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, July 31, 2021
Hour 1 - Rocky Jordan starring Jack Moyles, originally broadcast July 31, 1949, 72 years ago, Barlache. Rocky befriends a Spanish speaking gypsy.
Hour 2 - Our Miss Brooks starring Eve Arden, originally broadcast July 31, 1949, Will Connie Resign? Rumor has it that Miss Brooks is leaving Madison High and going to move to Connecticut! The story has an interesting tie-in with the winner of a Colgate sweepstakes. A Secretary from Connecticut actually won $49,000 in the Colgate forty-niner contest and in this episode our Miss Brooks disillusioned gets the idea to give up teaching and become a secretary in Connecticut. After all Mrs Grace winner of the sponsors competition would probably be giving up her job now after winning all that money. Also Lum n Abner, originally broadcast July 31, 1935, Selling the Jot em down store.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Hour 1 - The Lone Ranger starring Earle Graser,originally broadcast August 1, 1938, 83 years ago, Blame the Lone Ranger! An outlaw gang always knows when there's gold on the stagecoach so that they can rob it. A clever scheme puts all the blame on the Lone Ranger!
Hour 2 - Under Arrest starring Joe DeSantis, originally broadcast August 1, 1948, Haunted House Murder. Captain Jim Scott investigates the haunted house of Janet Sherwood. A murdered man turns out to be an international spy. There's an "atom secret" at stake, and it's very valuable. Also Lum n Abner, originally broadcast August 1, 1935, Abner has not been seen.
Hour 3 - A Date with Judy starring Louise Erickson, originally broadcast August 1, 1944, Father’s Birthday. It's Mr. Foster's birthday; Judy wants him to have a "perfect day." Also Part 3 of a 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story The Sea Legs Matter, originally broadcast August 1, 1956. A dead man wrecks an airplane.