Thursday, December 18, 2014

The 13 Days of Christmas: Audio Classics Archive "Christmas & New Year Special" is LIVE!

The 13 different holiday specials are airing on public radio, streamed at BearManor, and podcasts on demand at and other websites.

On January 9, 1983, Terry Salomonson began hosting Audio Classics, in St. Louis. Terry is the owner of Audio Classics Archive, a collection of old time radio shows. Terry became good friends with Lone Ranger writer Fran Striker Jr. and gained access to many of the transcriptions, scripts and other materials from the programs produced by WXYZ in Detroit.

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Terry also produced Wireless Warehouse and The Inner Ear and has taught a course on radio history at Meramac Community College. He is the recipient of the Allen Rockford Award (1989),  Stone/Waterman Award (2001),  Parley E. Baer Award (2006),  Dave Warren Award  (2010) and Ray Stanich Award (2010). Terry also co-authored, with Martin Grams, The Green Hornet: A History of Radio, Motion Pictures, Comics and Television.

The Green Hornet:
A History of Radio,
Motion Pictures,
Comics and Television

In May of 2014, Terry Salomonson approached radio producer, actor, director, writer, and BearManor Radio Network Program Director Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and asked him to produce a new series of hour long Audio Classics Archive shows.

The Audio Classics Archive "Christmas & New Year Special" is just one of 13 different "Joe Bev" holiday specials, which are airing on public radio, streamed at BearManor Radio, and podcast on demand at and other websites.

Audio Classics
Archive with Terry Salomonson

"Christmas & New Year Special"

Jump Jump And The Ice Queen: "A Tour Of Santa's Workshop", originally syndicated November 30, 1948.

Lum and Abner: "Lum and Abner's Christmas Story", originally aired on CBS December, 23, 1938.

The Jell-O Show Starring Jack Benny: "Goodbye, 1941" originally aired on NBC December 28, 1941.

Plus, the amazing Fred Frees as Professor Ludwig Von Watchamacallit continues opening "The 12 BearManor Presents of Christmas" early.

All Things Joe Bev: The Best of Public Radio

By: Joe Bevilacqua
Presented by Joe Bevilacqua

Runtime: 1.7 Hours
Recording: Unabridged
ISBN-13: 978-1-4829-0957-9
All Things Joe Bev: The Best of Public Radio is a collection of sixteen short audio features created for public radio by veteran award-winning producer Joe Bevilacqua (a.k.a. Joe Bev).
1. “A Guy Named Joe Bevilacqua” – Joe Bevilacqua goes on a search for other people with his name and discovers some uncanny coincidences.
2. “Father’s Day” – Joe Bevilacqua recounts how a volatile father’s gift led him to another father figure and an eventual career.
3. “Losing a Best Friend” – Joe Bevilacqua chronicles the rise and fall of a longtime friendship.
4. “Lessons from Daws Butler” – Joe Bevilacqua’s book passes on cartoon legend’s tricks of the trade.
5. “A Tribute to Joe Barbera” – Joe Bevilacqua, Leonard Maltin, and Joe Barbera himself talk about the start of the Hanna-Barbera animation studio.
6. “Archiving Classic Animated Films and Cartoons” – Joe Bevilacqua reports on how some members of America’s animated-film industry are building a new digital archive to preserve classic cartoon footage.
7. “The Kerrville Folk Festival” – Joe Bevilacqua reports on one of the longest-running open-air music events in North America.
8. “Threadgill’s Turns 70” – Joe Bevilacqua reports on the seventieth anniversary of Threadgill’s in Austin, Texas, the musical landmark that helped launch the career of many country and rock stars, including Janis Joplin.
9. “Artist Colony Celebrates Its Centennial” – Joe Bevilacqua profiles the one-hundred-year-old Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, nestled deep in the forest of Woodstock, New York

© 2014 by Joseph Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions
All Things Joe Bev

cartoon carnival holiday

10. “Math + Love” – Joe Bevilacqua tracks down his former math professor Ron Reummler to hear how math can explain lost love.
11. “A Valentine from Graham Nash’s MAC” – Joe Bevilacqua recounts how on February 12, 1996, an e-mail from rock legend Graham Nash’s MAC laptop triggered a series of bizarre coincidences, which led to the meeting of Joe’s future wife, Lorie Kellogg.
12. “Living within Your Means as a Choice” – When Joe Bevilacqua lost his job, he made some drastic changes to his lifestyle that turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to him.
13. “The Christmas I Saved Macy’s” – The story of how a five year old Joe Bevilacqua stamped out a fire in the ladies lounge of Bamberger’s department store in Newark, New Jersey, in December of 1964.
14. “A Rockabilly Christmas” – Joe Bevilacqua presents rockabilly pioneer guitarist Ray Campi.
15. “An Old Hollywood Story” – In a two-part story, Joe Bevilacqua reports on an extensive archive of interviews with early Hollywood stars conducted by California schoolteacher and rockabilly pioneer Ray Campi.
16. “An Old Hollywood Story” – Part two of Joe Bevilacqua’s story on Rays Campi’s celebrity interviews.

by O. Henry

Narrated by
Lorie Kellogg,
Joe Bevilacqua
Length: 15 mins
O. Henry's classic Christmas short story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua. William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer, who's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings.
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© 2014 by Joe Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions


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The Audio Classics Archive "Christmas & New Year Special" can be heard at all podcast websites, including:

All 15 Joe Bev hours can be heard podcast on demand for free  at

Joe Bev Christmas Specials include:
1. Cartoon Carnival: The Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party
2. The Joe Bev Experience: "Christmas Special"
3. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour: "A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas"
4. The J-OTR Show:  "The Christmas That Almost Never Was" & "Holmes Creepy Christmas"
5. Fred Frees Favorites: An Audio Book Sampler: "A Rockabilly Christmas", "The Christmas I Saved Macy's", "The Gift of the Magi"
6. Audio Classics Archive with Terry Salomonson:  "A Tour Of Santa's Workshop", "Lum and Abner's Christmas Story" and "Goodbye, 1941" with Jack Benny.
7. The Lost OTR Show: "The Big Show" with Tallulah Bankhead.
8. What's Cookin'? with Chef Steve Mendoza: How to Cook a Turkey
9. Aroma Thyme Radio with Chef Marcus Guilliano: Healthy Christmas and New Year
10. The Comedy-O-Rama Hour New Years Special: Camp Waterlogg: "A Year in Review"
11. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour: A Jazz-O-Rama New Year
12. The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Celebrity Interviews: James Darren and Robert Colbert from "Time Tunnel"
13. The Joe Bev Holiday Treat

Joe Bevilacqua 

12 of the specials will be streamed for free over The BearManor Radio Network at:

Joe Bevilacqua Christmas Programming is available to all public radio stations via The Public Radio Exchange at:

Public radio stations running Joe Bev's Specials include:
The Joe Bev Holiday Treat: WAMU
A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas Special: WVAS
A Jazz-O-Rama New Year: WVAS

A full announcement of each show will be be released one per day until December 25.



More at http://www.joebev.com, and

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