A Date with Judy

judy lg.jpgA Date with Judy was a comedy radio series aimed at a teenage audience which had a long run from 1941 to 1950.
The show began as a summer replacement for Bob Hope's show, sponsored by Pepsodent and airing on NBC from June 24 to September 16, 1941, with 14-year-old Ann Gillis in the title role. Dellie Ellis portrayed Judy Foster when the series returned the next summer (June 23 – September 15, 1942).
Louise Erickson, then 15, took over the role the following summer (June 30 – September 22, 1943) when the series, with Bristol Myers as its new sponsor, replaced The Eddie Cantor Show for the summer. Louise Erickson continued in the role of Judy over the next seven years as the series, sponsored by Tums, aired from January 18, 1944 to January 4, 1949. Ford Motors and Revere Cameras were the sponsors for the final season of the radio series on ABC from October 13, 1949 to May 25, 1950. Richard Crenna costarred on the series.
The series was so popular CBS developed a rival program Meet Corliss Archer starring Janet Waldo, which also enjoyed a long run and proved to be equally successful.

Episode Number Episode Title Aired Datesort descending
69 Father's Birthday Tuesday, August 1, 1944
96 The Strange Case of Joseph Cotton Tuesday, February 6, 1945
102 Going to a Frank Sinatra Movie Tuesday, March 20, 1945
157 Band Practice Tuesday, April 9, 1946
163 New Dress For The Dance Saturday, May 18, 1946
164 The Racetrack Tuesday, September 24, 1946
182 Judy and Oogie Have a Date at the Movies Tuesday, February 18, 1947
245 Playing Hooky Tuesday, May 4, 1948
245 Playing Hooky Tuesday, May 4, 1948