Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 17, 1933: The First Radio Program of Comedian Phil Baker

March 17, 1933: Comedian Phil Baker appeared on the radio for the first time on his series ‘The Armour Jester’ on the NBC Blue network. Baker became a quick success on radio especially as a solo career.

Phil Baker was a popular American comedian and emcee, a vaudeville actor, composer, songwriter, accordionist and author.

The Armour Jester was his first program on Radio. He later developed his career by hosted various program including an old time radio game show in 1940.

Monday, March 4, 2019

March 4, 1942: Shirley Temple starred as the 'Junior Miss'

March 4, 1942: "Junior Miss", a production featuring Shirley Temple in a starring role, was heard for the first time on CBS. The show cost $12,000 a week to produce and stayed on the airwaves until 1954.

"Junior Miss" was a radio sitcom sponsored by Procter and Gamble. It was based on Sally Benson's novel of the same name. Starring alongside Shirley Temple, who played the lead character Judy Graves, was Priscilla Lyon. Priscilla portrayed Judy's friend Fuffy Adams. The show was broadcast every Wednesday evening, and lasted until August 26 of the same year.