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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. For example, Friday night's lineup of shows will be available Saturday, Monday night's on Tuesday, and so forth. 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

                                                       August-October 
Monday 8-1
My Favorite Husband: Liz has a Portrait Painted, 8/6/1948 
Charlie McCarthy Show, guest Irene Dunne - Part 1, 4/25/1943  

Tuesday 8-2
Charlie McCarthy Show - Part 2
Jeff Regan, Investigator "Man Who Liked The Mountain" 8/7/1948  


Wednesday 8-3
Escape "Red Forest" 8/2/1953 
Chandu the Magician: Saved From Spider, 12/22/1948  

Thursday 8-4
Free World Theater "V Day" 6/27/1943 
Young Widder Brown: Madelyn and Christopher Marry, 5/30/1950  

Friday 8-5
Boston Blackie "Burning His House Behind Him" 8/13/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Caylin Matter - Part 5" 5/28/1956  

Saturday 8-6
Duffy's Tavern "The Army Surplus Helicopter" 9/7/1950 
Lum & Abner: Coat of Arms on Baby's Locket, 7/23/1942

Sunday 8-7
Lights Out "Battle Of The Magicians" 7/27/46
Strange Dr. Weird "He Woke Up Dead" 3/27/45

Monday 8-8
The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy Organizes A Testimonial Dinner For Judge Hooker, 5/31/42
Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life (Secret word: Picture) 8/11/58, part 1

Tuesday 8-9
Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life (Secret word: Picture) 8/11/58, part 2
Rocky Jordan "Man In The Nile" 8/15/51

Wednesday 8-10
Suspense, 8/5/1948 "An Honest Man" 
Chandu the Magician, 12/23/1948, Jeff Found  

Thursday 8-11  
Screen Director's Playhouse, 5/29/1949 "Trade Winds" 
Young Widder Brown, 5/31/1950, Anthony Threatens Louise  

Friday 8-12  
Crime and Peter Chambers, 7/27/1954 "Nursemaid To Three Women"  
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, 1/30/1956 "The Flight Six Matter - Part 1" 
 
Saturday 8-13  
Milton Berle, 3/23/1948, Salute to Music 
Lum & Abner, 7/27/1942, Coat of Arms in Newspaper  

Sunday 8-14  
Mercury Summer Theatre, 6/7/1946 "Around the World in 80 Days" starring Orson Welles  
V-J Day Special, 8/14/1945

Monday 8-15  
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day, 9/25/1948 "Room For Rent" 
My Friend Irma, 1/27/1952, Psychological Tests - Part 1 
 
Tuesday 8-16  
My Friend Irma - Part 2 
Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator, 8/17/1954 "Midsummer Lunacy" 
 
Wednesday 8-17
The Whistler "Summer Thunder" 7/30/1945 
Chandu the Magician: Tries to Contact Robert, 12/24/1948  

Thursday 8-18
The Halls of Ivy "Mrs. Whitney's Statue" 5/10/1950 
Young Widder Brown: Ellen and Anthony Talk it Over, 6/1/1950  

Friday 8-19
This is Your FBI "The Adopted Thief" 8/10/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Flight Six Matter - Part 2" 1/31/1956  

Saturday 8-20
Fred Allen "Racing Form Trial" with Burt Lahr, 4/28/1946 
Lum & Abner: Letter by Carrier Pigeon, 7/28/1942  

Sunday 8-21
The Saint "The Corpse Said Ouch" 8/6/1950 
Calling All Detectives "River Pirates and a Cargo of Gold" 7/5/1948  

Monday 8-22
Jack Benny Program: Massage With Chicken Fat, 9/5/1954 
The Great Gildersleeve: Leroy is Expelled - Part 1, 9/16/1945  

Tuesday 8-23
The Great Gildersleeve - Part 2
Green Hornet "Unexpected Meeting" 8/23/1945  

Wednesday 8-24
Murder By Experts "It's Luck That Counts" 8/29/1949 
Chandu the Magician: Imposter Found Out, 12/27/1948  

Thursday 8-25
Fort Laramie "Captain's Widow" 2/26/1956 
Young Widder Brown: Ellen Confronts Louise, 6/2/1950  

Friday 8-26
Pete Kelly's Blues "Kelly is Kidnapped" 9/5/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Flight Six Matter - Part 3" 2/1/1956  

Saturday 8-27
The Life of Riley "The Stamp" 6/11/1944 
Lum & Abner: Mena Star's Editor Helps Out, 7/29/1942  

Sunday 8-28
Cloak and Dagger "Seeds Of Doubt" 9/15/1950 
Calling All Detectives "Mysterious Hospital Deaths" 7/6/1948  

Monday 8-29
The Great Gildersleeve: Arrives In Summerfield (Premier episode) 8/31/1941 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Gildy Leaves For Summerfield - Part 1, 9/30/1941  

Tuesday 8-30
Fibber McGee & Molly - Part 2
Red Skelton Show "Daily Newspaper" 5/5/1942  

