Five After The Hour

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.


106102. Five After The Hour. May 16, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "The Life and Times Of A Happy Man". Sustaining. The story of Jefferson Mulch, a most happy man. But his alter ego asks, "Are you really happy.? Carol Lederer (writer), Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra. 24:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106104. Five After The Hour. May 23, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination/aircheck. "The Man Without A Face". Sustaining. A delightful evening with friends, broadcast 2 weeks after VE Day. Cards, beer and the man of Germany's destiny...Adolf Hitler! A story told in flashback, by a baker in Munich, 11 years after his death. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra. 24:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106105. Five After The Hour. June 6, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "The Song Of The River". Sustaining. Where does the river go? That's a big question...told in story and song. Good radio! Les Weinrott (writer, director), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Curley Bradley, Sherman Marks, Carol Lederer. 24:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106106. Five After The Hour. June 13, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "A Man Around The House". Sustaining. The story of a pretty, dear and sweet house, with a dog, a boy and the smell of home. However, the house lacked the smell of a man. An excellent radio play, with descriptions reminiscent of the imagery used in Ray Bradbury's, "There Shall Come Soft Rains." This broadcast took place 5 years before Bradbury's story was published. Virginia Payne, Charles Egleston, Les Weinrott (writer, director), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Sherman Marks, Carol Lederer. 24:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106107. Five After The Hour. June 20, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "Amid The Blaze Of Noon". Sustaining. A play about a blind soldier that is based on these lines of Milton: "Oh, dark, dark, dark amid the blaze of noon. Irrevocably dark, total eclipse, without all hope of day." Excellent radio prose by Les Weinrott. Les Weinrott (writer), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra. 24:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106108. Five After The Hour. June 27, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "Murder Has No Tongue". Sustaining. A Vaudevillian comes crawling back to his ex-wife. After his pleas are rejected, plans for the perfect crime begin. Superb production values, montage, writing and performance. Don't miss the library with a basement filled with records of old radio shows. Les Weinrott (writer), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Sherman Marks (a superb performance), Beverly Younger. 23:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

106109. Five After The Hour. July 4, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination/aircheck. "Foxhole Conversation Piece". Sustaining. Soldiers chat about "The Forgotten War" while fighting the Japs on Luzon. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Johnny Coons, Ralph Camargo, Norman Gottschalk, Ken Nordine (announcer). 24:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106110. Five After The Hour. July 11, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination/aircheck. "Make Out With A Poem". Sustaining. A boy and a girl, in Brooklyn and in love. The boy wants to get married, the girl wants to be romanced with poetry. Les Weinrott (writer), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer). 24:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

106111. Five After The Hour. July 25, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination/aircheck. "The Course Of True Love...Of Course". Sustaining. The music of love; as heard in the classified advertising department of The Daily Universe. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Frank Smith (composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Norman Gottschalk, Jane Elliott, Johnny Coons, Kenneth Niles, Charles Irving, Ken Nordine (announcer), Muriel Aiken, Tom Moore, Joan Lundine. 24:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106112. Five After The Hour. August 1, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "The Tickled Rib". Sustaining. A radio show about a radio show! The front office wants a comedy/variety show, instead of the romantic drama planned for, "Five After The Hour." Les Weinrott sits down at his typewriter and the music starts! They wind up with, "The Picture Of Dorian Green!" Les Weinrott (writer, director, producer, performer), Charles Stockow (? composer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Charles Irving, Norman Gottschalk, Sherman Marks, Buddy Clark, Arnold Robertson, Fran Alan, Mary Lou Newmeyer, Tom Moore, Ken Nordine. 24:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106351. Five After The Hour. August 8, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination/aircheck. "Child Of Ignorance". Sustaining. The story of an American fascist. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer), Charles Stockow (? composer), Tom Moore (narrator), Charles Irving. 24:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106353. Five After The Hour. August 15, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination/aircheck. "The Day's Long Toll". Sustaining. Jim is coming home after the war. He's not the same boy he was when he left. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer), Charles Stockow (? composer, billed as "Sal Stockow"), Mary Lou Neumeyer, Charles Irving, Tony Weinrott, Peggy Hilius (?), Charles Egleston, Tom Moore, Joe Lundine, Mora Martin. 24:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106354. Five After The Hour. August 22, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "The New Suit". Sustaining. The story of a man's suit...very handsome for a war garment. Cesar Petrillo and his orchestra are given their usual credit, but only an organ is heard during the program. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Ken Nordine (announcer), Ralph Camargo, Charles Irving, Lucy Gillman, Sherman Marks, Josephine Hipple, Sal Moore, Charles Stockow (? composer, billed a "Sal Stockow"), Billy Finico (? organist), Cheer Brenson. 24:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106355. Five After The Hour. August 29, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "Primer For Prejudice". Sustaining. The words are: Hate, Envy, Detest, Despise, Abominate, Rancor, Condemn, Degrade and Desecrate. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer), Norma Jean Ross, Charles Irving, Arnold Robertson, Lucy Gillman, Angel Casey, Norman Gottschalk, Tom Moore, Sherman Marks. 23:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

106356. Five After The Hour. September 5, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "There Was This Waltz". Sustaining. An excurion boat with dancing is about to depart...and they were playing this waltz. The system cue has been deleted. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer), Mary Lou Neumeyer, Sherman Marks, Janet Niles, Charles Irving, Tom Moore, Lucy Gillman, Clock Ryder, Tony Weinrott, Johnny Coons, Adrian Moore. 23:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

106357. Five After The Hour. September 12, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "Forty Winters". Sustaining. Emily Amilon has died of old age. Her landlady and two men from ther state go through her camel-backed trunk and find...just things. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer), Joan Ault, Herb Butterfield, Johnny Coons, Lucy Gillman, Adrian Moore, Tom Moore, Charles Irving, Sherman Marks, Mora Martin, Kay Miller, Mary Lou Neumeyer, Norma Jean Ross. 23:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106359. Five After The Hour. September 19, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. ""A Matter Of Conjecture". Sustaining. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director, performer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer). 14:12. Audio condition: Fair. Incomplete.

106360. Five After The Hour. September 26, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "Cinderlla, Part Two". Sustaining. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director, performer), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer). 9:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

106361. Five After The Hour. October 10, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "An Author's Odyssey". Sustaining. An imaginative voyage through the mind of Les Weinrott. Good radio! Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director, host), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer), Sherman Marks, Joan Lundine, Mark Perkins, Adrian Moore, Peggy Hilius (?), Charles Shepherd (?), Charles Stockow (? composer, billed as "Sal Stockow"). 24:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106362. Five After The Hour. October 17, 1945. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "The Light Wife". Sustaining. The subject of wives, according to Moliere, Pope, Euripides and Shakespeare. The last show of ther series. Les Weinrott (writer, producer, director, host), Cesar Petrillo and His Orchestra, Ken Nordine (announcer), Charles Stockow (? composer, billed as "Sal Stockow"), Boris Aplon, Adrian Moore, Sherman Marks, Peggy Hilius, Jack Petruzzi, Nanette Sargent, Florence Ravenal, Maude Calvert, Jane Booksmith, Betty Ruth Smith. . Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 20 programs.