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1940s Radio

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Challenge of the Yukon

Published in 1940s Radio Adventure Series Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:16

Challenge of the Yukon 1940's Action Packed Adventure

40's Radio at its best ....

Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938.

Gunsmoke Vintage Western Series

Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:35

Gunsmoke Brings The West To Radio

1940's Western Adventure Based Around Dodge City

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.

Dr Christian Radio Plays

Published in 1940s Radio Drama Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:33

Radio Drama With Dr Christian

Dr. Christian 1940's Radio Soap Opera

Dr. Christian is a long-running radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS Radio from November 7, 1937, to January 6, 1954. In 1956, the series was adapted for television where it aired in syndication until 1957.

The Dinah Shore Show

Published in 1940s Variety Shows Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:32

A Truly Great American Variety Show

The Dinah Shore Show

The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which was broadcast by NBC from November 1951 to July 1957, sponsored by General Motors' Chevrolet division. For most of the program's run, it aired from 7:30 to 7:45 Eastern Time on Tuesday and Thursday nights, rounding out the time slot which featured the network's regular evening newscast (John Cameron Swayze's Camel News Caravan), which, like all such programs of the era, was then only 15 minutes in length.

Radio City Playhouse

Published in 1940s Radio Drama Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:30

Radio City Playhouse 1940s Radio Drama

Bringing The Stage To Your Living Room

Radio City Playhouse was a live half-hour anthology series that aired on NBC from July 3, 1948 to January 1, 1950. Directed by Harry W. Junkin, with music by Dr. Roy Shield, and announcers Bob Warren (1948-49) and Fred Collins (1949-50), the series presented original radio dramas regardless of the fame of the author, so long as they were considered 'good'.

Vic and Sade

Published in 1940s Radio Drama Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:29

Quality 1940's Broadcasting


Vic and Sade was an American radio program created and written by Paul Rhymer. It was regularly broadcast on radio from 1932 to 1944, then intermittently until 1946, and was briefly adapted to television in 1949 and again in 1957.

The Life of Riley

Published in 1940s Radio Drama Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:27

Situation Comedy With The Life of Riley

Vintage Radio Humour

The Life of Riley, with William Bendix in the title role, is a popular American radio situation comedy series of the 1940s that was adapted into a 1949 feature film, a long-run 1950s television series (originally with Jackie Gleason as Riley for one truncated season, then with Bendix for six seasons), and a 1958 comic book.

The Aldrich Family

Published in 1940s Radio Drama Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:26

Henry Aldrich Pushing Broadcasting Boundaries

Way Ahead of its Time

The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (July 2, 1939-April 19, 1953),[1] was also presented in films, television and comic books. In the radio series' well-remembered weekly opening exchange, awkward teen Henry's mother called, "Hen-reeeeeeeeeeeee! Hen-ree Al-drich!", and he responded with a breaking adolescent voice, "Com-ing, Mother!"

Duffy's Tavern 1940's Radio Variety

Published in 1940s Variety Shows Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:24

Duffy's Tavern Offering A Great Mash Up of Variety

American Radio Comedy From WWII

Duffy's Tavern was a popular American radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951), concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast.

Not A Complete Disaster

Our first hour long scheduled show was certainly an interesting event and highlighted loads of errors the worst of which was the lag streaming caused.

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