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KNX Golden Age of Radio in 2001
Wednesday, August 1
8:00 PM KNX simulcasts TV's "60 Minutes II" every Wednesday
9:00 PM "Dragnet" starring Jack Webb as LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday: Friday searches for robbers who are endangering police officers, "The Big Compulsion" Original air date 4-12-1953
9:30 PM "The Whistler" starring Bill Forman in strange tales and hidden secrets: A long-planned vacation turns out to be an escape, "Burden Of Guilt" 1-19-50

Thursday, August 2
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" stars Frank Lovejoy as newspaper reporter Randy Stone as he finds crime stories after-hours in Chicago. A girl arrives in Chicago and finds she has nowhere to turn for help, "The Girl From Kansas"
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" starring Brace Beemer as Ranger and John Todd as Tonto: A group of outlaws, led by a mysterious leader, terrorizes a small town, "Mystery Bandit."

Friday, August 3
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" starring William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon: "Cheap Labor"
9:30 PM "Suspense" starring top Hollywood stars. A woman disappears after having an argument with her husband, and he turns out to be a surprised suspect, "You'll Never See Me Again" 9-14-44

Saturday, August 4
9:00 PM "The Jack Benny Program" starring Jack Benny & Mary Livingstone. The broadcast is from March Field (now March AFB) in California. 1-11-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" (Jim & Marian Jordan), a unique American comedy classic chuck full of homespun humor and tall tales. Fibber gives up smoking....again. 10-12-48
10:00 PM KNX RADIO HALL OF FAME HOUR every Saturday - "Life With Luigi," a comedy starring Jay Carroll Naish: "The Zoning Commission" 10-25-49
10:30 PM "Bill Stern Sports Newsreel," host Bill Stern, guest: Jerry Colonna. 1-29-53

Sunday, August 5
7:00 PM - KNX simulcasts TV's "60 Minutes" every Sunday
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" (one hour). Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert star in "His Girl Friday," the hilarious story of a newspaper reporter whose planned retirement is delayed by a big story. 9-3-40

Monday, August 6
9:00 PM "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" starring Joel McCrea as Ranger Jace Pearson. The Rangers try to track down an escaped convict from a mental hospital before he kills again, "Unleashed Fury" 5-11-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" British detective series starring Sir John Gielgud as Holmes and Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson: Holmes traps a conniving doctor into confessing to what he thought was a perfect crime, "Rare Disease"

Tuesday, August 7
9:00 PM "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" starring Bob Bailey as a no-nonsense private insurance investigator. Johnny checks to see if a former colleague is involved in stealing art objects, "The Rhymer Collection Matter" 7-31-60
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston/Challenge Of The Yukon" starring Paul Sutton as Sgt. Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as he chases the bad guys in the Northwest Territories. A witness to a bank robbery is in for a surprise or two, "Casper Mott's Adventure" 1-30-50

Wednesday, August 8
9:00 PM "Dragnet" Friday searches for robbers who are stealing safes, "The Big Rip" 4-19-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" The recipient of smuggled diamonds turns up dead, "Chinese Elephant Puzzle" 3-5-50

Thursday, August 9
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" An innocent-sounding phone call leads Randy to a late night adventure, "The City At Your Fingertips"
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger" A town character aids in the capture of an under-sized outlaw, "Shrimp Butler"

Friday, August 10
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke: "Sunday Supplement"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A woman fears her husband is a notorious killer, "The Bluebeard Of Bellac" 9-21-44

Saturday, August 11
9:00 PM "Jack Benny: "Jack's Football Career" 11-16-41
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" try to get their portable radio back from a repair shop, "Pirate Of The Airwaves" 10-19-48
10:00 PM "My Favorite Husband," the radio version of "I Love Lucy" starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning: "Baseball" 9-16-49
10:30 PM "Sgt. Preston: "Balmy Bill" 5-2-46

Sunday, August 12
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney reprise their movie roles in "National Velvet," the classic story of two kids training a horse to win the Grand National Race. 2-3-47

Monday, August 13
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" A deadly fire turns out to be arson, "Smart Kill" 5-18-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" A young lawyer is left with an inheritance only to be later accused of murdering his benefactor, "The Norwood Builder"

Tuesday, August 14
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" investigates several sudden deaths in a nursing home, "Paradise Lost Matter" 8-14-60
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" An escaped convict, wrongly accused of murder, asks for Preston's help to prove his innocence, "Circumstantial Evidence" 1-30-50

