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Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

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Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

8:00 am - 9:30 am

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

8:00 am - 9:30 am

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

8:00 am - 9:30 am

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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.

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 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.

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

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 Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Phantom Fingers" from 1/26/1951 ---- 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Phantom Fingers" from 1/26/1951 ---- 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Phantom Fingers" from 1/26/1951 ---- 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.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 ---- The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 ---- The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 ---- The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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.

Suspense

Suspense

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- 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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- 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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Big Bunco" from 4/17/1952 ---- 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Big Bunco" from 4/17/1952 ---- 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"The Big Bunco" from 4/17/1952 ---- 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.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Persian Slippers" from 10/3/1948 ---- 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 Adv

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Persian Slippers" from 10/3/1948 ---- 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 Adv

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Persian Slippers" from 10/3/1948 ---- 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 Adv

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House" from 10/12/1943 ---- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House" from 10/12/1943 ---- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House" from 10/12/1943 ---- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Airdate 9/25/1950 ---- The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Airdate 9/25/1950 ---- The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Airdate 9/25/1950 ---- The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Murder On The Aisle" from 11/24/1953 ---- Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Murder On The Aisle" from 11/24/1953 ---- Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Murder On The Aisle" from 11/24/1953 ---- Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Arthur Gibson's Memoirs" 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

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Arthur Gibson's Memoirs" 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

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Arthur Gibson's Memoirs" 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.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Mary Gilbert" from 11/26/1949 --- Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Mary Gilbert" from 11/26/1949 --- Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Mary Gilbert" from 11/26/1949 --- Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Angel Face" from 12/20/1946 ---- This frightening thriller series aired for about 10 years in various forms starting in 1943- on NBC, CBS and ABC. The show's "annotater", criminologist character Geoffrey Barnes, filled in the blanks of the stories and provided analysis for the listener.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Angel Face" from 12/20/1946 ---- This frightening thriller series aired for about 10 years in various forms starting in 1943- on NBC, CBS and ABC. The show's "annotater", criminologist character Geoffrey Barnes, filled in the blanks of the stories and provided analysis for the listener.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Angel Face" from 12/20/1946 ---- This frightening thriller series aired for about 10 years in various forms starting in 1943- on NBC, CBS and ABC. The show's "annotater", criminologist character Geoffrey Barnes, filled in the blanks of the stories and provided analysis for the listener.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Winchester '73" from 11/12/1951 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Winchester '73" from 11/12/1951 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Winchester '73" from 11/12/1951 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Six Shooter

Six Shooter

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Silver Threads" from 6/3/1954 --- "Johnny Stinger" from 4/22/1954 --- The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Six Shooter

Six Shooter

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Silver Threads" from 6/3/1954 --- "Johnny Stinger" from 4/22/1954 --- The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Six Shooter

Six Shooter

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Silver Threads" from 6/3/1954 --- "Johnny Stinger" from 4/22/1954 --- The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Command Performance

Command Performance

12:00 am - 12:30 am

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

12:00 am - 12:30 am

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

12:00 am - 12:30 am

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Pennies From The Dead" from 10/1/1952 --- I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Pennies From The Dead" from 10/1/1952 --- I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Pennies From The Dead" from 10/1/1952 --- I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Ghost Of Florence Newton" from 5/28/1947 --- Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Ghost Of Florence Newton" from 5/28/1947 --- Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Ghost Of Florence Newton" from 5/28/1947 --- Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Musical Bridges" from 12/8/1940 ---- "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Musical Bridges" from 12/8/1940 ---- "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Musical Bridges" from 12/8/1940 ---- "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Riley The Gambler" from 4/27/1946 ---- The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Riley The Gambler" from 4/27/1946 ---- The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Riley The Gambler" from 4/27/1946 ---- 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.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"War Correspondent" from 5/13/1956 --- "Winter Soldier" from 6/17/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"War Correspondent" from 5/13/1956 --- "Winter Soldier" from 6/17/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"War Correspondent" from 5/13/1956 --- "Winter Soldier" from 6/17/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Fleet Lady" from 3/6/1949 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Fleet Lady" from 3/6/1949 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Fleet Lady" from 3/6/1949 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Wayward Money Matter" from 4/13/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Wayward Money Matter" from 4/13/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Wayward Money Matter" from 4/13/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

The Whistler

The Whistler

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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."

Suspense

Suspense

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Dragnet

Dragnet

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"The Big Chet" from 4/5/1953 --- "The Big Carney" from 5/3/1953 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

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"The Big Chet" from 4/5/1953 --- "The Big Carney" from 5/3/1953 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

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"The Big Chet" from 4/5/1953 --- "The Big Carney" from 5/3/1953 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.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Honeymoon Preparations" from 6/13/1943 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Honeymoon Preparations" from 6/13/1943 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Honeymoon Preparations" from 6/13/1943 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest: Burt Lancaster from 8/9/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest: Burt Lancaster from 8/9/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest: Burt Lancaster from 8/9/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Lady In The Lake" from 2/9/1948 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Lady In The Lake" from 2/9/1948 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Lady In The Lake" from 2/9/1948 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" from 1/30/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" from 1/30/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" from 1/30/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Jack Leaves For Detroit" from 6/6/1948 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Jack Leaves For Detroit" from 6/6/1948 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Jack Leaves For Detroit" from 6/6/1948 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

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

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

X Minus One

X Minus One

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Surface Tension" from 8/28/1956 ---- X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Surface Tension" from 8/28/1956 ---- X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Surface Tension" from 8/28/1956 ---- X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Deadman Who Was A Murderer" from 7/19/1948 ---- 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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Deadman Who Was A Murderer" from 7/19/1948 ---- 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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Deadman Who Was A Murderer" from 7/19/1948 ---- Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

The Saint

The Saint

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

The Saint

The Saint

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

The Saint

The Saint

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Mayfair Stable Boy" from 1/1/1949 --- "Keeping Radio Station On Air" from 4/7/1948 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing i

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Mayfair Stable Boy" from 1/1/1949 --- "Keeping Radio Station On Air" from 4/7/1948 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing i

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Mayfair Stable Boy" from 1/1/1949 --- "Keeping Radio Station On Air" from 4/7/1948 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing i

