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Gunsmoke

Drama

GUNSMOKE First Show Jun 26 1952 Last Show Jun 18 1961 Number Shows 480 shows 2 auditions 5 hour tribute Audition Shows Jun 11 1949 Jul 13 1949 Series Description Gunsmoke is one of those long-running classic Old-Time Radio shows that everyone knows and remembers Its also one that is still respected for its high values in all aspects Gunsmoke first aired on the CBS network on April 26 1952 billed as the first adult western It was set in Dodge City Kansas in the 1870s The main character Matt Dillon was played by William Conrad On August 6 1951 William Conrad played the lead in a show entitled Pagosa in the series Romance where he played the part of a reluctant sheriff in a tough Western town Although not a true audition Conrads character role is very close the that of Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke It was one of the stepping stones toward the production of Gunsmoke Other regular characters were Chester Proudfoot played by Parley Baer ; Kitty played by Georgia Ellis ; and Doc Adams played by Howard McNear The series featured top-notch acting and well-developed scripts that set it apart from many other shows not only Westerns; however it was the sound effects that stood out the most Listen carefully and one can hear many levels of sound that really helps transport the listener back to the old west Besides the US version there was an Australian production of Gunsmoke It began sometime in 1955 transcribed under the Artransa label and aired Mondays at 700 PM on the Macquarie network It is not known how many shows aired or how long the series ran NOTE Updated with Version 5 files 05-Jan-2020 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar

Drama

YOURS TRULY JOHNNY DOLLAR For over twelve years from 1949 through 1962 including a one year hiatus in 1954-1955 this series recounted the cases the man with the action-packed expense account America’s fabulous freelance insurance investigator Johnny Dollar Johnny was an accomplished padder of his expense account The name of the show derives from the fact that he closed each show by totaling his expense account and signing it End of report Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Terry Salomonson in his authoritative A Radio Broadcast Log of the Drama Program Yours Truly Johnny Dollar notes that the original working title was Yours Truly Lloyd London Salomonson writes Lloyd London was scratched out of the body of the Dick Powell audition script and Johnny Dollar was written in Thus the show was re-titled on this script and the main character was renamed Why this was done was unclear – possibly to prevent a legal run-in with Lloyd’s of London Insurance Company Although based in Hartford Connecticut the insurance capital of the world freelancer Johnny Dollar managed to get around quite a bit – his adventures taking him all over the world There were some unusual devices used in the show that help set it apart from other shows There was no partner assistant or secretary for Johnny The character closest to a continuing role was that of Pat McCracken of the Universal Adjustment Bureau who assigned Johnny many of his cases Another atypical aspect gave the show additional credibility – frequently characters on the show would mention that they had heard about Johnny’s cases on the radio Johnny often used his time when filling out his expense accounts to give the audience background information or to express his thoughts about the current case No fewer than eight actors played Johnny Dollar Dick Powell of Rogue’s Gallery fame cut the original audition tape but chose to do Richard Diamond Private Detective instead Gerald Mohr of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe fame auditioned in 1955 prior to Bob Bailey getting the title role Through the first three actors to play Johnny Dollar Charles Russell Edmond OBrien and John Lund there was little to distinguish the series from many other radio detective series Dollar was just another hard-boiled detective in a medium that was overloaded with the stereotype Charles Russell the first to play the role would throw silver dollars to bellboys and waiters Luckily this trite gimmick did not survive long On October 3 1955 after a hiatus of over a year the show came back with a vengeance A new production team including directorwriter Jack Johnstone a new star Bob Bailey from the radio series Let George Do It and a new format would set the series apart from its competitors Johnnys cases were now a continuing serial five days a week for fifteen minutes each evening With 75 minutes of airtime minus commercials and openings and closings there was sufficient time to develop good storylines and interesting characters During this time Yours Truly Johnny Dollar attracted some of the best writers in Hollywood including Jack Johnstone E Jack Neuman using the pen name John Dawson Robert Ryf and Les Crutchfield Bob Bailey also wrote a script while he was playing Johnny Dollar He used the pen name Robert Bainter Bainter was his middle name as the scriptwriter for The Carmen Kringle Matter which was aired on Saturday December 21 1957 on the West Coast and on the following day for the rest of the country Bob Bailey generally thought of as the most popular of the Johnny Dollars brought a new interpretation to the character – tough but not hard-boiled; streetwise but not overly cynical Baileys Dollar was smart and gritty when he had to be But Baileys Johnny Dollar was also human His character would get emotionally involved in a number of his cases He had a streak of impatience and would occasionally not fully listen to a witness and rush off on a tangent before realizing his mistake The weekday serialized episodes are generally acknowledged as some of the finest radio detective shows ever produced There were fifty six multi-part shows in all fifty four five-part shows one six-part show and one nine-part show The serialized episodes continued until November 2 1956 when the series again reverted to a once a week thirty minute format Bob Bailey continued in the lead until The Empty Threat Matter of November 27 1960 when the Hollywood run ended The guest stars and supporting casts were always first rate attracting the best radio actors in both Los Angeles and New York Pat McCracken was played by several actors – most frequently by Larry Dobkin Particularly noteworthy was the work of Virginia Gregg who played many roles including Johnnys girlfriend Betty Lewis Harry Bartell was also a frequent guest who did many of the Spanish dialect roles when Johnny went to a Latin American country Other frequent guest performers were Parley Baer Tony Barrett John Dehner Don Diamond Sam Edwards Herb Ellis Frank Gerstle Stacy Harris Jack Kruschen Forrest Lewis Howard McNear Marvin Miller Jeanette Nolan Vic Perrin Barney Phillips Jean Tatum Russell Thomson Ben Wright and Will Wright Vincent Price co-starred as himself in The Price of Fame Matter and went to Europe with Johnny on the case In December 1960 the show moved to New York Robert Readick started the New York run as Dollar but only lasted a short while Jack Johnstone continued to write for the show and submitted scripts from California Johnstone wrote about 350 Johnny Dollar scripts under his own name and his pen names Sam Dawson and Jonathan Bundy Johnstone wrote the last episodes of both Yours Truly Johnny Dollar and Suspense He used the Bundy pen name when writing the last Suspense episode Devilstone And so an era passed Yours Truly Johnny Dollar was the last continuing detective series of the Golden Age of Radio Mandel Kramer was the last Johnny Dollar and a close second in popularity to Bailey when the final episode The Tip-Off Matter was aired on September 30 1962 Material for this description was prepared by Stewart Wright NOTE Updated with Version 2 files 08-Jan-2020! From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar
Dragnet the 50s radio show

Drama

Old Time Radio Programs Detective series 298 episodes of Dragnet

Dragnet the 50s radio show
Dragnet the 50s radio show
Richard Diamond Private Detective

Drama

RICHARD DIAMOND PRIVATE DETECTIVE In 1945 Dick Powell portrayed Phillip Marlowe in the movie Murder My Sweet based on Raymond Chandlers novel Farewell My Lovely This was a radical departure in character for Mr Powell from a Hollywood song and dance man to a hard-boiled detective On June 111945 Lux Radio Theatre brought Murder My Sweet to radio again with Dick Powell in the lead These two performances prompted his selection for the part of Richard Rogue in Rogues Gallery after his role for Lux Radio Theatre and Richard Diamond came four years later Richard Diamond Private Detective came to NBC in 1949 Diamond was a slick sophisticated detective with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it Diamond enjoyed the detective life but not as much as entertaining his girl Helen Asher After each show he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart Mr Powell a former song and dance man was perfect for the role He added an extra dimension to the 40s hokey private eye drama Diamond was a rough gumshoe that would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items His counterpart on the police force was Lt Levinson who often accepted Diamonds help reluctantly Levinson would claim to get stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call him and would take bicarbonate to settle his aching stomach Although they always seem at odds with each other Diamond and Levinson were best friends The plot theme remained fairly constant throughout the entire run of the show Diamond getting beat up and solving a tough murder case with the support of the police department Remarkably for all the gun fights Diamond never got shot And for all his bravado he had a serious case of vertigo Helen Asher was portrayed by Virginia Gregg who also played the part of Brooksie on Let George Do It and Betty Lewis on Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Blake Edwards wrote the early shows and also directed a few Music was composed by David Baskerville and later by Frank Wirth In January of 1951 the series moved to ABC under the full sponsorship of Camel cigarettes Then in May of 1953 the series moved to CBS but all shows were repeats from the 1950-51 Rexall sponsored season on NBC Richard Diamond was one of the radio shows which successfully moved to television with David Janssen later of The Fugitive fame in the title role of Richard Diamond The opening scene of the television show often featured the long lovely legs of Mary Tyler Moore who went on to fame in The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary was replaced on the Richard Diamond show when it became known that she owned the mystery legs NEW Updated with Version 3 Files 01-Jan-2020 NEW Updated with Version 2 Files 30-May-2007 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Richard Diamond Private Detective
Richard Diamond Private Detective
Dragnet

