KNX Golden Age of Radio in 2003

Wednesday, October 1
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" Lincolnís Death: Thomas Highland tells the story of Lincolnís assassination. Original airdate: 12-9-53
9:30 PM "Tales of the Texas Rangers" The Triggermen (#1) The Rangers are after 2 brothers who robbed and killed a gas station operator. 8-5-50

Thursday, October 2
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Death Synopsis: Joe Friday investigates a homicide in a cheap hotel. Original airdate: 3-29-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" One, One, Three Point Five Synopsis: Murder and a wealthy recluse with a clue on a book. Original airdate: 10-11-48

Friday, October 3
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Romeo Synopsis: Dillon is the unwitting shotgun between 2 fatherís disapproval of their childrenís marriage.
9:30 PM "The Shadow" The Oracle of Death Synopsis: The Shadow encounters a psychic who can predict murders happening in the future. Original airdate: 10-20-40

Saturday, October 4
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program," starring Jack Benny. Guest: Peter Lorre Original airdate: 3-24-46
9:30 PM "The Great Gildersleeve" Uninvited Synopsis: Leroy gets uninvited to Craig Bullardís party. Original airdate: 10-7-45

Sunday, October 5
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) The Front Page Synopsis: A newspaper editor and a reporter constantly battle each other. Guest star: Walter Winchell, 6-28-37

Monday, October 6
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Dick Foley Caper Synopsis: A longtime private eye friend asks Sam for help in getting out of a jam. 9-26-48
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" The Courageous Coward Original airdate: 12-5-55

Tuesday, October 7
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Too Too Solid Town Synopsis: Paladin is invited to a reunion of his old army unit. Original airdate: 6-19-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" Pay or Die Synopsis: Randy bets his life on the draw of a card. Original airdate: 5-1-52

Wednesday, October 8
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" The Crime Synopsis: Thomas Highland tells why a couple did not get to enjoy their crime. 12-16-53
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Dead or Alive Synopsis: A man uses a deadly ship explosion to change places with a dead man. 9-9-50

Thursday, October 9
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big No Tooth Synopsis: Joe Friday searches for a bandit who uses a sawed off shotgun. 4-5-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" Dan & The Wonderful Lamp Synopsis: Holiday tackles a mystery at a charity bazaar. 10-18-48

Friday, October 10
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Bureaucrat
9:30 PM "The Shadow" Death Show the Way Synopsis: A story about a missing phony Count, Shadow poisoned to death & an unexpected ending. 12-3-39

Saturday, October 11
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" Dennis Day returns from the navy. 3-17-46
9:30 PM "The Great Gildersleeve" Leroyís Debt: Leroy has broken a vase and has to work every Saturday to pay for it. 10-14-45

Sunday, October 12
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Sing You Sinners: A wealthy young man has trouble facing responsibility. Bing Crosby, Ralph Bellamy, 1-15-40

Monday, October 13
9:00PM "Sam Spade" The 100 Grand Caper: A woman hires Sam to find out if her husband is being blackmailed. 9-19-48
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" Hidden Danger: The masked rider and Tonto are marked for murder at the hands of a crazed gunman.

Tuesday, October 14
9:00PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Dr. From Vienna: Paladin meets a very unusual doctor staying at his hotel. 6-26-60
9:30PM "Nightbeat" By-Line for Frank: Randy investigates if a fellow reporter was killed to stop him from reporting a story. 6-29-51

Wednesday, October 15
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" Episode: Coyle & Richardson Synopsis: Thomas Highland tells why two sailors were hung. Original airdate: 12-30-53
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Episode: Candy Man Synopsis: After two men make a prison break, they leave a trail of robberies. Original airdate: 9-16-50

Thursday, October 16
9:00PM "Dragnet" Episode: The Big Tie Synopsis: Joe Friday investigates the theft of a large supply of hand-painted ties. Original airdate: 4-12-55
9:30PM "Box 13" Daytime Nightmare: Dan Holiday is railroaded into an asylum, framed for murder and winds up a hunted man, 12-6-48. Inspired by the Boris Karloff movie "Bedlam"

Friday, October 17
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Legal Revenge
9:30PM "The Shadow" Flight of the Vulture: The Shadow tackles a criminal who burns horses alive in their barn after insuring them as thoroughbreds. 12-10-39

Saturday, October 18
9:00PM "Jack Benny Program," Guest: Ray Milland, 3-10-46
9:30PM "Great Gildersleeve" Leilaís New Friend: Leila receives a letter from her best friendís fiancť, whom she is attracted to. 10-21-45

Sunday, October 19
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Knute Rockne: the story of the legendary Notre Dame football coach. Pat OíBrien, Ronald Reagan, 12-2-40

Monday, October 20
9:00PM "Sam Spade" Sugar Cane Caper: A man hired Sam to stop his wealthy stepdaughter from marrying a gangster. 10-3-48
9:30PM "The Lone Ranger" Hideout, 12-12-55

Tuesday, October 21
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" Dad-Blamed Luck: Paladin is hired to get a manís gold mine back after he lost it in a swindle. 7-3-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" Somebody Stop Ann: A reporter is obsessed with the idea that her husband wants to kill their children. 8-7-52

Wednesday, October 22
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" The Younger Brothers: Why they led a life of crime. 1-6-54
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Soft Touch: A con man tires to wipe out all evidence of a murder. 10-29-50

Thursday, October 23
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Deal: Joe Friday searches for an organized gang of car thieves. 4-19-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" Death is No Joke: A series of practical jokes threatens the life of an heir. 12-13-48

Friday, October 24
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Man Who Lives By The Sword: A killer gunman asks the Marshall to protect him from himself after shooting a young man.
9:30 PM "The Shadow" Murder Incorporated: The Shadow tracks down a gang for hire. 12-17-39

Saturday, October 25
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" and his cast do a detective play "Murder at the Lone Palm" in Palm Springs. 3-3-46
9:30 PM "Great Gildersleeve" Peavyís Wife is Ill: or is it a rumor? 10-28-45

Sunday, October 26
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Moontide: A gruff sailor tries to save a suicidal girl. Humphrey Bogart, Virginia Bruce, 4-30-45

Monday, October 27
9:00 PM "Sam Spade" Fairly Bright Caper: Sam is hired to protect guests at a Halloween party. 10-31-48
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" The War Makers: 12-16-55

Tuesday, October 28
9:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" 5 Days To Yuma: Paladin refuses payment for delivering a man to prison. 7-10-60
9:30 PM "Nightbeat" Good Samaritan: Randy Stone discovers that a pickpocket is a friend of his. 8-14-52

Wednesday, October 29
9:00 PM "Crime Classics" Soo Pan: Thomas Highland explains how a bailing hook (also used by the killer in the "I Know What You Did" movies) was used in a crime. 1-13-54
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" The White Suit: A dangerous gunman kills a sheriff and janitor when he breaks out of jail. 11-5-50

Thursday, October 30
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The Big Child: Joe Friday looks into the reported abuse to a 2-year-old child. 4-26-55
9:30 PM "Box 13" Design for Danger: After getting out of jail, Johnny Tide is returning to Watertown seeking revenge. 12-27-48

Friday, October 31
9:00 PM "War of the Worlds," (1 hour) presented by the Mercury Theater on the Air: Martians invade and trigger mass hysteria in the original broadcast of Orson Wellesí classic, 10-30-38
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