Radio Programs, 1924–1984

A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows


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About the Book

This is an encyclopedic reference work to 1,802 radio programs broadcast from the years 1924 through 1984. Entries include casts, character relationships, plots and storylines, announcers, musicians, producers, hosts, starting and ending dates of the programs, networks, running times, production information and, when appropriate, information on the radio show’s adaptation to television. Many hundreds of program openings and closings are included.

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: 405
Bibliographic Info: 54 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4513-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0528-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
A Note on Radio Networks      3

The Programs      5

Appendix: Some “Lost” Programs      365
Index      367

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A fascinating look back…a valuable addition”—Booklist
  • “Important…should take its place in any collection”—Choice
  • “Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit…provides the most current and broadest coverage of any of its competing titles…more than 1,800 listings”—ARBA
  • “One of the standards in the treasury of ‘what’s out there’…recommended”—SPERDVAC Radiogram
  • “Extensive documentation of radio shows…serious study of radio show history”—Midwest Book Review
  • “The largest and most detailed description of radio series ever published…truly an indispensable reference”—The Illustrated Press
  • “Contains a complete index and an appendix of some ‘lost’ programs, of which little is known”—Classic Images
  • “Useful”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly
  • “Thousands of hours of programs…good cast listings”—Catholic Library World
  • “A valuable addition to your library”—North American Radio Archives