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The Haunting Hour

The Haunting Hour

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Destination Unknown" from 1945

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The Haunting Hour

The Haunting Hour

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Destination Unknown" from 1945

The Haunting Hour

The Haunting Hour

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Destination Unknown" from 1945

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"National Velvet" from 2/3/1947 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"National Velvet" from 2/3/1947 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"I, Mary Peabody" from 3/21/1950 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"I, Mary Peabody" from 3/21/1950 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Movie Mogul" from 8/5/1940 / George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Movie Mogul" from 8/5/1940 / George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Molly About Seven Case" from 2/27/1951 / This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Molly About Seven Case" from 2/27/1951 / This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

Adventures of Frank Race

Adventures of Frank Race

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Careless Bartender" from 7/24/1949 / Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

Adventures of Frank Race

Adventures of Frank Race

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Careless Bartender" from 7/24/1949 / Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

The Shadow

The Shadow

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Cat & The Killer" from 1/12/1947 / The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Cat & The Killer" from 1/12/1947 / The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Whistler

The Whistler

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Ticket To Paris" from 2/20/1949 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Ticket To Paris" from 2/20/1949 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Case Of The White Kitten" from 7/13/1956 "Bring On The Angels" from 6/8/1956 -- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Case Of The White Kitten" from 7/13/1956 "Bring On The Angels" from 6/8/1956 -- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Case of the Jewel Robbers" from 10/3/1953 / Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Case of the Jewel Robbers" from 10/3/1953 / Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Mrs. North Robbery" from 1932 / This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Mrs. North Robbery" from 1932 / This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

The Six Shooter

The Six Shooter

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"General Guilford's Widow" from 4/8/1954 / The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

The Six Shooter

The Six Shooter

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"General Guilford's Widow" from 4/8/1954 / The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Ranco San Francisquito" from 3/15/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Ranco San Francisquito" from 3/15/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Bet On Murder" from 7/14/1953 / This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Bet On Murder" from 7/14/1953 / This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Guide To Murder Matter" from 11/11/1961 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Guide To Murder Matter" from 11/11/1961 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 6:00 am

"A Guy Gets Lonely" from 4/5/1945 --- "Seeds Of Disaster" from 10/15/1961 --- "Merry Widower" from 10/12/1944 --- "The Flame-Blue Glove" from 12/15/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 6:00 am

"A Guy Gets Lonely" from 4/5/1945 --- "Seeds Of Disaster" from 10/15/1961 --- "Merry Widower" from 10/12/1944 --- "The Flame-Blue Glove" from 12/15/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

A Date With Judy

A Date With Judy

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Oogie's High School Hot Licks" from 11/3/1949 / Fourteen-year-old Ann Gillis starred in the 1941 series, and Dellie Ellis starred in the 1942 version. Louise Erickson (who had played Judy’s friend Mitzi opposite Ellis) made the title role her own in a 1943 summer series and starred in the regular program from 1944-49. Judy's father Melvyn was the owner of the Foster Can Company, and her mother was a typical housewife. Judy also had a brother Randolph, a boyfriend Oogie and plenty of friends.

A Date With Judy

A Date With Judy

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Oogie's High School Hot Licks" from 11/3/1949 / Fourteen-year-old Ann Gillis starred in the 1941 series, and Dellie Ellis starred in the 1942 version. Louise Erickson (who had played Judy’s friend Mitzi opposite Ellis) made the title role her own in a 1943 summer series and starred in the regular program from 1944-49. Judy's father Melvyn was the owner of the Foster Can Company, and her mother was a typical housewife. Judy also had a brother Randolph, a boyfriend Oogie and plenty of friends.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Chivalry Is Dead" from 3/31/1950 / The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Chivalry Is Dead" from 3/31/1950 / The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Back From The Farm" from 9/1/1945 / Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Back From The Farm" from 9/1/1945 / Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Cucamonga Killer" from 10/11/1946 / This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Cucamonga Killer" from 10/11/1946 / This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"All About Eve" from 10/1/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"All About Eve" from 10/1/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Rebecca" from 11/18/1948 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Rebecca" from 11/18/1948 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Miss Nagle" from 12/7/1942 --- "Brainfeeble's Housewarming" from 3/31/1943 Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Miss Nagle" from 12/7/1942 --- "Brainfeeble's Housewarming" from 3/31/1943 Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"After The Thin Man" from 6/17/1940 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"After The Thin Man" from 6/17/1940 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Merry-Go-Round" from 1/4/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Merry-Go-Round" from 1/4/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Carson Arson Matter" from 5/4/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Carson Arson Matter" from 5/4/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Most Dangerous Game" from 11/30/1992 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Most Dangerous Game" from 11/30/1992 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Exploded Alibi" from 12/7/1947 / Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Exploded Alibi" from 12/7/1947 / Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Crime Club

