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Sunday 12/4
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Crime Club
Crime Club

"Murder Rents A Room" from 6/5/1947

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

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

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Night Beat
Night Beat

"Bill Perrin Amnesia Case" from 7/6/1951 / 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.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Chase
The Chase

"The Apprentice" from 7/24/1952 / 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.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

"Matter Of Evidence" from 1/20/1948 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Adventures of Harry Nile
Adventures of Harry Nile

"Knock On Wood" from 1/18/2009 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.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Crack-Up" from 2/26/1955 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.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Six Shooter
Six Shooter

"Quiet City" from 2/14/1954 The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Dimension X
Dimension X

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

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Night Beat
Night Beat

"Tong War" from 4/17/1950 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.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Murder at Midnight
Murder at Midnight

"Island Of The Dead" from 5/5/1947 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

11:30 pm – Sunday Midnight Suspense
Suspense

"My Dear Niece" from 1/24/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Monday 12/5
12:00 am – 12:30 am Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

Guest: Dorothy Lamour from 2/29/1944 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Jimmy Durante Show
Jimmy Durante Show

Guest: Dorothy Lamour from 4/7/1948 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

1:00 am – 1:30 am Philco Radio Time
Philco Radio Time

"Road To Hollywood" from 1/29/1947 Bing Crosby ended his decade-long run on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall in 1946, moving to ABC to star in the transcribed Philco Radio Time after NBC refused to let him pre-record his shows. The crooner was impressed with the editing techniques developed for programs like Command Performance by the engineers of the Armed Forces Radio Service and believed listeners would accept a more tightly edited program even if it was "canned." In 1948, Philco Radio Time made history as the first series recorded on Ampex tape recorders.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Baby Snooks
Baby Snooks

"Inventing Sugar" from 5/21/1942 ---- "Baby Buggy" from 7/2/1942 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 Brice’s death from a cerebral hemorrhage.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Crime Club
Crime Club

"Dead Man Control" from 3/20/1947

2:30 am – 3:00 am The Sealed Book
The Sealed Book

"Broadway Here I Come" from 6/17/1945 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

3:00 am – 3:30 am Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie

"Goodbye Willa" from 8/19/1956 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.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Have Gun, Will Travel
Have Gun, Will Travel

"Return Engagement" from 1/3/1960 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

4:00 am – 4:30 am Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Danger At Matecumbe" from 3/24/1950 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

4:30 am – 5:00 am The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

"Flames Of Wrath" from 8/19/1956 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Big Town
Big Town

"Lonely Heart" from 4/12/1949 Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was canceled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and later Walter Greaza) as Wilson and Fran Carlon as Lorelei. The revived Big Town aired from October 5, 1943 through June 25, 1952.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Blood Money" from 3/27/1954 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.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Molle Mystery Theatre
Molle Mystery Theatre

"Red Wine" from 3/8/1946 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.

6:30 am – 7:00 am Damon Runyon Theatre
Damon Runyon Theatre

"Blond Mink" from 4/24/1949 This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Inner Sanctum Mysteries

"Murder Comes To Life" from 1/10/1949 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.

7:30 am – 8:00 am The Hermit's Cave
The Hermit's Cave

"Spirits Of Vengeance" 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)

8:00 am – 9:00 am Dragnet
Dragnet

"The Big Love" from 7/5/1951 --- "The Big Tomato" from 1/25/1951 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

9:00 am – 9:30 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Dark Destiny" from 4/13/1947 The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

9:30 am – 10:00 am The Weird Circle
The Weird Circle

"The Lifted Veil" from 1/9/1944 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.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cyclone" from 3/14/1953 / 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.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy

"Gunhawk Convention" from 10/6/1951 - Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"Income Tax Problems" from 3/8/1950 / 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

"New Drug" from 11/14/1948 / 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.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

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

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Death At 50 Fathoms" from 4/18/1950 / The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
Bill Stern Sports Newsreel

