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Saturday 3/25
1:30 am – 2:00 am Fibber McGee & Molly
Fibber McGee & Molly

"McGee, The Magician" from 6/12/1945 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Casey, Crime Photographer
Casey, Crime Photographer

"Action Photograph" from 1/20/1949 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

2:30 am – 3:00 am Gangbusters
Gangbusters

"Case of Nicky Small" from 8/16/1952 Gangbusters first came to radio under the title G-Men beginning July 20, 1935. The long-running series was created by Philip H. Lord and produced "in cooperation with police and federal law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. Gangbusters was one of radio's longest-running dramatic series, running from January 15, 1936 through November 27, 1957, and its classic opening gave rise to the expression "coming on like gangbusters."

3:00 am – 3:30 am Fibber McGee & Molly
Fibber McGee & Molly

"Fibber The Sculptor" from 10/30/1945 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"Fighting Inflation" from 5/22/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

4:00 am – 4:30 am The Chase
The Chase

"Harry Troll's Diamond" from 5/4/1952 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.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Molle Mystery Theatre
Molle Mystery Theatre

"Murder In The City Hall" from 4/5/1946 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.

5:00 am – 5:30 am The Chase
The Chase

"Easy Riches, Sudden Death" from 6/1/1952 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.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Strange Dr. Weird
Strange Dr. Weird

"Death In The Everglades" from 12/5/1944 This supernatural fantasy series aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944-1945. The 15-minute show can be considered a lite version of "Mysterious Traveler," as it also starred Maurice Tarplin and shared a writer.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Quiet, Please
Quiet, Please

"Tap The Heat, Bogdan" from 2/6/1949 Quiet Please was one of radio’s most imaginative series, created and written by Wyllis Cooper, the talented writer/director who created radio’s legendary Lights Out in 1934 and scripted the 1939 horror film The Son of Frankenstein. Ernest Chappell starred in the series, narrating the stories in a quiet, underplayed conversational tone. Quiet Please aired over the Mutual airwaves from June 8, 1947 through September 13, 1948 and over ABC from September 19, 1948 through June 25, 1949.

6:30 am – 7:00 am CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

"Ballad Of The Iron Horse" from 3/3/1957 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

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

"At The Post" from 3/27/1957 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Judgment Day At Crippled Deer" from 6/24/1954 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

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 Crime Classics
Crime Classics

"Seven Layered Arsenic Case" from 10/14/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Candy Matson
Candy Matson

"Devil In The Deep Freeze" from 10/10/49 Candy Matson was a hard-as-nails private eye played by Natalie Masters. The show, set in San Francisco, was on the air from 1941 to 1942.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Burns & Allen Show
Burns & Allen Show

"French Singer (with Jean Sablon)" from 11/27/1947 George and Gracie first performed on air over the BBC while touring England after an NBC executive rejected their act insisting that "Gracie’s voice is unfit for radio." Burns and Allen won a regular spot on The Robert Burns Panatella Program February 22, 1932 and moved into the top spot when Guy Lombardo left the series. The Burns and Allen Show aired through May 17, 1950 on radio and for another decade on television. Jack Benny and George Burns were best friends in real life and often were guests on each other’s programs.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Duffy's Tavern
Duffy's Tavern

"Guest: Jean Sablon" from 12/3/1947 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.

11:00 am – 11:30 am The Shadow
The Shadow

"Murders On The Main Stem" from 12/15/1946 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Boston Blackie
Boston Blackie

"Joe Gates Murdered" from 5/4/1949 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy

'Murder On The Trail" from 2/12/1950 --- "Killers At Sandy Gulch" from 4/9/1950 Hopalong Cassidy's millions of fans got a New Year's Day present in 1950 when William Boyd brought the famous Bar-20 Ranch onto the Mutual radio range. In 1950, Clarence Mulford's classic cowboy was heard on 152 radio stations, seen on 63 television outlets and appeared as a comic strip in 155 newspapers.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Body Wouldn't Stay In The Bay" from 1/8/1946 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."

