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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

                                                       January-March 2015

Thursday 1-1-2015
Sherlock Holmes: New Year's Eve Off The Scilly Isles, 12/28/1947 
Fibber McGee & Molly "A Quiet New Year's Day" 1/1/1954  

Friday 1-2
The Adv. of Philip Marlowe "King In Yellow" 7/8/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Perling Matter" Part 3, 6/20/1956  

Saturday 1-3
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "Wrong Studio" 2/12/1950 
Life With Luigi: Traffic Light - Part 1, 2/21/1950  

Sunday 1-4
Life With Luigi: Traffic Light - Part 2
The Adventures of Nero Wolfe "Case of the Party For Death, 2/16/51

Monday 1-5
Judy Canova "First Rest Home Guest" 3/14/1944 
Burns & Allen: New Year Day guest William Powell, Part 1, 2/1/1944

Tuesday 1-6
Burns & Allen: guest William Powell - Part 2
Candy Matson "The Movie Company" 9/11/1950

Wednesday 1-7
The Adv. of Frank Race "The Juvenile Passenger" 7/3/1949 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 5, 10/23/1946

Thursday 1-8
Lights Out "Bon Voyage" 11/10/1942 
Night Editor "Uncle Billy's Witness"

Friday 1-9
Nick Carter, Master Detective "The Wondering Corpse" 1/6/46 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Perling Matter" Pt 4, 6/21/56  

Saturday 1-10
Our Miss Brooks "Driving School" 11/26/1950 
Meet The Meeks: Family Gets A Son As School Project, Pt 1, 11/22/47  

Sunday 1-11
Meet The Meeks: Family Gets A Son As School Project - Part 2
The Hermit's Cave "Spirit Vengeance"

Monday 1-12
Bergen & McCarthy, guest Humphrey Bogart, 9/12/1943 
Duffy's Tavern "Archie's Investments" 1/25/1946  

Tuesday 1-13
Duffy's Tavern "Archie's Investments" Part 2
Dimension X "The Embassy" 6/3/1950

Wednesday 1-14
Whisperer "Hippity Hoppity" 7/22/1951 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 6, 10/24/1946  

Thursday 1-15
Crime and Peter Chambers "Winston Carr" 8/24/1954 
Lum 'n' Abner: Mousey Wants to Be New Teacher, 9/16/1942

Friday 1-16
The Whistler "Trademark" 1/28/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Perling Matter" Part 5, 6/22/1956  

Saturday 1-17
Gunsmoke "Custer" 11/21/1953 
Have Gun, Will Travel "Fair Fugitive" 11/22/1959  

Sunday 1-18
The Shadow "Island of the Devil" 1/8/1939 
Shadow Documentary, Part 3

Monday 1-19
Burns & Allen: Society After George's Show, 1/17/1946 
The Great Gildersleeve "The Haunted House" Part 1, 4/20/1949  

Tuesday 1-20
The Great Gildersleeve "The Haunted House" Part 2
The Adv. of Sam Spade "The Tears of Night Caper" 7/24/1949  

Wednesday 1-21
Boston Blackie "Joe Gates Murdered" 5/4/1949 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 7, 10/25/1946

Thursday 1-22
Red Skelton "All Night Disc Jockey" 5/7/1950 
Couple Next Door: Sleeping in Your Guest Room, 1/14/1958

Friday 1-23
Mystery Is My Hobby "Murder Bound"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Tears of Night Matter, Pt 1, 5/21/56

Saturday 1-24
Escape "Present Tense" 1/31/1950 
Blackstone, The Magic Detective "Phantom Intermezzo" 1/23/1949

Sunday 1-25
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Wild Crop" 11/18/1951 
Behind The Mike "Dinah And The Truck Driver" 11/24/1940

Monday 1-26
Alan Young Show: Alan's Life Story, 2/20/1945 
The Life of Riley: Old Man Riley - Part 1, 4/6/1951

Tuesday 1-27
The Life of Riley: Old Man Riley - Part 2
Broadway Is My Beat "Tom & Alice Corey Suicide Pact" 8/21/1950

Wednesday 1-28
Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone" 1/4/1948 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 8, 10/28/1946

Thursday 1-29
X Minus One "Inside Story" 6/20/1957 
Suspense "Night Man" 7/26/1959

Friday 1-30
Philo Vance "One Cent Murder Case" 7/12/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Tears of Night Matter" Pt 2, 5/22/56  

Saturday 1-31
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "Frankie & The Flying Saucers" 4/2/50 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber's Eye Exam, Part 1, 4/15/1941  

Sunday 2-1
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber's Eye Exam - Part 2
Inner Sanctum "Make Ready My Grave" 4/23/1946  

Monday 2-2
It's Higgins, Sir: Mrs. Roberts Has a Car Accident, 7/17/1951 
The Jack Benny Program, guest Bob Hope - Part 1, 1/11/1953  

