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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


Tuesday 10-1  
The Burns & Allen Show, 10/7/1948 "Couple of Kleptomaniacs" Part 2 
The Haunting Hour "Murder Wears a Strange Mask" 
Wednesday 10-2
Nick Carter, Master Detective "The Glass Coffin" 9/27/1943 
Adventures of Superman, Keno & The Wolf - Part 5, 3/27/1940  

Thursday 10-3
Have Gun, Will Travel "Assignment at Stone's Crossing" 11/29/1959 
The Third Man "The Elusive Vermeer" 5/16/1952  

Friday 10-4
Mystery Is My Hobby "Fishing Trip Ends In Murder" 4/28/1905 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Lorcoe Matter - Part 3" 11/9/1955  

Saturday 10-5
Mr. & Mrs. North "Die Hard"
Front Page "The Knife" 12/17/1933  

Sunday 10-6
Mystery in the Air "Crime and Punishment" 9/25/1947 
Origin of Superstition "Throwing Salt Over Your Shoulder"

Monday 10-7
The Great Gildersleeve "The Uninvited" 10/7/1945 
Fibber McGee & Molly, Killer Canova - Part 1, 10/3/1939  

Tuesday 10-8
Fibber McGee & Molly, Killer Canova - Part 2, 10/3/1939 
Inner Sanctum Mysteries "The Corpse Nobody Loved" 9/21/1952  

Wednesday 10-9
Roy Rogers Show "Ed Bailey's Bad Luck" 10/12/1951 
Adventures of Superman, Keno & The Wolf - Part 6, 3/29/1940  

Thursday 10-10
Request Performance "Tour Of New Orleans" 10/7/1945 
Scout About Town "Mitzi Green" 7/1/1947

Friday 10-11
Boston Blackie "The Rental Racket" 9/17/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Lorcoe Matter - Part 4" 11/10/1955  

Saturday 10-12
Dimension X "Requiem" by Robert Heinlein, 9/22/1951 
Bill Stern Sports Newsreel, Guest: Guy Lombardo, 3/12/1948

Sunday 10-13
Richard Diamond Private Detective: Neighbor Tries to Ruin Diamond's Voice, 11/5/1949 
Calling All Detectives "Hit and Run" 7/19/1948  

Monday 10-14
Our Miss Brooks "The Dancer" 10/29/1950 
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show "A Job for Willy" Part 1, 11/7/1948  

Tuesday 10-15
I Was A Communist for FBI "Unwelcome Host" 10/29/1952 
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show "A Job for Willy" Part 2

Wednesday 10-16
Hopalong Cassidy "Songbird in Santa Fe" 10/20/1951 
Superman "Holbein's Doll Factory" Part 1, 6/24/1940  

Thursday 10-17
Michael Shayne "Case of Model Murder"
Lum 'n' Abner "On Uncle Henry's Good Side" 8/18/1943  

Friday 10-18
The Whistler "The Beloved Fraud" 10/30/1944 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Lorcoe Matter" Part 5, 11/11/1955  

Saturday 10-19
Dark Fantasy "The Man With the Scarlet Satchel" 3/6/1942 
Blackstone Magic Detective "The Curse of Yogi" 2/6/1949

Sunday 10-20  
The Shadow, 11/8/1942 "Wailing Corpse" 
Origin of Superstition: Whistling in a Dressing Room 
Monday 10-21  
Alan Young Show, 11/1/1946 "Room For A Veteran"  
Jack Benny Program, 10/15/1944,From Gardner Field - Part 1 
Tuesday 10-22
Jack Benny Program: From Gardner Field - Part 2
Broadway's My Beat "Kurt Bower" 10/21/1951  

Wednesday 10-23
Philip Marlowe "The Strangle Hold" 10/15/1949 
Superman: Holbein's Doll Factory - Part 2, 6/26/1940  

Thursday 10-24
The Charlie McCarthy Show, Guest: Fred Allen, 10/21/1945 
Behind The Mike: Sound Effects, 11/10/1940  

Friday 10-25
Murder at Midnight "Heavy Death" 11/4/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Long Shot Matter - Part 1" 6/25/1956  

Saturday 10-26
Archie Andrews "Halloween Party" 10/30/1948 
Baby Snooks "Halloween" 10/30/1941  

Sunday 10-27
Molle Mystery Theater "Triangle of Death" 3/28/1947 
The Strange Dr. Weird "Tiger Cat" 1/2/1945  

Monday 10-28
Father Knows Best "A Spooky Cemetery" 10/26/1950 
Suspense "Lazarus Walks - Part 1" 10/19/1943  

Tuesday 10-29
Suspense "Lazarus Walks - Part 2"
Lights Out "Mungarha" 10/27/1942  

Wednesday 10-30
The Witch's Tale "The Devil's Doctor"
Superman "Holbein's Doll Factory - Part 3" 6/28/1940  

