Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 1944: The 'Alan Young Show' debuts on NBC

June 27, 1944: The Alan Young Show went on air for the first time on NBC. The show started as summer stand-in and then turned out to be permanent show in NBC roster for fall.  The show went on later to television, becoming a sketch comedy show.

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25, 1942: Funny Show 'It Pays to be Ignorant' first aired on WOR and Mutual

June 25, 1942: "It Pays to be Ignorant" was first broadcast and aired on WOR and the Mutual Broadcasting System.

If people then found it really funny to be ignorant,  then "It Pays To Be Ignorant" could be the best antidote to their boredom at home.

The quiz radio show spoofed some of the most popular and authoritative game shows of that time. The quiz masters were a panel of nitwits whose IQ could rival the lowest point on earth. Debuting on Mutual on June 25, 1942, it stayed there for almost two years before regaling the listeners on CBS for six years. In July 4, 1951, it moved over to NBC before going off air on September of that year.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24, 1960: The Romance of Helen Trent ends it's long run

June 24, 1960: Twenty seven years broadcast and 7,222 episodes of The Romance of Helen Trent on CBS came to an end. During so many episodes,  Helen Trent  did not marry Gil Whitney despite their long romance.

The show revolved around a captivating seamstress who makes her way into high fashion. The show aired more episodes than any other soap opera.