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Molle Mystery Theatre
Molle Mystery Theatre

'Beautiful Silence" from 2/15/1946 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.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Arch Oboler's Plays
Arch Oboler's Plays

"Ugliest Man In The World" from 3/25/1939 "Strange Morning" from 4/5/1945 "Holiday 194X" from 5/10/1945 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 The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door

"House For Sale" from 2/10/1958 This serialized comedy-drama aired first in the mid 1930s and was later revived in 1957 with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce playing their characters from Ethel & Albert. Peg Lynch wrote every episode of this 15-minute CBS series from 1957-1960.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Drive-In" from 1/11/1945 --- "A Week Ago Wednesday" from 11/29/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"The Marriage Certificate" from 5/4/1951 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.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

"Lady Waverly's Imitation Pearls" from 4/4/1948 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ozzie & Harriet
Ozzie & Harriet

"Bing Crosby's Son" from 12/5/1948 "Dinner Invitation" from 2/20/1949 Bandleader Ozzie Nelson and his vocalist wife, Harriet Hilliard, debuted in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet on October 8, 1944. The show featured the home life of "America's favorite young couple" and their sons, David and Ricky. Initially, David and Ricky were portrayed by two actors, but in March 1949, the kids persuaded their Dad to allow them to appear in the radio series and later on television.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Too Little To Live On" from 12/26/1947 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 pm – 8:00 pm Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Wild Crop" from 11/18/1951 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

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

"Matter of Reasonable Doubt" from 5/28/1956 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 Let George Do It
Let George Do It

"Eleven O'Clock" from 7/17/1950 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Victory Theatre
The Victory Theatre

"The Philadelphia Story" from 7/20/1942

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Tarzan
Tarzan

"Black Ivory" from 1/1/1951 From the heart of the jungle comes a savage cry of victory. This is Tarzan, Lord of the jungle! From Africa... land of enchantment, mystery and violence comes one of the most colorful figures of all time. Transcribed from the immortal pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs and starring Lamont Johnson as "the son of the jungle".

11:30 pm – Saturday Midnight Suspense
Suspense

"Man Trap" from 11/26/1961 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

Sunday 3/26
12:00 am – 12:30 am Mercury Theatre On The Air
Mercury Theatre On The Air

"The Hitchhiker" from 6/21/1946 Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

12:30 am – 2:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Dark Journey" from 4/25/1946 --- "Sorry, Wrong Number" from 2/24/1944 --- "Night Man" from 7/26/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Boston Blackie
Boston Blackie

"Missing Millicent Bromley" from 4/22/1947 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

2:30 am – 3:00 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"The Good Die Young" from 2/27/1944 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.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Play For Keeps" from 9/2/1950 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

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

"The Ski Master" from 3/23/1952 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 – 5:30 am Academy Award Theatre
Academy Award Theatre

"If I Were King" from 5/11/1946 --- "Suspicion" from 10/30/1946 --- "Lost Angel" from 12/18/1946 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.

5:30 am – 6:00 am X Minus One
X Minus One

"The Haunted Corpse" from 7/25/1957 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

6:00 am – 7:30 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"South Sea Adventure" from 11/5/1949 --- "Bodyguard To Anne Connelly" from 12/3/1949 --- "Haiti Adventure Matter" from 12/17/1949 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.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Stan Freberg Show
Stan Freberg Show

"Bang Gunley Skit"

8:00 am – 8:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"Long Night" from 11/18/1956 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.

8:30 am – 9:30 am Night Beat
Night Beat

"Fear" from 5/25/1951 --- "Byline For Frank" from 6/29/1951 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 Blackstone, Magic Detective
Blackstone, Magic Detective

"Message From Nowhere" from 2/27/1949 This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

10:00 am – 10:30 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"Fatal Error" from 5/7/1950 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."

10:30 am – 11:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Wreck Of The Old '97" from 3/17/1952 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.

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

"Jessica, You're Draggin' Your Net" from 12/11/1953 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.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks

"Dress Code Protest" from 4/2/1949 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The Falcon
The Falcon

"Case Of The Rich Racketeer" from 11/5/1950 --- "Case Of The Curious Cop" from 5/20/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Rogue's Gallery
Rogue's Gallery

"Little Old Lady" from 11/29/1945 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original Boston Blackie.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"Touch Of Death" from 5/19/1946 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

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

"Mirage" from 9/21/1942 --- "Spider" from 5/18/1943 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 Crime Classics
Crime Classics

"John & Judith, Their Crime..." from 12/16/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Monkey See Murder" from 1/7/1945 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Bickersons
The Bickersons

