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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 for the background music

Golden Age of Radio Schedule

                                                       April-June 

Sunday 4-1
The Great Gildersleeve: Guarding the Money - Part 2
Screen Directors Playhouse "Champion" 3/17/1950  

Monday 4-2
Family Theater "Little Tree" 4/7/1954 
The Great Gildersleeve: Family Prepares For Easter - Part 1, 4/16/1957  

Tuesday 4-3
The Great Gildersleeve: Family Prepares For Easter - Part 2
Baby Snooks: Money for Easter Shopping, 3/20/1951  

Wednesday 4-4
Candy Matson "Donna Dunham Case" (Audition show) 4/4/1949 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Doc Faces Down Redmond # 2339

Thursday 4-5
The Witch's Tale "The Statue of Thor"
Chandu the Magician: Refuses Escape, 1/6/1949  

Friday 4-6
The Falcon "Case of the Big Talker" 4/29/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Alvin Summers Matter - Part 4, 10/27/1955  

Saturday 4-7
Judy Canova "Opera Masquerade" 4/26/1947 
Guest Star with Jimmy Durante and Gary Moore

Sunday 4-8
Nick Carter, Master Detective "Case of the Chemical Chickens" 4/13/1947 
Calling All Detectives "Spilled Salt" 11/22/1948  

Monday 4-9
Halls of Ivy (Ronald Coleman) "Dirty Politics" 3/17/1950 
Our Miss Brooks "Pensacola Popovers - Part 1" 7/24/1949  

Tuesday 4-10
Our Miss Brooks: Pensacola Popovers - Part 2
Stars Over Hollywood "Dead on Arrival" 4/16/1949  

Wednesday 4-11
Behind The Mike: Amusing Stories Behind Radio, 5/18/1941 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Redmond Presses Charges # 2340

Thursday 4-12
Lights Out "The Archer" (he stalks the city with a box and arrow) 4/13/1942 
Chandu the Magician: Robert Returns, 1/7/1949  

Friday 4-13
Boston Blackie "Baseball & Gambling" 4/29/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Alvin Summers Matter - Part 5" 10/28/1955  

Saturday 4-14
Red Skelton Show "Candy" 4/11/1944 
Lum and Abner: Abner Packs for Trip, 10/21/1943  

Sunday 4-15
Escape "Conqueror's Isle" 1/11/1953 
Blackstone Magic Detective "The Hooded Rider" 1/16/1949  

Monday 4-16
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber Tries to Figure Income Tax, 1/4/1944 
Jack Benny Program: Bend Of The River - Part 1, 4/27/1952  

Tuesday 4-17
Jack Benny Program: Bend Of The River - Part 2
Screen Directors Playhouse "Magic Town" 1/6/1950  

Wednesday 4-18
X Minus One "Saucer of Loneliness" 1/9/1957 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: A Talk With Redmond # 2341

Thursday 4-19
The Whistler "Return with The Spray" 4/23/1950 
Chandu the Magician "Truth About Dr. Shaw" 1/10/1949  

Friday 4-20
The Fat Man "Order For Murder" 5/23/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Valentine Matter - Part 1" 10/31/1955  

Saturday 4-21
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show: The New Secretary, 4/23/1950 
Duffy's Tavern, guest Marie McDonald - Part 1, 4/12/1946  

Sunday 4-22
Duffy's Tavern, Guest: Marie McDonald - Part 2
Rocky Jordan "The Genakos Affair" 7/11/1951

Monday 4-23
Our Miss Brooks "Boynton's Land Deal" 3/25/1951 
The Life of Riley: Babs Wants Privacy - Part 1, 4/27/1951  

Tuesday 4-24
The Life of Riley: Babs Wants Privacy - Part 2
Adventures of Philip Marlowe "Anniversary Gift" 4/11/1950  

Wednesday 4-25  
Bright Star, 4/9/1953 "Talking Parrot"  
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: A Talk With Miss Dalton # 2342  

Thursday 4-26  
Dimension X, 4/29/1950 "No Contact" 
Chandu the Magician, 1/11/1949 "Help From Yogi"  

Friday 4-27  
Crime and Peter Chambers, 4/13/1954 "Charles Avon, Druggist"  
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: 11/1/1955 "The Valentine Matter - Part 2" 
 
Saturday 4-28  
Abbott & Costello, 5/11/1944, Guest: Claire Trevor 
Screen Guild Theater 9/4/1944 "Too Many Husbands"  

Sunday 4-29  
Hopalong Cassidy, 2/12/1950 "Murder On The Trail" 
Frontier Fighters: Program 17 - Denver, CO  

Monday 4-30  
Our Miss Brooks, 3/13/1949 "Cafeteria Boycott" (Arden Awarded) 
Burns & Allen, 5/9/1946, Guest: Harpo Marx - Part 1 
 
