Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Abott & Costello

Episode: Costello's Beauty Shop (12/27/1945)

Episode: Visit to a sanitarium (1/13/1944)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 28)

Episode: Buried Alive (10/17/1980)

Episode: Love and the lonely one (7/4/1980)

Episode: Welcome to Homerville (7/18/1980)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 20)

The Mysterious Traveler
Episode: The man insects hated (7/27/1947)

Lights out
Episode: Murder Castle (2/16/1938)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Episode: The Man from yesterday (12/21/1941)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 19)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Episode: Corridor Of Doom (10/23/1945)

Hall of Fantasy
Episode: Black Figurine Of Death (1/26/1953)

The Haunting Hour
Episode: The Cat Man (10/13/1945)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 18)

Hall of Fantasy
Episode: He who follows me (3/11/1950)

The Haunting Hour
Episode: The Old, Old Men (4/7/1945)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Episode: Dead mans holiday (6/19/1945)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 17)

The Mysterious Traveler
Episode: If you believe (12/29/1946)

Episode: The house in the garden (12/4/1961)

Episode: Frankenstein (11/3/1952)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 16)

X-Minus One
Episode: The Parade (5/1/1955)

The Creaking Door
Episode: A day of truce

Murder at Midnight
Episode: Island of the dead (4/28/1947)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 15)

Lights Out
The ball (3/9/1943)

The Haunting Hour
Episode: Homicide House (6/30/1945)

The Mysterious Traveler
Episode: The Locomotive Ghost (7/6/1947)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 14)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Episode: Strange Passenger (8/31/1952)

Episode: The man in the mirror (11/27/1961)

The Mysterious Traveler
Episode: New Years Nightmare (1/5/1947)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 13)

Episode: On A country Road (1950)

Haunting Hour
Episode: No escape (9/1/1945)

The Sealed Book
Episode: You only die once (9/9/1945)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 12)

Dark Fantasy
Episode: Men call me mad (12/19/1941)

The Haunting Hour
Episode: If the shoe fits (4/28/1945)

Episode: The day I died (6/30/1949)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 11)

Lights out
Episode: The Dream (3/16/1943)

Episode: Sorry wrong number (5/25/1943)

The Strange Doctor Weird
Episode: The Devils Caverns (4/3/1945)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 10)

Episode: Final resting place (11/13/1961)

Episode: Chance of a ghost (1953)

Mystery House
Episode: A new lease on death (8/19/1945)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 9)

Lights out
Episode: Flame (2/23/1943)

CBS Radio Mystery Theater
Episode: Afraid to live, Afraid to die (4/23/1975)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Episode: Amazing Death Of Mrs Putnam (1/7/1941)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 8)

Crime Club
Episode: Death blew out the match (12/2/1946)

X-minus one
Episode: Mars is heaven (5/8/1955)

Episode: The Hitchhiker (9/2/1942)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 7)

The Mysterious Traveler
Episode: Queen of the cats (7/22/1944)

Episode: Death on highway 99 (10/4/1945)

The Sealed book
Episode: Death laughs last (9/2/1945)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 6)

Creeps by night
Episode: The Strange Burial of Alexander Jordan (1944)

The Black Museum
Episode: The shopping bag (1951)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Episode: Tempo in blood (1/12/1948)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 5)

The Whistler
Episode: Evening Stroll (1/1/1950)

Weird Circle
Episode: The ghost touch (9/17/1944)

Sleep no more
Episode: The Waxwork (11/7/1956)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 4)

Hall of Fantasy
Episode: The Silver Flask (2/2/1953)

Episode: The whole town is sleeping (6/14/1955)

The Strange Doctor Weird
Episode: The house where death lived (11/7/1944)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 3)

Hermits Cave
Episode: Spirits of Vengeance

Murder at Midnight
Episode: The Dead Hand (9/16/1946

The Devil and Mr O
Episode: Alley Cat

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 2)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Episode: Lonely Sleep (9/25/1945)

The Sealed Book
Episode: Time on my hands (8/26/1945

The Hermits Cave
Episode: Plantation Mystery

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror (Day 1)

Lights Out
Episode: Death Robbery (7/16/1947)

The Mysterious Traveler
Episode: Hideout (12/11/1959)

Episode: The Imposters (11/16/1961)

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror!!

Welcome to Planet Yesteryear's 31 Days of Horror brought to you by Planet
For the next 31 days prepare your mind for a fearful joyride. Filled with suspense, mystery, and nerve-racking adventure. The art of radio drama throughout the years may have dwindled due to the invention of television, and other technologies, but here at Planet Yesteryear we are bringing it back and keeping it alive and well!!!

