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Andrew C. Love
Andrew Christen Andersen Love
October 23, 1894
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||December 14, 1987 (aged 93)|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation||NBC Radio Director|
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, producer of national radio broadcast from 1951 to 1973
Andrew C. Love (né Andrew Christen Andersen Love; October 23, 1894 Bridgeport, Connecticut – December 14, 1987 San Diego, California) was an NBC Radio executive on the West Coast in California who worked in multiple roles, mainly as Director of Continuity Acceptance Editing for NBC Radio's Western Division, but also as national radio broadcast producer and director.
Before 1914, Love had worked for the Columbia Graphophone Company in Seattle, selling phonographs. In 1914, he became manager of the talking machine department of Kohler & Chase in Seattle, succeeding Harry Welles Dawley (1883–1963), who resigned a short time earlier. In 1918, Love enlisted in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Love worked for the San Francisco branch of the Columbia Graphophone Company until 1920, after which, he continued with Columbia, covering territory in the San Joaquin Valley.
NBC Radio, San Francisco
Beginning around 1930, during radio's Golden Age in America, Love began working for NBC Radio at its West Coast studio center in San Francisco. From 1935 to 1937, he was Director of Continuity Acceptance Editing for NBC Radio in San Francisco. Continuity acceptance editing, essentially, was a form of censoring that covered inappropriate violence, sex, and humor – as well as accuracy, good taste, copyright compliance, quality, and compliance with Federal, state, and local laws. In broadcast radio, the field emerged in the 1930s. By the mid-1930s, all four major networks, NBC, CBS, ABC, and Mutual had national directors and regional managers.
Love, beginning 1936, persuaded the UC Berkeley Extension Division in San Francisco to offer a course on it and Love, himself, taught the first course that year – initially a ten-week course in all branches of continuity writing 
NBC Radio, Hollywood
NBC transferred Love to its new West Coast studio center in Hollywood and, effective July 1, 1937, Love became Director of the entire West Coast Continuity Acceptance Editing division. Janet MacRorie (maiden; 1887–1950) – of NBC Headquarters at Radio City in New York – was the National Director of Continuity Acceptance Editing. The following year, in 1938, NBC opened its new studio facilities, then known as West Coast Radio City, at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood. The new facilies replaced NBC's radio broadcast center in San Francisco, which had been in service since the network's formation in 1927. The Hollywood facilities served as headquarters to the NBC Radio Networks' West Coast operations. Love, in addition to his executive duties, directed several national broadcast serials, including:
- Amos 'n' Andy
- The Dunninger Show
- 1943–1947: The Bob Burns Show
- 1948–1951: NBC University Theater
- 1948–1956: The Eternal Light
- 1949: Emotion
- 1950–1951: The Truitts.
- 1951: The New Theater
- 1951–1952: NBC Presents: Short Story
- 1951–1955: Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
- 1853–1954: Rocky Fortune
- 1953–1954: Last Man Out
Love also persuaded the UCLA Extension division to offer a course on radio writing and on November 3, 1937, he began teaching its inaugural class. From 1951 to 1973, annually, Love produced national NBC radio broadcasts of live performances by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Other production credits
- Andrew C. Love, Producer, 27th Academy Awards, March 30, 1955, NBC Radio and NBC TV
- Andrew C. Love, Producer & Director for NBC Radio, 28th Academy Awards, March 21, 1956, NBC Radio and NBC TV
Love directed two NBC Radio shows that won Peabody Awards, one in 1948, NBC University Theatre. He also was credited as consultant for a radio production that won a Peabody in 1972, Conversations With Will Shakespeare and Certain of His Friends (series).
Love was born to Danish parents who had immigrated to the United States: Niels Andersen Løve (1868–1908) and Else Marie Mortensen. He was 13 years old when his father died. The surname "Løve," in Danish, translates to "Lion." Love, on October 9, 1920, married Hazel Rae Layton (maiden; 1893–1984) in Alameda County. Layton, before marrying, had worked for the talking machine department of the Fresno store of the Wiley B. Allen Co.