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Dennis Day Debut" from 10/8/1939 ---- "The Killers" from 11/24/1946 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Dennis Day Debut" from 10/8/1939 ---- "The Killers" from 11/24/1946 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Dennis Day Debut" from 10/8/1939 ---- "The Killers" from 11/24/1946 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Man Called X

Man Called X

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Silver Scarab" 6/19/1947 --- "The Prayer Wheel" from 11/18/1950 Wherever there is a 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 Cal

Man Called X

Man Called X

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Silver Scarab" 6/19/1947 --- "The Prayer Wheel" from 11/18/1950 Wherever there is a 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 Cal

Man Called X

Man Called X

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Silver Scarab" 6/19/1947 --- "The Prayer Wheel" from 11/18/1950 Wherever there is a 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 Cal

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Victoria Cross" from 11/2/1950 --- "Waxwork" from 3/1/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Victoria Cross" from 11/2/1950 --- "Waxwork" from 3/1/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Victoria Cross" from 11/2/1950 --- "Waxwork" from 3/1/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Information Please

Information Please

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Guest: Fred Allen from 10/17/1941 --- Guest: Orson Welles from 9/18/1942 This intellectual quiz show aired in various forms from 1938 to the late 1940s. Correct answers and facts were only half of the entertainment value; personalities are what made the show unique. A sense of humour and ability to turn a phrase often illuminated stars more than their recollection of facts. The rotating "fourth chair" guest spot would be filled by personalities from theatre, film, music, radio, politics, etc.

Information Please

Information Please

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Guest: Fred Allen from 10/17/1941 --- Guest: Orson Welles from 9/18/1942 This intellectual quiz show aired in various forms from 1938 to the late 1940s. Correct answers and facts were only half of the entertainment value; personalities are what made the show unique. A sense of humour and ability to turn a phrase often illuminated stars more than their recollection of facts. The rotating "fourth chair" guest spot would be filled by personalities from theatre, film, music, radio, politics, etc.

Information Please

Information Please

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Guest: Fred Allen from 10/17/1941 --- Guest: Orson Welles from 9/18/1942 This intellectual quiz show aired in various forms from 1938 to the late 1940s. Correct answers and facts were only half of the entertainment value; personalities are what made the show unique. A sense of humour and ability to turn a phrase often illuminated stars more than their recollection of facts. The rotating "fourth chair" guest spot would be filled by personalities from theatre, film, music, radio, politics, etc.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"The Handcuffs" from 9/6/1954 --- "Till Death Do Us Part" from 10/21/1956 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"The Handcuffs" from 9/6/1954 --- "Till Death Do Us Part" from 10/21/1956 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"The Handcuffs" from 9/6/1954 --- "Till Death Do Us Part" from 10/21/1956 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

12:00 am - 1:30 am

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

12:00 am - 1:30 am

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

12:00 am - 1:30 am

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

2:30 am - 3:00 am

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

2:30 am - 3:00 am

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

2:30 am - 3:00 am

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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 am - 3:30 am

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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 am - 3:30 am

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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.

Suspense

Suspense

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 5:30 am

"Present Tense (2)" from 3/3/1957 --- "Hunting Trip" from 9/12/1946 --- "Pit & The Pendulum" from 11/10/1957 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 - 5:30 am

"Present Tense (2)" from 3/3/1957 --- "Hunting Trip" from 9/12/1946 --- "Pit & The Pendulum" from 11/10/1957 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 - 5:30 am

"Present Tense (2)" from 3/3/1957 --- "Hunting Trip" from 9/12/1946 --- "Pit & The Pendulum" from 11/10/1957 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"The Price of Fame Matter" from 2/2/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"The Price of Fame Matter" from 2/2/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"The Price of Fame Matter" from 2/2/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Red River" from 3/7/1949 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Red River" from 3/7/1949 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Red River" from 3/7/1949 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Screen Director's Guild

Screen Director's Guild

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Stagecoach" from 1/9/1949 AKA The Screen Director's Playhouse, this film adaptation series ran on NBC from January '49 - September '51. There were many shows on radio where film stars acted in radio versions of their work, but this series also included the directors. The director would introduce the story, and at the end they would often reminisce with the stars about the making of the film.

Screen Director's Guild

Screen Director's Guild

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Stagecoach" from 1/9/1949 AKA The Screen Director's Playhouse, this film adaptation series ran on NBC from January '49 - September '51. There were many shows on radio where film stars acted in radio versions of their work, but this series also included the directors. The director would introduce the story, and at the end they would often reminisce with the stars about the making of the film.

Screen Director's Guild

Screen Director's Guild

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Stagecoach" from 1/9/1949 AKA The Screen Director's Playhouse, this film adaptation series ran on NBC from January '49 - September '51. There were many shows on radio where film stars acted in radio versions of their work, but this series also included the directors. The director would introduce the story, and at the end they would often reminisce with the stars about the making of the film.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Kit Carson" 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 am - 8:00 am

"Kit Carson" 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 am - 8:00 am

"Kit Carson" 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.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Guests: Bergen & McCarthy from 10/2/1947 --- Guest: Red Skelton from 12/4/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Guests: Bergen & McCarthy from 10/2/1947 --- Guest: Red Skelton from 12/4/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Guests: Bergen & McCarthy from 10/2/1947 --- Guest: Red Skelton from 12/4/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Guest: Al Jolson from 4/8/1947 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Guest: Al Jolson from 4/8/1947 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Guest: Al Jolson from 4/8/1947 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest: Jinx Falkenberg from 6/8/1945 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest: Jinx Falkenberg from 6/8/1945 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest: Jinx Falkenberg from 6/8/1945 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Dimension X

Dimension X

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Destination Moon" from 6/24/1950 --- Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Destination Moon" from 6/24/1950 --- Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Destination Moon" from 6/24/1950 --- Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Dope Versus The War Effort" from 6/20/1944 --- 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

"Dope Versus The War Effort" from 6/20/1944 --- 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

"Dope Versus The War Effort" from 6/20/1944 --- 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck from 9/21/1947 --- Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat an

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck from 9/21/1947 --- Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat an

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck from 9/21/1947 --- Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat an

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Married But Single" from 10/6/1942 --- 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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Married But Single" from 10/6/1942 --- 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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Married But Single" from 10/6/1942 --- 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

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

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

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Arise My Love" from 6/1/1946 --- Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Arise My Love" from 6/1/1946 --- Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Arise My Love" from 6/1/1946 --- Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Command Performance

