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Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Harry's Luck" from 1/7/2007 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.

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Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Harry's Luck" from 1/7/2007 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Harry's Luck" from 1/7/2007 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.

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Money Is The Root Of All Evil" from 2/11/1948 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Money Is The Root Of All Evil" from 2/11/1948 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."

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Appointment With Death" from 3/28/1949 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Appointment With Death" from 3/28/1949 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.

Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Message In Red" from 11/7/1945 --- "Number 31" from 9/7/1947 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.

Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Message In Red" from 11/7/1945 --- "Number 31" from 9/7/1947 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.

Freddie And Fitz

Freddie And Fitz

5:00 am - 5:30 am

Guest: Jack Haley from 4/22/1944 Freddie Coleman and Ian Fitzsimmons gives their takes on the top storylines in the world of sports every weekday.

Freddie And Fitz

Freddie And Fitz

5:00 am - 5:30 am

Guest: Jack Haley from 4/22/1944 Freddie Coleman and Ian Fitzsimmons gives their takes on the top storylines in the world of sports every weekday.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Contribute To The USO" from 5/21/1942 --- "Club Discusses Garters" from 1/5/1943 Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Contribute To The USO" from 5/21/1942 --- "Club Discusses Garters" from 1/5/1943 Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Westerner" from 9/23/1940 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

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Westerner" from 9/23/1940 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.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"The Little Fox" from 8/6/1945 This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"The Little Fox" from 8/6/1945 This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Suspense

Suspense

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Curse Of Kamoshek" from 4/22/1962 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Curse Of Kamoshek" from 4/22/1962 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.

United Nations Radio

United Nations Radio

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Could Be" from 10/19/1949

United Nations Radio

United Nations Radio

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Could Be" from 10/19/1949

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Molly Returns" from 4/18/1939 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Molly Returns" from 4/18/1939 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.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Lou Inherits $1 Million" from 3/30/44 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Lou Inherits $1 Million" from 3/30/44 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Michael Shayne

Michael Shayne

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Murder, Prepaid" from 4/2/1945 Detective Michael Shayne was created by Davis Dresser (writing under the pen name Brett Halliday). "Dividend of Death," the first of more than 60 novels featuring the Miami-based private detective was published in 1939. The adventures of the "reckless red-headed Irishman," played by Wally Maher, came to radio October 16, 1944 and aired for 3 years.

Michael Shayne

Michael Shayne

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Murder, Prepaid" from 4/2/1945 Detective Michael Shayne was created by Davis Dresser (writing under the pen name Brett Halliday). "Dividend of Death," the first of more than 60 novels featuring the Miami-based private detective was published in 1939. The adventures of the "reckless red-headed Irishman," played by Wally Maher, came to radio October 16, 1944 and aired for 3 years.

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Case Of The Blood Harvest" from 1/18/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Case Of The Blood Harvest" from 1/18/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki

Crime & Peter Chambers

Crime & Peter Chambers

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Cufflink Is…." from 7/6/1954 Dane Clark stars as Peter Chambers, a tough private eye that plays nice with the NYPD. The series is based on "Peter Chambers" novels, written by Henry Kane.

Crime & Peter Chambers

Crime & Peter Chambers

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Cufflink Is…." from 7/6/1954 Dane Clark stars as Peter Chambers, a tough private eye that plays nice with the NYPD. The series is based on "Peter Chambers" novels, written by Henry Kane.

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Man With The Gold Teeth" from 2/3/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki Vo

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Man With The Gold Teeth" from 2/3/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki Vo

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

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Jacoby Back In Town" from 11/19/1949 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Jacoby Back In Town" from 11/19/1949 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.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Poker Murders" from 5/12/1946 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 Poker Murders" from 5/12/1946 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.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Seven Keys To Baldpate" from 9/26/1938 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

"Seven Keys To Baldpate" from 9/26/1938 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Happy Hour Tea Room" from 4/26/1942 --- "Jack Gets A Haircut" from 5/21/1950 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 cast

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Happy Hour Tea Room" from 4/26/1942 --- "Jack Gets A Haircut" from 5/21/1950 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 cast

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Alice Manleder Dead Or Alive?" from 8/4/1944 ---"Missing Pearl Necklace" from 12/6/1945 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Alice Manleder Dead Or Alive?" from 8/4/1944 ---"Missing Pearl Necklace" from 12/6/1945 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

The Falcon

The Falcon

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Case Of The Talented Texan" from 3/25/1951 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Case Of The Talented Texan" from 3/25/1951 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.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Politician, The Lighthouse…" from 10/19/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Politician, The Lighthouse…" from 10/19/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Melilot" from 8/23/1947 This award-winning children's radio program, which adapted popular stories like "Cinderella", "Rumpelstiltsken" and "Sleeping Beauty", aired for almost 20 years on CBS.

Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Melilot" from 8/23/1947 This award-winning children's radio program, which adapted popular stories like "Cinderella", "Rumpelstiltsken" and "Sleeping Beauty", aired for almost 20 years on CBS.

My Friend Irma

My Friend Irma

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Double Troubles" from 3/8/1948 Marie Wilson created and starred as Irma Peterson, a loopy but lovable secretary. Irma's best friend and roommate was Jane Stacy, played by Cathy Lewis. The sitcom aired from April 11, 1947 - August 23, 1954.

My Friend Irma

My Friend Irma

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Double Troubles" from 3/8/1948 Marie Wilson created and starred as Irma Peterson, a loopy but lovable secretary. Irma's best friend and roommate was Jane Stacy, played by Cathy Lewis. The sitcom aired from April 11, 1947 - August 23, 1954.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"An Armistice From Death" from 5/10/1945 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"An Armistice From Death" from 5/10/1945 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 Shadow

The Shadow

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Collectors Of Death" from 2/27/1949 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Collectors Of Death" from 2/27/1949 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Father's Day Show" from 6/18/1939 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Father's Day Show" from 6/18/1939 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 cast.

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Father's Day Trip" from 6/15/1950 NBC's Father Knows Best depicted the lives of the Anderson family, an average American family living in an average American town. Robert Young starred as Jim Anderson, the easy-going and sensible father. Young was the only cast member to survive the transition from radio to television.

