This page links to lists of Bing's radio broadcasts from 1941 through 1954. These lists are not complete. They reflect only what is in my personal collection. A more complete history of Bing's radio broadcasts assembled by the late Lionel Pairpoint can be found here. Many of Bing's radio shows from the 1930s and early '40s appear to have been lost or only musical excerpts survive thanks to Bing's musical arranger, John Scott Trotter. This listing contains Bing's guests for each show, as well as the songs that he sang.
BING'S RADIO SHOW CHRONOLOGY:First Network Radio Program (CBS), Sept. 2-Oct. 31, 1931, unsponsored, 6 nights a week, 15 minutes. (half the show survives)
The Cremo Singer (CBS) Nov. 3, 1931 - Feb 27, 1932, 6 nights a week, 15 minutes. (only excerpts survive)
Unsponsored (CBS), March 8-July 15, 1932, initially 3 nights a week, then twice a week, 15 minutes. (no shows survive)
Chesterfield's Music that Satisfies (CBS), Jan. 4, 1933 - April 15, 1933. Crosby sings Wednesday and Saturday nights, 15 minutes.
Bing Crosby Entertains for Woodbury Soap (CBS), Oct. 16, 1933 - June 11, 1935, weekly, 30 minutes. (Only 3 complete shows are known to survive).
Kraft Music Hall (NBC), Dec. 5, 1935 - May 9, 1946, Thursday evenings, 60 minutes until Jan. 1943, then 30 minutes.
Armed Forces Radio World War II
Philco Radio Time (ABC), 30 minutes weekly, 1946-49
The Minute Maid Show (CBS), 15 minutes each weekday morning, 1949-50. Bing played the role of disc jockey with announcer Ken Carpenter. The theme was "Got the Moon in My Pocket."
Chesterfield (CBS), 30 minutes weekly, 1949-52
General Electric (CBS), 30 minutes weekly, 1952-54.
The Bing Crosby Show (CBS), 15 minutes 5 nights a week, Nov. 22, 1954 - Dec. 28, 1956 with announcer Ken Carpenter and the Buddy Cole Trio. Theme was "Moonlight Becomes You" and later "Something in Common." Various sponsors.
Ford Road Show (CBS), Sept. 2, 1957 - Aug. 31, 1958, 5 minutes 5 days a week. Theme song was "You're Ahead in a Ford." (The series produced 286 shows with Bing, announcer Ken Carpenter and the Buddy Cole Trio.)
The Crosby-Clooney Show (CBS), Feb. 28, 1960 - Sept. 28, 1962, 20 minutes 5 mornings a week. Theme song was "Side by Side." (The series produced 675 shows assembled from old and new material with Bing, Rosemary Clooney, announcer Ken Carpenter and the Buddy Cole Trio.)
A Christmas Sing with Bing (CBS, VOA and AFRS), 1955-62, 1 hour each year sponsored by the Insurance Company of North America.