The Philco Radio Hall of Fame

December 5, 1943 to April 28, 1946
123 episodes known to exist
The Philco Radio Hall of Fame was a radio show which ran from December 5, 1943 to April 28, 1946.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
December 5, 1943 - May 28, 1944
The Radio Hall of Fame
24
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2
June 4, 1944 - September 24, 1944
The Radio Hall of Fame
17
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3
October 1, 1944 - May 27, 1945
The Radio Hall of Fame
35
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4
June 3, 1945 - September 30, 1945
The Radio Hall of Fame
18
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5
October 7, 1945 - April 28, 1946
The Radio Hall of Fame
29
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The Radio Hall of Fame
Also known as THE RADIO HALL OF FAME
December 5, 1943 - May 28, 1944
24 episodes known to exist
Host: Deems Taylor ANNOUNCER
Music: Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
Variety Editor: Abel Green
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
December 5, 1943 
Winged Victory 
Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Hildegarde Rocco 
60:00 

 
December 12, 1943 
Carmen Jones 
Red Skelton, Ginny Simms, Frank Fay, Harriet Hilliard, Claire Neisen, Muriel Smith 
60:00 

 
December 19, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
December 26, 1943 
A New Year's Eve Message 
Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa and the entire Allen company, Lauritz Melchoir, Lou Holtz, Raymond Edward Johnson, Helen Forrest 
60:00 

 
January 2, 1944 
1944 - a Demanding Year 
George Burns, Gracie Allen, Milton Berle, Willie Howard, Raymond Grahm Swing, Georgia Gibbs 
60:00 

 
January 9, 1944 
Moonlight 
Laird Cregar, Garry Moore, Joan Edwards, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford (Baby Snooks & Daddy) 
60:00 

 
January 16, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
January 23, 1944 
Harriet 
Helen Hayes, George Jessel, Kay Armen, Sheila Barrett 
60:00 

 
January 30, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
10 
February 6, 1944 
And No Birds Sing 
Brian Aherne, Barry Wood, Martha Raye, Jay C. Flippen 
60:00 

 
11 
February 13, 1944 
Jane Eyre 
Joan Fontaine, Fredric March, Bidu Sayao, Alec Templeton, Lowell Thomas 
60:00 

 
12 
February 20, 1944 
The Song of Bernadette 
Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, Helen O'Connell, Jerry Lester, Sue Ryan 
60:00 

 
13 
February 27, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
14 
March 5, 1944 
The People of the Mist 
Gracie Fields, Ilka Chase, Danny Thomas, The Andrews Sisters 
60:00 

 
15 
March 12, 1944 
Dr. Hackenbush 
Groucho Marx, Kenny Baker, Audrey Christie, Benny Baker, Verna Felton, Mel Blanc 
60:00 

 
16 
March 19, 1944 
The Shape of Darkness 
Sir Cedric Hardwick, Ralph Edwards, Hi-Lo Jack and the Dame, Larry Adler 
60:00 

 
17 
March 26, 1944 
 
Kenny Baker, Benny Baker, Audrie Christie, Groucho Marx 
60:00 

 
18 
April 2, 1944 
Yakabovsky and the Colonel 
Louis Calhern, Annabelle, Smith & Dale, Doc Rockwell 
59:42 

 
19 
April 23, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
20 
April 30, 1944 
No Common Clay 
Paul Muni, Sophi Tucker, Tom Howard & George Shelton, Richard Haydn, Robert Crumb 
60:00 

 
21 
May 7, 1944 
Moral Victory 
Connee Boswell, Benny Goodman, Mary Astor, William Gargen, Doctor Rockwell 
60:00 

 
22 
May 14, 1944 
In the Fog 
Jeanette MacDonald, Frank Morgan, Morton Downey, The Milt Herth Trio, Santos Ortega, Milton Herman, Edward Begley, Lawson Zerbe, Berry Kroeger 
60:00 

 
23 
May 21, 1944 
Times Square 
Bob Hope, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Jane Froman, Jackie Gleason, The Art Tatum Trio 
60:00 

 
24 
May 28, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
The Radio Hall of Fame
Also known as THE RADIO HALL OF FAME
June 4, 1944 - September 24, 1944
17 episodes known to exist
Host: Glenn Riggs
Features: Bob Johnston, Evelyn Knight, Hi Lo Jack and The Dame
Music: Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
25 
June 4, 1944 
Take It Easy 
At this point the series becomes "THE PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" with Bob Johnson, Hi Lo Jack and the Dame and Ilene Woods (from 6-25 on) 
60:00 

 
26 
June 11, 1944 
Salt Water Cowboy 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
27 
June 18, 1944 
Louise 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
28 
June 25, 1944 
Don't Sweetheart Me 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
29 
July 2, 1944 
Stars and Stripes Forever 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" Independence Day Program 
60:00 

