Fred was very populat as a radio personality. He bragged he had a face that was made for radio.
The audio is not high fidelity, but it is very good quality. These shows are most likely copies from the original transcriptions. They sound better here than the broadcast quality of AM radio at the time the show was performed.
This is Fred Allen with his unique voice. He surrounded himself on radio with a cast of characters who managed always to frustate himself. The player above seems to work with Upera and Google Chrome but it might not play with Internet Explorer. To play use the black bar at the top of the red rectangle. The volume control is on the right side of the black bar. The arrows on the left advance from one show to the next.
Some of these are World War Two broadcasts. You will hear references to "...for the duration..." which was a common phrase meaning until the end of the war.
The link below will take you to my website for actors and entertainers. The site also has information about Hollywood. The site is called My Hollywood Star. It is a free site.