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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.
Each day's broadcast was heard on the radio in Southern California at Midnight EST/9:00pm Pacific Time on the day listed and repeated 5 hours later

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. For example, Monday night's lineup of shows will be available on Tuesday, and so forth.
See below for program schedule dates.

Golden Age of Radio in 2004

Monday 3-15
Have Gun Will Travel
Irish Luck
Originally broadcast:
Day in the Life of Dennis Day (A)
Asks Mr. Willoughby for a Raise Part 1
Originally broadcast:

Tuesday 3-16
Day in the Life of Dennis Day (A)
Asks Mr. Willoughby for a Raise Part 2
Original Air Date - 2/26/47 
X-Minus One
A Wind is Rising
Original Air Date - 10/3/57  

Wednesday 3-17
Michael Shayne
Return to Huxley
Original Air Date - 11/5/46 
Life of Riley
Riley's Mother-in-Law Visits Part 1
Original Air Date - 5/13/45  

Thursday 3-18
Life of Riley
Riley's Mother-in-Law Visits Part 2
Original Air Date - 5/13/45 
Dangerous Assignment
When Secret Codes Aren't Secret
Original Air Date - 3/3/51  

Friday 3-19
Death Went Along for the Ride
Original Air Date - 4/27/44 
Adventures of Superman
Man Without a Face Part 15
Original Air Date - 4/8/47  

Monday 3-22
Lone Ranger
Through the Wall
Original Air Date - 8/13/51 
Fibber McGee & Molly
Five Tons of Coal Part 1
Original Air Date - 12/3/40  

Tuesday 3-23
Fibber McGee & Molly
Five Tons of Coal Part 2
Original Air Date - 12/3/40 
Rocky Fortune
Companion to a Chimp
Original Air Date - 12/15/53  

Wednesday 3-24
Dimension X
Pebble in the Sky 
Original Air Date - 6/17/51 
Great Gildersleeve
Gildy Picks a Husband for Marjorie Part 1
Original Air Date - 5/6/45  

Thursday 3-25
Great Gildersleeve
Gildy Picks a Husband for Marjorie Part 2
Original Air Date - 5/6/45 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Bello-Horizonte Railroad Matter
Original Air Date - 7/6/50  

Friday 3-26
Lux Radio Theatre
Break of Hearts
Original Air Date - 9/11/44  

Monday 3-29
Green Hornet
Giuseppi's Secret
Original Air Date - 11/24/46 
Bob Hope Show
Guests: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Part 1
Original Air Date - 6/10/52  

Tuesday 3-30
Bob Hope Show
Guests: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Part 2
Original Air Date - 6/10/52 
Hopalong Cassidy
Case of the Last Word
Original Air Date - 9/30/50  

Wednesday 3-31
CBS Radio Workshop
A Pride of Carrots
Original Air Date - 9/16/56 
Charlie McCarthy Show
w/Abbott & Costello and guest Judy Garland Part 1
Original Air Date - 6/21/42  
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2002's KNX Drama Hour schedule was as follows:

Monday 9:00 PM Gunsmoke starring William Conrad as Marshall Dillon
9:30 PM Tales of the Texas Rangers starring Joel McCrea as Ranger Jace Pearson
Tuesday 9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" starring John Lund, Mandel Kramer or movie star Edmond O'Brien as a no-nonsense private insurance investigator
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston/Challenge of the Yukon" or Dragnet starring Jack Webb as Los Angeles Sgt. Joe Friday. No relation to the movie Dragnet
Wednesday 9:30 PM "The 6 Shooter" starring Jimmy Stewart as frontier plainsman Britt Ponsett, or Sherlock Holmes (26 weeks each) starring John Gielgud
9:30 PM "X Minus 1/Dimension X," a classic science fiction series based on stories in Galaxy Science-Fiction magazine, by top authors such as Ray Bradbury
Thursday 9:00 PM "The Whistler" starring Bill Forman in strange tales and hidden secrets
9:30 PM The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe starring Gerald Mohr or Van Heflin as the Los Angeles private eye
Friday 9:00 PM "Suspense", the all-star radio series founded by Alfred Hitchcock
9:30 PM Lights Out, the classic horror-drama series hosted by Arch Obler (a radio predecessor to The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery)
Saturday 9:00 PM The Jack Benny Program starring Jack Benny, real-life wife Mary Livingstone, Rochester (Eddie Anderson), Phil Harris, and the announcer Don
9:30 PM The Red Skelton Show starring the comedian, his many characters, and Ozzie & Harriet
Sunday 9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (1 hour), originally hosted by Cecil B. deMille
Sam Spade is based on a character created by Dashiell Hammett
The Shadow was created by Maxwell Grant

Weekends there is a syndicated hour of programs called the Hall of Fame hour - see schedule @ - which may include any series from the golden age of radio, such as:
The Burns & Allen Show starring George Burns and Gracie Allen as one of America's favorite comedy teams.
Escape, hosted by William Conrad of Gunsmoke, by the producers of Suspense
"Fort Laramie," a western drama starring Raymond Burr as Lee Quince, captain of the cavalry at Fort Laramie, on the Wyoming frontier. The series was originally broadcast on the CBS Radio Network in 1956.
"The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show," starring bandleader Harris along with his wife film star Alice Faye, originally aired from 1946 to 1948 on NBC. It is a zany comedy series not unlike the "Jack Benny Program" which also featured Phil Harris.
Lights Out, the classic horror-drama series hosted by Arch Oboler
"This Is Your FBI," first heard on the ABC Radio Network in 1945, and aired through 1953. In many of the shows Stacy Harris stars as Jim Taylor, FBI Special Agent. The rest of the cast is extensive and from both coasts (the series was first produced in New York before moving to Hollywood in 1948).

For facts & trivia about specific radio series, click here and then go to the series title you want listed on the left side of KNX search page (if it's still there).

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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