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Wednesdays with You

(update) with additional episodes: Have a laugh, hear a song, and enjoy spending Wednesday With You, this comedy variety show from 1945.

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9 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 3 hours, 51 min)
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"Love Letters"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Wednesday With You was a comedy variety show aired in 1945, and was dubbed by Billboard magazine, "The Eddie Show minus Eddie."  The broadcast was a summer filler.

Harry VonzellThe summer of 1945 was a very busy time. The Nazi's had finally been defeated in Europe. The nation, tired from supporting the war effort and dealing with ration points, listened with great anticipation as Allied forces advanced toward the Japanese homeland and ultimate victory.

On the radio, Eddie did the only sensible thing. He went on vacation! The final weeks of the 1945 Radio Season had been a flurry of activity, with Eddie and his cast visiting military installations around the country, so it is little wonder that he needed a break. What better place to take it than Cantor's Cozy Wednesdays with YouCabana Mountain Lodge? The only problem is that the place is a wreck, so Eddie left the cast of his Wednesday night program to fix the place up and run it (Eddie must have gone to the beach). With Eddie nowhere to be found it would not have been right to call it The Eddie Cantor Show, so for the summer it was Wednesday With You.

Announcer Harry Von Zell was the supervisor of the renovation efforts and ran the lodge, along with setting up most of the jokes. Singer Nora Martin, tenor Fred Martel and trumpeter Leonard Sues and his Orchestra did their best to enjoy a summer in the mountains while accomplishing the tasks assigned by Von Zell and taking care of the non-existent guests.

All in all, Wednesday With You had all of the laughs and music. It just did not have Eddie! This was a little bit different approach to the Summer Replacement than other programs used. The usual practice was putting a whole new program in place while the Star was out of town. The Wednesday With You format gave the audience what they were used to and allowed Bristol Myers to keep their products in the listener's minds.

Starring singer Nora Martin, announcer Harry Von Zell and emcee Fred Martell, the comedy show followed the same format as the Eddie Show, with songs, running gags and witty repartee.

This stand-in show held the timeslot -- and the attention of audiences -- until the regular show esumed broadcasting in the fall.

For more missing protagonist comedy, see also: Duffy's Tavern.

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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.



    9 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 3 hours, 51 min
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      9 shows - total playtime 3 hours 51 minutes
      1. Wednesday With You 450711 Ration Points.mp3
      2. Wednesday With You 450815 Vj Day.mp3
      3. Wednesday With You 450829 English Tailor.mp3
      4. Wednesday With You 450905 Paper Shortage.mp3
      5. Wednesday With You 451003 Closing Lodge.mp3
      6. Wednesdays With You 450613 Walan Young.mp3
      7. Wednesdays With You 450620 Wann Sheridan.mp3
      8. Wednesdays With You 450704 Opening Night At Lodge.mp3
      9. Wednesdays With You 450718 Harrys Birthday.mp3
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    9 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 3 hours, 51 min
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      9 shows - total playtime 3 hours 51 minutes
      1. Wednesday With You 450711 Ration Points.mp3
      2. Wednesday With You 450815 Vj Day.mp3
      3. Wednesday With You 450829 English Tailor.mp3
      4. Wednesday With You 450905 Paper Shortage.mp3
      5. Wednesday With You 451003 Closing Lodge.mp3
      6. Wednesdays With You 450613 Walan Young.mp3
      7. Wednesdays With You 450620 Wann Sheridan.mp3
      8. Wednesdays With You 450704 Opening Night At Lodge.mp3
      9. Wednesdays With You 450718 Harrys Birthday.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    9 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 51 min

    Wednesdays with You Disc A001

    1. Wednesdays With You 450613 Walan Young
    2. Wednesdays With You 450620 Wann Sheridan

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    Wednesdays with You Disc A002

    1. Wednesdays With You 450704 Opening Night At Lodge
    2. Wednesday With You 450711 Ration Points

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    Wednesdays with You Disc A003

    1. Wednesdays With You 450718 Harrys Birthday
    2. Wednesday With You 450815 Vj Day
    3. Wednesday With You 450829 English Tailor

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    Wednesdays with You Disc A004

    1. Wednesday With You 450905 Paper Shortage
    2. Wednesday With You 451003 Closing Lodge

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