Friday, September 29, 2017

Helio de Alencar's 'Parada de Sucessos' 1959 - Radio Nacional paulista

'Parada de Sucessos', a programme MCed by Helio de Alencar on Radio Nacional Paulista every day from Monday through Saturday from 11:30 to 12:00 was the most popular at its time-slot.

If one happened to be walking in residential area between 11:30 and 12:00 one was bound to listen to strands of Glenn Miller's 'Saint Louis Blues March' which was the 'leit-motiv' of 'Parada de Sucessos'. Everyone and his dog listened to this radio show.

Lojas Assumpção or Radios Assumpção S.A. had been the patron of the radio show for more than 10 years.


In 1959, 'Parada de Sucessos' entered its 10th year on the air. Radio Nacional gave a bash at Cine Piratininga - one of the largest in São Paulo accommodating 5,000 happy people who congragated to see their favourite singers like Carlos Gonzaga, Agostinho dos Santos, Laila Curi, João Gilberto, Roberto Luna plus a list of comedians like Chocolate.