KNX Golden Age of Radio, Year 2000

Friday, December 1
9:00 PM "The Lone Ranger" starring Brace Beemer as The Lone Ranger and John Todd as Tonto: "Vengeance" Original air date 12-2-55
9:30 PM "Dragnet" starring Jack Webb as LAPD detective Joe Friday, who investigates a phony TV repair service in "The Big Screen" 8-9-51
10:00 PM HALL OF FAME HOUR "Sgt Preston Of The Yukon" starring Jack Michael: "The Sharp Shooter" 6-27-46
10:30 PM "Life With Luigi" starring Jay Carroll Naish: "Cold Season" 1-17-50

Saturday, December 2
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" starring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone. Jack prepares for a train trip to New York. 4-14-40
9:30 PM "Burns & Allen" starring George and Gracie as one of America's favorite comedy teams. Things get interesting after Gracie visits a medium
10:00 PM "Frontier Gentleman" starring John Dehner: "Aces and Eights"
10:30 PM "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" starring Dick Powell: "Levinson Kidnapped" 10-18-50

Sunday, December 3
7:00 PM - KNX simulcasts TV's "60 Minutes" every Sunday
9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" starring Charles Russell as a no-nonsense private insurance investigator. A passenger on a plane is seemingly pushed out during a flight in "The Stolen Portrait Matter" 4-1-49
9:30 PM "This Is Your FBI" starring Stacy Harris as FBI Special Agent Jim Taylor thwarts a frame-up in "The Canvas Backed Frame-Up"

Monday, December 4
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour) It's a story of adventure at a British outpost in "The Lives Of A Bengal Lancer" starring Errol Flynn, Jackie Cooper and Brian Aherne. 4-10-39

Tuesday, December 5
9:00 PM - KNX simulcasts TV's "60 Minutes II" every Tuesday
10:00 PM "Escape" An arrow marks a man for death in "Robert Of Huntington" 10-26-52
10:00 PM "Ft. Laramie" stars Raymond Burr as US Calvary Capt. Lee Quince on the Wyoming frontier. Two ill-suited men join the Army with surprising results in "Talented Recruits" 7-8-56

Wednesday, December 6
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" starring William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon in tales of the Old West: "Old Pal"
9:30 PM "The Whistler" starring Bill Forman in strange tales and hidden secrets. An escaped murderer tries to change his identity with a victim of a train crash in "Murder In Haste" 2-25-46

Thursday, December 7
9:00 PM "Suspense" featuring top Hollywood stars. A man is found with a knife in his back in "The Crowd" 9-21-50
9:30 PM "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" starring Joel McCrea as Ranger Jace Pearson. A man's gambling debts lead to murder in "Dead Giveaway" 10-15-50

Friday, December 8
9:00 PM "The Lone Ranger: "The Last Of The Gang" 1-4-56
9:30 PM "Dragnet" The police doubt the story about a man committing suicide in "The Big Winchester" 8-16-51
10:00 PM "Charlie McCarthy Show," starring Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy. Guest star: Dick Powell. 11-13-49
10:30 PM "Dragnet: "The Big Mink" 6-22-50

Saturday, December 9
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" The show is broadcast from the Ritz Theater in New York. 4-21-40
9:30 PM "Burns & Allen" George and Gracie take a trip down memory lane and decide to re-enact their single lives in "Married But Single" 10-6-42
10:00 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" a hilarious half-hour starring Jim & Marian Jordan: "The Manhunt" 1-7-47
10:30 PM "Six Shooter" starring Jimmy Stewart as Britt Ponsett, a frontier plainsman: "Quiet City" 2-14-54

Sunday, December 10
9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" (Charles Russell) investigates the disappearance of 12 taxi cabs in "The Disappearing Taxi Matter" 7-24-49
9:30 PM "This Is Your FBI" has to find a murderer in "Success Story" 3-23-51

Monday, December 11
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" This is the true story of a French writer who rises to support a wrongly accused man in "The Life Of Emile Zola" starring Paul Muni and Josephine Hutchinson. 5-8-39

Tuesday, December 12
10:00 PM "Escape" A man hides in the murky, dangerous waters of a New Orleans bayou in "The Loup Garou" 11-16-52
10:30 PM "Ft. Laramie" A new recruit doesn't like Capt. Quince and deserts the post in "Old Enemy" 7-15-56

Wednesday, December 13
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke: "No Sale"
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A patient's wife falls in love with a doctor, resulting in serious consequences in "Decision" 3-4-46

Thursday, December 14
9:00 PM "Suspense" Two brothers go on a bank robbery spree until a murder complicates things in "The Spencer Brothers" 1-26-53
9:30 PM "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" Jealousy prompts the killing of an innocent person in "Death Plant" 12-9-51