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Father's Day Trip" from 6/15/1950 NBC's Father Knows Best depicted the lives of the Anderson family, an average American family living in an average American town. Robert Young starred as Jim Anderson, the easy-going and sensible father. Young was the only cast member to survive the transition from radio to television.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Father's Day" from 6/18/1950 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Father's Day" from 6/18/1950 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.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Father's Day" from 6/16/1950 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Father's Day" from 6/16/1950 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.

Dimension X

Dimension X

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Parade" from 8/25/1950 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

"The Parade" from 8/25/1950 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.

X Minus One

X Minus One

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Volpla" from 8/29/1957 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Volpla" from 8/29/1957 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.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Audition Show" from 6/23/1948 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Audition Show" from 6/23/1948 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Marjorie's Wedding Dress" from 4/19/1950 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

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Marjorie's Wedding Dress" from 4/19/1950 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.

The Whistler

The Whistler

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Fatal Fraud" from 5/22/1949 he 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

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Fatal Fraud" from 5/22/1949 he 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."

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"The Fourth Man" from 8/18/1947 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

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"The Fourth Man" from 8/18/1947 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.

Hawk Larabee

Hawk Larabee

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Blind Chuck" from 9/6/1947 This Western adventures series told the tales of Hawk Larabee, a do-gooder cowboy in 1840s Texas. It aired for two seasons on CBS, first known as "Hawk Durango" for six weeks. Elliot Lewis and Barton Yarborough repeatedly switched roles between the lead and his sidekick, which troubled the series in its attempt to be the first Western show for an adult audience. Gunsmoke would pick up the torch a few years later.

Hawk Larabee

Hawk Larabee

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Blind Chuck" from 9/6/1947 This Western adventures series told the tales of Hawk Larabee, a do-gooder cowboy in 1840s Texas. It aired for two seasons on CBS, first known as "Hawk Durango" for six weeks. Elliot Lewis and Barton Yarborough repeatedly switched roles between the lead and his sidekick, which troubled the series in its attempt to be the first Western show for an adult audience. Gunsmoke would pick up the torch a few years later.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Cast" from 12/12/1953 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Cast" from 12/12/1953 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.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"British Agent" from 6/7/1937 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 am - 3:00 am

"British Agent" from 6/7/1937 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Big Make" from 9/14/1950 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Big Make" from 9/14/1950 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"The Sunny Dream Matter" from 12/1/1957 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

"The Sunny Dream Matter" from 12/1/1957 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.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"To Guard A Seal" from 2/5 1950 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"To Guard A Seal" from 2/5 1950 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.

The Whistler

The Whistler

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Murder At Twin Pines" from 4/10/1949 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

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Murder At Twin Pines" from 4/10/1949 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."

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Lady From The Draft Board" from 1/12/1951 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Lady From The Draft Board" from 1/12/1951 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.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Careless Driver" from 1/29/1958 "Grandma's 75th Birthday" from 1/30/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Careless Driver" from 1/29/1958 "Grandma's 75th Birthday" from 1/30/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Apartment Hunting" from 4/5/1950 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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Apartment Hunting" from 4/5/1950 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

6:30 am - 7:00 am

Guest: Incomparable Hildegarde from 8/14/1945 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

6:30 am - 7:00 am

Guest: Incomparable Hildegarde from 8/14/1945 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Ten Strike Gold" from 3/4/1950 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

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Ten Strike Gold" from 3/4/1950 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.

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"White Fury" from 11/11/1951 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"White Fury" from 11/11/1951 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

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

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Raschi Among The Crocodiles" from 11/4/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Raschi Among The Crocodiles" from 11/4/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

The Whistler

The Whistler

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"In The Dark" from 2/7/1943 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"In The Dark" from 2/7/1943 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."

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Stark McVey Case" from 1/3/46 "Lady With A Gun Case" from 6/30/46 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Ch

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Stark McVey Case" from 1/3/46 "Lady With A Gun Case" from 6/30/46 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Ch

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Cassbury Case" from 2/2/1951 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

"The Cassbury Case" from 2/2/1951 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.

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Mad Man of Manhattan" from 3/8/1959 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Mad Man of Manhattan" from 3/8/1959 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Palm Springs Murder Mystery" from 12/9/1951 --- "Mary As A Nurse" from 3/9/1952 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 c

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Palm Springs Murder Mystery" from 12/9/1951 --- "Mary As A Nurse" from 3/9/1952 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 c

Dragnet

Dragnet

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"The Big Lilly" from 6/14/1953 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"The Big Lilly" from 6/14/1953 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.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Locked Room" from 6/9/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Locked Room" from 6/9/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

The Green Lama

The Green Lama

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Million Dollar Chopsticks" from 6/26/1949 The Green Lama radio program was adapted from the pulp comic book series of the same name, created by Kendell Foster Crossen. The Green Lama, a Buddhist crime-fighting superhero, was voiced by Paul Frees. The show ran on CBS for only a dozen episodes in the summer of 1949.

The Green Lama

The Green Lama

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Million Dollar Chopsticks" from 6/26/1949 The Green Lama radio program was adapted from the pulp comic book series of the same name, created by Kendell Foster Crossen. The Green Lama, a Buddhist crime-fighting superhero, was voiced by Paul Frees. The show ran on CBS for only a dozen episodes in the summer of 1949.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

"Tabu" 12/3/1947 "Wild Oranges" 12/17/1947 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 - 3:30 pm

"Tabu" 12/3/1947 "Wild Oranges" 12/17/1947 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.

