Golden Age of Radio Online


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. 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


Monday 4-1
The Aldrich Family "Dinner Date With Kathleen" 1/20/1949 
The Charlie McCarthy Show, Guests: Geddes, Vallee, & Murray - Part 1, 4/4/48  

Tuesday 4-2
The Charlie McCarthy Show, Guests: Geddes, Vallee, & Murray - Part 2
Broadway Is My Beat: Thomas Hart, 4/14/1951

Wednesday 4-3
The Whistler "Meet Mr. Death" 4/23/1945 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Kelsey Upsets Ida #2392

Thursday 4-4
Dimension X "Professor Was a Thief" 11/5/1950 
Vic & Sade "Speaking Acquaintances"

Friday 4-5
Boston Blackie "Madam Zina, Fortune Teller" 4/20/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter - Part 2" 3/13/1956  

Saturday 4-6
The Green Hornet: Smuggler Signs His Name, 11/25/1939 
Front Page "My Life of Crime" 11/12/1933  

Sunday 4-7
Let George Do It "Murder, It's a Gift" 11/8/1948 
The Strange Dr. Weird "Dark Wings of Death" 2/6/1945 

Monday 4-8
Alan Young Show "10 Year Old Wedding Proposal" 4/3/1945 
The Great Gildersleeve: New Piano Teacher - Part 1, 4/2/1947  

Tuesday 4-9
The Great Gildersleeve: New Piano Teacher - Part 2
Murder By Experts "Two Can Die As Cheaply As One" 4/17/1950  

Wednesday 4-10
Nick Carter, Master Detective  "The Professor's Secret" 4/1/1944 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Kelsey Pays a Call # 2393

Thursday 4-11
This is Your FBI "The Soybean Shakedown" 4/6/1951 
Tom Mix "Hidden Mesa" 4/18/1941

Friday 4-12  
Philo Vance, 4/11/1950 "The Nylon Murder Case" 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: 3/14/1956 "The Clinton Matter" Part 3 
Saturday 4-13  
The Burns & Allen Show, 2/26/1948 "Tax Time" 
Ozzie & Harriet, 2/6/1949 "Housekeeping" Part 1 
Sunday 4-14  
Ozzie & Harriet, 2/6/1949 "Housekeeping" Part 2 
Escape, 2/7/1950 "The Outer Limit" 
Monday 4-15  
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, 4/2/1950 "Frankie & The Flying Saucers" 
Fibber McGee & Molly, 4/15/1941 "Fibber's Eye Exam" Part 1 
Tuesday 4-16  
Fibber McGee & Molly, 4/15/1941 "Fibber's Eye Exam" Part 2 
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, 4/23/1946 "Make Ready My Grave" 
Wednesday 4-17
Richard Diamond, Private Detective "The Ivory Statue" 4/5/1950 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Face Cream Peddler In Town # 2394

Thursday 4-18
X Minus One "Hello Tomorrow" 11/3/1955 
Flash Gordon: On The Planet Mongo, 4/27/1935  

Friday 4-19
Bold Venture "Man From Sumatra"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Clinton Matter - Part 4, 3/15/1956  

Saturday 4-20
Duffy's Tavern: Opera (with Deems Taylor) 3/9/1951 
My Favorite Husband: Young Matron's League Play - Pt. 1, 10/9/1948  

Sunday 4-21
My Favorite Husband: Young Matron's League Play - Pt. 2
Suspense "Little Piece of Rope" 10/14/1948  

Monday 4-22
Life of Riley: Riley is Held Up (Burt Lancaster) 4/8/1949 
The Jack Benny Show "Quiz Kids vs. Jell-O Kids" Part 1, 4/6/1941  

Tuesday 4-23
The Jack Benny Show "Quiz Kids vs. Jell-O Kids" Part 2
Michael Shayne "Gray-Eyed Blonde"

Wednesday 4-24
The Shadow "Aboard The Steamship Amazon"
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: The Peddler's Trailer # 2395

Thursday 4-25
Have Gun, Will Travel "Maggie O'Bannon" 4/5/1949 
The Third Man "Man of Mystery" 4/11/1952  

Friday 4-26
Gangbusters "The Park Avenue Pilferers"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter" Part 5, 3/16/1956

Saturday 4-27
Our Miss Brooks "Conklin's Carelessness Code" 7/17/1949 
The Red Skelton Show: Cauliflower Fights Tonight - Pt. 1, 10/15/1950  

Sunday 4-28
The Red Skelton Show: Cauliflower Fights Tonight - Pt. 2
Dimension X "Nightfall" 9/29/1951

Monday 4-29
Judy Canova: Prettiest Girl At Fashion Show, 5/26/1945 
The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy Picks A Husband - Part 1, 5/6/1945  

Tuesday 4-30
The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy Picks A Husband - Part 2
The Whistler: Retribution (Audition Show) 5/16/1942  

Wednesday 5-1
The Lifebuoy Show, Guest: Frank Sinatra, 5/25/1944 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Mary Makes a Date With Kelsey # 2396

