Double Or Nothing

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.


20018. Double Or Nothing. 1937. Paramount syndication. Air trailer. The Sing Band. 3:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9338. Double Or Nothing. 1937. Paramount syndication. Air trailer. Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Mary Carlisle, The Sing Band, Francis Faye. 13 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

342. Double Or Nothing. 1937. Paramount syndication. Air trailer. "Paramount Is On The Air." Bing Crosby, Mary Carlisle, Martha Raye, Francis Faye, Gayne Whitman (announcer). 12:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

92951. Double Or Nothing. July 18, 1941. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The first question is, "How do you count in Jackstones?" Walter Compton (host), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla, Frank Forest (vocal from California). 29:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

92952. Double Or Nothing. August 15, 1941. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The first question is, "What is a bread and butter letter." Walter Compton (host), Alois Havrilla (announcer), Frank Forest (vocal), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra. 28:42. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

88297. Double Or Nothing. August 20, 1941. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The program originates from the Underwood-Elliot-Fisher war plant is Hartford, Connecticut. The grand-slam question is, "How many pounds of meat does the average American eat each year?" Colonel Frederick Connor speaks. John Reed King (host), Frederick Connor, Fred Cole (announcer), Jane Wyman (guest), Andy Sannella and His Orchestra. 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92953. Double Or Nothing. May 15, 1942. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. A salute to Brazil. The first contestant is, "In what cities of the United would you find, "The Loop," "The Bowery," "Nob Hill." Walter Compton (host), Arthur Treacher (guest contestant), Alois Havrilla (announcer), Frank Forest (vocal), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

92954. Double Or Nothing. July 3, 1942. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. A tribute to the D.A.R. The first question is, "How do pronounce these two words: fiance, fiancee." Walter Compton (host), Pat Rooney (guest contestant), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

92955. Double Or Nothing. July 17, 1942. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. A salute to Victory Gardening. The first question is, "Name three different kinds of cosmetics." Walter Compton (host), Meyer Davis (guest contestant), Alois Havrilla (announcer), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Pappy Bellow (? squaredance caller), Richardson Wright (National Chairman of Victory Garden Harvest Shows), J. W. Johnston (horticulture editor of The New York Herald Tribune), Jean Johnston (horticulture editor of The Philadelphia Editor). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92956. Double Or Nothing. July 24, 1942. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. A tribute to The American Theatre Wing. The first question is, "Which one usually bites you, Mr. or Mrs. Mosquito?" Right after introducing Madge Evans, neither she nor Walter Compton can figure out what to say next. Walter Compton (host), Helen Menken (guest contestant), Madge Evans (guest contestant), Larry Adler (guest contestant), Alois Havrilla (announcer), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Lucy Monroe (guest contestant), Brock Pemberton (guest contstant). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84228. Double Or Nothing. September 11, 1942. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The first question is, "What is V-Mail?" Vice Admiral Thomas Craven (Commandant of The Merchant Marine Academy at Fort Schuyler) momentarily can't find his place in the script. Actress Lili Damata, one of the contestants, sound very much like she's been given the answers. Walter Compton (host), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Frank Forest, Thomas Craven, Jerry Franklin (radio editor of P. M.), Lili Damita. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20223. Double Or Nothing. March 4, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. "Grand Slam Question": How many quarts of milk and cream does the average American consume annually? John Reed King (host), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20224. Double Or Nothing. March 10, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. "Grand Slam Question": What is the average span of life of the average American woman? John Reed King (host), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20225. Double Or Nothing. March 17, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. "Grand Slam Question": How many rooms has the White House in Washington, D. C.? John Reed King (host), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer). 28:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

28753. Double Or Nothing. April 21, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. Jesse Lasky appears as a guest to promote his latest picture. Grand Slam question: "How many people in the U. S. A. go to the movies every week?" The program originates from the Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia. Alois Havrilla (announcer), Frank Forest (vocal), Jesse Lasky, John Reed King (announcer), Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20226. Double Or Nothing. July 30, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The program originates from the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Dana Andrews appears briefly (promoting his film,"Wing and A Prayer"), the Governor of Rhode Island speaks, Sir Cedric Hardwicke is guest quizmaster. The "Grand Slam Question" is, "What is the area in square miles of the Island of Guam?" Cedric Hardwicke, Fred Cole (announcer), J. Howard McGrath (Governor, Rhode Island), John Reed King (host), Dana Andrews. 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20227. Double Or Nothing. August 13, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The program originates from Cincinnati. "Grand Slam Question": "How many round trips does the average milk bottle survive?" John Reed King (host), Fred Cole (announcer). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

