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Kay Kyser Kollege of Musical Knowledge and Kay Kyser Guest Appearances

The humorous Kollege of Musical Knowledge and 30+ guest appearances by bandleader and old professor himself, Kay Kyser. Update: additional broadcasts

55 old time radio show recordings
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27 Audio CDs


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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Kay Kyser
Music
quiz show (1937 July 29, 1949)

Kay KyserKay Kyser was a well know cheerleader during his college days at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and somewhat of a local celebrity on campus due to his abundant enthusiasm and stage presence. He became a bandleader soon after college and soon developed his well know quiz show The College of Musical Knowledge which was a smashing success.

The Kollege of Musical Knowledge is a Music quiz show filled with hilarity and musical numbers. Quite popular during WWII, the show helped to fame many of Kyser's tunes, including "Three Little Fishies" and "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition." Kyser and the band adorned themselves with costumes for the show. Bandleader Kay Kyser, known as "the old professor" on the show, wore a black robe and mortarboard hat. The band wore beanies atop their heads and letter sweaters spelling out the name of the sponsor (whether it was Lucky Strike, Colgate, or Pillsbury).

Kyser always enjoyed it when a contestant answered a true question "false" in the true-false part of the quiz, and shouted "That's right, you're wrong!" When a contestant would answer a question wrong, Kay Kyser on Radio Guide MagazineKyser would then shout to the audience, "Students!" and the audience would together shout the correct answer at the contestant.

Kay Kyser was very active during WWII and was the first bandleader to performer in front of servicemen. As a bandleader he stood out because he danced with the music and was a basically over the top fun performer.

This updated collection includes seven newly found Kay Kyser Kollege of Musical Knowledge for 17 rare episodes in total (many are AFRS recordings). In addition to the Kollege of Musical Knowledge old time radio shows, we have found 30+ guest appearances by Kay Kyser on a number of comedy and variety shows including Amos and Andy, Burns and Allen, Command Performance, GI Journal, Jack Benny, Jubilee, Treasury Star Parade, Bill Stern, and more.

See also the Steven Beasley article 'Kay Kyser: Opening the Kollege Doors'. If you enjoy humorous quiz shows, see also You Bet Your Life and 20 Questions.

