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The Radio Drama Hour

In 1974 KNX brought back radio drama. And it has met with great success! These exciting, action-packed programs continue to be a popular listening habit for all ages. For those of you listening to the Drama Hour online world-wide, please note that the programs you see in our drama hour listings will be available one day AFTER they are broadcast on the air. In some cases, they may be available to hear online the same day. See below for program schedule dates. Click here to stop the background music

Golden Age of Radio Schedule

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Saturday 4-1
Duffy's Tavern: Archie Returns from the Hospital, 2/22/1946 
We Care Special, 9/26/1948

Sunday 4-2
Gunsmoke "Cows & Cribs" 5/13/1956 
Have Gun, Will Travel "The Silver Queen" 5/17/1959

Monday 4-3
The Life of Riley: A Week At The Lake, 6/28/1947 
Fibber McGee & Molly: A Visit to the IRS, Part 1, 2/19/1952

Tuesday 4-4
Fibber McGee & Molly: A Visit to the IRS - Part 2
Crime and Peter Chambers: Clair Connely, 8/31/1954

Wednesday 4-5
Screen Director's Playhouse "Her Husband's Affairs" 5/22/1949 
Baby Snooks: The Stolen Medal, 1/14/1943

Thursday 4-6
Mr. and Mrs. North "The Premature Corpse" 2/12/1952 
The Couple Next Door: Jewelry Store Robbery, 2/4/1958

Friday 4-7
Inner Sanctum "The Amazing Death Of Mrs. Putnam" 1/7/1941 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter' Part 1, 3/12/56

Saturday 4-8
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Dennis Drives A Taxicab, 3/24/48 
The Red Skelton Show: Traffic Court - Part 1, 4/1/1947

Sunday 4-9
The Red Skelton Show: Traffic Court - Part 2
The Green Hornet "Mystery In the Dentist's Office" 8/8/1944

Monday 4-10
Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show: Frankie and Easter Dinner, 3/25/51 
Jack Benny Program: Everybody Want a Raise, Part 1, 3/12/1939

Tuesday 4-11
Jack Benny Program: Everybody Want a Raise - Part 2
Words At War: From the Land Of The Silent People, 7/31/1943

Wednesday 4-12
Suspense "Man Alive" 11/24/1952 
Night Editor: In a Manner of Speaking

Thursday 4-13
CBS Radio Workshop "The Son of Man" 4/21/1957 
Lum & Abner: Lum Substitute Teacher, 10/15/1942

Friday 4-14
Let George Do It "The Dead of Night" 5/28/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter" Part 2, 3/13/1956

Saturday 4-15
Family Theater "Little Tree" 4/7/1954 
The Great Gildersleeve: Family Prepares For Easter, Pt 1, 4/16/57

Sunday 4-16
The Great Gildersleeve: Family Prepares For Easter - Part 2
Baby Snooks: Money for Easter Shopping, 3/20/1951

Monday 4-17
Our Miss Brooks: The Wishing Well Dance, 6/12/1949 
Behind The Mike: Premiere Show, 9/15/1940

Tuesday 4-18
Behind The Mike: Premiere Show, 9/15/1940 
Sam Spade, Detective "The Wheel of Life Caper" 7/11/1948

Wednesday 4-19
Damon Runyon Theatre "Social Error" 8/28/1949 
Bill Stern Sports Newsreel: Sinatra fills in as host, 7/9/1948

Thursday 4-20
The Witch's Tale "The Bronze Venus" 8/22/1935 
The Couple Next Door: To The Police Station, 2/5/1958

Friday 4-21
The Falcon "Case of the Worried Wife" 4/1/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter" Part 3, 3/14/1956

Saturday 4-22
The Henry Morgan Show: Dedicated to Schools, 5/7/1947 
Jack Benny Program "A Day at the Races" Part 1, 3/6/1949

Sunday 4-23 
Jack Benny Program "A Day at the Races" Part 2
Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons "Yellow Talon Murder Case" 9/22/49

Monday 4-24
Alan Young Show "Goldfish" 3/20/1945 
Chase & Sanborn Hour, guest Bette Davis - Part 1, 9/12/1937

