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, May 30, 2020
Hour 1 – Broadway Is My Beat starring Larry Thor, originally broadcast May 30, 1953, 67 years ago, The Ruth Shay Murder Case. A fat redhead named Ruth Shea is found on the waterfront with seven bullets in her body.
Hour 2 – The Great Gildersleeve starring Harold Peary, originally broadcast May 30, 1943, Memorial Day Parade. After the Memorial Day parade, Gildersleeve decides to write his will. Perhaps he should endow a statue of himself? Also Lum N Abner, originally broadcast May 30, 1935, Cotton Warehouse for the Movie Theater? Remodeling of the cotton warehouse has begun. The back of the theatre is the front. Chairs are rented…now, where to get a projector?
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Hour 1 -Let George Do It starring Bob Bailey and Virginia Gregg, originally broadcast May 31, 1948, 72 years ago, Island in the Lake. George visits the Shelby Friendship Club for a clue to the missing Mrs. Angela Phillistin, a lady with a past from exclusive Tuxedo Lake.
Hour 2 – Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, originally broadcast May 31, 1953 with guest Nelson Eddy. An all-star program featuring recorded highlights of their first sixteen years on the radio. Also excerpts from Orson Welles Radio Almanac, originally broadcast May 31, 1944, Donovans Brain Parody.
Hour 3 – Richard Diamond Private Detective starring Dick Powell, originally broadcast May 31, 1953, The William B Holland Case. Diamond and Walt Levinson travel to Bolivia to find the missing William Holland. Diamond finds a Russian agent instead…mining pitchblende! Also part 4 of the 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story, The Reasonable Doubt Matter, originally broadcast May 31, 1956. The pressure hits the top and the whole mess starts to crack.