Archie Andrews

Archie Andrews was an Old Time Radio comedy show based on the characters appearing in Archie Comics.

Archie Andrews

Archie with Betty and Veronica
Genre Comedy
Running time 30 minutes
Country United States
Languages English
Home station NBC Blue (1943-44)
Mutual (1944)
NBC (1945-53)
Creators Bob Montana (characters)
Exec. producers Kenneth W. MacGregor
Air dates May 31, 1943 to September 5, 1953
No. of episodes ??


History

Debuting in Pep Comics #22 in December 1941, Archie and his friends from Riverdale proved enormously popular with American audiences. The character, created by comic artist Bob Montana, proved popular enough that he was given his own radio series in 1943. The show ran on various networks with various lead actors for nearly 10 years.

Beginning as a 15 minute, 5 days a week light comedy, the series was most popular during its 30 minute Saturday morning NBC run beginning in June of 1945.

Cast & Crew

Episode Log

Partial log of known episodes:

  • "Nazi POW in Riverdale" 06-23-45
  • "Day at Camp With Archie Andrews" 05-07-46 (special 15 min YMCA program)
  • "Poison Candy" 05-11-46
  • "Hip Talk" 05-18-46
  • "The Masked Marvel" 07-06-46
  • "Stranded on a Deserted Island" 07-13-46
  • "The Hammock" 07-20-46
  • "Trying to Take a Bath" 07-27-46
  • "Veronica's Coming Out Party" 10-19-46
  • "Jokes at Mrs. Lodge's Red Cross Party" 03-15-47
  • "Taking a Bath" 08-09-47
  • "Christmas Shopping" 12-13-47
  • "Archie Has the Hiccups" 05-15-48
  • "Archie Has a Cold" 06-12-48
  • "Wallpapering" 07-17-48
  • "Going on a Picnic" 08-21-48
  • "Late for a Dance" 09-04-48
  • "Archie Borrows a Tire Jack" 09-11-48
  • "Archie's in Love" 09-18-48
  • "Halloween Party" 10-30-48
  • "Locked Out of the House" 11-06-48
  • "Relatives Visit Unexpectedly" 11-20-48
  • "Archie Gets a Job at the Drugstore" 12-04-48
  • "New Television Set" 05-21-49
  • "Careful! Don't Wake Up Father" 05-28-49
  • "Veronica's Sub-Debs Formal - No Tuxedo" 06-04-49
  • "Fred's Sunburn" 07-13-49
  • "Trying to Go Fishing - No Equipment" 08-24-49
  • "Trying to Hear the Ballgame on the Radio" 05-20-51
  • "Archie the Babysitter" 05-27-51
  • "Saving Money" 06-03-51

Sources

Wikipedia's Archie article