02/5/2020 6:45 am  #1

Star Spangled Radio Hour - VE Day Special

Our friends at Star Spangled Radio Hour will be mounting a podcast of items commemorating the end of WW2 in Europe over this weekend.
The podcast includes 

Recorded April 1945
CBS Studio A Hollywood
Released May 8, 1945
Bob Hope, host
with Bing Crosby, Frances Langford, Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms, Judy Garland, “G. I. Jill” Martha Wilkerson, Loretta Young, Johnny Mercer, Charles Boyer, Lin Yutang, Herbert Marshall, Michael Chekov, the Ken Darby Singers, Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin, Rev. R. H. Brooks, Major Meredith Wilson AFRS Orchestra

Bing's contribution includes Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition and Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer, with the Ken Darby Singers, 
The show will be loaded over the next day or so.
The usual links

For listeners in North America and elsewhere outside Europe the link is   

For those in Europe Dennis M Spragg has a mirror site 


09/5/2020 3:25 pm  #2

Re: Star Spangled Radio Hour - VE Day Special

Part 2 of the VE Day Special from Star Spangled Radio Hour does not unhappily include any Bing, but it's packed full of items of historical interest. - Broadcasts by Winston Churchill and President Truman, the British royal family, many American bands in special broadcasts. A fascinating historical compilation.  

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17/8/2020 6:47 am  #3

Re: Star Spangled Radio Hour - VE Day Special

Star Spangled Radio Hour have followed up on the earlier VE day broadcasts with the VJ day equivalent, the Victory Special of 15th August 1945.

Substantial numbers of the participants in the AFRS series of broadcasts were included, Bing hosts, and Ken Carpenter is the announcer.
Pick it up here 

 or in Europe, here


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