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Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox

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Our new distribution Channel. Classic Radio Theater features great radio programs that warmed the hearts of millions for the better part of the 20th century. Host Wyatt Cox brings the best of radio classics back to life with both the passion of a long time (as in more than half a century) fan and the heart of a forty year news man. But more than just “playing the hits”, Wyatt supplements the first hour of each day’s show with historical information on the day and date in history including audio that takes you back to World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, LBJ. It’s a true slice of life from not just radio’s past, but America’s past. Wyatt produces 21 hours a week of freshly minted Classic Radio Theater presentations each week, and each day’s broadcast is timely and entertaining!

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United States

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Our new distribution Channel. Classic Radio Theater features great radio programs that warmed the hearts of millions for the better part of the 20th century. Host Wyatt Cox brings the best of radio classics back to life with both the passion of a long time (as in more than half a century) fan and the heart of a forty year news man. But more than just “playing the hits”, Wyatt supplements the first hour of each day’s show with historical information on the day and date in history including audio that takes you back to World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, LBJ. It’s a true slice of life from not just radio’s past, but America’s past. Wyatt produces 21 hours a week of freshly minted Classic Radio Theater presentations each week, and each day’s broadcast is timely and entertaining!

Language:

English

Contact:

775-469-0951


Episodes

Classic Radio for February 29, 2024 - Dean and Jerry, the Hyacinth Patrol, and Numerology and George Burns

2/29/2024
Two + hours of a Leap Day mixed bag First a look at this day in History. Then Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, originally broadcast February 29, 1952, 72 years ago with guest star Tony Curtis. Jerry plays a mechanic at a gas station. The boys and guest Tony Curtis do an Arabian Knights themed sketch “Rudolph The Red Nosed Genie”. Followed by The Lives of Harry Lime staring Orson Welles, originally broadcast February 29, 1952, 72 years ago, The Hyacinth Patrol. In wartime Panama, Harry breaks up a spy ring out to wreck the Panama Canal. Then George Burns and Gracie Allen, originally broadcast February 29, 1944, 80 years ago, George To Star Opposite Dorothy Lamour. Thanks to numerology, George K. Burns will make a movie with guest, Dorothy Lamour. Followed by Nick Carter, Master Detective starring Lon Clark, originally broadcast February 29, 1948, 76 years ago, The Case of the Boy Who Got Lost. A sixteen year old boy becomes involved with robbery and murder...and winds up heading for a whirlpool! Finally X Minus One, originally broadcast February 29, 1956, 68 years ago, Hello, Tomorrow. A return to the surface: a return to genetic perfection. Thanks to Doug for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:39:31

Classic Radio for February 28, 2024 - Bad Bert, Trojan War, The Big Step, and John Frederick Benson

2/28/2024
Two + hours of Westerns and Crime First a look at this day in History. Then Have Gun Will Travel starring John Dehner, originally broadcast February 28, 1960, 64 years ago, Bad Bert. The search for "Bad Bert," a road agent widely wanted by lawmen, is in reality, an English nobleman! Followed by Gunsmoke starring William Conrad, originally broadcast February 28, 1953, 71 years ago, Trojan War. The Pueblo Gang comes to Dodge, robs the stage and kills two drivers and a lady passenger!. Then The Adventures of Philip Marlowe starring Gerald Mohr, originally broadcast February 28, 1950, 74 years ago, The Big Step. A female chemist and a downtown traffic accident leads to a deathbed confession and an industrial theft! Followed by Gangbusters, originally broadcast February 28, 1948, 76 years ago, The Case Of John Frederick Benson. John Frederick Benson has escaped from custody in Texas...while wearing handcuffs! Finally Suspense, originally broadcast February 28, 1960, 64 years ago, Lieutenant Langer’s Last Collection. A rotten cop "on the take" shakes down an honest shopkeeper, but has a heart attack right afterwards. Thanks to Doug for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:27:01

Classic Radio for February 27, 2024 - The Good Die Young, Three Faces at Midnight, and the Plot Murder

