Old-Time Radio - Music Theme List

(sorted by SERIES)

This list was last updated on February 18, 2021

This is a working list of Radio themes and Musical Signatures from U.S. Old-Time Radio Networks and via Program Syndicators. It is in a preliminary list format, and will be expanded as time permits. A variety of sources were used to compile this list, including sheet music, reference books, magazine articles, correspondence with collectors, research library archives, and other resources. Composer names were researched and verified in secondary sources.

For a cross-reference of Radio Themes listed by composition TITLE, see the Old-Time Radio - Theme Title Index.

Both lists will be expanded to include new themes and additional information as time permits...
(as with the Classic U.S. TV Theme List)



SERIES (NETWORK, YEARS) - in Alphabetical Order
THEME TITLE [if known] COMPOSER(s) [if known]
 
A & P Gypsies, The  (WEAF/NBC, 1923-36)
Theme: Two Guitars [composed by Vasiliev circa 1858; arr. with pizzicato section added in 1925] Ivan Vasiliev (m); Apollon Grigoriev (Russian w); Sasha Makarov (arr.); Harry Horlick (arr.)
 
Abbott and Costello Show, The  (NBC, 1940; 43-47) (ABC, 47-49)
Theme 1 (circa 1940): Time To Smile Les Brown; Geoffrey Clarkson; James L. Hill; John H. ("Johnny") Mercer
 
Theme 2: Camel Theme Freddie Rich
 
Theme 3 (circa 1948): Camels -- Theme Song Robert Emmet Kelly
 
Theme 4: Abbott and Costello Opening Alfred ("Al") Goodman
 
Abie's Irish Rose  (NBC, 1942-44)
Theme: My Wild Irish Rose Chauncey Olcott
 
Academy Award Theatre [aka: Academy Award"]  (CBS, 1946)
Theme: Opening Motif Sig Leith Stevens
 
Ace Williams, The Adventures of  (Synd., 1937 - 38)
Theme: Poet and Peasant Overture, Theme from the Franz von Suppé
 
Action Theater [aka: "Action"]  (NBC, a single broadcast in 1945)
Theme: Concerto for Piano, in A Minor (Op. 16), Theme from (1863) Edvard H. Grieg
 
Adventure Parade [children's show with John Drake]  (Mutual, 1946 - 49)
Opening Fanfare: Adventure Parade Fanfare John Marion Gart
 
Theme: Adventure Parade Theme [aka: "Adventure On Parade"] John Marion Gart
 
Adventures of --
see title which follows these words
 
Against The Storm  (NBC, 1939 - 42) (Mutual, 49) (ABC, 51 - 52)
Theme 1: Ich Liebe Dich [I Love You] Edvard H. Grieg
 
Theme 2: Theme from "The Song of Bernadette" [1943 film] Alfred Newman
 
Al Jolson Show, The  (CBS, 1942 - 43)
Opening Billboard: Colgate Jingle ["Use Tooth Powder Ev'ry Day, Brush Your Teeth The Colgate Way"] [composer unknown]
 
Opening Theme: I'm Sitting On Top Of The World Ray Henderson; Samuel M. ("Sam") Lewis; Joseph ("Joe") Young
 
Closing Theme: April Showers [from the 1921 musical "Bombo"] Louis Silvers; B. G. ("Buddy") DeSylva
 
Al Jolson --
see also "Presenting Al Jolson"  (NBC, 1932 - 33)
 
Al Jolson --
see also the "Kraft Music Hall"  (NBC, 1947 - 49)
 
Al Jolson --
see also the "Lifebuoy-Rinso Program" [aka: "Tuesday Night Party, The"]  (CBS, 1936 - 39)
 
Al Jolson --
see also the "Shell Chateau"  (NBC, 1935 - 36)
 
Al Pearce --
Pearce had many shows on different networks at different times. Following are a few...
 
Al Pearce & His Gang [CBS Wednesday Night Show]  (CBS, 1939 - 40)
Theme: Paradise Isle [theme of the Monogram picture] (1937) Sam Koki
 
Al Pearce & His Gang [CBS Friday Night Show]  (CBS, 1940 - 42)
Theme 1: Bojangles of Harlem [from "Swing Time"] (1936) Jerome Kern (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
 
Theme 2: Ain't She Sweet (1927) Milton Ager (m); Jack Yellen (w)
 
Aldrich Family, The  (NBC, 1939 - 44; 46 - 53) (CBS, 44 - 46)
Theme 1: Who? (Stole My Heart Away) [from the 1925 film "Sunny"] Jerome Kern (m); Otto Harbach (w); Oscar Hammerstein II (w)
 
Secondary Theme: Aldrich Sub-Theme Charles F. Paul
 
Theme 2: This Is It! [from the 1939 musical "Stars In Your Eyes"] Arthur Schwartz (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
 
Theme 3: All The World's A Wonderland [aka: "Aldrich Theme"] Jack Miller (pseudonym of Nelson Cogane)
 
Alec Templeton Time [aka: Alex Templeton Program, The]  (NBC, 1939 - 41; 43 - 44; 47 - 48)
Theme 1: Very Thought of You, The (1934) Ray Noble
 
Theme 2: Ghost Rhapsody [aka: "Templeton Rhapsody"] (1938) Alec Templeton
 
Theme 3: Humming Blues (1939) Alec Templeton
 
Alias Jimmy Valentine  (NBC Blue, 1938 - 39)
Theme: If I Should Lose You [from the 1936 film "Rose of the Rancho"] Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger
 
All-American College Show, The  
Theme: Alma Mater (We Love You Well) (1938) Norman Cloutier; Vaughn de Leath [pseudonym of Leonore Vonderlieth]
 
Allen's Alley --
see "Fred Allen's Alley"
 
Alvino Rey [orchestra shows]
Signature Open Theme on various shows: Blue Rey Kenneth Farrar
 
Signature Close Theme on various shows: Nighty Night Leslie Bacon (pseudonym of Joseph M. ("Joe") Davis)
 
Amanda of Honeymoon Hill  (NBC Blue, 1940 - 42) (CBS, 42 - 46)
Theme: Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (1854) Stephen C. Foster
 
Amateur Hour --
see the "Original Amateur Hour"
 
Amazing Mr. Malone, The  (ABC, 1949 - 50) (NBC, 1950 - 51)
Theme: Amazing Mr. Malone, The Johnny Duffy
 
Amazing Mr. Tutt, The  (CBS, Summer 1948)
Theme: Amazing Mr. Tutt Theme, The Marlin H. Skiles
 
American Album of Familiar Music, The [aka: "Bayer Aspirin Program, The"]  (NBC, 1931 - 50) (ABC, 50 - 51)
Theme 1: Bayer Aspirin Theme Song (1932) Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen (m)
 
Theme 2: Dream Serenade (1933) Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen (m); Alfred Bryan (w)
 
American Radio Warblers (singing canaries with organ music)  (Mutual, 1937 - 52)
Theme: Tales From The Vienna Woods Johann Strauss Jr.
 
American School of the Air  (CBS, 1930 - 49)
Theme: Leonore Overture No. 3, The Ludwig von Beethoven
 
American Weekly, The  (1933 - 52)
Opening Signature: Introduction to the "Light Cavalry Overture" (played on a solo bugle) Franz von Suppé
 
Amos 'n' Andy [aka: "Pepsodent Hour, The"]  (NBC, 1929 - 39; 43 - 48) (CBS, 39 - 45; 48 - 54)
Theme 1, until 1943: Perfect Song, The [for the 1915 silent film "Birth of a Nation"] Joseph Carl Breil (m); Clarence Lucas (w)
 
Theme 2, from 1943-66: Angel's Serenade (La Serenata) (1883) Gaetano Braga
 
Andre Kostelanetz --
see "Music Millions Love"
 
Andy Kirk and His Clouds Of Joy [big band]
Signature Theme on various shows: Until The Real Thing Comes Along Saul Chaplin (birth name: Saul Kaplan); Sammy Cahn (birth name: Samuel Cohen); L.E. Freeman; Mann Holiner; Alberta Nichols
 
Arabesque  (CBS, 1929 - 31)
Theme: Scheherazade (a theme from the 1888 symphonic poem) Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
 
Are You a Genius?  (CBS, 1943)
Theme: School Days (1906) Gus Edwards; Will D. Cobb
 
Armour Hour, The --
see "The Phil Baker Show"
 
Armstrong Quaker Hour, The [aka: "Armstrong Quakers" & "Armstrong Quaker Orchestra, The"]  (NBC Blue, 1928 - 31)
Theme: Armstrong Quaker Theme Song Kenneth Christie
 
Armstrong Theater of Today, The  (CBS, 1941 - 54)
Opening Theme 1: Fanfare & Opening, for Armstrong Theater Harold Levey
 
Main Theme 2: When The Organ Played At Twilight (The Song That Reached My Heart) (1931) Jimmy Campbell (m); Reginald ("Reg") Connelly (m); Raymond Wallace (w)
 
Arnold Grimm's Daughter  (CBS, 1937 - 38) (NBC, 38 - 42)
Theme 1 (through 1940): A Modern Cinderella (1929) Evan Marsden
 
Theme 2 (after 1940): Andante Cantabile (First Movement Theme of the "Pathetique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74) [popular title: "The Story of a Starry Night"] Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky; Joseph Carl Breil (adapter/arranger)
 
Art Jarrett [big band shows]
Theme: Ev'rything's Been Done Before [from the 1935 film "Reckless"] Harold Adamson; Edwin Knopf; Jack King
 
Art Linkletter's House Party [aka: "Pillsbury House Party"]  (CBS, 1947 - 48; 50 - 67) (ABC, 49)
Theme: You (Gee But You're Wonderful) [for the 1936 film "The Great Ziegfield"] Walter Donaldson (m); Harold Adamson (w)
 
Theme: Pillsbury House Party Theme Muzzy Marcellino
 
Arthur Godfrey Time  (CBS, 1945 - 72)
Theme 1: Beautiful Dreamer Stephen C. Foster
 
Theme 2: Seems Like Old Times Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb
 
Theme 3: Trail of the Lonesome Pine, The [aka: In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia] Ballard MacDonald; Harry Carroll
 
Theme 4: Pale Potomac Moon (waltz song) (1932) Arthur Morton Godfrey
 
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts  (CBS, 1946 - 56)
Open Theme 1: Lipton Tea Jingle [adapted from "Sing a Song of Sixpence"] Traditional Nursery Tune
 
Open Theme 2: Talent Scouts Tonight Harry Zimmerman
 
Close Theme: Seems Like Old Times Carmen Lombardo; John Jacob Loeb
 
Arthur Tracy, the Street Singer [aka: The Mystery Man of the Air]  (CBS, 1931 - 35) (NBC, 40 - 42)
Theme: Marta (Rambling Rose of the Wildwood) L. Wolfe Gilbert; Rodriquez Moises Simon
 
Artie Shaw [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Nightmare Artie Shaw
 
At Your Request  (ABC, 1946 - 47)
Theme: At Your Request (1946) Rex Maupin
 
Atwater-Kent Hour, The  (NBC, 1925 - 31) (CBS, 34)
Theme: Now The Day Is Over [an 1865 poem, set to the Joseph Barnaby hymn tune "Merrial" (1868)] Sir Joseph Barnaby (m); Sabine Baring-Gould (w)
 
Atwater-Kent Mid-Week Program, The  (NBC, 1929 - 30)
Theme: Atwater-Kent Mid-Week Program (Musical Signature), The Herbert C. Sanford
 
Auction Gallery [aka: "Victory Gallery" and "Radio Auction"]  (Mutual, 1945 - 46)
Theme: You Are My Lucky Star [from the film "Broadway Melody of 1936"] Nacio Herb Brown (m); Arthur Freed (w)
 
Aunt Jemima [aka: "The Jad Hour" and "Cabin at the Crossroads"]  (CBS, 1929; 31 - 33; 43 - 44; 52 - 53) (NBC Blue, 37 - 38; 44 - 45)
Theme: Where Were You Last Night? Al Dubin; Harry M. Woods
 
Theme (circa 1943): Dixie [original title: "Dixie's Land"] Daniel Decatur ("Dan") Emmett;
 
Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories  (CBS, 1937 - 56)
Theme: Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms based on the Old Irish Air: "My Lodging Is In the Cold Ground" thought to have been composed by: John Andrew Stevenson (m); Thomas Moore (w)
 
Aunt Mary  (NBC West Coast, 1942 - 51)
Theme: Dear Old Girl Theodore Morse; Richard Buck
 
Author's Playhouse  (NBC Blue, 1941) (NBC Red, 41 - 45)
Theme: Adagio Theme (3rd Mvt. from Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27) Sergei Rachmaninoff
 
Auto-Lite
Auto-Lite Show, The -- see "Dick Haymes Auto-Lite Show, The"
 
Avalon Time [aka: "Avalon Variety Time"]  (NBC, 1938 - 40)
Theme: Avalon [from the 1920 musical "Sinbad"] Vincent Rose; Al Jolson
 
Baby Rose Marie  (Local WJZ, 1931) (NBC Blue, 32 - 34; 38 - 39)
Theme 1: Baby Shoes (1916) Joe Goodwin; Ed Rose; Al Piantadosi
 
Theme 2: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are [used in the 1944 film "Step Lively"] Jule Styne (m); Sammy Cahn (w)
 
Theme 3: When The Moon Bids The Sun Goodnight (1938) Basil Ziegler; Lou Shank
 
Baby Snooks [in "Good News"]  (NBC, 1939 - 40)
Theme 1: Always and Always [from the 1937 film "Mannequin"] Edward Ward (m); Robert B. Wright (w); Chet Forrest (w)
 
Theme 2: Good News [from the 1927 musical "Good News"] Ray Henderson (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w); Lew Brown (w)
 
Baby Snooks [in "Maxwell House Coffee Time"]  (NBC, 1940 - 44)
Opening Billboard: Maxwell House Opening Leith Stevens
 
Theme 1: Thoughts While Strolling [2nd movement of the "O. O. McIntyre Suite"] Meredith Willson
 
Theme 2: You and I Meredith Willson
 
Baby Snooks Show, The  (CBS, 1944 - 49) (NBC, 49 - 51)
Theme 1: Rock-a-Bye Baby (1872) Effie I. Canning (professional name of Effie I. Crockett)
 
Theme 2: Little Girl (1931) Francis Henry; Madeline Hyde
 
Bachelor's Children  (CBS, 1936 - 46)
Theme 1: Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life [from "Naughty Marietta"] Victor Herbert (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)
 
Theme 2: Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied) Opus 49, No. 4 Johannes Brahms
 
Theme 3: Could My Song On Wings Go Flying? (1942) Reynaldo Hahn (m); Victor Marie Hugo (French w); Roy Ringwald (Eng. w)
 
Backstage Wife [aka: "Mary Noble, Backstage Wife"]  (Mutual, 1935 - 36) (NBC Blue, 36) (NBC, 36 - 55) (CBS, 55 - 59)
Theme 1: Stay As Sweet As You Are Harry Revel; Mack Gordon
 
Theme 2: Rose of Tralee, The Charles. W. Glover; G. Mordaunt Spencer
 
Theme 3: Backstage Wife (1947) Jesse Crawford
 
Band of America, The --
see "Cities Service Band of America, The"
 
Bar X Days [aka: "Triple Bar X Days and Nights"]  (CBS, 1933)
Theme: Long, Long Ways From Home Carson J. Robison
 
Barron, The
Theme: Barron's Theme, The Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen
 
Bartons, The [aka: "Story of Bud Barton" and "Bud Barton"]  (NBC, 1939 - 42)
Theme 1: Bartons, The Don Marcotte
 
Theme 2: Schottische At Sunrise Don Marcotte
 
Battle of the Sexes, The  (NBC, 1938 - 44)
Theme: Mollé, Mollé [aka "Mollé Theme Song, The"] (1939) Frank Crumit (m); Sedley Brown (w)
 
Bayer Aspirin Program, The --
see "The American Album of Familiar Music"
 
Beat The Band [version #1, 1940 - 41 w/Ted Weems & Hildegarde]  (NBC, 1941 - 42)
Theme: Out Of The Night (1931) Harry Sosnik; Walter Hirsch
 
Beat The Band [version #2, 1943 - 44 w/Harry Sosnik]  (NBC, 1943 - 44)
Theme: Out Of The Night (1931) Harry Sosnik; Walter Hirsch
 
Beauty Secrets [aka: Hollywood Highlights with Sam Hayes]  (CBS, 1939)
Theme: Beautiful Lady (1912) Egbert Van Alstyne
 
Behind the Headlines [aka "Story Behind the Headlines", with Cesar Searchinger] (NBC Blue)
Theme: Spectator March (1936) Harry Sosnik
 
Believe It Or Not [with Robert Ripley]  (NBC 1930 - 31; 34; 37 - 38; 47 - 48) (NBC Blue, 31 - 32; 35 - 37; 42) (CBS, 39 - 40; 45) (Mutual, 44)
Theme: March Moderne (1938) Will Donaldson
 
Bell Telephone Hour --
see "The Telephone Hour"
 
Ben Alley [vocalist]
Signature Theme on various shows: Drifting Along On Dreamy River Howard Johnson; Teddy Powell
 
Ben Bernie Show, The [aka: "Pabst Blue Ribbon Show, The"]  (CBS, 1931 - 38) (NBC, 40 - 43)
Open Theme: It's A Lonesome Old Town (When You're Not Around) Harry Tobias; Charles Kisco
 
Close Theme: Au Revoir, Pleasant Dreams Jack Meskill; Jean Schwartz
 
Ben Pollack [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Song Of The Islands Charles E. King
 
Benny Carter [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Melancholy Lullaby Benny Carter; Edward Heyman
 
Benny Goodman [big band shows]
Signature Open Theme on various shows: Let's Dance [adapted from "Invitation To The Dance" by Carl Maria Von Weber] Joseph Bonime (adapter); Gregory Stone (adapter); Fanny Baldridge (w)
 
Signature Close Theme on various shows: Good-Bye Gordon Jenkins
 
Benny Goodman's Swing School [aka "Camel Caravan of the Air, The"]  (CBS, 1936 - 39)
Theme 1: Let's Have Another Cigarette Allie Wrubel; Herbert Magidson
 
Theme 2: Let's Dance [adapted from "Invitation To The Dance" by Carl Maria Von Weber] Joseph Bonime (adapter); Gregory Stone (adapter); Fanny Baldridge (w)
 
Theme 3: Camel Hop (1937) James Mundy (arr.) & Mary Lou Williams
 
Best Sellers [hosted by Bret Morrison]  (ABC, 1945)
Theme: Out of the Blue (1945) Oscar Charles Caswell
 
Betty and Bob  (NBC Blue, 1932 - 36) (CBS, 36 - 38) (NBC, 38 - 40)
Theme 1: Salut d'Amour (Opus 12) Edward Elgar
 
Theme 2 [General Mills Sponsorship]: Betty and Bob Theme (1936) Earl Towner
 
Betty and Bob [syndicated version]  (NBC Syndication, 1942)
Theme 1: Betty and Bob Allen Roth
 
Betty Moore (household hints)  (NBC, 1940)
Theme: Little Grey Home In the West (1911) Hermann Löhr (m); D. Eardley-Wilmot (w)
 
Between The Book Ends  (Local KMBC, 1929) (CBS, 34 - 38) (NBC Blue/ABC, 38 - 55)
Theme 1: Auld Lang Syne (Scottish Air) Traditional (m); words by Robert Burns (w)
 
Theme 2: Between The Book Ends (1937) Ann Leaf (m); Ted Malone (w)
 
Beulah Show, The  (ABC, 1947) (CBS, 47 - 52)
Theme 1: Got The World In A Jug [aka: "Down-Hearted Blues"] Fletcher H. Henderson
 
Theme 2: Downhearted Blues Alberta Hunter; Lovie Austin
 
Theme 3: Lazy Heart Alexander Laszlo
 
Bickersons, The  (NBC, 1946 - 47) (CBS, 47 - 48; Summer 51)
Theme: Anyone Can Dream Joseph J. Lilley (m); Mack David (w)
 
Big City Serenade (NBC, 1951 - 53)
Theme: Big City Serenade, A Don Marcotte
 
Big Jon and Sparkie [weekend show title: No School Today]  (ABC, 1950 - 58)
Theme: Teddy Bears' Picnic, The (1907) John W. Bratton; Jimmy Kennedy
 
Big Show, The  (NBC, 1950 - 52)
Opening Theme: Handful Of Stars, A [from the 1940 film "Hullabaloo"] Ted Shapiro; Jack Lawrence
 
Closing Theme: May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You (1950) Meredith Willson
 
Big Sister  (CBS, 1936 - 52)
Opening Billboard: Westminster Chimes [aka: The Westminster Carol] William Crotch (organist in 1793 for St. Mary's Church of Cambridge England)
 
Theme 1: Valse Bluette Riccardo Drigo
 
Theme 2: Theme for Big Sister Dean Herrick
 
Big Story, The  (NBC, 1947 - 55)
Theme Medley, Part 1: Big Story Theme, The Wladimir Selinsky
 
Theme Medley, Part 2: Prowess In Battle, a section from the Tone Poem "Ein Heldenleben" [A Hero's Life] Richard Strauss
 
Big Town  (CBS, 1937 - 48; 51 - 52) (NBC, 48 - 51)
Theme: Tell the Story F. Frey [professional name of Francois Marcel Frey]
 
Billie Burke Show, The [aka: "Fashion In Rations"]  (CBS, 1944 - 46)
Open Theme: Look For The Silver Lining [from the 1920 musical "Sally"] Jerome Kern (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)
 
Close Theme: Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, A [from Broadway revue "Ziegfeld Follies of 1919"] Irving Berlin
 
Billy Butterfield [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: What's New? [orig. title: "I'm Free"] Bob Haggart (m); Johnny Burke (w)
 
Billy May [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Lean Baby Billy May (m); Roy Alfred (w)
 
Bing Crosby
Signature Theme on various shows: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby
 
Bing Crosby Show, The  (CBS, 1954 - 1956)
Theme 1 (1954 - 1955): Moonlight Becomes You Jimmy Van Heusen [pseudonym of Edward Chester Babcock] (m); Johnny Burke (w)
 
Theme 2 (1955 - 1956): Something In Common Jimmy (pseudonym of Edward Chester Babcock) Van Heusen (m); Johnny Burke (w)
 
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show, The  (CBS, 1960 - )
Open Theme: Side By Side (1927) Harry MacGregor Woods
 
Close Theme: Don't Worry (About Tomorrow) [from the 1943 film "Salute For Three"] Jule Styne (m); Kim Gannon (w)
 
Bing Crosby --
see also "Fifteen Minutes With Bing Crosby"
 
Bing Crosby --
see also "Kraft Music Hall, The"
 
Bishop & the Gargoyle, The  (NBC Blue, 1936 - 42) (NBC, Summer 1940)
Theme: Bishop & the Gargoyle, The Josef Honti; Joseph Bell
 
Blackstone Plantation [w/Frank Crumit & Julia Sanderson]  (CBS, 1929 - 31) (NBC, 31 - 33)
Theme: Spain (1924) Isham Jones; Gus Kahn
 
Blair Cut-Ups  (CBS, 1929 - 31) (NBC, 31 - 33)
Theme: Blair Cut-Ups Radio Theme Song Edward Morgan
 
Blind Date --
see "Your Blind Date"
 
Blue Barron [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Sometimes I'm Happy [from the 1927 musical "Hit The Deck"] Vincent Youmans (m); Leo Robin (w); Clifford Grey (w)
 
Blue Monday Jamboree  (Local KFRC/CBS-Don Lee West Coast, 1927 - 30) (CBS, 1930 - 35)
Theme: Jamboree [aka: "Jamboree March"] (1928) Meredith Willson
 
Blue Playhouse  (Local KFRC/CBS-Don Lee West Coast, 1927 - 29)
Theme: Jamboree [aka: "Jamboree March"] (1928) Meredith Willson
 
Bob and Ray  (NBC, 1951 - 53) (Mutual, 55 - 57) (CBS, 59 - 60)
Theme: Mention My Name In Sheboygan (1947) Bob Hilliard; Dick Sanford; Sammy Mysels
 
Bob and Victoria  (CBS, 1947)
Theme: I'm Falling In Love With Someone [from the 1910 musical "Naughty Marietta"] Victor Herbert (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)
 
Bob Burns Show, The [aka: "The Arkansas Traveller"]  (CBS, 1941 - 44) (NBC, 44 - 47)
Theme 1: Arkansas Traveller, The Traditional U.S. Folk Song
 
Theme 2: I Like Mountain Music James Cavanaugh; Frank Weldon
 
Bob Crosby [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Summertime [from the 1935 opera "Porgy And Bess"] George Gershwin (m); Dubose Heyward (w)
 
Bob Hope [on various shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Thanks for the Memory [from the film "The Big Broadcast of 1938"] Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger
 
Bob Hawk Show, The --
see Thanks To The Yanks
 
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: San Antonio Rose Bob Wills
 
Bobby Byrne [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Danny Boy [Londonderry Air] Traditional Irish Air from Londonderry County
 
Bobby Sherwood [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Elk's Parade, The Bobby Sherwood
 
Bold Venture  (Synd., 1951 - 52)
Theme: Bold Venture Original Theme David D. Rose
 
Boston Blackie  (NBC, Summer 1944, 45 - 48)
Theme: Boston Blackie Lew White
 
Box 13 [produced by and starring Alan Ladd]  (Syndicated, 1948)
Theme: Box 13 Rudy Schrager
 
Break The Bank  (Mutual, 1945 - 46; 54 - 55) (ABC, 46 - 49; 51 - 53) (NBC, 50 - 51; 53 - 54)
Theme 1: Gold Diggers' Song, The (We're In The Money) [from the musical revue "Gold Diggers of 1933"] Harry Warren (m); Al Dubin (w)
 
Theme 2: Break The Bank Theme Peter Van Steeden Jr.
 
