David Ford Bond
October 23, 1904
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||August 15, 1962 57) (aged|
|Show||Kraft Music Hall|
He was the announcer for several popular radio shows in the 1930s and 1940s, earning him a spot on the This Is Your Life television show.
For his work on radio, Bond has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6706 Hollywood Blvd.
Ford Bond was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 23, 1904.
For 20 years in the 1930s and 1940s, he was the announcer for several radio soap operas and other shows, including the advertising voice for a sponsor's product called Bab-O. He was also a sports announcer for NBC radio in the 1930s, calling college football games as well as the 1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and 1934 World Series. He also served as radio consultant for Thomas E. Dewey during Dewey's 1948 campaign for president.
For almost 30 years, Bond was the spokesman for Cities Service petroleum company, "the longest sponsor-announcer association in the history of radio."
Bond died at St. Croix, Virgin Islands on August 15, 1962.
This is a partial list of Bond's appearances on radio and television.
- This Is Your Life (1954) .... Himself
- Cities Service Band of America (1949) .... Announcer
- Bond, Ford. "The Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Bond, Ford. "Hollywood Walk of Fame Directory". Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Thomas, W.J. (November 20, 1932). "Ford Bond Would Like to Become Football Announcer". New York, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 66. Retrieved December 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Sponsor Promotions Popular With Radio Listeners Part II
- The Great Radio Soap Operas
- "Our Respects To -- David Ford Bond" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 27, 1948. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. Pp. 35-36.
- "Ford Bond, Radio Pioneer, Dies In Virgin Islands". The Evening Independent. August 16, 1962. p. 13-A. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- "Radio Archives: Premier Collections: Christmas - On The Air!, Volume 2". Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Goldin, J. David. "Fun At Breakfast". Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Hummert, Frank and Anne (2003-05-21). Radio Factory: The Programs and Personalities. ISBN 9780786416318. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Haendiges, Jerry. "Vintage Radio Logs". Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- "Radio of Yesteryear - Easy Aces Volume One". Retrieved 2007-12-29.