 
30 
July 9, 1944 
Lady of Spain 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
31 
July 16, 1944 
Make Way For Tomorrow 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
32 
July 23, 1944 
I Want to Be Happy 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
33 
July 30, 1944 
Suzy 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
34 
August 6, 1944 
Is You Is 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
35 
August 13, 1944 
Sweet and Lovely 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
36 
August 20, 1944 
Take It Easy 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
37 
August 27, 1944 
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
38 
September 3, 1944 
Blue Room 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
39 
September 10, 1944 
Lady Be Good 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
40 
September 17, 1944 
Dance with the Dolly 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
41 
September 24, 1944 
All-Star, All-Request Program 
"PHILCO SUMMER HOUR" 
60:00 

 
The Radio Hall of Fame
Also known as THE RADIO HALL OF FAME
October 1, 1944 - May 27, 1945
35 episodes known to exist
Host: Deems Taylor
Music: Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
42 
October 1, 1944 
Wilson 
Host: Ted Husing Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald 
60:00 

 
43 
October 8, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
44 
October 15, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
45 
October 22, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
46 
October 29, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
47 
November 5, 1944 
The Evil War 
Host: Ronald Colman Stars: Rudolph Freml, Henny Youngman, Dorothy Donogan 
60:00 

 
48 
November 12, 1944 
Condemned in Paris 
Host: Carole Landis Stars: Charles Boyer, Dianna Lynn, Jackie Miles, Nan Wynn, The Delta Rhythm Boys 
60:00 

 
49 
November 19, 1944 
Brooklyn Dodgers 
Host: Red Barber Stars: George Burns & Gracie Allen, Marion Hitton, Louis Jordan, Nester Chayres, Richard Corbell (10-year-old pianist), Kay Armen, Jimmy Carroll 
60:00 

 
50 
November 26, 1944 
The Two Mrs. Carrols 
Host: Ray bolger Stars: Hildegard, Elizabeth Bergner, Onslow Stevens, Grace Copen, Marjorie Lord, Joan Wetmore, The Three Suns, Arty Dunn 
60:00 

 
51 
December 3, 1944 
A Bell For Adano 
Host: Fredric March Stars: Victor Borge, Georgia Gibbs, The cast of "A Bell For Adano" stage play. 
60:00 

 
52 
December 10, 1944 
First Anniversary Show 
Host: George Murphy Stars: Bob burns, Gloria De Haven, Carlos Rameriz, The King Sisters Announcer: Jimmy Wallington 
60:00 

 
53 
December 17, 1944 
Jerome Kern Tribute 
Host: Judy Garland Stars: Lum and Abner (Chester Lauck & Norris Goff), Jerry Colonna, The Les Paul Trio 
58:50 

 
54 
December 24, 1944 
The Happy Prince 
Host: Bing Crosby Orson Welles, Sally Stewart, The King's Men, Joe DeRita, Darlene Garner, Jeanie Darrell Christmas Program 
58:40 

 
55 
December 31, 1944 
Show Boat 
Kathryn Grayson, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger (also narrator), Helen Forrest, Elvia Allman, Ernie Whitman Author: Edna Ferber Live from the Earl Carrol Theatre 
60:00 

 
56 
January 7, 1945 
Now and Then 
Host: Dick Haymes, Betty Hutton, Jack Haley, Sergeant Gene Plummer, Captain Mabel Stevens, Elvia Allman 
60:00 

 
57 
January 14, 1945 
Thank Dixie For Me 
Host: Bill Goodwin Stars: Groucho Marx, Martha Raye, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers, Dale Evans 
60:00 

 
58 
January 21, 1945 
Breakfast in Hollywood 
Host: Tom Breneman Stars: Jimmy durante, Carmen Miranda, Arthur Treacher, Gene Austin, Kay Thomson and Her Rhythm Singers 
60:00 

 
59 
January 28, 1945 
Evalina 
Host: Dick Powell Stars: Sergeant Ginny Simms, Gil Lamb, Benjamin Carter & Mantan Moreland, Billy Gilbert 
60:00 

 
60 
February 4, 1945 
Experiment Perilous 
Host: Al Pearce Stars: Hedy Lamarr, John Loder, Andy Russell, Marjorie Main, Marlin Hurt (Beulah), Eileen Barton, Matty Malneck, Robert Maxwell 
60:00 

 
61 
February 11, 1945 
Victor Herbert Tribute 
Host: George Jessel Stars: Ella Logan, Kenny Baker, Ethel Smith, Vera Vague, Anita Colby, Matty Malneck 
60:00 

 
62 
February 18, 1945 
Duffy's Tavern 
Judy Canova 
60:00 

 
63 
February 25, 1945 
Earl Carroll Tribute 
 
60:00 

 
64 
March 4, 1945 
The Tell-Tale Heart 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe Stars: Peter Lorre 
60:00 

 
65 
March 11, 1945 
Believe It Or Not 
 
60:00 

 
66 
March 18, 1945 
Vic and Sade 
Host: Jay C. Flippen Stars: Chico Marx, Art Van Harvey, Bernardine Flynn, Clarence Hartzell, Bill Idelson, Evelyn Knight with The Herman Chitterson Trio 
60:00 

