An Evening With Romberg

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


97357. An Evening With Romberg. June 12, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh/Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. "Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle." The first show of the series as a summer replacement for, "The Raleigh Room" with Hildegarde. The first selection is, "The French National March." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (host), Robert Merrill (baritone, a recent winner of, "The Metropolitan Opera Auditions Of The Air"), June Forrest (guest, soprano), Ed Herlihy (nnouncer). 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97361. An Evening With Romberg. June 19, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes. "Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle." The first selection is, "The United States Field Artillery March" (by Sousa, also known as, "Those Caissons Go Rolling Along"). The program features music from, "Up In Central Park" (written by Romberg). This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #86645. The first 27:43 of the program only. Robert Merrill, Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (host), Victoria Schools (? soprano, making her first appearance on radio), Ed Herlihy (commercial spokesman). 27:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

86645. An Evening With Romberg. June 19, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "The United States Field Artillery March" by Sousa ("Those Caissons Go Rolling Along"). Music from "Up In Central Park" (written by Sigmund Romberg) is featured. The fill music after the system cue has been deleted. See cat. #97561 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer), Robert Merrill, Victoria Schools (? soprano, her first appearance on radio). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

53064. An Evening With Romberg. June 26, 1945. Program #3. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS Semi-Classical Replacement #32, which is a re-issue of program #3. AFRS program name: "Sigmund Romberg" (spelled "Romburg" on the label). The first selection is, "Kiltie's March." Irene Hill sings, "Romance" and a medley from "Desert Song." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (host), Robert Merrill, Irene Hill, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39159. An Evening With Romberg. July 24, 1945. Program #7. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "The Yale-Princeton March." The program features a forty-five piece orchestra! AFRS program name: "Sigmund Romberg." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (host), Robert Merrill, Elizabeth Farquhar. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64647. An Evening With Romberg. August 14, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh. The first selection is, "The Stars and Stripes Forever." The program is interrupted after fifteen minutes for a broadcast by Joe Heinline with the Third Fleet, off the coast of Japan (2 minutes). The commercials were apparently suspended for V-J Day. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Robert Merrill, Ann Andre (soprano), Joe Heinline, Frank Gallop (announcer), Don Gillis (director), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97564. An Evening With Romberg. August 28, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. Luden's Cough Drops (local). The first tune is, "The Ranger Song." The start of, "Your Esso Reporter." Preparations for the formal Japanese surrender. The first American flag has been raised on Japan (presumably the home islands). Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Robert Merrill, Irene Hill (guest), Don Gillis (director), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 22:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

53193. An Evening With Romberg. September 4, 1945. Program #13. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The AFRS program name is, "Sigmund Romberg." The first selection is, "The Military March," from "Desert Song." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (host), Robert Merrill, Irene Hill (guest). 30:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39160. An Evening With Romberg. September 13, 1945. Program #14. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "The English Grenadier March." Selections are from, "The Student Prince." AFRS program name: "Sigmund Romberg." Frank Gallop (announcer), Robert Merrill, Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Thomas Hayward. 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101816. An Evening With Romberg. October 17, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh (the vacuumed tobacco safeguards you from microscopic dust). The first show of the season. The first tune is, "The Kiltie's March." Irene Hill, Frank Farris, Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer). 22:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

101818. An Evening With Romberg. October 24, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh. 8:30 P.M. The first tune is, "The Navy March." The program features, "a short overture to an unwritten opera by Don Gillis." The first 23:00 of the program only. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer), Irene Hill, Frank Farris, Don Gillis (composer). 23:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

101819. An Evening With Romberg. November 7, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh. 8:30 P.M. The first tune is, "The Yale-Princeton March." A contest for Raleigh is announced. A Chevrolet-a-day is to be given. The first 22:20 of the program only. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer), Irene Hill, Frank Farris. 22:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

101821. An Evening With Romberg. November 14, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh. 8:30 P.M. The first tune is, Hands Across The Sea March." The first 21:48 of the program only. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer), Irene Hill, Frank Farris. 21:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Edited coverage.

102059. An Evening With Romberg. November 28, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes (Car-A-Day Contest), Bulova (local). 8:30 P.M. The last show of the season. The first tune is the march from, "Desert Song." The first 15:24 of the program. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Irene Hill, Frank Farris, Frank Gallop (announcer). 15:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

67997. An Evening With Romberg. June 11, 1946. Program #11. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "The French National March." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Fort Pearson (announcer), Reinhold Schmidt, Genevieve Rowe. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101754. An Evening With Romberg. June 18, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco. The first tune is, "Hands Across The Sea." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Genevieve Rowe, Reinholdt Schmidt, Jack Simpson (producer), Keith McLeod (director), Don Walker (orchestrations), Rod O'Connor (announcer), Fort Pearson (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

108728. An Evening With Romberg. June 25, 1946. NBC net. Commercials deleted. The first selection heard is, "The Knightsbridge March." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Genevieve Rowe, Reinholdt Schmidt. 24:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105219. An Evening With Romberg. July 2, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh ("No other cigarette is safer to smoke"). 10:30 P.M. The first selection is, "The Rakocy March" (Berlioz). Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Fort Pearson (announcer), Genevieve Rowe, Reinholdt Schmidt. 28:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105345. An Evening With Romberg. July 9, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh. 10:30 P.M. The first selection is, "The Kilties' March." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Genevieve Rowe, Reinholdt Schmidt, Fort Pearson (announcer). 28:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

101781. An Evening With Romberg. July 22, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes. 10:30 P.M. The first selection is, "The English Grenadier March." The first 14:52 of the program only. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Fort Pearson (announcer), Genevieve Rowe, Reinholdt Schmidt. 14:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105346. An Evening With Romberg. July 30, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh. The first selection is, "The U.S. Field Artillery March" (Sousa). The show features a medley from Romberg's, "New Moon." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Genevieve Rowe, Reinholdt Schmidt, Fort Pearson (announcer). 28:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105347. An Evening With Romberg. August 6, 1946. NBC net. Commercials deleted. The first announced selection is, "Vienna Life." The show features a medley of tunes by Jerome Kern. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Genevieve Rowe, Reinholdt Schmidt, Fort Pearson (announcer). 31:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97421. An Evening With Romberg. June 17, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. 10:30 P.M. The first announced tune is a medley of waltzes from, "The Merry Widow." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Reinhold Schmidt, Anne Jameson, Fort Pearson (announcer). 27:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97508. An Evening With Romberg. July 15, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Commercials deleted. 10:30 P.M. The first selection is, "If This Isn't Love." Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, Fort Pearson (announcer), Reinhold Schmidt. 14:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108942. An Evening With Romberg. August 3, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh cigarettes. The first selection heard is a medley of tunes written by Emmerich Kalman. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, John Howard (baritone), Brunetta Mazzolini (soprano), Fort Pearson (announcer). 16:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108989. An Evening With Romberg. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh cigarettes (commercial deleted). The first selection heard is, "The Song Of The Open Road." The final 17:31 of the program. Sigmund Romberg and His Orchestra, John Howard (baritone), Fort Pearson (announcer), Brunetta Mazzolini (soprano). 17:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

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