The Black Book

The Black Book

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"On Schedule" from 3/5/1952

The Black Book

The Black Book

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"On Schedule" from 3/5/1952

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

"The Bennett Matter" from 2/20/1956 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

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

"The Bennett Matter" from 2/20/1956 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

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

"Day The Earth Stood Still" from 1/4/1954 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

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

"Day The Earth Stood Still" from 1/4/1954 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.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Surprise Present For Phil's Birthday" from 1/13/1952 "Joining A Country Club" from 4/15/1951 "Going To Vegas" from 3/2/1952 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 pm - 7:30 pm

"Surprise Present For Phil's Birthday" from 1/13/1952 "Joining A Country Club" from 4/15/1951 "Going To Vegas" from 3/2/1952 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Allen's Alley" from 10/29/1944 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Allen's Alley" from 10/29/1944 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 cast.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Tough Guy" from 3/4/1948 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Tough Guy" from 3/4/1948 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Last Words Mean Sabotage" from 9/19/1942 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

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Last Words Mean Sabotage" from 9/19/1942 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 Third Man

The Third Man

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"5000 Pengoes And A Kiss" from 1/25/1952 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

The Third Man

The Third Man

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"5000 Pengoes And A Kiss" from 1/25/1952 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Rubber Company Elects Officers" from 2/3/1943 --- "Practicing Red Tape" from 2/4/1943 Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Rubber Company Elects Officers" from 2/3/1943 --- "Practicing Red Tape" from 2/4/1943 Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Beautiful Child Contest" from 4/29/1951 "Vacation Plans" from 5/6/1951 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

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Beautiful Child Contest" from 4/29/1951 "Vacation Plans" from 5/6/1951 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.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Death On My Hands" from 5/10/1951 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 pm - 11:30 pm

"Death On My Hands" from 5/10/1951 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Phil Shoots A Movie" from 4/16/1939 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Phil Shoots A Movie" from 4/16/1939 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 cast.

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Where There's A Will" from 7/14/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original Bo

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Where There's A Will" from 7/14/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original Bo

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Little Red Schoolhouse" from 5/7/1952 I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Little Red Schoolhouse" from 5/7/1952 I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Peter The Great" from 6/24/1951 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

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Peter The Great" from 6/24/1951 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.

The Falcon

The Falcon

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Case Of The Friendly Target" from 9/24/1950 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Case Of The Friendly Target" from 9/24/1950 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 Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Mrs. Piper's New Hat" from 1/10/1958 --- "A Recipe For Cake" from 1/13/1958 --- "Sleeping In Your Guest Room" from 1/14/1958 --- "Waiting For The Repairman" from 1/15/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Mrs. Piper's New Hat" from 1/10/1958 --- "A Recipe For Cake" from 1/13/1958 --- "Sleeping In Your Guest Room" from 1/14/1958 --- "Waiting For The Repairman" from 1/15/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Preparing To Go To NYC By Train" from 4/14/1940 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Preparing To Go To NYC By Train" from 4/14/1940 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 cast.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Getting A Date For Babs" from 9/27/1947 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Getting A Date For Babs" from 9/27/1947 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.

Dimension X

Dimension X

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Pebble In The Sky" from 6/17/1951 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Pebble In The Sky" from 6/17/1951 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.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

4:30 am - 5:30 am

"You Could Die Laughing" from 5/7/1946 --- "I Want To Report A Murder" from 6/18/1946 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

4:30 am - 5:30 am

"You Could Die Laughing" from 5/7/1946 --- "I Want To Report A Murder" from 6/18/1946 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 Whisperer

The Whisperer

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Attempted Murder" from 7/15/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protag

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Attempted Murder" from 7/15/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protag

Chase & Sanborn Hour

Chase & Sanborn Hour

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Guest: Alice Brady from 8/15/1937 This was a long-running comedy and variety show on NBC - it ran in several formats from 1929-1948. Some seasons featured musical variety broadcasts, comedic skits and big-name hosts like Eddie Cantor and Haven MacQuarrie. Between 1937-1948, Edgar Bergan starred and hosted with his dummy Charlie McCarthy and the show was known as the Charlie McCarthy Show.

Chase & Sanborn Hour

Chase & Sanborn Hour

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Guest: Alice Brady from 8/15/1937 This was a long-running comedy and variety show on NBC - it ran in several formats from 1929-1948. Some seasons featured musical variety broadcasts, comedic skits and big-name hosts like Eddie Cantor and Haven MacQuarrie. Between 1937-1948, Edgar Bergan starred and hosted with his dummy Charlie McCarthy and the show was known as the Charlie McCarthy Show.

Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"With Kenny Delmar" from 12/18/1943 This weekly survey of popular American music was a staple of Saturday nights from the 1930s into the late 1940s. The drama of a countdown to each week's number one song is still a widely used structure. For the first few years of the show, the top 15 songs were played in random order before the countdown structure took listeners by stormSlots were determined based on radio requests, sheet music sales, jukebox statistics and song requests at dance clubs (alleg

Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"With Kenny Delmar" from 12/18/1943 This weekly survey of popular American music was a staple of Saturday nights from the 1930s into the late 1940s. The drama of a countdown to each week's number one song is still a widely used structure. For the first few years of the show, the top 15 songs were played in random order before the countdown structure took listeners by stormSlots were determined based on radio requests, sheet music sales, jukebox statistics and song requests at dance clubs (alleg

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Joe Miller Joke Book" from 11/4/1956 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Joe Miller Joke Book" from 11/4/1956 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.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"House By The River" from 2/28/1948 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

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"House By The River" from 2/28/1948 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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Casting The Runes" from 11/19/1947 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Casting The Runes" from 11/19/1947 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.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"John C. Fremont" from 1935 This series consisted of episodes about 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"John C. Fremont" from 1935 This series consisted of episodes about 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 8/15/1954 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 8/15/1954 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.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Bing Crosby from 5/23/1948 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Bing Crosby from 5/23/1948 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Hauling Nitro" from 1/26/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Hauling Nitro" from 1/26/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Host Of Casa Diablo" from 3/28/1949 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Host Of Casa Diablo" from 3/28/1949 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"You Were Wonderful" from 11/9/1944 -- "The Pasteboard Box" from 1/17/1946 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

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"You Were Wonderful" from 11/9/1944 -- "The Pasteboard Box" from 1/17/1946 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Guest: Peggy Lee from 3/21/1954 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town" w

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Guest: Peggy Lee from 3/21/1954 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town" w

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Catches Nose In Gopher Trap" from 10/10/1952 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Catches Nose In Gopher Trap" from 10/10/1952 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 cast.

