Voyage of the Scarlet Queen was a radio adventure on the high seas, airing on Mutual from 3 July 1947 to 14 February 1948. James Burton produced the scripts by Gil Doud and Robert Tallman. Elliott Lewis starred as Philip Carney, master of the 78-foot ketch Scarlet Queen, with Ed Max as first mate Red Gallagher. This program was among the better radio productions of the time, employing realistic sound effects and sailing terminology, well paced st ...
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.
A suspense, anthology series that was syndicated from 1946 to 1947. Murder at Midnight featured stories of the "witching hour, when night is darkest, our fears are the strongest, our strength at its lowest ebb -- MIDNIGHT! When the graves gape open and death strikes!" Raymond Morgan, a former Long Island New York minister provided
the creepy voice in the opening of the program with "MURDDD-DERRR--A-A-AT MIIDNIIGHT!"
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 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 ...
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 ...
Groucho Marx is the host of the show that was broadcast by ABC from 1947 to 1949, then CBS from 1949 to 1950, NBC from 1950 to 1956. George Fenneman is the announcer and assistant to Groucho. The show was taped for an hour, then edited down to a half hour which was broadcast.
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.
A great radio series with TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL. The series featured Maurice Tarpin as the MYSTERIOUS host, who traveled aboard the same train every week and opened the program, saying This is The Mysterious Traveler, inviting you to join me on another journey into the strange and terrifying. I hope you will enjoy the trip, that it will thrill you a little and chill you a little. So settle back, get a good grip on your nerves, and be comforta ...
Some credit this series which features tales of the supernatural and horror as, "a poor man's version of Mysterious Traveler." It stars Maurice Tarplin as Doctor Weird, and he was the star of Mysterious Traveler too. It was sponsored by Adams Hats on Mutual from 1944 to 1945.
This comic book character was created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and the character has been featured
in comics, movies, and on radio and TV since. It was broadcast on radio as a syndicated WOR-New York series (1940-1942); full Mutual network (1942-1949); full ABC network (1949-1951). The series was always broadcast as a 15-minute program except for the January 31 to June 17, 1951 Mutual series, which was a 30-minute program.
This dark fantasy radio series featured Ernest Chappell as host
and star. It was created, written and directed by a master of horror, Wyllis Cooper. It was broadcast
on Mutual and ABC from 1947 to 1949.