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Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Jack Benny Steals The Show" from 10/20/1940 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.

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Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Jack Benny Steals The Show" from 10/20/1940 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Jack Benny Steals The Show" from 10/20/1940 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Going To See Golden Girl Film" from 11/25/1951 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Going To See Golden Girl Film" from 11/25/1951 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.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Jackpot" from 4/26/1951 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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Jackpot" from 4/26/1951 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.

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Jack Benny & Margaret Truman" from 1/6/1955 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing impressions.

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Jack Benny & Margaret Truman" from 1/6/1955 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing impressions.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Termites" from 3/21/1958 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Termites" from 3/21/1958 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.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Space Merchants" from 2/17 & 2/27/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Space Merchants" from 2/17 & 2/27/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Box Of Death" from 4/17/1947 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Box Of Death" from 4/17/1947 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Ozymandias" from 1/13/1957 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Ozymandias" from 1/13/1957 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Caylin Matter" from 1/2/1956 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 - 11:30 pm

"The Caylin Matter" from 1/2/1956 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.

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Valentine" from 2/13/1949 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, 1948 through

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Valentine" from 2/13/1949 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, 1948 through

X Minus One

X Minus One

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Defenders" from 5/22/1956 --- "Man's Best Friend" from 4/24/1957 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

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Defenders" from 5/22/1956 --- "Man's Best Friend" from 4/24/1957 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"The Big Paint" from 10/20/1953 --- "The Big Layout" from 1/25/1953 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 am - 2:00 am

"The Big Paint" from 10/20/1953 --- "The Big Layout" from 1/25/1953 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.

Big Town

Big Town

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Race Track Pay-Off" from 12/7/1937 Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was cancelled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and late

Big Town

Big Town

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Race Track Pay-Off" from 12/7/1937 Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was cancelled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and late

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"A Rake-Off On The Job" from 8/22/1939 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"A Rake-Off On The Job" from 8/22/1939 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 Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"King Of The World" from 3/25/1945 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"King Of The World" from 3/25/1945 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 Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Tale The Dead Man Told" from 10/16/1944 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Tale The Dead Man Told" from 10/16/1944 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."

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"The Diamond Noose" from 8/4/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"The Diamond Noose" from 8/4/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Big Stop" from 5/4/1954 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Big Stop" from 5/4/1954 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.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:00 am - 5:30 am

Guest: Esther Williams from 4/26/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:00 am - 5:30 am

Guest: Esther Williams from 4/26/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Radio Quiz Show" from 12/12/1944 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Radio Quiz Show" from 12/12/1944 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.

Suspense

Suspense

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Night Reveals" from 12/9/1943 --- "You'll Never See Me Again" from 9/5/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until 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

"The Night Reveals" from 12/9/1943 --- "You'll Never See Me Again" from 9/5/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Income Tax" from 3/9/1950 --- "Elusive Card Game" from 1/12/1950 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

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Income Tax" from 3/9/1950 --- "Elusive Card Game" from 1/12/1950 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"The Callicles Matter" from 4/30/1956 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

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"The Callicles Matter" from 4/30/1956 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.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Is Anyone There?" from 4/11/2010 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

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Is Anyone There?" from 4/11/2010 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guest: Michael Romanoff from 9/14/1947 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

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Guest: Michael Romanoff from 9/14/1947 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

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 1/8/1950 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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 1/8/1950 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.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Bid For Freedom" from 1/21/1950 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventur

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Bid For Freedom" from 1/21/1950 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventur

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Shoscombe Old Place" from 11/26/2006 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Shoscombe Old Place" from 11/26/2006 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.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

"Jean Baptiste Troppman" from 2/17/1954 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

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

"Jean Baptiste Troppman" from 2/17/1954 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.

Murder Clinic

Murder Clinic

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"A Scrap Of Lace" from 9/22/1942

Murder Clinic

Murder Clinic

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"A Scrap Of Lace" from 9/22/1942

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Willie Baines" from 8/20/1951 This police drama aired for 6 months in 1951 on ABC. Dan Duryea starred as tough cop Lou Dana with Bill Bouchey as Inspector Sherman and Lawrence Dobkin as Dave the Sergeant. Written by Dick Powell.

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Willie Baines" from 8/20/1951 This police drama aired for 6 months in 1951 on ABC. Dan Duryea starred as tough cop Lou Dana with Bill Bouchey as Inspector Sherman and Lawrence Dobkin as Dave the Sergeant. Written by Dick Powell.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"A Small Argument" from 4/22/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"A Small Argument" from 4/22/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Lo, The Gentle Earth Worm" from 3/15/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Lo, The Gentle Earth Worm" from 3/15/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mad Hatter Matter" from 1/27/1957 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 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mad Hatter Matter" from 1/27/1957 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.

Halls Of Ivy

Halls Of Ivy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Audition Episode" from 6/23/1949 Ronald Colman and wife Benita Hume were popularly known as Jack Benny's ever-patient, next-door neighbors. However, in January 1950, they left to start their own show. Ronald played William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College in the "town of Ivy, USA." Benita was wife Vicky, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English theatre. The stylish college president was brought down to earth by the lively former actress who happily refered to him as "Toddy-dear." To

Halls Of Ivy

Halls Of Ivy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Audition Episode" from 6/23/1949 Ronald Colman and wife Benita Hume were popularly known as Jack Benny's ever-patient, next-door neighbors. However, in January 1950, they left to start their own show. Ronald played William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College in the "town of Ivy, USA." Benita was wife Vicky, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English theatre. The stylish college president was brought down to earth by the lively former actress who happily refered to him as "Toddy-dear." To

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Surprise Party For Mr. Scott" from 5/25/1952 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

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Surprise Party For Mr. Scott" from 5/25/1952 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.

My Favourite Husband

My Favourite Husband

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"George Tries For A Raise" from 10/7/1949 My Favourite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

My Favourite Husband

My Favourite Husband

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"George Tries For A Raise" from 10/7/1949 My Favourite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Fibber The Plumber" from 1/29/1954 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Fibber The Plumber" from 1/29/1954 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.