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Medicine Man" from 7/8/1953 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Medicine Man" from 7/8/1953 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Dissertation On Love" from 8/17/1956 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

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Dissertation On Love" from 8/17/1956 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.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Steve Courtney" from 6/23/1950 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Steve Courtney" from 6/23/1950 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Belle's Back" from 9/9/1956 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 pm - 4:00 pm

"Belle's Back" from 9/9/1956 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.

Meet The Meeks

Meet The Meeks

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Should Uncle Louie Get Married" from 8/30/1947 --- "Louie Runs Away" from 2/21/1948 This NBC sitcom was a follow-up to Meet Mr. Meek, which aired from '40-'42. In the later series, Mortimer Meek (still played by Forrest Lewis) is now married with a family, and causing laughs around every corner.

Meet The Meeks

Meet The Meeks

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Should Uncle Louie Get Married" from 8/30/1947 --- "Louie Runs Away" from 2/21/1948 This NBC sitcom was a follow-up to Meet Mr. Meek, which aired from '40-'42. In the later series, Mortimer Meek (still played by Forrest Lewis) is now married with a family, and causing laughs around every corner.

Dragnet

Dragnet

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"The Big Sisters" from 3/31/1955 --- "The Big Smoke" from 2/22/1953 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

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"The Big Sisters" from 3/31/1955 --- "The Big Smoke" from 2/22/1953 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.

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

Night Beat

Night Beat

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Man Who Claimed To Be Dead" from 3/20/1950 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

Night Beat

Night Beat

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Man Who Claimed To Be Dead" from 3/20/1950 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Laurie's Suitor" from 3/29/1959 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Laurie's Suitor" from 3/29/1959 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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"The Lost Special" from 2/12/1949 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

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"The Lost Special" from 2/12/1949 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.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death's Little Brother" from 8/29/1949 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

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death's Little Brother" from 8/29/1949 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 Shadow

The Shadow

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"The Cat The Killed" from 12/31/1939 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"The Cat The Killed" from 12/31/1939 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.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Deathtrap" from 2/26/1952 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Deathtrap" from 2/26/1952 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.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Man From Singapore" from 4/4/1950 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

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Man From Singapore" from 4/4/1950 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.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Self-Made Hero" from 7/17/1947 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Self-Made Hero" from 7/17/1947 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Hard Luck Story" from 2/23/1946 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Hard Luck Story" from 2/23/1946 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"John Fleming Confesses" 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

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"John Fleming Confesses" 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

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The ABC Murders" from 5/18/1943 -- "De Mortuis" from 2/10/1949 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

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The ABC Murders" from 5/18/1943 -- "De Mortuis" from 2/10/1949 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.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/9/1943 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 be

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/9/1943 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 be

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/10/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/10/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Flashback" from 6/27/1953 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

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Flashback" from 6/27/1953 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.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Return Of Dr. Thackeray" from 2/15/1959 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Return Of Dr. Thackeray" from 2/15/1959 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.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Case Of The Dakota Badman" from 2/28/1948 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 am - 3:30 am

"Case Of The Dakota Badman" from 2/28/1948 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."

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Kingston Office Building" from 9/8/1948 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Kingston Office Building" from 9/8/1948 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

The Quiz Kids

The Quiz Kids

4:00 am - 5:00 am

Guest: All-Star Football Coach from 8/6/1950 --- "8th Anniversary Show" from 6/27/148 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.

The Quiz Kids

The Quiz Kids

4:00 am - 5:00 am

Guest: All-Star Football Coach from 8/6/1950 --- "8th Anniversary Show" from 6/27/148 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.

Can You Top This?

Can You Top This?

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"First Subject: Arrest" from 4/23/1948 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.

Can You Top This?

Can You Top This?

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"First Subject: Arrest" from 4/23/1948 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.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Y.Y. Flirch Tried to Phone Vic" from 6/5/1939 --- "Sade & Ruth Come Out Even" from 9/14/1942 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Y.Y. Flirch Tried to Phone Vic" from 6/5/1939 --- "Sade & Ruth Come Out Even" from 9/14/1942 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.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Three Gables" from 9/30/2007 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Three Gables" from 9/30/2007 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Value Of Details" frp, 11/7/1999 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

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Value Of Details" frp, 11/7/1999 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.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Adventures Of The Empty House" from 4/24/1955 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Adventures Of The Empty House" from 4/24/1955 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

The Third Man

The Third Man

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Clay Pigeon" from 8/17/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

The Third Man

The Third Man

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Clay Pigeon" from 8/17/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Next Time We Love" from 3/29/1951 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

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Next Time We Love" from 3/29/1951 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.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Guest: William Bendix from 10/30/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Guest: William Bendix from 10/30/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Hank Gutstop Needs Help" from 1940 --- "Mr. Sludge's Moustache" from 2/4/1944 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

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Hank Gutstop Needs Help" from 1940 --- "Mr. Sludge's Moustache" from 2/4/1944 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 am - 11:00 am

"The Flight Six Matter" from 1/30/1956 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 am - 11:00 am

"The Flight Six Matter" from 1/30/1956 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.

2000 Plus

2000 Plus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The Brooklyn Brain" from 6/21/1950

2000 Plus

2000 Plus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The Brooklyn Brain" from 6/21/1950

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

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Hail and Farewell Caper" from 4/27/1951 Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade walked out of the pages of Black Mask and into his own CBS radio series of July 12, 1946. Howard Duff starred as the hardboiled detective for the first three seasons. Lurene Tuttle was Sam's secretary Effie Perrine and Jerry Hausner was his lawyer Sid Weiss. CBS dropped the series in 1950 when Hammett ran afoul of Congress' Un-American Activities investigators, but the show was quickly revived by NBC.

