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Stan Freberg CBS Radio Show No. 15 - The Last CBS Show - Oct. 20, 1957 - Comedy

Heirloom Radio

The Stan Freberg Show was a weekly radio comedy show that ran on the CBS Radio Network for only fifteen episodes in 1957–58. The show, starring comedian Stan Freberg and featuring the vocal talents of Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds and the musical direction of Billy May, ran in the 7 p.m. timeslot previously occupied by The Jack Benny Program. The show was produced by Pete Barnum with sound effects by Bill James and Gene Twombly.Despite its short run, the show managed to develop some running gags and stock jokes, from Freberg's ambivalence toward Madison Avenue (faux advertisements for "Puffed Grass" and "Food", as well as the classic sketch "Gray Flannel Hatful of Teenage Werewolves") to the overwhelmingly popular interviews with a sneaker-wearing Abominable Snowman.By the thirteenth episode, it was clear that The Stan Freberg Show was suffering from a lack of advertiser interest (perhaps helped by Freberg's werewolf comparisons). CBS canceled the series after fifteen episodes; according to Joe Bevilacqua, it was the last American network radio show to devote itself purely to comedy.Stan's radio series lasted just 14 weeks; the reason was because he refused "participating sponsorship", insisting on ONE major sponsor- and turned down at least two tobacco companies who wanted to susutain him. CBS wasn't going to wait for "big ticket" sponsors to step forward (and nobody else seemed to want to sponsor the show, since it continually satirized the very advertisers Stan was trying to attract), and cancelled Freberg's series to make way for one with "participating sponsors": Henry Morgan's panel show "SEZ YOU", which continued through the 1957-'58 season.Playlist "Stan Freberg" contains all 15 shows of the CBS Radio series. That playlist is on Heirloom Radio on Soundcloud.com

28mins

20 Jul 2022

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Stan Freberg CBS Radio Show No. 14 - Sponsored By Freberg - Oct. 13, 1957 - Comedy

Heirloom Radio

This is the next to the last broadcast of the 15 show series on CBS Radio in 1957. The playlist "Stan Freberg" includes all 15 shows from the CBS Radio Network 1957 series. The playlist is on Heirloom Radio on Soundcloud.com. Thank you for listening!

28mins

20 Jul 2022

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Stan Freberg - CBS Radio Show No. 5 - Orville Arrives On The Moon -August 11. 1957 - Comedy

Heirloom Radio

CBS Radio Show #5 for Stan Freberg from 1957... 15 shows total will eventually be in the "Stan Freberg" Playlist. OTR Scholars view this series as the last all comedy show on radio. Thanks for listening...

29mins

19 Jul 2022

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S3 Ep. 48: The Stan Freberg Show

Old Radio Comedy Podcast

On Episode 48 of Season 3 of the Old Radio Comedy Podcast, we bring you the September 15 and September 22, 1957 broadcasts of The Stan Freberg Show! Thanks for listening! Contact Us: oldradiocomedypodcast@gmail.com Check out our YouTube channels: An Evening Of Old Time Radio - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYSFXJ-EyFexGcPOoJdEtKA Tranquility Ambience - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DXOS--Zrng3sIZ5Uq7-MA

59mins

24 Jun 2022

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STAN FREBERG SHOW "Build It Yourself Piano"

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Episode 10 aired on CBS Radio September 15, 1957. The Stan Freberg Show was a weekly radio comedy show that ran on the CBS Radio Network for only fifteen episodes in 1957–58. The show, starring comedian Stan Freberg and featuring the vocal talents of Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds and the musical direction of Billy May, ran in the 7 p.m. timeslot previously occupied by The Jack Benny Program. Stan Freberg grew up in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he was a big fan of radio and sound. He was blessed with the double abilities of being an amazing mimic and possessing a razor-sharp satirical mind. In the early 1940s he began to do voice work for Warner Brothers' cartoons.

29mins

15 Sep 2021

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The Abominable Snowman Revisited by The Stan Freberg Show

A Legacy Of Laughs

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12021/LOL150.mp3 This week on A Legacy Of Laughs we’ll hear the September 8, 1957, episode of The Stan Freberg Show, titled, The Abominable Snowman Revisited. Download LOL150

10 Sep 2021

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STAN FREBERG SHOW "Abominable Snowman Revisited"

www.RADIOthen.network

Episode 9 aired September 8, 1957 on CBS Radio. Freberg chats with his friend the abominable snowman about another visit in the Himalayas. We learn the real name of the snowman and meet his wife. Stan exposes how he gets the details for his historical skits. Then we hear one on the Revolutionary War. Based on the painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware.

29mins

7 Sep 2021

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STAN FREBERG SHOW "Good Humor Man"

www.RADIOthen.network

Episode 8 aired September 1, 1957 on the CBS Radio network. The show, starring comedian Stan Freberg and featuring the vocal talents of Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds and the musical direction of Billy May, ran in the 7 p.m. timeslot previously occupied by The Jack Benny Program. The show was produced by Pete Barnum with sound effects by Bill James and Gene Twombly.

28mins

30 Aug 2021

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Episode 253 – Stan Freberg

Stars on Suspense (Old Time Radio)

Stan Freberg was a master of satire and memorably sent up politics, history, and popular culture over his 70 years in show business. His spoofs of Dragnet, popular music, and history still hold up today, and he put his unique sense of humor to work as a successful advertising director. We'll hear the legendary performer in a rare dramatic radio turn as a murderer in "Alibi Me" (AFRS rebroadcast from April 20, 1958). Plus, we'll hear his signature wit in The CBS Radio Workshop (originally aired on CBS on August 31, 1956) and an episode of his classic radio comedy The Stan Freberg Show (originally aired on CBS on October 6, 1957).

1hr 34mins

19 Aug 2021

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S2 Ep. 63: The Stan Freberg Show

Old Radio Comedy Podcast

On Episode 63 of Season 2, we bring you the July 21, 1957 broadcast of The Stan Freberg Show. Visit us at https://anchor.fm/oldradiocomedypodcast or by email at oldradiocomedypodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

30mins

23 Jul 2021

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