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- WRVA Radio of Richmond, Virginia, marked its 50th anniversary in 1975 with this commemorative program, narrated by Lou Dean. The history of the station, from its initial broadcast on 2 Nov. 1925, is related in the context of local, state, national, and global events over the decades. Dean's narrative is supplemented with numerous clips of news and entertainment broadcasts, including speeches by world leaders and Virginia governors, breaking news announcements of events such as the World War II surrender of Japan, on-the-scene reporting of local news including the aftermath of a 1951 Richmond tornado, musical programs such as the Corn Cob Pipe Club and the Old Dominion Barn Dance Show, and WRVA characters Capitol Squirrel and Millard the Mallard. Also included are tributes to late WRVA reporter Howard Bloom (1943-1974) and samples of the work of other station personalities
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