Bill Stern Sports Newsreel

Updated 2-Jul-2015

Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel was heard on NBC from October 1937 through September 1953. It moved to ABC where it continued until June of 1956. Colgate was his longest sponsor, from October 1939 through June 1951, during which the show was known as the Colgate Sports Newsreel. The last few years of its broadcast life on ABC featured Budweiser, All-State Insurance and some other sponsors.

The show started out on Sundays, moving around the week until dropping into it's Friday night time slot in 1943 and stayed put for the next 8 years. After moving to ABC, the show became a feature every weeknight until the show's finish.

Not only great sports comentator, Stern's gift for storytelling made the Newsreel the hit it was. During the 15 minutes of each show, he offered extremely colorful (and many fanciful) stories dealing with sports and sportspeople. Never allowing the facts get in the way of a good story, he told not only of sports figures, but of presidents, actors, actresses, band leaders, and others not normally associated with sports. His hyperbolic vocal delivery was quite unique, and contributed greatly to the success of the series. One can still hear his style in some of the more colorful news commentators of today.

Every week he would have a famous guest appear for a short segment to either corroborate a story about themselves, tell a story of their own, or sit in while Stern was on vacation and tell stories from Stern's latest book of yarns. During the football season, he would broadcast from the city hosting the game of the week. Many times he'd have the home coach or a famous player from the home team's past as the guest.

This log concentrates on the Colgate years, mainly 1944 to 1950. (because I haven't found any other shows ;-)

There are about 150 episodes in circulation.



About this log

For the shows that are lost, the guest comes from the New York Times (thanks to JJ's Newspaper Radio Logs
Another wealth of information came from The Detroit News, the secondary source
And if that didn't help, other papers used were St Louis Post Dispatch s , Courier-Journal c  (Louisville, KY), Chicago Tribune t , New York Post p 
    Additional papers were checked but no additional info was found.

As far as I'm aware, this log is the most complete and accurate information for Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel and the Colgate Sports Newsreel.


Legend:
      Header lines
      Information lines
      Preempted show
      Shows in my collection
      Shows I thought were in my collection (i.e. lost)
      Errors in show or listing
      Dates:
            Dates without year are not in my collection and are presumed lost
            Full dates are in my collection
            Dates followed by * are confirmed dates by the show contents
      Show Numbers:
             (nnn)  are assumed numbers based on announced shows
             (nnn)  are unknown numbers based on previous/future shows
             nnn  are either mentioned in the show or assumed/corrected from previous/following shows
             nnn  were miscalled in the show, see the comment
      Guests:
            If not from the show itself, listed guests come from the various newspaper listings
            ?? denotes no guest information has yet been uncovered

The Log

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Sat 10:00pm, NBC Blue
10-08 (001) Babe Ruth .
10-15 (002) Davey O'Brien .
10-22 (003)     ?? .
10-29 (004)     ?? .
11-05 (005) Jock Sutherland .
11-12 (006)     ?? .
11-19 (007)     ?? .
11-26 (008) Lou Little .
12-03 (009) Johnny Farrell .
12-10 (010) Eleanor Holm .
12-17 (011) Frank Frisch .
12-24 (012) Les Patrick .
12-31 (013) Elmer Layden .

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01-07 (014) Helen Jacobs .
01-14 (015) Henry Armstrong .
01-21 (016) Glenn Cunningham .
01-28 (017) Hank Greenberg .
02-04 (018) Joe Louis .
02-11 (019) Claire Bee .
02-18 (020) Bill Corum .
02-25 (021) Charles Fenske .
03-03 (022) Lou Gehrig .
03-10 (023) Constance Bennett .
03-17 (024) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt .
03-24 (025) Johnny Paychek .
03-31 (026) Betty Grable .
04-07 (027) Lowell Thomas .
04-14 (028)     ?? .
04-21 (029) Dizzy Dean .
04-28 (030) John Ringling North .
05-05 (031) "Schoolboy" Rowe .
05-12 (032) Gene Sarazen .
05-19 (033) Earl Sande .
05-26 (034) Sam Snead .
06-02 (035) Tony Galento .
06-09 (036) Lefty Gomez .
06-16 (037) Don Budge .
06-23 (038) Max Maer .
06-30 (039) Mitzi Green .
07-07 (040) Maxie Rosenbloom .
07-14 (041) Lawson Little .
07-21 (042) Paul Whiteman .
07-28 (043) Gabby Hartnett .
08-04 (044) Patty Berg .
08-11 (045) James J Braddock .
08-18 (046) Leo Durocher .
08-25 (047) Joe DiMaggio .
09-01 (048) Alice Marble .
09-08 (049) Grantland Rice .
09-15 (050) Buckey Walters .
09-22 (051) Gordon Orchestra ? .
09-29 (052) Lynn Waldorf .
10-06 (053) Carol Bruce .
10-13 (054) Red Dawson .
10-20 (055) Craig Wood .
10-27 (056) Joe E. Brown .
11-03 (057) Jim Fordham .
11-10 (058) Bo Miller .
11-17 (059) H.V.Kaltenborn .
11-24 (060) Capt Bill Wood
Maj E.E.Larson
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12-01 (061) Tom Harmon .
12-08 (062) Pat O'Brien .
12-15 (063) Frank McCormick .
12-22 (064) Melvyn Douglas .
12-29 -- preempted -- .