"Amo's Deep Sea Treasure" from 9/22/1946

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Baby Snooks
Baby Snooks

"Report Card Blues" from 5/1/1951 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.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Jack Heading To Texas Benefit" from 12/11/49 --- "Foggy Night In London (Dinah Shore)" from 11/19/1950 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

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 Dimension X
Dimension X

"Knock" from 5/6/1950 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.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Pearls Are A Nuisance" from 4/19/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Studio One
Studio One

"Return Of The Native" from 6/15/1948

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Mutual Radio Theatre
Mutual Radio Theatre

"The Lover Of Silence" from 4/18/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theater in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Adventures of Harry Nile
Adventures of Harry Nile

"Weekend In Heaven" from 1/30/2011 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.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

"Persecuted Millionaire" from 2/10/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

11:00 pm – Sunday Midnight Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cavalcade" from 1/31/1953 --- "Cara" from 5/1/1954 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.

Monday 3/27
12:00 am – 12:30 am Crime Club
Crime Club

"Epitaph For Lydia" from 5/1/1947

12:30 am – 1:00 am Adventures Of The Thin Man
Adventures Of The Thin Man

"Suspicious Hangover" from 10/6/1944 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 Fibber McGee & Molly
Fibber McGee & Molly

"Homemade Ice Cream" from 2/8/1944 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Alan Young Show
Alan Young Show

"Eloping" from 2/6/1945 This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Play - Murder In The Library" from 5/15/1938 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

2:30 am – 3:00 am Red Skelton Show
Red Skelton Show

"Income Taxes" from 3/16/1948 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.

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

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

3:30 am – 4:00 am Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Clear For Action" from 6/14/1953 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

4:00 am – 4:30 am CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

"The Enormous Radio" from 5/11/1956 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Molle Mystery Theatre
Molle Mystery Theatre

"Solo Performance" from 5/21/1948 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.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Kraft Music Hall
Kraft Music Hall

Guest: Lucille Ball from 1/22/1948 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Judy Canova Show
Judy Canova Show

"Building Dream House" from 3/7/1944 Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Adventures of Frank Race
Adventures of Frank Race

"Embittered Secretary" from 8/7/1949 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.

6:30 am – 7:00 am Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Open Range" from 8/26/1950 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Adventures of Frank Race
Adventures of Frank Race

"The Lady In The Dark" from 11/28/1949 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.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Mr. & Mrs. North
Mr. & Mrs. North

"Masquerade" from 10/20/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

8:00 am – 8:30 am Columbia Workshop
Columbia Workshop

"Descent Of The Gods" from 8/3/1941 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

8:30 am – 9:00 am CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

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

9:00 am – 9:30 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"The Little Red Book" from 2/10/1952 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."

9:30 am – 10:00 am Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Secret of a Psychiatrist" from 8/1/1954 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"A Shroud For Sarah" from 10/25/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Casey, Crime Photographer
Casey, Crime Photographer

"The Piggy Bank Robbery" from 1/29/1948 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Fibber McGee & Molly
Fibber McGee & Molly

"Buys A New Suit & Steals A Hat" from 2/4/1941 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Great Gildersleeve
Great Gildersleeve

"Pushes Attendance At Jolly Boys Club" from 3/14/1951 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.

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 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Case of the Dictaphone Murder" from 6/4/1946 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

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

"Knives Of Death" from 3/31/1951 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 The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

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

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Jeff Regan, Investigator
Jeff Regan, Investigator

"Oil For Lamps Of Burbank" from 5/12/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Honest Harold
Honest Harold

"Mrs. O'Day's Warbleware Party" from 1/3/1951 AKA "The Harold Peary Show" -- Peary, best known for his role as Gildersleeve on the Fibber McGee & Molly Show (and later on The Great Gildserleeve), starred in this short-lived sitcom. After acting as Gildersleeve on NBC for more than 10 years, Peary switched to CBS for this series, which only ran for one season. However, during the show's run, then-governor Earl Warren awarded Peary for his 10,000th radio broadcast (Warren later became Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner

"Playing Checkers" from 2/18/1943 Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Wild Bill Hickok
Wild Bill Hickok

"Red Wagon Jinx" from 6/24/1951 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Round-Up" from 2/14/1953 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.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

"Death In The Dark" from 9/10/1946 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

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

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Mystery Is My Hobby
Mystery Is My Hobby

"Death Loses My Body" from 1/7/1948 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.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Weird Circle
The Weird Circle