Crime Club

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Self Made Corpse" from 7/31/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Self Made Corpse" from 7/31/1947

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Fugitive" from 8/15/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Fugitive" from 8/15/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Jesse" from 8/29/1953 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Jesse" from 8/29/1953 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Massacre At Taos" from 1935 / This series consisted of true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Massacre At Taos" from 1935 / This series consisted of true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

X Minus One

X Minus One

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Bad Medicine" from 7/10/1956 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Bad Medicine" from 7/10/1956 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

Suspense

Suspense

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Bells" from 8/6/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Bells" from 8/6/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Uncle Howard's Map" from 1945 / Glen Langan starred as the lead character Barton Drake in this detective series that aired on Mutual Radio from 1947 to 1948. Drake is an author and amateur crime solver fascinated by the minds of criminals. This series is full of good ole "whodunnit" storylines.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Uncle Howard's Map" from 1945 / Glen Langan starred as the lead character Barton Drake in this detective series that aired on Mutual Radio from 1947 to 1948. Drake is an author and amateur crime solver fascinated by the minds of criminals. This series is full of good ole "whodunnit" storylines.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Ugly" from 12/15/1957 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Ugly" from 12/15/1957 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Watch On The Rhine" from 8/7/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Watch On The Rhine" from 8/7/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Trade Winds" from 5/29/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Trade Winds" from 5/29/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Dirty Bill's Girl" from 10/28/1956 --- "Cooter" from 11/27/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Dirty Bill's Girl" from 10/28/1956 --- "Cooter" from 11/27/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Surprise Party For Phil" from 11/9/1952 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Surprise Party For Phil" from 11/9/1952 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Community Chest Drive" from 11/11/1949 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Community Chest Drive" from 11/11/1949 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Story Of Markham's Death" from 10/7/1947 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Story Of Markham's Death" from 10/7/1947 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Silent Witness" from 7/14/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Silent Witness" from 7/14/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Detour To Terror" from 5/21/1946 --- "Hangman's Island" from 9/20/1948 --- "The Deadly Dummy" from 1/24/1949 Inner Sanctum's sinister host welcomed listeners "through the squeaking door to another night of horror." The show’s "squeaking door" was one of radio’s most-remembered openings and was inspired by the creaking hinges on a sound effects door at the radio studio.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Detour To Terror" from 5/21/1946 --- "Hangman's Island" from 9/20/1948 --- "The Deadly Dummy" from 1/24/1949 Inner Sanctum's sinister host welcomed listeners "through the squeaking door to another night of horror." The show’s "squeaking door" was one of radio’s most-remembered openings and was inspired by the creaking hinges on a sound effects door at the radio studio.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Devil & The Deep Blue Sea" from 1/6/1949 The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Devil & The Deep Blue Sea" from 1/6/1949 The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Treasure Island" from 1/29/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Treasure Island" from 1/29/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Motion Pictures" from 3/9/1948 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Motion Pictures" from 3/9/1948 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"St. Bernard" from 3/27/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"St. Bernard" from 3/27/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Body & Soul" from 11/11/1949 / The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Body & Soul" from 11/11/1949 / The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Suspense