Command Performance

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Hope, Crosby, Sinatra, Garland…" from 6/3/1944 --- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired

Command Performance

Command Performance

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Hope, Crosby, Sinatra, Garland…" from 6/3/1944 --- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired

Command Performance

Command Performance

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Hope, Crosby, Sinatra, Garland…" from 6/3/1944 --- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Black Market For Profit" from 5/31/1945 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Black Market For Profit" from 5/31/1945 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Black Market For Profit" from 5/31/1945 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.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Case Of The Chemical Chickens" from 4/13/1947 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Case Of The Chemical Chickens" from 4/13/1947 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Case Of The Chemical Chickens" from 4/13/1947 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

The Falcon

The Falcon

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Case Of The Practical Choker" from 2/25/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

The Falcon

The Falcon

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Case Of The Practical Choker" from 2/25/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

The Falcon

The Falcon

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Case Of The Practical Choker" from 2/25/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

Author's Playhouse

Author's Playhouse

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 10/16/1944

Author's Playhouse

Author's Playhouse

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 10/16/1944

Author's Playhouse

Author's Playhouse

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 10/16/1944

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Smoking Out The Beedles" from 11/6/1954 --- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Smoking Out The Beedles" from 11/6/1954 --- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Smoking Out The Beedles" from 11/6/1954 --- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Coming Attraction, Murder" from 2/3/1954 --- 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

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Coming Attraction, Murder" from 2/3/1954 --- 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

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Coming Attraction, Murder" from 2/3/1954 --- 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.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 --- This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 --- This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 --- This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Lily Of St. Pierre" from 7/24/1949 --- This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Lily Of St. Pierre" from 7/24/1949 --- This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Lily Of St. Pierre" from 7/24/1949 --- This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

The Whistler

The Whistler

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Beyond The Wall" from 3/27/1949 --- The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Beyond The Wall" from 3/27/1949 --- The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Beyond The Wall" from 3/27/1949 --- The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

Suspense

Suspense

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Give Me Liberty (1955)" from 3/29/1955 ---- "Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Give Me Liberty (1955)" from 3/29/1955 ---- "Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Give Me Liberty (1955)" from 3/29/1955 ---- "Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Adventures of Frank Race

The Adventures of Frank Race

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Big Top" from 2/19/1950 ---- Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

The Adventures of Frank Race

The Adventures of Frank Race

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Big Top" from 2/19/1950 ---- Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

The Adventures of Frank Race

The Adventures of Frank Race

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Big Top" from 2/19/1950 ---- Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Laird Douglas Douglas Of….." from 4/9/1956 --- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Laird Douglas Douglas Of….." from 4/9/1956 --- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Laird Douglas Douglas Of….." from 4/9/1956 --- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

The Whistler

The Whistler

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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."

Suspense

Suspense

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

1:00 am - 1:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

The Saint

The Saint

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

The Saint

The Saint

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

The Saint

The Saint

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

3:30 am - 4:00 am

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

3:30 am - 4:00 am

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

3:30 am - 4:00 am

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Murder On The Aisle" from 11/24/1953 ---- Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Murder On The Aisle" from 11/24/1953 ---- Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Murder On The Aisle" from 11/24/1953 ---- Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Mystery Is My Hobby

Mystery Is My Hobby

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Arthur Gibson's Memoirs" 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

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Arthur Gibson's Memoirs" 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

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Arthur Gibson's Memoirs" 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.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mary Gilbert" from 11/26/1949 --- Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mary Gilbert" from 11/26/1949 --- Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mary Gilbert" from 11/26/1949 --- Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Angel Face" from 12/20/1946 ---- This frightening thriller series aired for about 10 years in various forms starting in 1943- on NBC, CBS and ABC. The show's "annotater", criminologist character Geoffrey Barnes, filled in the blanks of the stories and provided analysis for the listener.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Angel Face" from 12/20/1946 ---- This frightening thriller series aired for about 10 years in various forms starting in 1943- on NBC, CBS and ABC. The show's "annotater", criminologist character Geoffrey Barnes, filled in the blanks of the stories and provided analysis for the listener.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Angel Face" from 12/20/1946 ---- This frightening thriller series aired for about 10 years in various forms starting in 1943- on NBC, CBS and ABC. The show's "annotater", criminologist character Geoffrey Barnes, filled in the blanks of the stories and provided analysis for the listener.

Dragnet

Dragnet

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"The Big Bunco" from 4/17/1952 ---- 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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"The Big Bunco" from 4/17/1952 ---- 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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"The Big Bunco" from 4/17/1952 ---- 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.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Persian Slippers" from 10/3/1948 ---- 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 Adv

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Persian Slippers" from 10/3/1948 ---- 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 Adv

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Persian Slippers" from 10/3/1948 ---- 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 Adv

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House" from 10/12/1943 ---- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House" from 10/12/1943 ---- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House" from 10/12/1943 ---- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Airdate 9/25/1950 ---- The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Airdate 9/25/1950 ---- The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Airdate 9/25/1950 ---- The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Pennies From The Dead" from 10/1/1952 --- I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Pennies From The Dead" from 10/1/1952 --- I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Pennies From The Dead" from 10/1/1952 --- I Was a Communist for the FBI--I walk alone. The 1952 syndicated series starred Dana Andrews as real-life undercover agent Matt Cvetic, whose book of the same title provided the inspiration for the radio series and a Hollywood film. Growing out of the communist paranoia of the McCarthy era, the Cold War drama featured red spies portrayed in the same stereotypical manner of the Nazis during World Ward II propaganda programs.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Ghost Of Florence Newton" from 5/28/1947 --- Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Ghost Of Florence Newton" from 5/28/1947 --- Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Ghost Of Florence Newton" from 5/28/1947 --- Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Musical Bridges" from 12/8/1940 ---- "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Musical Bridges" from 12/8/1940 ---- "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Musical Bridges" from 12/8/1940 ---- "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Riley The Gambler" from 4/27/1946 ---- 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Riley The Gambler" from 4/27/1946 ---- 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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Riley The Gambler" from 4/27/1946 ---- 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.

