ARCHIE RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1943

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Archie Andrews, based on the comic book series, was also a long-running radio
show that began on the NBC Blue Network on May 31, 1943, switched to Mutual
in 1944, and then continued on NBC from 1945 until September 5, 1953. The
program’s original announcer was Kenneth Banghart, later succeeded by Bob
Shepard (during the 1947-48 season, when Swift and Company sponsored the 
program) and Dick Dudley. Archie was first played by Charles Mullen, Jack
Grimes and Burt Boyar, with Bob Hastings (below) as the title character during 
the NBC years. Jughead was portrayed by Hal Stone and Cameron Andrews. For 
the NBC run, Betty was portrayed by Rosemary Rice (below), and Veronica by
Gloria Mann.

bob hastings                   rosemary_rice
Bob Hastings                                              Rosemary Rice

SWIFT ad sponsor of Archie show

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One Response to “ARCHIE RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1943”

  1. JOE COOK says:

    BOB SHEPPARD WAS THE PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER FOR THE N Y YANKEES FOR ABOUT A MILLION YEARS ASLO

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