Suspense

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Death Sentence" from 11/4/1948 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Death Sentence" from 11/4/1948 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Continue Unloading" from 10/4/1943 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Continue Unloading" from 10/4/1943 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Feature Story" from 2/28/1954 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Feature Story" from 2/28/1954 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"My Man Godfrey" from 10/2/1946 --- "Kitty Foyle" from 4/6/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"My Man Godfrey" from 10/2/1946 --- "Kitty Foyle" from 4/6/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mousetrap Invention" from 9/24/1944 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mousetrap Invention" from 9/24/1944 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Fishing" from 4/10/1941 --- "Stolen Medal" from 1/14/1943 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Fishing" from 4/10/1941 --- "Stolen Medal" from 1/14/1943 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Matter Of...Medium Well Done" from 5/14/1956 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Matter Of...Medium Well Done" from 5/14/1956 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Bronco Bows Out" from 12/7/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Bronco Bows Out" from 12/7/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"The Naked Soldier" from 10/12/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"The Naked Soldier" from 10/12/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Dragnet

Dragnet

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Big Brink" from 12/15/1953 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Big Brink" from 12/15/1953 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Slow Burn" from 2/23/1950 --- "Good & Faithful Servant" from 6/2/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Slow Burn" from 2/23/1950 --- "Good & Faithful Servant" from 6/2/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Mail Call

Mail Call

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guest: Betty Hutton from 6/25/1945 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Mail Call

Mail Call

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guest: Betty Hutton from 6/25/1945 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Joan Bennett from 12/18/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Joan Bennett from 12/18/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Morrison Affair" from 9/2/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Morrison Affair" from 9/2/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Immortal Gentleman" from 6/14/1939 Lights Out debuted January 1, 1934 over Chicago’s WENR and moved onto the NBC airwaves beginning April 17, 1935. Radio’s premier horror series was created by writer/ director Wyllis Cooper. Cooper was succeeded by Arch Oboler, one of radio’s greatest dramatic talents.

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Immortal Gentleman" from 6/14/1939 Lights Out debuted January 1, 1934 over Chicago’s WENR and moved onto the NBC airwaves beginning April 17, 1935. Radio’s premier horror series was created by writer/ director Wyllis Cooper. Cooper was succeeded by Arch Oboler, one of radio’s greatest dramatic talents.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"High Price Of A Penny" 8/14/1950 / Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"High Price Of A Penny" 8/14/1950 / Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Rasmussen Matter" from 12/16/1956 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Rasmussen Matter" from 12/16/1956 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"National Velvet" from 2/3/1947 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"National Velvet" from 2/3/1947 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"I, Mary Peabody" from 3/21/1950 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"I, Mary Peabody" from 3/21/1950 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Movie Mogul" from 8/5/1940 / George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Movie Mogul" from 8/5/1940 / George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guest: Frank Buck from 7/25/1943 --- Guest: Charles Laughton from 4/18/1944 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guest: Frank Buck from 7/25/1943 --- Guest: Charles Laughton from 4/18/1944 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Double Date With Marjorie" from 10/5/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Double Date With Marjorie" from 10/5/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Mileage Rationing" from 12/1/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Mileage Rationing" from 12/1/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Fibber Buys A Diamond Ring" from 2/1/1944 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Fibber Buys A Diamond Ring" from 2/1/1944 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Shopping" from 12/15/1942 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Shopping" from 12/15/1942 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Dragnet

Dragnet

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Big Odd" from 12/1/1953 --- "Big Shirt" from 11/30/1952 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Big Odd" from 12/1/1953 --- "Big Shirt" from 11/30/1952 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dinah Shore Show

Dinah Shore Show

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Guests: Fibber McGee & Molly from 5/3/1945

Dinah Shore Show

Dinah Shore Show

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Guests: Fibber McGee & Molly from 5/3/1945

The Martin and Lewis Show

The Martin and Lewis Show

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Dinah Shore from 10/5/1951 NBC developed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis's show to compete with CBS's comedy lineup, and the show aired from 1949-1953. Despite a huge budget and exciting guest stars, critics didn't love it, one of dozens of comedy-variety shows.

