Franklyn MacCormack Was Stage Star Before Radio Claimed Him
Franklyn MacCormack has joined the staff of WIL as Program Director. Mr. MacCormack is well fitted for the position having had several years’ experience in radio and theatrical work.
He played the lead – “Chico” – in the road production of “Seventh Heaven” and traveled from coast to coast with the show. He can boast of European laurels as well as his American successes. In London he appeared for thirty five weeks in the sensational English play “Journey’s End,” based upon the World War.
Not being content with having gained recognition in theatrical productions, MacCormack turned his attention to the movies and appeared in several successful pictures.
In December of 1928 he visited a radio station with a friend who was interested in becoming an entertainer. After some persuasion MacCormack decided to have an audition. His voice was found so pleasing that he was offered a position as announcer. He accepted and since has been actively connected with radio production. He has also announced over the Columbia Broadcasting System.
In addition to his responsibility as program director he will be featured in his own program, “The Dream Boat” which will be broadcast over WIL nightly at 10:30 o’clock.
(Originally published in Radio and Entertainment 1/16/1932).
Franklyn MacCormack, program director and production manager of WIL is heard nightly over that station as the “Old Captain” of “The Dream Boat,” one of the most popular presentations on the air.
He came to WIL early this year with an excellent background of theatrical and radio experience as an announcer on the Columbia Broadcasting System.
He played the lead – “Chico” in the road production of “Seventh Heaven” and traveled from coast to coast with the show. He can boast of European laurels as well as his American successes. In London he appeared for thirty five weeks in the sensational English play “Journey’s End,” based upon the World War.
MacCormack has an excellent singing voice and is heard with “Sunshine Serenaders” on WIL at 9 a.m. each morning except Sunday.
(Originally published in Radio & Entertainment 9/25/1933.)
MacCormack Is New Announcer On Easy Aces Skit
Franklyn MacCormack, former Program Director of WIL, is now with the Columbia Broadcasting System as announcer for the Lavoris Easy Aces program heard every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. over KMOX.
Competing with twenty-eight other announcers for the program, MacCormack secured the appointment. Jane and Goodman Ace are under contract for four years to the sponsors and he will continue to be the announcer for the skit of American home life.
While Franklyn was at WIL, he was program director, announcer, soloist, and became famed for his Dream Boat, a group of poetical readings each evening. He came to St. Louis a year ago from Denver where he had been in radio work, and previous to that had been widely experienced in stage and dramatic work. Neil Norman is his successor as program director of WIL.
(Originally published in Radio and Entertainment 3/11/1933)