“Benny All-Niter” (2019)

February 13, 2019

Helen & Johnny - Benny All-Nite

Hello All!!!!! Helen and I are proud to host another installment of “An Evening of Old Time Radio” at Mount Holly’s newest coffee shop, “Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe”, at 14 White Street in Mill Race Village, located in beautiful, downtown Mount Holly, New Jersey. If any of you wonderful folks happen to be in the vicinity of Mount Holly, New Jersey on Friday, February 15th (6:30PM to 9PM), we cordially invite you to stop by and enjoy a tasty beverage as we present a “Benny All-Niter”.  We will be presenting three episodes from ‘The Jack Benny Program’, one each from the 1930’s, 1940’s, and the 1950’s.

Stay for 1, 2, or all 3 shows!!!!  As a special bonus, we are also planning to broadcast the presentation live on www.RadioOnceMore.com Wednesday, February 20th at 9PM. This gives you two chances to catch our “Benny All-Niter” presentation live, once at “Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe”, and once on “Radio Once More”.  We have some great Jack Benny shows and fun lined up for this special Friday evening event.  Also, rumor has it that there will be a few Give-a-Ways!!!!

Benny All-Niter - J. Benny

Stop by and try something a little different and experience how we were entertained back in the 1930′s, 40′s, and 50′s before television. All you need are your ears and your imagination!!!!  Arrive early if you plan on attending, it’s a cozy coffee shop with limited seating.

Helen and I sincerely hope to see you Friday evening at “Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe” on February 15th at 6:30PM and on “Radio Once More” on Wednesday evening February 20th at 9PM!!!!!  Woo-Hoo!!!!

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Helen and Johnny on the “Walden and Patricia Show”

February 4, 2019

H & J with W & P

Last month, Helen and I had the honor and privilege to be guests on the “Walden and Patricia Show” on the internet radio station “Yesterday USA”.  “Yesterday USA” carries Old Time Radio and other nostalgia related programming so they invited us on to discuss our “An Evening of Old Time Radio” presentations in downtown Mount Holly at Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe and our “Woo-Hoo Wednesdays” on the internet radio station “Radio Once More”.

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Our dear friend Walden hosting his Old Time Radio/Nostalgia Radio Show on “Yesterday USA”

It was a delightful conversation with Walden and Patricia and Larry Gassman joined in with the discussion as well to add to the fun.  Yesterday USA uses the conference application Zoom on their Live Shows and they create a “Zoom Room”.  The Zoom application has great sound quality and allowed Helen and I to speak together and also allowed us to goof around with Walden, Patricia, and Larry and play some of our usual sound effects that the “Woo-Hoo Wednesday” listeners are accustomed to listening to on “Radio Once More”.

We plan to reciprocate and invite Walden and Patricia later in the year to “Woo-Hoo Wednesday” and discuss their “Yesterday USA” radio show and discuss the upcoming SPERDVAC (The Society To Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy) convention in November.  Larry Gassman currently serves as President, Larry’s twin brother John Gassman serves as Vice President, and Walden also serves as a board member of SPERDVAC.  This years SPERDVAC convention is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, California and begins Thursday evening November 7th, and ends Sunday Morning November 11th.  Helen and I attended the SPERDVAC convention in 2017 while we were vacationing in Las Vegas.  That is when I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Walden.  Helen and I are planning on attending the SPERDVAC convention in November and we look forward to seeing Walden, along with Larry and John Gassman and many other Old Time Radio friends.

John and Larry Gassman

John and Larry Gassman at the 2017 SPERDVAC Convention

Below is the entire discussion Helen and I had with Walden, Patricia, and Larry Gassman on “Yesterday USA”.

Again, Helen and I wish to thank Walden, Patricia, and Larry for inviting us to chat with them on “Yesterday USA” and we’ll see you in November at SPERDVAC.