This site is dedicated to all of us who remember (and those who want to learn about) “NBC Monitor,” the wonderful weekend radio program that aired from June 12, 1955, to January 26, 1975.“Monitor” was the Last Great Network Radio Show. Pat Weaver’s brainchild began as a 40-consecutive hour weekend extravaganza, with news, sports, comedy, variety, interviews and remote pick-ups from around the world. Explore these links and you will discover a world of information about “Monitor.” And best of all, you’ll again hear the “Monitor Beacon” and parts of the program itself. Thanks to the following for their great contributions to this site:
the (former) NBC Radio Network, Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver Jr., Gene Garnes, Jack Burns, Gary Dibble, Jim Wilson, Jim Willard, Don Spuhler, Terry Morgan, Ken Smith, Matt Ottinger, W.T. Koltek, Kenneth Johannessen, Louis Castaing, Jerry Clegg and Bradley Hart So sit back, browse around, and get set for a nostalgic trip to radio’s past, on the “Monitor Beacon.”
And keep watching this site. Every month, we will add new audio clips and new print material about “Monitor.” —Dennis Hart , October 2000 This is a non-profit site designed for educational and research purposes only. Questions? Comments? Have Monitor tapes you’d like to trade? E-mail me! In June 2005, this site was completely revamped by Bradley Hart and again in November 2015.