The Adam Hat Sports Parade

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of April 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


88171. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. May 31, 1938. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats (commercials deleted). Barney Ross (welterweight champion) Vs. Henry Armstrong (lightweight champion). A 15-round welterweight championship bout from Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City. Barney Ross, Henry Armstrong, Harry Ballow (ring announcer), Billy Cavanaugh (referee), Clem McCarthy (blow-by-blow), George Hicks (color). 1:15:34. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

88160. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. February 10, 1939. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Billy Conn vs. Fred Apostoli. A 15-round heavyweight fight from Madison Square Garden, New York City. Bill Stern (color), Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Harry Ballow (ring announcer), Billy Conn, Frank Fuller (referee), Fred Apostoli. 1:09:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

88179. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. September 15, 1939. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Tony Galento vs. Lou Nova. A 15-round heavyweight championship fight from Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia. "Two-Ton" Tony really weighs 224.5 pounds. Joe Jacobs (Galento's manager), during the referee's instructions, gets into an argument about grease on Nova's head. Galento knocks Nova down in the 3rd round and falls down with him! He knocks Nova down again in the 8th round and they both fall down in the 14th before Nova goes down again in a TKO. Tony Galento, Lou Nova, Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color), George Blake (referee), Joe Jacobs, Gene Hamilton (announcer). 1:09:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88154. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. January 5, 1940. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Fred Apostoli vs. Emilio Bettina. A 12-round light-heavyweight fight. The broadcast originates from Madison Square Garden, New York City. Apostoli was known as, "The Battling Bell-Hop." An exciting fight with several knockdowns. The broadcast begins with the 8th (and final) round of Harry Balsamo vs. Stanley Hesrado (?). The two fighters would battle each other less than a month later on February 2, 1940 (see cat. #88157). Fred Apostoli, Emilio Bettina, Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color), Harry Balsamo, Stanley Hesrado (?), Johnny McAvoy (referee). 62:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

88157. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. February 2, 1940. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Fred Apostoli vs. Milio Bettina. A 15-round light-heavyweight fight from Madison Square Garden, New York City. The boxers fought each other less than a month before on January 5, 1940 (see cat. #88154). Apostoli is referred to as, "The Battling Bell-Hop." Coverage beings with round #8 of a preliminary bout (Sammy Angus vs. Pete Lillo). Bill Stern mentions that Pat O'Brien and Mickey Rooney are sitting right behind them. A TKO stops the fight at the end of the 12th round. After the fight, Bettina says "Hello" to his mom. Apostoli claims that he had a cold. Larry White (Apostoli's manager) says he doesn't want his boxer fighting again for at least a year. Bill Stern (color), Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Sammy Angus, Pete Lillo, Fred Apostoli, Milio Bettina, Harry Ballow (ring announcer), Arthur Donovan (referee), Larry White. 1:10:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88156. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. February 9, 1940. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Joe Louis vs. Arturo Godoy. A 15-round heavyweight championship bout from Madison Square Garden, New York City. An exciting bout with Godoy putting up an excellent fight. Godoy has an unusual crouching style...and kisses Louis in the 14th round! Joe Louis, Arturo Godoy, Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color), Arthur Donovan (referee). 1:12:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88148. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. March 29, 1940. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Joe Louis vs. Johnny Paycheck. A 15-round heavyweight championship fight from Madison Square Garden. Mention is made that this is, "The largest radio hook-up for a radio event." Joe knocks out Paycheck in the second round. See cat. #88150 for a preview broadcast. Joe Louis, Johnny Paycheck, Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color), Harry Ballow (ring announcer), Arthur Donovan (referee). 17:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88178. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. July 2, 1940. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. "Two-Ton" Tony Galento Vs. Max Baer. A 15-round heavyweight fight from, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey. Maxie Rosenbloom is interviewed and predicts Galento will win. Tony is 244.5 pounds (not quite two tons). Max wins on a TKO after 7 rounds. Joe Mangold (referee), Bill Stern (color), Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Maxie Rosenbloom, Harry Ballow (ring announcer), Tony Galento, Max Baer. 49:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88155. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. December 16, 1940. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Joe Louis vs. Al McCoy, a 15-round heavyweight championship fight. The broadcast originates from Boston Gardens, Boston. Joe Louis, Al McCoy, Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color), Johnny Martin (referee), Gene Hamilton (announcer). 38:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88165. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. January 17, 1941. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats (commercials partially deleted). Fritzie Zivic vs. Henry Armstrong. A 15-round welterweight championship bout, from Madison Square Garden, New York City. Henry Armstrong was the only man to ever hold three weight titles simultaneously. 109 stations are carrying the fight. Zivic TKO's Armstrong in the 12th round and then says "hello" to his mom back in Pittsburgh. The broadcast starts with the seventh round of a preliminary bout, Kid McCoy vs. Al Smith. Fritzie Zivic, Henry Armstrong, Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color), Kid McCoy, Al Smith, Harry Ballow (ring announcer), Arthur Donovan (referee). 1:02:15. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

88174. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. January 31, 1941. Blue net, WBAL, Baltimore aircheck. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Joe Louis Vs. Red Burman. A 15-round heavyweight championship fight from Madison Square Garden, New York City. Joe is almost knocked out of the ring in the 3rd round, but knocks out Burman in the 5th round. Joe Louis, Red Burman, Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color). 18:32. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

88161. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. March 21, 1941. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Joe Louis vs. Abe Simon. A 20-round (yes, twenty) heavyweight championship fight from Olympia Stadium, Detroit. It's Louis' 15th defense of his title. Abe Simon has never been knocked off his feet. Perhaps anticipating a quick victory by Louis, the fight doesn't begin until 24 minutes in the broadcast. The program starts with a preliminary fight; Gene Buffalo vs. Holman Williams. Abe Simon is knocked down in rounds #1, #3, #7, twice in round #13 and is TKO'd in the 13th. Joe Louis, Abe Simon, Bill Stern (color), Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Gene Hamilton (announcer), Gene Buffalo, Holman Williams, Sam Hennessy (referee). 1:20:05. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

49466. The Adam Hat Sports Parade. December 8, 1941. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Adam Hats. Blue Net Pearl Harbor Coverage. Part 78. 10:30 to 11:00 P. M. Preceded by news bulletins: no attack is expected on the West Coast. In San Francisco: radio stations are off the air, fire trucks are parked in the street, lights are blacked out. Los Angeles radio stations went off the air earlier. A lightweight prizefight from The Philadelphia Arena follows. Bob Montgomery vs. Jimmy Garrison, scheduled for ten rounds (there's a T. K. O. in the fourth). Both fighters are interviewed after the fight. The NBC Dance Orchestra fills to time, starting with "Bugle Woogie." (6:02) A recording of the fight only, running 19:57, is available in very good to excellent condition. Sam Taub (blow-by-blow), Bill Stern (color), Ed Herlihy (announcer), The NBC Dance Orchestra, Bob Montgomery, Jimmy Garrison. 29:36. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

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