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Radio's Golden Age

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Broadway is my Beat.
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll hear Larry Thor in BROADWAY IS MY BEAT. We'll also hear William Bendix in THE LIFE OF RILEY. And we'll tune in to X MINUS ONE, and the story " Chain of Command."
 

Remembering Bob Elliott
The late, great Bob Elliott was one half of the comedy duo Bob and Ray. As a tribute to his career, we'll listen back to a classic episode of MATINEE WITH BOB AND RAY from 1949. We'll also hear Howard Duff in THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE, and Harold Peary as THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE.
 

Happy 6th Anniversary
We celebrate the 6th Anniversary of this program with an all-star edition of COMMAND PERFORMANCE. Plus, THE COLUMBIA WORKSHOP and the Odyssey of Runyon Jones.
 

The Stage Door
Ginger Rogers stars in the radio version of her 1937 film The Stage Door, as heard on LUX RADIO THEATRE in February of 1939. We'll also tune in to CASEY CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER.
 

Radio's Dragnet
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we'll hear Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday on DRAGNET. We'll hear a radio version of the musical "Sally" on THE RAILROAD HOUR. And Ingrid Bergman performs acts from "A Doll's House" on GREAT SCENES FROM GREAT PLAYS
 

Valentines from the Golden Age of Radio
It's Valentine's Day, and we will celebrate with FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY. Plus, we'll hear Love Affair on THEATER OF ROMANCE, and Shelly Winters guest stars on a Valentine's Day episode of DUFFY'S TAVERN.
 

The Comedy Caravan
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll hop aboard THE COMEDY CARAVAN with Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore. We'll also hear Sydney Greenstreet in THE ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE. Plus, THE DAMON RUNYON THEATER.
 

The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we have laughs from the classic radio couple PHIL HARRIS AND ALICE FAYE. We'll also hear mystery with Bill Johnstone as THE SHADOW. And we'll try to stump the experts on the game show INFORMATION PLEASE.
 

Fort Apache
John Wayne recreates his role as Ward Bond, as SCREEN DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE adapts Fort Apache for radio. We'll also hear Eve Arden as OUR MISS BROOKS, and finsh off with some chills courtesy of INNER SANCTUM.
 

Music from Glenn Miller
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll swing to the big band sounds of GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA. We'll also tune in to CRIME CLASSICS and THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW
 

Truth or Consequences
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, its game show time with TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES. We'll also hear MR KEEN, TRACER OF LOST CHILDREN, and Paul Frees with William Conrad in ESCAPE.
 

It's Philco Radio Time
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, Judy Garland joins host Bing Crosby on a 1947 episode of PHILCO RADIO TIME. We'll also a 1944 episode of THE WHISTLER, and Jim Ameche and Beryl Vaughn perform some romantic comedy on GRAND MARQUEE.
 

Christmas with Johnny Dollar
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll join the man with the action-packed expense account for a Christmas murder investigation. It's Bob Bailey starring as Yours Truly Johnny Dollar.
 

Benny Claus
This week on Radio's Golden Age, Jack Benny plays Santa on a hillarious holiday episode of THE PHIL HARRIS AND ALICE FAYE SHOW. We'll also hear A Daddy for Christmas on FAMILY THEATRE, and hear the final two chapters of the holiday classic THE CINNAMON BEAR.
 

Countdown To Christmas
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we'll hear a radio adaptation of the classic movie Holiday Inn on THE RAILROAD HOUR. We'll also hear Gene Kelly and Gregory Peck in a Christmas story on CRESTA BLANCA PLAYERS. And we also have two more chapters of THE CINNAMON BEAR.
 

Miracle on 34th Street
Edmund Gwynn reprises his role as Santa Claus in the radio adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street, as heard on SCREEN DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE. We will also hear 2 more chapters of THE CINNAMON BEAR, and we'll also hear a Christmas-themed episode of TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES.
 

Christmas with Luigi
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we ring in the holiday season with Christmas Episodes of LIFE WITH LUIGI, and SUSPENSE starring Peter Lorre. Plus, we'll have two more chapters of the Christmas Classic, THE CINNAMON BEAR.
 

The Great Gildersleeve's Great Turkey
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE. We'll also hear the Thanksgiving Program WE THE PEOPLE, with Dale Carnegie and Burl Ives. Plus, more of the holiday classis THE CINNAMON BEAR
 

The Treasure Chest of Don Jose
J. Carroll Naish stars in a tale of cursed treasure on SUSPENSE. Don Ameche and Frances Langford bring the Bickersons to DREAM TIME, which also stars Danny Thomas. And we have 2 more chapters of the holiday classic THE CINNAMON BEAR.
 

Clark Gable's Command Performance
On this episode of Radio's Golden Age, Clark Gable heads up an all-star cast on a winged victory edition of COMMAND PEFORMANCE. The HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE presents an adaptation of the children's classic My Friend Flicka. And as a holiday treat, throughout the Christmas season, we will be playing select chapters of the holiday radio classic THE CINNAMON BEAR.
 

The Canterville Ghost
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll hear a radio adaptation of the 1944 film The Canterville Ghost on LUX RADIO THEATER. Plus, we'll hear the tale of the Murder House on arch Obler's LIGHTS OUT.
 

X Minus 1
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we begin with Sci-Fi adventure on X MINUS ONE. Al Jolson stars on KRAFT MUSIC HALL. And we finish wit a great detective story on THE ADVENTURES OF PHILLIP MARLOWE.
 

Season Premiere for Jack Benny
On this week's Radio's Golden Age, we'll tune in to the 1949 Season Premiere of THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM. We'll also hear Dick Kollmar as BOSTON BLACKIE, and we'll close with more comedy straight from THE HALLS OF IVY.
 

Box Thirteen
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, Alan Ladd stars as newspaperman-turned-mystery novelist Dan Holliday on BOX THIRTEEN. We'll also tune in to comedy with FIBBER McGEE & MOLLY. And Robert Conrad stars as Marshall Matt Dillon on the radio version of GUNSMOKE.
 

The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire
On this week's Radio's Golden Age, we'll hear the mean widdle kid and Willy Lump-Lump on THE RED SKELTON SHOW. Larry Thor stars in BROADWAY IS MY BEAT. And we'll hear Louise Erickson on A DATE WITH JUDY
 

The Good News of 1939
On this week's edition of Radio's Golden Age, we have a star-studded episode of THE GOOD NEWS OF 1939 featuring Robert Young, Baby Snooks and Mickey Rooney. Plus Glen Langdon stars in MYSTERY IS MY HOBBY.
 

