KNX Golden Age of Radio in 2001
Saturday, December 1
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" starring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone. Jack does his show from Camp Elliott, California. 11-1-1942
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" starring Jim & Marian Jordan in this hilarious comedy series. Someone gives the McGees a doorbell chime for Christmas, 12-23-41
10:00 PM KNX RADIO HALL OF FAME HOUR every Saturday - "Nick Carter, Master Detective" starring Lon Clark: "The Legend of Shakespeare's Ghost" 12-30-45
10:30 PM "Sgt. Preston/Challenge Of The Yukon," starring Jay Michael as Sgt. Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: "Grizzly Martin" 8-22-46

Sunday, December 2
7:00 PM KNX simulcasts TV's 60 Minutes every Sunday
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour). Paul Douglas and Linda Darnell star in the comedy "Letter To 3 Wives," the story of three wives who receive the same letter from a town flirt

Monday, December 3
9:30 PM "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" starring Joel McCrae as Ranger Jace Pearson. A town sheriff comes across a murder victim in a hotel, "Knock Out" 6-22-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" classic British detective series starring John Stanley as Holmes and Alfred Shirley as Dr. Watson. Bank messengers are attacked and robbed in "The Adventure Of The Wooden Claw" 2-22-48

Tuesday, December 4
9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar," starring Bob Bailey as a no-nonsense private insurance investigator. A wealthy old man is afraid his two nephews plan to kill him, "Paperback Mystery Matter" 1-8-61
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" starring Paul Sutton as Sgt. Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Preston is framed for shooting a man, "The Proof" 10-2-47

Wednesday, December 5
8:00 PM - KNX simulcasts TV's "50 MINUTES 2" every Wednesday
9:00 PM "Dragnet" starring Jack Webb as LAPD detective Joe Friday. An informant rats on some robbers, "The Big Listen" 1-5-54
9:30 PM "The Whistler" starring Bill Forman in strange tales and hidden secrets. An accused killer asks a friend for help, not knowing he's involved in "Best Friend" 8-14-49

Thursday, December 6
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" starring Frank Lovejoy as newspaper reporter Randy Stone as he covers crime/wierd stories in after-hours Chicago. Randy comes across a girl who fears for her life, "That Girl In The Park" 2-27-50
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" starring Brace Beemer as The Lone Ranger, and John Todd as Tonto: "Missing Heir"

Friday, December 7
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" starring William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon. Matt does a good turn for a robbery suspect who in turn defends a stagecoach, "The Choice"
9:30 PM "Suspense" staring top Hollywood stars. An ex-con is released from prison and vows to get even with a Santa Claus who put him there, "Out For Christmas" 12-21-58

Saturday, December 8
9:00 PM "Jack Benny Show: "Jack's Movie Premier" 11-22-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" get a new radio/phonograph console by mistake, "Gildy's Radio Phonograph" 12-24-40
10:00 PM "The Shadow" starring Bret Morrison: "Touch of Death" 5-26-46
10:30 PM "Vic & Sade," comedy starring Art Van Harvey and Bernadine Flynn, "Jimmy Custard" 11-21-45

Sunday, December 9
9:00PM "Lux Radio Theater" Paul Douglas and Maureen O'Hara star in "Father Was A Fullback," the story of a coach who has as many problems at home as with his team. 3-20-50

Monday, December 10
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" An ex-con is back at his criminal game, "Ex-Con" 6-29-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" A precious golden platter is stolen from the Tower of London, "Case Of King Phillip's Golden Salver" 2-29-48

Tuesday, December 11
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" travels to Las Vegas to try to prevent a murder, "The Very Fishy Matter" 1-15-61
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" (Paul Sutton). A boy's family becomes so destitute that he has to sell his puppy, "The Last Cabin" 10-16-47

Wednesday, December 12
9:00 PM "Dragnet" Friday tries to find an elderly woman, "The Big Bill" 1-19-54
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A disguised gangster realizes that someone has recognized him, "Confession" 8-21-49

Thursday, December 13
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" Randy tries to find out if #13 is really unlucky, "Number 13" 3-6-50
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger: "Flood Waters"

