Major Bowes’ “Original Amateur Hour” aired to a national audience – 3-24-1935

After a year as a local show from New York City, Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour was heard on the entire NBC network. The show stayed on the air for 17 years. Later, Ted Mack took over for Bowes and
made the move from radio to television.

On this day in 1935, Major Bowes’ “Original Amateur Hour” began airing to a national audience on the National Broadcasting Corporation.