Dragnet on the Radio
On this week's Radio's Golden Age, we'll tune in to DRAGNET with Jack Webb starring as Sgt. Joe Friday. We'll also hear THE PHIL HARRIS / ALICE FAYE SHOW, and finish things up with host Philip Clarke sharing some tales of terror straight from THE SEALED BOOK.
 

The Aldrich Family and the Green Hornet
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we start with the situation comedy THE ALDRICH FAMILY. Then, it's superhero adventure with Bob Hall starring as THE GREEN HORNET.
 

Have Gun Will Travel & Jimmy Durante
On this week's edition, its wild west adventure with the man called Paladin on HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL. Then its comedy and variety with THE JIMMY DURANTE SHOW. Plus, another journey into the strange and terrifying with THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER
 

Vacation Time with Jack Benny
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll plan a vacation on THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM. Then, CASEY CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER is on the case. And we'll hear more comedy with MY FRIEND IRMA.
 

Let George Do It.
On this week's edition, we'll tune in to Bob Bailey on LET GEORGE DO IT. You'll also hear ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET and GUNSMOKE.
 

Bing Crosby Show
On this episode of Radio's Golden Age, you'll hear a star-studded edition of THE BING CROSBY SHOW, featuring Perry Como, Arthur Godfrey and Bob Hope. We'll also tune into SHERLOCK HOLMES, with Tom Conway as the famous detective. You' ll also hear THE MEL BLANC SHOW.
 

Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat on the Screen Director's Playhouse
This week on Radio's Golden Age, Tallulah Bankhead reprises her 1944 movie role in Lifeboat, on a 1950 episode of THE SCREEN DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE. Plus, we'll tune in to 1944 broadcast of THE NATIONAL BARN DANCE.
 

Broderick Crawford in Suspense
Broderick Crawford plays an ex-con on the run from his old gang in SUSPENSE. Plus, we'll hear the music of Ella Fitzgerald and of The Ink Spots on JUBILEE.
 

Sargent Preston and The Challenge of the Yukon
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll join Sergeant Frank Preston for an adventure on CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON. Guest Walter O’Keefe drops in on THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW. And we have some sci-fi adventure, courtesy of X MINUS ONE.
 

The Railroad Hour
This week on Radio's Golden age, we'll tune in to Gordon MacRae on THE RAILROAD HOUR, Howard Duff on THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE, and THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW
 

Escape to This Side of Nowhere
This week, ESCAPE takes you to This Side of Nowhere. We'll also have some fun with Jim and Marian Jordan, better known to radio fans as FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY. And finally James Stewart stars as plainsman Britt Ponset in the western adventure SIX SHOOTER.
 

Movietime USA
On this week's edition, we'll celebrate Movietime USA with an all star LUX RADIO THEATRE, feature guest appearances by John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Jane Wyman, Bing Crosby, Donna Reed and many more. And we'll hear the King of the Blues Trombone Jack Teagarden and his orchestra on THE FITCH SUMMER BANDWAGON.
 

Counterspy
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we open with action and intrigue on COUNTERSPY. Then we'll lighten the mood with Eve Arden and the comedy OUR MISS BROOKS. Finally, Joan Crawford stars as herself in STARS OVER HOLLYWOOD.
 

Father's Day with the Great Gildersleeve
It's Father's Day and to celebrate, we've got a 1942 episode of THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE, in which Gildy has some problems holding on to his Father's Day gift. We'll also battle the red menace with I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI and hear the music of Spike Jones and His City Slickers on SPOTLIGHT REVUE.
 

It Pays to Be Ignorant
On this episode of Radio's Golden Age, we feature a send-up of radio quiz shows called IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT from 1944. We'll also tune into Dick Powell as RICHARD DIAMOND PRIVATE DETECTIVE, and the Battle of the Magician's on Arch Obler's LIGHTS OUT.
 

Jack Benny is The Fiddler
This week, we'll tune in to an epsiode of THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM where Jack and the gang parody another popular radio show called The Whistler. We'll also hear an episode of that program from 1948 starring Ed Begley. And we'll also hear Bing Crosby on PHILCO RADIO TIME.
 

The Outer Limit of Dimension X
This time on Radio's Golden Age, we'll tune in to the first-ever broadcast episode of DIMENSION X. We'll also hear Eddie Canton with special guest Al Jolson on TEXACO TOWN. Plus, CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON .
 

Barbara Stanwyck's Command Performance
On this Memorial Day edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll hear COMMAND PERFORMANCE, a show that was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Network for the troops overseas. We'll also hear the story of a veteran’s reunion with his wife and family on CAVALCADE OF AMERICA. Plus, it's time to stump the experts on INFORMATION PLEASE.
 

Johnny Dollar and The Indestructible Mike Matter
On this week's episode, we'll tune in to America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator YOURS TRULY JOHNNY DOLLAR, starring Bob Bailey. This time, the man with the action-packed expense account must solve the Indestructible Mike Matter. Then, we'll pay a visit to radio's home folks VIC AND SADE, and hear a 1945 episode of this long-running series.
 

Mother's Day with the Life of Riley
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll celebrate Mother's Day with William Bendix on THE LIFE OF RILEY. We'll also tune in to SUSPENSE starring Virgina Bruce and Howard Duff. And finally Veronica Lake and Abbott and Costello guest star on THE KATE SMITH SHOW.
 

Boston and Bob
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll hear Richard Kollmar as BOSTON BLACKIE. We'll also hear an episode from the first season of THE BOB HOPE SHOW with guests Betty Grable and Jackie Coogan. Plus, we'll hear Victor Moore on the HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE.
 

Citizen of The World
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll feature a show produced by United Nations Radio and written by Norman Corwin called CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. We'll also hear comedy from THE ADVENTURES OF MAISY starring Ann Sothern.
 

A Big Edition of The Big Show
This week, we feature THE BIG SHOW, and it lives up to its name with it's great lineup of guests: the Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Groucho Marx, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis.
 

Death and Taxes in the Frontier Town
Tax time is almost here, and we'll rewind to 1949 for a tax-themed episode of FRONTIER TOWN. We'll also hear Al Jolson on KRAFT MUSIC HALL and wrap things up with a mystery/thriller on INNER SANCTUM.
 