Wednesday, August 15
9:00 PM "Dragnet" The police try to stop a wave of burglaries, "The Big Carney" 5-2-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A wife is unaware that her husband is behind a plot to blackmail her, "Death Of Mr. Penny" 3-20-49

Thursday, August 16
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" The Chinese uphold tradition even in death in, "Dead Silence In China Town"
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger: "The Ghost Riders" 10-30-53

Friday, August 17
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke: "Gun For Chester"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A married man's obsession with a beautiful actress could have tragic consequences, "The Merry Widower" 10-12-44

Saturday, August 18
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" is angry with fellow radio star Fred Allen for moving his show to a competing time slot. 2-8-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" Fibber rents a tractor to try and plant a new lawn, "Landscape Artist" 10-26-48
10:00 PM "Sherlock Holmes" American version of the mystery series, starring John Stanley as Holmes: "Adventure Of The Empty House" 4-11-48
10:30 PM "Duffy's Tavern" comedy starring Ed Gardner. Guest star: Ida Lupino. 8-28-43

Sunday, August 19
9:00PM "Lux Radio Theater" Cary Grant and Shirley Temple star in "The Bachelor And The Bobby Soxer," the hilarious story of a teenager who falls for her teacher. 6-13-49

Monday, August 20
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" The search for an escaped convict leads to an innocent death, "Jailbird" 5-25-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" British detective series starring Sir John Gielgud as Holmes. A jewel thief thinks he has the perfect hiding place for his valuables, "Six Napoleons"

Tuesday, August 21
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" looks for one of two sons who are about to inherit a great deal of money, "Twisted Twin Matter" 8-21-60
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" A dog sled shows up without the owner and Preston goes on the trail for the murderer, "Blind Man's Bluff" 2-3-50

Wednesday, August 22
9:00 PM "Dragnet" Friday investigates the theft of several rental vehicles, "The Big Gun" Part 1 of 2. 5-24-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A woman is given a mysterious purse, "The Rawhide Coffin" 4-3-49

Thursday, August 23
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" A kid with $100 leads to a death cell in prison in, "Marty"
9:30 PM "The Lone Ranger: "Fortune In A Hat" 11-11-55

Friday, August 24
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" A peaceful sheep rancher is the victim of brutal crimes but refuses to press charges, "Passive Resistance"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A twin brother will stop at nothing to get everything from his sibling, "The Pasteboard Box" 1-17-46

Saturday, August 25
9:00 PM "Jack Benny" can't get a date for his birthday. 2-15-42
9:30 PM "Fibber McGee & Molly" Fibber decides to reupholster his living room couch to surprise Molly. It does. "The Killer Davenport" 11-9-48
10:00 PM "The Green Hornet" crime adventure series starring Al Hodge as The Green Hornet "Man Wanted For What" 6-14-41
10:30 PM "Rocky Fortune" starring Frank Sinatra as the detective: "Rodeo Murder" 1-12-54

Sunday, August 26
9:00 PM "Lux Radio Theater" William Holden and Gloria Swanson reprise their film roles in "Sunset Boulevard," the story of a faded silent film star who has trouble facing reality, and someone may end up dead, 9-17-51

Monday, August 27
9:00 PM "Texas Rangers" A Ranger is accused of theft after stolen merchandise is recovered, "Travesty" 6-15-52
9:30 PM "Sherlock Holmes" British detective series: Holmes investigates the stabbing of a young professor's aide, "The Yatsley Case"

Tuesday, August 28
9:00 PM "Johnny Dollar" A witness is in danger when a convict is released from prison, "Deadly Debt Matter" 8-28-60
9:30 PM "Sgt. Preston" A ruthless gang puts a young prospector in the hospital, "Jailbreak" 2-6-50

Wednesday, August 29
9:00 PM "Dragnet" Friday continues looking for those responsible for stealing rental vehicles, "The Big Gun" part 2. 5-31-53
9:30 PM "The Whistler" A woman finds a fortuneteller's vision too close to reality, "Sleep My Pretty One" 4-17-49

Thursday, August 30
9:00 PM "Nightbeat" When a "poor" old woman dies she surprises everyone by leaving behind a large amount of money, "The Will Of Mrs. Orloff" 6-1-51
9:30 PM "Lone Ranger: "Bill-Be-Hung Returns" 11-3-55

Friday, August 31
9:00 PM "Gunsmoke" Marshall Dillon tries to keep a young couple from losing their land, "Letter Of The Law"
9:30 PM "Suspense" A man is sentenced to die when the only person who can prove his innocence also dies, "The Clock And The Rope" 12-5-47

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