Memorial Day OTR: Fibber McGee and Molly ‘The War is not Almost Over’
Here’s a dandy bonus for the tens of fans of our Weekend OTR series in observance of Memorial Day. That’s right — we’re posting an extra episode this weekend in hopes of giving everyone a chance to remember that Memorial Day means a lot more than an extra day off work.
For this episode, we’re digging into the vaults of Fibber McGee & Molly — a program that had more World War II-related story lines than perhaps any comedy during the Golden Age of Radio . In fact, author Mickey Smith summed up the comedy teams positive influence on the war effort in his 2010 book How Fibber McGee and Molly Won World War II. So, there you have it!
Before you listen to this gripping program, why not take a minute or two and visit the good folks at OTRCat.com? You’ll find a huge selection of old time radio programs over there and prices that are hard to beat. Oh, and don’t forget check out the latest Lum and Abner comic strip posted here at First Arkansas News. We’ve got a new one of those every weekend and it’s just the thing for you old time radio fans — new adventures starring a couple of Arkansas boys who became international stars during the Golden Age of Radio.
Having said all of that, click the below link to listen to the program.
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