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This Pot O' Gold was radio's first ever big money giveaway show.

Broadcast[]

NBC Radio (Weekly): 9/26/1939 – 6/5/1941
ABC Radio (Weekly): 10/2/1946 – 3/26/1947

Host[]

Ben Grauer (NBC)
Rush Hughes (NBC)
Happy Felton (ABC)

Announcers[]

Jack Costello (NBC)
Bob Shepard (ABC)

Premise[]

The premise of the radio program was that any person who picked up the telephone when the host called would automatically win $1,000. Phone numbers were chosen by three spins on the Wheel of Fortune: (1) choice of phone directory, (2) page number and (3) the line on the page. Later in the run, failing to get the call awarded $100 as a consolation prize, and the remaining $900 was added to the following week's pot (on occasion reaching $2,800).

Production Location[]

New York City, NY

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