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The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Guest: Cary Grant from 4/6/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

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The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Guest: Cary Grant from 4/6/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Guest: Cary Grant from 4/6/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Fleshpeddler" from 8/4/1957 --- "Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer" from 5/11/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Fleshpeddler" from 8/4/1957 --- "Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer" from 5/11/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Crime Club

Crime Club

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Death Deals A Diamond" from 7/17/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Death Deals A Diamond" from 7/17/1947

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Wagner Hotel Murder" 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

NBC University Theatre

NBC University Theatre

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"The Purloined Letter" from 9/17/1948

NBC University Theatre

NBC University Theatre

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"The Purloined Letter" from 9/17/1948

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Metzengerstein" from 12/16/1937 / Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Metzengerstein" from 12/16/1937 / Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Mystery Of The Marie Roget" from 12/14/1953 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Mystery Of The Marie Roget" from 12/14/1953 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Strange Dr. Weird

Strange Dr. Weird

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"House Where Death Lives" from 11/7/1944 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveller," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

Strange Dr. Weird

Strange Dr. Weird

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"House Where Death Lives" from 11/7/1944 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveller," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Frame For Murder" from 3/1/1953 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Frame For Murder" from 3/1/1953 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Beau Geste" from 6/6/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Beau Geste" from 6/6/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Guest: Virginia Cox Smith" from 4/22/1956 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Guest: Virginia Cox Smith" from 4/22/1956 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Movie Actress" from 10/22/1946

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Movie Actress" from 10/22/1946

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Impressing Cobina Wright" from 1/13/1941 / 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 we

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Impressing Cobina Wright" from 1/13/1941 / 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 we

The Lifebuoy Show

The Lifebuoy Show

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 5/25/1944

The Lifebuoy Show

The Lifebuoy Show

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 5/25/1944

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"The 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

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"The 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Ronald & Benita Colman Debut" from 12/9/1945 / 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

"Ronald & Benita Colman Debut" from 12/9/1945 / 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Grogan Wants To Party At Phil's" from 3/30/1952 / 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Grogan Wants To Party At Phil's" from 3/30/1952 / 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.

X Minus One

X Minus One

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Marionettes, Inc." from 12/21/1955 / 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

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Marionettes, Inc." from 12/21/1955 / 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.

Man Called X

Man Called X

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Disappearing Cryptographer" from 11/25/1950 / Wherever there is mystery, adventure, intrigue, in all the strange and dangerous places in the world, there you will find--The Man Called X! Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall stars as FBI agent Ken Thurston, "the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today's war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow's peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us." The Man Called X debuted over CBS on

Man Called X

Man Called X

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Disappearing Cryptographer" from 11/25/1950 / Wherever there is mystery, adventure, intrigue, in all the strange and dangerous places in the world, there you will find--The Man Called X! Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall stars as FBI agent Ken Thurston, "the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today's war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow's peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us." The Man Called X debuted over CBS on

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Greenwich Village Artist Is Killed" 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Greenwich Village Artist Is Killed" 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.

Suspense

Suspense

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Friend To Alexander" from 6/15/1944 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Friend To Alexander" from 6/15/1944 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Go Away, Dixie Gillian" from 4/16/1949 / Pat Novak for Hire was broadcast from San Francisco and debuted in 1946 as an ABC Sunday night West Coast series. Ben Murphy starred as the hard-boiled Novak during the West Coast run, but Jack Webb made the role his own when series was revived on February 13, 1949 over the entire ABC national network.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Go Away, Dixie Gillian" from 4/16/1949 / Pat Novak for Hire was broadcast from San Francisco and debuted in 1946 as an ABC Sunday night West Coast series. Ben Murphy starred as the hard-boiled Novak during the West Coast run, but Jack Webb made the role his own when series was revived on February 13, 1949 over the entire ABC national network.

Crime Club

Crime Club

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Death At 7:10" from 7/3/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Death At 7:10" from 7/3/1947

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Remembering Their First Date" from 1/23/1958 / 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Remembering Their First Date" from 1/23/1958 / 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Devil & El Diablo" from 11/24/1951 / Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Devil & El Diablo" from 11/24/1951 / Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Joaquin Murietta" from 3/29/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Joaquin Murietta" from 3/29/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 1/28/1945 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 1/28/1945 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"$85,000 Bet" from 10/28/1945 / 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

"$85,000 Bet" from 10/28/1945 / For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Blank Angel" from 6/8/1946 --- "Window For Murder" from 10/3/1947 / The Fat Man was a detective series based on a character created by Dashiell Hammett. The show aired on ABC from 1946 to 1951. J. Scott Smart starred as Brad Runyon, a portly, powerful and witty detective.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Blank Angel" from 6/8/1946 --- "Window For Murder" from 10/3/1947 / The Fat Man was a detective series based on a character created by Dashiell Hammett. The show aired on ABC from 1946 to 1951. J. Scott Smart starred as Brad Runyon, a portly, powerful and witty detective.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Death Bound" from 2/3/1947 / 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

"Death Bound" from 2/3/1947 / 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.

