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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:16:04 -0600Archie Andrews began on the NBC Blue Network on May 31, 1943, switched to Mutual in 1944, and then continued on NBC radio from 1945 until September 5, 1953. The program’s original announcer was Kenneth Banghart, later succeeded by Bob Shepard (during the 1947-48 season, when Swift and Company sponsored the program) and Dick Dudley. Archie was first played by Charles Mullen (1943-1944), Jack Grimes (1944) and Burt Boyar (1945), with Bob Hastings (1945-1953) as the title character during the NBC years. Jughead was portrayed by Hal Stone, Cameron Andrews and later by Arnold Stang. Stone later wrote about his radio career in his autobiography, Relax… Archie! Re-laxx! (Bygone Days Press, 2003). During the NBC run, Rosemary Rice portrayed Betty, Gloria Mann portrayed Veronica, Alice Yourman portrayed Archie’s mother, Mary Andrews and Arthur “Art” Kohl was Archie’s father, Fred Andrews.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:16:04 -0600Good Tuesday to all of you and welcome to a special mid week Podcast featuring the Cisco Kid. The main reason for the special podcast was to share with you all the new toy I got myself as an early Christmas Gift. It is the Amazon Echo Dot. This thing is really cool and has numerous skills with more being created every day. Take a listen to the podcast and I’ll show you just a couple of fun things you can do with the Dot!!
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:16:04 -0600Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that ran from 1942 to 1954 on CBS about a married Detective Couple. The wife, Pam, was played by Peggy Conklin, Alice Frost, and Barbara Britton. The Husband, Jerry, was played by Carl Eastman, Joseph Curtin, and Richard Denning. The show was sponsored by Woodbury Soap, and Colgate Palmolive. Mr. and Mrs. North was adapted into a Television program of the same name in 1952. In the TV series, Jerry and Pam were played by Richard Denning and Barbara Britton. Mr. and Mrs. North originated from 1930’s vignettes written by Richard Lockridge. Richard then made a novel, The North’s Meet Murder with his wife in 1940. This eventually became a large series of mystery novels totaling 26. The series came to an end in 1963 when Frances Lockridge died. A Broadway production of Mr. and Mrs. North was made which ran for 163 performances. These performances were at Belasco Theatre.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:16:04 -0600Basil Rathbone stars as Newspaper Reporter Mike Connoy in Search of the World’s Greatest Mysteries. We hope you enjoy these 4 stories and please vote in next week’s 4 Pack.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:16:04 -0600Salty seadog Slate Shannon (Bogart) owns a Cuban hotel sheltering an assortment of treasure hunters, revolutionaries and other shady characters. With his sidekick and ward, the sultry Sailor Duval (Bacall), tagging along, he encounters modern-day pirates and other tough situations while navigating the waters around Havana. Aboard his boat, the Bold Venture, Slate and Sailor experience “adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:16:04 -0600Gang Busters was produced and directed by Phillips H. Lord and remained on the air for 21 years between 1936 – 1957. Phillips H. Lord worked closely with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover We hope you enjoy this week’s Friday 4 Pack and thanks again for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:16:04 -0600Set in Harlem, Amos and Andy centered around the activities of George Stevens aka Kingfish, a guy who was always looking for a way to make a fast buck. As head of the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge, he got most of the lodge brothers involved in his schemes. That put him at odds not only with them, but with his wife, Sapphire, and her mother. Mama, in particular, didn’t trust him at all. Andy Brown was the most gullible of the lodge members, a husky, well-meaning, but rather simple soul. The Kingfish was constantly trying to swindle him in one way or another, but the “big dummy” (as Kingfish called him) kept coming back for more. More often than not, Kingfish would get them both into trouble, but win Andy’s cooperation with an appeal to fraternal spirit–“Holy mackerel, Andy! We’s all got to stick together in dis heah thing… remember, we is brothers in that great fraternity, the Mystic Knights of the Sea.” We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes of Amos and Andy we’ve selected for you this week, including the touching Christmas episode. Enjoy and have a great Weekend!!
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:16:04 -0600To celebrate the start of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, I thought I would throw together a quick podcast featuring Game 5 of the 1948 World Series featuring the Boston Braves VS the Cleveland Indians. I hope you enjoy and Go Cubs and Indians!!!