Easter Sunday with Baby Snooks
This time on Radio's Golden Age, we'll have an Easter Egg hunt with BABY SNOOKS. We'll also hear western adventure on LUKE SLAUGHTER OF TOMBSTONE, and close things out with music and comedy courtesy of BENNY GOODMAN’S SWING SCHOOL.
 

Broadway's My Beat
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll tune into BROADWAY IS MY BEAT, THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET, and we'll hear The Oldest Man in the World as told on QUIET PLEASE
 

A 1948 Matinee with Bob and Ray
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we'll take you back to 1948, for an early episode of MATINEE WITH BOB AND RAY starring Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding. We'll also hear Harold Peary in THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE, and Frank Lovejoy stars as reporter Randy Stone, who is on the NIGHTBEAT.
 

The King of the Cowboys
On this episode of Radio's Golden Age, we'll tune in to THE ROY ROGERS SHOW and THE KATE SMITH SHOW from back in 1944. Plus Elizabeth Taylor stars in a 1950 episode of CAVALCADE OF AMERICA.
 

McGee and Marlowe
On this edition, we tune in to FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY, THE ADVENTURES OF PHILLIP MARLOWE, with Gerald Mohr in the lead role, and SONGS BY SINATRA with guest Tommy Dorsey.
 

Fifth Anniversary Show
Here on Radio’s Golden Age, join us for a “family reunion” as we celebrate some great sounds — and great memories — from the golden age of radio.
 

Jackpot with James Stewart
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, Jimmy Stewart recreates his 1950 film Jackpot on SCREEN DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE. Then, Basil Rathbone stars as the world's greatest detective SHERLOCK HOLMES.
 

Johnny Dollar and Duffy's Tavern
On this episode of Radio's Golden Age, Edmund O’Brien stars as the man with the action-packed expense account in YOURS TRULY JOHNNY DOLLAR. Vincent Price guest stars on DUFFY'S TAVERN and we'll hear Elliott Lewis in a chilling tale of SUSPENSE.
 

Bing and Bogie
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall do a send-up of The African Queen on THE BING CROSBY SHOW. We've also got more classic radio with Bogart and Bacall on their program BOLD VENTURE. And we finish out with Clem Kaddidlehopper and Junior, the Mean Little Kid on THE RED SKELTON SHOW.
 

The Green Hornet and Our Miss Brooks
This week on Radio's Golden Age, you'll hear Al Hodge as THE GREEN HORNET. We will also have Eve Arden starring in OUR MISS BROOKS, and we will finish with some science fiction on X MINUS ONE.
 

Radio's Most Popular Ventriloquist
On this edition, we'll tune into THE CHARLIE MCCARTHY SHOW, THE SHADOW starring Bret Morrison and CURTAIN TIME featuring Harry Elders.
 

On the Case with Casey, Crime Photographer
On this episode, we'll tune in to CASEY CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER, Peggy Lee and Victor Moore pay a visit to THE JIMMY DURANTE SHOW, and a man with amnesia is suspected of murder on THE WHISTLER.
 

The Music of Bob Crosby
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we have music courtesy of BOB CROSBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA, recorded at the Congress Hotel in Chicago back in 1937. We also have a chilling tale of SUSPENSE with Frederic March, and comedy courtesy of THE FRED ALLEN SHOW.
 

Vincent Price and the Screen Guild Players
We kick off 2015 by going back to 1947 for the SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS featuring Vincent Price. We also have THE PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW and Jack Webb in DRAGNET.
 

Golden Age New Year
On this episode, we ring out the old, and ring in the old, with Bing Crosby on PHILCO RADIO TIME, THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER, and we will conclude our look at the complete broadcast day of September 21st 1939 with the music of Bob Chester and his Orchestra.
 

Christmas with Jack Benny
On this edition, we celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM. NICK CARTER tries to find out why a angry man hates Christmas, and we will hear Louis Prima and his Orchestra as we our look of the complete broadcast day of September 21st 1939.
 

Christmas with Mel Blanc
This time on Radio's Golden Age, we will do some last minute Christmas Shopping on The Mel Blanc Show, and have a western adventure on HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL. And our look back at the full broadcast day from September 21 1939 continues with music from Jerry Livingstone and his Orchestra.
 

Stand-In for Santa
MacDonald Carey searches for a stand in for Santa on GUEST STAR, Harold Peary is THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE, and we'll continue our look of the complete broadcast day of September 21st 1939, with the music program STREAMLINE INTERLUDE.
 

The Music From Hollywood
On this edition, we'll tune in to Hal Kemp and Alice Faye on MUSIC FROM HOLLYWOOD, a Christmas story on AUTHOR'S PLAYHOUSE, and we continue our look at the complete broadcast day of September 21st 1939 with AMERICANS AT WORK.
 

Happy Thanksgiving Mr. President
On this week's edition, we celebrate Thanksgiving with MR. PRESIDENT and THE FOUNTAIN OF FUN. And we continue our look at the complete broadcast day of September 21st 1939 with THE COLUMBIA WORKSHOP.
 

The Enchanted Cottage
On this edition of Radio's Golden Age, we continue our rebroadcast of the complete broadcast day from WJSV with some night time dramas. Then, Gene Tierney stars in GREAT SCENES FROM GREAT PLAYS and their rendition of The Enchanted Cottage.
 

A Visit to Dimension X
The last man on Earth finds himself in an alien zoo on DIMENSION X. We'll also hear FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY, and in our continuation of WJSV's full broadcast day, we'll hear a history program called Strange as it Seems.
 

William Bendix and the Life of Riley
On this edition, we tune in to THE LIFE OF RILEY, THE LONE RANGER, and we continue our look at the complete broadcast day of September 21st 1939 with THE ASK IT BASKET.
 

Halloween in the Inner Sanctum
On this Halloween-themed edition, we'll tune in to INNER SANCTUM, THE SEALTEST VARIETY THEATRE with guest Boris Karloff, and The Joe E. Brown show as heard on WJSV on September 21st 1939.
 

The Adventures of Maise
Ann Sothern stars as the tituar character in THE ADVENTURES OF MAISE. It's murder and mystery on a 1954 episode of CRIME CLASSICS. And we have more of the full broadcast day of WJSV from September 21st of 1939.
 

