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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. 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 7-1
The Great Gildersleeve: The Whole Town is Talking, 4/16/1947 
Duffy's Tavern, Guest: Charles Colburn - Part 1, 5/4/1949  

Tuesday 7-2
Duffy's Tavern, Guest: Charles Colburn - Part 2
Escape "Man Who Would Be King" 7/7/1947  

Wednesday 7-3
The Green Lama "Million Dollar Chopsticks" 6/26/1949 
The Adventures of Superman "Sterling Tower - Part 2" 3/6/1940  

Thursday 7-4
Hopalong Cassidy "Gunhawk Convention" 10/6/1951 
Pepper Young's Family: Should Sam Go to Chicago?

Friday 7-5
Gangbusters "The Red Hot Readers"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Silver Blue Matter - Part 5" 5/11/1956

Saturday 7-6
Honest Harold: Harold Falls For a Chanteuse, 10/11/1950 
The Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show "Masked Mangler's New Job - Part 1" 12/4/1949  

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

Monday 7-8
Meet the Meeks "Socrates Sylvester Fermish" 12/13/1947 
My Friend Irma: Cub Scout Speech - Part 1, 1/13/1952  

Tuesday 7-9
My Friend Irma: Cub Scout Speech - Part 2
The Adventures of Sam Spade "Rushlight Diamond Caper" 7/4/1948  

Wednesday 7-10
The Saint "Satan's Angels" 7/8/1951 
The Adventures of Superman "Sterling Tower - Part 3" 3/8/1940  

Thursday 7-11
Broadway Is My Beat "Joe Gruber" 7/8/1951 
Pepper Young's Family: Packing for Chicago

Friday 7-12
Have Gun, Will Travel "Deliver the Body" 7/19/1959 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laughing Matter - Part 1" 6/11/1956

Saturday 7-13
Life with Luigi: Chicago Telephone Company, 2/6/1949 
Fibber McGee & Molly: The New Neighbor, 2/9/1954 

Sunday 7-14
Adventures of Nero Wolfe "Case of the Beautiful Archer" 11/24/1950 
Calling All Detectives: Stock Market Analyst Misses Trend, 11/30/1948  

Monday 7-15
Alan Young Show "Landscaping" 9/20/1946 
Mel Blanc Show: Earning Mr. Colby's Approval - Part 1, 2/4/1947

Tuesday 7-16
Mel Blanc Show: Earning Mr. Colby's Approval - Part 2
The Haunting Hour "No Escape"

Wednesday 7-17
The Adventures of Sam Spade "Missing Newshawk Caper" 7/18/1948 
The Adventures of Superman "Sterling Tower - Part 4" 3/11/1940  

Thursday 7-18
Vic & Sade "Midsummer's Madness" 7/18/1946 
Pepper Young's Family: Publicity Problem

Friday 7-19
Suspense "Summer Night" 7/15/1948 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laughing Matter - Part 2" 6/12/1956  

Saturday 7-20
The Jack Benny Program, Guest: Fred Allen, 10/1/1944 
The Fred Allen Show, Guests: Ozzie and Harriet - Part 1, 6/15/1948 

Sunday 7-21
The Fred Allen Show, Guests: Ozzie and Harriet - Part 2
The Shadow "Spider-Boy" (Margo is caught in his psychotic web) 6/1/1947  

Monday 7-22
Charlie McCarthy Show, Guest: Walter Pidgeon, 5/30/1943 
Burns & Allen: Season Finale (1943) 6/29/1943  

Tuesday 7-23
Burns & Allen: Season Finale (1943)
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Apache Peak" 7/22/1950  

Wednesday 7-24
The Green Hornet "Death in the Dark"
Adventures of Superman "Sterling Tower 5" 3/13/1940  

Thursday 7-25
Lights Out "Sakhalin" 8/10/1943 
Pepper Young's Family: Pepper Tries to Kill the Story, 4/24/1905  

Friday 7-26
Boston Blackie "Jerry Williams Fixed Court Case" 8/6/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laughing Matter - Part 3" 6/13/1956 

Saturday 7-27
Judy Canova "Horse Named Crowbait" 6/16/1945 
Vic and Sade: Cincinnati Method of Trying Shoelaces, 6/7/1944  

Sunday 7-28
The Adventures of Sam Spade "The Deathbed Caper" 6/20/1948 
Calling All Detectives "Pear, Berry, Prune, Plum" 12/29/1948  

Monday 7-29
Life of Riley: Junior's Baseball Uniform, 5/1/1948 
The Red Skelton Show: Red Goes to the Fights Part 1, 11/11/1941  

Tuesday 7-30
The Red Skelton Show: Red Goes to the Fights Part 2
Top Secret: the Unknown Mission, 7/30/1950  

Wednesday 7-31
X Minus One "The Last Martian" 8/7/1956 
Adventures of Superman "Sterling Tower 6" 3/15/1940  

