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, January 23, 2021
Hour 1 – Inner Sanctum Mysteries, originally broadcast January 23, 1945, 76 years ago, Death is an Artist. Four dead cats and a man are found in an apartment…all with their throats slit or their heads cut off! The story of the human victim involves a hated wife and murder. A delightfully macabre story.
Hour 2 – Gunsmoke starring William Conrad, originally broadcast January 23, 1954. Nina. An army scout named Cuff Peters leaves his pregnant Mexican wife in Dodge. Hank Lawson causes a miscarriage while annoying Mrs. Peters. Also The Lone Ranger, originally broadcast January 23, 1953. Change for the Better. A crusading newspaper publisher takes aim at a gambler named Corey Stewart. You get a hint that Stewart’s plans may fail when he refers to his henchman as, “Bozo.”
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Hour 1 – My Friend Irma, originally broadcast January 24, 1949, 72 years ago. Mrs. Rinelander is depressed. Irma thinks the Rinelanders are broke.
Hour 2 – The Six Shooter starring Jimmy Stewart, originally broadcast January 24, 1954. Helen Bricker. Helen Bricker is ostracized by the town because of her outlaw husband. A mob plans to burn her out after her husband is hanged. Also Frontier Fighters from 1935, Yellowstone Park. The story of how President Grant was persuaded to establish the national park.
Hour 3 – Broadway is my Beat starring Larry Thor, originally broadcast January 24, 1953. The Joey Condon Murder Case. Joey Condon calls the cops to say that he’s dying. He was a trumpet player with a friend named Laura Woods, who thinks his death is pretty funny! Also Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, originally broadcast January 24, 1956. Part 2 of the five part Duke Red Matter. . Proof that things are as wrong and as dangerous as they can get.