The Martin and Lewis Show

The Martin and Lewis Show

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Dinah Shore from 10/5/1951 NBC developed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis's show to compete with CBS's comedy lineup, and the show aired from 1949-1953. Despite a huge budget and exciting guest stars, critics didn't love it, one of dozens of comedy-variety shows.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Frankie & Johnny" from 5/5/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Frankie & Johnny" from 5/5/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Underwater Adventure" from 9/14/1946 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Underwater Adventure" from 9/14/1946 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Dimension X

Dimension X

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Almost Human" from 5/13/1950 Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Almost Human" from 5/13/1950 Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Man Wanted For What" from 6/15/1941 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Man Wanted For What" from 6/15/1941 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"The Man In The Yellow Mask" from 6/16/1951 --- "Death Comes Invited" from 2/2/1952 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"The Man In The Yellow Mask" from 6/16/1951 --- "Death Comes Invited" from 2/2/1952 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

A Date With Judy

A Date With Judy

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Oogie's High School Hot Licks" from 11/3/1949 / Fourteen-year-old Ann Gillis starred in the 1941 series, and Dellie Ellis starred in the 1942 version. Louise Erickson (who had played Judy’s friend Mitzi opposite Ellis) made the title role her own in a 1943 summer series and starred in the regular program from 1944-49. Judy's father Melvyn was the owner of the Foster Can Company, and her mother was a typical housewife. Judy also had a brother Randolph, a boyfriend Oogie and plenty of friends.

A Date With Judy

A Date With Judy

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Oogie's High School Hot Licks" from 11/3/1949 / Fourteen-year-old Ann Gillis starred in the 1941 series, and Dellie Ellis starred in the 1942 version. Louise Erickson (who had played Judy’s friend Mitzi opposite Ellis) made the title role her own in a 1943 summer series and starred in the regular program from 1944-49. Judy's father Melvyn was the owner of the Foster Can Company, and her mother was a typical housewife. Judy also had a brother Randolph, a boyfriend Oogie and plenty of friends.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Chivalry Is Dead" from 3/31/1950 / The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Chivalry Is Dead" from 3/31/1950 / The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Back From The Farm" from 9/1/1945 / Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Back From The Farm" from 9/1/1945 / Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Cucamonga Killer" from 10/11/1946 / This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Cucamonga Killer" from 10/11/1946 / This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Crime Club

Crime Club

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Self Made Corpse" from 7/31/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Self Made Corpse" from 7/31/1947

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"The Fugitive" from 8/15/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"The Fugitive" from 8/15/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Jesse" from 8/29/1953 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Jesse" from 8/29/1953 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Massacre At Taos" from 1935 / This series consisted of true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Massacre At Taos" from 1935 / This series consisted of true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Trigger Man" from 10/14/1946 / This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Trigger Man" from 10/14/1946 / This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Mark Of The Plague" from 10/8/1944 / This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Mark Of The Plague" from 10/8/1944 / This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Shadow

The Shadow

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Conversation With Death" from 9/17/1939 / The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Conversation With Death" from 9/17/1939 / The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Haunting Hour

The Haunting Hour

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Destination Unknown" from 1945

The Haunting Hour

The Haunting Hour

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Destination Unknown" from 1945

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Ladies Night" from 2/21/1950 / Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventures

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Ladies Night" from 2/21/1950 / Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventures

The Falcon

The Falcon

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"The Substitute Target" from 1/21/1951 / Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

The Falcon

The Falcon

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"The Substitute Target" from 1/21/1951 / Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Train Ride To Hollywood" from 3/28/1937 "Guest: Al Jolson" from 5/18/1947 -- For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cas

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Train Ride To Hollywood" from 3/28/1937 "Guest: Al Jolson" from 5/18/1947 -- For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cas

X Minus One

X Minus One

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Bad Medicine" from 7/10/1956 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Bad Medicine" from 7/10/1956 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

