Note: Turner Classic Movies had a marathon showing of all of "The Whistler" movies followed by Red Skelton's "Whistling In" movie trilogy and even a Lum & Abner movieOctober-December Monday 10-1 A Day in the Life of Dennis Day "Football Fiasco" 10/9/1948 Abbott & Costello, Guest: Lucille Ball - Part 1, 11/18/1943 Tuesday 10-2 Abbott & Costello, Guest: Lucille Ball - Part 2 I Was a Communist For the FBI "Pennies From the Dead" 10/1/1952 Wednesday 10-3 Behind The Mike 10/13/1940 "Sundown On The Veldt" Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: George Gets Writing Assignment # 2366 Thursday 10-4 Dimension X, 9/22/1951 "Requiem" by Robert Heinlein Bill Stern Sports Newsreel 3/12/1948, Guest: Guy Lombardo Friday 10-5 Sherlock Holmes, 1/23/1955 "Case of Identity" Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: 10/19/1956 "The Phantom Chase Matter - Part 5" Saturday 10-6 The Fred Allen Show, 3/2/1947, Guests: Jack Benny & Henry Morgan Fred Allen's Town Hall Tonight, 2/25/1936 (Excerpt) guest Jack Benny Sunday 10-7 Gunsmoke "Meshoogah" 2/21/1953 Calling All Detectives "Uncle Enoch" 11/23/1948 Monday 10-8 Life With Luigi "Columbus Day" 10/11/1949 Fibber McGee & Molly: Rummage Sale Bazaar - Part 1, 10/10/1939 Tuesday 10-9 Fibber McGee & Molly: Rummage Sale Bazaar - Part 2 Casebook of Gregory Hood "Daphne Bloggs Case" 9/30/1946 Wednesday 10-10 Romance "You Really Ought to Get Away" 5/21/1955 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Greta Arrives # 2367 Thursday 10-11 Mystery in the Air (Peter Lorre) "Crime and Punishment" 9/25/1947 Origin of Superstition: Throwing Salt Over Your Shoulder Friday 10-12 Adventures of Sam Spade "Love Letter" 3/27/1949 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Phantom Chase Matter - Part 6" 10/22/1956 Saturday 10-13 Fred Allen: spoofs Quiz Program and Soap Opera, 6/6/1948 Burns & Allen Show "Swiss Family Robinson - Pt. 1" 6/13/1940 Sunday 10-14 Burns & Allen Show "Swiss Family Robinson - Pt. 2" Hopalong Cassidy "Hoppy Plays a Hunch" 6/2/1951 Monday 10-15 Red Skelton Show "Public Speeches" 10/31/1951 The Great Gildersleeve: Congressman Gildersleeve - Part 1, 10/22/1947 Tuesday 10-16 The Great Gildersleeve: Congressman Gildersleeve - Part 2 The Saint "Miss Godby's School for Girls" 11/5/1950 Wednesday 10-17 Wonder Show "Pony Bill Haley" 10/21/1938 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Greta Sees Jimmy # 2368 Thursday 10-18 Dark Fantasy "The Man With the Scarlet Satchell" 3/6/1942 Blackstone the Magic Detective "The Curse of the Yogi" 2/6/1949 Friday 10-19 Mr. District Attorney "The Case of the Blackmail Killer" Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Phantom Chase Matter - Part 7" 10/23/1956 Saturday 10-20 Fred Allen, Guest: James Farley, 4/18/1948 Lum & Abner "Grandpa's Chemistry Set" 1/27/1943 Sunday 10-21 Let George Do It "Ghost on Bliss Terrace" 8/16/1948 Calling All Detectives: Two Rival Stamp Collectors, 11/24/1948 Monday 10-22 Archie Andrews "Halloween Party" 10/30/1948 Baby Snooks "Halloween" 10/30/1941 Tuesday 10-23 Escape "Pollack and The Porrah Man" 10/29/1947 The Strange Dr. Weird "Death in the Everglades" 12/5/1944 Wednesday 10-24 The Whistler "The New Mrs. Devlin" 11/6/1949 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Preparing for Dinner # 2369 Thursday 10-25 The Shadow "Wailing Corpse" 11/8/1942 Origin of Superstition: Whistling in a Dressing Room Friday 10-26 Big Town "Death Rides a Highway" Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Phantom Chase Matter, Part 8" 10/24/1956 Saturday 10-27 Inner Sanctum "The Wailing Wall" 11/12/1945 Black Book "On Schedule" 2/17/1952 Sunday 10-28 Lights Out "Mirage" 9/21/1943 The Unexpected "Solid Citizen" 4/25/1948 Monday 10-29 Our Miss Brooks "Burial Grounds" 11/5/1950 The Aldrich Family "The Broken Toy - Part 1" 11/11/1948 Tuesday 10-30 The Aldrich Family "The Broken Toy - Part 2" Murder at Midnight "Death's Coblet" 10/21/1946 Wednesday 10-31 Everyman's Theater "Cat Wife" 10/18/1940 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Jimmy Has an