Major Edward Bowes and gong. Bowes brought his amateur hour to the New York City radio station WHN in April 1934. On March 24, 1935, on NBC, Chase and Sanborn chose this show to fill The Chase and Sanborn Hour. This arrangement lasted until September 17, 1936 Hosted by: Edward Bowes, Jay C. Flippen, Ted Mack. Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), lured Major Bowes to his network in mid-1936, along with the program’s new sponsor, the Chrysler Corporation. “The Major Bowes Amateur Hour” aired every Thursday evening from 9:00 to 10:00 PM on the CBS radio network. Broadcast live from the CBS Radio.
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In 1934, Major Bowes started a radio program on station WHN in New York City called Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour. He had actually sponsored several similar shows in different parts of the country, usually isolated from big cities. The idea was to find new talent to make new stars. It was similar to today's American Idol on TV.Author: Loyaltubist.