Tuesday 2-3
The Jack Benny Program - Part 2
Hopalong Cassidy: Rainmaker of Eagle Nest Mountain, 1/8/1950  

Wednesday 2-4
The Adv. of Frank Race "The Embittered Secretary" 8/7/1949 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 9, 10/29/1946  

Thursday 2-5
Lights Out "Meteor Man" 12/22/1942 
Night Editor "Smoke Rings"

Friday 2-6
This is Your FBI "Confidence Game" 5/4/1945 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Tears of Night Matter" Pt 3, 5/23/56

Saturday 2-7
Archie Andrews "Double Date" 10/19/1946 
Meet The Meeks: Stray Puppy - Part 1, 11/8/1947  

Sunday 2-8
Meet The Meeks: Stray Puppy - Part 2
Crime Classics: Lethal Habit of Marquis Debrinvilliers, 5/26/54

Monday 2-9
Burns & Allen "Love Potion" 6/22/1943 
Life With Luigi: Pierto Needs an Overcoat - Part 1, 1/3/1950  

Tuesday 2-10
Life With Luigi: Pierto Needs an Overcoat - Part 2
Molle Mystery Theatre "Solo Performance" 5/21/1948  

Wednesday 2-11
Frontier Town "The Seminole Strip" 11/7/1952 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 11, 10/31/1946  

Thursday 2-12
Crime and Peter Chambers: Old Man Krause News Stand, 5/11/1954 
Lum 'n' Abner: Teacher Named Sloane, 9/17/1942  

Friday 2-13
Gunsmoke "Cain" 10/3/1952 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Tears of Night Matter" Pt 4, 5/24/56

Saturday 2-14
Duffy's Tavern "Mystery Valentine" 2/9/1951 
Fibber McGee & Molly "Valentine Candy" Part 1, 2/10/1942  

Sunday 2-15
Fibber McGee & Molly "Valentine Candy" Part 2
Night Beat "The Old Itch" 7/3/1952  

Monday 2-16
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Helps Get Fan Letters, 12/4/48 
The Great Gildersleeve: Leila's Friend - Part 1, 10/21/1945  

Tuesday 2-17
The Great Gildersleeve: Leila's Friend - Part 2
Adv. of the Thin Man "Case of the Suspicious Hangover, 10/6/44

Wednesday 2-18
The Shadow "Laughing Corpse" 3/10/1947 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 12, 11/1/1946  

Thursday 2-19
The Whistler "The Hangtree Affair" 12/19/1948 
The Couple Next Door "Waiting For the Repairman" 1/15/1958  

Friday 2-20
The Hermit's Cave "Buried Alive"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Tears of Night Matter" Pt 5, 5/25/56

Saturday 2-21
Have Gun, Will Travel "Assignment at Stone's Crossing" 11/29/59 
The Third Man "The Elusive Vermeer" 5/16/1952  

Sunday 2-22
Murder Clinic "Tragedy of Marsden Manor" 10/6/1942 
Vic and Sade: Miss Nagle Wants to Break Up Lee St, 12/7/1942  

Monday 2-23
The Life of Riley: Riley Fixes Dinner, 5/14/1944 
The Red Skelton Show "The Devil Gets Loose" Part 1, 3/11/1951  

Tuesday 2-24
The Red Skelton Show "The Devil Gets Loose" Part 2
Mysterious Traveler "Knives of Death" 3/13/1951  

Wednesday 2-25
Escape "A Shipment of Mute Fate" 10/15/1947 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 13, 11/4/1946  

Thursday 2-26
Tales of the Texas Rangers "White Elephant" 7/15/1950 
The Jack Benny Program: From New York, 6/27/1948

Friday 2-27
Boston Blackie "The Wentworth Diamonds" 4/25/1945 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Shady Lane Matter" Pt 1, 7/9/56

Saturday 2-28
My Little Margie "Going Camping" 6/12/1955 
Burns & Allen: Treasure Island/San Francisco, Pt 1, 5/29/40

Sunday 3-1
Burns & Allen: Treasure Island/San Francisco - Part 2
The Green Hornet "Polarized Glasses" 5/28/1946

Monday 3-2
Father Knows Best "Babysitting Misery" 2/12/1953 
The Charlie McCarthy Show, guest Frank Sinatra - Part 1, 1/28/1945

Tuesday 3-3
The Charlie McCarthy Show, guest Frank Sinatra - Part 2
Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator "Hay is for Homicide, 8/31/54

Wednesday 3-4
Nick Carter, Master Detective "Murder Goes to College" 12/24/1944 
The Adv. of Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part 14, 11/5/1946  

Thursday 3-5
Inner Sanctum "The Dead Laugh" 9/23/1946 
Night Editor "One In a Thousand"

Friday 3-6
Mystery Is My Hobby "June-January Marriage Spells Trouble"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Shady Lane Matter" Pt 2, 7/10/1956  

