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Maine Association Of Broadcasters Oral History Interview, Early Days Of Wlbz-Radio, Norman Gallant Mar 1985

Maine Association Of Broadcasters Oral History Interview, Early Days Of Wlbz-Radio, Norman Gallant

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A transcript of an oral history interview conducted by Norman Gallant on behalf of the Maine Association of Broadcasters at the WLBZ-TV Studios on Mt. Hope Avenue in Bangor, Maine, March 27, 1985. Gallant talks with Ed Guernsey, Irving Hunter, Eddie Owen, Norm Lambert, Joe Eaton, John MacRae and Walter Dickson about the early days of radio in the State of Maine and the programs on WLBZ-Radio.

Handwritten notes and corrections were added by Barry Darling.


Pumpkin Seed Tea Cure, Elsie Diamond Smith Apr 1967

Pumpkin Seed Tea Cure, Elsie Diamond Smith

Maine Song and Story Sampler

In the short anecdote heard here, Elsie Smith explains her experience with pumpkin seed tea and how she saw it work.


The Depot Camp, Bill Cramp Mar 1966

The Depot Camp, Bill Cramp

Maine Song and Story Sampler

The song, written by James O’Hara, a woodsman from Maine, described the lumbering operation owned and operated by James McNulty of Bangor, Maine.


William J. Carney, Bangor City Health Officer, Encourages Polio Vaccination, Wlbz Radio Jun 1959

William J. Carney, Bangor City Health Officer, Encourages Polio Vaccination, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bangor City Health Officer, William J. Carney, makes several pleas to make sure all family members are vaccinated against polio. Recorded in June, 1959.


March Of Dimes Fundraiser, Bob Day Show, Wlbz Radio Dec 1958

March Of Dimes Fundraiser, Bob Day Show, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Radio host Bob Day asks the audience to send a dime with their requests for songs and dedications on his Saturday music show featuring country, Western, and hillbilly music.


Bowl Mor Lanes Advertisements, Wlbz Radio Dec 1958

Bowl Mor Lanes Advertisements, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Two 1958 advertisements for Bowl Mor Lanes on Hildreth Road next to Pilot's Grill in Bangor. The ads mention that Bowl Mor Lanes featured 20 alleys, ten candle-pin lanes and ten 10-pin lanes, the first official 10-pin alleys in Maine.


Advertisements For Penobscot Savings Bank, Wlbz Radio Dec 1955

Advertisements For Penobscot Savings Bank, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Advertisements for Penobscot Savings Bank on 74 Hammond Street in Bangor, Maine, recorded in December, 1955.


Bangor Interracial Chorus Performs Early To Bed, Wlbz Radio Jan 1955

Bangor Interracial Chorus Performs Early To Bed, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

The station log for WLBZ Radio noted that this broadcast included this song along with two others, recorded January 23, 1955: Bangor Interracial Chorus, Wm. [William] Cupp, director; Harold Annis, accompanist.


History Spot, Bangor During Prohibition, Wlbz Radio Jan 1955

History Spot, Bangor During Prohibition, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A brief account of Bangor during Prohibition that seems to have been prepared as a part of a weekly series of shorts to air between programs in 1955. Although the recording promises a follow up to continue the story the following week, this seems to be the only segment available from this series.


History Of The Bangor House, Wlbz Radio Nov 1954

History Of The Bangor House, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Horace Chapman, Bangor House Proprietor, tells of some of the notable moments in the hotel's history, including visits of prohibitionist leader Carry Nation and U. S. Presidents Grant, McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt and Taft. Recorded in 1954.


Dedication Of The Bangor - Brewer Toll Bridge, Wlbz Radio Nov 1954

Dedication Of The Bangor - Brewer Toll Bridge, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Live broadcast of dedication ceremonies for the "new" bridge between Bangor and Brewer, Maine, on November 11, 1954. Speakers included Governor Burton M. Cross, Clarence S. Crosby, and several Bangor city officials.


