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The Dick Haymes Show

The Dick Haymes Show is an American old-time radio musical variety program. It was broadcast on NBC from June 20, 1944, to October 9, 1945, and on CBS from October 13, 1945, until July 1, 1948.[1] It was also carried by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

The Dick Haymes Show
Dick Haymes in State Fair trailer.jpg
Other namesEverything for the Boys
Country of originUnited States
Home stationKNX
StarringDick Haymes
Helen Forrest
Martha Tilton
Lina Romay
Cliff Arquette
Produced bySam Pierce
Original releaseJune 20, 1944 (1944-06-20) – July 1, 1948 (1948-07-01)
Sponsored byAutolite


Format and personnelEdit

The Dick Haymes Show began under the title Everything for the Boys — a revision of a program that was a dramatic anthology series. Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest replaced Ronald Colman; music and comedy replaced plays. As time went on, the new format took on the name of the show's male star.[1]:237-238 In 1943, Haymes and Forrest had worked together on Here's to Romance on CBS radio. They left that program when the opportunity to work on this show became available.[3]

In 1946, Forrest was replaced by Martha Tilton and Lina Romay. In 1947, Cliff Arquette joined the show in the role of "Mrs. Wilson, owner of a flower stand, who never knew the time of day."[1]

Additional music was provided by the vocal group Six Hits and a Miss; Gordon Jenkins led the orchestra.[4] Sam Pierce was the producer.[5]

A review of the program's October 23, 1947, episode in the trade publication Billboard described a "good, if routine, offering, providing pleasant musical moments ..."[6]


The program was sponsored by Autolite.[7]

Other versionsEdit

In 1948, The Dick Haymes Show was one of several programs featured (in "capsule versions") on Here's To Veterans, a production of the United States Veterans Administration.[8]

After the network version of The Dick Haymes Show ended, a separate program with the same title was syndicated by the World Broadcasting System.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 198–199. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  2. ^ CBS Program Book (PDF). New York, New York: The Columbia Broadcasting System. September 1, 1946. p. 9. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ Dunning, John. (1976). Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925-1976. Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 0-13-932616-2. P. 159
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4.
  5. ^ "Main Street" (PDF). Radio Daily. January 22, 1947. p. 6. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ "The Dick Haymes Show" (PDF). Billboard. November 29, 1947. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Auto-Lite" (PDF). Sponsor. 5 (21): 82. October 8, 1951. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  8. ^ "New Series 'Here's To Vets' Being Released In Feb" (PDF). Radio Daily. January 9, 1948. p. 5. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. ^ "(untitled continuation)" (PDF). Sponsor. 4 (18): 58. August 28, 1950. Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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