- Pre-Code Hollywood (in reference to continuity acceptance editor)
Notes and references
- Chapter 7: "'The Tendency to Deprave and Corrupt Morals' – Regulation and Irregular Sexuality in Golden Age Radio Comedy," by Matthew Murray, Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio, Michele Hilmes & Jason Loviglio (eds.), Routledge (2002), pps. 143 & 144; OCLC 248358184
- "New Manager in Seattle," Talking Machine World, Vol. 10, No. 6, June 15, 1914, p. 4
- "Hollywood Service Awards," NBC Chimes, November-December 1955, p. 9; OCLC 907641884, 940080556
- "Good Taste, Common Sense," Broadcasting, April 15, 1935, p. 50
- "University Radio Course," Broadcast Advertising, October 1, 1936, p. 60
- With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture Since 1830, by LeRoy Ashby, University Press of Kentucky (2006; paperback 2012), p. 253; OCLC 881291250; ISBN 978-0-8131-2397-4, 0813123976; ISBN 978-0-8131-4107-7, 0813141079
- Women in Radio: Illustrated by Biographical Sketches, by Frances Willard Kerr, Women's Bureau – Bulletin 22, United States Department of Labor (May 1947), p. 16
- "Change Announced by NBC Executive," San Francisco Examiner, June 20, 1937, Sec. 1, p. 18 (accessible via Newspapers.com; subscription required)
- "Pigs Ate My Roses": Media Moralities, Comedic Inversions, and the First Amendment" (PhD dissertation) by Anna Lisa Candido, McGill University, March 2018, p. 87
- "The Sinners and the Scapegoat: Public Reaction in the Press to Mae West's Adam and Eve Skit," by Lori Amber Roessner & Matthew Broaddus, American Journalism, Vol. 30, No. 4, Autumn 2013, p. 531 (520–546); OCLC 7183737559, 1073621329, 6782226503; ISSN 0882-1127
- "NBC University Theater," Radio & Television Best, Vol. 2, No. 1, December 1948, p. 24; OCLC 4842093
- The Eternal Light (episode database), J. David Goldin (born 1942), GOLDINdex Database, Newtown, Connecticut, updated November 9, 2019
- Radio Program Openings and Closings, 1931–1972, by Vincent Terrace (born 1948), McFarland & Company (2003; 2011); OCLC 910878830; ISBN 978-0-7864-4925-5
- On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, by John Dunning, Oxford University Press (1998), pps. 102, 234, 481, 482, 484, 682; OCLC Oxford University Press
- Radio Crime Fighters: More Than 300 Programs from the Golden Age, by Jim Cox (born 1939), McFarland & Company (2002); OCLC 1001915825; ISBN 978-0-7864-4324-6
- "Writing Class at UCLA," Radio Daily, Vol. 2, No. 77, October 19, 1937, p. 5
- "Audio Collection: 1950–2013," Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Archives Division, Collection No. A0002, p. 5
- "Credits for the 28th Annual Awards Presentations of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences," NBC Trade News, March 15, 1956; OCLC 858620855
- Conversations With Will Shakespeare and Certain of His Friends (series); KOAC, Corvallis, Oregon; KOAP-FM, Portland, Oregon, Carl Ritchie (né Donald Carl Ritchie; 1923–2015), writer and narrater; Frank Woodman (né Melvin Frank Woodman; 1931–2017) of KOAC, producer; Andrew C. Love, consultant
- "Andrew C. Love Married," Talking Machine World, Vol. 16, No. 11, November 15, 1920, p. 133
- "TV–Radio Notes" (column), "Southward Ho," by E.M. Beard (né Eugene Mitchell Beard; 1919–2002), Vol. 63, No. 40, December 9, 1976; OCLC 36369400 (accessible via Newspapers.com; subscription required)(the Greater Oregon was a weekly published in Albany from January 17, 1929, to May 25, 1978)