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 The shows presented here are digitized from the home recorded tapes of dedicated Bob and Ray fans. Some were produced by a person rushing to the radio, pushing the record button and holding a mike near the speaker. Others were taped fully at the time and rerecorded to edit out commercials and such later. One collector used a timer set-up and a direct connection to his tape machine. Fortunately the radio was usually tuned properly when the timer went off. These tape reels were collected and tr...



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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Feb 21, 2022 BNRToast
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Captain Larsen sees Carmine in a boat Thursday  June 14  1973
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Feb 3, 2022 Greybelt
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"Monday, March 08, 1976", 0:00 Opening the big banner show with Webley, sounding a little blue over his handiwork, playing the organ.  1:05 Bob and Ray aid the misfortunate, including misguided town crier Mr. Schempl, misguided auto shopper Mrs. Dodie Pruett, and misguided arborist Otto Blakely.  6:15 A livelier musical interlude from Webley, leading into a commercial for Kava, the acid-neutralized coffee.  Kava has no connection to the stimulant drink of the same name, made from...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Aug 22, 2021 Bnrtoast
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These files were created before the Internet Archive existed. The best description for these is a mix tape of library tape and other snips for cassette. The play length is approximately how long one of the Toasters commute took.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Feb 16, 2021 BNRToast
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The tape in box 28 has no information other than the handwritten 1949 July - Aug If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Forum. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster?tab=forum
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 15, 2020 BNRToast
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0:00 - After a slightly upcut opening, Mary McGoon (Ray) drops by to discuss her upcoming swim to 'Boston Light' and back. Boston Light is the lighthouse on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, first lit in 1783. The original Boston Light (America's first lighthouse, built in 1716) suffered much damage during the American Revolution, and was finally blown up by the British in June 1776. The eight-mile marathon Boston Light Swim has been an annual tradition since 1907 (with a hiatus during...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 2, 2020 BNRToast
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The tape in box 28 has no information other than the handwritten 1949 July - Aug If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Forum. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster?tab=forum
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Aug 16, 2020 BNRToast
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By request If you have any information about the date of this show and its contents, please post it in the forum. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster?tab=forum This file appears to be from April 24, 1984
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Apr 10, 2020 BNRToast
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The second file here is a more complete version of this show with partial chatter between Bob & Ray and News man Rodger Skibenes. They also interact with the traffic man, George Meade and Henry Gladstone. Several tapes went into this episode. It is almost too good for the Truly Desperate. 0:00 - The Gathering Dust (missing opening) - A visit to Miss Bessinger (Ray) from Red Boiling Springs Secret Service agent Ogen Schmidt (Bob). Is Red Boiling Springs under attack? Closes with Bob doing a...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Mar 20, 2020 BNRToast
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The tape in box 18 had no information attached to the tape. Posts by dedicated listeners indicate it it from the 1953 period. There was a great deal of cross-talk on the original upload of this tape. Fortunately one of the other Toasters tape players has been able to create a better quality sound. We have some very adjustable heads. But as it says on our banner, this is Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate! If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 1, 2019 BNRToast
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Dramatic scene with Mary and Vincent Price. Monday, 08/20/1973 0:00 - The closing moments of the 'Mr. & Mrs. Broadway' television show interview with Vincent Price. 1:15 - Mary does a scene from the play 'The Governor's Son' with Mr. Price. While that is the real Vincent Price that we hear, he was not in the studio with Bob and Ray. What we hear is Price’s record from the Co-Star series of albums (subtitled 'The Record Acting Game'), which feature Hollywood stars...
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Topics: Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding, Elliot, Goulding, Bob & Ray, BNRToast, BNR, OTR, Old Time Radio,...
Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 18, 2018 BNRToast
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The Backstayge group try to catch a taxi in Rome. As close to un-listenable as a 40 year old tape can get. A small pile of oxide from the tape built up below the capstan as the tape was run.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 10, 2018 Greybelt
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Friday, March 19, 1976 On Mary Backstayge, the gang talks with Gregg but Mary is still missing. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79303221976 0:00 - An introduction by newsman Roger Skibenes, followed by a summary of the show to come.  0:45 - Dr. Newport Loeb of the firm Loeb & Waterhouse drops by to explain the changing of the seasons.  3:55 - A pre-recorded ad for high-end Louis Sherry white pistachio ice cream.  5:00 - A ten-second ad for Manischewitz wine, then an episode...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 12, 2017 BNRToast
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Bob and Ray Music Factory May 10th 1969 This scoped air-check is marked as May 10th, 1969. The program "The Music Factory" was played by commercial and college stations. There have been several 12" records of the show found recently.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 9, 2017 BNRToast
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Sound quality good. Mono tape with paper leads. Commercials removed
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 8, 2017 Incognito
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the sixth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 8, 2017 Incognito
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the fifth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 8, 2017 Incognito
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Another amazing find from the west coast! This file is the second of a group of digitized shows recently received here at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 7, 2017 Incognito
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Amazing find from the west coast! This file is one of a group of digitized shows recently received here at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Nov 7, 2017 Incognito
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the nineth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 28, 2017 Incognito
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the fourth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 6, 2017 Incognito
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One of the less amazing files from the west coast! This file is the seventh of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. There is little Bob and Ray content in this episode. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Sep 30, 2017 Incognito
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the third of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Sep 24, 2017 Incognito
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the eight of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Sep 20, 2017 BNRToast
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Webley Webster and the MacBeebee twins open the public radio show. This show, hosted on the Internet Archives Bob and Ray for the Truly Desperate , is from a series of Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for the Truly Desperate Collection. 
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jun 9, 2017 BNRToast
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jan 29, 2017 Greybelt
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Monday, March 22, 1976 On Mary Backstayge, the gang is at La Scala, discussing La Traviata Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79403231976 0:00 - Intro by Roger Skibenes, then Widen Your Horizons with guest Quentin L. Farber of the Volunteer's Council For Consumer Protection, who teaches how to count your pocket change. 5:00 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, Mary is still missing, but rehearsals and set construction for La Traviata continue.  Pops Beloved will stand in for Mary, in...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jan 23, 2017 Greybelt
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Friday, April 09, 1976 The Finale of La Traviata and the curtain gets stuck. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR80804121976 0:00 Opening the show, then a simple test to see if you're qualified to be commander-in-chief.  3:30 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang's performance of La Traviata finally reaches what may be its final finale.  7:20 Webley Webster plays a timely tune on the WOR studio organ.  8:45 Some negative advertising from Midas Muffler.  9:45 On The Gathering...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jan 22, 2017 Greybelt
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Tuesday, March 30, 1976 Harry and Greg return to their hotel and find Calvin and Pop. 0:00 - Bob & Ray discuss the upcoming show and some train delays, then introduce Elmer Stapley, the Word Wizard, who responses to grammar questions from listeners. 4:30 - Chester Hasbrook Frisby is interviewed by Bob, and educates the listener on steering technology. 5:55 - A pre-recorded commercial for Midas Muffler. 7:00 - Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang returns from looking for Mary, and receives...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Aug 27, 2016 BNRToast
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This is tape segment one from Box 40 Side 1 Track 1. Minutes 33 to 60. The date is unknown. It may be from the tape commonly known as Library Reel 2. If you have any means of identifying this selection please post it in a review. Track one been split into three sections and some hiss reduction has been applied. Episode annotation by Harry Wilson: From 12:45 onward, this seems to be the first sixteen minutes of ‘Library Reel 02’: Episode annotation by Harry Wilson: 0:00 - Bob interviews two...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Aug 11, 2016 BNRToast
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This is tape segment three from Box 40 Side 1 Track 1. Minutes 62 to 95. The date is unknown. It may be from the tape commonly known as Library Reel 2. If you have any means of identifying this selection please post it in a review. Track one been split into three sections and some hiss reduction has been applied. This annotation for the third section is by Harry Wilson 1:00 - A short talk with, and a Father's Day song from, Claude R. 'Yogi' Hathaway (Ray); Claude recites 'Listen Dad, With All...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jul 11, 2016 BNRToast
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This episode has not yet been properly dated. Any information to help date the show is appreciated. Some hints from Harry Wilson; At 16:20, Bob and Ray mention that Helen Harkness had been in England to cover the coronation. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place on Tuesday June 2, 1953, so this episode would be after that date. According to The New York Times radio listings, the duo ended this program on WNBC (and, presumably, other NBC stations) in mid-September 1953, so this episode...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Feb 21, 2016 BNRToast
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These files are hosted at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster. Please go to that site.  Folks should be cautious of sites that play files but do not actually host the files. Consider why a free site wants your unattended browser session to stay open for extended lengths of time. Unknown Bob and Ray - Possibly Library Reel  Sometimes a Bob and Ray tape has no box, notes or any information to identify its contents. The file here is a portion of one of these...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jan 2, 2016 BNRToast
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Friday September 2nd, 1949. The audio quality on this file is above the normal Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate standard of poor to unlistenable. It was transferred from a transcription disk in the collection of revered member R2. Please list as much information about these shows as possible in a review of the show. Your information will be used to update the Archive page. Thank the users who have helped with this file. Some notes on the show. Dating Of Episode: At the 18 minute mark,...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jan 2, 2016 BNRToast
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Thursday, September 1, 1949; The audio quality on this file is above the normal Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate standard of poor to unlistenable. It was transferred from a transcription disk in the collection of revered member R2. Please list as much information about these shows as possible in a review of the show. Your information will be used to update the Archive page. Thanks the users who have helped with this file. Some notes on the show. Dating Of Episode: At 18:10, Peter Gorey...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 29, 2015 BNRToast
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 Leaving New York on the Hummingbird Express train to Seattle. Wednesday, 03/28/73  The TEAC Reel to Reel deck ran into a problem during the transcription of this tape. The tape tension motor speeds on the model A-4010S are controlled by internal resistor sliders. One of the slider contact points became loose and caused the let-out motor speed to fluctuate which resulted in intermittent voice distortion on the digitized file. Thus producing a file worthy of this venue.  There are three...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 26, 2015 BNRToast
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This show is from a series of 14 Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. These do not seem to be part of the other two known groups done in the 1980's.  This show may be the first episode in this series. No one in our group here at BNRFTTD specializes in the 1980's broadcasts. If you have any  information on the correct date of creation or any other information, please post it in the forum. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for...
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Topics: Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding, Elliot, Goulding, Bob & Ray, BNRToast, BNR, OTR, Old Time Radio,...
Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 16, 2015 BNRToast
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Mary Backstage - Riding horses at fox hunt. Wednesday, September 12, 1973
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 9, 2015 BNRToast
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In bed, Pops and Calvin watching TV
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 9, 2015 BNRToast
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Drive to Count Yorkash’s castle. Meet the Count
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 3, 2015 BNRToast
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Mary Backstage - Taking brown paper bag to Pepe Lacoco. Monday, September 17, 1973
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 3, 2015 BNRToast
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Staying overnight   
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 2, 2015 BNRToast
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Greg Marlowe has a few to many drinks and decides to phone the Queen. This has bad quality sound and was recorded from an AM broadcast during a thunders storm on April 23,1976. What more could any desperate fan of Bob and Ray want?
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Dec 1, 2015 BNRToast
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This recording contains portions of the Bob and Ray Radio show on WOR New York. The recording exhibits an under layer of another radio show due to misaligned erase and recording heads. There is also evidence of badly needed degaussing of the original equipment. The editing was done "on the fly" by pushing the record button while the radio played. Many of the clips are missing the beginning or ending of the bits due to this process. My heartfelt thanks go to whoever recorded this tape....
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 14, 2015 BNRToast
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"Wing Po” On the Oregon Trail “ Word Wizard” “ Elmer W Lipsinger – SPY” New Airstrip “ Do it Yourself-er” Plastic Tree “ Mary Backstayge – Nobel Wife “ Call police about Harry Missing
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Oct 5, 2015 BNRToast
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2nd episode of TV show, everyone tired    Friday, 08/17/73 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR116082073
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Topics: Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding, Elliot, Goulding, Bob & Ray, BNRToast, BNR, OTR, Old Time Radio,...
Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jul 16, 2015 BNRToast
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This show is from a series of Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for the Truly Desperate Collection. 
