Named for the Preservation Hall venue located in New Orleans, Preservation Jazz Band performs traditional New Orleans-style jazz both at the hall and on tour around the world. When the Preservation Jazz Band began, New Orleans was a racially segregated community under Jim Crow laws. Preservation Hall made its mark by being one of the very few venues in New Orleans that welcomed both white and... Continue reading
In 36 seasons as coach at North Carolina, Dean Smith compiled a record of 879-254, and his 879 victories rank # 4 on the all-time list. He led the Tar Heels to 27 NCAA Tournaments, 11 Final Fours, and 2 NCAA Championships. Remarkably, in 31 of his 36 seasons, his teams lost less than 10 games. Dean Smith coached many All-Americans and future NBA stars at North Carolina, the most notable of... Continue reading
“Mouseketeer” Annette Funicello and “Head Mouseketeer” Jimmie Dodd - The Mickey Mouse Club was Walt Disney’s second venture in to producing a television series, and helped finance and promote the building of the Disneyland theme park. Walt Disney turned The Mickey Mouse Club over to Bill Walsh who created a variety show for children featuring a news reel, cartoon, as well as music, talent, and... Continue reading
First Telecast: January 15, 1974, Nostalgic and witty, Richie Cunningham (played by Ron Howard) and his pals attend Jefferson High in Milwaukee in the 1950s. The kids hang out at Arnold's Drive-In, a malt shop near the school. A greasy-haired motorcycle kid dressed in leather, named Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli is the key to the show which centers on the relationship between him and... Continue reading
He gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. He was also owner of the Los Angeles Angels Baseball team as well as owner of Television and Radio stations throughout southern California. His signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again", and today is equally well known for his Christmas holiday songs,... Continue reading
"Good evening, friends". Roosevelt's first fireside chat was March 12, 1933. This was the first of a series of 30 radio broadcasts to the American people reassuring everyone that the nation was going to recover. He shared his hopes and plans for the country. The chats ranged from fifteen to forty-five minutes and eighty percent of the words used were in the one thousand most... Continue reading
He became a star on the radio recycling his newspaper pieces. From 1930 to 1935, his radio show on Sunday nights The Gulf Headliners, ranked among the top radio programs in the country. He rambled from one subject to another and often lost track of the half-hour time limit. To correct this, he brought in a wind-up alarm clock to alert him to when to begin wrapping up his comments. Later his... Continue reading
He was the first to coin the phrase,”rock and roll” on public radio, a term to describe the genre of music style. He is one of several key individuals who helped bridge the gap of segregation among young teenage Americans.
Ed was the “Gutsy” goaltender, minding the nets for the New York Rangers for nine seasons. He led the league in games played for four straight seasons and shutouts in 1967, 1968, and 1971. Known for his classic stand-up goaltending and skilled stick handling, he was constantly leaving the crease to play the puck. Typical of his bravery, during the 1971 playoffs against the Chicago Black Hawks,... Continue reading
In early 1960 Clint Murchison, Jr., and Bedford Wynne were awarded an expansion franchise in to the NFL and on September 24th the Cowboys hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cotton Bowl in their first official game. The Cowboys were winless in their inaugural season with a record of  0-11-1. The next season the Cowboys won their first ever game defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24. In 1966... Continue reading