Philo Vance and The Nightmare Murder Case
This week on Radio's Golden Age, it's detective adventure with PHILO VANCE starring Jackson Beck. We'll also hear THE KRAFT MUSIC HALL, featuring Al Jolson and guest Charles Boyer.
 

Baseball on WJSV
Our replay of the full broadcast day on WJSV from September 21st 1939 continues with baseball. We'll hear the Washington Senators play the Cleveland Indians.
 

Fall Sports
We tee things off with THE BILL STERN SPORTS NEWSREEL, and a story about golf. We'll hear popular characters Clem Kadiddlehopper and Junior, the Mean Little Kid on THE RED SKELTON SHOW. And we have more daytime drama from WJSV’s broadcast day.
 

FDR's Special Address to Congress
On this edition, we tune into a little bit of history, as we go back 75 years to hear CBS radio's coverage of a special address to Congress by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 

Laughs with Lum and Abner
This week, we head for Pine Ridge Arkansas for laughs with the comedy duo of LUM AND ABNER. Lawson Zerbe stars in THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL, and we'll hear the afternoon news and soap operas on WJSV, as heard in September of 1939.
 

Hitchcock by The Screen Guild Players
Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 film 'Suspicion' comes to radio, courtesy of Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce on THE SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS. Harold Peary stars as THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE, and another slice of WJSV’s full broadcast day, featuring some daytime dramas.
 

Back to School with Our Miss Brooks
The kids are heading back to school, and so are we on Radio's Golden Age! We have Eve Arden starring in OUR MISS BROOKS. We'll also hear Steve Dunne in THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE, and some more from WJSV's full broadcast day.
 

Radio's Gunsmoke
William Conrad stars in the radio version of the most popular westerns of all time - GUNSMOKE. We'll also hear Jim and Marian Jordan, better known to radio fans as FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY. Plus, more of the full broadcast day of WJSV.
 

A Command Performance
Linda Darnell welcomes Zero Mostel, Red Skelton, and Virginia O’Brien for a COMMAND PERFORMANCE, we'll hear Orson Welles as THE SHADOW, and WJSV’s broadcast day continues with Jean Abbey hosting Woman’s Home Companion.
 

The Whistler and Blondie
David Ellis and Vivi Janiss star in the story Burden of Guilt as told by THE WHISTLER. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake step from the funny pages onto your radio on BLONDIE, and we have yet another excerpt from the full broadcast day of WJSV from September of 1939.
 

Fibber & The Diary
Jim and Marian Jordan aka FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY find their neighbor's diary in a comedy episode from 1940. We'll also hear THE WEIRD CIRCLE, and continue our replay of the full broadcast day from September 21 1939 on WJSV.
 

Charlie and Friends
We'll pay a visit to radio's most popular ventriloquist on THE CHARLIE MCCARTHY SHOW, who will be having some special visitors of his own: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! Plus, Larry Thor stars in BROADWAY IS MY BEAT, and we have more from the first day of broadcast on WJSV from September of 1939.
 

Daytime Dramas of WJSV
Our replay of the first day of broadcasting on WJSV continues with dramas PRETTY KITTY KELLY and MRYT AND MARGE. Then, Mel Blanc gives a violin lesson on THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM and some western adventure with THE CISCO KID.
 

Sundial with Arthur Godfrey
We continue with the full broadcast day of WJSV, 1460 AM from September 21st 1939, with the last hour of Sundial with Arthur Godfrey. We'll also hear CERTIFIED MAGIC CARPET and an isolated episode of the soap opera BACHELOR'S CHILDREN.
 

9/21/39 on WJSV
On September 21st of 1939, station WJSV in Washington DC recorded their entire first broadcast day, from sign-on nat 5:59 AM to sign off at 1:00 AM the next day. The entire recording has been preserved, and we will play the entire day over the next several months, starting today with the first 90 minutes.
 

Straight Arrow
We kick things off with western adventure, and the first episode of STRAIGHT ARROW with Howard Culver. We'll also hear the radio version of the musical Jubilee on RAILROAD HOUR. And we wrap up June with Arch Obler's suspense series LIGHTS OUT.
 

Philco Radio Time with Bing Crosby
This week, we have Bing Crosby as the star of PHILCO RADIO THEATRE, with Peggy Lee, Burl Ives and Les Paul as guests. We'll also hear a good tale of ESCAPE with the story Violent Night, and we'll hear THE FRED ALLEN SHOW with guest Henry Morgan.
 

Father's Day with Mr. President
It's Father's Day, and we'll hear an episode of MR PRESIDENT, starring Edward Arnold. We also have comedy, courtesy of the PHIL HARRIS AND ALICE FAYE SHOW. And we have sci-fi adventure on TWO THOUSAND PLUS.
 

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Bob Bailey stars as the man with the action-packed expense account in YOURS TRULY JOHNNY DOLLAR, in the story The Ricarco Amerigo Matter. Then, Fredric March, Walter Huston, and singer William Hargrave star in TREASURY STAR PARADE, which was brought to you by the US Treasury Department.
 

One Night Stand
We'll hear Louis Prima and his Orchestra live (or live at the time) From Frank Dailey’s Terrace Room in Newark on ONE NIGHT STAND from 1945. Gerald Moore is the titular PI on THE ADVENTURES OF PHILLIP MARLOWE, and William Bendix provides some laughs on LIFE OF RILEY from 1946.
 

Lucille Ball on Mail Call
It's Memorial Day weekend, and we are going to share one of the programs heard by the men and women of Armed Forces during World War II. It's called MAIL CALL, and features a stellar cast, including Mistress of Ceremonies Lucille Ball, Kay Thompson, Patsy Moran, and a rare radio appearance by Laurel and Hardy. We'll also have Susan Hayward on SUSPENSE, and THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET.
 

Cavalcade of America and Fort Laramie
Preston Foster, Gene Lockhart, and Otto Kruger star in The Doctor Shoots a Cannon, as heard on CAVALCADE OF AMERICA back in 1944. We\'ll also hear PEOPLE ARE FUNNY, a 1950\'s game show hosted by Art Linkletter. And Raymond Burr stars in the western FORT LARAMIE.
 

The Two Gildersleeves
Harold Peary his popular Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve from Fibber McGee and Molly to his own program, aptly titled THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE. We'll hear the first episode. We'll also hear a second Gildersleeve episode, this one starring Peary sound-a-like Willard Watterman, in his first program as the new Gildy. Plus, some scares courtesy of INNER SANCTUM.
 

