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It's Higgins, Sir

It's Higgins, Sir

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Mr. Roberts Business Trip" from 9/18/1951 This NBC sitcom ran as a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show in 1951. Higgins, portrayed by Harry McNaughton, is an English butler who must adjust to life in America with the Roberts family after the death of his British charge, and the Roberts' distant uncle, Sir Robertson.

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It's Higgins, Sir

It's Higgins, Sir

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Mr. Roberts Business Trip" from 9/18/1951 This NBC sitcom ran as a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show in 1951. Higgins, portrayed by Harry McNaughton, is an English butler who must adjust to life in America with the Roberts family after the death of his British charge, and the Roberts' distant uncle, Sir Robertson.

It's Higgins, Sir

It's Higgins, Sir

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Mr. Roberts Business Trip" from 9/18/1951 This NBC sitcom ran as a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show in 1951. Higgins, portrayed by Harry McNaughton, is an English butler who must adjust to life in America with the Roberts family after the death of his British charge, and the Roberts' distant uncle, Sir Robertson.

Abbott and Costello Show

Abbott and Costello Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Sam Shovel & Russian Diplomat" from 11/18/1948 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Abbott and Costello Show

Abbott and Costello Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Sam Shovel & Russian Diplomat" from 11/18/1948 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Todd Matter" from 1/9/1956 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

"The Todd Matter" from 1/9/1956 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.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Central Park Murders" from 8/20/1949 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Central Park Murders" from 8/20/1949 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Prophecy Of Bertha Abbott" from 10/16/1956 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Prophecy Of Bertha Abbott" from 10/16/1956 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

12:30 am - 1:00 am

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

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

12:30 am - 1:00 am

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

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Death Of A Private Eye" from 1/2/1952 Film star William Gargan came to the NBC airwaves in 1951 as the star of Barrie Crane, Confidential Investigator, a reworking of his earlier Mutual radio series (and NBC television program) Martin Kane, Private Investigator. When the producers of the earlier program objected to the many similarities between the two series, changes were made in Gargan's new series, which was quickly retitled Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. The series aired on NBC f

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Death Of A Private Eye" from 1/2/1952 Film star William Gargan came to the NBC airwaves in 1951 as the star of Barrie Crane, Confidential Investigator, a reworking of his earlier Mutual radio series (and NBC television program) Martin Kane, Private Investigator. When the producers of the earlier program objected to the many similarities between the two series, changes were made in Gargan's new series, which was quickly retitled Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. The series aired on NBC f

The Black Museum

The Black Museum

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Centre Fire Bullet" from 1952 This crime drama was first produced by the BBC in 1951, and aired in the US the following year. Narrator Orson Welles told tales of this "mausoleum of murder," with ordinary objects and the murder mysteries behind them.

The Black Museum

The Black Museum

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Centre Fire Bullet" from 1952 This crime drama was first produced by the BBC in 1951, and aired in the US the following year. Narrator Orson Welles told tales of this "mausoleum of murder," with ordinary objects and the murder mysteries behind them.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Johnny Hill Murder Case" from 11/10/1950 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Johnny Hill Murder Case" from 11/10/1950 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Give Envelope To John St. John" frin 5/21/1949 Pat Novak for Hire was broadcast from San Francisco and debuted in 1946 as an ABC Sunday night West Coast series. Ben Murphy starred as the hard-boiled Novak during the West Coast run, but Jack Webb made the role his own when series was revived on February 13, 1949 over the entire ABC national network.

Pat Novak for Hire

Pat Novak for Hire

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Give Envelope To John St. John" frin 5/21/1949 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Dead First Helpers" from 4/11/1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Dead First Helpers" from 4/11/1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

The Unexpected

The Unexpected

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Jailbreak" from 1948 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

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Jailbreak" from 1948 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.

Crime Classics

Crime Classics

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Hangman & William Palmer" from 10/7/1953 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

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Hangman & William Palmer" from 10/7/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

The Whistler

The Whistler

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Night Melody" from 1/27/1947 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Night Melody" from 1/27/1947 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Third Man

The Third Man

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Love Affair" from 9/14/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

The Third Man

The Third Man

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Love Affair" from 9/14/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Murder Goes To College" from 12/24/1944 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

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Murder Goes To College" from 12/24/1944 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.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Joyce Wallace" from 3/12/1950 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Joyce Wallace" from 3/12/1950 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Streetcar Named Schultz" from 1/18/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Streetcar Named Schultz" from 1/18/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Swimming Pool" from 4/18/1943 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Swimming Pool" from 4/18/1943 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Rush's New School Clothes" from 8/24/1942 Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Vic & Sade

Vic & Sade

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Rush's New School Clothes" from 8/24/1942 Vic and Sade aired from June 29, 1932 through December 7, 1945 and was briefly revived in a half-hour sitcom format in 1946. "Radio’s home folks" were featured in slice-of-life situations that painted a rich portrait of small-town life. Starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Julius Is Missing" from 5/18/1952 "Little Mother's Helper Club" from 4/12/1953 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Julius Is Missing" from 5/18/1952 "Little Mother's Helper Club" from 4/12/1953 The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show grew out of the popular Fitch Bandwagon series. Phil Harris played himself, continuing the egotistical, smart-alec characterization he had perfected during his years as Jack Bennys' bandleader. Alice Faye, Phil's movie star wife, recreated her real-life role as a film star turn devoted housewife.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Childhood Sled" from 2/10/1948 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"Childhood Sled" from 2/10/1948 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Beverly Wilshire Health Club" from 1/30/1955 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Beverly Wilshire Health Club" from 1/30/1955 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

The Saint

The Saint

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Girl With The Lower Berth" from 6/3/1951 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

The Saint

The Saint

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Girl With The Lower Berth" from 6/3/1951 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Heart Of Gold" from 10/24/1948 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 Adventure

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Heart Of Gold" from 10/24/1948 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 Adventure

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Yellow Sky" from 7/15/1949 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

"Yellow Sky" from 7/15/1949 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.

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

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

Rin Tin Tin

Rin Tin Tin

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"The White Buffalo" from 11/27/1955 The only survivors of an Indian massacre, Rusty and his dog Rin Tin Tin now live with Lt. Rip Masters and his cavalry. This series ran on various networks from 1930-1955. Based on the film adventures, the original Rin Tin Tin did his own sound effects until his son took over both radio and film roles.

Rin Tin Tin

Rin Tin Tin

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"The White Buffalo" from 11/27/1955 The only survivors of an Indian massacre, Rusty and his dog Rin Tin Tin now live with Lt. Rip Masters and his cavalry. This series ran on various networks from 1930-1955. Based on the film adventures, the original Rin Tin Tin did his own sound effects until his son took over both radio and film roles.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Terrible Tintype" from 11/26/1950 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Radio Classics

Radio Classics

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Terrible Tintype" from 11/26/1950 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Murder At The Lyceum" from 1/28/2007 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Murder At The Lyceum" from 1/28/2007 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"How To Kill A Woman" from 11/20/1954 --- "Wind" from 6/20/1953 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"How To Kill A Woman" from 11/20/1954 --- "Wind" from 6/20/1953 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.

Arch Oboler's Plays

Arch Oboler's Plays

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Rocket From Manhattan" from 9/20/1945 This anthology series first ran on NBC in 1939, then was reprised on Mutual in 1945. Oboler was an immense talent, compared to Norman Corwin, specializing in stylized "radio literature" that was often political and staunchly anti-Nazi. He got his radio break in horror, writing scripts for Lights Out, before given free reign on his own show to write, produce, and direct his masterpieces of radio theatre.

Arch Oboler's Plays

Arch Oboler's Plays

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Rocket From Manhattan" from 9/20/1945 This anthology series first ran on NBC in 1939, then was reprised on Mutual in 1945. Oboler was an immense talent, compared to Norman Corwin, specializing in stylized "radio literature" that was often political and staunchly anti-Nazi. He got his radio break in horror, writing scripts for Lights Out, before given free reign on his own show to write, produce, and direct his masterpieces of radio theatre.

Dimension X

Dimension X

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Time and Time Again" from 7/12/1951 Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Time and Time Again" from 7/12/1951 Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Red Skelton Show

Red Skelton Show

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Shopping Spree" from 1/15/1950 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Shopping Spree" from 1/15/1950 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.

Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Snow Queen" from 12/12/1953 This award-winning children's radio program, which adapted popular stories like "Cinderella", "Rumpelstiltsken" and "Sleeping Beauty", aired for almost 20 years on CBS.

Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Snow Queen" from 12/12/1953 This award-winning children's radio program, which adapted popular stories like "Cinderella", "Rumpelstiltsken" and "Sleeping Beauty", aired for almost 20 years on CBS.

The Shadow

The Shadow

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Valley Of The Living Terror" from 10/13/1946 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Valley Of The Living Terror" from 10/13/1946 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 Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Sabotage Finds A Name" from 11/28/1942 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Sabotage Finds A Name" from 11/28/1942 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Housing Shortage" from 3/22/1946 This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Alan Young Show

Alan Young Show

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Housing Shortage" from 3/22/1946 This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest: William Powell from 2/1/1944 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest: William Powell from 2/1/1944 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best

Information Please

Information Please

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Guest: Alfred Hitchcock from 6/27/1941 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

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Guest: Alfred Hitchcock from 6/27/1941 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.

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Jo Stafford from 4/11/1954 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town"

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest: Jo Stafford from 4/11/1954 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town"

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Vernon Pendleton" from 3/1/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Vernon Pendleton" from 3/1/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

The Shadow

The Shadow

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Curses Of The Gypsies" from 10/5/1947 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Curses Of The Gypsies" from 10/5/1947 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Wayward Widow Matter" from 8/4/1957 --- "Wayward Diamonds Matter" from 9/14/1958 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

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Wayward Widow Matter" from 8/4/1957 --- "Wayward Diamonds Matter" from 9/14/1958 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

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"House On Sycamore Road" from 10/15/1945 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"House On Sycamore Road" from 10/15/1945 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Coat Of Arms" from 6/30/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Coat Of Arms" from 6/30/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Chase & Sanborn Hour

Chase & Sanborn Hour

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Garden of Eden(Mae West)" from 12/12/1937 This was a long-running comedy and variety show on NBC - it ran in several formats from 1929-1948. Some seasons featured musical variety broadcasts, comedic skits and big-name hosts like Eddie Cantor and Haven MacQuarrie. Between 1937-1948, Edgar Bergan starred and hosted with his dummy Charlie McCarthy and the show was known as the Charlie McCarthy Show.

Chase & Sanborn Hour

Chase & Sanborn Hour

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Garden of Eden(Mae West)" from 12/12/1937 This was a long-running comedy and variety show on NBC - it ran in several formats from 1929-1948. Some seasons featured musical variety broadcasts, comedic skits and big-name hosts like Eddie Cantor and Haven MacQuarrie. Between 1937-1948, Edgar Bergan starred and hosted with his dummy Charlie McCarthy and the show was known as the Charlie McCarthy Show.

It's Higgins, Sir

It's Higgins, Sir

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Mr. Roberts Business Trip" from 9/18/1951 This NBC sitcom ran as a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show in 1951. Higgins, portrayed by Harry McNaughton, is an English butler who must adjust to life in America with the Roberts family after the death of his British charge, and the Roberts' distant uncle, Sir Robertson.

It's Higgins, Sir

It's Higgins, Sir

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Mr. Roberts Business Trip" from 9/18/1951 This NBC sitcom ran as a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show in 1951. Higgins, portrayed by Harry McNaughton, is an English butler who must adjust to life in America with the Roberts family after the death of his British charge, and the Roberts' distant uncle, Sir Robertson.

Abbott and Costello Show

Abbott and Costello Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Sam Shovel & Russian Diplomat" from 11/18/1948 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Abbott and Costello Show

Abbott and Costello Show

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Sam Shovel & Russian Diplomat" from 11/18/1948 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their radio debut on CBS’ The Kate Smith Show as replacements for Hollywood-bound Henny Youngman. The former burlesque comics reintroduced and preserved the classic comedy sketches of vaudeville in their films and radio and television series. The Abbott and Costello Show debuted as a 1940 summer replacement for Fred Allen and later aired from October 8, 1942 through June 29, 1949.

Dimension X

Dimension X

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Hello Tomorrow" from 9/15/1950 Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950 through September 29, 1951 featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense." The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction adapting works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon and many others.

Dimension X

Dimension X

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Hello Tomorrow" from 9/15/1950 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 Mysterious Traveller

The Mysterious Traveller

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Murder Goes Free" from 3/31/1945 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

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Murder Goes Free" from 3/31/1945 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 Shadow

The Shadow

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Death Stalks The Shadow" from 10/9/1938 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Death Stalks The Shadow" from 10/9/1938 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 Third Man

The Third Man

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"An Old Moorish Custom" from 12/14/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

The Third Man

The Third Man

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"An Old Moorish Custom" from 12/14/1951 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"The White Rose Murders" from 7/6/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"The White Rose Murders" from 7/6/1943 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"The Elusive Handicap" from 10/22/1949 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"The Elusive Handicap" from 10/22/1949 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Escape - Radio Classics

Escape - Radio Classics

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Sleeping Draught" from 4/5/1953 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"The Sleeping Draught" from 4/5/1953 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.

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Bon Voyage" from 11/10/1942 Lights Out debuted January 1, 1934 over Chicago’s WENR and moved onto the NBC airwaves beginning April 17, 1935. Radio’s premier horror series was created by writer/ director Wyllis Cooper. Cooper was succeeded by Arch Oboler, one of radio’s greatest dramatic talents.

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Bon Voyage" from 11/10/1942 Lights Out debuted January 1, 1934 over Chicago’s WENR and moved onto the NBC airwaves beginning April 17, 1935. Radio’s premier horror series was created by writer/ director Wyllis Cooper. Cooper was succeeded by Arch Oboler, one of radio’s greatest dramatic talents.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Inheriting A Diamond Mine" from 4/6/1945 --- Guest: Tallulah Bankhead from 6/1/1943 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Inheriting A Diamond Mine" from 4/6/1945 --- Guest: Tallulah Bankhead from 6/1/1943 Millions of radio listeners visited Duffy's Tavern each week, but Duffy himself was nowhere to be found. Although he dutifully phoned Archie the manager each week, he never once dropped by. Duffy's Tavern first opened its doors to radio listeners on the CBS audition series Forecast on July 29, 1940, and then opened for regular business on March 1, 1941.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Doctor and The Lunatic" from 4/26/1946 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

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Doctor and The Lunatic" from 4/26/1946 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.

The Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Murder Must Be Paid For" from 8/5/1945 This mystery/horror series aired on Mutual from March-September of 1945. Philip Clarke played the cackling "keeper of the book," who told spooky tales of black magic, not unlike in The Witch's Tale or The Hermit's Cave

The Sealed Book

The Sealed Book

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"Murder Must Be Paid For" from 8/5/1945 This mystery/horror series aired on Mutual from March-September of 1945. Philip Clarke played the cackling "keeper of the book," who told spooky tales of black magic, not unlike in The Witch's Tale or The Hermit's Cave

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

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"A Tree Grows In Encino" from 4/5/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Jeff Regan, Investigator

Jeff Regan, Investigator

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"A Tree Grows In Encino" from 4/5/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Murder Without Crime" from 5/3/1946 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Murder Without Crime" from 5/3/1946 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.

The Aldrich Family

The Aldrich Family

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Trip To Washington" 3/3/1949 The character of Henry Aldrich was introduced in Clifford Goldsmith's 1937 play, "What a Life". Ezra Stone originated the role of "America's favourite teenager" on Broadway and portrayed the role for nearly a decade on radio. After being featured in short skits on variety shows, The Aldrich Family debuted as Jack Benny's summer replacement on July 2, 1939. The series moved into its own NBC timeslot on October 10, 1939 and continued until April 19, 1953. Stone recei

The Aldrich Family

The Aldrich Family

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Trip To Washington" 3/3/1949 The character of Henry Aldrich was introduced in Clifford Goldsmith's 1937 play, "What a Life". Ezra Stone originated the role of "America's favourite teenager" on Broadway and portrayed the role for nearly a decade on radio. After being featured in short skits on variety shows, The Aldrich Family debuted as Jack Benny's summer replacement on July 2, 1939. The series moved into its own NBC timeslot on October 10, 1939 and continued until April 19, 1953. Stone recei

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Fibber The Poet" from 4/3/1945 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Fibber The Poet" from 4/3/1945 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Radio Bombay" from 11/12/1950 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Radio Bombay" from 11/12/1950 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Guest: David Niven" from 3/5/1946 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Guest: David Niven" from 3/5/1946 Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 and immigrated to the U.S. four years later. After an early career in vaudeville and musical revues, Hope made his radio debut on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour in 1933 and joined the cast of James Melton’s Intimate Revue in 1935. After introducing his "Thanks for the Memory" theme song in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast of 1938, Hope returned to radio as star of NBC’s The Pepsodent Show beginning September 27, 1938.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

"Dead Air" from 11/18/2007 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Adventures of Harry Nile

Adventures of Harry Nile

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

"Dead Air" from 11/18/2007 This series is one of a few modern series featured by Radio Classics. A creation of writer Jim French, Harry Nile first came to radio in 1976 and continued to be adapted into the late '90s as part of the "Imagination Theatre" productions. Harry Nile, a former Chicago cop turned private detective, was played by Phil Harper for more than 20 years.

Counterspy

Counterspy

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"Magic Murder" from 4/4/1950 Counterspy, created by Phillips H. Lord, aired on the NBC Blue Network (later known as the ABC) and the Mutual Broadcasting System from May of 1942 to November 1957. Don MacLaughlin played David Harding, chief of the "United States Counterspies", a fictional counterintelligence organization. As the series aired during WWII and the Cold War, the plot generally followed real American concerns like the German Gestapo and the Soviet Union.

Counterspy

Counterspy

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"Magic Murder" from 4/4/1950 Counterspy, created by Phillips H. Lord, aired on the NBC Blue Network (later known as the ABC) and the Mutual Broadcasting System from May of 1942 to November 1957. Don MacLaughlin played David Harding, chief of the "United States Counterspies", a fictional counterintelligence organization. As the series aired during WWII and the Cold War, the plot generally followed real American concerns like the German Gestapo and the Soviet Union.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Joe Adams Is Drowned" from 5/14/1947 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Joe Adams Is Drowned" from 5/14/1947 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.

The Saint

The Saint

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Schizophrenic Psychiatrist" from 9/18/1949 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

The Saint

The Saint

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Schizophrenic Psychiatrist" from 9/18/1949 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"The Todd Matter" from 1/9/1956 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

"The Todd Matter" from 1/9/1956 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.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Central Park Murders" from 8/20/1949 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Central Park Murders" from 8/20/1949 Richard Diamond, Private Detective premiered over the NBC network on April 24, 1949 and ran through 1952 starring Dick Powell as "radio's singing detective." Powell had first achieved movie stardom as a baby-faced crooner, and later matured to hardboiled roles, including Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in the 1944 film Murder My Sweet.

My Friend Irma

My Friend Irma

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Wants To Join A Club" from 5/17/1948 --- "Aunt Harriet To Visit" from 5/24/1948 Marie Wilson created and starred as Irma Peterson, a loopy but lovable secretary. Irma's best friend and roommate was Jane Stacy, played by Cathy Lewis. The sitcom aired from April 11, 1947 - August 23, 1954.

My Friend Irma

My Friend Irma

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Wants To Join A Club" from 5/17/1948 --- "Aunt Harriet To Visit" from 5/24/1948 Marie Wilson created and starred as Irma Peterson, a loopy but lovable secretary. Irma's best friend and roommate was Jane Stacy, played by Cathy Lewis. The sitcom aired from April 11, 1947 - August 23, 1954.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Bob Crosby Is Hired" from 9/14/1952 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Bob Crosby Is Hired" from 9/14/1952 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"June Bride" from 6/26/1949 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"June Bride" from 6/26/1949 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Pink Lemonade & Tan Bark" from 6/22/1939 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Pink Lemonade & Tan Bark" from 6/22/1939 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Huntsman's Quarry" from 11/27/1947

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Huntsman's Quarry" from 11/27/1947

The Whistler

The Whistler

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Gentle Way" from 6/23/1947 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"The Gentle Way" from 6/23/1947 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Witch's Tale

The Witch's Tale

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Devil's Number" from 12/12/1935 This spooky series was one of radio's first horror dramas. It premiered May 21, 1931 featuring Adelaide Fitz-Allen as the witch narrator Old Nancy and her black cat, Satan. When Fitz-Allen died in 1935 at the age of 79, the director found a replacement in a talented 13-year old Miriam Wolfe from family-friendly fairytale series "Let's Pretend".

The Witch's Tale

The Witch's Tale

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Devil's Number" from 12/12/1935 This spooky series was one of radio's first horror dramas. It premiered May 21, 1931 featuring Adelaide Fitz-Allen as the witch narrator Old Nancy and her black cat, Satan. When Fitz-Allen died in 1935 at the age of 79, the director found a replacement in a talented 13-year old Miriam Wolfe from family-friendly fairytale series "Let's Pretend".

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Deadline At Dawn" from 5/15/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Deadline At Dawn" from 5/15/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Candy Matson

Candy Matson

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Egyptian Amulet" from 10/23/1950 Candy Matson was a hard-as-nails private eye played by Natalie Masters. The show, set in San Francisco, was on the air from 1941 to 1942.

Candy Matson

Candy Matson

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Egyptian Amulet" from 10/23/1950 Candy Matson was a hard-as-nails private eye played by Natalie Masters. The show, set in San Francisco, was on the air from 1941 to 1942.

Blackstone, Magic Detective

Blackstone, Magic Detective

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Phantom Intermezzo" from 1/23/1949 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

"Phantom Intermezzo" from 1/23/1949 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.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Missing Person" from 5/12/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"The Missing Person" from 5/12/1952 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Dan Malloy's Peptic Ulcer" from 7/13/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Dan Malloy's Peptic Ulcer" from 7/13/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Buried Alive" from the 1940s This horror series aired in multiple iterations from 1930-1944. It consisted of standalone tales told by "The Hermit," a mysterious, cackling storyteller. It was first broadcast on a Detroit radio station before moving to Los Angeles, where the show would be produced by William Conrad (creator and voice of Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt Dillon)

The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Buried Alive" from the 1940s This horror series aired in multiple iterations from 1930-1944. It consisted of standalone tales told by "The Hermit," a mysterious, cackling storyteller. It was first broadcast on a Detroit radio station before moving to Los Angeles, where the show would be produced by William Conrad (creator and voice of Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt Dillon)

Dark Fantasy

Dark Fantasy

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Funeral Arrangements Complete" from 5/15/1942 Dark Fantasy originated from the Oklahoma City studios of WKY and ran from November 14, 1941 through June 19, 1942. The final 25 episodes of the series were aired on a sustaining basis over the NBC network.

Dark Fantasy

Dark Fantasy

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Funeral Arrangements Complete" from 5/15/1942 Dark Fantasy originated from the Oklahoma City studios of WKY and ran from November 14, 1941 through June 19, 1942. The final 25 episodes of the series were aired on a sustaining basis over the NBC network.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Quest For Tornina" from 10/16/1949 --- "Genakos Affair" from 7/11/1951 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

12:00 am - 1:00 am

"Quest For Tornina" from 10/16/1949 --- "Genakos Affair" from 7/11/1951 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Judge Colin Baker Case" from 5/16/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Judge Colin Baker Case" from 5/16/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Two Deaths For A Hero" from 5/25/1954 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Two Deaths For A Hero" from 5/25/1954 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Dragnet

Dragnet

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Big Mug" from 1/4/1955 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

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Big Mug" from 1/4/1955 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.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Deliver The Body" from 7/19/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Deliver The Body" from 7/19/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Still Waters" from 10/14/1956 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Still Waters" from 10/14/1956 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.

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Priscilla's Broken Arm" from 6/22/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Priscilla's Broken Arm" from 6/22/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Weekend In The Country" from 2/16/1950 ---- "The Rug" from 10/11/1951 NBC's Father Knows Best depicted the lives of the Anderson family, an average American family living in an average American town. Robert Young starred as Jim Anderson, the easy-going and sensible father. Young was the only cast member to survive the transition from radio to television.

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

4:00 am - 5:00 am

"Weekend In The Country" from 2/16/1950 ---- "The Rug" from 10/11/1951 NBC's Father Knows Best depicted the lives of the Anderson family, an average American family living in an average American town. Robert Young starred as Jim Anderson, the easy-going and sensible father. Young was the only cast member to survive the transition from radio to television.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 am - 6:00 am

"Edward, My Son" from 9/18/1949 --- "Algiers" from 10/23/1938 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

5:00 am - 6:00 am

"Edward, My Son" from 9/18/1949 --- "Algiers" from 10/23/1938 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Candy Matson

Candy Matson

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Valley Of The Moon" from 12/26/1949 Candy Matson was a hard-as-nails private eye played by Natalie Masters. The show, set in San Francisco, was on the air from 1941 to 1942.

Candy Matson

Candy Matson

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Valley Of The Moon" from 12/26/1949 Candy Matson was a hard-as-nails private eye played by Natalie Masters. The show, set in San Francisco, was on the air from 1941 to 1942.

Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Death In The Deep" from 6/16/1948 Bulldog Drummond was a crime series based on the novels by H.C. McNeile- the stories were also made into a film series in the '30s. The radio show was originally set in England, however, Bulldog crossed the Atlantic and came to America after two months. It ran on Mutual from April 1941 - March 1953

Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond

6:30 am - 7:00 am

"Death In The Deep" from 6/16/1948 Bulldog Drummond was a crime series based on the novels by H.C. McNeile- the stories were also made into a film series in the '30s. The radio show was originally set in England, however, Bulldog crossed the Atlantic and came to America after two months. It ran on Mutual from April 1941 - March 1953

The Bickersons

The Bickersons

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Missing Fishing Poles" from 3/30/1947

The Bickersons

The Bickersons

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"Missing Fishing Poles" from 3/30/1947

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"George For School Board Of Beverly Hills" from 5/25/1943 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"George For School Board Of Beverly Hills" from 5/25/1943 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Kaleidoscope" from 7/12/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 am - 8:30 am

"Kaleidoscope" from 7/12/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Dimension X

Dimension X

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"To The Future" from 5/27/1950 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

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"To The Future" from 5/27/1950 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.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Zero Hour" from 4/5/1955 --- "Screaming Woman" from 3/1/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Zero Hour" from 4/5/1955 --- "Screaming Woman" from 3/1/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Big Sam For Governor" from 3/16/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Big Sam For Governor" from 3/16/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"The Red Terror" from 9/17/1950 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"The Red Terror" from 9/17/1950 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Boarding House Double-Cross" from 3/30/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Boarding House Double-Cross" from 3/30/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Scrapper" from 11/21/1944 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Scrapper" from 11/21/1944 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"The Singing Walls" from 11/2/1944 --- "Strange For A Killer" from 3/15/1951 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"The Singing Walls" from 11/2/1944 --- "Strange For A Killer" from 3/15/1951 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"A Foreign Affair" from 3/1/1951 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"A Foreign Affair" from 3/1/1951 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Green Tourist & Temple Bell" from 12/3/1947

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Green Tourist & Temple Bell" from 12/3/1947

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Five Books Of Owen Deaver" from 3/22/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Five Books Of Owen Deaver" from 3/22/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Case of Dwight Beard" from 11/1/1940 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Case of Dwight Beard" from 11/1/1940 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Dead Of Night" from 5/28/1951 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Dead Of Night" from 5/28/1951 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Trip to Yosemite Part 1" from 2/4/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 2" from 2/11/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 3" from 2/18/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 4" from 2/25/1940 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radi

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Trip to Yosemite Part 1" from 2/4/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 2" from 2/11/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 3" from 2/18/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 4" from 2/25/1940 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radi

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

The Chase

The Chase

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Joey" from 7/17/1952 This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Joey" from 7/17/1952 This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Pathetic Fallacy" from 2/2/1948 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, 1948 th

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Pathetic Fallacy" from 2/2/1948 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, 1948 th

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Origin Of El Diablo (Audition)" from 2/15/1950

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Origin Of El Diablo (Audition)" from 2/15/1950

Murder By Experts

Murder By Experts

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Summer Heat" from 6/13/1949

Murder By Experts

Murder By Experts

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Summer Heat" from 6/13/1949

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Jack The Champ" from 3/19/1950 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 pm - 9:30 pm

"Jack The Champ" from 3/19/1950 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.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Impressing The Boss" from 12/3/1948 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Impressing The Boss" from 12/3/1948 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.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Last Laugh" from 4/2/1949 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventures of

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Last Laugh" from 4/2/1949 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventures of

The Shadow

The Shadow

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Murderer's Vanity" from 3/17/1940 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Murderer's Vanity" from 3/17/1940 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.

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Pasquale To Evict Luigi" from 3/4/1952 Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21, 1948 through March 3, 1953 on radio, and

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Pasquale To Evict Luigi" from 3/4/1952 Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21, 1948 through March 3, 1953 on radio, and

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

11:30 pm - 11:45 pm

"Lum Dresses As A Woman" from 7/8/1942 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 pm - 11:45 pm

"Lum Dresses As A Woman" from 7/8/1942 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.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

11:45 pm - 12:00 am

"Fake Measles" from 3/19/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the final show following Bri

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

11:45 pm - 12:00 am

"Fake Measles" from 3/19/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the final show following Bri

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Portrait Of A Tycoon" from 4/20/1956 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Portrait Of A Tycoon" from 4/20/1956 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.

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Town Tomboy Serves Overseas" from 9/20/1942

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Town Tomboy Serves Overseas" from 9/20/1942

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"The Lt. Hunt Murder Case" from 2/3/1950 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"The Lt. Hunt Murder Case" from 2/3/1950 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Salkoff Sequel Matter" from 3/16/1958 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

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Salkoff Sequel Matter" from 3/16/1958 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.

Suspense

Suspense

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Death Went Along For The Ride" from 4/27/1944 --- "To Find Help" from 1/6/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

2:00 am - 3:00 am

"Death Went Along For The Ride" from 4/27/1944 --- "To Find Help" from 1/6/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"For Me & My Gal" from 3/22/1943 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"For Me & My Gal" from 3/22/1943 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.

Frank Sinatra Show

Frank Sinatra Show

3:30 am - 4:00 am

Guest: Gene Kelly from 10/17/1945

Frank Sinatra Show

Frank Sinatra Show

3:30 am - 4:00 am

Guest: Gene Kelly from 10/17/1945

Command Performance

Command Performance

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Bob Hope, Roy Rogers, Etc" from 6/24/1944 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 from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Bob Hope, Roy Rogers, Etc" from 6/24/1944 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 from 194

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Who Borrowed Our Books" from 1/21/1958 --- "Remembering The First Date" from 1/23/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Who Borrowed Our Books" from 1/21/1958 --- "Remembering The First Date" from 1/23/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Squeeze Play" from 9/3/1952 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

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Squeeze Play" from 9/3/1952 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.

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Tracks Out Of Tombstone" from 3/2/1958 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"Tracks Out Of Tombstone" from 3/2/1958 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Ceiling On Crime" from 11/14/1952 --- "Shipment For Korea" from 11/21/1952 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"Ceiling On Crime" from 11/14/1952 --- "Shipment For Korea" from 11/21/1952 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"The Creeper" from 11/25/1946 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

7:00 am - 7:30 am

"The Creeper" from 11/25/1946 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The House Of Purple Shadows" from 1940s This horror series aired in multiple iterations from 1930-1944. It consisted of standalone tales told by "The Hermit," a mysterious, cackling storyteller. It was first broadcast on a Detroit radio station before moving to Los Angeles, where the show would be produced by William Conrad (creator and voice of Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt Dillon)

The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave

7:30 am - 8:00 am

"The House Of Purple Shadows" from 1940s This horror series aired in multiple iterations from 1930-1944. It consisted of standalone tales told by "The Hermit," a mysterious, cackling storyteller. It was first broadcast on a Detroit radio station before moving to Los Angeles, where the show would be produced by William Conrad (creator and voice of Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt Dillon)

Bing Crosby Show

Bing Crosby Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Guest: Bob Hope (Premiere) from 10/16/1946 Bing Crosby's recording of "I Surrender, Dear" led to his 1931-32 CBS show Fifteen Minutes with Bing Crosby. He made his feature-film debut in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast in 1932 and became a top radio and movie star over the next decade. Crosby hosted NBC’s The Kraft Music Hall from January 2, 1936 through May 9, 1946, supported by Bob Burns, "the Arkansas Traveller". Crosby moved to ABC’s Philco Radio Time in 1946, eager to transcribe his radio

Bing Crosby Show

Bing Crosby Show

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Guest: Bob Hope (Premiere) from 10/16/1946 Bing Crosby's recording of "I Surrender, Dear" led to his 1931-32 CBS show Fifteen Minutes with Bing Crosby. He made his feature-film debut in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast in 1932 and became a top radio and movie star over the next decade. Crosby hosted NBC’s The Kraft Music Hall from January 2, 1936 through May 9, 1946, supported by Bob Burns, "the Arkansas Traveller". Crosby moved to ABC’s Philco Radio Time in 1946, eager to transcribe his radio

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"A Spat With Peg" from 7/5/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

8:30 am - 9:00 am

"A Spat With Peg" from 7/5/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"City Employee's Picnic" from 5/21/1944 The Great Gildersleeve featured one of radio’s greatest casts of comedic players. The Great Gildersleeve aired until March 21, 1957, with Willard Waterman taking over the title role for the final seven radio season and three television seasons.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

9:00 am - 9:30 am

"City Employee's Picnic" from 5/21/1944 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Mean Old Man Radio Show" from 5/21/1954 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:30 am - 10:00 am

"Mean Old Man Radio Show" from 5/21/1954 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"The Gentleman" from 3/6/1954 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"The Gentleman" from 3/6/1954 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.

The Cisco Kid

The Cisco Kid

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Contraband" from 5/28/1953 The Cisco Kid rode onto the Mutual airwaves on October 2, 1942, in a series that starred the versatile Jackson Beck. Cisco and his partner Pancho rode off the Mutual trail on December 14, 1945, but the characters returned to the airwaves two years later in a new version that was broadcast over the Don Lee Pacific Coast Network. Jack Mather and Harry Lang (later replaced by Mel Blanc) portrayed Cisco and Pancho in the later series, which ran for a decade.

The Cisco Kid

The Cisco Kid

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Contraband" from 5/28/1953 The Cisco Kid rode onto the Mutual airwaves on October 2, 1942, in a series that starred the versatile Jackson Beck. Cisco and his partner Pancho rode off the Mutual trail on December 14, 1945, but the characters returned to the airwaves two years later in a new version that was broadcast over the Don Lee Pacific Coast Network. Jack Mather and Harry Lang (later replaced by Mel Blanc) portrayed Cisco and Pancho in the later series, which ran for a decade.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"American Kremlin" from 6/11/1952 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"American Kremlin" from 6/11/1952 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.

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Phones Die First" from 5/8/1956 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Phones Die First" from 5/8/1956 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

The Shadow

The Shadow

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Night Without End" from 10/16/1938 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

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Night Without End" from 10/16/1938 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.

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Eclipse" from 8/7/1945

Dark Venture

Dark Venture

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Eclipse" from 8/7/1945

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Check Into A Hotel" from 3/30/1948 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

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Check Into A Hotel" from 3/30/1948 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

The Aldrich Family

The Aldrich Family

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Detention Or Basketball Game" from 10/28/1948 The character of Henry Aldrich was introduced in Clifford Goldsmith's 1937 play, "What a Life". Ezra Stone originated the role of "America's favourite teenager" on Broadway and portrayed the role for nearly a decade on radio. After being featured in short skits on variety shows, The Aldrich Family debuted as Jack Benny's summer replacement on July 2, 1939. The series moved into its own NBC timeslot on October 10, 1939 and continued until April 19,

The Aldrich Family

The Aldrich Family

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Detention Or Basketball Game" from 10/28/1948 The character of Henry Aldrich was introduced in Clifford Goldsmith's 1937 play, "What a Life". Ezra Stone originated the role of "America's favourite teenager" on Broadway and portrayed the role for nearly a decade on radio. After being featured in short skits on variety shows, The Aldrich Family debuted as Jack Benny's summer replacement on July 2, 1939. The series moved into its own NBC timeslot on October 10, 1939 and continued until April 19,

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Mighty Mouse" from 7/20/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Mighty Mouse" from 7/20/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Treasure Of The Old Number 9" from 2/8/1952 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Treasure Of The Old Number 9" from 2/8/1952 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Red Men Roamed" from 10/27/1950 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Red Men Roamed" from 10/27/1950 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.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Cincinnati Narcotics Ring" from 1/1/1940 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Cincinnati Narcotics Ring" from 1/1/1940 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Man From Homicide

Man From Homicide

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Renegades Of San Raphael" from 1/29/1950 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Renegades Of San Raphael" from 1/29/1950 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Night Beat

Night Beat

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Sanctuary" from 6/22/1951 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

Night Beat

Night Beat

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Sanctuary" from 6/22/1951 Frank Lovejoy is heard as Randy "Lucky" Stone, a hardboiled reporter who covers the "nightbeat" for the Chicago Star. Randy Stone wandered the back alleys and bars of Chicago, searching for both crime and human-interest stories. Nightbeat premiered on February 6, 1950 and ran until September 25, 1952.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Feast Of The Red Gauntlet" from 2/27/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Feast Of The Red Gauntlet" from 2/27/1944 This horror series consisted mostly of adapted supernatural tales from greats like Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. It aired for two seasons from 1943-1945, first on Mutual and then on NBC's Red network.

