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LIONEL BARRYMORE STARS AS EBENEZER SCROOGE IN THE CLASSIC RADIO VERSION OF 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' ON CHRISTMAS DAY ON WGBH/89.7 FM

LIONEL BARRYMORE STARS AS EBENEZER SCROOGE IN THE CLASSIC RADIO VERSION
 OF 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' ON CHRISTMAS DAY ON WGBH/89.7 FM
 BOSTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The much-acclaimed Orson Welles Mercury Theatre radio production of "A Christmas Carol" starring Lionel Barrymore as the hum-bugging Ebenezer Scrooge will be presented by Van Christo Radio Theatre on Ron Della Chiesa's "Music America" show on Chrismas Day at 1 p.m. over WGBH/89.7 FM. Della Chiesa, the well-known jazz and swing music authority, has been host of the popular "Music America" show for the past 14 years.
 Since 1966, Van Christo Radio Theatre has broadcast "A Christmas Carol" annually thus marking the 25th consecutive year that the Dickens Yuletide classic has been presented on Greater Boston radio stations -- at first, over WCRB, more recently, over WBUR, and this year and last, on WGBH. Van Christo believes that the Barrymore version of "A Christmas Carol" has been aired in some major American market each year since its original debut in 1934 -- some 57 years ago -- thereby establishing a record as the longest, uninterrupted annual broadcast of a single radio program.
 From 1966 to 1982, Van Christo rebroadcast on a weekly basis such old-time radio favorites as "The Shadow," "Inner Sanctum," "The Great Gildersleeve," "Jack Benny," and many others. The VCRT Holiday Special is an annual public servcie presentation of Van Christo Advertising, the Boston-based advertising agency serving hi-tech and industrial clients.
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