Command Performance aired over the Armed Forces Radio Network from 1942 to 1949. Created to entertain the troops overseas, the series never aired domestically. We’ll hear an episode from May 6, 1944 featuring Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Bing Crosby, and more.
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On this episode, we’ll hear the annual Command Performance Christmas show. This one runs about 2 hours, the last 15 minutes featuring Christmas carols played on the organ.
On this episode of Radio At War, we’ll hear from a series first broadcast solely by the Armed Forces Radio Network titled Command Performance. This variety series aired from 1942 to 1949. This one features Betty Grable and Jack Benny, and aired May 7, 1942.
Obsession begins our hour of old time radio this week. We’ll hear Clinging Hate, which aired sometime in 1952. Then it’s a quick Incredible But True and Pray For Me. We finish off with a suggestion from Barry (of Bmj2k.com) for an episode from Command Performance featuring Bob Hope and Bela Lugosi. That show aired November 10, 1946. Thanks Barry.
Command Performance was a musical variety show produced for the entertainment of the Armed Forces. This episode from May 7, 1942 features Betty Grable and Jack Benny, among others.