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Hail and Farewell Caper" from 4/27/1951 Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade walked out of the pages of Black Mask and into his own CBS radio series of July 12, 1946. Howard Duff starred as the hardboiled detective for the first three seasons. Lurene Tuttle was Sam's secretary Effie Perrine and Jerry Hausner was his lawyer Sid Weiss. CBS dropped the series in 1950 when Hammett ran afoul of Congress' Un-American Activities investigators, but the show was quickly revived by NBC.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Death In The Cards" from 1/14/1951 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Death In The Cards" from 1/14/1951 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Pattern For Revenge" from 10/2/1949 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Pattern For Revenge" from 10/2/1949 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

The Whistler

The Whistler

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Borrowed Byline" from 7/30/1947 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

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Borrowed Byline" from 7/30/1947 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."

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Trail Of The Assassin" from 9/10/1950 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Trail Of The Assassin" from 9/10/1950 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

The Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"I'll Die Laughing" from 5/27/1945 This mystery/horror series aired on Mutual from March-September of 1945. Philip Clarke played the cackling "keeper of the book," who told spooky tales of black magic, not unlike in The Witch's Tale or The Hermit's Cave

The Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"I'll Die Laughing" from 5/27/1945 This mystery/horror series aired on Mutual from March-September of 1945. Philip Clarke played the cackling "keeper of the book," who told spooky tales of black magic, not unlike in The Witch's Tale or The Hermit's Cave

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Favourite Radio Actor On The air" from 6/30/1943

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Favourite Radio Actor On The air" from 6/30/1943

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Fibber The Convalescent" from 4/4/1944 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

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Fibber The Convalescent" from 4/4/1944 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.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Dream Street Rose" from 9/25/1949 This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Dream Street Rose" from 9/25/1949 This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Stan Freberg Show

Stan Freberg Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Second Show" from 7/21/1957

Stan Freberg Show

Stan Freberg Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Second Show" from 7/21/1957

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Perfect Specimen" from 8/9/1948 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

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Perfect Specimen" from 8/9/1948 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Diamond Of Death" from 8/31/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and adap

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Diamond Of Death" from 8/31/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and adap

Tarzan

Tarzan

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Decoy" from 1/11/1951 From the heart of the jungle comes a savage cry of victory. This is Tarzan, Lord of the jungle! From Africa... land of enchantment, mystery and violence comes one of the most colorful figures of all time. Transcribed from the immortal pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs and starring Lamont Johnson as "the son of the jungle".

Tarzan

Tarzan

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Decoy" from 1/11/1951 From the heart of the jungle comes a savage cry of victory. This is Tarzan, Lord of the jungle! From Africa... land of enchantment, mystery and violence comes one of the most colorful figures of all time. Transcribed from the immortal pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs and starring Lamont Johnson as "the son of the jungle".

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Raquet Robs The Cradle" from 8/17/1939 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Raquet Robs The Cradle" from 8/17/1939 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.

Mystery In The Air

Mystery In The Air

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Mask of Medusa" from 9/4/1947 "Queen of Spades" from 9/11/1947 This 1947 NBC crime series dramatized literary mysteries and suspenseful classics, starring Peter Lorre. Mystery in the Air was a summer replacement series for Abbott & Costello. Lorre was often supported by Hollywood greats like Agnes Moorehead and Peggy Webber. NBC aired a similar series with by same name in 1945.

Mystery In The Air

Mystery In The Air

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Mask of Medusa" from 9/4/1947 "Queen of Spades" from 9/11/1947 This 1947 NBC crime series dramatized literary mysteries and suspenseful classics, starring Peter Lorre. Mystery in the Air was a summer replacement series for Abbott & Costello. Lorre was often supported by Hollywood greats like Agnes Moorehead and Peggy Webber. NBC aired a similar series with by same name in 1945.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Of Maestro and Men" from 7/20/1944 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

"Of Maestro and Men" from 7/20/1944 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 3/24/1946 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 3/24/1946 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 cast.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Rancho San Antonio" from 12/3/1941 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

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Rancho San Antonio" from 12/3/1941 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Preacher" from 11/13/1955 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Preacher" from 11/13/1955 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.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" 7/1/1949 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

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" 7/1/1949 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.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Costello Buys A Horse" from 11/9/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Costello Buys A Horse" from 11/9/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 1/3/1943 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 1/3/1943 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 10/19/1943 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

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 10/19/1943 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.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"The Black Sea Gull" from 3/7/1943 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

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"The Black Sea Gull" from 3/7/1943 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.

Mystery Playhouse

Mystery Playhouse

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Lady In A Morgue" from 5/15/1945

Mystery Playhouse

Mystery Playhouse

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Lady In A Morgue" from 5/15/1945

Adventures of Frank Race

Adventures of Frank Race

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Night Crawlers" from 1/22/1950 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

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Night Crawlers" from 1/22/1950 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.

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"The Silent Killer" from 4/26/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki Vola)

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"The Silent Killer" from 4/26/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki Vola)

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"The $100,000 Legs" from 4/15/1949 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"The $100,000 Legs" from 4/15/1949 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.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Yellow Talon Murder Case" from 9/22/1949 Mr. Keen was a charming and kindly old tracer of missing persons along with his assistant Mike Clancy.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Yellow Talon Murder Case" from 9/22/1949 Mr. Keen was a charming and kindly old tracer of missing persons along with his assistant Mike Clancy.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Man From Singapore" from 4/4/1950 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Man From Singapore" from 4/4/1950 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.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Self-Made Hero" from 7/17/1947 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Self-Made Hero" from 7/17/1947 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Hard Luck Story" from 2/23/1946 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Hard Luck Story" from 2/23/1946 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"John Fleming Confesses" 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

"John Fleming Confesses" from 1932 This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Man Who Knew Everything" from 3/6/1949 Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19,

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Man Who Knew Everything" from 3/6/1949 Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19,

The Shadow

The Shadow

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"The Wailing Corpse" from 11/8/1942 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

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"The Wailing Corpse" from 11/8/1942 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Junior Badman" from 11/17/1951 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

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Junior Badman" from 11/17/1951 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.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Matter Of Ethics" from 2/1/1959 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Matter Of Ethics" from 2/1/1959 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.

Meet The Meeks

Meet The Meeks

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Should Uncle Louie Get Married" from 8/30/1947 --- "Louie Runs Away" from 2/21/1948 This NBC sitcom was a follow-up to Meet Mr. Meek, which aired from '40-'42. In the later series, Mortimer Meek (still played by Forrest Lewis) is now married with a family, and causing laughs around every corner.