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

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Brookdale Orphanage" from 10/25/1946 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Brookdale Orphanage" from 10/25/1946 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Invasion Plans For Victory" from 5/16/1942 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Invasion Plans For Victory" from 5/16/1942 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.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Morning Glory" from 10/12/1942 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Morning Glory" from 10/12/1942 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.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Adolphe Menjou from 11/29/1942 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

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Adolphe Menjou from 11/29/1942 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.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Best Man At Wedding" from 2/29/1940 --- "Robespierre's Tooth" from 3/28/1940 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Best Man At Wedding" from 2/29/1940 --- "Robespierre's Tooth" from 3/28/1940 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Account Payable" from 10/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until 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 - 10:30 pm

"Account Payable" from 10/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Miser" from 12/9/1946

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Miser" from 12/9/1946

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Guest: Edward Arnold from 1/12/1947 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 tow

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Guest: Edward Arnold from 1/12/1947 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 tow

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Preparing To Return To Work" from 10/2/1938 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

"Preparing To Return To Work" from 10/2/1938 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.

This Is Your F.B.I

This Is Your F.B.I

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Interrupted Journey" from 9/14/1951 --- "Skyway Man" from 3/7/1952 This Is Your F.B.I. came to the Blue Network on April 6, 1945, created, produced and directed by Jerry Devine, a former child actor. Like Philips H. Lord before him, Devine got special permission from bureau head J. Edgar Hoover to dramatize older cases using fictitious names and locales. Frank Lovejoy was the program's first narrator, followed by Dean Carlton and later William Woodson.

This Is Your F.B.I

This Is Your F.B.I

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Interrupted Journey" from 9/14/1951 --- "Skyway Man" from 3/7/1952 This Is Your F.B.I. came to the Blue Network on April 6, 1945, created, produced and directed by Jerry Devine, a former child actor. Like Philips H. Lord before him, Devine got special permission from bureau head J. Edgar Hoover to dramatize older cases using fictitious names and locales. Frank Lovejoy was the program's first narrator, followed by Dean Carlton and later William Woodson.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Nightmare" from 5/5/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Nightmare" from 5/5/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

The Big Story

The Big Story

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Counterfeit Coins" from 10/1/1947 This series revolved around true crime stories reported in newspapers. The stories were dramatized retellings of heroic reporters uncovering big truths in the name of public service. At the end of every episode the show gave a $500 reward to the real reporter on whose stories the episode was based. The Big Story aired from April 2, 1947 through March 23, 1955.

The Big Story

The Big Story

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Counterfeit Coins" from 10/1/1947 This series revolved around true crime stories reported in newspapers. The stories were dramatized retellings of heroic reporters uncovering big truths in the name of public service. At the end of every episode the show gave a $500 reward to the real reporter on whose stories the episode was based. The Big Story aired from April 2, 1947 through March 23, 1955.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Gringo" from 10/12/1952 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

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Gringo" from 10/12/1952 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.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Murder Among The Statues" from 12/1/1953 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Murder Among The Statues" from 12/1/1953 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Bullets For Ballots" from 4/30/1950 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Bullets For Ballots" from 4/30/1950 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Four Aces For Death" from 10/14/1951 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Four Aces For Death" from 10/14/1951 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.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Escapade With Paula" from 1/9/1949 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Escapade With Paula" from 1/9/1949 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 Falcon

The Falcon

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Case Of The Broken Fingerprint" from 6/20/1951 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

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Case Of The Broken Fingerprint" from 6/20/1951 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.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Jolly Boys Band" from 11/23/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Jolly Boys Band" from 11/23/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"King George" from 12/12/1948 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best frien

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"King George" from 12/12/1948 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best frien

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"The Great Gondolfo" from 10/22/1945 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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"The Great Gondolfo" from 10/22/1945 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.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

6:30 am - 7:00 am

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

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

6:30 am - 7:00 am

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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Housewives Of America" from 1/2/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were be

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Housewives Of America" from 1/2/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were be

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Jack Tries To Relax At Home" from 12/12/1948 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

"Jack Tries To Relax At Home" from 12/12/1948 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.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Bluebeard Of Belloc" from 9/21/1944 --- "Murder Off Key" from 9/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until 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

"Bluebeard Of Belloc" from 9/21/1944 --- "Murder Off Key" from 9/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"The Silent Hands" from 5/13/1944 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"The Silent Hands" from 5/13/1944 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"The Circle Of Death" from 11/28/1937 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"The Circle Of Death" from 11/28/1937 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.

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"The Schemers" from 4/6/1954 "Dead Bull In A China Shop" from 12/19/1954 Film star William Gargan came to the NBC airwaves in 1951 as the star of Barrie Crane, Confidential Investigator, a reworking of his earlier Mutual radio series (and NBC television program) Martin Kane, Private Investigator. When the producers of the earlier program objected to the many similarities between the two series, changes were made in Gargan's new series, which was quickly retitled Barrie Craig, Confidential Inves

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"The Schemers" from 4/6/1954 "Dead Bull In A China Shop" from 12/19/1954 Film star William Gargan came to the NBC airwaves in 1951 as the star of Barrie Crane, Confidential Investigator, a reworking of his earlier Mutual radio series (and NBC television program) Martin Kane, Private Investigator. When the producers of the earlier program objected to the many similarities between the two series, changes were made in Gargan's new series, which was quickly retitled Barrie Craig, Confidential Inves

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Red Star Caper" from 1/21/1951 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Red Star Caper" from 1/21/1951 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.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Hooded Rider" from 1/16/1949 This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Hooded Rider" from 1/16/1949 This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

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

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Boy" from 8/1/1953 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Boy" from 8/1/1953 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.

