Radio stars (Sept 1933)

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RADIO STARS LET'S GOSSIP ABOUT THE LOW-DOWN ON THE JIMMIE WALLINGTON, NBC's pride and joy. is broken-hearted. For a long while, it was Jimmie's boast that he had the biggest feet in radio. Size twelve and one-half. Word reached him the other day that Station WLW in Cincinnati had a heavy-weight an- nouncer named Peter Grant. The boys got together and compared dogs. Grant won by one-half size, and now Jimmie is moping around trying to be satisfied with the Eastern States Championship. Jimmie melton, Florida's gift to radio, turned hero the other day. While on a friend's yacht, the captain suffered a heart attack and fell overboard. Jim- mie leaped after him and got him back aboard the boat. Unfortunately, his efforts were in vain for doctors said the captain was dead before he hit the water. Lopez speaking." You've heard that on the air plenty of times. What you don't know is that the first time Vincent said it, nobody heard it. That was back in February of 1922 over old WJZ in Newark, N. J. It was Sunday and a station executive, suddenly horrified, (Left) Gertrude Niesen, of the deep voice and the fascinating eyes, made a personal appearance at Loew's State Theatre in New York in her own vaudeville act. (Below, from left to right) Frank Jaquet, on the left and Charles Egleston on the right—they're better known as Pinkspot and Puddle of the Puddle Family—chat with America's ace clown, Poodles Hanneford. Second, John White, the Lonesome Singer, and Tim Frawley, the Old Ranger, of Death Valley Days. Next— the Sisters of the SkiHet visited Jack Demp- sey out at Schmeling's New Jersey camp. And finally, a touching little drama entitled, "Amos 'n' Andy—'n Grapefruit."