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The KNX 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.
Each day's broadcast can be heard on the radio in Southern California at Midnight EST/9:00pm Pacific Time on the day listed and repeated 5 hours later (2:00 am broadcast should be on time even if 9:00 pm broadcast was delayed or preempted by breaking news/sports).

For those of you listening to the KNX 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 KNX. For example, Monday night's lineup of shows will be available on Tuesday, and so forth. Also, we welcome your comments at our e-mail:
See below for our program schedule dates.

KNX simulcasts TV's "60 Minutes" every Sunday @ 7:00pm and "60 Minutes 2" every Wednesday @ 8:00 or 9:00pm

KNX Golden Age of Radio in 2003

Tuesday, July 1
9:00 PM "Frontier Gentleman" Random Notes
Synopsis: Prior to returning to England, Kendall thinks about his many adventures in the West. Original airdate: 11-16-58
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" Long Live the Clown
A woman tells Randy that she wants to tell him a story about her husband: a spy. 5-8-53

Wednesday, July 2
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" Close Brush with Fame
A man has a deadly way of getting gifts for his wife. 5-5-54
9:30 PM "Tales of the Texas Rangers" Bright Boy
A young thief finds out that stealing cars isn’t as profitable as he first thought. 2-25-52

Thursday, July 3
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Underground
Offices at used car lots are robbed. 12-28-54
9:30 PM "Box 13" Last Will and Nursery Rhyme
Dan goes on a vacation, but ends up investigating a last will that someone's willing to kill for. 8-30-48

Friday, July 4
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Lynching Man
9:30 PM "The Shadow" Murder on Approval
The Shadow investigates a murder on a military base using an enginered virus. 8-21-38

Saturday, July 5
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" Jack wants to hire Joe Louis as his bodyguard (part 1 of 2) 11-11-45
9:30 PM "The Great Gildersleeve" enjoys his engagement to Eve Goodwin. 4-30-44

Sunday, July 6
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) She Married Her Boss
A marriage goes well until a tipsy butler enters their life. Ginger Rogers, George Brent, 5-25-39

Monday, July 7
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Bow Window Caper
A doctor suspects that his wife is trying to ruin his life. 11-9-47
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" Mystery Bandit
A gang of outlaws led by a small, black clad figure, has been terrorizing a Western town.

Tuesday, July 8
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Return Engagement
Paladin tries to right a wrong for a boy innocently jailed for 6 years. 1-3-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" The Death of Riley
A man’s employees are wary when he turns his business over to them. 5-15-52

Wednesday, July 9
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" Baltimore Birdy
A friend of a punch-drunk boxer leads him on a deadly crime spree. 6-16-54
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Little Sister
Two sisters, guided by the older one, rob a movie theater using a clever gimmick. 5-4-52

Thursday, July 10
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Mug
Synopsis: A strong-arm man threatens merchants. 1-4-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" Much Too Lucky
Dan Holiday is off to the horse races for an exciting adventure when someone seems to know the results beforehand. 6-1-49

Friday, July 11
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Lost Rifle
9:30 PM "The Shadow" Tomb of Terror
Everyone who enters a mysterious Egyptian tomb dies after losing immunity to all diseases. 8-28-38

Saturday, July 12
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" Joe Louis wants to be a comedian on Jack’s show. 11-18-45
9:30 PM "The Great Gildersleeve" runs for re-election as Water Commissioner. 5-7-44

Sunday, July 13
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) Magnificent Obsession
A drunken playboy mends his ways and becomes a respected doctor. Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, 11-13-44

Monday, July 14
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Deathbed Caper
A man asks Sam to witness a death bed confession. 6-20-48
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" Dan and Sally’s Adventure, 1-6-54

Tuesday, July 15
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" The Lonely One
Paladin his hired to break up a courtship. 1-10-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" The Will of Mrs. Orloff
An elderly cleaning lady dies on the job and may have left a fortune. 6-1-51

Wednesday, July 16
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" James Fisk, Jr
The checkered life and sudden death of James Fisk by his close friend. 6-29-53
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Sellout
A hardware owner and his lady assistant are robbed and shot as they are about to close up. 6-1-52

Thursday, July 17
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Complex
A junior high school is robbed several times. 1-11-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" House of Darkness
Dan Holiday follows up on a mysterious letter from a blind man. 7-3-49

Friday, July 18
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Sweet & Sour
9:30 PM "The Shadow" Caverns of Death
The Shadow investigates a weird occurrence of disappearing bodies in a cavern. 9-11-38

Saturday, July 19
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" has a flat tire and tries to help Rochester fix it. Guest: Erskine, 11-25-45
9:30 PM "The Great Gildersleeve" is engaged to Eve Goodwin, or is he? 5-14-44

Sunday, July 20
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) It Started With Eve
A girl poses as a fiancée to please his dying father, but father makes an unexpected recovery. Charles Laughton, Dick Powell, Susanna York, 11-20-44

Monday, July 21
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Bail Bond Caper
Sam’s ex girlfriend fears for her husband’s life. 6-27-48
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" Road to Death, 11-16-55

Tuesday, July 22
9:00PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Diamond Springs
Meeting up with an old friend leads Paladin to tragedy. 2-28-60
9:30PM "Nightbeat" Otto the Music Man
Randy Stone witnesses and helps a hit and run victim. 6-15-51

Wednesday, July 23
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" Mr. Thrower’s Hammer
A blacksmith uses his skill to kill. 8-3-53
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Illegal Entry
An illusive felon from across the border gives the rangers some challenging pursuits. 6-8-52

Thursday, July 24
9:00PM "Dragnet" The Big Token
A gunman terrorizes his victims, 1-8-55
9:30PM "Box 13" The Perfect Crime
A professor bets Dan Holiday that he can commit the perfect crime and escape punishment. 7-24-49

Friday, July 25
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Snake Bite
9:30PM "The Shadow" Gun Island
The Shadow goes to sea on a yacht that is captured by modern pirates, who then start killing the crew. 10-23-38

Saturday, July 26
9:00PM "Jack Benny" Jack’s press agent wants to start a contest called "I can’t stand Jack Benny because…" 12-2-45
9:30PM "The Great Gildersleeve" attends the Mayor’s city picnic. 5-21-44

Sunday, July 27
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) Gaslight
A man tries to drive his wife insane. Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, 4-29-46

Monday, July 28
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Rushlight Diamond Caper
Sam is hired to guard a diamond at a wedding. 7-4-48
9:30PM "The Lone Ranger" Vengeance, 12-2-55

Tuesday, July 29
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Somebody Hates Me
A notice in a newspaper states that Paladin will be killed by a certain bandito. But on arrival in town, the other gunman says he got the same note in reverse. 3-6-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" Sanctuary
A lost boy becomes a national story for the wrong reason. 6-22-51

Wednesday, July 30
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" The Drute Family
A man’s will causes the death of his 2 sons. 8-10-53
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Knock Out
While investigating a commotion at a hotel, the local sheriff discovers a murder. 6-22-52

Thursday, July 30
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Bounce
A man posing as an actor is passing worthless checks. 1-25-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" Archimedes and The Romans
Dan Holiday helps out a kid in trouble. 7-31-49
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