Thursday 5-2
The Shadow "The Firebug" 4/30/1938 
Lear Radio Show: Bull Fighting & Korea, 9/16/1945  

Friday 5-3
Crime and Peter Chambers "Abigail Chrisenberry" 5/4/1954 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laird Douglas-Douglas of Heatherscote Matter - Part 1" 4/9/56  

Saturday 5-4
Cisco Kid "Chained Lightning" 4/23/1953 
Frontier Fighters #22 "Grenville Dodge/Leland Stanford"

Sunday 5-5
Dark Fantasy "W is for Werewolf" 2/13/1942 
Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons "Shrieking Prisoner Murder - Part 1" 6/21/1954  

Monday 5-6
Bergen & McCarthy, Guests: Orson Welles & John Robert Powers, 11/5/1944 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber Bakes A Birthday Cake - Part 1, 5/20/1941  

Tuesday 5-7
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber Bakes A Birthday Cake - Part 2
Molle Mystery Theatre "Further Adventures of Kenny Andrews" 5/10/1946  

Wednesday 5-8
The Green Lama "The Man Who Never Existed" 5/17/1949 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: Amelia Protests # 2397

Thursday 5-9
Frontier Gentleman "Advice To The Lovelorn" 5/18/1958 
Archie Andrews: Day at Camp with Archie 5/17/1946  

Friday 5-10
The Adv. of Sam Spade "The Battles of Belvedere" 5/1/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laird Douglas-Douglas of Heatherscote Matter - Part 2" 4/10/56

Saturday 5-11
Halls of Ivy "Dirty Politics" 3/17/1950 
Our Miss Brooks: Pensacola Popovers - Part 1, 7/24/1949  

Sunday 5-12
Our Miss Brooks: Pensacola Popovers - Part 2
Stars Over Hollywood "Dead On Arrival" 4/16/1949  

Monday 5-13
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "Gangster's Trunk" 5/7/1950 
Burns & Allen: Quiz Show - Part 1, 5/9/1946  

Tuesday 5-14
Burns & Allen: Quiz Show - Part 1
I Was A Communist for FBI "An Un-American Activity" 5/6/1953  

Wednesday 5-15
Hopalong Cassidy "Bandit of Blackton Bend" 5/12/1951 
Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter: An Invitation # 2398

Thursday 5-16
Mysterious Traveler "S.O.S." 5/2/1950 
Vic & Sade: Letter to Walter

Friday 5-17
Mr. and Mrs. North "Brother Danny"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laird Douglas-Douglas of Heatherscote Matter - Part 3" 4/11/56  

Saturday 5-18
Duffy's Tavern: Archie's Run For Political Office, 2/2/1951 
Life of Riley: Riley's Double Wedding - Part 1, 1/26/1951 

Sunday 5-19
Life of Riley: Riley's Double Wedding - Part 2
Suspense "The Gift of Jumbo Brannigan" 3/1/1951  

Monday 5-20
The Jack Benny Program: Orson Welles Takes Cast to His Movie, 3/21/1943 
The Mel Blanc Show: Cousin Dottie Visits Betty - Part 1, 3/18/1947  

Tuesday 5-21
The Mel Blanc Show: Cousin Dottie Visits Betty - Part 2
The Falcon "Case of the Happy Hoodlum" 5/22/1952  

Wednesday 5-22
Gangbusters "Alcatraz Prison Riot"
Gunsmoke "Passive Resistance" 7/8/1956  

Thursday 5-23
Crime Classics "Death of a Picture Hanger" 7/20/1953 
The Third Man "The Professor Regrets" 6/20/1952

Friday 5-24
Boston Blackie "Millionaire Murdered" 5/14/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Laird Douglas-Douglas of Heatherscote Matter - Part 4, 4/12/56  

Saturday 5-25
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Dennis Prevents Boy From Running Away, 10/2/1948 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Good Grammar - Part 1, 5/6/1947 

Sunday 5-26
Fibber McGee & Molly: Good Grammar - Part 2
Rocky Fortune "Catskills Cover Up" 2/9/1954 

Monday 5-27
The Red Skelton Show "Going on Vacation" 5/27/1949 
Lum and Abner: Boat Launch Blues - Part 1, 6/19/1949  

Tuesday 5-28
Lum and Abner: Boat Launch Blues - Part 2
The Chase "Terminate Professor Kolcheck" 6/15/1952

Wednesday 5-29
The Hermit's Cave "The Author of Murder"
The Unexpected "Rematch" 8/15/1948  

Thursday 5-30
The Great Gildersleeve: Making Honeymoon Preparations, 6/13/1943 
The Life of Riley "Fish Story" 6/4/1944  

Friday 5-31
Mr. District Attorney "The Case of The Bank Killer"
Your Truly, Johnny Dollar: Laird Douglas-Douglas of Heatherscote Matter-Pt 5, 4/13/1956

Saturday 6-1  
Archie Andrews, 5/20/1951 "Big Ballgame" 
Baby Snooks & Daddy:  5/1/1951 "Report Card Blues - Part 1"  