Meet The Meeks

Meet The Meeks

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Should Uncle Louie Get Married" from 8/30/1947 --- "Louie Runs Away" from 2/21/1948 This NBC sitcom was a follow-up to Meet Mr. Meek, which aired from '40-'42. In the later series, Mortimer Meek (still played by Forrest Lewis) is now married with a family, and causing laughs around every corner.

Dragnet

Dragnet

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"The Big Sisters" from 3/31/1955 --- "The Big Smoke" from 2/22/1953 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

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"The Big Sisters" from 3/31/1955 --- "The Big Smoke" from 2/22/1953 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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"The Lost Special" from 2/12/1949 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"The Lost Special" from 2/12/1949 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.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Death's Little Brother" from 8/29/1949 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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Death's Little Brother" from 8/29/1949 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 Shadow

The Shadow

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Cat The Killed" from 12/31/1939 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Cat The Killed" from 12/31/1939 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.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Deathtrap" from 2/26/1952 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Deathtrap" from 2/26/1952 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.

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

Night Beat

Night Beat

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Man Who Claimed To Be Dead" from 3/20/1950 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

Night Beat

Night Beat

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Man Who Claimed To Be Dead" from 3/20/1950 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Laurie's Suitor" from 3/29/1959 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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Laurie's Suitor" from 3/29/1959 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

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Cheers For Ms. Bishop" from 11/6/1946 "Hold Back The Dawn" from 7/31/1946 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

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Cheers For Ms. Bishop" from 11/6/1946 "Hold Back The Dawn" from 7/31/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Voyage Into Darkness" from 9/7/1944 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Voyage Into Darkness" from 9/7/1944 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Guest: Olivia De Havilland" from 10/1/1944 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Guest: Olivia De Havilland" from 10/1/1944 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Someone's Getting Hitched" from 4/27/1949 "Forecast Show" from 7/29/1940 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

"Someone's Getting Hitched" from 4/27/1949 "Forecast Show" from 7/29/1940 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Odd Man Out" from 11/24/1957 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Odd Man Out" from 11/24/1957 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Order Of Nowhere" from 6/11/1950 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Order Of Nowhere" from 6/11/1950 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.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 8/15/1954 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

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 8/15/1954 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.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Guest: Bing Crosby from 5/23/1948 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Guest: Bing Crosby from 5/23/1948 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Hauling Nitro" from 1/26/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Hauling Nitro" from 1/26/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Host Of Casa Diablo" from 3/28/1949 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Host Of Casa Diablo" from 3/28/1949 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Where There's A Will" from 7/14/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original Bo

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Where There's A Will" from 7/14/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original Bo

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Little Red Schoolhouse" from 5/7/1952 I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Little Red Schoolhouse" from 5/7/1952 I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Peter The Great" from 6/24/1951 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Peter The Great" from 6/24/1951 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.

The Falcon

The Falcon

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Case Of The Friendly Target" from 9/24/1950 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Case Of The Friendly Target" from 9/24/1950 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.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"House By The River" from 2/28/1948 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

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"House By The River" from 2/28/1948 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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Casting The Runes" from 11/19/1947 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

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Casting The Runes" from 11/19/1947 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.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"John C. Fremont" from 1935 This series consisted of episodes about 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

"John C. Fremont" from 1935 This series consisted of episodes about 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.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Next Time We Love" from 3/29/1951 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

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Next Time We Love" from 3/29/1951 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.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

12:30 am - 1:00 am

Guest: William Bendix from 10/30/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

12:30 am - 1:00 am

Guest: William Bendix from 10/30/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Hank Gutstop Needs Help" from 1940 --- "Mr. Sludge's Moustache" from 2/4/1944 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

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Hank Gutstop Needs Help" from 1940 --- "Mr. Sludge's Moustache" from 2/4/1944 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.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Pattern For Revenge" from 10/2/1949 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Pattern For Revenge" from 10/2/1949 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

The Whistler

The Whistler

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Borrowed Byline" from 7/30/1947 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Borrowed Byline" from 7/30/1947 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."

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Trail Of The Assassin" from 9/10/1950 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Trail Of The Assassin" from 9/10/1950 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

The Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"I'll Die Laughing" from 5/27/1945 This mystery/horror series aired on Mutual from March-September of 1945. Philip Clarke played the cackling "keeper of the book," who told spooky tales of black magic, not unlike in The Witch's Tale or The Hermit's Cave

The Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"I'll Die Laughing" from 5/27/1945 This mystery/horror series aired on Mutual from March-September of 1945. Philip Clarke played the cackling "keeper of the book," who told spooky tales of black magic, not unlike in The Witch's Tale or The Hermit's Cave

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Medicine Man" from 7/8/1953 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Medicine Man" from 7/8/1953 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Dissertation On Love" from 8/17/1956 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

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Dissertation On Love" from 8/17/1956 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.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Steve Courtney" from 6/23/1950 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Steve Courtney" from 6/23/1950 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Belle's Back" from 9/9/1956 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 am - 6:00 am

"Belle's Back" from 9/9/1956 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.

Suspense

Suspense

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"You Were Wonderful" from 11/9/1944 -- "The Pasteboard Box" from 1/17/1946 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

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"You Were Wonderful" from 11/9/1944 -- "The Pasteboard Box" from 1/17/1946 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Guest: Peggy Lee from 3/21/1954 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town" w

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Guest: Peggy Lee from 3/21/1954 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town" w

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Catches Nose In Gopher Trap" from 10/10/1952 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Catches Nose In Gopher Trap" from 10/10/1952 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 cast.

