30 Rock Studio 6-B

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Tue Nov 25 13:42:57 EST 2008

George Putnam. If he is no longer living, he died very recently
(meaning within the last few months) at the age of 93. If Putnam is
still living, I think that makes him a few years older than Paul
Harvery is now, or if Putnam is no longer living it made him a few
years older at the time of his death than Paul Harvey is now. I
remember Putnam as an announcer on the Blue Network (name later
changed to ABC Radio) during World War II. Then for some unknown
reason he started calling himself George Carson Putnam.

Anyhow, I though he had died years ago until, maybe six months ago, I
caught his program on CRNI/NRN (networks that are carried locally on
WBIX). At one point, I though I caught an obit for Putnam, but then a
few nights later I heard his program again. At first I thought it must
have been a show that he recorded before he died but the content
seemed to be too up-to-date for that. So I don't know whether he is
dead or alive, but if alive, he is quite old. And dead or alive, he is
or was an arch conservative. And dead or alive, he has apparently lost
the middle name.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill O'Neill" <billohno@gmail.com>
To: <TVNETDUDE@aol.com>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@tsornin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: 30 Rock Studio 6-B

> TVNETDUDE@aol.com wrote:
>> And we  all know the story of how the announcer in 8-H told WNBC he
>> would retire  when this new show he was given in 1975 was
>> cancelled.
>> Don Pardo really  never retired until he hit 90.
> Someone should be helping Pardo with his memoir for goodness sake.
> What are we waiting for, 100? Not that the next ten years won't be
> action packed, but this guy _started_ his SNL gig when he was _57_.
> The stories he could tell.  BTW, I thought I heard Pardo intro'ing
> the Palin bits this season.
> Aside from Paul Harvey, there are few who have been behind a mic
> this late in life.
> Bill O'Neill

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