The Big Broadcast: Christmas Eve

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WAMU 88-5 invites you to spend your Christmas Eve with The Big Broadcast starting at 8pm. While you’re sipping cocoa and wrapping gifts, enjoy seasonal programming from the golden age of radio.

  • 08:00 p.m. Duffy's Tavern
    12/23/48 Miracle in Manhattan (Britol Meyers) (NBC) (28:56)
  • 08:30 p.m. Phil Harris/Alice Faye
    12/19/48 #012 Jack Benny Plays Santa (Rexall) (NBC) (29:40)
  • 09:00 p.m. Fibber McGee & Molly
    12/23/47 Lost Keys (Johnson's Wax) (NBC) (27:54)
  • 09:30 p.m. Lum & Abner
    12/25/41 Traditional Christmas Show (Alka-Seltzer) (Synd) (14:20)
  • 9:45 p.m. Moonlight Serenade
    12/24/41 Glenn Miller Christmas Program
  • 10:00 p.m. Campbell Playhouse
    12/24/39 A Christmas Carol (Campbell Playhouse) (CBS) (59:46)
  • 11:00 p.m. Grand Central Station
    12/24/49 Miracle for Christmas (Pillsbury) (CBS) (29:42)
  • 11:30 p.m. Cavalcade of America
    12/24/45 Names on the Land (Dupont) (NBC) (29:34)
  • 12:00 a.m. Philco Radio Time
    12/25/46 #011 Christmas Show (Philco) (ABC) (29:30)
  • 12:30 a.m. First Nighter
    12/22/45 Little Town of Bethlehem (Campana) (CBS) (30:00)
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