The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe
On this episode, we have THE ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE from 1951, with Sydney Greenstreet starring as the rotund master detective. We'll also hear comedy with Marie Wilson starring in MY FRIEND IRMA. And THE COLUMBIA WORKSHOP presents an adaptation of the fairy tale The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
 

Laughing with Luigi
J. Carroll Naish is immigrant Luigi Basco in the comedy series LIFE WITH LUIGI from 1949. Lana Turner reprises her film role from Marriage is a Private Affair on SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS. And Peggy Lee guest stars on THE JIMMY DURANTE SHOW.
 

Hallmark Playhouse
It's Easter Sunday, and we'll hear an Easter Week broadcast of THE HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE, with George Brent starring in One Foot in Heaven. We'll also tune into THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW from 1948, with Bill Goodwin, Meredith Willson and the Orchestra. And Jimmy Stewart stars in the western drama SIX SHOOTER.
 

America's Town Meeting
On this episode, we travel all the way back to 1936 for AMERICA'S TOWN MEETING OF THE AIR. It's an hour long discussion on the topic Will Machine Dominate Man? We'll also hear Eve Arden in OUR MISS BROOKS.
 

Playing Nice with Jack Benny
We go back to 1946 for THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM, in which Jack and the gang respond to a columnist request to do a nice and sweet program. We'll also hear NICK CARTER MASTER DETECTIVE with the story Mind over Murder. And we'll hear THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW with guest Gene Kelly.
 

Radio Goes to the Movies
This week, we're taking you to the movies, as they were heard on radio, with SCREEN DIRECTORS PLAYHOUSE and their telling of Take a Letter Darling, starring Fred MacMurray and Roslind Russell. Plus, legal drama courtesy of MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
 

A Mysterious Tale of Suspense
Nancy Kelly stars in Dark Journey as told on SUSPENSE. Then it's outrageous comedy courtesy of THE RED SKELTON SHOW, as Clem Cadiddlehopper tries to operate an elevator. Finally, Mercedes McCambridge stars in DEFENSE ATTORNEY.
 

The First Nighter
Barbara Luddy and Olan Soule star in FIRST NIGHTER from 1944. Herbert Marshall stars as Ken Thurston, aka THE MAN CALLED X. And we'll hear Phil Harris and Alice Faye on FITCH BANDWAGON.
 

On the Nightbeat
Frank Lovejoy stars as reporter Randy Stone on NIGHBEAT from 1950. Jim and Marian Jordan star as FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY in a 1942 episode of the comedy classic. And we wrap things up with CRIME CLUB from 1947.
 

Radio Crime Shows
We've got a braod variety of sounds from yesteryear! We'll go back to 1945 for a FRED ALLEN SHOW, as Fred and his guest Monte Woolley do a spoof of crime shows. Speaking of crime shows, we'll hear Jack Webb in DRAGNET. And we'll hear Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra in a remote broadcast from the Casino Gardens, Ocean Park, California on ONE NIGHT STAND.
 

The Challenge of the Yukon
We have more great sounds from the Golden Age of entertainment. We'll tune in to some adventure, courtesy of THE CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON. We'll have some comedy, courtesy of Alan Young and Anne Baxter on THE OLD GOLD COMEDY THEATRE and a radio production of the 1941 film Nothing But the Truth. And we'll finish with the medical drama DR. KILDARE with Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore recreating the roles they played in the MGM Movies.
 

The Lux Radio Theatre Presents Airforce
This week, we feature a wartime drama, as heard on THE LUX RADIO THEATRE. It's a one hour production of the 1943 film Airforce, starring George Raft and Harry Carey. And then we'll have some comedy with THE SMITHS OF HOLLYWOOD starring Harry von Zell, Brenda Marshall, Jan Ford, and Arthur Treacher.
 

A Matinee with Bob and Ray
This week, we'll take you back to the early days of the partnership of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding on MATINEE WITH BOB AND RAY from 1949. We'll hear Basil Rathbone as SHERLOCK HOLMES, and Al Jolson stars on KRAFT MUSIC HALL.
 

A Salute to Football
It's Superbowl Weekend, and we've got a salute to football courtesy of THE MILTON BERLE SHOW from 1947. We'll also hear Al Hodge as THE GREEN HORNET, and Burgess Meredith stars in CAVALCADE OF AMERICA, and the story Rain Fakers.
 

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
We start with family comedy, courtesy of THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIETT from 1949. Then its adventure with Bret Morrison starring in THE SHADOW. Finally, its variety with THE BOB HOPE SHOW, as Bob welcomes guest Jane Wyman.
 

Space Patrol
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we have sci-fi adventure with Buzz Corry and Cadet Happy on SPACE PATROL. We've also got comedy, courtesy of radio's first spin-off program THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE starring Harold Peary. And Joseph Kearns stars in the mystery series THE WHISTLER from 1948.
 

Arthur Godfrey Time
On this week's episode, we have a little bit of everything! Some music, some drama, some comedy. We start with ARTHUR GODFREY TIME. In a 1947 broadcast, Arthur and the little Godfreys welcome guests Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson. We'll hear the Marriage Racket on THIS IS YOUR FBI, and we'll tune into THE CHARLIE MCCARTHY SHOW from 1945 with guests Keenan Wynn and Anne Baxter.
 

New Year, Old Sounds
It's a New Year, and we're celebrating with some old sounds! We'll tune in to a 1950 episode of ESCAPE starring Frank Lovejoy. We'll hear THE JUDY CANOVA SHOW from 1948, and we'll hear Les Tremaine as THE FALCON from 1949.
 

New Year's Celebration
We say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014 by way of a 1943 episode of THE PHILCO RADIO HALL OF FAME, with host Deems Taylor, and guests Fred Allen, Lauritz Melchior, Helen Forrest, Lou Holtz, Raymond Edward Johnson and Paul Whiteman and the Orchestra. Then on THE LIFE OF RILEY, Riley plans a New Year’s Eve party.
 

David Copperfield
We have a special Christmas treat for you this week. Richard Burton, Boris Karloff and Cyril Ritchard star in a 1950 adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic David Copperfield, as heard on THEATRE GUILD ON THE AIR. We also have a program of Christmas Music from AMERICAN MELODY HOUR, featuring Bob Hannon, Evelyn MacGregor, The Knightsbridge Chorus, and The American Melody Orchestra among others.
 

