Avalon Time

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.


60821. Avalon Time. January 7, 1939. Red net, WEAF, New York aircheck, WLW, Cincinnati origination. Sponsored by: Avalon cigarettes. The first show of the series with Red Skelton, possibly Red's first network starring broadcast. Red Foley, the previous host of the series also appears. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Red Foley, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Peter Grant (commercial spokesman), Bob Strong (arranger), Jeanette (vocal), The Neighbor Boys (a Negro quartet). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60822. Avalon Time. February 18, 1939. Red net. Sponsored by: Avalon. Red tries to borrow $10 from Edna Stillwell, his secretary. A trip back in time to 52 B. C., and a visit to Pharaoh Skelton. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Red Foley, Edna Stillwell, Bob Strong (arranger), Jeanette, Peter Grant (commercial spokesman). 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60707. Avalon Time. February 25, 1939. NBC net, WLW, Cincinnati origination. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red's opening monologue is about the San Francisco World's Fair The band plays a nice arrangement of, "Honolulu." "Aladdin Skelton and His Magic Lamp," a pun-filled skit. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Red Foley, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Bob Strong (arranger), Jeanette. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60708. Avalon Time. March 4, 1939. NBC net, WLW, Cincinnati origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red's monologue is about baseball's spring training. After eleven minutes, the program is interrupted for the fifth running of the Santa Anita Handicap, remote from the California racetrack. Clem McCarthy calls the race, which takes up thirteen minutes of the program. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Peter Grant (announcer), Edna Stillwell, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Clem McCarthy. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61490. Avalon Time. March 11, 1939. NBC net, WLW, Cincinnati origination. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. "Jeanette" sings "Deep Purple." Red is doing his income tax. A visit to Julius Caesar Skelton in 44 B. C. Red Skelton, Red Foley, Del King (announcer), Edna Stillwell, Peter Grant (announcer), Jeanette, Phil Davis, Bob Strong and His Orchestra. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61491. Avalon Time. March 18, 1939. NBC net, WLW, Cincinnati origination. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. A visit to King Arthur Skelton in the year 452. Red Skelton, Red Foley, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Peter Grant (announcer), Jeanette, Phil Davis, Edna Stillwell. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60709. Avalon Time. March 25, 1939. NBC net, WLW, Cincinnati origination. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Phil Davis and His Orchestra start the program with, "Could Be." Red is running a male escort service. The story of Marco Polo Skelton at the court of Kubla Khan. Curt Massey replaces Red Foley who is out ill. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Curt Massey, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60710. Avalon Time. April 1, 1939. NBC net, WLW, Cincinnati origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red's opening monologue is about the New York World's Fair. The program starts with, "Gotta Get Some Shuteye." April Fool's Day jokes. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Peter Grant (commercial spokesman), Bob Strong (arranger), Edna Stillwell, Jeanette. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

22742. Avalon Time. April 8, 1939. NBC net, WLW, Cincinnati origination. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. "Red Skelton's Flea Circus." Red Skelton, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Del King (announcer), Peter Grant, Red Foley. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60929. Avalon Time. April 15, 1939. NBC net, WLW Cincinnati origination. Sponsored by: Avalon. The recording starts in error on WCPO (Cincinnati) with a disc jockey playing a Gene Krupa record (for 2:50), Red Foley's first song is "Mexicali Rose." Red has opened a hot dog stand with Edna. The story of how Leif Skelton discovered America in 1000 A.D. Red Skelton, Red Foley, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Del King (announcer), Edna Stillwell. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22743. Avalon Time. April 22, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. A party at Red's house, the story of Robin Hood. Red Skelton, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Red Foley, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22744. Avalon Time. April 29, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red is working in a bank, mopping up during a burglary! A hillbilly drama set in Warm Mattress Arkansas (that's just above Hot Springs!) Red Skelton, Phil Davis and His Orchestra, Red Foley, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22745. Avalon Time. May 6, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Bob Strong and his Orchestra replaces Phil Davis. This is the first show originating from Chicago. Napoleon Skeleton at the Battle of Waterloo. Red Skelton, Red Foley, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Bob Strong and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22746. Avalon Time. May 13, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Chicago origination. "The Skeleton Vacation and Travel Bureau." Ga-ga Saga...Chief Skeleton sells the Island of Manhattan to Peter Minuet. Red Skelton, Red Foley, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Bob Strong and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60930. Avalon Time. May 27, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon, Bulova watch local spot. The program originates from Chicago. Red's opening monologue is about his visit to the New York's World's Fair. Red Foley's first tune is, "Swinging Down The Old Orchard Lane." Red is invited over to Edna's birthday party. Jeanette sings, "Stairway To The Stars." In 1539, the Earl of Essex is expected in the throne room of King Red (Henry VIII). Red Skelton, Red Foley, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60940. Avalon Time. June 3, 1939. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon, Leroy's Jewelers local spot. The program originates from Chicago. The west coast broadcast. See cat. #60931 for East/Central time zone broadcast. The band starts the program with "Stand Up and Shake My Hand." Red's opening monologue is about the Max Baer prize fight. The cast does, "The Case Of The Stolen Plans. "Ace" Skelton, a crack reporter, tackles a gang of spies. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Del King (announcer), Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Red Foley. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60931. Avalon Time. June 3, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon, Bulova watch local spot. The program originates from Chicago. The broadcast for the East/Central time zones. See cat. #60940 for the west coast rebroadcast. The band starts the program with, "Stand Up and Shake My Hand." Red's opening monologue is about Max Baer's recent prize fight. "The Case Of The Stolen Plans." "Ace" Skelton, a crack reporter, tackles a gang of spies. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Red Foley, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22747. Avalon Time. June 10, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. The program originates from Chicago. Red takes the cast to a restaurant. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Del King, Jeanette, Edna Stillwell, Red Foley, Joe Besser (?). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22748. Avalon Time. June 17, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red goes to college re-union at his old alma mater Nertzta U. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Del King, Jeanette, Edna Stillwell, Red Foley, Joe Besser (?). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

