Fitch Bandwagon

September 4, 1938 to June 16, 1946
407 episodes known to exist
Fitch Bandwagon was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from September 4, 1938 to June 16, 1946. It starred Cass Daley and Dink Trout.
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Fitch Bandwagon
September 4, 1938 - September 16, 1945
368 episodes known to exist
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September 4, 1938 
Guy Lombardo 
 
 

 
September 11, 1938 
Richard Himber 
Guest: Stuart Allen 
 

 
September 18, 1938 
Ted Fiorito 
 
 

 
September 25, 1938 
Shep Fields 
 
 

 
October 2, 1938 
Bob Crosby 
 
 

 
October 9, 1938 
Abe Lyman 
 
 

 
October 16, 1938 
Leo Reisman 
Guests: Felix Knight, Ann Graham 
 

 
October 23, 1938 
Roger Pryor 
Guest: Lane Truesdale 
 

 
October 30, 1938 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
10 
November 6, 1938 
Eddie Duchin 
 
 

 
11 
November 13, 1938 
Ozzie Nelson 
 
 

 
12 
November 20, 1938 
Buddy Rogers 
Guest: Elizabeth Tilton 
 

 
13 
November 27, 1938 
Frankie Masters 
 
 

 
14 
December 4, 1938 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
 

 
15 
December 11, 1938 
Jan Garber 
 
 

 
16 
December 18, 1938 
Benny Goodman 
 
 

 
17 
December 25, 1938 
Herbie Kay 
 
 

 
18 
January 1, 1939 
Art Kassel 
 
 

 
19 
January 8, 1939 
Glen Gray 
 
 

 
20 
January 15, 1939 
Xavier Cugat 
 
 

 
21 
January 22, 1939 
Ted Weems 
 
 

 
22 
January 29, 1939 
Hal Kemp 
 
 

 
23 
February 5, 1939 
Harry Owens 
 
 

 
24 
February 12, 1939 
Victor Young 
 
 

 
25 
February 19, 1939 
Gene Krupa 
 
 

 
26 
February 26, 1939 
Sammy Kaye 
 
 

 
27 
March 5, 1939 
Jimmy Dorsey 
 
 

 
28 
March 12, 1939 
Horace Heidt 
 
 

 
29 
March 19, 1939 
Henry Busse 
 
 

 
30 
March 26, 1939 
Orrin Tucker 
 
 

 
31 
April 2, 1939 
Bemie Cummins 
 
 

 
32 
April 9, 1939 
Johnny Green 
 
 

 
33 
April 16, 1939 
Clyde'lucas 
 
 

 
34 
April 23, 1939 
Joe Sanders 
 
 

 
35 
April 30, 1939 
Isham Jones 
 
 

 
36 
May 7, 1939 
Vincent Lopez 
 
 

 
37 
May 14, 1939 
Luigi Romanelli 
 
 

 
38 
May 21, 1939 
Dick Jurgens 
 
 

 
39 
May 28, 1939 
Larry Clinton 
Guest: Mary Dugan 
 

 
40 
June 4, 1939 
Jack Teagarden 
 
 

 
41 
June 11, 1939 
Dick Shelton 
 
 

 
42 
June 18, 1939 
Bill Carlson 
 
 

 
43 
June 25, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
44 
July 2, 1939 
Ray Pearl 
 
 

 
45 
July 9, 1939 
Edgar Carver 
Guest: Troubadorables Women's Band 
 
46 
July 16, 1939 
Van Alexander 
 
 

 
47 
July 23, 1939 
Jack Jenney 
 
 

 
48 
July 30, 1939 
Bob Chester 
 
 
49 
August 6, 1939 
Johnny Long 
 
 

 
50 
August 13, 1939 
The Fenton Brothers 
 
 

 
51 
August 20, 1939 
Mitchell Ayers 
 
 

 
52 
August 27, 1939 
Jay Mills 
 
 

 
53 
September 3, 1939 
Jack Mclean 
 
 

 
54 
September 10, 1939 
Skinny Ennis 
 
 

 
55 
September 17, 1939 
Harry Sosnik 
 
 

 
56 
September 24, 1939 
Jimmy Grier 
 
 

 
57 
October 1, 1939 
Phil Harris 
 
 

 
58 
October 8, 1939 
Count Basie 
 
 

 
59 
October 15, 1939 
Rudy Vallee 
Rudy Vallee "Day In Day Out", "Deep Night", "Fare Thee Well", "Saxaphobia", "The Stein Song" 
29:30 