Kay Kyser

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    55 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $8.00
    total playtime 29 hours, 33 min
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    Volume 1 - 21 shows - total playtime 10 hours 26 minutes
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    1. Kay Kyser 074 Marine Base Goleta Ca Afrs 1944.mp3
    2. Kay Kyser 075 Long Beach Ca USCG Afrs 1944.mp3
    3. Kay Kyser 080 440503 El Toro Marine Base Afrs.mp3
    4. Kay Kyser 081 Long Beach Ca Afrs 1944.mp3
    5. Kay Kyser 090 Miramar Ca Phil Harris Hosts.mp3
    6. Kay Kyser 097 440816 W Phil Harris.mp3
    7. Kay Kyser 100 Afrs.mp3
    8. Kay Kyser 107 Afrs.mp3
    9. Kay Kyser 122 Afrs.mp3
    10. Kay Kyser 137 Army Redistribution Center Santa Ana Ca Afrs.mp3
    11. Kay Kyser 170 Kay Kyser Herry Colona Gary Cooper.mp3
    12. Kay Kyser 440000 Constitition Hall Washington D.c. Afrs.mp3
    13. Kay Kyser 440802 Time Waits For No One Camp Eliot.mp3
    14. Kay Kyser 440816 Phil Harris AFRS.mp3
    15. Kay Kyser 441011 Alameda Air Station Afrs.mp3
    16. Kay Kyser 441018 Afrs.mp3
    17. Kay Kyser 450202 Fort Ordery Poor.mp3
    18. Kay Kyser 450221 Camp Crowder Mo.mp3
    19. Kay Kyser 451017 Id Do It All Over Again Halloran NY.mp3
    20. Kay Kyser 470826 Audition Show.mp3
    21. Kay Kyser 471206 Comedy Of Errors.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 19 hours 7 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Amos Andy 440225 022 Sunday Monday Or Always.mp3
    2. Amos Andy Mus Hall 540923 Guest Kay Kyser.mp3
    3. Bill Stern 460201 E 326 Kay Kyser.mp3
    4. Burns Allen 431214 Kay Kaysers Blind Date.mp3
    5. Burns Allen 460124 W Kay Kyser.mp3
    6. Burns Allen 460926 Needing New Refrigerator.mp3
    7. Burns Allen 480212 Babysitting For Kay Kyser.mp3
    8. Cpusa 420401 006 Kay Kyser Bea Wain.mp3
    9. Cpusa 420830 031.mp3
    10. Cpusa 421224 000 Christmas Special.mp3
    11. Cpusa 430220 053 F Langford I Kabibble K Kyser.mp3
    12. Cpusa 430828 081 B Crosby J Garland J Conway.mp3
    13. Cpusa 440408 Langford Kabibble Kyser.mp3
    14. Cpusa 450419 170 Kay Kyser Gary Cooper Edward.mp3
    15. Cpusa 451225 Special 1945 Christmas Show.mp3
    16. Cpusa 460505 220 Kay Kyser Alan Young.mp3
    17. Cpusa 460529 000 4 th Anniversary Special.mp3
    18. Cpusa 471223 302 Kay Kyser.mp3
    19. Gi Journal 440602 Fine And Dandy.mp3
    20. Gi Journal 441229 075 Kay Kyser [USAFN] Ann Miller.mp3
    21. Gi Journal 450615 099 Fred Waring Kate Smith Orson Welles.mp3
    22. Jack Benny 391022 1103 Stanley.mp3
    23. Jubilee 242 Al Killian Kay Kyser.mp3
    24. Jubilee 243 Kay Kyser Al Killian Hadda Brooks.mp3
    25. Kay Kyser 370206 Trianon Ballroom Chicago.mp3
    26. Kay Kyser Fragment.mp3
    27. Mail Call 441005 112 Kay Kyser Jackhaley.mp3
    28. Nbc War Bond Parade 440207 07 Ronald Colman Kay Kyser.mp3
    29. Recollect at 30 570102 28 Ladies Night.mp3
    30. Screen Guild 421130 120 Ball Of Fire.mp3
    31. Sealtest 490224 23 Detective Show Parodys.mp3
    32. Treasury Star Parade 42 027 W Kay Kyser.mp3
    33. Treasury Star Parade 42 028 W Kay Kyser.mp3
    34. Treasury Star Parade 42 031 W Kay Kyser.mp3
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    55 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $8.00
    total playtime 29 hours, 33 min
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    Volume 1 - 21 shows - total playtime 10 hours 26 minutes
    Instant Download
    Volume 1: $5.00
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    1. Kay Kyser 074 Marine Base Goleta Ca Afrs 1944.mp3
    2. Kay Kyser 075 Long Beach Ca USCG Afrs 1944.mp3
    3. Kay Kyser 080 440503 El Toro Marine Base Afrs.mp3
    4. Kay Kyser 081 Long Beach Ca Afrs 1944.mp3
    5. Kay Kyser 090 Miramar Ca Phil Harris Hosts.mp3
    6. Kay Kyser 097 440816 W Phil Harris.mp3
    7. Kay Kyser 100 Afrs.mp3
    8. Kay Kyser 107 Afrs.mp3
    9. Kay Kyser 122 Afrs.mp3
    10. Kay Kyser 137 Army Redistribution Center Santa Ana Ca Afrs.mp3
    11. Kay Kyser 170 Kay Kyser Herry Colona Gary Cooper.mp3
    12. Kay Kyser 440000 Constitition Hall Washington D.c. Afrs.mp3
    13. Kay Kyser 440802 Time Waits For No One Camp Eliot.mp3
    14. Kay Kyser 440816 Phil Harris AFRS.mp3
    15. Kay Kyser 441011 Alameda Air Station Afrs.mp3
    16. Kay Kyser 441018 Afrs.mp3
    17. Kay Kyser 450202 Fort Ordery Poor.mp3
    18. Kay Kyser 450221 Camp Crowder Mo.mp3
    19. Kay Kyser 451017 Id Do It All Over Again Halloran NY.mp3
    20. Kay Kyser 470826 Audition Show.mp3
    21. Kay Kyser 471206 Comedy Of Errors.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 19 hours 7 minutes
    Instant Download
    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Amos Andy 440225 022 Sunday Monday Or Always.mp3
    2. Amos Andy Mus Hall 540923 Guest Kay Kyser.mp3
    3. Bill Stern 460201 E 326 Kay Kyser.mp3
    4. Burns Allen 431214 Kay Kaysers Blind Date.mp3
    5. Burns Allen 460124 W Kay Kyser.mp3
    6. Burns Allen 460926 Needing New Refrigerator.mp3
    7. Burns Allen 480212 Babysitting For Kay Kyser.mp3
    8. Cpusa 420401 006 Kay Kyser Bea Wain.mp3
    9. Cpusa 420830 031.mp3
    10. Cpusa 421224 000 Christmas Special.mp3
    11. Cpusa 430220 053 F Langford I Kabibble K Kyser.mp3
    12. Cpusa 430828 081 B Crosby J Garland J Conway.mp3
    13. Cpusa 440408 Langford Kabibble Kyser.mp3
    14. Cpusa 450419 170 Kay Kyser Gary Cooper Edward.mp3
    15. Cpusa 451225 Special 1945 Christmas Show.mp3
    16. Cpusa 460505 220 Kay Kyser Alan Young.mp3
    17. Cpusa 460529 000 4 th Anniversary Special.mp3
    18. Cpusa 471223 302 Kay Kyser.mp3
    19. Gi Journal 440602 Fine And Dandy.mp3
    20. Gi Journal 441229 075 Kay Kyser [USAFN] Ann Miller.mp3
    21. Gi Journal 450615 099 Fred Waring Kate Smith Orson Welles.mp3
    22. Jack Benny 391022 1103 Stanley.mp3
    23. Jubilee 242 Al Killian Kay Kyser.mp3
    24. Jubilee 243 Kay Kyser Al Killian Hadda Brooks.mp3
    25. Kay Kyser 370206 Trianon Ballroom Chicago.mp3
    26. Kay Kyser Fragment.mp3
    27. Mail Call 441005 112 Kay Kyser Jackhaley.mp3
    28. Nbc War Bond Parade 440207 07 Ronald Colman Kay Kyser.mp3
    29. Recollect at 30 570102 28 Ladies Night.mp3
    30. Screen Guild 421130 120 Ball Of Fire.mp3
    31. Sealtest 490224 23 Detective Show Parodys.mp3
    32. Treasury Star Parade 42 027 W Kay Kyser.mp3
    33. Treasury Star Parade 42 028 W Kay Kyser.mp3
    34. Treasury Star Parade 42 031 W Kay Kyser.mp3
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    55 recordings on 27 Audio CDs
    total playtime 25 hours, 41 min