22749. Avalon Time. June 24, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. After a voice lesson from his diction teacher, Red and the gang entertain at the Policeman's Ball. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Del King, Jeanette, Edna Stillwell, Red Foley, Joe Besser (?). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61777. Avalon Time. July 1, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red's opening monologue is about the recent Louis-Galento fight. The program's guest is Bill Thompson, who appears as "The Old Timer" and as "Horatio K. Boomer." Red dreams he's far from radio, alone in the north woods. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Red Foley, Edna Stillwell, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, The Avalon Chorus, Jeanette, Bill Thompson. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39479. Avalon Time. July 8, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Bob Strong opens the program with, "Comes Love." A stand-up monologue by Red. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 29:09. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39480. Avalon Time. July 22, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red has inherited a mountain hotel from his uncle. The show opens with, "Well, All Right." Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 30:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39481. Avalon Time. July 29, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. The first tune is "The Lady's In Love With You." Red has a job as an "anti-social director" at his summer hotel. He has the guests perform "The Shooting Of Dan McGrew," or "Yukon Take It With You." Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 30:22. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

39482. Avalon Time. August 5, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. The first tune is "I'm Sorry For Myself." Red broadcasts "the latest news." "Slice Of Life" feature: a bashful boy. Red, as a "Jack Of All Trades" climbs Mount Baldy. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 29:23. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39483. Avalon Time. August 12, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. The first tune is "Jumpin' Jive." "Headline Hokum." "Slice Of Life": Newlyweds suffering from "Relative Sickness." Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

61778. Avalon Time. August 19, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Bulova Watch (local). "Headline Hokum." "Slice Of Life": troubles encountered while trying to attend the movies. "The Send-Out Skelton Service." Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Curt Massey, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Edna Stillwell, The Avalon Chorus. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39484. Avalon Time. August 26, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. The title of the first tune is not announced. "Headline Hokum." "Slice Of Life": At a college dance. Red minds the baby. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 29:56. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39485. Avalon Time. September 2, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. The first tune is "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead." "Headline Hokum." "Slice Of Life": Romance in an auto. Red is hired as a "glamor boy." Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39533. Avalon Time. September 9, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. The first tune is "Jumpin' Jive." "Headline Hokum." "Slice Of Life," getting a husband up and out of bed, Red the real estate broker. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39629. Avalon Time. September 16, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. "Headline Hokum." Red has dinner with his girl and pops the question. Red becomes a golf pro. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Del King (announcer), Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette. 29:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39630. Avalon Time. September 23, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes. Red tries to get a raise after five years on the job. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Curt Massey, Edna Stillwell, Jeanette, Del King (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39631. Avalon Time. September 27, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. Dick Todd's first appearance on the show. A pair of newlyweds meets the brides' parents for the first time. The date is correct. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Dick Todd, Edna Stillwell, The Four Pops, Bud Vandover. 30:17. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39632. Avalon Time. October 4, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. "Headline Hokum," all the news that gives us fits to print! A young married couple finds itself broke and tries to get a loan. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra, The Four Pops, Bud Vandover, Dick Todd, Edna Stillwell. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61752. Avalon Time. October 11, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh (tobacco), Bulova (local). Red's opening monologue is about baseball and the closing of the two World's Fairs. Richard B. Gilbert, the editor of Metronome Magazine, presents a silver plaque to Dick Todd. Slice Of Life skit: The problems while watching a baseball game. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Edna Stillwell, Dick Todd, Richard B. Gilbert, Del King (announcer), Bud Vandover, The Four Puffs, The Avalon Chorus. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39633. Avalon Time. October 18, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. A young father-to-be eagerly awaits. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Dick Todd, Edna Stillwell, Bud Vandover, The Four Pops. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61753. Avalon Time. October 25, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco, Bulova Watch (local). The first tune is "Good Morning." Red's opening monologue is about the car show. Red's "Slice Of Life" is about two department store workers. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Edna Stillwell, Dick Todd, The Avalon Chorus, Del King (announcer), Bud Vandover. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39634. Avalon Time. November 1, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. Hercules tries to get Red in shape through physical culture. A visit to the Broken Arms Hotel and its lady barber. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Edna Stillwell, The Four Pops, Dick Todd, Bud Vandover. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39635. Avalon Time. November 8, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. Hercules becomes Red's lawyer to break a contract. How to keep a large dog in a small apartment. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Del King (announcer), Edna Stillwell, Dick Todd, The Four Pops, Bud Vandover. 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39636. Avalon Time. December 6, 1939. NBC net, Chicago origination, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. Hercules teaches Red about etiquette. The Newlyweds visit a Honeymoon Hotel. Red Skelton, Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Del King (announcer), Edna Stillwell, Dick Todd, The Four Pops, Bud Vandover. 30:12. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61481. Avalon Time. December 13, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe tobacco. The "Slice Of Life" feature: a married couple goes Christmas shopping. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Dick Todd, The Avalon Four, Edna Stillwell, Bud Vandover. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61482. Avalon Time. December 20, 1939. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Avalon Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. The first tune is "Oh, Johnny, Oh!" Red gets a visit from Santa Claus. The "Slice Of Life" feature shows what family life is like when the husband keeps house and the wife works. Red Skelton, Del King (announcer), Bob Strong and His Orchestra, Dick Todd, The Avalon Four, Bud Vandover, Cliff Arquette. 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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