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Suspect Dies Of Poisoning" from 8/10/1950 This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Suspect Dies Of Poisoning" from 8/10/1950 This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

Suspense

Suspense

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Diary Of Dr. Pritchard" from 10/6/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Diary Of Dr. Pritchard" from 10/6/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Chandu, The Magician

Chandu, The Magician

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Black Oath Brotherhood" from 2/24/1949 This kids' adventure series followed the adventures of Frank Chandler, who used supernatural powers and the occult to fight his evil villian Roxor. His adventures took the audience to exotic lands, real and imagined, in the Middle East. The show first ran in the early 1930s and was later revived in the late 1950s

Chandu, The Magician

Chandu, The Magician

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Black Oath Brotherhood" from 2/24/1949 This kids' adventure series followed the adventures of Frank Chandler, who used supernatural powers and the occult to fight his evil villian Roxor. His adventures took the audience to exotic lands, real and imagined, in the Middle East. The show first ran in the early 1930s and was later revived in the late 1950s

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Escape To Skull Island" from 1/15/1950 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Escape To Skull Island" from 1/15/1950 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."

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Whistling Ghost" from 2/12/1950 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Whistling Ghost" from 2/12/1950 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.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Gambling Lady" from 6/29/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Gambling Lady" from 6/29/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Defence Attorney

Defence Attorney

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Tom Richards" from 3/13/1952

Defence Attorney

Defence Attorney

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Tom Richards" from 3/13/1952

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Big Umbrella" from 2/6/1951 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Big Umbrella" from 2/6/1951 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.

Philco Radio Time

Philco Radio Time

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Guest: Burl Ives" from 11/20/1946 Bing Crosby ended his decade-long run on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall in 1946, moving to ABC to star in the transcribed Philco Radio Time after NBC refused to let him pre-record his shows. The crooner was impressed with the editing techniques developed for programs like Command Performance by the engineers of the Armed Forces Radio Service and believed listeners would accept a more tightly edited program even if it was "canned." In 1948, Philco Radio Time made hist

Philco Radio Time

Philco Radio Time

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Guest: Burl Ives" from 11/20/1946 Bing Crosby ended his decade-long run on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall in 1946, moving to ABC to star in the transcribed Philco Radio Time after NBC refused to let him pre-record his shows. The crooner was impressed with the editing techniques developed for programs like Command Performance by the engineers of the Armed Forces Radio Service and believed listeners would accept a more tightly edited program even if it was "canned." In 1948, Philco Radio Time made hist

The Wonder Show

The Wonder Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Pony Bill Haley" from 10/21/1938

The Wonder Show

The Wonder Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Pony Bill Haley" from 10/21/1938

Request Performance

Request Performance

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Guest: Lionel Barrymore" from 1/27/1946 Dozens of stars made hilarious appearances on this CBS series from October '45-April '46. It was the post-war iteration of Command Performance, where soldiers abroad wrote letters suggesting celebrities and skit ideas. This time around, civilians suggested the routines (Boris Karloff acting in a comedic role, Frank Sinatra sing in the style of Bing Crosby). Phil Harris & Alice Faye appeared together for the first time on this show, which later lead them

Request Performance

Request Performance

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Guest: Lionel Barrymore" from 1/27/1946 Dozens of stars made hilarious appearances on this CBS series from October '45-April '46. It was the post-war iteration of Command Performance, where soldiers abroad wrote letters suggesting celebrities and skit ideas. This time around, civilians suggested the routines (Boris Karloff acting in a comedic role, Frank Sinatra sing in the style of Bing Crosby). Phil Harris & Alice Faye appeared together for the first time on this show, which later lead them

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"No Work On Sundays" from 12/12/1951 The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"No Work On Sundays" from 12/12/1951 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.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" from 11/2/1956 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

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" from 11/2/1956 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.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Ulysses In Love" from 12/12/1950 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Ulysses In Love" from 12/12/1950 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Washington's Birthday" from 2/22/1949 "Fibber Builds A Footstool" 3/10/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Washington's Birthday" from 2/22/1949 "Fibber Builds A Footstool" 3/10/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Texas Cowboys" from 7/12/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Texas Cowboys" from 7/12/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"About Face" from 12/27/1959 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"About Face" from 12/27/1959 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.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mary Demming" from 8/14/1950 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

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mary Demming" from 8/14/1950 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.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Island In The Lake" from 5/31/1948 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

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Island In The Lake" from 5/31/1948 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

The Witch's Tale

The Witch's Tale

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Physician Of The Dead" 11/8/1934 "The Devil Mask" 6/13/1935 This spooky series was one of radio's first horror dramas. It premiered May 21, 1931 featuring Adelaide Fitz-Allen as the witch narrator Old Nancy and her black cat, Satan. When Fitz-Allen died in 1935 at the age of 79, the director found a replacement in a talented 13-year old Miriam Wolfe from family-friendly fairytale series "Let's Pretend".

The Witch's Tale

The Witch's Tale

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Physician Of The Dead" 11/8/1934 "The Devil Mask" 6/13/1935 This spooky series was one of radio's first horror dramas. It premiered May 21, 1931 featuring Adelaide Fitz-Allen as the witch narrator Old Nancy and her black cat, Satan. When Fitz-Allen died in 1935 at the age of 79, the director found a replacement in a talented 13-year old Miriam Wolfe from family-friendly fairytale series "Let's Pretend".

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Too Many Angels" from 11/13/1947 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

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Too Many Angels" from 11/13/1947 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.

X Minus One

X Minus One

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Shanghaied" from 9/1/1955 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Shanghaied" from 9/1/1955 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.

Box 13

Box 13

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Double Trouble" from 1/31/1949 Alan Ladd stars as Dan Holiday, a fiction writer and retired reporter with a taste for adventure. The show was also produced by Alan Ladd's company, Mayfair Productions. Sylvia Picker portrayed Suzy, his scatterbrained office manager.

