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Old Time Radio Theme Music M

Although OTRCAT.com does not have recordings of every series listed below, the following is
quick reference guide to old time radio show series, theme music title, and composer (when available).

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  • Ma Perkins - "Ma Perkins" - Larry Larsen; Don Macotte
  • Magazine of the Air [aka: Heinz Magazine Of The Air] - "Love's Own Sweet Song" [from the 1914 musical "Sari"] - Cushing; Heath; Kalman
  • Magic Voice, The
    1. "Salut d'Amour" [aka: "Liebesgruss"; aka: "Love's Greeting"] (Op. 12, 1888) - Sir Edward Elgar
    2. Alt. Theme Title: "Love's Greeting" [aka: "Liebesgruss"; aka: "Salut d'Amour"] (Op. 12, 1888) - Sir Edward Elgar
  • Mail Call [Armed-Forces Radio Service] - Closing: "Handful Of Stars, A" (1940) - Ted Shapiro; Jack Lawrence
  • Main Street Music Hall (with Earl Wrightson & Russ Emery) - "Main Street Music Hall Theme" - Alfredo Antonini
  • Major Bowes' Capitol Family
    1. "Clair de Lune" [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] - Claude Achille Debussy
    2. "With A Song In My Heart" [from the 1929 musical "Spring Is Here"] - Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
  • Make-Believe Ballroom, The [with Martin Block]
    1. "Make Believe Ball Room" (1936) - Andy Razaf; Paul Denniker
    2. "It's Make-Believe Ballroom Time" (1940) - Harold Green (m); Michael S. ["Mickey"] Stoner (w); Martin Block (w)
  • Mal Hallet [big band shows] - Signature Theme on various shows: "Boston Tea Party, The" - Frank Ryerson
  • Man I Married, The - Theme: [unknown] - Don Becker
  • Man Called X, The - "Man Called X Theme, The" - John W. ["Johnny"] Green
  • Man From Homicide, The - "Man From Homicide Theme, The" - George Basil ["Buzz"] Adlam
  • Mandrake, The Magician - "Sorcerer's Apprentice, The" [L'Apprenti Sorcier] - Paul Dukas
  • Manhattan Merry-Go-Round - "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" (pub. 1936) - Gustave W. ["Gus"] Haenschen; Pinky H. Herman
  • March Of Time, The [aka: "The March of Time Quiz"]
    1. "March Of Time, The" [from "The Earl Carroll Vanities of 1930"] (1930) - Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)
    2. [original theme - title unknown] - Howard Barlow; Donald Voorhees
    3. "El Capitan (March)" - John Philip Sousa
  • Mark Trail
    1. "Mark Trail Theme" - John Marion Gart
    2. "Mark Trail Theme" - Henry ["Hank"] Sylvern
  • Mark Warnow Orchestra, The - Signature Theme on various shows: "You're My Lucky Charm" - Raymond Scott (professional name of Harry Warnow); Charles Chancer
  • Martin Kane, Private Eye - "Theme, Private Eye" - Charles F. Paul
  • Mary Lou Harp - Signature Theme on various shows: "Now I Lay Me Down To Dream" - Ted Fiorito; Eddy Howard
  • Mary Margaret McBride - "Beautiful Lady" - Leo Arnaud
  • Mary Small's Revue
    1. Open "There's A Home In Wyoming" (1933) - Peter De Rose; William J. ["Billy"] Hill
    2. Close "When I Told The Village Bells" - L. Wolfe Gilbert; William B. Kernell
  • Maxwell House Coffee Time
    1. Opening Billboard: "Maxwell House Opening" - Leith Stevens
    2. Main Theme: "You and I" - Meredith Willson
    3. "Thoughts While Strolling" - Meredith Willson
    4. "He's My Uncle" - Lew Pollack; Charles Newman
  • Mayor Of The Town [starring Lionel Barrymore] - "So Waits My Heart" - Dailey Paskman; Lionel Barrymore
  • Meet Millie - "Meet Millie" - Irving Miller
  • Melody Ranch (with Gene Autry)
    1. "Singing a Song of the Saddle" - Frank Harford; Gene Autry
    2. "Back In The Saddle Again" - Ray Whitley; Gene Autry
  • Mercury Theater On The Air [aka: Campbell Playhouse] - "Tonight We Love" [Theme from Piano Concerto No. 1] - Piotr Ilyich ["Peter"] Tchaikovsky
  • Meredith Willson - Signature Theme on various shows: "Handful Of Stars, A" (1940) - Ted Shapiro; Jack Lawrence
  • Metropolitan Opera Auditions [with Milton Cross] - "Grand March" [aka: "Grand Marsche"], from the opera "Tannhauser" - Richard Wagner
  • Mickey Mouse Theater Of The Air, The - "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?" - Frank E. Churchill (m); Ann Ronell (w)
  • Mills Brothers, The [on various radio shows] "Good-Bye Blues" (1932) - Jimmy McHugh; Dorothy Fields; Arnold Johnson
  • Milt Herth Trio, The - Signature Theme on various shows: "Church-Mouse On A Spree" (1936) - Frankie Froeba
  • Milton Berle Show, The (1936 - 1949)
    1. "Eversharp Jingle" [aka: Buy Eversharp] - Bernard [??] Green
    2. "On the Trail" [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] - Ferde Grofe
    3. "There's No Business Like Show Business" [from the 1946 musical "Annie Get Your Gun"] - Irving Berlin
    4. Closing: "On the Trail" [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] - Ferde Grofe
  • Misadventures of Si and Elmer, The
    1. "Farmer In The Dell, The" (circa 1880's) - Traditional American children's game song
    2. "Turkey In The Straw' [aka: "Zip Coon"] (circa 1830s) - Traditional American folk song
  • Missus [Mrs.] Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch - "Home! Sweet Home!" [aka: "There's No Place Like Home," from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"] - Henry R. (m Bishop; John Howard Payne (w)
  • Mister [Mr.] Aladdin - "Bewitched" [aka: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", from the 1941 musical "Pal Joey"] - Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
  • Mister [Mr.] and Missus [Mrs.]