Tuesday 4-25
Chase & Sanborn Hour, guest Bette Davis - Part 2
Boston Blackie "The Hooded Gang" 6/18/1946

Wednesday 4-26
Mutual Radio Theate "A Small Argument" (hour program) 4/22/1980

Thursday 4-27
Wild Bill Hickok "Two Gun Justice" 1/7/1953 
Lum & Abner: To Buy Observatory Property, 10/19/1942

Friday 4-28
Mystery Is My Hobby: Andrew Bradford
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter" Part 4, 3/15/1956

Saturday 4-29
Hopalong Cassidy "A Jailer Named Satan" 3/3/1951 
The Strange Dr. Weird "Stand In for Death" 12/26/1944

Sunday 4-30
Mysterious Traveler "Death at 50 Fathoms" 4/18/1950 
Vic and Sade: Fred Might Join the Lodge, 1/7/1943

Monday 5-1
The Life of Riley: Bread Shortage, 6/8/1946 
Burns & Allen: Letter to Big Jake - Part 1, 4/6/1943

Tuesday 5-2
Burns & Allen: Letter to Big Jake - Part 2
I Was A Communist For The FBI "Traitors For Hire" 5/28/1952

Wednesday 5-3
The Shadow "Professor X" 9/18/1938 
Red Skelton Show: Junior's Anniversary, 11/17/1942

Thursday 5-4
Frontier Gentleman "Nebraska Jack" 8/3/1958 
The Couple Next Door "Table Manners" 2/6/1958


Friday 5-5
Nick Carter "Case Of The Homely Bride" 9/19/1948 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter" Pt 5, 3/16/56

Saturday 5-6
Family Theater "The Happiest Person in the World" 1/8/1948 
Baby Snooks: Baby Buggy, 7/2/1942

Sunday 5-7
Mr. and Mrs. North "The Comic" 7/7/1953 
Scout About Town "Bobby Breen" 7/30/1947

Monday 5-8
Duffys Tavern: Growing A Garden, 3/1/1946 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Numerology, Part 1, 5/4/1943

Tuesday 5-9
Fibber McGee & Molly: Numerology - Part 2
The Line Up "The Anita Cameron Case" 5/27/1950

Wednesday 5-10
The Green Hornet, 5/23/1944 "One For The Books" 
Captain Midnight, 11/6/1939 "Doris Is Tricked" 

Thursday 5-11
Our Miss Brooks, 3/12/1950 "The Burglar" 
Lum & Abner, 10/20/1942 "Squire is Up to His Old Tricks Again"

Friday 5-12
The Whistler, 7/1/1946 "Solid Citizen" 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, 4/9/56 "The Laird Douglas Douglas of Heatherscote Mat Pt 1"

Saturday 5-13
Candy Matson, 2/13/1950 "Eric Spaulding Concert" 
Town Hall Tonight, 3/3/1937 "Jack's Coming to New York" (Excerpt) 

Sunday 5-14
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, 5/14/1950 "Mother's Day" 
Frontier Fighters "Captain G. E. Pickett"

Monday 5-15
Red Skelton, 4/30/1950 "Rod Arrives Late" 
Jack Benny Program, 3/28/1948 "Your Money or Your Life" Part 1 

Tuesday 5-16
Jack Benny Program "Your Money or Your Life" Part 2
Richard Diamond, Private Detective "Convict Louis Spence Escapes" 3/5/1950

Wednesday 5-17
Suspense "Game Hunt" 3/16/1958 
Gunsmoke "The Hunter" 3/4/1956

Thursday 5-18
The Third Man "The Painted Smile" 4/18/1952 
The Couple Next Door "Getting Rid Of Things" 2/7/1958

Friday 5-19
Gangbusters: Case of the Oliver Brothers In Banditry, 1/31/1948 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laird Douglas Douglas of Heatherscote Mat Pt 2" 4/10/56

Saturday 5-20
Archie Andrews "The Flat Tire" 9/11/1948 
The Great Gildersleeve: Water Shortage in Summerfield, Part 1, 9/10/1944

Sunday 5-21
The Great Gildersleeve: Water Shortage in Summerfield - Part 2
CBS Radio Workshop "The Silent Witness" 7/14/1957

