SiriusXM is taking you down Mainstreet USA for a weekly visit to Crosby’s Corner – a new show featuring a specially curated version of Bing Crosby’s 1940s-era radio shows, starring his universal range of guests from the stage and screen.
Crosby’s Corner will allow listeners to feel what it was like to sit in front of a radio in “prime time” during the ’40s, before the era of television, and hear these entertaining shows featuring music and comedy.The exclusive series will premiere on Saturday, September 17, at 5pm ET on SiriusXM’s ’40s Junction (Ch. 71). A new episode will air every Saturday at 5pm ET, with replays on Sunday at 8pm ET, and Tuesday at Noon ET. All episodes will also be available on the SXM App, included with all SiriusXM trial subscriptions and popular plans.
“The Crosby family is thrilled to have Bing Crosby back on radio, the medium that really brought him to prominence,” said Harry Crosby, Bing’s son. “There was a time when his show was heard by 50 million radio listeners every week. Now new generations of fans can discover and enjoy those very same shows.”
About Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby was the 20th century’s greatest multi-media star — acclaimed in the worlds of recording, radio and motion pictures and honored by all three on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was the most recorded voice in history. Bing recorded 41 #1 hits, including “White Christmas” – a best-seller for five decades. At the time of his passing in 1977, Bing Crosby was still the biggest-selling recording star of all time, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. He won the 1944 Oscar for Best Actor in Going My Way.
From 1931 to 1962, Bing sang on the radio once a week, hosting the Kraft Music Hall, Philco Radio Time, and the Bing Crosby Chesterfield and General Electric radio shows. A firm believer in the wonders of technology, Bing was an early investor in the first magnetic recording technology, using it to pre-tape his Philco radio show. As a result, he reached a mind-boggling 50 million radio listeners each week — at a time when the population of the United States was less than half of what it is today. His immense popularity earned him millions of fans around the world and endures to this today.
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