Breakfast Club with Don McNeill, The  (NBC, 1933 - 41) (NBC Blue, 41 - 43) (ABC, 43 - 68)
Open Song 1: Good Morning Walter Blaufuss; W. R. Williams; Donald T. MacNeill
 
Open Song 2: Breakfast Club Theme 4 or 2 Edward D. ("Eddie") Ballentine
 
Open Song 3: Breakfast Club Theme No. 3 Walter Blaufuss
 
Open Song 4: Good Morning, Breakfast Clubbers Leroy ("Roy") Shield (m); Donald T. McNeill (w)
 
Open Song 5: Breakfast Club Makes Life Easier Leroy ("Roy") Shield (m); Donald T. McNeill (w)
 
March Theme: March Around the Breakfast Table John Redmond
 
Close Song: So Long, Breakfast Clubbers Leroy ("Roy") Shield (m); Don McNeill (w)
 
Closing Theme: Breakfast Club Adjourns Walter Blaufuss; Buddy Bernier
 
Breen and De Rose  (NBC Blue, 1927 - 39) (NBC, 30 - 36)
Theme: Deep Purple (1934) Peter De Rose (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Brenda Curtis  (CBS, 1939 - 40)
Theme: Melody In F (Opus 3, No. 1) (1850 - 51) Anton Rubinstein
 
Brenthouse [Brent House]  (NBC, 1938 - 40)
Theme: String Quartet in G Minor, third movement Claude Achille Debussy
 
Bride and Groom  (ABC, 1945 - 50)
Theme: Wedding March (1851) ["Marche des Fiancialles" from the opera "Lohengrin", aka "Here Comes The Bride"] Richard Wagner
 
Bright Horizon  (CBS, 1941 - 45)
Theme 1: Little Brown Jug Joseph E. Winner
 
Theme 2: Alt-Wien, Nr. 11 fur Klavier, fr. "Triakontameron" [Old Vienna, No. 11 for Piano, from "30 Moods and Scenes in Triple Meter"] (1919) Leopold Godowsky
 
Theme 3: Love's Bright Horizon [aka: "Bright Horizon"] John Marion Gart (m); Tot Seymour (w)
 
Brighter Day, The  (NBC, 1948 - 49) (CBS, 49 - 56)
Theme 1: Theme for "The Brighter Day" (1948) William Meeder
 
Theme 2: At Dawning, I Love You Charles Wakefield Cadman (m); Nelle Richmond Eberhart (w)
 
Brighter Tomorrow, A --
see "Gabriel Heatter Show, The"
 
Broadway Is My Beat  (CBS, 1949 - 54)
Theme: Manhattan [from the 1925 revue "Garrick Gaities"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Broadway Playhouse [Armed Forces Radio Service version of "Lux Theatre"]  
Theme: Lux Theme Rudy Schrager
 
Brunswick Brevities  (Synd.. 1929)
Theme: Say It With Music [from the "Music Box Revue of 1921"] Irving Berlin
 
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century  (CBS, 1932 - 36) (Mutual, 39 - 47)
Theme: Les Preludes (a theme from the tone poem) Franz Liszt
 
Bughouse Rhythm  (NBC Blue, 1936 - 38)
Theme: Fan Fare John Brunker ("Jack") Meakin
 
Bullocks Show, The  (circa 1945)
Theme: Theme from "The Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20" Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky
 
Bunny Berigan [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I Can't Get Started [from "Ziegfeld Follies"] Vernon Duke (m); Ira Gershwin (w)
 
Burns and Allen  (NBC, 1945 - 50)
Theme 1: Comin' Through the Rye (When a Body Meets a Body) Traditional Scottish Air
 
Theme 2: Crazy People [from the 1932 film "The Big Broadcast"] James V. ("Jimmy") Monaco; Edgar Leslie
 
Theme 3: Campbells Are Coming, The Traditional Scottish Air
 
Main Theme since 1936: Love Nest, The [from the 1920 musical "Mary"] Louis A. Hirsch (m); Otto Harbach (w)
 
1950 Carnation Sponsorship Theme: Two-A-Day [aka: Vaudeville Days], from the "Structural Music" library Alexander Laszlo
 
Buster Brown Show, The [aka: "Buster Brown Gang" and "Smilin' Ed McConnell Show"]  (NBC, 1944 - 53)
Theme 1: Happy Sound of Buster Brown, The [shoe jingle] Traditional WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" [aka: "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous"]
 
Theme 2: I Got-a Shoes, You got-a Shoes (Heav'n, Heav'n) Traditional Negro Spiritual
 
By Kathleen Norris  (CBS, 1939 - 40) (NBC, 40 - 41)
Theme: Remembering You Elsie Thompson
 
By Popular Demand  (Mutual, 1945 - 46)
Theme: Way You Look Tonight, The [from the 1936 film "Swing Time"] Jerome Kern (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
 
C B S Electric Theatre  (CBS, 1948-49)
Theme: CBS Electric Theatre Theme [aka "Electric Theatre Theme"] Wladimir Selinsky
 
C B S Radio Mystery Theatre  (CBS, 1974-82)
Theme: Two [a 1961 episode score of "The Twilight Zone" TV series -- theme is from a section which starts a few minutes into the score] Nathan Van Cleave
 
Cab Calloway [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Minnie, The Moocher Irving Mills; Cab Calloway; Clarence Gaskill
 
Cabin At The Crossroads --
see "Aunt Jemima"
 
Cafe of the Red Dagger  (Mutual, 1936)
Theme: Hail! Men of Adventure Hail! (1936) Peter Dixon, George Cole & Enoch Light
 
California Agriculture Program, The  (NBC)
Theme: I Love You, California [the official state song of California] (1913) Abraham Franklin Frankenstein (m); Francis Beatty Silverwood (w)
 
California Melodies (featuring David Rose and his Orchestra)  (Don Lee/Mutual, 1940 - 46)
Theme: California Melodies [vocal title: "One Love"] David D. Rose
 
Camel Caravan of the Air, The (with Benny Goodman and his Orchestra) --
see "Benny Goodman's Swing School"
 
Camel Show, The --
see "The Screen Guild Players"
 
Campana Serenade [hosted by Dick Powell]  (NBC, 1943 - 44)
Theme: Lovely To Look At [from the 1935 film version of the musical "Roberta"] Jerome Kern (m); Dorothy Fields (w); Jimmy McHugh (w)
 
Campbell Playhouse --
see "Mercury Theatre On The Air"
 
Campbell's Short, Short Story  (CBS, 1940)
Theme: Blue Moon (1930) Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Canada Dry Hour, The  (circa 1929)
Theme: Jolly Good Company [aka: "Here We Are Again"] (1931) Raymond Wallace
 
Canary Pet Show, The  (Mutual, 1937 - 52)
Theme: Tales from the Vienna Woods (Waltz) Johann Strauss Jr.
 
Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209  (NBC, 1949 - 51)
Theme: Candy Alex Kramer; Mack David; Joan Whitney;
 
Cantor, Eddie --
see "The Chase & Sanborn Hour"
 
Captain Midnight  (Mutual, 1940 - 49)
Theme 1: Flying Dutchman Overture [to the opera "The Flying Dutchman"] Richard Wagner
 
Carefree Carnival  (NBC, 1933 - 35)
Theme: Smile With Me (1936) Meredith Willson
 
Caroline's Golden Store  (NBC 1939; CBS, 1939 - 40)
Theme: Song of Songs, The (Chanson Du Coeur Brise) (1914) Moya [pseud. of Harold Vicars] (m); Clarence Lucas (Eng. w)
 
Carl Ravazza [music shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Vieni Su Ted Fiorito; Sunny Skylar (pseudonym of Selig Shaftel)
 
Carson Robison & His Buckaroos (western music)
Theme: Home Sweet Home On the Prairie (1936) Carson Robison
 
Carmen Cavallaro [piano music shows]
Theme 1: Polonaise in D-Flat Major (Op. 53) (1843) Frederic Chopin
 
Theme 2: My Sentimental Heart Carmen Cavallero (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Carnation Contented Hour, The  (NBC, 1931 - 50) (CBS, 50 - 51)
Theme: Contented Don Bestor; Roy Turk
 
Carrington Playhouse  (Mutual, 1946)
Theme: Carrington Playhouse Theme John Marion Gart
 
Carters of Elm Street, The  (NBC, 1939 - 40) (CBS, 45 - 46)
Theme: My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice [from the opera "Samson and Delilah"] Camille Saint-Saens
 
Casey, Crime Photographer [aka "Flashgun Casey" and "Crime Photographer]  (CBS, 1943 - 55)
Theme 1: Crime Photographer Opening Theme Archie Bleyer
 
Theme 2: Casey Theme John Marion Gart
 
Cavalcade of America [aka: Dupont Cavalcade]  (CBS, 1935 - 39) (NBC Blue, 1940) (NBC, 41 - 53)
Theme 1: March Theme from "Cavalcade of America" [aka: "Cavalcade March"] Harold A. Levey
 
Theme 2: Glory of America Alexander Laszlo
 
Theme 3: Glorification Alexander Laszlo
 
Celebrity Night [aka: "Dr. West's Celebrity Night"]  (NBC, 1936)
Theme: Sandalai Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
 
Cesar Searchinger --
see "Story Behind The Headlines"
 
Challenge of the Yukon [aka: "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon"]  (ABC, 1947 - 51)
Theme: Overture to the opera "Donna Diana" (1894) Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
 
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street  (NBC Blue/ABC, 1940 - 44) (NBC, 50 - 52)
Theme: Basin Street Blues Spencer Williams
 
Champion Spark Plug Hour, The  (NBC, 1928 - 31)
Theme: Champion Sparkers March [aka: "March of the Champions"] (1928) Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen
 
Chance Of a Lifetime  (ABC, 1949 - 52)
Theme: Chance Of a Lifetime John Marion Gart
 
Chandu, The Magician  (Mutual, 1932 - 36; 48 - 49) (ABC 49 - 50)
Theme: Chandu Theme (1932) [vocal title: "Persian Serenade" (1959)] Felix Mills
 
Chaplain Jim  (NBC Blue, 1942) (Mutual, 45 - 46)
Theme 1: Onward Christian Soldiers (an 1871 hymn) Sir Arthur Sullivan (m); Sabine Baring (w)
 
Theme 2: There's A Long, Long Trail Stoddard King; Zo Elliott
 
Charlie Barnet [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Cherokee (Indian Love Song) Ray Noble
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Redskin Rhumba Charlie Barnet (pseudonym of Dale Bennett)
 
Charlie Chan  (NBC Blue, 1932 - 33) (Mutual, 36 - 38; 47 - 48) (NBC, 44) (ABC, 44 - 45)
Theme 1: Mooch, The [aka: "The Moochie", aka: "The Mooche"] Edward Kennedy ("Duke") Ellington; Irving Mills
 
Theme 2: Charlie Chan Theme (1948) William Meeder
 
Charlie McCarthy --
see "The Edgar Bergen $ Charlie McCarthy Show"
 
Charlie Spivak [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Star Dreams J. Francis Burke; Sylvia Dee
 
Charlotte Greenwood Show, The  (NBC Blue, 1944)
Theme: Wonderful One [actual title: "My Wonderful One (Ma Petite Fee)"] Marshall Neilan (m); Paul Whiteman (m); Ferde Grofé (m); Dorothy Terriss (w)
 
Chase & Sanborn Hour, The --
see "Eddie Cantor Show, The"
 
Chase & Sanborn Hour, The --
see also Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy
 
Chesterfield Cigarettes Presents "Music That Satisfies"  (CBS, 1944 - 45)
Theme: I've Got a Locket In My Pocket Art Kassel (m); Mack David (w)
 
Chesterfield Cigarettes Presents "Music That Satisfies" [with Bing Crosby]
Theme: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby
 
Chesterfield Cigarettes Presents "Pleasure Time" [with Fred Waring]
Theme: While a Cigarette Was Burning Charles F. Kenny; Nick A. Kenny
 
Chesterfield Supper Club, The [hosted by Martin Block]  (NBC, 1944 - 47)
Open Theme: Supper Club (1947) Ted Steele
 
Close Theme: Smoke Dreams (1947) John Klenner; Lloyd Shaffer; Ted Steele
 
Chesterfield Supper Club, The [hosted by Tex Beneke]  (NBC, 1948 - 49)
Theme: Carefree (Chesterfield Theme Song) (1934) Edward Heyman (w) & Charles E. ("Chuck") Henderson (m)
 
Close Theme: Smoke Dreams (1947) John Klenner; Lloyd Shaffer; Ted Steele
 
Chesterfield Supper Club, The [hosted by Perry Como, Jo Stafford & Peggy Lee]  (NBC, 1948 - 50)
Open Theme [with Perry Como]: Cigarette, Sweet Music, and You, A (1942) Roy Ringwald
 
Close Theme: Smoke Dreams (1947) John Klenner; Lloyd Shaffer; Ted Steele
 
Chesterfield Time [with Fred Waring]  (CBS, circa 1940)
Open Theme: Cigarette, Sweet Music, and You, A (1942) Roy Ringwald
 
Close Theme: Sleep Earl Lebieg
 
Chesterfield Time [with Bing Crosby]  (CBS, circa 1940)
Open Theme & Close Theme 1: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby
 
Close Theme 2 (1933 - ): Just An Echo In The Valley [from the 1933 film "Going Hollywood"] Jimmy Campbell; Reginald ("Reg") Connelly; Harry MacGregor Woods
 
Chez Show, The [with Mike Wallace]  (Local Chicago, circa 1960)
Theme: Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) [from the 1946 musical "Annie Get Your Gun"] Irving Berlin
 
Chicago Theatre of the Air, The  (Local WGN, 1940) (Mutual, 40 - 55)
Theme: Chicago Theatre of the Air Theme Adolf G. Hoffmann (m); Francis Coughlin (w)
 
Chick Webb [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) [from the 1929 revue "John Murray Anderson's Almanac"] Henry Sullivan (m); Harry Ruskin (w)
 
Chicken Every Sunday  (NBC, 1949)
Theme: Chicken Every Sunday Theme Henry Russell [professional name of Henry Russell Olson]
 
Children's Hour, The --
see "Horn & Hardart Children's Hour, The"
 
Children's Hour, The --
also see "Coast To Coast On A Bus"
 
Christopher Wells, The Adventures of  (CBS, 1947 - 48)
Theme: Christopher Wells Theme Peter Van Steeden Jr.
 
Cinnamon Bear, The  (Syndicated, 1937 - )
Theme: Cinnamon Bear, The Don Honrath (m); Glan Heisch (w)
 
Cisco Kid, The  (Mutual, 1942 - 43) (Synd., 46 - 54)
Theme: Cisco Kid [Radio Theme], The Albert Glasser
 
Cities Service [Band] Concerts  (NBC, 1927 - 1938)
Theme 1: Cities Service March, The Rosario Bourdon
 
Theme 2: Cities Service Signature Alan Lerner
 
Cities Service Band--Highways of Melody  (NBC, 1944 - 1948)
Theme: Highways of Melody Paul Lavalle
 
Cities Service Band Of America, The  (NBC, 1948 - 1956)
Theme 1: Band of America March, The Paul Lavalle
 
Theme 2: Cities Service Triumphal March, The Paul Lavalle
 
Claude Hopkins and His Orchestra [on various shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I Would Do Anything For You [aka: Anything For You] (1931) Claude Hopkins; Alexander Hill; Bob Williams
 
Claude Thornhill [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Snowfall Claude Thornhill (m); Ruth Thornhill (w)
 
Clicquot Club Eskimos, The  (NBC, 1926 - 36)
Theme: Clicquot March, The Harry F. Reser
 
Cliff Edwards Show, The [during the 1930's]  (CBS, 1932)
Theme: Little Jazz Bird [from the 1924 musical "Lady, Be Good!"] George Gershwin (m); Ira Gershwin (w)
 
Cliff Edwards Show, The [during the 1940's]  (NBC, 1944 - 45) (ABC, 46 - 48)
Theme: Singin' In the Rain Nacio Herb Brown (m); Arthur Freed (w)
 
Clock, The  (ABC, 1946 - 48)
Theme: Clock, The Bernard Herrmann
 
Club 15 [with Bob Crosby]  (CBS, 1947 - 53)
Opening Theme: March of the Bob Cats, The Ray Bauduc; Bob Crosby; Irving Fazola; Robert Haggart; Hilton ("Nappy") Lamar; Julian Clifton Matlock; Edward R. Miller; Gil Rodin
 
Closing Theme: Time Has Come To Bid You Adieu Carroll Carroll (w); Bob Crosby (w); Jerry Gray (m)
 
Club 15 [with Dick Haymes, for Campbell's Soup]  (CBS, 1953)
Opening Theme: Mm-Mm, Good [adapted for the Campbell's Soup jingle] Allie Wrubel (w); Paul Baron (m)
 
Closing Theme: Time Has Come To Bid You Adieu Carroll Carroll (w); Bob Crosby (w); Jerry Gray (m)
 
Club Matinee [with Garry Moore]  (NBC Blue, 1937 - 42) (ABC, 45 - 46)
Theme 1: Billboard March, The (1901) John N. Klohr
 
Theme 2: Hitch Your Wagon To A Star [under investigation, possibly Harry Archer (m) & Philip D. Cook (w), from the 1921 musical revue "Peek-a-Boo"]
 
Theme 3: Club Matinee Theme Rex Maupin
 
Clyde Beatty Show, The  (Mutual, 1950 - 52)
Theme: Clyde Beatty Circus March Albert Glasser
 
Clyde McCoy [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Sugar Blues Clarence Williams (m); Lucy Fletcher (w)
 
Coast-to-Coast on a Bus [orig. title: "The Children's Hour"]  (NBC Blue, 1927 - 44) (ABC, 45 - 48)
Theme 1: On The Sunny Side Of The Street Jimmy McHugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
 
Theme 2: Coast To Coast On a Bus (1942) Stanley Adams; Joe Rines; Abel Baer
 
Coke Club, The [with Morton Downey]  (Mutual, 1943 - 51)
Theme: Coca-Cola Company Theme, The [aka: Coca-Cola Signature] Leonard W. Joy
 
Coleman Hawkins [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Body And Soul Johnny Green (m); Edward Heyman (w); Robert Sour (w); Frank Eyton (w)
 
Colgate Sports Newsreel, The [with Bill Stern]  (NBC, 1939 - 51)
Theme: Colgate Shave Cream jingle [to the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentieres"] Trad. WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" aka "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous"
 
College of Musical Knowledge --
see "Kollege of Musical Knowledge"
 
College Quiz Bowl, The [aka: "College Bowl", with Allen Ludden]  (NBC, 1953 - 55)
Theme 1: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Don Reid
 
Theme 2: Second Elizabeth, The [aka: "Second Elizabeth March"] (1952) Don Reid
 
Command Performance [for Armed Forces Radio]
Open Theme (Part 1): Reveille (Bugle Call) Traditional
 
Open Theme (Part 2): Over There (1917) George M. Cohan
 
Close Theme: Over There (1917) George M. Cohan
 
Community Sing  (CBS, 1936 - 37)
Theme: Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing Stanley J. Damerell; Tolchard Evans; Robert Hargreaves; Henry B. Tilsley
 
Continental Varieties  (circa 1963 - 64)
Theme: Music Of The Spheres (Waltz) (1868) Josef Strauss (or Robert Stolz' piece of the same name)
 
Count Basie [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: One O'Clock Jump William ("Bill") Basie
 
Count of Monte Cristo, The  (Don Lee, 1944 - 1952) (Mutual, 46 - 47)
Theme: Cortege de Bacchus, from the Ballet "Sylvia" Leo Delibes
 
Counter-Spy --
see "David Harding, Counter-Spy"
 
Couple Next Door, The  (CBS, 1957 - 60)
Theme: Love Nest, The [from the 1920 musical "Mary"] Louis A. Hirsch (m); Otto Harbach (w)
 
Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players, The [aka: "Hollywood Players, The"]  (CBS, 1946 - 47)
Billboard Theme: Cresta Blanca Dry Watch and Cresta Blanca Triple Cream (jingle) (1947) Mort Greene
 
Crime Classics  (CBS, 1953 - 54)
Theme: Crime Classics Theme Bernard Herrmann
 
Crime Doctor  (CBS, 1942 - 47)
Theme(s): Crime Doctor Theme (No.1 & 2) (1946) Gus Levene
 
Crime Photographer --
see "Casey, Crime Photographer"
 
Crosby-Clooney Show, The --
see Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
 
Crossroads [orig. title: "Saturday's Child"]
Theme: My Friend Albert Hay Malotte
 
Cuckoo Hour, The [with Raymond Knight]  (NBC Blue, 1930 - 36)
Theme: Crazy People [from the 1932 film "The Big Broadcast"] James V. ("Jimmy") Monaco; Edgar Leslie
 
Damon Runyon Theater (Synd., 1949 - 50)
Theme: Damon Runyon Series [Theme] Harry Bluestone
 
Dan Harding's Wife  (NBC, 1936 - 39)
Theme: In a Persian Market (1920) Albert W. Ketelbey
 
Dangerous Assignment  (NBC, 1950 - 53) (Synd., 53 - 54)
Theme: Adventure [aka: "Dangerous Assignment Theme"] George Basil ("Buzz") Adlam
 
Date With Judy, A  (NBC, 1941 - 48) (ABC, 49 - 50)
Theme: Judaline [from the 1948 Jane Powell film, "A Date With Judy"] Gene De Paul; Don Raye (professional name of Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr.)
 