Guest: Harry James from 9/12/1942 --- Guest: Lou Little from 11/1/1943 / The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel aired for nearly two decades: from December 5, 1937 through June 22, 1956. Stern began his career in vaudeville and worked for several years as assistant stage manager of New York’s famed Roxy Theater and Radio City Music Hall before moving into network broadcasting in 1934.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"Back To College With Jack Benny" from 11/29/1945 / 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm X Minus One
X Minus One

"Martian Death March" from 9/8/1955 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Dimension X
Dimension X

"Castaways" from 8/11/1950 / 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.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Charlie McCarthy Show
Charlie McCarthy Show

"Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck" from 9/21/1947 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town" was born. Following a three-month guest stint on Rudy Vallee’s show, Edgar Bergen was signed as headliner of The Chase and Sanborn Hour. The series premiered May 9, 1937 and ended the next three seasons as radio’s top-rated series.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Duffy's Tavern
Duffy's Tavern

"Grammar School Teacher" from 12/14/1951 / 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.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Patsy" from 10/30/1954 / 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.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Fatal Filet Matter" from 5/10/1959 / 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.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Great Gildersleeve
Great Gildersleeve

"Engagement" from 11/3/1948 / 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.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

"The Kitchen Sink" from 1/11/1953 / 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.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dunninger The Mentalist
Dunninger The Mentalist

"Guest: Dorothy Kilgallen" from 6/14/1944

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Behind The Mike
Behind The Mike

"Baby's Cries" from 9/29/1940 / "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

8:00 pm – 9:45 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Death Is The Judge" from 6/15/1947 --- "Zero Hour" from 6/22/1948 --- "Big Brain" from 3/14/1950 / The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

9:45 pm – 10:00 pm Strange Dr. Weird
Strange Dr. Weird

"Tiger Cat" from 1/2/1945 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveler," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Command Performance
Command Performance

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

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Your Hit Parade
Your Hit Parade

"With Frank Sinatra" from 3/20/1948 / This weekly survey of popular American music was a staple of Saturday nights from the 1930s into the late 1940s. The drama of a countdown to each week's number one song is still a widely used structure. For the first few years of the show, the top 15 songs were played in random order before the countdown structure took listeners by stormSlots were determined based on radio requests, sheet music sales, jukebox statistics and song requests at dance clubs (allegedly). Radio historians note 52 singers or musical groups and 19 different orchestra leaders throughout the show's two-decade run.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Life of Riley
Life of Riley

"Promotion Exam" from 12/8/1945 / 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.

11:30 pm – Monday Midnight Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Dick Haymes In For Dennis" from 4/30/1944 / 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 humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

Tuesday 12/6
12:00 am – 1:00 am Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos

"Benjamin D. Wilson" from 12/10 and 12/17/1941 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

1:00 am – 1:30 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Search For Michelle Marsh" from 9/25/1949 / 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.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Life With Luigi
Life With Luigi

"Papa's Coat Pocket" from 6/12/1949 / 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 the radio cast briefly did double duty in a short-lived 1952 television version.

2:00 am – 3:00 am Chase & Sanborn Hour
Chase & Sanborn Hour

"Edgar & Charlie Join" from 5/9/1937 / 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.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"The Green Lorelei" from 11/6/1960 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

3:30 am – 4:00 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"Eight To Twelve" from 2/24/1947 / 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."