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Apr 30, 2015 BNRToast
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In this episode Henry Glandstone stands in for Lyle Van due to the big snow storm. The WOR Christmas tree is delivered. On the Mary Backstayge feature, Gregg brings John Simon (TWMITW) over to play his song “Gold” . You know the words so don't be afraid to sing along.  If you have a chance, please leave a review comment of how the heck you discovered "Bob and Ray for the Truly Desperate". Episode descriptions provided by Harry Wilson; 0:00 - Intro with 'studio applause', then Bob...
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Topics: Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding, Elliot, Goulding, Bob & Ray, BNRToast, BNR, OTR, Old Time Radio,...
Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Mar 13, 2015 BNRToast
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Mary Backstage - Following Fox hunt, ordering breakfast. Thursday, September 13, 1973
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Mar 13, 2015 BNRToast
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Henry Gladstone and the Sophisticates    Thursday,     08/30/1973 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR125083173
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Jan 30, 2014 BNRToast
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  Hidden at the end of Shamrock tape number 37 – 6 right before the leader is a fascinating piece of Bob and Ray history. A note with this tape indicates the date is May 31, 1956. The theme music is “Bob Bob Bob and Ray Ray Ray” by Leona Anderson. The dialog seems to suggest this is a new incarnation of the show and may be the first episode. During the bits Leona herself makes a quiet and short appearance. I have teased out what I can of Leona’s improvised conversation. This recording...
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From a tape found behind the furnace while looking for ornaments and donated by B2, this is Monday, December 17, 1973. The Station I.D.'s, commercials and background Christmas weather chatter make this a pleasant episode.  There are a few wolf-hound howls during "The Gathering Dust" that may be from a station promotion. If you know otherwise, please correct the record.  The Mary Backstayge feature has the family discussing their Christmas of the past.  If you have a chance, please...
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From the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate collection. Christmas Eve and Christmas day on WOR NY radio, circa1973. Enjoy a cup of Coco and some cheer as our friends gather and open presents. Then have dinner on Christmas day as they prepare for the trip to Hollywood. Episode number changed from 207 and 208 due to new information.
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Weather map, Mary rips skirt, Kent stops by.    Thursday, 08/23/1973 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR120082473
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Sound quality good. Mono tape with paper leads. Commercials removed CBS radio network show 14 minutes in length. Audience member in a gorilla suit wants to sing. A troublemaker in the audience. An ad for CBS phonographs. Wally Ballou reports from Idlewild Airport. Salute to the Honor Society is cancelled as the city name is lost . Circus act - Flaming Bombadine who gets shot out of a cannon in the circus, wants to be shot out of a garbage can in the studio. Appearance by the great Bob and Ray...
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Sections from Tape one, Track Four ,Section Three. A two part audio tape of a CBS television show broadcast in 1974.
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, interviewing Calvin    Friday,      08/31/1973 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR126090373
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Swiss yodelers break through the stage. Wednesday, 08/22/1973 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR119082373
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Monday, April 05, 1976 Mary gets her singing parts mixed up. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR80404061976 0:00 - Introducing the show, a teaser about a 'big surprise' coming up next week, then random tales of misery from random visitors to New York. 4:45 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, at last the gang puts on a performance of La Traviata, at La Scala; Greg celebrates well, if not wisely. 8:25 - Elmer W. Lipsinger, Spy, asks a local spy for help with his itinerary.  Brought to...
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There goes the batteries and here come the fuzz. Believe it or not this is the cleaned up version. “ The Last Frontier” Death Valley “ The Emergency Ward” Monkey Tails “ Bicentennial Celebration in Hadley Vermont” “ Mary Backstayge – Nobel Wife “ They discuss the trip to Italy
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Listen carefully and you can hear the batteries run down on the recorder. "Tales Designed To Keep You In Anxiety" The Hobishers are Robbed. “ Grand Motel” New book of matches. “ Mary Backstayge – Nobel Wife “ Harry stiffs the Waitress
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This is tape segment one from Box 40 Side 1 Track 1. The first 32 minutes. The date is unknown. It may be one of the Library Reel tapes. If you have any means of identifying this selection please post it in a review. Some hiss reduction has been applied. This tape may be portions of Library Reel # 6 Episode annotation by Harry Wilson: 0:00 - Faces In The News, featuring an interview with truck driver Joseph Swanson (Bob), who suffers from poor judgement of height. 3:10 - A few moments with...
