Kay Kyser and His Gentlemen From the Carolines

November 30, 1931 to December 6, 1947
36 episodes known to exist
Kay Kyser and His Gentlemen From the Carolines was a radio show which ran from November 30, 1931 to December 6, 1947. It starred Kay Kyser Orchestra, Sully Mason, Art Wilson., Kay Kysar, Harry Babbitt, and Merwyn Bogue.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
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November 30, 1931 - November 30, 1933
Kay Kyser and His Orchestra
9
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2
February 26, 1941 - November 9, 1946
Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge
25
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3
October 18, 1947 - December 6, 1947
Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge
2
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Kay Kyser and His Orchestra
November 30, 1931 - November 30, 1933
9 episodes known to exist
Stars: Kay Kyser Orchestra, Sully Mason, Art Wilson.
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 30, 1931 
Sing! It's Good For You 
"Sing! It's Good For You", "Dark Eyes", "The Pity Of It All", "Get Happy", You Ought To Be In Pictures", "Liza", "Vieni Su", "Rhapsody In Rain" 
24:57 
 
November 30, 1931 
You Ought to Be in Pictures 
"You Ought To Be In Pictures", "Liza", Vieni Su", "Rhapsody In Rain" 
24:57 
 
November 30, 1931 
I'm Sitting On Top of the World 
"I'm Sitting On Top Of the World", "Going Home", "Jungle Drums", "Whose Gonna Take Me Home?" 
12:21 
 
November 30, 1931 
Hallelujah 
"Hallelujah", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "How Do I Know", "Play Something Simple" 
11:36 
 
November 30, 1931 
I've Got Rhythm 
"I've Got Rhythm", "I Took My Cornet To Play", "Wagon Wheels", "Heat Wave" 
11:34 
 
November 30, 1931 
Rise and Shine 
"Rise And Shine", "Going To Heaven On A Mule", "Santa Lucia", "Blues My Naughty Sweetheart Gave To Me" 
11:41 
 
November 30, 1931 
Margie 
"Margie", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Limehouse Blues", "Alabama Bound" 
12:00 
 
10 
November 30, 1931 
Strike Me Pink 
"Strike Me Pink", "Cottage For Sale", "You're Devastating", "Palooka" 
11:09 
 
28 
November 30, 1933 
Lonesome Road 
"Sing, It's Good for You", "Lonesome Road", Temptation", "My Little Grass Shack" Art Wilson 
14:28 
 
Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge
February 26, 1941 - November 9, 1946
25 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
February 26, 1941 
San Diego Marine Base 
Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Merwyn Bogue, Sully Mason 
60:00 

 
 
December 10, 1941 
Sing Hallelujah Part 1 
Includes News Break in place of the normal commercial spot in order to report on the Pearl Harbor invasion. 
30:00 

 
 
December 10, 1941 
Sing Hallelujah Part 2 
Includes News Break in place of the normal commercial spot in order to report on the Pearl Harbor invasion. 
30:00 

 
 
May 23, 1943 
From Camp Russo, Port Hueneme 
 
29:43 

 
 
November 24, 1943 
 
 
30:00 

 
 
December 22, 1943 
 
 
30:00 

 
 
April 23, 1944 
Guest Host: Phil Harris 
Phil Harris subs for Kay Kyser. King Sisters. From the Coast Guard Base at San Diego, California 
30:00 

 
 
January 3, 1945 
Mentor Field Army Air Force Base 
 
30:00 

 
 
February 2, 1945 
Fort Ord 
 
31:00 

 
 
September 6, 1945 
Guest Host: Phil Harris 
From the Marine Corps Base at Barstow, California 
30:00 

 
 
November 28, 1945 
Put That Ring On My Finger 
 
30:00 

 
 
November 30, 1945 
Halleron General Hospital 
 
28:00 

 
 
November 9, 1946 
North Carolina Helth Benifit 
 
30:00 

 
16 
April 7, 1943 
Pomona Ordenance Base 
 
31:04 

 
18 
April 21, 1943 
Camp Santa Anita 
 
30:10 

 
44 
October 20, 1943 
Constitution Hall, Washington, Dc 
 
30:00 

 
80 
May 3, 1944 
El Toro Marine Base 
 
30:10 

 
93 
August 2, 1944 
Camp Elliot 
Phil Harris subs for Kay, King Sisters 
31:00 

 
101 
September 27, 1944 
Kallin, California 
"Phil Harris Supstitutes for Kay Kyser as Host. "Bye Bye Blues", "That's What I Like About The South". Sully Munson, The King Sisters. 
30:00 

 
103 
October 11, 1944 
San Francisco 
 
29:30 

 
104 
October 18, 1944 
Fort Bliss, El Paso 
 
30:08 

 
111 
December 6, 1944 
Fort Ord, Carmel 
"You're Driving Me Crazy" Georgia Carroll 
30:12 

 
121 
January 31, 1945 
Camp Shelby, Mississippi 
"Sweet Georgia Brown" Dolly Mitchell 
30:00 

 
122 
February 21, 1945 
Camp Crowder, Missouri 
 
28:50 

 
123 
February 28, 1945 
San Diego Navel Base 
Dolly Mitchell, Georgia Carroll, Merwyn Bogue, The Town Criers. Fourth anniversary of show's originating from military bases 
30:00 

 
Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge
October 18, 1947 - December 6, 1947
2 episodes known to exist
Stars: Kay Kysar, Harry Babbitt, Merwyn Bogue
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 18, 1947 
Komedy of Errors 
 
29:39 

 
10 
December 6, 1947 
Komedy of Errors 
 
30:00 

 
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