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01-05 (065) Bill Tilden .
01-12 (066) George Herman "Babe" Ruth .
01-19 (067) Jim Thorpe .
01-26 (068) Frank Frisch .
02-02 (069) Irene Rich .
02-09 (070) Rear Admiral Byrd .
02-16 (071) Lew Jenkins .
02-23 (072) Willie Hoppe .
03-02 (073) Ethel Merman .
03-09 (074) Elmer Layden .
03-16 (075) Ben Bernie .
03-23 (076) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt .
03-30 (077) Frank Buck .
04-06 (078) James A Farley .
04-13 (079) Larry MacPhail .
04-20 (080) Quiz Kids  s  .
04-27 (081)     ?? .
05-04 (082) Ford Frick .
05-11 (083) Walter Winchell .
05-18 (084) Lawson Little .
05-25 (085) Park Johnson
Wally Butterworth
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06-01 (086) Bill Terry .
06-08 (087) Donald Budge .
06-15 (088) Milton Berle .
06-22 (089) Joe McCarthy .
06-29 (090) Tommy Dorsey .
07-06 (091) Leo Durocher .
07-13 (092) Lowell Thomas .
07-20 (093) Al Schacht .
07-27 (094) Alice Marble .
08-03 (095) Ben Hogan .
08-10 (096) Simone Simone .
08-17 (097) Connie Mack .
08-24 (098) Billy Southworth .
08-31 (099) Carl Snavely .
09-07 (100) Bobby Riggs
Frank Kovacs
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09-14 (101) Bobby Jones .
09-21 (102) Eleanor Holm .
09-28 (103) Jimmy Wilson .
Sun 09:45pm, NBC Red
10-04 (104) Carol Landis  s  .
10-11 (105)     ?? .
10-18 (106) Major Emory E Larson .
10-25 (107) Fritz Crisler .
11-01 (108)     ?? .
11-08 (109) Linda Darnell .
11-15 (110) Lynn Waldorf .
11-22 (111)     ?? .
11-29 (112)     ?? .
12-06 (113) Henery Armstrong .
12-13 (114) Henery Armstrong  s  .
12-20 (115) Don Budge .
12-27 (116) Buddy Baer
Jack Dempsey
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01-03 (117) Maureen O'Sullivan .
01-10 (118) HV Kaltenborn .
01-17 (119) Larry MacPhail .
01-24 (120) Col Snoopnagle .
01-31 (121) Eddie Collins
Dick Powell
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02-07 (122) Quiz Kids .
02-14 (123) Benny Goodman .
02-21 (124) Chico Marx .
02-28 (125) Mrs Lou Gehrig .
03-07 (126) Leslie Howard .
03-14 (127) Kay Kyser .
03-21 (128) Tris Speaker .
03-28 (129) Ellery Queen .
04-04 (130) Bob Hawk .
04-11 (131) Craig Wood .
04-18 (132) Ford Frick .
04-25 (133) Madeleine Carroll .
05-02 (134) John Ringling North
Donald Crisp
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05-09 (135) Mel Ott .
05-16 (136) Jesse Owens
Paulette Goddard
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05-23 (137) Leo Durocher .
05-30 (138) Grantland Rice .
06-06 (139) Gene Tunney .
06-13 (140) Father Edward J Flanagan .
06-20 (141) Tommy Dorsey .
06-27 (142) Jinx Falkenburg .
07-04 (143) Jimmy Dykes .
07-11 (144) HV Kaltenborn .
07-18 (145) Quiz Kids .
07-25 (146) Babe Ruth .
08-01 (147) Wendy Barrie .
08-08 (148) Connie Mack .
08-15 (149) Alice Marble .
08-22 (150) Sonja Hennie .
08-29 (151) Burgess Meredith .
09-05 (152) Ben Hogan .
09-12-42* (153) Harry James Duke of Kent died 2 weeks ago (8/25)
(baseball season)
Joe McCarthy/ (no number)
09-19 (154) Joe McCarthy .
09-26 (155) Mrs Knute Rockne .
10-03 (156) Lt Mickey Cochrane .
10-10 (157) Fritz Crisler .
10-17 (158) Frank Thomas .
10-24-42* (159) John Welshel in Baltimore for Navy/Georgia Tech (10/24)
(no guest announced, no number)
10-31 (160) Harry Stuhidreher .
11-07 (161) Janet Blair  s  .
11-14 (162) Frank Leahy .
11-21 (163) Paul Brown .
11-28 (164) Clark Shaughnessy .
12-05 (165) Red Grange .
12-12 (166) Veronica Lake .
12-19 (167) Carol Bruce .
12-26 (168) William Harridge .

