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What’s on the radio: December 19, 1934

April 24, 2010

This radio guide, which ran in the Daily News the Wednesday before Christmas in 1934, is a neat little time capsule of news events and popular entertainment in the middle of the Depression.

George Burns and Gracie Allen’s comedy routine. Singer Kate Smith hosting a music variety show. Amateur night in Harlem. Even a broadcast about Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expedition.

One Man’s Family was kind of the As the World Turns of its time—a popular soap opera that ran for three decades into the 1950s.