Drama

DRAGNET Dragnet the brainchild of Jack Webb may very well be the most well-remembered and the best radio police drama series From September 1949 through February 1957 Dragnet s 30 minute shows broadcast on NBC brought to radio true police stories in a low-key documentary style The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film He Walked by Night from 1948 in which Webb had a small role Both employed the same Los Angeles Police Department technical adviser used actual police cases and presented the case in just the facts manner that became a hallmark of Dragnet It is interesting to note that Webb employed that format in other radio series some pre-dating the film mentioned above Dragnet was a long running radio and television police procedural drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective Sergeant Joe Friday and his partners The show takes its name from an actual police term a dragnet meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in American media history The series gave millions of Americans a feel for the boredom and drudgery as well as the danger and heroism of real life police work Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers Actor and producer Jack Webbs aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting He achieved both goals and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media The shows cultural impact is demonstrated by the fact that even after five decades elements of Dragnet are known to those who have never heard nor seen the program The ominous four note introduction to the brass and tympani theme music titled Danger Ahead is instantly recognizable as well as the shows opening narration Ladies and gentlemen the story you are about to hear is true Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent The original Dragnet starring Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday ran on radio from June 3rd 1949 to February 26th 1957; and on television from December 16th 1951 to August 23rd 1959 and from January 12th 1967 to April 16th 1970 All of these versions ran on NBC There were two Dragnet feature films a straight adaptation starring Jack Webb in 1954 and a comedy spoof in 1987 There were also television revivals without Webb in 1989 and 2003 Dragnet debuted inauspiciously The first several months were bumpy as Webb and company worked out the programs format and eventually became comfortable with their characters Friday was originally portrayed as more brash and forceful than his later usually relaxed demeanor Gradually Fridays deadpanned fast-talking persona emerged described by John Dunning as a cops cop tough but not hard; conservative but caring Fridays first partner was Sergeant Ben Romero portrayed by Barton Yarborough a long time radio actor When Dragnet hit its stride it became one of radios top rated shows Webb insisted on realism in every aspect of the show The dialogue was clipped understated and sparse -- influenced by the hard-boiled school of crime fiction Scripts were fast moving but didnt seem rushed Every aspect of police work was chronicled step-by-step From patrols and paperwork to crime scene investigation lab work and questioning witnesses or suspects Webb was a stickler for accurate details and Dragnet used many authentic touches such as LAPDs actual radio call sign KMA-367 and the names of many real department officials such as Ray Pinker and Lee Jones of the Crime Lab or Chief of Detectives Thad Brown Two announcers were used Episodes began with announcer George Fennemen intoning the series opening The story you are about to hear is true Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent Hal Gibney described the basic premise of the episode For example Big Saint from April 26th 1951 begins with Youre a detective sergeant Youre assigned to auto theft detail A well organized ring of car thieves begins operations in your city Its one of the most puzzling cases youve ever encountered Your job -- break it The story usually began with footsteps and a door closing followed by Joe Friday intoning something like Tuesday February 12th It was cold in Los Angeles We were working the day watch out of Robbery Division My partners Ben Romero The boss is Ed Backstrom Chief of Detectives My names Friday Friday offered voice-over narration throughout the episodes noting the time date and place of every scene as he and his partners went through their day investigating the crime The events related in a given episode might occur in a few hours or might span a few months At least one episode unfolded in real time in City Hall Bombing from July 21st 1949 Friday and Romero had less than 30 minutes to stop a man who was threatening to destroy the City Hall with a bomb At the end of an episode announcer Hal Gibney would relate the fate of the suspect They were usually convicted of a crime and sent to the state penitentiary or a state mental hospital Murderers were often executed in the manner proscribed by law Occasionally police pursued the wrong suspect and criminals sometimes avoided justice or escaped at least on the radio version of Dragnet Scripts tackled a number of topics ranging from the thrilling murders missing persons and armed robbery to the mundane check fraud and shoplifting -- yet Dragnet made them all interesting due to the fast moving plots and behind the scenes realism In The Garbage Chute from December 15th 1949 they even had a locked-room mystery Though rather tame by modern standards Dragnet especially on the radio handled controversial subjects such as sex crimes and drug addiction with unprecedented and even startling realism The tone was usually serious but there were moments of comic relief Romero was something of a hypochondriac and often seemed hen-pecked Though Friday dated women he usually dodged those who tried to set him up with marriage-minded dates Due in part to Webbs fondness for radio drama Dragnet persisted on radio until 1957 as one of the last old time radio shows to give way to televisions increasing popularity In fact the TV show would prove to be effectively a visual version of the radio show as the style was virtually the same The TV show could be listened to without watching it with no loss of understanding of the storyline NOTE Updated with Version 4 files 15-Sept-2015 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Dragnet
Dragnet
Suspense

SUSPENSE The individual episodes have been broken down into several different pages Suspense - Single Episodes or Suspense - Single Episodes - 1942 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1943 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1944 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1945 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1946 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1947 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1948 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1949 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1950 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1951 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1952 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1953 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1954 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1955 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1956 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1957 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1958 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1959 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1960 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1961 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1962 This is one of these pages Click on one of the above for a different OTRR Suspense - Single Episodes page SUSPENSE an introduction Copyright Jim Widner [email protected] 18 Oct 1994 On September 30 1962 a major milestone in radio drama came to an end with the final episode of the long running series SUSPENSE Ironically the episode was titled Devil Stone and was the last dramatic radio play from a series that had its roots in the golden age of radio What began as a new series frankly dedicated to your horrification and entertainment took on a life of its own mostly due to the talents of some outstanding producers and adaptations and original stories from the cream of mystery writers of the time The golden age of radio was truly the golden age of SUSPENSE as show after show broadcast outstanding plays which were calculated to intriguestir [the] nerves It was the series first producer William Spier who set the framework of rules that was to stay with the show for most of its run Mr Spier determined that the series should deal with life-and-death situations established near the beginning of each play and then through the use of Bernard Herrmanns musical coloring and the writers characterizations slowly tighten the knot of SUSPENSE Many of the early stories were written by the mystery writer John Dickson Carr Others were by such fine writers as Lucille Fletcher whose SUSPENSE play Sorry Wrong Number was turned into a major motion picture; Robert Arthur Robert L Richards Morton Fine and David Friedkin The series also drew from the mystery writers of the day as well as the horror writers of literature; writers such as Edgar Allen Poe HP Lovecraft Cornell Woolrich Dorthy L Sayers and HG Wells Many of the stories produced by Mr Spier are now classics of the genre Listen to the likes of The House in Cypress Canyon as a young couple encounters something in the closet of their new home something horrible and dangerous; or The Hitchhiker in which a man driving cross-country seems to be haunted by an ominous figure who keeps reappearing trying to get a ride But what foreboding does the hitchhiker hold for the driver Another rule William Spier established was to make the series a place to hear the talents of Hollywoods famous actors There rarely was a famous actor who did not appear on the series at some time Jimmy Stewart Cary Grant Humphrey Bogart Lucille Ball Olivia De Havilland and many others all made at least one appearance The series had a generous budget from its network CBS In 1948 the series had become popular enough that it was decided to broadcast for a complete hour instead of the former thirty minutes The actor Robert Montgomery was brought in to introduce the plays replacing the Man in Black character and occasionally star in them This format lasted only six months most probably due to the realization that the show worked best within a thirty minute framework It was at this time that William Spier left and over the years others came to produce the shows each setting his own unique mark Anton M Leader who came from producing another horror radio program MURDER AT MIDNIGHT added some lighter SUSPENSE stories which focused more on the central characters Jimmy Stewart appeared in an excellent story about a paralysed war veteran who thinks he has found the man who imprisoned and tortured him Fibber McGee Molly appeared in a tale about a killer on the loose in Backseat Driver Probably the biggest change in SUSPENSE came under the producing eye of Elliott Lewis Lewis brought in comic actors to play serious roles Actors such as Jack Benny Red Skelton and Ozzie Nelson He also was not afraid to experiment using the series slot for classic murder stories such as Othello The series continued to produce high-quality drama though there were many repeats as well as borrowing of scripts from other radio shows While a number of film actors continued to star occasionally many of the stars were from radio and television since radio as a dramatic art form was beginning to lose its popularity and budgets were tightened The show was on the air for a little over twenty years beginning in January 1942 and was rarely pre-empted There were 947 performances Nearly all approximately 895 are available to collectors When SUSPENSE left the air radio was never to see the likes of such a series again Now the great medium of radio where imagination can run free has been reduced to the occasional brilliant drama airing sporadically in some corner of the world SUSPENSE was a golden moment in a golden age A moment when the thrill of the nightime led the listener along the path of intrigue horror and dangerous adventure Permission for use granted by Jim Widner From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Suspense
Suspense
Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Drama

ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature but the detective story didnt arrive on the scene until the mid 1800s Edgar Allan Poes The Murders in the Rue Morgue published in 1841 was the first The Murders main character C Auguste Dupin was a brilliant detective who relied on superior deductive powers to solve the crime He and his unnamed narrator companion solved this and two other mysteries Later in the 19th century Sir Arthur Conan Doyle expanded on Poes new concept in his Sherlock Holmes stories Many think that Doyle patterned Holmes and Watson after Dupin and his friend The Sherlock Holmes stories were wildly popular in England and after Conan Doyle the British continued to dominate the detective genre with other detectives who depended on keen observation and deductive logic to solve crimes These detectives most commonly applied their brilliance to crimes in quaint country houses outside small idyllic villages Then in the 1930s and 1940s American writers added a grittier urban element to the detective genre -- the hardboiled detective As opposed to the typical British detective the hardboiled detective was generally a cynical loner with a strong sense of justice that wasnt necessarily limited to that provided by the court system Instead of country houses these detectives were more likely to be found in shady all-night bars or on the mean streets of Los Angeles Chicago or New York City Dashiell Hammett introduced the new genre and Sam Spade in 1930 in his novel The Maltese Falcon A few years later Raymond Chandler came along and perfected the type with his detective Philip Marlowe Chandler introduced Marlowe in his first novel The Big Sleep and Philip Marlowe continued to solve crimes in six subsequent Chandler novels Chandler had previously published a number of short stories featuring other detectives; however Marlowe proved so popular that when the stories were later republished the author often switched the detectives to Philip Marlowe Chandlers style was unique His sparse style was full of wonderfully sharp similies and rich descriptive narration Heres an example from The Little Sister I put the duster away folded with the dust in it leaned back and just sat not smoking not even thinking I was a blank man I had no face no meaning no personality hardly a name I didnt want to eat I didnt even want a drink I was the page from yesterdays calendar crumpled at the bottom of the waste basket And another from The High Window Then he picked the glass up and tasted it and sighed again and shook his head sideways with a half smile; the way a man does when you give him a drink and he needs it very badly and it is just right and the first swallow is like a peek into a cleaner sunnier brighter world Marlowe was a more complex character than some of his hard boiled brethren Sure he could handle a gun and take a beating But he was more than just a tough guy he had gone to college could play chess and appreciated classical music He also had his own strong ethical standards and turned down jobs that didnt measure up to those standards By the late 1940s Marlowe had moved to the big screen with Marlowe played by Dick Powell Robert Mitchum and Humphrey Bogart One of those movies Murder My Sweet was responsible for Marlowes first appearance on radio when it was presented on Lux Radio Theatre on June 11 1945 starring Dick Powell and Clair Trevor In April 1947 the New York Times announced that the summer replacement for Bob Hope would be a new adventure-mystery series The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Airing on NBC at 1000 pm on June 17th the show starred Van Heflin with a script by Milton Geiger based on the stories of Raymond Chandler Most radio shows had live audiences in the studio The Philip Marlowe producers decided against the common practice because they thought audiences might detract from the show However 19 of Los Angeles top detectives were in the studio during the airing of the first show No one knows what the detectives thought of the production but according to the New York Times review Van Heflin did well but struggled with an awkward script The reviewer thought the show depended too much on straight narration at dramatic moments instead of action or dialog Leaving ones play in the wings as they say on Broadway always makes for disconcerting theatre and this was painfully true in the case of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Raymond Chandler wasnt enthralled by the show either In a letter to Erle Stanley Gardner author of the Perry Mason novels Mr Chandler said It was thoroughly flat This initial run of Philip Marlowe went from June 17 to September 19 1947 with Pepsodent as the sponsor The announcer was Wendell Niles music was by Lyn Murray and the producer was Jim Fonda After the summer run ended NBC dropped the show As far as we know only four episodes of this series have survived The character of Philip Marlowe was too good to stay off stage for long though A year later CBS decided to take a chance on reviving the show Norman Macdonnell was producerdirector; Gene Levitt Robert Mitchell Mel Dinelli and Kathleen Hite wrote the scripts; and Richard Aurandt was responsible for the music CBS cast Gerald Mohr to star as Philip Marlowe with Roy Rowan as announcer Philip Marlowe being a loner was really the only regular character but throughout the three years the series ran a long string of high-quality supporting Hollywood actors appeared on the show Performing alongside Mohr at various times were Jeff Corey Howard McNear Parley Baer Lawrence Dobkin Virginia Gregg Gloria Blondell and Lou Krugman The CBS production ran from September 26 1948 to September 29 1950 with an additional short summer run from July 7 to September 15 1951 This revival of Philip Marlowe was more favorably received probably because of a combination of writing and acting No one could duplicate the writing of Raymond Chandler but this group of writers was very good While Chandlers distinctive similes were largely lacking the strong dry sarcastic narration was there and the way Gerald Mohr delivered the lines had a way of making you forget that they werent written by Chandler Mr Mohr seemed born for the part of the cynical detective His voice and timing were perfect for the character In a letter to Gene Levitt one of the shows writers Raymond Chandler commented that a voice like Gerald Mohrs at least packed personality; a decided an improvement over his opinion of the original show By 1949 the show had the largest audience in radio CBS capitalized on the popularity of Philip Marlowe to introduce a look-alike show a few months later Yours Truly Johnny Dollar During the period both shows were broadcast Johnny Dollar played second fiddle to the popular Philip Marlowe Even after Marlowe went off the air in 1951 Dollar remained an average detective show That was to end Oct 3 1955 when Yours Truly Johnny Dollar changed everything; the writers the format to 15 minutes and the lead actor The new 15 minute episodes staring Bob Bailey dominated detectivemystery drama from then until its last broadcast September 30 1962 That date and that broadcast are generally considered as the last of the radio drama broadcasts Philip Marlowe continued to find limited success in the movies and television in America and England after his radio career ended Several quality presentations of Chandlers character were produced by the BBC in the 1990s But the death of Chandlers wife pulled him into severe depression and put an end any effective writing His last unfinished book Poodle Springs was finished by Robert B Parker a good friend who tried to remain faithful to the Chandler style Unfortunately the critics did not agree Philip Marlowe the gritty no nonsense American detective lived and vanished from the quill of a writer raised in Europe He will remain a classic buried in the modern world of fighting crime with technology Information for this description came from John Dunnings On the Air The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio Wikipedia New York Times April 27 1947 and June 22 1947 Fresno Bee July 8 1947 and thrillingdetectivecom From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Adventures of Philip Marlowe
Adventures of Philip Marlowe
X Minus One

Drama

X MINUS ONE X Minus One aired on NBC from 24 April 55 until 9 January 58 for a total of 124 episodes with one pilot or audition story There was a revival of the series in 1973 when radio was attempting to bring back radio drama and it lasted until 1975 The show occupied numerous time slots through out its run in the 50s and thus was never able to generate a large following X Minus One was an extension of Dimension X which aired on NBC from 1950-51 The first fifteen scripts used for X Minus One were scripts used in the airing of Dimension X ; however it soon found its own little niche The stories for the show came from two of the most popular science fiction magazines at the time; Astounding and Galaxy Adaptations of these stories were performed by Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts They even wrote a few original stories of their own The writers of the magazine stories were not well known then but now are the giants of today These stories came from the minds of Ray Bradbury Isaac Asimov and Poul Anderson to name a few This series has survived from its original airing in high quality to be enjoyed today NOTE Updated with Version 3 files 14-May-2011 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Note Section below for more information on the OTRR

X Minus One
X Minus One
Theater Five

THEATER FIVE Theater Five was ABCs attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s The series name was derived from its time slot 500 PM Running Monday through Friday it was an anthology of short stories each about 20 minutes long News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper Fred Foy of The Lone Ranger fame was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s who among other duties did Theater Five From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Note Section below for more information on the OTRR

Theater Five
Theater Five
CBS Radio Mystery Theater

Drama

Unknown

CBS Radio Mystery Theater
CBS Radio Mystery Theater
Suspense 01

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Suspense 01
Suspense 01
Tales Of The Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers a western adventure old-time radio drama premiered on July 8 1950 on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14 1952 Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse Charcoal to track them down The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger casesThe series was produced and directed by Stacy Keach Sr and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties

Tales Of The Texas Rangers
Tales Of The Texas Rangers
The Whistler

Actually there are about 450 OTR episodes of The Whistler archiveorg didnt accept about 50 of them

The Whistler
The Whistler
Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series the show landed several honors including four for Eve Arden who won polls in four individual publications of the time Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role Harry Ackerman at the time CBSs West Coast director of programming wanted Shirley Booth for the part but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later he realized Booth was too focused on the underpaid downside of public school teaching at the time to have fun with the role[1] Lucille Ball was believed to be the next choice but she was already committed to My Favorite Husband and didnt audition Then CBS chairman Bill Paley who was friendly with Arden persuaded her to audition for the part With a slightly rewritten audition script---Osgood Conklin for example was originally written as a school board president but was now written as the incoming new Madison principal---Arden agreed to give the newly-revamped show a try[2] Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis Our Miss Brooks premiered on CBS July 19 1948 According to radio critic John Crosby her lines were very feline in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton with sharp witty comebacks The interplay between the cast---blustery Conklin nebbishy Denton accommodating Harriet absentminded Mrs Davis clueless Boynton scheming Miss Enright---also received positive reviews Arden won a radio listeners poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-1949 receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March Im certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor youve bestowed upon me because I understand that if I win this award two years in a row I get to keep Mr Boynton she joked But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the years best radio comedienne For its entire radio life the show was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet promoting Palmolive soap Lustre Creme shampoo and Toni hair care products The radio series continued until 1957 a year after its television life ended

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
The Six Shooter

Drama

THE SIX SHOOTER The Six Shooter brought James Stewart to the NBC microphone on September 20 1953 in a fine series of folksy Western adventures Stewart was never better on the air than in this drama of Britt Ponset frontier drifter created by Frank Burt The epigraph set it up nicely The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged his skin is sun dyed brown The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl People call them both The Six Shooter Ponset was a wanderer an easy-going gentleman and -- when he had to be -- a gunfighter Stewart was right in character as the slow-talking maverick who usually blundered into other peoples troubles and sometimes shot his way out His experiences were broad but The Six Shooter leaned more to comedy than other shows of its kind Ponset took time out to play Hamlet with a crude road company He ran for mayor and sheriff of the same town at the same time He became involved in a delighful Western version of Cinderella complete with grouchy stepmother ugly sisters and a shoe that didnt fit And at Christmas he told a young runaway the story of A Christmas Carol Substituting the original Dickens characters with Western heavies Britt even had time to fall in love but it was the age-old story of people from different worlds and the romance was foredoomed despite their valiant efforts to save it So we got a cowboy-into-the-sunset ending for this series truly one of the bright spots of radio Unfortunately it came too late and lasted only one season It was a transcribed show sustained by NBC and directed by Jack Johnstone Basil Adlam provided the music and Frank Burt wrote the scripts Hal Gibney announced Information from John Dunning’s Tune In Yesterday The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio NOTE Updated with Version 51 files 09-Jan-2020 NOTE Updated with Version 5 files 25-Feb-2011 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

The Six Shooter
The Six Shooter
Boston Blackie

Drama

BOSTON BLACKIE Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law As originally created by author Jack Boyle he was a safecracker -- a hardened criminal who had served time in a California prison Prowling the underworld as a detective in adaptations for films radio and television the detective Boston Blackie was an enemy to those who make him an enemy friend to those who have no friend The Boston Blackie radio series starring Chester Morris began June 23 1944 on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos n Andy Show Sponsored by Rinso the series continued until September 15 of that year Unlike the concurrent films Blackie had a steady romantic interest in the radio show -- Lesley Woods appeared as Blackies girlfriend Mary Wesley Harlow Wilcox was the shows announcer On April 11 1945 Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25 1950 Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap Champagne Velvet beer and RH beer While investigating mysteries Blackie invaribly encountered harebrained Police Inspector Farraday Maurice Tarplin and always solved the mystery to Farradays amazement Initially friction surfaced in the relationship between Blackie and Farraday but as the series continued Farraday recognized Blackies talents and requested assistance Blackie dated Mary Wesley Jan Miner and for the first half of the series his best pal Shorty was always on hand The humorless Farraday was on the receiving end of Blackies bad puns and word play NOTE Updated with Version 32 Files on 26-May-2012 NOTE Updated with Version 3 Files on 18-Nov-2009 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Boston Blackie
Boston Blackie
Dimension X

Drama

DIMENSION X Dimension X was first heard on NBC April 8 1950 and ran until September 29 1951 Strange that so little good science fiction came out of radio; they seem ideally compatible both relying heavily on imagination Some fine isolated science fiction stories were developed on the great anthology shows Suspense and Escape But until the premiere of Dimension X -- a full two decades after network radio was established -- there were no major science fiction series of broad appeal to adults This show dramatized the work of such young writers as Ray Bradbury Robert Psycho Bloch Robert Heinlein Isaac Asimov and Kurt Vonnegut In-house script writer was Ernest Kinoy who adapted the master works and contributed occasional storied of his own Dimension X was a very effective demonstration of what could be done with science fiction on the air It came so late that nobody cared but some of the stories stand as classics of the medium Bradburys Mars Is Heaven is as gripping today as when first heard His Martian Chronicles was one of the series most impressive offerings Dimension X played heavily on an adventures in time and space told in future tense theme Actors who worked regularly on the show included Joe Di Santis Wendell Holmes Santos Ortega Joseph Julian Jan Miner Roger De Koven John Gibson Ralph Bell John Larkin Les Damon and Mason Adams It was directed by Fred Weihe and Edward King The deep-voiced narrator was Norman Rose The series played heavily on the X factor in the title as did X Minus One a few years later The signature was boomed out of and echo chamber as DIMENSION X X X X X x x x x x From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Dimension X
Dimension X
Jack Benny 143 Eps

Comedy

143 Episodes Update Episode information added to all uploads prior to Jan 05 2011 JACK BENNY Feb 14 1894 – Dec 26 1974 Jack Benny born Benjamin Kubelsky was an American comedian vaudevillian radio television and film actor Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age and often although an accomplished violinist playing the violin - poorly! Benny was known for his comic timing and ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression such as his signature wave of the hand with an exasperated Well! His radio television programs tremendously popular from the 1930s to the 1960s were a foundational influence on the situation comedy genre Dean Martin on the celebrity roast for Johnny Carson in November 1973 introduced Benny as the Satchel Paige of the world of comedy PROGRAM HISTORY Benny had been only a minor vaudeville performer but he became a national figure with The Jack Benny Program a weekly radio show which ran from 1932 to 1948 on NBC and from 1949 to 1955 on CBS It was consistently among the most highly rated programs during most of that run SPONSORS With Canada Dry Ginger Ale as a sponsor Benny came to radio on The Canada Dry Program beginning May 2 1932 on the NBC Blue Network and continuing there for six months until October 26 moving the show to CBS on October 30 With Ted Weems leading the band Benny stayed on CBS until January 26 1933 Arriving at NBC on March 17 Benny did The Chevrolet Program until April 1 1934 He continued with sponsor General Tire through the end of the season In October 1934 General Foods the makers of Jell-O and Grape-Nuts became the sponsor most identified with Jack for the next ten years American Tobaccos Lucky Strike was his longest-lasting radio sponsor from October 1944 through the end of his original radio series The show returned to CBS on January 2 1949 as part of CBS president William S Paleys notorious raid of NBC talent in 1948–49 There it stayed for the remainder of its radio run which ended on May 22 1955 CBS aired repeats of old radio episodes from 1956 to 1958 as The Best of Benny The primary name of the show tied to the sponsor Bennys first sponsor was Canada Dry Ginger Ale from 1932 to 1933 Bennys sponsors included Chevrolet from 1933 to 1934 General Tire in 1934 and Jell-O from 1934 to 1942 The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny was so successful in selling Jell-O in fact that General Foods could not manufacture it fast enough when sugar shortages arose in the early years of World War II and the company had to stop advertising the popular dessert mix General Foods switched the Benny program from Jell-O to Grape-Nuts from 1942 to 1944 and it became naturally The Grape Nuts Program Starring Jack Benny Bennys longest-running sponsor however was the American Tobacco Companys Lucky Strike cigarettes from 1944 to 1955 and it was during Lucky Strikes sponsorship that the show became at last The Jack Benny Program once and for all although it was often announced by Don Wilson at the start of the show as The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny SITUATIONS The Jack Benny Program evolved from a variety show blending sketch comedy and musical interludes into the situation comedy form we know even now crafting particular situations and scenarios from the fictionalization of Benny the radio star Any situation from hosting a party to income tax time to a night on the town was good for a Benny show and somehow the writers and star would find the right ways and places to insert musical interludes from Phil Harris and Dennis Day With Day invariably it would be a brief sketch that ended with Benny ordering Day to sing the song he planned to do on that weeks show One extremely popular scenario that became an annual tradition on The Jack Benny Program was the Christmas Shopping episode in which Benny would head to a local department store Each year Benny would buy a ridiculously cheap Christmas gift for Don Wilson from a store clerk played by Mel Blanc Benny would then have 2nd 3rd even 4th thoughts about his gift choice This drove Blanc or in two other cases his wife and his psychiatrist as well to hilarious insanity when he exchanged the gift pestered about the Christmas card or wrapping paper countless times throughout the episode As a result in many cases the clerk would commit suicide or attempt fail to commit suicide Look what you done! You made me so nervous I missed! In the 1946 Christmas episode for example Benny buys shoelaces for Don and then is unable to make up his mind whether to give Wilson shoelaces with plastic tips or shoelaces with metal tips After Benny exchanges the shoelaces repeatedly Mel Blanc is heard screaming insanely Plastic tips! Metal tips! I cant stand it anymore! A variation in 1948 concerned Benny buying an expensive wallet for Don but repeatedly changing the greeting card inserted—prompting Blanc to shout I havent run into anyone like you in 20 years! Oh why did the governor have to give me that pardon! Benny realizes that he should have gotten Don a wallet for 198 whereupon the put-upon clerk immediately responds by committing suicide Over the years in these Christmas episodes Benny bought and repeatedly exchanged cuff links golf tees a box of dates a paint set and even a gopher trap THEME MUSIC During his early radio shows Benny adopted a medley of Yankee Doodle Dandy and Love in Bloom as his theme music opening every show The strange interpolation of Yankee Doodle Dandy seems to have been an inside joke at Bennys expense Jack Warner of Warner Brothers had once promised to cast Jack Benny as George M Cohan in the film Yankee Doodle Dandy which of course didnt happen although Warner did cast Benny in The Meanest Man in the World based on a Cohan play SOURCE Wikipedia OTR def gp ddh

