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 ...
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 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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
This horror anthology series was broadcast by NBC, ABC and CBS from 1941 to 1952. Listen to the opening, as the organ plays, a door squeeeeekkkkks open. At the end of the program, as the organ plays, the door squeekks as it closes, then slams shut. Our favorite host of this series because of his terrible puns, was Raymond Edward Johnson 1941 to 1945. The sponsors for the series was Carters, Colgate and Lipton Tea.
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.