"The Vendetta" from 9/12/1943 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.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Rocky Jordan
Rocky Jordan

"Strange Death Of Van Dorn" from 11/13/1949 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Let George Do It
Let George Do It

"Most Likely To Die" from 6/26/1950 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mr. & Mrs. North
Mr. & Mrs. North

"The Color Of Blood" from 1950s This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm My Favorite Husband
My Favorite Husband

"Young Matron's League Play" from 10/9/1948 "Quiz Show" from 10/23/1948 My Favorite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

"Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" from 12/14/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Adventures of The Saint
Adventures of The Saint

"Greed Causes Murder" from 10/29/1947 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Resolves To Be Friends With Fred" from 12/31/1944 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.

11:30 pm – Monday Midnight Life of Riley
Life of Riley

"Spring Fever" from 4/24/1948 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

Tuesday 3/28
12:00 am – 1:00 am Studio One
Studio One

"Wuthering Heights" from 9/30/1947

1:00 am – 2:00 am Mutual Radio Theatre
Mutual Radio Theatre

"Vicious Circle" from 5/7/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theater in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

2:00 am – 3:00 am X Minus One
X Minus One

"Soldier Boy" from 10/17/1956 "Venus Is A Man's World" from 2/6/1957 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Crime Club
Crime Club

"Coney Island Nocturne" from 7/10/1947

3:30 am – 4:00 am Dragnet
Dragnet

"Garbage Chute" from 12/15/1949 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.

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

"Weekend In Heaven" from 1/30/2011 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.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

"Persecuted Millionaire" from 2/10/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

5:00 am – 6:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cavalcade" from 1/31/1953 --- "Cara" from 5/1/1954 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 Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cherry Red" from 12/16/1956 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.

6:30 am – 7:00 am Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie

"The Coward" fro 3/25/1956 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.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy

"Rendezvous With Satan" from 5/29/1942 Dark Fantasy originated from the Oklahoma City studios of WKY and ran from November 14, 1941 through June 19, 1942. The final 25 episodes of the series were aired on a sustaining basis over the NBC network.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Mystery Is My Hobby
Mystery Is My Hobby

"Murder Bound" 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.

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Bickersons
The Bickersons

"Amo's Deep Sea Treasure" from 9/22/1946

8:30 am – 9:00 am Baby Snooks
Baby Snooks

"Report Card Blues" from 5/1/1951 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.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Jack Heading To Texas Benefit" from 12/11/49 --- "Foggy Night In London (Dinah Shore)" from 11/19/1950 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

10:00 am – 11:00 am Studio One
Studio One

"Return Of The Native" from 6/15/1948

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mutual Radio Theatre
Mutual Radio Theatre

"The Lover Of Silence" from 4/18/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theater in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

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 Dimension X
Dimension X

"Knock" from 5/6/1950 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.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Pearls Are A Nuisance" from 4/19/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Shady Lane Matter" from 7/9/1956 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"Road To Morocco" from 4/5/1943 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.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 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.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Plunder Of The Sun" from 11/8/1949 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.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Crime Classics
Crime Classics

"Shrapnelled Body Of Charles Drew" from 7/6/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Perry Mason
Perry Mason

"Show Business Or The Law" from 12/28/1953

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Fatal Error" from 5/7/1950 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."

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Wreck Of The Old '97" from 3/17/1952 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.

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

"Jessica, You're Draggin' Your Net" from 12/11/1953 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.

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

"Dress Code Protest" from 4/2/1949 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Mercury Theatre On The Air
Mercury Theatre On The Air

"The Hitchhiker" from 6/21/1946 Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Dark Journey" from 4/25/1946 --- "Sorry, Wrong Number" from 2/24/1944 --- "Night Man" from 7/26/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Long Night" from 11/18/1956 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.

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

"Fear" from 5/25/1951 --- "Byline For Frank" from 6/29/1951 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.

11:30 pm – Tuesday Midnight Blackstone, Magic Detective
Blackstone, Magic Detective

"Message From Nowhere" from 2/27/1949 This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

Wednesday 3/29
12:00 am – 12:30 am Columbia Workshop
Columbia Workshop

"Descent Of The Gods" from 8/3/1941 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

12:30 am – 1:00 am CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

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

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

"The Little Red Book" from 2/10/1952 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."

