SITCOM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

The radio series Archie Andrews was a teenage sitcom directly adapted
from the very popular comic strip of Bob Montana. It was first heard on
NBC Blue and lasted on-air until September 5, 1943. The show was also
broadcast on Mutual from 1944 to 1945.

Kenneth Banghart served as the announcer, while Bob Hastings played
the lead character Archie during the show’s NBC run. Other actors that
took over the main role include Burt Boyar, Jack Grimes, and Charles
Mullen. The other important character role, Jughead, was given to
Cameron Andrews and Hal Stone.


Doris Grundy (Betty) and Charles Mullen (Archie) during
rehearsal.


Harlan Stone (December 14, 1927-
February 21, 2007)

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