Bob Burns Program

August 5, 1941 to July 1, 1949
234 episodes known to exist
Bob Burns Program was a radio show which ran from August 5, 1941 to July 1, 1949. It starred Bob Burns and Ann Thomas, Bob Burns and Ann Thomas, Bob Burns and Ann Thomas, Bob Burns, Bob Burns, and Bob Burns.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
August 5, 1941 - June 9, 1942
The Bob Burns Program
40
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2
October 7, 1942 - December 30, 1942
The Bob Burns Program
13
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3
January 7, 1943 - July 1, 1943
The Bob Burns Program
26
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4
October 7, 1943 - June 29, 1944
The Bob Burns Program
39
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5
October 5, 1944 - June 28, 1945
The Bob Burns Program
39
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6
October 4, 1945 - May 25, 1947
The Bob Burns Program
74
-
7
November 25, 1947 - November 25, 1947
The Bob Burns Program
1
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8
July 1, 1949 - July 1, 1949
The Bob Burns Program
1
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9
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The Bob Burns Program
1
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The Bob Burns Program
Also known as THE BOB BURNS PROGRAM
August 5, 1941 - June 9, 1942
40 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bob Burns and Ann Thomas
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
August 5, 1941 
Preview Show 
 
30:00 
September 16, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
September 23, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

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

 
October 7, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 14, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 21, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 28, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 4, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 11, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
10 
November 18, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 25, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
12 
December 2, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
13 
December 9, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
14 
December 16, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
15 
December 23, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
16 
December 30, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
17 
January 6, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
18 
January 13, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
19 
January 20, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
January 27, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
21 
February 3, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
22 
February 10, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
February 17, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
24 
February 24, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 3, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
March 10, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 17, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
28 
March 24, 1942 
Guest: Una Merkle 
Una Merkle, Ginny Simms 
22:20 

 
29 
March 31, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
30 
April 7, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
31 
April 14, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
32 
April 21, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
33 
April 28, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
34 
May 5, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
35 
May 12, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
36 
May 19, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
37 
May 26, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
38 
June 2, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
39 
June 9, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Final show of the First Season 
30:00 

 
The Bob Burns Program
October 7, 1942 - December 30, 1942
13 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bob Burns and Ann Thomas
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
40 
October 7, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
First show of the Second Season 
30:00 

 
41 
October 14, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
42 
October 21, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
43 
October 28, 1942 
 
 
30:00 

 
44 
November 4, 1942 
 
 
30:00 

 
45 
November 11, 1942 
 
 
30:00 

 
46 
November 18, 1942 
 
 
30:00 

 
47 
November 25, 1942 
 
 
30:00 

 
48 
December 2, 1942 
 
 
30:00 

 
49 
December 9, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
50 
December 16, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
51 
December 23, 1942 
Christmas Program 
From Camp Elliott, San Diego. Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
52 
December 30, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
The Bob Burns Program
January 7, 1943 - July 1, 1943
26 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bob Burns and Ann Thomas
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
53 
January 7, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
January 14, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
January 21, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
56 
January 28, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
57 
February 4, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
58 
February 11, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
59 
February 18, 1943 
Guests: George Burns & Gracie Allen 
 
30:00 

 
60 
February 25, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
61 
March 4, 1943 
 
 
30:00 

 
62 
March 11, 1943 
 
 
30:00 

 
63 
March 18, 1943 
 
 
30:00 

 
64 
March 25, 1943 
Guest-Una Merkel 
 
30:00 

 
65 
April 1, 1943 
April Fools Day 
 
30:00 

 
66 
April 8, 1943 
Meat Shortage 
 
30:00 

 
67 
April 15, 1943 
Spreading Rumors 
 
30:00 

 
68 
April 22, 1943 
Easter Fashions 
Easter Program 
30:00 

 
69 
April 29, 1943 
From El Toro Marine Air Station 
 
30:00 

 
70 
May 6, 1943 
Meat Rationing 
From Catalina Island 
30:00 

 
71 
May 13, 1943 
 
 
30:00 

 
72 
May 20, 1943 
White Horse, Black Trail 
 
30:00 

 
73 
May 27, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
74 
June 3, 1943 
Guest: Mel Blanc 
 
30:00 

 
75 
June 10, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
76 
June 17, 1943 
The Bazooka Story 
 
30:00 

 
77 
June 24, 1943 
Guest: Fred Brady 
 
30:00 

 
78 
July 1, 1943 
Schickelgruber 
Final Show of the Third Season. Dix Davis, Shirley Mitchell, Marlin Hurt, Joe DeRita, Lou Lubin 
30:00 

 
The Bob Burns Program
October 7, 1943 - June 29, 1944
39 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bob Burns
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
79 
October 7, 1943 
Guest: Walt Disney 
First Show of the fourth Season 
30:00 

 
80 
October 14, 1943 
Guests: Ann Lehr, Cliff Arquette 
 
30:00 

 
81 
October 21, 1943 
Guests: Tony Romano, Jack Pepper 
 
30:00 

 
82 
October 28, 1943 
Klondike Kate 
Kate Rockwell 
30:00 

 
83 
November 4, 1943 
Guest: John Brownlee 
 
30:00 

 
84 
November 11, 1943 
Guests: Cliff Nazarro, Major Joe Foss 
 
30:00 

 
85 
November 18, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
86 
November 25, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
87 
December 2, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
88 
December 9, 1943 
Bugs Buny Vs. Elmer Fudd 
Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan 
30:00 