Thursday 10-31
Inner Sanctum "Make Ready My Grave" 4/23/1946 
The Unexpected "Revenge" 5/23/1948

Friday 11-1
The Green Hornet "Killer Carson" 10/19/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Long Shot Matter - Part 2" 6/26/1956  

Saturday 11-2
Life With Luigi "Life Insurance Policy" 6/26/1949 
The Red Skelton Show: Red Talks About Swimming - Part 1, 5/9/1944

Sunday 11-3
The Red Skelton Show: Red Talks About Swimming - Part 2
Jeff Regan, Investigator "Prodigal Daughter" 7/17/1948  

Monday 11-4
Judy Canova "Judy Into Hollywood To Get A Turkey" 11/9/1943 
The Great Gildersleeve "Leroy's Debt" 10/14/1945  

Tuesday 11-5
The Great Gildersleeve "Leroy's Debt"
Richard Diamond, Private Detective "Newspaper Boy" 10/15/1949  

Wednesday 11-6
Rocky Jordan "Count Me Out" 11/7/1948 
Superman: Holbein's Doll Factory Part 4, 7/1/1940  

Thursday 11-7
Chase "Cat's Meow" 10/19/1952 
Request Performance Guest: W.C. Fields, 10/28/1945  

Friday 11-8
Gangbusters "Case of the Mound City Safecrackers"
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Long Shot Matter - Part 3, 6/27/1956  

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

Sunday 11-10
Rogue's Gallery "Little Drops of Rain Case" 11/8/1945 
Police Headquarters "Boxing Match Death" 4/15/1905

Monday 11-11
Our Miss Brooks "Driving School" 11/26/1950 
Meet The Meeks: Family Gets A Son As School Project, Part 1, 11/22/1947  

Tuesday 11-12
Meet The Meeks: Family Gets A Son As School Project - Part 2
The Hermit's Cave "Spirit Vengeance"

Wednesday 11-13
The Cisco Kid "The Black Kerchief"
The Adv. of Superman: Holbein's Doll Factory, Part 5, 7/3/1940  

Thursday 11-14
Gunsmoke "Custer" 11/21/1953 
Have Gun, Will Travel "Fair Fugitive" 11/22/1959  

Friday 11-15
Mystery Is My Hobby "Welcome U Dude Ranch" 4/28/1905 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Long Shot Matter" Part 4, 6/28/1956  

Saturday 11-16
The Life of Riley: Thanksgiving with the Gillises, 11/29/1947 
Bill Stern Sports Newsreel, guest Marie McDonald, 12/17/1948

Sunday 11-17
The Crime Club "Sun is a Witness" 4/3/1947 
Calling All Detectives "The Hand Painted Necktie" 7/21/1948  

Monday 11-18
The Wonder Show "Elephant Boy" 11/18/1938 
The Great Gildersleeve: The Football Game - Part 1, 11/25/1945  

Tuesday 11-19
The Great Gildersleeve: The Football Game - Part 2
The Adv. of Nero Wolfe "Case of the Friendly Rabbit" 12/1/1950  

Wednesday 11-20
The Adv. of Sam Spade "Caper Over My Dead Body" 11/17/1950 
The Adv. of Superman: Holbein's Doll Factory - Part 6, 7/5/1940  

Thursday 11-21
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Wild Crop" 11/18/1951 
Behind The Mike "Dinah And The Truck Driver" 11/24/1940  

Friday 11-22
The Man Called X "Checkmate in Tahiti" 11/30/1947 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Long Shot Matter" Part 5 of 5, 6/29/56

Saturday 11-23
Jack Benny Program "Ostrich for Thanksgiving" 11/19/1939 
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber Goes to Night School, Pt. 1, 11/14/1944  

Sunday 11-24
Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber Goes to Night School, Pt. 2
The Whistler "The Clever Mr. Farley" 11/27/1949  

Monday 11-25
The Aldrich Family "Thanksgiving Time" 11/23/1952 
Burns & Allen: Gracie has Romantic Notions, Pt.1, 11/20/1947  

Tuesday 11-26
Burns & Allen: Gracie has Romantic Notions, Pt.1
The Shadow "Black Rock" 11/13/1938  

Wednesday 11-27
The Saint "The Terrible Tintype" 11/26/1950 
The Adv. of Superman "Happyland Amusement Park" Part 1, 7/8/1940  

Thursday 11-28
Jack Carson Show "Thanksgiving Dinner" 11/27/1946 
Baby Snooks "Thanksgiving" 11/21/1940  

Friday 11-29
Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Sally Martin" 11/23/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Amy Bradshaw Matter" Part 1, 11/25/1955  

Saturday 11-30
Alan Young Show "Letter" 9/27/1946 
Father Knows Best "New Girlfriend" Part 1, 9/28/1950

Sunday 12-1
Father Knows Best: New Girlfriend - Part 2
Bulldog Drummond "The Hi-Jackers" 9/28/1941 