Tis the Season with Jack Benny
This week on Radio's Golden Age, we'll go out Christmas Shopping with notorious cheapskate JACK BENNY. Then, it's Jimmy Stewart starring in a Western version of a Christmas Carol on SIX SHOOTER. We'll also have a Christmas Episode of THE HARRY MORGAN SHOW.
 

Cavalcade of America
This week on Radio's Golden Age, CAVALCADE OF AMERICA tells the story of the Christmas Seal. We go all the way back to 1946 for a Christmas episode of DUFFY'S TAVERN with Ed Gardner, and guest Joan Bennett. And we'll hear Edward Arnold in the Messiah on THEATRE OF ROMANCE from Christmas Day of 1946.
 

The Song of Songs
The Christmas Season is upon us, and we've got some seasonal sounds from yesteryear, beginning with THE LUX RADIO THEATRE, and their presentation of the Song of Songs from 1937 starring Marlene Dietrich, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in a radio version of the 1933 film. We also have a Christmastime story from OUR MISS BROOKS, starring Eve Arden.
 

Thanksgiving with the McGees
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and we have some seasonal sounds for you to enjoy. We’ll hear FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY from 1940, as the McGees prepare for a Thanksgiving Trip. You’ll hear a Thanksgiving Night broadcast of SUSPENSE starring Margret O’Brien in The Screaming Woman. And then its' Dinah Shore with her guest Groucho Marx on a Thanksgiving week episode of BIRDS EYE OPEN HOUSE.
 

Crime Does Not Pay
This week, we have a radio series based on an MGM film series called CRIME DOES NOT PAY. We'll also hear THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW, as George and Gracie welcome guest Van Johnson. And we'll hear the story of the last martian on the sci-fi series X MINUS ONE.
 

The Danny Kaye Show from 1945
We have another great variety of sounds from yesteryear, including a 1945 DANNY KAYE SHOW with Eve Arden, Lionel Stander and Harry James and his Music Makers. We'll hear CASEY CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER from 1947. Plus Ann Sothern stars in the radio version of ADVENTURES OF MAISIE.
 

Good News of 1939
Up first, we have a one hour variety show called GOOD NEWS OF 1939, with master of ceremonies Robert Young, and performers Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice and Haley Stafford. Then it's Law and Order Radio style with a 1950 episode of COUNTERSPY.
 

Halloween Sounds from Yesteryear
We have some great sounds this week to get you into the Halloween spirit. We'll hear an episode of BOSTON BLACKIE in which Bob Colmer starring as Blackie picks up a hitchhiker only to find out she had died three years earlier. We'll hear a pre-Halloween broadcast of PHILCO RADIO TIME with Bing Crosby and his guests Victor Moore, and Boris Karloff. And we'll hear THE WEIRD CIRCLE and their production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
 

An All Star Command Performance
We're going to hear an all-star COMMAND PERFORMANCE. Not only is it all star, but all western command performance with Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. Plus, the Andrews Sisters, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Carol Landis. Them, we'll get ready for Halloween with INNER SANCTUM, and we'll hear THE HARDY FAMILY, featuring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone and Faye Holden
 

Commies and Couples
This week, we'll hear Dana Andrews in a syndicated series from 1952 called I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI. We'll also hear comedy courtesy of THE PHIL HARRIS / ALICE FAYE SHOW from 1948. And we'll hear BROADWAY IS MY BEAT with Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover.
 

The Eddie Cantor Show
This week on Radio’s Golden Age, we’re going to have some comedy, some music, and some hard-boiled detective action. We’ll tune in to THE EDDIE CANTOR SHOW from 1945 with his guests The Andrews Sisters. We’ll hear THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE with Howard Duff in the title role, and we’ll hear Frank Sinatra and Bea Wayne counting down the top tunes of the week on YOUR HIT PARADE.
 

The Shadow Knows
On this episode, we have a good 1948 mystery with THE SHADOW and the story Terror at Wolf's Head Knoll, starring Brent Morrison as Lamont Cranston. We'll hear Chester Riley played by William Bendix in THE LIFE OF RILEY in a 1947 broadcast, and we'll hear FORT LARAMIE, an adult western from the latter part of Radio's golden age - 1956.
 

The Lux Radio Theatre
This week’s program features THE LUX RADIO THEATRE and it’s one-hour adaptation of the 1934 film Broadway Bill. We’ll also tune into a BIRD’S EYE OPEN HOUSE program starring Dinah Shore with her guest Frank Sinatra.
 

The Jack Benny Program on Remote
This week, we feature a remote episode of THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM, as Jack and guest Larry Adler broadcast from the US Naval Hospital in California. We've also got DRAGNET, with Jack Webb starring as Sargent Joe Friday, and MELODY HOUR with Buddy Clark, Ted Dale and the orchestra and guest Doris Day.
 

The Cisco Kid
On this week’s edition of Radio’s Golden Age, it’s western adventure with THE CISCO KID. Plus comedy with OUR MISS BROOKS starring Eve Arden, and some adventure with Bob Bailey starring as George Valentine in the series LET GEORGE DO IT. .
 

Screen Guild Players
We’ve got more great sounds from radio’s golden age, including THE SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS from 1939 with host Roger Prior, singer Connee Boswell, and guests Bob Hope and Gary Cooper. We’ll also hear THE CAVALCADE OF AMERICA, and the story of Leif Erickson. Plus,an early episode of MATINEE WITH BOB AND RAY.
 

Nightwatch
We’ve heard a lot in recent years about reality television. Well this week, we have an early example of reality radio with a CBS program called NIGHTWATCH. On this show, a reporter rides with the police wearing a hidden wire to capture dialogue and sounds. We’ll also tune in to a FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY episode from 1939, and we’ll hear SUSPENSE with Joan Bennett starring in the tale Overture in Three keys.
 

Connee and Red
On this week’s rewind to radio’s Golden Age, we’ll hear music and comedy courtesy of THE CONNEE BOSWELL SHOW from 1944, with Buddy Lester and announcer Jack McCarthy. We’ll also hear THE GREEN HORNET starring Bob Hall in the story Protection Incorporated Plus, THE RED SKELTON SHOW from 1947.
 

Great Scenes from Great Plays
The week, we present more great sounds from radio’s golden age, including a short lived, but very interesting series called GREAT SCENES FROM GREAT PLAYS, offering condensed versions of theatrical ventures. We’ll be listening to their production of Dark Victory, starring Celeste Holm and Walter Abel. We’ll also tune into THE GREAT GIKLDERSLEEVE starring Willard Waterman in the title role. And we’ll hear a 1952 broadcast of GUNSMOKE, with William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon.
 