Monday 5-22
Life With Luigi, 3/4/1952 "Pasquale Threatens to Evict Luigi" 
Fibber McGee & Molly, 3/14/1950 "Guest House Building Permit" 

Tuesday 5-23
Fibber McGee & Molly "Guest House Building Permit"
Bulldog Drummond "Death in the Deep" 6/16/1948

Wednesday 5-24
Mutual Radio Theater "Vicious Circle" (host Vincent Price) 5/7/1980

Thursday 5-25
Rocky Fortune "Rodeo Murder" 1/12/1954 
Lum & Abner: Cleaning Old House, 10/21/1942

Friday 5-26
Sherlock Holmes "The Harley Street Murders" 5/19/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laird Douglas Douglas of Heatherscote Matter" Pt 3, 4/11/56

Saturday 5-27
Life of Riley: Riley is Held Up (Burt Lancaster) 4/8/1949 
The Jack Benny Show: Quiz Kids vs. Jell-O Kids, Part 1, 4/6/1941

Sunday 5-28
The Jack Benny Show: Quiz Kids vs. Jell-O Kids - Part 2
Michael Shayne "Gray-Eyed Blonde"

Monday 5-29
Danny Kaye Show: Kingdom of Brooklyn (Back From Washington), 2/3/1945 
Ray Bolger Show: Frank Sinatra's Secret For Attracting Girls - Pt 1, 8/24/1945

Tuesday 5-30
Ray Bolger Show: Frank Sinatra's Secret For Attracting Girls - Pt 2
Defense Attorney: Mike Pelly, 8/31/1951

Wednesday 5-31
Dimension X "A Logic Named Joe" 7/1/1950 
Baby Snooks: Baby Snooks Has Amnesia, 3/7/1940

Thursday 6-1
Hermit's Cave "The House with a Past"
The Couple Next Door: To Sell Or Not To Sell, 2/11/1958

Friday 6-2
Casey, Crime Photographer "Action Photograph" 1/20/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Laird Douglas Douglas of Heatherscote Mat" Pt 4, 4/12/56

Saturday 6-3
Our Miss Brooks: Conklin's Blood Pressure, 7/3/1949 
The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Phil is Drafted - Part 1, 1/2/1949

Sunday 6-4
The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Phil is Drafted - Part 2
Murder at Midnight "The Thirteenth Floor" 1/27/1947

Monday 6-5
Jack Carson Show, guest Howard Duff, 3/5/1947 
Burns & Allen, guest Dorothy Lamour - Part 1, 2/29/1944

Tuesday 6-6
Burns & Allen: Guest Dorothy Lamour - Part 2
The Sealed Book "I'll Die Laughing" 5/27/1945

Wednesday 6-7
Philip Marlowe, 6/21/1950 "Gold Cobra" 
Captain Midnight, 11/7/1939 "Stealing Gasoline"

Thursday 6-8
My Friend Irma, 3/14/1949 "Nebraska" 
Lum & Abner, 10/22/1942 "Meteorologist"

Friday 6-9
This Is Your FBI, 3/28/1952 "The Phantom Hitchhiker"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar 4/13/56 "The Laird Douglas Douglas of Heatherscote Mat" Pt 5

Saturday 6-10
X Minus One "Lights on Precipe Peak" 3/13/1957 
Suspense "The Signalman" 2/15/1959

Sunday 6-11
Pursuit "The Asiatic Killer" 3/11/1952 
Police Headquarters "Mrs. North Robbery"

Monday 6-12
The Aldrich Family: Trip to Washington, 3/3/1949 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Getting Ready For Ranch Vacation, Part 1, 6/20/44

Tuesday 6-13
Fibber McGee & Molly: Getting Ready For Ranch Vacation - Part 2
Crime Club "The Grey Mist Murders" 4/10/1947

Wednesday 6-14
Have Gun - Will Travel "Bitter Wine" 6/14/1959 
Gunsmoke "New Hotel" 2/19/1956

Thursday 6-15
CBS Radio Workshop: Housing Problem, 6/16/1957 
The Couple Next Door: Signing The Papers, 2/12/1958

