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Illinois Broadcast Pioneer Award

Here is a video That IBA prepared to honor Mal. He gave this talk in 1995. The award was given in June 2009 when Mal was 89 and no longer as spry. This link shows you others who have been given the broadcast pioneer award. The video above was...

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Mal’s 2d Day Hosting Arthur Godfrey Show

On Tuesday, Mal’s guests include Ed Ames and Helen Gurley Brown. Also, apparently, the Bellairs kids bought everything for sale at FAO Schwartz on 5th Ave. Greatest toy store ever.

Mal makes it through discussing women’s sex lives with Gurley Brown and Ames sings “Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks.

Godfrey pitches Lysol, diet pills and breakfast bran cereal.

Mal went long – announcer says the program was edited to meet time requirements. Or maybe Helen said too much.

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Remembering Art Hellyer’s Career

Here’s a great video about Art Hellyer, another Chicago radio pioneer. Some of the comments about Art are by Mal. In a home where we mostly listened to Dad on the radio, I still managed to listen to Art’s AM radio show on WCFL. I love that the video also credits Lenny Kaye. Dr. Kaye was a true artist.

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Jo Morrissy recording

Among Dad’s tapes was a disk of Mom’s. The A side is the recording of a radio play by Jo Morrissy. It won first place in the annual radio playwriting contest of the Wisconsin Dramatic Guild (in 1939?). The B side has no identifying info. It is a dramatic...

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