Saturday, 25 May 2019

A Steady Stream of Great 1940’s Classic Tunes

Things are progressing well here at 1940s Radio and we are on top of our media file issues with the archive almost full enough to put together a full schedule. The studio is currently broadcasting a reliable constant stream without issues ahead of our planned time table.


Nick Carter

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:10 Published in 1940s Radio Detective Series

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Thrilling Radio From the 1940's

Nick Carter, Master Detective was a Mutual radio crime drama based on tales of the fictional private detective Nick Carter from Street & Smith's dime novels and pulp magazines. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter, a reference to the character's pulp origins, but the title was soon changed to Nick Carter, Master Detective. A veteran radio dramatist, Ferrin Fraser, wrote many of the scripts.


Weird Circle

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 09:46 Published in 1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense

The Weird Circle

30 Minutes of 1940's Radio Suspense

The Weird Circle was a 30-minute, syndicated, supernatural/fantasy series that ran from 1943 through 1945. There were 78 episodes produced.The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.



Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 08:13 Published in 1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense

Suspense featured on 1940's Radio

Suspense Was A Long Running 1940's Radio Series

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 still exist.


The Old Gold Comedy Theater

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:40 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

The Old Gold Comedy Theater

1940's Variety Theatre

The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945. The Lennen and Mitchell ad agency wanted to produce a comedy series for Old Gold cigarettes, a brand of the Lorillard Tobacco Company.


Frontier Town

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:17 Published in 1940s Radio Adventure Series

Frontier Town Late 40's Radio Adventure

Frontier Town

Chad Remington is an aspiring new lawyer in the big city whose world and dreams are turned upside down by the news of his father's murder back in the small ranching town of Dos Rios where he was raised. His quest to bring the killer to justice serves as the springboard to an unexpected new career as a crimefighting attorney struggling to bring order to his small corner of the frontier as it makes the difficult transition from the Old West to the New.


Inner Santctum Mysteries

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 17:17 Published in 1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense

Inner Santctum Mystery

Mystery and Intrigue From 1940's Radio

The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm?" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Wyllis Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler).


The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 12:54 Published in 1940s Radio Detective Series

Sherlock Holmes on 1940's Radio

A Classic 1940's Radio Detective Series

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. The show first aired on the Blue Network but later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System. The radio stories were action packed, filled with atmosphere, and featured great music by Lou Kosloff, as well as excellent sound effects.


The Romance of the Ranchos

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 10:32 Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns

Romance of the Ranchos

California in the 1940's

Romance of the Ranchos ran from 1941 to 1946 and told the story of the expeditions of men and women that tried to tame the wilds that existed in early California.


All Star Western Theatre

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 07:32 Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns

Cowboy Based 1940's Western Variety

All Star Western Theatre

The All Star Western Theatre graced the airwaves in the mid-1940's and was made up of a variety of different shows. The shows delivered riotous laughs and down-to-earth humor that was a pleasant alternative to other heavier and intense programs. The music of these old radio shows was done by a group called "The Riders of the Purple Sage," and was fronted by Foy Willing.


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