The Stuffed Panda (Aired October 4, 1945)
The character debuted in The Green Hornet, an American radio program that premiered on January 31, 1936, on WXYZ, the same local Detroit station that originated its companion shows The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon. Beginning on April 12, 1938, the station supplied the series to the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, and then to NBC Blue and its successors, the Blue Network and ABC, from November 16, 1939, through September 8, 1950. It returned from September 10 to December 5, 1952. It was sponsored by General Mills from January to August 1948, and by Orange Crush in its brief 1952 run.
October 4, 1945. Michigan Radio network, WXYZ, Detroit origination, Michelson syndication. "The Stuffed Panda"
. Participating sponsors. What is the secret of the panda? Two Sentinel reporters put the squeeze on a tax evader. WRVR-FM, New York City aircheck. Syndicated rebroadcast date: June 27, 1973. Robert Hall, George W. Trendle (creator, producer), Charles D. Livingstone (director), Lee Allman, Gilbert Shea, Rollon Parker, Dan Beattie (writer), Bill Morgan (announcer). 25:52. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.