KNX Golden Age of Radio in 2001
Monday, October 1
9:00 PM "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" starring Joel McCrea as Ranger Jace Pearson. A young couple don't look like typical criminals in a hold un, "Drive In" Original air date 9-14-1952
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" classic British detective series starring Sir John Gielgud as Holmes and Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. A young governess is asked to do very peculiar things in a household in, "The Adventure Of The Copper Beeches" 11-2-47

Tuesday, October 2
9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" starring Bob Bailey as a no-nonsense private insurance investigator. A wealthy man asks Johnny to investigate the murder of his son, "Rassmussen Matter" 12-16-56
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston/Challenge Of The Yukon" starring Paul Sutton as the Mountie as he chases the bad guys in the Northwest Territories for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A mountain cabin spells murder, "The Last Cabin" 10-16-47

Wednesday, October 3
8:00 PM - KNX simulcasts 60 MINUTES II every Wednesday
9:00 PM "Dragnet" starring Jack Webb as LAPD Detective Sgt. Joe Friday. Friday tracks down a check-cashing thief, "The Big Bop" 9-1-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" starring Bill Forman in strange tales and hidden secrets. A man who has the talent to impersonate voices finds himself in trouble, "Fatal Fraud" 5-22-49

Thursday, October 4
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" starring Frank Lovejoy as newspaper reporter Randy Stone, who covers crime & wierd stories in after-hours Chicago. Randy looks into an odd confession to a murder in "Harlan Mathews, Stamp Dealer" 5-29-50
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" starring Brace Beemer as the Ranger and John Todd as Tonto: "Interrupted Journey" 1-11-56

Friday, October 5
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" starring William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon. Kitty helps Marshall Dillon solve a man's death, "Annie Oakley"
9:30 PM "Suspense" starring top Hollywood stars. A woman plans to adopt a baby she's just stolen, "The Morrison Affair" 9-2-48

Saturday, October 6
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" starring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone. Jack comes up with an idea for a quiz show. 4-12-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" (Jim & Marian Jordan), a hilarious American comedy classic chuck full of homespun humor and tall tales. Fibber starts a rumor that comes back around, "Rumors" 1-8-52
10:00 PM KNX RADIO HALL OF FAME HOUR every Saturday - "Nick Carter, Master Detective" starring Lon Clark: "Death In The Pool" 11-5-44
10:30 PM "Vic & Sade" comedy series starring Art Van Harvey and Bernadine Flynn: "A Business Trip To Chicago" 9-8-44

Sunday, October 7
7:00 PM - KNX simulcasts CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" every Sunday
8:00 PM - Extended war coverage: USS Enterprise & other ships open fire on Taliban targets in Afghanistan today, commentators on CBS simulcast include Walter Cronkite
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in "To Have And To Have Not," the story of a skipper-for-hire who becomes involved with the French Resistance during WW2. 10-14-46

Monday, October 8
9:30 PM "Texas Rangers" Truck drivers discover a brutal assault at a truck stop, "Alibi" 9-7-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" is on the trail of Professor Moriarty in a fiendish counterfeit scheme, "The Cadaver In The Roman Toga" 11-9-47

Tuesday, October 9
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" A boxer's manager takes out an unusually large insurance policy on his fighter, "Squared Circle Matter" 12-30-56
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" is on the trail of deadly sabotage in a mining camp, "Danger At Devil's Gorge" 1-20-51

Wednesday, October 10
9:00 PM "Dragnet" A string of homes are robbed without a clue, "The Big Lift" 9-8-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A diminutive professor holds the key to survival on an island, "That Physical Fact" 6-19-49

Thursday, October 11
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" Someone from the past spells trouble for Randy, "The Football Player & The Syndicate" 6-12-50
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" takes on a gang of glowing ghosts, "Foxfire" 12-7-55

Friday, October 12
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke: "Box O' Rock"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A bachelor's aunt is determined to break up his pending marriage, "Song Of The Heart" 8-26-48

Saturday, October 13
9:00 PM "Jack Benny Program" Don Wilson comes up with a play based on "Jello" 4-19-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" Fibber is chided for his grammar, "Good Grammar" 5-6-47
10:00 PM "I Was A Communist For The FBI" starring Dana Andrews: "Innocence Club"
10:30 PM "The Six Shooter" starring Jimmy Stewart as Britt Ponsett, frontier drifter in the Old West: "Duel At Lockwood" 2-21-54