David Harding, Counter-Spy [aka: "Counter-Spy"]  (NBC Blue, 1942 - 44) (ABC, 45 - 50) (NBC, 50 - 53) (Mutual, 54 - 57)
Theme: David Harding Theme Jesse Crawford
 
David Harum  (NBC, 1936 - 1947; 50 - 51) (CBS, 42 - 43; 47 - 50)
Theme 1: Sunbonnet Sue Gus Edwards (m); Will D. Cobb (w)
 
Theme 2: David Harum Theme Charles F. Paul
 
David Rose Show, The  (Local 1948 - 50) (CBS, 50)
Theme: Rose Theme (1948) David D. Rose
 
David Rose --
see also: "California Melodies"
 
Day In The Life of Dennis Day, A  (NBC, 1946 - 51)
Theme: Yours Is My Heart Alone [aka: "You Are My Heart's Delight", from the 1923 operetta "The Land of Smiles"] Franz Lehar (m); Beda Fritz Loehner (w); Ludwig Herzer (w)
 
Deadline Dramas  (NBC Blue, 1944 - 45)
Theme: Mystery Theme Rosa Rio
 
Dear John [an "Irene Rich Drama"]  (NBC Blue, 1940 - 42; CBS, 1942 - 44)
Theme: Chansonette Irene (1941) Paul Carson
 
Death Valley Days  (NBC, 1930 - 31; 32 - 36; 40 - 41) (NBC Blue, 31 - 32; 36 - 39) (CBS, 44 - 45)
Opening Bugle Call Signature: Borax Trumpet Call (1930) Joseph Bonime
 
Main & End Theme: Twenty Mule Train Herb Taylor; Milt Raskin
 
Death Valley Sheriff [aka: "The Sheriff"]  (CBS, 1944 - 51)
Sheriff, The [Sheriff Theme & Finale] (1946) Joseph Bonime
 
December Bride  (CBS, 1852 - 53)
Theme: December Bride Theme Eliot Daniel
 
Defense Attorney  (ABC, 1951 - 52)
Theme: Defense Attorney Theme Rex Koury
 
Dell Campo [and His Orchestra]  (on various programs)
Signature Theme on various shows: Champagne Waltz, The (1934) Milton Drake; Ben Oakland; Con Conrad
 
Desi Arnaz [band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Cuban Pete Jose Norman
 
Detroit Symphony Broadcasts, The
Theme: Evening Prayer [aka: "Children's Prayer", from "Hansel and Gretel"] Engelbert Humperdinck
 
Dial Dave Garroway  (NBC, 1949 - 53)
Theme: Sentimental Journey (1944) Ben Homer (m); Les Brown (m); Bud Green (w)
 
Dick Haymes Auto-Lite Show, The  (CBS, 1944 - 47)
Theme: Just For You (1946) Gordon Jenkins (m); Morey Amsterdam (w)
 
Dick Jurgens [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Day Dreams Come True At Night (1940) Dick Jurgens (m); Ralph Freed (w)
 
Dick Tracy  (Mutual, 1935 - 37) (NBC, 38 - 39) (NBC Blue, 43 - 44) (ABC, 44 - 48)
Theme [for Tootsie Roll candy sponsorship]: Toot-Toot, Tootsie (Goo Bye) [from the 1922 Al Jolson musical "Bombo"] Gus Kahn; Ernie Erdman; Ted Fiorito; Robert A. King; Dan Russo
 
Opening Theme and Chapter Titles: Dick Tracy Fanfares Ray Carter [Maurice Krumbein]
 
Closing Theme and Chapter Ends: Dick Tracy Curtains Ray Carter [Maurice Krumbein]
 
Dimension X  (NBC, 1951 - 52)
Theme: [theme title unverified, probably "Exploring Space"] Albert John Jr. ("Bert") Buhrman
 
Dimension X --
see also "X-Minus-One"
 
Dizzy Gillespie [band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I Waited For You John ("Dizzy") Gillespie; Walter Gilbert Fuller
 
Doctor (Dr.) Christian [aka: "Dr. Christian's Office"]  (CBS, 1939 - 54)
Theme: Rainbow On The River [title theme from the 1936 film] Louis Alter (m); Paul Francis Webster (w)
 
Doctor (Dr.) Christian of River's End [aka: "The Vaseline Program"]  (CBS, 1937 - 39)
Theme: River's End Theme Josef Bonime
 
Dr. Dana --
see "Private Practice of Dr. Dana, The"
 
Doctor (Dr.) I. Q. (the Mental Banker)  (NBC, 1939 - 49) (ABC, 50)
Theme 1: You Are My Lucky Star [from the film "Broadway Melody of 1936"] Nacio Herb Brown (m); Arthur Freed (w)
 
Theme 2: We're In The Money (The Gold Diggers Song) [from the film "Gold Diggers Of 1933"] Harry Warren (m); Al Dubin (w)
 
Doctor (Dr.) Susan  
see "Life and Love of Dr. Susan, The"
 
Doctor (Dr.) West's Celebrity Night  
see "Celebrity Night"
 
Dog Heroes  (NBC Blue, 1936 - 39)
Theme: Diane [from the 1927 film "Seventh Heaven"] Lew Pollack; Erno Rapee
 
Dollar a Minute, A  (CBS, 1950 - 51)
Theme: Dollar a Minute Theme, A Eliot Daniel
 
Don Ameche [on various shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Anyone Can Dream Joseph J. Lilley (m); Mack David (w)
 
Don Ameche --
see also "The Bickersons"
 
Don Ameche --
see also "The Household Program"
 
Don McNeill --
see "The Breakfast Club"
 
Don Redmond [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Chant Of The Weed Don Redmond
 
Don Winslow of the Navy  (NBC Blue, 1937 - 44) (ABC, 44)
Theme: Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean David T. Shaw (m); Thomas A. Beckett (w)
 
Doris Day Show, The  (CBS, 1952 - 53)
Theme: It's Magic [from the 1948 Doris Day film "Romance On The High Seas"] Jule Styne (m); Sammy (w) Cahn [birth name: Samuel Cohen]
 
Dorothy Lamour Show, The  (NBC, 1948 - 49)
Theme: I'm Just a Natural Born Sweetheart (1935) Tot Seymour (w); Vee Lawnhurst (m)
 
Double Or Nothing  (Mutual, 1940 - 47) (CBS, 47 - 48) (NBC, 48 - 53) (ABC, 53 - 54)
Theme: Three Little Words [from the 1930 film "Check and Double Check"] Harry Ruby (m); Bert Kalmar (w)
 
Dragnet  (NBC, 1949 - 57)
Opening Signature: Danger Ahead (a motif used in the 1946 film "The Killers"] Miklos Rozsa (m); Walter Schumann (adapter)
 
Main & End Title Theme March: Dragnet March Walter Schumann
 
Dream Harbor Girl  (ABC, 1951 - 52)
Theme: Now I Lay Me Down To Dream (1940) Eddy [Edward E.] Howard (w) & Ted Fio Rito (m)
 
Duke Ellington [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: East St. Louis Toodle-oo Edward Kennedy ("Duke") Ellington; Bubber Miley
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Take The 'A' Train Billy Strayhorn
 
Duffy's Tavern  (CBS, 1941 - 42) (NBC Blue, 43 - 44) (NBC, 44 - 51)
Theme: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Ernest R. Ball (m); Chauncey Olcott (w); George Graff Jr. (w)
 
Dupont Cavalcade --
see "Cavalcade of America"
 
Earl "Fatha" Hines [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Deep Forest (A Hymn To Darkness) (1931, 1933) Earl ("Fatha") Hines (m); Reginald Foresythe (m); Andy Razaf (w)
 
Easy Aces  (CBS, 1932 - 35; 42 - 45) (NBC Blue, 35 - 42) (Synd., 45 - 46)
Theme: Manhattan Serenade Louis Alter (m); Harold Adamson (w)
 
Ed Wynn Show, The [aka "Happy Island"]  (ABC, 1944 - 45)
Theme: Happy Island Ann Leaf
 
Eddie Bracken Show, The  (NBC, 1945 - 46) (CBS, 46 - 47)
Theme 2 [when it aired on CBS]: Eddie's Theme (1946) Edward Vincent [Eddie] Bracken
 
Eddie Cantor [on various shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider) Eddie Munson; Eddie Leonard
 
Sub-Theme (circa 1932): We Want Cantor [a 4-note motif over the "Heart and Soul" chord progression, reprised in Gerry Mulligan's "Bop City"] Louis Gress (??)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Campbells Are Coming, The Traditional Scotch Air
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Laugh Your Way Through Life Harry Revel; Mack Gordon
 
Closing Signature Theme on various shows: One Hour With You [aka: (I'd Love To Spend) One Hour With You] Richard Whiting (m); Leo Robin (w)
 
Eddie Cantor Show, The [aka: "Chase & Sanborn Hour, The"]  (NBC, 1931 - 35; 40 - 49) (CBS 35 - 39)
Theme 1: Give Me A Moment, Please [from the 1930 film "Monte Carlo"] Leo Robin (w); W. Franke Harling (m); Richard A. Whiting (m)
 
Theme 2: One Hour With You Leo Robin; Richard A. Whiting
 
Eddy Arnold [on various shows]  
Signature Theme 1: Old Time Jamboree [aka: "Theme Song"] (1946) Charles H. Brown; Owen Bradley
 
Signature Theme 2: Cattle Call, The (1934) Tex Owens
 
Eddy Duchin [music shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Be My Lover Always (aka: Be My Lover) [based on a Russian melody he heard his Mother hum as a child] Traditional Russian Melody (m); Eddy Duchin (adapter)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Be My Lover (Here's My Heart) (1932) (aka: Be My Lover) [possibly adapted from the Russian melody above that Duchin heard his Mother hum as a child, this is a published version of a song with words] Jack Scholl & Dave Dreyer
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Nocturne in Eb (Opus 9, No. 2) [vocal title: My Twilight Dream] Frederic Chopin (m); Eddy Duchin (adapter); Lew Sherwood (adapter)
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: My Twilight Dream (1940) [based upon Chopin's "Nocturne in Eb (Op.9, No. 2)"][aka: "Eddy Duchin Story" movie Theme: "To Love Again"] Frederic Chopin (m); Eddy Duchin (adapter); Lew Sherwood (adapter)
 
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy Show [Chase and Sanborn]  (NBC, 1937 - 48) (CBS, 49 - 55)
Main Theme 1: Big Show, The [aka "The Yodle <sic> Song", from the 1918 musical "Head Over Heels"] Jerome Kern
 
Theme 2: Kingdom Comin' (An' De Year Ob Jubilo)(1862) [arranged like "Happy Days Are Here Again"] Henry C. Work (a civil war melody arranged by Ray Noble -- used 10 years later in "Doodletown Fifers" by Sauter-Finegan)
 
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy [on various shows]
Alternate Signature Theme on various shows: Happy Days Are Here Again [from the 1929 film "Chasing Rainbows"] Milton Ager (m); Jack Yellen (w)
 
Secondary Theme: Mortimer Snerd Theme Raymond Stanley Noble; Edgar John Bergen
 
Eileen Barton Show, The  (CBS, 1954)
Theme 1: If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake Al Hoffman; Bob Merrill; Clem Watts
 
Theme 2: I Feel a Song Comin' On [from the 1935 film "Every Night At Eight"] Jimmy McHugh; George Oppenheimer; Dorothy Fields
 
Electric Theatre --
see "C B S Electric Theatre"
 
Electric Theatre --
see also "General Electric Theatre of the Air"
 
Ellen Randolph  (NBC, 1939 - 41)
Theme: Andante Cantabile, First Movement Theme from the "Pathetique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Opus 74) [popular title: "The Story of a Starry Night"] Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky
 
Ellery Queen, The Adventures of  (CBS, 1939 - 40; 45 -47) (NBC, 42 - 44; 47) (ABC, 47 - 48)
Theme 1 (1939): Queen Mystery Theme Bernard Herrmann
 
Theme 2: Ellery Queen Theme Ray Carter
 
Theme 3 (circa 1942): Marche Misterieux (Mystery March) [aka: "Radio Transition #105"] Charles F. Paul
 
Theme 4: Further Adventures of Ellery Queen Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
 
Theme 5 (circa 1947): Ellory [Ellery] Queen Theme Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Elliot Lawrence [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Heart To Heart Elliot Lawrence; S. Bickley Reichner
 
Emery Deutch Orchestra, The [the "Poetic Strings"]
Theme: When a Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry Emery Deutch; Jimmy Rogan; Richard B. Smith; Frank Winegar
 
Erskine Hawkins [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Tuxedo Junction Erskine Hawkins (m); William Johnson (m); Julian Dash (m); Buddy Feyne (w)
 
Escape  (CBS, 1947 - 54)
Theme: Night On Bald Mountain, A Modest Moussorgsky
 
Ethyl and Albert  (ABC, 1944 - 50)
Theme 1: Love Nest, The [from the 1920 musical "Mary"] Louis A. Hirsch (m); Otto Harbach (w)
 
Theme 2: Side By Side Harry MacGregor Woods
 
Theme 3: Home! Sweet Home! [aka: There's No Place Like Home] (from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"] Sir Henry R. Bishop (m); John Howard Payne (w)
 
Evelyn Winters --
see "The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters"
 
Evening In Paris, An  (NBC Blue, 1935 - 36)
Theme: Ca C'est Paris Lucien Jean Boyer; Jacques Charles; Jose Padilla-Sanchez
 
Everyman's Theater [Arch Oboler plays]  (NBC, 1940 - 41)
Theme: Theme from "Death and Transfiguration" (Op. 24) (1889) Richard Strauss
 
Exploring Tomorrow  (Mutual, 1957 - 58)
Theme: As Time Goes By Herman Hupfeld
 
Falcon, The  (NBC Blue, 1943) (Mutual, 45 - 50) (NBC 50 - 52)
Theme: Falcon Theme, The Jesse Crawford
 
Family Hour, The [aka: "Prudential Family Hour, The"]  (CBS, 1941 - 48)
Theme 1: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] Claude Achille Debussy
 
Theme 2: Bless This House (1932) May H. Brahe (m); Helen Taylor (w)
 
Famous Actors Guild, The --
see "Second Husband"
 
Famous First Facts (with Joseph Nathan Kane)  (WOR, 1938-39)
Theme: Southearted Men [from the 1927 musical "New Moon"] Sigmund Romberg
 
Famous Jury Trials  (Mutual, 1936 - 39) (NBC Blue, 40 - 44) (ABC, 44 - 49)
Theme: Ase's Death, from the "Peer Gynt Suite" Edvard Grieg
 
Fat Man, The  (ABC, 1946 - 51)
Theme: Fat Man Polka Bernard ("Bernie") Green (psuedonym of Bernard Greenwald)
 
Father Knows Best  (NBC, 1949 - 54)
Theme 1: Father Knows Best [radio theme] [under investigation]
 
Theme 2 [Maxwell House sponsorship]: Let's Have Another Cup o' Coffee (1932) Irving Berlin
 
Fausto Curbelo [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Thrill Of A New Romance, The (1939) Fausto Curbelo (m); Xavier Cugat (m); Harold Adamson (w)
 
FBI --
see also "This Is Your FBI"
 
FBI in Peace and War, The  (CBS, 1944 - 58)
Theme 1: March from "The Love for Three Oranges" [opera] Sergei Prokofiev
 
Theme 2: F B I Theme, The (1947) [may be an adaptation of the Prokofiev theme by Selinsky who conducted the orchestra] Wladimir Selinksy
 
Fibber McGee and Molly  (NBC, 1935 - 56)
Main Theme 1, pre-1940: Save Your Sorrow (For Tomorrow) Buddy G. DeSylva; Al Sherman
 
Secondary Theme 2, 1935-43: Ridin' Around In The Rain [aka: We're gonna ride, ride, ride] Carmen Lombardo; Gene Austin
 
Secondary Theme 3: Ha-Cha-Cha [from the 1934 film "Caravan"] Gustave ("Gus") Kahn; Werner Richard Heymann
 
Main Theme 4, circa 1943: Wing To Wing William R. "Billy" Mills (m); Kim Gannon (w)
 
Fifteen Minutes With Bing Crosby  (CBS, 1931- 32)
Theme: Too Late (1931) Victor Young; Sam M. Lewis
 
First Nighter, The  (NBC Blue, 1930 - 33) (NBC, 33 - 36) (CBS, 37 - 42; 45 - 49) (Mutual, 44)
Theme: Neapolitan Nights (Oh, Nights of Splendor) [from the 1926 film "Fazil"] J. S. [John S.] Zamecnik (m); Harry D. Kerr (w)
 
First Piano Quartet, The  (NBC, 1945 - 51)
Theme: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - 18th Variation Sergei Rachmaninoff
 
Fitch Bandwagon, The  (NBC, 1937 - 48)
Theme 1: Fitch Shampoo Jingle, to the tune of "Smile For Me" (1932) Phil Baxter
 
Fitch Bandwagon, The [when Phil Harris hosted]
Theme 2: That's What I Like About The South (1944) Andy Razaf; Phil Harris
 
Fitch Bandwagon, The [when Alice Fay hosted]
Theme 3: You'll Never Know (1928) Billy Rose; Arthur Franklin; Al Jolson
 
Five-Star Jones  (CBS, 1935 - 36) (NBC, 36 - 37)
Theme: You Were Meant For Me [from the 1929 film "The Broadway Melody"] Nacio Herb Brown (m); Arthur Freed (w)
 
Flapper Wife, The  
Theme: Flapper Wife, The (1925) Karl Rupp (m); Beatrice Burton (w)
 
Fleischmann Radio Hour, The (hosted by Rudy Vallee)  (NBC, 1929 - 39)
Theme: Down The Road To Sunshine [aka: "Down The Road To Sunshine Land"] Traditional Barbershop Quartet song published by Gaumont
 
Fletcher Henderson [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Christopher Columbus Leon Berry (m); Andy Razaf (w)
 
Flit Soldiers, The [with the Harry Reser Orchestra]  (NBC, 1929 - 30)
Theme: March of the Flit Soldiers Harry Reser
 
Florida's Treat --
see "It's Florida's Treat"
 
Florsheim Shoe Frolic, The [with Guy Lombardo]  (NBC, 1930 - 33)
Theme: Waltzing (1930) J. Oliver Riehl (m); Bill Gorman (w); Ed Gorman (w)
 
Flying Family, The [aka "Flying Hutchinsons, The"]  (NBC, 1932)
Theme: I'll Make a Happy Landing [from the 1931 MGM film "(George White's) Flying High"] Jimmy McHugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
 
Ford Sunday Evening Hour, The [music, aka: "Ford Summer Hour"]  (CBS, 1934 - 41) (ABC, 45 - 46)
Theme: Evening Prayer [Abendsegen, aka "Children's Prayer"], from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" Engelbert Humperdinck
 
Summer Theme (from 1939): Ford Summer Theme Donald David Voorhees
 
Ford Theatre  (NBC, 1947 - 48) (CBS, 48 - 48)
Opening Theme 1: Ford Theatre - Opening Theme I Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)
 
Closing Theme 1: Ford Theatre - Closing Theme I Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)
 
Theme 2: Double Concerto, Theme from the [2nd Movement Theme from the "Concerto in A Minor, Opus 102, for Violin, Cello and Orchestra"] Johannes Brahms (m); Cy Feuer (arranger)
 
Ford's Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics (NBC)
Theme: Evening Prayer [Abendsegen, aka "Children's Prayer"], from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" Engelbert Humperdinck
 
Forecast  (CBS, Summer 1940; Summer 1941)
Theme: Forecast Theme Bernard Herrmann
 
Forhan's Song Shop  (NBC, 1929)
Theme: That's The Song of Songs For Me (1929) Harold Levey (m); Henry M. Neely (w)
 
Fort Laramie Story, The  (CBS, 1956)
Open Theme : Fort Laramie Story, The Frederick ("Fred") Steiner
 
Close Theme: Garry Owen Traditional Irish Air; Frederick ("Fred") Steiner (arr.)
 
Forty-Five Minutes In Hollywood  (CBS. 1934)
Theme: Let's Play Make Believe Mark Warnow; Charles Chancer
 
Foxes of Flatbush, The  (NBC Blue, Summer 1936)
Theme: Park Avenue Fantasy [vocal title: "Stairway To The Stars"] Matt Malneck; Frank Signorelli
 
Frances Langford Show, The  
Open Theme: I'm In The Mood For Love [from the 1935 film "Every Night At Eight"] Jimmy McHugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
 
Close Theme: When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley (1933) Joe Lyons; Sam C. Hart; Herold Goodman; Dean Upoon; Curt Poulton
 
Franco Hi-Jinks, The  (Don Lee-CBS, 1933 - 34)
Theme: Hi Jinks Theme Song Jack Joy; Cliff Arquette
 
Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson  [husband & wife vocalists on various shows]
Theme: Sweet Lady [from the 1921 musical "Tangerine"] Howard Johnson; Carlo Sanderson
 
Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson --
see also "Blackstone Plantation"
 
Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson --
see also the "Singing Sweethearts"
 
Frank Merriwell, The Adventures of  (NBC, 1946 - 49)
Theme 1: La Hoolah Boola [Hawaiian Ditty] (1897) [aka: "Yale Boola" (1901) and "Boola Boola"] Robert ("Bob") Cole; William ("Billy") Johnson
 
Alternate Title Theme 1: Yale Boola March and Two-Step (1901) [original title: "La Hoola Boola" (1897)] Robert ("Bob") Cole; William ("Billy") Johnson; with new lyrics by A. M. Hirsh
 
Theme 2: Frank Merriwell Theme (1946) John Winters (professional name of John Schaeffer Wintersteen)
 
Frank Morgan Show, The  (NBC, 1944 - 45)
Theme: Man That Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo, The (1892) Fred Gilbert
 
Frank Sinatra [signature song on various programs]
Open Theme 1: Night and Day Cole Porter
 
Open Theme 2: This Love of Mine Frank Sinatra; Henry W. ("Hank") Sanicola; Barry Parker
 
Closing Theme: Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) (1942) Stephan Weiss (m); Paul Mann (m); Ruth Lowe (w)
 
Frankie Carle [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Sunrise Serenade Frankie Carle (pseudonym of Francis Nunzio Carlone) (m); Jack Lawrence (w)
 
Frankie Masters [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Moonlight and You Al Dubin; Kahn Keene; Frankie Masters
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Scatterbrain Frankie Masters; Johnny Burke; Kahn Keene; Carl Bean
 
Fred Allen Program, The [aka: Town Hall Tonight]  (CBS, 1932 - 33; 40 - 44) (NBC, 33 - 40; 45 - 49)
Opening Medley, Part 1: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile Max Rich (m); Charles O'Flynn (w); Jack Meskill (w)
 
Opening Medley, Part 2: El Capitan (March) [trio section] John Phillip Sousa
 
Fred Allen's Alley [part of the "Fred Allen Show"] (1942 - 49)
Theme 1: Mister Allen Alfred Goodman
 
Theme 2: Fred Allen's Alley Theme Alfred Goodman
 
Fred Waring [music shows featuring his Chorus]
Theme: Breezing Along With The Breeze Richard Whiting; Haven Gillespie; Seymour B. Simons
 
Fred Waring Show, The  (NBC, 1939 - 50)
Open Theme: I Hear Music Roy Ringwald; Fred Waring; John M. Dolph
 
Close Theme: Sleep Earl Lebieg
 
Fred Waring Sacred Heart Program, The
Theme: O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine! Traditional Hymn; Roy Ringwald (arr.)
 