2/27/2024
Two + hours of Mystery First a look at this day in History. Then The Mysterious Traveler, originally broadcast February 27, 1944, 80 years ago, The Good Die Young. Young Sondra detests her new step-mother and is determined to get rid of her as soon as possible. Followed by Suspense, originally broadcast February 27, 1947, 77 years ago, Three Faces at Midnight starring William Bendix. "Muscles" applies for a job, and finds himself blackmailing the Governor! Then The Shadow starring Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead, originally broadcast February 28, 1938, 86 years ago, The Plot Murder. A hypnotist has sabotaged an aerial torpedo to destroy America's military experts. An early guided missile! Followed by Quiet Please starring Ernest Chappell, originally broadcast February 27, 1949, 75 years ago, If I Should Wake Before I Die. An excellent story about the future in which a patriotic scientist destroys the Moon, kills off most of the Earth, and has bigger plans for the future! A well-written tale of astronauts and atom bombs. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 27, 1942, 82 years ago, Strange Happenings At Night. Mousie reports that honest Diogenes has been getting strange visitors at night. Thanks to Doug for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:31:32

Classic Radio for February 26, 2024 - Crime Wave, The Fix, and Walk in the Night

2/26/2024
Two + hours of Crime First a look at this day in History. Then Calling All Cars, originally broadcast February 26, 1935, 89 years ago, California’s Two-man Crime Wave. Two men have robbed a bank while wearing masks. There's more crime to come. Followed by Casey Crime Photographer starring Staats Cotsworth, originally broadcast February 26, 1948, 76 years ago, The Fix. Mike Warren has been murdered. Keep your eye on the trick derby! .. Then Inner Sanctum Mysteries, originally broadcast February 26, 1946, 78 years ago, I Walk in the Night. What does a man think of when there's murder in the air? Followed by Let George Do It starring Bob Bailey and Virginia Gregg, originally broadcast February 26, 1951, 73 years ago, See Me Once, You See Me Twice. Mr. Wallace has been told to stay away from Lucy Lameroux...or he'll be killed. However, there are two Lucys. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 26, 1942, 82 years ago, Mousy, Airplane Watcher. Lum has been lying through his teeth to convince Diogenes' helper that he's an honest man. He has "an official air raid warden's uniform," but it says "P-O-R-T-E-R" on it! Mousie is appointed an airplane watcher. Thanks to Doug for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:32:00

Classic Radio for February 25, 1945 - A Day at the Races, Homer's Love Note, and The Golf Game

2/25/2024
Two + hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then The Jimmy Durante Show, originally broadcast February 25, 1948, 76 years ago, A Day at the Races. Jimmy is suffering from insomnia and so guest Victor Moore takes him to the race track. Followed by The Aldrich Family, originally broadcast February 25, 1943, 81 years ago, Homers Love Note Goes To Henrys Teacher. Henry's in love with his Latin teacher? But what about Kathleen and Muriel and Homer and Agnes? .. Then The Phil Harris Alice Faye Show, originally broadcast February 25, 1951, 73 years ago, The Golf Game. Phil plays a high-stakes game of golf with his sponsor. Followed by The Great Gildersleeve starring Willard Waterman, originally broadcast February 25, 1953, 71 years ago, Gildys Great Dane Causes Peavey Trouble. Gildersleeve's dog and Peavy's cat aren't getting along...and neither are Gildersleeve and Peavy! Finally The Charlie McCarthy Show, originally broadcast February 25, 1945, 79 years ago, Guest star Gene Tierney. The program originates from a California naval hospital. Joan Merrill sings, "A Little On The Lonely Side." Charlie is now a hero. He's saved an heiress from a runaway horse. Mortimer has seen a seven-foot chicken at the farm of Mr. Ostrich. Guest Gene Tierney joins "Dr. Gazola" in the hospital. Thanks to Doug for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:36:48

Classic Radio for February 24, 2024 - George goes to the hospital, Sam Shovel, and a Student Thief

