A souvenir from The Standard Hour
and Standard School Broadcast
radio programs, circa 1943.
Howard Ham remembers:
Wow, what a joy it was to hear that piece! That’s the theme song from the old Standard School Broadcast series called I Am an American—A Musical Hall of Fame that I used to listen to when I was in grade school in Santa Barbara. My dad was able to obtain a couple of old LP records of that series from a local Santa Barbara radio station a long time ago. The two records had programs about George Washington Carver and Edward MacDowell, and he gave them both to me. I still have them. The MacDowell record is so worn out that it’s barely playable any more, but it has some absolutely beautiful music on it from my favorite composer (MacDowell).
This Hour Is Yours, signature theme of The Standard Hour and the Standard School Broadcast © copyright 1943 by Standard Oil Company of California. Words by Adrian Michaelis. Music by Julius Haug. The orchestra on this recording was conducted by Carmen Dragon, and the announcer was John Grover. Audio recording for this web page was kindly provided by Howard and Paul Ham, to whom we express our utmost appreciation. You are invited to play it here. (Click below.)