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:16:04 -0600SF 68 was a South African Old Time Radio Sci-Fi radio program which aired in 1968. One of the episodes you are going to here is called Last Rites. Last Rites tells the story of a priest coming face to face with his faith. An old friend (George) asks to see the Father and leaves him with something that tests his conscience. We Hope you enjoy this week’s 4 pack and please be sure to vote in next week’s 4 pack on Brando Classic Old Time Radio
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:16:04 -0600Beyond Midnight was an old time radio show that was a replacement series for another show called, SF 68, A South African Sci-Fi program which is now being featured in our next 4 park. Beyond Midnight was much more successful than the show it replaced and it ran from 1968 to 1969. This was a radio show that came from South Africa and was produced by Michael McCabe.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 09:16:04 -0600The Brooklyn Dodgers, featuring Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Jackie Robinson play host to the New York Yankees with their host of stars including Phil Rizzuto , Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, and Bobby Brown. The Yankees enter Game 5 leading in the best of 7 series 3 games to 1.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:16:04 -0600A Date with Judy was an American old time radio program during the 1940s. It was a teenage comedy that began as a summer replacement for Bob Hope's show, sponsored by Pepsodent and airing on NBC from June 24 to September 16, 1941, with 14-year-old Ann Gillis in the title role.
Thu, 23 Sep 2016 09:16:04 -0600Animal, vegetable or mineral?
Thu, 16 Sep 2016 09:16:04 -0600Rocky Fortune is an American radio drama that aired weekly on NBC Radio beginning in October 1953 (see 1953 in radio). The series ended its run in March 1954 after 25 episodes. The program was created by George Lefferts. Frank Sinatra voiced the title role of Rocky Fortune for the entire series.Rocky Fortune aired Tuesday nights on NBC at 9:35pm Eastern, immediately following Dragnet (and a five-minute John Cameron Swayze newscast). It was a sustaining series, meaning that NBC presented the program without corporate sponsorship. The premiere episode, "Oyster Shucker", originally aired on October 6, 1953.We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we've selected and please vote in next Friday's 4 Pack from Brando Classic old Time Radio!!
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:16:04 -0600Rocky Jordan Was an old time radio show about an American restaurant owner in Cairo In which each week he found himself in the middle of some kind of adventure or mystery. The show was broadcast from October 31, 1948 through September 10, 1950 and then again from June 27, 1951 through August 22, 1951. Actor Jack Moyles played the part of Rocky Jordan until 1950 and was then replaced by George Raft in 1951. The announcer for the show was Larry Thor. Jay Novello played the part of Sam Sabaaya, the police captain who caught the criminals at the end of each adventure.
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 09:16:04 -0600Big town was a TV Series, Movie Series, Comic Book Series, and old time radio series. The radio program aired from October 19, 1937, to June 25, 1952 and on TV from 1950 - 1954. Edward G. Robinson had the lead role of Steve Wilson, crusading editor of the Illustrated Press, from 1937 to 1942. Claire Trevor was Wilson's society editor sidekick with Ona Munson taking over that role in 1940. Edward J. Pawley portrayed Steve Wilson from 1943 until 1952 when Walter Greaza was heard as Wilson in the final episodes.The Four movies based on the radio series were I Cover Big Town (1947), Big Town (1947), Big Town After Dark (1947), and Big Town Scandal (1948). Check out Big Town, After Dark Below.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:16:04 -0600The Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray Show, also known as Bright Star ran for only one season, but is still well worth a listen. Fred MacMurray plays reporter George Harvey and Irene Dunne stars as his editor, Susan Armstrong. We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we've selected for you and encourage you to vote for next Friday's 4 Pack
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:16:04 -0600Thus with the pounding of the gavel, the fate of men and women have been decided by the judge. This is the story of our legal rights, the battle to preserve and protect them, and how easily they can be lost. This week's Winner is the classic old time radio court drama, Case Dismissed
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:16:04 -0600Carter Brown Mysteries was a classic old time radio show using characters from mystery author Carter Brown. The Show was produced in Australia and is fast paced with great acting and writing. We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we've chose for you on Brando Classic Old Time Radio
Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:16:04 -0600Midnight Cab was a popular Canadian radio drama that started in 1992.. A total of 35 episodes were produced and we've chosen 4 of them for you. The shows stars were David Ferry as Walker Devereaux, a young man, rather gullible and naive, from Bear River (north of Lake Superior) who comes to Toronto in order to become an author and winds up driving a cab on the midnight shift. He solves mysteries with the help of cab dispatcher, Krista Papadopoulos, played by Jacqueline Samuda. We hope you enjoy these 4 episodes of Midnight Cab on Brando Classic Old Time Radio