4:00 am – 4:30 am Dimension X
Dimension X

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

4:30 am – 5:00 am Night Beat
Night Beat

"Tong War" from 4/17/1950 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.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Murder at Midnight
Murder at Midnight

"Island Of The Dead" from 5/5/1947 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"My Dear Niece" from 1/24/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Milton Berle Show
Milton Berle Show

"Salute To Relaxation" from 4/13/1948

6:30 am – 7:00 am Red Skelton Show
Red Skelton Show

"Public Speeches" from 10/31/1951 / The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Tap Day For Kitty" from 7/30/1955 / 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.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie

"Woman At Horse Creek" from 2/12/1956 / 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.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Confidential Matter" from 10/10/1956 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.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Crime Club
Crime Club

"Murder Rents A Room" from 6/5/1947

10:00 am – 10:30 am The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

"Matter Of Evidence" from 1/20/1948 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Adventures of Harry Nile
Adventures of Harry Nile

"Knock On Wood" from 1/18/2009 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.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Crack-Up" from 2/26/1955 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.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Six Shooter
Six Shooter

"Quiet City" from 2/14/1954 The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Night Beat
Night Beat

"Bill Perrin Amnesia Case" from 7/6/1951 / 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.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Chase
The Chase

"The Apprentice" from 7/24/1952 / 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.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lights Out!
Lights Out!

"Author & The Thing" from 9/28/43 --- "Neanderthal" from 11/3/1943 / 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.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Arch Oboler's Plays
Arch Oboler's Plays

"The Family Nagashi" from 9/27/1945 / 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.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Lights Out!
Lights Out!

"Oxychloride X" from 2/16/1943 / 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.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Kitty's Outlaw" from 2/12/1956 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy

"Kidnapper's Trail" from 5/5/51 / 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.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Carmen" from 5/31/1952 -- "Wrong Man" from 11/13/1954 / 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.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"Creeping Man" from 9/26/2010 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Pursuit
Pursuit

"Asiatic Killer" from 3/11/1952 Inspector Peter Black of Scotland Yard chased bad guys in this CBS detective drama from October of '49-May March '52. Black would be portrayed by Ted de Corsia, John Dehner, and Ben Wright in the show's lifetime.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

"Phil Is Drafted" from 1/2/1949 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.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks

"Cure That Habit, Inc" from 1/15/1950 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.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Columbia Workshop
Columbia Workshop

"Alice Through The Looking Glass" from 12/23/1937 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"The Death Parade" from 2/15/1951 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Strange Dr. Weird
Strange Dr. Weird

"Dark Wings Of Death" from 2/6/1945 This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveler," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"Death House Rescue" from 9/26/1937 --- "Horror In Wax" from 2/26/1939 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.

11:00 pm – Tuesday Midnight Suspense
Suspense

"Uncle Henry's Rosebush" from 6/29/1943 --- "Weekend Special Death" from 5/24/1954 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Wednesday 12/7
12:00 am – 1:00 am Dragnet
Dragnet

"The Big Love" from 7/5/1951 --- "The Big Tomato" from 1/25/1951 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

1:00 am – 1:30 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Dark Destiny" from 4/13/1947 The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

1:30 am – 2:00 am The Weird Circle
The Weird Circle

"The Lifted Veil" from 1/9/1944 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.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
Bill Stern Sports Newsreel

Guest: Harry James from 9/12/1942 --- Guest: Lou Little from 11/1/1943 / The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel aired for nearly two decades: from December 5, 1937 through June 22, 1956. Stern began his career in vaudeville and worked for several years as assistant stage manager of New York’s famed Roxy Theater and Radio City Music Hall before moving into network broadcasting in 1934.

2:30 am – 3:00 am Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"Back To College With Jack Benny" from 11/29/1945 / 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

3:00 am – 3:30 am X Minus One
X Minus One

"Martian Death March" from 9/8/1955 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Dimension X
Dimension X

"Castaways" from 8/11/1950 / 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.

