The Better Half

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.


1019. The Better Half. January 11, 1943. Mutual net. Sustaining. 9:00 P. M. The contestants include Mr. and Mrs. John Gambling, Ed and Pegeen Fitzgerald and other WOR celebrities of the day. Ed Fitzgerald, Pegeen Fitzgerald, Tom Slater (host), Frank Singiser, Mrs. Frank Singiser, Frank Dunn (announcer), Bessie Beatty, Bill Beatty (William Sauter), Jack Burns (writer), Keith Pell (? producer), John Gambling, Mrs. John Gambling. 28:28. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

1144. The Better Half. August 17, 1944. WOR, New York. Sponsored by: Lorstand and Thomas Photo Studios. A quiz show which pits wives against husbands. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41769. The Better Half. October 25, 1945. Mutual net. Sustaining. A game show, with the husbands against the wives. Tiny Ruffner (host), John Scott (announcer). 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93066. The Better Half. April 2, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. "The comedy-quiz that spotlights the home-life of Mr. and Mrs. America." The first question is, "What would you be doing while I hitched old dobbin' to the shay?" The second show of the season. Tiny Ruffner (host), Jack Barry (announcer), Jack Burns (producer). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93067. The Better Half. April 16, 1946. WOR, New York City. Sustaining. Tiny Ruffner opens the program with a dead mike for the first 35 seconds. The first question is, "During how many months should you not eat oysters?" The program is referred to as, "The Better Half Matinee." Tiny Ruffner (host), Carl Warren (announcer), Jack Burns (producer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93068. The Better Half. October 30, 1946. WOR, New York City. Sponsored by: Silvercup Bread, Stahlmeyer's meat. The program is referred to "The Better half Matinee." The first question is, "If you take $3 from $5 dollars, how many have you?" "This recording has been made for audition purposes only." Tiny Ruffner (host), Carl Warren (announcer), Jack Burns (producer). 29:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

93069. The Better Half. September 16, 1949. WOR, ew York City. Sustaining. The first question is, "If you were the Shah, what country would you rule?" Tiny Ruffner (host), Jack Burns (producer). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88301. The Better Half. September 23, 1949. Mutual net. Sponsored by: *Commercials added locally. 9:30 P. M. The first question is, "From what animal do we get "Feeb?" The live announcer has been replaced by a group that sings and plays the kazoo. Tiny Ruffner (host), Bill Wirges (organist), The Jesters, Jack Burns (producer). 28:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 8 programs.