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Monday September 15th, 1975  Episode 659 of the 70's period. Hard Luck Stories Mary Backstayge and the gang discuss starring Felicia Floodgate and so on.
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Episode 207 12/26/1973 Wednesday- On the plane to Hollywood to make Treasure Island. The 1970's episode numbering system was reviewed and revised after 2014. These episodes use the newer numbering system. If there are any questions or suggestions about the correct episode number, please submit a full period episode listing spreadsheet and be prepared to show your work. From Box 1152 track 2
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Bob & Ray on WHDH Matinee August 5th 1949 From a toasted tape
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Flamenco dancers break through the stage. Tuesday, 08/21/1973 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR118082273
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Several bits of tape went into recreating this episode. If not for B2's careful cataloging it would have been impossible to place the Backstayges correctly. 0:00  Kent Lyle Birdley (Bob) introduces Bob and Ray. 1:15  Bob interviews Dr. Elmer Stapley, The Word Wizard (Ray), who educates the listeners on English usage and etymology, despite his complete lack of knowledge or insight on the subject. 5:15  Wally Ballou (Bob), running for mayor of New York City, talks about campaigning earlier in...
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This show is from Thursday June 21st, 1973. There is some patter between Bob and Ray, an In The Gathering Dust and then coverage of the Gran Prix. On the Mary Backstayge episode Carmine joins the crew, Captain Larsen hits his head several times with the resulting personality changes.    A very unusual show. The recording here is also slightly unusual as two separate people recorded this show with one being slower on the stop button. The worst bits of both are used here 0:00  A talk on...
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Tuesday, March 16, 1976 Looking for Mary in a restaurant Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79003171976 0:00 Welcoming the listeners to the cozy studio, then The Bob & Ray I Beg Your Pardon show. Bob and Ray apologize to Otto Lurdwood for identifying him as the head of a New Haven counterfeiting ring. 4:50 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang continues to search for Mary, who has mysteriously vanished in the backstreets of Milan, then they have lunch. 8:45 Anxiety, with host...
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Friday, March 26, 1976 Calvin and Pop go to a pool hall 0:00 - Introducing the show; it's springtime in the studio 1:00 - Fabian Glutnick stops by to discuss his new book on the sales technique of 'extrovert thinking', which he demonstrates on Ray, to great effect. 4:20 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, Calvin and Pops maintain their search for the American consulate, but only find a pool room.  Calvin's obsession with rack-and-pinion steering continues. 8:15 - The commander of the Bob &...
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Tuesday, March 09, 1976 Sightseeing tour of Milan 0:00 Roger Skibenes introduces the show, Bob gets a brief phone call about the invention of the telephone, and Ray has a traffic report. 1:10 Ralph Klinger, 'Mister I Know Where They Are', tells us where multi-millionaire Wilfred G. Barkley, railroad engineer Ernie Leroy Bascom, and unsuccessful long-distance swimmer Phoebe Hatfield are. Ralph Klinger is based on Richard Lamparski, who interviewed former stars on his radio program, and later...
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This recording has some patter between Bob and Ray. A seldom heard episode of "Mary Backstayge in A Tale of Two Cities" is already into act one. The taper had a slow hand on the stop button which allows us small bits of traffic and commercials. The 30 minute tape slowly deteriorates and tape crackles become frequent. The truly desperate will grasp this straw with a smile. Code pjshsf
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Thursday, April 01, 1976 Mary returns to the hotel. 0:00 - An tempting intro to the show, featuring a well-stocked buffet. 1:00 - Charlie Chew (based on Charlie Chan) features sledge-hammer similes and dazzling deducing. 5:00 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang nervously awaits Mary's arrival, since there's nothing on TV.  Will Mary arrive today?  Will she have a new hairdo?  Listen and see! 8:50 - Bob and Ray Was There, sponsored by The Ashenfelter Whip Socket Company, dramatizes Ag...
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One of the Toasters runs into the StoryTeller and gets a reading
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From the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Collection. A bit from Monitor Radio about cow lifting and one of their many radio commercials done in the 1970 to 1973 period.
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