Classic Radio Theater

Classic Radio Theater

Newly minted presentations of some of the greatest radio programs of all time, featuring some of the biggest names of the era and fondly remembered today. Drama, comedy, mystery, and western adventure. Also featuring news of the day and sound of the newsmakers of the times.

Episodes

March 15, 2016 41 min
In an attempt to thwart a young man's courtship of his daughter Babs, Riley writes a letter to the local romance columnist...who happens to be his daughter's boyfriend!
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Cops and Robbers is a game played by children and it is a part that actors play on the radio for a living. Here the actors as usual will be playing make-believe robbers but the cops will be real. Stanley Niss is a writer mostly of crime and criminals and what police do about them. For a long time wondered what real cops would do when confronted with a fictitious crime and CBS Radio Workshop gives him the chance to find out. Origin...
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The Screen Directors Playhouse adaptation of the 1949 movie Champion, Kirk Douglas stars. A boxing story about the young fighter on his way up and the louse on the way down. A fine performance by Kirk Douglas. Originally broadcast March 17, 1950
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March 18, 2016 41 min
How did a working girl meet the big radio star? That's the tale that Mary tells in this week's episode of the Jack Benny Show, originally broadcast March 18, 1945.
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Jealous of his neighbor Rumson Bullard's garden, Gildersleeve tries his hand at growing a garden, to hilarious results. Willard Waterman is Gildersleeve, with Gale Gordon as Bullard. Originally broadcast March 19, 1952
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March 20, 2016 41 min
Here's a rare episode of "A Date with Judy" starring Louise Erickson, who swoons over Sinatra, then dreams Sinatra is her boyfriend! Originally broadcast March 20, 1945
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Jean Hersholt stars as Dr. Christian, who listens to a worried wife who wonders why her husband is more interested in camping and gardening than civic activities. Gale Gordon stars in an early role.
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"Helping out the Boss" - The Andersons are complaining about their problems when a family with a lot more problems and a much better attitude teaches them a lesson. Originally broadcast March 22, 1951.
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"The Big Gangster, Part 1" - Attempts have been made on the life of a notorious gangster, Gus Valentine. If he dies, it could mean an open gang war. Even though he is on the wrong side of the law, the cops must protect him. Originally broadcast March 23, 1950.
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Lix (Lucy) writes a radio script to show she's as good as her husband's ex. To everyone's surprise, she wins the contest and has to produce the script on the air! Originally broadcast March 24, 1950.
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March 25, 2016 41 min
Believing his first name makes people think he stretches the truth, Fibber McGee decides to change his name. It's pure coincidence that the name he chooses belongs to one of the leading screen idols of the day. Right. Originally broadcast March 25, 1941.
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Our Miss Brooks finally has a date with biology teacher Philip Boynton! They're scheduled to go to the opening baseball game between Madison and Clay City High.

Will all go as planned without complications? Of course not. Originally broadcast March 26, 1950.
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March 27, 2016 41 min
Captain Mary Morley, a WAC marital-relations expert known as "Captain Lonelyhearts," returns from overseas as escort to some G.I. war brides; and she hopes to patch up the estrangement from Peter Morley, her husband and former law partner. The latter has fallen for beautiful Gloria Fay and is waiting at the airport with a divorce consent requiring Mary's signature. From the 1947 picture of the same name. Fred MacMurray ...
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March 28, 2016 41 min
The dark star passed, bringing with it eternal night and turning history into an incredible myth in a single generation! First published in the December 1951 issue of Galaxy magazine. The show that hooked me on Science Fiction. Originally broadcast March 28, 1956.
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March 29, 2016 41 min
Peg gets new furniture for the living room, but she thinks Riley misses his old chair, so she replaces the new one with the old one...which makes Riley think Peg's mad at him. Originally broadcast March 29, 1947.
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Here is the final episode of Sinatra's only starring series run. Rocky's stay at a flophouse produces some strange bedfellows. Originally broadcast March 30, 1954.
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Allen and outrageous character actor Monty Wooley play cops chasing the criminal 'Charlie The Chicken'...unsuccessfully. Originally broadcast March 31, 1946.
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April 1, 2016 41 min
A man suspects his wife of cheating. He plans to kill her, and to frame his partner for the crime. Originally broadcast April 1, 1951.
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As an April Fools joke, Walter Denton calls his principal at home and tells him he won a TV set at a department store. Unknown to Walter, Principal Conklin sends Our Miss Brooks to retrieve it. Originally broadcast April 2, 1950.
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April 3, 2016 41 min
A woman attempts to kill her husband and then flee town. Friday tries through a friend of hers to stop her. Originally broadcast April 3, 1952.
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