Suspense

Suspense

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Dreams" from 10/8/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Dreams" from 10/8/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Wonder Boy" from 8/17/1958 / 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

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Wonder Boy" from 8/17/1958 / 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Buckshot Badmen" from 11/25/1950 / 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Buckshot Badmen" from 11/25/1950 / 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.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Geneology Society" from 2/2/1946 / Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Geneology Society" from 2/2/1946 / Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Archie Andrews

Archie Andrews

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Going To Bed Early" from 11/13/1948 / The Adventures of Archie Andrews came to radio on May 31, 1943 with Jack Grimes and later Charles Mullen portraying Archie in the early sustainer season. Bob Hastings took over the title role when Mullen was drafted and starred in the series for the final eight seasons.

Archie Andrews

Archie Andrews

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Going To Bed Early" from 11/13/1948 / The Adventures of Archie Andrews came to radio on May 31, 1943 with Jack Grimes and later Charles Mullen portraying Archie in the early sustainer season. Bob Hastings took over the title role when Mullen was drafted and starred in the series for the final eight seasons.

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"The Black Arrow" from 2/1/1950 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"The Black Arrow" from 2/1/1950 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Joan Sebastian Matter" from 10/28/1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Joan Sebastian Matter" from 10/28/1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"White Cow Case" from 1/11/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"White Cow Case" from 1/11/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Golfing" from 5/18/1939 --- "Hiccups" from 1/22/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Golfing" from 5/18/1939 --- "Hiccups" from 1/22/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Business Is Slow" from 1/24/1950 ---- "No Girl For The Dance" from 4/22/1952 / Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21,

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Business Is Slow" from 1/24/1950 ---- "No Girl For The Dance" from 4/22/1952 / Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21,

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Most Dangerous Game" from 2/1/1945 / "Footfalls" from 7/12/1945 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Most Dangerous Game" from 2/1/1945 / "Footfalls" from 7/12/1945 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Meet Me In St. Louis" from 12/2/1946 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Meet Me In St. Louis" from 12/2/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Cricket" from 3/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Cricket" from 3/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Yorky" from 10/17/1953 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Yorky" from 10/17/1953 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.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Ramona" from 9/5/1944 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Ramona" from 9/5/1944 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station 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 Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Executioner' from 11/19/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Executioner' from 11/19/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Whistler

The Whistler

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Human Catalyst" from 3/17/1948 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Human Catalyst" from 3/17/1948 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"A Real Gone Guy" from 7/2/1950 / 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"A Real Gone Guy" from 7/2/1950 / 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.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Eddie Garrett" from 8/27/1949 / Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Eddie Garrett" from 8/27/1949 / Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

"The McCormick Matter" from 10/3/1955 / 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 pm - 3:15 pm

"The McCormick Matter" from 10/3/1955 / 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

"Big Thank You" from 3/9/1950 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

"Big Thank You" from 3/9/1950 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

3:45 pm - 4:00 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

3:45 pm - 4:00 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.

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

N"Case of the Dear Dead Lady" from 11/3/1950 / Nero Wolfe solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes, although the overweight detective physically resembled Holmes' obese older brother Mycroft. The adventures of Rex Stouts's "gargantuan gourmet" first came to radio over the New England Network beginning April 7, 1943. The series moved onto the Blue Network on July 5, 1943 starring Santos Ortega and later Luis Van Rooten.