Jim Adams Interviewed On How To Winterize A Car, Wlbz Radio Nov 1954

Jim Adams Interviewed On How To Winterize A Car, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Jim Adams, Bud Chamberlain, and Les McClain are interviewed by W. C. Mincher for tips on how to winterize a car in 1954.


State Senator Allen Woodcock Interviewed About New Auditorium, Wlbz Radio Oct 1954

State Senator Allen Woodcock Interviewed About New Auditorium, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Allen Woodcock, Jr., State Senator, interviewed at scene of Bangor’s new auditorium as it is being built in 1954. Interviewed by W. C. Mincher.


Mothers' March On Polio Announcements, Wlbz Radio Jan 1954

Mothers' March On Polio Announcements, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Several announcements from organizers of the March of Dimes Mothers' March on Bangor's west side in the winter of 1954. Announcers explain the need to prevent polio, and identify themselves as Mrs. Irving Fadden, Mrs. John Townsend, Mrs. John F. O'Brien, Mrs. Robert G. Finn, Mrs. Gladys Gifford, Mrs. Aubrey Hill, Mrs. Morris Kelley and Mrs. Dwight Russell.


Bill Mincher Interviews Senator Joseph Mccarthy, Wlbz Radio Nov 1953

Bill Mincher Interviews Senator Joseph Mccarthy, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bill Mincher of WLBZ in Bangor, Maine, interviews Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1953 regarding investigations at Fort Monmouth and a General Electric plant in Lynn, Massachusetts. Mincher also asks McCarthy and about recent changes in veterans' benefits, and whether any communist investigations are planned in Maine.


Kay And Norm Show Performance Of Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sponsored By Glidden Paint, Wlbz Radio May 1953

Kay And Norm Show Performance Of Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sponsored By Glidden Paint, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

The opening and closing portions of a program called the Kay and Norm Show featuring Kay DeWitt and Norman Lambert. After DeWitt sings the opening lyrics from Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Irving Hunter announces that the show is sponsored by the Glidden Paint Company and Glidden dealers. Dated May 22, 1953.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews J. R. Taylor, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews J. R. Taylor, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded in 1953 at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Charles Inman, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Charles Inman, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mrs. Zelma Farnham, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mrs. Zelma Farnham, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Creighton Grant, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Creighton Grant, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Vern Simpson, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Vern Simpson, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mrs. Wiley And Mrs. Wilson, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mrs. Wiley And Mrs. Wilson, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded in 1953 at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews William And Irene Atwater, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews William And Irene Atwater, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Marilyn Plummer, Mary And Mrs. Spinney, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Marilyn Plummer, Mary And Mrs. Spinney, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded in 1953 at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Edward Farwell, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. Edward Farwell, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. L. O. Harlow, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mr. And Mrs. L. O. Harlow, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ interviews visitors in 1953 to see which of three television sets offers the best picture. Recorded at Rice & Tyler's, an electronics store at 74 Central in Bangor, Maine.


General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mrs. Henry Jones, Wlbz Radio Feb 1953

General Electric Tv Spots, Bob Arnold Interviews Mrs. Henry Jones, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bob Arnold of WLBZ radio interviews Mrs. Henry Jones of 21 Lincoln Street, Bangor, Maine, in 1953 to see which of three television sets she prefers. Part of a series of interviews recorded at Rice and Tyler's, an electronics and music store in Bangor.


Little League Interview With Franklin Field, Wlbz Radio Jul 1952

Little League Interview With Franklin Field, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Eddie Owen interviews Little League Baseball player Franklin Field at Bass Park in Bangor on July 9, 1952.


Little League Interview With Reggie Strout, Wlbz Radio Jul 1952

Little League Interview With Reggie Strout, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Eddie Owen interviews Little League Baseball player Reggie Strout at Bass Park in Bangor on July 9, 1952.


Little League Interview With Billy Dyer, Wlbz Radio Jul 1952

Little League Interview With Billy Dyer, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Eddie Owen interviews Little League Baseball player Billy (Dyer? or Varney?) at Bass Park in Bangor on July 9, 1952.