1:30 am – 2:00 am Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Secret of a Psychiatrist" from 8/1/1954 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

2:00 am – 2:30 am The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet

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

2:30 am – 3:00 am Jeff Regan, Investigator
Jeff Regan, Investigator

"Oil For Lamps Of Burbank" from 5/12/1950 This crime noir series featured Jack Webb as Jeff Regan, a private eye who always had a bone to pick with his boss. Frank Graham took over in the second and last season, as Webb moved on to star in and produce Dragnet.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Honest Harold
Honest Harold

"Mrs. O'Day's Warbleware Party" from 1/3/1951 AKA "The Harold Peary Show" -- Peary, best known for his role as Gildersleeve on the Fibber McGee & Molly Show (and later on The Great Gildserleeve), starred in this short-lived sitcom. After acting as Gildersleeve on NBC for more than 10 years, Peary switched to CBS for this series, which only ran for one season. However, during the show's run, then-governor Earl Warren awarded Peary for his 10,000th radio broadcast (Warren later became Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court)

3:30 am – 4:00 am Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner

"Playing Checkers" from 2/18/1943 Chester Lauck and Norris Goff were first heard as Lum and Abner on a radio fundraiser for flood victims. Improvising the spot, they went on the air as the "fellers from the hills" and won a regular spot on KTHS beginning April 26, 1931. Lum and Abner moved into an NBC summer berth July 27, 1931 and aired nationally from May 22, 1933 through May 7, 1954.

4:00 am – 5:00 am Lights Out!
Lights Out!

"Mirage" from 9/21/1942 --- "Spider" from 5/18/1943 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.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Crime Classics
Crime Classics

"John & Judith, Their Crime..." from 12/16/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Monkey See Murder" from 1/7/1945 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

6:00 am – 7:00 am The Falcon
The Falcon

"Case Of The Rich Racketeer" from 11/5/1950 --- "Case Of The Curious Cop" from 5/20/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Rogue's Gallery
Rogue's Gallery

"Little Old Lady" from 11/29/1945 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original Boston Blackie.

7:30 am – 8:00 am The Shadow
The Shadow

"Touch Of Death" from 5/19/1946 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.

8:00 am – 9:30 am Academy Award Theatre
Academy Award Theatre

"If I Were King" from 5/11/1946 --- "Suspicion" from 10/30/1946 --- "Lost Angel" from 12/18/1946 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.

9:30 am – 10:00 am X Minus One
X Minus One

"The Haunted Corpse" from 7/25/1957 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

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

"Epitaph For Lydia" from 5/1/1947

10:30 am – 11:00 am Adventures Of The Thin Man
Adventures Of The Thin Man

"Suspicious Hangover" from 10/6/1944 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.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Fibber McGee & Molly
Fibber McGee & Molly

"Homemade Ice Cream" from 2/8/1944 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Alan Young Show
Alan Young Show

"Eloping" from 2/6/1945 This sitcom aired from 1944-1949, first as a summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor's show. Then, after signing on as a regular on the Jimmy Durante show, young scored his own show with Tums as a sponsor. Today he is best known as TV's Wilbur Post, who talked with Mr. Ed the horse.

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 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Case of the Dictaphone Murder" from 6/4/1946 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

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

"Knives Of Death" from 3/31/1951 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 Mr. & Mrs. North
Mr. & Mrs. North

"The Color Of Blood" from 1950s This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm My Favorite Husband
My Favorite Husband

"Young Matron's League Play" from 10/9/1948 "Quiz Show" from 10/23/1948 My Favorite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Boston Blackie
Boston Blackie

"Missing Millicent Bromley" from 4/22/1947 Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle, a hard-drinking opium addict who served three prison terms. While in prison, Boyle began writing true-crime confession stories that were published in The American Magazine under the byline 6006, his convict number. Boyle's stories were collected in his 1919 book, Boston Blackie, and inspired a popular series of B-films, the radio series and a 1951 video version.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"The Good Die Young" from 2/27/1944 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.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Play For Keeps" from 9/2/1950 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"The Ski Master" from 3/23/1952 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."

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

"The Enormous Radio" from 5/11/1956 The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Molle Mystery Theatre
Molle Mystery Theatre

"Solo Performance" from 5/21/1948 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.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Kraft Music Hall
Kraft Music Hall

Guest: Lucille Ball from 1/22/1948 This musical variety show aired on NBC from June 26, 1933 through September 22, 1949 with singing stars such as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Judy Canova Show
Judy Canova Show

"Building Dream House" from 3/7/1944 Judy Canova's career began in a family vaudeville group alongside her sister and brother. After several years of popular guest apperances and guest hosting gigs in the '30s and '40s, Judy Canova's own radio show debuted in 1943. The show ran for twelve years— first on CBS and then on NBC. She played an exagerrated version of herself, a country bumpkin transplanted in Hollywood.

