Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans

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.


102393. Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans. January 22, 1935. Program #25, serial #305. Mid-West Broadcasting Company (Minneapolis) syndication. Sponsored by: Dr. Emil's Adla Tablets. The first tune is, "Sleepy Valley." A program of old-time songs and hymns, sung with sincerity. The name "Adla" tablets is carefully spelled out by the announcer as "A-D-L-A." However, the transcription label clearly spells the name of the sponsor as, "The Adlerika Company" and the musicians as, "Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans." The product is used for an upset stomach and was "tested by 3000 'stomach sufferers' for 2 years, with 99% satisfaction." The product's name was an acronym for, "Dr. Adler's Cure For Appendicitis." It was also promoted as a "Natural Bowel Cleanser." The product's name was changed to "Adlerika" after the owners of the company (Charles and Earnest Weschcke, there was no real Dr. Adler) were told by the new Food and Drug Administration that they could no longer use the word "cure." The Journal of the American Medical Association, in the June 1912 edition, published the chemical composition of the product. It was mostly Salicylic Acid (aspirin) with "large" amounts of epsom salts and aloes, plus a trace amount of alcohol. Carl Brainard (president of St. Paul Advertising, also formed a corporation with the Weschcke brothers to make and sell, "Lavoptic." On April 25, 1950, the FDA obtained a "default degree of condemnation and destruction" against Adlerika. The program was produced for the "St. Paul Advertising Company." The date above was written on the transcription label in grease pencil; the program was recorded earlier. The last commercial is added locally over the closing theme. Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans. 14:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102837. Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans. January 24, 1935. Program #26, serial #329. Mid-West Broadcasting Company (Minneapolis) syndication. Sponsored by: Dr. Emil's Adla Tablets. The date above is written on the transcription label in grease pencil; the program was recorded earlier. The last commercial is added locally over the closing theme. The first tune is, "That Little Boy Of Mine." Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans. 14:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

102394. Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans. February 11, 1935. Program #31, serial #332. Mid-West Broadcasting Company (Minneapolis) syndication. Sponsored by: Dr. Emil's Adla Tablets. The first tune is, "Speak To Me Of Love." The date above is written on the transcription label in grease pencil; the program was recorded earlier. Don't miss the rendition of, "No, No, A Thousand Times No." Mr. M.K. of Fornell, Wisconsin writes that he was "troubled with...constipation for 4 years!" "Adlerika helped me wonderfully!" The last commercial is added locally over the closing theme. Charlie Kent and His Adlerikans. 14:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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