Imagination unfortunately is becoming a thing of the past. People forget that our mind can be a powerful and entertaining thing. Whether your lost in a good book, or buried in a classic radio broadcast. The imagination is one outstanding gift that should never go to waste. That's what I always enjoyed the most about old-time radio. If the boss was on your back all day, your struggling to make ends meet, or basically any other stresses that go with this thing called life. The outlet of radio is an incredible getaway. Even for if it's just for a half hour. It will take your mind away from your stresses and put you in a new realm.

Planet Yesteryear was built on long car rides state to state with nothing but shows like "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" and "The Mysterious Traveler" blaring through the stereo in your car to keep you sane for the long ride ahead. Being trapped in your house during a snow storm curled up in a blanket listening to "My Favorite Husband" and "The Jack Benny Program" with the thought that you may not be leaving the house for the next few days. These programs are wholesome, well written, and are masterpieces. They deserve a lot more recognition than they get. This site was created to showcase the best programs of the golden age.

We are now entering the month of October. This is my favorite month by far for many reasons. The beautiful colors, the weather becoming more crisp, hot chocolate, candy, and one of the biggest reasons Halloween!! For many years writers of the golden age created the best horror programs to put you in an eerie place. To scare you to wits end, and to keep you coming back for more. Planet Yesteryear thanks for you for joining us this month for our annual horrific event. We hope you enjoy 31 Days of Horror.

Thanks for tuning in!!!
Adam and Planet Yesteryear

Monday, September 30, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Whisperer
Episode: Tea Time For Teenagers (7/8/1951)

The Whisperer was an American old-time radio program which broadcast 13 episodes on late Sunday afternoons [5:00 p.m. Eastern] as a summer replacement from July 8 to September 30, 1951 on NBC. It was based on stories by Dr. Stetson Humphrey (in collaboration with his wife, Irene). The tone of the show was often tongue-in-cheek, and satirized the radio crime dramas of the day.

I love Lucy
Episode: Breaking the lease (2/27/1952)

There was some thought about creating an I Love Lucy radio show to run in conjuncture with the television series as was being done at the time with the CBS hit show Our Miss Brooks. On February 27, 1952, a sample I Love Lucy radio show was produced, but it never aired. This was a pilot episode, created by editing the soundtrack of the television episode "Breaking the Lease", with added Arnaz narration. It included commercials for Philip Morris, which sponsored the television series.
While it never aired on radio at the time in the 1950s (Philip Morris eventually sponsored a radio edition of My Little Margie instead), copies of this radio pilot episode have been circulating among "old time radio" collectors for years, and this radio pilot episode has aired in more recent decades on numerous local radio stations that air some "old time radio" programming. (source

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Planet Yesteryear Radio News

With the weather getting colder, and the fall season here. Planet Yesteryear Old-Time Radio will work around the clock to keep radio listeners coming back daily. This site has been running for over two years now and will continue to! Thousands have visited and enjoyed classic radio broadcasts. The site will feature holiday themed marathons in the upcoming months. Starting with it's annual October Halloween marathon, but instead of "7 Days of Halloween" this year will be "31 Days of Halloween". That's right folks 31 days of the scariest programs the golden age has to offer. Followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even New Years Programs!! So sit back, relax, take off your shoes, and listen to classic old time radio brought to you by Planet Yesteryear Old-time radio

Welcome to Planet Yesteryear Where its radio season everyday!!

Coming next month to Planet Yesteryear

The Mel Blanc Show
Episode: April Fools (4/1/1947)

The Mel Blanc Show
Episode: Zebra of the year

Monday, September 16, 2013

Adventures of Philip Marlowe

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring Raymond Chandler's private eye, Philip Marlowe. It first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio under the title "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe", with Van Heflin playing Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind". The NBC series ended 9 September 1947. In 1948, the series moved to CBS, where it was called "The Adventure of Philip Marlowe", with Gerald Mohr playing Marlowe. This series also began with an adaptation of "Red Wind", using a script different from the NBC adaptation. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. Toward the end it was a summer replacement for Hopalong Cassady. Mohr played Marlowe in all but one of the CBS shows. He was replaced by William Conrad in the 1950 episode, "The Anniversary Gift".
The episode "The Birds On The Wing" (aired 11-26-49) is especially notable for its beginning and ending, both uncharacteristically breaking the fourth wall. It opens with Marlowe saying he is currently reading "Chandler's latest The Little Sister" -- thus a fictional character claims to be reading an actual book in which he is the main character. Even more surreal was the ending, in which Marlowe returns to his apartment to find Gracie Allen -- who asks Marlowe to find her husband George Burns a radio show on which he can sing!
The program's composer was Lyn Murray, who worked in both film and radio at the time. Curiously enough, the musical cue that plays over the opening narration in the series' first two episodes (where Marlowe recites the opening sentences of Chandler's original story "Red Wind") is a theme that would reappear prominently in Murray's 1954 score for Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief".
The last show aired 15 September 1951. (Source

Who Shot Waldo? (6/12/1947)

The Torch Carriers (1/7/1950)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Mysterious Traveler Spooktacular (Day 2)

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 comfortable... if you can!