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

"Play - Murder In The Library" from 5/15/1938 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Red Skelton Show
Red Skelton Show

"Income Taxes" from 3/16/1948 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.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm X Minus One
X Minus One

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

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Clear For Action" from 6/14/1953 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Adventures of Frank Race
Adventures of Frank Race

"Embittered Secretary" from 8/7/1949 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.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Open Range" from 8/26/1950 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Adventures of Frank Race
Adventures of Frank Race

"The Lady In The Dark" from 11/28/1949 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.

11:30 pm – Wednesday Midnight Mr. & Mrs. North
Mr. & Mrs. North

"Masquerade" from 10/20/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

Thursday 3/30
12:00 am – 12:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cherry Red" from 12/16/1956 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.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie

"The Coward" fro 3/25/1956 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.

1:00 am – 1:30 am Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy

"Rendezvous With Satan" from 5/29/1942 Dark Fantasy originated from the Oklahoma City studios of WKY and ran from November 14, 1941 through June 19, 1942. The final 25 episodes of the series were aired on a sustaining basis over the NBC network.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Mystery Is My Hobby
Mystery Is My Hobby

"Murder Bound" 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.

2:00 am – 3:30 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Shady Lane Matter" from 7/9/1956 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar told the story of the freelance insurance investigator with the "action-packed expense account." Radio’s last great detective series, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar ended its run September 30, 1962 during the final week of network radio drama.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"Road To Morocco" from 4/5/1943 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.

4:00 am – 4:30 am Mystery Is My Hobby
Mystery Is My Hobby

"Death Loses My Body" from 1/7/1948 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.

4:30 am – 5:00 am The Weird Circle
The Weird Circle

"The Vendetta" from 9/12/1943 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.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Rocky Jordan
Rocky Jordan

"Strange Death Of Van Dorn" from 11/13/1949 Rocky Jordan operated a café in exotic Cairo, a city filled with danger and intrigue, and spent much of his time solving crimes. The detective show was based on an earlier program called A Man Named Jordan.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Let George Do It
Let George Do It

"Most Likely To Die" from 6/26/1950 Let George Do It stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine, a detective whose cases came from the newspaper.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Wild Bill Hickok
Wild Bill Hickok

"Red Wagon Jinx" from 6/24/1951 This children's western series aired on Mutual from May 1951 - February 1956. Guy Madison starred as Marshall Wild Bill Hickok with Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Each week, the pair encounters a gang of troublemakers along the trail and have it out in a battle of good guys Vs. bad guys.

6:30 am – 7:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Round-Up" from 2/14/1953 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.

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

"Death In The Dark" from 9/10/1946 The Green Hornet debuted in Detroit on January 31, 1936. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Suspense
Suspense

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

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"No Grave Can Hold Me" from 1/12/1947 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.

8:30 am – 9:00 am Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Plunder Of The Sun" from 11/8/1949 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.

9:00 am – 9:30 am Crime Classics
Crime Classics

"Shrapnelled Body Of Charles Drew" from 7/6/1953 Crime Classics featured "true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land from every time" culled from director Elliott Lewis' voluminous personal library of true crime cases. The CBS series ran from June 15, 1953 through June 30, 1954.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Perry Mason
Perry Mason

"Show Business Or The Law" from 12/28/1953

10:00 am – 11:00 am X Minus One
X Minus One

"Soldier Boy" from 10/17/1956 "Venus Is A Man's World" from 2/6/1957 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Crime Club
Crime Club

"Coney Island Nocturne" from 7/10/1947

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

"Garbage Chute" from 12/15/1949 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.

