RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Archie Andrews
was a long-running radio show, based on the comic book
series. It aired on the NBC Blue Network, switching to Mutual in 1944. It went
back to NBC in 1945 and ran till September 5, 1953. The original Archie was
played by Charles Mullen. Jughead was portrayed by Hal Stone (below) and
Cameron Andrews for the NBC run. Betty was played Rosemary Rice and
Gloria Mann was Veronica. The initial announcer was Kenneth Banghart.

 

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Hal Stone

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SWIFT ad sponsor of Archie show
Swift and Company sponsored the show during the 1947 to 1948 season

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.

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