Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Let Me Be Frank...



Frank Knight (born Frank Dale Leber in 1935) served for 29 years as a newsman at KCBS Newsradio 740, and was an original member of the anchor team when the station switched to all-news in 1968.

An avid collector of radio memorabilia, Frank was widely considered to be a leading expert on classic radio programs, as well as a devoted motion picture enthusiast.

The Longines Symphonette was a pre-recorded classical music program broadcast nightly on many Mutual Broadcasting System stations from 1943 to 1949. It then moved to CBS where it was heard Sundays at 2pm from 1949 to 1957. The initial conductor was Macklin Marrow, followed for most of the run by Michel Piastro, one-time concert master of the New York Philharmonic.

Frank Knight was the program's announcer. The introductory theme was the final movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. The series was sponsored by the Longines watch company.

Knight passed away on October 15, 2007.

On this two-disc set he reminisces about and introduces clips from radio broadcasting of the 30's and 40's.

Frank Knight ‎– I Remember Radio - Longines Symphonette Society ‎– LW 215


Anonymous Lance Leber said...

The audio clip is not the same Frank Knight from the Bay Area KCBS. This is more than likely a clip from the East Coast Frank Knight. Post a KCBS "News in Review". These were great!

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