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:16:04 -0600My Friend Irma was an old time radio comedy staring Cathy Lewis—and Joan Banks as Jane Stacy and her Scatterbrained Stenographer, Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson. Irma's Boyfriend, Al, Played by John Brown, has more get rich quick schemes than Don Lapre. He also refers to Irma by the pet name, Chicken. The Radio Series ran from 1947-1954. There were also 2 feature films, My Friend Irma, in 1949 which also featured Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, and My friend Irma Goes West in 1950.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:16:04 -060021st Precinct was another classic old time radio crime drama based on real events from thePatrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York. The show was produced by Stanley Niss and Everett Sloane played the role of precinct captain Frank Kennelly. We hope you enjoy 21st precinct and encourage you to vote for your favorite in next week's four pack.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:16:04 -0600Tales of the Texas Rangers was a western old time radio adventure which premiered on July 8, 1950 on the NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases. The show was produced and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties. We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we've selected for this week on Brando Classic Old Time Radio
Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:16:04 -0600The Comic Weekly Man was an old time radio show which aired from 1947 to 1954 where the host would read the Sunday comics in dramatic, and sometimes humorous fashion, complete with music and sound effects. Folks of all ages would tune in to hear the show and to enjoy the reading of the comics by the Comic Weekly Man. Some of the strips he would read from included Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois, and many, many others. We hope you enjoy the show and thank you all for voting and for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:16:04 -0600Words at War was an Excellent old time radio program displaying the power of words through propaganda. A show that will always remain relevant.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:16:04 -0600The CBS Radio Workshop was an anthology series that ran from January 27, 1956, until September 22, 1957. We will begin the 4 pack with the 2 part telling of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, which is also narrated by Huxley. We hope you enjoy this week's 4 pack on Brando Classic Old Time Radio and encourage you to vote in next week's Poll.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:16:04 -0600Glen Langen stars as news achor Chuck Morgan at KOP, a LA Radio station. His buddy, Lieutenant Bill Miggs of the police force, tips him off to hot crime news. Adele Jurgens plays Chuck’s sidekick Carol Curtis. Glen Langen and Adele Jurgens married in real life in 1949. Stand by for Crime is considered one of the best dramatic old time radio crime dramas. We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we've selected for you on Brando Classic Old Time Radio!!
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:16:04 -0600Glen Langen stars as news achor Chuck Morgan at KOP, a LA Radio station. His buddy, Lieutenant Bill Miggs of the police force, tips him off to hot crime news. Adele Jurgens plays Chuck’s sidekick Carol Curtis. Glen Langen and Adele Jurgens married in real life in 1949. Stand by for Crime is considered one of the best dramatic old time radio crime dramas. We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we've selected for you on Brando Classic Old Time Radio!!
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:16:04 -0600This Weeks winner is Fort Laramie
May, 19 2016 09:16:04 -0600This Weeks winner is The Origin of Superstition
May, 12 2016 09:16:04 -0600The Day was October 8th, 1949, when the Brooklyn Dodgers hosted the New York Yankees in game 4 of the 1949 world series. The New York Yankees featured Joe DiMaggio in Center Field, Yogi Berra behind the plate, and Phil Rizzuto at Short Stop. On The Brooklyn side, you had Pee Wee Reese at Short stop, Duke Snider in Center Field, Jackie Robinson at second base, and behind the plate, Roy Campanella! We hope you enjoy the game and if you do, be sure to Vote for Game 5 in Next Weeks 4 Pack Poll on Brando Classic Old Time Radio
May, 06 2016 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday, May 6th 2016. This week’s winner is Burns and Allen starring George Burns and Gracie Allen. Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we’ve picked out for you which include a Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Anniversary episode. If you can’t get enough Burns and Allen, enjoy 99 TV episodes here http://www.brandoclassicotr.mobi/burns-and-allen/
Apr, 29 2016 09:16:04 -0600It's Friday, April 29, 2016 and this week's 4 pack Winner is Truth or Consequences. Interesting game show that Combined trivia with crazy stunts that often ended with an emotional Surprise at the end The show. The Classic Old Time Radio Game Show ran on radio from 1940 the 1957. It was hosted by Ralph Edwards and Ralph would also host the TV version from 1950 to 1954. Jack Bailey hosted from 1954-1955 And Bob Barker From 1956 to 1975. Bob Barker was also The famous host of the Price is Right. We have four episodes of truth or consequences for you today and we hope you enjoy them. Thank You all for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio!!