Dangerous Assignment

Dangerous Assignment

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"When Secret Codes Aren't Secret" from 3/3/1951 Dangerous Assignment premiered over the NBC airwaves on February 6, 1950 and starred Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, globe-trotting government troubleshooter. Dangerous Assignment was later revived as a 1953 syndicated series starring Lloyd Burrell.

Dangerous Assignment

Dangerous Assignment

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"When Secret Codes Aren't Secret" from 3/3/1951 Dangerous Assignment premiered over the NBC airwaves on February 6, 1950 and starred Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, globe-trotting government troubleshooter. Dangerous Assignment was later revived as a 1953 syndicated series starring Lloyd Burrell.

The Third Man

The Third Man

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Hyacinth Patrol" from 2/29/1952 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

The Third Man

The Third Man

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Hyacinth Patrol" from 2/29/1952 The Third Man was an adventure series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character created by author Graham Greene. It first aired on the BBC in 1951 and was then syndicated for American radio in 1952.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Malahini Machine" from 8/11/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Malahini Machine" from 8/11/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death Comes In Cans" from 11/10/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death Comes In Cans" from 11/10/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Adventure Of Sally Martin" from 11/23/1946 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Adventure Of Sally Martin" from 11/23/1946 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Murder In Wax" from 5/15/1938 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

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Murder In Wax" from 5/15/1938 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.

Spotlight Revue

Spotlight Revue

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 10/1/1948 Spike Jones, The City Slickers band, and singer Dorothy Shay pioneered satirical music in this musical variety show from 1945 to 1949.

Spotlight Revue

Spotlight Revue

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Guest: Frank Sinatra" from 10/1/1948 Spike Jones, The City Slickers band, and singer Dorothy Shay pioneered satirical music in this musical variety show from 1945 to 1949.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Fish Dinner" from 9/27/1949 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"Fish Dinner" from 9/27/1949 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.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Stagecoach Stop" from 4/15/1956 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

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"Stagecoach Stop" from 4/15/1956 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.

The Cisco Kid

The Cisco Kid

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Gunman For Hire" from 3/19/1953 The Cisco Kid rode onto the Mutual airwaves on October 2, 1942, in a series that starred the versatile Jackson Beck. Cisco and his partner Pancho rode off the Mutual trail on December 14, 1945, but the characters returned to the airwaves two years later in a new version that was broadcast over the Don Lee Pacific Coast Network. Jack Mather and Harry Lang (later replaced by Mel Blanc) portrayed Cisco and Pancho in the later series, which ran for a decade.

The Cisco Kid

The Cisco Kid

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"Gunman For Hire" from 3/19/1953 The Cisco Kid rode onto the Mutual airwaves on October 2, 1942, in a series that starred the versatile Jackson Beck. Cisco and his partner Pancho rode off the Mutual trail on December 14, 1945, but the characters returned to the airwaves two years later in a new version that was broadcast over the Don Lee Pacific Coast Network. Jack Mather and Harry Lang (later replaced by Mel Blanc) portrayed Cisco and Pancho in the later series, which ran for a decade.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Tacetta" from 5/2/1953 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

12:00 am - 12:30 am

"Tacetta" from 5/2/1953 Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Justice Of The Peace" 7/13/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"Justice Of The Peace" 7/13/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Box 13

Box 13

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Diamond In The Sky" 11/21/48 Alan Ladd stars as Dan Holiday, a fiction writer and retired reporter with a taste for adventure. The show was also produced by Alan Ladd's company, Mayfair Productions. Sylvia Picker portrayed Suzy, his scatterbrained office manager.

Box 13

Box 13

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"Diamond In The Sky" 11/21/48 Alan Ladd stars as Dan Holiday, a fiction writer and retired reporter with a taste for adventure. The show was also produced by Alan Ladd's company, Mayfair Productions. Sylvia Picker portrayed Suzy, his scatterbrained office manager.

Crime & Peter Chambers

Crime & Peter Chambers

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Masquerade Party" from 7/13/1954 Dane Clark stars as Peter Chambers, a tough private eye that plays nice with the NYPD. The series is based on "Peter Chambers" novels, written by Henry Kane.

Crime & Peter Chambers

Crime & Peter Chambers

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Masquerade Party" from 7/13/1954 Dane Clark stars as Peter Chambers, a tough private eye that plays nice with the NYPD. The series is based on "Peter Chambers" novels, written by Henry Kane.

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Plot To Murder George" from 3/13/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Burns & Allen Show

Burns & Allen Show

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Plot To Murder George" from 3/13/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were b

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Guest: Rudy Vallee" from 12/17/1944 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about to

Charlie McCarthy Show

Charlie McCarthy Show

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Guest: Rudy Vallee" from 12/17/1944 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about to

The Falcon

The Falcon

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Case of the Babbling Brooks" from 7/3/1952 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

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Case of the Babbling Brooks" from 7/3/1952 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.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"The Reunion" from 1/2/1946 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Casey, Crime Photographer

Casey, Crime Photographer

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"The Reunion" from 1/2/1946 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Last Laugh" from 4/2/1949 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventures of

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Last Laugh" from 4/2/1949 Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe in his 1939 novel The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and George Montgomery portrayed the hardboiled detective in films before Van Heflin took over as Marlowe in NBC’s 1947 summer series.The Adventures of Philip Marlowe returned September 26, 1948, as a CBS series and starred Gerald Mohr. CBS Chairman William S. Paley was a big fan of The Adventures of

The Shadow

The Shadow

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Murderer's Vanity" from 3/17/1940 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

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Murderer's Vanity" from 3/17/1940 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.

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Pasquale To Evict Luigi" from 3/4/1952 Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21, 1948 through March 3, 1953 on radio, and

Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Pasquale To Evict Luigi" from 3/4/1952 Longtime Hollywood character actor J. Carrol Naish became a radio star in his own right after nearly two decades toiling in the background in such films as Beau Geste, House of Frankenstein and the Batman movie serial. The native New Yorker of Irish descent finally won fame as "the little Italian immigrant" who each week wrote of his American adventures to his mama in Italy. Life with Luigi aired from September 21, 1948 through March 3, 1953 on radio, and

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

5:30 am - 5:45 am

"Lum Dresses As A Woman" from 7/8/1942 Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

Lum and Abner

Lum and Abner

5:30 am - 5:45 am

"Lum Dresses As A Woman" from 7/8/1942 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.

