World Program Library Transcription

Radio station library discs are often overlooked by collectors and archivists for a variety of reasons; not the least of which is the inability of many to play a 16″ disc on their phonograph.  WORLD Transcription 295 - Full
A few of these discs contain baseball references, including this one, which was released by the World Broadcasting Service.    Companies such as this provided dozens (or hundreds) of large 16″ discs to radio stations, containing the musical and production content they required.
Although this is listed as part of the “Program” service, it is, in fact, a disc containing production elements, including intros, bumpers, and promos.  Just for fun I have included all 11 production elements, including a couple of catchy tunes.

World Transcription Production Elements


Bob Vaneslow – Your Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike - Bob Vaneslow - Baseball Discussion - 12-7-1948This is an excerpt from the Your Lucky Strike show, hosted by Don Ameche from Dec. 7 1948.   The guest is Bob Vaneslow, who would eventually play Starkey in Disney’s Peter Pan. He also made bit appearances on TV programs such as Bonanza, Gangbusters, The FBI, and others.

Bob Vaneslow – Your Lucky Strike

In this clip, he discusses his decision to pursue a performing career instead of accepting an offer from the Minneapolis Millers.