Wednesday 8-31
The Shadow "Tomb of Terror" 8/28/1938 
Chandu the Magician: Robert is Found, 12/28/1948  

Thursday 9-1
Let George Do It "Unfit Mother" 6/21/1948 
Young Widder Brown: Ellen and Anthony Make Up, 6/5/1950  

Friday 9-2
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Misplaced Person" 8/31/1952 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Flight Six Matter - Part 4" 2/2/1956  

Saturday 9-3
Honest Harold: Marvin Decides to Stay with Harold, 6/13/1951 
Lum & Abner: A Letter About the Baby, 7/30/1942  

Sunday 9-4
Mysterious Traveler "Vacation From Life" 9/7/1947 
Strange Dr. Weird "Dead Man's Paradise" 4/17/1945  

Monday 9-5
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show: 1st Show Of The Season, 10/1/1950 
Burns & Allen: George is Being Sued - Part 1, 8/26/1940  

Tuesday 9-6
Burns & Allen - Part 2
The Aldrich Family: Jealous of a Jock, 9/28/1952  

Wednesday 9-7
Suspense "The Evil of Adelaide Winters" 9/10/1951 
Chandu the Magician: Story Told, 12/29/1948  

Thursday 9-8
Broadway is My Beat "Val Dane" 8/25/1949 
Young Widder Brown: Louise Loses the Upper Hand, 6/6/1950  

Friday 9-9
The Falcon "Case of the Disappearing Doll" 8/30/1950 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Flight Six Matter - Part 5" 2/3/1956  

Saturday 9-10
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Too Much Change, 4/25/1952 
Lum & Abner: Baby is Lost King, 8/3/1942  

Sunday 9-11
Have Gun Will Travel "Prunella's Fella" 4/17/1960 
Frontier Fighters: Program One - LaSalle

Monday 9-12
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show: Phil, The Dramatic Actor, 3/11/1951 
Our Miss Brooks "Faculty Cheerleader, Part 1" 9/18/1949  

Tuesday 9-13
Our Miss Brooks "Faculty Cheerleader - Part 2"
The Whistler "Confession" 8/21/1949

Wednesday 9-14
Inner Sanctum "The Last Story" 9/11/1945 
Chandu the Magician: Looking for Betty, 12/30/1948  

Thursday 9-15
Screen Director's Playhouse "Music for Millions" 4/10/1949 
Young Widder Brown: Louise Has a Breakdown, 6/7/1950  

Friday 9-16
Casey, Crime Photographer "The Duke of Skid Row" 9/14/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Duke Red Matter - Part 1" 1/23/1956  

Saturday 9-17
Father Knows Best "Minding Pierre" 9/11/1952 
Lum & Abner: Taking Baby King's Place, 8/4/1942

Sunday 9-18  
Lights Out, 10/13/1942 "Revolt of the Worms" 
X Minus One, 8/1/1957 "End As a World" 
 
Monday 9-19  
The Abbott and Costello Show, 10/4/1945 "Lou Tries to Get His Girl A Job" 
Fibber McGee & Molly, 9/28/1943 "McGee's Go To The Movies" Pt. 1 
 
Tuesday 9-20  
Fibber McGee & Molly - Pt. 2 
The Green Hornet, 10/3/1944 "Murder Masquerade" 
 
Wednesday 9-21  
Escape, 10/11/1953 "Elementals" 
Chandu the Magician, 12/31/1948 "Dorothy in Temple"  

Thursday 9-22
The Halls of Ivy "Professor Gerhardt's Secret" 3/24/1950 
Young Widder Brown: Plans for Louise, 6/8/1950  

Friday 9-23
The Adventures of Sam Spade "Chargogagogmanchogag gogchbunamungamong" 9/25/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Duke Red Matter - Part 2" 1/24/1956  

Saturday 9-24
Jack Benny Program: Violin Lesson, 4/30/1950 
Lum & Abner: Stranger Calls About the Baby, 8/5/2010  

Sunday 9-25
Jeff Regan, Investigator "Lady With No Name" 9/25/1948 
Calling All Detectives "Pick Pocket Convention" 7/9/1948  

Monday 9-26
My Favorite Husband: George Tries For A Raise, 10/7/1949 
Milton Berle: Salute to Brooklyn - Part 1, 9/30/1947  

Tuesday 9-27
Milton Berle: Salute to Brooklyn - Part 2
Hopalong Cassidy "Gunfighter in Short Pants" 10/13/1951  

Wednesday 9-28
Inner Sanctum "The Shadow of Death" 10/2/1945 
The Strange Dr. Weird "The House Where Death Lives" 11/7/1944  

Thursday 9-29
Duffy's Tavern: Grammar School Teacher Visits, 12/14/1951 
Baby Snooks "Fake Measles" 3/19/1942  

Friday 9-30
Boston Blackie "Barking Up The Wrong Tree" 10/8/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnn Dollar "The Duke Red Matter - Part 3" 1/25/1956  

Saturday 10-1
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "Alice's Burlesque Act" 10/8/1950 
Lum & Abner: Foreign Languages for Baby, 8/6/1942  

Sunday 10-2
The Shadow "Curse of the Gypsies" 10/5/1947 
Supernaturally Yours "The Cyprian Cat" 4/23/1947

Monday 10-3  
Life of Riley, 10/1/1944, Babs Entertains 
The Charlie McCarthy Show, 9/21/1947, with Walt Disney & Donald Duck - Pt.1 
 
Tuesday 10-4  
The Charlie McCarthy Show: Walt Disney & Donald Duck - Pt.2 
Suspense, 9/23/1943 "The Most Dangerous Game" 
 
Wednesday 10-5  
Mr. & Mrs. North, 5/6/1905 "Die Hard" 
Front Page, 12/17/1933 "The Knife"  

Thursday 10-6  
The Fred Allen Show, 3/2/1947, Guests: Jack Benny & Henry Morgan 
Town Hall Tonight, 2/25/1936, Guest: Jack Benny (Excerpt) 
 
Friday 10-7  
Gang Busters, 1/21/1950 "Case of the Four Feathers" 
Yours Truly, Johnn Dollar:  1/26/1956 "The Duke Red Matter - Part 4"  

Saturday 10-8  
The Burns & Allen Show:  10/4/1945 "Gracie Gives Dating Advice" 
Lum & Abner:  8/10/1942, Lum Buys a Horse  

Sunday 10-9  
Frontier Gentleman:  7/28/1958 "Mighty Tired" 
Frontier Fighters:  4/18/1905, Program Four - Freemont  

Monday 10-10
Our Miss Brooks "Conklin's Carelessness Code" 7/17/1949 
The Red Skelton Show: Cauliflower Fights Tonight - Pt. 1, 10/15/1950  

Tuesday 10-11
The Red Skelton Show: Cauliflower Fights Tonight - Pt. 2
Dimension X "Nightfall" 9/29/1951  

Wednesday 10-12
Lights Out "Mirage" 9/21/1943 
The Unexpected "Solid Citizen" 4/25/1948  

Thursday 10-13
Gunsmoke "Meshoogah" 2/21/1953 
Calling All Detectives "Uncle Enoch" 11/23/1948  

Friday 10-14
The Saint "Baseball Murder" 9/3/1950 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Duke Red Matter - Part 5" 1/27/1956  

Saturday 10-15
The Great Gildersleeve: Marjorie's Job With Gildy - 9/26/1951 
Lum & Abner: Genealogical Trace for Baby - 8/11/1942  

Sunday 10-16
Molle Mystery Theatre "Saint Louis Lady" 8/23/1946 
Origin of Superstition "Horseshoe Over the Door" 4/18/1905  

Monday 10-17
Jack Benny Program, guest Leo Durocher, 11/9/1941 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fixing The Cuckoo Clock - Part 1 - 11/8/1949  

Tuesday 10-18
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fixing The Cuckoo Clock - Part 2
The Whistler "Patients For The Doctor" 11/12/1943  

Wednesday 10-19
Escape "Young Man with the Cream Tarts (aka The Suicide Club)" 11/12/1947 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: A Visit From John Redmond #2315

Thursday 10-20
Let George Do It "Murder, It's a Gift" 11/8/1948 
The Stange Dr. Weird "Dark Wings of Death" 2/6/1945 

Friday 10-21  
This is Your FBI, 11/10/1950 "Backstage Shakedown"  
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  11/28/1955 "The Henderson Matter - Part 1" 
 
Saturday 10-22  
My Favorite Husband:  10/16/1948 "Liz Sells Dresses" 
Lum & Abner:  8/12/1942 "Baby is Heir to Goldmine"  

Sunday 10-23
Murder at Midnight "The Black Swan" 8/18/1949 
Unsolved Mysteries "Coffins of San Cristobal"

Monday 10-24
Father Knows Best "Too Many Peanuts" 10/22/1953 
Judy Canova "Back From Army Camp - Part 1" 10/19/1943  

Tuesday 10-25
Judy Canova: Back From Army Camp - Part 2
X Minus One "Soldier Boy" 10/17/1956  

Wednesday 10-26
The Mysterious Traveler "Behind The Locked Door" 11/6/1951 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Is Miss Dalton a Criminal? #2316

Thursday 10-27
Let George Do It "Ghost on Bliss Terrace" 8/16/1948 
Calling All Detectives "Two Rival Stamp Collectors" 11/24/1948  

Friday 10-28
Rocky Fortune "Messenger for Murder" 11/10/1953 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Henderson Matter - Part 2" 11/29/1955  

Saturday 10-29
Father Knows Best "Halloween Blues" 10/29/1953 
The Great Gildersleeve "(Halloween Show) Lost Boy - Pt.1" 10/31/1951  

Sunday 10-30
The Great Gildersleeve (Halloween Show) Lost Boy - Pt.2
Nightbeat "The Black Cat" 11/3/1950  

Monday 10-31
Inner Sanctum Mysteries "The Wailing Wall" 11/12/1945 
The Black Book "On Schedule" 2/17/1952  
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