Apr, 22 2016 09:16:04 -0600Father Knows Best was a popular American radio and television sitcom that began on NBC Radio on August 25th, 1949. It starred Robert Young as General Insurance agent Jim Anderson. His wife Margaret was first portrayed by June Whitley and later by Jean Vander Pyl. The Anderson children were Betty (Rhoda Williams), Bud (Ted Donaldson) and Kathy (Norma Jean Nillson). Others in the cast were Eleanor Audley, Herb Vigran and Sam Edwards. Sponsored by General Foods, the series was heard Thursday evenings on NBC until November 19, 1953. Thanks for voting and support Brando Classic Old Time Radio
Apr, 15 2016 09:16:04 -0600Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday April 15, 2016. This week we have another repeat winner on the 4 pack with The Creaking Door. The Creaking Door was a South African version of The Inner Sanctum. We hope you get a little creeped out with the 4 episodes of the supernatural from The Creaking Door. Thank you for listening to Brando Classic Old-time Radio
Apr, 8 2016 09:16:04 -0600Candy Matson was an old time radio program which aired on NBC from June 29, 1949, to May 20, 1951. It centered around a female Private Investigator, Candy Matson who sported a wry sense of humor and a penthouse on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. The program was notable for having a strong female character “without a trace of squeamishness” We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes of Candy Matson we’ve picked out for you. Thanks for all the votes and for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio.
Apr, 1 2016 09:16:04 -0600Dark Fantasy was a short old time radio series with tales of the weird and supernatural, created by Scott Bishop. The series aired as a horror drama on NBC between 1941 and 1942.Dark Fantasy originated from radio station WKY in Oklahoma City and was written by Scott Bishop (of Mysterious Traveler and The Sealed Book fame) and was heard Fridays over stations. Tom Paxton served as announcer. We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes of Dark Fantasy that we have picked out for you.
Mar, 25 2016 09:16:04 -0600Archie, played by Ed Gardner, was the bar tender of the bar in which you’ll never meet the owner.Duffy’s Tavern featured many special guest stars including Fred Allen, Mel Allen, Nigel Bruce, Billie Burke, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, Boris Karloff, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Peter Lorre, Tony Martin, Marie McDonald, Gene Tierney, Arthur Treacher and Shelley Winters.
Mar, 13 2016 09:16:04 -0600Happy Friday it’s March 11, 2016. This week’s the winner is Barry Craig Confidential Investigator which was produced by NBC from 1951 through 1954. It was then moved to Hollywood Where it would be produced through 1955. William Gargan was the voice of Barry Craig And Ralph Bell plays associate Lieutenant Travis Rogers. The shows were narrated By the main character, Barry Greg, the man you can go to when you can’t go to the cops, confidentiality, a speciality. Hope you enjoy Barry Craig and here are the 4 episodes we’ve picked out.The case of the philanthropist bride,For love of Murder,The Long Way Home, and The song of death
Mar, 4 Feb 2016 09:16:04 -0600Today is Friday, March 4, 2016 and we’re ready for this week’s 4 pack. You listeners seem to really like the scary stuff. Last week it was Quiet Please and this week it’s Lights Out. There are some similarities between the two shows. Both were created by Willis Cooper, however, Arch Obler took over Lights Out In 1937 after a three year run with Willis Cooper. The 4 classic episodes we picked out for you and all feature Boris Karlof. The first one was first aired on April 27, 1943 and is titled Execution. It isv the story of a French woman the Nazis are trying to hang. Second episode Is The Dream which aired on March 23, 1938. It is the story of an excused murderer who is haunted by an unearthly creature Played by Templeton Fox. This stranger is urging him to KILL KILL KILL.Episode 3 is Bathysphere. This one is a political thriller about a scientist and a dictator sharing a deep-sea diving Bell. And lastly you will hear A Visitor From Hades which aired July 13, 1943. It is a spooky tale about a arguing married couple who are trapped in their apartment by apparition. [...]