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01-02 (169) George Raft .
01-09 (170) Eleanor Powell .
01-16 (171) Branch Rickey .
01-23 (172) Grantland Rice .
01-30 (173) Col Lemuel Q Snoopnagle sp  .
02-06 (174) Guy Lombardo .
02-13 (175) Al Jolson .
02-20 (176) Babe Ruth .
02-27 (177) Clem McCarthy .
03-06 (178) Capt Eddie Rickenbacker
Susan Hayward
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03-13 (179) Gene Sarazen .
03-20 (180) Mrs Lou Gehrig
Mrs John McGraw
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03-27 (181) Sir Cedric Hardwicke .
04-03 (182) Constance Bennett .
04-10 (183) Leo Durocher .
04-17-43 (184) Madeleine Carroll Lauritz Melchior / (no number)
04-24 (185) Lauritz Melchior .
05-01 (186) Craig Wood .
05-08 (187) Clark Griffith .
05-15 (188) Margaret Lindsay .
05-22 (189) Frank Buck .
Fri 10:30pm, NBC
05-28 (190) George Jessel .
06-04 (191) HV Kaltenborn .
06-11 (192) Hildegarde .
06-18 (193) Joe McCarthy .
06-25 (194) Mel Ott .
07-02 (195) Kitty Carlisle  sc  .
07-09 (196) HV Kaltenborn .
07-16 (197) HV Kaltenborn .
07-23 (198)     ?? .
07-30 (199) Ilona Massey .
08-06 (200) Maxie Rosenbloom .
08-13 (201) Babe Ruth .
08-20 (202) Benny Goodman .
08-27 (203) Joan Blondell .
09-03 (204) Horace Heidt .
09-10 (205) Wendie Barrie .
09-17 (206) Jimmy Dykes .
09-24 -- preempted -- .
10-01 (207) Arthur Murray .
10-08 (208) Steve O'Neill .
10-15 (209) Paul Brown .
10-22 (210) Herbert O Crisler .
10-29 (211) Cmdr John Whelchel .
11-05 (212) Paul Whiteman .
11-12 (213) Mel Ott .
11-19 (214)     ?? .
11-26 (215) Tommy Dorsey .
12-03 (216) Michele Morgan .
12-10 (217) Jean Parker .
12-17 (218) Diana Barrymore .
12-24 (219) -- preempted -- .
12-31 (220) Pat O'Brien .

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01-07 (221) Sonny Tufts .
01-14 (222) Xavier Cugat .
01-21 (223) Grantland Rice .
01-28 (224) John J Anthony .
02-04 (225) Alice Marble .
02-11 (226) Billie Burke .
02-18 (227) HV Kaltenborn .
02-25 (228) Giovanni Martinelli .
03-03 (229) Jack Dempsey .
03-10 (230) George Raft .
03-17-44* 231 Constance Bennett St. Patrick's Day
Lone Ranger / (no number)
03-24 (232) Brace Beemer "Lone Ranger"  c  .
03-31 (233) Patsy Kelly .
04-07 (234) Leo Durocher .
04-14 (235)     ?? .
04-21 (236) Robert Ringling .
04-28 (237) Quiz Kids .
05-05 (238) Lowell Thomas .
05-12-44* 239 J Edgar Hoover Sunday is Mother's Day 14-May
Fred Waring
05-19 (240) Fred Waring .
05-26 (241) Gail Patrick .
06-02 (242) Jane Cowl .
06-09 (243) Morton Downey .
06-16 (244) Connie Mack .
06-23 (245) Babe Ruth .
06-30 (246) Sammy Kaye .
07-07 (247) HV Kaltenborn .
07-14 (248) HV Kaltenborn .
07-21 (249) HV Kaltenborn .
07-28 (250) Gene Tierney .
08-04 (251)     ?? .
08-11 (252) Diana Barrymore .
08-18-44* 253 Ellery Queen
Joan Edwards
Gus Edwards' birthday is today (8/17)
Bill is guest on Queen's show tomorrow
Gene Sarazin in Chicago / (miscalled as 252)
08-25 (254) Gene Sarazen .
09-01 -- preempted -- .
09-08-44 255 Joseph Dunninger Prince George, Duke of Kent, died 2 yrs ago 25-Aug-44
(no guest announced)
09-15 (256)     ?? .
09-22 (257) Lois Andrews .
09-29 (258) Carol Bruce .
10-06 (259) Duke Ellington .
10-13 (260) Cesar Romero .
10-20 (261) Paul Brown .
10-27 -- preempted -- .
11-03 (262) Frank Thomas .
11-10 (263) Hildegarde .
11-17 (264)     ?? .
11-24 (265) Carroll Widdoes .
12-01 (266) Jack Dempsey .
12-08 (267) Vera Zorina .
12-15 (268) Alec Templeton  p  .
12-22 (269) Ethel Merman .
12-29 (270)     ?? .