Monday 12-2
Judy Canova Show "A Quiet Christmas Party" 12/23/1946 
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show "Health Food Diet" Part 1, 11/21/1948  

Tuesday 12-3
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show "Health Food Diet" Part 2
Lights Out "Christmas story" 12/22/1937  

Wednesday 12-4
Boston Blackie "Stolen Rings at Christmas" 12/24/1948 
The Adv. of Superman "Happyland Amusement Park" Part 2, 7/10/1940  

Thursday 12-5
Nick Carter, Master Detective "Nick Carter's Christmas Adventure" 12/25/1943 
Front Page Drama "The Christmas Murder" 3/12/1938

Friday 12-6
Suspense "Out For Christmas" 12/21/1958 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Amy Bradshaw Matter" Part 2, 11/26/1955  

Saturday 12-7
This is My Best "The Plot to Overthrow Christmas" 12/19/1944 
Family Theatre "A Daddy for Christmas" 12/15/1948  

Sunday 12-8
Family Theatre "A Daddy for Christmas" 12/15/1948 
Bergen & McCarthy "Christmas Show" 12/18/1948

Monday 12-9
Kraft Music Hall Christmas Program 12/21/1944 
Red Skelton Show: Red's Christmas Book of Satire - Part 1, 12/24/1946  

Tuesday 12-10
Red Skelton Show: Red's Christmas Book of Satire - Part 2
Let George Do It "Santa Claus in Glass" 12/25/1950  

Wednesday 12-11
Grand Central Station: 6th Annual Christmas Program, 12/22/1955 
Superman "Happyland Amusement Park" Part 3, 7/12/1940  

Thursday 12-12
Romance "Richer By One Christmas" 12/24/1955 
Christmas Seals, Guest Host: Bob Hope, 5/7/1905

Friday 12-13
Richard Diamond, Private Detective "A Christmas Carol" 12/24/1949 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Amy Bradshaw Matter" Part 3, 11/27/1955  

Saturday 12-14
Rogers of the Gazette "White Christmas in Illyria" 12/23/1953 
Baby Snooks Show "Christmas Skates" 12/19/1940  

Sunday 12-15
Screen Director's Playhouse "Miracle on 34th Street" 12/23/1949 
Guest Star "Christmas Show" 12/25/1949  

Monday 12-16
The Andrews Sisters, guest: Ray Noble, 12/19/1945 
The Life of Riley: Christmas Club Let Down - Part 1, 12/23/1949  

Tuesday 12-17
The Life of Riley: Christmas Club Let Down - Part 2
Have Gun, Will Travel "Hanging Cross" 12/21/1958  

Wednesday 12-18
Gunsmoke "Christmas Story" 12/20/1951 
Superman "Happyland Amusement Park" Part 4, 7/15/1940  

Thursday 12-19
Let's Pretend "The Snow Queen" 12/12/1953 
Christmas Seals, guest host: Jimmy Durante

Friday 12-20
Rocky Fortune "The Plot to Murder Santa Claus" 12/22/1953 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Amy Bradshaw Matter" Part 4, 11/28/1955  

Saturday 12-21
Duffy's Tavern "Archie's Christmas Carol" 12/21/1945 
Life With Luigi: Christmas Show - Part 1, 12/20/1949

Sunday 12-22
Life With Luigi: Christmas Show - Part 2
Tales of the Texas Rangers "Christmas Present" 12/24/1950  

Monday 12-23
Jack Benny Program "Christmas Shopping" 12/22/1940 
The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy's Christmas Woes, 12/20/1942  

Tuesday 12-24
The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy's Christmas Woes
Radio Reader's Digest  "Room For a Stranger" 12/19/1946  

Wednesday 12-25
Father Knows Best: Hans Christian Anderson Family Christmas, 12/21/1950 
Superman "Happyland Amusement Park" Part 5, 7/17/1940  

Thursday 12-26
Broadway's My Beat: John Lomax, 12/31/1949 
The Couple Next Door: Fighting with the Kendalls, 12/31/1957  

Friday 12-27
Molle Mystery Theater "Angel Face" 12/20/1946 
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Amy Bradshaw Matter" Part 5, 11/29/1955  

Saturday 12-28
The Red Skelton Show "Bells & Resolutions" 1/1/1946 
Suspense "32nd of December" 12/28/1958

Sunday 12-29
X Minus One "The Moon is Green" 1/2/1957 
Calling All Detectives "Holiday Tie" 12/28/1948

Monday 12-30
Fibber McGee & Molly "New Year's Eve Dance" 12/28/1948 
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: No Presents From Rexall - Part 1, 12/26/48  

Tuesday 12-31
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show: No Presents From Rexall - Part 2
Jack Benny Program "New Year's Fantasy" 12/31/1950  
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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Ripley's is back on cable TV, believe it or not

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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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