    Disc A001

    1. Jubilee 242 Al Killian Kay Kyser
    2. Jubilee 243 Kay Kyser Al Killian Hadda Brooks

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    Disc A002

    1. Kay Kyser 074 Marine Base Goleta Ca Afrs 1944
    2. Kay Kyser 075 Long Beach Ca USCG Afrs 1944

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    Disc A003

    1. Kay Kyser 081 Long Beach Ca Afrs 1944
    2. Kay Kyser 090 Miramar Ca Phil Harris Hosts

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    Disc A004

    1. Kay Kyser 100 Afrs
    2. Kay Kyser 107 Afrs

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    Disc A005

    1. Kay Kyser 122 Afrs
    2. Kay Kyser 137 Army Redistribution Center Santa Ana Ca Afrs

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    Disc A006

    1. Kay Kyser 170 Kay Kyser Herry Colona Gary Cooper
    2. Kay Kyser Fragment
    3. Treasury Star Parade 42 027 W Kay Kyser
    4. Treasury Star Parade 42 028 W Kay Kyser

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    Disc A007

    1. Treasury Star Parade 42 031 W Kay Kyser
    2. Kay Kyser 370206 Trianon Ballroom Chicago

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    Disc A008

    1. Jack Benny 391022 1103 Stanley
    2. Cpusa 420401 006 Kay Kyser Bea Wain

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    Disc A009

    1. Cpusa 420830 031
    2. Screen Guild 421130 120 Ball Of Fire

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    Disc A010

    1. Cpusa 421224 000 Christmas Special

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    Disc A011

    1. Cpusa 430220 053 F Langford I Kabibble K Kyser
    2. Cpusa 430828 081 B Crosby J Garland J Conway

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    Disc A012

    1. Burns Allen 431214 Kay Kaysers Blind Date
    2. Kay Kyser 440000 Constitition Hall Washington D.c. Afrs

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    Disc A013

    1. Nbc War Bond Parade 440207 07 Ronald Colman Kay Kyser

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    Disc A014

    1. Amos Andy 440225 022 Sunday Monday Or Always
    2. Cpusa 440408 Langford Kabibble Kyser

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    Disc A015

    1. Kay Kyser 080 440503 El Toro Marine Base Afrs
    2. Gi Journal 440602 Fine And Dandy

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    Disc A016

    1. Kay Kyser 440802 Time Waits For No One Camp Eliot
    2. Kay Kyser 097 440816 W Phil Harris

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    Disc A017

    1. Kay Kyser 440816 Phil Harris AFRS
    2. Mail Call 441005 112 Kay Kyser Jackhaley

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    Disc A018

    1. Kay Kyser 441011 Alameda Air Station Afrs
    2. Kay Kyser 441018 Afrs

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    Disc A019

    1. Gi Journal 441229 075 Kay Kyser [USAFN] Ann Miller
    2. Kay Kyser 450202 Fort Ordery Poor

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    Disc A020

    1. Kay Kyser 450221 Camp Crowder Mo
    2. Cpusa 450419 170 Kay Kyser Gary Cooper Edward

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    Disc A021

    1. Gi Journal 450615 099 Fred Waring Kate Smith Orson Welles
    2. Kay Kyser 451017 Id Do It All Over Again Halloran NY

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    Disc A022

    1. Burns Allen 460124 W Kay Kyser
    2. Bill Stern 460201 E 326 Kay Kyser

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    Disc A023

    1. Cpusa 460505 220 Kay Kyser Alan Young
    2. Burns Allen 460926 Needing New Refrigerator

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    Disc A024

    1. Kay Kyser 470826 Audition Show
    2. Kay Kyser 471206 Comedy Of Errors

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    Disc A025

    1. Cpusa 471223 302 Kay Kyser
    2. Burns Allen 480212 Babysitting For Kay Kyser

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    Disc A026

    1. Sealtest 490224 23 Detective Show Parodys
    2. Amos Andy Mus Hall 540923 Guest Kay Kyser

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    Disc A027

    1. Recollect at 30 570102 28 Ladies Night

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