The Checkerboard Fun Fest

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.


81339. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #117. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (all commercials added locally). The first tune is, "There Is A Tavern In The Town." Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboys, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, The Old Hickory Singers, The Cackle Sisters, Mark McGarr (mandolin). 12:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81338. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #114. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (all commercials added locally). The first tune is, "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight?" Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboys, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, The Old Hickory Singers, Speedy Magnette (fiddle). 12:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81337. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #113. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (all commercials added locally). The first tune is, "Don't You Cry Over Me." Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, The Cackle Sisters, Mark McGarr (mandolin), Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboys. 11:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81295. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #87. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Listen To The Mockingbird" (featuring a spectacular display of fiddling by Curly). A good show! Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Rod Brasfield, The Cackle Sisters, Banjo Martin, The Old Timers. 12:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81294. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #84. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune nis, "Skip To My Lou." The Cackle Sisters at their best! Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield, The Old Timers, Texas Ruby, Curly Fox. 13:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81293. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #83. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye." The Cackle Sisters sing, "I Can't Get Over The Alps." Rod Brasfield implies the program was recorded after July 4, 1945. He loses his place in his script. Curly Fox plays a great harmonica solo. Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield, The Old Timers. 13:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81288. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #78. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Memories Of You." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, The Old Timers, Texas Ruby, Curly Fox. 13:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81289. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #79. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Listen To The Mocking Bird." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, The Old Timers, Texas Ruby, Curly Fox, Banjo Martin. 13:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81290. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #80. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "The World Is Not My Home." Rod Brasfield mentions that it's 1945. Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, The Old Timers, Texas Ruby, Curly Fox, Banjo Martin. 13:20. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

81285. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #90. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Hillbilly Bill." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, The Old Hickory Singers. 13:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81284. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #89. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Hear Them Bells." Eddy is introducedas, "Eddy Arnold and His Tennessee Plowboys." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), The Tennessee Plowboys, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield. 13:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81283. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #88. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "They cut down The Old pina Tree." Eddy mentions the "The Old Timers" are known on "The Grand Ole Opry" as, "The Old Hickory Singers." Eddy Arnold uses the phrase "post-war," dating the recording after August 15, 1945. Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield. 13:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

81280. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #82. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Alabama Jamboree." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin, The Old Timers. 13:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81278. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #93. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Take Me Back To Tulsa." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), The Tennessee Plowboys, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield. 13:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81279. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #81. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Just Come On Back." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Old Hickory Singers (as "The Old Timers"), Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin. 13:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81275. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #101. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "I'll Be Around Somewhere." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), The Tennessee Plowboys, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield, Hank McGarr (? banjo). 13:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81273. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #94. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Waitin' For The Train." Eddy Arnold (host), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin. 13:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

81274. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #95. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "How Was I To Know?" Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, The Tennessee Plowboys, The Cackle Sisters, The Old Hickory Singers, Tennessee Wagoner. 13:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81271. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #70. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "The Barnyard Rag." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, Jenny Lou Carson, The Old Timers, Texas Ruby. 13:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81269. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #69. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "The Arkansas Chief." The Cackle Sisters do a not-too-be-missed "Hawaiian War Chant"...in Hawaiian! Eddy Arnold (host), Cousin Louis Buck, Texas Ruby, Curly Fox, The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin, The Old Timers. 13:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81268. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #66. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Live and Let Live." Eddy Arnold (host), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, Jenny Lou Carson, The Cackle Sisters, The Old Timers. 13:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81265. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #57. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Black Mountain Rag." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, The Old Timers, The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin. 13:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81264. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #56. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Got A Home Way Down In Dixie." Eddy Arnold, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield. 13:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81263. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #55. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Bigger'n You." Jack Baker sings, "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." Eddy Arnold, Curly Fox, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Jack Baker, The Cackle Sisters, Banjo Martin. 13:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81260. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #54. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Little Green Valley.' Eddy Arnold, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, Rod Brasfield. 13:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81259. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #53. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "I Love To Yodel In The Mountains." Eddy Arnold, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, The Old Timers, Texas Ruby, Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin. 13:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81258. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #48. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). Curly Fox starts the program with an un-named harmonica selection, mixed with the sound of howling dogs (Wolf Call ?). The second tune is, "My Pretty Quadroon." Eddy Arnold, The Old Timers, Curly Fox, Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer). 13:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81255. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #110. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (all commercials added locally). The first tune is, "Meet Me In St. Louis." Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboys, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Old Hickory Singers, The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield. 12:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81254. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #109. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (all commercials added locally). The first tune is, "How My Yodelling Days Began." Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboys, The Cackle Sisters, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Old Hickory Singers, Speedy Magnette (fiddler), Rod Brasfield. 12:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81253. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #102. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (all commercials added locally). The first tune is, "Corrine, Corrine." Eddy sings, "Smoke On The Water" with lyrics that indicate the war is not over, helping to date these programs. Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboys, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Speedy Magnette (fiddler), The Old Hickory Singers. 12:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81249. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #76. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Corrine, Corrine." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Old Timers, Rod Brasfield. 13:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81250. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #77. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Just One Little Kiss." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, The Old Timers. 13:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81248. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #75. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Don't You Believe It." Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters (yodel and cackle during the same tune), Rod Brasfield, Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Banjo Martin, The Old Timers. 13:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81245. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #62. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Ridin' Down That Texas Trail." The program originates from Nashville. Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Eddy Arnold, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer). 12:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81243. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #58. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Smile and Drive Your Blues Away." Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, Curly Fox (?), Bunny Biggs ("Jam-Up and Honey"), Honey Wilds ("Jam-Up and Honey"), Eddy Arnold, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Old Timers. 12:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81244. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #61. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Raise A Ruckus Tonight." Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Old Timers. 12:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81235. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #64. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Jimmy, The Kid." Eddy Arnold, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Salty Dog Holmes, Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, The Old Timers. 13:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

81236. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #65. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Dead Turner's Girl." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, The Cackle Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Banjo Martin, The Old Timers. 13:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81234. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #63. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "Waitin' For The Letter." Eddy Arnold (m. c.), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Cackle Sisters, Curly Fox, Texas Ruby, Rod Brasfield, The Old Timers. 13:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

81232. The Checkerboard Fun Fest. 1945. Program #47. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Purina (the final commercial is added locally). The first tune is, "No Foolin'." Eddy Arnold, The Cackle Sisters, Honey Wilds ("Jam-Up and Honey"), Bunny Biggs ("Jam-Up and Honey"), Banjo Martin, Curly Fox, Texas Ruby. 13:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

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