4:00 am – 4:30 am Broadway is My Beat
Broadway is My Beat

"Pablo Molari Case" from 6/30/1951 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.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Dragnet
Dragnet

"Big Pipe" from 2/23/1954 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Evening Primrose" from 8/25/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Police Headquarters
Police Headquarters

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

6:00 am – 7:00 am Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"Air Force" from 7/21/1943 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade of America

"Walk In The Sun "from 8/7/1944 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Clips from Pearl Harbor attack on 12/7/1941

8:00 am – 9:00 am Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"War Against Mrs. Hadley" from 12/7/1942 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

9:00 am – 9:30 am Screen Guild Theatre
Screen Guild Theatre

"Between Americans" from 12/7/1941 / 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.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Clips from Pearl Harbor attack from 12/7/1941

10:00 am – 10:30 am Words At War
Words At War

"Love At First Flight" from 8/14/1943

10:30 am – 11:30 am Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"Wake Island" from 10/26/1942 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Clips from Pearl Harbor attack from 12/7/1941

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

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

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Death At 50 Fathoms" from 4/18/1950 / The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm We Hold These Truths
We Hold These Truths

An hour-long radio program written by Norman Corwin, We Hold These Truths aired on the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Bill of Rights, a week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 12/15/1941.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm March Of Time
March Of Time

"First Week Of War" from 12/11/1941

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Interview with Norman Corwin and news clips from 12/7/1941

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"Air Force" from 7/21/1943 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade of America

"Walk In The Sun "from 8/7/1944 / The Cavalcade of America was a historical dramatic anthology and aired from 1935 to 1953. Patriotic in nature, this series was created in part to improve the name of sponsor DuPont Chemical, which received backlash for profiting enormously from War World I. The show's themes were never voilent, but rather idealistic. Stories included the voyage of the Mayflower, the first telegraph, and Eli Whitney's cotton gin.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Clips from Pearl Harbor attack on 12/7/1941

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"War Against Mrs. Hadley" from 12/7/1942 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Screen Guild Theatre
Screen Guild Theatre

"Between Americans" from 12/7/1941 / 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.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Clips from Pearl Harbor attack from 12/7/1941

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Words At War
Words At War

"Love At First Flight" from 8/14/1943

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"Wake Island" from 10/26/1942 / The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Clips from Pearl Harbor attack from 12/7/1941

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm We Hold These Truths
We Hold These Truths

An hour-long radio program written by Norman Corwin, We Hold These Truths aired on the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Bill of Rights, a week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 12/15/1941.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm March Of Time
March Of Time

"First Week Of War" from 12/11/1941

11:30 pm – Wednesday Midnight Radio Classics Newsreels
Radio Classics Newsreels

Interview with Norman Corwin and news clips from 12/7/1941

Thursday 12/8
12:00 am – 12:30 am Milton Berle Show
Milton Berle Show

"Salute To Relaxation" from 4/13/1948

12:30 am – 1:00 am Red Skelton Show
Red Skelton Show

"Public Speeches" from 10/31/1951 / The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

1:00 am – 1:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Tap Day For Kitty" from 7/30/1955 / 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.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie

"Woman At Horse Creek" from 2/12/1956 / 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.

2:00 am – 3:00 am Lights Out!
Lights Out!

"Author & The Thing" from 9/28/43 --- "Neanderthal" from 11/3/1943 / 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.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Arch Oboler's Plays
Arch Oboler's Plays

"The Family Nagashi" from 9/27/1945 / 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.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Lights Out!
Lights Out!

"Oxychloride X" from 2/16/1943 / 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.

4:00 am – 4:30 am Great Gildersleeve
Great Gildersleeve

"Engagement" from 11/3/1948 / 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.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

"The Kitchen Sink" from 1/11/1953 / 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.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Dunninger The Mentalist
Dunninger The Mentalist

"Guest: Dorothy Kilgallen" from 6/14/1944

5:30 am – 6:00 am Behind The Mike
Behind The Mike

"Baby's Cries" from 9/29/1940 / "Radio's own show" first ran in 1931 as a 15-minute show, then revamped in 1940 as a half-hour program, hosted by Graham McNamee. Episodes could feature interviews with inventors, producers, show runners and actors, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of how radio shows get made.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Charlie McCarthy Show
Charlie McCarthy Show