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01-05 (271) George Raft .
01-12 (272) Tommy Dorsey .
01-19 (273) Janet Blair .
01-26 (274) Pat O'Brien .
02-02 (275) Jean Parker .
02-09 (276) Leo Durocher .
02-16 (277) Bill Tilden .
02-23 (278) Gypsy Rose Lee .
03-02-45* 279 Lawrence Tibbett Rankin/Hook fight on floor of conges on 22-Feb
Jane Withers
03-09 (280) Jane Withers .
03-16 (281) Ellsworth Vines s  .
03-23 (282) Ellsworth Vines .
03-30-45* 283 Lena Horne Knute Rockne died 14 yrs ago tomorrow 31-Mar-31
Milton Berle
04-06 (284) Milton Berle .
04-13 (285) Paul Whiteman .
04-20-45 286 Larry McPhail Henny Youngman
04-27-45 286 Henny Youngman Paul Whiteman / miscalled as 286 but remained uncorrected
05-04 (287) Paul Whiteman .
05-11 (288) Babe Ruth .
05-18 (289) Vera Zorina .
05-25 (290) Lloyd Nolan .
06-01 (291) Anne Baxter .
06-08 (292) Roddy McDowall .
06-15-45* 293 Kathleen Winsor Sunday is Father's Day
Alan Jones
06-22-45 294 Alan Jones Cab Calloway
06-29 (295) Cab Calloway .
07-06-45 296 HV Kaltenborn subs HV Kaltenborn / (no number)
07-13-45 297 HV Kaltenborn subs HV Kaltenborn / (no number)
07-20 (298) HV Kaltenborn subs .
07-27-45 299 Byron Nelson Joan Edwards / (no number)
08-03-45 300 Joan Edwards Evelyn Keyes
08-10 (301) Evelyn Keyes .
08-17-45 302 Eddie Rickenbaacker Ty Cobb
08-24 (303) Ty Cobb .
08-31-45* 304 Charlie Spivak Hydroplane Races in Omaha, NE (2/3-Sep)
Arthur Murray
09-07 (305) Arthur Murray .
09-14-45* 306 Brace "Lone Ranger" Beemer UofM Game in Detroit (9/15)
Claude Hopkins and Cab Calloway fight (9/8)
Quiz Kids
09-21 (307) Quiz Kids  d .
09-28 (308) Olsen & Johnson  d .
10-05-45* 309 Pat O'Brien Chicago & Detroit in World Series (Oct 3-10)
Marilyn Maxwell
10-12 (310) Marilyn Maxwell  d .
10-19 (311) George Jessel  d .
10-26 (312) Cab Calloway  d .
11-02 (313) Roy Rogers  d .
11-09-45* 314 Tommy Dorsey Notre Dame/Army (Nov 11)
Jinx Falkenburg / (no number)
11-16 (315) Jinx Falkenberg  d .
11-23-45* 316 Frank Sinatra Indiana/Purdue (Nov 24)
Vivian Blaine
11-30 (317) Vivian Blaine  s .
12-07-45* 318 Joe Louis Last Week Army/Navy game (Nov 30)
Pearl Harbor & Dec 7th mentioned
Elsa Maxwell
12-14-45 319 Elsa Maxwell Ezra "Henry Aldrich" Stone
12-21-45* 320 Ezra Stone Christmas in 4 days (Dec 25)
Jack Benny
12-28-45* 321 Jack Benny Last program of the year
Abbott & Costello / (no number)