Jack Benny 143 Eps
Jack Benny 143 Eps
The Whistler

Drama

THE WHISTLER Youre walking alone on the street at night but then you hear another set of footsteps and a haunting tune being whistled by an unseen stranger Fritz Lang used an similar premise in his 1930s German movie with Peter Lorre playing M a psychopathic murderer of children But the American radio series was even creepier The unseen Whistler didnt kill anyone that we know of but he certainly loved watching murders take place narrating them for us and chuckling at the suffering of others instead of doing anything to stop it Unlike M he was never caught He kept walking the streets every week for thirteen long years whistling his ominous thirteen notes and telling us another tale of bizarre fate Perhaps Fate is who the Whistler really was He never provided any sir name and the killer was usually punished by some twist of fate that only The Whistler seemed to expect It is very likely The Whistler was inspired by The Shadow which began nearly a decade earlier Like the Shadow the Whistler seemed to enter and exit the criminal underworld without ever being seen He would watch the evil doers carry out their schemes yet they never saw him even though he would tell us what they were thinking in their presence His voice sounded equally sinister to The Shadow too It was was a slithering tenor hissing the ss and often laughing heh-heh-heh-hehheh! at the foolishness of the guilty Both series had similar opening lines The Shadow knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men whereas The Whistler knows many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows When Bill Forman served 12 year in the military Marvin Miller substituted as The Whistler Also like The Shadow several different actors played the title role over the course of The Whistler series Bill Forman played it the most but his announcer Marvin Miller substituted for him during the six months of his army duty Buxton 256 Gale Gordon and Joseph Kearns voiced the Whistler in earlier days while Everett Clarke played the character in 1947 and Bill Johnstone did in 1948 Dunning 719 The last similarity was the saddest one Both series ended about the time frame in the mid 1950s Crime increased in the following decades maybe because the guilty felt they were no longer being watched and could get away with murder Or could it be that the Whistler is saving up some more great stories to tell us about in the future This Article courtesy of httpwwwradiohorrorhostscomwhistlerhtml

The Whistler
The Whistler
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 2

Old Time Radio Programs Detective Series These are the multipart shows PAGE 01 PAGE 02 PAGE 03 PAGE 04 Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Nostalgia Pages Forum

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 2
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 2
Have Gun Will Travel 106 Eps

Drama

106 Episodes Have Gun Will Travel the 106 episode radio Western created by Sam Rolfe Herb Meadow starring John Dehner as Paladin was broadcast on CBS ty jenni janzen for the thumbs up!! radio November 23 1958 to November 22 1960 Paladin Gun For Hire lived in worked out of the Carleton Hotel in 1875 San Francisco During many episodes we heard Paladin in conversation with the Carleton Hotels Chinese bell hop Hey-Boy starring Ben Wright Have Gun Will Travel was one of those very rare programs which got its START as a top rated television show CBS TV 1957 thru 1963 starring Richard Boone successfully moving to radio broadcast there-after Thank you to OTR fan Hack Prine Aug 1310 for this important additional data! These wonderful programs will never die as long as they have avid OTR listeners to keep it alive! SOURCE 1 Hack Prine 2 Wikipedia OTR def gp ddh

Have Gun Will Travel 106 Eps
Have Gun Will Travel 106 Eps
X Minus 1

Old Time Radio Programs X Minus 1 Outstanding Sci fi series from the 50s A Must have for Otr Collectors X Minus 1 pages and links PAGE 01 PAGE 02 PAGE 03 Dimension X X Minus 1 Nostalgia Pages Forum

X Minus 1
X Minus 1
Ranger Bill

Drama

RANGER BILL Ranger Bill Warrior of the Woodland struggling against extreme odds traveling dangerous trails fighting the many enemies of nature This is the job of the guardian of the forest Ranger Bill Pouring rain freezing cold blistering heat snows floods bears rattlesnakes mountain lions Yes all this in exchange for the satisfaction and pride of a job well done That was the opening of Ranger Bill a Christian radio adventure serial produced under the auspices of the Moody Broadcasting Network and the Moody Bible Institute There were 206 episodes of Ranger Bill which ran from 1950 to 1954 in a 15-minute format on WMBI in Chicago and in syndication as a 30-minute show from 1954 to 1962 The series followed the adventures of Park Ranger Bill Jefferson Miron Canaday starred as Bill the chief forest ranger in the small Rocky Mountain town of Knotty Pine where the former US Marine lived with his mother Ranger Bill was your standard radio hero a paragon of fitness and virtue who could resolve nearly any situation Ranger Bill and his friends were faced with many situations to solve over the years from the mundane like finding lost kids or investigating the problems racing boats were causing on the lake to the fantastic including several elephant attacks spacemen apparently coming from a meteor and trying to find a lost treasure in the Amazon all the while stressing positive Christian values for young people Friends that figured prominently in Bills adventures included Stumpy Jenkins an eagle-eyed ranger known for his marksmanship and often called the Old Timer; Henry Scott Bills teenage ward was learning the ways of the woods by helping out Bill in the park along with young ranger Ralph Carpenter; and Gray Wolf a ranger and a member of the Dakota tribe Gray Wolf spoke in the typical broken English for the era and genre but knew how to use the traditional ways of his people and modern forest management methods to help Bill protect the woods The first episode introduced Bills boss Colonel Anders who sent Bill and Henry to blow up the Pine Ridge Dam in order to stop a forest fire threatening the Pendleton Valley The program is still broadcast on the Childrens Sonshine Network and on His Kids Radio both on regional radio stations and internet simulcasts along with several other similarly Christian-themed programs From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Note Section below for more information on the OTRR

Ranger Bill
Ranger Bill
Let George Do It

Drama

LET GEORGE DO IT Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954 It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954 Clients came to Valentines office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad Personal notice Dangers my stock in trade If the jobs too tough for you to handle youve got a job for me George Valentine The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye shows with a studio audience providing scattered laughter at the not-so-funny scripts Soon the audience was banished and George went from stumbling comedic hero to tough guy private eye and the music from wah-wah-wah to suspenseful Valentines secretary was Claire Brooks aka Brooksie Frances Robinson Virginia Gregg Lillian Buyeff As Valentine made his rounds in search of the bad guys he usually encountered Brooksies kid brother Sonny Eddie Firestone Lieutenant Riley Wally Maher and elevator man Caleb Joseph Kearns For the first few shows Sonny was Georges assistant but he was soon relegated to an occasional character Sponsored by Standard Oil the program was broadcast on the West Cast Mutual Broadcasting System from October 18 1946 to September 27 1954 first on Friday evenings and then on Mondays In its last season transcriptions were aired in New York Wednesdays at 930pm from January 20 1954 to January 12 1955 John Hiestand was the programs announcer Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis The background music was supplied by Eddie Dunstedter initially with a full orchestra When television supplanted radio as the countrys primary home entertainment radio budgets got skimpier and skimpier and Dunstedters orchestra was replaced by an organ Information from WikiPedia NOTE Updated with Version 3 files 04-Jan-2020 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Let George Do It
Let George Do It
Escape

Drama

ESCAPE In the Golden Days of Radio back in the 1930s to the 1950s most popular radio series had a set time for going out each week Occasionally there might be a change in the schedule but on the whole a consistent time-slot was something that helped build a large audience and so was something the big networks aimed to achieve One exception to this rule was the dramatic adventure anthology series called Escape whose time-slot shifted an incredible eighteen times in its seven-year run from 1947 through to 1954 To make matters even worse it had a habit of coming and going and sometimes disappearing off the schedules altogether at short notice for weeks on end only to resurface weeks later in a completely different timeslot The quite flagrant disregard CBS paid to having a regular timeslot for Escape could make you think that it was just a run-of-the-mill series that was nothing but a lightweight filler for those times when the regular show was off-the-air such as during the quiet summer months In my opinion and that of many old radio aficionados this couldnt be further from the truth Escape is probably the best adventure anthology ever broadcast Escape brings together everything that was good about old-time radio drama rolled into one The title itself almost sums up the very essence of what radio drama is all about Each of the episodes was a micro drama carefully planned to capture the listeners attention for thirty minutes Over two-hundred episodes were made and almost all of them are as good today as they were over half a century ago For the first few years the series was on air the announcement at the start of the show varied almost every week but by the 1950s it had settled down to be the now famous Tired of the everyday grind Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure Want to get away from it all We offer you ESCAPE! This may give the wrong impression as Escape was far more than a swashbuckling adventure yarn It was a brilliantly scripted and superbly produced series that brought to listeners adaptations of classic works by famous writers as well as brand new work by unknown talent Many of the stories were later reused by more high profile shows such as Suspense but on the whole the Escape versions were of equal quality and sometimes more dramatically focused and atmospheric When Radio Life wrote These stories all possess many times the reality that most radio writing conveys it hit the nail on the head This is a quality show in every way If youve never listened to this wonderful series its well worth taking the time to listen to it Whether you listen in the car on your daily commute whilst doing the housework relaxing in your favorite easy-chair or snuggled up in bed - you really will be thrilled! This Article courtesy of wwweducations4ucom From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Escape
Escape
Orson Welles On The Air 2

More from the Orson Welles On The Air podcast

Orson Welles On The Air 2
Orson Welles On The Air 2
Winston Churchill Speeches and Radio Broadcasts

Old Time Radio Programs News Winston Churchill News and Speeches Alot of these are here in the WW2 collections I posted this collection to make The Winston Churchill Speeches in one place

Winston Churchill Speeches and Radio Broadcasts
Winston Churchill Speeches and Radio Broadcasts
Lights Out Old Time Radio

