Veteran Hawaii voice talent Billy Sage came up with another imager for Territorial Airwaves in 1990.
Released on: 01-01-1990
"Territorial Airwaves" Image Liner - 2000
Hawaii singer & comedian Richard Wells used one of his on live performance character impersonations, the zany "Aunty Ukulani" to voice this promotional piece for Territorial Airwaves in 2000.
Released on: 01-01-2000
"Territorial Airwaves" Show Opening
The Territorial Airwaves intro cart was compiled from actual air checks from KGU Radio broadcasts recorded by Harry B. Soria, Sr. on late 1930s and early 1940s acetate platters.
The piece was edited by Ellen Pelissero and The Honolulu Skylark in 1980, and has been used as the opening for the Territorial Airwaves radio show ever since.
[#1: Radio tuning across the dial in Hawaii (actually only 2 stations in Honolulu at that time, so this was accomplished through editing.
#2: James Grant Benton: voiced welcome for us in 1980.
#3: ships whistle of SS Lurline (from recording)
#4: "Everybody's Music" - Hiltz Laboratories, only commercial vacuum fumigation equipment in the Territory.
#5: George Burns & Gracie Allen radio show, Spam jingle.
#6: Next steamer & clipper mail to the mainland.
#7: 1941 Studebaker, America's Standout Five.
#8: "Rendevous in Waikiki" ad, voiced by Harry B. Soria, Sr.
#9: "Swanky's Frankies" hot dog stand ad.
#10: James Grant Benton intros Harry B.]
Released on: 06-01-1980
The 49th State Fair - Radio Ad - Tonto - 1952
In post World War II Honolulu, many new businesses were named "49th State" because businessmen were anticipating Hawaii's eventual attainment of Statehood.
However, no one realized that Alaska would actually gain that distinction, and Hawaii would end up as the 50th State of the USA.
Until 1958, the "49th State Fair" was a well attended event on Sand Island, with carnival rides and midway provided by carnival & circus entrenpeneur, Wally Yee.
The actors playing "Tonto & the Lone Ranger" were hired to make an appearance at the fair from 7/01/1952 thru 7/09/1952.
This is the actual radio spot that "Tonto" cut on an acetate platter to promote the fair on Hawaiian radio.
Released on: 01-06-1952
"La Hula Rhumba" radio ad recreation
Harry B. voiced the recreation of this actual ad copy written in 1940 for a hot new nightclub in Honolulu, the La Hula Rhumba.
All of the information in this ad is accurate to the era.