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

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 Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Phantom Fingers" from 1/26/1951 ---- 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Phantom Fingers" from 1/26/1951 ---- 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Phantom Fingers" from 1/26/1951 ---- 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.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 ---- The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 ---- The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

The Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 ---- The Mysterious Traveller was one of radio's greatest omniscient storytellers, introducing tales of mystery, science fiction and horror from the typewriters of writers/producers Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan. The Mysterious Traveller rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

Command Performance

Command Performance

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"War Correspondent" from 5/13/1956 --- "Winter Soldier" from 6/17/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"War Correspondent" from 5/13/1956 --- "Winter Soldier" from 6/17/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"War Correspondent" from 5/13/1956 --- "Winter Soldier" from 6/17/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Fleet Lady" from 3/6/1949 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Fleet Lady" from 3/6/1949 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Fleet Lady" from 3/6/1949 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Wayward Money Matter" from 4/13/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Wayward Money Matter" from 4/13/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Wayward Money Matter" from 4/13/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Winchester '73" from 11/12/1951 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Winchester '73" from 11/12/1951 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Winchester '73" from 11/12/1951 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Six Shooter

Six Shooter

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Silver Threads" from 6/3/1954 --- "Johnny Stinger" from 4/22/1954 --- The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Six Shooter

Six Shooter

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Silver Threads" from 6/3/1954 --- "Johnny Stinger" from 4/22/1954 --- The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Six Shooter

Six Shooter

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Silver Threads" from 6/3/1954 --- "Johnny Stinger" from 4/22/1954 --- The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Goodnight Loving Trail" from 4/14/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Goodnight Loving Trail" from 4/14/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Goodnight Loving Trail" from 4/14/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Billy Bonney - Bloodletter" from 10/21/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Billy Bonney - Bloodletter" from 10/21/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Billy Bonney - Bloodletter" from 10/21/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Boatwright's Story" from 1/29/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Boatwright's Story" from 1/29/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Boatwright's Story" from 1/29/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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.

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 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

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 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

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 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.

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Mayfair Stable Boy" from 1/1/1949 --- "Keeping Radio Station On Air" from 4/7/1948 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing i

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Mayfair Stable Boy" from 1/1/1949 --- "Keeping Radio Station On Air" from 4/7/1948 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing i

Dennis Day Show

Dennis Day Show

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Mayfair Stable Boy" from 1/1/1949 --- "Keeping Radio Station On Air" from 4/7/1948 Born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty in an Irish family in the Bronx, Dennis Day first became known for his tenor voice as a replacement singer on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939. Benny and Day would remain friends and colleagues the rest of their lives. "A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day" aired on NBC from 1946-1951, while Day also regularly appeared on Benny's show singing, telling jokes, and performing i

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Dennis Day Debut" from 10/8/1939 ---- "The Killers" from 11/24/1946 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Dennis Day Debut" from 10/8/1939 ---- "The Killers" from 11/24/1946 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

1:00 am - 2:00 am

"Dennis Day Debut" from 10/8/1939 ---- "The Killers" from 11/24/1946 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Information Please

Information Please

2:00 am - 3:00 am

Guest: Fred Allen from 10/17/1941 --- Guest: Orson Welles from 9/18/1942 This intellectual quiz show aired in various forms from 1938 to the late 1940s. Correct answers and facts were only half of the entertainment value; personalities are what made the show unique. A sense of humour and ability to turn a phrase often illuminated stars more than their recollection of facts. The rotating "fourth chair" guest spot would be filled by personalities from theatre, film, music, radio, politics, etc.

Information Please

Information Please

2:00 am - 3:00 am

Guest: Fred Allen from 10/17/1941 --- Guest: Orson Welles from 9/18/1942 This intellectual quiz show aired in various forms from 1938 to the late 1940s. Correct answers and facts were only half of the entertainment value; personalities are what made the show unique. A sense of humour and ability to turn a phrase often illuminated stars more than their recollection of facts. The rotating "fourth chair" guest spot would be filled by personalities from theatre, film, music, radio, politics, etc.

Information Please

Information Please

2:00 am - 3:00 am

Guest: Fred Allen from 10/17/1941 --- Guest: Orson Welles from 9/18/1942 This intellectual quiz show aired in various forms from 1938 to the late 1940s. Correct answers and facts were only half of the entertainment value; personalities are what made the show unique. A sense of humour and ability to turn a phrase often illuminated stars more than their recollection of facts. The rotating "fourth chair" guest spot would be filled by personalities from theatre, film, music, radio, politics, etc.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"The Handcuffs" from 9/6/1954 --- "Till Death Do Us Part" from 10/21/1956 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"The Handcuffs" from 9/6/1954 --- "Till Death Do Us Part" from 10/21/1956 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"The Handcuffs" from 9/6/1954 --- "Till Death Do Us Part" from 10/21/1956 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Lady In The Lake" from 2/9/1948 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Lady In The Lake" from 2/9/1948 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Lady In The Lake" from 2/9/1948 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" from 1/30/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" from 1/30/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" from 1/30/1949 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Jack Leaves For Detroit" from 6/6/1948 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Jack Leaves For Detroit" from 6/6/1948 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Jack Leaves For Detroit" from 6/6/1948 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Man Called X

Man Called X

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Silver Scarab" 6/19/1947 --- "The Prayer Wheel" from 11/18/1950 Wherever there is a 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 Cal

Man Called X

Man Called X

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Silver Scarab" 6/19/1947 --- "The Prayer Wheel" from 11/18/1950 Wherever there is a 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 Cal

Man Called X

Man Called X

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Silver Scarab" 6/19/1947 --- "The Prayer Wheel" from 11/18/1950 Wherever there is a 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 Cal

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"The Victoria Cross" from 11/2/1950 --- "Waxwork" from 3/1/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"The Victoria Cross" from 11/2/1950 --- "Waxwork" from 3/1/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"The Victoria Cross" from 11/2/1950 --- "Waxwork" from 3/1/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

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

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

X Minus One

X Minus One

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Surface Tension" from 8/28/1956 ---- X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Surface Tension" from 8/28/1956 ---- X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

X Minus One

X Minus One

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Surface Tension" from 8/28/1956 ---- X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Deadman Who Was A Murderer" from 7/19/1948 ---- 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Deadman Who Was A Murderer" from 7/19/1948 ---- 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Deadman Who Was A Murderer" from 7/19/1948 ---- Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

