Posted Bykurt on June 18, 2002 at 18:38:17:
In Reply to: NBC Chimes posted byLarry Mayer on June 18, 2002 at 13:02:20:
This is about as comprehensive (and factual) a history of the NBC chimes as can be found. There's no link between them and the Benny radio program If he ran late, listeners heard the chimes, but if any other program ran late, listeners heard the chimes then, too.
The chimes sounded on time, even if the programs didn't finish that way. Enjoy!
: I read somewhere (probably in one of the Jack Benny Biography books) that the NBC chimes were created for the Jack Benny show, to be used to keep Jack Benny's timing to come out to a half hour. If his show ran short NBC played the chimes and if it ran on time, the chimes were eliminated.
: Anyway have more on this?
: Larry Mayer--KUSC Radio, Los Angeles