Spotlight Bands

November 3, 1941 to November 22, 1946
1221 episodes known to exist
Spotlight Bands was a radio show which ran from November 3, 1941 to November 22, 1946.
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# Episodes (Known)
Network
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November 3, 1941 - May 2, 1942
Spotlight Bands
151
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2
September 21, 1942 - June 16, 1945
Spotlight Bands
848
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3
June 18, 1945 - March 29, 1946
Spotlight Bands
121
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4
April 1, 1946 - November 22, 1946
Spotlight Bands
101
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Spotlight Bands
Also known as SPOTLIGHT BANDS
November 3, 1941 - May 2, 1942
151 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 3, 1941 
Kay Kyser 
 
15:00 

 
November 4, 1941 
Guy Lombardo 
 
15:00 

 
November 5, 1941 
Sammy Kaye 
 
15:00 

 
November 6, 1941 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
15:00 

 
November 7, 1941 
Eddy Duchin 
 
15:00 

 
November 8, 1941 
Freddy Martin 
 
30:00 

 
November 10, 1941 
Harry James 
 
15:00 

 
November 12, 1941 
Band Unknown 
Program of 11-12 Pre-empted by "Second Annual Red Cross Roll Call" 
15:00 

 
November 13, 1941 
Jimmie Lunceford 
 
15:00 

 
10 
November 14, 1941 
Benny Goodman 
 
15:00 

 
11 
November 15, 1941 
Band Unknown 
 
30:00 

 
12 
November 17, 1941 
Johnny Long 
 
15:00 

 
13 
November 18, 1941 
Sammy Kaye 
 
15:00 

 
14 
November 19, 1941 
Matty Malneck 
 
15:00 

 
15 
November 20, 1941 
Shep Fields 
In the Mood 
15:00 

 
16 
November 22, 1941 
Glenn Miller 
 
30:00 

 
17 
November 24, 1941 
Bob Chester 
 
15:00 

 
18 
November 25, 1941 
Gene Krupa 
 
15:00 

 
19 
November 26, 1941 
Raymond Scott 
 
15:00 

 
20 
November 27, 1941 
Glen Gray 
 
15:00 

 
21 
November 28, 1941 
Frankie Masters 
 
15:00 

 
22 
November 29, 1941 
Freddy Martin 
 
15:00 

 
23 
December 1, 1941 
Band Unknown 
 
30:00 

 
24 
December 2, 1941 
Eddy Duchin 
 
15:00 

 
25 
December 3, 1941 
Tommy Tucker 
 
15:00 

 
26 
December 4, 1941 
Johnny Messner 
 
15:00 

 
27 
December 5, 1941 
Benny Goodman 
Limehouse Blues, Meet The Earl 
15:00 

 
28 
December 6, 1941 
Glenn Miller 
 
30:00 

 
29 
December 8, 1941 
Artie Shaw 
 
15:00 

 
30 
December 10, 1941 
Guy Lombardo 
Program of 2-9-41 Pre-empted by FDR Address 
15:00 

 
31 
December 11, 1941 
Ina Ray Hutton 
 
15:00 

 
32 
December 12, 1941 
Charlie Spivak 
 
15:00 

 
33 
December 13, 1941 
Band Unknown 
 
30:00 

 
34 
December 16, 1941 
Jimmy Dorsey 
Program of 12-15 Pre-empted by 150th Anniversary of Bill of Rights broadcast 
15:00 

 
35 
December 17, 1941 
Orrin Tucker 
 
15:00 

 
36 
December 18, 1941 
Alvino Rey 
 
15:00 

 
37 
December 19, 1941 
Dick Jurgens 
 
15:00 

 
38 
December 20, 1941 
Tommy Dorsey 
Free For All 
30:00 

 
39 
December 22, 1941 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
15:00 

 
40 
December 23, 1941 
Nat Brandwynne 
 
15:00 

 
41 
December 24, 1941 
Skinnay Ennis 
 
30:00 

 
42 
December 25, 1941 
Ray Noble 
 
15:00 

 
43 
December 26, 1941 
Horace Heidt 
The Shepherd's Serenade 
15:00 

 
44 
December 27, 1941 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
15:00 

 
45 
December 29, 1941 
Xavier Cugat 
 
15:00 

 
46 
December 30, 1941 
Count Basie 
 
15:00 

 
47 