Box 13

Box 13

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Double Trouble" from 1/31/1949 Alan Ladd stars as Dan Holiday, a fiction writer and retired reporter with a taste for adventure. The show was also produced by Alan Ladd's company, Mayfair Productions. Sylvia Picker portrayed Suzy, his scatterbrained office manager.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Murder In The Air" from 2/24/1944 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Murder In The Air" from 2/24/1944 Mr. Keen was a charming and kindly old tracer of missing persons along with his assistant Mike Clancy.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Jayhawkers" from 4/4/1953 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Jayhawkers" from 4/4/1953 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Somebody Out There Hates Me" from 3/6/1960 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Somebody Out There Hates Me" from 3/6/1960 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.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Account Payable" from 10/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Account Payable" from 10/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"The Miser" from 12/9/1946

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"The Miser" from 12/9/1946

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

5:00 am - 5:30 am

Guest: Edward Arnold from 1/12/1947 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 tow

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

5:00 am - 5:30 am

Guest: Edward Arnold from 1/12/1947 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 tow

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Preparing To Return To Work" from 10/2/1938 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Preparing To Return To Work" from 10/2/1938 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.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Phil Fasthorse & Lewis & Clark" from 2/8/1953 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Phil Fasthorse & Lewis & Clark" from 2/8/1953 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.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Petition Against Trolley Car House" from 4/21/1946 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

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Petition Against Trolley Car House" from 4/21/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Snow On 66" from 7/15/1962 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Snow On 66" from 7/15/1962 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Michael Shayne

Michael Shayne

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The Party" from 11/12/1946 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The Party" from 11/12/1946 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.

Halls Of Ivy

Halls Of Ivy

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Audition Episode" from 6/23/1949 Ronald Colman and wife Benita Hume were popularly known as Jack Benny's ever-patient, next-door neighbors. However, in January 1950, they left to start their own show. Ronald played William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College in the "town of Ivy, USA." Benita was wife Vicky, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English theatre. The stylish college president was brought down to earth by the lively former actress who happily refered to him as "Toddy-dear." To

Halls Of Ivy

Halls Of Ivy

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Audition Episode" from 6/23/1949 Ronald Colman and wife Benita Hume were popularly known as Jack Benny's ever-patient, next-door neighbors. However, in January 1950, they left to start their own show. Ronald played William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College in the "town of Ivy, USA." Benita was wife Vicky, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English theatre. The stylish college president was brought down to earth by the lively former actress who happily refered to him as "Toddy-dear." To

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Surprise Party For Mr. Scott" from 5/25/1952 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Surprise Party For Mr. Scott" from 5/25/1952 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.

My Favourite Husband

My Favourite Husband

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"George Tries For A Raise" from 10/7/1949 My Favourite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

My Favourite Husband

My Favourite Husband

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"George Tries For A Raise" from 10/7/1949 My Favourite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Fibber The Plumber" from 1/29/1954 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Fibber The Plumber" from 1/29/1954 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.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Morning Glory" from 10/12/1942 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Morning Glory" from 10/12/1942 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.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Guest: Adolphe Menjou from 11/29/1942 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: Adolphe Menjou from 11/29/1942 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.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Best Man At Wedding" from 2/29/1940 --- "Robespierre's Tooth" from 3/28/1940 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Best Man At Wedding" from 2/29/1940 --- "Robespierre's Tooth" from 3/28/1940 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering

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

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945 Comedian and film star Danny Kaye hosted his CBS radio show from 1946-1946. For awhile his show was one of the top five most popular radio shows.

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945 Comedian and film star Danny Kaye hosted his CBS radio show from 1946-1946. For awhile his show was one of the top five most popular radio shows.

Command Performance

Command Performance

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Guest: Mickey Rooney" from 6/2/1942 Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 1945-46.

Command Performance

Command Performance

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Guest: Mickey Rooney" from 6/2/1942 Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 1945-46.

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Murder Of Gregory Hood" from 6/17/1946 The Casebook of Gregory Hood came to radio in 1946 as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes and took over the great detective's Mutual time spot. The series featured the adventures of San Francisco-based importer-turned-sleuth Gregory Hood with his friend and ally, attorney Sanderson Taylor. The program lasted a year in its initial run but was resurrected several times in a variety of time spots, often as a summer replacement. Gale Gordon was the first

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Murder Of Gregory Hood" from 6/17/1946 The Casebook of Gregory Hood came to radio in 1946 as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes and took over the great detective's Mutual time spot. The series featured the adventures of San Francisco-based importer-turned-sleuth Gregory Hood with his friend and ally, attorney Sanderson Taylor. The program lasted a year in its initial run but was resurrected several times in a variety of time spots, often as a summer replacement. Gale Gordon was the first

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Greed Causes Murder" from 10/29/1947 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Greed Causes Murder" from 10/29/1947 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Rumors About Mr. Conklin" from 9/11/1955 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Rumors About Mr. Conklin" from 9/11/1955 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.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Fibber, The Governor's Pal" from 12/11/1945 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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Fibber, The Governor's Pal" from 12/11/1945 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.

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Chiseling Chimpanzee" from 12/10/1950 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Chiseling Chimpanzee" from 12/10/1950 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"The Absent Clue" from 3/7/1948 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

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"The Absent Clue" from 3/7/1948 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Academy Awards" from 3/23/1952 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Academy Awards" from 3/23/1952 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.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Getting Tickets To South Pacific" from 10/28/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Getting Tickets To South Pacific" from 10/28/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Guest: Michael Romanoff from 9/14/1947 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

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Guest: Michael Romanoff from 9/14/1947 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

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 1/8/1950 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

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 1/8/1950 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.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Bid For Freedom" from 1/21/1950 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventur

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Bid For Freedom" from 1/21/1950 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventur

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Shoscombe Old Place" from 11/26/2006 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Shoscombe Old Place" from 11/26/2006 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.

