Golden Age of Radio Online

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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

                                                       July-September 

Sunday 7-1
Arch Oboler's Plays "Holiday 194X" 5/10/1945 
Calling All Detectives "Is the Wife Really Dead?" 7/30/1948  

Monday 7-2
My Favorite Husband "George Attends a Teenage Dance" 11/20/1948 
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Dennis Does a Radio Show - Part 1, 1/28/1948  

Tuesday 7-3
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Dennis Does a Radio Show - Part 2
Crime Classics "Checkered Life & Sudden Death of Colonel James Frisk Jr." 6/29/1953  

Wednesday 7-4
Damon Runyon Theater: Butch Minds the Baby, 2/27/1949 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Doc Is Back In Town # 2352

Thursday 7-5
Inner Sanctum "Pattern for Fear" 7/4/1949 
Chandu the Magician: Impersonates Chandler, 1/25/1949  

Friday 7-6
Casey, Crime Photographer "Red Raincoat" 8/29/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Alder Matter - Part 2" 8/7/1956  

Saturday 7-7
The Red Skelton Show: Red Gets a Physical, 10/8/1950 
The Jack Benny Program: Going To Train Station - Part 1, 6/27/1954  

Sunday 7-8
The Jack Benny Program: Going To Train Station - Part 2
Rogue's Gallery  "Lady with a Gun Case" 6/30/1946  

Monday 7-9
Honest Harold: Harold Falls For a Chanteuse, 10/11/1950 
The Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show "The Masked Mangler's New Job - Part 1" 12/4/1949  

Tuesday 7-10
The Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show "The Masked Mangler's New Job - Part 2"
This is Your FBI "The Runaway Corpse" 7/6/1951  

Wednesday 7-11
Bright Star "Scientific Living" 3/12/1953 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Bill Asks For an Answer # 2353

Thursday 7-12
Suspense "Uncle Henry's Rosebush" (it grew so big after he disappeared) 6/29/1943 
Chandu the Magician: Bob Missing, 1/26/1949

Friday 7-13
The Whisperer "Attempted Murder" 7/15/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Alder Matter - Part 3" 8/8/1956  

Saturday 7-14
Duffy's Tavern "Archie's Fashion Lecture" 3/16/1951 
The Life of Riley: Time Clock Woes - Part 1, 3/16/1951  

Sunday 7-15
The Life of Riley: Time Clock Woes - Part 2
Bold Venture "The Big K.O."

Monday 7-16
Kraft Music Hall, Guest: Jimmy Durante, 4/1/1947 
The Red Skelton Show: People Celebrating - Part 1, 1/22/1946

Tuesday 7-17  
The Red Skelton Show: 1/22/1946 "People Celebrating - Part 2" 
Casey, Crime Photographer: 1/12/1954 "Road Angel"
 
Wednesday 7-18  
Voyage of the Scarlet Queen: 10/16/47 "Ah Sin and the Balinese Beaux Arts Ball"  
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Mary Makes Up Her Mind # 2354  

Thursday 7-19  
The Whistler: 6/29/1952 "Night Flight" 
Chandu the Magician: 1/27/1949 "Strange Markings"

Friday 7-20  
Crime and Peter Chambers: 6/29/1954 "The Bubbles Club"  
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: 8/9/1956 "The Alder Matter - Part 4" 
 
Saturday 7-21
Burns & Allen: Gracie Turns the House Into an Office, 2/27/1947 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Getting it Wholesale, 12/9/1941  

Sunday 7-22
New Adventures of Nero Wolfe "Case of the Girl Who Cried Wolfe" 12/15/1950 
Calling All Detectives "Ten Thousand Dollar Theft" 7/22/1948  

Monday 7-23
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE "Cyrano de Bergerac" 6/2/1946 
The Fred Allen Show, guest Boris Karloff Part 1, 11/18/1945  

Tuesday 7-24
Escape "Typhoon" 7/28/1947 
The Fred Allen Show, guest: Boris Karloff Part 2

Wednesday 7-25
Romance "Affair at Aden" 5/29/1954 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: George Comes to Town #2355, 5/2/1905  

Thursday 7-26
The Mysterious Traveler "Man the Insects Hated" 7/27/1947 
Chandu the Magician: Frank Returns to India, 1/28/1949  

Friday 7-27
Richard Diamond "Levinson Kidnapping" 8/2/1953 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Alder Matter - Part 5" 8/10/1956  

Saturday 7-28
Lights Out "Special to Hollywood" 2/7/1941 
Dial Dave Garroway, May 29th 1951

Sunday 7-29
Screen Directors Playhouse "Fort Apache" 8/5/1949 
Frontier Fighters: Program 24 - Custer's Last Stand, 4/18/1905  

Monday 7-30
It's Higgins, Sir "Summer Vacation" 7/24/1951 
The Charlie McCarthy Show "Charlie To Marilyn Monroe" 11/9/1952, part 1  