Friday 6-16
Sam Spade "The Red Amapola Caper" (rehearsal) 5/21/1950 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silver Blue Matter" Part 1, 5/7/1956

Saturday 6-17
Red Skelton "Father's Day" 6/18/1950 
The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy's Jealousy - Part 1, 11/26/1944

Sunday 6-18
The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy's Jealousy - Part 2
Let George Do It "The Father Who Had Nothing to Say Case" 9/13/1948

Monday 6-19
Duffy's Tavern, 5/2/1944, guest Dennis Day 
Philco Radio Time, 10/16/1946, guest Bob Hope - Part 1 

Tuesday 6-20
Philco Radio Time, guest Bob Hope - Part 2
Philo Vance "Full Dress Murder Case" 6/13/1950

Wednesday 6-21
Mutual Radio Theater Hour "The Voyage of No Return" 4/16/1980

Thursday 6-22
Hopalong Cassidy "Land of the Gunhawks" 3/17/1951 
Lum & Abner: Idea For a Rocket Ship to Mars, 10/26/1942

Friday 6-23
The Falcon "Case of the Hypocritical Hypo" 8/1/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silver Blue Matter" Part 2, 5/8/1956

Saturday 6-24
Columbia Workshop "Lee Fountain Comes Of Age" 11/2/1946 
Baby Snooks: A Fifty Dollar Raise, 4/23/1942

Sunday 6-25
The Whistler "Eager Pigeon" 8/28/1949 
Night Editor "Strange Judgment"

Monday 6-26
Life With Luigi: Plans a Block Party, 5/1/1949 
Burns & Allen "King George" Part 1, 1/26/1943

Tuesday 6-27
Burns & Allen "King George" Part 2
Escape "Two If By Sea" 2/14/1950

Wednesday 6-28
Quiz Kids, guest Jack Benny, 4/16/1941 
Abe Burrows: A Saga Of America, 12/6/1947

Thursday 6-29
Mr. and Mrs. North "Touch of Death"
The Couple Next Door: Getting Ready To Go Out" 2/13/1958

Friday 6-30
Quiet, Please "It's Later Than You Think" 8/2/1948 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silver Blue Matter" Part 3, 5/9/1956

Saturday 7-1
This is Your FBI "The Fraudulent Healer" 6/29/1951 
The Marine Story "Lord Selkirk's Castle" 3/17/1948

Sunday 7-2
Suspense "Sundown" 5/4/1958 
Gunsmoke "Dirty Bill's Girl" 10/28/1956

Monday 7-3
The Life of Riley: Babs' Date With Lieutenant Carew, 7/16/1944 
Jack Benny Program, guest George Jessel, Part 1, 7/4/1954

Tuesday 7-4
Jack Benny Program, guest George Jessel - Part 2
Frontier Gentleman "Holiday" 11/9/1958

Note: Your local radio station may forget and run a When Radio Was hour from a previous week or month

Lux Radio Theater version of Casablanca with original cast members
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Note: Turner Classic Movies had a marathon showing of all of "The Whistler" movies followed by Red Skelton's "Whistling In" movie trilogy and even a Lum & Abner movie

32 page American Flyer Trains by A.C. Gilbert for 1948 presented by Superman!

Fred Foy 1-hour interview (Lone Ranger, Sgt. Preston, Green Hornet)
Note: radio episodes of Chandu The Magician had no relation to the Boris Karloff movie of the same name, in which Karloff plays Chandu as a villain

Have a suggestion for a radio program you'd like to hear? Email: whenradiowas@gmail

Paul Harvey...stand by for news!
Paul Harvey delved into the forgotten or little-known facts behind stories of famous people and events. Harvey's widely known The Rest of the Story has been broadcast since 1946, similar to the weekly story segment of Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel. Substitutes when Paul was away or ill included Mort Crim (1980-84), Gil Gross, Doug Limerick and Paul Harvey, Jr. Paul Harvey 1966 broadcast (more audio on Paul Harvey page). ABC Radio Networks notified affiliates that ABC News Radio's Gil Gross and Doug Limerick will fill the three daily slots of Paul Harvey News & Rest Of The Story but it only lasted about a year after Paul Harvey's passing. Gil Gross also had a 2-hour interview program. Paul Harvey reads a letter from God

Robert L. Ripley's radio series ran from 1930 to his death in 1949. Music was provided by 1930s band leader Ozzie Nelson and vocalist Harriet Hilliard--who later became sitcom stars, believe it or not!

