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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