2/24/2024
Two + hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then George Burns and Gracie Allen, originally broadcast February 24, 1949, 75 years ago, Gracie wants George to be a doctor. Gracie volunteers George for a medical experiment. George thinks he's going to the hospital to perform! Followed by Abbott and Costello, originally broadcast February 24, 1949, 74 years ago, another Sam Shovel Case. The boys do a "Sam Shovel" skit, "One Hundred Steps To Take When You Come Face To Face With A Killer." Sam solves, "The Case Of The Housefly That Drowned When He Walked Into A Pot Of Hot Coffee or, "Strolling Through The Perc One Day." "Sam" disguises himself as "Limehouse Harry" a satire of "The Third Man." .. Then The Halls of Ivy starring Ronald and Benita Coleman, originally broadcast February 24, 1950, 74 years ago, Student Thief. Dr. Hall and "Doc" Fish, the Ivy barber, try to clear the name of Eddie Gray, a student suspected of stealing from the campus bookstore. Followed by The Danny Kaye Show, originally broadcast February 24, 1945, 79 years ago, The Murdered Meatball. The cast of "The Danny Kaye Playhouse" presents Inspector H. I. J. Kaye in "The Case Of The Murdered Meatball." Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 24, 1942, 82 years ago, Lum, Air Raid Warden. While the hunt for an honest man continues, Lum has been appointed an Air Raid Warden. Is there a bomb in Diogenes' package? Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:30:56

Classic Radio for February 23, 2024 - Kendall's Last Stand, Duel on the Trail, and Decoy for Death

2/23/2024
Two + hours of Drama First a look at this day in History. Then Frontier Gentleman starring John Dehner, originally broadcast February 23, 1958, 66 years ago, Kendall’s Last Stand. During the massacre of General Custer's forces, Kendall, the British reporter has a near-massacre of his own. Followed by Luke Slaughter of Tombstone starring Sam Buffington, originally broadcast February 23, 1958, 66 years ago, Duel on the Trail. The first show of the series. Slaughter takes a herd of cattle to Tombstone and meets trouble along the trail. Then Rocky Fortune starring Frank Sinatra, originally broadcast February 23, 1954, 70 years ago, Decoy for Death. The "Organ Grinder" has broken out of jail and is out to get Rocky and the others who set him up. Followed by Quiet Please starring Ernest Chappell, originally broadcast February 23, 1948, 76 years ago, Wear the Dead Man’s Coat. Wear the dead man's coat...and nobody takes note. An easy path to invisibility, and Kidneyfoot Cassidy takes the path. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 23, 1942, 82 years ago, Installing Victory Boxes. The Jot 'Em Down Store now has "Victory Boxes." Lum describes his strange meeting in Fort Smith. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:24:19

Classic Radio for February 22, 2024 - It's in the Bag, The Charity Killers, and the Big Smoke

2/22/2024
Two + hours of Drama First a look at this day in History. Then The Lives of Harry Lime starring Orson Welles, originally broadcast February 22, 1952, 72 years ago, It’s In The Bag. Harry meets a friendly Greek aboard the Orient Express. The Greek has black market money, Harry has counterfeit! Followed by Big Town starring Edward Pawley, originally broadcast February 22, 1949, 75 years ago, The Charity Killers. Two old ladies practice grand larceny and a dash of murder...all in the name of sweet charity! Lorelei uses a battery operated tape recorder to get the goods on them. Then Dragnet starring Jack Webb, originally broadcast February 22, 1953, 71 years ago, The Big Smoke. Old Mr. Stone, who kept his life savings in his mattress, has been killed, and his invalid wife beaten with a club. Followed by The Line-Up, originally broadcast February 22, 1951, 73 years ago, The Silver Swan Case. Edna Hawley, who works in the Silver Swan Dance Hall, has been strangled. The cops know whodunit, but they have no proof. Finally Mr District Sttorney starring David Brian, originally broadcast February 22, 1953, 71 years ago, The Case of the Blackmail Murder. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:41:17

Classic Radio For February 21, 2024 - Washington Had his Delaware, Ancient Sorceries, and Ladies Night