 
60 
October 22, 1939 
Frankie Masters 
 
 

 
61 
October 29, 1939 
Hal Kemp 
 
 

 
62 
November 5, 1939 
Al Donahue 
 
 

 
63 
November 12, 1939 
Glenn Miller 
 
 

 
64 
November 19, 1939 
Abe Lyman 
 
 

 
65 
November 26, 1939 
Griff Williams 
 
 

 
66 
December 3, 1939 
Ted Fiorito 
 
 

 
67 
December 10, 1939 
Eddie Duchin 
 
 

 
68 
December 17, 1939 
Joe Reichman 
 
 

 
69 
December 24, 1939 
Richard Himber 
 
 

 
70 
December 31, 1939 
Benny Goodman 
 
 

 
71 
January 7, 1940 
Shep Fields 
 
 

 
72 
January 14, 1940 
Orrin Tucker 
Guest: (Bonnie Baker 
 

 
73 
January 21, 1940 
Jimmy Dorsey 
 
 

 
74 
January 28, 1940 
Russ Morgan 
 
 

 
75 
February 4, 1940 
Glen Gray 
 
 

 
76 
February 11, 1940 
Xavier Cugat 
Guest: Alice Cornet 
 

 
77 
February 18, 1940 
Harry James 
 
 

 
78 
February 25, 1940 
Harry Coleman 
Guest: Vera Van 
 

 
79 
March 3, 1940 
Larry Stewart, Martha Tilton 
Guests: Larry Stewart, Martha Tilton 
 

 
80 
March 10, 1940 
Gus Arnheim 
 
 

 
81 
March 17, 1940 
Carl Hoff 
 
 

 
82 
March 24, 1940 
Horace Heidt 
 
 

 
83 
March 31, 1940 
Tommy Tucker 
 
 

 
84 
April 7, 1940 
Ben Bernie 
Guest: Lew Lehr 
 

 
85 
April 14, 1940 
Johnny Green 
 
 

 
86 
April 21, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
87 
April 28, 1940 
Kay Kyser 
 
 
88 
May 5, 1940 
Dick Jurgens 
 
 

 
89 
May 12, 1940 
Bob Crosby 
 
 

 
90 
May 19, 1940 
Gene Krupa 
 
 

 
91 
May 26, 1940 
Sammy Kaye 
 
 

 
92 
June 2, 1940 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
93 
June 9, 1940 
Blue Barron 
 
 

 
94 
June 16, 1940 
Bemie Cummins 
 
 
95 
June 23, 1940 
Bob Chester 
 
 

 
96 
June 30, 1940 
Buddy Rogers 
 
 

 
97 
July 7, 1940 
Sawyer Orchestra 
(Sawyer Orch. noted on NY Times radio listing) 
 

 
98 
July 14, 1940 
Jean Orchestra 
(Jean Orch. noted on NY Times radio listing) 
 

 
99 
July 21, 1940 
Buster Bailey Orchestra 
(Buster Orch. noted on NY Times radio listing) 
 

 
100 
July 28, 1940 
Ron Perry Orchestra 
(Perry Orch. Noted on NY Times radio listing) 
 

 
101 
August 4, 1940 
Eddy Oliver 
 
 
102 
August 11, 1940 
Dale Orchestra 
(Dale Orch. Noted on NY Times radio listing) 
 

 
103 
August 18, 1940 
Saxey Dowell 
(Dowell Orch. as noted on NY Times radio listing). Final show from New York. 
 

 
104 
August 25, 1940 
Eddie Duchin 
 
 

 
105 
September 1, 1940 
University of California Band 
(U of C Band as noted on NY Times radio listing). First show from Hollywood. 
 

 
106 
September 8, 1940 
Freddy Nagel 
 
 

 
107 
September 15, 1940 
Claude Thornhill 
 
 

 
108 
September 22, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
109 
September 29, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
110 
October 6, 1940 
Artie Shaw 
Guest: Anita Boyer 
 

 
111 
October 13, 1940 
Ray Noble 
 
 

 
112 
October 20, 1940 
Woody Herman 
 
 

 
113 
October 27, 1940 
Eddie Duchin 
 
 

 
114 
November 3, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
115 
November 10, 1940 
Richard Himber 
Guest: Al Bernie, mimic 
 

 
116 
November 17, 1940 
Ted Weems 
 
 

 
117 
November 24, 1940 
Kay Kyser 
 
 