28754. Double Or Nothing. August 20, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. Guest Jane Wyman manages to sing a few notes...barely! The program originates from Hartford, Connecticut, saluting the war workers of the Underwood-Elliot-Fisher Company. Grand Slam question: "How many pounds of meat does the average American consume annually?" Fred Cole (announcer), Jane Wyman, John Reed King (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28756. Double Or Nothing. September 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. A salute to the workers of Pan American Airways, originating from the International Marine Terminal, Long Island. Grand Slam question: "How many people voted in the last Presidential Election, in 1940?" The date is approximate. Fred Cole (announcer), John Reed King (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28755. Double Or Nothing. September 8, 1944. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The program originates from the Norfolk Virginia Naval Air Station. The Grand Slam Question: "How long does the average dollar bill last in circulation?" Fred Cole (announcer), John Reed King (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1175. Double Or Nothing. February 2, 1945. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The first contestant is Bob Young. The famous quiz where the contestants can keep doubling their money up to $100, but they lose it all if they miss. John Reed King (m. c.), Bob Young. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2494. Double Or Nothing. August 12, 1945. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. John Reed King asks the questions valued up to $100. The program is interrupted with news of "false" V-J Day. The "Grand Slam Question" is, "How old is Hirohito?" John Reed King (m. c.), Fred Cole (announcer). 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80357. Double Or Nothing. April 20, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Feenamint, Chooz. The Grand Slam Question: "In miles per hour, what was the fastest baseball throw ever recorded?" Todd Russell (m. c.), Fred Cole (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65825. Double Or Nothing. April 28, 1948. CBS net. Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup, Campbell Pork and Beans, Franco American Spaghetti. The Grand Slam Question: "How many ounces do you think an 8 ball weighs?" One contestant asks, "Is that including the number?" A contestnt is given a carton of Campbell's Pork and Beans, but says, "I don't like it!" A memorable show! The Musical Cooks, Lou Crosby (announcer), Walter O'Keefe (quizmaster), Irving Orton (organist). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35304. Double Or Nothing. October 15, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Franco-American, Campbell's Soup, Campbell's Pork and Beans. The Grand Slam question is, "How many piano tuners are there in the United States?" A memorable program: the first contestant starts discussing a "screwing party" on the air! O'Keefe makes mistakes during the rest of the show! Walter O'Keefe (host), Lou Crosby, Murray Wagner (announcer). 29:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

108960. Double Or Nothing. April 24, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's soup, Campbell's Pork and Beans, Franco-American. The first contestant is Liam Boyd. The Grand Slam Question is, "How long did it take to invent the zipper?" The next contestant is a housewife from Tennessee who chatters on until Walter seems nervous about asking her a question. The last 15:13 of the program. Lou Crosby (announcer), Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Irving Orton (organist). 15:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109022. Double Or Nothing. May 17, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's Pork and Beans, Franco-American Gravy. The program was recorded May 13, 1949. A housewife from Des Moines, who sent in the 1 millionth sweepstakes question, is interviewed. She toured Hollywood and visited the set of, "Sunset Boulevard." However, the Los Angeles sight she most enjoyed was, Forest Lawn" cemetery! The "Grand Slam Question" is, "How long did each motion picture run (on the first day of Kinetoscope exhibition)?" The audio is in excellent condition, but slows down on the disc for the last minute of the show. The final 16:10 of the program. Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Irving Orton (organist), Lou Crosby (announcer). 16:10. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

108991. Double Or Nothing. June 1, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's soup, Campbell's Pork and Beans, Franco-American Gravy. The final 15:36 of the program. The date is subject to corretion. The Grand Slam question is: "Wendell Phillips is digging in Africa, how old is he?" Irving Orton (organist), Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Lou Crosby (announcer). 15:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

50323. Double Or Nothing. October 13, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup-Pork and Beans, V-8 Juice, Franco-American spaghetti. Recorded October 12, 1949. The Grand Slam Question: In New York, after how many years is a bank account considered abandoned? One of the contestants is "June Bryde Thale," one of the "Our Gang" kids. Irving Orton (organ), June Bryde Thale, Lou Crosby (announcer), Walter O'Keefe (host). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

