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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 old radio classics back to life with the passion of a longtime (as in more than half a century) fan. We’re talking about shows like Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Suspense, Gunsmoke, Fibber McGee and Molly, X Minus One, and many more that decades later still create great entertaining theater of the mind. Classic Radio Theater is keeping America’s love affair with classic radio alive!
Classic Radio Theater airs Saturdays 6pm – 9pm and Sundays 7pm – 10 pm on 92.7FM and the platforms of WGMD.com
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hour 1 – Dragnet, originally broadcast March 23, 1954, 65 years ago, The Big Mustache. A man with a false mustache is suspected of robbing a supermarket.
Hour 2 – The Columbia Workshop, originally broadcast March 23, 1946. Act Of Faith. A stirring drama of anti-Semitism. Also Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast March 23, 1956, McGee, the Efficiency Expert. Last show of the series.
Hour 3 – Frontier Gentleman, originally broadcast March 23, 1958, The Actress. A British actress in the old West meets death; Kendall learns her strange secret. Also part 5 of a 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story the Jolly Roger Fraud Matter, originally broadcast March 23, 1956.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hour 1 – The Lone Ranger, originally broadcast March 24, 1952, 67 years ago, The rodeo star. Two gamblers kidnap a masked rodeo star, replacing him with another rider so that they can bet against him. Brace Beemer stars.
Hour 2 – Jimmy Durante Show, originally broadcast March 24, 1948, Planning a Vacation. Also The Couple Next Door, originally broadcast March 24, 1960. Tax Examination begins.
Hour 3 – The Screen Director’s Playhouse, originally broadcast March 24, 1950, Chicago Deadline starring Alan Ladd in his original screen role of the 1949 Crime Drama.