Sit down, close your eyes and let your mind form the images as you relive the golden age of radio programs. Each week we'll feature a different and exciting program in MP3 format. Just click on the radio image below to be transported back in time.

This Week


A Date with Judy


Aunt Lilly Needs a Date

August 11, 19442


Remember the thrill you had when you were a teenager? Finding out that he likes her, or vice versa? Finding out about the latest school gossip that is sweeping the campus? Judy sure does!

Date with Judy revolves around the life of Judy, a teenager who spends her day on the telephone, arranging, discussing, and lamenting the lack of dates. "Her idea of the end of everything is the night the phone doesn't ring by 6:30 (signoff time in the West) to announce the arrival of a super date." The show was chock full of infectious giggling and teenage slang, such as "Oh, how dreeeaaamy!" So, come and join Judy in her zany teenage adventures. It will be "far out!"

"A Date With Judy", summer replacement for the Bob Hope Show, aired on NBC (starring Ann Gillis) from June 24 to September 16, was a soap opera, mainly broadcasted to attract a larger teenage audience to the radio. Dellie Ellis portrayed Judy when the series returned the following summer (June 23 – September 15, 1942). Charles Boyer makes a guest appearance April 03/45.

* SPONSOR: Bristol Myers, as its new sponsor, replaced The Eddie Cantor Show for the summer. Louise Erickson continued in the role of Judy over the next seven years as the series, sponsored by Tums, aired from January 18, 1944 to January 4, 1949. Ford Motors and Revere Cameras were the sponsors for the final season of the radio series on ABC from October 13, 1949 to May 25, 1950

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