television, penning the film The Blob in between. At 90, she's still going strong!) There will also be a comedy spoof on old radio westerns. A barbershop quartet, Junction 1-3-5, will perform holiday favorites, as will Boston's Colonial Radio Theatre star Jerry Robbins as Bing Crosby, with background vocals by CRT's Andrews Sisters. The 1960s
girl group, The Pixies Three, (Cold, Cold Winter, Birthday Party & 442 Glenwood Avenue), will star in a Christmas play with third grade students.
The second half of the program is dedicated to Pearl Harbor Day and will feature the actual Jack Benny episode from 12/7/41 by Colonial Radio Theatre,
*Please call in advance if needing a large group of seats together or reserved seating for handicapped or special needs patrons.