Suspense

Suspense

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Bells" from 8/6/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Bells" from 8/6/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Uncle Howard's Map" from 1945 / Glen Langan starred as the lead character Barton Drake in this detective series that aired on Mutual Radio from 1947 to 1948. Drake is an author and amateur crime solver fascinated by the minds of criminals. This series is full of good ole "whodunnit" storylines.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Uncle Howard's Map" from 1945 / Glen Langan starred as the lead character Barton Drake in this detective series that aired on Mutual Radio from 1947 to 1948. Drake is an author and amateur crime solver fascinated by the minds of criminals. This series is full of good ole "whodunnit" storylines.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Ugly" from 12/15/1957 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Ugly" from 12/15/1957 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

The Six Shooter

The Six Shooter

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"General Guilford's Widow" from 4/8/1954 / The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

The Six Shooter

The Six Shooter

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"General Guilford's Widow" from 4/8/1954 / The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Ranco San Francisquito" from 3/15/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Ranco San Francisquito" from 3/15/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Bet On Murder" from 7/14/1953 / This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Bet On Murder" from 7/14/1953 / This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Guide To Murder Matter" from 11/11/1961 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Guide To Murder Matter" from 11/11/1961 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Most Dangerous Game" from 11/30/1992 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Most Dangerous Game" from 11/30/1992 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Exploded Alibi" from 12/7/1947 / Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Exploded Alibi" from 12/7/1947 / Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Case Of The White Kitten" from 7/13/1956 "Bring On The Angels" from 6/8/1956 -- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Case Of The White Kitten" from 7/13/1956 "Bring On The Angels" from 6/8/1956 -- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Case of the Jewel Robbers" from 10/3/1953 / Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Case of the Jewel Robbers" from 10/3/1953 / Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mrs. North Robbery" from 1932 / This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mrs. North Robbery" from 1932 / This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"A Guy Gets Lonely" from 4/5/1945 --- "Seeds Of Disaster" from 10/15/1961 --- "Merry Widower" from 10/12/1944 --- "The Flame-Blue Glove" from 12/15/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"A Guy Gets Lonely" from 4/5/1945 --- "Seeds Of Disaster" from 10/15/1961 --- "Merry Widower" from 10/12/1944 --- "The Flame-Blue Glove" from 12/15/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"The Molly About Seven Case" from 2/27/1951 / This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"The Molly About Seven Case" from 2/27/1951 / This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

Adventures of Frank Race

Adventures of Frank Race

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"The Careless Bartender" from 7/24/1949 / Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

Adventures of Frank Race

Adventures of Frank Race

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"The Careless Bartender" from 7/24/1949 / Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

The Shadow

The Shadow

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Cat & The Killer" from 1/12/1947 / The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Cat & The Killer" from 1/12/1947 / The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Whistler

The Whistler

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Ticket To Paris" from 2/20/1949 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Ticket To Paris" from 2/20/1949 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Breaking The Lease" from 2/26/1952 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Breaking The Lease" from 2/26/1952 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Suspense

Suspense

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Red-headed Woman" from 11/17/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Red-headed Woman" from 11/17/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Guest: Lucille Ball from 11/12/1946 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Guest: Lucille Ball from 11/12/1946 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Lost Ring" from 1/9/1949 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Lost Ring" from 1/9/1949 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Frank Conroy" from 7/3/1950 "Barbara Hunt" from 5/16/1953 "Robin Forrest" from 5/23/1953 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Frank Conroy" from 7/3/1950 "Barbara Hunt" from 5/16/1953 "Robin Forrest" from 5/23/1953 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Blind Courage" from 5/31/1959 / Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Blind Courage" from 5/31/1959 / Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Watch On The Rhine" from 8/7/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Watch On The Rhine" from 8/7/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Trade Winds" from 5/29/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Trade Winds" from 5/29/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Dirty Bill's Girl" from 10/28/1956 --- "Cooter" from 11/27/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Dirty Bill's Girl" from 10/28/1956 --- "Cooter" from 11/27/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

