Radio Programs beginning with "k"
"You win a six month supply of Colgate Brushless Shaving Cream, ma'am..."
Click on the image on the right to
see a cover of "God Bless America" signed by both Irving Berlin
and Kate Smith!
Star: Kate Smith
Sponsors: Sustaining (none), A & P Markets, Calumet Baking
Powder, Swans Down Cake Flour, Grape Nuts, Jell-O, Sanka Coffee, Postum
Fake Coffee, Diamond Salt
Network: NBC (Red), CBS, Mutual
Aired: 1931-1947 (Kate Smith Speaks 1938-1951)
Format: Musical Variety (and Commentary)
NB: Kate Smith, a real American institution was responsible
for two very popular kinds of radio programs. One had her singing
while the other offered her opinions on the topic of the day. She
was always upbeat and precise, never longwinded.
Kay Kyser and his wife Georgia
Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge
Stars: Kay Kyser, Ish Kabibble
(Merwyn A. Brogue)
Sponsor: Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company(what's
Network: NBC (Red), Mutual, ABC
Type of Show: Quiz Show
NB: Kay Kyser wrote the
fight song for his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. He was well known as a big band leader but OTR fans know he
had a very funny quiz show on NBC.
The Kenny Baker Program (originally Pabst Blue Ribbon Town--listed
Star: Kenny Baker
Sponsor: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
Network: CBS, Mutual
Type of Show: Variety
NB: Kenny Baker was hired to replace Dennis Day on the Jack
Benny Program during the time he was in the Navy. Only he didn't
last that long and Larry Stevens took his place after Kenny Baker left
to host his own program.
Updated November 23, 2001
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