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:16:04 -0600Today is Friday February 26, 2016. This weeks winner Is Willis Cooper’s Quiet Please. This show would land Cooper with the title of “One of the greatest authors of horror radio”. We hope you enjoy the four episodes we picked out for you. It Was a little difficult to choose these episodes since most have very poor audio quality, Which is a shame because they are great stories. Anyway, we hope you enjoy the show And please be sure to vote for next week’s 4 pack and Thank you for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio and have a wonderful weekend.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:16:04 -0600Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday February 19th, 2016. This weeks winner is Murder By Experts. Murder By Experts was a great anthology series That featured murder mysteries written by great novelists and solved by a Murder Mystery Expert. Hope you enjoy the show Please be sure to vote for next week's 4 pack And thank you for listening to Brando classic old-time radio.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:16:04 -0600The Saint was a radio adventure program in the United States that starred Vincent Price as the Robin Hood type who, in his attempt to help people, remained just one step ahead of the police and crooks,both of whom he was at odds with. The Saint was created by author Leslie Charteris. As the program’s introduction said, The Saint (the alias of Simon Templar), was “known to millions from books, magazines, and motion pictures.”
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:16:04 -0600The Epic Casebook Of Inspector Carr was a highly successful detective series, starring Hugh Rouse as Inspector Carr. Written and Produced by Michael Silver at the CRC Studios, Johannesburg. The series was sponsored by the Epic Oil Company of S.A. The first actor to play Inspector Carr was Don Davis, he was replaced in 1959 by Hugh Rouse. Don returned briefly in 1963 for 14 episodes, however, Hugh Rouse made this series his own. We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes of Inspector Carr we’ve selected for you and thank you again for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio. Have a great Weekend
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:16:04 -0600Paul Temple became a radio detective in Britain during the 1930’s through the 1960’s. Today the 4 pack will be an 8 pack so we can air for you all 8 Episodes of Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery. The showed aired between January 1st, 1961 through February 19th 1961. Below is the list of the 8 episodes you will be hearing, total running time of 3 hours and 40 minutes. We hope you enjoy and have a fantastic Weekend!!
Fri, 8 Jan 2016 09:16:04 -0600Hello welcome to the Friday, January 8th 4 pack on Brando Classic Old Time Radio. This weeks winner Was Doc Savage, But we have found out that we are unable to air that program due to Copyright laws so instead, we are gonna play the 2nd place Finisher, and that is the NBC University theater of the air, Or The World's Great Novels Dramatized. The 4 novels we are going to play for you today are An American Tragedy, The Pickwick Papers, Moby Dick, and The Gambler. We hope you enjoy this week's 4 pack and hope you vote For your favorite show, or your favorite of the five that are listed For the Friday, January 15th 4 pack on Brando classic Old Time Radio. We hope you'll have a great weekend and hope you had a great holiday season. Take care everybody [...]
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:16:04 -0600The Cisco Kid came to radio October 2, 1942, with Jackson Beck in the title role and Louis Sorin as Pancho. Vicki Vola and Bryna Raeburn took supporting roles and Michael Rye being the announcer. This Week’s Podcast will feature the 4 episodes listed below. We hope you enjoy them and have a great weekend, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!! 1.A Medal For Markmanship 2.0Black Jack Larue 3.Border Justice 4.Border Vengeance
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:16:04 -0600This weeks Friday 4 Pack winner is Tales of the Texas Rangers. Joel McCrea plays the lead role of Jayce Pearson Who used science And his horse Charcoal to track down the bad guys. The show was produced and directed by Stacy Keach Senior and sponsored by Wheaties with each episode based on actual Texas rangers cases. Hope you enjoy the four shows we picked out for you and We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Fri, 4 Dec 2015 09:16:04 -0600It's Friday, December 4, 2015 and it's time for this weeks Friday 4 pack on Brando classic old-time radio. This weeks winner is Boston Blackie. Chester Morris played Boston Blackie on the radio show and in the movies. The character was created by Jack Boyle With his first Boston Blackie story appearing in a 1914 issue of the American magazine Other actors in the show were Leslie Woods who played Boston Blackie 's girlfriend Mary Wesley, and Richard Lane who played Inspector Faraday. The announcer was Harlow Wilcock. The show first aired on NBC radio On June 23, 1944 and continued until September 15. On April 11, 1945 the show would be revived with Richard Kollmar Playing the lead role. There were over 200 episodes produced between 1944 and 1950 in which during that time, Maurice Tarplin Played the role of Inspector Faraday. In 1941, a 58 minute movie was made Starring Chester Morris called Meet Boston Blackie. I am going to research and see if this is a public domain feature and if so, we will post that it on the website. Boston Blackie, An enemy to those who make him an enemy, and a friend to those who have no friends. We hope you enjoy Boston Blackie on this weeks 4 pack. Please be sure to vote for the four pack on December 11 and Thank you for listening to Brendo classic old the radio and have a wonderful weekend [...]