Dimension X

Dimension X

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Pebble In The Sky" from 6/17/1951 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

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Pebble In The Sky" from 6/17/1951 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.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

8:30 am - 9:30 am

"You Could Die Laughing" from 5/7/1946 --- "I Want To Report A Murder" from 6/18/1946 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

8:30 am - 9:30 am

"You Could Die Laughing" from 5/7/1946 --- "I Want To Report A Murder" from 6/18/1946 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 Whisperer

The Whisperer

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Attempted Murder" from 7/15/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protag

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Attempted Murder" from 7/15/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protag

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"The ABC Murders" from 5/18/1943 -- "De Mortuis" from 2/10/1949 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

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"The ABC Murders" from 5/18/1943 -- "De Mortuis" from 2/10/1949 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.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/9/1943 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 be

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/9/1943 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 be

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/10/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Guest: Charles Laughton from 2/10/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

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

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Hail and Farewell Caper" from 4/27/1951 Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade walked out of the pages of Black Mask and into his own CBS radio series of July 12, 1946. Howard Duff starred as the hardboiled detective for the first three seasons. Lurene Tuttle was Sam's secretary Effie Perrine and Jerry Hausner was his lawyer Sid Weiss. CBS dropped the series in 1950 when Hammett ran afoul of Congress' Un-American Activities investigators, but the show was quickly revived by NBC.

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Hail and Farewell Caper" from 4/27/1951 Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade walked out of the pages of Black Mask and into his own CBS radio series of July 12, 1946. Howard Duff starred as the hardboiled detective for the first three seasons. Lurene Tuttle was Sam's secretary Effie Perrine and Jerry Hausner was his lawyer Sid Weiss. CBS dropped the series in 1950 when Hammett ran afoul of Congress' Un-American Activities investigators, but the show was quickly revived by NBC.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Death In The Cards" from 1/14/1951 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Death In The Cards" from 1/14/1951 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Mystery In The Air

Mystery In The Air

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Mask of Medusa" from 9/4/1947 "Queen of Spades" from 9/11/1947 This 1947 NBC crime series dramatized literary mysteries and suspenseful classics, starring Peter Lorre. Mystery in the Air was a summer replacement series for Abbott & Costello. Lorre was often supported by Hollywood greats like Agnes Moorehead and Peggy Webber. NBC aired a similar series with by same name in 1945.

Mystery In The Air

Mystery In The Air

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Mask of Medusa" from 9/4/1947 "Queen of Spades" from 9/11/1947 This 1947 NBC crime series dramatized literary mysteries and suspenseful classics, starring Peter Lorre. Mystery in the Air was a summer replacement series for Abbott & Costello. Lorre was often supported by Hollywood greats like Agnes Moorehead and Peggy Webber. NBC aired a similar series with by same name in 1945.

Suspense

Suspense

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Of Maestro and Men" from 7/20/1944 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Of Maestro and Men" from 7/20/1944 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 3/24/1946 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 3/24/1946 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 cast.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Mrs. Piper's New Hat" from 1/10/1958 --- "A Recipe For Cake" from 1/13/1958 --- "Sleeping In Your Guest Room" from 1/14/1958 --- "Waiting For The Repairman" from 1/15/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Mrs. Piper's New Hat" from 1/10/1958 --- "A Recipe For Cake" from 1/13/1958 --- "Sleeping In Your Guest Room" from 1/14/1958 --- "Waiting For The Repairman" from 1/15/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Preparing To Go To NYC By Train" from 4/14/1940 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 cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Preparing To Go To NYC By Train" from 4/14/1940 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 cast.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Getting A Date For Babs" from 9/27/1947 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Getting A Date For Babs" from 9/27/1947 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.

The Quiz Kids

The Quiz Kids

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Guest: All-Star Football Coach from 8/6/1950 --- "8th Anniversary Show" from 6/27/148 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.

The Quiz Kids

The Quiz Kids

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Guest: All-Star Football Coach from 8/6/1950 --- "8th Anniversary Show" from 6/27/148 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.

Can You Top This?

Can You Top This?

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"First Subject: Arrest" from 4/23/1948 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.

Can You Top This?

Can You Top This?

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"First Subject: Arrest" from 4/23/1948 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.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Y.Y. Flirch Tried to Phone Vic" from 6/5/1939 --- "Sade & Ruth Come Out Even" from 9/14/1942 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Y.Y. Flirch Tried to Phone Vic" from 6/5/1939 --- "Sade & Ruth Come Out Even" from 9/14/1942 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Flashback" from 6/27/1953 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

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Flashback" from 6/27/1953 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.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Return Of Dr. Thackeray" from 2/15/1959 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

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Return Of Dr. Thackeray" from 2/15/1959 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.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Case Of The Dakota Badman" from 2/28/1948 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Case Of The Dakota Badman" from 2/28/1948 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."

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Kingston Office Building" from 9/8/1948 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Kingston Office Building" from 9/8/1948 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Three Gables" from 9/30/2007 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Three Gables" from 9/30/2007 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Value Of Details" frp, 11/7/1999 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Value Of Details" frp, 11/7/1999 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.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Adventures Of The Empty House" from 4/24/1955 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Adventures Of The Empty House" from 4/24/1955 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

The Third Man

The Third Man

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Clay Pigeon" from 8/17/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

The Third Man

The Third Man

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Clay Pigeon" from 8/17/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Man Who Knew Everything" from 3/6/1949 Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19,

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Man Who Knew Everything" from 3/6/1949 Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19,

The Shadow

The Shadow

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"The Wailing Corpse" from 11/8/1942 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

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"The Wailing Corpse" from 11/8/1942 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Junior Badman" from 11/17/1951 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

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Junior Badman" from 11/17/1951 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.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Matter Of Ethics" from 2/1/1959 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Matter Of Ethics" from 2/1/1959 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

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Cheers For Ms. Bishop" from 11/6/1946 "Hold Back The Dawn" from 7/31/1946 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

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Cheers For Ms. Bishop" from 11/6/1946 "Hold Back The Dawn" from 7/31/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Voyage Into Darkness" from 9/7/1944 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Voyage Into Darkness" from 9/7/1944 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Guest: Olivia De Havilland" from 10/1/1944 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Guest: Olivia De Havilland" from 10/1/1944 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Perfect Specimen" from 8/9/1948 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Perfect Specimen" from 8/9/1948 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Diamond Of Death" from 8/31/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and adap

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Diamond Of Death" from 8/31/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and adap

Tarzan

Tarzan

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Decoy" from 1/11/1951 From the heart of the jungle comes a savage cry of victory. This is Tarzan, Lord of the jungle! From Africa... land of enchantment, mystery and violence comes one of the most colorful figures of all time. Transcribed from the immortal pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs and starring Lamont Johnson as "the son of the jungle".

