Radio Log

Version 2.7 of Radio Log (PDF)

Version 2.7 of Radio Log (OpenOffice)

Anyone who has shows or scripts that are missing from this listing I would very much like to obtain these.

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The radio log catalogs all appearances of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on radio. Currently it mostly contains their regular appearances on the Edgar Bergen show sponsored by Chase and Sanborn and their prime time radio shows on NBC sponsored by Camels and Ipana and on ABC which was listed as cooperatively sponsored. In the future it will contain their children's show on ABC from 1947 to 1949 and their regular appearances on the Kate Smith Hour from 1938 to 1940.

Currently this log contains their appearances on NBC from April 6 1941 to June 28 1942 sponsored by Chase and Sanborn and on NBC from July 3 1940 to September 25 1940 sponsored by Ipana and October 8 1942 to June 26 1947 sponsored by Camel Cigarettes. Plus their appearances on ABC from Oct 1 1947 to June 9 1949 which was called cooperatively sponsored by a July 1948 article in Radio and Television Mirror. The Abbott and Costello radio show for Camels data was obtained largely from radio scripts. Their appearances on the Chase and Sanborn show was based on scripts. This log is based on all the scripts and radio shows. For the ABC shows this log is based on radio shows obtained from various vendors. There are numerous shows missing from these years. The data based on scripts from the NBC years can be considered pretty accurate since it was based on "As Broadcast" scripts. The ABC years might have errors in the date since I am relying on the vendor to accurately date the show. In regards to the data there are no titles. This is due to the fact that the individual shows had no title. Any title that you see on an Abbott & Costello radio show you get from a vendor has been invented. There is also a section at the end of this log detailing Abbott & Costello's appearances on other peoples shows.

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