The Big Sound – Thought for the Day

As outlined in Jimmy Stewart on the Air, The Big Sound included a series of 12-inch, 33 1/3 RPM records which radio stations could use to help promote their programs and specialties. By using this service, a station would have access to top movie and TV actors and sports figures that they normally would not be able to work with on their own.

Stewart appeared on several of these records, including one called Thought for the Day (TFD-2 R).


Stewart and fourteen others provided the messages found on this disc. On side one, the tracks were fully produced with music and sound effects, while on side two only the voice tracks were included.

Here is Jimmy’s fully produced spot:

Here is his voice track only: