The Mercury Theatre was a theatre company founded in New York City in 1937 by Orson Welles and John
Houseman. After a string of live theatrical productions, in 1938 the Mercury Theatre progressed into their best-known period as The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a CBS radio series that included one of the most notable and infamous radio broadcasts of all time, The War of the Worlds, broadcast on October 30, 1938. The Mercury Theatre on the Air prod ...
This situation comedy spun off of Fibber McGee and Molly. Harold Peary played Gildy on Fibber McGee, and in The Great Gildersleeve from 1941 to 1950, then Willard Waterman took over the role from 1950 to 1958 when it
ended. It was always broadcast by NBC, and it was sponsored by Kraft from 1941 to 1954.
Benny was a popular radio comedian from 1932 until 1955. During his forty odd years on radio, many of the performers he hired went on to be stars themselves, such as Mel Blanc, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Rochester, and Don Wilson.
This is a great family situation comedy, which was broadcast by CBS, NBC and ABC from 1944 to
1954. From 1944 to 1949, the Nelson children, David and Ricky were played by Tommy Bernard and Henry Blair. Afterwards, David and Ricky took over their roles.
Red Skelton was one of America's greatest clowns. The Red Skelton Show was broadcast by
NBC and CBS from 1939 to 1953. He was also a movie star from the middle 1930s, and one of the
funniest television comedians ever. His television program was telecast by NBC and CBS from 1951
Over the years, Nick Charles was played by Lester Damon, Les Tremayne, Joseph Curtin, and David Gothard. Nora Charles was played by Claudia Morgan. Sheriff of Crabtree was played by Parker Fennelly. Announcers included Ron Rawson, and Ed Herlihy. Producer and director for the series was Himan Brown. Writers include Milton Lewis, Eugene Wang, Robert Newman, and Louis Vittes. Sound Effects by Hal Reid. The Thing Man was based on the Dashiell Hammet ...
This series starred Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell (1949-1953); Lloyd Burrell (1953-1954). This drama features international troubleshooter Mitchell. investigating criminal activity in locales such as Baghdad, Martinique and Singapore. It was broadcast on NBC and CBS from 1949 to 1954.
Michael Arlen created The Falcon in his 1940 story, Gay Falcon. This crime drama about Michael
Waring (The Falcon), takes place in New York. The series was broadcast by NBC and Mutual from
1943 to 1954.
This series was broadcast on the New England NBC radio stations in 1934, then it became a full
NBC Radio Network series from February 4, 1935 to July 11, 1935. From September 30, 1935 to 1937
it was broadcast on CBS. From January 3, 1938 to June 3, 1938, it was broadcast on Mutual, then
NBC from September 26, 1938 to July 29, 1939. From September 13, 1943 to July 16, 1948 it was
broadcast on ABC. The New England 1934 series starred Bob Burlen ...
The complete Radio Luxembourg syndicated series starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime. Welles reprised his movie role for this great radio series that was broadcast by the BBC frm 1951 to 1952. Just like the movie, this is great 1950s radio!
This realistic New York police radio drama was
broadcast by CBS from 1953 to 1956 as a sustained show. This program is right up there with Dragnet, and it presented true cases from the 21st Precinct in New York. The opening of the series sets the theme, "21st Precinct, just lines on a map of the city of New York. Most of the 173,000
people wedged into the 9 tenths of a square mile between 5th avenue and the East River wouldn't
know if you aske ...
Fibber McGee and Molly is one of the first radio situation comedy series. It starred the real life married couple, Marian and Jim Jordan. This
series was broadcast by NBC from 1935 to 1956. From 1935 to 1950, Johnson Wax paid the bills, then Pet Milk from 1950 to 1952, and Reynolds from 1952 to 1953. Following the long run of this series, the McGees were host of NBC Monitor segments from 1957 to 1959.
Blackie is a New York
private detective, who was an "Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have
no friend." The series was broadcast on NBC, Mutual and CBS from 1944 to 1950. Chester Morris
(who also played the role in the movie series) played Blackie from 6/23/1944 to 9/15/1944, Richard Kolmar took over the role until it ended in 1950.
This series was dedicated to dealings with the unknown with stories on horror, science fiction and murder. It originated from WKY-Oklahoma City, and was broadcast on the NBC network from 1941 to 1942. Writer for the series was Scott Bishop, and Keith Paynton was the announcer.