X Minus One

X Minus One

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Defenders" from 5/22/1956 --- "Man's Best Friend" from 4/24/1957 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

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Defenders" from 5/22/1956 --- "Man's Best Friend" from 4/24/1957 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Big Paint" from 10/20/1953 --- "The Big Layout" from 1/25/1953 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 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Big Paint" from 10/20/1953 --- "The Big Layout" from 1/25/1953 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Callicles Matter" from 4/30/1956 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 Callicles Matter" from 4/30/1956 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.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Is Anyone There?" from 4/11/2010 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

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Is Anyone There?" from 4/11/2010 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.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Bluebeard Of Belloc" from 9/21/1944 --- "Murder Off Key" from 9/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until 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

"Bluebeard Of Belloc" from 9/21/1944 --- "Murder Off Key" from 9/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"The Silent Hands" from 5/13/1944 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 Silent Hands" from 5/13/1944 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Circle Of Death" from 11/28/1937 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Circle Of Death" from 11/28/1937 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.

Suspense

Suspense

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Diary Of Dr. Pritchard" from 10/6/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Diary Of Dr. Pritchard" from 10/6/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Chandu, The Magician

Chandu, The Magician

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Black Oath Brotherhood" from 2/24/1949 This kids' adventure series followed the adventures of Frank Chandler, who used supernatural powers and the occult to fight his evil villian Roxor. His adventures took the audience to exotic lands, real and imagined, in the Middle East. The show first ran in the early 1930s and was later revived in the late 1950s

Chandu, The Magician

Chandu, The Magician

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Black Oath Brotherhood" from 2/24/1949 This kids' adventure series followed the adventures of Frank Chandler, who used supernatural powers and the occult to fight his evil villian Roxor. His adventures took the audience to exotic lands, real and imagined, in the Middle East. The show first ran in the early 1930s and was later revived in the late 1950s

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

3:00 am - 3:30 am

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

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

3:00 am - 3:30 am

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

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Escape To Skull Island" from 1/15/1950 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Escape To Skull Island" from 1/15/1950 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."

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"A Small Argument" from 4/22/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"A Small Argument" from 4/22/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Lo, The Gentle Earth Worm" from 3/15/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Lo, The Gentle Earth Worm" from 3/15/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Mad Hatter Matter" from 1/27/1957 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Mad Hatter Matter" from 1/27/1957 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.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Jean Baptiste Troppman" from 2/17/1954 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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Jean Baptiste Troppman" from 2/17/1954 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.

Murder Clinic

Murder Clinic

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"A Scrap Of Lace" from 9/22/1942

Murder Clinic

Murder Clinic

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"A Scrap Of Lace" from 9/22/1942

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Willie Baines" from 8/20/1951 This police drama aired for 6 months in 1951 on ABC. Dan Duryea starred as tough cop Lou Dana with Bill Bouchey as Inspector Sherman and Lawrence Dobkin as Dave the Sergeant. Written by Dick Powell.

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Willie Baines" from 8/20/1951 This police drama aired for 6 months in 1951 on ABC. Dan Duryea starred as tough cop Lou Dana with Bill Bouchey as Inspector Sherman and Lawrence Dobkin as Dave the Sergeant. Written by Dick Powell.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Deadly Poker Game" 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

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

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"The Diamond Noose" from 8/4/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"The Diamond Noose" from 8/4/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Dragnet

Dragnet

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Big Stop" from 5/4/1954 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Big Stop" from 5/4/1954 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.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Guest: Esther Williams from 4/26/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Guest: Esther Williams from 4/26/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Radio Quiz Show" from 12/12/1944 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Radio Quiz Show" from 12/12/1944 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.

This Is Your F.B.I

This Is Your F.B.I

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"The Interrupted Journey" from 9/14/1951 --- "Skyway Man" from 3/7/1952 This Is Your F.B.I. came to the Blue Network on April 6, 1945, created, produced and directed by Jerry Devine, a former child actor. Like Philips H. Lord before him, Devine got special permission from bureau head J. Edgar Hoover to dramatize older cases using fictitious names and locales. Frank Lovejoy was the program's first narrator, followed by Dean Carlton and later William Woodson.

This Is Your F.B.I

This Is Your F.B.I

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"The Interrupted Journey" from 9/14/1951 --- "Skyway Man" from 3/7/1952 This Is Your F.B.I. came to the Blue Network on April 6, 1945, created, produced and directed by Jerry Devine, a former child actor. Like Philips H. Lord before him, Devine got special permission from bureau head J. Edgar Hoover to dramatize older cases using fictitious names and locales. Frank Lovejoy was the program's first narrator, followed by Dean Carlton and later William Woodson.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Nightmare" from 5/5/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Nightmare" from 5/5/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

The Big Story

The Big Story

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Counterfeit Coins" from 10/1/1947 This series revolved around true crime stories reported in newspapers. The stories were dramatized retellings of heroic reporters uncovering big truths in the name of public service. At the end of every episode the show gave a $500 reward to the real reporter on whose stories the episode was based. The Big Story aired from April 2, 1947 through March 23, 1955.

The Big Story

The Big Story

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Counterfeit Coins" from 10/1/1947 This series revolved around true crime stories reported in newspapers. The stories were dramatized retellings of heroic reporters uncovering big truths in the name of public service. At the end of every episode the show gave a $500 reward to the real reporter on whose stories the episode was based. The Big Story aired from April 2, 1947 through March 23, 1955.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"The Brookdale Orphanage" from 10/25/1946 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"The Brookdale Orphanage" from 10/25/1946 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Invasion Plans For Victory" from 5/16/1942 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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Invasion Plans For Victory" from 5/16/1942 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.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" from 11/2/1956 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" from 11/2/1956 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.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Ulysses In Love" from 12/12/1950 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Ulysses In Love" from 12/12/1950 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Washington's Birthday" from 2/22/1949 "Fibber Builds A Footstool" 3/10/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Washington's Birthday" from 2/22/1949 "Fibber Builds A Footstool" 3/10/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Big Town

