Franklyn MacCormack was the host of overnight program “All Night Showcase”, 1959-1971, which featured relaxing music as well as MacCormack’s recitations of poetry accompanied by nostalgic instrumental pieces. MacCormack also hosted “The Magic of Music” evening music program.
One of the most frequent requests we receive continues to be for information on Franklyn MacCormack. Here’s a brief background.
From a WGN Radio Chicago Program Brief (for sales presentations):
Magic of Music with Franklyn MacCormack
With the theory that “Music hath charms to soothe the jangled nerve” Franklyn MacCormack invites listeners to “relax and let the stresses of the day vanish in the MAGIC OF MUSIC,” six evenings every week.MacCormack’s resonant voice is well known to nocturnal radio listeners throughout the station. He conducts the WGN All-Night Showcase, an oasis of listenable music for the ears of those who must burn the midnight oil. His easy manner and impeccable taste in music have made him one of the nation’s most popular nighttime announcers.
Franklyn brings this charm and velvet-toned voice to MAGIC OF MUSIC, which precedes the all-night program. He serves up the finest musical entertainment, from the”pops” to the classics. Selections include the works of Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Cole Porter, to name a few. MAGIC OF MUSIC is calming, relaxing, restful music that transports listeners to the Land of Ahs, with only an armchair as a vehicle.
MAGIC OF MUSIC delivers a large, responsive audience in a relaxed mood, a mood just right for a pleasant acceptance of your message. Try it, just for “sighs” — and results — on WGN RADIO.