The Electric 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.


76906. The Electric Hour. September 27, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The second show of the series. The first tune is, "Strike Up The band." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Gloria Scott (guest), Frank Graham (announcer). 26:35. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

76907. The Electric Hour. October 4, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "I Love A Parade." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer). 28:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76908. The Electric Hour. October 11, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "The One Girl." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Frances McCann (guest). 28:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76909. The Electric Hour. October 18, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "Drums In My Heart." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frances McCann (guest), Frank Graham (announcer). 28:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76910. The Electric Hour. November 8, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp." The date is subject to correction. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Gloria Scott. 29:25. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

12569. The Electric Hour. November 29, 1944. Program #1. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Beyond The Blue Horizaon." AFRS program name: "The Nelson Eddy Show." Frank Graham (host), Lois Butler, Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64653. The Electric Hour. December 6, 1944. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is "Rise and Shine." The program is part of a war bond rally at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. "Dina Smirnova" gives Russian lessons. Nelson Eddy (?), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Gloria Scott, Frank Lightner (? pianist). 30:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76911. The Electric Hour. December 17, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Up On Our Wings." The program is announced as the first program on a Sunday. Guest Thad Harvey sings an aria from "Aida," as it might be done by an elderly tenor with his pants falling down and his teeth loose. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Florence George, Thad Harvey. 28:31. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

76912. The Electric Hour. December 24, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "Hear Ye Time Of Holy Days." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Mel Blanc (as "Bugs Bunny"). 28:52. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

76913. The Electric Hour. December 31, 1944. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "West Point Song." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), The Harps Of Swing. 27:51. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

12570. The Electric Hour. January 7, 1945. Program #4. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is "Little Girls." AFRS program name: "The Nelson Eddy Show." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Rise Saxon. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

76914. The Electric Hour. January 14, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "Wild Rose." Nelson Eddy, Gloria Scott (guest), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Shirley Dimsdale ("The country's leading teen-aged ventriloquist"), Frank Graham (announcer). 28:19. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76915. The Electric Hour. January 21, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 160 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "Rosalie." Nelson Eddy, Florence George (guest), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Robert McKenzie (guest). 28:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76916. The Electric Hour. January 28, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 167 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "All Pals Together." The cast does scenes from, "Alice Through The Looking Glass." Nelson Eddy, Lois Butler (guest), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Shirley Dimsdale (ventriloquist). 28:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

97707. The Electric Hour. February 18, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Independent Light and Power Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Marching Along Together." The first selection heard is, "Our Meadowlands." The commercial is a Pittsburgh local cut-in. Nelson, Roy and "Splinters" sing a trio of, "Don't Fence Me In." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Shirley Dimsdale, Roy Rogers. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1710. The Electric Hour. March 11, 1945. Program #13. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "The Song Of The Mounties." AFRS program name: "The Nelson Eddy Show." See cat. #105785 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Nelson Eddy, Inez Gorman (guest), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer). 28:58. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

105785. The Electric Hour. March 11, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: The Independent Light and Power Companies (Pittsburgh cut-in at end). 4:30 P.M. The first song is, "The Song Of The Mounties." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #1710. Frank Graham reads a commercial while, "My Heart Sings" plays in the background. Eddy sings, "Roger Young" for the second time in two weeks. After the program and station I.D., a local spot for Diamond Opticians is followed by the start of, "The General Motors Symphony Of The Air." Nelson Eddy, Frank Graham (announcer), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Inez Gorman (guest soprano), Shirley Dimsdale. 32:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104857. The Electric Hour. March 18, 1945. Program #14. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Flying Down To Rio." AFRS program name: "The Nelson Eddy Program." Irish tenor Harold Hansen is the program's guest. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Harold Hansen, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97768. The Electric Hour. April 1, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: The Independent Light and Power Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first selection is, "Soldiers In The Park." Lois Butler sings (introduced as "13-years-old," she was actually over 14 when this program was broadcast). Either way, she has a spectacular voice! Mel Blanc appears as, "Bugs Bunny." The first 22:03 of the program only. Nelson Eddy, Frank Graham (announcer), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Lois Butler, Mel Blanc. 22:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60842. The Electric Hour. April 22, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. The first selection is, "I Married An Angel." Jeanette's in superb voice for, "The Italian Street Song." Bravo! Nelson and Jeanette sing an extended medley of songs from their movies. Nelson Eddy, Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra. 18:55. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

12571. The Electric Hour. April 29, 1945. Program #20. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "San Francisco." The program features Theodore Paxton, Nelson Eddy's accompanist for fifteen years. AFRS program name: "The Nelson Eddy Show." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Theodore Paxton. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97645. The Electric Hour. May 6, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 167 Business-Managed Electric Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "The Song Of The Ryf." The first commercial promotes an interesting idea, to supply all of Germany's electricity from outside the country. Then if they "misbehave" again, "pull the switch." Jane Powell is introduced as being 15-years-old (she was actally over 16). This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #12572. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Jane Powell. 22:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