Sunday 6-2  
Baby Snooks & Daddy:  5/1/1951 "Report Card Blues - Part 2"  
The Shadow:  6/5/1949 "Preview of Terror" 

Monday 6-3  
Alan Young Show:  8/21/1945 "Jury Duty"  
My Friend Irma:  9/7/1948 "Trip to Coney Island - Part 1" 
Tuesday 6-4  
My Friend Irma:  9/7/1948 "Trip to Coney Island - Part 2" 
Murder by Experts:  6/13/1949 "Summer Heat" 
Wednesday 6-5  
Frank Race, Adventures of:  6/5/1949 "Vanishing President"  
D-Day News Broadcast 6/6/1944: Bulletin  

Thursday 6-6  
Escape:  6/17/1954 "Blood Waters 
Pepper Young's Family "Curt is Leaving For Chicago"  

Friday 6-7
Bold Venture "He Who Laughs Last" 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: 5/7/1956 "The Silver Blue Matter - Part 1" 
Saturday 6-8
Jeff Regan, Investigator "The Lady Who Wanted To Live" 10/26/1949 
Calling All Detectives "Dead Man Claiming to be Alive" 7/20/1948  

Sunday 6-9
Suspense "In Fear & Trembling" 2/16/1943 
Blackstone Magic Detective "Murder on Stage" 12/26/1948

Monday 6-10
It's Higgins, Sir: Higgins Arranges Dates, 7/10/1951 
The Charlie McCarthy Show, Guest: Carmen Miranda - Part 1, 11/23/1947  

Tuesday 6-11
The Charlie McCarthy Show, Guest: Carmen Miranda - Part 2
Philip Marlowe "The Busy Body" 6/18/1949  

Wednesday 6-12
Fibber McGee & Molly: Picnic At Dugan's Lake, 6/10/1947 
Life With Luigi: Papa's Coat Pocket, 6/12/1949  

Thursday 6-13
Light's Out "Prelude to Murder" 6/15/1943 
Pepper Young's Family: Peggy Wants New Clothes

Friday 6-14
The Green Hornet "Walkout for Profit" 6/21/1941 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silver Blue Matter - Part 2" 5/8/1956  

Saturday 6-15
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "The Fortune Hunter" 3/5/1950 
Father Knows Best: Mother Drives A Car - Part 1, 6/21/1951  

Sunday 6-16
Father Knows Best: Mother Drives A Car - Part 2
Philo Vance "Peacock Murder Case" 6/21/1949  

Monday 6-17
Judy Canova: Like a Fish Out Of Water, 6/2/1945 
Burns & Allen: Kansas City's Favorite Singer - Part 1, 6/6/1944

Tuesday 6-18
Burns & Allen: Kansas City's Favorite Singer - Part 2
Murder by Experts "Three's A Crowd" 4/22/1950

Wednesday 6-19  
Henry Morgan: Premiere Episode 
Vic and Sade, 6/1/1943, Vic Reluctant to Put Up Porch Swing 
Thursday 6-20  
The Whistler, 6/3/1951 "Tall Thin Men" 
Pepper Young's Family: Will Mr. Young Give His Consent?  

Friday 6-21  
Mystery Is My Hobby, 4/28/1905 "Engaged To Death" 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, 5/9/1956 "The Silver Blue Matter - Part 3" 
Saturday 6-22  
Our Miss Brooks, 4/1/1951 "Another Day, Another Madame Ameliia Dress" 
Jack Benny Program, 3/12/1944, From Livermore, Calif - Part 1 
Sunday 6-23  
Jack Benny Program, 3/12/1944, From Livermore, Calif - Part 2 
The Damon Runyon Theatre, 4/10/1951 "Cemetery Bait" 
Monday 6-24  
Red Skelton, 4/16/1950 "Day At The Beach" 
The Life of Riley, 3/2/1951 "Fit of Jealousy - Part 1" 
Tuesday 6-25  
The Life of Riley, 3/2/1951 "Fit of Jealousy - Part 2" 
The Mysterious Traveler, 7/6/1947 "The Locomotive Ghost" 
Wednesday 6-26
Rogue's Gallery "Cabin on the Lake" 7/7/1946 
The Adventures of Superman "Sterling Tower - Part 1" 3/4/1940  

Thursday 6-27
X Minus One "The Old Die Rich" 7/17/1956 
Pepper Young's Family: Peggy Gets a Ring

Friday 6-28
Mr. and Mrs. North "Hostage"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silver Blue Matter - Part 4" 5/10/1956  

Saturday 6-29
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  

Sunday 6-30
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
Lux Radio Theater version of Casablanca with original cast members
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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 movie

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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The Shadow: Greatest Radio Adventures is available (40 episodes, 20 hours), episode list on Shadow page 2

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Fun fact:
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)
Note: in 1943, NBC sold its Blue network, creating the American Broadcasting System (the name was changed to American Broadcasting Company the following year). The Columbia Broadcasting System promptly dropped the call letters of its New York radio station WABC (which ABC snatched up)

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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Gracie Allen's Roast Beef Recipe

1 large roast beef
1 small roast beef
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)

Fun facts:
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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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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