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 Dimension X
Dimension X

"Knock" from 5/6/1950 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.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Pearls Are A Nuisance" from 4/19/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Studio One
Studio One

"Wuthering Heights" from 9/30/1947

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mutual Radio Theatre
Mutual Radio Theatre

"Vicious Circle" from 5/7/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theater in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Adventures of Harry Nile
Adventures of Harry Nile

"Weekend In Heaven" from 1/30/2011 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.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

"Persecuted Millionaire" from 2/10/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Cavalcade" from 1/31/1953 --- "Cara" from 5/1/1954 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 Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

"Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" from 12/14/1947 Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began on coast-to-coast CBS radio in 1930. By the late 1930s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had moved to the Mutual Broadcasting Network and the series was forced to rely on invented new adventures, having run out of Doyle stories to adapt.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Adventures of The Saint
Adventures of The Saint

"Greed Causes Murder" from 10/29/1947 Leslie Charteris' famous character first came to radio on January 6, 1945 with Edgar Barrier heard as the debonair Simon Templar. The "Robin Hood of modern crime" returned to the airwaves on July 9, 1947 with Vincent Price in the title role in a short-lived CBS summer series. Price returned to the role in 1949 over Mutual and became radio's most remembered Simon Templar.

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

"Resolves To Be Friends With Fred" from 12/31/1944 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.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Life of Riley
Life of Riley

"Spring Fever" from 4/24/1948 The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series.

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"South Sea Adventure" from 11/5/1949 --- "Bodyguard To Anne Connelly" from 12/3/1949 --- "Haiti Adventure Matter" from 12/17/1949 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.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Stan Freberg Show
Stan Freberg Show

"Bang Gunley Skit"

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"A Shroud For Sarah" from 10/25/1945 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Casey, Crime Photographer
Casey, Crime Photographer

"The Piggy Bank Robbery" from 1/29/1948 Jack "Flashgun" Casey was first introduced in the March 1934 issue of Black Mask, the classic pulp fiction magazine. Created by pulp wordsmith George Harmon Coxe, Casey appeared in dozens of stories in Black Mask, which were later collected into six books. Flashgun Casey came to radio as a CBS sustaining series on July 7, 1943. The series was renamed Casey, Press Photographer in 1944 and became Casey, Crime Photographer on September 12, 1945.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Fibber McGee & Molly
Fibber McGee & Molly

"Buys A New Suit & Steals A Hat" from 2/4/1941 The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931. Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor.

11:30 pm – Thursday Midnight Great Gildersleeve
Great Gildersleeve

"Pushes Attendance At Jolly Boys Club" from 3/14/1951 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.

Friday 3/31
12:00 am – 12:30 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"Fatal Error" from 5/7/1950 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."

12:30 am – 1:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Wreck Of The Old '97" from 3/17/1952 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.

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

"Jessica, You're Draggin' Your Net" from 12/11/1953 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.

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

"Dress Code Protest" from 4/2/1949 Eve Arden portrays Miss Connie Brooks, an overworked and underpaid teacher of 10th grade English at Madison High School. Our Miss Brooks called her radio classroom to order beginning July 19, 1948. The final bell rang for Our Miss Brooks on July 7, 1957.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"Long Night" from 11/18/1956 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.

2:30 am – 3:30 am Night Beat
Night Beat

"Fear" from 5/25/1951 --- "Byline For Frank" from 6/29/1951 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.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Blackstone, Magic Detective
Blackstone, Magic Detective

"Message From Nowhere" from 2/27/1949 This magical mystery show aired from 1948-1949 on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ed Jerome starred as Harry Blackstone, a skilled magician who told his tales of adventure and escape in flashbacks. At the end of each episode, Blackstone would perform and describe a new magic trick for his kid listeners to practice at home. Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon also starred as Blackstone's friends John and Rhonda.

4:00 am – 5:00 am Studio One
Studio One

"Return Of The Native" from 6/15/1948

5:00 am – 6:00 am Mutual Radio Theatre
Mutual Radio Theatre

"The Lover Of Silence" from 4/18/1980 The Mutual Broadcasting System took over and renamed the Sears Radio Theater in December 1979. Hosts Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson and Leonard Nimoy shared duties by presenting productions with different themes each night of the week.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Mercury Theatre On The Air
Mercury Theatre On The Air

"The Hitchhiker" from 6/21/1946 Created by Orson Welles, this weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works. The series debuted on CBS on July 11, 1938. After the renown (and accidental panic) of "The War of the Worlds", which aired about 6 months after the series began, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponser and the show became the Campbell Playhouse.

