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Christmas Day 1963
Airdate: Wednesday - December 25, 1963

WOR Show
Original Airing

First Line After Theme Ends
Well here we are, and I'm live in case you're interested. . .
Show Description
"This show is live, not taped. Being live is a copout because you can't hear yourself. People who are taped walk around embarrassed." Shep spends the day listening to 9 hours of serious FM station Christmas Music and discusses the various renditions of music and stories. Most radio stations look towards Europe for Christmas. Hours of German Christmas Songs, Charles Dickens. Radio stations across America celebrate Christmas differently. Shep describes listening to the radio as he is driving through the little towns of the Midwest from Cincinnati to Chicago. Attempts to read a George Ade story about Christmas in a small town. Can't find it in the book. The fable of the guy who saved up his money to buy a gift. Christmas traditions of reading Scrooge on the radio, commercialization of Christmas.
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Music (All times approximate)
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Engineer and Staff in Booth Summary/Rating Credit Instruments Played
By: Jim Clavin
Rating: Not Rated
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