Thursday 8-1
Pat Novak, For Hire "Gambling Ring" 8/3/1947 
Pepper Young's Family: Story Is On the Front Page
Friday 8-2
Crime and Peter Chambers "Tina Diaz-Utopia Ballroom" 8/10/1954 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laughing Matter - Part 4" 6/14/1956  

Saturday 8-3
Our Miss Brooks "The Convention" 11/12/1950 
My Favorite Husband: Trying to Cash the Prize Check, Pt. 1, 12/9/1950

Sunday 8-4
My Favorite Husband: Trying to Cash the Prize Check - Pt. 2
Suspense "Ten Grand" 6/22/1944  

Monday 8-5
Wonder Show: Story of Pepe Secola, 10/14/1938 
The Great Gildersleeve: Falling for Bullard's Sister - Part 1, 9/19/1951

Tuesday 8-6
The Great Gildersleeve: Falling for Bullard's Sister - Part 2
Calling All Cars: True Confessions, 8/18/1937  

Wednesday 8-7
The Weird Circle "The Pistol Shot" 4/28/1905 
Lum 'n' Abner: On Uncle Henry's Good Side, 8/18/1943

Thursday 8-8
Rocky Jordan "City of Baksheesh" 8/13/1950 
Pepper Young's Family: Peggy Is Distressed

Friday 8-9
Mr. & Mrs. North "Cry Foul"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Laughing Matter - Part 5" 6/15/1956  

Saturday 8-10
Cisco Kid "Son of the Chief" 1/21/1954 
Frontier Fighters, Program 8 - Dr. John McLaughlin

Sunday 8-11
Behind The Mike: War News Mistakes, 12/1/1940 
Fighting AAF "The Atomic Bomb" 8/12/1945  

Monday 8-12
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "Phil Buys A Tuxedo" 3/23/1950 
Duffy's Tavern, Guests: Mickey Rooney and Marlene Dietrich - Part 1, 3/2/1949

Tuesday 8-13
Duffy's Tavern, Guests: Mickey Rooney and Marlene Dietrich - Part 2
New Adventures Of Michael Shayne "The Hate That Killed" 5/2/1905  

Wednesday 8-14
Gangbusters "The Case of John K. Giles"
Gunsmoke "Lynching Man" 7/22/1956  

Thursday 8-15
Escape "The Ring of Thoth" 8/11/1947 
Pepper Young's Family: A Secret Visit Planned

Friday 8-16
Whisperer "Policeman In Danger" 7/29/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Indestructible Mike Matter - Part 1" 6/4/1956

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

Sunday 8-18
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fixing The Cuckoo Clock - Part 2
The Whistler "Patients For The Doctor" 11/12/1943  

Monday 8-19
Father Knows Best "Second Family Car" 1/8/1953 
Burns & Allen: Gracie's Platform - Part 1, 3/27/1940  

Tuesday 8-20
Burns & Allen: Gracie's Platform - Part 2
Adventures of Sam Spade "The Civic Pride Caper" 4/13/1951  

Wednesday 8-21
Damon Runyon Theater "A Nice Price"
Baby Snooks: Raising a Loan at the Bank, 10/24/1940  

Thursday 8-22
Voyage of the Scarlet Queen: Story of the Eight Historical Periods, 8/21/1947 
Pepper Young's Family: The Young House To Be Sold

Friday 8-23
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Alibi" 9/7/1952 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Indestructable Mike Matter - Part 2" 6/5/1956  

Saturday 8-24
Command Performance, Guest: June Allyson, Jane Russell, 9/13/1944 
Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel, Guest Host: Ronald Reagan, 7/29/1949  

Sunday 8-25
The Falcon "Case of the Jumping Jack" 4/17/1952 
Blackstone the Magic Detective "The Locked Book" 4/3/1949  

Monday 8-26
Life With Luigi: Luigi Sells Ice Cream, 9/5/1950 
My Friend Irma: Lucky Couple Contest - Part 1, 1/12/1948

Tuesday 8-27
My Friend Irma: Lucky Couple Contest - Part 2
Jeff Regan, Investigator "The House by The Sea" 9/4/1948  

Wednesday 8-28
Suspense "Report From a Dead Planet" 7/10/1960 
Exploring Tomorrow "First Baby in Space" 5/18/1958  

Thursday 8-29
Judy Canova "Back From The Farm" 9/1/1945 
Pepper Young's Family: Carter Comes Over