Tuesday 5-1
Burns & Allen, Guest: Harpo Marx - Part 2
Jack Benny Program: Jack's First Radio Show, 5/2/1932  

Wednesday 5-2
Broadway Is My Beat: Robin Forrest, 5/23/1953 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Pete Dalton's Paper Route # 2343

Thursday 5-3
The Shadow "Death Rides High" 5/18/1947 
Chandu the Magician: Murderer Revealed, 1/12/1949  

Friday 5-4
Pat Novak for Hire "Shirt Mix-up" (it's a fatal error) 5/7/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter - Part 3, 11/2/1955  

Saturday 5-5
Milton Berle "Salute to Health" 10/21/1947 
Guest Star: Eddy Arnold, 10/16/1949  

Sunday 5-6
Barry Craig, Confidential Inv. "For Love of Murder" 8/3/1954 
Calling All Detectives: Jerry Framed for Murder, 7/7/1948  

Monday 5-7
Bergen & McCarthy, Guest: Claudette Colbert, 5/16/1943 
The Fred Allen Show, Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 1, 5/16/1943  

Tuesday 5-8
The Fred Allen Show, Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 2
Mysterious Traveler "Death Writes a Letter" 5/18/1948  

Wednesday 5-9
Behind The Mike "Lee De Forest Story" 3/23/1941 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Talk About the Fire # 2344

Thursday 5-10
The Whistler "Fatal Error" 5/7/1950 
Chandu the Magician: Dorothy Safe, 1/13/1949  

Friday 5-11
This is Your FBI "The Big Guy" 5/14/1958 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter - Part 4, 11/3/1955  

Saturday 5-12
Great Gildersleeve: Leroy Goes To A Party, 5/19/1946 
The Life of Riley: Riley's Mother-In-Law Visits - Part 1, 5/13/1945  

Sunday 5-13
The Life of Riley: Riley's Mother-In-Law Visits - Part 2
Columbia Workshop "Slim" 3/2/1946  

Monday 5-14
Archie Andrews "Big Ballgame" 5/20/1951 
Baby Snooks & Daddy: Report Card Blues - Part 1, 5/1/1951  

Tuesday 5-15
Baby Snooks & Daddy: Report Card Blues - Part 2
The Shadow "Preview of Terror" 6/5/1949  

Wednesday 5-16
Screen Guild Theatre "The Shop Around The Corner" (Jimmy Stewart, you've got mail) 9/29/1940 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Henry Drafts an Editorial # 2345

Thursday 5-17
Dark Fantasy "Funeral Arrangements Completed" 5/15/1942 
Chandu the Magician: Planning Tiger Hunt, 1/14/1949  

Friday 5-18
Adventures of Frank Race "Darling Debutante" 5/8/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter - Part 5, 11/4/1955  

Saturday 5-19
Red Skelton "Skunk Patrol Benefit" 4/9/1950 
Aldrich Family: Too Short For Date - Part 1, 4/28/1949  

Sunday 5-20
Aldrich Family: Too Short For Date - Part 2
Dimension X Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, 8/18/1950  

Monday 5-21
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Prevents Boy From Running Away, 10/2/1948 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Good Grammar - Part 1, 5/6/1947  

Tuesday 5-22
Fibber McGee & Molly: Good Grammar - Part 2, 5/6/1947 
Rocky Fortune "Catskills Cover Up" 2/9/1954  

Wednesday 5-23
Hopalong Cassidy "The Phantom Panther" 5/26/1951 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Redmond Drops Charges # 2346

Thursday 5-24
Molle Mystery Theater: Further Adventures of Kenny Andrews, 5/10/1946 
Chandu the Magician: Tiger Killed, 1/17/1949  

Friday 5-25
Boston Blackie "Mrs. Peterson's Insurance Policy" 5/7/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Forbes Matter - Part 1" 12/26/1955  

Saturday 5-26
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show: Girlfriend Problems, 5/28/1950 
Abbott & Costello meet Dracula (Bella Lugosi) Part 1, 5/5/1948  

Sunday 5-27
Abbott & Costello meet Dracula - Part 2, 5/5/1948 
Screen Director's Guild "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" 1/30/1949  


Monday 5-28
Jack Benny Program, Guest Fred Allen, 10/1/1944 
The Fred Allen Show, Guests Ozzie and Harriet Nelson - Pt. 1, 6/15/1948  

Tuesday 5-29
The Fred Allen Show, Guests Ozzie and Harriet Nelson - Pt. 2
The Shadow "Spider Boy" 6/1/1947  

Wednesday 5-30
Romance "Moment on a Train" 4/21/1956 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Henry Talks to Mrs. Dobson, 1/1/1949  