The Whistler

The Whistler

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Beyond The Wall" from 3/27/1949 --- The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Beyond The Wall" from 3/27/1949 --- The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Beyond The Wall" from 3/27/1949 --- The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

Suspense

Suspense

10:30 am - 11:30 am

"Give Me Liberty (1955)" from 3/29/1955 ---- "Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

10:30 am - 11:30 am

"Give Me Liberty (1955)" from 3/29/1955 ---- "Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

10:30 am - 11:30 am

"Give Me Liberty (1955)" from 3/29/1955 ---- "Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Adventures of Frank Race

The Adventures of Frank Race

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Big Top" from 2/19/1950 ---- Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

The Adventures of Frank Race

The Adventures of Frank Race

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Big Top" from 2/19/1950 ---- Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

The Adventures of Frank Race

The Adventures of Frank Race

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"The Big Top" from 2/19/1950 ---- Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Mercury Theatre On The Air

Mercury Theatre On The Air

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Immortal Sherlock Holmes" from 9/25/1938 --- Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Ring Of Thoth" from 8/11/1947 --- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Riddle Of The Eight Ball" from 4/17/1949 --- This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Laird Douglas Douglas Of….." from 4/9/1956 --- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Laird Douglas Douglas Of….." from 4/9/1956 --- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Laird Douglas Douglas Of….." from 4/9/1956 --- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Four Went Home" from 12/14/1952 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guests: Bergen & McCarthy from 10/2/1947 --- Guest: Red Skelton from 12/4/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guests: Bergen & McCarthy from 10/2/1947 --- Guest: Red Skelton from 12/4/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guests: Bergen & McCarthy from 10/2/1947 --- Guest: Red Skelton from 12/4/1947 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guest: Al Jolson from 4/8/1947 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guest: Al Jolson from 4/8/1947 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guest: Al Jolson from 4/8/1947 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Jinx Falkenberg from 6/8/1945 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Jinx Falkenberg from 6/8/1945 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Jinx Falkenberg from 6/8/1945 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Murder By Moonlight" from 10/29/1945 --- "Singular Affair Of The Babbling Butler" from 1/27/1947 --- "Red-Headed League" from 1/16/1955 ---- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Veiled Lodger" from 8/27/2006 --- Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Dragnet

Dragnet

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Big Chet" from 4/5/1953 --- "The Big Carney" from 5/3/1953 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

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Big Chet" from 4/5/1953 --- "The Big Carney" from 5/3/1953 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

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"The Big Chet" from 4/5/1953 --- "The Big Carney" from 5/3/1953 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.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Honeymoon Preparations" from 6/13/1943 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Honeymoon Preparations" from 6/13/1943 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Honeymoon Preparations" from 6/13/1943 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest: Burt Lancaster from 8/9/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest: Burt Lancaster from 8/9/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Martin & Lewis Show

Martin & Lewis Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest: Burt Lancaster from 8/9/1949 Comedy/variety show starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Red River" from 3/7/1949 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Red River" from 3/7/1949 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Red River" from 3/7/1949 The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Screen Director's Guild

Screen Director's Guild

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Stagecoach" from 1/9/1949 AKA The Screen Director's Playhouse, this film adaptation series ran on NBC from January '49 - September '51. There were many shows on radio where film stars acted in radio versions of their work, but this series also included the directors. The director would introduce the story, and at the end they would often reminisce with the stars about the making of the film.

Screen Director's Guild

Screen Director's Guild

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Stagecoach" from 1/9/1949 AKA The Screen Director's Playhouse, this film adaptation series ran on NBC from January '49 - September '51. There were many shows on radio where film stars acted in radio versions of their work, but this series also included the directors. The director would introduce the story, and at the end they would often reminisce with the stars about the making of the film.

Screen Director's Guild

Screen Director's Guild

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Stagecoach" from 1/9/1949 AKA The Screen Director's Playhouse, this film adaptation series ran on NBC from January '49 - September '51. There were many shows on radio where film stars acted in radio versions of their work, but this series also included the directors. The director would introduce the story, and at the end they would often reminisce with the stars about the making of the film.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Kit Carson" 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 pm - 12:00 am

"Kit Carson" 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 pm - 12:00 am

"Kit Carson" 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.

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Goodnight Loving Trail" from 4/14/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Goodnight Loving Trail" from 4/14/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Mutual Radio Theatre

Mutual Radio Theatre

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"The Goodnight Loving Trail" from 4/14/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theatre in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Billy Bonney - Bloodletter" from 10/21/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Billy Bonney - Bloodletter" from 10/21/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Billy Bonney - Bloodletter" from 10/21/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Boatwright's Story" from 1/29/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Boatwright's Story" from 1/29/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Boatwright's Story" from 1/29/1956 Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry. Premiering in January 1956, Raymond Burr starred as Captain Quince-a soldier who followed orders and a leader who lived by his own rules of fairness and honesty.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Gracie's Platform" from 3/27/1940 ---- George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Blizzard" from 1/27/1942 ---- The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

3:00 am - 4:00 am

"Missing Pages (Chapter 4)" from 3/9/2008 ---- "Naked Soldier (Chapter 5)" from 10/12 2008 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Command Performance

Command Performance

4:00 am - 4:30 am

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

4:00 am - 4:30 am

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

4:00 am - 4:30 am

Guests: Bogie & Bacall from 8/30/1945 ---- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired from 194

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Sinatra In Buffalo" from 11/16/1944 --- This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Criss Cross" from 10/10/1949 ---- The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"King Of The Cats" from 11/25/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Smoking Out The Beedles" from 11/6/1954 --- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Smoking Out The Beedles" from 11/6/1954 --- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Smoking Out The Beedles" from 11/6/1954 --- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Coming Attraction, Murder" from 2/3/1954 --- 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

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Coming Attraction, Murder" from 2/3/1954 --- 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

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Coming Attraction, Murder" from 2/3/1954 --- 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.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 --- This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 --- This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Lawyer & The Lady" from 12/4/1948 --- This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The Lily Of St. Pierre" from 7/24/1949 --- This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The Lily Of St. Pierre" from 7/24/1949 --- This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The Lily Of St. Pierre" from 7/24/1949 --- This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Shop Around The Corner" from 9/29/1940 ---- This film star-centric variety revue aired in various forms on various networks from '39 - '52. It drew the biggest celebrities in Hollywood with its charity slant - appearance fees that normally would go to performers went to support housing for aging film stars. Stunts, songs, and film adaptations were all a part of this popular series' material.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Guest: Jimmy Stewart from 1/28/1953 ---- Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Magic Town" from 1/6/1950 ---- 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.

