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  • Sep 26, 1937
    Seven years after the character was introduced on radio, Mutual Broadcasting establishes the network show "The Shadow." It's referenced in the lyrics of The Statler Brothers' 1972 country hit "Do You Remember These"
    Aug 19, 1939
    The Mutual Broadcasting Network and the BBC work together to beam Gene Autry's appearance on the British radio show "Sing Song" back to the U.S.
    Nov 21, 1944
    "The Roy Rogers Show" makes its radio debut on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The Sons Of The Pioneers are part of the cast
    Nov 17, 1945
    "Opry House Matinee" debuts on the Mutual Broadcasting Network. The program is hosted by Ernest Tubb and Eddy Arnold
    Sep 11, 1948
    Hank Thompson begins starring in the Mutual Radio Network's "Smoky Mountain Hayride." Within several months, he leaves for the Grand Ole Opry, but when he discovers his check for performing is less than $10, he returns to Waco, Texas
    Aug 20, 1949
    Slim Whitman makes his national radio debut singing with The Light Crust Doughboys on the Mutual Broadcasting Network
    Dec 26, 1954
    The Mutual Broadcasting Network airs "The Shadow" for the last time. The radio mystery, noted for the catch phrase "Only the shadow knows," is hailed in the lyrics of The Statler Brothers' 1972 hit "Do You Remember These"
    Mar 3, 1960
    Sergeant Elvis Presley arrives at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on his return from Germany. Nancy Sinatra accompanies him, while Tina Louise--the future Ginger Grant on "Gilligan's Island"--covers the event for the Mutual Broadcast Network

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