December 31, 1941 
Harry James 
 
15:00 

 
48 
January 1, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
15:00 

 
49 
January 2, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
15:00 

 
50 
January 3, 1942 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
30:00 

 
51 
January 5, 1942 
Kay Kyser 
 
15:00 

 
52 
January 6, 1942 
Ray Noble 
 
15:00 

 
53 
January 7, 1942 
Jan Garber 
 
15:00 

 
54 
January 8, 1942 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
15:00 

 
55 
January 9, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
Eyes of Love 
15:00 

 
56 
January 10, 1942 
Tommy Dorsey 
Hallelujah 
30:00 

 
57 
January 12, 1942 
Eddy Duchin 
 
15:00 

 
58 
January 13, 1942 
Vaughn Monroe 
 
15:00 

 
59 
January 14, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
15:00 

 
60 
January 15, 1942 
Will Bradley 
 
15:00 

 
61 
January 16, 1942 
Bob Chester 
The Octave Jump 
15:00 

 
62 
January 17, 1942 
Tommy Dorsey 
I'll Get By, Quiet Please, This Love Of Mine 
30:00 

 
63 
January 19, 1942 
Les Brown 
 
15:00 

 
64 
January 20, 1942 
Art Jarrett 
 
15:00 

 
65 
January 21, 1942 
Eddy Howard 
 
15:00 

 
66 
January 22, 1942 
Jack Teagarden 
 
15:00 

 
67 
January 23, 1942 
Griff Williams 
 
15:00 

 
68 
January 24, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
30:00 

 
69 
January 26, 1942 
Dick Jurgens 
 
15:00 

 
70 
January 27, 1942 
Jan Savitt 
 
15:00 

 
71 
January 28, 1942 
Art Kassel 
 
15:00 

 
72 
January 29, 1942 
Xavier Cugat 
 
15:00 

 
73 
January 30, 1942 
Charlie Barnet 
 
15:00 

 
74 
January 31, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
Elmer's Tune 
30:00 

 
75 
February 2, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
15:00 

 
76 
February 3, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
15:00 

 
77 
February 4, 1942 
Lionel Hampton 
 
15:00 

 
78 
February 5, 1942 
Glen Gray 
 
15:00 

 
79 
February 6, 1942 
Harry James 
B-19 
15:00 

 
80 
February 7, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
30:00 

 
81 
February 9, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
15:00 

 
82 
February 10, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
15:00 

 
83 
February 11, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
15:00 

 
84 
February 12, 1942 
Claude Thornhill 
 
15:00 

 
85 
February 13, 1942 
Alvino Rey 
 
15:00 

 
86 
February 14, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
30:00 

 
87 
February 16, 1942 
Eddy Duchin 
 
15:00 

 
88 
February 17, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
15:00 

 
89 
February 18, 1942 
Lou Breese 
 
15:00 

 
90 
February 19, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
15:00 

 
91 
February 20, 1942 
Gene Krupa 
 
15:00 

 
92 
February 21, 1942 
Woody Herman 
 
30:00 

 
93 
February 23, 1942 
Richard Himber 
 
15:00 

 
94 
February 24, 1942 
Charlie Spivak 
 
15:00 

 
95 
February 25, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
15:00 

 
96 
February 26, 1942 
Bob Crosby 
 
15:00 

 
97 
February 27, 1942 
Tommy Tucker 
 
15:00 

 
98 
February 28, 1942 
Alvino Rey 
Hindustan 
30:00 

 
99 
March 2, 1942 
Richard Himber 
 
15:00 

 
100 
March 3, 1942 
Guy Lombardo 
 
15:00 

 
101 
March 4, 1942 
Henry King 
 
15:00 

 
102 
March 5, 1942 
Woody Herman 
 
15:00 

 
103 
March 6, 1942 
Raymond Scott 
 
15:00 

 
104 
March 7, 1942 
Harry James 
 
30:00 

 