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01-04-46 323 Abbott & Costello George Raft / miscalled as 323 but remained uncorrected
01-11 (324) George Raft .
01-18 (325) HV Kaltenborn .
01-25-46 326 Kay Kyser Constance Bennett
02-01 (326) Constance Bennett .
02-08 (327) Spike Jones .
02-15 (328) Hildegarde .
02-22 (329) Guy Lombardo .
03-01-46* 330 Linda Darnell Jack Carson
03-08-46 331 Jack Carson Jinx Falkenburg
03-15 (332) -- preempted --
03-22-46* 333 Babe Ruth Last Sunday was St. Patrick's Day (Mar 17)
Bonita Grandville
03-29-46* 334 Bonita Grandville Knute Rockne died 15 yrs ago this week (3/31/31)
Bobby Jones / (show 333 announced)
04-05 (335)     ?? .
04-12-46* 336 Xavier Cugat FDR died 1 year ago (4/12/45)
Jack Dempsy
04-19 (337) Jack Dempsey .
04-26 (338) Mayor Edward J Kelly .
05-03 (339) Eddie Bracken .
  Episodes 370 & 371 were miscalled as 340 & 341. Beware.
05-10 (340) George Jessel .
05-17 (341) Paul Whiteman .
05-24-46 342 Lucille Ball Jimmy Dorsey
05-31 (343) Jimmy Dorsey .
06-07-46 344 Eddie Anderson Dave Elman
06-14-46 345 Dave Elman Robert Ripley
06-21-46 346 Robert Ripley La Salle Hotel fire 3 weeks ago (6/6)
Hotel Canfield fire (6/19) Orson Welles
06-28-46 347 Orson Welles Pat O'Brian, George Raft, John Garfield sub next 3 weeks / (no number)
07-05 (348) Pat O'Brien subs .
07-12 (349) Pat O'Brien subs .
07-19 (350) John Garfield subs .
07-26 (351) Lloyd Mongram  d  .
08-02-46* 352 Joan Edwards Date mentioned
Dinah Shore
08-09-46 353 Dinah Shore Vivian Blaine
08-16-46 354 Vivian Blaine Cab Calloway
08-23-46* 355 Cab Calloway Hamiltonian Stakes run 2 weeks ago (8/08)
Mischa Auer
08-30-46* 356 Mischa Auer Col Bradley died last week (8/15)
Sammy Kaye
09-06-46* 357 Sammy Kaye Sat 8/24 was 2 weeks ago
Ann Rutherford
09-13-46* 358 Ann Rutherford Friday 13th story
Drew Pearson
09-20-46* 359 Drew Pearson Pittsburg/Illinois (9/21)
Red Grange
09-27 (360) Red Grange .
10-04-46* 361 Connie Mack Columbia/Navy (10/05)
World Series starts Sunday (10/06)
Lizbeth Scott
10-11-46* 362 Lizbeth Scott Michigan/Army (10/12)
date mentioned
Roddy McDowell
10-18-46* 363 Roddy McDowall Tennessee/Alabama (10/19) 7th anniv show
Gene Autry
10-25-46* 364 Gene Autry Army/Duke (10/26)
date mentoned
Lou Little
11-01-46* 365 Lou Little NWestern/Ohio; NDame/Navy; New York Univ/Boston College (11/02)
Jimmy Crowley
11-08 (366) Jim Crowley .
11-15 (367) Dick Harlow .
11-22-46* 368 Mickey Rooney Illinois/Northwestern; Southern Cal/UCLA (11/23)
Frank Leahy / (no number)
11-29-46* 369 Elmer Layden Army/Navy, Notre Dame/USC (11/30)
Sammy Baugh
12-06-46* 370 Sammy Baugh Tomorrow is 12/07, 5 years after Pearl Harbor
Guy Lombardo / (show 340 announced)
12-13-46* 371 Guy Lombardo Tulane/USC next week (12/21)
date mentioned
Jeff Cravath /(show 341 announced)
12-20-46* 372 Jeff Cravath Tulane/USC (12/21)
show before Christmas
Eddie Cantor / (no number)
12-27-46* 373 Eddie Cantor In Hollywood for Rose Bowl
last show of 1946, back in 2 weeks
Kay Kyser / (no number)

