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"Living in the past lane". Celebrating the early era of commercial network radio in the USA. A sampling of programs from the golden age of old time radio. (1930 - 1960)
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0000 CRIMESTOPPERS: __Tuesday: WHISTLER Whistler was the host and narrator of the tales, which focused on crime and fate. __Wednesday: GANG BUSTERS authentic police case histories __Thursday: ELLERY QUEEN a CBS detective drama that will keep you on the edge of your chair. __Friday: FRANK RACE a former OSS officer around the world from one scrape to another __Saturday: NERO WOLFE the galloping gourmet, was an armchair detective. __Sunday: SUSPENSE "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" __Monday: ROGER CORWIN Dramas 0030 SAM SPADE created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon 0100 CRIMESTOPPERS: __Mon: BIG STORY or BIGTOWN two newspaper based series in rotation __Tues: SAINT swashbuckling, devil-may-care Robin Hood type who attempts to help people __Weds: JOHNNY DOLLAR America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator __Thurs: Mr and Mrs North American amateur detectives __Fri Sat: (Various) __Sun: Frontier Town Chad Remington's quest to bring his father's killer to justice 0130 SITUATION COMEDIES: __Mon: The MARRIAGE Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Based on their earlier Broadway play, The Fourposter __Tues: OZZIE AND HARRIET family situation comedy. __Weds: HALLS OF IVY Ronald Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College __Thurs: PHIL HARRIS SHOW starring real life couple Alice Faye and Phil Harris __Fri: FATHER KNOWS BEST American sitcom starring Robert Young __Sat: Variety Comedy Series __Sun: ALAN YOUNG SHOW Alan being led into situations well over his head 0200 LUX RADIO THEATER a classic radio anthology series, 0300 The LONE RANGER fictional masked former Texas Ranger who fought outlaws in the American Old West 0330 HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL Paladin, a gentleman-turned-gunfighter 0400 FORT LARAMIE life at old Fort Laramie during the 19th Century 0430 TALES OF TEXAS RANGERS Western police procedural drama 0500 FRONTIER GENTLEMAN Wild West through the eyes of a British correspondent from the London Times 0530 GUNSMOKE Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. 0600 SIX SHOOTER Britt Ponset, a drifting cowboy in the final years of the wild west. 0630 FRONTIER PLAYHOUSE (Various western dramas)
0700 The LONE RANGER Masked rider bringing justice to the west 0730 INNER SANCTUM stories of mystery, terror and suspense 0800 CBS MYSTERY THEATER world of the macabre 0845 CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON adventure show with a dog as the hero. 0900 GREEN HORNET Britt Reid, daring young publisher, matches wits with the Underworld 0930 CLYDE BEATTY finds new and more extravagant beasts for his circus performances 1000 BARRIE CRAIG Craig had a laid-back personality, somewhat cutting against the popular hard-boiled detective stereotype. 1030 BOSTON BLACKIE "enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend." 1100 MR DISTRICT ATTORNEY The series focused on a crusading D.A....Paul Garrett. 1130 ESCAPE DRAMAS radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas 1200 DRAGNET enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. 1230 DRAMAS anthology series collection. 1300 The LONE RANGER Masked former Texas Ranger who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Native American friend, Tonto. 1330 CAVALCADE OF AMERICA anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented musicals 1400 OTR DRAMA THEATER (Various) 1500 DR CHRISTIAN Small town physician solves problems with common sense and scientific training. 1530 MIKE SHAYNE a fictional private detective character created during the late 1930s by writer Brett Halliday 1600 PHILO VANCE a stylish, even foppish dandy; a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent 1630 DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT US special agent Steve Mitchell travels to exotic locales all over the world, where he would encounter adventure and international intrigue 1700 THIS is your FBI... detailing real life cases from their files rotating with other FBI shows 1730 PHILIP MARLOWE a wisecracking, hard-drinking, tough private eye 1800 BOB and RAY an American comedy duo whose career spanned five decades. 1830 OTR MEMORIES 4 U Vintage Radio Documentaries 1900 The Rest Of The Story and "audioRAC" features 1930 ALL STAR WESTERN THEATER Western-style entertainment with chuck wagon sized doses of fine music, broad humor and guest appearances by the best of the West. 2000 HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE radio drama at the highest level. And they certainly delivered! Using scripts or stories that were for the most part already known to the public, they got the best actors too 2030 HOLLYWOOD THEATER top screen personality each week in original stories of mystery and adventure 2100 NBC THEATER NBC University Theater was a radio series directed by Homer Heck that presented adaptations of classic novels. 2230 DRAGNET His name was Friday he was a cop... 2300 CRIMESTOPPERS: __Mon: Various OTR cops series __Tues: MR KEEN a tracer of lost persons __Weds: NIGHTBEAT a reporter covers the night beat for the Chicago Star, encountering criminals and troubled souls. __Thurs: SHADOW "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" __Fri: BOX 13 the escapades of newspaperman-turned-mystery novelist Dan Holiday, played by film star Alan Ladd. __Sat/Sun: Various 2330 RICHARD DIAMOND a wisecracking, former police officer turned private detective.
Up For Parole was a 1950 detective show that delivered some shocking crimes. The show was a dramatization of authentic cases heard by an actual parole board. These radio shows were based on real cases that went up in front of parole boards around the country. Actors portrayed the real prisoners, as they pleaded before the parole board and the listener.
CBS SUSTAINING heard on Fridays 9:00 - 9:30 pm (est)
\HOST: Harry Marble PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Mitchell Greyson MUSIC: Harry Salter.