Niles, Wendell

Copyright 2016, J. David Goldin.

These are all the programs in the radioGOLDINdex database which credit this artist. These listings are accurate as of February 01, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


78211. The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour. December 19, 1935. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fleischmann's Yeast. The first tune is, "Life Begins At Sweet Sixteen." Major Bowes answers the questions he usually asks of the amateurs on his own program. Sigmund Romberg tells about and conducts music from his new musical, "May Wine;" the skit is called, "Viennese Interlude." Una Merkel and Conrad Nagel appear in a scene from, "The Church Mouse." Rudy Vallee, Edward Bowes, Walter King, Graham McNamee (announcer), Joe Cook, Sigmund Romberg, Una Merkel, Conrad Nagel, Walter Wolf King, Vera Van, Leo G. Carroll. 52:14. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62956. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood. February 20, 1938. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sponsored by: The Southern California Fish Institute (Southern California sponsor). A Washington's Birthday program. George sings "What This Country Needs Is A Song." Jessel tries to pass an insurance exam with the "help" of Norma. George Jessel (performer, writer), Norma Talmadge, Tommy Tucker and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell, Judy Starr, Sigmund Romberg (guest), El Brendel (guest), Ralph DiAngeles, Flo Bert (?), Sam Carlton (writer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9824. Cavalcade Of Music. September 24, 1940. Sustaining. A program by ASCAP at the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco. Possibly not a broadcast, the program featured ASCAP composers playing their very famous songs. ASCAP, at this time, was in a dispute with radio broadcasters about royalty payments, leading eventually to the formation of BMI (also in 1940). Dr. Howard Hanson conducts his own Third Symphony. Richard Hageman conducts the introduction and "Carnival" music to his opera, "Caponsacchi." Charles Wakefield Cadman performs his composition, "Dark Dancers Of The Mardi Gras." William Grant Still conducts, "Entree des Portiers" from his ballet, "La Quiablesse" and the 2nd and 3rd movements of his "Symphony In G Minor." Deems Taylor tells the story of and introduces his composition, "Circus Day." The program was apparently presented in two parts, as the recording after "Circus Day" is described as, "The Evening Show." Carrie Jacobs Bond sings her famous, "At The End Of A Perfect Day." Marhsall Dill, Albert Von Tilzer, Deems Taylor, Gene Buck, George M. Cohan, Hoagy Carmichael, Howard Hanson, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, John Charles Thomas, Johnny Mercer, Judy Garland, L. Wolfe Gilbert, Leo Robin, Peter de Rose, May Singhi Breen, Ralph Rainger, Tony Martin, W. C. Handy, Richard Hageman, Charles Wakefield Cadman, Edwin McArthur, William Grant Still, Lee Roberts, Billy Hill, Shelton Brooks, Ernie Burnett, Burt Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Walter Donaldson, Carrie Jacobs Bond, Ann Ronell, Ralph Freed, James V. Monaco, Joseph Howard, Oscar Hammerstein II, Harry Armstrong, Sigmund Romberg, Harry Warren, Mack Gordon, Jean Schwartz, David Stamper, Albert Hay Malotte. 5:28:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91273. Greek War Relief Fund. February 25, 1941. Greek War Relief is mentioned only briefly in passing by Bob Hope during the program. The unstated purpose of the show is the ongoing conflict of ASCAP with the broadcast industy and BMI. Gene Buck mentions that Eddie Cantor is "a credit to his race." Tony Martin ends the program with, "God Bless America." Gene Buck, Edward Arnold, Albert Von Tilzer (sings "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"), Arthur Schwartz (plays "Dancing In The Dark"), Cole Porter, Victor Young (conductor), Mary Martin (sings "My Heart Belongs To Daddy"), Margaret Whiting (sings 3 of her father's compositions), Ralph Rainger, L. Wolfe Gilbert (sings, "Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee"), Walter Donaldson (plays, "My Buddy"), Frances Langford, Al Pianatadosi (plays "The Curse Of An Aching Heart"), Judy Garland (sings "Over The Rainbow" and stops the show), Harold Arlen, David Rose (conductor), Jimmy Monaco (plays "You Made Me Love You"), Joe McCarthy (sings off-mike), Shelton Brooks (sings "Some Of These Days"), Mack Gordon, Harry Warren (sing a medley of their many hits), Alfred Newman (conductor), Rudolf Friml (plays "Indian Love Call"), Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin (play "Love In Bloom"), Jack Benny (plays an extended version of the tune and "Ida," a rare chance to hear him actually play two tunes), Bob Hope (sings "Thanks For The Memory" with special lyrics for Greek War Relief), Dinah Shore (sings "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" but loses her place while singing, "The South American Way"), Jerome Kern (plays 3 of his hits), Tony Martin (sings "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"), Hoagy Carmichael (plays "Stardust"), Eddie Cantor, Cookie Fairchild (piano), Sigmund Romberg (plays a medley of his tunes), Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby (sings "Three Little Words"...poorly), Frank Churchill (plays 2 tunes he wrote for the film "Snow White"), W. C. Handy (plays "The St. Louis Blues" on his trumpet). 2:19:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78274. The Lux Radio Theatre. September 4, 1944. CBS net. "Maytime". Sponsored by: Lux. The first show of the season. The story is based on the 1937 musical about an opera singer in love, but not with her older husband. This is the second appearance of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald on "The Lux Radio Theatre." The system cue has been deleted. See cat. #93194 for a rehearsal recording. Nelson Eddy, Jeanette MacDonald, Edgar Barrier, Charles Seel, Cliff Clark, Arthur Q. Bryan, Boyd Davis, Ferdinand Munier, Virginia Keith, Regina Wallace, Robert Clarke, Jay Novello, Noel Langley (screenwriter), Sigmund Romberg (composer), Rida Johnson Young (lyrics), Henry Winkler (chorus), Louis Yaekel (chorus), Clarence Badger (chorus), George Gramlich (chorus), Edward Tunning (chorus), Donald Neese (chorus), Earl Hunmaker (chorus), Enrico Ricardi (chorus), Richard Benedict (commercial spokesman), Julie Bannon (commercial spokesman), Doris Singleton (commercial spokesman), Janet Russell (commercial spokesman), Cecil B. DeMille (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Louis Silvers (music director), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 59:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

