Amos 'n' Andy on the Air:

The Chicago Years

Curator's note: Few "Amos 'n' Andy" espisodes have survived from the years Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll worked in Chicago. The 1929 episodes below are from the period Gosden and Correll syndicated the broadcast. They are dubbed from 12" the 78rpm disks that the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company recorded, pressed and distributed to subscribing stations. The 1933 fragment is an air-check. By this time NBC carried "Amos 'n' Andy". The broadcast originated in studio F, with Glen Webster most likely at the controls. (Visit the website of Elizabeth McLeod for much, much more on "Amos 'n' Andy"). You will need RealPlayer to listen to these clips.

Amos 'n' Andy Audio:

  • June 22, 1929 (7:27): Amos unwittingly becomes the "wheel man" for a pair of robbers who knock off a fur store.
  • June 23, 1929 (8:02): Aftermath of the above.
  • February 22, 1933 (7:15): Announcement of Madame Queen's engagement.

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