Fred Waring --
see also "Chesterfield Time"
 
Freddie Bergin and His Orchestra [on various shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Porter's Love Song To a Chambermaid, A (1930) [from the "Kitchen Mechanic's Revue"] James Price ("Jimmy") Johnson (m); Andy Razaf (w)
 
Freddie Martin [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Bye-Lo-Bye Lullaby Terry Shand; Jason Matthews
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: So Early In The Morning [aka: "Early In The Morning"] Traditional French-Canadian folk tune; arranged for Freddie Martin's Orchestra
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Theme from] Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky
 
Freddie Slack [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Strange Cargo Freddie Slack; Ray McKinley
 
Freed Orchestradians, The  (NBC, 1929)
Theme: Smile You Miss, The (1929) Raymond Hubbell (m); William Cary Duncan (w)
 
Frigidaire Program, The  (CBS, 1933)
Theme: Dance of the Ice Cubes, The David D. Rose
 
Front Page Farrell  (Mutual, 1941 - 42) (NBC, 42 - 54)
Theme 1: Front Page Farrell Ann Leaf
 
Theme 2: You and I Know [from the 1937 musical "Virginia"] Arthur Schwartz (m); Al Stillman (w); Laurence Stallings (w)
 
Frontier Gentleman  (CBS, 1958)
Theme: Frontier Gentleman Opening and Closing Jerrald ("Jerry") Goldsmith
 
Gabriel Heatter Show, The [aka: "Brighter Tomorrow, A" (1946)]  (Local WOR, 1932) (NBC Blue, 35 - 36) (Mutual, 35 - 61)
Theme 1: Brighter Tomorrow, A (1946) John Marion Gart
 
Theme 2: Gabriel Heatter Opening and Closing Melvyn Lenard Gordon
 
Galen Drake Show, The  (CBS, 1954)
Theme: One More Kiss Good-Night [1948 original title: "Love Is Best of All"] (1950) Irving Szathmary (m); Doug MacNamee (w); Suzanne "Sue" MacNamee (w)
 
Garry Moore Show, The  (CBS, 1949 - 50)
Theme: Overture to the opera "William Tell" [aka: "The William Tell Overture"] Giacchino Rossini
 
Gay Nineties Revue, The [with Joe Howard]  (CBS, 1939 - 44)
Theme 1: Whoop! Whoop!! Whoop!!! Make a Noise Like a Hoop (and Roll Away) (1908) J. Fred Helf (m); Ren Shields (w)
 
Theme 2: Band Played On, The (1926) John F. Palmer; Charles B. Ward
 
Theme 3: I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now [from the 1909 musical "The Prince Of Tonight"] Joseph E. ("Joe") Howard (m); Howard Orlob (m); Will M. Hough (w); Frank R. Adams (w)
 
Gene Autry Show, The --
see "Melody Ranch"
 
Gene and Glenn [aka: "The Quaker Early Bird's Program"]  (NBC, 1930 - 32; 39 - 41)
Theme: Hello! Hello! Hello! (What a Wonderful Word Hello!) (1948) Calvin ("Cal") De Voll
 
Gene Krupa [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Apurksody Gene Krupa; Chappie Willet
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Star Burst Gene Krupa; Edwin A. Finckel
 
General Electric Hour of Charm, The --
see "Hour Of Charm, The" (G.E. sponsorship was on NBC, 1936 - 46)
 
General Electric Theatre of the Air [aka: Electric Theatre]  (CBS, 1953)
Theme: [exact title under investigation] Wilbur Hatch
 
George Burns & Gracie Allen --
see "Burns and Allen"
 
George Jessel Show, The [aka: "George Jessel Salutes"]  (ABC, 1953 - 54)
Primary Theme: California, Here I Come [from the 1924 Broadway Musical "Bombo"] Buddy G. De Sylva; Joseph Meyer; Al Jolson
 
Secondary Theme: Give My Regards To Broadway [from the 1904 Broadway Musical "Little Johnny Jones"] George M. Cohan
 
Gertrude Niesen [vocalist, on various shows]
Signature Theme: I Wanna Get Married [from the 1944 musical "Follow The Girls"] Dan Shapiro; Milton H. Pascal; Philip ("Phil") Charig
 
The Gibson Family  (NBC, 1934 - 35)
Theme: Gibson Family, The [re-used as the title song for the movie "Under Your Spell"] Arthur Schwartz (m); Howard Dietz (w)
 
Vocal Theme Title: Hi-De-Home Sweet Home [aka: "The Gibson Family"] Arthur Schwartz (m); Howard Dietz (w)
 
Gillette Original Community Sing, The --
see "Community Sing"
 
Girl Alone, A  (NBC, 1936 - 41)
Theme 1: Cécile Waltz (1914) Frank W. McKee
 
Theme 2: Girl Alone, A Don Marcotte
 
Girl Back Home, The  
Theme 1: Cheerio! Irving Fields
 
Theme 2: Hello, and Not 'So-Long' Ed East; Bob Hamilton
 
Girl Who Lives Next Door, The  (NBC, 1932 - 33)
Theme: Alice Blue Gown [from the 1919 musical "Irene"] Harry A. Tierney (m); Joseph McCarthy (w)
 
Glamour Manor  (ABC, 1944 - 47)
Theme 1: There's A Small Hotel [from the 1936 musical "On Your Toes"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Theme 2: Donkey Serenade,The [trio section] [from the 1937 movie "The Firefly"] Rudolph Friml; Herbert Stothart
 
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Was I To Blame For Falling In Love With You? Victor Popular Young; Gus Kahn; Chester Conn
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Smoke Rings H. Eugene Gifford (m); Ned Washington (w)
 
Glenn Miller [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Slumber Song Saul Joel Tepper; J. Chalmers ("J. C.") Mac Gregor
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Glenn Miller --
see also "I Sustain The Wings"
 
Goldbergs, The  (NBC Blue, 1929 - 31) (NBC, 31 - 34) (Mutual, 36) (CBS, 38 - 50)
Theme: Serenade (Rimpianto) [aka: Toselli's Serenade] (1923) [used in the film "The Trespasser"] Enrico Toselli
 
Gold Dust Twins --
see "The Silver Dust Twins"
 
Goldy and Dusty --
see "The Silver Dust Twins"
 
Good News (of 1938-40)  (NBC, 1937 - 40)
Theme 1: Always and Always [from the 1937 film "Mannequin"] Edward Ward (m); Robert B. Wright (w); Chet Forrest (w)
 
Theme 2: Good News [from the 1927 musical "Good News"] Ray Henderson (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w); Lew Brown (w)
 
Good News --
see also "Baby Snooks"
 
Goodrich Rubber Company Hour, The [aka, "Goodrich Silvertown Orchestra, The"]  (NBC, 1929 - 36)
Theme: Her Waltz Arthur Johnston
 
Gordon MacCrae [music shows on CBS]
Signature Theme on CBS: Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)(1931) Will Jason; Val Burton
 
Grand Hotel  (Local Chicago, 1930 - 33) (NBC Blue, 33 - 36; 37 - 38) (NBC, 36 - 37; 44 - 45) (CBS, 40)
Theme: Life and Love [from the 1919 operetta "The Velvet Lady"] Victor Herbert (m); Henry Blossom (w)
 
Grand Ole [Old] Opry, The [aka: "W S M Barn Dance"]  (Local WSM, 1925 - 39) (NBC, 1939 - 57)
Theme: Grand Ole Opry Tonight [aka: "At The Grand Old Opry Tonight", adapted from "Red River Valley"] (1942) C. A. [Cornelius Abernathy] Craig; Willis S. Graham
 
Great Gildersleeve, The  (NBC, 41 - 58)
Theme 1, circa 1941-45: Mister Rainbow Billy Mills (m); Jack Rock (w)
 
Theme 2, circa 1945-52: Big Boy Jack Meakin (m); Foster Carling (w)
 
Green Hornet, The  (Local Detroit, 1936 - 38) (Mutual, 38 - 39; 40 - 41) (NBC Blue, 39 - 40; 42 - 44) (ABC, 45 - 52)
Theme: Flight of the Bumblebee, The [from the 1900 opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"] Nicolai Andreyevitch Rimsky-Korsakov
 
Green Valley, U.S.A.  (CBS, 1942 - 44) (Mutual, 44)
Theme: Green Valley Lew White
 
Griffin Program, The -- Time To Shine (CBS)
Theme 1: Love Thy Neighbor [from the 1934 film "We're Not Dressing"] Harry Revel (m); Mack Gordon (w)
 
Theme 2: Time To Shine (1939) Alfred A. Coughlin
 
Groucho Marx Show, The --
see "You Bet Your Life"
 
Guiding Light, The  (NBC, 1937 - 47) (CBS, 47 - 56)
Theme 1 (1937-47, on NBC): Aphrodite [& Aphrodite Waltz] [from the 1919 musical production "Aphrodite"] Anselm Goetzl (m); John Marion Gart (arr.)
 
Theme 2 (since 1947 on CBS): Variations on Wieniawski's "Romance" (2nd mvt. of Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, 1862) Henri Wieniawski (m); John Marion Gart (adapter/arr.)
 
Gulf Screen Guild Show, The --
see "Screen Guild Show"
 
Gulden Serenaders (vocal music)  (NBC Blue, 1938 - 40)
Theme: Sing, It's Good For Ya (1932) Harold Mooney (m); Hughie Prince (w)
 
Gunsmoke  (CBS, 1952 - 61)
Opening Signature: Gunsmoke Main Title Rex Koury
 
Main & End Theme: Old Trail, The [aka: Gunsmoke Theme] Rex Koury
 
Act Opener: Boothill (Signature) Rex Koury
 
Gus Arnheim [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Sweet And Lovely Gus Arnheim; Harry Tobias; Charles N. Daniels
 
Guy Lombardo [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Auld Lang Syne Traditional Scottish Air from the early 18th century; words by Scottish poet Robert Burns
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Comin' Through The Rye Traditional Scottish Air
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: It's The Darndest Thing [from the film "Singing The Blues"] Jimmy Mc Hugh; Dorothy Fields
 
Signature Theme 4 on various shows: Vilia [from the 1907 operetta "The Merry Widow"] Franz Lehar (m); Adrian Ross (w)
 
Signature Theme 5 on various shows: Avalon [from the 1920 musical "Sinbad"] Vincent Rose; Al Jolson
 
Hal Kemp [big band shows] w/vocalist Skinnay Ennis
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Got A Date With An Angel [from the 1931 film "For The Love Of Mike"] Jack Waller (m); Joseph Turnbridge (m); Clifford Grey (w); Sonny Miller (w)
 
Hal Kemp [big band shows]
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: When Summer Is Gone [aka: (How I'll Miss You When) Summer Is Gone] Hal Kemp
 
Hal Peary Show, The --
see "Honest Harold"
 
Hallmark Playhouse/Hallmark (Radio) Hall of Fame
Theme 1: Dream of Olwen, The [from the 1947 British film "While I Live"] Charles Williams
 
Theme 2: Hallmark Hall of Fame - Theme Bernard ("Bernie") Green (pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald)
 
Theme 3: Hallmark Theme Lyn Murray (pseudonym of Lionel Breeze)
 
Theme 4: Hallmark Theme David D. Rose
 
Halls of Ivy, The
Theme: Halls of Ivy, The Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson); Vick Knight
 
Happiness Boys, The (starring Billy Jones and Ernie Hare)
Theme: How Do You Do (...Ev'rybody, How Do You Do?)(1924) Phil Fleming; Calvin ("Cal") De Voll; Charles ("Charlie") Harrison; [adapted from the WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" aka "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous" aka "Here's To Whiskey"]
 
Happy Hollow
Theme: Happy Hollow (My Home Town) Woody Smith
 
Happy Island --
see "The Ed Wynn Show"
 
Happy Rambler, The [with Irving Kaufman]
Theme: Oh, Didn't He Ramble? [aka: "Didn't He Ramble?"] Hattie Bolton
 
Happy Wonder Bakers, The
Theme: Hurrah! For The Wonder Bakers Will Donaldson (m); Frank Moulan (w)
 
Harold Stern [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Now That It's All Over Stella Unger
 
Harold Teen
Theme: Harold Teen Joe L. Sanders
 
Harry James [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Ciribiribin Alberto Pestalozza (m); Harry James (adapter); Jack Lawrence (adapter); Rudolf Thaler (English words)
 
Harry Owens & his Royal Hawaiians
Theme: Sweet Leilani Harry Owens
 
Harry Richman
Signature Theme on various shows: I Love A Parade [from the 1931 Musical Revue "Rhythmania"] Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)
 
Harvest Of Stars, The
Theme: Harvest Of Stars Theme Bernard Herrmann
 
Have Gun, Will Travel
Open Theme: Have Gun, Will Travel Theme Bernard Herrmann
 
Close Theme: Have Gun, Will Travel [End Credits] John M. Leipold
 
Hawaii Calls
Open Theme 1: Hawaii Calls Harry Owens
 
Open Theme 2: Hawaii Calls Webley Edwards
 
Close Theme: Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee) Queen Lydia Lili`uokalani (of Hawaii)
 
Hawthorne House
Theme: Melody in G-Flat (1905) Charles Wakefield Cadman
 
Hayfield Pleasures of 1932 --
see "Myrt and Marge"
 
Healing Waters --
see "Oral Roberts"
 
Hear It Now (CBS)
Theme: Hear It Now David Leo Diamond
 
Hedda Hopper [aka: This Is Hollywood] (CBS/ABC, 1944-47)
Theme: Hollywood John Brunker ("Jack") Meakin
 
Heinz Magazine of the Air --
see "Magazine Of The Air"
 
Heinz Program, The
Theme: Look For The Silver Lining [from the 1920 musical "Sally"] Jerome Kern (m); B. G. ("Buddy") De Sylva (w)
 
Helen and Mary, The Adventures of [predecessor to "Let's Pretend"]  (CBS, 1929 - 1934)
Theme: Allegretto, from "Fairy Tale" (Opus 135, No. 2) Karel Komzak II
 
Helen Hayes Theater Of the Air, The  (NBC Blue, 1935 - 37) (CBS, 40 - 42) (Mutual, 45)
Theme: Star Was Born, A (1942) Benjamin A. "Ben" Machan (m); Al Stillman (w)
 
Helen Trent --
see "Romance of Helen Trent, The"
 
Hello, Sweetheart, Hello [aka "Ivoryne Program, The:]  (Mutual, 1945 - 46)
Theme: Hello, Sweetheart, Hello (1944) J. Russel Robinson (m); Noble Sissle (w)
 
Henry Aldrich --
see "The Aldrich Family"
 
Henry Busse [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Hot Lips
 
Henry George [Cigars] Program, The (CBS, 1930)
Theme: Smoke Your Troubles Away (The Henry George Theme Song) Phil Cook
 
Herb Shriner --
see "Two For The Money"
 
Henry King [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Blues Serenade, A Frank Signorelli; Mitchell Parish; Jimmy Lytell; Vincent Grande
 
Henry Morgan Show, The [aka: Here's Morgan]
Opening Medley, Part 1: Goodnight Ladies [orig. title: Farewell, Ladies] E. P. Christy
 
Opening Medley, Part 2: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow [aka: The Bear Went Over The Mountain] Traditional French-English Folk Song Melody; Bernard ("Bernie") (arranger) Green [pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald]
 
Theme 2: Henry Morgan Playon [based upon "Buy Eversharp" jingle] Bernard ("Bernie") Green (pseudonym of Bernard Greenwald)
 
Her Honor, Nancy James (CBS, 1938 - 39)
Theme: Song of Youth, The (1938) Allen Grant & Basil Loughrane [also the series' Director]
 
Here's Morgan --
see "The Henry Morgan Show"
 
Hildegarde's Raleigh Room
Theme: Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup Anna Sosenko
 
Hilltop House
Theme 1: Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied) Opus 49, No. 4 Johannes Brahms
 
Theme 2: Hilltop House Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Hits and Misses [a forerunner of "Juke Box Jury"]
Theme: Hits and Misses (1944) Joe Rines; Abel Baer
 
Hogan's Daughter  (NBC, 1949)
Theme: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] Ferde Grofé
 
Holiday & Company  (CBS, 1946 - 47)
Theme: Holiday Theme (No.1-2) Gus Levene
 
Hollywood Calling
Theme 1: Hooray For Hollywood [for the 1937 film "Hollywood Hotel"] Richard Whiting (m); Johnny Mercer (w)
 
Theme 2: Hollywood Calling Theme Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson); Vick Knight
 
Hollywood Hotel [with Louella Parsons]
Theme 1: Blue Moon Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Hollywood Hotel (circa 1937)
Theme 2: Lights Out Billy [William Joseph] Hill
 
Hollywood On The Air
Theme: Star Dust (1929) Hoagy Carmichael (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Hollywood Open House
Theme 1, circa 1947: Hollywood Open House George Basil ("Buzz") Adlam; Jay Milton; Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
 
Theme 2: Hollywood Open House Theme Raymond A. ("Ray") Bloch
 
Close Theme 3: Open House E T Lyn Murray
 
Hollywood Players, The --
see "Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players, The"
 
Hollywood Playhouse --
see "Woodbury's Hollywood Playhouse"
 
Hollywood Showcase
Theme 1: Hollywood Showcase Theme Marlin H. Skiles
 
Theme 2: Showcase Theme Raymond A. [Ray] Bloch
 
Hollywood Sound Stage (CBS, 1951-52)
Theme: Hollywood Sound Stage Alexander Courage
 
Hollywood Star Playhouse
Theme 1: Hollywood Star Playhouse George Basil ("Buzz") Adlam; Jay Milton; Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
 
Theme 2: Hollywood Star Playhouse Theme Jeff Alexander
 
Hollywood Star Preview / Hollywood Star Theater / Tums Hollywood Theater
Theme: Hollywood Star Theme (1949) Bernard Katz
 
Hollywood Theater --
see "Skippy Hollywood Theater"
 
Honest Harold (CBS, 1950-51)
Theme: Honest Harold Hemp [re-cycled later as a theme for Mr. Magoo cartoons] John Brunker ("Jack") Meakin
 
Honeyboy and Sassafras
Theme: Mosquito Parade, The [from the 1902 musical revue "The Mosquito Parade"] James Swope; Sylvester Swope
 
Hoosier Hop, The
Theme: Down Hoosier Way Ruth V. Frank; Johnny Polce; Eleanor Smythe
 
Hoover Sentinel Concerts
Theme: Love Song James Koestner
 
Hopalong Cassidy (Synd, 1948-52)
Theme: Hopalong Cassidy [Radio Theme, Glasser wrote a different TV Theme] Albert Glasser
 
Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights [band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I'll Love You In My Dreams Abel Baer; Benee Russell; Horace Heidt
 
Horace Heidt --
see also "Pot O' Gold"
 
Horn and Hardart Children's Hour, The
Theme 1: Less Work For Mother (1936, 1974) William ("Bill") Livingston; J. Russell Robinson
 
Theme 2: Sidewalks Of New York, The [aka "East Side, West Side"] Charles B. Lawlor (m); James W. Blake (w)
 
Hour of Charm, The [before Wartime years]  (CBS, 1934 - 36; NBC, 1936 - 46; CBS, 1946 - 48)
Theme: My Isle Of Golden Dreams (1919) Walter Blaufuss (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Hour of Charm, The [during Wartime years]  (CBS, 1934 - 36; NBC, 1936 - 46; CBS, 1946 - 48)
Open Theme: American Hymn (Of Liberty), The William Wirges (??)
 
Close Theme: We Must Be Vigilant, from the 1942 film "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" [adapted from F. W. Meacham's "American Patrol"] Frank W. Meacham (m); Joseph A. Burke (music adapter); Edgar Leslie (words)
 
Alternate Title, Close Theme: American Patrol [adaptation title: "We Must Be Vigilant", from the 1942 film "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"] Frank W. Meacham (m); Joseph A. Burke (music adapter); Edgar Leslie (words)
 
Hour of Classics, The --
see "Ford's Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics"
 
House of Melody, The  (Local KFRC, circa 1936)
Theme: House Of Melody, The (1937) Meredith Willson (m); John Nesbitt (w)
 
House of Mystery, The  (Mutual, 1945 - 49)
Theme: House Of Mystery John Marion Gart
 
House By The Side Of The Road --
see "Tony Wons' Scrapbook"
 
Houseboat Hannah
Theme: Last Rose of Summer (Is The Sweetest Song Of All), The (1907) Arthur Gillespie; Harry Sidney
 
Household Finance Program, The
Theme: My Heart Is My Master (1938) Edward [Eddie] Heyman (w); James Blade (m); Frankie Masters (m)
 
Household Hour, The [aka: "The Household Program"]
Theme: Songs My Mother Taught Me (aka: Als die Alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4, 1880) [from "Zigeunermelodien" (Gypsy Songs) ] Antonin Dvorak (m); (English translator unknown)
 
Thought For Tomorrow Segment Theme: Cradle Song (1934) Carl Hoefle
 
Human Adventure, The
Theme: Gaudeamus Igitur Traditional college student song (words from 13th-century Latin; music by an unknown 18th-century composer)
 
Hymns Of All Churches
Theme: Andante Religioso (1897) Francois-Luc J. Thome
 
The Hudson-DeLange Band [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Eight Bars In Search Of A Melody Will Hudson
 
I Cover The Waterfront
Theme: I Cover The Waterfront (1933) [later used as the title song of the 1933 film "I Cover The Waterfront"] John Waldo Green (m); Edward ("Eddie") Heyman (w)
 
I Love a Mystery
Theme: Song Of Mystery [based upon Sibelius' "Valse Triste"] Paul Carson
 
Theme: Valse Triste [for the drama "Kuolema", Opus 43] Jean Sibelius
 
I Love Adventure
Theme: Valse Triste [for the drama "Kuolema", Opus 43] Jean Sibelius
 
I Sustain The Wings [with the Glenn Miller Orchestra]
Theme: I Sustain The Wings Glenn Miller; J. Chalmers Mac Gregor; Sol Meyer
 
I Want A Divorce
Theme 1: Wedding March, The (1844) [from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"] Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
 
Theme 2: Intermezzo (A Love Story) [from the 1940 film "Intermezzo"] Heinz Probost (m); Robert Henning (Eng. W)
 
Interesting Neighbors (NBC)
Theme: Love Thy Neighbor [from the 1934 film "We're Not Dressing"] Harry Revel (m); Mack Gordon (w)
 
Ipana Troubadors, The
Theme: Smiles (1917) J. Will Callahan; Lee S. Roberts
 
Irene Rich Dramas -- Dear John  (NBC Blue, 1940 - 42; CBS, 1942 - 44)
Theme: Chansonette Irene (1941) Paul Carson
 
Isham Jones [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Spain (1924) Isham Jones (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: You're Just A Dream Come True Isham Jones
 
Isle of Golden Dreams (Don Lee network, 1932)
Theme: My Isle of Golden Dreams (1919) Walter Blaufuss (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
It Pays To Be Ignorant
Theme: It Pays To Be Ignorant (1944) Tom Howard Jr. (m); Ruth Howard (w); Bob Howell (w)
 
It's Florida's Treat (with Harry Richmond)
Theme: I Love A Parade [from the 1931 Musical Revue "Rhythmania"] Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)
 
Ivoryne Program, The --
see "Hello, Sweetheart, Hello"
 
Jack and Loretta Clemens
Theme: Just A Little Girl S. B. Fishburne
 
Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy (1933 - 50)
Main Theme: Wave The Flag For Hudson High Philip R. Culkin (m); David Owen (w)
 
