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Golden Memories Of Radio (By Longines Symphonette and Narrated by Jack Benny and Frank Knight)

The Longines Symphonette was a pre-recorded classical music program broadcast nightly on many Mutual Broadcasting System stations from 1943 to 1949. It then moved to CBS where it was heard Sundays at 2pm from 1949 to 1957. The initial conductor was Macklin Marrow, followed for most of the run by Michel Piastro, one-time concert master of the New York Philharmonic. Frank Knight was the program's announcer. The introductory theme was the final movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. The series was sponsored by the Longines watch company. A spin-off program was The Longines Choraliers which aired on CBS from March 13, 1949 to April 22, 1955. [wikipedia]


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