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The Story of Michael - Vintage Radio At Its Best

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  • Started 7 years ago by Craig_Adams
  • Latest reply from Randy_in_Eugene

  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    Every year "Coast To Coast AM" host George Noory plays a 10 minute vintage radio story at the end of his Christmas program. Couldn't find much on the history of this recording. Story teller Lee Allen, formerly on WXYZ Detroit in 1964, mentions the letter was given to him from Ed Hardy who was WXYZ News Director. Allen mentions the story had become a tradition, broadcast on radio stations all over America for the past 25 years. Chances are you might have heard this recording decades ago:

    If you're interested in reading the letter, it's linked below:

    Posted on December 26, 2012 - 07:35 AM #
  2. RadioRon

    I remember hearing it locally over WXYZ when I lived in Detroit. Great story. St. Michael is the patron saint of soldiers. I named my youngest son after him.

    Posted on December 26, 2012 - 08:28 AM #
  3. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    I think this was played as part of Christmas syndicated programming on many stations at one time. It was probably within KGW Radio's 1970's Holiday shows they carried called "The Christmas Album" from an unknown syndicator.

    Posted on December 26, 2012 - 09:49 PM #
  4. RadioBuggie

    It was...

    Posted on December 27, 2012 - 04:03 PM #
  5. skeptical

    I thought this thread was going to be about Michael O'Brien.

    Posted on December 27, 2012 - 05:00 PM #
  6. Randy_in_Eugene

    My thought too.

    Posted on December 28, 2012 - 12:49 AM #