Suspense

Suspense

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Mission Completed" from 12/1/1949 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

The Whistler

The Whistler

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Concerto Of Death" from 6/16/1948 ----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."

Suspense

Suspense

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"World of Darkness" from 1/20/1944 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Ginny Simms Show

Ginny Simms Show

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Guest: Frank Sinatra from 12/28/1948 --- The singer and actress gained popularity performing with Kay Kyser And His Orchestra before striking out on a solo radio career. She often welcomed GIs onto her show during and after World War II.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Cedric Promoted At Job" from 3/10/1943 ---- "Coming Out Party Monday" from 3/11/1943 ---- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

"Black Market For Profit" from 5/31/1945 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

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

"Black Market For Profit" from 5/31/1945 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

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

"Black Market For Profit" from 5/31/1945 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.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"Case Of The Chemical Chickens" from 4/13/1947 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"Case Of The Chemical Chickens" from 4/13/1947 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"Case Of The Chemical Chickens" from 4/13/1947 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

The Falcon

The Falcon

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Practical Choker" from 2/25/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

The Falcon

The Falcon

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Practical Choker" from 2/25/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

The Falcon

The Falcon

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Case Of The Practical Choker" from 2/25/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

Author's Playhouse

Author's Playhouse

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 10/16/1944

Author's Playhouse

Author's Playhouse

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 10/16/1944

Author's Playhouse

Author's Playhouse

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 10/16/1944

Adventures of Sam Spade

Adventures of Sam Spade

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Vaphio Cup Caper" from 8/22/1948 --- 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.

The Fat Man

The Fat Man

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Murder Plays Hide & Seek" from 1/2/1948 ---- 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.

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Screen Guild Players

Screen Guild Players

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Glass Key" from 7/22/1946

Suspense

Suspense

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 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

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 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

"The Game" from 3/15/1955 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.

Dimension X

Dimension X

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Destination Moon" from 6/24/1950 --- Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Destination Moon" from 6/24/1950 --- Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Destination Moon" from 6/24/1950 --- Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Dope Versus The War Effort" from 6/20/1944 --- 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 pm - 5:00 pm

"Dope Versus The War Effort" from 6/20/1944 --- 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 pm - 5:00 pm

"Dope Versus The War Effort" from 6/20/1944 --- 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck from 9/21/1947 --- Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat an

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck from 9/21/1947 --- Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat an

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck from 9/21/1947 --- Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat an

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Married But Single" from 10/6/1942 --- 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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Married But Single" from 10/6/1942 --- 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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Married But Single" from 10/6/1942 --- 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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Arise My Love" from 6/1/1946 --- Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Arise My Love" from 6/1/1946 --- Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Academy Award Theatre

Academy Award Theatre

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Arise My Love" from 6/1/1946 --- Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

Command Performance

Command Performance

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Hope, Crosby, Sinatra, Garland…" from 6/3/1944 --- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired

Command Performance

Command Performance

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Hope, Crosby, Sinatra, Garland…" from 6/3/1944 --- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired

Command Performance

Command Performance

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Hope, Crosby, Sinatra, Garland…" from 6/3/1944 --- Command Performance aired between 1942 and 1949 on the Armed Forces Radio Network, which meant it was transmitted exclusively to American troops overseas. Though produced in California, troops abroad sent requests and ideas for performers, music, and sketches. The show featured some of the biggest stars of the day like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and more. CBS created a spinoff series called Request Performance, which aired

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Present Tense (2)" from 3/3/1957 --- "Hunting Trip" from 9/12/1946 --- "Pit & The Pendulum" from 11/10/1957 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 - 9:30 pm

"Present Tense (2)" from 3/3/1957 --- "Hunting Trip" from 9/12/1946 --- "Pit & The Pendulum" from 11/10/1957 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 - 9:30 pm

"Present Tense (2)" from 3/3/1957 --- "Hunting Trip" from 9/12/1946 --- "Pit & The Pendulum" from 11/10/1957 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Price of Fame Matter" from 2/2/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Price of Fame Matter" from 2/2/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Price of Fame Matter" from 2/2/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

The Saint

The Saint

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

The Saint

The Saint

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

The Saint

The Saint

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"The Sinister Sneeze" from 6/11/1950 --- "Ghosts Came to Dinner" from 4/8/1951---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.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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 pm - 11:30 pm

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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 pm - 11:30 pm

"Three Skeleton Key" from 3/17/1950 ---- 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.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Greg's Interviews with Vincent Price's Children, Barrett & Victoria.

Bold Venture

Bold Venture

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Deadly Merchandise" from 1/1/1951 ---- The Hollywood husband-and-wife team of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall set sail for adventure in the syndicated series Bold Venture from 1951-1952. Bogie portrayed Slate Shannon, owner of a run-down Havana hotel, with Bacall as his "ward" Sailor Duval, a stubborn and flirtatious young woman whose late father had "willed" her to Slate for her "protection." Together, the duo found "adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropica

Bold Venture

Bold Venture

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Deadly Merchandise" from 1/1/1951 ---- The Hollywood husband-and-wife team of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall set sail for adventure in the syndicated series Bold Venture from 1951-1952. Bogie portrayed Slate Shannon, owner of a run-down Havana hotel, with Bacall as his "ward" Sailor Duval, a stubborn and flirtatious young woman whose late father had "willed" her to Slate for her "protection." Together, the duo found "adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropica

Bold Venture

Bold Venture

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Deadly Merchandise" from 1/1/1951 ---- The Hollywood husband-and-wife team of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall set sail for adventure in the syndicated series Bold Venture from 1951-1952. Bogie portrayed Slate Shannon, owner of a run-down Havana hotel, with Bacall as his "ward" Sailor Duval, a stubborn and flirtatious young woman whose late father had "willed" her to Slate for her "protection." Together, the duo found "adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropica

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Affair At Mandrake" from 4/15/1954 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Affair At Mandrake" from 4/15/1954 ---- Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Affair At Mandrake" from 4/15/1954 ---- 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.