108963. Double Or Nothing. March 14, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Franco-American Spaghetti, Campbell's soup. A special "Ladies Day Prgram" with the wives of Walter O'Keefe and Lou Crosby instead of the husbands. The "Grand Slam Question" is, In 1858, F.A. Whitney started making baby buggies. How many did he make the first year?" The first 15:24 of the program. Roberta O'Keefe, Linda Crosby (commercial spokesman), Jeannie Spears (producer and wife of the producer). 15:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108681. Double Or Nothing. May 2, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: V-8 Juice, Campbell's Soup, Campbell's Pork & Beans, Franco-American. The first contestant calls Walter O'Keefe, "Mr. O'Brien." "Grand Slam Question:" 'The steamship "Henry Reed," weighing 30,000 pounds, was mailed from England by parcel post to South Africa, in how many parcels?' Walter O'Keefe, Lou Crosby (announcer), Linda Crosley (wife of Lou, commercial spokesman). 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109002. Double Or Nothing. May 9, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Franco-American spaghetti, Campbell's soups. The program was recorded May 5, 1950. The first contestant is a high school senior who giggles instead of speaking. The Grand Slam question is, "The fossil of an archaeopteryx from 50 million years ago was purchased by Dr. Folger. How much did the fossil cost?" The first 16:20 of the program. Walter O'Keefe, Irving Orton (organist), Lou Crosby (announcer). 16:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109021. Double Or Nothing. May 13, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's Tomato soup, Pork and Beans, Franco-American Gravy. The program was recorded May 11, 1950. The "Grand Slam Question" is, "How many inches of toothpaste do you think a 2 1/4" tube of toothpaste contains?" Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Irving Orton (organist), Lou Crosby (announcer). 15:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108977. Double Or Nothing. August 12, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell Pork and Beans, Campbell's Tomato Juice. The first contestant sings, "When The Sun Goes Down" (written by Walter O'Keefe and Irving Orten). The final 15:18 of the program. The Grand Slam Question is, "How many notes are there in the violin part of, 'The Flight of The Bumblebee'?" Lou Crosby (announcer), Walter O'Keefe, Irving Orton (organist). 15:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

50318. Double Or Nothing. August 30, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup, Campbell's Pork and Beans, Franco American Spaghetti. Recorded August 26, 1950. The first ninety seconds sounds as if it were recorded by microphone and not direct wire. The Grand Slam Question: "How long does it take a rhinoceros to amble one hundred yards?" The second contestant is a retired Secret Service agent with a heavy New York accent. He plugs the new movie "Mr. 880," on which he was a consultant. The third contestant works for AFRS and sings (terribly)! Irving Orton (organ), Lou Crosby (announcer), Walter O'Keefe (host). 29:21. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

109058. Double Or Nothing. September 22, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: V-8 Juice. 7:30 A.M. The first contestant admits she's only listened to 4 or 5 radio programs in her life. She never shuts up...in fact, Walter calls her, "a gusher." The Grand Slam Question is, "How many gallons can a camel drink in a day, if he can get it?" The first 17:18 only. Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Lou Crosby (announcer), Irving Orton (orgnist), Dick Hyland (sports columnist), Del Sharbutt (commercial spokesman). 17:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108962. Double Or Nothing. January 10, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's soup, Franco-American Spaghetti. The first contestant is a teacher; she sings, "Little Jack Horner." The Grand Slam Question is: "In 1934, the cotton crop grew an extra 1/32 of an inch in length. How much was that worth to cotton growers?" Walter O'Keefe. 16:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109059. Double Or Nothing. January 29, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Franco-American. The Grand-Slam Question is, "What is the average number of empty bottles found in a house." The final 15:23 of the program. Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Lou Crosby (anouncer), Irving Orton (organist). 15:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7568. Double Or Nothing. May 2, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's Soups (Canadian commercials cut in). Contestants from Vancouver compete "against the world." The system cue has been deleted. Walter O'Keefe, The Andrews Sisters (commercial spokeswomen), Jack Kyle (from Vancouver), Lou Crosby (announcer), Del Sharbutt (commercial spokesman). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

109024. Double Or Nothing. August 15, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Franco-American spaghetti. The "Grand Slam Question" is, "How much of a vocabulary do you think the New York Sunday Times has?" The final 15:02 of the program. Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Bob Crosby (commercial spokesman), Jo Stafford (commercial spokesman), Lou Crosby (announcer), Irving Orton (organist). . Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108995. Double Or Nothing. August 31, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Campbell's soup, Campbell's Pork and Beans, Franco-American spaghetti. The Grand Slam question is: "In three hours, how many pounds of Irish moss can be assembled by a man who knows his beds." The final of the program.15:20 Walter O'Keefe (m.c.), Lou Crosby (announcer). 15:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

Report contains 41 programs.