Bill Cullen Timeline                                     

This chart is an attempt to show graphically the scope of Billís radio and television career.  Blocks are approximate spans of time (a lot of the radio dates are guesswork), and there is still some overlapping not represented here.  Still, this gives you a pretty good idea of the number of shows Bill juggled during his career.  The five-minute radio series It Happens Every Day (1952-1955) and the Saturday afternoon radio program Road Show (1954-55) are not included since that would have forced a FIFTH column!   Also not included are the many radio shows for which he was an ANNOUNCER, jobs that began in 1944 and continued well into 1951.

 

For more exact dates and other information, visit the specific pages for each radio and television series. 

1946

Jan

 

 

 

Color Codes:

Apr

NBC Television

Jul

CBS Television

Oct

Winner

Take All

  

CBS Radio

 

Late 1946

to at least

July, 1950

ABC Television

1947

Jan

Dumont Television

Apr

Syndicated Television

Jul

Local Television

Oct

Radio

1948

Jan

 

Apr

Catch Me If You Can

Jul

Hit the

Jackpot

CBS Radio

June 29, 1948 to

December 27, 1949

Oct

1949

Jan

Act It Out

February 20-August 7

Apr

Jul

Beat the Clock

Oct

Meet Your Match

1950

Jan

 

Quick As

A Flash

 

ABC Radio

December 12, 1949

to June 29, 1951

Apr

Hit the Jackpot

Jul

 

Oct

 

1951

Jan

Strike It Rich

Apr

 

Jul

Going Nowhere

WNEW Radio

 

Oct

1952

Jan

Winner Take All

Give and Take

Apr

Matinee in New York

 

Iíve

Got A

Secret

  

(Panelist)

  

July 3, 1952

to

April 3, 1967

Jul

Nameís the Same (P)

Aug 6-Jan, 1953

Whoís There? (P)

Oct

Professor Yes Ďní No

Fun For All

CBS/ABC Radio

September 27, 1952

to

December 26, 1953

1953

Jan

Where Was I?

(Panelist)

Jan-Oct 6

Why? (P)

Apr

The Bill Cullen Show

Jul

Walk a Mile

CBS/NBC Radio

 

April 8, 1953 to

Early 1955

Oct

 

1954

Jan

Place the Face

Jan 28-Dec 25

 

(On NBC from Sept)  

 

Apr

Bank on the Stars

Jul

Stop the Music

CBS Radio

August 17, 1954 to

February 15, 1955

Oct

Name That Tune

Sep 2, 1954-Mar 24, 1955

1955

Jan

Second Chance

Apr

 

 

Jul

Place the Face

Pulse

 

aka

  

The Bill

Cullen

Show

 

(WNBC)

 

Sep 19, 1955

to

Sep 29, 1961

Oct

 

1956

Jan

Inside NBC

Dec 12 Ė June 1

Apr

Natíl Radio Fan Club

Jul

Down You Go

Army Football

NBC Radio

Oct

The Price

Is Right

 

Daytime

(NBC)

 

Nov 26, 1956

to

Sep 6, 1963

1957

Jan

 

Apr

Jul

Stars For Summer

Oct

The

 Price Is

 Right

  

Prime Time

(NBC)

 

Sep 23, 1957

to

Sep 6, 1963

1958

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1959

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1960

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1961

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1962

Jan

 

Apr

Jul

Natíl Guard Summer Show

Oct

 

1963

Jan

Apr

Sports Cavalcade

Jul

Flight Plan For Music

Oct

The Price

Is Right

ABC Daytime

 

September 9, 1963

to

September 3, 1965

The Price

Is Right

ABC Prime Time

9/18/63-9/18/64

Radio

Series

for

Robert G.

Jennings

Corporation

 

Cullenís

Adventures

(September 30, 1963

to Late 1967?)

 

Ideas For

Better Living

(March 22, 1965

to Mid 1968?)

1964

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

 

1965

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

 

1966

Jan

Eye

Guess

 

January 3, 1966

to

September 26, 1969

NBC Sports In Action

January 6-June 5

Apr

Jul

 

Oct

1967

Jan

Apr

Jul

 

Oct

1968

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1969

Jan

 

Emphasis

 

NBC Radio

 

Five Short

Features

A Week

 

January 4, 1960

to

January 31, 1975

 

(Concurrent with

series above)

Apr

Jul

Youíre Putting Me On

(P) 6/30-12/26

Oct

 

To

Tell

The

Truth

 

(Panelist)

 

September, 1969

to

September, 1978

1970

Jan

 

Apr

Jul

Oct

1971

Jan

Monitor

 

NBC Radio

  

Saturdays

1971-1972

Apr

Jul

Three On

A Match

 

August 6, 1971

to

June 28, 1974

Oct

1972

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1973

Jan

 

Apr

Jul

Oct

1974

Jan

Apr

Jul

Winning Streak

July 1-January 3

Oct

The

$25,000

Pyramid

 

September, 1974

to

September, 1979

1975

Jan

 

 

Apr

Blankety Blanks

Jul

 

Oct

1976

Jan

Apr

Jul

Iíve Got A Secret

Oct

 

1977

Jan

Apr

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Jul

 

Oct

1978

Jan

Apr

Pass the Buck

Jul

 

Oct

The Love Experts

September, 1978

to

September, 1979

1979

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

 

 

1980

Jan

Chain Reaction

January 1-June 20

Radio

Series

for

David J. Clark

Productions

 

People Who

Are Different

(1981)

 

Goose Whoís

Coming To

Dinner

(November, 1982)

 

Fuji Facts

(c1987)

 

The Parentís

Notebook

(1985-1988)

Apr

Jul

 

Oct

Blockbusters

 

October 27, 1980

to

April 23, 1982

1981

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1982

Jan

Apr

 

Jul

Oct

Childís Play

September 20, 1982

to

September 16, 1983

1983

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

 

1984

Jan

Hot Potato

January 23-June 29

Apr

Jul

 

Oct

The

Jokerís

Wild

September, 1984

to

September, 1986

1985

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct

1986

Jan

Apr

Jul

Oct