Campana Serenade

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Campana Serenade
Genre Popular music
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Home station KNX
Syndicates NBC (1942-1943)
CBS (1943-1944)
Starring Dick Powell
Announcer Henry Charles
Original release October 10, 1942 (1942-10-10) – February 16, 1944 (1944-02-16)
Sponsored by Campana cosmetic company

Campana Serenade is an old-time radio music program in the United States. It was broadcast on NBC October 10, 1942 - April 10, 1943, and on CBS September 4, 1943 - February 16, 1944.[1]

Dick Powell starred in both versions of Campana Serenade. The 1942-1943 episodes also featured the Music Maids, with Matty Malneck and his orchestra.[1] Joining Powell in the 1943-1944 programs were singer Martha Tilton and Lud Gluskin and his orchestra.[2] Henry Charles was the announcer.[3]

Originating at KNX in Los Angeles, California, the show was sponsored by Campana, a cosmetics manufacturer, advertising its Campana Balm, Dreskin, Coolies, DDD, and Solitaire Make-Up products.[4]

The trade publication Broadcasting reported that the break in the program's broadcasts resulted from a shortage of glycerine.[5]


  1. ^ a b Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. p. 133.
  2. ^ "Martha Tilton and Lud Gluskin Join Campana Serenade". Harrisburg Telegraph. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. September 4, 1943. p. 15. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. p. 60.
  4. ^ CBS Program Book (PDF). New York, N.Y.: The Columbia Broadcasting System. February 1, 1944. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Campana Resumes" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 6, 1943. p. 18. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 

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