When she was four years old, Jennie Moscowitz began her stage career in a company headed by the immortal Sarah Bernhardt. She has since given many noteworthy performances in “The Melting Pot”–1912, “The Auctioneer”–1914; “Potash and Perlmutter in Society”–1917, “Business Before Pleasure”–1921, “Kosher Kitty Kelly”–1925, and more recently as the mother opposite Paul Mani in “Counsellor at Law.” After more than three score years, her star shines as brightly as of old. Jennie Moscowitz brings a vivid portrayal of the mother to the microphone in a new series of sketches titled “My Boy,” by Allen Gordon, every Friday evening at 8:15 over station WEVD. In the supporting cast are Helene Dumes, Janet Richards and Mark Cassidy.
More folks will be able to hear WEVD programs since the Federal Radio Commission has granted this station an increase in power from 500 to 1,000 watts, effective last Friday.
JEWISH NEWS REVIEW
Joshua Epstein provides an interesting review of Jewish news over station WMCA on Thursdays and Sundays at 7:15 p. m. There is an intriguing quality in his voice, which is natural and unforced. Epstein’s material is well prepared and he holds his own with the better news commentators on the air. A versatile chap he is, for in addition to these broadcasts he writes original radio dramas and takes a hand at directly as well.
THE PHILHARMONIC DRIVE
It is no longer news that the Philharmonic programs over WABC and the Columbia network every Sunday at 3 are the most attractive musical fare on the air, particularly when the baton is in the hand of the famous Arturo Toscanini. If you haven’t discovered these broadcasts, a treat is in store for you. A special broadcast celebrating the sixty-seventh birthday of Arturo Toscanini will be given by the New York Philharmonic – Symphony Orchestra next Sunday.
Toscanini himself will conduct, and the program will include the sonorous Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major and Cesar Franck’s immortal Symphony in D minor… A campaign for a sustaining fund of $500,000 for the Philharmonic is under way.
NRA ON THE AIR
It is computed that President Roosevelt has made twenty-six radio appearances during his first year as the White House occupant, The President has added greatly to the popularity of this medium as a vehicle for public discussion. Following his lead, other public officials have enthusiastically entered the radio fold.
Another successful radio speaker in officialdom is Senator Clarence C. Dill, of Washington, who last week gave an interesting and clear account of the proposed communications legislation which will strengthen government control of telephone, telegraph and radio, as well as a picture of the vast untapped possibilities of radio.
A YOUTHJUL TRIO
The youngest instrumental trio in the country will appear on the Curtis Institute of Music program over WABC and the Columbia network Thursday at 3:45. The members are Frederick Vogelgesang, thirteen-year-old violin student of Efrem Zimbalist; Sol Kaplan, fourteen-year-old pianist, who has given numerous recitals in New York and Philadelphia, and Samuel Houston Mayes, fifteen, who is a ‘cello student of Felix Salmond. These youthful artists, known as the “Cherokee Trio,” will play Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major, opus 11.
News of the week: Tonight over the WJZ network, a birthday dinner for Rabbi Stephen S. Wise given by the Citizens Committee of New York City at the Hotel Astor, will be broadcast from 10:30 to 11:00. Former Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby will act as toastmaster. From Monday to Friday inclusive at 1:30, WBNX presents the Jewish women’s hour.
ON THE DIAL
Tuesday: The former Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Lloyd George, discusses: “Whither Britain?” over the combined WEAF and WABC networks at 3:30 P. M. Two interesting programs are on WEVD–Dr. Paul Schwarz, former German Consul, discussing: “The New Rome Pact and the Economic Future of Austria” at 8:00, and fifteen minutes later Herman Bernstein, editor of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, presents a guest speaker. The Minneapolis Symphony orchestra, under the direction of Eugene Ormandy, comes to you from WABC at 9:30 P. M. and over the same network at 10:30 Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes will break his long radio silence.
Wednesday: Dr. John Dewey, educator and philosopher, appears before the WJZ microphone in a talk on “Humanizing Education” at 4:45; Joseph Rumshinsky, famous Jewish composer, is directing a series of his operettas, alternating with Hebrew melodies sung by prominent cantors, from WEVD’s studios every Wednesday at 9:00 P. M. Other musical features of the day: Albert Spalding, violinist, WABC at 8:30 P. M.; John Charles Thomas, baritone, replaces John McCormack on WJZ at 9:30 P. M.
Thursday: You can count on a good show from Rudy Vallee over the WEAF network at 8:00 P. M.; Helen Morgan is the guest star on the “Voice of America” program on WABC at 8:30; Nathan Straus Jr., State Director of the National Emergency Council, will discuss the NRA program over WMCA at 9:30; Senator William E. Borah will speak on “Trade Policies of the United States” over WJZ at 10:30 P. M.
Friday: Yehudi Menuhin, young genius of the violin, will be soloist during the regular weekly concert of the Boston Symphony or chestra over the WJZ network from 2:30 to 4:00; the Stradivarius String Quartet will be heard over WJZ at 7:15; a new series of local talent nights to be known as “Jamaica in the Heart of New York” will be inaugurated over WEVD at 8:30 with Nan Halperin, famous stage star, as guest artist; Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra’s concert over WABC at 9:00, playing Rimsky-Korsakoff’s “Russian Easter.”
Week-end: Saturday’s highlights are Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” from the Metropolitan Opera House over the WEAF-WJZ network at 1:35 P. M.; Frances Adler, daughter of the famous Jewish actor, recites “The Life of Her Father” over WEVD at 7:45; Alexander Woollcott, one of my favorite voices on the air as “The Town Crier” over WABC at 9:15; George Jessel returns to WABC at 9:30; “Bits From Broadway Hits,” a new musical variety show with Helen Morgan, Jean Sargent, Everett Marshall, Tamara, Woods Miller, Helen Broderick over WABC at 10:45 P. M. On Sunday you will want to hear Dr. Stephen S. Wise from the Free Synagogue over station WNEW at 11:45 A. M.; the Cadillac Concert featuring Harold Bauer, pianist and Issay Dobrowen, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra directing the Cadillac orchestra the WJZ network at 6:00; Margalo Gillmore in a scene from “Berkeley Square” over WABC at 7:30; the parade of the comedians over the major networks include The Marx Brothers, Joe Penner, Eddie Cantor, George M. Cohan; Nino Martini and Jane Froman in the Seven Star Revue over WABC at 9:00.