 
89 
December 16, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
90 
December 23, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
91 
December 30, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
92 
January 6, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
93 
January 13, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
94 
January 20, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
95 
January 27, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
96 
February 3, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
97 
February 10, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
98 
February 17, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
99 
February 24, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
100 
March 2, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
101 
March 9, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
102 
March 16, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
103 
March 23, 1944 
Guest: Hal Boyle (ap Reporter) 
Commercials deleted 
28:16 

 
104 
March 30, 1944 
Guest: Doloros Hope 
 
29:01 

 
105 
April 6, 1944 
Guest: Harry Barras 
 
30:00 

 
106 
April 13, 1944 
Guest: Rosita Moreno 
 
30:00 

 
107 
April 20, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
108 
April 27, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
109 
May 4, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
110 
May 11, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
111 
May 18, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
112 
May 25, 1944 
Guests: Frank Sinatra, Cass Daily 
Frank Sinatra, Cass Daily 
30:00 

 
113 
June 1, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
114 
June 8, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
115 
June 15, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
116 
June 22, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
117 
June 29, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Final Show of the Fourth Season 
30:00 

 
The Bob Burns Program
October 5, 1944 - June 28, 1945
39 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bob Burns
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
118 
October 5, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
First Show of the Fifth Season 
30:00 

 
119 
October 12, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
120 
October 19, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
121 
October 26, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
122 
November 2, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
123 
November 9, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
124 
November 16, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
125 
November 23, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
126 
November 30, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
127 
December 7, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
128 
December 14, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
129 
December 21, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
130 
December 28, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
131 
January 4, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
132 
January 11, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
133 
January 18, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
134 
January 25, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
135 
February 1, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
136 
February 8, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
137 
February 15, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
138 
February 22, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
139 
March 1, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
140 
March 8, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
141 
March 15, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
142 
March 22, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
143 
March 29, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
144 
April 5, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
145 
April 12, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
146 
April 19, 1945 
Put On Show 
Leo Gorcey, Mantan Moreland 
30:00 

 
147 
April 26, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
148 
May 3, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
149 
May 10, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
150 
May 17, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
151 
May 24, 1945 
The Birthday Party 
 
30:00 

 
152 
May 31, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
153 
June 7, 1945 
June Brides 
Leo Gorcey 
30:00 

 
154 
June 14, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
155 
June 21, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
156 
June 28, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Final Show of the Fifth Season 
30:00 

 
The Bob Burns Program
October 4, 1945 - May 25, 1947
74 episodes known to exist
Stars: Bob Burns
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
157 
October 4, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
First Show of the Sixth Season 
30:00 

 
158 
October 11, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
159 
October 18, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
160 
October 25, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
161 
November 1, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
162 
November 8, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
163 
November 15, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
164 
November 22, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
165 
November 29, 1945 
Santa 
Joe Besser Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
166 
December 6, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
167 
December 13, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
168 
December 20, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
169 
December 27, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
170 
January 3, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
171 
January 10, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
172 
January 17, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
173 
January 24, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
174 
January 31, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
175 
February 7, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
176 
February 14, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
177 
February 21, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
178 
February 28, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
179 
March 7, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
180 
March 14, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
181 
March 21, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
182 
March 28, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
183 
April 4, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
184 
April 11, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
185 
April 18, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
186 
April 25, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
187 
May 2, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
188 
May 9, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
189 
May 16, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
190 
May 23, 1946 
The Boat 
 
30:00 

 
191 
May 30, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
192 
June 6, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
193 
June 13, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
194 
June 20, 1946 
First Day of Summer 
Incomplete-First half only 
15:00 

 
195 
June 27, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Final Program of the Sixth Season 
30:00 

 
196 
September 29, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
First Program of the Seventh Season 
30:00 

 
197 
October 6, 1946 
Salute to Nurses 
 
30:00 

 
198 
October 13, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
199 
October 20, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
200 
October 27, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
201 
November 3, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
202 
November 10, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
203 
November 17, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
204 
November 24, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
205 
December 1, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
206 
December 8, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
207 
December 15, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
208 
December 22, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
209 
December 29, 1946 
New Year's Eve Show 
New Year's Program 
30:00 

 
210 
January 5, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
211 
January 12, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
212 
January 19, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
213 
January 26, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
214 
February 2, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
215 
February 9, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
216 
February 16, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
217 
February 23, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
218 
March 2, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
219 
March 9, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
220 
March 16, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
221 
March 23, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
222 
March 30, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
223 
April 6, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
224 
April 13, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
225 
April 20, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
226 
April 27, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
227 
May 4, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
228 
May 11, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
229 
May 18, 1947 
 
 
30:00 

 
230 
May 25, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
The Bob Burns Program
November 25, 1947 - November 25, 1947
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
November 25, 1947 
Audition Show 
Bob Burns 
30:30 

 
The Bob Burns Program
July 1, 1949 - July 1, 1949
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
July 1, 1949 
Audition Show For Proposed New Series 
Bob Burns 
31:30 

 
The Bob Burns Program
n/a - n/a
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
n/a 
Lifting of the Ban On Weather Reports 
Spike Jone and His City Slickers, Cindy Walker (vocalist), Jack Pepper and Tony Romano. Features Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra at end 
30:00 

 
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