The Drene Show

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.


59823. The Drene Show. July 31, 1946. Sponsored by: Drene Shampoo. An audition program that starts with Don singing, "Who." Don and guest Sylvia Sidney appear in, "Angel Street." The cast does, "The Life Of Pinky Lee." See cat. #59822 for a similar audition. Truman Bradley (announcer), Don Ameche, Joseph Lilley and His Orchestra, Pinky Lee, Jim Backus, The Swing Choir, Jonelle James, Marvin Miller (announcer), Earle Ross, Sylvia Sidney. 32:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102340. The Drene Show. December 15, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft, H-B Cough Drops (local). 10:00 P.M. The program is announced as the first show of the series, which is not quite accurate. Danny sings a very funny tune, "What's Don Ameche Got That I Haven't Got?" The Bickersons are "celebrating" their anniversary. After the program, the recording includes the start of, "Meet Me At Parky's." Dreft is announced as, "The greatest dishwashing discovery in 200 years." Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Danny Thomas, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer). 30:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83421. The Drene Show. January 5, 1947. Program #4. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft, Dentyne (local). The first tune is, "Blue Skies." Danny Thomas is in trouble with the telephone company; he's moved into a telephone booth. The Bickersons: John has a new job; Blanche wants a baby. This program has also been dated September 29, 1946. Frances Langford, Don Ameche, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Danny Thomas, Gale Gordon, Tobe Reed (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer). 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21768. The Drene Show. January 12, 1947. Program #5. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene Shampoo, Dreft. Gale Gordon portrays a psychiatrist trying to talk Danny Thomas out of a phone booth. The skit contains clever song material. The Bickersons: Blanche has bought a puppy. The program is also known as "Drene Time." Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Gale Gordon, Tobe Reed (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

93579. The Drene Show. January 19, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." The program is also known as, "Drene time." Blanche has opened a checking account; Amos is working on John's income tax...at a poker game. Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer), Gale Gordon, Carlton Alsop (producer), Phil Rapp (writer). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

21769. The Drene Show. February 9, 1947. Program #9. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. Danny Thomas does a funny routine about interior decorators. The Bickersons: Blanche has let John's new tuxedo to her brother Amos. The program is also known as, "Drene Time." Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Gale Gordon, Tobe Reed (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer). 29:52. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

104566. The Drene Show. February 16, 1947. Program #23. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Sooner Or Later." Danny Thomas does a funny monologue about his way with women. He's "The Greatest Lover In The World" and sings, "Casanova Thomas." The Bickersons: Balnce wants John to buy her a valentine. Her brother Amos has broken John's golf clubs. John gets a call from Gloria Gooseby!" AFRS program name: "The Don Ameche Show." Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Phil Rapp (writer), Tobe Reed (announcer), Gale Gordon, Danny Thomas. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21770. The Drene Show. February 23, 1947. Program #11. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. Frances sings, "Somebody Loves Me." The Bickersons: Brother Amos is in jail after wrecking John's new car. The program is also known as "Drene Time." Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Gale Gordon, Tobe Reed (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer), Carlton Alsop (producer). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21771. The Drene Show. March 2, 1947. Program #12. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. The first tune is, "The Best Things In Life Are Free." Danny Thomas sings about his new invention, "Thomas-Cola" (funny!). The Bickersons: Blanche is unhappy that John is going on a brief business trip. Brother Amos takes advantage. The program is also known as "Drene Time." Danny Thomas, Gale Gordon, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer), Frances Langford, Don Ameche, Carlton Alsop (producer), Phil Rapp (writer). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21772. The Drene Show. March 16, 1947. Program #14. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene Shampoo, Dreft. A funny Bickersons skit: Blanche bought a $50 ticket from a race track "trout." The program is also known as "Drene Time." Danny Thomas' material is great! Frances Langford, Don Ameche, Danny Thomas, Gale Gordon, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer), Carlton Alsop (producer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21773. The Drene Show. March 30, 1947. Program #16. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. The Bickersons: Blanche has loaned John's new fishing pole to Amos...to clean a drain with! The program is also known as "Drene Time." Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Gale Gordon, Tobe Reed (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21774. The Drene Show. April 13, 1947. Program #18. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." Danny Thomas sings about the movies. The Bickersons: John has returned from a bachelor party for brother Amos. The program is also known as, "Drene Time." Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Gale Gordon, Tobe Reed (announcer), Carlton Alsop (producer), Phil Rapp (writer). 28:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

93578. The Drene Show. April 20, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. The program is also known as, "Drene Time." The first tune is, "I Cried For You." The Bickersons: Amos has taken 8 couples on a cruise to Catalina. John, Blanche and a 55-pound sea bass on the briney deep. Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer), Gale Gordon, Carlton Alsop (producer), Phil Rapp (writer). 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21775. The Drene Show. May 18, 1947. Program #23. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene, Dreft. The first tune is, "Sometimes I'm Happy." The Bickersons: Blanche's brother Amos tries to get John to make out a will. The program is also known as "Drene Time." Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Danny Thomas, Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Gale Gordon, Tobe Reed (announcer), Carlton Alsop (producer), Phil Rapp (writer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 14 programs.