New Years Nightmare (1/5/1947)

The man who died twice (2/24/1948)

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Mysterious Traveler Spooktacular (Day 1)

The Mysterious Traveler was an anthology radio series, a magazine and a comic book. All three featured stories which ran the gamut from fantasy and science fiction to straight crime dramas of mystery and suspense.

Out of the past (4/2/1944)

No one on the line (9/1/1946)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fibber McGee and Molly

Fibber McGee and Molly is an American radio comedy series which maintained its popularity over decades. It premiered on NBC in 1935 and continued until its demise in 1959, long after radio had ceased to be the dominant form of entertainment in American popular culture.

Magic act (1/6/1948)

Escaped Convicts Fibber Joins Posse (1/7/1947)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Mysterious Traveler 3 Day Spooktacular Weekend!!

The Mel Blanc Show

Mel Blanc's success on The Jack Benny Program led to his own radio show on the CBS Radio Network, The Mel Blanc Show, which ran from September 3, 1946 to June 24, 1947. Blanc played himself as the hapless owner of a fix-it shop, as well as a wide range of comical support characters.

Other regular characters were played by Mary Jane Croft, Joseph Kearns, Hans Conreid, Alan Reed, Earle Ross, Jim Backus, Bea Benaderet and The Sportsmen Quartet, who would supply a song and sing the Colgate Tooth Powder commercials.

For 50 years, Mel Blanc was the voice of many popular cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, The Tasmanian Devil, Pepe LePew, Marvin the Martian, the RoadRunner ("Meep, meep!"), Barney Rubble, and Woody Woodpecker.
Source: Old Time Radio Researcher's Group

Zebra of the Year (12/31/1946)

April Fools (4/1/1947)

The Man of a thousand voices: The story of Mel Blanc

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Welcome radio fans! A word from Adam and Planet Yesteryear

I'd like to welcome any new visitors to Planet Yesteryear Old-time Radio. As of late I have been getting a lot of new listeners, and new members to the Facebook group. Positive feedback is what keeps this page alive. Any suggestions or requests are 100% welcome to Planet Yesteryear. If there is a specific program or episode you wish to hear on here. I will do my best to have it up for you.
By any chance I do not own the specific episode. I will do my best to find it, and broadcast it on here. Thank you to everyone who has been listening over the past two years, and once again welcome to the new listeners.
There has been a few bumps in the road, but I promise you this is just the beginning to Planet Yesteryear.

Make sure to like us on Facebook and add our Facebook group where we update you with schedules and other radio news.
Thanks for tuning in!

Adam and Planet Yesteryear

My Favorite Husband

My Favorite Husband is the name of an American radio program and network television series. The original radio show, co-starring Lucille Ball, was the initial basis for what evolved into the groundbreaking TV sitcom I Love Lucy. The series was based on the novels Mr. and Mrs. Cugat, the Record of a Happy Marriage (1940) and Outside Eden (1945) written by Isabel Scott Rorick, which had previously been adapted into the Paramount Pictures feature film Are Husbands Necessary? (1942), co-starring Ray Milland and Betty Field.

Liz cooks dinner for twelve (10/14/1950)

Television (10/14/1949)

Monday, July 8, 2013


Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama of "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." The show aired on CBS Radio from January 14, 1949 to September 30, 1962. There were 811 episodes in the 12-year run, and more than 720 still exist today.

Milford Brooks III matter (12/6/1948)

The big scoop matter (11/11/1956)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Lone Ranger Weekend Event! (Day 2)

"In the early days of the western United States, a masked man and an Indian rode the plains, searching for truth and justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when from out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again!"

The Secret Land (7/1/1938)

When the blind see (7/4/1938)

Contraband Liquor(2/7/1938)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Lone Ranger Weekend Event!

The Lone Ranger is a fictional character: a masked ex-Texas Ranger who, with his Indian friend Tonto, fights injustice in the American Old West. The character has become an enduring icon of American culture.

