After that he began appearing on syndicated radio programs. At first he was just a house drummer, playing for Al Jolson and Burns & Allen. Then he started appearing on the Kraft Music Hall program from 1940 - 1942 while Bing Crosby was it's host. That's about when his group officially became Spike Jones and The City Slickers. They played a NBC show called Point Sublime in 1941 under the name Duke Daniels and the City Slickers. The name Spike Jones appeared shortly thereafter. In 1942 they cut "Der Fuhrer's Face" and it exploded. He had a movie deal within a week.
Then he got his own show. Starting in 1947 he was hosting the Coca-Cola Spotlight revue, (aka the Coke Show) which was renamed in 1949 as The Spike Jones Show. He did a tour in 1949 and grossed over a million dollars. RCA Victor took out full page ads in Billboard just to brag. It was said that his booking agency MCA got him the gig. They had a lot of muscle back them so I believe that. Guests included Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine, Mel Torme, Peter Lorre, Don Ameche and Burl Ives. The program ended in June of 1949. After that he went off to TV and Hollywood. But he had been a heavy smoker for decades and by then was using an oxygen tank offstage to keep going. He died of emphysema in 1965. He was only 54.