Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox 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 and Sundays (see program schedule) 92.7FM and 98.5FM and the platforms of TheTalkofDelmarva.com
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Hour 1 - Fort Laramie starring Raymond Burr, originally broadcast May 20, 1956, 67 years ago, Gold. A group of men head up the Bozeman Trail into Indian territory, searching for gold and breaking the treaty.
Hour 2 - The Great Gildersleeve starring Harold Peary, originally broadcast May 20, 1945, Savings Account. Gildersleeve has rediscovered $209.24 that he had forgotten about and decides to invest in the stock market. Also Lum n Abner, originally broadcast May 20, 1935, The Catalog from the Monument Company arrives. Lum is planning to buy a statue out of a catalogue. How about "End Of The Trail" with a different face? How about Abraham Lincoln, Venus de Milo, The Spirit of '76? A collect phone call is received from Squire Skimp.
Hour 3 - The Life of Riley starring William Bendix, originally broadcast May 20, 1949, Junior Drops out of school. Junior goes into business for himself. He's running a delivery service. Also Claudia, originally broadcast May 20, 1948, A Letter of Recommendation. Gertrude, pro and con.
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Hour 1 - Our Miss Brooks starring Eve Arden, originally broadcast May 21, 1950, 73 years ago, Mr Conklin’s rare black orchid. Walter Denton has discovered uranium...on his shoe! Meanwhile, someone has stolen Mr. Conklin's rare black orchid!
Hour 2 - The Whistler, originally broadcast May 21, 1950, The Return. Ellen Denton attempts suicide in despair of ever finding her missing husband. When evidence surfaces that he's still alive, Ellen is amazed because she killed him herself! Also Lum and Abner, originally broadcast May 21, 1935, Lum orders a statue of himself. A petition and a request for donations for the statue of Lum is made. Lum orders the statue: "Lum Edwards...King Of The Hogs."
Hour 3 - Let George Do It starring Bob Bailey, originally broadcast May 21, 1951, Big Brother. A beautiful dancer named Dove. Lou Mendel was madly in love. Mendel was her big brother, who wanted no other...and you can let George finish the limerick. Also part 1 of the 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story, The Tears of the Night Matter, originally broadcast May 21, 1956. A fabulous necklace, and a fabulous girl!