Sunday, October 14
9:00PM "Lux Radio Theater" John Wayne and Mel Ferrer star in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon," the story of a retiring officer (Wayne) who tries to prevent an Indian war by going directly to his counterpart and talking peace, 3-12-51

Monday, October 15
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" investigate sabotage that caused a trainwreck, "Last Stop" 8-17-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" It's a case of strange gunshots, "The Case Of The Well-Staged Murder" 11-16-47

Tuesday, October 16
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" looks into the request for insurance on an old yacht, "Ellen Dear Matter" 1-6-47
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" An outlaw gang robs not only gold prospectors but a bank as well, "The Notorious Hawk Cooper" 5-9-44

Wednesday, October 17
9:00 PM "Dragnet" Friday investigates the brutal murder of a store owner during a robbery, "The Big Cab" 9-15-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" The prospect of being murdered keeps a group of friends on edge, "Fatal Decree" 6-26-49

Thursday, October 18
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" A man's rage ends with a dream of murder, "Vincent And The Painter" 6-19-50
9:30 PM "Lone Ranger: "Bank Robbery"

Friday, October 19
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Marshall Dillon tries to help 2 men settle their differences, "The Gambler"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A young mother thinks that killing her child will solve a problem, "The Crisis" 8-19-48

Saturday, October 20
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" does his show from San Francisco within months of Pearl Harbor, 4-26-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" Fibber is tricked into buying smuggled goods, "Smuggling Irish Tweed" 5-13-47
10:00 PM "The Third Man" (movie spinoff series, see Oct. 28 below) starring Orson Welles: "Orient Express"
10:30 PM "Gunsmoke: "The Trail" 3-12-55

Sunday, October 21
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Anne Baxter and Dana Andrews star in "Where The Sidewalk Ends," the story of a cop who commits a murder. 4-2-51

Monday, October 22
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" The death of four family members no longer looks accidental to Ranger Pearson, "Canned Death" 4-22-51
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" discovers a stolen document that has huge implications during WW2, "The Case Of The Stolen Naval Treaty" 11-23-47

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" A man blames "aliens" for stealing diamonds in "Diamond Dilemma Matter" 3-2-58
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" looks for a young boy who has inherited a fortune in gold, "The Runaway Heir" 2-8-50

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 PM "Dragnet" A man tells police that he thinks he mistakenly bought a stolen car, "The Big Slip" 9-22-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A killer plans his crimes in alphabetical order, "Panic On Mulberry Street" 7-3-49

Thursday, October 25
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" Randy investigates the story of a jailbreak, "Juvenile Gangsters" 6-26-50
9:30 PM "Lone Ranger: "Death Trail" 1-6-56

Friday, October 26
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke: "Til Death Do Us Part"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A man hires a private detective to murder a woman who is suspected of cheating, "Beware Of The Quiet Man" 8-12-48

Saturday, October 27
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" The show is from Mather Field, California, 5-10-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" Fibber has to contend with a runaway kitty, "Catching Teeny's Cat" 1-14-47
10:00 PM "Mysterious Traveler" starring Maurice Tarplin: "Murder Is My Business" 6-8-48
10:30 PM "Bill Stern Sports Newsreel," starring Stern, guest star: Jack Benny, 12-28-45

Sunday, October 28
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Joseph Cotton and Evelyn Keyes star in "The Third Man," the story of a mysterious man in post-WW2 Vienna. 4-9-51

Monday, October 29
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" A cunning trick results in murder and the hijacking of a truck & trailer, "The Trap" 2-25-51
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" A cradle holds the keys to death, "The Case Of The Cradle That Rocked Itself" 11-30-47

Tuesday, October 30
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" investigates a case of arson in a lumber yard, "Burning Car Matter" 12-17-59
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" While on the trail of an outlaw, Preston becomes trapped by a forest fire, "Flaming Valley" 2-10-50

Wednesday, October 31
9:00 PM "War of the Worlds" This special one-hour broadcast will pre-empt regular drama hour shows. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater star in this classic "invasion from Mars" production, originally broadcast on October 31, 1938. People tuning in late thought the U.S. was being attacked and invaded by aliens, Germans or Russians

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