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:45 am - 6:00 am

"Fake Measles" from 3/19/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the final show following Bri

Baby Snooks

Baby Snooks

5:45 am - 6:00 am

"Fake Measles" from 3/19/1942 Baby Snooks was born at a Detroit party when Fanny Brice, then performing burlesque, sang "Poor Pauline" in a little-girl voice, and was revived for her first radio broadcasts in the '30s. Frank Morgan and Alan Reed served as Snooks’ foils on early broadcasts before Hanley Stafford became radio’s longest-running "Daddy." The Baby Snooks Show aired from September 17, 1944 through May 29, 1951, with Stafford delivering a moving eulogy on the final show following Bri

Molle Mystery Theatre

Molle Mystery Theatre

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Killer Come Back To Me" from 5/17/1946 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

6:00 am - 6:30 am

"Killer Come Back To Me" from 5/17/1946 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.

Suspense

Suspense

6:30 am - 8:00 am

"Riabouchinska" from 11/13/1947 "The Crowd" from 9/21/1950 "Whole Town's Sleeping" from 6/14/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

6:30 am - 8:00 am

"Riabouchinska" from 11/13/1947 "The Crowd" from 9/21/1950 "Whole Town's Sleeping" from 6/14/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

8:00 am - 10:00 am

"Trip to Yosemite Part 1" from 2/4/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 2" from 2/11/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 3" from 2/18/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 4" from 2/25/1940 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radi

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

8:00 am - 10:00 am

"Trip to Yosemite Part 1" from 2/4/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 2" from 2/11/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 3" from 2/18/1940 --- "Trip to Yosemite Part 4" from 2/25/1940 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radi

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Origin Of El Diablo (Audition)" from 2/15/1950

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

Adventure Of The Scarlet Cloak

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Origin Of El Diablo (Audition)" from 2/15/1950

Murder By Experts

Murder By Experts

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Summer Heat" from 6/13/1949

Murder By Experts

Murder By Experts

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Summer Heat" from 6/13/1949

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Jack The Champ" from 3/19/1950 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"Jack The Champ" from 3/19/1950 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.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Impressing The Boss" from 12/3/1948 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

"Impressing The Boss" from 12/3/1948 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

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Bait For a Two-Timer" from 6/27/1939 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Bait For a Two-Timer" from 6/27/1939 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Quick Silver" from 8/5/1950 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Quick Silver" from 8/5/1950 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Jolly Roger Fraud Matter" from 3/19/1956 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

"Jolly Roger Fraud Matter" from 3/19/1956 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.

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Shadow Of A Mind" from 6/5/1943 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Whistler

The Whistler

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Shadow Of A Mind" from 6/5/1943 The Whistler whistled its way onto the airwaves beginning May 16, 1942 and its eerie 13-note theme set the tone for West Coast radio mystery for the next decade. "I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

The Shadow

The Shadow

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Murder With Music" from 2/3/1946 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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Murder With Music" from 2/3/1946 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.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Portrait Of Death" from 6/12/1945 Inner Sanctum's sinister host welcomed listeners "through the squeaking door to another night of horror." The show’s "squeaking door" was one of radio’s most-remembered openings and was inspired by the creaking hinges on a sound effects door at the radio studio.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Portrait Of Death" from 6/12/1945 Inner Sanctum's sinister host welcomed listeners "through the squeaking door to another night of horror." The show’s "squeaking door" was one of radio’s most-remembered openings and was inspired by the creaking hinges on a sound effects door at the radio studio.

The Shadow

The Shadow

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"The Living Head" from 2/10/1946 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

The Shadow

The Shadow

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"The Living Head" from 2/10/1946 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.

Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Search For Jim Gary" from 1/21/1947 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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Search For Jim Gary" from 1/21/1947 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.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Big Sam For Governor" from 3/16/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Big Sam For Governor" from 3/16/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"The Red Terror" from 9/17/1950 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"The Red Terror" from 9/17/1950 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Boarding House Double-Cross" from 3/30/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

Rocky Fortune

Rocky Fortune

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Boarding House Double-Cross" from 3/30/1954 Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Scrapper" from 11/21/1944 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Scrapper" from 11/21/1944 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Quest For Tornina" from 10/16/1949 --- "Genakos Affair" from 7/11/1951 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rocky Jordan

Rocky Jordan

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Quest For Tornina" from 10/16/1949 --- "Genakos Affair" from 7/11/1951 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Judge Colin Baker Case" from 5/16/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original

Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Judge Colin Baker Case" from 5/16/1946 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Two Deaths For A Hero" from 5/25/1954 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"Two Deaths For A Hero" from 5/25/1954 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Kaleidoscope" from 7/12/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Kaleidoscope" from 7/12/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Dimension X

Dimension X

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"To The Future" from 5/27/1950 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

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

"To The Future" from 5/27/1950 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.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Zero Hour" from 4/5/1955 --- "Screaming Woman" from 3/1/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

11:00 pm - 12:00 am

"Zero Hour" from 4/5/1955 --- "Screaming Woman" from 3/1/1955 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Bing Crosby Show

Bing Crosby Show

12:00 am - 12:30 am

Guest: Bob Hope (Premiere) from 10/16/1946 Bing Crosby's recording of "I Surrender, Dear" led to his 1931-32 CBS show Fifteen Minutes with Bing Crosby. He made his feature-film debut in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast in 1932 and became a top radio and movie star over the next decade. Crosby hosted NBC’s The Kraft Music Hall from January 2, 1936 through May 9, 1946, supported by Bob Burns, "the Arkansas Traveller". Crosby moved to ABC’s Philco Radio Time in 1946, eager to transcribe his radio

Bing Crosby Show

Bing Crosby Show

12:00 am - 12:30 am

Guest: Bob Hope (Premiere) from 10/16/1946 Bing Crosby's recording of "I Surrender, Dear" led to his 1931-32 CBS show Fifteen Minutes with Bing Crosby. He made his feature-film debut in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast in 1932 and became a top radio and movie star over the next decade. Crosby hosted NBC’s The Kraft Music Hall from January 2, 1936 through May 9, 1946, supported by Bob Burns, "the Arkansas Traveller". Crosby moved to ABC’s Philco Radio Time in 1946, eager to transcribe his radio

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"A Spat With Peg" from 7/5/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley

12:30 am - 1:00 am

"A Spat With Peg" from 7/5/1947 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Great Gildersleeve

Great Gildersleeve

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"City Employee's Picnic" from 5/21/1944 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

1:00 am - 1:30 am

"City Employee's Picnic" from 5/21/1944 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.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Mean Old Man Radio Show" from 5/21/1954 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

1:30 am - 2:00 am

"Mean Old Man Radio Show" from 5/21/1954 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.

Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber McGee & Molly

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Check Into A Hotel" from 3/30/1948 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

2:00 am - 2:30 am

"Check Into A Hotel" from 3/30/1948 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

The Aldrich Family

The Aldrich Family

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Detention Or Basketball Game" from 10/28/1948 The character of Henry Aldrich was introduced in Clifford Goldsmith's 1937 play, "What a Life". Ezra Stone originated the role of "America's favourite teenager" on Broadway and portrayed the role for nearly a decade on radio. After being featured in short skits on variety shows, The Aldrich Family debuted as Jack Benny's summer replacement on July 2, 1939. The series moved into its own NBC timeslot on October 10, 1939 and continued until April 19,

The Aldrich Family

The Aldrich Family

2:30 am - 3:00 am

"Detention Or Basketball Game" from 10/28/1948 The character of Henry Aldrich was introduced in Clifford Goldsmith's 1937 play, "What a Life". Ezra Stone originated the role of "America's favourite teenager" on Broadway and portrayed the role for nearly a decade on radio. After being featured in short skits on variety shows, The Aldrich Family debuted as Jack Benny's summer replacement on July 2, 1939. The series moved into its own NBC timeslot on October 10, 1939 and continued until April 19,

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Mighty Mouse" from 7/20/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Frontier Gentleman

Frontier Gentleman

3:00 am - 3:30 am

"Mighty Mouse" from 7/20/1958 This excellent Western series, created by Antony Ellis, aired for several months on CBS in 1958. John Dehner starred as British reporter J.B. Kendall, who travelled the Wild West in search of stories of adventure. Versatile radio stars like Virginia Gregg, Jospeh Kearns, Stacy Harris and more were featured throughout.