 
118 
December 1, 1940 
Frankie Masters 
 
 

 
119 
December 8, 1940 
Clyde Lucas 
Guest: Jane Pickens 
 

 
120 
December 15, 1940 
Ted Fiorito 
 
 

 
121 
December 22, 1940 
Lawrence Welk 
 
 

 
122 
December 29, 1940 
Tommy Dorsey,frank Sinatra, Pied Pipers, Connie Haynes 
 
 

 
123 
January 5, 1941 
Al Goodman 
Guests: Patricia Norman, Floyd Sherman 
 

 
124 
January 12, 1941 
Henry King 
 
 

 
125 
January 19, 1941 
Raymond Paige 
Guest: Fredda Gibson 
 

 
126 
January 26, 1941 
Charlie Barnett 
 
 

 
127 
February 2, 1941 
Orrin Tucker, Bonnie Baker 
 
 

 
128 
February 9, 1941 
Bob Strong 
 
 

 
129 
February 16, 1941 
Benny Goodman, Helen Forest 
 
 

 
130 
February 23, 1941 
Alvino Rey, King Sisters 
 
 

 
131 
March 2, 1941 
Gene Krupa 
 
 

 
132 
March 9, 1941 
Horace Heidt 
 
 

 
133 
March 16, 1941 
Gus Amheim 
 
 

 
134 
March 23, 1941 
Bob Crosby 
 
 

 
135 
March 30, 1941 
Matty Melneck 
 
 

 
136 
April 6, 1941 
Jimmy Dorsey 
 
 

 
137 
April 13, 1941 
Don Turner 
 
 

 
138 
April 20, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
139 
April 27, 1941 
Jan Savitt 
 
 

 
140 
May 4, 1941 
Xavier Cugat, Carmen Costello 
 
 

 
141 
May 11, 1941 
Shep Fields 
 
 

 
142 
May 18, 1941 
Skinny Ennis 
 
 

 
143 
May 25, 1941 
Phil Harris 
Guest: Jack Benny 
 

 
144 
June 1, 1941 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
145 
June 8, 1941 
Al Donahue 
 
 

 
146 
June 15, 1941 
Dick Jurgens 
 
 

 
147 
June 22, 1941 
Jan Gather 
 
 

 
148 
June 29, 1941 
Don Hudson 
 
 

 
149 
July 6, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
150 
July 13, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
151 
July 20, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
152 
July 27, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 
153 
August 3, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
154 
August 10, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
155 
August 17, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
156 
August 24, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
157 
August 31, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
158 
September 7, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
159 
September 14, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
160 
September 21, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
161 
September 28, 1941 
Barney Rapp 
 
 

 
162 
October 5, 1941 
Eddie Duchin 
 
 

 
163 
October 12, 1941 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
 

 
164 
October 19, 1941 
Harry James 
 
 

 
165 
October 26, 1941 
Benny Goodman 
 
 

 
166 
November 2, 1941 
Tommy Tucker 
 
 

 
167 
November 9, 1941 
Xavier Cugat 
 
 

 
168 
November 16, 1941 
Les Brown 
 
 

 
169 
November 23, 1941 
Claude Thornhill 
 
 

 
170 
November 30, 1941 
Kay Kyser 
 
 

 
171 
December 7, 1941 
Horace Heidt 
 
 

 
172 
December 14, 1941 
Art Kassel 
 
 

 
173 
December 21, 1941 
Griff Williams 
 
 

 
174 
December 28, 1941 
Tony Pastor 
 
 

 
175 
January 4, 1942 
Charlie Spivak 
 
 

 
176 
January 11, 1942 
Alvinorey 
 
 

 
177 
January 18, 1942 
Genekrupa 
 
 

 
178 
January 25, 1942 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
179 
February 1, 1942 
Cabcallaway 
 
 

 
180 
February 8, 1942 
Orrin Tucker 
 
 

 
181 
February 15, 1942 
Jansavitt 
 
 

 
182 
February 22, 1942 
Russ Morgan 
 
 

 
183 
March 1, 1942 
Shep Fields 
 
 

 
184 
March 8, 1942 
Edwin Franko Goldman 
Edwin Franko Goldman 
30:00 

 
185 
March 15, 1942 
Carmen Cavallero 
 
 

 
186 
March 22, 1942 
Dick Jurgens 
 
 

 
187 
March 29, 1942 
Frankie Masters 
 
 