Peg Riley on "The Life of Riley" (ABC Radio: 1944-1945; NBC Radio: 1945-1951) was played by Paula Winslowe (1910-1996), who had previously been the voice of Bambi's mother in the Disney animated movie, and later played Mrs. Conklin in the TV version of Our Miss Brooks (1953-58) as well as reprising her (uncredited) role as Bambi's mother in Disney cartoon short No Hunting (1955)

Want to get away from it all? We offer you Escape
Turner Classic Movies is doing movies based on radio series this year including Fibber McGee, Gildersleeve, I Love A Mystery, The Whistler, Crime Doctor, etc.
Blake Edwards created Richard Diamond for radio, then later the hard-boiled private eye tv-series "Peter Gunn"

Jack Benny Show broadcasting live

Part 2 of Jack Benny broadcast


Jack sneaks onto Groucho's quiz show as a contestant

Beverly Sills died 7-2-07 from cancer complications. Beverly Sills spoofing opera on the Danny Kaye Show

Gracie Allen vs. the Tax Auditor

(he leaves in confusion) Gracie Allen was born in 1895 but her birth certificate was lost in the 1906 San Francisco Fire/Earthquake so she always gave 1906 as her birthdate

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This is Wally Ballou reminding you to Hang by your thumbs.
I love a mystery so welcome again through the squeaking door

Note: Stan Freberg hosted "When Radio Was" for 10 years, after previous host Art Fleming passed away suddenly. His final broadcast as host was 10/6/06. The new host from then until June, 2007 was Chuck Schaden. Greg Bell, program director and host of XM Radio’s very popular old-time radio channel, "Radio Classics", has been named as the new host. Chuck Schaden has interviewed some of the radio stars (recorded in the 1970s, see broadcast archive).

Superman 1950s TV intro, now a major motion picture

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The Shadow: Greatest Radio Adventures is available (40 episodes, 20 hours), episode list on Shadow page 2

Also - The Shadow: The Lost Shows (no episode title list available) and The Shadow 3-Hour Collection (18 episodes), plus other Old Time Radio series on tape or CD produced by Radio Spirits in association with the Smithsonian

Fun fact:
Jimmy Stewart's The Six Shooter only lasted one season (he wouldn't accept a tobacco company as sponsor), and he made the Hitchcock movie "Rear Window" the same year.

Walter B. Gibson co-created and wrote the Shadow novels. When he left The Shadow magazine after asking for more money, he became head script writer for radio's Nick Carter, Master Detective for awhile.

X Minus One/Dimension X had no big-name guest stars because most of the weekly budgets were used to purchase broadcast rights to the latest sci-fi stories

Morton Downey "The Irish Nightingale" was a popular singer on 1930s radio (and TV host of 1950s Star Of The Family), heard alternate nights on a 5-day a week radio broadcast from his New York nightclub. His son Morton Downey, Jr., went instead into talk radio with a spoof of bombastic Wally George on a California radio station - when he left radio in 1988 to do a TV-version of his show, the Sacramento station replaced him with someone named Rush Limbaugh.

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Jack Benny vs. the Floor Walker (Frank Nelson)
Note: in 1943, NBC sold its Blue network, creating the American Broadcasting System (the name was changed to American Broadcasting Company the following year). The Columbia Broadcasting System promptly dropped the call letters of its New York radio station WABC (which ABC snatched up)

For those interested in more trivia facts about radio drama, we suggest the book, "On The Air: An Encyclopedia Of Old Time Radio," by John Dunning. The publisher is Oxford Press. It is one of the many books used in radio drama research.

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Ripley's is back on cable TV, believe it or not

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Gracie Allen's Roast Beef Recipe

1 large roast beef
1 small roast beef
Take the 2 roasts and put them in the oven. Turn oven on. When the little one burns, the big one is done.