105 
March 9, 1942 
Kay Kyser 
 
15:00 

 
106 
March 10, 1942 
Orrin Tucker 
 
15:00 

 
107 
March 11, 1942 
Russ Morgan 
How Long Did I Dream 
15:00 

 
108 
March 12, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
15:00 

 
109 
March 13, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
15:00 

 
110 
March 14, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
30:00 

 
111 
March 16, 1942 
Dick Jurgens 
 
15:00 

 
112 
March 18, 1942 
Earl Hines 
Program of 3-17 Pre-empted by address by head of the War Production Board 
15:00 

 
113 
March 19, 1942 
Vaughn Monroe 
 
15:00 

 
114 
March 20, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
15:00 

 
115 
March 21, 1942 
Harry James 
 
30:00 

 
116 
March 23, 1942 
Glen Gray 
 
15:00 

 
117 
March 24, 1942 
Sonny Dunham 
 
15:00 

 
118 
March 25, 1942 
Woody Herman 
 
15:00 

 
119 
March 26, 1942 
Claude Thornhill 
 
15:00 

 
120 
March 27, 1942 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
15:00 

 
121 
March 28, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
30:00 

 
122 
March 30, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
15:00 

 
123 
March 31, 1942 
Eddy Duchin 
 
15:00 

 
124 
April 1, 1942 
Xavier Cugat 
The Ali Baba Rhumba 
15:00 

 
125 
April 2, 1942 
Stan Kenton 
 
15:00 

 
126 
April 3, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
15:00 

 
127 
April 4, 1942 
Harry James 
 
30:00 

 
128 
April 6, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
15:00 

 
129 
April 7, 1942 
Woody Herman 
 
15:00 

 
130 
April 8, 1942 
Tommy Tucker 
 
15:00 

 
131 
April 9, 1942 
Russ Brown 
 
15:00 

 
132 
April 10, 1942 
Claude Thornhill 
 
15:00 

 
133 
April 11, 1942 
Harry James 
 
30:00 

 
134 
April 13, 1942 
Richard Himber 
 
15:00 

 
135 
April 14, 1942 
Charlie Spivak 
 
15:00 

 
136 
April 15, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
15:00 

 
137 
April 16, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
15:00 

 
138 
April 17, 1942 
Claude Thornhill 
 
15:00 

 
139 
April 18, 1942 
Harry James 
 
30:00 

 
140 
April 20, 1942 
Vaughn Monroe 
 
15:00 

 
141 
April 21, 1942 
Hal Mcintyre 
 
15:00 

 
142 
April 22, 1942 
Alfredo Gonzales 
 
15:00 

 
143 
April 23, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
15:00 

 
144 
April 24, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
15:00 

 
145 
April 25, 1942 
Harry James 
 
30:00 

 
146 
April 27, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
15:00 

 
147 
April 28, 1942 
Claude Thornhill 
 
15:00 

 
148 
April 29, 1942 
Dominguez Brothers 
 
15:00 

 
149 
April 30, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
15:00 

 
150 
May 1, 1942 
Charlie Spivak 
 
15:00 

 
151 
May 2, 1942 
Harry James 
 
15:00 

 
Spotlight Bands
Also known as SPOTLIGHT BANDS
September 21, 1942 - June 16, 1945
848 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 21, 1942 
Harry James 
 
25:00 

 
September 22, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
25:00 

 
September 23, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
25:00 

 
September 24, 1942 
Kay Kyser 
 
25:00 

 
September 25, 1942 
Alvino Rey 
 
25:00 

 
September 26, 1942 
Glenn Miller 
 
25:00 
September 28, 1942 
Harry James 
 
25:00 

 
September 29, 1942 
Abe Lyman 
 
25:00 

 
September 30, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
10 
October 1, 1942 
Jan Savitt 
 