Horror

Old Time Radio Program Lights Out Enjoy

Lights Out Old Time Radio
Lights Out Old Time Radio
The Saint with Vincent Price

The Saint radio program starring Vincent Price All known existing shows from 1944-1951 plus three dramatized Saint novels Repeated shows are included

The Saint with Vincent Price
The Saint with Vincent Price
Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Horror

INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES The anthology series featured stories of mystery terror and suspense and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as Your host Raymond in a mocking sardonic voice A spooky melodramatic organ score played by Lew White punctuated Raymonds many morbid jokes and playful puns Raymonds closing was an elongated Pleasant dreeeeaams hmmmmm His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell on Wyllis Coopers later series Quiet Please and Maurice Tarplin on The Mysterious Traveler When Johnson left the series in May 1945 to serve in the Army he was replaced by Paul McGrath who did not keep the Raymond name and was known only as Your Host or Mr Host Berry Kroeger had substituted earlier for a total of four episodes McGrath was a Broadway actor who turned to radio for a regular income Beginning in 1945 Lipton Tea sponsored the series pairing first Raymond and then McGrath with cheery commercial spokeswoman Mary Bennett aka the Tea Lady whose blithesome pitches for Lipton Tea contrasted sharply with the macabre themes of the stories She primly chided the host for his trademark dark humor and creepy manner The Creaking Door The programs familiar and famed audio trademark was the eerie creaking door which opened and closed the broadcasts Himan Brown got the idea from a door in the basement that squeaked like Hell The door sound was actually made by a rusty desk chair The program did originally intend to use a door but on its first use the door did not creak Undaunted Brown grabbed a nearby chair sat in it and turned causing a hair-raising squeak The chair was used from then on as the sound prop On at least one memorable occasion a staffer innocently repaired and oiled the chair thus forcing the sound man to mimic the squeak orally Guest Stars Its campy comedy notwithstanding the stories were usually effective little chillers mixing horror and humor in equal doses Memorable episodes included Terror by Night September 18 1945 and an adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart August 3 1941 The latter starred Boris Karloff who was heard regularly in the first season starring in more than 15 episodes and returning sporadically thereafter Other established stars in the early years included Mary Astor Helen Hayes Peter Lorre Paul Lukas Claude Rains Frank Sinatra and Orson Welles Most of the lead and supporting players were stalwarts of New York radio These included Santos Ortega Mercedes McCambridge Berry Kroeger Lawson Zerbe Arnold Moss Leon Janney and Mason Adams Players like Richard Widmark Everett Sloane Burgess Meredith Agnes Moorehead Ken Lynch and Anne Seymour also found fame via the Inner Sanctum Mysteries Out of more than 500 programs broadcast only about 200 remain in circulation sometimes minus dates or titles Information taken from wwwwikipediaorg NOTE Updated with Version 21 files 03-Jan-2020 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone

Unknown

Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Bob and Ray

Unknown

Bob and Ray
Bob and Ray
New Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Drama

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE Nero Wolfe first appeared on radio on July 5 1943 on the NBC Blue Network in The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe This series didnt last long and starred Santos Ortega as Wolfe and Luis Van Rooten as Archie The second series was during 1945 on the Mutual network in The Amazing Nero Wolfe This lasted only until December 15 1946 and starred Francis X Bushman and Elliot Lewis as Archie The third series was known as The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe Starting on October 20 1950 it lasted only until April 27 1951 It starred Sidney Greenstreet as Nero Wolfe The part of Archie was played by Lawrence Dobkin for the first twelve shows Gerald Mohr took over for the next four shows after making a guest appearance in the twelfth show Harry Bartell was Archie for the remainder of the series Nero Wolfe also known as the galloping gourmet was an armchair detective He rarely left the house; instead his assistant Archie Goodwin would collect the facts and report back Nero Wolfe would probably not have taken on many cases had he not needed the clients money to pay for his two true passions fine food and the collecting of orchids Archie Goodwin Wolfes male secretary prodded him into taking cases whenever the bank balance got a little low Wolfe as a character is difficult to like Hes a self-assured type that does nothing unless he wants to making his assistant Archie Goodwin deal with the outside world The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe is based on a series of books begun in 1934 by Rex Stout There were two previous incarnations of the radio series The Adventures of Nero Wolfe which ran in 1943 and 1944 and The New Adventures of aka The Amazing Nero Wolfe which ran in 1945 to 1946 Very few episodes from these earlier series are in circulation today There was also one later series created by the Canadian Broadcasting Company in 1982 NOTE Updated Release! Miscellaneous changes 15-Oct-2011 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Note Section below for more information on the OTRR

New Adventures of Nero Wolfe
New Adventures of Nero Wolfe
Dark Fantasy

Horror

DARK FANTASY Dark Fantasy was a short series with tales of the weird adventures of the supernatural created for you by Scott Bishop The series aired as a horror drama on NBC between 1941 and 1942 Dark Fantasy was a series dedicated to dealings with the unknown Originating from radio station WKY Oklahoma City it was written by Scott Bishop of The Mysterious Traveler and The Sealed Book fame and was heard Fridays over stations Tom Paxton served as announcer The shows covered horror science fiction and murder mysteries Although a short series the shows are excellent with some stories way ahead of their time The following is a news promo promoting the show Every since Lights Out went out several years ago fans of the fiendish have been clamoring for more good old goose-pimple horror drama on the air Now they have it One of the programs that currently freezes the airwaves with its chilling stories is Dark Fantasy comparatively new to the networks In the late hours of Friday nights these shivery shocking stories go out over NBC - right straight from Oklahoma City which you might not have thought of as headquarters for haunts Station WKY is the home of the Dark Fantasy plays and the writer is Scott Bishop who lives in the midst of mystery and the supernatural represented by the innurnerable volumes of thriller fiction fantasy lore and all kinds of horror literature that fill his home andhis office Bishop has long contributed to network broadcasting and to magazines He says Give the listener enough material to let his imagination go to work and hell supply his own goose-pimples Dark Fantasy has been furnishing plenty of such material since last November And judging from enthusiastic comment the horror fans are responding with goose-pimples galore! Tune in every Friday on Station WKY Oklahoma City NOTE Updated with Version 3 files 07-Jan-2020 NOTE Updated with Version 2 files 16-Mar-2011 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy
300 Immortal song