 
188 
April 5, 1942 
Jimmy Dorsey, Bob Eberle, Helen O'connel 
 
 

 
189 
April 12, 1942 
Joereichman 
 
 

 
190 
April 19, 1942 
Woody Herman 
 
 

 
191 
April 26, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
192 
May 3, 1942 
Phil Harris 
Guest: Jack Benny 
 

 
193 
May 10, 1942 
Sammy Kaye 
 
 

 
194 
May 17, 1942 
Harry Owens 
 
 

 
195 
May 24, 1942 
Bob Crosby 
 
 

 
196 
May 31, 1942 
Eddie Howard 
 
 

 
197 
June 7, 1942 
Glen Gray 
 
 

 
198 
June 14, 1942 
Skinny Ennis 
 
 

 
199 
June 21, 1942 
Ted Weems 
 
 

 
200 
June 28, 1942 
Raymond Scott 
 
 

 
201 
July 5, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
202 
July 12, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
203 
July 19, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 
204 
July 26, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
205 
August 2, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
206 
August 9, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
207 
August 16, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
208 
August 23, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
209 
August 30, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
210 
September 6, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
211 
September 13, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
212 
September 20, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
213 
September 27, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
214 
October 4, 1942 
Kay Kyser 
 
 

 
215 
October 11, 1942 
John Scott Trotter 
 
 

 
216 
October 18, 1942 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
217 
October 25, 1942 
Rudy Vallee 
 
 

 
218 
November 1, 1942 
Joe Reichman 
 
 

 
219 
November 8, 1942 
George Olsen, Toby Reed 
 
 

 
220 
November 15, 1942 
Jimmy Dorsey 
 
 

 
221 
November 22, 1942 
Art Jarrett, Jerry Sullivan 
 
 

 
222 
November 29, 1942 
Alvino Rey, King Sisters 
 
 

 
223 
December 6, 1942 
Guy Lombardo 
 
 

 
224 
December 13, 1942 
Ted Weems 
 
 

 
225 
December 20, 1942 
Guest: Seventeen-Year-Old Mel Torme 
Seventeen-year-old Mel Torme, Chico Marx, Skip Nelson, Ben Pollack, Kim Kimberly. Host: Toby Reed 
29:55 

 
226 
December 27, 1942 
Griff Williams 
 
 

 
227 
January 3, 1943 
Sammy Kaye 
 
 

 
228 
January 10, 1943 
Tommy Tucker 
 
 

 
229 
January 17, 1943 
Dick Jurgens 
 
 

 
230 
January 24, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
231 
January 31, 1943 
Russ Morgan 
 
 

 
232 
February 7, 1943 
Blue Barron 
 
 

 
233 
February 14, 1943 
Richard Himber 
 
 

 
234 
February 21, 1943 
Johnny Long 
 
 

 
235 
February 28, 1943 
Xaviercugat 
 
 

 
236 
March 7, 1943 
Ted Fiorito 
 
 

 
237 
March 14, 1943 
Les Brown 
 
 

 
238 
March 21, 1943 
Jan Savitt 
 
 

 
239 
March 28, 1943 
Charlie Spivak 
 
 

 
240 
April 4, 1943 
Carmen Cavellero 
 
 

 
241 
April 11, 1943 
Vaughn Monroe 
Murphy Sisters, Ziggy Talent 
30:00 

 
242 
April 18, 1943 
Merle Evans, Ringling Brothers Circus Band 
Live from Madison Square Garden, New York. 
30:00 

 
243 
April 25, 1943 
Abe Lyman 
 
 

 
244 
May 2, 1943 
Teddy Powell 
 
 

 
245 
May 9, 1943 
Eddie Howard 
 
 

 
246 
May 16, 1943 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
 

 
247 
May 23, 1943 
Jerry Wald 
 
 

 
248 
May 30, 1943 
Duke Ellington 
 
 

 
249 
June 6, 1943 
Horace Heidt 
 
 

 
250 
June 13, 1943 
Woody Herman 
 
 

 
251 
June 20, 1943 
Ray Noble, Harry Owens 
 
 
252 
June 27, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
Guest: Jimmy McHugh, song writer 
 

 
253 
July 4, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
 
 
254 
July 11, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
255 
July 18, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
256 
July 25, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
Guest: Frank Loesser, song writer 
 

 
257 
August 1, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
Guests: Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen, song writers 
 

 
258 
August 8, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
259 
August 15, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
260 
August 22, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
Guest:Harold Arlen, song writer 
 

