KNX Golden Age of Radio in 2003

The Drama Hour is being preempted the last week of October so that we can provide comprehensive coverage of the Southern California wildfire crisis.
"War of the Worlds" will air Friday night at 9pm (repeated at 2am) as scheduled, available online Nov. 1st
As the raging fires have devastated Southern California, the positive role KNX has played in helping our listeners deal with this emergency has become evident. Listeners in San Bernardino lost local radio station coverage and depended on KNX for evacuation information and updates on where the fire was heading. Listeners in Simi Valley got needed traffic information on freeway closures and alternate routes around critical fire areas. Other areas such as San Diego and Santa Barbara Counties do not have an all news station and are dependent on KNX's 50,000-watt signal.

Saturday, November 1, 2003
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" Guest: Peter Lorre
9:30 PM "The Great Gildersleeve" Football Game Synopsis: Gildersleeve takes Leila to the big football game. Original airdate: 11-25-45

Sunday, November 2
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) Confession: A woman recounts the events that led to her murder. Guest stars: Miriam Hopkins, Claude Raines. 11-21-38

Monday, November 3
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Sam and The Psyche: Sam has to dig up a corpse for his investigation. 8-2-46
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" Interrupted Journey: A mother & sonís suspicion of two escaped convicts, and a little trick he plays, saves their lives

Tuesday, November 4
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Little Guns: Paladin is hired to stop a range war. 7-17-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" The Elevator Caper: Randy Stone believes that heís responsible for a murder. 5-8-50

Wednesday, November 5
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" Madeline Smith: Maid or Murderer? 1-20-54
9:30 PM "Tales of the Texas Rangers" Blood Relative: A wife identifies the wrong killer of her husband. 11-12-50

Thursday, November 6
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Phone Call: Joe Friday tracks a jewel thief. 2-14-52
9:30 PM "Box 13" One of These 4: Dan Holiday (Alan Ladd) has to figure out the murderer among a group of four. 11-29-48

Friday, November 7
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Docís Reward: Doc treats an injured man, despite a stranger not wanting him to. Brotherly love is still alive.
9:30 PM "The Shadow" Unburied Dead: A scam to obtain dead bodies & swindle insurance companies. 4-14-46

Saturday, November 8
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" Guest: Van Johnson, 4-7-46
9:30 PM "Great Gildersleeve" The Opera Sponsor: The opera is coming to Summerfield and Gildy sponsors them for $5 a ticket. 12-2-45

Sunday, November 9
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Interference: A man, reported dead in WWI, returns home & finds his wife remarried, & is being blackmailed. Herbert Marshall, Leslie Howard, Gail Patrick, Mary Astor. 11-28-38

Monday, November 10
9:00PM "Sam Spade" The Stopped Watch Caper: A woman hires Sam to find out who is sending her threatening letters. 4-10-49
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" Thunder Foot Competitor, 1-24-56

Tuesday, November 11
9:00PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Delta Queen: Paladin is hired to safeguard the honesty in a race between two river steamerboats. Delta Queen was a riverboat built for the Sacramento Delta in California, currently in use on the Mississippi River. 7-24-60
9:30PM "Nightbeat" The Night Watchman: This one for Randy started in the darkness of the mind and ended in the raging flame of arson. 5-15-50

Wednesday, November 12
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" The Boorn Brothers and The Hangman. 1-27-54
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Death in the Cards: Gambling losses bring on the murder of an innocent man. 1-14-51

Thursday, November 13
9:00PM "Dragnet" The Big Producer: Joe Friday searches for the supplier of obscene material to a high school, and the trail leads to a fading Hollywood movie studio. 2-21-52
9:30PM "Box 13" The Philanthropist: Dan Holiday breaks an unusual and cruel racket. 8-23-48

Friday, November 14
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" The Photographer: Matt suspects a tabloid photographer of staging news when the town drunk is found dead and scalped
9:30PM "The Shadow: Ghost Wore A Silver Slipper" Lamont cracks the case of a dead girl seen walking away from the cemetery. 4-7-46

Saturday, November 15
9:00PM "Jack Benny" stalls paying his violin teacher (Mel Blanc). Guests: Ronald & Benita Coleman, 4-14-46
9:30PM "Great Gildersleeve" Leroy Is a Problem: Gildy is shamed into trying to improve himself. 11-4-45

Sunday, November 16
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" The Young in Heart: A family of con artists tries to go straight. Guest stars: Don Ameche, Ida Lupino. 2-5-40

Monday, November 17
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Edith Hamilton: A doctor asks for Samís help regarding one of his mental patients. 4-17-49
9:30PM "The Lone Ranger" Pigs and Pete Digby, 11-3-55

Tuesday, November 18
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Extended Viva: Paladin is hired to protect a church organ that being shipped in Mexico. 8-14-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" I Wish You Were Dead: A man claims to be able to kill with his mind. Randy doesn't take it seriously until the man turns his gaze on a window washer on a building high above them, may he rest in peace. 5-22-50

Wednesday, November 19
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" The incredible history of robber John Shepard. 2-3-54
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Sweet Revenge: Jace Pearson tries to identify the killer of a young rancher. 2-18-51

Thursday, November 20
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Mama: Joe Friday investigates a company employee who suddenly leaves his job with all their profits. 5-3-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" Delinquent's Dilemma: A minor takes a robbery rap to protect the gang. 9-6-48

Friday, November 21
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" The Coward: Ed Bady has had it in for Marshall Dillon after Matt showed him up to be a coward years ago.
9:30 PM "The Shadow" Comic Strip Killer: The Shadow tracks a killer poisoning people in a mysterious way. 11-23-47

Saturday, November 22
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" Live from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, 4-21-46
9:30 PM "Great Gildersleeve" Homemaking Class: Gildy gets Marjorie interested in house-keeping. 11-11-45

Sunday, November 23
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Trade Winds: A detective goes after a female murder suspect but life interferes. Errol Flynn, Joan Bennett, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy. 3-4-40

Monday, November 24
9:00 PM "Sam Spade" The Champion Caper: Sam is hired to protect a man from someone who wants to settle a grudge. 8-7-49
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" Then There Was One, 12-6-55

Tuesday, November 25
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" The Warrant: A bounty hunter takes Paladin prisoner. 7-10-60
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" Harlan Mathews, Stamp Dealer: Randy investigates a murder confession. 5-29-50

Wednesday, November 26
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" The story of Jack the Ripper, 6-30-54
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Blind Justice: A blind manís injured dog tries to lead Jace Pearson to itsí murdered master. 3-11-51

Thursday, November 27
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Revision: Joe Friday searches for the loot after a robbery suspect is picked up. 5-10-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" Sealed Instructions: Holiday is hired to deliver a sealed envelope to a strange place. 11-8-48

Friday, November 28
9:00PM "Gunsmoke" Trouble in Kansas
9:30PM "The Shadow" Doom & the Limping Man: The Shadow races against time to stop a wrongful execution. 11-16-47

Saturday, November 29
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" Guest: Danny Kaye. 4-28-46
9:30 PM "Great Gildersleeve" Fall Out With the Jolly Boys: Gildy boycotts the Jolly Boys club. 11-18-45

Sunday, November 30
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" The African Queen: Story of an alcoholic and a spinster traveling up the Congo River during WWI with a German gunboat prowling the waterways. Humphrey Bogart, Greer Garson. 12-15-52
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