6:30 am – 8:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Dark Journey" from 4/25/1946 --- "Sorry, Wrong Number" from 2/24/1944 --- "Night Man" from 7/26/1959 Suspense debuted on June 17, 1942 as a sustaining summer replacement, returned that fall and continued in the CBS lineup September 30, 1962. "Radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" is recognized as one of the finest dramatic series in the history of broadcasting.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Mr. & Mrs. North
Mr. & Mrs. North

"The Color Of Blood" from 1950s This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

9:00 am – 10:00 am My Favorite Husband
My Favorite Husband

"Young Matron's League Play" from 10/9/1948 "Quiz Show" from 10/23/1948 My Favorite Husband told the story of George and Liz Cooper, "two people who live together and like it." The radio series was based on Isabel Rorick's novel Mr. And Mrs. Cugat. The show's audition broadcast featured Lucille Ball and Lee Bowman as her husband.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Play - Murder In The Library" from 5/15/1938 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

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

"Income Taxes" from 3/16/1948 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 X Minus One
X Minus One

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

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Escape - Radio Classics
Escape - Radio Classics

"Clear For Action" from 6/14/1953 Radio's greatest series of high adventure debuted over the CBS network on July 7,1947. Escape's protagonists faced life-and-death situations each week, as the show careened from classic adventure to Western drama to science fiction. The program was broadcast as a sustainer (unsponsored) series during most of its seven-year run.

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 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Case of the Dictaphone Murder" from 6/4/1946 Nick Carter was the first great detective fiction series. The character of Nick Carter was created by dime novelist John Russell Coryell in his 1886 story, "The Old Detective's Pupil." Nick Carter, Master Detective debuted on April 11, 1943 and ended its long radio run on September 25, 1955.

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

"Knives Of Death" from 3/31/1951 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 Adventures of Frank Race
Adventures of Frank Race

"Embittered Secretary" from 8/7/1949 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.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Open Range" from 8/26/1950 Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast over NBC from July 8 1950 through September 14, 1952 and was later revived on television. Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Adventures of Frank Race
Adventures of Frank Race

"The Lady In The Dark" from 11/28/1949 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.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Mr. & Mrs. North
Mr. & Mrs. North

"Masquerade" from 10/20/1953 This mystery series aired on NBC and CBS from 1942 to 1954, originally starring Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. The title characters were a married couple of amateur detectives who somehow always managed to solve crimes that stumped professional police and detectives.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Academy Award Theatre
Academy Award Theatre

"If I Were King" from 5/11/1946 --- "Suspicion" from 10/30/1946 --- "Lost Angel" from 12/18/1946 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.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm X Minus One
X Minus One

"The Haunted Corpse" from 7/25/1957 X-Minus One premiered on April 24, 195 and was a revival of Dimension X, NBC's earlier science fiction anthology series. X-Minus One ran until January 9, 1958 and was rerun during the 1970s as part of NBC's Omnibus series.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Columbia Workshop
Columbia Workshop

"Descent Of The Gods" from 8/3/1941 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

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

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

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"The Little Red Book" from 2/10/1952 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."

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

"Secret of a Psychiatrist" from 8/1/1954 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way 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 The Bickersons
The Bickersons

"Amo's Deep Sea Treasure" from 9/22/1946

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Baby Snooks
Baby Snooks

"Report Card Blues" from 5/1/1951 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.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny Program

"Jack Heading To Texas Benefit" from 12/11/49 --- "Foggy Night In London (Dinah Shore)" from 11/19/1950 For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. His show ran on nearly every network from 1932 to the mid 1950s. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast.

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Falcon
The Falcon

"Case Of The Rich Racketeer" from 11/5/1950 --- "Case Of The Curious Cop" from 5/20/1951 Michael Waring was a freelance detective who was also known as the Falcon. Waring's detective techniques were a cross between Ellery Queen and Richard Diamond. He had a certain eye for detail but was frequently on the outs with the police.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Rogue's Gallery
Rogue's Gallery

"Little Old Lady" from 11/29/1945 Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self Eugor (Rogue spelled backwards). The series was revived as a 1947 summer season with Barry Sullivan in the lead and returned in 1950 for two sustaining seasons starring Chester Morris, the original Boston Blackie.

11:30 pm – Friday Midnight The Shadow
The Shadow

"Touch Of Death" from 5/19/1946 The Shadow debuted July 31, 1930 as the sinister narrator of CBS’ Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour. The popularity of the phantom host led the nation’s largest publisher of pulp fiction to launch a mystery magazine devoted to The Shadow’s adventures.



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