Cavalcade of Bands

Dumont (ended 1951)




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Welcome to the Cavalcade of Bands guide at This show featured a different big name "Band of the Week" in addition to five other musical or comedy acts on each show. New York disc jockey Fred Robbins (WOV-1280 AM) was the host for the first show but he was replaced after the premiere by radio & TV personality Warren Hull. Hull lasted until May 1950 when he was replaced by band leader & radio musician Ted Steele. In February 1951 actor Buddy Rogers became the final host. In April 1951 the bands started working longer stints instead of changing every week. The show was sponsored by United Drugstores with Whelan's Drug Stores in New York and Walgreen's in Chicago doing the advertising in their respective markets. The show was broadcast live from the DuMont Adelphi Teletheatre in New York at 54th Street & 7th Avenue. Frank Bunetta was the series director, Joe Cates worked as a writer on the show and Sammy Spear was the musical director. Don Russell was the commercial announcer. See 'Trivia Guide' under Episodes for a few additional tidbits of information. Check both seasons.moreless