Big Town

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Race Track Pay-Off" from 12/7/1937 Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was cancelled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and late

Big Town

Big Town

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Race Track Pay-Off" from 12/7/1937 Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was cancelled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and late

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"A Rake-Off On The Job" from 8/22/1939 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

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"A Rake-Off On The Job" from 8/22/1939 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 Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"King Of The World" from 3/25/1945 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"King Of The World" from 3/25/1945 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 Whistler

The Whistler

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Tale The Dead Man Told" from 10/16/1944 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Tale The Dead Man Told" from 10/16/1944 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

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Escapade With Paula" from 1/9/1949 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

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Escapade With Paula" from 1/9/1949 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 Falcon

The Falcon

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Case Of The Broken Fingerprint" from 6/20/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

The Falcon

The Falcon

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Case Of The Broken Fingerprint" from 6/20/1951 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.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Jolly Boys Band" from 11/23/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Jolly Boys Band" from 11/23/1949 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"King George" from 12/12/1948 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best frien

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"King George" from 12/12/1948 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best frien

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Gringo" from 10/12/1952 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

"Gringo" from 10/12/1952 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.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Murder Among The Statues" from 12/1/1953 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

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Murder Among The Statues" from 12/1/1953 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Bullets For Ballots" from 4/30/1950 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Bullets For Ballots" from 4/30/1950 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Four Aces For Death" from 10/14/1951 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Four Aces For Death" from 10/14/1951 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.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Great Gondolfo" from 10/22/1945 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

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Great Gondolfo" from 10/22/1945 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.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Housewives Of America" from 1/2/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were be

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Housewives Of America" from 1/2/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were be

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Jack Tries To Relax At Home" from 12/12/1948 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

"Jack Tries To Relax At Home" from 12/12/1948 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.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Phil Fasthorse & Lewis & Clark" from 2/8/1953 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

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Phil Fasthorse & Lewis & Clark" from 2/8/1953 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.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Petition Against Trolley Car House" from 4/21/1946 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

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Petition Against Trolley Car House" from 4/21/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Snow On 66" from 7/15/1962 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until 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

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Snow On 66" from 7/15/1962 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Michael Shayne

Michael Shayne

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Party" from 11/12/1946 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Party" from 11/12/1946 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.

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Murder Of Gregory Hood" from 6/17/1946 The Casebook of Gregory Hood came to radio in 1946 as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes and took over the great detective's Mutual time spot. The series featured the adventures of San Francisco-based importer-turned-sleuth Gregory Hood with his friend and ally, attorney Sanderson Taylor. The program lasted a year in its initial run but was resurrected several times in a variety of time spots, often as a summer replacement. Gale Gordon was the first

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Murder Of Gregory Hood" from 6/17/1946 The Casebook of Gregory Hood came to radio in 1946 as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes and took over the great detective's Mutual time spot. The series featured the adventures of San Francisco-based importer-turned-sleuth Gregory Hood with his friend and ally, attorney Sanderson Taylor. The program lasted a year in its initial run but was resurrected several times in a variety of time spots, often as a summer replacement. Gale Gordon was the first

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Greed Causes Murder" from 10/29/1947 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Greed Causes Murder" from 10/29/1947 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Rumors About Mr. Conklin" from 9/11/1955 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Rumors About Mr. Conklin" from 9/11/1955 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.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Fibber, The Governor's Pal" from 12/11/1945 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Fibber, The Governor's Pal" from 12/11/1945 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.

Philco Radio Time

Philco Radio Time

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Guest: Burl Ives" from 11/20/1946 Bing Crosby ended his decade-long run on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall in 1946, moving to ABC to star in the transcribed Philco Radio Time after NBC refused to let him pre-record his shows. The crooner was impressed with the editing techniques developed for programs like Command Performance by the engineers of the Armed Forces Radio Service and believed listeners would accept a more tightly edited program even if it was "canned." In 1948, Philco Radio Time made hist

Philco Radio Time

Philco Radio Time

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Guest: Burl Ives" from 11/20/1946 Bing Crosby ended his decade-long run on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall in 1946, moving to ABC to star in the transcribed Philco Radio Time after NBC refused to let him pre-record his shows. The crooner was impressed with the editing techniques developed for programs like Command Performance by the engineers of the Armed Forces Radio Service and believed listeners would accept a more tightly edited program even if it was "canned." In 1948, Philco Radio Time made hist

The Wonder Show

The Wonder Show

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Pony Bill Haley" from 10/21/1938

The Wonder Show

The Wonder Show

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Pony Bill Haley" from 10/21/1938

Request Performance

Request Performance

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Guest: Lionel Barrymore" from 1/27/1946 Dozens of stars made hilarious appearances on this CBS series from October '45-April '46. It was the post-war iteration of Command Performance, where soldiers abroad wrote letters suggesting celebrities and skit ideas. This time around, civilians suggested the routines (Boris Karloff acting in a comedic role, Frank Sinatra sing in the style of Bing Crosby). Phil Harris & Alice Faye appeared together for the first time on this show, which later lead them

Request Performance

Request Performance

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Guest: Lionel Barrymore" from 1/27/1946 Dozens of stars made hilarious appearances on this CBS series from October '45-April '46. It was the post-war iteration of Command Performance, where soldiers abroad wrote letters suggesting celebrities and skit ideas. This time around, civilians suggested the routines (Boris Karloff acting in a comedic role, Frank Sinatra sing in the style of Bing Crosby). Phil Harris & Alice Faye appeared together for the first time on this show, which later lead them

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"No Work On Sundays" from 12/12/1951 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"No Work On Sundays" from 12/12/1951 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"The Whistling Ghost" from 2/12/1950 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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"The Whistling Ghost" from 2/12/1950 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.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Gambling Lady" from 6/29/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Gambling Lady" from 6/29/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Defence Attorney

Defence Attorney

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Tom Richards" from 3/13/1952

Defence Attorney

Defence Attorney

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Tom Richards" from 3/13/1952

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Big Umbrella" from 2/6/1951 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Big Umbrella" from 2/6/1951 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.