"Guests: Walt Disney & Donald Duck" from 9/21/1947 / Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen developed his Charlie McCarthy character in high school. Bergen performed with the newsboy dummy while attending Northwestern University and eventually left college to tour vaudeville. With the decline of vaudeville during the Great Depression, Bergen moved into night spots like New York’s trendy Rainbow Room but feared his friend wouldn’t be appreciated by high society. So he gave Charlie a monocle and top hat and a "man about town" was born. Following a three-month guest stint on Rudy Vallee’s show, Edgar Bergen was signed as headliner of The Chase and Sanborn Hour. The series premiered May 9, 1937 and ended the next three seasons as radio’s top-rated series.

6:30 am – 7:00 am Duffy's Tavern
Duffy's Tavern

"Grammar School Teacher" from 12/14/1951 / 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.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Patsy" from 10/30/1954 / 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.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Fatal Filet Matter" from 5/10/1959 / 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.

8:00 am – 8:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Kitty's Outlaw" from 2/12/1956 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

8:30 am – 9:00 am Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy

"Kidnapper's Trail" from 5/5/51 / 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.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Carmen" from 5/31/1952 -- "Wrong Man" from 11/13/1954 / 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.

10:00 am – 11:00 am Chase & Sanborn Hour
Chase & Sanborn Hour

"Edgar & Charlie Join" from 5/9/1937 / 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.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"The Green Lorelei" from 11/6/1960 / Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Eight To Twelve" from 2/24/1947 / 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."

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Night Beat
Night Beat

"Bill Perrin Amnesia Case" from 7/6/1951 / 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.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Chase
The Chase

"The Apprentice" from 7/24/1952 / 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.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos

"Benjamin D. Wilson" from 12/10 and 12/17/1941 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Search For Michelle Marsh" from 9/25/1949 / 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.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Life With Luigi
Life With Luigi

"Papa's Coat Pocket" from 6/12/1949 / 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 the radio cast briefly did double duty in a short-lived 1952 television version.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Dimension X
Dimension X

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

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Night Beat
Night Beat

"Tong War" from 4/17/1950 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.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Murder at Midnight
Murder at Midnight

"Island Of The Dead" from 5/5/1947 This transcribed mystery-horror series was syndicated from WJZ in New York and aired from 1946-1947. The creepy voice in the opening piece was provided by Raymond Morgan, a New York minister who gave up his ministry to act on the radio. Other actors included Mercedes McCambridge, Berry Kroeger, and Elspeth Eric.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"My Dear Niece" from 1/24/1946 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Command Performance
Command Performance

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

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Your Hit Parade
Your Hit Parade

"With Frank Sinatra" from 3/20/1948 / This weekly survey of popular American music was a staple of Saturday nights from the 1930s into the late 1940s. The drama of a countdown to each week's number one song is still a widely used structure. For the first few years of the show, the top 15 songs were played in random order before the countdown structure took listeners by stormSlots were determined based on radio requests, sheet music sales, jukebox statistics and song requests at dance clubs (allegedly). Radio historians note 52 singers or musical groups and 19 different orchestra leaders throughout the show's two-decade run.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Life of Riley
Life of Riley

"Promotion Exam" from 12/8/1945 / 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.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Dick Haymes In For Dennis" from 4/30/1944 / 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 humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Arch Oboler's Plays
Arch Oboler's Plays

"Johnny Got His Gun" from 3/9/1940 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.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Windfall" from 5/5/1947 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."

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"General Died At Dawn" from 4/16/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm The Unexpected
The Unexpected

"Eavesdropper" from 6/20/1948 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.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cyclone" from 3/14/1953 / 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.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy

"Gunhawk Convention" from 10/6/1951 - Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"Income Tax Problems" from 3/8/1950 / 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

11:30 pm – Thursday Midnight Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

"New Drug" from 11/14/1948 / 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.

