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 Post subject: This is the Army Hour radio program
PostPosted: Jun Tue 14, 2011 2:18 pm 
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I am trying to find audio clips online or on CD that includes the NBC radio program, "This is the Army Hour" also referred to as simply, "The Army Hour." The show interviewed army personnel during WWII and it had over 3 million listeners during the 1940s. I have googled but have only come across one CD set that includes one show of The Army Hour on Amazon.com called "War on Radio." Has anyone had any luck getting access to this program? Is there a radio archive somewhere where these programs are saved and stored?

Thanks for your help!

Amanda


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 Post subject: Re: This is the Army Hour radio program
PostPosted: Jun Tue 14, 2011 11:13 pm 
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RadioGOLDINdex log lists 32 shows.

http://www.radiogoldindex.com/frame1.html


http://radiogoldindex.com/cgi-local/p2. ... +Army+Hour

There a 6 clips called wwii-army hour on the OTR hubs that run for a few minutes each. They contain interviews from the front lines.


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 Post subject: Re: This is the Army Hour radio program
PostPosted: Jan Wed 25, 2012 10:11 pm 
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have you had any luck finding the radio show? I'm looking for a broadcast of The Army hour which would have been in 1942 with my uncle John "Jack" Mooney, a pilot in the RAF Eagle Squadron. He was killed in action in June 1942. The interview might be with the WAAF he was engaged to marry. Let me know if you've heard this show...catesemail@gmail.com

I have found this at the National Archives:

(Record Group 335)
1903-80 (bulk 1940-80)


 335.3.4 Records of the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

Sound Recordings (613 items): "Army Hour," a news and variety show broadcast to U.S. servicemen, 1942-74, with gaps; with accompanying scripts and program summaries, 1953-74. SEE ALSO 335.12.

THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 & 3, 1945?
National Archives Identifier: 110143
Local Identifier: 335-AHN-6
Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (ca. 1947 - )
110137
research.archives.gov/description/110143 
Mark "THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 - 4, 04/12/1942" for export
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THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 - 4, 04/12/1942
National Archives Identifier: 110138
Local Identifier: 335-AHN-1
Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (ca. 1947 - )
110137
research.archives.gov/description/110138 
Mark "ARMY HOUR, THE. Parts 1 & 3, 02/04/1945" for export
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ARMY HOUR, THE. Parts 1 & 3, 02/04/1945
National Archives Identifier: 110144
Local Identifier: 335-AHN-7
Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (ca. 1947 - )
110137
research.archives.gov/description/110144 
Mark "THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 & 3, 06/06/1943" for export
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THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 & 3, 06/06/1943
National Archives Identifier: 110139
Local Identifier: 335-AHN-2
Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (ca. 1947 - )
110137
research.archives.gov/description/110139 
Mark "THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 & 3, 03/19/1944" for export
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THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 & 3, 03/19/1944
National Archives Identifier: 110141
Local Identifier: 335-AHN-4
Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (ca. 1947 - )
110137
research.archives.gov/description/110141 
Mark "THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 & 3, 03/05/1944" for export
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THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 1 & 3, 03/05/1944
National Archives Identifier: 110140
Local Identifier: 335-AHN-3
Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (ca. 1947 - )
110137
research.archives.gov/description/110140 
Mark "THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 2 & 4, 11/13/1944" for export
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THE ARMY HOUR. Parts 2 & 4, 11/13/1944
National Archives Identifier: 110142
Local Identifier: 335-AHN-5
Creator(): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (ca. 1947 - )
110137
research.archives.gov/description/110142 


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 Post subject: Re: This is the Army Hour radio program
PostPosted: Dec Wed 02, 2020 10:00 am 
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I have an entire box of "The Army Hour" vinyl LPs. The issue with these is that although they are all in great shape and can be listened to, the labels do not indicate the contents. The only reference to how they differentiate are the Program numbers put there by the USGovt. No. T-595 for example. I have not finished unpacking all of these, but was just cleaning them up and listening to a few today, along with other LPs of the same type from the Navy, Air Force, and even the Marines. Some of these are radio announcement, news flashes, but most contain music, and are hosted by someone in particular, and have special musical "guests", like The Carpenters for instance, or singer Thelma Thompson. I know some are rare because they contain actual original recordings of some famous people, and they might be singing or talking only on these particular recordings and nowhere else.

I'm not even sure of the dates on these, because they did not print any dates on the labels. ONLY the Program numbers for information. Excuse me, they DO have small little serial numbers as well, like 37639-1. So...it will require listening to them. However, I can guess that the earlier the number, the farther back they go in time, so once I get a fix on a date in a recording, if there is one to be heard, it's possible maybe to guess how far back we'd have to go to get to 1942. But I promise to listen for "Jack" Mooney, the RAF Eagle Squadron as I go.

You don't happen to have any other information? The links provided below no longer work. 404 errors.


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 Post subject: Re: This is the Army Hour radio program
PostPosted: Dec Wed 02, 2020 8:17 pm 
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My email btw: stephen@stephenarts.com


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