Bing Crosby on The Kraft Music Hall
We’re bringing you more great sounds from radio’s golden age, including THE KRAFT MUSIC HALL from 1945 with Bing Crosby. We’ll also hear THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER and the story They Struck it Rich. Plus, THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW from 1940.
 

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar
On this week’s show, we’ll play a complete 5-part mystery as unraveled and solved by YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR, the fabulous freelance insurance investigator with the action-packed expense account. Bob Bailey stars as Johnny in the Fathom Five Matter. We’re also going to hear a 1940 remote featuring GRIFF WILLIAMS AND HIS ORCHESTRA from the Continental Room of the Hotel Stevens in Chicago.
 

Jimmy Durante and Sherlock Holmes
It’s another great week of great sounds from not so long ago. We’ll hear THE JIMMY DURANTE SHOW from 1948, Basil Rathbone as SHERLOCK HOLMES, in an episode from 1945 and THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET.
 

Town Hall Tonight
On this episode, we travel way back to 1938 to hear Fred Allen as star of a one-hour TOWN HALL TONIGHT program. We also have mystery courtesy of THE WHISTLER and the story Hasty Conclusion.
 

The Lone Ranger
This week, we pay homage to one of the big screen stars of 2013 with a 1948 episode of THE LONE RANGER, with Brace Beemer in the title role. We’ll also hear Kate Smith as mistress of ceremonies on a 1942 episode of COMMAND PERFORMANCE, and ACADEMY AWARD , with Joseph Cotton and June Vincent in a radio version of the 1943 movie Shadow of a Doubt
 

Standing Room Only
On this episode, you’ll hear The OLD GOLD COMEDY THEATRE and their production of Paulette Goddard’s 1940 film Standing Room Only. We’ll also hear THE ADVENTURES OF PHILLIP MARLOWE, starring Gerald Mohr, and THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM with Jack’s special guest Al Jolson.
 

Challenge of the Yukon
This week, we visit THE CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON from 1947. We’ll also tune in to THE CHARLIE MCCARTHY SHOW from 1948, with Don Ameche and Marsha Hunt as the Bickersons. And we’ll hear a story of ESCAPE, as John Dehner stars in the Man with the Steel Teeth.
 

In Celebration of Father's Day
To honor father’s everywhere, we will bring you the quintessential radio father, Chester Riley, as William Bendix stars in a 1948 episode of THE LIFE OF RILEY. We’ll also hear the story of the younger brothers on a 1954 episode of CRIME CLASSICS. And we’ll hear from two other veteran radio dads, Bing Crosby and his brother Bob on a 1952 episode of THE BING CROSBY SHOW.
 

Broadway Is My Beat and Drean Time
This week, we have some hard boiled mystery courtesy of BROADWAY IS MY BEAT with Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. We also have DRENE TIME from 1947, with Don Ameche, Francis Langford and Danny Thomas. And we’ll tune into a Letter from Home story on THE COLUMBIA WORKSHOP,
 

Lux Radio Theatre
On this week’s program the LUX RADIO THEATRE presents their adaptation of the film Green Dolphin Street, starring Lana Turner, Van Heflin and Peter Lawford. Then, its more music and comedy on SPOTLIGHT REVIEW , starring Spike Jones and his city slickers, and their guest Buddy Clark.
 

George and Gracie
This week, we’ve got THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW from 1949. Jack Webb stars in DRAGNET from 1950. And we’ll hear the conclusion of LES MISERABLES starring Orson Welles from 1937.
 

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is upon us, and we’re going to celebrate in an unusual manner – with Agnes Moorehead on SUSPENSE .in a taut drama named Don’t Call Me Mother. We’ll also hear Ralph Edwards hosting the wildest of all game shows TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES. And we’ll hear part six of LES MISERABLES, starring Orson Welles and members of his Mercury Theatre.
 

Abbott and Costello
We’ve got more great sounds from Radio’s golden age for you this week, including THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW from 1944, as Lou Costello decides to buy a radio station, and Alan Ladd wants to work for him as an announcer. We’ll also hear James Stewart as Britt Ponset THE SIX SHOOTER in the 1954 western drama, and Orson Welles in part five of LES MISERABLES.
 

Red Skelton & Scares from the Inner Sanctum
This week, we’ve got some horror, some comedy, and as always, some great sounds. We’ll hear INNER SANCTUM, as Simone Simone stars in the Black Art. We’ll hear THE RED SKELTON SHOW, as the Skelton Scrapbook of Satire addresses the meat shortage in late 1946. And we’ll hear chapter four of Les Miserables, starring Orson Welles.
 

The Kraft Music Hall
On this week’s episode, we’ll hear Al Jolson starring on THE KRAFT MUSIC HALL with Oscar Levant, and their guest Edward G. Robinson. We also have a great mystery with CASEY CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER starring Staats Cogsworth, and we’ll hear the third chapter of LES MISERABLES with Orson Welles as Jean St. Jeans.
 

The Man Called X
This week, Herbert Marshall stars as THE MAN CALLED X, who travels to Central America to prevent a Coup De Etat. We’ll also hear FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY from 1944, as they make plans for their summer vacation, and Orson Welles stars in Parr Two of a seven part radio adaptation of LES MISERABLES.
 

Radio's Les Misérables
Many of you may have seen the stage production of Les Misérables, or perhaps even the recent movie version. Thus wee on Radio’s Golden Age, we present the radio version starring Orson Welles as Jean Valjean. It was a seven part series that Welles produced and directed in 1937. And we’re going to be presenting it for the next seven weeks. We’ll also hear Eve Arden as OUR MISS BROOKS from 1949, and THIS IS YOUR FBI with Stacy Harris starring as special agent Jim Taylor.
 

Easter with Jack Benny
This week on radio’s Golden age, we will join in your Easter celebration with THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM from Easter Sunday 1955. We’ll also hear some classic sounds on NIGHT BEAT with Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, and THE BOB HOPE SHOW from 1946 with his guest David Niven.
 

The Shadow
This week, we present some more great sounds from not so long ago, including a 1941 episode of THE SHADOW. Plus, we’ll hear THE MARTIN AND LEWIS SHOW from 1952 with their guest William Holden. And we’ll hear a 1950 adventure with ROCKY JORDAN, starring Jack Moyles in the story Foolproof.
 