    1. Open Theme: "Mean To Me" - Fred Ahlert (m); Roy Turk (w)
    2. Close Theme: "Home! Sweet Home!" [aka: "There's No Place Like Home," from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"] - Henry R. (m) [based upon a Sicilian air] Bishop; John Howard Payne (w)
  • Mister [Mr.] and Mrs. North
    1. Main & End Theme: "Way You Look Tonight, The" - Jerome Kern
    2. Act Opener: "North Theme" (Opening after Theme) [lt;sicgt;] - Charles F. Paul
  • Mister [Mr.] Chameleon - "Masquerade" - John Jacob Loeb (m); Paul Francis Webster (w)
  • Mister [Mr.] District Attorney
    1. "Ein Heldenleben" (A Hero's Life) (Op. 40) (1841) - Richard Strauss
    2. "Mr. District Attorney Theme" - Peter Van Steeden Jr.
  • Mister [Mr.] Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons - "Someday I'll Find You" (fr. 1930 musical "Private Lives") - Noel Coward
  • Mister [Mr.] President - "Hail To The Chief" [the U.S. President's March] (circa 1810) - music attributed to English composer James Sanderson; lyric from "Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
  • Mitchell Ayres [big band shows] - Signature Theme on various shows: "You Go To My Head" - Haven Gillespie; J. Fred Coots
  • Mobil Oil Concerts - "Recollections" - Erno Rapee; Lew Pollack
  • Modern Romances - "Modern Romances" '(Theme Song of the NBC Radio program of the same name)' (1944) - Norman Cloutier
  • Molle Mystery Theatre - "Molle Theme Song" - Frank Crumit
  • Monitor Radio [N B C Weekend Radio format] -
    1. "Night Flight To Madrid" (1958) - Kermit Leslie (pseudonym of Kermit Levinsky); Walter Leslie (pseudonym of Walter Levinsky)
    2. "Monitor" - Lan ["Lanny"] O'Kun
    3. "Monitor Theme(s)" - Stanley Applebaum
    4. "Monitor Pulse Theme, The" - Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
    5. "Monitor Weekend Theme, The" - Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
    6. "On The Go Theme" [aka: "Monitor On The Go"] - Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
    7. "Here Comes More of Monitor" [aka: "The Monitor Theme"] - Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
    8. "Monitor Radio Theme" - Bradley Paul Hatfield
    9. Signature Sound: [a tape loop made from a sequence of 1950s AT & T telephone line switching tones generated by analog oscillators]
  • Moon River
    1. "Caprice Viennois" - Fritz Kreisler
    2. Bridge Music: "Clair de Lune" [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] - Claude Achille Debussy
  • Moylan Sisters, The
    1. "Thrivo Jingle" - Elizabeth Zindel
    2. "Sittin' On A Log, Pettin' My Dog" (1933) - Edward E. Confrey; Byron Gay
  • Music By Malneck [with The Matty Malneck Orchestra] - "Stairway To The Stars (1939)" [instrumental title: "Park Avenue Fantasy" (1935)] Matt ["Matty"] Malneck (m); Frank Signorelli (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
  • Music Millions Love [with Andre Kostelanetz & his Orchestra] - "Love Is Mine" (1936) - Pat Ballard; Charles Henderson
  • Music Until Dawn [from Chicago, hosted by Bob Hall] - "That's All" - Bob Haymes (m); Alan Brandt (w); Tony Aquaviva (arr); perf. by the Andre Kostelanetz Orch.
  • Music Of Manhattan [with the Norman Cloutier Orchestra] (NBC, 1945) - "Music Of Manhattan" - Norman L. Cloutier
  • Musical Americana [with Deems Taylor and the Raymond Paige Orchestra]
    1. "White Knight, The" [from the orchestral suite "Through The Looking Glass" (1919, rev. 1922)] - Joseph Deems Taylor
    1. "Where Else But Here?' [from the 1939 operetta "Let Freedom Ring"] - Sigmund Romberg (m); Edward Heyman (w)
  • My Favorite Husband - "My Favorite Husband - Radio Theme" - Wilbur Hatch
  • My Friend Irma
    1. "Friendship" [from the 1939 musical "Dubarry Was a Lady"] - Cole Porter
    2. used in middle: "Sentimental Rhapsody", from "Street Scene" [aka: "Street Scene"] - Alfred Newman
    3. "My Friend Irma Theme" - John M. Leipold
  • My Little Margie
    1. Opening Signature/Billboard 2: "Little 'M' Fanfares", from the "Structural Music" library - Alexander Laszlo
    2. Main & End Theme 2: "Bows and Strings" [aka: "My Little Margie Theme"], from the "Structural Music" library - Alexander Laszlo
  • My True Story - "My True Story" - Charles Hathaway (m); Will Gould (w)
  • Myrt and Marge
    1. "Dream Waltz, The"
    2. "Poor Butterfly" - Raymond ("Ray") Hubbell (m); John Golden (w)
  • Myrt and Marge (in Hayfield Pleasures of 1932) - "How Can I Go On Without You" - Frank C. Westphal
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