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

N"Case of the Dear Dead Lady" from 11/3/1950 / Nero Wolfe solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes, although the overweight detective physically resembled Holmes' obese older brother Mycroft. The adventures of Rex Stouts's "gargantuan gourmet" first came to radio over the New England Network beginning April 7, 1943. The series moved onto the Blue Network on July 5, 1943 starring Santos Ortega and later Luis Van Rooten.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Dead Head Freight" from 1/7/1951 / Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Dead Head Freight" from 1/7/1951 / Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Dragnet

Dragnet

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Big Confession" from 3/30/1954 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Big Confession" from 3/30/1954 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"How To Die For Nothing" from 10/10/1953 / 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"How To Die For Nothing" from 10/10/1953 / 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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Second Class Passenger" from 1/7/1948 --- "When The Man Comes, Follow Him" from 4/9/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Second Class Passenger" from 1/7/1948 --- "When The Man Comes, Follow Him" from 4/9/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Never The Twain" from 9/16/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protago

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Never The Twain" from 9/16/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protago

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Jedediah Smith" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Jedediah Smith" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

The Shadow

The Shadow

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death Speaks Twice" from 2/15/1942 --- "The Crystal Globe" from 10/3/1943 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

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death Speaks Twice" from 2/15/1942 --- "The Crystal Globe" from 10/3/1943 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.

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Angela & Steven Kester" from 2/1/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Angela & Steven Kester" from 2/1/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Great McGraw" from 4/15/1946 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Great McGraw" from 4/15/1946 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.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Kids Plan Anniversary Party" from 11/8/1947 --- "Riley In School Play" from 11/15/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Kids Plan Anniversary Party" from 11/8/1947 --- "Riley In School Play" from 11/15/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Thirteenth Floor" from 1/27/1947 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Thirteenth Floor" from 1/27/1947 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Sundown" from 5/4/1958 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Sundown" from 5/4/1958 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Fleshpeddler" from 8/4/1957 --- "Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer" from 5/11/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Fleshpeddler" from 8/4/1957 --- "Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer" from 5/11/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Crime Club

Crime Club

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Death Deals A Diamond" from 7/17/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Death Deals A Diamond" from 7/17/1947

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

1:30 am - 2:00 am

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

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

1:30 am - 2:00 am

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

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Guest: Virginia Cox Smith" from 4/22/1956 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Guest: Virginia Cox Smith" from 4/22/1956 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"The Movie Actress" from 10/22/1946

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"The Movie Actress" from 10/22/1946

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Impressing Cobina Wright" from 1/13/1941 / 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 we

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Impressing Cobina Wright" from 1/13/1941 / 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 we

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Cardboard Box" from 5/30/2010 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Cardboard Box" from 5/30/2010 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.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Man Behind The Frame" from 1/8/1951 Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Man Behind The Frame" from 1/8/1951 Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Dragnet

Dragnet

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Big Drive" from 8/14/1952 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Big Drive" from 8/14/1952 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Calling All Detectives

Calling All Detectives

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Spilled Salt" from 11/22/1948 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Calling All Detectives

Calling All Detectives

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Spilled Salt" from 11/22/1948 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

Guest: Howard Duff from 2/10/1949 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 f

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

Guest: Howard Duff from 2/10/1949 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 f

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"George & Gracie Fill In For Jack" from 3/7/1943 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 am - 7:00 am

"George & Gracie Fill In For Jack" from 3/7/1943 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 Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Lazarus Caper" from 9/12/1948 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

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Lazarus Caper" from 9/12/1948 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 Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Trouble Is My Business" from 8/5/1947 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 Ad

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Trouble Is My Business" from 8/5/1947 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 Ad

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

8:00 am - 10:00 am

"Gracie's Dating Service" from 12/29/1942 --- "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Burns" from 1/5/1943 --- "Guest: William Bendix" from 1/18/1944 --- "Gracie Wants A Fur Coat" from 2/5/1948 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.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

8:00 am - 10:00 am

"Gracie's Dating Service" from 12/29/1942 --- "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Burns" from 1/5/1943 --- "Guest: William Bendix" from 1/18/1944 --- "Gracie Wants A Fur Coat" from 2/5/1948 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.

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Valentine For Jack Benny" from 2/10/1945 --- "Case of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Valentine For Jack Benny" from 2/10/1945 --- "Case of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Too Perfect Alibi" from 1/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Too Perfect Alibi" from 1/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Dodge & Stanford" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Dodge & Stanford" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Frame For Murder" from 3/1/1953 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Frame For Murder" from 3/1/1953 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Beau Geste" from 6/6/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Beau Geste" from 6/6/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Go Away, Dixie Gillian" from 4/16/1949 / Pat Novak for Hire was broadcast from San Francisco and debuted in 1946 as an ABC Sunday night West Coast series. Ben Murphy starred as the hard-boiled Novak during the West Coast run, but Jack Webb made the role his own when series was revived on February 13, 1949 over the entire ABC national network.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Go Away, Dixie Gillian" from 4/16/1949 / Pat Novak for Hire was broadcast from San Francisco and debuted in 1946 as an ABC Sunday night West Coast series. Ben Murphy starred as the hard-boiled Novak during the West Coast run, but Jack Webb made the role his own when series was revived on February 13, 1949 over the entire ABC national network.

