According to their site: “With blazing red hair and a fiery wit to match, Lucille Ball was a living legend in the comedy world and beyond, bringing her personality to the stage, screen, and radio for six decades. Now, SiriusXM is dedicating an all-new, limited-run channel to one of the funniest women in the history of comedy. Let’s Talk to Lucy, named after her 1960s CBS Radio show of the same name, will be available on SiriusXM’s Channel 104 starting on August 5. The special programming will also be available on the SXM App, Pandora, and Stitcher.”
Haven’t Been Publicly Heard in 50 Years
“Lucille Ball’s work is still beloved worldwide, almost 90 years after she arrived in Hollywood. In between starring in four television series and more than 70 films, Lucy would jump from set to set — tape recorder in hand — to talk about all aspects of life with some of the biggest names in Hollywood history, including Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Carol Burnett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and dozens more. Those recordings eventually made it onto the air when CBS Radio broadcast them as Let’s Talk to Lucy from 1964 until 1965. However, for the last 50-plus years, they’ve never been heard publicly again — until now.”
The site goes on to say: “Born in 1911 in Jamestown, NY, Lucille Desiree Ball was destined to become a star. A model and amateur stage actress in her youth, Lucy moved to Hollywood in 1934 where she appeared in her first movie, Roman Scandals. From 1948 to 1951, she starred in the CBS Radio serial comedy My Favorite Husband, which was brought to television in 1951 as I Love Lucy, starring Ball and her husband, Desi Arnaz. Their award-winning and groundbreaking show was rated No. 1 for four of its six seasons. Married for 20 years, the couple had two children — Lucie and Desi — and owned Desilu Studios.”
And surprise that these radio shows have been released now as a forthcoming biographical film, Being the Ricardos— starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem — is set to give I Love Lucy fans a behind-the-scenes look at a crisis that could jeopardize their careers and marriage.
An avid record collector, lover of all desserts and sometimes seen wearing multiple Swatch watches, Dave has been lending his voice for over 20 years heard on such prominent brands as Intel, RCA, Eddie Bauer, Kellogg‘s, Pizza Hut, Lexus, and infomercial giants Guthy-Renker and Beachbody. His narration projects include Japan’s preeminent automobile series Best Motoring International and Hot Version, along with GTChannel, QVC, Universal Music Enterprises, and ViSalus Sciences.