Theme 2: Jack Armstrong (1945) James Jewell
 
General Mills Sponsorship Theme: Have You Tried Wheaties? [adapted from "Jazz Baby"] M. K. Jerome (m); Donald D. Davis [Wheaties lyrics] (w)
 
Jack Benny Program, The
Jello Jingle Theme: J-E-L-L-O [original commercial jingle] Don Bestor
 
Jello Jingle Theme: Old Jello Theme [aka: J-E-L-L-O] Don Bestor (m); Meredith Willson (adapter/arranger)
 
Open Medley, Part 1: Yankee Doodle Boy [from the 1904 musical "Little Johnny Jones"] George M. Cohan
 
Main Theme & Signature Theme on various shows: Love In Bloom [from the 1934 Bing Crosby film, "She Loves Me Not"] Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger
 
Lucky Strike Open Theme: Be Happy, Go Lucky [Lucky Strike Jingle] Raymond Scott (pseudonym of Harry Warnow)
 
Alternate Close Theme: Hooray For Hollywood [for the 1937 film "Hollywood Hotel"] Richard Whiting (m); Johnny Mercer (w)
 
Jack Berch Show, The
Theme: I'm a Whistlin' Jimmy Eaton; Terry Shand
 
Jack Carson Show, The New (CBS, 1943 - 44)
Theme: Moment We Met, The Johnny Richards; Vick Knight
 
Jack Fina
Signature Theme on various shows: Dream Sonata Harold Spina; Jack Fina
 
Jack Haley Show, The
Theme: This Can't Be Love [from the 1938 musical "The Boys From Syracuse"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Jack Haley Show, The --
see also the "Log Cabin Jamboree"
 
Jack Jenney [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: City Night [ASCAP & BMI title -- some sources call it: City Lights(??)] Alexander ("Alec") Wilder (ASCAP/BMI); William Engvick (BMI); Truman Elliot ("Jack") Jenney (ASCAP)
 
Jack Kirkwood Show, The
Theme: Hi, Neighbor [from the 1941 film "San Antonio Rose"] Jack Owens
 
Jack Teagarden [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)
 
Jack Pearl Show, The
Theme 1: Happy Days Are Here Again [from the 1929 film "Chasing Rainbows"] Milton Ager (m); Jack Yellen (w)
 
Theme 2: Two Cigarettes In The Dark [from the 1934 film "Kill That Story"] Paul Francis Webster; Lew Pollack
 
Jack Webb Show, The (West Coast comedy series)
Theme: Our Director (March) ("B"-section bridge theme] F. E. Bigelow
 
Jad Hour, The --
see "Aunt Jemima"
 
Jake and Lena
Theme: Hello! Hello! Hello! (What a Wonderful Word Hello!) (1948) Calvin ("Cal") De Voll
 
Jan Garber
Signature Theme on various shows: My Dear Edwin Frederick Large; Jan Garber
 
Jan Savitt [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Quaker City Jazz Jan Savitt; Jimmy Schultz
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: It's A Wonderful World Jan Savitt; John Kluczko Watson; Harold Adamson
 
Jesse Crawford [organist]
Theme: Forgotten Melody, The Gustave ("Gus") Kahn; Jesse Crawford
 
Jimmie Gallagher [vocalist]
Signature Theme on various shows: Dear One Good Night (radio title: Saying Adieu) (1931) Jimmie Gallagher; Bob Ellsworth; Jack Erickson
 
Jimmie Lunceford [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Jazznocracy Will Hudson
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Uptown Blues Jimmie Lunceford
 
Jimmy Dorsey [on various big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Sandman (1934) Bonnie Lake (m); Ralph Freed (w)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Contrasts (1941) [adapted from Mvt. 2 of his 1933 Alto Sax composition "Oodles of Noodles"] Jimmy Dorsey
 
Jimmy Durante
Open Theme 1: Inka-Dinka-Doo [from the 1933 movie "Palooka"] James ("Jimmy") Durante (m); Ben Ryan (w)
 
Open Theme 2: You Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song James ("Jimmy") Durante (m); Ben Ryan (w)
 
Close Theme 3: Good-night, Good-night, Good-night Jack Barnett; James ("Jimmy") Durante
 
Jimmy Durante --
also see "The Jumbo Fire Chief Show"
 
Jimmy Wakely Show, The
Open Theme: Cimarron [aka: "Cimarron (Roll On)"] (1942) Johnny Bond
 
Close Theme: Rainbow Valley Gene Autry; Smiley Burnette
 
Joan Brooks (vocalist on various shows)
Signature Theme on various shows: If You Were the Only Girl (1929) Nat D. Ayer (m); Clifford Grey (w)
 
Joan Davis Time (CBS, 1947-48)
Theme: Nobody's Sweetheart Billy Meyers; Elmer Schoebel; Gus Kahn; Ernie Erdman
 
Joan Davis --
see also "Leave It To Joan"
 
Joe and Ethel Turp (CBS, 1943)
Theme 1: Turpesque Bert Buhrman [Albert John Buhrman, Jr.]
 
Theme 2: Joe and Ethel Bert Buhrman [Albert John Buhrman, Jr.]
 
Joe Howard --
see the "Gay Nineties Revue"
 
John Charles Thomas
Theme: Home On The Range Traditional U.S. Western Folk Song
 
John's Other Wife  (NBC, 1936 - 42)
Theme: Sweetest Story Ever Told, The [aka: "Tell Me, Do You Love Me?"] (1892) R. M. [Robert Morrison] Stults
 
Johnson Family, The
Theme 1: My Old Kentucky Home (1853) (aka: "My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight"] Stephen Collins Foster
 
Theme 2: Listen To The Mocking Bird (1855) Richard Milburn (m); pseudonym of Septimus Winner) Alice Hawthorne (w
 
Theme 3: Whistler and His Dog, The (1905) Arthur Pryor
 
Johnny Green [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Hello, My Lover, Goodbye John Green (m); Edward Heyman (w)
 
Johnny Johnson [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: After All (1935) Alec Fogarty (m); Zammy Simmons (m); Paul Denniker (w); Edwin Gilbert (w)
 
Johnny Long [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: White Star Of Sigma Nu, The [fraternity song]
 
Johnny Mercer Show, The [aka: "The Johnny Mercer Music Shop"] (NBC)
Close Theme: Dream Johnny Mercer
 
Johnny Richards [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Young At Heart Johnny Richards (m); Carolyn Leigh (w)
 
Jolly Time Pop Corn Revue, The
Theme: Bowl Of Pop Corn, a Radio, and You, A (1930) Paul Blakemore
 
Jonathon Trimble, Esq. (Mutual, 1946)
Theme: Days Gone By Jack Meakin
 
Joseph White, Radio's Favorite Tenor (NBC, 1937)
Theme: Roses In The Moonlight Peter De Rose; Joseph White
 
Joyce Jordan, Girl Intern
Theme: Poeme [vocal title: My Moonlight Madonna] Zdenko Fibich (m); William Scotti (adapter); Paul Francis Webster (w)
 
Judy Canova Show, The
Theme: Go to Sleepy, Little Baby Judy Canova (m); Zeke Canova (m); Harry Tobias (w); Henry Tobias (w)
 
Jungle Jim, The Adventures of
Theme: William Tell Overture [from the opera, "storm" motif section] Giacchino Rossini
 
Junior Miss --
see "Mary Small--Junior Miss Show, The"
 
Just Neighbors
Theme: If I Never Dream Again Leroy ("Roy") Shield
 
Just Plain Bill
Open Theme: Darling Nellie Gray Benjamine R. Hanby
 
Close Theme: Polly Wolly Doodle Traditional U.S. Southern Minstrel Song
 
Juvenile Court
Theme: Juvenile Court Theme Jerrald ("Jerry") Goldsmith
 
Kate Smith
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain (1931) Howard E. Johnson; Harry M. Woods
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Marching Along Together (1933) Edward Pola; Fred Steininger; Mort Dixon
 
Theme during 1941 ASCAP Boycott: Along 'Bout Sundown (1941) Jack Miller [John Joseph Miller] (m); Tony Gale (m); Saul Tepper (w)
 
Kay Kyser [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Thinking Of You [aka: "(I've Grown So Lonesome) Thinking Of You"] (1926) Walter Donaldson; Paul Ash
 
Kay Kyser --
see "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge"
 
Keep 'Em Rolling
Specially Commissioned Theme: Flame Of Freedom Is Burning, The Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Kitty Kelly --
see "Pretty Kitty Kelly"
 
Kitty Keene, Incorporated
Theme: None But The Lonely Heart (Nur, wer die Sehnsucht kennt)(Op. 6, 1869) [featured the 1933 RKO Radio film "Little Women"] Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky (m); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German lyric); Arthur Westbrook (Eng. Lyric)
 
Kollege of Musical Knowledge, The
Theme: Thinking Of You [aka: "(I've Grown So Lonesome) Thinking Of You"] (1926) Walter Donaldson; Paul Ash
 
Kostelanetz-Chesterfield Program, The
Theme: Love Is Mine F. D. ("Pat") Ballard; Charles E. ("Chuck") Henderson
 
Kraft Music Hall, The
Theme 1: Rhapsody In Blue George Gershwin
 
Kraft Music Hall, The [West Coast w/Bing Crosby]
Theme 2 (1936): Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) [orig. title: "Blue of the Night, The"] Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby
 
Open Theme 3 (ASCAP freeze, circa 1941): Hail, K.M.H. John Scott Trotter; Carroll Carroll
 
Alt. Theme Arr. (circa 1951): (March) Hail, K.M.H. Theodore Eugene Oberdorfer (may be a pseudonym for John Scott Trotter & Carroll Carroll)
 
Kraft Music Hall, The [with Al Jolson]
Theme 5 (1947 - 49): April Showers [from the 1921 musical "Bombo"] Louis Silvers (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)
 
Ladies Be Seated [with Johnny Olsen]
Theme 1: Hallelujah! [from the musical "Hit The Deck"] Clifford Grey (w); Leo Robin (w); Vincent Youmans (m)
 
Theme 2: Ladies Be Seated George Wiest; Johnny Olsen; Fred Hall
 
Lady Esther Serenade, The
Theme 1: Waltz You Saved For Me, The Wayne King (m); Emil Flindt (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Theme 2: All My Love Wayne King (m); Alfred Dietzel (m); Bud Green (w)
 
Lady Next Door, The
Theme: Musical Snuff-Box (Op. 32), A Anatole [ASCAP spelling of Anatol Liadov] Liadoff; Rosario Bourdon (arr.)
 
Laff 'n' Swing Club, The
Theme: You're Priceless Morey Amsterdam; Tony Romano
 
Larry Clinton [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Dipsy Doodle, The Larry Clinton
 
Laugh and Swing Club, The --
see "Laff 'n' Swing Club, The"
 
Lavender and Old Lace
Theme: Dream Melody, The [from the operetta "Naughty Marietta", vocal title: "Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life"] (1910) Victor Herbert
 
Alt. Theme Title: Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life (The Dream Melody) Victor Herbert (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)
 
Lawrence Welk [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Bubbles In The Wine Robert ("Bob") Calame; Frank Loesser; Lawrence Welk
 
Leave It To Joan [aka: The Joan Davis Show] (CBS, 1949-50)
Theme: Our Dream Jack Meakin
 
Leighton Noble Orchestra, The
Signature Theme on various shows: I'll See You In My Dreams (1924) Isham Jones (m); Gustave ("Gus") Kahn (w)
 
Lee Castle
Signature Theme on various shows: Caprice Moderne Jerry Carretta
 
Leo Reisman and his Orchestra
Open Theme: What Is This Thing Called Love? [from the 1930 musical "Wake Up And Dream"] Cole Porter
 
Close Theme: Hour Of Parting, The [L'Huere Bleue] (1928) Mischa ("Michael") Spoliansky; M. Schiffer; Gustave ("Gus") Kahn
 
Les Brown [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Dance Of The Blue Devils Les Brown
 
Signature Theme 2 [circa 1943] on various shows: Leap Frog Joe Garland
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Sentimental Journey Les Brown; Bud Green; Ben Homer
 
Signature Theme 4 on various shows: Shangri-La (1946) Carl Sigman (w)
 
Les And Larry Elgart [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Heart Of My Heart [aka: "(The Gang That Sang) Heart Of My Heart"] Ben Ryan
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Sophisticated Swing Will Hudson; Mitchell Parish
 
Les Elgart [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Dancing Sound, The Charles Albertine
 
Les Paul Show with Mary Ford, The (Syndicated (circa 1949 - 1950))
Theme: Dry My Tears Les Paul (pseudonym of Lester William Polsfuss)
 
Let George Do It
Theme: Let George Do It Edward J. ("Eddie") Dunstedter
 
Let Yourself Go [with Milton Berle]
Theme: Eversharp Jingle [aka: "Buy Eversharp"] Bernard [??] Green
 
Let's Dance (3-hour show with 3 big bands)  (NBC, 1934 - 35)
Theme: Let's Dance (1934) [adapted from Carl Maria von Weber's "Invitation To the Dance"] Fanny Mae Baldridge (w); Gregory Stone (adapter); Josef Bonime (adapter)
 
Let's Go Night Clubbing
Theme: I Would Do Anything For You [aka: "Anything For You"] (1931) Claude Hopkins; Alexander Hill; Bob Williams
 
Let's Pretend
Theme 1 (instrumental): Allegretto, from "Fairy Tale" (Maerchen und Volksliedchen, Opus 135, No. 2) (1910) [aka: "Fairy Tales (Maerchen)"] Karel Komzak II
 
Theme 2 (vocal): Let's Pretend [adapted from Karel Komzak's "Allegretto from 'Fairy Tale' (Opus 135, No. 2)" with lyrics for "Cream of Wheat"] Joseph ("Joe") Rines; Robert ("Bob") Bilder
 
Theme 3: Junior March Emil Ascher
 
Liberace Show, The
Theme 1: I Don't Care (As Long as You Care For Me) Wladziu Valentino ("Lee") Liberace; Gerald E. Teifer; Gerald G. Gwimond
 
Open Theme 2: Liberace Theme, The (adapted from the trio section of "Fantasie Impromptu" by Chopin) Frederic Chopin (m); Wladziu Valentino ("Lee") Liberace (adapter)
 
Closing Theme 3: I'll Be Seeing You Sammy Fain (m); Irving Kahal (w)
 
Life and Love of Dr. Susan, The  (CBS, 1939 - 40)
Theme 1: Lyric Pieces, Book 3, No. 5 - 'Erotic' (Op. 43, No. 5) Edvard Grieg
 
Theme 2: Doctor Susan Theme Richard ("Dick") Leibert
 
Life Begins at Eighty
Theme: Melody In F (Opus 3, No. 1) (1850 - 51) Anton Rubinstein
 
Life Can Be Beautiful
Theme 1: Melody in C (1938) William H. Meeder
 
Theme 2: Life Can Be Beautiful (theme music) (1941) Don Becker (m); Chester Kingsbury (arr.)
 
Theme 3: Beautiful Theme (1946) Charles Paul
 
Life Of Mary Sothern, The
Theme: Little Love, A Little Kiss, A (Un Peu D'Amour) [aka: Just A Little Love, A Little Kiss] (1912) Lao [Stanislao] Silésu (m); Adrian Ross (Eng. w)
 
Life Of Riley, The
Theme 1: What'll You Have? Pabst Blue Ribbon (Beer jingle, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians"] Traditional Nursery Rhyme Tune
 
Theme 2: Life Of Riley, The Alfred Goodman
 
Theme 3: Life of Riley (Radio Program) Theme Lou Kosloff
 
Life Savers Rendezvous (NBC)
Theme: You're A Life Saver (1935) Ed East
 
Life With Luigi
Opening Medley, Part 1: Chicago Lew Pollack; Clare Sidney
 
Opening Medley, Part 2: Oh Marie [aka: O Mari] Edoardo Di Capua
 
Lifebuoy-Rinso Program, The [aka: "Tuesday Night Party", with Al Jolson]
Theme: April Showers [from the 1921 musical "Bombo" starring Al Jolson ] Louis Silvers (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)
 
Light Of The World, The
Theme: Light Of The World (theme), based on "Lovely Appears" from "The Redemption" by Gounod (1942) Clark D. ("Doc") Whipple (adapter and organ arr.); Charles François Gounod (m)
 
Alternate Theme Title: Light Of This [sic] World Clark D. ("Doc") Whipple
 
Li'l Abner
Theme: Li'l Abner in Dogpatch Don Marcotte
 
Lincoln Highway, The
Theme: Lincoln Highway, The Jack Arthur
 
Linda's First Love
Theme 1: Romance (Opus 44, No. 1) (1859) Anton Rubinstein
 
Alt. Theme Title: If You Are But A Dream [adapted from Rubinstein's "Romance (Op. 44, No. 1)"] Anton Rubinstein (m); Moe Jaffe (adapter); Nathan J. Bonx (adapter); Jack Fulton (adapter)
 
Line-Up, The
Theme: Line-Up, The Edward J. ("Eddie") Dunstedter
 
Lionel Hampton [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Flyin' Home Lionel Hampton (m); Benny Goodman (m); Sid Robin (w)
 
Little Herman
Theme: Little Herman [aka: "Little Herman Theme & Finale"] Josef Bonime
 
Little Jack Little [and his Orchestra]
Signature Theme on various shows: Little By Little [from the 1929 film "The Sophomore"] Robert Emmett Dolan; Walter O'Keefe
 
Little Ol' Hollywood [with Ben Alexander]
Theme: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows [from the 1918 film "The Dolly Sisters", based on the "bridge section" of Chopin's "Fantasie Impromptu"] Frederic Chopin; Harry Carroll; Joseph McCarthy
 
Little Orphan Annie   (NBC Blue, 1931 - 36; NBC, 1936 - 40; Mutual, 1940 - 42)
Theme 1: Little Orphan Annie (1928) Joe L. Sanders; Gus Kahn
 
Theme 2: Little Orphan Annie (1941) Clark D. ("Doc") Whipple
 
Log Cabin Jamboree [aka: "The Jack Haley Show"]  (NBC, 1937 - 38) (CBS, 38 - 39)
Theme 1: Jolly Good Company (1931) Raymond Wallace
 
Theme 2:Thank You For a Lovely Evening [from the musical "Palais Royal Revue, The"] (1934) Jimmy McHugh (m); Dorothy Fields (w)
 
Theme 3: Welcome Ted Fiorito (m); Jack Meskill (w)
 
Theme 4: Log Cabin Jamboree (1938) Ted Fiorito (m); Jack Meskill (w)
 
Lone Journey
Theme: Lone Journey (1941) Elwyn Owen
 
Closing Theme: Lone Journey Closing (1947) William H. Meeder
 
Lone Ranger, The
Theme: William Tell Overture [from the opera, "finale" section] Giacchino Rossini
 
Lone Wolf, The  (Mutual, 1948 - 49)
Theme: Lone Wolf, The (1949) Rex Koury
 
Lonesome Gal Program, The
Theme: Lonesome Gal (1951) Walter Schumann (m); Jack Brooks (w)
 
Longines Symphonette, The
Theme: Moonlight Sonata, The (Opus 27, No. 2) Ludwig von Beethoven
 
Lora Lawton
Theme: Just A Little Love Song (pub. 1922) [aka: "Just a Little Love"] (from the musical revue "The Box Party"] Joe Cooper (m); Samuel M. Lewis (w); Joseph Young (w)
 
Lorenzo Jones
Theme 1 [comedy]: Funiculi-Funicula Luigi Denza
 
Theme 2: Beyond The Blue Horizon [from the 1930 film "Monte Carlo"] Richard Whiting (m); W. Franke Harling (m); Leo Robin (w)
 
Theme 3 [dramatic]: When I Grow To Old To Dream [from the 1935 film "The Night Is Young"] Sigmund Romberg (m); Oscar Hammerstein II (Eng. w)
 
Sub-Theme: Lorenzo Jones Ann Leaf
 
Lou Breese Orchestra, The [aka: "The Sheaffer Parade"]
Theme: Breezin' Along With The Breeze (1926) Richard Whiting; Haven Gillespie; Seymour Simons
 
Louella Parsons Show --
see "Hollywood Hotel"
 
Louis Armstrong [band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: When It's Sleepy Time Down South Clarence Muse; Leon T. Rene; Otis J. Jr. Rene
 
Lucky Millinder
Signature Theme on various shows: Sweet Slumber (1904) Jacob Henry Ellis
 
Lucky Strike Hit Parade--
see "Your Lucky Strike Hit Parade [aka: "Your Hit Parade"]"
 
Lucky Strike Radio Hour, The (NBC, 1928-31)
Theme: Lucky Day Ray Henderson (m); B.G. [George Gard] De Sylva (w); Lew Brown (w)
 
Lud Gluskin [and his Orchestra]
Signature Theme on various shows: On The Air James Campbell; Reginald Connelly; Carroll Gibbons;
 
Luke Slaughter of Tombstone (CBS, 1958)
Theme: Luke Slaughter Theme(s) Wilbur J. Hatch
 
Lum and Abner
Theme 1, circa 1931-41: Eleanor (A Serenade) (1914) Jessie Louise Deppen [Jessie Louise Deppen McCleod]
 
Theme 2, circa 1941-45: Evalena Sybil Chisholm Bock (aka: Sybil Chism Bock) [organist]
 
Theme 3, circa 1945-46: Eleanor (A Serenade) (1914) Jessie Louise Deppen [Jessie Louise Deppen McCleod]
 
Theme 4, circa 1946-53: Down On The Old Party Line (1946) Ralph W. Emerson II [organist]; Elsie Mae Emerson
 
Lux Radio Theatre (CBS)
Theme 1 (1934 - 1954): Lux [Radio] Theatre [Signature] Theme Robert Armbruster
 
Between-The-Acts Theme: Interlude Louis Silvers; Rudy Schrager
 
Incidental Theme: Lux Romance Theme (1945) Lee Erwin
 
Open Theme 2 (1954 - 1955): Lux Theme Rudy Schrager
 
Close Theme 2 (1954 - 1955): Lux Finale Rudy Schrager
 
Ma Perkins [aka: "Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins"]
Theme: Oxydol Theme [aka "Ma Perkins"] (1933) Larry Larsen; Don [D. T.] Marcotte
 
Magazine of the Air [aka: "Heinz Magazine Of The Air"]
Theme: Love's Own Sweet Song [aka "Just a Song At Twilight"] (1884) G, Clifton Bingham (w); James Lynam Molloy (m)
 
Magic Key of RCA  (NBC Blue, 1935 - 39)
Theme: Theme of the RCA Frank Black
 
Magic Melodies  (Local L.A. on KMPC, 1942 - 48)
Theme: Magic Melody[, The] (1948) Rex Koury
 
Magic Voice, The
Theme: Salut d'Amour [aka: "Liebesgruss"; aka: "Love's Greeting"] (Op. 12, 1888) Sir Edward Elgar
 
Alt. Theme Title: Love's Greeting [aka: "Liebesgruss"; aka: "Salut d'Amour"] (Op. 12, 1888) Sir Edward Elgar
 
Mail Call [Armed-Forces Radio Service]
Close Theme: Handful Of Stars, A (1940) Ted Shapiro; Jack Lawrence
 
Main Street Music Hall (with Earl Wrightson & Russ Emery) (CBS, 1949; NBC, 1950 - 51)
Theme: Main Street Music Hall Theme (1950) Alfredo Antonini
 
Major Bowes' Capitol Family
Theme 1: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] Claude Achille Debussy
 
Theme 2: With A Song In My Heart [from the 1929 musical "Spring Is Here"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Major Bowes --
see also the "Original Amateur Hour"
 
Make-Believe Ballroom, The [with Martin Block]
Theme 1: Make Believe Ball Room (1936) Andy Razaf; Paul Denniker
 
Theme 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 Called X, The
Theme: Man Called X Theme, The (1950) John Waldo ("Johnny") Green
 
Man From Homicide, The
Theme: Man From Homicide Theme, The George Basil ("Buzz") Adlam
 
Man I Married, The
Theme: Only You [probably] Don Becker
 
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Theme: Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (Theme Song)(1936) Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen (w+m); Pinky H. Herman (w)
 
Marathon Melodies  (NBC Blue, 1939 - 40)
Theme: If You Were Set To Music (1938) Josef Cherniavsky; Bill Lorin [Vladimir Cherniavsky]; Ben Baron
 
March Of Time, The [aka: "The March of Time Quiz"]
Theme 1: March Of Time, The [from "The Earl Carroll Vanities of 1930"] (1930) Harold Arlen (m); Ted Koehler (w)
 
Theme 2: Time March, The Amedeo De Filippi
 
Theme 3: El Capitan (March) John Philip Sousa
 
Mark Trail
Theme 1: Mark Trail Theme John Marion Gart
 
Theme 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
 
Married For Life (Mutual, 1946 - 47)
Theme: Married For Life Abe Goldman
 
Martin Kane, Private Eye
Theme: Theme, Private Eye [<sic>] 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 [interviews & talk]
Theme on ABC [1950 - 54]: My Beautiful Lady (1911) [as arranged for the 1950 film "Two Weeks With Love"] Ivan Caryll (m); C. M. S. McClellan (w); Leo Arnaud (arr.)
 