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01-10 (374) Kay Kyser .
01-17-47 375 Morton Downey back from Hollywood
Rudy Vallee ***
01-24-47* 376 Rudy Vallee date mentioned
Bucky Harris
01-31-47 377 Bucky Harris Spike Jones
02-07-47 378 Spike Jones Frankie Frisch
02-14-47* 379 Frankie Frisch Valentine's Day mentioned
Woody Herman
02-21-47 380 Woody Herman Toots Shor
02-28-47* 381 Toots Shor
Bob Smithdas
date mentioned
Martha Vickers
03-07-47 382 Martha Vickers Barney Ross
03-14 (383) Barney Ross .
03-21 (---) Alice Marble .
03-28 (---) Babe Ruth
Mrs Lou Gehrig
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04-04-47 384 Bobby Jones
Byron Nelson
Beau Jack
Sunday is Easter (4/06)
from Augusta Georgia for the Master's Open
Dizzy Dean
04-11-47* 385 Dizzy Dean date mentioned
FDR died 2 yrs ago tomorrow (4/12/45)
Leo Durocher banned from baseball this week
Vivian Blaine
04-18 (386) Vivian Blain .
04-25 (387) AB Chandler .
05-02 (388) Eddie Bracken .
05-09-47 389 Earl Sande Sunday is Mother's Day (5/11)
Saturday is The Preakness
Eddie Arcaro
05-16-47 390 Eddie Arcaro Craig Wood
05-23-47 390 Craig Wood Pauline Betz / miscalled as 390 but remained uncorrected (fixing the 322 miscall)
05-30-47* 391 Pauline Betz
Mrs Lou Gehrig
today is Memorial Day
Lou Gehrig died 6 yrs ago next Monday (6/2/41)
Eddie Dyer
06-06 (392) Eddie Dyer .
06-13-47* 393 Roy Rogers Father's Day (6/15)
Perry Como, Jimmy Braddock
06-20-47* 394 Perry Como Gene Sarazen won 2nd Round PGA Championship today
Poughkeepsie Regatta tomorrow (6/21)
Harold Russell
06-27 (395) Harold Russell .
07-04-47* 396 George Jessel 4th of July mentioned
Bob Feller
07-11-47 397 Bob Feller Gov. Dwight Green of Illinois
07-18 (398) Gov Dwight Green .
07-25-47 (399) Eddie Cantor subs Frank Sinatra subs
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08-01-47 (400) Frank Sinatra subs John Garfield subs
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08-08-47 (401) John Garfield subs (no guest / show)
08-15 (---) Larry MacPhail .
08-22-47 414 Paul Whiteman Lena Horne / (don't know what happened from #397 to now)
08-29 (415) Lena Horne .
09-05 (---) Johnny Mize .
09-12 (416) Jack Kramer .
09-19-47* 417 Babe Didrickson football starts (9/20) -- Back in 2 weeks
Bucky Harris
09-26 -- preempted -- President Truman: Radio Address Opening the Community Chest Campaign
10-03-47* 418 Bucky Harris The week of World Series (9/30-10/06)
Tulane/Georgia Tech (10/04)
Gene Autry
10-10-47* 419 Gene Autry 8th anniversary show (10/08/39)
Hildegard / (no show #)
10-17-47* 420 Hildegarde Northwestern/Michigan (10/18)
(no guest / show)
10-24 (421) Gov ME Thompson .
10-31-47* 422 Frank Leahy Illinois/Michigan (11/01)
Notre Dame/Navy (11/01) & Halloween tonight
Notre Dame/Army next week (11/08)
Mrs. Knute Rockne
11-07 -- preempted -- Departure of Friendship Train from Los Angeles  dsl 
11-14-47* 424 Capt Eddie Rickenbacker
Mrs Knute Rockne dsl 
Wisconsin/Michigan; NorthWestern/Notre Dame (11/15)
Lou Little / (show 422 announced)
11-21 (425) Lou Little
George Poeschner
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11-28 (426) Father Flanagan  d  .
12-05 (427) Henry Frnka  d  .
12-12 (428) Sammy Kaye .
12-19-47* 429 Bobby Riggs
Jack Kramer
4 shopping days before Christmas
George Jessel
12-26 (430) George Jessel .

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01-02-48* 431 Ronald Reaagan date mentioned
Eddie Cantor
01-09-48 432 Eddie Cantor Kay Kyser
01-16 (433) Kay Kyser .
01-23 (434) Bucky Harris .
01-30 (435) Cornel Wilde .
02-06 (436) Frankie Frisch .
02-13 (437) John Kieran .
02-20 (438) Bob Allman
Lowell Thomas
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02-27 (439) Helen Traubel .
03-05 (440) Bobby Feller .
03-12 (441) Guy Lombardo .
03-19 (442) Robert L Ripley .
03-26 (443) Ray Robinson .
04-02-48 444 Jack Dempsey Gus Lesnovich
04-09 (445) Gus Lesnevitch .
04-16-48 446 Canada Lee next week baseball season opens
Slapsie Maxie Rosenblum
04-23-48* 447 Maxie Rosenbloom date mentioned
Drake Relay tomorrow (4/24)
Tony Martin
04-30-48* 448 Tony Martin Kentucky Derby (5/01)
Jane Froman
05-07-48 449 Jane Froman Fred Waring
05-14-48 450 Fred Waring Jim Thorpe
05-21 (---) Johnny Mize .
05-28 (---) Mrs Lou Gehrig .
06-04-48 451 Jim Thorpe Sonja Hennie
06-11 (452) Sonja Henie .
06-18 (453) Jimmy Braddock .
06-25 (454) James A Farley .
07-02-48 (455) John Garfield subs F.Sinatra, W.Powell, Errol Flynn announced for next 3 weeks
(no show #)
07-09-48 (456) Frank Sinatra subs W.Powell, Errol Flynn announced for next 2 weeks / (no show #)
07-16-48 (457) William Powell subs Jimmy Stewart subs / (no show #)
07-23-48 (458) James Stewart subs Olympics start next week
(no guest announced)
07-30 (459) Wilfred Smith  t  Stern is in London to cover the Olympics, opening ceremonies were yesterday (7/29)
Past Olympic stories c 
08-06 (---)     ?? from London
Stories about British sports figures  d 
08-13 (---)     ?? from London
08-20 (460) Harry Balough .
08-27-48 461 Dick Powell In England 2 weeks ago
Babe Ruth died 2 weeks ago (Aug-16)
(no guest announced)
09-03 (462)     ?? .
09-10 (463) Burt Shotton .
09-17 (464) Maxie Rosenbloom .
09-24 (465) Eddie Dyer  d  .
10-01 (466) Tony Zale .
10-08 (467) Joe Louis .
10-15-48* 468 Rex Harrison Tulane/Mississipi (10/16)
(no guest announced)
10-22 (469)     ?? .
10-29 (470)     ?? .
11-05 (471)     ?? .
11-12 (472) Frank Leahy .
11-19 (473) Nancy Merki Lees .
11-26-48* 474 Frankie Carle Texas Christion/Souther Methodist game (11/27)
Primo Carnera
12-03 (475) Primo Carnera .
12-10 (476) Eddie Bracken  d  .
12-17-48* 477 Marie McDonald 6 shopping days before Christmas
Barbara Anne Scott, followed by Raft, then Cantor
12-24 (478) Barbara Ann Scott .
12-31-48* 479 George Raft Harbor Bowl tomorrow (1/01/49)
Tonight is New Year's Eve
Eddie Cantor

