Was there ever a radio program in the late 1920's in Portland that featured two people who went by the names "Tipsy & Topsy"
Radio program on KWBS(13 posts)
Posted on March 27, 2012 - 06:29 PM #
Not that EYE no uv...Posted on March 27, 2012 - 07:52 PM #
Ditto.Posted on March 27, 2012 - 08:07 PM #
May have been on KVEP or KWBSPosted on March 28, 2012 - 03:47 PM #
I did a complete search on the name only. There was nothing associated with radio. Although "The Oregonian", owner of KGW in the 1920's, was very bias to other stations in their listings of programs. The Oregonian wouldn't mention the names of programs on other stations most of time but instead would list them as "utility program" followed by "concert program" etc. This made KGW programs look more desirable to tune in.
During this period I found "The Oregon Journal" to be much more even handed but The Journal has not been placed on-line as of yet. You could go to the library and do it the old fashioned way with microfilm but it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. Programs in the 1920's were often replaced on a regular basis, running only a few months or weeks at a time, especially on small independent stations.Posted on March 28, 2012 - 07:18 PM #
I haven't even found anything on KVEP or KWBS.... Were these Portland stations?
Add: Nevermind,(slaps forehead).... I forgot about the old history threads:Posted on March 28, 2012 - 07:38 PM #
They were biased before tape!Posted on March 28, 2012 - 08:12 PM #
Thank you everyone.. This does mean a lot to me .. guess I will have to do it the "old fashioned way"... These young women were probably only on for a short while. I did find some scripts of what they did, but can't seem to verify exactly when or which station.Posted on March 29, 2012 - 08:17 AM #
What were their real names? I could see if they showed up anywhere.Posted on March 29, 2012 - 09:26 PM #
Virta & Muriel.. Probably Jones- they may have been known as the Jones sisters or Jones girlsPosted on April 1, 2012 - 10:35 PM #
I found nothing in "The Oregonian" on-line about Muriet Jones but I did on Virta Jones. She was "Miss Rose City" in 1930. With that information I did a web search and found this: http://historywithheart.com/HWHWarrens.html
Looking for anything on The Jones Sisters, I found this Oregonian ad dated Feb 10, 1948:
BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT VALUE IN TOWN! VAUDEVILLE
ON OUR STAGE A GREAT VARIETY PROGRAM Featuring THE JONES SISTERS
Stylists of Dance Music & Harmony
Phil Downing, Bob Merrick M.C. & Singer
CAPITOL - S.W. 4th & MorrisonPosted on April 1, 2012 - 11:27 PM #
Thanks a million.. I also found or heard that the Program called Tipsy Topsy also had a person who went by the name Larry Stewart who played the Banjo. Anyway thank you for all your help.. I sure would like to know for certain that they were actually on the Radio .. It is a search I am doing for their family.. I just may have to give it up though. And Yes, the Virta Jones that you found on the website historywithheart. com/HWHWarrens is the same Virta Jones I am researching. Quite some person.. huh.?Posted on April 2, 2012 - 06:05 PM #
Oh by the way, Muriel also went by her first name, Linda.. If that is any help.Posted on April 2, 2012 - 06:09 PM #
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