Mary Marlin --
see "The Story of Mary Marlin"
 
Mary Noble --
see "Backstage Wife"
 
Mary Small--Junior Miss Show, The  (ABC, 1946 - 47)
Theme: Junior Miss Theme (No.1-2)(1946) Gus Levene
 
Mary Small's Revue
Open Theme: There's A Home In Wyoming (1933) Peter De Rose; William J. ("Billy") Hill
 
Close Theme: When I Told The Village Bells L. Wolfe Gilbert; William B. Kernell
 
Mary Sothern --
see "The Life of Mary Sothern"
 
Mary Sullivan, Policewoman (ABC, 1946 - 47)
Main Theme: Mary Sullivan, Policewoman Jesse Crawford
 
Matty Malneck -
see "Music By Malneck"
 
Maxwell House Coffee Time
Opening Billboard: Maxwell House Opening Leith Stevens
 
Main Theme 1: You and I Meredith Willson
 
Theme 2: Thoughts While Strolling [2nd movement of the "O. O. McIntyre Suite"] Meredith Willson
 
Featured Theme: He's My Uncle Lew Pollack; Charles Newman
 
Maxwell House Program, The [aka: Maxwell House Concerts] (NBC Blue, 1930's)
Main Theme: Peaceful Valley (1925) Willard Robison
 
Maxwell House Program, The (with Russ Columbo)
Theme: You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love (1931) Gladys Du Bois; Paul Gregory; Russ Columbo; Con Conrad
 
Maxwell House Show Boat --
see "Show Boat"
 
Maxwell House Show Boat --
see also "Pick and Pat"
 
Mayor Of The Town [starring Lionel Barrymore]
Instrumental Theme: Mayor of the Town Lionel Barrymore
 
Vocal Theme: So Waits My Heart (1946) Lionel Barrymore (m); Dailey Paskman (w)
 
Meet Corliss Archer
Theme: Anchor-Hocking (Open-Close Theme) Morton Gould (m)
 
Meet Millie
Theme: Meet Millie Irving Miller
 
Melody Ranch (with Gene Autry)
Theme 1: Sing Me a Song of the Saddle (1937) Frank Harford; Gene Autry
 
Theme 2: Back In The Saddle Again (1940) Ray Whitley; Gene Autry
 
Mercury Theater On The Air [aka: Campbell Playhouse]
Theme: 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]
Theme: Grand March [aka: "Grand Marsche"], from the opera "Tannhauser" Richard Wagner
 
Michael Shayne, The New Adventures of  (Syndicated, 1948 - 50)
Theme: Michael Shayne Theme (1949) Johnny Duffy
 
Mickey Mouse Theater Of The Air, The
Theme: Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? Frank E. Churchill (m); Ann Ronell (w)
 
Mills Brothers, The [on various radio shows]
Close Theme: 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)
Opening Billboard 1: Eversharp Jingle [aka: Buy Eversharp] Bernard [??] Green
 
Opening Billboard 2: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] Ferde Grofé
 
Open/Close Theme 1: There's No Business Like Show Business [from the 1946 musical "Annie Get Your Gun"] Irving Berlin
 
Close Theme 2: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] Ferde Grofé
 
Milton Berle --
see also "Let Yourself Go"
 
Misadventures of Si and Elmer, The
Theme 1: Farmer In The Dell, The (circa 1880's) Traditional American children's game song
 
Theme 2: Turkey In The Straw [aka: "Zip Coon"] (circa 1830's) Traditional American folk song
 
Missus (Mrs.) Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Theme: Home! Sweet Home! [aka: There's No Place Like Home] (from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"] Sir Henry R. Bishop (m); John Howard Payne (w)
 
Mister (Mr.) Aladdin
Theme: Bewitched [aka: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", from the 1941 musical "Pal Joey"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Mister (Mr.) and Missus (Mrs.)
Open Theme: Mean To Me Fred Ahlert (m); Roy Turk (w)
 
Close Theme: Home! Sweet Home! [aka: There's No Place Like Home] [from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"] Sir Henry R. Bishop (m); John Howard Payne (w)
 
Mister (Mr.) and Mrs. North (NBC, 1941 - 46; CBS, 1947 - 55)
Main & End Theme 1 on NBC: Way You Look Tonight, The Jerome Kern
 
Act Opener: North Theme (Opening after Theme) [<sic>] Charles F. Paul
 
Main & End Theme 2 on NBC (circa 1943): To Love, My Darling (1943) Frank J. Novak, Jr. (m); Marion Noel (w)
 
Mister (Mr.) Chameleon
Theme: Masquerade John Jacob Loeb (m); Paul Francis Webster (w)
 
Mister (Mr.) District Attorney
Theme 1: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) (Op. 40) (1841) Richard Strauss
 
Theme 2: Mr. District Attorney Theme Peter Van Steeden Jr.
 
Mister (Mr.) Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons
Theme: Someday I'll Find You [from the 1930 musical "Private Lives"] Noel Coward
 
Mister (Mr.) President
Theme 1: Mr. President Opening Theme (1947) Basil G. ("Buzz") Adlam
 
Theme 2: 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
Theme: Recollections Erno Rapee; Lew Pollack
 
Modern Romances
Theme: Modern Romances '(Theme Song of the NBC Radio program of the same name)' (1944) Norman Cloutier
 
Mollé Mystery Theatre
Theme: Mollé Theme Song (1939) Frank Crumit (m); Sedley Brown (w)
 
Monitor Radio [N B C Weekend Radio format]
Signature Sound: Monitor Beacon, The [sound effect signature - a tape loop made from a sequence of 1950's AT & T telephone line switching tones generated by analog oscillators] [no composer]
 
Theme 1: Night Flight To Madrid (1958) Kermit Leslie (pseudonym of Kermit Levinsky); Walter Leslie (pseudonym of Walter Levinsky)
 
Theme 2: Monitor Lan ("Lanny") O'Kun
 
Theme 3: Monitor Theme(s) Stanley Applebaum
 
Theme 4: Monitor Pulse Theme, The Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
 
Theme 5: Monitor Weekend Theme, The Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
 
Theme 6: On The Go Theme [aka: "Monitor On The Go"] Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
 
Theme 7: Here Comes More of Monitor [aka: "The Monitor Theme"] Bernie Baum; Bill Giant; Florence Kaye
 
Theme 8: Monitor Radio Theme Bradley Paul Hatfield
 
Montgomery Ward's Riverside Hour --
see "Riverside Hour"
 
Moon River
Theme: Caprice Viennois Fritz Kreisler
 
Bridge Music: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] Claude Achille Debussy
 
Morton Downey --
see "The Coke Club"
 
Moylan Sisters, The
Theme 1: Thrivo Jingle Elizabeth Zindel
 
Theme 2: Sittin' On A Log, Pettin' My Dog (1933) Edward E. Confrey; Byron Gay
 
Music By Malneck [with The Matty Malneck Orchestra]
Theme: Stairway To The Stars (1939) [instrumental title: "Park Avenue Fantasy" (1935)] Matt ("Matty") Malneck (m); Frank Signorelli (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Music For To-Night
Theme: Music For To-Night Don Gillis
 
Music Millions Love [with Andre Kostelanetz & his Orchestra] (CBS, 1945 - 46)
Theme: Love Is Mine (1936) Pat Ballard; Charles E. ("Chuck") Henderson
 
Music Of Manhattan [with the Norman Cloutier Orchestra] (NBC, 1945)
Theme: Music Of Manhattan Norman L. Cloutier
 
Music That Endures
Theme: Meditation Adolf G. Hoffmann
 
Music That Satisfies (1944 version) --
see "Chesterfield Cigarettes Presents 'Music That Satisfies'"
 
Music Until Dawn [from Chicago, hosted by Bob Hall]
Theme: That's All Bob Haymes (m); Alan Brandt (w); Tony Aquaviva (arr); perf. by the Andre Kostelanetz Orch.
 
Musical Americana [with Deems Taylor and the Raymond Paige Orchestra]
Theme 1: White Knight, The [from the orchestral suite "Through The Looking Glass" (1919, rev. 1922)] Joseph Deems Taylor
 
Theme 2: Where Else But Here? [from the 1938 operetta "Let Freedom Ring"] Sigmund Romberg (m); Edward Heyman (w)
 
Musical Camera, The (aka: NBC Musical Camera) (Mutual & NBC, circa 1936 - 1938)
Theme: The Bells of Avalon (1927) Joseph Cherney [Josef Cherniavski] (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Musical Steelmakers, The  (Mutual, 1938 - 42)
Theme: Rangers' Song, The [from "Rio Rita"] (1926) Harry Tierney (m); Joseph McCarthy (w)
 
Musical Treasure Chest [with Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights]  (NBC, 1940 - 44)
Theme: March of the Heidt Brigade, The Horace Heidt
 
Mutual Radio Theater --
see "Sears Radio Theater"
 
My Favorite Husband
Theme: My Favorite Husband - Radio Theme Wilbur Hatch
 
My Friend Irma (CBS 1947 - 54)
Theme 1: Friendship [from the 1939 musical "Dubarry Was a Lady"] Cole Porter
 
Theme 2, used in middle: Sentimental Rhapsody, from "Street Scene" [aka: "Street Scene" (1933)] Alfred Newman
 
Theme 3: My Friend Irma Theme John M. Leipold
 
My Little Margie
Opening Signature/Billboard 2: Little 'M' Fanfares, from the "Structural Music" library Alexander Laszlo
 
Main & End Theme 2: Bows and Strings [aka: My Little Margie Theme], from the "Structural Music" library Alexander Laszlo
 
My Son and I (CBS Daytime, 1939 - 41)
Theme: My Son and I Charles Paul
 
My True Story
Theme: My True Story (1948) Charles Hathaway (m); Will Gould (w)
 
Myrt and Marge [aka: "The Story of Myrt & Marge"]   (CBS, 1931 - 42) (Mutual, 1939)
Theme 1: Dream Waltz, The [title song of the 1929 Swedish film] Jules Sylvain [Stig Hansson] (m); Reg Connelly (w)
 
Theme 2: Poor Butterfly Raymond ("Ray") Hubbell (m); John Golden (w)
 
Myrt and Marge in "Hayfield's Pleasures of 1932" [Wrigley sponsorship]   (CBS, 1932 - 33)
Theme: How Can I Go On Without You Frank Westphal (w + m)
 
Mysterious Traveler, The   (Mutual, 1943 - 52)
Theme: Mysterious Traveler (1947) Clark D. ("Doc") Whipple
 
Mystery Man of the Air --
see "Arthur Tracy, the Street Singer"
 
Mystery Playhouse --
see "Molle Mystery Theatre"
 
N B C Calling
Theme: N B C Calling Lan ("Lanny") O'Kun (m)
 
N B C Jamboree
Theme: Looking At the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses (1926) Jimmy Steiger; Tommie Malie
 
N B C [Weekend] Monitor --
see "Monitor Radio"
 
N B C Theater --
see "Screen Director's Playhouse"
 
National Barn Dance, The
Theme 1: Iowa Corn Song, The George Botsford; George ("Spike") Hamilton; Ray W. Lockard; Edward T. Riley
 
Theme 2: Hayloft Gang Is Here, The [to the tune of "A Hot Time In The Old Town (Tonight)"] Joseph Hayden (m); Theodore A. Metz (m)
 
Theme 3: (When I Was) Seeing Nellie Home [aka "Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party"] John Fletcher (m); Frances Kyle (w)
 
National Farm and Home Hour, The
Theme: Stars and Stripes Forever (March), The John Phillip Sousa
 
National Farm and Home Hour, The--Uncle Sam's Forest Rangers
Theme: Forest Rangers' Theme (1941) Rex Maupin
 
National Radio Forum, The
Theme: Washington Evening Star March, The [aka: "Evening Star March"] William J. Stannard
 
NBC Musical Camera --
see "Musical Camera, The"
 
Neals and Orville, The  (Crosley-Avco Broadcasting, 1949 - 50)
Theme: Neals and Orville Theme, The Earl Hamner (w) & George Rogers (m)
 
Neighbor Nell (NBC Blue)
Theme: Love Thy Neighbor [from the 1934 film "We're Not Dressing"] Harry Revel (m); Mack Gordon (w)
 
Nestle Chocolate Show, The
Theme: Quite By Accident Jack Meakin
 
Nero Wolfe, The Adventures of
Theme: Nero Wolfe Theme Lew White
 
Nero Wolfe, The New Adventures of
Theme: Nero Wolfe Theme Robert ("Bob") Packham
 
Nick Carter, Master Detective
Theme: Nick Carter Theme Lew White
 
Nightbeat  (NBC, 1950 - 52)
Theme: Nightbeat Theme Frank Worth
 
No School Today --
see "Big John and Sparky"
 
Nobody's Children (circa 1929 - 30)
Theme: So Dear to Me Sidney D. Mitchell, Archie Gottler & Con Conrad
 
Nona From Nowhere
Theme: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen Thomas P. Westendorf
 
Norge Musical Kitchen, The [with Tim Ryan and Irene Noblette]
Theme: Song Is Ended, The (But The Melody Lingers On) (1927) [used to advertise Norge appliances] Irving Berlin
 
Norge Musical Kitchen, The --
see also "Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson"
 
Norge Program, The [with Louis Armstrong]
Theme: Song Is Ended, The (But The Melody Lingers On) (1927) [used to advertise Norge appliances] Irving Berlin
 
Norman Cloutier Orchestra, The
Signature Theme on various shows: I'm Sailing a Dream Boat Norman L. Cloutier; Peter De Rose
 
Norman Cloutier --
see also "Music Of Manhattan"
 
Now Hear This
Theme: Anchors Aweigh Charles A. Zimmerman (m); Alfred Hart Miles (w); R. Lovell (w)
 
Official Detective
Opening Signature: Official Detective Opening Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Main Theme: Official Detective Theme Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Olivio Santoro
Theme: Scrapple Jingle, to the tune of "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Der-E" Henry J. Sayers (m)
 
One Man's Family
Theme 1 (4/29/1932 - 10/13/1940): Destiny (Valse Lente)(1912) [aka: "Destiny Waltz (What Do We Know of the Morrow?)"] Sydney Baynes (m); D. Eardley-Wilmot (w)
 
Theme 2 (10/20/1940 - 4/24/1959): Patricia (Waltz)(1943) Paul Carson
 
One of the Finest  (NBC Red and Blue, 1939 - 41)
Theme: Il Guarany (1860) Antonio Carlos Gomes
 
O'Neills, The
Theme: Londonderry Air [vocal title: Danny Boy] Traditional Irish Air from Londonderry County
 
Open Door, The
Theme: Sim Sholom [Grant Peace] Traditional Jewish Melody
 
Original Amateur Hour, The [Major Bowes, Ted Mack]
Theme 1: There's No Business Like Show Business [from the 1946 musical "Annie Get Your Gun"] Irving Berlin
 
Theme 2: Let's Get On With The Show Wade F. Denning Jr.
 
Theme 3: Stand By Wade F. Denning Jr.; Lloyd Marx; Harold Orlob
 
Close Theme 4: Perfect Day, A (1910) Carrie Jacobs Bond
 
Orphans of Divorce
Theme: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen Thomas P. Westendorf
 
Orrin Tucker [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) Egbert Van Alstyne (m); Erwin R. Schmidt (m); Loyal B. Curtis (m); Haven Gillespie (w)
 
Our Gal Sunday
Theme 1: Red River Valley (originally a Canadian Folk Song circa 1869) Traditional; Stanley ("Stan") Davis (arranger)
 
Theme 2 (circa 1946): Our Gal Sunday Theme Richard ("Dick") Leibert
 
Our Miss Brooks
Theme: Brooks Theme [aka: Our Miss Brooks Theme] Wilbur Hatch
 
Ozzie Nelson '27, and his Orchestra
Theme: Loyal Sons of Rutgers Philip Bliss; Ozzie Nelson
 
Ozzie and Harriet, The Adventures of (CBS/NBC/CBS/ABC, 1944-54)
Main & End Theme: Mary (I'm In Love With You) (1931) J. Fred Coots; Ozzie Nelson
 
Open Theme 2, later episodes: [original theme - title unknown] Billy May
 
Open Theme 3, later episodes: [original theme - title unknown] George Basil ("Buzz" or "Buzzy") Adlam
 
Painted Dreams
Theme: I'm Yours [from the 1930 musical "Simple Simon"] John "Johnny" Green (m); E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)
 
Palmolive Hour [Program], The [with Gustave "Gus" Haenschen conducting the orchestra] (WAEF)
Theme: Somewhere In The World Nathan D. ("Nat") Ayer
 
Parisian Romances [aka "d'Orsay's Parisian Romances"]  (NBC Blue, 1929)
Theme: Loving You (1929) Roger Stebbins (w); Gregoire Alexandresco (m)
 
Parker Family, The
Theme: Deep Purple Peter De Rose (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Passing Parade, The
Theme: Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture) Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky
 
Pat Novak For Hire [starring Jack Webb]
Open Theme: Pat Novak Main Title George Basil ("Buzz" or "Buzzy") Adlam
 
Close Theme: Pat Novak End Credits George Basil ("Buzz" or "Buzzy") Adlam
 
Paul Whiteman [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Rhapsody In Blue [Theme From...] George Gershwin
 
Pepper Young's Family
Theme 1: Always (1925) Irving Berlin (m); May Singhi Breen (w)
 
Theme 2: Au Matin (In the Morning) [from "Morceaux De Salon Choisis"] (Op.83) Benjamin Louis Godard
 
Theme 3: Pepper Young's Family William H. Meeder
 
Pepsodent Hour, The --
see "Amos 'n' Andy"
 
Personal Column of the Air, The
Theme: L'Amour Toujours L'Amour [aka: Love Everlasting] Rudolph Friml (m); Catherine Chisholm (w)
 
Perry Mason
Theme: [original theme - title unknown] Paul Taubman (??); William Meeder (??)
 
Pet Milk Show, The
Theme: You And The Night And The Music [from the 1934 musical "Revenge With Music"] Arthur Schwartz (m); Howard Dietz (w)
 
Phil Baker Show, The
Theme 1: Armour Theme Song, The Kenneth ("Kenn") Sisson
 
Theme 2: Rolling Along Phil Baker
 
Phil Cook
Signature Theme on various shows: O Kay Colonel! (1932) Phil Cook
 
Phil Harris/Alice Fay Show, The
Main Theme: Sunday Jule Styne; Ned Miller; Chester Conn
 
Secondary Theme: Rose Room (1917) Art Hickman (m); Harry H. Williams (w+m)
 
Theme 3: It's A Big Wide Wonderful World [from the 1940 musical revue "All In Fun"] John Rox
 
Philco Radio Hour, The / Philco Concert Orchestra
Theme: Mem'ries (Golden Memory Days) [aka: "Memories"] (1928) Harold Sanford (m); Henry M. Neely (w)
 
Phillip Morris Playhouse
Theme 1: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] Ferde Grofé
 
Theme 2: Phillip Morris Playhouse Theme Rene ("Aime") Garriguenc
 
Theme 3: Phillip Morris Broadway Playhouse Theme George Bassman; Charles Martin
 
Piano Playhouse, The  (ABC, 1945 - 53)
Theme: Piano Playhouse Theme Mario Braggiotti
 
Pick and Pat
Theme: Jolly Coppersmith, The Carl Peter
 
Pickens Sisters, The
Theme: Just You and I Ray Gold
 
Pillsbury Flour Radio Hour, The --
see "Today's Children"
 
Pillsbury House Party, The --
see "Art Linkletter"
 
Play Broadcast  (Mutual, 1940 - )
Theme: Moon Is a Silver Dollar, The (1939) Sammy Fain (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Poet's Gold
Theme: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] Claude Achille Debussy
 
Ponds Players, The
Theme: Babbie Waltzes, The [from the play, "The Little Minister"] (1897) William Fuerst
 
Ponds Program, The
Theme: My Love Victor Young (m); Ned Washington (w)
 
Portia Faces Life
Theme 1: Portia Theme [aka "Portia"] (1945) Louis P. ("Lew") White
 
Theme 2: Portia Faces Life Theme Anthony Mottola
 
Theme 3: Kerry Dance, The [aka: The Cuckoo] [possible Errata] Margaret Casson (m); J. L. Molloy (w)
 
Pot O' Gold  (NBC, 1939 - 40; NBC Blue, 1940 - 1941; ABC, 1946 - 47)
Theme 1: March of the Heidt Brigade, The Horace Heidt
 
Theme 2: There's a Pot O' Gold In The Air (1940) Frankie Carle [Francis N. Carlone] (m); Henry Russell (w)
 
Powder Box Theater  (CBS, 1946)
Theme: Powder Box Theme Gus Levene
 
Presenting Al Jolson  (NBC, 1932 - 33)
Theme: My Mammy [from the 1918 vaudeville revue "Sinbad" starring Al Jolson] Walter Donaldson (m); Sam Lewis (w); Joe Young (w)
 
Pretty Kitty Kelly
Theme: Kerry Dance, The [aka: The Cuckoo] Margaret Casson (m); J. L. Molloy (w)
 
Princess Pat Pageant, The --
see "A Tale Of Today"
 
Princess Pat Players, The --
see "A Tale Of Today"
 
Private Practice of Dr. Dana, The  (CBS, 1947 - 48)
Theme: Dr. Dana Edward J. ("Eddie") Dunstedter
 
Prudential Family Hour, The
Open Theme: Intermezzo [theme from the 1940 film "Intermezzo (A Love Story)"] Heinz Provost (m); Robert Henning (w); (or it could be an Intermezzo by Brahms or Mascagni)
 
Close Theme: Bless This House (1932) May H. Brahe (m); Helen Taylor (w)
 
Pursuit of Happiness
Theme: Of Thee I Sing [title song of 1931 Broadway musical] George Gershwin (m); Ira Gershwin (w)
 
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
Theme: Pulitzer Prize Playhouse - theme (1946) Bernard ("Bernie") Green (psuedonym of Bernard Greenwald)
 