The Complete Lis  of 300 immortal songs 001 - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb Live from Pulse DVD 002 - Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly 003 - Pink Floyd - Coming Back To Life 004 - The Beatles  - Youve got to hide you love away 005 - Moulin Rouge - Come What May 006 - The Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 007 - Guns and Roses - November Rain 008 - Frank Sinatra - My Way 009 - Paul Anka - Papa 010 - Neil Young - Like A Hurricane 011 - Somewhere Only We Know 012 - Keane - Bedshaped 013 - Snow Patrol - Run 014 - Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights 015 - Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang 016 - Berlin - Take My Breathe Away 017 - Oasis - Dont Look Back In Anger 018 - Keane - Bad Dream 019 - ColdPlay - In My Place 020 - ColdPlay - Yellow 021 - Logical Song - supertarmp 022 - Backstreet Boys-Everybody 023 - Bobby Mcferrin-Dont Worry Be Happy 024 - Boomtown Rats=I Dont Like Mondays 025 - Dire Straits-sultans of swing 026 - Europe-The Final Countdown 027 - Pet Shop Boys-Go West 028 - Prince The Reticulation- Purple rain 029 - REM-Every body hurts 030 - Simon Garfunkle-Mrs Robinson 031 - Simon Garfunkle-The Boxer 032 - Take That-Could It Be Magic 033 - The Cars-Drive 034 - Aerosmith - I don`t want to miss a thing 035 - Hot Chocolate - Love Is Life 036 - The Beatles- Let it be 037 - Bob Dylan - Baby stop crying 038 - Robbie Williams - Angels 039 - Bob Dylan - Is your love in vain 040 - 10CC - Im Not In Love 041 - Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer 042 - Peter Gabriel - Book of love 043 - The Clash-Should I Stay Or Should I Go 044 - Procol Harum- A Whiter Shade Of Pale - 045 - Aerosmith - Jaded 046 - Ben E King- Stand By Me 047 - James Brown-Its Mans Mans Mans World 048 - Oasis-Wonderwall 049 - REM - Losing My Religion 050 - the righteous brothers--unchained_melody 051 - underworld--born_slippy 052 - Ian Dury And The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 053 - the_moody_blues--nights_in_white_satin 054 - Berlin - Take My Breath Awa 055 - Pink floyd- Sorrow 056 - Stealers Wheel - Late Again 057 - cher-the shoop shoop song its_in_his_kiss 058 - gerry rafferty-baker street 059 - ACDC - You Shook Me All Night Long 060 - Bob Dylan - Changing of the guards 061 - Shirley Bassey - something 062 - Bob Dylan-Where Are You Tonight 063 - KC The Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty 064 - ACDC - Highway To Hell 065 - The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black 066 - Aerosmith - Dream On 067 - Aerosmith - Walk This Way 068 - Dire Straits - Walk Of Life 069 - gabrielle--out_of_reach- 070 - donna_summer--hot_stuff 071 - Chris De Burgh-Lady in red 072 - Fugees-Killing me softly 073 - The cranberries-Zombie 074 - Jennifer Rush-The Power of love 075 - Boyzone-Words 076 - Barclay James Harvest- Medicine Man 077 - Barclay James Harvest- Child Of The Universe 078 - Barclay James Harvest- Crazy City 079 - Barclay James Harvest-Paper Wings 080 - Barclay James Harvest-For No One 081 - Barclay James Harvest-Suicide 082 - Barclay James Harvest- Love Is Like A Violin 083 - Barclay James Harvest- Mocking Bird 084 - Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad 085 - The Verve-Bitter Sweet Symphony 086 - Madonna - Hung Up 087 - Tina Turner-The Best 088 - Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven 089 - John Lennon - Imagine 090 - Michael Jackson - Belly Jeans 091 - Michael Jackson - Man In the Mirror 092 - Michael Jackson - Black White 093 - Muze - Resistance 094 - The Killers - Mr Brightside 095 - The Killers - Somebody Told Me 096 - McFly - All About You 097 - Abba - Dancing Queen 098 - Abba - Winner Takes It All 099 - The Beatles - Yesterday 100 - The Eagles - Hotel California 101 - Ottawan - DISCO 102 - 4 Non Blondes - Whats Up 103 - Nena - 99 Red Balloons 104 - Lana Del Rey - Young Beautiful 105 - THE RUBBETES - SUGAR BABY LOVe 106 - ROSE ROYCE - CAR WASH 107 - GLORIA GAYNOR - I WILL SURVIVE 108 - DONNA SUMMER - LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY 109 - SISTER SLEDGE - WE ARE FAMILY 110 - MICHAEL ZAGER - LETS ALL CHANT 111 - KC THE SUNSHINE BAND - THATS THE WAy 112 - EARTH WIND FIRE - SEPTEMBER 113 - BARRY WHITE - YOURE MY FIRST MY LAST MY EVERYTHING 114 - CHIC - LE FREAK 115 - AMII STEWART - KNOCK ON WOOD 116 - CARL DOUGLAS - KUNG FU FIGHTING 117 - ANITA WARD - RING MY BEL 118 - KC The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight 119 - A-Ha-Take On Me 120 - Baltimora-Tarzan Boy 121 - Bananarama_-_Venus 122 - Bangles-Walk Like An Egyptian 123 - Bee Gees-Stayin Alive 124 - Belinda Carlisle- Heaven Is A Place On Earth 125 - Lionle Richle-Three time A Lady 126 - Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5 127 - Pink Floyd - Wish you were here 128 - Pink floyd- Shine on you crazy diamond 129 - The Fray - Mahna Mahna Very funny song 130 - Armostrong-It is a wonderful world 131 - Big Mountain-Baby I Love Your Way 132 - Bill Medley And Jennifer Warnes- Ive Had The Time Of My Life 133 - Billy Joel- Uptown Girl 134 - Billy Joel- We Didnt Start The Fire 135 - Blondie - Maria 136 - bonnie tyler- its a heartache 137 - Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star 138 - Buster Poindexter - Hit The Road Jack 139 - Chris Isaak - Wicked Game 140 - Cyndy lauper-Girls Just Want to Have Fun 141 - Enigma - Return To Innocence 142 - Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams 143 - Harold Faltermeyer - Axe 144 - Irene Cara - What A Feeling 145 - Jennifer Warnes - The Time Of My Life 146 - Joan Osborne - One Of Us 147 - John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air 148 - KC The Sunshine Band - Please Dont Go 149 - Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes 150 - Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hanging On 151 - Lipps Inc - Funkytown 152 - Men At Work - Down Under 153 - BANANARAMA - NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE 154 - Racey - Some Girls 155 - Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters 156 - Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up 157 - Rod Stewart - Sailing 158 - Roxette - It Must Have Been Love 159 - Blondie-Heart of glass 160 - Roxette - Joyride 161 - Santa Esmeralda - Don t Let Me Be Misunderstood 162 - Starship - Nothing s Gonna Stop Us Now 163 - Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger 164 - Tears For Fears - Shout 165 - U2-Still Havent Found What Im Looking For 166 - Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight 167 - The Cover Girls - Wishing On A Star 168 - Various Artist-Perfect Day 169 - Hot choclate-you are sexy thing 170 - James Brown_I feel good 171 - Train - Drops of Jupiter 172 - U2-Where the streets have no name 173 - Bryan Adams-Every thing I do 174 - Robbie Williams - Millenium 175 - President - Coco Gambo 176 - Madonna - Beautiful Stranger 177 - The Police - Every Breath You Take 178 - Tina Charles - I Love To Love 179 - Rihanna - SM Come On 180 - Sinéad OConno -nothing compare to you 181 - FR David - Words Dont Come Easy 182 - Hall Oates - Maneater 183 - Jose - I Will Follow Him 184 - Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart 185 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax 186 - Kajagoogoo - Too Shy 187 - Spandau Ballet - True 188 - UB40 - Red Red Wine 189 - Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero 190 - George Michael - Careless Whisper 191 - Dido - Here with me 192 - Dido - Hunter 193 - Van Halen - Jump 194 - Tina Arena - I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You from The mask of zoro movie 195 - Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun 196 - GunsnRoses - Dont cry 197 - Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go 198 - Dire Straits - Money For Nothing 199 - Opus - Life Is Life 200 - USA For Africa - We Are The World 201 - Chris De Burgh - The Lady In Red 202 - Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms 203 - Jefferson Starship - Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now 204 - Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion 205 - Los Lobos - La Bamba 206 - Blues Brothers-Everybody Needs Somebody to Love 207 - The Rolling Stone- Angie 208 - James Brown - Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine 209 - Bob Marley The Wailers - No Woman No Cry 210 - Men At Work - Down Under 211 - Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin You 212 - Rick Astley-Never gonna give you up 213 - Golden Earring - Another 45 Miles 214 - Bon Jovi - Always 215 - Michael Jackson - Thriller 216 - Guns n Roses - Paradise City new 217 - Police - Roxanne 218 - Queen - We Will Rock You 219 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 220 - Guns n Roses - Knockin On Heavens Door Nice Guitar 221 - Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark 222 - Phil Collins - You Cant Hurry Love 223 - Aerosmith - Crazy 224 - Clout - Substitute 225 - Hot Gossip - Supernature Old Is Gold 226 - Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone 227 - Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia 228 - Meat Loaf - Id Do Anything For Love But I Wont Do That 229 - Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel 230 - Simon Garfunkel - Sounds Of Silence 231 - Chicago - If You Leave Me Now 232 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Albama 233 - David Bowie - Lets Dance 234 - Morris Albert - Feelings 235 - Blondie - One way or another 236 - Pet Shop Boys - Its a sin 237 - John Lennon - Happy Christmas War is over 238 - Cat Stevens - Father and Son 240 - Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman 1991 240 - Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia 241 - No Mercy - Where Do You Go 1996 242 - Cher - Believe 1999 243 - BARRY MANILOW - COPACABANA 244 - michael sembello-maniac-oma 245 - Goo Goo Dolls - Iris_ 246 - Youssou NDour Neneh Cherry- 7 Seconds 247 - Dolly Parton --9 To 5 248 - A Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band- Fifth Of Beethoven 249 - Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel 250 - Car Wash - Rose Royce 251 - Creep - Radiohead 252 - Da Ya Think Im Sexy - Rod Stewart 253 - Dancing In The City - Marshall Hain 254 - Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC 255 - Every 1s A Winner - Hot Chocalate 256 - Gonna Fly Now Theme from Rocky - Bill Conti 257 - Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey 258 - I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly 259 - I Like To Move It - Reel Reel 260 - If You Leave Me Now - Chicago 261 - It Must Have Been Love - Roxette 262 - Kiss You All Over - Exile 263 - Living Next Door To Alice - Smokie 264 - My Heart Will Go On Love Theme From Titanic - Celine Dion 265 - My Sweet Lord - George Harrison 266 - November Rain - Guns N Roses 267 - Oh Carol - Smokie 268 - Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison 269 - Oxygene IV - Jean Michel Jarre 270 - Ring My Bell - Anita Ward 271 - Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley His Comets 272 - Rock Your Baby - George McCrae 273 - Some Girls - Racey 274 - To Sir With Love - Lulu 275 - Toccata - Sky 276 - Tragedy - Bee Gees 277 - What Is Love - Haddaway 278 - When Youre In Love With A Beautiful Woman - Dr Hook 279 - Who Are You - the Who 280 - Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin 281 - Without You - Mariah Carey 282 - Wonderwall - Oasis 283 - The Ronettes - Be My Baby Old is GOLD 284 - Pink Floyd - Marooned 285 - Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime 286 - Pink Floyd- Any colour you Like Instrument 287 - Tom Jones - I Who Have Nothing 288 - Tom Jones - Shes a Lady 289 - Don McLean - American Pie 290 - Hot Butter - Popcorn Instrumental 291 - Donnie Elbert - Where Did Our Love Go 292 - Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On 293 - Hot Chocolate - Emma 294 - Paul Anka Odia Coates - Youre Having My Baby 295 - Bimbo Jet - El Bimbo 296 - The Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces 297 - Leo Sayer - When I Need You 298 - Leo Sayer - I Cant Stop Loving Youm 299 - The Tavares - More Than A Woman 300 - Suzi Quatro - If You Cant Give Me Love

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Crime stories from the golden age Cops robbers and private investigatorsLets reopen the cases and hear these great stories again!