2/21/2024
Two + hours of Drama First a look at this day in History. Then Dr Christian starring Gene Hersholdt, originally broadcast February 21, 1939, 85 years ago, Washington Had His Delaware. Dr. Christian takes on a group of anti-American youths in Rivers End. Followed by Escape, originally broadcast February 21, 1948, 76 years ago, Ancient Sorceries starring Paul Frees. A tale of the supernatural and witchcraft in a small Welsh town. Then The Adventures of Philip Marlowe starring Gerald Mohr, originally broadcast February 21, 1950, 74 years ago, The Ladies Night. Ladies' Night in a Turkish bath leads Marlowe to murder and blackmail. Followed by The Hallmark Hall of Fame, originally broadcast February 21, 1954, 70 years ago, Simon Bolivar, Liberator. A story of Simon Bolivar, the leader of revolutions agains Spanish rule in South America. Finally The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring John Stanley, originally broadcast February 21, 1949, 75 years ago, The Adventure of the Hangman and the Book. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:38:55

Classic Radio For February 20, 2024 - Careless Campfire, a Last Fling, and the Hounds in the HIlls

2/20/2024
Two + hours of Westerns and Crime First a look at this day in History. Then Frontier Town starring Jeff Chandler, originally broadcast February 20, 1953, 71 years ago, The Case of the Deer Shooters. Deer hunters careless with a campfire threaten all the ranchers, and cause the death of one of them. Followed by Gunsmoke starring William Conrad, originally broadcast February 20, 1954, 70 years ago, Last Fling. Two harmless old geezers come to Dodge for a good time, and accuse Kitty of trying to kill them! Maybe they're not so harmless after all! Then The Shadow starring Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead, originally broadcast February 20, 1938, 86 years ago, Hounds in the Hills. An insane crone and a hunchback kidnap four boys. Two criminals and a pack of vicious dogs complicate the efforts of the Shadow. Followed by Casey Crime Photographer starring Staats Cotsworth, originally broadcast February 20, 1947, 77 years ago, Twenty Minute Alibi. A man commits suicide while on the phone with his insurance agent, but Casey suspects murder. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 20, 1942, 82 years ago, Lum on the Trip to Fort Smith. Diogenes tells Lum to deliver the next batch of pamphlets to Fort Smith, but Lum heads off with a package of sausages instead! The secret rendezvous is "Mother Potter's Chile Bowl." Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:25:17

Classic Radio for February 19, 2024 - Radio Blood Test, I Wish I Was, and Gin Rummy

2/19/2024
Two + hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then The Henry Morgan Show, originally broadcast February 19, 1947, 77 years ago, The Radio Blood Test. How radio affects blood pressure. Two "ad men" named "Charlie" and "Henry." "Dimitri's Keyhole": a Russian gossip program. How to save on taxes. "Offenbach On Broadway." "Hortense and Gerard." "The Coming Attractions Theatre" presents a funny preview of the movie, "Blubber." Followed by The Bob Hope Show, originally broadcast February 19, 1952, 72 years ago, I Wish I Was. Bob's opening monologue is about the new 1952 cars. Bob and Hy take inventory in Bob's house which has been remodeled. Bob has dinner with guest Tyrone Power and afterwards dreams that he's Tyrone and Tyrone is Bob Hope. Then The Jack Benny Show, originally broadcast February 19, 1950, 74 years ago, Jack Returns to LA on the Train. Jack and Mary are playing Gin Rummy while aboard the Super Chief. Followed by A Day in the Life of Dennis Day, originally broadcast February 19, 1949, 75 years ago, The Missing Heir. Dennis is reluctant to attend his high school reunion. His old chum gets him to join him in an insurance fraud. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 19, 1942, 82 years ago, Lum is Circulation Manager. Lum is heading for the county seat in his new position as circulation manager. Lum tells Abner the secret password while telling him that he can't reveal the secret password. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream Civil defense info mentioned on the show can be found here: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/docs.html

Duration:02:27:07

Classic Radio for February 18, 2024 - The Best in Town, Daddy Buys a House, and The Bill Collector

