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Corey Deitz

Christmas on the Radio Following the Crash of 1929

By December 23, 2012

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The Old Time Radio website, Radio Days, provided this audio from December, 1929 - two months after the famous stock market crash. Given the current economic situation, I thought it was somewhat poignant to share again as we approach Christmas Eve, 83 years later.

It features the KHJ Radio performers singing Christmas songs. Radio Days provided this explanation:

"In 1929, Los Angeles radio station, KHJ, was owned and operated by Cadillac dealer, Don Lee. As a Christmas gift to his staff, he provided a specially-prepared Brunswick disc which featured various KHJ performers singing Christmas songs as a part of the disc. This file is a clip - a little over 4 minutes of that recording and provides some nice Christmas background reminiscent of the times."

Listen: Hear this historic radio audio.

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