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, April 10. 2021
Hour 1 – Mr Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons starring Phillip Clarke, originally broadcast April 10, 1952, 69 years ago, The Mother’s Plea Murder Case. Shirley Spears has been murdered…by the wife of the wealthy man she’s trying to victimize. Agnes Gray seems to be the killer, but she swears that she’s innocent. Agnes’ son Jack confesses to the crime! Despite two other confessions, Mr. Keen names the killer in a surprise ending!
Hour 2 – Inner Sanctum Mysteries, originally broadcast April 10, 1945, The Bog Oak Necklace. The discovery of a necklace around a skeleton recalls the forty-year-old murder of a woman’s sister. Also The Couple Next Door, originally broadcast April 10, 1959, Back from the Banquet.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Hour 1 – My Friend Irma starring Marie Wilson, originally broadcast April 11, 1947, 74 years ago, Irma Meets Jane. The first show of the series; how Jane met Irma. Irma invites Jane’s wealthy boss to dinner, and Al shows up, Irma’s impoverished boyfriend.
Hour 2 – Jack Benny, originally broadcast April 11, 1954, Jack’s New Contract. It’s nearing the end of the season and Jack’s worrying about getting his contract renewed. Also The Couple Next Door, originally broadcast April 11, 1960, The Scene of the Crime.
Hour 3 – The Great Gildersleeve, originally broadcast April 11, 1943, Auto Accident. Gildersleeve and Judge Hooker have a traffic accident, and then the fun begins. Also Part 3 of the 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story The Laird Douglas-Douglas Of Heatherscote Matter, originally broadcast April 11, 1956. The joke’s not funny when a killer trains his sights on Johnny.