The Popeye radio program was broadcast over three different networks by two
sponsors from 1935 to 1938. Wheatena hot cereal first sponsored the show on
September 10, 1935 thru March 28, 1936. A total of 87 episodes aired on the
NBC Red Network on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights at 7:15pm. The
show followed Amos & Andy, one of the most listened to programs in radio
history. Popeye the Sailor starred Detmar Poppen as Popeye along with
most of the major supporting characters,Olive Oyl (Olive Lamoy), Wimpy
(Charles Lawrence), Bluto (Jackson Beck) and Swee’Pea (Mae Questel).