Idea # 2370 Thursday 11-1 Dimension X "Pyrigi's Wonderful Dolls" 8/4/1950 X-Minus One "Prime Difference" 1/2/1958 Friday 11-2 Bold Venture "The Quan Yen Statue" 10/21/1951 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Phantom Chase Matter, Part 9" 10/25/1956 Saturday 11-3 A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Dennis Gets a Job as City Manager, 1/8/1949 Town Hall Tonight, Guest: Stuart Canin, 12/18/1940 Sunday 11-4 Frontier Gentleman "The Rainmaker" 10/26/1958 Frontier Fighters "Buffalo Bill Cody" Monday 11-5 Fibber McGee & Molly: New Furniture, 11/4/1941 The Life of Riley: Count The Beans - Part 1, 11/10/1950 Tuesday 11-6 The Life of Riley: Count The Beans - Part 2 The Chase "Long Distance" 11/2/1952 Wednesday 11-7 Romance "Point of View" 12/4/1954 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Jimmy Gets a Present # 2371 Thursday 11-8 Rogue's Gallery "Little Drops of Rain Case" 11/8/1945 Police Headquarters "Boxing Match Death" 4/15/1905 Friday 11-9 Suspense "The Last Letter of Dr. Bronson" 11/4/1954 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Ricardo Amerigo Matter - Part 1" 1/16/1956 Saturday 11-10 Honest Harold "Runaway Boy" 10/18/1950 Abbott & Costello, 7/14/48 - Part 1 Sunday 11-11 Abbott & Costello, 7/14/48 - Part 2 Mysterious Traveler "Killer Come Home" 7/18/1950 Monday 11-12 Burns & Allen Show "Hat Box Hostage" 11/17/1942 Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Female Wrestler Investment - Part 1, 11/27/1950 Tuesday 11-13 Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Female Wrestler Investment - Part 2 New Adv. of Nero Wolfe "Case of the Impolite Corpse" 12/8/1950 Wednesday 11-14 Behind The Mike "Musical Bridges" 12/8/1940 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: A Chance to Live in Chicago # 2372 Thursday 11-15 Murder Clinic "Tragedy of Marsden Manor" 10/6/1942 Vic and Sade "Miss Nagle Wants to Break Up Lee St." 12/7/1942 Friday 11-16 The Falcon "Case of the Harried Husband" 12/3/1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Ricardo Amerigo Matter - Part 2" 1/17/1956 Saturday 11-17 The Great Gildersleeve: Serviceman for Thanksgiving, 11/16/1941 Baby Snooks "Thanksgiving" 11/21/1940 Sunday 11-18 Nightbeat: Football Player and the Syndicate, 6/12/1950 Calling All Detectives: Uncle Merv's Radio Show, 7/23/1948 Monday 11-19 Life With Luigi, Guest: Mario Lanza, 11/29/1949 My Favorite Husband: Liz's Birthday - Part 1, 11/25/1950 Tuesday 11-20 My Favorite Husband: Liz's Birthday - Part 2 Have Gun, Will Travel "Food to Wickenberg" 11/30/1958 Wednesday 11-21 Screen Guild Theatre "The Yearling" 1/6/1947 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Enthusiastic George # 2373 Thursday 11-22 The Life of Riley "Thanksgiving with the Gillises" 11/29/1947 Bill Stern Sports Newsreel "Marie McDonald" 12/17/1948 Friday 11-23 Boston Blackie "Williams' Missing Pearl Necklace" 12/6/1945 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Ricardo Amerigo Matter - Part 3" 1/18/1956 Saturday 11-24 It's Higgins, Sir: Higgins Arrives, 7/3/1951 Our Miss Brooks "Telegram for Mrs. Davis - Part 1" 7/10/1949 Sunday 11-25 Our Miss Brooks "Telegram for Mrs. Davis - Part 2" I Was a Communist for the FBI "Red Men Roamed" 7/2/1952 Monday 11-26 Bergen & McCarthy, Guest: Lauritz Melchior, 11/26/1944 Red Skelton Show: Radio Fanfares - Part 1, 11/25/1947 Tuesday 11-27 Red Skelton Show: Radio Fanfares - Part 2 This is Your FBI "The Un-American Patriot" 12/7/1951 Wednesday 11-28 Meet The Meeks: Selling Cakes At The Charity Bazaar, 11/15/1947 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Mary Gets a Letter # 2374, 5/2/1905 Thursday 11-29 Suspense "Thieves Fall Out" 11/16/1943 Calling All Detectives: Shopping for New Suit, 12/31/1948 Friday 11-30 The Green Hornet "Chain of Evidence" 11/17/1946 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Ricardo Amerigo Matter - Part 4" 1/19/1956 Saturday 12-1 Father knows Best "Too Many Peanuts" 10/22/1953 Judy Canova: Back From Army Camp - Part 1, 10/19/1943 Sunday 12-2 Judy Canova, 10/19/1943 "Back From Army Camp - Part 2" X Minus One, 10/17/1956 "Soldier Boy" Monday 12-3 Jack Benny Program, 12/5/1954 "Buying Don Paints For Christmas" The Fred Allen Show, 12/2/1945, Guest: Leo Durocher - Part 1 Tuesday 12-4 The Fred Allen Show, Guest: Leo Durocher - Part 2 Sam Spade "Dog Bed Caper" 12/1/1950 Wednesday 12-5 Wonder Show "Hatfields vs. McHaleys" 12/2/1938 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Mary Reads Letter to Greta # 2375, 5/2/1905 Thursday 12-6 Crime Classics "Bathsheba Spooner" 12/3/1952 Origin of Superstition: Kissing Beneath the Mistletoe, 4/16/1905 Friday 12-7 The Whistler "The Clay Tree" 11/25/1951 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Ricardo Amerigo Matter - Part 5" 1/20/1956 Saturday 12-8 Rogue's Gallery "Little Old Lady" 11/29/1945 The Damon Runyon Theatre: Dancin' Dan's Christmas - Part 1, 11/28/1950 Sunday 12-9 The Damon Runyon Theatre: Dancin' Dan's Christmas - Part 2 Fibber McGee & Molly "Dodging the Finance Companies" 11/28/1939 Monday 12-10 Jimmy Durante Show, Guest: Rose Marie, 12/24/1948 The Abbott and Costello Show: Christmas with Bud and Lou - Part 1, 12/23/1948 Tuesday 12-11 The Abbott and Costello Show: Christmas with Bud and Lou - Part 2 Sherlock Holmes "The Final Problem" 12/21/1954 Wednesday 12-12 CBS Radio Workshop: All is Bright (Story of Silent Night) 12/23/1956 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Jimmy Learns About Legacy # 2376 Thursday 12-13 Rogers of the Gazette "White Christmas in Illyria" 12/23/1953 Baby Snooks Show "Christmas Skates" 12/19/1940 Friday 12-14 The Mysterious Traveler "Christmas Story" 12/25/1951 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silent Queen Matter - Part 1" 10/29/1956 Saturday 12-15 Favorite Story "A Christmas Carol" 12/24/1949 Fibber McGee & Molly: Expensive Christmas Tree, 12/22/1953 Sunday 12-16 The Whistler "The Delayed Christmas Present" 12/26/1948 Strange: The Ghost Train (Christmas) Monday 12-17 Jack Carson Show: Kid's Record, 12/18/1946 Burns & Allen: Lost Scripts at Christmastime - Part 1, 12/23/1943 Tuesday 12-18 Burns & Allen: Lost Scripts at Christmastime - Part 2 Suspense "Back For Christmas" 12/23/1956 Wednesday 12-19 My Favorite Husband "The Sleigh Ride" 12/23/1949 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: George's First Story # 2377 Thursday 12-20 Screen Director's Playhouse "Miracle on 34th Street" 12/23/1949 Guest Star: Christmas Week Show, 12/25/1949 Friday 12-21 Greatest Story Ever Told "Go And Be Counted" 12/14/1947 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silent Queen Matter - Part 2" 10/30/1956 Saturday 12-22 The Life of Riley: 12/20/1947 "First Christmas Flashback" Father Knows Best: 12/24/1953 "Stranded By A Storm - Part 1" Sunday 12-23 Father Knows Best "Stranded By A Storm - Part 2" The Falcon: 12/24/1950 "Case of the Unwelcome Christmas Present" Monday 12-24 Duffy's Tavern: 12/21/1945 "Archie's Christmas Carol" Life With Luigi: 12/20/1949, Christmas Show - Part 1 Tuesday 12-25 Life With Luigi: Christmas Show - Part 2 Tales of the Texas Rangers "Christmas Present" 12/24/1950 Wednesday 12-26 The Great Gildersleeve: Opening Last Christmas' Presents, 12/26/1951 Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Greta Leaves for Chicago # 2378, 5/2/1905 Thursday 12-27 X Minus One "The Moon is Green" 1/2/1957 Calling All Detectives "Holiday Tie" 12/28/1948 Friday 12-28 Mr. & Mrs. North "No Vacation From Murder" Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silent Queen Matter - Part 3" 10/31/1956 Saturday 12-29 Jack Benny Program "The Rose Bowl" 1/6/1946 Red Skelton Show: Old Man Winter (New Year) - Part 1, 12/31/1946 Sunday 12-30 Red Skelton Show: Old Man Winter (New Year) - Part 2 Phil Harris / Alice Faye: New Year's Eve Party, 12/28/1952 Monday 12-31 My Friend Irma: Double Date, 1/3/1949 Burns & Allen: New Year's Resolution - Part 1, 1/3/1946If clips above will not play, Click here. 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32 page American Flyer Trains by A.C. Gilbert for 1948 presented by Superman!