Tuesday 7-31
The Charlie McCarthy Show "Charlie To Marilyn Monroe" 11/9/1952, part 2 
Philip Marlowe "The August Lion" 8/6/1949

Wednesday 8-1
Alan Young Show "Burlesque Dancer" 8/7/1945 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: George's Morning Exercise # 2356

Thursday 8-2
Hopalong Cassidy "Peril at Pier 19" 4/7/1951 
Vic and Sade: Vic's Lodge Robe Needs Altering, 7/23/1943  

Friday 8-3
Nick Carter, Private Detective "Murder in the Crypt" 8/2/1943 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Shepherd Matter - Part 1" 4/16/1956  

Saturday 8-4
Judy Canova: Back From Rancho Canova Motel, 2/29/1944 
Jack Benny Program with Sinatra, Kaye, Burns, Marx - Pt. 1, 3/2/1952  

Sunday 8-5
Jack Benny Program with Sinatra, Kaye, Burns, Marx - Pt. 2
Rocky Fortune "Rocket to the Morgue" 3/23/1954  

Monday 8-6
Life With Luigi "The Car" 3/20/1949 
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Vase Problem - Part 1, 8/12/1945  

Tuesday 8-7
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Vase Problem - Part 2 
The Shadow "The Case of the 3 Frightened Policemen" 11/16/1941  

Wednesday 8-8
Broadway Is My Beat "Celia Jordan" 7/24/1950 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Amelia's Opinion # 2357, 5/2/1905  

Thursday 8-9
Behind The Mike "War News Mistakes" 12/1/1940 
Fighting AAF "The Atomic Bomb" 8/12/1945  

Friday 8-10
Mr. and Mrs. North "The Heavenly Body" 5/3/1905 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Shepherd Matter - Part 2" 4/17/1956  

Saturday 8-11
My Favorite Husband: Liz Feels She's Getting Old, 5/20/1949 
Fibber McGee & Molly "The Circus - Part 1" 5/28/1940

Sunday 8-12
Fibber McGee & Molly "The Circus - Part 2"
Bold Venture "One That Got Away" 2/18/1952

Monday 8-13
Duffy's Tavern: Culture Comes To Duffy's Tavern" 3/23/1951 
Archie Andrews: New Television Set - Part 1, 5/21/1949

Tuesday 8-14
Archie Andrews: New Television Set - Part 2
The Sealed Book "Beware of Tomorrow" 7/29/1945

Wednesday 8-15
Suspense "One Hundred in the Dark" 9/30/1942 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Mary Talks to George # 2358, 5/2/1905

Thursday 8-16
X Minus One "The Stars Are the Styx" 7/24/1956 
Calling All Detectives "Date With Death" 12/1/1948

Friday 8-17
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Cover Up" 8/17/1952 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Shepherd Matter - Part 3" 4/18/1956

Saturday 8-18
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Room For Rent, 9/25/1948 
My Friend Irma "Psychological Tests - Part 1" 1/27/1952 

Sunday 8-19
My Friend Irma "Psychological Tests - Part 2"  
Barry Craig, Confidential Inv. "Midsummer Lunacy" 8/17/1954  

Monday 8-20
The Henry Morgan Show: Dedication to America's Landlords, 3/26/1947 
The Great Gildersleeve: Trip to Grass Lake - Part 1, 9/2/1945  

Tuesday 8-21
The Great Gildersleeve: Trip to Grass Lake - Part 2
Jeff Regan, Investigator "The Man Who Came Back" 8/21/1948  

Wednesday 8-22
Let's Pretend "Mell-A-Lot" 8/23/1947 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: George Prepares to Leave # 2359

Thursday 8-23
Have Gun, Will Travel "For The Birds" 8/28/1960 
The Third Man (Orson Welles) "Voodoo" 8/31/1951  

Friday 8-24
Boston Blackie "Marked for Murder" 9/10/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Shepherd Matter - Part 4" 4/19/1956  

Saturday 8-25
Family Theatre "Spunky" 1/28/1953 
Guest Star "Fibber McGee & Molly"

Sunday 8-26
The Saint "The What-Not What Got Hot" 3/4/1951 
Calling All Detectives "If Your Business is Trouble" 7/27/1948  

Monday 8-27
Jack Benny Program "Jack & Don In Las Vegas" 9/12/1954 
Burns & Allen: George Looking for a Guest - Part 1, 9/16/1940  

Tuesday 8-28
Burns & Allen: George Looking for a Guest - Part 2
Mysterious Traveler "Symphony of Death" 9/8/1946  

Wednesday 8-29
This is Your FBI "The Interrupted Journey" 9/14/1951 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: George Agrees to Write For the Paper # 2360

Thursday 8-30
Command Performance, Guests June Allyson, Jane Russell, 9/13/1944 
Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel, guest host Ronald Reagan, 7/29/1949  