Friday 12/9
12:00 am – 12:30 am Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"Creeping Man" from 9/26/2010 Jim French wrote this modern adaptation of mystery's most famous detective as part of the Imagination Theatre productions. These plays were produced and aired in the '00s. John Patrick Lowrie plays Holmes and Lawrence Albert portrays Watson.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Pursuit
Pursuit

"Asiatic Killer" from 3/11/1952 Inspector Peter Black of Scotland Yard chased bad guys in this CBS detective drama from October of '49-May March '52. Black would be portrayed by Ted de Corsia, John Dehner, and Ben Wright in the show's lifetime.

1:00 am – 1:30 am Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

"Phil Is Drafted" from 1/2/1949 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.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks

"Cure That Habit, Inc" from 1/15/1950 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.

2:00 am – 3:00 am The Shadow
The Shadow

"Death House Rescue" from 9/26/1937 --- "Horror In Wax" from 2/26/1939 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.

3:00 am – 4:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Uncle Henry's Rosebush" from 6/29/1943 --- "Weekend Special Death" from 5/24/1954 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

4:00 am – 4:30 am The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

"Matter Of Evidence" from 1/20/1948 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Adventures of Harry Nile
Adventures of Harry Nile

"Knock On Wood" from 1/18/2009 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.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Crack-Up" from 2/26/1955 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.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Six Shooter
Six Shooter

"Quiet City" from 2/14/1954 The Six Shooter aired started movie star James Stewart rode the radio range from September 20, 1953 through June 24, 1954 as Britt Ponset, "the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends."

6:00 am – 7:00 am Columbia Workshop
Columbia Workshop

"Alice Through The Looking Glass" from 12/23/1937 Also known as the CBS Radio Workshop, this was an experimental anthology series that pushed the envelope of defining art with its creative use of sound. It featured many New York actors and scripts by some of the country's best writers. It aired in various forms on CBS from 1936 - 1957

7:00 am – 7:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"The Death Parade" from 2/15/1951 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Strange Dr. Weird
Strange Dr. Weird

"Dark Wings Of Death" from 2/6/1945 This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveler," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

8:00 am – 9:45 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Death Is The Judge" from 6/15/1947 --- "Zero Hour" from 6/22/1948 --- "Big Brain" from 3/14/1950 / The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

9:45 am – 10:00 am Strange Dr. Weird
Strange Dr. Weird

"Tiger Cat" from 1/2/1945 / This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveler," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Crime Club
Crime Club

"Dead Man Control" from 3/20/1947

10:30 am – 11:00 am The Sealed Book
The Sealed Book

"Broadway Here I Come" from 6/17/1945 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

11:00 am – 11:30 am Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie

"Goodbye Willa" from 8/19/1956 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.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Have Gun, Will Travel
Have Gun, Will Travel

"Return Engagement" from 1/3/1960 Have Gun, Will Travel debuted on television on September 14, 1957 and moved to radio November 23, 1958. The program was an oddity, a western that began on television and moved to radio, featuring an ethical anti-hero whose mysterious origins were left untold until the fifth and final TV season.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

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

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Death At 50 Fathoms" from 4/18/1950 / The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Molle Mystery Theatre
Molle Mystery Theatre

"Red Wine" from 3/8/1946 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.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Damon Runyon Theatre
Damon Runyon Theatre

"Blond Mink" from 4/24/1949 This anthology series dramatized the stories of fiction author Damon Runyon and aired in various forms from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s. John Brown starred as "Broadway," a fluent "Brooklynese" speaker who spun tales of old Manhattan.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Inner Sanctum Mysteries

"Murder Comes To Life" from 1/10/1949 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.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Hermit's Cave
The Hermit's Cave

"Spirits Of Vengeance" 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)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Academy Award Theatre
Academy Award Theatre

"Prisoner Of Zenda" from 7/17/1946 Academy Award Theater was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Deep Into Darkness" from 7/22/1948 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

Guest: Douglas Fairbanks Jr from 1/28/1951 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Fred Allen Show
Fred Allen Show