2/18/2024
Two + hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then Amos ‘n’ Andy, originally broadcast February 18, 1951, 73 years ago, The Best In Town. Sapphire thinks the Kingfish is interested in a Lonely Hearts Club. Followed by The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, originally broadcast February 18, 1951, 73 years ago, USO Entertaining at an Army Camp. Phil and Remley "volunteer" to perform at a local army base. Then The Baby Snooks Show, originally broadcast February 18, 1945, 79 years ago. Daddy decides to buy a house as an investment. Danny Thomas is the person trying to get the deed registered. Followed by The Jimmy Durante Show, originally broadcast February 18, 1948, 76 years ago, A Night at Ciro’s. Jimmy and guest Victor Moore go to Ciro's to see Peggy Lee perform. Finally Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast February 18, 1947, 75 years ago. Fibber collecting Doc Gamble’s Bills. Fibber becomes a bill collector for Doc Gamble. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:53:41

Classic Radio for February 17, 2024 - It's in the Bag, Prejudice, and Danny's Dog

2/17/2024
Two + hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then Screen Directors Playhouse, originally broadcast February 17, 1950, 74 years ago, It’s In The Bag starring Fred Allen. A flea circus operator searches for a hidden fortune within a Louis XIV chair. An adaptation of Allen’s 1945 motion picture. Followed by The Halls of Ivy starring Ronald and Benita Coleman, originally broadcast February 17, 1950, 74 years ago, The Chinese Student. Dr. Hall uses the opportunity of an address in the Ivy chapel to speak of tolerance and brotherhood, after a Chinese student leaves Ivy because of prejudice. Then The Danny Kaye Show, originally broadcast February 17, 1945, 79 years ago, Danny’s new dog. Danny's new dog, causes Danny to be evicted from his hotel room during the housing shortage. The cast does "Uncle Dan'l's Cabin." Followed by Abbott and Costello, originally broadcast February 17, 1949, 75 years ago, Sam Shovel at the Races. "Sam Shovel" solves, "The Case Of The Shakespearean Actor Who Robbed The Perfume Factory and Stole An Unlabeled Bottle Of Perfume" or, "Tabu or Not Tabu." How about, "The Case Of The Panhandler Who Pawned His False Teeth" or, "Beggers Can't Be Chewers." Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 17, 1942, 82 years ago. Changing the Clock. War Savings Time has come to Pine Ridge, well, at least to the Jot 'Em Down Store! Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:35:47

Classic Radio for February 16, 2024 - The Party for Death, One Husband Too Many, and One Chef Well Done

2/16/2024
Two + hours of Crime First a look at this day in History. Then The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe starring Sydney Greenstreet, originally broadcast February 16, 1951, 73 years ago, The Case of the Party For Death. Archie attends a cocktail party at which Nero Wolfe expects the guest of honor to be murdered! Followed by Rocky Fortune starring Frank Sinatra, originally broadcast February 16, 1954, 70 years ago, One Husband Too Many. A case of too many husbands after Rocky is hired by a beautiful woman to kill her husband...for $5000! Then Out of the Deep, originally broadcast February 16, 1946, 78 years ago. The "Blue Falcon" sails to the Hawaiian Islands on the trail of a chest of buried treasure. Ted Maxwell stars. Followed by Suspense, originally broadcast February 16, 1958, 66 years ago, One Chef Well Done. A comedy about a new French chef who discovers what really happened to the old French chef. Maurice Marsac stars. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 16, 1942, 82 years ago. Diogenes discovers that Lum has been writing the pamphlets that Abner claims to have written! Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:22:01

Classic Radio for February 15, 2024 - The Prisoners Song, The Big Tooth, and Wild Jack Rett

