TV-Radio Highlights: October 11, 1949

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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3 thoughts on “TV-Radio Highlights: October 11, 1949

  1. I remember listening to the radio version of “Life With Luigi” as a very young boy. It was a comedy about a little Italian immigrant named Luigi Bosco finding his way in America and starred J. Carrol Naish as Luigi. Each episode began with the Luigi narrating a letter he was writing to his mother in Italy. Luigi spent a lot of time going to night school and taking a citizenship class. The thing that I thought was really funny, as a kid, was a character named Pasquale, another Italian immigrant, who was always trying to trap Luigi into marrying his plus-sized daughter, Rosa. When Luigi showed up at Pasquale’s … Pasquale would call his daughter aggressively and loudly: “Rosa, Rosa, Rosa!” The next thing you would hear was Rosa’s giggle as she entered the room and exclaiming in a thick Italian accent, “You callin’ me, Papa?!” Followed by a cascade of additional giggles. – As a 3rd and 4th grader, I thought it was hilarious.
    The radio show ran on CBS Radio from Sept. ’48 to March ’53. The CBS Television version (in the KIRO ad above) began in Sept. ’52, but was short-lived.

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