2:00 am - 3:30 am

"Detour To Terror" from 5/21/1946 --- "Hangman's Island" from 9/20/1948 --- "The Deadly Dummy" from 1/24/1949 Inner Sanctum's sinister host welcomed listeners "through the squeaking door to another night of horror." The show’s "squeaking door" was one of radio’s most-remembered openings and was inspired by the creaking hinges on a sound effects door at the radio studio.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

2:00 am - 3:30 am

"Detour To Terror" from 5/21/1946 --- "Hangman's Island" from 9/20/1948 --- "The Deadly Dummy" from 1/24/1949 Inner Sanctum's sinister host welcomed listeners "through the squeaking door to another night of horror." The show’s "squeaking door" was one of radio’s most-remembered openings and was inspired by the creaking hinges on a sound effects door at the radio studio.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Devil & The Deep Blue Sea" from 1/6/1949 The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Devil & The Deep Blue Sea" from 1/6/1949 The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"After The Thin Man" from 6/17/1940 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"After The Thin Man" from 6/17/1940 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Merry-Go-Round" from 1/4/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Merry-Go-Round" from 1/4/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Carson Arson Matter" from 5/4/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Carson Arson Matter" from 5/4/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Surprise Party For Phil" from 11/9/1952 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Surprise Party For Phil" from 11/9/1952 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Community Chest Drive" from 11/11/1949 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Community Chest Drive" from 11/11/1949 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Story Of Markham's Death" from 10/7/1947 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Story Of Markham's Death" from 10/7/1947 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Silent Witness" from 7/14/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Silent Witness" from 7/14/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"National Velvet" from 2/3/1947 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"National Velvet" from 2/3/1947 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"I, Mary Peabody" from 3/21/1950 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"I, Mary Peabody" from 3/21/1950 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Movie Mogul" from 8/5/1940 / George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Movie Mogul" from 8/5/1940 / George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Dinah Shore Show

Dinah Shore Show

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guests: Fibber McGee & Molly from 5/3/1945

Dinah Shore Show

Dinah Shore Show

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guests: Fibber McGee & Molly from 5/3/1945

The Martin and Lewis Show

The Martin and Lewis Show

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Dinah Shore from 10/5/1951 NBC developed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis's show to compete with CBS's comedy lineup, and the show aired from 1949-1953. Despite a huge budget and exciting guest stars, critics didn't love it, one of dozens of comedy-variety shows.

The Martin and Lewis Show

The Martin and Lewis Show

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Dinah Shore from 10/5/1951 NBC developed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis's show to compete with CBS's comedy lineup, and the show aired from 1949-1953. Despite a huge budget and exciting guest stars, critics didn't love it, one of dozens of comedy-variety shows.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Frankie & Johnny" from 5/5/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Frankie & Johnny" from 5/5/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Underwater Adventure" from 9/14/1946 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Underwater Adventure" from 9/14/1946 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"High Price Of A Penny" 8/14/1950 / Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"High Price Of A Penny" 8/14/1950 / Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Rasmussen Matter" from 12/16/1956 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Rasmussen Matter" from 12/16/1956 / Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Dimension X

Dimension X

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Almost Human" from 5/13/1950 Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Almost Human" from 5/13/1950 Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Man Wanted For What" from 6/15/1941 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Man Wanted For What" from 6/15/1941 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Man In The Yellow Mask" from 6/16/1951 --- "Death Comes Invited" from 2/2/1952 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Man In The Yellow Mask" from 6/16/1951 --- "Death Comes Invited" from 2/2/1952 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Naked Soldier" from 10/12/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Naked Soldier" from 10/12/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Big Brink" from 12/15/1953 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Big Brink" from 12/15/1953 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Suspense

