Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

The Radio Hall of Fame

Stan Freberg here. I just got back from Chicago where I was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame by Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications. It was a nice evening. Tell you more, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. Yes, I received still another award at still another black tie dinner, but this one was special, even if they gave me only 90 seconds for my remarks, exactly what I'm given each day for this commentary.

As I got my award at the mike, I said, "It really is an honor to be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame...finally. But hey, I know how it is," I said, "the selection committee can't rush into these things. This is only my 50th year in broadcasting."

I mentioned how, as a child, when the other kids ran outside to play baseball, I ran in to play the radio. My humor was shaped by oddball shows like "Vic And Sade," by my comedic heroes Jack Benny and the great satirist Fred Allen, and by the legendary radio dramatist Norman Corwin, who today is my friend.

Norman showed me how I could do it all--the writing, the music and lyrics, the directing; my records like "Green Chri$tma$" and "Stan Freberg presents The United States of America" exist because as a child of radio, Corwin showed me how I could do it all.

Norman Corwin is already in the Radio Hall of Fame, as are other heroes like Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Orson Welles, and now, I'm proud to say...

Stan Freberg here.

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