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Monitor - Fibber McGee & Molly segments for AFRS

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Post by Radiodaze 5/12/2021, 7:52 pm

The Armed Forces Radio Service would take the 3- 5 minute spots from NBC's Monitor of Fibber McGee & Molly and release a half hour worth on vinyl for the armed forces. Does anyone have copies of some of these?

RadioGold Index lists these:

110693. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. 1957. Program #1. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Ten separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." The first 5 segments are titled, "Fibber The Camera Bug." The second 5 segments are titled, "Fibber In Show Biz." Only Jim and Marian Jordan are heard ("Teeny" appears very seldom). These short programs were apparently heard 5 times during the day on Saturday and 5 times during the day on Sunday. Segment #6 features Fibber describing the real story about how the famous "Monitor" beeper sound was invented. Priceless! The programs were sponsored by General Mills from June 1, 1957 to September 22, 1957. The commercials are not heard on these AFRTS re-broadcasts. Cliff Thorsness is credited as the sound-effects man, but most programs have no sound effects nor music. The date is approximate. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:54. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110694. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. 1957. Program #2. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Ten separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." #1. "The Cooking Contest." #2. "McGee Wants A Monkey". #3. "Fibber At The Dentist's." #4. "Fibber The Composer." #5. Fibber On The Beach." #6 through #10. "Fibber Quits Fibbing." The date is approximate. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:40. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110695. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. 1957. Program #3. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Ten separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." #1 to #5. "At The County Fair." #6. "The Fortune Teller." #7 to #10. "Grammar Troubles." The date above is approximate. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:48. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110696. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. 1957. Program #4. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Eight separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." #1. "Fibber The Artist" #2 and #3. "Fibber Wants a New Car." #4 to #8. "Fibber and The Mail." Internal evidence indicates an August, 1957 broadcast date. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:10. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110697. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. 1957. Program #6. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Nine separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." #1 to #4. "Fibber's Back Yard." #5 to #9. "McGee's Golden Voice." Fibber decides to be a radio announcer like Ben Grauer, he then reads the news with Molly (sounding like, "The Huntley-Brinkley Report." Finally, don't miss Fibber imitating Edward R. Murrow, conducting a "Person To Person" interview. The date above is approximate. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:34. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110698. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. October, 1957. Program #10. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Nine separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." #1 to #5. "Reincarneted" (spelled as per the disc label). #6 and #7. "A Newspaper Collection." #8. "At The World Series." #9. "The Hunter." The date above is based on internal evidence. Don't miss Fibber "Leonardo" Da Vinci telling Mona to, "Wipe that silly smile off your face.". Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:22. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110699. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. October, 1957. Program #11. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Ten separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." #1 to #5. "The Optimist." #6 to #9. "Fall Cleaning." 10. "Recitation." The date above is approximate. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:20. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110700. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. November, 1957. Program #12. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Ten separate sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." #1 to #5. "The Scientist." #6 and #7. "Football Expert." #8. "The Intellectual." #9. "The Hindu Mystic." 10. "The Sea Captain." The date above is approximate. After reading about "Sputnik," Fibber decides to launch his own satelite. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). 28:15. Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

110701. Monitor Fibber McGee and Molly Segments. November, 1957. Program #14. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Nine different sketches with Fibber McGee and Molly, heard on NBC's weekend program, "Monitor." All 9 sketches are titled, "Fibber's Day Dreams." The date above is approximate. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Tom Koch (writer), Mike Zeamer (producer), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects). Audio Condition: Excellent. Complete.

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