Crime Club

Crime Club

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Death At 7:10" from 7/3/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Death At 7:10" from 7/3/1947

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Remembering Their First Date" from 1/23/1958 / 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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Remembering Their First Date" from 1/23/1958 / 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.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Black Curtain" from 12/2/1943 --- "Black Path of Fear" from 3/7/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Black Curtain" from 12/2/1943 --- "Black Path of Fear" from 3/7/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Theodora Goes Wild" from 6/13/1938 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Theodora Goes Wild" from 6/13/1938 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Patience Is A Vice" from 9/14/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Patience Is A Vice" from 9/14/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Peter Lynch" from 8/17/1951 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Peter Lynch" from 8/17/1951 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Fibber Is Sick" from 10/1/1946 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Fibber Is Sick" from 10/1/1946 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Bells & Resolutions" from 1/1/1946 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

"Bells & Resolutions" from 1/1/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Return Trip" from 6/27/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Return Trip" from 6/27/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

X Minus One

X Minus One

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Protection" from 3/20/1957 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

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Protection" from 3/20/1957 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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"The Ambassador Of Poker" from 4/7/1950 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"The Ambassador Of Poker" from 4/7/1950 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.

This Is Your F.B.I

This Is Your F.B.I

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Phantom Hitchhiker" from 3/28/1952 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Phantom Hitchhiker" from 3/28/1952 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.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Shadow Of A Doubt" from 11/9/1950 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

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Shadow Of A Doubt" from 11/9/1950 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mr. Lucky" from 1/20/1950 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mr. Lucky" from 1/20/1950 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Guest: Cary Grant from 4/6/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Guest: Cary Grant from 4/6/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Business Is Slow" from 1/24/1950 ---- "No Girl For The Dance" from 4/22/1952 / Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21,

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Business Is Slow" from 1/24/1950 ---- "No Girl For The Dance" from 4/22/1952 / Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21,

Suspense

Suspense

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Most Dangerous Game" from 2/1/1945 / "Footfalls" from 7/12/1945 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Most Dangerous Game" from 2/1/1945 / "Footfalls" from 7/12/1945 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 am - 3:15 am

"The McCormick Matter" from 10/3/1955 / 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 - 3:15 am

"The McCormick Matter" from 10/3/1955 / 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

3:15 am - 3:45 am

"Big Thank You" from 3/9/1950 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

3:15 am - 3:45 am

"Big Thank You" from 3/9/1950 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

3:45 am - 4:00 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

3:45 am - 4:00 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.

X Minus One

X Minus One

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Marionettes, Inc." from 12/21/1955 / 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Marionettes, Inc." from 12/21/1955 / 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.

Man Called X

Man Called X

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Disappearing Cryptographer" from 11/25/1950 / Wherever there is mystery, adventure, intrigue, in all the strange and dangerous places in the world, there you will find--The Man Called X! Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall stars as FBI agent Ken Thurston, "the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today's war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow's peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us." The Man Called X debuted over CBS on

Man Called X

Man Called X

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Disappearing Cryptographer" from 11/25/1950 / Wherever there is mystery, adventure, intrigue, in all the strange and dangerous places in the world, there you will find--The Man Called X! Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall stars as FBI agent Ken Thurston, "the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today's war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow's peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us." The Man Called X debuted over CBS on

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

5:00 am - 5:30 am

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

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Greenwich Village Artist Is Killed" 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.

Suspense

Suspense

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Friend To Alexander" from 6/15/1944 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Friend To Alexander" from 6/15/1944 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Lifebuoy Show

The Lifebuoy Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 5/25/1944

The Lifebuoy Show

The Lifebuoy Show

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 5/25/1944

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"The 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

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"The 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Ronald & Benita Colman Debut" from 12/9/1945 / 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

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Ronald & Benita Colman Debut" from 12/9/1945 / 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Grogan Wants To Party At Phil's" from 3/30/1952 / 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

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Grogan Wants To Party At Phil's" from 3/30/1952 / 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.