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01-07-49 480 Eddie Cantor Ike Williams
01-14 (481) Ike Williams .
01-21-49 482 Horace Heidt Jerry Colona
01-28-49 483 Jerry Colonna Hoagy Charmichael
02-04-49 484 Hoagy Charmichael Bill Veeck pres of Cleveland Indians
02-11 (485) Bill Veeck .
02-18-49* 486 Casey Stengel Monday was Valentines day (2/14)
Rudy Vallee
02-25-49* 487 Rudy Vallee date mentioned
Anniversary of John McGraw's death
Zachary Scott
03-04-49 488 Zachary Scott Paul Whiteman
03-11 (489) Paul Whiteman .
03-18-49* 490 Susan Hayworth St Patrick's Day yesterday (3/17)
Chicago Relays tomorrow (3/19)
Ford Briggs, National League president
03-25 (491) Ford Frick .
04-01 (492) Joe Louis .
04-08-49* 493 Jesse Owens FDR died this week (4/12/45)
Edward Arnold
04-15 (494) Edward Arnold .
04-22 (495) Jimmy Stewart .
04-29 (496) John Hodiak .
05-06 (497) Eddie Bracken .
05-13 (498) Spike Jones .
05-20-49 499 Ida Lupino Linda Darnell, Babe Dedrickson
05-27 (500) Linda Darnell
Babe Didrickson
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06-03-49* 501 Mrs Lou Gehrig Memorial Day last Monday (5/30)
Lou Gehrig died 8 yrs ago yesterday (6/02/41)
Monty Stratten
06-10 (502) Monty Stratton .
06-17-49 503 Connie Mack Guy Lombardo
06-24 (504) Guy Lombardo  d  .
07-01 (505) Frankie Frisch .
07-08 (506) William Powell subs .
07-15-49 507 Frank Sinatra subs Pat O'Brian subs
07-22-49 508 Pat O'Brien subs Ronald Ragan
07-29-49 509 Ronald Reagan subs Tex & Jinx subs (Stern ill)
08-05 (510) Tex & Jinx subs .
08-12-49* 511 Tex & Jinx subs next week (8/19) date mentioned
Dizzy Dean
08-19-49 512 Dizzy Dean Jackie Robinson
08-26 (513) Jackie Robinson .
09-02-49 514 Herbert Hoover Eddie Dyer
09-09-49 515 Eddie Dyer Ben Hogan
09-16 (516) Ben Hogan .
09-23 (---) George Raft .
09-30-49* 517 Richard "Pancho" Gonzales Tulane/Georgia Tech (10/01)
Al Jolson
10-07-49* 518 Billie Burke Mich-Army game (10/08)
during World Series (10/5-9)
Al Jolson
10-14 (519) Al Jolson .
10-21 (520) 11th Anniversary Program .
10-28-49* 521 Red Grange
Robert Zupke
Illinois/Mich (10/29)
Peter Lawford
11-04-49* 522 Peter Lawford Notre Dame/Mich State (11/05)
Frank Leahy
11-11 (523) Frank Leahy  d  .
11-18-49* 524 Doak Walker Michigan/Ohio State (11/19)
4 Horsemen (James Crowley, Elmer Layden, Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller)
11-25-49* 525 4 Horsemen of Notre Dame Notre Dame/USC, Army/Navy (11/26)
Grantland Rice
12-02-49* 526 Grantland Rice Notre Dame/Southern Methodist (12/03)
Next week, tribute to Bill Robinson with Shirley Temple
Tony Martin
12-09 (527) Tony Martin .
12-16 (528) Shirley Temple .
12-23-49* 529 Joe Louis tomorrow is Christmas Eve
Morton Downey
12-30-49* 530 Morton Downey date mentioned
retrospective of 1939 to present
Cotton Bowl next week, Rice & N.Carolina
partial show, starts at "Reel 3" (7:18 min)
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01-06 (531) George Raft .
01-13-50* 532 Boris Karloff date mentioned, Fri 13th story
Sammy Kaye
01-20-50 533 Sammy Kaye Edward Everett Horton
01-27 (534) Edward Everett Horton .
02-03-50 535 Tommy Heinrich Bobby Feller
02-10-50 536 Bobby Feller Sonja Hennie
02-17-50 537 Sonja Hennie Jimmy Dorsey
02-24 (538) Jimmy Dorsey .
03-03-50 539 Gen Carlos P Romulo Kirk Douglas
03-10-50 540 Kirk Douglas George Raft
03-17 (541) George Raft .
03-24 (542) Jane Russell .
03-31 (543) Richard Widmark .
04-07-50* 544 Jack Carson Easter is Sunday (4/09)
Eddie Cantor
04-14 (545) Eddie Cantor .
04-21 (546) Margaret Whiting .
04-28 (547) Dizzy Dean .
05-05 (548) Paul Whiteman .
05-12-50* 549 Laraine Day Mother's Day on Sunday (5/14)
Ted Williams
05-19-50 550 Ted Williams Jackie Robinson
05-26-50* 551 Jackie Robinson Memorial Day next Tuesday (5/30)
Joe DiMaggio
06-02 (552) Joe DiMaggio .
06-09 (553) Danny Kaye .
06-16-50* 554 Shelly Winters Father's Day on Sunday (6/18)
Ben Hogan
06-23 (555) Ben Hogan .
06-30 (556) Tommy Dorsey .
07-07-50 557 Fanchot Tone subs start of 4 week vacation
Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Fredric March
07-14-50 558 Basil Rathbone subs Boris Karloff
07-21 (559) Boris Karloff subs .
07-28-50 560 Fredric March subs (no guest announced)
08-04 (561)     ?? .
08-11 (562)     ?? .
08-18 (563)     ?? .
08-25 (564)     ?? .
09-01 (565)     ?? .
09-15 (566)     ?? .
09-22 (567)     ?? .
09-29 (568)     ?? .
10-06 (569)     ?? .
10-13-50* 571 Ann Sheridan Oklahoma/Texas (10/14)
12th Anniversary Show, many guests announced
10-20-50* 572 12th Anniversary Show Indiana/Notre Dame (10/21)
(no guest announced)
10-27 (573)     ?? .
11-03 (574)     ?? .
11-10 (575)     ?? .
11-17 (576)     ?? .
11-24 (577)     ?? .
12-01 (578)     ?? .
12-08 (579)     ?? .
12-15 -- preempted -- President Truman
12-22 (580)     ?? .
12-29 (581)     ?? .

