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A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 8

December 21, 2014

Hour 3 of the 2009 Jack Keenan Christmas Special – originally aired on December 24/25 2009, on Talk1300, WGDJ-AM, Albany NY. This hour’s guests:

  • Elisa Streeter, news anchor for News10
  • Fred Foy, Radio Hall of Famer and Announcer/Narrator for “The Lone Ranger” radio series
  • Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
  • “Ave Maria” performed by Perry Como

Presenting this show to you is my tribute to the late Jack Keenan, who passed away in November 2014. He had always hoped his Christmas Special could have aired for that 30th year, and this is my way of honoring his wish. I hope you and your family enjoy listening to this show as much as Jack enjoyed making it (and as much as I enjoyed producing it).

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A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 7

December 21, 2014

Hour 2 of the 2009 Jack Keenan Christmas Special – originally aired on December 24/25 2009, on Talk1300, WGDJ-AM, Albany NY. This hour’s guests:

  • “White Christmas”, performed by big band crooner Garry Stevens with the Charlie Spivak orchestra
  • Benita Zahn, anchor with NewsChannel13 WNYT
  • Julie Chapman, anchor for Capital News 9 (now Time Warner Cable News)
  • Jim Tedisco, NYS Assemblyman
  • Ann Hughes, former anchor for Fox23 News

Presenting this show to you is my tribute to the late Jack Keenan, who passed away in November 2014. He had always hoped his Christmas Special could have aired for that 30th year, and this is my way of honoring his wish. I hope you and your family enjoy listening to this show as much as Jack enjoyed making it (and as much as I enjoyed producing it).

A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 6

December 21, 2014

Hour 1 of the 2009 Jack Keenan Christmas Special – originally aired on December 24/25 2009, on Talk1300, WGDJ-AM, Albany NY. This hour’s guests:

  • Old Time Radio Clip: “Truth or Consequences” with Ralph Edwards
  • Old Time Radio Clip: “Home for the Holidays” sung by Perry Como
  • Dori Marlin, anchor for CBS6 Albany
  • Paul Grondahl, staff writer for the Albany Times Union
  • U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko

Presenting this show to you is my tribute to the late Jack Keenan, who passed away in November 2014. He had always hoped his Christmas Special could have aired for that 30th year, and this is my way of honoring his wish. I hope you and your family enjoy listening to this show as much as Jack enjoyed making it (and as much as I enjoyed producing it).

A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 5

December 21, 2014

Hour 5 of the 2008 Jack Keenan Christmas Special – originally aired on December 24/25 2008, on Talk1300, WGDJ-AM, Albany NY. This hour’s guests:

  • Old Time Radio Clip: “The Nativity Play” from The First Nighter Program, a radio anthology series that aired 1930-1953
  • Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, delivering his annual Christmas message
  • Old Time Radio Clip: “Ave Maria” sung by Perry Como

Presenting this show to you is my tribute to the late Jack Keenan, who passed away in November 2014. He had always hoped his Christmas Special could have aired for that 30th year, and this is my way of honoring his wish. I hope you and your family enjoy listening to this show as much as Jack enjoyed making it (and as much as I enjoyed producing it).

A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 4

December 21, 2014

Hour 4 of the 2008 Jack Keenan Christmas Special – originally aired on December 24/25 2008, on Talk1300, WGDJ-AM, Albany NY. This hour’s guests:

  • Neil D. Breslin, New York State Senator and Michael Breslin, former Albany County Executive
  • Ernie Tetrault, former news anchor with WRGB
  • Michael McNulty, former U.S. Congressman from NY, his sister Ellen McNulty Ryan, Mayor of Green Island, and their father John J. (Jack) McNulty, former Albany County Sheriff
  • Old Time Radio Clip: From the Bing Crosby Show, December 1942 – Academy Award winning actress Fay Bainter reads Francis P. Church’s 1897 editorial in the New York Sun which contains the famous quote, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”.

Presenting this show to you is my tribute to the late Jack Keenan, who passed away in November 2014. He had always hoped his Christmas Special could have aired for that 30th year, and this is my way of honoring his wish. I hope you and your family enjoy listening to this show as much as Jack enjoyed making it (and as much as I enjoyed producing it).

A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 3

December 21, 2014

Hour 3 of the 2008 Jack Keenan Christmas Special – originally aired on December 24/25 2008, on Talk1300, WGDJ-AM, Albany NY. This hour’s guests:

  • Jack McEneny, former NYS Assemblyman
  • Elisa Streeter, news anchor for NEWS10
  • Fred Foy, Radio Hall of Famer and Announcer/Narrator on “The Lone Ranger” radio show

Presenting this show to you is my tribute to the late Jack Keenan, who passed away in November 2014. He had always hoped his Christmas Special could have aired for that 30th year, and this is my way of honoring his wish. I hope you and your family enjoy listening to this show as much as Jack enjoyed making it (and as much as I enjoyed producing it).

A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 2

December 21, 2014

Hour 2 of the 2008 Jack Keenan Christmas Special – originally aired on December 24/25 2008, on Talk1300, WGDJ-AM, Albany NY. This hour’s guests:

  • NYS Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, serving NY’s 110th Assembly district
  • Jack Aernecke, former news anchor for WRGB (CBS6 Albany)
  • Greg Floyd, news anchor for CBS6 Albany
  • Old Time Radio Clip: Bing Crosby’s classic retelling of the Christmas story, “The Small One” (recorded March 1947)

Presenting this show to you is my tribute to the late Jack Keenan, who passed away in November 2014. He had always hoped his Christmas Special could have aired for that 30th year, and this is my way of honoring his wish. I hope you and your family enjoy listening to this show as much as Jack enjoyed making it (and as much as I enjoyed producing it).

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