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

8:00 am - 8:30 am

N"Case of the Dear Dead Lady" from 11/3/1950 / Nero Wolfe solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes, although the overweight detective physically resembled Holmes' obese older brother Mycroft. The adventures of Rex Stouts's "gargantuan gourmet" first came to radio over the New England Network beginning April 7, 1943. The series moved onto the Blue Network on July 5, 1943 starring Santos Ortega and later Luis Van Rooten.

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

8:00 am - 8:30 am

N"Case of the Dear Dead Lady" from 11/3/1950 / Nero Wolfe solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes, although the overweight detective physically resembled Holmes' obese older brother Mycroft. The adventures of Rex Stouts's "gargantuan gourmet" first came to radio over the New England Network beginning April 7, 1943. The series moved onto the Blue Network on July 5, 1943 starring Santos Ortega and later Luis Van Rooten.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Dead Head Freight" from 1/7/1951 / Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Dead Head Freight" from 1/7/1951 / Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Dragnet

Dragnet

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Big Confession" from 3/30/1954 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Big Confession" from 3/30/1954 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"How To Die For Nothing" from 10/10/1953 / 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"How To Die For Nothing" from 10/10/1953 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Wonder Boy" from 8/17/1958 / 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Wonder Boy" from 8/17/1958 / 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.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Buckshot Badmen" from 11/25/1950 / 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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Buckshot Badmen" from 11/25/1950 / 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.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Geneology Society" from 2/2/1946 / Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Geneology Society" from 2/2/1946 / Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Archie Andrews

Archie Andrews

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Going To Bed Early" from 11/13/1948 / The Adventures of Archie Andrews came to radio on May 31, 1943 with Jack Grimes and later Charles Mullen portraying Archie in the early sustainer season. Bob Hastings took over the title role when Mullen was drafted and starred in the series for the final eight seasons.

Archie Andrews

Archie Andrews

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Going To Bed Early" from 11/13/1948 / The Adventures of Archie Andrews came to radio on May 31, 1943 with Jack Grimes and later Charles Mullen portraying Archie in the early sustainer season. Bob Hastings took over the title role when Mullen was drafted and starred in the series for the final eight seasons.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"A Real Gone Guy" from 7/2/1950 / 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"A Real Gone Guy" from 7/2/1950 / 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.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Eddie Garrett" from 8/27/1949 / Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Eddie Garrett" from 8/27/1949 / Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Blank Angel" from 6/8/1946 --- "Window For Murder" from 10/3/1947 / The Fat Man was a detective series based on a character created by Dashiell Hammett. The show aired on ABC from 1946 to 1951. J. Scott Smart starred as Brad Runyon, a portly, powerful and witty detective.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Blank Angel" from 6/8/1946 --- "Window For Murder" from 10/3/1947 / The Fat Man was a detective series based on a character created by Dashiell Hammett. The show aired on ABC from 1946 to 1951. J. Scott Smart starred as Brad Runyon, a portly, powerful and witty detective.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Death Bound" from 2/3/1947 / Inner Sanctum's sinister host welcomed listeners "through the squeaking door to another night of horror." The show’s "squeaking door" was one of radio’s most-remembered openings and was inspired by the creaking hinges on a sound effects door at the radio studio.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Death Bound" from 2/3/1947 / 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.

Suspense

Suspense

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Dreams" from 10/8/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Dreams" from 10/8/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Black Arrow" from 2/1/1950 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Black Arrow" from 2/1/1950 Some of the biggest names in radio and film star in this dramatic anthology for the whole family from the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers to promote fmaily unity and prayer. Networks refused to air it with its one-denominational focus, so it was transformed to a star-studded weekly drama and the religious messages aired instead of commercials.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Joan Sebastian Matter" from 10/28/1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Joan Sebastian Matter" from 10/28/1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"White Cow Case" from 1/11/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"White Cow Case" from 1/11/1952 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Golfing" from 5/18/1939 --- "Hiccups" from 1/22/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Golfing" from 5/18/1939 --- "Hiccups" from 1/22/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Devil & El Diablo" from 11/24/1951 / Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Devil & El Diablo" from 11/24/1951 / Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Joaquin Murietta" from 3/29/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Joaquin Murietta" from 3/29/1942 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 1/28/1945 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 1/28/1945 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"$85,000 Bet" from 10/28/1945 / For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"$85,000 Bet" from 10/28/1945 / 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.