45517. The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre. May 21, 1945. CBS net. "The Desert Song". Sponsored by: Lady Esther. Once again, musically fighting the Rifs in old Morocco. Bruce Cabot, Dennis Morgan, Francia White, Hans Conried, Sigmund Romberg (music), Truman Bradley (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (arranger, conductor). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97650. The Raleigh Room. June 5, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh ("Trifles Make Perfection, But Perfection Is No Trifle"). 10:30 P.M. The first selection is, "June Is Bustin' Out Out All Over." Guest Diana Lynn plays, "The Warsaw Concerto." Dean Murphy impersonates Charlie McCarthy, Bette David, Ronald Colman, W.C. Fields and Hildegarde. Herbert and Dorothy Fields and Sigmund Romberg appear to promote, "Up In Central Park." The last show of the season. Sigmund Romberg will be Hildegarde's summer replacement. Hildegarde, Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra, Bud Collyer (commercial spokesman), Diana Lynn, Dean Murphy, Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields, Sigmund Romberg. 21:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

90226. The Raleigh Room. October 16, 1945. Program #26. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Hildegarde's first tune is, "Let's Get Together For A While." Les Tremayne and Claudia Morgan appear as "Nick and Nora Charles" (from "The Thin Man"). AFRS program name: "Hildegarde's Radio Room." Hildegarde, Hank Greenberg, Sigmund Romberg, Les Tremayne, Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra, Jackie Kelk, Ned Sparks, Claudia Morgan. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7182. The Chicago Theatre Of The Air. April 24, 1948. Mutual net, WGN, Chicago origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Blossom Time". An edited rebroadcast of, "The Chicago Theatre Of The Air." An operetta based loosely on the life of Franz Schubert. The program opening is slightly upcut. AFRS program name: "Showtime." The program has been edited from the original one hour format. Sigmund Romberg (composer), Henry Weber (conductor), Martha Briney, Bruce Foote, Robert Marshall. 30:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

86812. The Railroad Hour. October 25, 1948. ABC net. "The Student Prince". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. The musical was subsequently heard on "The Railroad Hour" on January 15, 1951 (see cat. #80920) and on October 5, 1953 (see cat. #90178). Gordon MacRae (host, performer), Carmen Dragon (conductor), Marvin Miller (announcer), Dorothy Kirsten, Betty Lou Gerson, Kenny Baker, Hans Conried, Peter Rankin, Bobby Driscoll, Norman Luboff (choir director), Ed Helwig (adaptor), Sigmund Romberg (composer). 44:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19713. Voice Of The Army. November 1949. Program #483. Army syndication. "New Moon". Sponsored by: Army recruiting. The famous composer relates anecdotes about his various shows, illustrated with recordings. Sigmund Romberg, Joe Ripley (announcer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72831. The NBC Summer Symphony. August 13, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: United States Steel. 8:30 P.M. The first selection is the overture to "Raymond," (Thomas). The program is also referred to as, "The United States Steel Hour." Jarmila Novotna, Sigmund Romberg (conductor), Warren Galjour (baritone), The NBC Symphony Orchestra, Roger Pryor (host). 53:31. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