Guest: Rise' Stevens from 12/20/1942 John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humor to radio. Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

"The Big Love" from 7/5/1951 --- "The Big Tomato" from 1/25/1951 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Dark Destiny" from 4/13/1947 The Mysterious Traveler 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 Traveler rode the Mutual rails from December 5, 1943 through September 23, 1952.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Weird Circle
The Weird Circle

"The Lifted Veil" from 1/9/1944 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.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Confidential Matter" from 10/10/1956 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.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Crime Club
Crime Club

"Murder Rents A Room" from 6/5/1947

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Academy Award Theatre
Academy Award Theatre

"Guest In The House" from 9/25/1946 Academy Award Theater was a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. While the show was a success with critics and audiences alike, it went off the air after only nine months and 39 episodes.

10:30 pm – 11:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Community Property" from 4/10/1947 -- "The Butcher's Wife" from 2/9/1950 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

11:30 pm – Friday Midnight Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Director's Playhouse

"Champion" from 3/17/1950 The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the screen directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

Saturday 12/10
12:00 am – 12:30 am Arch Oboler's Plays
Arch Oboler's Plays

"Johnny Got His Gun" from 3/9/1940 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.

12:30 am – 1:00 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"Windfall" from 5/5/1947 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."

1:00 am – 1:30 am Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"General Died At Dawn" from 4/16/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

1:30 am – 2:00 am The Unexpected
The Unexpected

"Eavesdropper" from 6/20/1948 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.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Kitty's Outlaw" from 2/12/1956 / Radio’s greatest adult western told the story of Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal, "the first man they look for and the last they want to meet." Gunsmoke grew out of a request from CBS founder William Paley for a "Philip Marlowe in the Old West," and featured grimly realistic stories set in the vicinity of Dodge City, the "Gommorrah of the West," with William Conrad as Dillon.

2:30 am – 3:00 am Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy

"Kidnapper's Trail" from 5/5/51 / 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.

3:00 am – 4:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Carmen" from 5/31/1952 -- "Wrong Man" from 11/13/1954 / 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.

4:00 am – 5:00 am Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos

"Benjamin D. Wilson" from 12/10 and 12/17/1941 / This historical drama told tales of early Southern California in "the days of the dons". Stories were based on records from Title Insurance, the show's sponsor. History was made as land changed hands and purposes, causing listeners to think twice about the stories behind their own West Coast land the in mid-1940s.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Search For Michelle Marsh" from 9/25/1949 / 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.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Life With Luigi
Life With Luigi

"Papa's Coat Pocket" from 6/12/1949 / 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 the radio cast briefly did double duty in a short-lived 1952 television version.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Danger At Matecumbe" from 3/24/1950 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

6:30 am – 7:00 am The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

"Flames Of Wrath" from 8/19/1956 The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Big Town
Big Town

"Lonely Heart" from 4/12/1949 Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals. Big Town at its peak was radio’s highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in ratings. The series was canceled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and later Walter Greaza) as Wilson and Fran Carlon as Lorelei. The revived Big Town aired from October 5, 1943 through June 25, 1952.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Blood Money" from 3/27/1954 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.

8:00 am – 9:00 am When Radio Was
When Radio Was

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

9:00 am – 9:30 am Night Beat
Night Beat

"Bill Perrin Amnesia Case" from 7/6/1951 / 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.

