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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.


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.


Promotional Spot For Bob Day Country Music Show And Hanson’S Depart Mart, South Brewer, Wlbz Radio Aug 1958

Promotional Spot For Bob Day Country Music Show And Hanson’S Depart Mart, South Brewer, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A short announcement encouraging listeners to tune in to listen to country music on the the Bob Day Show on Saturday mornings and an upcoming show about Hanson's Depart Mart on Main Street in South Brewer, Maine. Recorded August 20, 1958.


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.


Advertisement For Cutler's Women's Store In Old Town, Wlbz Radio Jan 1955

Advertisement For Cutler's Women's Store In Old Town, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

An advertisement for Cutler's Women's Store in Old Town, Maine, promising the latest in spring fashions in 1955.


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.


Major Voyles At Dow Air Force Base Weather Station, Wlbz Radio Oct 1954

Major Voyles At Dow Air Force Base Weather Station, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Major Voyles at the Dow Air Force Base Weather Station, explains workings of weather forecasting. Interviewed by W.C. Mincher in October, 1954.


Ten Minutes At Bangor Police Headquarters, Wlbz Radio Oct 1954

Ten Minutes At Bangor Police Headquarters, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bangor Police Chief John Toole and Dispatcher Dick Whittemore are interviewed by W.C. Mincher for a feature story, "Ten Minutes at Police Headquarters" in 1954. The Chief speaks on safety, the audience hears radio calls come in, and Whittemore explains his duties.


Edward M. Graham, Sr., On New Steam Turbine In Veazie, Wlbz Radio Oct 1954

Edward M. Graham, Sr., On New Steam Turbine In Veazie, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Edward M. Graham, Sr., discusses the new steam turbine dedicated at Bangor Hydro’s Graham Station in Veazie 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.


Raymond Campbell For County Commissioner, Political Spot, Wlbz Radio Jun 1954

Raymond Campbell For County Commissioner, Political Spot, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A paid political announcement, in the form of an interview with Raymond Campbell, highlighting his previous experience and how it would help in serving as Penobscot County Commissioner. Recorded June 17, 1954.


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.


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.


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.


Little League Interview With Jeffrey Mazerolle, Wlbz Radio Jul 1952

Little League Interview With Jeffrey Mazerolle, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

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


Christmas And New Year Greetings From Area Business Owners, Wlbz Radio Jan 1952

Christmas And New Year Greetings From Area Business Owners, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Short station identification announcements recorded by area business owners to wish listeners a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 1952. Announcers include area residents Ayer Suthers, Tom Largay, Joe Fleming, Charlie McInich, Winslow Grant, Bob Basbas, Bert Trainor, Shirley Footman and Frank W. Frye.


Shell Oil Terminal Dedicated At Searsport, Wlbz Radio Oct 1951

Shell Oil Terminal Dedicated At Searsport, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A live broadcast from the Shell Oil Terminal dedication in Searsport, Maine, October 17, 1951. Several representatives of the Shell Oil Company offer remarks, including Charles Tremble, William Ramsay and James Jordan. These representatives mention that events are a part of Oil Progress Week, and offer the slogan, "Petroleum Means Progress."

Maine Senator Owen Brewster was in attendance and was asked for comments on the oil industry and for his opinion on what some political observers had described as Taft's premature announcement of his candidacy for president.


Eddie Owen Interviews Captain John Pyre About Oil Tanker Explosion, Wlbz Radio Sep 1951

Eddie Owen Interviews Captain John Pyre About Oil Tanker Explosion, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Broadcaster Eddie Owen interviews Captain John M. Pyre of Brewer about a 1951 explosion in Chelsea, Massachusetts of the oil tanker Harold Reinauer.


Esso Reporter's 10th Anniversary On Wlbz, Wlbz Radio Jan 1949

Esso Reporter's 10th Anniversary On Wlbz, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Irv Hunter emceeing a review of ten years of the ESSO Reporter program on WLBZ Radio. Anthony Morin, Jr., of Bangor, a 10-year-old-boy (helped by his brother, Robert) reviews major events of the past ten years. WLBZ is congratulated by several ESSO officials on bringing up-to-the-minute news to the listening audience several times each day. Speakers include Verne Carrier, June Richdale, R. M. Gray, and A. E. Webber and Edward E. Guernsey. Recorded in 1949.


The Nature Of America By Dr. Milton M. Mcgorrill, Orono Church Of Universal Fellowship, Wlbz Radio Nov 1948

The Nature Of America By Dr. Milton M. Mcgorrill, Orono Church Of Universal Fellowship, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A brief sermon / talk on the Nature of America by Dr. Milton M. McGorrill of Orono, Maine, and the Church of Universal Fellowship. Recorded November 19, 1948.


Bangor Male Chorus Performance, Wlbz Radio Oct 1948

Bangor Male Chorus Performance, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A musical performance by the Bangor Male Chorus, October 12, 1948, sponsored by the Eastern Trust and Banking Company. John Wellington is noted as having been the announcer; William Cupp, director; Harold Annis, accompanist. The group sings There's Music in the Air, Vienna Dreams, Sourwood Mountain, and Lost Chord.


Budweiser Horses Visit Bangor, Part 2, Wlbz Radio Jan 1948

Budweiser Horses Visit Bangor, Part 2, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

WLBZ's Irving Hunter interviews several people associated with a visit of the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales to Bangor, Maine and rides along as the horses make their way around town. Irving explains to the general public how the radio station is able to capture the live broadcast using roving microphones and antennas. The exact date of the broadcast was not noted. Circa 1948.