Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 Mr. Foley (55 episodes, 1996-1998)
George Hall ...
 Tom Eldridge (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Margaret Hall ...
 Gertude 'Gertie' Reece / ... (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Melinda Mullins ...
 Hilary Booth (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Mackie Bloom (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Amanda Naughton ...
 Betty Roberts (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Scott Sherwood (34 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Jeffrey Singer (31 episodes, 1996-1998)
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It is 1930s Pittsburgh, and college student Betty Roberts has won an internship at WENN, a station that specializes in radio shows. She finds that the employees of the shows are just as wacky as the characters they play on the radio. They include: Mackie Bloom, WENN's man of a thousand voices; Hilary Booth, queen of the stage who carries an over-inflated ego; Mr. Foley, WENNs sound effects man who never talks; Tom Eldridge, who is as clueless as a gnat; and Jeffery Singer, who is in a marriage of convenience with Hillary. Each week, we watch how the station members struggle to keep the station going. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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31 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Betty Roberts: Creatively, what aspect of radio drama most interests you?
Scott Sherwood: It doesn't. Never had much time for radio. Stops me from thinking out loud. Bought a second-hand schooner that had one, but I never listened until I ran up on a reef in Samoa and had to wait almost a week for help. Ever try to eat a barnacle?
Betty Roberts: No.
Scott Sherwood: Don't.
Betty Roberts: I promise not to.
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You Make It Christmas
By Rupert Holmes
Sung by Betty Buckley
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Just a wonderful show!
9 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I miss this show terribly! It is still my favorite show of all time. No matter how many other shows I start watching they never beat it. I started watching it in high school at about the age 15 and joined the list online and made wonderful friends through my interest. Most of them I still talk to today.

I liked how it was not just a drama or a comedy but it was a dramedy. Being a historian and WWII buff especially this show intrigued me from the beginning. Plus we got to see some great stars of the past before they passed away. The great acting done by all the cast brought it to life and made it more real then a television show.

This show was never about dirty comedy or about who's all sleeping with who like many of the comedies on today. It is clean good fun that anyone of any age can enjoy. We never did learn that answer to the one supposedly dirty joke about the queen of hearts and the elephant or something like that.


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