Suspense

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Slow Burn" from 2/23/1950 --- "Good & Faithful Servant" from 6/2/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Slow Burn" from 2/23/1950 --- "Good & Faithful Servant" from 6/2/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Treasure Island" from 1/29/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Treasure Island" from 1/29/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Motion Pictures" from 3/9/1948 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Motion Pictures" from 3/9/1948 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"St. Bernard" from 3/27/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"St. Bernard" from 3/27/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friend

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"All About Eve" from 10/1/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"All About Eve" from 10/1/1951 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Rebecca" from 11/18/1948 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Rebecca" from 11/18/1948 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Miss Nagle" from 12/7/1942 --- "Brainfeeble's Housewarming" from 3/31/1943 Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Miss Nagle" from 12/7/1942 --- "Brainfeeble's Housewarming" from 3/31/1943 Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Matter Of...Medium Well Done" from 5/14/1956 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Matter Of...Medium Well Done" from 5/14/1956 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Bronco Bows Out" from 12/7/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Bronco Bows Out" from 12/7/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Breaking The Lease" from 2/26/1952 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Breaking The Lease" from 2/26/1952 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Suspense

Suspense

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Red-headed Woman" from 11/17/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Red-headed Woman" from 11/17/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

Guest: Lucille Ball from 11/12/1946 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

Guest: Lucille Ball from 11/12/1946 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Lost Ring" from 1/9/1949 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Lost Ring" from 1/9/1949 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

X Minus One

X Minus One

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Bad Medicine" from 7/10/1956 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Bad Medicine" from 7/10/1956 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

Suspense

Suspense

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Bells" from 8/6/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Bells" from 8/6/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Uncle Howard's Map" from 1945 / Glen Langan starred as the lead character Barton Drake in this detective series that aired on Mutual Radio from 1947 to 1948. Drake is an author and amateur crime solver fascinated by the minds of criminals. This series is full of good ole "whodunnit" storylines.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Uncle Howard's Map" from 1945 / Glen Langan starred as the lead character Barton Drake in this detective series that aired on Mutual Radio from 1947 to 1948. Drake is an author and amateur crime solver fascinated by the minds of criminals. This series is full of good ole "whodunnit" storylines.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Ugly" from 12/15/1957 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Ugly" from 12/15/1957 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Case Of The White Kitten" from 7/13/1956 "Bring On The Angels" from 6/8/1956 -- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Case Of The White Kitten" from 7/13/1956 "Bring On The Angels" from 6/8/1956 -- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Case of the Jewel Robbers" from 10/3/1953 / Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Case of the Jewel Robbers" from 10/3/1953 / Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Mrs. North Robbery" from 1932 / This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Mrs. North Robbery" from 1932 / This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Fibber Buys A Diamond Ring" from 2/1/1944 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Fibber Buys A Diamond Ring" from 2/1/1944 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Shopping" from 12/15/1942 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Shopping" from 12/15/1942 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Dragnet

Dragnet

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"The Big Odd" from 12/1/1953 --- "Big Shirt" from 11/30/1952 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"The Big Odd" from 12/1/1953 --- "Big Shirt" from 11/30/1952 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

The Chase

The Chase

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Most Dangerous Game" from 11/30/1992 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Most Dangerous Game" from 11/30/1992 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"The Exploded Alibi" from 12/7/1947 / Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"The Exploded Alibi" from 12/7/1947 / Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

A Date With Judy

A Date With Judy

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Oogie's High School Hot Licks" from 11/3/1949 / Fourteen-year-old Ann Gillis starred in the 1941 series, and Dellie Ellis starred in the 1942 version. Louise Erickson (who had played Judy’s friend Mitzi opposite Ellis) made the title role her own in a 1943 summer series and starred in the regular program from 1944-49. Judy's father Melvyn was the owner of the Foster Can Company, and her mother was a typical housewife. Judy also had a brother Randolph, a boyfriend Oogie and plenty of friends.