The Luck of the Irish
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re celebrating with the listening of the green! We’ve got the LUX RADIO THEATRE adaptation of The Luck of the Irish. Starring Dana Andrews, Ann Baxter and Stanley Holloway, the radio adaptation of the 1948 film tells the story of a business man and a leprechaun. We’ll also hear PHILCO RADIO TIME from Saint Patrick’s Day 1948 with Bing Crosby and his guest Margret O’Brien.
 

Adventures by Morse
This week on Radio’s Golden Age, we’re headed for a swamp in South Carolina, as we present a three part ADVENTURES BY MORSE story called It’s Dismal to Die. This was a syndicated series, written, produced and directed by Carlton E. Morse, the man who created One Man’s Family and I love a Mystery.
 

Ozzie, Harriet and The Green Hornet
This week’s episode has a little bit of everything. We’ll tune into the comedy of THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET from 1949. Plus, we’ll hear an adventure from THE GREEN HORNET. And we’ll walk down Allen’s Alley on THE FRED ALLEN SHOW, with special guest Carmen Miranda.
 

Say Goodnight Gracie
This week, we’ll tune into a 1950 adventure of NERO WOLFE, starring Sydney Greenstreet as the corpulent detective. We’ll also hear THE GEORGE BURNS / GRACIE ALLEN SHOW with their guest Brian Donleavy. And William Conrad stars as Marshall Matt Dillon in GUNSMOKE.
 

Happy Birthday Edgar
February 16th is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Bergen. And we’re going to celebrate with an episode of THE CHARLIE MCCARTHY SHOW. In the episode, Charlie and Edgar celebrate their tenth anniversary on the air, with the help of guests Rudy Vallee, Dorthy LaAmour, Don Ameche, and Nelson Eddy. We’ll also hear Alan Ladd in the series BOX 13.
 

Philco Radio Hall of Fame
This week, we have a genuine spectacular for you: a one-hour broadcast of THE PHILCO RADIO HALL OF FAME. It’s an all-star variety show hosted by Deems Taylor, and among the guests you’ll hear are Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford as Baby Snooks and Daddy, Garry Moore, singer Joan Edwards, and Laird Cregar. We’ll also have a tale of ESCAPE called Red Wine, starring Willard Waterman
 

I Am The Whistler
This week, we tune into THE WHISTLER. Plus, we’ll hear some comedy with Marie Wilson as MY FRIEND IRMA, and some western action from the 1950’s, courtesy of THE CISCO KID and the story “Fire in the Night”
 

Life of Riley and Pat Novak
This week’s episode features a lot of great sounds, including Jack Webb starring in PAT NOVAK, classic comedy with LIFE OF RILEY, and THE JIMMY DURANTE SHOW, with his guest Victor Moore.
 

Inauguration Special
It’s Presidential Inauguration week, and we’re commemorating the event with an episode of MR. PRESIDENT starring Edward Arnold. We’ve also got a Presidential episode of the PHIL HARRIS / ALICE FAYE SHOW, as Phil is unhappy that his orchestra has not been invited to play at President Truman’s inauguration. We’ll also hear Phil Harris and Alice Faye in a terrific episode of SUSPENSE in a story called “Death on My Hands.”
 

Laughs with Red, Bob & Ray
It’s more great sounds from not so long ago! We’ll go all the way back to 1941 to hear THE RED SKELTON SHOW. Then, an episode of LIGHTS OUT from 1943. Plus, we’ll go back to 1950 to hear Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding from early in their careers, when they were local heroes in Boston on MATINEE WITH BOB AND RAY.
 

Ringing in the New Year
We ring in the New Year with the SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS and their production of The Lost Weekend, staring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. We’ll also hear THE JUDY CANOVA SHOW, as Judy kicks off the new year in style. And we’ll also hear an exciting tale from DIMENSION X. It’s a story from the future called “No Contact.”
 

New Years Eve with Eddie Cantor
This week on radio’s golden age, we ring out the old and ring in the old, with THE EDDIE CANTOR SHOW, from 1944. We’ll also hear a New Year’s Eve broadcast of SHERLOCK HOLMES starring John Stanley, as Holmes and Watson ring in the New Year aboard an ocean liner. And we finish the year with THE JACK BENNY SHOW, as Jack and the gang prepare to ring in the New Year, and to receive the final entries in the “I can’t stand Jack Benny because…” contest.
 

The Big Show
Christmas is almost here, and we’re celebrating with THE BIG SHOW; a 90-minute Christmas Eve production starring Tallulah Bankhead, and an all-star lineup of guests, including Jimmy Durante, Burt Lahr, Margret O’Brien, Fran Warren and Ed Wynn.
 

The Countdown to Christmas Continues
On this week's edition, we'll tune into the RADIO CITY PLAYHOUSE, for their version of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Al Jolson headlines a Christmas episode of THE KRAFT MUSIC HALL, and Dick Powell stars as RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE.
 

Holiday Shopping with Bob, Fibber and Molly
On this week’s edition, we’re celebrating the holidays with some great episodes from the golden age of radio! We’ll go Christmas shopping with Bob Hope, pick out a Christmas tree with Fibber McGee and Molly, and listen to some police drama with Calling All Cars. Great sounds from Radio’s Golden Age!
 

The Mysterious Traveler
On this week's edition, we'll tune in to a Christmas-themed episode of THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER, the fun game show spoof IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT and Larry Thor stars as Detective Danny Clover in BROADWAY IS MY BEAT.
 

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit
On this week’s edition, we’ll get into the Christmas Spirit with Blondie and Frank Graham starring in Jeff Regan Investigator. Plus, the Christmas Classic Miracle on 34th Street, as heard on the Screen Director’s Playhouse. Great sounds from radio’s Golden Age!
 

Thanksgiving Show
On this week's edition, we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with Good News of 1940 and Family Theater. Great sounds from radio's golden age.
 

Commemorating Veteran's Day
On this week’s edition, we’ll commemorate Veteran’s Day with The Armed Forces Radio Service Story, the very first Command Performance, and 2000 Plus, the very first adult science factor show to air on radio.
 

Information Please!
On this week's program, we feature Information Please!, a long-running quiz show that was one of the most popular programs of it's time. We'll also saddle up with Brace Beemer as The Lone Ranger, and Eve Arden stars in the Comedy Our Miss Brooks.