 
67 
March 25, 1945 
The Strange Case of Rodney Rappaport 
Host: Fred Allen Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Raymond Edward Johnson, Martha Tilton, Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly 
60:00 

 
68 
April 1, 1945 
Ringling Brothers Circus, the Greatest Show in the World 
Host: Garry Moore Stars: The Eighty Voice Waves Singing Platoon from the United States Navel Training School, Wilbur Evans, Leo Durocher, Mike Pingatore, Felix Adler 
60:00 

 
69 
April 8, 1945 
The Case of the Perfect Frame-Up 
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Hawk, Rose Marie, Lt. Jackie Coogan, Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates), Mr. District Attorney cast-Jerry Devine (creator), Jay Jostyn, Len Doyle and Vickie Vola 
60:00 

 
70 
April 15, 1945 
Music Loved by All the World 
Earl Wild, The Deep River Boys, Jo Stafford 
60:00 

 
71 
April 22, 1945 
Alter Ego 
Clifton Fadiman, Arch Oboler, Mercedes McCambridge, Ann Shepard, Alec Templeton, Tom Howard and the entire cast of "It Pays to Be Ignorant," Mildred Bailey (The Rocking Chair Lady) 
60:00 

 
72 
April 29, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
73 
May 6, 1945 
Paul Whiteman Salute 
Stars: Georgia Gibbs, The Merry Macs, Earl Wilde Series Title changes to "The Philco Hour" at this point 
60:00 

 
74 
May 13, 1945 
Mother's Day Reunion 
Kay Armen and The Merry Macs Features wounded Servicemen with messages for their mothers. Mother's Day Program 
60:00 

 
75 
May 20, 1945 
Major General Maurice Rose Tribute 
Stars: Georgia Gibbs, The Merry Macs 
60:00 

 
76 
May 27, 1945 
George Gershwin Tribute 
Stars: Georgia Gibbs, The Merry Macs, Bob Johnson 
60:00 

 
The Radio Hall of Fame
Also known as THE RADIO HALL OF FAME
June 3, 1945 - September 30, 1945
18 episodes known to exist
Host: Glenn Riggs
Features: Georgia Gibbs, The Merry Macs
Music: Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
77 
June 3, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
78 
June 10, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
79 
June 17, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
80 
June 24, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
81 
July 1, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
82 
July 8, 1945 
Guest: Sophie Tucker 
 
30:00 

 
83 
July 15, 1945 
Guest: Judy Canova 
 
30:00 

 
84 
July 22, 1945 
"everytime" 
 
30:00 

 
85 
July 29, 1945 
Guest: Gloria Agastini - Harp Soloist 
 
30:00 

 
86 
August 5, 1945 
Landing Craft Musical 
 
30:00 

 
87 
August 12, 1945 
Navajo Trail 
 
30:00 

 
88 
August 19, 1945 
Special Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving 
Guest: Rear Admiral Harold Gardner Bowen 
30:00 

 
89 
August 26, 1945 
Georgia Gibbs' Birthday Party 
 
30:00 

 
90 
September 2, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
91 
September 9, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
92 
September 16, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
93 
September 23, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
94 
September 30, 1945 
"it's a Grand Night For Singing" 
 
30:00 

 
The Radio Hall of Fame
Also known as THE RADIO HALL OF FAME
October 7, 1945 - April 28, 1946
29 episodes known to exist
Host: Deems Taylor
Music: Paul Whiteman's Or
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
95 
October 7, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
96 
October 14, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
97 
October 21, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
98 
October 28, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
99 
November 4, 1945 
 
Martha Tilton, Paulette Goddard, Joe Besser 
30:00 

 
100 
November 11, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
101 
November 18, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
102 
November 25, 1945 
Honoring the Metropolitan Opera 
Jan Pearce, Mimi Benzil, Margaret Harschel, Robert Merrill 
30:00 

 
103 
December 2, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
104 
December 9, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
105 
December 16, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
106 
December 23, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
107 
December 30, 1945 
 
 
30:00 

 
108 
January 6, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
109 
January 13, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
110 
January 20, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
111 
January 27, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
112 
February 3, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
113 
February 10, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
114 
February 17, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
115 
February 24, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
116 
March 3, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
117 
March 10, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
118 
March 17, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
119 
March 24, 1946 
Suspense 
Rudy Vallee, Agnus Moorhead, Martha Tilton, Martha Wilkerson, Lenny Sherman 
30:00 

 
121 
April 7, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
122 
April 14, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
123 
April 21, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
124 
April 28, 1946 
 
 
30:00 

 
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