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01-05 (582) Early American poet and 2 songwriters  d  .
01-12 (583) Gen Sam Houston's career  d  .
01-19 (584) Ethelbert Curley Christian letter to quad-amputee  d  .
01-26 (585) Irish castle with a curse  d  .
02-02 (586) College basketball scandal  d  .
02-09 (587) Football team mascots  d  .
02-16 (588) Valentine stories  d  .
02-23 -- preempted -- .
03-02 (589)     ?? .
03-09 (590) How baseball eager kid became a singer  d  .
03-16 (591) 3 St Patrick's Day fights recreated  d  .
03-23 (592) How Good Friday incluenced Handel  d  .
03-30 (593) Why a rookie baseball player disppeared from training d  .
04-06 (594) English jockey steals the Ascot Cup  d  .
04-13 (595)     ?? .
04-20 (596) The Star Spangled Banner  d  .
04-27 (597)     ?? .
05-04 (598) Old time Kentucky derby winners  ds  .
05-11 (599) About General MacArthur  d  Mother's Day  d 
05-18 (600) Preakness highlights  ds  .
05-25 (601) The Vanderbilt family  ds  .
06-01 (602) Indianapolis 500 superstitions  ds  .
06-08 (603) Lou Gehrig, Pride of the Yankees  ds  .
06-15 (604) Golf tournaments  s  .
06-22 (605)     ?? .
06-29-51 606 Last Show for Colgate .

Thanks to:
    --  Jay Hickerson's "Ultimate History Guide"
    --  John Dunning's "On The Air"
    --  Lou Genco
    --  Jim Widner
    --  Elizabeth Keiser
    --  JJ's Newspaper Radio Logs
for information not found in the shows themselves. And to
    --  Andrew Steinberg who's been going thru the log and questioning some of my dates and finding mistakes! Thanks Andrew!

Dates with college games mentioned have been verified by the school's website where possible. Where not possible, thanks to
    - James Howell's Historical Scores - Alphabetically by Team
    - Soren Sorensen's College Football 19xx Games
    - Wikipedia
for compiling an unbelievable number of game scores!


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Feel free to send me any send any additions, corrections, comments. If you have shows not in my collection, I'd greatly appreciate a copy so I can verify and update this log