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Dragnet

This series ran from 6349 to 22657 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday Various partners throughout the shows run were Sergeant Ben Romero Barton Yarborough Ed Jacobs Barney Phillips and Officer Frank Smith Ben Alexander Webb was the creatorDirector of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible down to the last sound effect The stories were based on actual police files and the names were changed to protect the innocent Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well such as dramatizing sex crimes Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years The familiar DUM DE DUM DUM the first four notes of the opening theme composed by Walter Schumann became a pop culture legend and was forever associated with Webb Dragnet and just plain getting in trouble

Dragnet
Dragnet
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Broadway is My Beat

Drama

BROADWAYS MY BEAT Broadways My Beat a radio crime drama ran on CBS from February 27 1949 to August 1 1954 With music by Robert Stringer the show originated from New York during its first three months on the air with Anthony Ross portraying Times Square Detective Danny Clover John Dietz directed for producer Lester Gottlieb Beginning with the July 7 1949 episode the series was broadcast from Hollywood with producer Elliott Lewis directing a new cast in scripts by Morton Fine and David Friedkin The opening theme of Ill Take Manhattan introduced Detective Danny Clover played by Larry Thor a hardened New York City cop who worked homicide from Times Square to Columbus Circle -- the gaudiest the most violent the lonesomest mile in the world Danny Clover narrated the tales of the Great White Way to the accompaniment of music by Wilbur Hatch and Alexander Courage and the recreation of Manhattans aural tapestry required the talents of three sound effects technicians David Light Ralph Cummings Ross Murray Bill Anders was the shows announcer The supporting cast included regulars Charles Calvert as Sgt Gino Tartaglia and Jack Kruschen as Sgt Muggavan with episodic roles filled by such radio actors as Irene Tedrow Barney Phillips Lamont Johnson Herb Ellis Hy Averback Edgar Barrier Betty Lou Gerson Harry Bartell Sheldon Leonard Martha Wentworth Lawrence Dobkin and Mary Jane Croft NOTE Updated to Version 3 files 07-Jan-2020 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Broadway is My Beat
Broadway is My Beat
Screen Guild Theater

Episodes from the radio anthology series Screen Guild Theater

Screen Guild Theater
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Relic Radio Science Fiction features science fiction from the golden age!

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Nick Carter Master Detective

Lon Clark starred as Nick Carter Master Detective for 12 years 1943-55 over the Mutual Network This set is vetted to eliminate the various errors in Carter sets on the Internet and is believed to contain all available episodes of Nick Carter

Nick Carter Master Detective
Nick Carter Master Detective
Father Knows Best 111 Eps

Comedy

111 Episodes Father Knows Best with Robert Young as father is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy broadcast during the early to mid 1950s Depicting the typical American household the radio show had a strong following and it went on very I might add successfully to television becoming as popular as a 1950s and 1960s BW TV sitcom as was its radio counterpart! NBC CBS Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee Your father thinks its the best coffee and Father Knows Best!! Enjoy! OTR def gp ddh

Father Knows Best 111 Eps
Father Knows Best 111 Eps
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Old Time Radio Programs News Broadcasts and Blurbs Mostly WW2 related NEWS REPORTS PAGE 2

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Crime Classics

Drama

CRIME CLASSICS Crime Classics came to CBS September 30 1953 and was a neat little series of true crime stories The show introduced itself succinctly Crime Classics a series of true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time Your host each week Mr Thomas Hyland -- connoisseur of crime student of violence and teller of murders Thomas Hyland was played by Lou Merrill although youd never know it was an actor doing the part The great Elliott Lewis actor producer and director of Suspense Broadway is My Beat and On Stage is in charge of this very intelligent and enjoyable show Bernard Herrmann composed the music that duplicated authentic music of the era being dramatized Morton Fine and David Friedkin wrote the scripts Lewis and his writers collected and developed true crime stories expressly for Crime Classics Thomas Hylands delivery is measured and mild-mannered as if giving a college lecture Would that all professors were this interesting! The actors in the stories themselves are uniformly sensitive Orchestral scores by the great Bernard Hermann who did Orson Welles Mercury Theater radio show and then Alfred Hitchcocks films give the stories sophistication and mood So do the tasteful sound effects There is a wry cool-blooded tone to the proceedings Cases profiled on the series ranged from seventeenth-century murder to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln Each and every story however bizarre is actually based on fact For example the show about the Younger Brothers of the American West has some very interesting background details concerning Quantrells Raiders and the Kansas Jayhawks In the story of John Hayes his Head and How They Were Parted we hear the tale of a glassblower who blows glass perfectly and completely surrounding the severed head of a unknown dead man and placed in glass Then it is placed in a museum where it remained pending identification Thus his killers were found out by the dead man using his head This show is a good companion to other old time radio shows that are historically-oriented such as Cavalcade of America You Are There and The American Trail Information for this description came from John Dunnings Tune In Yesterday The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio NOTE Updated Release! 22-Dec-2019 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

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Crime Classics
Box 13

Drama

BOX 13 Adventure wanted -- will go anywhere do anything -- Box 13 The premise of the program was that Dan Holiday was an author who wrote mystery novels To get ideas for his novels he placed an advertisement in a newspaper saying Adventure wanted will go anywhere do anything Box 13 The ads always brought fun adventures of all kinds from racketeers victim to psychotic killer looking for fun Most of the episodes were based on Dan Holiday replying to a letter he received at Box 13 He would generally solve a mystery in the process and return to his office in time to enjoy a hearty laugh at the expense of Suzy his amusingly stupid secretary He would certainly not meet the strictest requirements for private eyes not licensed collected no fees from clients but the definition should stretch to sneak him in under the rope In total there were 52 episodes of this radio program created It was heard over the Mutual Broadcasting System as well as being syndicated The series was produced by Mayfair Productions Box 13 starring Alan Ladd as Dan Holiday Sylvia Picker played Suzy Dan Holidays secretary and Edmond MacDonald as Lt Kling Other stars in the series were Betty Lou Gerson Lurene Tuttle Alan Reed Luis Van Rooten John Beal and Frank Lovejoy Music was by Rudy Schrager and the writer was Russell Hughes AnnouncerDirector was Vern Carstensen The series was produced by Richard Sanville with Alan Ladd as co-producer NOTE Updated with Version 2 files 01-Jan-2020 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

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Box 13
Speed Gibson Of The International Secret Police

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Speed Gibson Of The International Secret Police
Speed Gibson Of The International Secret Police
Challenge of the Yukon

Drama

CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroits station WXYZ as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet and an example of a Northern genre story The series was first heard on February 3 1938 The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog Yukon King as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s Preston according to radio historian Jim Harmon first joined the Mounties to capture his fathers killer and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre Prestons staunchest ally who was arguably the true star of the show and indeed often did more work than he did was the brave Alaskan husky Yukon King Typical plots involved the pair helping injured trappers tracking down smugglers or saving cabin dwellers from wolverines Sgt Prestons faithful steed was Rex used primarily in the summer months but generally Yukon King and his dog team were the key mode of transportation as signalled by Prestons cry of On King! On you huskies! There is some confusion regarding Kings actual breed The producers seemed to use malamute and husky interchangeably At least once Preston answered malamute to the question from another character In the early radio shows the cry of On you huskies! would alternate with On you malamutes from show to show Von Rezniceks Donna Diana Overture was the pulsing theme music and the episodes ended with the official pronouncement Well King this case is closed Following the success of The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet George W Trendle the station owner asked for a similar adventure show but with a dog as the hero According to WXYZ staffer Dick Osgood in his history of the station Trendle insisted that it not be a dog like Lassie because this must be an action story It had to be a working dog Writer Tom Dougall who had been influenced by the poems of Robert W Service naturally chose a Husky The dog was originally called Mogo but after criticism by Trendle Dougall re-christened the canine King Dougall likewise created Sgt Preston and the French-Canadian guide Fran Striker who wrote for The Lone Ranger also contributed scripts However Trendles criticism of Dougall may have had another reason behind it Shortly before the two Trendle series aired The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon popular author Zane Grey had a book in circulation Lone Star Ranger about a Texas Ranger like The Lone Ranger and a comic book series in circulation King of the Royal Mounted about the adventures of Sgt King a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman like Sgt Preston It could be that Trendle borrowed both ideas from Greys work and wanted to retain the name King as a tribute to Grey who died after a long illness one year following the first airing of Challenge of the Yukon Challenge of the Yukon began as a 15-minute serial airing locally from 1938 until May 28 1947 Shortly thereafter the program acquired a sponsor Quaker Oats and the series in a half-hour format moved to the networks The program aired on ABC from June 12 1947 to December 30 1949 It was then heard on The Mutual Broadcasting System from January 2 1950 through the final broadcast on June 9 1955 The title changed from Challenge of the Yukon to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon in November 1951 and remained under that name through the end of the series and into television NOTE Updated with Version 4 files 10-Jan-2020 NOTE Updated Release! New Episodes and corrected sound variances 29-Dec-2011 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group See Notes Section below for more information on the OTRR

Challenge of the Yukon
Challenge of the Yukon
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