Radio show celebrates Cornish Choir history |

Radio show celebrates Cornish Choir history

Community radio station KVMR and “Old Radio Theater” hosts David and Linda Breninger will honor the 60th anniversary of a Grass Valley Cornish Choir radio broadcast that originally aired on the NBC radio network in 1946. The re-broadcast of this historic program will be heard on “Old Radio Theater” between 9 and 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24.

The Cornish Choir broadcast includes the voices of 50 men and boys from Grass Valley 60 years ago. The Choir sang live from the stage of the Del Oro Theater as heard by the nation through the facilities of the National Broadcasting Company on Christmas Day, 1946.

Also featured on the Dec. 24th “Old Radio Theater” program will be a unique “Dragnet” Christmas radio show that first aired in 1953. Starring Jack Webb, the program traces the detective’s investigation to find the missing statue of the baby Jesus.

This past October, the Breningers celebrated their 21st year on the air with “Old Radio Theater.” Their Dec. 24th program will mark their 842nd broadcast. Old Radio Theater airs on alternating Sundays at 9 p.m. on KVMR-fm 89.5 and

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