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"The Tell-Tale Heart" from 6/1/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and ad

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"The Tell-Tale Heart" from 6/1/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and ad

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym" from 9/19/1943 -- "Murders In The Rue Morgue" from 1/2/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym" from 9/19/1943 -- "Murders In The Rue Morgue" from 1/2/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Edgar Allan Poe" from 2/26/1941 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Edgar Allan Poe" from 2/26/1941 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.

NBC University Theatre

NBC University Theatre

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Purloined Letter" from 9/17/1948

NBC University Theatre

NBC University Theatre

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Purloined Letter" from 9/17/1948

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Metzengerstein" from 12/16/1937 / Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Metzengerstein" from 12/16/1937 / Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mystery Of The Marie Roget" from 12/14/1953 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Mystery Of The Marie Roget" from 12/14/1953 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Strange Dr. Weird

Strange Dr. Weird

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"House Where Death Lives" from 11/7/1944 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveller," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

Strange Dr. Weird

Strange Dr. Weird

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"House Where Death Lives" from 11/7/1944 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveller," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Second Class Passenger" from 1/7/1948 --- "When The Man Comes, Follow Him" from 4/9/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Second Class Passenger" from 1/7/1948 --- "When The Man Comes, Follow Him" from 4/9/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Never The Twain" from 9/16/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protago

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Never The Twain" from 9/16/1951 As a summer replacement series on NBC, this show only broadcast a handful of episodes from July to September 1951. The title character, also known as Phillip Gault, could speak only in whispers following a football injury. He's cast out of society and joins an underground crime syndicate - but after having miracle surgery that restores his voice, he becomes a double agent in hopes of destroying the syndicate from the inside. Carleton G. Young played the protago

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Jedediah Smith" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Jedediah Smith" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Kids Plan Anniversary Party" from 11/8/1947 --- "Riley In School Play" from 11/15/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Kids Plan Anniversary Party" from 11/8/1947 --- "Riley In School Play" from 11/15/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"The Thirteenth Floor" from 1/27/1947 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"The Thirteenth Floor" from 1/27/1947 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

Suspense

Suspense

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Sundown" from 5/4/1958 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Sundown" from 5/4/1958 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 4:30 am

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

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 4:30 am

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

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Ramona" from 9/5/1944 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station 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 am - 5:00 am

"Ramona" from 9/5/1944 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station 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 Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Executioner' from 11/19/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Executioner' from 11/19/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Whistler

The Whistler

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"The Human Catalyst" from 3/17/1948 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"The Human Catalyst" from 3/17/1948 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Shadow

The Shadow

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Death Speaks Twice" from 2/15/1942 --- "The Crystal Globe" from 10/3/1943 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Death Speaks Twice" from 2/15/1942 --- "The Crystal Globe" from 10/3/1943 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.

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Angela & Steven Kester" from 2/1/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Angela & Steven Kester" from 2/1/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The Great McGraw" from 4/15/1946 The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The Great McGraw" from 4/15/1946 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.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Go Away, Dixie Gillian" from 4/16/1949 / Pat Novak for Hire was broadcast from San Francisco and debuted in 1946 as an ABC Sunday night West Coast series. Ben Murphy starred as the hard-boiled Novak during the West Coast run, but Jack Webb made the role his own when series was revived on February 13, 1949 over the entire ABC national network.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Go Away, Dixie Gillian" from 4/16/1949 / Pat Novak for Hire was broadcast from San Francisco and debuted in 1946 as an ABC Sunday night West Coast series. Ben Murphy starred as the hard-boiled Novak during the West Coast run, but Jack Webb made the role his own when series was revived on February 13, 1949 over the entire ABC national network.

Crime Club

Crime Club

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Death At 7:10" from 7/3/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Death At 7:10" from 7/3/1947

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Remembering Their First Date" from 1/23/1958 / 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Remembering Their First Date" from 1/23/1958 / 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.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Return Trip" from 6/27/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Return Trip" from 6/27/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

X Minus One

X Minus One

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Protection" from 3/20/1957 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Protection" from 3/20/1957 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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Ambassador Of Poker" from 4/7/1950 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Ambassador Of Poker" from 4/7/1950 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.

