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Jack Benny Program, The

Alternate titles:
  • Best Of Benny, The
  • Canada Dry Ginger Ale Program (see Jack Benny)
  • Chevrolet Program, The
  • General Tire Show, The
  • Grape Nuts Program, The
  • Jell-O Program, The
  • Lucky Strike Program, The

    Premiere Episode: 1932-05-02
    Final Episode: 1958-06-22

    Genre(s):
    Comedy
    Variety

    RadioGoldindex Listing

    Broadcast History:

    Dates: 5/2/1932 - 10/26/1932
    Network: CBS
    Days: Monday, Wednesday
    Starting time: 9:30PM
    Sponsor: Canada Dry Ginger Ale
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/30/1932 - 1/26/1933
    Network: CBS
    Days: Sunday, Thursday
    Sponsor: Canada Dry Ginger Ale
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 3/3/1933 - 6/23/1933
    Network: NBC Red
    Days: Friday
    Starting time: 10:00PM
    Sponsor: General Motors
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/1/1933 - 4/1/1934
    Network: NBC
    Days: Sunday
    Starting time: 10:00PM
    Sponsor: General Motors
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 4/6/1934 - 9/28/1934
    Network: NBC
    Days: Friday
    Starting time: 10:00PM
    Sponsor: General Tire
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/14/1934 - 10/4/1936
    Network: NBC Blue
    Days: Sunday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: Jell-O
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/11/1936 - 5/31/1942
    Network: NBC Red
    Days: Sunday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: General Foods Corp. (Jell-O)
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/4/1942 - 6/4/1944
    Network: NBC
    Days: Sunday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: Grape Nuts
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/1/1944 - 12/26/1948
    Network: NBC
    Days: Sunday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 1/2/1949 - 5/22/1955
    Network: CBS
    Days: Sunday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes
    Length of show: 30 minutes

    Dates: 10/28/1956 - 6/22/1958
    Network: CBS
    Days: Sunday
    Starting time: 7:00PM
    Sponsor: Home Insurance Company
    Length of show: 30 minutes

  • Series Synopsis: *****
    Series Theme: Opening: "Yankee Doodle Boy, Love in Bloom"; closing: "Hooray for Hollywood."
    Creator: ***  
    Cast: Iris Adrian
    Gracie Allen(Guest Star)
    Eddie Anderson(Rochester (beginning 1937))
    Artie Auerbach(Kitzel (Beginning 1944))
    Benny Baker
       
    Director: Robert Ballin
     Carlos De Angelo
     Hilliard Marks
    Announcer: Andre Baruch
     Charles Buck
     Howard Claney
     Kenny Delmar
     Paul Douglas
     Bob Gregor
     George Hale
     Alois Havrilla
     George Hicks
     James Melton
     Sid Silvers
     Don Wilson