Radio Ventriloquism

A question was sent in to us and I thought it was deserving of the public to chime in so what have you got to say concerning this question about radio ventriloquists?

The US and the UK both had popular long-running radio shows starring ventriloquists. Do you know if this is a phenomenon of the English speaking world only or did other countries do so as well?

Just curious
Ken Mann

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5 Responses to Radio Ventriloquism

  1. Ony Carcamo says:

    Hi. In 2004-2005 I had a weekly radio talk show program in the FM station NU107 here in the Philippines. My role was a ventriloquist, of course, and I had my figures with me as co-hosts. The show was entitled “The Secrets of my Success,” and we interviewed, live and in the studio, many local successful persons in various fileds. The guests shared with our listeners how and why they think they succeded in their chosen career. We used English and Filipino (our native tongue) as languages in our conversations.

    But sadly, the show was not long-running as it closed after just a year of broadcast.

    That show, I believed was the first radio talk show to be hosted by a vent-figure duo in my country.

  2. Steve London says:

    New Zealand had a radio show way back. Maybe the 50’s. I think it was called “Chuckles With Jerry.” I don’t know who the ventriloquist was.

    • Steve London says:

      Oops. Just realised you’re talking about non english speaking countries. Silly me. I think it’s time I went to bed.

  3. Ken M says:

    Knowing that NZ had one too adds to the mystery – is this a quirk of the English speaking world? Glad to hear about the Philippine show, one counter-example.

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