Tarzan

Tarzan

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Decoy" from 1/11/1951 From the heart of the jungle comes a savage cry of victory. This is Tarzan, Lord of the jungle! From Africa... land of enchantment, mystery and violence comes one of the most colorful figures of all time. Transcribed from the immortal pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs and starring Lamont Johnson as "the son of the jungle".

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Raquet Robs The Cradle" from 8/17/1939 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Raquet Robs The Cradle" from 8/17/1939 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.

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Favourite Radio Actor On The air" from 6/30/1943

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Favourite Radio Actor On The air" from 6/30/1943

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Fibber The Convalescent" from 4/4/1944 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

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Fibber The Convalescent" from 4/4/1944 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.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Dream Street Rose" from 9/25/1949 This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Dream Street Rose" from 9/25/1949 This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Stan Freberg Show

Stan Freberg Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Second Show" from 7/21/1957

Stan Freberg Show

Stan Freberg Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Second Show" from 7/21/1957

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Someone's Getting Hitched" from 4/27/1949 "Forecast Show" from 7/29/1940 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

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Someone's Getting Hitched" from 4/27/1949 "Forecast Show" from 7/29/1940 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Odd Man Out" from 11/24/1957 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Odd Man Out" from 11/24/1957 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Order Of Nowhere" from 6/11/1950 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Order Of Nowhere" from 6/11/1950 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 Frank Race

Adventures of Frank Race

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Night Crawlers" from 1/22/1950 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Night Crawlers" from 1/22/1950 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.

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"The Silent Killer" from 4/26/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki Vola)

Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"The Silent Killer" from 4/26/1953 Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gang Busters, worked with creator/writer/director Ed Byron to develop this series, which is inspired by the early years of New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. It aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952. The nameless title role was played by several actors throughout the run: Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian. A key figure in the show was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (played by Vicki Vola)

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The $100,000 Legs" from 4/15/1949 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The $100,000 Legs" from 4/15/1949 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.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Yellow Talon Murder Case" from 9/22/1949 Mr. Keen was a charming and kindly old tracer of missing persons along with his assistant Mike Clancy.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Yellow Talon Murder Case" from 9/22/1949 Mr. Keen was a charming and kindly old tracer of missing persons along with his assistant Mike Clancy.

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

Night Beat

Night Beat

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Man Who Claimed To Be Dead" from 3/20/1950 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

Night Beat

Night Beat

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Man Who Claimed To Be Dead" from 3/20/1950 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Laurie's Suitor" from 3/29/1959 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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Laurie's Suitor" from 3/29/1959 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.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 1/3/1943 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 1/3/1943 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 10/19/1943 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

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Guest: Peter Lorre" from 10/19/1943 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.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Black Sea Gull" from 3/7/1943 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Black Sea Gull" from 3/7/1943 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.

Mystery Playhouse

Mystery Playhouse

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Lady In A Morgue" from 5/15/1945

Mystery Playhouse

Mystery Playhouse

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Lady In A Morgue" from 5/15/1945

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Man From Singapore" from 4/4/1950 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Man From Singapore" from 4/4/1950 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.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Self-Made Hero" from 7/17/1947 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Self-Made Hero" from 7/17/1947 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Hard Luck Story" from 2/23/1946 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Hard Luck Story" from 2/23/1946 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"John Fleming Confesses" 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 pm - 6:00 pm

"John Fleming Confesses" from 1932 This police procedural series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. It features quarter-hour stories typically based on true crimes.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Rancho San Antonio" from 12/3/1941 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

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Rancho San Antonio" from 12/3/1941 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Preacher" from 11/13/1955 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

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Preacher" from 11/13/1955 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.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" 7/1/1949 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" 7/1/1949 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.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Costello Buys A Horse" from 11/9/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Costello Buys A Horse" from 11/9/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Chase & Sanborn Hour

Chase & Sanborn Hour

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Alice Brady from 8/15/1937 This was a long-running comedy and variety show on NBC - it ran in several formats from 1929-1948. Some seasons featured musical variety broadcasts, comedic skits and big-name hosts like Eddie Cantor and Haven MacQuarrie. Between 1937-1948, Edgar Bergan starred and hosted with his dummy Charlie McCarthy and the show was known as the Charlie McCarthy Show.

Chase & Sanborn Hour

Chase & Sanborn Hour

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Alice Brady from 8/15/1937 This was a long-running comedy and variety show on NBC - it ran in several formats from 1929-1948. Some seasons featured musical variety broadcasts, comedic skits and big-name hosts like Eddie Cantor and Haven MacQuarrie. Between 1937-1948, Edgar Bergan starred and hosted with his dummy Charlie McCarthy and the show was known as the Charlie McCarthy Show.

Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"With Kenny Delmar" from 12/18/1943 This weekly survey of popular American music was a staple of Saturday nights from the 1930s into the late 1940s. The drama of a countdown to each week's number one song is still a widely used structure. For the first few years of the show, the top 15 songs were played in random order before the countdown structure took listeners by stormSlots were determined based on radio requests, sheet music sales, jukebox statistics and song requests at dance clubs (alleg

Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"With Kenny Delmar" from 12/18/1943 This weekly survey of popular American music was a staple of Saturday nights from the 1930s into the late 1940s. The drama of a countdown to each week's number one song is still a widely used structure. For the first few years of the show, the top 15 songs were played in random order before the countdown structure took listeners by stormSlots were determined based on radio requests, sheet music sales, jukebox statistics and song requests at dance clubs (alleg

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Joe Miller Joke Book" from 11/4/1956 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Joe Miller Joke Book" from 11/4/1956 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Flight Six Matter" from 1/30/1956 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

"The Flight Six Matter" from 1/30/1956 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.

2000 Plus

2000 Plus

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"The Brooklyn Brain" from 6/21/1950

2000 Plus

2000 Plus

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"The Brooklyn Brain" from 6/21/1950

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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