Friday 8-30  
Murder By Experts, 9/5/1949 "Return Trip" 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: 6/6/1956 "The Indestructable Mike Matter - Part 3" 
Saturday 8-31  
The Great Gildersleeve, 8/31/1941 (Premier episode) Arrives In Summerfield
Fibber McGee & Molly, 9/30/1941, Gildy Leaves For Summerfield - Part 1 
Sunday 9-1  
Fibber McGee & Molly: Gildy Leaves For Summerfield - Part 2 
The Red Skelton Show, 5/5/1942 "Daily Newspaper" 
Monday 9-2 
It's Higgins, Sir: 8/28/1951 "Mr Roberts' Birthday"  
Charlie McCarthy Show, 10/15/1944 Guest: Gertrude Niesen - Part 1 
Tuesday 9-3  
Charlie McCarthy Show, 10/15/1944 Guest: Gertrude Niesen - Part 2 
The Hermit's Cave "The Vampire's Desire" 
Wednesday 9-4
Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator "Ghosts Don't Die in Bed" 9/7/1954 
Adventures of Superman: Keno & The Wolf - Part 1, 3/18/1940  

Thursday 9-5
Escape "Evening Primrose" 8/25/1949 
Pepper Young's Family: Sam & Curt in Chicago

Friday 9-6
Sherlock Holmes "The Red-Headed League" 6/2/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Indestructable Mike Matter - Part 4" 6/7/1956  

Saturday 9-7
The Halls of Ivy "Chamber Music Knockwurst Society" 3/31/1950 
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Jessica, You're Draggin Your Net - Part 1, 12/11/1953  

Sunday 9-8
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: Jessica, You're Draggin Your Net - Part 2
Lights Out "Scoop" 12/8/1942  

Monday 9-9
Aldrich Family "Geometry Homework" 2/10/1949 
Our Miss Brooks: Surprise Party - Part 1, 10/24/1948  

Tuesday 9-10
Our Miss Brooks: Surprise Party - Part 2
Frontier Town: Forest Fire, 2/20/1953  

Wednesday 9-11
Philip Marlowe "The Bum's Rush" 9/3/1949 
Adventures of Superman: Keno & The Wolf - Part 2, 3/20/1940  

Thursday 9-12
Columbia Workshop: Anniversary, 2/9/1946 
Pepper Young's Family: A Visit From The Trent's Lawyer

Friday 9-13
The Saint "Peter the Great" 6/24/1951 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Indestructable Mike Matter - Part 5 of 5, 6/8/1956 

Saturday 9-14
Duffy's Tavern "Culture Comes To Duffy's Tavern" 3/23/1951 
Archie Andrews: New Television Set - Part 1, 5/21/1949  

Sunday 9-15
Archie Andrews: New Television Set - Part 2
The Sealed Book "Beware of Tomorrow" 7/29/1945  

Monday 9-16
Bright Star "Hillsdale Becomes Mumdad" 11/6/1952 
Life of Riley: Finding The Perfect Mate - Part 1, 10/8/1948  

Tuesday 9-17
Life of Riley: Finding The Perfect Mate - Part 2
Adventures of Frank Race "The Sobbing Bodyguard" 10/9/1949  

Wednesday 9-18
Hopalong Cassidy "The Red Terror" 9/17/1950 
Adventures of Superman  "Keno & The Wolf - Part 3" 3/22/1940  

Thursday 9-19
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Clean Up" 9/30/1950 
Pepper Young's Family: Peggy's Price

Friday 9-20
The Shadow "Ghost Town" 10/6/1944 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Lorcoe Matter - Part 1" 11/7/1955 

Saturday 9-21
Kraft Music Hall, Guest: Jimmy Durante, 4/01/1947
The Red Skelton Show: People Celebrating - Part 1, 1/22/1946

Sunday 9-22
The Red Skelton Show: People Celebrating - Part 2
Casey, Crime Photographer "Road Angel" 1/12/1954

Monday 9-23
Alan Young Show "Stolen Pearl Necklace" 10/04/1946
Jack Benny Program, 10/10/1938 "Algiers" Part 1 

Tuesday 9-24
Jack Benny Program, 10/10/1938 "Algiers" Part 2 
The Saint, 6/3/1951 "The Girl With the Lower Berth" 
Wednesday 9-25
Cloak and Dagger, 9/22/1950 "Operation Sell-Out" 
Adventures of Superman, 3/25/1940, Keno & The Wolf - Part 4 
Thursday 9-26  
The Bickersons, 7/17/1951 "Blanche's Expensive Injury" 
Vic & Sade, 9/29/1944, The Final Show 
Friday 9-27  
Casebook of Gregory Hood, 10/7/1946 "The Sad Clown" 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, 11/8/1955 "The Lorcoe Matter" Part 2 
Saturday 9-28  
Bergen & McCarthy, 5/16/1943, Guest: Claudette Colbert 
The Fred Allen Show, 5/16/1943, Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 1 
Sunday 9-29  
The Fred Allen Show, 5/16/1943, Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 2 
Mysterious Traveler, 5/18/1948 "Death Writes a Letter" 
Monday 9-30  
Life With Luigi, 10/10/1950, Guest: Frank Sinatra 
The Burns & Allen Show, 10/7/1948 "Couple of Kleptomaniacs" Part 1 
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 Radios 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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Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (broadcast date unknown)

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