2/15/2024
wo + hours of Crime First a look at this day in History. Then Big Town starring Edward Pawley, originally broadcast February 15, 1949, 75 years ago, The Prisoners Song. Johnny Young's going to burn in the "chair" tonight. It's up to Steve Wilson to prove him innocent in the next four hours! Followed by Dragnet starring Jack Webb, originally broadcast February 15, 1953, 71 years ago, The Big Tooth. Mrs. Schroeder has disappeared. Nasty old Mr. Schroeder is suspected of foul play. Then Escape, originally broadcast February 15, 1953, 71 years ago, Wild Jack Rett starring John Dehner. A story about the old west and a show-down on Main Street. Followed by The Lives of Harry Lime starring Orson Welles, originally broadcast February 15, 1952, 72 years ago, The Dead Candidate. Buzzo! A fun visit to the dictatorship of Milenia. Finally The Line-Up starring William Johnstone, originally broadcast February 15, 1951, 73 years ago, The Cigar Box Boys. The "Cigar Store Bandit" has the entire police force puzzled in this surprisingly good story with a twisted ending. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:45:31

Classic Radio for February 14, 2024 - Jack's 130th Birthday and Western Adventure

2/14/2024
Two + hours of Western and the Birthday Boy Jack Benny. First a look at this day in History. Then The Six Shooter starring Jimmy Stewart, originally broadcast February 14, 1954, 70 years ago, Quiet City. The son of the sheriff of Quiet City is leaving town, refusing to follow in his father's footsteps. A shoot-out with a killer proves they both have the right idea. Followed by Gunsmoke starring William Conrad, originally broadcast February 14, 1953, 71 years ago, The Roundup. During the annual round-up in Dodge, Matt's old pal Zell Matlock offers to help out...and is shot by Dillon! Then Have Gun Will Travel starring John Dehner, originally broadcast February 14, 1960, 64 years ago, The Dollhouse In Diamond Springs. Paladin is hired to get back the $20,000 taken during the Diamond Springs bank robbery. Followed by Jack Benny, originally broadcast February 14, 1954, 70 years ago, Jack Turns 40? It's Jack's birthday. Is it the 39th or the 40th (It was actually his 60th)? Finally Jack Benny, originally broadcast February 14, 1937, 87 years ago, Jack’s Birthday. It's Jack's birthday (he's in "the neighborhood" of thirty-five), so Mary reads a poem. The band plays a fine swing arrangement of, "Ridin' High." Kenny sings, "The Lone Prairie." The cast does, "Highlights In The Life Of Fred Allen" (a very short skit!). Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:50:46

Classic Radio for February 13, 2024 - Surprise Party, A Boat for Lou, and a tonsillectomy

2/13/2024
Two + hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then Jack Benny, originally broadcast February 13, 1955, 69 years ago, Jack Misses his surprise Birthday Party. It's Jack's birthday, but nobody seems to remember. Like many of this season’s shows, portions of a prior script (in this case from February 13, 1949 and February 13, 1948) were recycled. Followed by The Halls of Ivy starring Ronald and Benita Coleman, originally broadcast February 13, 1952, 72 years ago, Dean Huxley. Does the Dean of Women have a grudge against Dr. Hall? Then Abbott and Costello, originally broadcast February 13, 1947, 77 years ago, Lou Buys a Boat. Lou tells the story of Moby Dick. Trying to get a license for their boat, Lou winds up in the marriage license bureau. Finally launching the boat, the boys become ship-wrecked on an island. Bud has trouble reading his script. Lou reads a Valentine's poem to Bud. Followed by Life With Luigi starring J. Carrol Naish, originally broadcast February 13, 1951, 73 years ago, Luigi Has his Tonsils Removed. Luigi is in the hospital to have a tonsillectomy. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 13, 1942, 82 years ago, Lum to Deliver Pamphlets. Abner is working on writing pamphlets for Mr. Diogenes Smith. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream Civil defense info mentioned on the show can be found here: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/docs.html

Duration:02:30:17

Classic Radio for February 12, 2024 - The Las Vegas Story, Carmichael debuts, and Dennis Gets Attention