A Date With Judy

A Date With Judy

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Oogie's High School Hot Licks" from 11/3/1949 / Fourteen-year-old Ann Gillis starred in the 1941 series, and Dellie Ellis starred in the 1942 version. Louise Erickson (who had played Judy’s friend Mitzi opposite Ellis) made the title role her own in a 1943 summer series and starred in the regular program from 1944-49. Judy's father Melvyn was the owner of the Foster Can Company, and her mother was a typical housewife. Judy also had a brother Randolph, a boyfriend Oogie and plenty of friends.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Chivalry Is Dead" from 3/31/1950 / The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Chivalry Is Dead" from 3/31/1950 / The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Back From The Farm" from 9/1/1945 / Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Back From The Farm" from 9/1/1945 / Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Cucamonga Killer" from 10/11/1946 / This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Cucamonga Killer" from 10/11/1946 / This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest: Frank Buck from 7/25/1943 --- Guest: Charles Laughton from 4/18/1944 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest: Frank Buck from 7/25/1943 --- Guest: Charles Laughton from 4/18/1944 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Double Date With Marjorie" from 10/5/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Double Date With Marjorie" from 10/5/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Mileage Rationing" from 12/1/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Mileage Rationing" from 12/1/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Frank Conroy" from 7/3/1950 "Barbara Hunt" from 5/16/1953 "Robin Forrest" from 5/23/1953 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Frank Conroy" from 7/3/1950 "Barbara Hunt" from 5/16/1953 "Robin Forrest" from 5/23/1953 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Blind Courage" from 5/31/1959 / Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Blind Courage" from 5/31/1959 / Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Mail Call

Mail Call

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Guest: Betty Hutton from 6/25/1945 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Mail Call

Mail Call

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Guest: Betty Hutton from 6/25/1945 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Guest: Joan Bennett from 12/18/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Guest: Joan Bennett from 12/18/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Suspense

Suspense

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Morrison Affair" from 9/2/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Morrison Affair" from 9/2/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Immortal Gentleman" from 6/14/1939 Lights Out debuted January 1, 1934 over Chicago’s WENR and moved onto the NBC airwaves beginning April 17, 1935. Radio’s premier horror series was created by writer/ director Wyllis Cooper. Cooper was succeeded by Arch Oboler, one of radio’s greatest dramatic talents.

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Immortal Gentleman" from 6/14/1939 Lights Out debuted January 1, 1934 over Chicago’s WENR and moved onto the NBC airwaves beginning April 17, 1935. Radio’s premier horror series was created by writer/ director Wyllis Cooper. Cooper was succeeded by Arch Oboler, one of radio’s greatest dramatic talents.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Body & Soul" from 11/11/1949 / The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Body & Soul" from 11/11/1949 / The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Suspense

Suspense

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Death Sentence" from 11/4/1948 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Death Sentence" from 11/4/1948 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Continue Unloading" from 10/4/1943 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Continue Unloading" from 10/4/1943 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

The Whistler

The Whistler

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Feature Story" from 2/28/1954 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Feature Story" from 2/28/1954 / The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"My Man Godfrey" from 10/2/1946 --- "Kitty Foyle" from 4/6/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"My Man Godfrey" from 10/2/1946 --- "Kitty Foyle" from 4/6/1946 Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Mousetrap Invention" from 9/24/1944 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Mousetrap Invention" from 9/24/1944 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Fishing" from 4/10/1941 --- "Stolen Medal" from 1/14/1943 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Fishing" from 4/10/1941 --- "Stolen Medal" from 1/14/1943 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on

Crime Club

Crime Club

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Self Made Corpse" from 7/31/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Self Made Corpse" from 7/31/1947

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Fugitive" from 8/15/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Fugitive" from 8/15/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Jesse" from 8/29/1953 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Jesse" from 8/29/1953 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Massacre At Taos" from 1935 / This series consisted of true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Massacre At Taos" from 1935 / This series consisted of true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Radio Spirits' nationally syndicated radio program hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Greg Bell

Greg Bell

From his native Illinois to a number of Rocky Mountain years in Colorado and Idaho, Greg Bell has done it all in radio – program director, news director, sports director, anchor and reporter. Bell’s goal with Radio Classics is to take you back to the time when the family gathered around the radio.

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