Radio Program Openings and Closings, 1931–1972


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About the Book

The openings and closings to radio programs of all types, from comedies (Blondie, The Jack Benny Program, Lum and Abner) to mysteries (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, The Black Chapel) to game shows (Can You Top This?, Truth or Consequences) to serials (Second Husband, Bachelor’s Children) to crime dramas (The Falcon, Eno Crime Clues, The Green Hornet, Mr. and Mrs. North) to westerns (Gunsmoke, Wild Bill Hickok, Hawk Larabee) that were aired between 1931 and 1972, are included in this work.
Each entry has a brief introductory paragraph that provides information about the storyline, principal cast, sponsors and air dates. Commercials have been included if the programs were under regular sponsorship. Includes three appendices (sponsors; slogans and jingles; and World War II announcements) and an index.

About the Author(s)

Vincent Terrace has been a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions. He has written more than 50 books about television and radio.

Bibliographic Details

Vincent Terrace
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 284
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4925-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1223-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Author’s Notes      3

The 444 Radio Programs      5

Appendix A: Sponsors and Programs      259

Appendix B: Product Slogans and Jingles      263

Appendix C: World War II Announcements      267

Index      269

Book Reviews & Awards

“a gold mine for lovers of old-time radio”—Booklist; “delightful dictionary…recommended”—Choice; “Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit…recommended”—ARBA; “comprehensive…recommend”—The Illustrated Press.