September 28, 1939: After a decade of entertaining radio, the final broadcast of The Fleischmann Hour was heard. Rudy Valle , the star of the show, wrapped things up. The top-rated musical variety radio show The Fleischmann Hour was a pioneering radio program aired on NBC. The broadcast showcased the hosting skill of Rudy Vallee, who was both a singer and an actor. The show became the staging platform of many future stars of America, such as Milton Merle, The Mills Brothers, and Burns and Allen , to name a few. Rudy Vallee concluded the show's final broadcast after a decade of great radio entertainment.