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A Very Special Jack Keenan Christmas – Episode 1

December 21, 2014

Hour 1 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: “Truth or Consequences” starring Ralph Edwards, aired December 20, 1947 on NBC Radio.
  • “Home for the Holidays” by crooner Perry Como (a guest on the 1992 Jack Keenan Christmas Special!)
  • Interview with Susan Arbetter, host/ producer of public radio program “The Capitol Pressroom”, and former host of “New York Now” on WMHT.
  • Interview with Ann Hughes, former Fox23 anchor
  • Old Time Radio Clip: “The Bob Hope Show”, featuring a sidewalk Santa played by Jack Kirkwood (aired Dec 26, 1950)
  • Interview with Julie Chapman, anchor on Time Warner Cable News (formerly Capital News 9)

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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