In addition to starring in both the radio & TV versions of "Life With Luigi" J. Carrol Naish portrayed Dr. Daka, the first villain to go up against Batman on the silver screen, in "The Batman" (1943 serial). He also appeared in two episodes of Lux Theater after it moved to TV
Life Of Riley was originally co-created by Gummo Marx for his brother Groucho as The Flotsam Family. But the sponsor saw William Bendix in a 1942 movie and cast him instead.

Marcus Brace Beemer (born in 1903) and John Todd (born as Fred McCarthy in 1877) played The Lone Ranger & Tonto on radio. They also both had to lie about their age to serve (separately) in WW1. Beemer was too young (15) to enlist and Todd too old (30). The War Department says Beemer was the youngest U.S. serviceman in WW1; he was wounded while serving in France. By the way, Arthur Godfrey was almost killed in an auto accident in the 1930s, yet learned to walk and fly his own plane. When he was turned down for WW2 enlistment as a Navy flier due to the old injury, he asked friend FDR for help. The President told an Admiral to accept Godfrey since he couldn't walk at all yet was serving as Commander in Chief!

The greeting "How" may not be a Hollywood invention. There is an actual Indian greeting which sounds similar "A-Hau," which means Peace be with you or All is well. The first Texas Rangers used muzzle-loading single-shot rifles. But their first hand guns were actually a 5-shot revolver, not a 6-gun!

Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day, and Robert L. Ripley was born on Christmas Day, believe it or not! In 1974, Jack Benny & George Burns were cast in The Sunshine Boys but George became ill and was replaced by Walter Matthau, then George got better and Jack suddenly died.

In the 1930s, comic strip Terry & the Pirates had many storylines in which Japan (changed to "the invaders" by nervous newspaper editors) attacked China and then Pearl Harbor. This storyline was also adapted for the radio series Captain Midnight, also before the real attack on Pearl Harbor! Fran Stryker wrote the life output of Shakespeare every 15 weeks: How he did it

NBC/GE chimes were G-E-C musical notes, for General Electric Co. NBC's special alert 4 chimes was used for Hindenberg crash, Pearl Harbor, and WW2 bulletins

Fun facts:
When a pitcher, catcher & umpire get into an argument, it's called a "rhubarb." This term dates back to live radio drama when angry crowds would be represented by 5 or 6 actors saying "rhubarb" over and over. Nick Carter, Master Detective predated Sherlock Holmes by a couple of months--the American detective appeared in his own Street & Smith magazine just before the first Holmes appearance in Strand Magazine. Walter B. Gibson, co-creator of The Shadow in print, wrote for radio's Nick Carter during WW2.

Countdown to blast-off X-5,4,3,2,X-1...Fire
It's Sunday night and time for Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy
Who is it? The Fatman or The Falcon...The Green Hornet strikes again
The Shadow knows (old radio script)
The Jack Benny Program, There's always room for Jello...Sold: American!
Welcome to the Hermit's Cave...Duffy ain't here
Welcome to the Black Museum (Orson Welles) That was the end of Harry Lime
I'm the first person they look for and the last they want to meet (Gunsmoke, TV version can be seen on Encore Westerns)
Henry? Henry Aldrich...Hi ya, Baldy...Up, Up and away!
I carry a badge. Hi-Ho Silver. I am The Whistler. Yes King, this case is closed. A tale calculated to keep you in Suspense!
Join the new 1940 Flight Patrol with Captain Midnight. Flash! Ethiopia surrenders to Mussolini
Turn your lights out, everybody. If you are easily frightened, turn your radio off now.
It is I, Digby Odell, the friendly undertaker By golly, I believe that's our ring...don't open that closet. Heavenly days!
Mr. Keen, tracer of lost persons. How do you do? Yours truly, Johnny Dollar
. This is your FBI

Suspense radio series history on Wikipedia

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Who're you gonna vote for?
I wonder what The Lone Ranger would sound like in Jamaica

There was even a radio version of Doc Savage By Lester Dent
Lester Dent bio on YouTube

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Prefer comedy? Check out 1940s radio's Spike Jones Show on YouTube

(guests include Groucho Marx, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone & Boris Karloff)

CBS Radio Theater (these are big MP3 audio links so save it to your computer or ipod if you are on a slow dialup) series by Hyman Brown, creator of the original Inner Snctum radio series

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