Saturday 3-7
Duffy's Tavern "Arthur Treacher Leaves" 2/23/1951 
Wonder Show "Sergeant O'Haley" Part 1, 11/25/1938  

Sunday 3-8
Wonder Show "Sergeant O'Haley" Part 2
Adv. of Nero Wolfe "Case of the Telltale Ribbon" 3/30/1951  

Monday 3-9
The Harold Peary Show: Harold Meets The Hummer, 12/6/1950 
Alan Young Show "Opera" Part 1, 12/12/1944

Tuesday 3-10
Alan Young Show "Opera" Part 2, 12/12/1944
Frontier Gentlemen "Powder River Kid" 4/6/1948  

Wednesday 3-11
The Shadow "Torch of Death" 2/28/1943 
Adv. of Superman: Disappearance of Clark Kent, Pt 1, 11/6/46

Thursday 3-12
Behind the Mike "Comedy Broadcasts" 2/23/1941 
Lum & Abner: Play With Penny Weighing Machine, 9/21/1942  

Friday 3-13
Sherlock Holmes "Case of the Stolen Naval Treaty" 11/23/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Shady Lane Matter" Pt 3, 7/11/56

Saturday 3-14
Suspense "Report From a Dead Planet" 7/10/1960 
Exploring Tomorrow "First Baby in Space" 5/18/1958  

Sunday 3-15
Chase "Cat's Meow" 10/19/1952 
Request Performance, Guest: W.C. Fields, 10/28/1945  

Monday 3-16
Fibber McGee & Molly: Being Nice To Fibber, 2/6/1940 
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "The Electrician" Pt 1, 11/13/49

Tuesday 3-17
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "The Electrician" Pt 2, 11/13/49
Jeff Regan, Investigator "The Man in the Door" 8/28/1948  

Wednesday 3-18
This is Your FBI "Traveling Bride" 11/9/1951 
Adv. of Superman "Disappearance of Clark Kent" Pt 2, 11/7/46

Thursday 3-19
Red Skelton "Photographs At The Zoo" 6/4/1950 
The Couple Next Door: Ageing Gracefully, 1/16/1958  

Friday 3-20
Philo Vance "Prize Ring Murder Case" 6/20/1950 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Shady Lane Matter" Pt 4, 7/12/56

Saturday 3-21
Our Miss Brooks "Boynton's Land Deal" 3/25/1951 
The Life of Riley: Babs Wants Privacy - Part 1, 4/27/1951  

Sunday 3-22
The Life of Riley: Babs Wants Privacy - Part 2
Adventures of Philip Marlowe "Anniversary Gift" 4/11/1950

Monday 3-23
The Henry Morgan Show "Dedicated to Schools" 5/7/1947 
Jack Benny Program: A Day at the Races, Part 1, 3/6/1949  

Tuesday 3-24
Jack Benny Program: A Day at the Races, Part 2
Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons "Yellow Talon Murder Case" 9/22/49

Wednesday 3-25
Crime and Peter Chambers "Cufflink Is----" 7/6/1954 
The Adv. of Superman "Disappearance of Clark Kent" Part 3, 11/8/46

Thursday 3-26
Voyage of the Scarlet Queen" Derelict & the Wandering Boy, 1/7/48
Town Hall Tonight Excerpt: Stuart Canin Plays "The Bee" 2/3/1937  

Friday 3-27
Boston Blackie "Blackie Jilts Mary" 7/2/1945 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Shady Lane Matter" Part 5, 7/13/56

Saturday 3-28
The Great Gildersleeve "The Whole Town is Talking" 4/16/1947 
Duffy's Tavern, guest Charles Colburn - Part 1, 5/4/1949  

Sunday 3-29
Duffy's Tavern, guest Charles Colburn - Part 2
Escape "The Man Who Would Be King" 7/7/1947  

Monday 3-30
The Texaco Star Theater, guest Norman Corwin, 5/14/1944 
Life with Luigi: Business is Slow - Part 1, 1/24/1950  

Tuesday 3-31
Life with Luigi: Business is Slow - Part 2
Michael Shayne, Detective "The Party" 11/12/1946 
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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

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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). KEX radio Morning Update archive (2007-2009, including Paul Harvey) ABC Radio Networks has 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. Gil Gross also has 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)

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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 "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 (G-E-C musical notes, for General Electric Co.) NBC's special alert 4 chimes (used for Hindenberg crash, Pearl Harbor, and WW2 bulletins)

Fun facts:
When a pitcher, catcher & umpire get into an arguement, 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...The Falcon...The Green Hornet strikes again
The Shadow knows in 1939, in 1941 and 1948...the end
The Jack Benny Program presented by Lucky Strike. 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
Henry? Henry Aldrich...Hi ya, Baldy!
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
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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(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

Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (broadcast date unknown)

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