Quaker State Motor Oil Program, The
Theme: At The Sign Of The Green And White David Mendoza (m); Robert A. Simon (w)
 
Queen For A Day [orig. title: "Queen For Today"] (Mutual, 1945 - 57)
Open Theme: Queen For a Day (1948) Art Kassel; Jim Morgan
 
Close Theme, after "crowning the queen": Pomp and Circumstance March #1 (from Opus 39, No. 1) "Trio" section [vocal title: The Land of Hope and Glory] Edward Elgar
 
Quick As A Flash
Theme: Quick As A Flash Raymond A. ("Ray") Bloch
 
Quiet, Please
Theme: Symphony in D Minor (2nd Mvt.) [aka: Dream Rhapsody as popularized in an arrangement by Les Baxter and Leonard Pennario] Cesar Franck
 
Alt. Theme Title: Dream Rhapsody [based upon the 2nd Mvt. of the Franck Symphony in D-Minor, as popularized in an arrangement by Les Baxter and Leonard Pennario] Cesar Franck
 
Quixie Doodle Contest  (Mutual, 1939 - 40)
Theme: Java Jive (1940) Ben Oakland (m); Milton Drake (w)
 
Quiz Kids, The
Theme: School-Days (1906) Gus Edwards; Will D. Cobb
 
Theme 2: Playmates (1939) [adapted from the 1904 intermezzo Two-Step "Iola"] Charles L. Johnson (m); Saxie [Harold Kirby] Dowell (adapter)
 
Theme 3: Quiz Kids Theme William Francis ("Bill") Wirges
 
Theme 4: Just Ask The Quiz Kids (1942) Joe Kelly
 
R.K.O. Radio Hour, The
Theme: Voice of R.K.O., The Tom Kennedy
 
R.K.O. Radio Theater, The [with host William Hanley]
Theme: Voice of R.K.O., The Tom Kennedy
 
Radio Auction --
see "Auction Gallery"
 
Radio City Playhouse
Theme: Shangri-La Robert Maxwell (m); Matty Malneck (m); Carl Sigman (w)
 
Radio Hall of Fame, The
Theme: World Outside, The [Theme from "The Warsaw Concerto"] [from the 1941 British film "Dangerous Moonlight", released in the U.S. in 1942 as "Suicide Squadron"] Richard Addinsell
 
Radio Readers Digest
Theme: Radio Readers Digest Theme Nathan Lang Van Cleave
 
Railroad Hour, The
Theme 1: I've Been Working On The Railroad [aka: The Levee Song] Traditional U. S. Folk Song
 
Theme 2: Railroad Hour Theme (1948) Alfred ("Al") Goodman
 
Rainbow Court --
see "Song of the City"
 
Ralph Edwards --
see "This Is Your Life"
 
Ray Anthony [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Man With The Horn, The (1946) Eddie DeLange; Jack Jenney; Bonnie Lake
 
Ray Bloch Music Party
Theme: Ray Bloch Music Party Theme Raymond A. ("Ray") Bloch
 
Ray Bloch's Varieties
Theme: Music In My Fingers Richard Myers (m); Edward Heyman (w)
 
Ray Bolger Show, The
Theme: Once In Love With Amy (from the 1948 musical "Where's Charley?" starring Ray Bolger) Frank Loesser
 
Ray Kinney [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Across The Sea (1919) Ernest K. Kaai; Johnny Noble; Ray Kinney
 
Ray McKinley [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Howdy, Friends Ray McKinley
 
Ray Noble [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Good Night, Sweetheart [from the 1931 revue "Earl Carroll Vanities"] Ray Noble; Jimmy Campbell; Reg Connelly
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Very Thought Of You, The (1934) Ray Noble
 
Raymond Scott [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Pretty Little Petticoat Raymond Scott (professional name of Harry Warnow); Jack Lawrence
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Toy Trumpet, The Raymond Scott (professional name of Harry Warnow); Lew Pollack; Sidney D. Mitchell
 
RealSilk Program, The (NBC Blue, 1936 - 37)
Theme: Spectator March (theme, RealSilk Program) (1936) Harry Sosnik
 
Red Nichols [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Wailing To The Four Winds probably Loring ("Red") Nichols (unverified at this time)
 
Red Norvo [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Mr. and Mrs. Swing Red Norvo
 
Red Ryder
Theme: Streets of Laredo, The [aka: The Dying Cowboy] Traditional U.S. Western Song
 
Red Skelton Show, The
Open Theme 1, circa 1941: Jersey Jive, The Ozzie Nelson
 
Close Theme 2, circa 1941: Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes) Nilo Menendez (m)
 
Theme 3, circa 1942: Great Day! [aka: There's gonna be a Great Day...] [from the 1929 show "Great Day"] Vincent Youmans (m); William ("Billy") Rose (w); Edward Eliscu (w)
 
Theme 4, from 1943: Holiday For Strings David D. Rose
 
Revelers, The [aka: "R & R Entertainers"]  (NBC Red and Blue, 1938 - 40)
Theme: Just Around the Corner (May Be Sunshine For You) (1925) Harry Von Tilzer (m); Dolph Singer (w)
 
Rex Humbard --
see "The Cathedral of Tomorrow"
 
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Theme: Powell Theme [vocal title: "Leave It To Love"] Henry Russell [professional name of Henry Russell Olson] (m); By Dunham (w)
 
Richard Himber and The Studebaker Champions
Signature Theme: Falling In Love With You [aka: "(Was I To Blame For) Falling In Love With You?"] (1930) Victor Young (m); M. Neumann [Chester Conn] (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: It Isn't Fair (1933) Richard Himber; Frank Warshauer; Sylvester Sprigato
 
Richard Lawless (starring Kevin McCarthy) (CBS, 1946)
Theme: Richard Lawless John Marion Gart
 
Right To Happiness, The
Theme 1: Song of the Soul [incidental music for the 1909 drama "The Climax"] Joseph Carl Breil (m); Edward Locke (w)
 
Theme 2: Right To Happiness Albert ("Bert") Buhrman
 
Rin Tin Tin, The Adventures of
Theme: Rin Tin Tin, The Adventures of Henry ("Hank") Sylvern
 
Ripley's Believe It Or Not --
see "Believe It Or Not"
 
Riverside Hour, The [Montgomery Ward's Riverside Hour]
Theme: Spirit Of Progress March (1928) J. Oliver Riehl
 
Road of Life, The
Theme: Andante Cantabile, First Movement Theme from the "Pathetique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Opus 74) [popular title: "The Story of a Starry Night"] Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky; Joseph Carl Breil (adapter/arranger)
 
Romance of Helen Trent, The
Theme 1: Un Peu d'Amour [English title: "A Little Love, A Little Kiss"] [aka: "Just A Little Love, A Little Kiss"] (1912) Lao [Stanislao] Silésu (m); Adrian Ross (Eng. w)
 
Theme 2: Juanita, from "Songs Of Affection" (1853) [adapted from the "Sarabande" from Handel's first opera "Almira" (1705); melody also used in the aria "Lascia Ch'io Pianga" (Let Me Cry) from his opera "Rinaldo" (1711)] George F. Handel (m); Caroline Norton (adapter)
 
Theme 3: Helen Trent Theme (1946) Stanley ("Stan") Davis
 
Rosa Rio Rhythms
Theme: Sunrise Serenade Frankie Carle (m); Jack Lawrence (w)
 
Rose, David --
see "California Melodies"
 
Rosemary
Theme: Rosemary Love Theme, The Paul Taubman
 
Roy Rogers Show, The (Mutual, 1944-45; 48-50) (NBC, 46-47; 51-55)
Post Cereals Sponsorship Open Theme, before 1953: Double-R-Bar, The [aka: "It's Roundup Time on the Double-R-Bar", and "Roy Rogers Opening"] (1951) Dale Evans
 
Quaker Oats Sponsorship Open Theme, before 1953: Smiles Are Made Out Of Sunshine [aka: "Smiles Are Made Out Of The Sun"] (1943) Ray Gilbert
 
Close Theme, before 1953; Main & End Theme from 1953: Happy Trails (1951) Dale Evans
 
Rudy Vallee
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: My Time Is Your Time (1924) Leo Dance (m); Eric Little (w)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: On The Air (1932) Jimmy Campbell; Reg. Connelly; Carroll Gibbons
 
Rubinoff Orchestra, The
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Give Me A Moment Please [from the 1930 Jeanette MacDonald film "Monte Carlo"] Richard A. Whiting (m); W. Franke Harling (m); Leo Robin (w)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Fascination Waltz Al Lewis; Dave Rubinoff
 
Russ Columbo --
see "Maxwell House Program, The (with Russ Columbo)"
 
Russ Morgan ("Music In the Morgan Manner", and other orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Does Your Heart Beat For Me? (1936) Russ Morgan (m); Arnold Johnson (m); Mitchell Parish (w)
 
Closing Theme on various shows: So Long (1940) Russ Morgan (m); Remus Harris (w); Irving Melsher (w)
 
Sacred Heart Program, The --
see "Fred Waring Sacred Heart Program, The"
 
Sam Spade, The Adventures of (ABC/CBS/NBC, 1946-51)
Theme: Sam Spade Theme (1949) Rene Garriguenc
 
Close Theme: Good Night, Sweetheart [from the 1931 revue "Earl Carroll Vanities"] Ray Noble; Jimmy Campbell; Reg Connelly
 
Sammy Kaye [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Swing and Sway Pat Paterson; Sammy Kaye
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Until Tomorrow Sammy Kaye
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Kaye's Melody Sammy Kaye
 
San Quentin On the Air (Mutual, 1944)
Theme: Time On My Hands (1930) Vincent Youmans (m); Mack Gordon (w); Harold Adamson (w)
 
Saturday's Child --
see "Crossroads"
 
Saturday Night Serenade  (CBS, Saturday Nights)
(Pet Milk Sponsorship) Theme 1: Pet Milk (Theme Song) (1937) Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen
 
(Pet Milk Sponsorship) Theme 2: Lullaby Theme (Pet Milk) [aka: "Pet Lullaby Theme, The"] (1937) Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen
 
Theme 3: Silver Star (1940) Walter Gustave ("Gus") Haenschen
 
Sayle Taylor
see "Voice of Experience, The"
 
Screen Director's Assignment (aka: NBC Theater/Screen Directors' Guild)
Theme: N B C Theater/Screen Directors' Guild Theme Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
 
Screen Director's Playhouse (aka: NBC Theater/Screen Directors' Guild)
Theme: N B C Theater/Screen Directors' Guild Theme Henry Russell (professional name of Henry Russell Olson)
 
Screen Guild Players/The Camel's Show [sponsor: Camel Cigarettes] (NBC, 1948)
Theme: Camel Theme [expanded arrangement] Freddie Rich (probably adapted/arranged by Wilbur Hatch??)
 
Screen Guild Show/Theatre, The Gulf
Theme: Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture) [aka: "Moon Love"] Piotr Ilyich ("Peter") Tchaikovsky; Oscar Bradley (arr.)
 
Screen Guild Theatre --
see also "Stars In The Air"
 
Sealtest Program, The [with Rudy Vallee]
Theme: My Time Is Your Time (1924) Leo Dance (m); Eric Little (w)
 
Sealtest Village Store, The [with Eve Arden and Jack Carson]
Theme 1: On Wisconsin Carl Edwin Beck Jr.; W. T. Purdy
 
Theme 2: Great Day [aka: It's a Great Day...] Vincent Youmans; William Rose; Edward Eliscu
 
Sealtest Village Store, The [with Ilene Woods and Ray Noble]
Theme 3: Smile For A Smile, (I'll Give You) A Stanley Cowan; Bobby Worth (aka: Bobby Scott Worth)
 
Sears Radio Theater (Mutual Radio Theater) (CBS, 1979-80)
Theme: Sears Radio Theater Theme Nelson Riddle
 
Second Husband [aka: "The Famous Actors Guild"]
Theme 1: If Love Were All (1922) William Axt (m); Martha Lois Wells [Wilchinski] (w)
 
Theme 2: Diane [aka: "(I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile) Diane", from the 1927 film "Seventh Heaven"] Lew Pollack; Erno Rapee
 
Second Mrs. Burton, The
Theme 1: My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice [from the opera "Samson and Delilah"] Camille Saint-Saens
 
Theme 2: Second Mrs. Burton (Theme), The Richard ("Dick") Leibert
 
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon [orig. title: Challenge of the Yukon] --
see "Challenge of the Yukon"
 
Shadow, The  (Mutual, 1937-54)
Opening Signature: [theme title unknown] Leith Stevens (??); Charles F. Paul (??)
 
Main Theme: Omphale's Spinning Wheel ("Le Roet d'Omphale," Opus 31] Camille Saint-Saens
 
Shadows of the Mind  (Mutual, 1947)
Theme: Shadows of the Mind Chester [Chet] Kingsbury
 
Sheaffer Parade, The --
see "Lou Breese and his Orchestra"
 
Shell Chateau, The (with Al Jolson)
Open Theme 1 (1935): Good Evening, Friends [from the 1931 Al Jolson musical "The Wonder Bar" ] Robert Katscher (m); Irving Caesar (w); Karl Farkas (w)
 
Open Theme 2 (1936): Golden Gate [from the 1928 Al Jolson film "The Singing Fool"] Billy Rose; Dave Dreyer; Joseph Meyer; Al Jolson
 
Open Theme 3: About A Quarter To Nine [from the 1935 Al Jolson film "Go Into Your Dance"] Harry Warren (m); Al Dubin (w)
 
Close Theme: Thank You, Father [from the 1930 musical "Flying High"] Ray Henderson (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w); Lew Brown (w)
 
Sheriff, The --
see "Death Valley Sheriff"
 
Sherlock Holmes
Theme: March of the Ancestors [from the 1937 British musical "Crest of the Wave"] Ivor Novello
 
Sherlock Holmes, on ABC (ABC, 1946 - 47)
Theme 1: Holmes Theme #1 (1947) Albert ("Bert") Buhrman Jr.
 
Theme 2: Holmes Theme #2 (1947) Albert ("Bert") Buhrman Jr.
 
Show Boat (The Maxwell House Show Boat)
Theme: Here Comes The Show Boat [from the 1929 film "Show Boat"] Maceo Pinkard (m); Billy Rose (w)
 
Si and Elmer --
see "The Misadventures of Si and Elmer"
 
Si Zentner [big band shows]
Theme: Lazy River [aka: "Up A Lazy River"] Hoagy Carmichael; Sidney Arodin
 
Signal Carnaval [aka: Signal Oil Carnival]  (NBC, 1936 - 41)
Theme: Smile With Me (1936) Meredith Willson
 
Silver Dust Twins [Goldy and Dusty, aka: "The Gold Dust Twins"]  (Local WEAF, 1923 - 26) (CBS, 1932 - 33)
Theme: Brighten the Corner Where You Are (1913) Charles Hutchison Gabriel (m); Ina Duley Ogdon (w)
 
Silver Eagle  (ABC, 1951 - 55)
Theme: Winged Messenger (1950) Charles Williams
 
Sing It Again  (CBS, 1948 - 51)
Theme: Sing It Again Raymond A. ("Ray") Bloch
 
Singin' Sam (the Barbasol Man)
Theme 1: Barbasol, Barbasol [jingle set to the air: Tammany] based upon the old English air "Tammany" Traditional
 
Theme 2: Reminiscing (1930) Harry Warren; Edgar Leslie
 
Singing Sweethearts [with Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson]
Theme: Sweet Lady [from the 1921 musical "Tangerine"] Howard Johnson; Carlo Sanderson
 
Six Shooter, The
Theme: Highland Lament, A George Basil ("Buzz") Adlam (adapter/arr. of Scottish Air??)
 
Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar [$64,000] Question, The
Theme: Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar Question Theme [aka: Love Is The $64,000 Question] Norman Leyden
 
Skinnay Ennis [music shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Got A Date With An Angel [from the 1931 film "For The Love Of Mike"] Jack Waller (m); Joseph Turnbridge (m); Clifford Grey (w); Sonny Miller (w)
 
Skippy Hollywood Theater
Theme: Hollywood Theater Theme Mahlon Merrick
 
Slumber Music Hour, The (WJZ)
Theme: Slumber On (1928) Keith McLeod (m); Walter Preston (w)
 
Small Town D.A.
Theme: Theme from Small Town D.A. Nathan Van Cleave
 
Smile Time
Theme: It's Smile Time Stephen Valentine ("Steve") Allen
 
Smiley Burnette Show, The
Theme: It's My Lazy Day Stephen ("Smiley") Burnette
 
Smilin' Ed McConnell (on CBS)
Theme: Under His Wing (The Taystee Bread Theme Song) (1939) Ed McConnell
 
Smilin' Ed McConnell --
see also "The Buster Brown Show"
 
Snow Village Sketches
Theme: Sunshine Irving Berlin
 
Society Girl
Theme: Sunrise Serenade Jack Lawrence; Frankie Carle
 
Song Of The City [aka: "Rainbow Court"]
Theme: Sweetest Story Ever Told, The [aka: "Tell Me, Do You Love Me?"] (1920) Robert Morrison ("R. M.") Stults
 
Songs For Sale
Theme: Songs For Sale Theme Raymond A. ("Ray") Bloch
 
Sonny Dunham [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Memories Of You Eubie Blake (m); Andy Razaf (w)
 
Sons of the Pioneers, The [vocal group shows]
Theme 1: Blue Shadows On The Trail Eliot Daniel; Johnny Lange
 
Theme 2: Tumblin' Tumbleweeds Bob Nolan
 
Theme 3: Cool Water Bob Nolan
 
Sparrow Club, The
Theme: Sparrow Club Theme Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Spike Jones Show, The
Open Theme 1: Charlie, My Boy Gus Kahn; Ted Fiorito
 
Theme 2: Cocktails For Two [from the 1934 film "Murder at the Vanities"] Sam Coslow; Arthur Johnston; Spike Jones (comedy arr.)
 
Spike Jones Show, The [Coca-Cola Sponsorship]
Theme 3: Coca-Cola Company Theme, The [aka: Coca-Cola Signature] Leonard W. Joy
 
Spotlight Bands [aka: "Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands"]
Theme: Coca-Cola Company Theme, The [aka: Coca-Cola Signature] Leonard W. Joy
 
Stan Kenton [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Artistry In Rhythm Stan Kenton
 
Standard Hour, The
Theme 1: Soconyland (Is Everywhere You Go) (1928) J. H. Wright (w); Joseph Alger (m)
 
Theme 2: This Hour is Yours (1943) Julius Haug (m); Adrian Michaelis (w)
 
Standard School Broadcast
Theme: This Hour is Yours (1943) Julius Haug (m); Adrian Michaelis (w)
 
Stars In The Air / Screen Guild Theatre (CBS, 1951-52)
Theme: Stars In The Air Alexander Courage
 
Stars Over Hollywood
Theme: Stars Over Hollywood Ivan Dale Ditmars
 
Stella Dallas
Theme 1, 1938-40: Memories (1915) Egbert Van Alstyne (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Theme 2, 1938-40: Old Refrain, The (Viennese Popular Song, adapted for the 1936 musical "The King Steps Out"] Johann Brandl (orig. composer); Fritz Kreisler (adapter)
 
Theme 3, 1940-55: How Can I Leave Thee? (1813, based on a Thuringian folk song) Henry Bishop (adapter); John Howards Payne (w)
 
Sub-Theme: Stella Dee Ann Leaf
 
Stepmother
Theme: Minute Waltz, The (Op. 64, No. 1) Frederic Chopin
 
Stoopnagle and Bud
Theme: Chopsticks [aka: The Celebrated Chop Waltz] Arthur de Lulli [pseudonym of Euphemia Allen]
 
Stop The Music
Theme 1, 1948-51: Stop The Music (the official song of the radio show) Al Goodhart (m); Leni Mason (w); Arthur Berman (w)
 
Opening Theme 2 (Admiral sponsorship), 1950-51: Top of the Evening [aka: "Admiral Title Music"] [probably] Donald John ("Don") Walker (m); [under investigation] (w)
 
Theme 3, 1951-52: Stop The Music Sam Coslow (m); Lou Halmy (arr.)
 