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Chiseling Chimpanzee" from 12/10/1950 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Chiseling Chimpanzee" from 12/10/1950 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"The Absent Clue" from 3/7/1948 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

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"The Absent Clue" from 3/7/1948 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Academy Awards" from 3/23/1952 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Academy Awards" from 3/23/1952 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.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Getting Tickets To South Pacific" from 10/28/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Getting Tickets To South Pacific" from 10/28/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Box 13

Box 13

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Double Trouble" from 1/31/1949 Alan Ladd stars as Dan Holiday, a fiction writer and retired reporter with a taste for adventure. The show was also produced by Alan Ladd's company, Mayfair Productions. Sylvia Picker portrayed Suzy, his scatterbrained office manager.

Box 13

Box 13

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Double Trouble" from 1/31/1949 Alan Ladd stars as Dan Holiday, a fiction writer and retired reporter with a taste for adventure. The show was also produced by Alan Ladd's company, Mayfair Productions. Sylvia Picker portrayed Suzy, his scatterbrained office manager.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Murder In The Air" from 2/24/1944 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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Murder In The Air" from 2/24/1944 Mr. Keen was a charming and kindly old tracer of missing persons along with his assistant Mike Clancy.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Jayhawkers" from 4/4/1953 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Jayhawkers" from 4/4/1953 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Somebody Out There Hates Me" from 3/6/1960 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Somebody Out There Hates Me" from 3/6/1960 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.

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

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Boy" from 8/1/1953 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Boy" from 8/1/1953 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.

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Suspect Dies Of Poisoning" from 8/10/1950 This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Suspect Dies Of Poisoning" from 8/10/1950 This CBS cop procedural pulls back the curtain on crime fighting in San Francisco. The Shadow's Bill Johnstone starred as cool-mannered Lt. Ben Guthrie, foil to hot-tempered Sgt. Matt Grebb. Director Elliot Lewis was one of the busiest men in radio, having a hand in the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show, Suspense, Broadway Is My Beat, and many more.

The Witch's Tale

The Witch's Tale

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Physician Of The Dead" 11/8/1934 "The Devil Mask" 6/13/1935 This spooky series was one of radio's first horror dramas. It premiered May 21, 1931 featuring Adelaide Fitz-Allen as the witch narrator Old Nancy and her black cat, Satan. When Fitz-Allen died in 1935 at the age of 79, the director found a replacement in a talented 13-year old Miriam Wolfe from family-friendly fairytale series "Let's Pretend".

The Witch's Tale

The Witch's Tale

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Physician Of The Dead" 11/8/1934 "The Devil Mask" 6/13/1935 This spooky series was one of radio's first horror dramas. It premiered May 21, 1931 featuring Adelaide Fitz-Allen as the witch narrator Old Nancy and her black cat, Satan. When Fitz-Allen died in 1935 at the age of 79, the director found a replacement in a talented 13-year old Miriam Wolfe from family-friendly fairytale series "Let's Pretend".

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Too Many Angels" from 11/13/1947 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Too Many Angels" from 11/13/1947 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.

X Minus One

X Minus One

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Shanghaied" from 9/1/1955 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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Shanghaied" from 9/1/1955 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Account Payable" from 10/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Account Payable" from 10/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"The Miser" from 12/9/1946

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"The Miser" from 12/9/1946

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guest: Edward Arnold from 1/12/1947 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 tow

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guest: Edward Arnold from 1/12/1947 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 tow

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Preparing To Return To Work" from 10/2/1938 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Preparing To Return To Work" from 10/2/1938 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Texas Cowboys" from 7/12/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Texas Cowboys" from 7/12/1954 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"About Face" from 12/27/1959 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

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"About Face" from 12/27/1959 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.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Mary Demming" from 8/14/1950 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Mary Demming" from 8/14/1950 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.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Island In The Lake" from 5/31/1948 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Island In The Lake" from 5/31/1948 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Night Reveals" from 12/9/1943 --- "You'll Never See Me Again" from 9/5/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until 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 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Night Reveals" from 12/9/1943 --- "You'll Never See Me Again" from 9/5/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Income Tax" from 3/9/1950 --- "Elusive Card Game" from 1/12/1950 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

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Income Tax" from 3/9/1950 --- "Elusive Card Game" from 1/12/1950 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.

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Schemers" from 4/6/1954 "Dead Bull In A China Shop" from 12/19/1954 Film star William Gargan came to the NBC airwaves in 1951 as the star of Barrie Crane, Confidential Investigator, a reworking of his earlier Mutual radio series (and NBC television program) Martin Kane, Private Investigator. When the producers of the earlier program objected to the many similarities between the two series, changes were made in Gargan's new series, which was quickly retitled Barrie Craig, Confidential Inves

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Schemers" from 4/6/1954 "Dead Bull In A China Shop" from 12/19/1954 Film star William Gargan came to the NBC airwaves in 1951 as the star of Barrie Crane, Confidential Investigator, a reworking of his earlier Mutual radio series (and NBC television program) Martin Kane, Private Investigator. When the producers of the earlier program objected to the many similarities between the two series, changes were made in Gargan's new series, which was quickly retitled Barrie Craig, Confidential Inves

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Red Star Caper" from 1/21/1951 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

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Red Star Caper" from 1/21/1951 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.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"The Hooded Rider" from 1/16/1949 This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"The Hooded Rider" from 1/16/1949 This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

12:00 am - 12:30 am

Guest: Michael Romanoff from 9/14/1947 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

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

12:00 am - 12:30 am

Guest: Michael Romanoff from 9/14/1947 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

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

12:30 am - 1:00 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 1/8/1950 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

12:30 am - 1:00 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 1/8/1950 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.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Bid For Freedom" from 1/21/1950 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventur

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Bid For Freedom" from 1/21/1950 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventur

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Shoscombe Old Place" from 11/26/2006 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Shoscombe Old Place" from 11/26/2006 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"The Callicles Matter" from 4/30/1956 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

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"The Callicles Matter" from 4/30/1956 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.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"Is Anyone There?" from 4/11/2010 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

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"Is Anyone There?" from 4/11/2010 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.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Morning Glory" from 10/12/1942 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Morning Glory" from 10/12/1942 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.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

4:30 am - 5:00 am

Guest: Adolphe Menjou from 11/29/1942 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

4:30 am - 5:00 am

Guest: Adolphe Menjou from 11/29/1942 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.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:00 am - 6:00 am

"Best Man At Wedding" from 2/29/1940 --- "Robespierre's Tooth" from 3/28/1940 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:00 am - 6:00 am

"Best Man At Wedding" from 2/29/1940 --- "Robespierre's Tooth" from 3/28/1940 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering

X Minus One

X Minus One

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Defenders" from 5/22/1956 --- "Man's Best Friend" from 4/24/1957 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

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Defenders" from 5/22/1956 --- "Man's Best Friend" from 4/24/1957 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"The Big Paint" from 10/20/1953 --- "The Big Layout" from 1/25/1953 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

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"The Big Paint" from 10/20/1953 --- "The Big Layout" from 1/25/1953 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.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" from 11/2/1956 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

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" from 11/2/1956 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.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Ulysses In Love" from 12/12/1950 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Ulysses In Love" from 12/12/1950 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Washington's Birthday" from 2/22/1949 "Fibber Builds A Footstool" 3/10/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Washington's Birthday" from 2/22/1949 "Fibber Builds A Footstool" 3/10/1942 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Gringo" from 10/12/1952 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

"Gringo" from 10/12/1952 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.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Murder Among The Statues" from 12/1/1953 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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Murder Among The Statues" from 12/1/1953 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Bullets For Ballots" from 4/30/1950 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Bullets For Ballots" from 4/30/1950 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Four Aces For Death" from 10/14/1951 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Four Aces For Death" from 10/14/1951 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

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

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945 Comedian and film star Danny Kaye hosted his CBS radio show from 1946-1946. For awhile his show was one of the top five most popular radio shows.

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945 Comedian and film star Danny Kaye hosted his CBS radio show from 1946-1946. For awhile his show was one of the top five most popular radio shows.

Command Performance

Command Performance

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Guest: Mickey Rooney" from 6/2/1942 Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 1945-46.

Command Performance

Command Performance

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Guest: Mickey Rooney" from 6/2/1942 Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 1945-46.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"The Great Gondolfo" from 10/22/1945 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

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"The Great Gondolfo" from 10/22/1945 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.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Housewives Of America" from 1/2/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were be

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Housewives Of America" from 1/2/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were be

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Jack Tries To Relax At Home" from 12/12/1948 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

"Jack Tries To Relax At Home" from 12/12/1948 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.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Diamond Noose" from 8/4/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Diamond Noose" from 8/4/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Big Stop" from 5/4/1954 One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Big Stop" from 5/4/1954 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.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guest: Esther Williams from 4/26/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guest: Esther Williams from 4/26/1946 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Radio Quiz Show" from 12/12/1944 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Radio Quiz Show" from 12/12/1944 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.

Suspense

Suspense

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Bluebeard Of Belloc" from 9/21/1944 --- "Murder Off Key" from 9/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until 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 pm - 7:00 pm

"Bluebeard Of Belloc" from 9/21/1944 --- "Murder Off Key" from 9/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Silent Hands" from 5/13/1944 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Silent Hands" from 5/13/1944 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

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Circle Of Death" from 11/28/1937 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

"The Circle Of Death" from 11/28/1937 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.

Halls Of Ivy

Halls Of Ivy

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Audition Episode" from 6/23/1949 Ronald Colman and wife Benita Hume were popularly known as Jack Benny's ever-patient, next-door neighbors. However, in January 1950, they left to start their own show. Ronald played William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College in the "town of Ivy, USA." Benita was wife Vicky, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English theatre. The stylish college president was brought down to earth by the lively former actress who happily refered to him as "Toddy-dear." To

Halls Of Ivy

Halls Of Ivy

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Audition Episode" from 6/23/1949 Ronald Colman and wife Benita Hume were popularly known as Jack Benny's ever-patient, next-door neighbors. However, in January 1950, they left to start their own show. Ronald played William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College in the "town of Ivy, USA." Benita was wife Vicky, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English theatre. The stylish college president was brought down to earth by the lively former actress who happily refered to him as "Toddy-dear." To

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Surprise Party For Mr. Scott" from 5/25/1952 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Surprise Party For Mr. Scott" from 5/25/1952 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.

My Favourite Husband

My Favourite Husband

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"George Tries For A Raise" from 10/7/1949 My Favourite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

My Favourite Husband

My Favourite Husband

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"George Tries For A Raise" from 10/7/1949 My Favourite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Fibber The Plumber" from 1/29/1954 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Fibber The Plumber" from 1/29/1954 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.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Jean Baptiste Troppman" from 2/17/1954 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

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Jean Baptiste Troppman" from 2/17/1954 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.

Murder Clinic

Murder Clinic

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"A Scrap Of Lace" from 9/22/1942

Murder Clinic

Murder Clinic

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"A Scrap Of Lace" from 9/22/1942

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Willie Baines" from 8/20/1951 This police drama aired for 6 months in 1951 on ABC. Dan Duryea starred as tough cop Lou Dana with Bill Bouchey as Inspector Sherman and Lawrence Dobkin as Dave the Sergeant. Written by Dick Powell.

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Willie Baines" from 8/20/1951 This police drama aired for 6 months in 1951 on ABC. Dan Duryea starred as tough cop Lou Dana with Bill Bouchey as Inspector Sherman and Lawrence Dobkin as Dave the Sergeant. Written by Dick Powell.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Deadly Poker Game" 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

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

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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