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John Reed King

Show Count: 5
Series Count: 5
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: October 25, 1914, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: July 8, 1979, Woodstown, New Jersey, USA

John Reed King (October 25, 1914, Wilmington, Delaware – July 8, 1979, Woodstown, New Jersey) was a famous radio and television game show host who hosted numerous game shows during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He was married to Jean Abbot King and had three children, Joanne King, Julianne King, and John Reed King Jr.

Career

He had one of the top-rated radio shows of the 1930s in New York City with Missus Goes A-Shopping. On August 1, 1944, he hosted the live television version of Missus Goes A-Shopping, and on January 29, 1946, he hosted the television version of It's a Gift, making these among the first television quiz shows ever aired, after CBS Television Quiz (1941-1942).

He worked at KDKA radio and television in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1960s. He was a morning news anchor for the radio station, and hosted a daily talk show on television. In 1970, he was a news anchor at KGO-TV, the ABC owned-and-operated television station in San Francisco, California.

Source: Wikipedia

Columbia WorkshopColumbia Workshop
Show Count: 16
Broadcast History: 18 July 1936 to 8 November 1942, 7 March 1944 to 15 August 1944, 2 February 1946 to 25 January 1947 and 27 January 1956 to 22 September 1957
Cast: Orson Welles, Karl Swenson, Neil O'Malley, Fred Stewart, Minerva Pious, Burgess Meredith, Carl Frank, Joan Alexander, Arnold Moss
Director: Marx B Loeb, Irving Reis, William N Robson, Brewster Morgan, Earle McGill, Norman Corwin, Betzy Tuthill, James Fassett, Albert Ward, Carl Beier, Richard Sanville, Perry Lafferty, Guy della Cioppa, George Zachary, Martin Gosch, Howard Barnes
This was drama with a difference. Columbia Workshop was not everybody’s cup of tea and in terms of audience popularity it was always noted that it was never a strong contender for the title “Radios Top Rated Drama Series” and yet it was always considered to be the drama program that led the way in radio standards.
Death Valley DaysDeath Valley Days
Show Count: 4
Broadcast History: 30 September 1930 to 11 August 1931, 17 August 1931 to 3 June 1938, 10 June 1938 to 27 June 1941, 3 July 1941 to 3 August 1944, 10 August 1944 to 21 June 1945 and 29 June 1945 to 14 September 1951
Cast: Jack MacBryde, Tim Daniel Frawley, George Rand, Harry Humphrey, Harvey Hays, John White, Jean King, Edwin Bruce, Frank Butler, Geoffrey Bryant, Milton Herman, Paul Nugent, Rosemarie Broncato, Helen Claire, Robert Haag, Bob Warren, Donald Briggs, Olyn Landick
Director: Walter Scanlan, Florence Ortman
Producer: Dorothy McCann
Sky KingSky King
Show Count: 9
Broadcast History: October 1946 to June 1954
Cast: Jack Bivens, Jack Lester, John Reed King, Beryl Vaughn, Cliff Soubier, Roy Engel, Earl Nightngale, Johnny Coons, Jim Bell
Texaco Star TheaterTexaco Star Theater
Show Count: 2
Broadcast History: 1938 to 1949
Cast: Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, James Melton
Director: William A. Bacher
Host: Adolphe Menjou, Ken Murray, John Barrymore
Broadcast: September 1, 1944
Added: Mar 17 2015
Broadcast: August 20, 1944
Added: Mar 10 2015
Broadcast: August 13, 1944
Added: Mar 03 2015
Broadcast: September 8, 1944
Added: Apr 07 2015