Theme 4, 1954-55: Stop The Music Raymond Arthur ("Ray") Bloch; Robert Arthur
 
Story Behind The Headlines [with Cesar Searchinger]
see "Behind the Headlines"
 
Story of Bud Barton, The --
see "Bartons, The"
 
Story of Mary Marlin, The
Theme: Clair de Lune [from the "Suite Bergamasque"] Claude Achille Debussy
 
Sub-Theme: Gramercy Square (1935, pub. Clayton F. Summy Co.) Allan Grant
 
Story Shop, The [aka "NBC Story Shop"]
Theme: Story-Teller Theme William H. Meeder
 
Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters, The
Theme: Will You Remember (Sweetheart) [from the 1917 musical "Maytime"] Sigmund Romberg (m); Rida Johnson Young (w)
 
Strike It Rich (with Warren Hull)
Theme: Strike It Rich Theme Henry ("Hank") Sylvern; Walter H. Framer
 
Studebaker Champions, The (with Glen Gray & Richard Himber, orchestra leaders)
Theme 1: Falling In Love With You [aka: "(Was I To Blame For) Falling In Love With You?"] (1930) Victor Young (m); M. Neuman [Chester Conn] (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Theme 2: It Isn't Fair (1933) Richard Himber; Frank Warshauer; Sylvester Sprigato
 
Studio One
Theme 1: Studio One Glenn ("Abe") Osser
 
Theme 2: Prelude To The Stars [aka: Studio One Concerto] Vic Oliver
 
Summerfield Bandstand, The (NBC, 1947)
Theme: Summerfieled Cadets [aka: The All American March] Jack Meakin (m); Foster Carling (w)
 
Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics --
see "Ford's Sunday Evening Hour Of Classics"
 
Sunoco Show, The
Theme: Sunoco March, The Harold Sanford
 
Sunset and Vine  (Syndicated by Capitol Transcriptions, 1946 - 47)
Theme: Sunset and Vine Theme Song Donald Irwin Robertson; Edwin L. ("Buddy") Cole
 
Superman  (WOR/Mutual/ABC, 1940-51)
Theme 1: Superman March Sammy Timberg
 
Theme 2: Superman (1946) John Marion Gart
 
Suspense  (CBS, 1942-62)
Main & End Theme: Suspense Theme Bernard Herrmann
 
Alternate End March Theme: New Suspense Closing Lucien Alfred E. Moraweck
 
Swingo [Philip Morris Musical Game]  (CBS, 1940 - 41)
Theme: On the Trail [from "The Grand Canyon Suite"] Ferde Grofé
 
Sylvania Foresters, The  (NBC)
Theme: Sylvania Song, The (1929) Walter Preston (w); Keith McLeod (m)
 
Sylvanians, The
Theme: Sylvania Song, The (1929) Walter Preston (w); Keith McLeod (m)
 
Sylvia Clarke
Theme: Looking At the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses (1926) Jimmy Steiger; Tommie Malie
 
T-Men
Theme: T-Men Theme Paul Sawtell
 
Take It or Leave It
Theme: Take It or Leave It, theme of the Eversharp Radio Program (1949) Raymond A. ("Ray") Bloch
 
Tale Of Today, A
Theme: Coronation March [La Marche du Sacre] from the opera "The Prophet" [Le Prophete] Giacomo Meyerbeer
 
Talent Scouts --
see "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts"
 
Tales of the Texas Rangers
Opening Medley, Part 1: Eyes of Texas, The Traditional folk song "I've Been Working On The Railroad" (m); John Sinclair (w)
 
Opening Medley, Part 2 & Close Theme: Tales Of The Texas Rangers David D. Rose
 
Taystee Bread Program (on CBS), The --
see "Smilin' Ed McConnell"
 
Taystee Breadwinner, The
Theme: Tastyeast Is Tempting (jingle, to the tune of "Here's To Whiskey" [aka: How Do You Do, Ev'rybody, How Do You Do?]) Trad. WW I song: "Mademoiselle From Armentieres" [aka "Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous"]
 
Ted Fiorito [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Rio Rita [from the 1926 Ziegfeld stage production "Rio Rita"] Harry Tierney (m); Joseph McCarthy (w)
 
Ted Husing Bandstand  (WHN/WMGM, 1947 - 53)
Theme: Paging Mr. Husing (1947) [aka: "Ted Husing Band Stand Show Theme" (1946)] Joel Herron (w+m)
 
Ted Lewis [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: When My Baby Smiles At Me Ted Lewis; Bill Munro; Andrew B. Sterling
 
Ted Mack --
see the "Original Amateur Hour"
 
Ted Straeter Orchestra [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Most Beautiful Girl In The World, The [from the 1935 Broadway musical "Billy Rose's Jumbo"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Ted Weems [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Out Of The Night (1931) Harry Sosnik; Walter Hirsch
 
Teel Variety Hall  (NBC, 1945)
Theme: Teel Variety Hall Theme Raymond A. [Ray] Bloch
 
Telephone Hour, The [aka "Bell Telephone Hour, The"]
Instrumental Theme: Bell Waltz, The (1942) Donald David Voorhees
 
Vocal Theme: Music of Love (1951) Donald David Voorhees (m); Guy Wood (w)
 
Terry and the Pirates
Theme: Ambushes Everywhere [composer under investigation]
 
Tex and Jinks
Theme: Manhattan [from the 1925 revue "Garrick Gaities"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Texaco Star Theater
Theme: Texaco Signature (1938) David Broekman
 
Thanks To the Yanks (The Bob Hawk Show) (CBS, 1942-47)
Theme: Thanks To the Yanks Jack Meakin; Bob Hawk; Robert Sour
 
Theatre Guild On The Air --
see "The U S Steel Hour"
 
Thin Man, The Adventures of...[and "The New Adventures of..."]
Theme: Theme - Thin Man Show Frederic ("Fred") Fradkin
 
Third Man, The (The Lives of Harry Lime)
Theme: Third Man Theme, The [title theme from the 1949 film] Anton Karas
 
This Amazing America
Theme: Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead the Way To Home) (1927) Larry Shay; Harry Harris; Tommie Malie
 
This Day Is Ours
Theme: Love For Today Don Becker
 
This Fabulous World (with Alex Dreier)  (Syndicated, 1946 - 47)
Theme: This Fabulous World (1946) Irma Glen
 
This Is Hollywood --
see Hedda Hopper
 
This Is Nora Drake
Theme: Theme for 'This Is Nora Drake' Charles F. Paul
 
This Is Our Enemy [mini-series title music]
Theme: This Is Our Enemy [cues] Nathan Van Cleave
 
This Is Your FBI (ABC, 1945-53)
Theme: Theme F B I (1945) [aka: FBI March, The] Nathan Van Cleave
 
This Is Your Life (with Ralph Edwards)
Instrumental Theme: This Is Your Life Theme [aka: Life Theme] (1949) Alexander Laszlo
 
Vocal Theme: This Is Your Life (1949) Alexander Laszlo (m); L. Wolfe Gilbert (w)
 
This Life Is Mine  (CBS, 1943 - 45)
Theme: This Life Is Mine Bert Buhrman [Albert John Buhrman, Jr.]
 
Those Happy Gilmans
Theme: Pop Goes The Weasel Traditional English nursery rhyme tune
 
Those We Love
Theme 1: Weeping Willow Scott [??] Joplin
 
Theme 2: Eventide Arthur Kay
 
Theme 3: Those We Love Louis ("Lou") Silvers; Sidney ("Sid") Silvers; Calvin ("Cal") Kuhl
 
Thought for Tomorrow, A [formerly a segment of "The Household Hour"]
Theme: Cradle Song (1934) Carl Hoeffle
 
Three Suns, The [music shows]
Theme: Twilight Time (1944) Al Nevins (m); Mortie Nevins (m); Artie Dunn (m); Buck Ram (w)
 
Three Suns and a Starlet, The (NBC Syndication, 1946)
Theme: Twilight Time (1944) Al Nevins (m); Mortie Nevins (m); Artie Dunn (m); Buck Ram (w)
 
Time For Love [starring Marlene Dietrich]
Theme: Time For Love Alec Wilder; Bill [William]] Engvick
 
Time To Shine --
see "Griffin Program, The"
 
Tintypes Program, The (with Joe Rines & His Orchestra)  (NBC, 1941 - 42)
Theme: (Those Good Old) Fluffy Ruffle Days (1941) Joe Rines; Abel Baer; Cliff Hess
 
Today's Children
Theme 1: Tales From The Vienna Woods [Waltz] (Op. 325)(1868) Johann Strauss
 
Theme 2: Aphrodite [& Aphrodite Waltz] [from the 1919 musical production "Aphrodite"] Anselm Goetzl
 
Theme 3: Lonely Heart Ireene Wicker
 
Theme 4: Autumn Nocturne Josef Myrow (m); Kim Gannon (w)
 
Theme 5: Concerto Theme for Today's Children (1947) Romelle Fay
 
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (ABC, 1952)
Theme: Space Academy March Henry ("Hank") Sylvern
 
Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters, The
Theme: Shredded/Instant Ralston jingle [to the tune of: "When The Bloom Is On The Sage"] Nathaniel W. Vincent; Fred Howard (pseudonym of Fred Howard Wright)
 
Tommy Dorsey [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You George Bassman (m); Ned Washington (w)
 
Tommy Dorsey [shows sponsored by Kool or Raleigh Cigarettes]
Cigarette Sponsorship Theme: Two Cigarettes In The Dark Lew Pollack; Paul Francis Webster
 
Tommy Tucker [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: I Love You (Oh, How I Love You) Tommy Tucker
 
Tony Pastor [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Blossoms Alexander Albert Avola
 
Tony Wons' [Radio] Scrapbook
Theme: Traumerei (Dreams) [No. 7 from "Children's Scenes"] Robert Schumann
 
Town Hall Tonight --
see Fred Allen
 
Travels of Mary Ward, The
Theme: Country Gardens [aka: "The Vicar of Bray"; aka: "The Quaker's Opera" (1728)] Traditional English air from the 18th Century
 
Treasury Bandstand
Opening Theme: Treasury Bandstand Opening Theme (1950) Alfredo Antonini
 
Treasury Star Parade
Theme: Any Bonds Today? Irving Berlin
 
Trouble With Marriage, The
Theme: Jealousy [Jalousie Tango] (1926) Jacob Gade (m)
 
True Detective Mysteries
Theme 1: True Detective Theme No. 1 [possibly aka: "Mysterioso #1"] Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Theme 2: True Detective Theme No. 2 Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Theme 3 (circa 1937): America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) Henry Carey (m); Samuel Francis Smith (w)
 
Theme 4 (circa 1950): Brutal Regiment [a B-movie cue adapted for the MUTEL Music Service as "Dramatic Main Title #1 (MT 14)"; aka: Capitol "Q" Series Library Q 12-2: THEME No. 2 Long Version (Dramatic-Full)] Herschel Burke Gilbert (m); Joseph Mullendore (adapter)
 
Truth Or Consequences
Theme 1: Merrily We Roll Along Traditional Children's Nursery Tune
 
Theme 2: Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here [based upon "Come, Friends, Who Plough The Sea" from the 1879 Operetta "The Pirates of Penzance"] W. S. Gilbert; Sir Arthur Sullivan; Theodora Morse (adapter)
 
Tums Hollywood Theater --
see "Hollywood Star Preview / Hollywood Star Theater / Tums Hollywood Theater"
 
Tune Detective, The [with Sigmund Spaeth]
Theme: Excerpt from the opera "Lohengrin" Richard Wagner
 
Twenty Questions
Theme: Twenty Questions (1949) Bernard Green; Moe Jaffe; Dick Hardt [Paul Kapp]
 
Twilight Melodies On the Air [aka: "Twilight Melodies"]  (NBC, 1929)
Theme: Twilight Melodies Nathan Natoli; Donald Bernard; Victor Young
 
Two For The Money (with Herb Shriner)
Open Theme: Indiana [aka: (Back Home Again In Indiana) Ballard MacDonald (m); James F. Hanley (w)
 
Close Theme: Hoop De Doo Milton De Lugg (m); Frank Loesser (w)
 
U S Steel Hour, The / Theatre Guild On The Air
Theme: United States Steel March Bernard Green
 
Uncle Don (with Don Carney [Howard Rice])
Theme: Hibbidy-Gits Song, The [aka: "Uncle Don's Song"] loosely based upon the Nursery Tune "Jimmy Crack Corn (Blue Tail Fly)"; Don Carney [real name: Howard Rice] (adaptor)
 
Sub-Theme: Parade of the Goops (1931) Ernie Golden (m); Don Carney [real name: Howard Rice] (w)
 
Uncle Ezra [aka: "Uncle Ezra's Radio Station"]  (NBC, 1934 - 1941)
Theme 1: Lazy Moon (1903) Bob Cole; J. Rosimond Johnson; Billy Johnson
 
Theme 2: When The Bees Are In The Hive (1904) Alfred Bryan (w); Kerry Mills (m)
 
Theme 3: Rosedale, Everyone's Home Town (1936) Jack Frost [pseudonym of Harold G. Frost]
 
Skit Theme: Gimme a Toot on the Tooter, Tommy (1935)  [loosely based on "Turkey In the Straw"] Jack Frost [pseudonym of Harold G. Frost]
 
Uncle Sam's Forest Rangers [part of The National Farm and Home Hour]
Theme: Forest Rangers' Theme (1941) Rex Maupin
 
Uncle Walter's Doghouse  (NBC, 1939 - 42)
Theme 1: Prisoner's Song, The [aka: "If I Had The Wings Of An Angel"] (1924) Guy Massey
 
Theme 2: Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1910) Leo Friedman; Beth Slater Whitson
 
Theme 3: Whistler And His Dog, A (1905) Arthur Pryor
 
Under Arrest [police dramas]  (Mutual, 1946 - 54)
Theme: Under Arrest Theme Charles F. Paul
 
Union Oil Program [Operettas]  (CBS, 1939 - 40; NBC, 1940 - 41)
Theme: Where Or When [from the 1937 musical "Babes In Arms"] Richard Rodgers (m); Lorenz Hart (w)
 
Valiant Lady  (CBS, 1938; NBC, 1938 - 42; CBS, 1942 - 46; ABC, 1951 - 52)
Theme 1: Estrellita (My Little Star) Manuel M. Ponce
 
Theme 2: Valiant Lady Theme (1945) Chester ("Chet") Kingsbury
 
Vanette Fashion Previews [celebrity interviews]  (NBC Blue, 1939)
Theme: Beautiful Lady (1912) Egbert Van Alstyne
 
Variety Time  (Synd., 1944 by World Program Service)
Theme: Variety Time Theme Raymond A. [Ray] Bloch
 
Vaughn de Leath [pseudonym of Leonore Vonderlieth] [on various shows]
Theme: Red Sails In The Sunset Hugh Williams (m); Jimmy Kennedy (w)
 
Vaughn Monroe [orchestra shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Racing With The Moon (1941) Johnny Watson (m); Vaughn Monroe (w); Pauline Pope (w)
 
Vic and Sade
Theme 1: Oh, You Beautiful Doll Nathaniel Davis Ayer (m); Seymour Brown (w)
 
Theme 2: Shine On, Harvest Moon Nora Bayes-Norworth (m); Jack Norworth (w)
 
Theme 3: Chanson Bohémienne (Sweet Dreams of Thee) (Intermezzo-Valse) (1908) J. B. Boldi [Jean-André Balogh] (m); Ray Carter (added lyric)
 
Vicks Open House [with Grace Moore]
Theme: One Night Of Love (title song from the 1934 film) Victor Schertzinger (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Victory Gallery --
see "Auction Gallery"
 
Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands --
see "Spotlight Bands"
 
Vincent Lopez Show, The
Theme 1: On The Radio (1924) Vincent Lopez; Owen Murphy
 
Theme 2: Nola Felix Arndt
 
Voice of Experience, The (CBS 1933 - 36; NBC 36 - 37; Mutual 37 - 39)
Theme: My Guiding Star Marion Sayle Taylor
 
Voice of Firestone, The (NBC 1928 - 54; ABC 54 - 57)
Theme 1 (1928 - 36): Memory Lane (1924) Con Conrad (m); Larry Spier (m); B. G. ("Buddy") De Sylva (w)
 
Theme 2 (1936 - 40; Npvember, 41 - 57): In My Garden Idabelle Firestone (m); Lester O'Keefe (w)
 
Theme 3 (January, 1941 - 57): If I Could Tell You Idabelle Firestone (m); Madeleine Marshall (w)
 
Voice of the Army, The [U. S. Army Recruiting] (Synd., 1945)
Theme: Voice of the Army, The (1945) Norman L. Cloutier (m); North Callahan (w)
 
Vox Pop
Theme: Pop Goes The Weasel Traditional English dance tune
 
Waltz Time, with host Frank Munn (NBC, 1933 - 48)
Theme 1: Divine Waltz [composer under investigation]; Abe Lyman [Abraham Simon] (arr.)
 
Theme 2: Home! Sweet Home! [aka: There's No Place Like Home] [from the 1823 opera "Clari, or The Maid of Milan"] Sir Henry Bishop (m); John Howard Payne (w); Abe Lyman [Abraham Simon] (arr.)
 
Theme 3: La Golondrina [aka: Las Golondrinas] (1862) Narciso Serradell (m); Abe Lyman [Abraham Simon] (arr.)
 
Wayne King [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: Waltz You Saved For Me, The (1930) Wayne King (m); Emil Flindt (m); Gus Kahn (w)
 
Wayne King --
see also "The Lady Esther Serenade"
 
We Are Four
Theme: Diane [from the 1927 film "Seventh Heaven"] Lew Pollack; Erno Rapee
 
We Love And Learn  (Don Lee-Mutual, 1940 - 42) (CBS, 42 - 44), (NBC, 44)
Theme: We Love and Learn (1942) Don Becker
 
We, The People
Theme: Symphony No. 1, First Movement Introduction Johannes Brahms
 
Wendell Hall Show, The
Theme: It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' (1923) Wendell Hall
 
Wendy Warren and the News
Theme 1: My Home Town Clarke Morgan (??)
 
Theme 2: Wendy Ann Leaf
 
What You Need (CBS)
Theme: What You Need Theme Nathan Lang Van Cleave
 
What's My Name?
Theme 1: What's My Name? John Marion Gart
 
Theme 2: Whats My Name Theme Raymond A. ("Ray") Bloch
 
What's The Name of That Song?
Theme: I Know That You Know [from the 1926 Musical Comedy, "Oh, Please!"] Vincent Youmans (m); Otto Harbach (m); Ann Caldwell-O'Dea (w)
 
Wheeling Steelmakers (NBC Blue, 1942 - 44)
Theme: Song of Steel, The (1942) Meredith Willson
 
When A Girl Marries
Theme 1: At Dawning (I Love You) (1916) Charles Wakefield Cadman (m); Nelle Richmond Eberhart (w)
 
Theme 2: Notturna D'Amore [English title: Drigo's Serenade] Riccardo Drigo
 
While The City Sleeps
Theme: March Chevalier [written for the 1921 silent film "Orphans of the Storm"] William Frederick Peters
 
Whisper Men, The (Mutual, 1945 - 46)
Theme: Whisper Man [Men] Theme Chester ("Chet"") Kingsbury
 
Whispering Jack Smith
Theme: Whispering John Schoenberger; Richard Coburn; Vincent Rose
 
Whispering Streets (CBS, 1952-60)
Theme: Whispering Streets Theme Marius Constant
 
Whistler, The
Theme: Whistler, The Wilbur Hatch
 
Will Bradley Band, The [big band shows]
Signature Open Theme on various shows: Think Of Me Will Bradley; T. Fetter
 
Signature Close Theme on various shows: Strange Cargo Freddie Slack; Ray McKinley
 
Will Osborne Orchestra, The
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Beside An Open Fireplace Will Osborne; Paul Denniker
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Gentleman Awaits, The Will Osborne
 
Willie Bryant [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: It's Over Because We're Through [aka: It's Over Because We're Thru] William Steven ("Willie") Bryant
 
Wings Over Jordan (CBS, 1938 - 41, 42)
Theme 2: Wings Over Jordan (1939) Thomas A. Dorsey
 
Witch's Tale, The
Theme: Orgies of the Spirits (Orgie des Espirits) [from the 1907 Oriental Suite "Noure and Anitra", re-used in the 1911 opera "The Fountain of Bakhchisaray"] Alexander Ilyinsky
 
Woman In White, The
Theme 1: Interlude, An (from "Holiday Sketches", Op.61, No.4) (1915) Clarence Lucas
 
Theme 2: Woman In White (1938) Hal [Harold Richard] Keidel
 
Theme 3: Theme for Woman In White (1940) William H. Meeder
 
Theme 4: Romantic Theme for Women In White (1947) Romelle Fay (m)
 
Woman Of Courage
Theme: Look For The Silver Lining [from the 1920 musical "Sally"] Jerome Kern (m); Buddy G. De Sylva (w)
 
Wonder Bakers, The --
see "The Happy Wonder Bakers"
 
Woodbury Soap Program, The
Theme 1: I'd Like To Fall In Love Again (1939) Harry Sosnik; Bob Burns
 
Theme 2: Beautiful Lady (1912) Egbert Van Alstyne
 
Woodbury Soap Program, The [with Bing Crosby]
Theme 3: Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) Fred Ahlert; Roy Turk; Bing Crosby
 
Woodbury's Hollywood Playhouse [dramatic anthology]  (NBC Blue, 1937 - 39; NBC, 1939 - 40)
Theme 1:[title under investigation] probably Harry Sosnik
 
Theme 2: All the Things You Are [from the 1939 musical "Very Warm For May"] Jerome Kern (m); Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (w)
 
Woody Herman [big band shows]
Signature Theme 1 on various shows: Blue Flame Joseph ("Joe") Bishop (m); James Noble (m); Leo Corday (w)
 
Signature Theme 2 on various shows: Blue Prelude Joseph ("Joe") Bishop; Gordon Jenkins
 
Signature Theme 3 on various shows: Woodchoppers' Ball Joseph ("Joe") Bishop; Woody Herman
 
Woolworth Hour, The (with conductor Percy Faith) (CBS, 1955 - 57)
Theme: Caress Percy Faith (m)
 
Words And Music [with Harvey Hays]
Theme: Largo [aka: "Goin' Home"], from the "New World" Symphony, No. 9 [sometimes called No. 5] in E-Minor (Op. 95) (1894) Antonin Dvorak
 
Alt. Theme Title: Goin' Home [Largo], from the "New World" Symphony, No. 9 [sometimes called No. 5] in E-Minor (Op. 95) (1894) Antonin Dvorak
 
World Is Yours, The
Theme: Knowledge and the Great Doors [aka: The World Is Yours] Rudolf R. A. Schramm
 
X-Minus-One
Theme 1 (1951): [theme title unknown] Albert John Jr. ("Bert") Buhrman
 
Theme 2 (1955), Part 1: Zero Minus Sixty, from the Chappell Recorded Music Library Robert Farnon
 
Theme 2 (1955), Part 2: Preparation and Blastoff, from "Exploring the Unknown" [performed by The Voices of Walter Schumann] Leith Stevens
 
X Minus-O [zero]
-- was sometimes known as "Dimension X"
 
Xavier Cugat [big band shows]
Signature Theme on various shows: My Shawl Xavier Cugat (m); Stanley Adams (Eng. words)
 
Yeast Foamers' Orchestra, The
Theme: Yeast Foamers' March, The J. Oliver Riehl
 
You Are There
Theme: Fanfare For The Common Man Aaron Copland
 
You Bet Your Life (Groucho Marx Show, The) (circa 1950)
Theme (Desoto-Plymouth sponsorship): You Bet Your Life Jerry Fielding; Sydney ("Syd") Robin
 
Theme Medley [part 1]: Hooray For Captain Spaulding [from "Animal Crackers"] Harry Ruby; Bert Kalmar
 
Theme Medley [part 2]: Groucho and the Wolf Jack Meakin
 
Theme: You Betcha Life (medley of "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" and "Groucho and the Wolf" B-Theme) Jack Meakin; Harry Ruby; Bert Kalmar
 
You Don't Say
Theme: You Don't Say Theme Rex Koury; William Yazeman; Ralph H. Andrews
 
Young Doctor (Dr.) Malone [Crisco sponsorship]
Sponsor Billboard Theme: Alexander's Ragtime Band Irving Berlin
 
Young Doctor (Dr.) Malone
Theme 1: Prelude [aka: "Prelude in D"] John Winters (professional name of John Schaeffer Wintersteen)
 
Theme 2: Young Doctor Malone William H. Meeder
 
Young Man With a Band  (CBS, 1939 - 40)
Theme: I'd Rather Lead a Band [from the film "Follow the Fleet"] (1936) Irving Berlin
 
Young Widder Brown
Theme 1: In The Gloaming Lady Arthur (m Hill; Meta Orred (w)
 
Theme 2: Young Widder Brown Theme Lewis P. ("Lew") White
 
Theme 3: Wonderful One [actual title: "My Wonderful One"] Paul Whiteman (m); Ferde Grofé (m); Dorothy Terriss (w)
 
Your America (NBC 1944; Mutual 1944 - 45)
Theme: Union Pacific R. R. (Theme) (1944) Joseph Koestner (m)
 
Your Blind Date (NBC Blue, 1942)
Theme: Your Blind Date (1942) Lew Pollack (m); Harry Ruby (w)
 
Your Family And Mine
Theme: Look For The Silver Lining [from the 1920 musical "Sally"] Jerome Kern (m); B. G. ("Buddy") De Sylva (w)
 
Your Lucky Strike Hit Parade [aka: "Your Hit Parade"]
Open/Close Signature Theme 1: Happy Days Are Here Again [from the 1929 film "Chasing Rainbows"] Milton Ager (m); Jack Yellen (w)
 
"Inside Signature" Theme 2: Lucky Day (aka: This Is My Lucky Day) Ray Henderson (m); B.G. DeSylva (w); Lew Brown (w)
 
Signature Theme 3: Be Happy, Go Lucky [Lucky Strike Jingle] Raymond Scott (pseudonym of Harry Warnow)
 
Close Theme 4: So Long For Awhile Irving Chansky
 
Close Theme 5 (Sinatra): Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) (1942) Stephan Weiss (m); Paul Mann (m); Ruth Lowe (w)
 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Theme 1: [theme title under investigation] probably Mark Warnow
 
Theme 2, circa 1955: Love Theme No. 1, from the MUTEL music service library [also sub-licensed to the Capitol "Q" series library as: "Theme No. 1 - Dramatic - Long", probably from a film noir B-picture score composed by Joe Mullendore] George Lee (MUTEL BMI credit -- Lee is a MUTEL pseudonym); also listed as composed by Joseph Mullendore in BMI
 
Youth On Parade (CBS)
Theme: Greetings From Home (1943) Dolphe Martin
 
Ziegfeld Follies of the Air, The
Theme: Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, A [from the revue "Ziegfeld Follies of 1919"] Irving Berlin
 
 

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