Fred Foy 1-hour interview (Lone Ranger, Sgt. Preston, Green Hornet)
Note: radio episodes of Chandu The Magician had no relation to the Boris Karloff movie of the same name, in which Karloff plays Chandu as a villain
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Paul Harvey delved into the forgotten or little-known facts behind stories of famous people and events. Harvey's widely known The Rest of the Story has been broadcast since 1946, similar to the weekly story segment of Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel. Substitutes when Paul was away or ill included Mort Crim (1980-84), Gil Gross, Doug Limerick and Paul Harvey, Jr. Paul Harvey 1966 broadcast (more audio on Paul Harvey page). KEX radio Morning Update archive (2007-2009, including Paul Harvey) ABC Radio Networks has notified affiliates that ABC News Radio's Gil Gross and Doug Limerick will fill the three daily slots of Paul Harvey News & Rest Of The Story. Gil Gross also has a 2-hour interview program. Paul Harvey reads a letter from God
Robert L. Ripley's radio series ran from 1930 to his death in 1949. Music was provided by 1930s band leader Ozzie Nelson and vocalist Harriet Hilliard--who later became sitcom stars, believe it or not!
Peg Riley on "The Life of Riley" (ABC Radio: 1944-1945; NBC Radio: 1945-1951) was played by Paula Winslowe (1910-1996), who had previously been the voice of Bambi's mother in the Disney animated movie, and later played Mrs. Conklin in the TV version of Our Miss Brooks (1953-58) as well as reprising her (uncredited) role as Bambi's mother in Disney cartoon short No Hunting (1955)
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Turner Classic Movies is doing movies based on radio series this year including Fibber McGee, Gildersleeve, I Love A Mystery, The Whistler, Crime Doctor, etc.
Blake Edwards created Richard Diamond for radio, then later the hard-boiled private eye tv-series "Peter Gunn"
Jack Benny Show broadcasting live
Part 2 of Jack Benny broadcast
Jack sneaks onto Groucho's quiz show as a contestant
Beverly Sills died 7-2-07 from cancer complications. Beverly Sills spoofing opera on the Danny Kaye Show
Gracie Allen vs. the Tax Auditor
(he leaves in confusion) Gracie Allen was born in 1895 but her birth certificate was lost in the 1906 San Francisco Fire/Earthquake so she always gave 1906 as her birthdate
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not (1932 clip)
Origin of the term "Pot-head" for a drunk in Korea
This is Wally Ballou reminding you to Hang by your thumbs.
I love a mystery so welcome again through the squeaking door
Note: Stan Freberg hosted "When Radio Was" for 10 years, after previous host Art Fleming passed away suddenly. His final broadcast as host was 10/6/06. The new host from then until June, 2007 was Chuck Schaden. Greg Bell, program director and host of XM Radio’s very popular old-time radio channel, "Radio Classics", has been named as the new host. Chuck Schaden has interviewed some of the radio stars (recorded in the 1970s, see broadcast archive).
Superman 1950s TV intro, now a major motion picture
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Jimmy Stewart's The Six Shooter only lasted one season (he wouldn't accept a tobacco company as sponsor), and he made the Hitchcock movie "Rear Window" the same year.
Walter B. Gibson co-created and wrote the Shadow novels. When he left The Shadow magazine after asking for more money, he became head script writer for radio's Nick Carter, Master Detective for awhile.
X Minus One/Dimension X had no big-name guest stars because most of the weekly budgets were used to purchase broadcast rights to the latest sci-fi stories
Morton Downey "The Irish Nightingale" was a popular singer on 1930s radio (and TV host of 1950s Star Of The Family), heard alternate nights on a 5-day a week radio broadcast from his New York nightclub. His son Morton Downey, Jr., went instead into talk radio with a spoof of bombastic Wally George on a California radio station - when he left radio in 1988 to do a TV-version of his show, the Sacramento station replaced him with someone named Rush Limbaugh.