Friday, December 14
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke: "The Second Choice"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A meek but desperate bank teller (Dennis Day) with an expectant wife plots a Christmas robbery of an elderly couple, "Christmas For Carol" 12-21-50

Saturday, December 15
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" Guest star: child-actor Cheryl Lee. 12-21-41
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" Fibber struggles to put Christmas lights on his house, "Best Christmas Decorations" 12-20-49
10:00 PM "This Is Your FBI" starring Stacy Harris: "The Intruder" 12-28-51
10:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" 2nd Episode: "Fibber Cuts His Own Christmas Tree" 12-16-41

Sunday, December 16
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) Clifton Webb and Lucille Ball star in the comedy "The Man Who Came To Dinner," the story of a pompous critic who is forced to stay with a family for the winter. 3-27-50

Monday, December 17
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" 2 men dressed as Santa Claus pull off a bank robbery & frame an unemployed man for it, "Christmas Present" 12-24-50
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" classic British detective series starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Both Holmes and Watson wind up playing Santa for the Holidays, "The Night Before Christmas" 12-24-50

Tuesday, December 18
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" A wealthy man hires Johnny to find out who's trying to kill him, "The Planner Matter" 1-22-61
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" A prospector dies with a secret to his hidden gold mine in his casket, "Sam's Wife" 11-1-47

Wednesday, December 19
9:00 PM "Dragnet" Friday investigates a suspicious robbery, "The Big Bid" 1-26-54
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A woman helps commit a robbery then frames an innocent friend, "Poor Henry" 9-18-49

Thursday, December 20
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" A manhunt leads Randy to the morgue, "Am I My Brother's Keeper?" 3-13-50
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger: "Death Rides With Daggett" 1-1-54

Friday, December 21
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke: "Twelfth Night" Christmas Show
9:30 PM "Suspense" A hitchhiker tells a strange story to a soldier on duty Christmas Day, "A Korean Christmas Carol" 12-20-59

Saturday, December 22
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" goes Christmas shopping, 12-14-41
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" decide to do their Christmas shopping early this year, "Christmas Shopping" 12-7-48
10:00 PM "Grand Central Station" starring Mason Adams: "Miracle For Christmas" 12-24-49
10:30 PM "Sgt. Preston: "Christmas Present" 12-18-46

Sunday, December 23
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed re-create their famous movie roles in "It's A Wonderful Life," the story of a guardian angel who proves to a man that he's not a failure. 3-10-47

Monday, December 24
9:00PM "A Christmas Carol," starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge in this classic hour-long presentation, originally heard on CBS in 1934.

Tuesday, December 25
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" finally gets a lead in a long-standing insurance swindling case, "The Short Term Matter" 1-29-61
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" A man finds it's unwise to brag about his wealth, "Joe Finley Strikes Gold"

Wednesday, December 26
9:00 PM "Dragnet" Friday is on the trail of some very clever thieves, "The Big Steal" 12-19-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A killer doesn't realize that there is a witness to his crime, "Ticket To Murder" 10-30-49

Thursday, December 27
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" While on a train, Randy finds a girl who thinks he is her long-lost lover, "Love Story" 3-27-50
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" An Indian chief's daughter winds up saving the lives of the Lone Ranger and Tonto, "Matter Of Life And Death"

Friday, December 28
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Matt revives the faith of an old-time preacher, "The Preacher"
9:30 PM "Suspense" An ex-con is helped by a ghost to fulfill a child's last wish, "Yuletide Miracle" 12-17-61

Saturday, December 29
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" and the gang spend New Years' together. 1-4-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly"
10:00 PM "Pat Novak, For Hire" starring Jack Webb: A "Geranium Plant" proves lethal and frames Novak for murder, 5-14-49
10:30 PM "The Third Man" starring Orson Welles: "Gold"

Sunday, December 30
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Fred MacMurray and Irene Dunne star in the comedy "June Bride," the story of two writers who become involved while doing a story on June brides. 12-28-53

Monday, December 31
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" A jail breakout leads to murder, "Fingerman" 7-13-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" (John Stanley) unearths the secret to an ancient cult, "The Adventures Of The Serpent God" 3-14-48

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