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ON RADIO ~ MAJOR BOWES AMATEUR HOUR

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Edward Bowes

Major Bowes Amateur Hour, radio‘s best-known talent show, was one of 
the country’s most popular programs broadcast in the 1930s and 40s. It 
was created and hosted by
Edward Bowes who presided over the radio 
program until his death on his 72nd birthday, June 14, 1946. 

Bowes brought his amateur hour to New York City’s radio station WHN 
in April 1934. On March 24, 1935, the NBC Radio picked up the show,
with sponsor Chase and Sanborn. It ran on NBC until September of
1936, when it moved to CBS Radio for the remainder of its run on
radio in 1952.  By then the show was known simply as The Original
Amateur Hour
.

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Bowes with a young contestant on the CBS Radio show

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REMEMBER YOUR SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL ?

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School safety patrol, 1953

     
     

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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Barry Fitzgerald

“His Honor The Barber” starring Oscar winner Barry Fitzgerald told the
story of Judge Barnard Fitz, a wise old judge who has his share of both
comical and dramatic cases. The show premiered on NBC radio and ran
only one season till April 9, 1946. The sponsor was Ballantine Ale. It was
written, produced, and directed by Carlton E. Morse. Frank Martin was
the announcer and also provided the music.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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THIS IS DICK DALE!

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          1963

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