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Treasure Of The Old Number 9" from 2/8/1952 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

3:30 am - 4:00 am

"Treasure Of The Old Number 9" from 2/8/1952 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Green Tourist & Temple Bell" from 12/3/1947

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

4:00 am - 4:30 am

"Green Tourist & Temple Bell" from 12/3/1947

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Five Books Of Owen Deaver" from 3/22/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

4:30 am - 5:00 am

"Five Books Of Owen Deaver" from 3/22/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Case of Dwight Beard" from 11/1/1940 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Gangbusters

Gangbusters

5:00 am - 5:30 am

"Case of Dwight Beard" from 11/1/1940 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"The Dead Of Night" from 5/28/1951 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

5:30 am - 6:00 am

"The Dead Of Night" from 5/28/1951 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

Suspense

Suspense

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Singing Walls" from 11/2/1944 --- "Strange For A Killer" from 3/15/1951 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

6:00 am - 7:00 am

"The Singing Walls" from 11/2/1944 --- "Strange For A Killer" from 3/15/1951 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"A Foreign Affair" from 3/1/1951 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

7:00 am - 8:00 am

"A Foreign Affair" from 3/1/1951 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Weekend In The Country" from 2/16/1950 ---- "The Rug" from 10/11/1951 NBC's Father Knows Best depicted the lives of the Anderson family, an average American family living in an average American town. Robert Young starred as Jim Anderson, the easy-going and sensible father. Young was the only cast member to survive the transition from radio to television.

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

8:00 am - 9:00 am

"Weekend In The Country" from 2/16/1950 ---- "The Rug" from 10/11/1951 NBC's Father Knows Best depicted the lives of the Anderson family, an average American family living in an average American town. Robert Young starred as Jim Anderson, the easy-going and sensible father. Young was the only cast member to survive the transition from radio to television.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Edward, My Son" from 9/18/1949 --- "Algiers" from 10/23/1938 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Jack Benny Program

Jack Benny Program

9:00 am - 10:00 am

"Edward, My Son" from 9/18/1949 --- "Algiers" from 10/23/1938 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humour was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Portrait Of A Tycoon" from 4/20/1956 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

10:00 am - 10:30 am

"Portrait Of A Tycoon" from 4/20/1956 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.

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Town Tomboy Serves Overseas" from 9/20/1942

Mayor Of The Town

Mayor Of The Town

10:30 am - 11:00 am

"Town Tomboy Serves Overseas" from 9/20/1942

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Lt. Hunt Murder Case" from 2/3/1950 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat

11:00 am - 11:30 am

"The Lt. Hunt Murder Case" from 2/3/1950 Broadway Is My Beat debuted over CBS on February 27, 1949 and continued through August 1, 1954. Anthony Ross starred as Clover during the first two seasons, with Thor taking over the role on July 3, 1950. Homicide detective Clover pounded the Broadway beat for five years in one of radio's last great detective series.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Salkoff Sequel Matter" from 3/16/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Salkoff Sequel Matter" from 3/16/1958 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

When Radio Was

When Radio Was

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Joey" from 7/17/1952 This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The Chase

The Chase

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"Joey" from 7/17/1952 This NBC thriller ran for about a year from the spring of 1952 to the summer of 1953. Each unique story entails suspense, action and, of course, a protagonist on the run. The series often featured guest stars who were announcers or actors for other suspenseful series, and many of the scripts were also used in other dramas like The Clock and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Pathetic Fallacy" from 2/2/1948 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, 1948 th

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"Pathetic Fallacy" from 2/2/1948 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, 1948 th

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Malahini Machine" from 8/11/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

CBS Radio Workshop

CBS Radio Workshop

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Malahini Machine" from 8/11/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Death Comes In Cans" from 11/10/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Death Comes In Cans" from 11/10/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Adventure Of Sally Martin" from 11/23/1946 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

"Adventure Of Sally Martin" from 11/23/1946 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

"Murder In Wax" from 5/15/1938 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

"Murder In Wax" from 5/15/1938 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.

Dragnet

Dragnet

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Big Mug" from 1/4/1955 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

"Big Mug" from 1/4/1955 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.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Deliver The Body" from 7/19/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Deliver The Body" from 7/19/1959 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Still Waters" from 10/14/1956 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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Still Waters" from 10/14/1956 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.

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Priscilla's Broken Arm" from 6/22/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Priscilla's Broken Arm" from 6/22/1950 This medical drama was based on films by the same name. Lews Ayes as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie face everything from pushy administrators to personal drama and ethical crises in the halls of Blair General Hospital in New York City

Command Performance

Command Performance

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Bob Hope, Roy Rogers, Etc" from 6/24/1944 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 from 194

Command Performance

Command Performance

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Bob Hope, Roy Rogers, Etc" from 6/24/1944 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 from 194

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Who Borrowed Our Books" from 1/21/1958 --- "Remembering The First Date" from 1/23/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"Who Borrowed Our Books" from 1/21/1958 --- "Remembering The First Date" from 1/23/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was A Communist for the FBI

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Squeeze Play" from 9/3/1952 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

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Squeeze Play" from 9/3/1952 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.

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Tracks Out Of Tombstone" from 3/2/1958 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Tracks Out Of Tombstone" from 3/2/1958 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death Went Along For The Ride" from 4/27/1944 --- "To Find Help" from 1/6/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Suspense

Suspense

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Death Went Along For The Ride" from 4/27/1944 --- "To Find Help" from 1/6/1949 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup until September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Screen Guild Theatre

Screen Guild Theatre

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"For Me & My Gal" from 3/22/1943 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

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"For Me & My Gal" from 3/22/1943 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.

Frank Sinatra Show

Frank Sinatra Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest: Gene Kelly from 10/17/1945

Frank Sinatra Show

Frank Sinatra Show

9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest: Gene Kelly from 10/17/1945

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Ceiling On Crime" from 11/14/1952 --- "Shipment For Korea" from 11/21/1952 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Ceiling On Crime" from 11/14/1952 --- "Shipment For Korea" from 11/21/1952 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Creeper" from 11/25/1946 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

"The Creeper" from 11/25/1946 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"The House Of Purple Shadows" from 1940s This horror series aired in multiple iterations from 1930-1944. It consisted of standalone tales told by "The Hermit," a mysterious, cackling storyteller. It was first broadcast on a Detroit radio station before moving to Los Angeles, where the show would be produced by William Conrad (creator and voice of Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt Dillon)

The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave

11:30 pm - 12:00 am

"The House Of Purple Shadows" from 1940s This horror series aired in multiple iterations from 1930-1944. It consisted of standalone tales told by "The Hermit," a mysterious, cackling storyteller. It was first broadcast on a Detroit radio station before moving to Los Angeles, where the show would be produced by William Conrad (creator and voice of Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt 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.

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