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Jack Benny vs. the Floor Walker (Frank Nelson)
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Gracie Allen's Roast Beef Recipe
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Take the 2 roasts and put them in the oven. Turn oven on. When the little one burns, the big one is done.
In addition to starring in both the radio & TV versions of "Life With Luigi" J. Carrol Naish portrayed Dr. Daka, the first villain to go up against Batman on the silver screen, in "The Batman" (1943 serial). He also appeared in two episodes of Lux Theater after it moved to TV
Life Of Riley was originally co-created by Gummo Marx for his brother Groucho as The Flotsam Family. But the sponsor saw William Bendix in a 1942 movie and cast him instead.
Marcus Brace Beemer (born in 1903) and John Todd (born as Fred McCarthy in 1877) played The Lone Ranger & Tonto on radio. They also both had to lie about their age to serve (separately) in WW1. Beemer was too young (15) to enlist and Todd too old (30). The War Department says Beemer was the youngest U.S. serviceman in WW1; he was wounded while serving in France. By the way, Arthur Godfrey was almost killed in an auto accident in the 1930s, yet learned to walk and fly his own plane. When he was turned down for WW2 enlistment as a Navy flier due to the old injury, he asked friend FDR for help. The President told an Admiral to accept Godfrey since he couldn't walk at all yet was serving as Commander in Chief!
The greeting "How" may not be a Hollywood invention. There is an actual Indian greeting "A-Hau," which means Peace be with you or All is well. The first Texas Rangers used muzzle-loading single-shot rifles. But their first hand guns were actually a 5-shot revolver, not a 6-gun!
Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day, and Robert L. Ripley was born on Christmas Day, believe it or not! In 1974, Jack Benny & George Burns were cast in The Sunshine Boys but George became ill and was replaced by Walter Matthau, then George got better and Jack suddenly died.
In the 1930s, comic strip Terry & the Pirates had many storylines in which Japan (changed to "the invaders" by nervous newspaper editors) attacked China and then Pearl Harbor. This storyline was also adapted for the radio series Captain Midnight, also before the real attack on Pearl Harbor! Fran Stryker wrote the life output of Shakespeare every 15 weeks: How he did it
NBC/GE chimes (G-E-C musical notes, for General Electric Co.) NBC's special alert 4 chimes (used for Hindenberg crash, Pearl Harbor, and WW2 bulletins)
When a pitcher, catcher & umpire get into an arguement, it's called a "rhubarb." This term dates back to live radio drama when angry crowds would be represented by 5 or 6 actors saying "rhubarb" over and over. Nick Carter, Master Detective predated Sherlock Holmes by a couple of months--the American detective appeared in his own Street & Smith magazine just before the first Holmes appearance in Strand Magazine. Walter B. Gibson, co-creator of The Shadow in print, wrote for radio's Nick Carter during WW2.
Countdown to blast-off X-5,4,3,2,X-1...Fire
It's Sunday night and time for Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy
Who is it? The Fatman...The Falcon...The Green Hornet strikes again
The Shadow knows in 1939, in 1941 and 1948...the end
The Jack Benny Program presented by Lucky Strike. There's always room for Jello...Sold: American!
Welcome to the Hermit's Cave...Duffy ain't here
Welcome to the Black Museum (Orson Welles) That was the end of Harry Lime
I'm the first person they look for and the last they want to meet
Henry? Henry Aldrich...Hi ya, Baldy!
I carry a badge. Hi-Ho Silver. I am The Whistler. Yes King, this case is closed. A tale calculated to keep you in Suspense!
Join the new 1940 Flight Patrol with Captain Midnight. Flash! Ethiopia surrenders to Mussolini
Turn your lights out, everybody. If you are easily frightened, turn your radio off now.
It is I, Digby Odell, the friendly undertaker By golly, I believe that's our ring. Don't open that closet. Heavenly days!
Mr. Keen, tracer of lost persons. How do you do? Yours truly, Johnny Dollar
This is your FBI
Suspense radio series history on Wikipedia
Who're you gonna vote for?
I wonder what The Lone Ranger would sound like in Jamaica
There was even a radio version of Doc Savage By Lester Dent
Lester Dent bio on YouTube
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(guests include Groucho Marx, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone & Boris Karloff)
CBS Radio Theater (these are big MP3 audio links so save it to your computer or ipod if you are on a slow dialup) series by Hyman Brown, creator of the original Inner Snctum radio series
Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (broadcast date unknown)
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