9:30 am – 10:00 am The Chase
The Chase

"The Apprentice" from 7/24/1952 / 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.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Milton Berle Show
Milton Berle Show

"Salute To Relaxation" from 4/13/1948

10:30 am – 11:00 am Red Skelton Show
Red Skelton Show

"Public Speeches" from 10/31/1951 / The Red Skelton Show came to NBC on October 7, 1941 after years as a mainstay on Cincinnati's powerhouse station WLW. Red scored with radio audiences as Junior, "the mean widdle kid," a character he originated in vaudeville. Some of his other memorable characters included Deadeye, J. Newton Numbskull, Willie Lump-Lump, Bolivar Shagnasty and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Tap Day For Kitty" from 7/30/1955 / 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.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie

"Woman At Horse Creek" from 2/12/1956 / 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.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Bold Venture
Bold Venture

"Revenge Is Sweet" from 3/10/1952 The Hollywood husband-and-wife team of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall set sail for adventure in the syndicated series Bold Venture from 1951-1952. Bogie portrayed Slate Shannon, owner of a run-down Havana hotel, with Bacall as his "ward" Sailor Duval, a stubborn and flirtatious young woman whose late father had "willed" her to Slate for her "protection." Together, the duo found "adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean" aboard Shannon’s boat The Bold Venture.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Mystery Is My Hobby
Mystery Is My Hobby

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Adventures of Frank Race
Adventures of Frank Race

"The Runway Queen" from 11/21/1949 Frank Race is an attorney whose life is filled with intrigue following the war. The adventure series aired from 1949 to 1950. Starring Tom Collins and then Paul Dobov.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

"The Big Late Script" from 7/26/1951 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cyclone" from 3/14/1953 / 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.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy

"Gunhawk Convention" from 10/6/1951 - Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"Income Tax Problems" from 3/8/1950 / 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show

"New Drug" from 11/14/1948 / 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.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

Guest: Dorothy Lamour from 2/29/1944 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Jimmy Durante Show
Jimmy Durante Show

Guest: Dorothy Lamour from 4/7/1948 Radio Classics invites you to experience the audio magic of legendary old time radio. RadioClassics features the best dramas, mysteries, comedies, and variety programs from the Golden Age of Radio.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Philco Radio Time
Philco Radio Time

"Road To Hollywood" from 1/29/1947 Bing Crosby ended his decade-long run on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall in 1946, moving to ABC to star in the transcribed Philco Radio Time after NBC refused to let him pre-record his shows. The crooner was impressed with the editing techniques developed for programs like Command Performance by the engineers of the Armed Forces Radio Service and believed listeners would accept a more tightly edited program even if it was "canned." In 1948, Philco Radio Time made history as the first series recorded on Ampex tape recorders.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Baby Snooks
Baby Snooks

"Inventing Sugar" from 5/21/1942 ---- "Baby Buggy" from 7/2/1942 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 Brice’s death from a cerebral hemorrhage.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
Bill Stern Sports Newsreel

Guest: Harry James from 9/12/1942 --- Guest: Lou Little from 11/1/1943 / The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel aired for nearly two decades: from December 5, 1937 through June 22, 1956. Stern began his career in vaudeville and worked for several years as assistant stage manager of New York’s famed Roxy Theater and Radio City Music Hall before moving into network broadcasting in 1934.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"Back To College With Jack Benny" from 11/29/1945 / 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 friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm X Minus One
X Minus One

"Martian Death March" from 9/8/1955 / X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Dimension X
Dimension X

"Castaways" from 8/11/1950 / 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.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Broadway is My Beat
Broadway is My Beat

"Pablo Molari Case" from 6/30/1951 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.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

"Big Pipe" from 2/23/1954 Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent... One of the most popular police dramas in the history of broadcasting, Dragnet aired on NBC Radio from June 10, 1949 through February 7, 1957 and on television from 1952-59 and 1967-72. Dragnet introduced a new era of documentary-style realism.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Evening Primrose" from 8/25/1949 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Police Headquarters
Police Headquarters

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

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Lights Out!
Lights Out!

"Author & The Thing" from 9/28/43 --- "Neanderthal" from 11/3/1943 / 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.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Arch Oboler's Plays
Arch Oboler's Plays

"The Family Nagashi" from 9/27/1945 / 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.

11:30 pm – Saturday Midnight Lights Out!
Lights Out!

"Oxychloride X" from 2/16/1943 / 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.



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