25:00 

 
11 
October 2, 1942 
Ted Lewis 
 
25:00 

 
12 
October 3, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
25:00 
13 
October 5, 1942 
Glen Gray 
 
25:00 

 
14 
October 6, 1942 
Jan Garber 
 
25:00 

 
15 
October 7, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
You Can't Say No To A Soldier 
25:00 

 
16 
October 8, 1942 
Herbie Kay 
 
25:00 

 
17 
October 9, 1942 
Russ Morgan 
 
25:00 

 
18 
October 10, 1942 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
25:00 

 
19 
October 12, 1942 
Gene Krupa 
 
25:00 

 
20 
October 13, 1942 
Lionel Hampton 
 
25:00 

 
21 
October 14, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
Gobs of Love 
25:00 

 
22 
October 15, 1942 
Charlie Spivak 
 
25:00 

 
23 
October 16, 1942 
Art Jarrett 
 
25:00 

 
24 
October 17, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
25:00 
25 
October 19, 1942 
Vaughn Monroe 
 
25:00 

 
26 
October 20, 1942 
Ted Weems 
 
25:00 

 
27 
October 21, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
This Is The Army, Mr Jones 
25:00 

 
28 
October 22, 1942 
Jack Teagarden 
 
25:00 

 
29 
October 23, 1942 
Claude Thornhill 
 
25:00 

 
30 
October 24, 1942 
Harry James 
 
25:00 

 
31 
October 26, 1942 
Les Brown 
 
25:00 

 
32 
October 27, 1942 
Leo Reisman 
 
25:00 

 
33 
October 28, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
You Can't Say No To A Soldier 
25:00 

 
34 
October 29, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
25:00 

 
34 
April 29, 1943 
Richard Himber 
AFRS 34 
15:00 

 
35 
October 30, 1942 
Joe Reichman 
 
25:00 

 
36 
October 31, 1942 
Xavier Cugat 
 
25:00 

 
37 
November 2, 1942 
Vaughn Monroe 
 
25:00 

 
38 
November 3, 1942 
Jan Garber 
 
25:00 

 
39 
November 4, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
40 
November 5, 1942 
Tommy Tucker 
 
25:00 

 
41 
November 6, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
25:00 

 
42 
November 7, 1942 
Jan Garber 
 
25:00 

 
43 
November 9, 1942 
Dick Stabile 
 
25:00 

 
44 
November 10, 1942 
Stan Kenton 
 
25:00 

 
45 
November 11, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
46 
November 12, 1942 
Ted Fio Rito 
 
25:00 

 
47 
November 13, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
25:00 

 
48 
November 14, 1942 
Richard Himber 
 
25:00 

 
49 
November 16, 1942 
Freddy Martin 
 
25:00 

 
50 
November 17, 1942 
Bobby Byrne 
 
25:00 

 
51 
November 18, 1942 
Duke Ellington 
 
15:00 

 
51 
November 18, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
52 
November 19, 1942 
Duke Ellington 
 
25:00 

 
53 
November 20, 1942 
Ted Weems 
 
25:00 

 
54 
November 21, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
25:00 

 
55 
November 23, 1942 
Glen Gray 
 
25:00 

 
56 
November 24, 1942 
Tony Pastor 
 
25:00 

 
57 
November 25, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
58 
November 26, 1942 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
25:00 

 
59 
November 27, 1942 
Gene Krupa 
 
25:00 

 
60 
November 28, 1942 
Harry James 
 
25:00 
61 
November 30, 1942 
Will Osborne 
 
25:00 

 
62 
December 1, 1942 
Gene Krupa 
 
25:00 

 
63 
December 2, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
64 
December 3, 1942 
Bob Crosby 
King Porter Stomp 
25:00 

