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A Washington, D.C., radio duo got back together for a special performance this week.

Ed Walker and Willard Scott, who had a radio show during the “golden age of radio,” did a reunion performance Sept. 27 for residents of Ingleside at King Farm in Rockville.

For their performance, Walker and Scott turned the retirement community’s stage into a radio studio and told stories about their time in the broadcasting business.

From 1955 to 1972, Walker and Scott performed as “The Joy Boys” on radio stations in Washington. Scott later appeared on local TV as Bozo the clown and played Ronald McDonald in early advertisements for McDonald’s.

As the weatherman on NBC’s “Today Show,” he became known for announcing birthdays of people turning 100, which he still does twice per week.

Walker hosted a “A.M. Washington” on WJLA and continued to work in radio. Today, he hosts “The Big Broadcast” on WAMU and resides at Ingleside.