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, October 31, 2020
Hour 1 – X Minus One, originally broadcast October 31, 1956, 64 years ago, Sam This Is You. A telephone lineman gets a phone call from himself…in the future!
Hour 2 – Box 13 starring Alan Ladd, originally broadcast October 31, 1948, Suicide or Murder. A woman asks Dan Holiday to look into the death of her son who was killed in a drunken brawl. What really happened to Arthur Daily? Also Claudia, originally broadcast October 31, 1947, A Beautiful Sunday. It’s a beautiful day…and it’s Sunday. A visit to Claudia’s mother…with presents.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Hour 1 – The Great Gildersleeve starring Willard Waterman, originally broadcast November 1, 1956, 64 years ago, Jolly Boys Haunted House Adventure. Gildersleeve sets up a Halloween party at a haunted house for the Jolly Boys, and Gildy does his part to make sure it’s haunted!
Hour 2 – Jack Benny, originally broadcast November 1, 1953, DJ Wakes up Jack at 4am. Hank, the all-night disc jockey, wakes Jack up at 4 A.M.! Also Lum n Abner, originally broadcast November 1, 1944, Lum works on the water pipes at the school.
Hour 3 – This is your FBI, originally broadcast November 1, 1946, Blueprint for Murder. Walter Douglas is building a bridge with shoddy materials and poor workmanship. When the building inspector refuses to take a bribe, a suspicious fire breaks out. When arson fails to convince an honest man to do wrong, kidnapping is called for. Also Part 2 of a 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story, The Valentine Caper, originally broadcast November 1, 1955. A big time racketeer during Prohibition is shot thirteen years later in New Orleans. Many murders follow, Johnny investigates.