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Chicago Theater Of The Air, The

Premiere Episode: 1940-10-05
Final Episode: 1955-05-07

Number of Episodes: 449

Genre(s):
Anthology Drama
Drama
Comedy
Music
Variety

RadioGoldindex Listing

Broadcast History:

Dates: 10/5/1940 - 2/22/1941
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/4/1941 - 2/28/1942
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/3/1942 - 3/27/1943
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 6/5/1943 - 4/29/1944
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 7/1/1944 - 10/28/1944
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 11/11/1944 - 5/26/1945
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 7/28/1945 - 5/25/1946
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 12/14/1946 - 5/31/1947
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 11/1/1947 - 6/20/1948
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/9/1948 - 5/28/1949
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/1/1949 - 5/27/1950
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 6/16/1950 - 4/28/1951
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 6/10/1951 - 5/17/1952
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/4/1952 - 5/2/1953
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/10/1953 - 3/13/1954
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 7/3/1954 - 5/7/1955
Network: Mutual
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: The Chicago Tribune
Length of show: 60 minutes

Series Synopsis: The Chicago Theater of the Air grew out of a listener survey conducted by WGN in 1940, which revealed that large blocks of its audience appreciated the music of opera and the escapism of drama. On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning
Creator: ***  
Cast: Rita Ascot(Dramatic Cast)
Anne Ayars(Vocalist)
William A. Bacher(Creator)
Atilio Baggiore(Resident Tenor)
Bob Bailey(Dramatic Cast)
   
Director: Joe Ainsley
 Fritz Blocki
 Ray Charles
 Jack LaFrandre
 Kenneth W. MacGregor
 Bob Trendler
Announcer: Lee Bennett
 Marvin Miller
 John Weigle