12572. The Electric Hour. May 6, 1945. Program #21. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first song is, "The Song Of The Ryf." AFRS program name: "The Nelson Eddy Show." See cat. #97645 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Jane Powell (introduced as 15-years-old, she was actually over 16). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97567. The Electric Hour. May 13, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 167 Independent Light and Power Companies, Diamond Optician (local). 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Marching On Parade." A combination V-E Day/Mother's Day program. Isabel Eddy (Nelson's mother) appears. She has an excellent mike presence and sings, "Love's Old Sweet Song" with her son. The final commercial is a cut-in from West Penn Power and Duquesne Light. Nelson Eddy, Isabel Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97648. The Electric Hour. May 20, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 167 Business-Managed Electric Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Hi Ho, Come To The Fair." Guest Hoagy Carmichael sings, "Up A Lazy River." The first 21:58 of the program only. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Hoagy Carmichael. 21:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97646. The Electric Hour. May 27, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 167 Business-Managed Electric Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first selection is, "I Go Off To Maxime's." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Florence George (guest), Frank Graham (announcer). 22:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97647. The Electric Hour. June 3, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 167 Business-Managed Electric Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Roadways." The final commercial is a cutaway from WJAS, for Duquesne Power and Light and Duke Electric. After the program, a WJAS I.D. is followed by a spot for Diamond Opticians (Pittsburgh) and the start of The Prudential Family Hour. Eileen Farrell sings, "Poinciana." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Corina Moore (guest soprano), Frank Gallop (announcer for Prudential), Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Eileen Farrell. 22:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

101739. The Electric Hour. September 16, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: The 170 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is, "Drums In My Heart." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer). 22:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

9794. The Electric Hour. September 30, 1945. Program #32. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first song is, "Strike Up The Band." AFRS program name: "The Nelson Eddy Show." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91260. The Electric Hour. November 4, 1945. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first song is, "Beyond The Blue Horizon." Rise Stevens sings, "I'll Follow My Secret Heart." Nelson Eddy, Rise Stevens, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer). 24:59. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

103082. The Electric Hour. December 16, 1945. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 170 Business-Managed Light and Power Companies. Local sponsors: Duquesne Light and Power and West Penn Power. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life." Nelson holds the last note of, "The Owl and The Pussycat" for 20 seconds. Guest Jeanette MacDonald comments that Nelson usually turns blue after that final note. The program runs 24:17 to the system cue and is then followed by a spot for Diamond Opticians (local) and the start of, "The Prudential Family Hour." The first tune is medley of songs about winter. Nelson Eddy, Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Patrice Munsel, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Earl Wrightson. 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108004. The Electric Hour. January 13, 1946. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 170 Business-Managed Light and Power Companies. The first song is, "The Ranger Song." The first 20:55 only. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Charles Herbert (producer), Frank Graham (announcer), Theodore Paxton (guest pianist). 20:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

107932. The Electric Hour. January 20, 1946. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 170 Business-Managed Light and Power Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Flying Down To Rio." Guest Benny Goodman plays, "More Than You know." Nelson and Benny do a spectacular duet to, "Shortnin' Bread." The final commercial is a Duquesne Light and Power, Pittsburgh cut-in. The system cue has been deleted. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Charles Herbert (producer), Benny Goodman. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

97729. The Electric Hour. February 3, 1946. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Business-Managed Electric Companies. 4:30 P.M. The first selection is, "The One Girl." See cat. #91225, which may be a rehearsal. There's a brief wow in the music as transcribed. The middle commercial is cleverly written around a toy balloon. The final commercial is a local Pittsburgh cut-in for Duquesne Light and Power and West Penn Light and Power. After the program, station I.D. and a spot announcement for Diamond Opticians are heard. At 5:00 P.M., the start of "The Prudential Family Hour" is heard. Patrice Munsel sings, "Mascot Of The Troops" and Oscar Levant has witty comments. Nelson Eddy, Oscar Levant (guest), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Charles Herbert (producer), Frank Graham (announcer), Patrice Munsel, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91255. The Electric Hour. February 3, 1946. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first selection is, "The One Girl." This recording may be a rehearsal. See also cat. #97729, which is the program as broadcast. Oscar has particularly clever repartee. Nelson Eddy, Oscar Levant (guest), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Charles Herbert (producer), Frank Graham (announcer). 29:56. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

91167. The Electric Hour. February 10, 1946. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Business-Managed Electric Companies. The first tune is a salute to the Boy Scouts called, "Be Prepared." This song was written by the program's producer Charles Herbert. Guest Marion Bell sings, "With A Song In My Heart." Nelson Eddy, Charles Herbert (producer, composer), Frank Graham (announcer), Marion Bell, Robert Z. Leonard (billed as "Pop" Leonard), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra. 28:53. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

97545. The Electric Hour. March 17, 1946. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: 170 Business-Managed Electric Companies. The final commercial is a local (Pittsburgh) insert for Duquesne Light and Power and the West Penn Power Company. 4:30 P.M. A St. Patrick's day program, starting with, "Dear Old Donegal." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21400. The Electric Hour. April 14, 1946. Program #60. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Nelson's first song is, "Tokay," written by Noel Coward. AFRS program name: The Nelson Eddy Program." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39164. The Electric Hour. June 2, 1946. Program #67. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Ranger Song." AFRS program name: "Nelson Eddy." Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Bob Nolan, The Sons Of The Pioneers (guests). 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39165. The Electric Hour. June 9, 1946. Program #68. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first song is, "One Girl." AFRS program name: "Nelson Eddy." The last show of the series with Nelson Eddy. Nelson Eddy, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Frank Graham (announcer), Anne Jamison (guest), Bob Shanley (guest). 30:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101180. The Electric Hour. June 13, 1948. CBS net. Sponsored by: America's Business-Managed Electric Light and Power Companies. The program is also referred to as, "The Summer Electric Hour" and "Carle Comes Calling." The first tune is, "Glow Worm." Frankie Carle and His Orchestra, Marjorie Hughes (vocal), Red Lawrence (vocal), Billy Williams (vocal), The Starlighters, Bud Hiestand (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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