 
261 
August 29, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
 
 

 
262 
September 5, 1943 
Mack Gordon 
AFRS 47 
30:00 

 
263 
September 12, 1943 
Guy Lombardo 
 
 

 
264 
September 19, 1943 
Phil Harris 
Guest: Alice Faye, Phil's wife 
 

 
265 
September 26, 1943 
Alvino Rey 
AFRS 50 
15:00 

 
266 
October 3, 1943 
Frankie Masters 
Guest: Walter Donaldson 
15:00 

 
267 
October 10, 1943 
Xavier Cugat 
 
 

 
268 
October 17, 1943 
Ozzie Nelson 
 
 

 
269 
October 24, 1943 
Bob Chester 
 
 

 
270 
October 31, 1943 
Henry Busse 
 
 

 
271 
November 7, 1943 
Kay Kyser 
Georgia Carroll, Harry Babbitt, Merwyn Bogue, Kay Kyser Orchestra, Sully Manson 
15:00 

 
272 
November 14, 1943 
Jimmy Dorsey 
 
 

 
273 
November 21, 1943 
Joe Reichman 
Guests: Ginny Simms and Peggy Lee 
 

 
274 
November 28, 1943 
Matty Melneck 
 
 

 
275 
December 5, 1943 
Horace Heidt 
Guest: Janet Blair 
 

 
276 
December 12, 1943 
Les Brown 
 
 

 
277 
December 19, 1943 
Freddie Martin 
Guest: Dennis Day 
 

 
278 
December 26, 1943 
Stan Kenton 
Guest: Connie Haynes 
 

 
279 
January 2, 1944 
Jan Garber 
Guest: Morton Downey 
 

 
280 
January 9, 1944 
Vincent Lopez 
Guest: Frank Parker 
 

 
281 
January 16, 1944 
Carmen Cavallero 
Guest: Joan Edwards 
 

 
282 
January 23, 1944 
Charlie Barnett 
 
 

 
283 
January 30, 1944 
Leo Reisman Orchestra, Bea Wain 
Leo Reisman Orchestra, Bea Wain 
15:00 

 
284 
February 6, 1944 
Eddy Oliver 
Guest: Hildegard 
 

 
285 
February 13, 1944 
Charlie Spivak 
 
 

 
286 
February 20, 1944 
Jan Savitt and His Orchestra, Alec Templeton 
Host: Tom Reddy. Jan Savitt Orchestra. Guest: Alec Templeton, guest) 
15:00 

 
287 
February 27, 1944 
Andrew Sisters 
 
 

 
288 
March 5, 1944 
Russ Morgan 
Guest: Connee Boswell 
 

 
289 
March 12, 1944 
Vaughn Monroe, Hazel Scott, Mildred Bailey 
Vaughn Monroe, Hazel Scott, Mildred Bailey 
15:00 

 
290 
March 19, 1944 
Bernie Cummins 
Guest: Victor Borge 
 

 
291 
March 26, 1944 
Ted Fiorito 
Guest: Larry Adler 
 

 
292 
April 2, 1944 
Jack Miller 
Guest: Kate Smith 
 

 
293 
April 9, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
294 
April 16, 1944 
Alex Stordahl 
 
 

 
295 
April 23, 1944 
Tommy Dorsey 
 
 

 
296 
April 30, 1944 
Xavier Cugat 
 
 

 
297 
May 7, 1944 
Eddy Howard 
 
 

 
298 
May 14, 1944 
Tony Pastor 
 
 

 
299 
May 21, 1944 
Les Brown 
Guest: Rubinoff 
 

 
300 
May 28, 1944 
Allen Roth 
Guest: Alec Templeton 
 

 
301 
June 4, 1944 
Harry James 
Guests: Three Suns 
 

 
302 
June 11, 1944 
Lawrence Welk 
Guest: Phil Regan 
 

 
303 
June 18, 1944 
Woody Herman 
Guest: Mary Jane Walsh 
 

 
304 
June 25, 1944 
Tommy Tucker 
Guests: Mills Brothers 
 

 
305 
July 2, 1944 
Les Brown 
Guest: Francis Williams 
 

 
306 
July 9, 1944 
Les Brown 
 
 

 
307 
July 16, 1944 
Les Brown 
 
 

 
308 
July 23, 1944 
Les Brown 
 
 

 
309 
July 30, 1944 
Les Brown 
 
 

 
310 
August 6, 1944 
Les Brown