Friday 8-31
Rocky Jordan "Trail of Assassin" 9/10/1950 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Shepherd Matter - Part 5" 4/20/1956  

Saturday 9-1
Red Skelton "Haunted House Next Door" 5/21/1950 
Charlie McCarthy Show, Guest: Barbara Stanwyck - Part 1, 5/2/1943  

Sunday 9-2
Charlie McCarthy Show, Guest: Barbara Stanwyck - Part 2
Escape "Three Skeleton Key" (only one will make it out alive) 3/17/1950  

Monday 9-3
Aldrich Family "Henry Forgets to Mail a Letter" 10/23/1941 
Abbott & Costello Show: Mrs. Beanbag vs Costello - Part 1, 2/1/1945  

Tuesday 9-4
Abbott & Costello Show: Mrs. Beanbag vs Costello - Part 2
Fort Laramie (Raymond Burr) "Don't Kick My Horse" 6/3/1956  

Wednesday 9-5
Romance "The Lesson and The Teacher" 11/13/1954 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: A Letter Comes For Mary # 2361

Thursday 9-6
Molle Mystery Theater "Mathematics For Murder" 2/1/1946 
Origin of Superstition "The Boogey Man"

Friday 9-7
Philo Vance, Detective "Brotherly Murder Case" 8/30/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Phantom Chase Matter - Part 1" 10/15/1956  

Saturday 9-8
Jack Benny Program: Trading in the Maxwell, 4/24/1949 
Baby Snooks "Fishing" 4/10/1941  

Sunday 9-9
Dimension X "Knock" (you're the last man on Earth, there's a knock at the door) 5/6/1950 
Calling All Detectives "Restaurant With No Customers" 6/14/1948  

Monday 9-10
Our Miss Brooks "Letter from the Education Board" 3/5/1950 
Life of Riley: Babs Elopes with Simon - Part 1, 2/11/1949  

Tuesday 9-11
Life of Riley: Babs Elopes with Simon - Part 2
Casey, Crime Photographer "The Handkerchief" 9/5/1946  

Wednesday 9-12
Bright Star "French Dress Designer"
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Mary Responds to the Letter # 2362

Thursday 9-13  
It's Higgins, Sir: 9/11/1951 "The Vegetarian"  
Vic & Sade: 8/24/1942 "Ruth's New School Clothes"

Friday 9-14
The Green Hornet "Murder Traps a Rat" 9/12/1942 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Phantom Chase Matter - Part 2, 10/16/1956  

Saturday 9-15
Jack Benny Program: Jack's Scrapbook, 1/16/1949 
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Fixing The Furnace - Part 1, 1/15/1950  

Sunday 9-16
The Whistler "Murder Is Legal" 2/5/1945 
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Fixing The Furnace - Part 2, 1/15/1950  

Monday 9-17
Alan Young Show: Letter, 9/27/1946 
Father Knows Best: New Girlfriend - Part 1, 9/28/1950  

Tuesday 9-18
Father Knows Best: New Girlfriend - Part 2
Bulldog Drummond "The Hi-Jackers" 9/28/1941  

Wednesday 9-19
Suspense "Death on Highway 99" 10/4/1945 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Mary Goes For a Ride With Doc # 2364

Thursday 9-20
The Red Skelton Show: October 1st, 1950
The Jack Benny Program, Guests: Bergen, Skelton, Amos 'n' Andy, 9/25/1949  

Friday 9-21
The Shadow "Revenge is Murder" 9/19/1948 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Phantom Chase Matter - Part 3, 10/17/1956  

Saturday 9-22
My Favorite Husband: Liz has a Portrait Painted, 8/6/1948 
Charlie McCarthy Show, Guest: Irene Dunne - Part 1, 4/25/1943  

Sunday 9-23
Charlie McCarthy Show: Guest: Irene Dunne - Part 2
Jeff Regan, Investigator: Man Who Liked The Mountain, 8/7/1948

Monday 9-24
The Great Gildersleeve: Leila Returns, 9/23/1945 
Judy Canova: Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House - Part 1, 10/12/1943 

Tuesday 9-25
Judy Canova: Jailed Breaking Into Cary Grant's House - Part 2
Richard Diamond, Private Detective "$200,000 Loot - Secret Plans" 9/24/1949  

Wednesday 9-26
Broadway Is My Beat "Helen Carrol" 10/13/1950 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Greta's Intentions # 2365

Thursday 9-27
Molle Mystery Theater "Triangle of Death" 3/28/1947 
The Strange Dr. Weird "Tiger Cat" 1/2/1945  

Friday 9-28
Gang Busters "The Tennessee Triggerman"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Phantom Chase Matter - Part 4" 10/18/1956  

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

Sunday 9-30
Inner Sanctum "The Shadow of Death" 10/2/1945 
The Strange Dr. Weird "The House Where Death Lives" 11/7/1944  
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