Abbott & Costello Radio Show
Cast Members: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Artie Auerbrook, Elvia Allman, Iris Adrian, Mel Blanc, Wally Brown, Sharon Douglas, Verna Felton, Sidney Fields, Frank Nelson, Martha Wentworth, and Benay Venuta
First Episode: October 8, 1942 (Prior to that, they also hosted a program from July 3rd through September 25, 1940 as a summer replacement series for the Fred Allen Show)
Last Episode: March 26, 1949
Sponsor: Camel cigarettes (October 8, 1942 - June 27, 1947); Sustained by ABC thereafter
Typical Episode Length: 30 Minutes
Producer: Martin Gosch
Announcers: Ken Niles, Michael Roy, Frank Bingman, and Jim Doyle
Sound Effects: Floyd Caton
Musical Conductors: Skinnay Ennis, Charles Hoff, Matty Matlock, Jack Meaking, Will Osborne, Freddie Rich, Leith Stevens, and Peter van Steeden
Writers: Ed Cherokee, Paul Conlan, Hal Fimberg, Ed Forman, Martin Gosch, Howard Harris, Parke Levy, Don Prindle, Martin Ragaway, Len Stern, and others
Bud and Lou went on to star in their own Abbot and Costello TV show in 1952. The series lasted for 52 episodes!
Listen to a Abbott & Costello Radio Show episode by clicking on a link below:
Who's On First - June 18, 1947 - 30 minutes
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