Spotlight – John Daly OTR Legend

On Ron’s Amazing Stories the blog we take a look at one of old time radios stars. You could even give him the title legend if you like. Mr. John Charles Daly was an American journalist, game show host, and radio personality, probably best known for hosting the panel show, “What’s My Line?”. The second of two brothers, Daly was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where his American father worked as a geologist. After his father died of tropical fever, Daly’s mother moved the family to Boston, Massachusetts.

John Daly 1952Daly began his broadcasting career as a reporter for a local CBS Radio Network in Washington, D.C. serving a White House correspondent. He became known to the nation as CBS’s announcer for the president’s speeches. In late 1941, Daly transferred to New York City, where he became anchor of The World Today. During World War II he became a war correspondent and covered the news from London as well as the North African and Italian fronts. Daly was there in 1943 during Gen. George Patton’s infamous “slapping incidents”. After the war, he was a lead reporter for and took part in the series “You Are There”. This program re-created the great events of history as if CBS reporters were on the scene. John Daly would go on to become one of the most highly recruited voices during golden age of radio and then well into the infant years of television.

As a reporter for the CBS radio network, Daly was the voice of two historic announcements. He was the first national correspondent to deliver the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and he was also the first to relay the wire service report of the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast we cover the subject of Flight Nurses from their beginnings during World War II to where they are today. So please join us for this special podcast.

You can listen to this podcast this Thursday (02/04) at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Friday night at 8pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

January 28, 2016 – Mendez Genesis with Ed Hancock (RAS230)
February 04, 2016 – Flight Nurse (RAS231)
February 11, 2016 – (RAS232)
February 18, 2016 – (RAS233)
February 25, 2016 – (RAS234)

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