The James Melton Show

July 4, 1943 to September 22, 1946
140 episodes known to exist
The James Melton Show was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from July 4, 1943 to September 22, 1946. It starred James Melton, James Melton, and Ed Wynn as "The Fire Chief" (1/6/46 - 6/23/46).
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# Episodes (Known)
Network
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July 4, 1943 - December 5, 1943
The James Melton Show
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July 2, 1944 - September 22, 1946
The James Melton Show
117
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The James Melton Show
Also known as THE JAMES MELTON SHOW
July 4, 1943 - December 5, 1943
23 episodes known to exist
Cbs Texaco Sundays 9: 30 - 10
Stars: James Melton
Music: Al Goodman Orchestra
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 4, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
July 11, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 18, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 25, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
August 1, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
August 8, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
August 15, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
August 22, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
August 29, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
10 
September 5, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
11 
September 12, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
12 
September 19, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
13 
September 26, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
14 
October 3, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
15 
October 10, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
16 
October 17, 1943 
Guests: Connee Boswell, Whittemore and Lowe 
Guests: Connee Boswell, Seamen First Class Arthur Whittemore and Jack Lowe-Piano Duo (Courtesy of the US Navy). 
29:44 

 
17 
October 24, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
18 
October 31, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
19 
November 7, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
November 14, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
21 
November 21, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
22 
November 28, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
December 5, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
The James Melton Show
Also known as THE JAMES MELTON SHOW
July 2, 1944 - September 22, 1946
117 episodes known to exist
Stars: James Melton, Ed Wynn as "The Fire Chief" (1/6/46 - 6/23/46)
Music: Al Goodman Orchestra
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 2, 1944 
Guest: Ginny Simms 
Poor Sound Quality 
29:32 

 
July 9, 1944 
Guest: Katheryn Grayson 
 
29:06 

 
July 16, 1944 
Guest: Saundra Berkova, Kay Thompson 
 
29:30 

 
July 23, 1944 
Guest: Francia White 
 
29:38 

 
July 30, 1944 
Guest: Diana Lynn 
 
29:33 

 
August 6, 1944 
Guest: Jane Powell 
 
29:30 

 
August 13, 1944 
Guest: Helen Forrest 
 
29:31 

 
August 20, 1944 
Guest: Alec Templeton 
 
29:41 

 
August 27, 1944 
Guest: Jarmina Novotna 
Recorded from badly damaged discs 
27:07 

 
10 
September 3, 1944 
Guest: Lawrence Brooks 
 
29:29 

 
11 
September 10, 1944 
Guest: Jane Froman 
 
29:26 

 
12 
September 17, 1944 
Guest: Joan Edwards, Harold Arlen 
Recorded from badly damaged discs 
25:56 

 
13 
September 24, 1944 
Guest: Helen Jepson 
Recorded from badly damaged discs 
27:54 

 
14 
October 1, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton (part 1 Only) 
Incomplete - Disc 1 only 
14:14 

 
15 
October 8, 1944 
Guest: Alec Templeton, Celeste Holm 
Recorded from badly damaged discs 
27:41 

 
16 
October 15, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Mary Martin (part 1 Only) 
 
28:36 

 
17 
October 22, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Dorothy Kirsten 
Recorded from badly damaged discs 
29:12 

 
18 
October 29, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Celeste Holm 
 
29:25 

 
19 
November 5, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Mary Martin 
James Melton is heard by remote from San Antonio, Texas 
29:45 

 
20 
November 12, 1944 
Guest: Eileen Farrell 
John Reed King takes over as announcer. 2nd disc broken-missing 8 minutes 
20:36 

 
21 
November 19, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Diane Courtney 
Incomplete - Disc 1 only 
13:53 

 
22 
November 26, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Grace Moore 
 
29:34 

 
23 
December 3, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Mary Martin 
 
29:56 

 
24 
December 10, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Hildegard, Jimmy Carroll 
 
29:55 

 
25 
December 17, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Grace Moore 
 
29:36 

 
26 
December 24, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Rise Stevens 
 
29:43 

 
27 
December 31, 1944 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Rise Stevens 
 
30:00 

 
28 
January 7, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Mary Martin 
 
30:00 

 
29 
January 14, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Jane Froman 
 
29:37 

 
30 
January 21, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Rise Stevens 
 
29:30 

 
31 
January 28, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Jane Froman 
 
29:30 

 
32 
February 4, 1945 
Guest: Grace Moore 
 
29:30 

 
33 
February 11, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Grace Moore 
 
29:31 

 
34 
February 18, 1945 
Guests: Victor Borge, Jane Froman 
 
29:22 

 
35 
February 25, 1945 
Guests: Rise Stevens, Saferton & Shefter 
Disc 2 damaged-2 minutes missing at the beginning of the second half. 
26:55 

 
36 
March 4, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Jane Froman 
Lawrence Tibbett subs for James Melton Incomplete-Part 2 only 
15:09 

 
37 
March 11, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Jane Froman 
Lawrence Tibbett subs for James Melton 
29:47 

 
38 
March 18, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Jane Froman 
Lawrence Tibbett subs for James Melton 
29:51 