This Is Your F.B.I

This Is Your F.B.I

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Phantom Hitchhiker" from 3/28/1952 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Phantom Hitchhiker" from 3/28/1952 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.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Frame For Murder" from 3/1/1953 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Frame For Murder" from 3/1/1953 / This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Beau Geste" from 6/6/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Beau Geste" from 6/6/1948 / Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Shadow Of A Doubt" from 11/9/1950 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Shadow Of A Doubt" from 11/9/1950 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Mr. Lucky" from 1/20/1950 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Mr. Lucky" from 1/20/1950 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Guest: Cary Grant from 4/6/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello Show

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Guest: Cary Grant from 4/6/1944 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Gracie's Dating Service" from 12/29/1942 --- "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Burns" from 1/5/1943 --- "Guest: William Bendix" from 1/18/1944 --- "Gracie Wants A Fur Coat" from 2/5/1948 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.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Gracie's Dating Service" from 12/29/1942 --- "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Burns" from 1/5/1943 --- "Guest: William Bendix" from 1/18/1944 --- "Gracie Wants A Fur Coat" from 2/5/1948 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.

Suspense

Suspense

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Fleshpeddler" from 8/4/1957 --- "Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer" from 5/11/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Fleshpeddler" from 8/4/1957 --- "Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer" from 5/11/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Crime Club

Crime Club

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Death Deals A Diamond" from 7/17/1947

Crime Club

Crime Club

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Death Deals A Diamond" from 7/17/1947

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Wagner Hotel Murder" 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 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Meet Me In St. Louis" from 12/2/1946 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Meet Me In St. Louis" from 12/2/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Cricket" from 3/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Cricket" from 3/15/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Yorky" from 10/17/1953 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Yorky" from 10/17/1953 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.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Guest: Howard Duff from 2/10/1949 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 f

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Guest: Howard Duff from 2/10/1949 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 f

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"George & Gracie Fill In For Jack" from 3/7/1943 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 pm - 11:00 pm

"George & Gracie Fill In For Jack" from 3/7/1943 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 Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Lazarus Caper" from 9/12/1948 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

"Lazarus Caper" from 9/12/1948 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 Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Trouble Is My Business" from 8/5/1947 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 Ad

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Trouble Is My Business" from 8/5/1947 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 Ad

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"The Tell-Tale Heart" from 6/1/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and ad

Hall Of Fantasy

Hall Of Fantasy

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"The Tell-Tale Heart" from 6/1/1953 Dark, supernatural forces lurk around every corner in the Hall of Fantasy. The frightening mystery serires aired first for a short time in 1946 on a Salt Lake City station, featuring voices by Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson and stories written/adapted by Robert Olson. A few years after the team parted ways, the series was reimagined on WGN in Chicago when Greyson and Thorne found themselves working together again, with Thorne doing most of the writing and ad

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

12:30 am - 1:30 am

"Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym" from 9/19/1943 -- "Murders In The Rue Morgue" from 1/2/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

12:30 am - 1:30 am

"Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym" from 9/19/1943 -- "Murders In The Rue Morgue" from 1/2/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Edgar Allan Poe" from 2/26/1941 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Edgar Allan Poe" from 2/26/1941 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.

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

2:00 am - 2:30 am

N"Case of the Dear Dead Lady" from 11/3/1950 / Nero Wolfe solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes, although the overweight detective physically resembled Holmes' obese older brother Mycroft. The adventures of Rex Stouts's "gargantuan gourmet" first came to radio over the New England Network beginning April 7, 1943. The series moved onto the Blue Network on July 5, 1943 starring Santos Ortega and later Luis Van Rooten.

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

2:00 am - 2:30 am

N"Case of the Dear Dead Lady" from 11/3/1950 / Nero Wolfe solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes, although the overweight detective physically resembled Holmes' obese older brother Mycroft. The adventures of Rex Stouts's "gargantuan gourmet" first came to radio over the New England Network beginning April 7, 1943. The series moved onto the Blue Network on July 5, 1943 starring Santos Ortega and later Luis Van Rooten.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Dead Head Freight" from 1/7/1951 / Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Dead Head Freight" from 1/7/1951 / Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Dragnet

Dragnet

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Big Confession" from 3/30/1954 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

Dragnet

Dragnet

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Big Confession" from 3/30/1954 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"How To Die For Nothing" from 10/10/1953 / 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"How To Die For Nothing" from 10/10/1953 / 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 Fat Man

The Fat Man

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"The Blank Angel" from 6/8/1946 --- "Window For Murder" from 10/3/1947 / The Fat Man was a detective series based on a character created by Dashiell Hammett. The show aired on ABC from 1946 to 1951. J. Scott Smart starred as Brad Runyon, a portly, powerful and witty detective.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"The Blank Angel" from 6/8/1946 --- "Window For Murder" from 10/3/1947 / The Fat Man was a detective series based on a character created by Dashiell Hammett. The show aired on ABC from 1946 to 1951. J. Scott Smart starred as Brad Runyon, a portly, powerful and witty detective.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Death Bound" from 2/3/1947 / 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Death Bound" from 2/3/1947 / 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.