77411. The Railroad Hour. May 14, 1951. NBC net. "Nina Rosa". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. Both Gordon MacRae and Marvin Miller have trouble reading their scripts at the conclusion of the program. Gordon MacRae (host, performer), Carmen Dragon (conductor), Mimi Benzell, Norman Luboff (choir director), Marvin Miller (announcer), Sigmund Romberg (composer), Peter Leeds, Jean Holloway (adaptor). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92400. A Musical Salute To The Hollywood Bowl. August 25, 1951. ABC radio and television simulcast. Sustaining. 9:00 P.M. (PST). The announcer reading a public service message before the show mispronounces the words, "Red Cross." The show is a benefit for the Hollywood Bowl. The m.c. implies the program is being heard on the west coast only. The program originates from "The Musician's Building" in Hollywood. The announcer says that the orchestra contains 115 pieces, the m.c. then claims the orchestra has 125 pieces. The m. c. is announced as Art Linkletter, but the voice sounds exactly like Art Baker; whose style is wholly inappropriate for a concert of this type. The first selection is announced as, "The Roman Carnival Overture," but the national anthem is heard instead. Mr. Baker grudgingly allows affiliated stations 9 1/2 seconds for station identification. Art Baker announces that David Rose will conduct 3 selections and is corrected by David Rose who says he will be playing two selections. Sigmund Romberg is asked if "it would be a tragedy (if the Bowl closes)." Romberg ad libs, "It would be after I've given my check." Finally Art Baker announces that the program is running late and instructs the orchestra to skip the first 3 movements of, "Capriccio Espanol" (which he mispronounces)! Actually, the program ran almost 1/2 hour late. Sigmund Romberg (conductor), David Rose (conductor), Les Brown (conductor), Fabien Sevitzky (conductor), Art Baker (m. c.), Joy Pottle (12-year-old pianist), The Hollywood String Quartet, Felix Slatkin (first violin), Paul Shure (second violin), Paul Robyn (viola), Eleanor Aller (cello, possibly a stage name for Eleanor Slatkin), Fletcher Bowron (mayor of Los Angeles), John Nanson Ford, John Milton Kennedy (announcer), John T. De Groen (? head of the musician's union), Al Armor (? producer), Louis Lipstone (head of music at Paramount), Jay Livingston (composer of, "Buttons and Bows"), Ray Evans (composer of, "Buttons and Bows"), Charles Navarro (Los Angeles city councilman), Ed Davenport (Los Angeles city councilman), Jean Hersholt, Andy Russell, Della Russell, Morton Levine (chairman of the Los Angeles County Music Commission), Frank La Tourette (co-ordinator), Stuart W. Phelps (director for television), Joe Thompson (radio director), Harold Huntsman (television technical director), Hal Powell (radio engineer). 2:25:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47988. The Railroad Hour. February 4, 1952. NBC net. "East Wind". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. The first tune is, "East Wind." Carmen Dragon (conductor), Gordon MacRae (host, performer), Herb Butterfield, Jerome Lawrence (producer, adaptor), Marvin Miller (announcer), Mimi Benzell, Oscar Hammerstein (composer), Paul Frees, Robert E. Lee (producer, adaptor), Sigmund Romberg (music), Norman Luboff (choir director). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

46218. Recollections At Thirty. March 27, 1957. NBC net. Sustaining. Arthur Tracy, The Street Singer (1934), Nellie Revel appears on her program, "Neighbor Nell" (1936). Sigmund Romberg, Deems Taylor, and June Walker appear on "The Swift Studio Party" (1936), Edwin C. Hill (December 10, 1935). Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Johnny Green, and Kenny Baker (his first appearance) on "The Jack Benny Show" (November 3, 1935). Jesse Crawford plays the new WMAQ pipe organ (March 1, 1936). This program also known as "Recollections." Ed Herlihy (host), Fred Collins (announcer), Arthur Tracy, Nellie Revell, Sigmund Romberg, Deems Taylor, June Walker, Edwin C. Hill, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Johnny Green, Kenny Baker, Jesse Crawford. 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66114. Lost and Found Sound. October 29, 1999. NPR net. "WHER, Nation's First All-Girl Radio Station" part one. Sustaining. A documentary about the first "all-girl" radio station, that went on the air October, 1955 in Memphis. Sam Phillips, the owner of the station is interviewed, as are many of the station's "jockettes." Sigmund Romberg is heard flirting shamelessly on the air, while being interviewed. Broadcast as part of, "All Things Considered." Sam Phillips, Sigmund Romberg, Davia Nelson (producer), Nikki Silva (producer), Valerie Velardi (producer). 20:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

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