 
39 
March 25, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Jarmila Novotna 
 
29:49 

 
40 
April 1, 1945 
Guests: Ginny Simms, Diana Lynn 
From Hollywood 
29:55 

 
41 
April 8, 1945 
Guests: Frances Langford, King Cole Trio 
From Hollywood 
29:41 

 
42 
April 15, 1945 
Guest: Rise Stevens 
Sombre show in reaction to FDR death 
29:42 

 
43 
April 22, 1945 
Guests: Alec Templeton, Eleanor Steber 
 
29:31 

 
44 
April 29, 1945 
Guest: Joan Edwards 
 
29:42 

 
45 
May 6, 1945 
Guests: Ginny Simms, First Piano Quartet 
 
29:46 

 
46 
May 13, 1945 
Guest: Patrice Munsel 
 
29:52 

 
47 
May 20, 1945 
Guest: Ginny Simms 
 
29:37 

 
48 
May 27, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
49 
June 3, 1945 
Guest: Hildegard 
 
29:29 

 
50 
June 10, 1945 
Guest: Ethel Smith 
 
30:00 

 
51 
June 17, 1945 
Guest: Jo Stafford 
 
30:00 

 
52 
June 24, 1945 
All Gershwin Show Guests: Rose Bampton, Ethel Smith 
 
30:00 

 
53 
July 1, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
July 8, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
July 15, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
56 
July 22, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
57 
July 29, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
58 
August 5, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
59 
August 12, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
60 
August 19, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
61 
August 26, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
62 
September 2, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
63 
September 9, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
64 
September 16, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
65 
September 23, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
66 
September 30, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
67 
October 7, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
68 
October 14, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
69 
October 21, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
70 
October 28, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
71 
November 4, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Ethel Smith 
 
30:00 

 
72 
November 11, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Robert Benchley 
 
29:44 

 
73 
November 18, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Jimmy Savo 
 
29:29 

 
74 
November 25, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Frank Sinatra 
 
29:41 

 
75 
December 2, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Danny Kaye 
 
29:37 

 
76 
December 9, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Ethel Smith 
 
29:56 

 
77 
December 16, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Ethel Smith, Benny Goodman 
Christmas Program 
29:46 

 
78 
December 23, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Ethel Smith, Ralph Bellamy 
 
29:37 

 
79 
December 30, 1945 
Guests: Annamary Dickey, Danny Kaye 
New Year's Program 
29:45 

 
80 
January 6, 1946 
Welcome Back Ed Wynn - Carmen 
 
29:57 

 
81 
January 13, 1946 
Opera Parody: "william Tell" 
 
29:56 

 
82 
January 20, 1946 
Opera Parody: "romeo and Juliet" 
 
29:50 

 
83 
January 27, 1946 
Opera Parody: "faust" 
 
29:50 

 
84 
February 3, 1946 
Opera Parody: "the Flying Dutchman" 
 
29:38 

 
85 
February 10, 1946 
Opera Parody: "barber of Seville" 
 
29:42 

 
86 
February 17, 1946 
Opera Parody: "pagliacci" 
 
29:44 

 
87 
February 24, 1946 
Opera Parody: "aida" 
 
29:41 

 
88 
March 3, 1946 
Guest: Annamary Dickey 
SPEED FLUCTION Ed Wynn is off sick 
29:48 

 
89 
March 10, 1946 
Opera Parody: "la Boheme" 
SPEED FLUCTION 
29:42 

 
90 
March 17, 1946 
Opera Parody: "tristan and Isolde" 
 
29:38 

 
91 
March 24, 1946 
Opera Parody: "hansel and Gretel" 
 
29:41 

 
92 
March 31, 1946 
Opera Parody: "h.M.S. Pinafore" 
Jay Lawrance Tribute to Jerome Kern 
29:36 

 
93 
April 7, 1946 
Opera Parody: "la Traviata" 
Victoria Scholes 
29:45 

 
94 
April 14, 1946 
Opera Parody: "don Quixote" 
 
29:53 

 
95 
April 21, 1946 
Opera Parody: "martha" 
Patti Glasen 
29:47 

 
96 
April 28, 1946 
Opera Parody: "mignon" 
 
29:49 

 
97 
May 5, 1946 
Opera Parody: "il Trovatore" 
 
29:44 

 
98 
May 12, 1946 
Opera Parody: "louise" 
 
29:55 

 
99 
May 19, 1946 
Opera Parody: "trial by Jury" 
Virginia Haskins 
29:56 

 
100 
May 26, 1946 
Opera Parody: "lohengrin" 
 
29:45 

 
101 
June 2, 1946 
Opera Parody: "girl of the Golden West" 
 
29:54 

 
102 
June 9, 1946 
Opera Parody: "la Giaconda" 
 
29:43 

 
103 
June 16, 1946 
Opera Parody:"wedding of the Bartered Bride" 
 
29:43 

 
104 
June 23, 1946 
Opera Parody: "l'afrikana" 
Final program featuring Ed Wynn 
29:37 

 
105 
June 30, 1946 
Guests: Virginia Haskins, Saferton & Shefter 
 
29:46 

 
106 
July 7, 1946 
Guests: Virginia Haskins, Saperton & Shefter 
 
29:48 

 
107 
July 14, 1946 
Guests: Patty Clayton, Saperton & Shefter 
 
29:36 

 
108 
July 21, 1946 
Guest: Virgina Haskins - "the Student Prince" 
 
29:41 

 
109 
July 28, 1946 
Guest: Virginia Haskins - "kilroy Was Here" 
 
29:45 

 
110 
August 4, 1946 
Guests: Jane Lawrence, Saperton & Shefter 
 
29:45 

 
111 
August 11, 1946 
Guest: Virginia Haskins 
 
30:00 

 
112 
August 18, 1946 
Guest: Virginia Haskins 
 
30:00 

 
113 
August 25, 1946 
Guest: Jane Wilson 
 
29:36 

 
114 
September 1, 1946 
Guest: Virginia Haskins 
 
29:41 

 
115 
September 8, 1946 
Guest: Virginia Haskins 
 
29:44 

 
116 
September 15, 1946 
Guest: Jane Wilson 
 
29:37 

 
117 
September 22, 1946 
Guest: Virginia Haskins 
 
29:36 

 
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