The Baby Boomer Radio, TV, Movies, Magazines, Music, Comics, Fads, Toys, Fun, and More Show!
Smitty, Mike, and The Galaxy Gang
Radio, TV and movie buffs talk about the Golden Age of Commercial Communication, including segments on old-time technology, radio/TV personalities, pre-Internet and Cable news, American pop history, collectibles and collecting, and much more. Each episode presents American Pop Culture, family trends, products, notables and celebrities that, to this day, signifies they the rite of passage for those born between 1946 and 1964. Our hosts, guests hosts and historians weave a rich tapestry from archives, as well as first-hand memories of the people that lived the growing years of the Baby Boomer Generation. Each episode also profiles the collectibility and value of items that listeners find in attics, old boxes, and garage sales. Our listening community is not limited to Baby Boomers. We have young people who love Big Band and Swing, we have older listeners who check in to talk about the Great Depression. We have WWII veterans, as well as Viet Nam era draft dodgers. All come together to share, or simply listen to an America long past. Since its inception in 2009, Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site is the spark to the neurotransmitters of the brain that bring forth memories that many of us thought we had long forgotten. Relive those memories once again, with Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site!
Collecting Things as Youngsters
On this episode we talk about collecting things, whether it was postage stamps, coins, baseball cards, or any other number of items, most all of us have memories of having a favorite collection of things that interested us. We look back to collecting things as kids, and how collecting has changed over the years. What was once very collectible may not be that way now, and what wasn't collectible way back when may be very collectible now. We also look back to the people that helped us with our collecting efforts when we were kids. There was usually a friendly adult, be it a family member, friend, or merchant who helped us and guided us along. Join us as we share many fun memories on this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network.
The U.S. in World War I: "The War to End All Wars"
This episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, recorded on Veteran's Day 2018, looks back to the end of the First World War, November 11, 1918. The Galaxy Guys look back across a century of remembrance. How in earlier years most of the people alive had lived through those years of the First World War. As time has passed by and the years have moved forward, this significant event is today a distant part of the past. Now, 100 years later, no American veterans of that conflict are left, and how this event is remembered mostly by those interested in history and not generally taught in great detail in schools. We also look at how coverage of the War's anniversary has been presented through the years. It is a significant look back at an event from 100 years ago. We remember and gratefully salute all of the Veterans of all wars who have defended our nation throughout the years. Join us on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network
The 1968 TV Season, Doing Projects as Kids, Favorite Teachers
Three fun topics for you on this one-hour episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site. First, we remember the 1968 TV season. In that turbulent year, some of our favorite television programs mirrored the real-life struggles and strife going on in our country. We look at the edgier shows and contrast them to the more traditional shows airing then. Many long-running comedy shows were nearing their end as the "Rural Purge" began. Listen for more details. Next we remember working with loved ones on projects when we were young. Whether it was building something, painting, tuning up a car, or doing a project for the Scouts, it was always fun to work with our favorite adults. Finally we remember some of our favorite teachers from our school days. Teachers that really made a difference in our school careers and who we still recall fondly. Our Retro-Commercials are for the 1960 Studebaker Lark and for Schlitz Beer. Join us on Galaxy Moonbeam Night site on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network!
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