Suspense

Suspense

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Dreams" from 10/8/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Dreams" from 10/8/1961 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Patience Is A Vice" from 9/14/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Patience Is A Vice" from 9/14/2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Peter Lynch" from 8/17/1951 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Peter Lynch" from 8/17/1951 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

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Fibber Is Sick" from 10/1/1946 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

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Fibber Is Sick" from 10/1/1946 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Bells & Resolutions" from 1/1/1946 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 am - 8:00 am

"Bells & Resolutions" from 1/1/1946 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.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

8:00 am - 9:00 am

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

8:00 am - 9:00 am

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

Adventures of The Saint

Adventures of The Saint

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"A Real Gone Guy" from 7/2/1950 / 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"A Real Gone Guy" from 7/2/1950 / 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.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Eddie Garrett" from 8/27/1949 / Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Eddie Garrett" from 8/27/1949 / Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Business Is Slow" from 1/24/1950 ---- "No Girl For The Dance" from 4/22/1952 / Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21,

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Business Is Slow" from 1/24/1950 ---- "No Girl For The Dance" from 4/22/1952 / Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21,

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Most Dangerous Game" from 2/1/1945 / "Footfalls" from 7/12/1945 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Most Dangerous Game" from 2/1/1945 / "Footfalls" from 7/12/1945 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Black Curtain" from 12/2/1943 --- "Black Path of Fear" from 3/7/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Black Curtain" from 12/2/1943 --- "Black Path of Fear" from 3/7/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"Theodora Goes Wild" from 6/13/1938 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"Theodora Goes Wild" from 6/13/1938 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

NBC University Theatre

NBC University Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"The Purloined Letter" from 9/17/1948

NBC University Theatre

NBC University Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"The Purloined Letter" from 9/17/1948

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Metzengerstein" from 12/16/1937 / Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Metzengerstein" from 12/16/1937 / Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

Suspense

Suspense

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Mystery Of The Marie Roget" from 12/14/1953 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Mystery Of The Marie Roget" from 12/14/1953 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Strange Dr. Weird

Strange Dr. Weird

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"House Where Death Lives" from 11/7/1944 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveller," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

Strange Dr. Weird

Strange Dr. Weird

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"House Where Death Lives" from 11/7/1944 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveller," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Valentine For Jack Benny" from 2/10/1945 --- "Case of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945

Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye Show

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Valentine For Jack Benny" from 2/10/1945 --- "Case of The Missing Toothpick" from 1/20/1945

Suspense

Suspense

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Too Perfect Alibi" from 1/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Too Perfect Alibi" from 1/13/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Dodge & Stanford" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Dodge & Stanford" from 1935 This series consisted of 15-minute episodes about true historical adventures in the American West. Some of the stories include Lewis & Clark, the Oregon boundary dispute, and the purchase of Alaska. The original broadcast dates for Frontier Fighters are still unclear; the series ran sometime during the 1930s.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Guest: Virginia Cox Smith" from 4/22/1956 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Guest: Virginia Cox Smith" from 4/22/1956 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man a

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Movie Actress" from 10/22/1946

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Movie Actress" from 10/22/1946

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Impressing Cobina Wright" from 1/13/1941 / 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 we

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Impressing Cobina Wright" from 1/13/1941 / 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 we

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Cardboard Box" from 5/30/2010 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

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Cardboard Box" from 5/30/2010 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.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Man Behind The Frame" from 1/8/1951 Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Man Behind The Frame" from 1/8/1951 Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Dragnet

Dragnet

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"The Big Drive" from 8/14/1952 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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 - 9:30 pm

"The Big Drive" from 8/14/1952 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Calling All Detectives

Calling All Detectives

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Spilled Salt" from 11/22/1948 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Calling All Detectives

Calling All Detectives

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Spilled Salt" from 11/22/1948 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:15 pm

"The McCormick Matter" from 10/3/1955 / 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 - 11:15 pm

"The McCormick Matter" from 10/3/1955 / 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

11:15 pm - 11:45 pm

"Big Thank You" from 3/9/1950 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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

11:15 pm - 11:45 pm

"Big Thank You" from 3/9/1950 / Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... 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.

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

11:45 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

11:45 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.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

12:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

12:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

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

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

Greg Bell

Greg Bell

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

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