 
65 
December 4, 1942 
Frankie Masters 
 
25:00 

 
66 
December 5, 1942 
Horace Heidt 
 
25:00 

 
67 
December 7, 1942 
Bob Chester 
 
25:00 

 
68 
December 8, 1942 
Jimmie Lunceford 
 
25:00 

 
69 
December 9, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
70 
December 10, 1942 
Gene Krupa 
 
25:00 

 
71 
December 11, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
25:00 

 
72 
December 12, 1942 
Ted Lewis 
 
25:00 

 
73 
December 14, 1942 
Charlie Spivak 
 
25:00 

 
74 
December 15, 1942 
Louis Armstrong 
 
25:00 

 
75 
December 16, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
76 
December 17, 1942 
Jack Teagarden 
 
25:00 

 
77 
December 18, 1942 
Gene Krupa 
The Wire Brush Stomp 
25:00 

 
78 
December 19, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
25:00 

 
79 
December 21, 1942 
Dick Jurgens 
 
25:00 

 
80 
December 22, 1942 
Count Basie 
 
25:00 

 
81 
December 23, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
Gobs Of Love For The Navy 
25:00 

 
82 
December 24, 1942 
Frankie Masters 
Dearly Beloved 
25:00 

 
83 
December 25, 1942 
Uncle Sam's Christmas Tree 
 
25:00 

 
84 
December 26, 1942 
Harry James 
 
25:00 

 
85 
December 28, 1942 
Tony Pastor 
Swanee River 
25:00 

 
86 
December 29, 1942 
Benny Goodman 
 
25:00 

 
87 
December 30, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
88 
December 31, 1942 
Alvino Rey 
 
25:00 

 
89 
January 1, 1943 
Henry Busse 
 
25:00 

 
90 
January 2, 1943 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
91 
January 4, 1943 
Vaughn Monroe 
 
25:00 

 
92 
January 5, 1943 
Will Osborne 
 
25:00 

 
93 
January 6, 1943 
Sammy Kaye 
 
25:00 

 
94 
January 7, 1943 
Jack Teagarden 
 
25:00 

 
95 
January 8, 1943 
Johnny Davis 
 
25:00 

 
96 
January 9, 1943 
Gene Krupa 
 
25:00 

 
97 
January 11, 1943 
Xavier Cugat 
 
25:00 

 
97 
July 12, 1943 
Louis Prima 
AFRS 97 
15:00 

 
98 
January 12, 1943 
Chico Marx 
 
25:00 

 
99 
January 13, 1943 
Sammy Kaye 
Please Think Of Me 
25:00 

 
100 
January 14, 1943 
Gene Krupa 
 
25:00 

 
101 
January 15, 1943 
Richard Himber 
 
25:00 

 
102 
January 16, 1943 
Ted Lewis 
 
25:00 

 
103 
January 18, 1943 
Tommy Tucker 
 
25:00 

 
104 
January 19, 1943 
Ina Ray Hutton 
Splendid, Tender and Tall 
25:00 

 
105 
January 20, 1943 
Hal Mcintyre 
 
25:00 

 
106 
January 21, 1943 
George Olsen 
Manhattan Serenade 
25:00 

 
107 
January 22, 1943 
Bob Crosby 
 
25:00 

 
108 
January 23, 1943 
Leo Reisman 
Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor 
25:00 

 
109 
January 25, 1943 
Johnny Long 
 
25:00 

 
110 
January 26, 1943 
Art Kassel 
, First Song - Are You Spoken For 
25:00 

 
111 
January 27, 1943 
Joe Sanders 
 
25:00 

 
112 
January 28, 1943 
Lionel Hampton 
 
25:00 

 
113 
January 29, 1943 
Skinnay Ennis 
 
25:00 

 
114 
January 30, 1943 
Horace Heidt 
 
25:00 

 
115 
February 1, 1943 
Band Unknown 
 
25:00 

 
116 
February 2, 1943 
Russ Morgan 
 
25:00 

 
117 
February 3, 1943 
Louis Armstrong 
 
25:00 

 
118 
February 4, 1943 
Louis Prima 
 
25:00 

 
119 
February 5, 1943 
Eddy Howard 
 
25:00 

 
120 
February 6, 1943 
Benny Goodman 
 
25:00 

 
121 
February 8, 1943 
Alvino Rey 
 
25:00 

 
122 
February 9, 1943 
Charlie Barnet 
 
25:00 

 
123 
February 10, 1943 
Chuck Foster 
 
25:00 

 
124 
February 11, 1943 
Andy Kirk 
 
25:00 

 
126 
February 13, 1943 
Benny Goodman 
Program of 2-12 Pre-empted for FDR address 
25:00 

 
127 
February 15, 1943 
Les Brown 
 
25:00 

 
128 
February 16, 1943 
Charlie Spivak 
 
25:00 

 
129 
February 17, 1943 
Jan Garber 
 
25:00 

 
130 
February 18, 1943 
Henry King 
 
25:00 

 
131 
February 19, 1943 
Bernie Cummins 
 
25:00 

 
132 
February 20, 1943 
Benny Goodman 
 
25:00 

 
133 
February 22, 1943 
Bobby Byrne 
 
25:00 

 
134 
February 23, 1943 
Tommy Tucker 
 
25:00