Behind the Mike

September 15, 1940 to April 12, 1942
82 episodes known to exist
Behind the Mike was a comedy radio show which ran from September 15, 1940 to April 12, 1942.
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September 15, 1940 - April 12, 1942
Behind the Mike
82
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Behind the Mike
September 15, 1940 - April 12, 1942
82 episodes known to exist
Host: Graham McNamee
Writer: Mort Lewis
Music: Ernie Watson
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September 15, 1940 
Premiere Show 
 
30:00 

 
September 22, 1940 
Warming Up a Studio Audience 
Harry Von Zell 
30:00 

 
September 29, 1940 
Baby's Cries 
Mary Small This program only broadcast 6:05 - 6:30 
25:00 

 
October 6, 1940 
Versitle Acting 
Charlie Cantor 
29:40 

 
October 13, 1940 
Sundown On the Veldt 
Joseph 
29:40 

 
October 20, 1940 
Radio Sneezing 
Hildegard Haladay, John J. Anthony 
29:10 

 
October 27, 1940 
Stoogedom 
Minerva Pious 
29:10 

 
November 10, 1940 
Sound Effects 
Ted Slade, Ray Kelly Program of 11-03 Preempted 
30:00 

 
November 17, 1940 
Making a Living by Dying 
 
30:00 

 
10 
November 24, 1940 
Dinah and the Truck Driver 
Dinah Shore Speed problems throughout first half of program 
29:40 

 
11 
December 1, 1940 
War News Mistakes 
Fred Bates 
29:40 

 
12 
December 8, 1940 
Musical Bridges 
Lannie Ross 
30:00 

 
13 
December 15, 1940 
Radio's Dramatic Actresses 
Gertrude Warner 
30:30 

 
14 
December 22, 1940 
Difficult Names 
The Mills Brothers, Elsie May Gordon, Yoichi Harckai. Ben Grauer fills in for Graham McNamee 
29:40 

 
15 
December 29, 1940 
Radio Almanac 
Phil Case Ben Grauer fills in for Graham McNamee Volume & freq flucuation during first part of show 
29:40 

 
16 
January 5, 1941 
Weird Prospective Guest Interview 
Henry Morgan 
30:00 

 
17 
January 12, 1941 
Script Writers 
Katharine Seymore 
29:40 

 
18 
January 19, 1941 
Fdr Third Inaugural Ceremonies 
Tiny Rothner hosts in place of Graham McNamee 
30:00 

 
19 
January 26, 1941 
You're My Dream 
Frank Luther 
29:40 

 
20 
February 2, 1941 
Putting a Program Together 
 
29:40 

 
21 
February 9, 1941 
The Lady From Oklahoma 
Ida Bailey Allen 
29:40 

 
22 
February 16, 1941 
Character Actors 
Alan Drake 
30:00 

 
23 
February 23, 1941 
Comedy Broadcasts 
 
29:50 

 
24 
March 2, 1941 
Pioneers of Radio Entertainment 
Volume fluc at beginning 
29:40 

 
25 
March 9, 1941 
Child Actors 
 
30:00 

 
26 
March 16, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 23, 1941 
The Lee De Forest Story 
 
29:40 

 
28 
March 30, 1941 
Eno Crime Clues 
Arch Oboler 
30:00 

 
29 
April 6, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
30 
April 13, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
31 
April 20, 1941 
Director - Star Relationships 
Raymond Guy 
29:10 

 
32 
April 27, 1941 
Jailbreak 
 
30:00 

 
33 
May 4, 1941 
Enoch Light's Disappearance From the Airwaves 
Jack Benny interviewed by Don Wilson 
30:00 

 
34 
May 11, 1941 
Getting Foreign News by Short Wave 
 
30:00 

 
35 
May 18, 1941 
Amusing Stories Behind Radio 
Al Simon, Alma Kitchell, Sylvia Froos, Bill Rapp 
30:00 

 
36 
May 25, 1941 
Mystery Scripts 
 
30:00 

 
37 
June 1, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
38 
June 8, 1941 
Selling a Show to a Sponsor 
 
29:50 

 
39 
June 15, 1941 
English Children in America Speak to Their Parents 
 
30:00 

 
40 
June 22, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
41 
June 29, 1941 
The Associated Press 
 
30:00 

 
42 
July 6, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
43 
July 13, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
44 
July 20, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
45 
July 27, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
46 
August 3, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
47 
August 10, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
48 
August 17, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
49 
August 24, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
50 
August 31, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
51 
September 7, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
52 
September 14, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
53 
September 21, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
September 28, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
October 5, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
56 
October 12, 1941 
Zulu Radio Star 
 
30:00 

 
57 
October 19, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
58 
October 26, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
59 
November 2, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
60 
November 9, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
61 
November 16, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
62 
November 23, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Arthur Boran 
30:00 

 
63 
November 30, 1941 
Imperonations of Famous People 
Arthur Boran 
30:00 

 
64 
December 7, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
65 
December 14, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
66 
December 21, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
67 
December 28, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
68 
January 4, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
69 
January 11, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
70 
January 18, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
71 
January 25, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
72 
February 1, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
73 
February 8, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
74 
February 15, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
75 
February 22, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
76 
March 1, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
77 
March 8, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
78 
March 15, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
79 
March 22, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
80 
March 29, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
81 
April 5, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
82 
April 12, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
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