2/12/2024
Two + hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then Bob Hope, originally broadcast February 12, 1952, 72 years ago, The Las Vegas Story. The show originates from George Air Force Base in Victorville California. Bob talks about different types of hitchhikers around the base. A comedy adaptation of The Las Vegas Story. Followed by Jack Benny, originally broadcast February 12, 1939, 85 years ago, Jack’s Birthday Present. Mary reads her poem about Jack's birthday. Jack has received a polar bear as a birthday present! (This is the first mention of "Carmichael The Bear" as he would later come to be called). The cast does, "Love Finds Annie Hardy," or "It's About Time." Then A Day in the Life of Dennis Day, originally broadcast February 12, 1947, 77 years ago, Attention. Dennis finds himself the center of much female attention. Followed by Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast February 12, 1946, 78 years ago, Fibber’s New Suit. Fibber's new suit...is he going to get it for free? And a second episode of Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast February 12, 1954, 70 years ago, Open House. Fibber continued to try to rent Mr. Ingram's house for him. A professor is a likely prospect. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 12, 1942, 82 years ago, Pamphlets on Honesty. Lum is writing pamphlets for Diogenes Smith, but Abner gets the job as Diogenes' assistant! Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream Civil defense info mentioned on the show can be found here: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/docs.html

Duration:02:42:37

Classic Radio for February 11, 2024- Cortez Island, Belgian Congo, and a Missing Bridegroom

2/11/2024
Two + hours of Drama First a look at this day in History. Then Let George Do It starring Bob Bailey and Virginia Gregg, originally broadcast February 11, 1952, 72 years ago, Cortez Island. Alice Jensen hires George Valentine to find her missing husband. Mr. Jensen is after pirate treasure, but finds a gang of dope smugglers instead. Followed by Dangerous Assignment starring Brian Donlevy, originally broadcast February 11, 1953, 71 years ago, Belgian Congo. Steve is sent to the Belgian Congo to stop two women from fighting about "a strategic mineral" mine. Then The Adventures of the Saint starring Vincent Price, originally broadcast February 11, 1951, 73 years ago, The Missing Bridegroom. A very wealthy bride has been left at the altar. Simon Templar tries to find Jimmy Snider, a very elusive bridegroom! Followed by The Whistler, originally broadcast February 11, 1951, 73 years ago, Spell in Green. A newspaper columnist kills her boss while clawing her way to the top. Finally Suspense, originally broadcast February 11, 1962, 62 years ago, The Man Who Went Back To Save Lincoln starring Court Benson and Ian Martin. A time travel story about an attempt to alter the present by preventing an assassination in the past. We talk about how bad the final New York episodes of Suspense were. This is an exception. Thanks to Sean for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:02:40:54

Classic Radio for February 10, 2024 - A Green Sedan, The Persecuted Million, and The Moon's our Home

2/10/2024
Three hours of Drama (With some Comedy) First a look at this day in History. Then Calling All Cars, originally broadcast February 10, 1939, 85 years ago, The Case of the Green Sedan. A holdup has taken place at a Los Angeles bar. Followed by The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, originally broadcast February 10, 1947, 77 years ago, The Strange Case Of The Persecuted Million. A story about a wealthy man being driven crazy...and possibly to suicide. Then Crime Classics, originally broadcast February 10, 1954, 70 years ago, Three Knives Against Caesar. Hail Caesar...from a "Crime Classics" point of view. Followed by The Lux Radio Theater, originally broadcast February 10, 1941, 83 years ago, The Moon’s Our Home starring Carole Lombard and Jimmy Stewart. A comedy about a romance between an author and an actress. Then The CBS Radio Workshop, originally broadcast February 10, 1956, 68 years ago, Storm, narrated by William Conrad. An adaptation of the George R. Stewart book. A violent storm, affectionately known as Maria, sweeps through California. Making her way from the Pacific coast, she gains momentum as she approaches the Sierra and transforms into a blizzard of great strength, covering the range with twenty feet of snow. Finally Lum and Abner, originally broadcast February 10, 1942, 82 years ago, Cedric may be a deputy. Lum and Abner suspect Cedric is really one of Diogenes' deputies. The boys plan to build an annex onto the feed room for Diogenes' printing press. Thanks to Sean for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream

Duration:03:33:37