Joy Boys news clippings
Here are a few archival news clippings, provided by Bob Bell.
The first is a radio program schedule from the Washington Post
and Times Herald, as it was called in those days, from July 11 1955.
This was the first day of the Two at One show on WRC radio
that would eventually be called the Joy Boys show. (Click
the image for a larger view.)
Three years earlier, on September 29 1952, this same program guide page
mentioned the Walker and Scott show "Going AWOL" on WOL radio,
and noted that they would be pinch-hitting for morning man Herb Davis.
But WOL was not affiliated with one of the big four radio networks,
so this information didn't make it into the program grid.
On August 20 1955, Lawrence Laurent wrote that the Two at One show was expanding
to a full hour on WRC, from 1 to 2 PM, Monday through Friday. Laurent often wrote
nice articles about the Walker-Scott duo for the Washington Post. This article went on
to mention that
Scott and Walker write their own comedy material... ranging from a take-off on
radio soap opera to on-the-spot coverage of mythical sports events.
Both are in their early 20s and became friends while working on the
campus radio station at American University. They work in "Bob and Ray" fashion,
using sometimes wicked satire to get laughs. The surest indication that Willard and Ed
are doing well can be seen any day of the week. Their tiny studio is jammed with
off-duty announcers and engineers.
Then on October 10 1963, Laurent wrote that
would move from WTOP radio to WRC, covering the 10am to noon and 2 to 4pm shifts,
freeing the team of Ed Walker and Willard Scott... to shift to a nightly
program from 8:05pm to midnight.
That program would be known officially on WRC as the
but unofficially it would always be the Joy Boys show.