Of Luther Jones (1/26/1945)

Brothers Of The West (2/20/1942)

Guarantee Jackson (1/31/1945)

The Osage bank robbery (12/17/1937)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday Night X-Minus one

The Parade

Mars is heaven

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Honeymoon with death

You could die laughing

Amazing Death of Mrs Putnam

The man from yesterday

Death of a doll

The edge of death

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Lux Radio Theater
Episode: The Thin Man (6/8/1936)

Lux Radio Theatre, sometimes spelled Lux Radio Theater, a long-run classic radio anthology series, was broadcast on the NBC Blue Network (1934-35); CBS (1935-54) and NBC (1954-55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays during its first two seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long radio programs were performed live before studio audiences. It became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Richard Diamond

Richard Diamond, Private Detective is an American detective drama which aired on radio from 1949 to 1953, and on television from 1957 to 1960.

Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (Virginia Gregg). It began airing on NBC on April 24, 1949, picked up Rexall as a sponsor on April 5, 1950, and continued until December 6, 1950. The shows were written by Blake Edwards. Its theme, "Leave It to Love", was whistled by Powell at the beginning of each episode. With Camel cigarettes as a sponsor, it moved to ABC from January 5, 1951, to June 29, 1951, with Rexall returning for a run from October 5, 1951, until June 27, 1952. Substituting for Amos 'n' Andy, it aired Sunday evenings on CBS from May 31, 1953 until September 20, 1953.

The man who hated women (7/16/1949)

The blind man and the cop killer (2/26/1950)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Abbott And Costello

William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo), were an American comedy duo whose work in vaudeville and on stage, radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and 1950s. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is considered one of the greatest comedy routines of all time and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits.

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Bank Robbery (1/15/1942)

Visit to A sanitarium (1/13/1944)

Abbott and Costello "Who's on first?"

Monday, February 18, 2013

Have Gun Will Travel

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The Have Gun—Will Travel radio show broadcast 106 episodes on the CBS Radio Network between November 23, 1958, and November 27, 1960. It was one of the last radio dramas featuring continuing characters and the only significant American radio adaptation of a television series. John Dehner (a regular on the radio series version of Gunsmoke) played Paladin, and Ben Wright usually (but not always) played Hey Boy. Virginia Gregg played the role of Miss Wong, Hey Boy's girlfriend, before the television series began featuring the character of Hey Girl. Unlike the small-screen version, in this medium there was usually a tag scene back at the Carlton at both the beginning and the end of the episode. Initially, the episodes were adaptations of the television program as broadcast earlier the same week, but eventually original stories were produced, including a finale ("Goodbye, Paladin") in which Paladin leaves San Francisco, apparently forever, to claim an inheritance back east. The radio version of the show was written by producer/writer Roy Winsor. source:

Strange Vendetta (11/23/1958)

Monster on Moon Ridge (3/8/1959)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Night Frightfest Four Episodes Of Nightfall

Nightfall is the title of a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. One episode was even adapted from a folk song by Stan Rogers. Some of Nightfall's episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running 100 episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories. source:

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Love And The Lonely One (7/4/1980)

Welcome to Homerville (7/18/1980)

Late Special (8/8/1980)

Future Fear (8/15/1980)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Jack Benny Program

Episode: Jack's Split Personality (5/21/1944)

Episode: Ice Skating in Central Park (1/21/1945)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Macabre (1961)

"Man lives in a world of time and space; he lives in a spectrum of the universe. When he ventures beyond this limit, he is in the unknown a realm where strange forces are brought into play. When man attempts to misuse these forces, he is sometime destroyed. This is Macabre."

Here's a dark, creepy, and well written radio program from the 1960's. This program was created at the end of radios golden age. There was only 8 programs written and produced from "Macabre" but they are well worth the listen if you are a fan of mystery/horror programs. Enjoy.

Man in the mirror (11/27/1961)

The house in the garden (12/4/1961)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Suspense Double Feature!

Episode: Report From A Dead Planet (7/10/1960)

Episode: The Imposters (11/12/1961)

Suspense is a radio drama series broadcast on CBS Radio from 1942 through 1962.
One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 are extant.
Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors, and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: the protagonist was usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation; solutions were "withheld until the last possible second"; and evildoers were usually punished in the end.
In its early years, the program made only occasional forays into science fiction and fantasy. Notable exceptions include adaptations of Curt Siodmak's Donovan's Brain and H. P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror", but by the late 1950s, such material was regularly featured. -source

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Night Double Feature: The Haunting Hour

"No... No... stay where you are. Do not break the stillness of this moment. For this is a time of mystery. A time when imagination is free, and moves forward swiftly, silently.... This is.. The Haunting Hour!"

If the shoe fits (4/28/1945)

Breakdown (5/5/1945)