In Advance of WHAV Pledge Week, Eddie Cantor Tutors Danny Kaye on Radio

Sylvia and Danny Kaye.

Eddie Cantor in 1945.

Before next week’s WHAV membership pledge drive—which starts with live Haverhill Hillies Football and continues with special fall programming—Danny Kaye is on the air Thursday to show you how to prepare for a radio show.

At 10 p.m., Thursday (repeated at 1 a.m.), a slot normally occupied by Eve Arden and “Our Miss Brooks,” Danny Kaye not only kicks off his broadcasting career, but Arden’s as well. Dating back to Jan. 6, 1945, Kaye’s first show introduces series regular Eve Arden.

As Kaye stresses over how to begin on-air, comedian Eddie Cantor shows him how to do it and steals the show. Big band music is provided by Harry James and his orchestra.

Kaye, star of 17 movies from 1945 on, also recorded the hit “I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” for Decca in 1950, and went on to host a CBS television variety show from 1963 to 1967.

Nightly Comedy and Drama Listing

Saturday, Sept. 7

Gunsmoke: “The Sutler,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Ring of Death Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday

Suspense: “The Long Night,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Tuesday

Dimension X: “The Embassy,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday

Great Gildersleeve: Two Dates for Mayors Valentine Party, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Thursday

Danny Kaye Show: (Special) First recurring radio role by Eve Arden, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday

Couple Next Door: Deciding whether to take Betsy on European trip, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Gunsmoke: “Prairie Happy,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Informer Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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