[July 3, 2003]
Little Country Church of Hollywood Radio Program
Recordings; ca. 1933-1937
4 Audio Tapes, Photograph [.08 cubic feet]
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The Little Country Church of Hollywood radio program was a daily religious broadcast founded by Dr. William B. Hogg. The program first aired over Radio Station KFAC at 8:00 A.M. on January 2, 1933. Broadcasting studios were located in the building in the center of Hollywood, at the corner of Argyle and Yucca Streets. The building was formally dedicated April 15, 1934. On September 30, 1934 the program was broadcast coast to coast over the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Airings of the program continued at least until Hogg's death January 14, 1937.
A rural community before and during "meetin'" time provided the program's setting. Hogg and
his wife played the roles of Josiah and Sarah Hopkins, a country parson and his wife. "Meetin'"
time was highlighted by hymns and a message by the parson. Other participants in the program
included Rudy Atwood at the organ and the Goose Creek Quartet, whose members were Thurl
Ravenscroft, Al Harlan, Bill Days, and William McDougall. Characters portrayed by the quartet
were Lige Guyton, Abe Snodgrass, Lem Gupton, and Jerry Potlucks.
Scope and Content
Collection materials include twenty-four radio programs from Little Country Church broadcasts. Specific titles are available on the location record although the air dates are unknown. The broadcasts usually lasted fifteen minutes.
The materials in this collection were received by the archives in December 1979.
May 6, 1980
Mary Ann Buffington
Type of Material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE.
Request by the T# at the beginning of each entry below:
T1 - Reel-to-reel. Little Country Church of Hollywood "Helping Yourself;" "Face the Future With a Smile;" "If You're Big Enough;" "Judge Not;" "A Hint To Better Things;" "Veil of Prejudice"
T2 - Reel-to-reel. Little Country Church of Hollywood "Inner Spirit of Encouragement;" "God is Love;" "Faithfulness;" "Troubles and Blessings;" "Ask and You Shall Receive;" "He Will Take Care of You"
T3 - Reel-to-reel. Little Country Church of Hollywood "Backer-Up;" "Quit Your Life Men;" "Be Content With What You Have;" "Start From Where You Are;" "God Looks Down on Little Children;" "Forgetting Yourself"
T4 - Reel-to-reel. Little Country Church of Hollywood "Our Blessings;" "Deep Hunger of the Soul;"
"The Lord Will Take You In;" "Lovingkindness;" "Making Allowances;" "He Watches Over Me"
Type of Material: Books
The following items are located in the CENTER LIBRARY.
Hogg, William B. The Building of the Temple or the Origin of the Church Idea/Sermon Preached by William B. Hogg at the Los Angeles Paul Rader Tabernacle, Sunday Afternoon, July 17th, 1932.
_____. The Era of the Big Fist/ A Sermon Preached in Los Angeles, Cal. by Wm. B. Hogg.
_____. First of a Series of Sermons on Revelation--The Wonder Book of All Ages/Preached
by W.B. Hogg in the Los Angeles Paul Rader Tabernacle, Sunday Afternoon, July 2,
Type of material: Photographs
The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by folder title (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.
LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCH OF HOLLYWOOD. Color postcard of the exterior of the church. N.d.