Friday, December 15
9:00 PM "The Lone Ranger: The Tenderfoot Competitor" 1-25-56
9:30 PM "Dragnet" Friday is out to stop a ring of hijackers in "The Big In-Laws" 8-23-51
10:00 PM "Escape" starring Charlotte Lawrence in "The Derelict" 4-26-53
10:30 PM "Abbott & Costello," starring Bud and Lou in this hilarious comedy. Guest star: Lynn Bari. 12-16-43

Saturday, December 16
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program"
9:30 PM "Burns & Allen," Gracie joins a theater group and wants Brian Donlevy to be her leading man. 9-14-43
10:00 PM "The Lone Ranger: "Texas Justice" 7-23-45
10:30 PM "The Falcon" starring Les Damon in "Case Of The Unwelcomed Wife" 5-27-51

Sunday, December 17
9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" (Charles Russell) A young girl is involved in a murder in "The Bonnie Goodwin Matter" 8-7-49
9:30 PM "This Is Your FBI" smashes a car theft ring in "The Respectable Felon"

Monday, December 18
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" A wealthy couple win a butler in a poker game in "Ruggles Of Red Gap" starring Charles Laughton, Charlie Ruggles, and Zazu Pitts. 7-10-39

Tuesday, December 19
10:00 PM "Escape" Headhunters in the wilds of Equador are looking for a new victim in "Incident In Quito" 12-7-52
10:30 PM "Fort Laramie" The Bureau of Indian Affairs causes problems for Quince in "Nature Boy" 7-29-56

Wednesday, December 20
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Christmas Show: "12th Night"
9:30 PM A man is worried that his wife's fascination about a serial killer will lead to his own death in "Boomerang" 3-11-46

Thursday, December 21
9:00 PM "Suspense" A Russian is being sent back to Moscow for security reasons but he has his own ideas in "The Man Who Cried Wolf" 2-9-53
9:30 PM "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" Two Men in Santa Claus suits rob a bank in "Christmas Present" 12-24-50

Friday, December 22
9:00 PM "The Lone Ranger: "The War Makers" 12-16-55
9:30 PM "Dragnet" searches for a missing woman in "The Big Crazy" 8-30-51
10:00 PM "Have Gun, Will Travel" stars John Dehner in "About Face" 12-17-59
10:30 PM "Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show" starring bandleader Harris and actress Alice Faye. Jack Benny guest stars as Santa Claus. 12-25-49

Saturday, December 23
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" Jack hosts a Christmas open house for the gang. 12-24-39
9:30 PM "Burns & Allen" Dinah Shore guest stars. 6-6-44
10:00 PM "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" starring Dick Powell: "Christmas Carol" 12-24-49
10:30 PM "Vic & Sade" starring Art Van Harvey and Bernadine Flynn in a fun-filled half-hour: "Christmas Cards" 8-6-42

Sunday, December 24
9:00PM - KNX DRAMA HOUR SPECIAL BROADCAST "A Christmas Carol" starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge in this classic hour-long presentation, originally heard on CBS in 1934. Regular shows pre-empted.

Monday, December 25
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Christmas Special. A wooden puppet wants to become a real boy in the classic "Pinocchio" starring Cliff Edwards (the original voice of Jimminy Cricket) and Walter Catlett. 12-25-39

Tuesday, December 26
10:00 PM "Escape" It's North Africa in 1942 and a German soldier begins a diary of experiences in "Diary Of A Madman" 1-25-53
10:30 PM "Fort Laramie" Quince tries to prevent an Indian war in "Spotted Tail's Return" 7-22-56

Wednesday, December 27
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Matt Dillon does a good turn for a robbery suspect who later defends a stagecoach in "The Choice"
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A lawyer finds that it isn't all easy money working for a criminal in "The Triggerman" 3-25-46

Thursday, December 28
9:00 PM "Suspense" A mad woman and a young couple meet in "On A Country Road" 12-9-54
9:30 PM "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" Partners in crime move from petty theft to murder in "Birds Of A Feather" 1-6-52

Friday, December 29
9:00 PM "The Lone Ranger: "Framed" 1-2-56
9:30 PM "Dragnet" The police look for phony auto dealers in "The Big Cast" 10-4-51
10:00 PM "The Red Skelton Show" starring the zany Skelton in "Old Man Winter" 12-31-46
10:30 PM "Gunsmoke: "The Bottleman" 1-1-55

Saturday, December 30
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" It's a disappointing New Years for Jack and the gang. 12-31-49
9:30 PM "Burns & Allen" Gracie decides to rearrange the furniture. 4-14-49
10:00 PM "Charlie McCarthy Show" starring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy: This is a one-hour presentation.

Sunday, December 31
9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" (Charles Russell) finds himself in the middle of a feud about a man who is about to be executed in "The Egyptian Jackpot Matter" 9-4-49
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