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"One For The Book" from 11/21/1948 --- Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19,

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"One For The Book" from 11/21/1948 --- Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19,

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"One For The Book" from 11/21/1948 --- Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19,

Space Patrol

Space Patrol

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Lady From Venus" from 12/20/1952 --- This early 1950's space adventure series for kids ran concurrently on TV and radio, with the same performers in lead roles.

Space Patrol

Space Patrol

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Lady From Venus" from 12/20/1952 --- This early 1950's space adventure series for kids ran concurrently on TV and radio, with the same performers in lead roles.

Space Patrol

Space Patrol

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"The Lady From Venus" from 12/20/1952 --- This early 1950's space adventure series for kids ran concurrently on TV and radio, with the same performers in lead roles.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"It's In The Bag" from 2/17/1950 --- 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 am - 2:30 am

"It's In The Bag" from 2/17/1950 --- 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 am - 2:30 am

"It's In The Bag" from 2/17/1950 --- 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.

Family Theatre Classic Radio

Family Theatre Classic Radio

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"William The Terrified" from 1/18/1950 ---- The Family Theatre radio series, which featured hundreds of famous actors, was broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1947 to 1969, making it one of the longest running weekly dramatic radio programs in history.

Family Theatre Classic Radio

Family Theatre Classic Radio

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"William The Terrified" from 1/18/1950 ---- The Family Theatre radio series, which featured hundreds of famous actors, was broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1947 to 1969, making it one of the longest running weekly dramatic radio programs in history.

Family Theatre Classic Radio

Family Theatre Classic Radio

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"William The Terrified" from 1/18/1950 ---- The Family Theatre radio series, which featured hundreds of famous actors, was broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1947 to 1969, making it one of the longest running weekly dramatic radio programs in history.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Finale With Jack Benny" from 6/26/1949 ---- John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Finale With Jack Benny" from 6/26/1949 ---- John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Fred Allen Show

Fred Allen Show

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Finale With Jack Benny" from 6/26/1949 ---- John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humour to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Engagement" from 12/5/1945 ---- Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Engagement" from 12/5/1945 ---- Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Engagement" from 12/5/1945 ---- Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

The Jack Carson Show

The Jack Carson Show

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Election Day" from 11/6/1946 --- "Baby On The Doorstep" from 4/9/1947 ---- Carson, who began his career as a vaudeville actor, got his break in radio with a 1938 performance on The Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby. After a few standout bit roles in movies, Carson landed his own radio show on CBS, which debuted on June 2, 1943. The show centered around the host's hectic Hollywood life, famous friends and strange relatives - Carson's old vaudeville partner Dave Willock even played the part of hi

The Jack Carson Show

The Jack Carson Show

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Election Day" from 11/6/1946 --- "Baby On The Doorstep" from 4/9/1947 ---- Carson, who began his career as a vaudeville actor, got his break in radio with a 1938 performance on The Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby. After a few standout bit roles in movies, Carson landed his own radio show on CBS, which debuted on June 2, 1943. The show centered around the host's hectic Hollywood life, famous friends and strange relatives - Carson's old vaudeville partner Dave Willock even played the part of hi

The Jack Carson Show

The Jack Carson Show

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Election Day" from 11/6/1946 --- "Baby On The Doorstep" from 4/9/1947 ---- Carson, who began his career as a vaudeville actor, got his break in radio with a 1938 performance on The Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby. After a few standout bit roles in movies, Carson landed his own radio show on CBS, which debuted on June 2, 1943. The show centered around the host's hectic Hollywood life, famous friends and strange relatives - Carson's old vaudeville partner Dave Willock even played the part of hi

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Adventures of Nero Wolfe

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Case Of The Deadly Sell-Out" from 1/5/1951 --- 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Case Of The Deadly Sell-Out" from 1/5/1951 --- 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Case Of The Deadly Sell-Out" from 1/5/1951 --- 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.

The Unexpected

The Unexpected

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Fool's Silver" from 9/5/1947 --- These frightening 15-minute tales always ended with a - you guessed it - unexpected twist. Barry Sullivan, Virginia Gregg, and Lurene Tuttle appeared in this syndicated series in 1948.

The Unexpected

The Unexpected

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Fool's Silver" from 9/5/1947 --- These frightening 15-minute tales always ended with a - you guessed it - unexpected twist. Barry Sullivan, Virginia Gregg, and Lurene Tuttle appeared in this syndicated series in 1948.

The Unexpected

The Unexpected

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Fool's Silver" from 9/5/1947 --- These frightening 15-minute tales always ended with a - you guessed it - unexpected twist. Barry Sullivan, Virginia Gregg, and Lurene Tuttle appeared in this syndicated series in 1948.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Silver Blue Matter" from 5/7/1956 ---- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Silver Blue Matter" from 5/7/1956 ---- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Silver Blue Matter" from 5/7/1956 ---- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Four-Sided Triangle" from 3/21/1949 ---- 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

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Four-Sided Triangle" from 3/21/1949 ---- 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

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Four-Sided Triangle" from 3/21/1949 ---- Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Earning Colby's Approval" from 2/4/1947

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Earning Colby's Approval" from 2/4/1947

The Mel Blanc Show

The Mel Blanc Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Earning Colby's Approval" from 2/4/1947

Family Theatre Classic Radio

Family Theatre Classic Radio

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Spunky" from 1/28/1953 --- The Family Theatre radio series, which featured hundreds of famous actors, was broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1947 to 1969, making it one of the longest running weekly dramatic radio programs in history.

Family Theatre Classic Radio

Family Theatre Classic Radio

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Spunky" from 1/28/1953 --- The Family Theatre radio series, which featured hundreds of famous actors, was broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1947 to 1969, making it one of the longest running weekly dramatic radio programs in history.

Family Theatre Classic Radio

Family Theatre Classic Radio

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"Spunky" from 1/28/1953 --- The Family Theatre radio series, which featured hundreds of famous actors, was broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1947 to 1969, making it one of the longest running weekly dramatic radio programs in history.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"The Gold Rush of '49" from 9/24/1950 --- For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"The Gold Rush of '49" from 9/24/1950 --- For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"The Gold Rush of '49" from 9/24/1950 --- For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"First Rest Home Guest" from 3/14/1944 --- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"First Rest Home Guest" from 3/14/1944 --- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Judy Canova Show

Judy Canova Show

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"First Rest Home Guest" from 3/14/1944 --- Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Pride Of The Marines" from 12/31/1945 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Pride Of The Marines" from 12/31/1945 --- The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

Lux Radio Theatre

Lux Radio Theatre

10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Pride Of The Marines" from 12/31/1945 --- 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.

