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The Big Broadcast: Christmas Eve Special

WAMU 88.5 invites listeners to spend Christmas Eve with The Big Broadcast starting at 8 p.m. While you’re sipping cocoa and wrapping gifts, enjoy seasonal programming from the golden age of radio.

Following is a playlist of the evening's program:

  • 08:00 p.m. Duffy's Tavern
    12/23/48 Miracle in Manhattan (Bristol Meyers) (NBC) (28:56) 
  • 08:30 p.m. Phil Harris/Alice Faye
    12/19/48 #012 Jack Benny Plays Santa (Rexall) (NBC) (29:38)
  • 09:00 p.m. Fibber McGee & Molly
    12/23/47 Lost Keys (Johnson's Wax) (NBC) (27:54) 
  • 09:30 p.m. Lum & Abner
    12/24/42 Christmas Eve at the Store (Alka-Seltzer) (14:52)
  • 09:45 p.m. Lum & Abner
    12/25/41 Traditional Christmas Show (Alka-Seltzer) (14:20) 
  • 10:00 p.m. Campbell Playhouse
    12/24/39 A Christmas Carol (Campbell Soup) (CBS) (59:46) 
  • 11:00 p.m. Cavalcade of America
    12/24/45 Names on the Land (Dupont) (NBC) (29:34) 
  • 11:30 p.m. First Nighter
    12/22/45 Little Town of Bethlehem (Campana) (CBS) (30:00) 

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