Thursday 5-31
Inner Sanctum "Portrait of Death" 6/12/1945 
Chandu the Magician: Saves Lao Sing, 1/18/1949  

Friday 6-1
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Soft Touch" 5/29/1950 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Forbes Matter - Part 2" 12/27/1955  

Saturday 6-2
Lum & Abner "Meeting at Ulysses" 1/28/1943 
The Great Gildersleeve: Talent in the Family, 9/30/1945  

Sunday 6-3
Hopalong Cassidy "Stagecoach West" 4/21/1951 
Frontier Fighters: Program 21 - Cochise and Captain Tom Jeffords

Monday 6-4
My Little Margie "Going Camping" 6/12/1955 
Burns & Allen: Treasure Island/San Francisco - Part 1, 5/29/1940  

Tuesday 6-5
Burns & Allen: Treasure Island/San Francisco - Part 2
The Green Hornet "Polarized Glasses" 5/28/1946  

Wednesday 6-6
Bright Star: Aunt Sophia Plays Matchmaker, 4/2/1953 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Henry Talks to Mr. Dobson # 2348

Thursday 6-7
Suspense "Your Devoted Wife" 6/20/1946 
Chandu the Magician: In Calcutta, 1/19/1949  

Friday 6-8
Philo Vance, Detective "Red Duck Murder Case" 5/31/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Forbes Matter - Part 3" 12/28/1955  

Saturday 6-9
Our Miss Brooks "Radio Bombay" 10/8/1950 
Parade of Stars: Ken Murray, 4/16/1942  

Sunday 6-10
Escape "The Orient Express" 2/19/1949 
Blackstone the Magic Detective "Gory Goldfish" 3/26/1950  

Monday 6-11
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "The Fortune Hunter" 3/5/1950 
Father Knows Best: Mother Drives A Car - Part 1, 6/21/1951  

Tuesday 6-12
Father Knows Best: Mother Drives A Car - Part 2
Philo Vance "Peacock Murder Case" 6/21/1949  

Wednesday 6-13
CBS Radio Workshop "Ballad of the Iron Horse" 3/3/1957 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Henry Talks to Eldin # 2349

Thursday 6-14
The Whistler "Caesar's Wife" 6/4/1950 
Chandu the Magician: Dinner Invitation, 1/20/1949  

Friday 6-15
The Falcon "Sweet Swindle" 6/13/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Forbes Matter - Part 4" 12/29/1955  

Saturday 6-16
Frontier Gentleman "Big Sam For Governor" 3/16/1958 
Guest Star: Hopalong Cassidy, 10/9/1949  

Sunday 6-17
Lights Out "The Author & The Thing" 9/28/1943 
Blackstone the Magic Detective "Four Keys to Crime" 5/22/1949  

Monday 6-18
Judy Canova "Horse Named Crowbait" 6/16/1945 
Vic and Sade: Cincinnati Method of Trying Shoelaces, 6/7/1944  

Tuesday 6-19
The Adventures of Sam Spade "The Deathbed Caper" 6/20/1948 
Calling All Detectives "Pear, Berry, Prune, Plum" 12/29/1948  

Wednesday 6-20
Hollywood Radio Theater "Out of the Great God's Heart"
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: A Word of Thanks # 2350

Thursday 6-21
Strange Wills "Black Interlude" 6/22/1946 
Chandu the Magician: Dr. Shaw In Calcutta, 1/21/1949  

Friday 6-22
Crime and Peter Chambers "Cafe' Tropical" 6/22/1954 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Forbes Matter - Part 5" 12/30/1955  

Saturday 6-23
Abbott & Costello: Baseball Bits, 4/17/1945 
The Great Gildersleeve: Detective Gildersleeve - Part 1, 4/27/1949  

Sunday 6-24
The Great Gildersleeve: Detective Gildersleeve - Part 2
CBS Radio Workshop "Cops & Robbers" 3/16/1956  

Monday 6-25
Life With Luigi: Life Insurance Policy, 6/26/1949 
Red Skelton Show: Red Talks About Swimming - Part 1, 5/9/1944  

Tuesday 6-26
Red Skelton Show: Red Talks About Swimming - Part 2
Jeff Regan, Investigator "Prodigal Daughter" 7/17/1948  

Wednesday 6-27
Romance "Last Summer's Love" 7/9/1955 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Matilda Speaks Her Mind # 2351

Thursday 6-28
X Minus One "The Green Hills of Earth" 7/7/1955 
Chandu the Magician: Under Dr. Shaw's Influence, 1/24/1949  

Friday 6-29
Casey, Crime Photographer "Red Raincoat" 8/29/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Alder Matter - Part 1" 8/6/1956  

Saturday 6-30
Command Performance: Guests Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Harpo Marx, 6/17/1944 
Parade of Stars: Joe Conti, 4/14/1942
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