Columbia Presents Corwin

Columbia Presents Corwin

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Cromer" from 12/1/1942 --- This CBS series adapted stories penned by Norman Corwin to radio.

Columbia Presents Corwin

Columbia Presents Corwin

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Cromer" from 12/1/1942 --- This CBS series adapted stories penned by Norman Corwin to radio.

Columbia Presents Corwin

Columbia Presents Corwin

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Cromer" from 12/1/1942 --- This CBS series adapted stories penned by Norman Corwin to radio.

Forecast

Forecast

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"To Tim At Twenty" from 8/19/1940 ---- CBS radio's audition slot, where the network tested potential shows - Duffy's Tavern and Suspense both debuted on this program.

Forecast

Forecast

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"To Tim At Twenty" from 8/19/1940 ---- CBS radio's audition slot, where the network tested potential shows - Duffy's Tavern and Suspense both debuted on this program.

Forecast

Forecast

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"To Tim At Twenty" from 8/19/1940 ---- CBS radio's audition slot, where the network tested potential shows - Duffy's Tavern and Suspense both debuted on this program.

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

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

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Let George Do It, stars Bob Bailey, who plays George Valentine who was a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Sad Clown" from 10/7/1946 --- "The Eloquent Corpse" from 10/14/1946 --- The Casebook of Gregory Hood came to radio in 1946 as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes and took over the great detective's Mutual time spot. The series featured the adventures of San Francisco-based importer-turned-sleuth Gregory Hood with his friend and ally, attorney Sanderson Taylor. The program lasted a year in its initial run but was resurrected several times in a variety of time spots, often as a summer re

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Sad Clown" from 10/7/1946 --- "The Eloquent Corpse" from 10/14/1946 --- The Casebook of Gregory Hood came to radio in 1946 as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes and took over the great detective's Mutual time spot. The series featured the adventures of San Francisco-based importer-turned-sleuth Gregory Hood with his friend and ally, attorney Sanderson Taylor. The program lasted a year in its initial run but was resurrected several times in a variety of time spots, often as a summer re

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The Sad Clown" from 10/7/1946 --- "The Eloquent Corpse" from 10/14/1946 --- The Casebook of Gregory Hood came to radio in 1946 as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes and took over the great detective's Mutual time spot. The series featured the adventures of San Francisco-based importer-turned-sleuth Gregory Hood with his friend and ally, attorney Sanderson Taylor. The program lasted a year in its initial run but was resurrected several times in a variety of time spots, often as a summer re

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Egyptian Curse" from 3/10/1947 --- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Egyptian Curse" from 3/10/1947 --- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Egyptian Curse" from 3/10/1947 --- Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

The Shadow

The Shadow

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Caverns Of Death" from 9/11/1938 --- 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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Caverns Of Death" from 9/11/1938 --- 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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Caverns Of Death" from 9/11/1938 --- 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.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Two By Bradbury" from 1/17/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Two By Bradbury" from 1/17/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Two By Bradbury" from 1/17/1956 ---- The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Big Town

Big Town

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Death By Plan" from 11/16/1948 --- Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was cancelled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and late

Big Town

Big Town

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Death By Plan" from 11/16/1948 --- Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was cancelled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and late

Big Town

Big Town

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Death By Plan" from 11/16/1948 --- Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was cancelled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and late

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Gambling Ring" from 8/3/1947 ---- 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Gambling Ring" from 8/3/1947 ---- 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Gambling Ring" from 8/3/1947 ---- 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.

Suspense

Suspense

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 12/13/1959 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 12/13/1959 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Country Of The Blind" from 12/13/1959 --- Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Boy's Club" from 10/8/1944 --- The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Boy's Club" from 10/8/1944 --- The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Boy's Club" from 10/8/1944 --- The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Julius Is In Jail" from 12/7/1952 --- The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Julius Is In Jail" from 12/7/1952 --- The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Julius Is In Jail" from 12/7/1952 --- 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Big Cab" from 9/15/1953 --- 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Big Cab" from 9/15/1953 --- 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Big Cab" from 9/15/1953 --- 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.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Midnight Sun Matter" from 5/25/1958 ---- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Midnight Sun Matter" from 5/25/1958 ---- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Midnight Sun Matter" from 5/25/1958 ---- Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

On A Note Of Triumph

On A Note Of Triumph

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"V-E Day By Corwin" from 5/13/1945 ---- Norman Corwin's radio masterpiece, marking the end of World War II in Europe.

On A Note Of Triumph

On A Note Of Triumph

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"V-E Day By Corwin" from 5/13/1945 ---- Norman Corwin's radio masterpiece, marking the end of World War II in Europe.

On A Note Of Triumph

On A Note Of Triumph

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"V-E Day By Corwin" from 5/13/1945 ---- Norman Corwin's radio masterpiece, marking the end of World War II in Europe.

Columbia Workshop

Columbia Workshop

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Untitled" from 5/30/1944 ---- 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Untitled" from 5/30/1944 ---- 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Untitled" from 5/30/1944 ---- 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

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Greg's Interviews with Norman Corwin & Cliff Carpenter

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Greg's Interviews with Norman Corwin & Cliff Carpenter

Radio Classics Special Interviews

Radio Classics Special Interviews

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Greg's Interviews with Norman Corwin & Cliff Carpenter

Words At War

Words At War

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Combined Operations" from 6/24/1943 --- "Land Of The Silent People" from 7/31/1943

Words At War

Words At War

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Combined Operations" from 6/24/1943 --- "Land Of The Silent People" from 7/31/1943

Words At War

Words At War

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Combined Operations" from 6/24/1943 --- "Land Of The Silent People" from 7/31/1943

The Shadow

The Shadow

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Death Coils To Strike" from 3/21/1948 ---- The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Death Coils To Strike" from 3/21/1948 ---- The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Death Coils To Strike" from 3/21/1948 ---- 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.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Guitar" from 12/26/1953 ---- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Guitar" from 12/26/1953 ---- Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Guitar" from 12/26/1953 ---- 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.

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.