The Baker's Chocolate Broadcast

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.


96542. The Baker's Chocolate Broadcast. 1934. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Baker's Chocolate (Baker's Chocolate Bars contest). The first tune is, "No, No, Nora." The girls sing, "Walking My Baby Back Home." This tune was written in 1930, but didn't become popular until 1931 (Nick Lucas recorded it in February, 1931). The date is approximate. Billy Artz and His Baker's Chocolate Orchestra, The Baker's Chocolate Girls. 13:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96499. The Baker's Chocolate Broadcast. 1934. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Baker's Chocolate (Baker's Chocolate Bars contest). The first tune might be titled, "Good Evening." The second tune is, "Sing Something Simple." This program has been dated as being from 1934, even though the sponsor is referred to as "The Walter Baker Company." The company was actually purchased by General Foods in 1927. The show might be dated a bit later than 1930, as Billy Artz and His Orchestra made no commercial records until July 1, 1931. An interesting show, the music is very 1920's. The un-named announcer ends the program with an admonition, "Don't play in the street, children." Then, just as the recording ends, he says, "How do you do?" This might link the show to Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, who were doing "The Interwoven Pair" series on the Blue net at this time. They used the same "How do you do?" catch-phrase. The Jones and Hare announcer at the time was Curt Peterson. Jones and Hare also were involved with the "Air Features Syndicate" and "All-Star Distributors at this time. Billy Artz and His Baker's Chocolate Orchestra, The Baker's Chocolate Girls (a vocal trio). 13:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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