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:16:04 -0600Nick Carter was created a year before the legendary Sherlock Holmes, in 1886. Many Nick Carter Novels from his first 37 years of existence and now available in the public domain. Nick Carter would eventually make to the big screen in 1939 and then to radio in 1943 and would remain on the air until 1955.Lon Clark (1912-98) was the voice behind the classic old time radio detective. Beside being the voice of Nick Carter, Lon also appeared on other classic old time radio programs such as Words at War and The CBS Mystery Theatre. [...]
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:16:04 -0600Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday, November 13, 2015. Yep it is Friday the 13th that’s why we added the Origin of Superstition to the list, However, it was voted down so it will be removed From the choices going forward. This week’s winner is Dangerously Yours Starring Victor Jordan. Dangerously Yours is an over-the-top romantic old time radio drama. We hope you enjoy it. The show ran only 16 episodes in 1944, But at the end of the run, the show was renamed to the Vicks Matinee Theater and continued for 25 additional episodes.We also want to remind you, if you haven’t heard yet, that a brand-new Suspense show Premieres on Brendo Classic Old Time Radio today!! At 2:30 PM and will repeat again at 7:30 PM central time. The show was created by Blue Hours Productions. It is recorded in Hollywood with state-of-the-art audio technology and a rotating cast that includes Adrienne Wilkinson from Xena, Drake Bell from the Ultimate Spiderman, Elizabeth Gracen from Highlander, Susan Eisenberg from The Justice League, Tucker Smallwood from Star Trek enterprise, And Vic Mignogna from Full Metal Alchemist and Star Trek Continues. This show is not an imitation of the original Suspense Progrma, but a brand-new original Production. Let me tell you, these shows are great. Tune in today at 2:30 and again at 7:30 central time and every Friday on Brendo classic Old Time Radio! [...]
Fri, 6 Nov 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the Friday four pack for Friday, November 6, 2015 This weeks winner it’s ABC Mystery Time starring Laurence Olivier. We hope you enjoy it. The four episodes you will hear Are Murder in Haste, Death Walks In, Success Story, and The Tale. We Want to thank you for voting for the Friday 4 pack and encourage you to go to vote for the Friday the 13th 4 pack
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:16:04 -0600Destination Freedom was an old time radio program created by Richard Durham telling historic stories of The Black Man’s struggle in a modern Racist society. Destination Freedom used black actors playing real everyday people. I hope you enjoy Destination Freedom
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:16:04 -0600This weeks 4 pack winner is The Haunting Hour. Perfect show for this time of year. Little is known about this classic old time radio show except that it's Creepy old school horror with screaming women, Over-the-top men, and Erie organ music. We hope you enjoy the these four episodes which are titled,"Death by Request", "Homicide House", "Murder wears a strange mask", and "Second Chance". [...]
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:16:04 -0600It's Friday, October 16th and it's time for the four pack for this week. This weeks winner is The Creaking Door. If you're a fan of The Inner Sanctum or The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, than I'm sure you will like The Creaking Door which is very similar In its focus. I think you'll really enjoy the final episode that you will here today titled Face To Face about a plan for the first landing on the moon. Hope you enjoy The Creaking Door and hope you will also be sure to vote For the Friday 4 pack for October 23rd! [...]
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:16:04 -0600Rogue’s Gallery was a classic crime drama which began on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who would get knocked out each week and spend his dream time in conversation with his subconscious self, Eugor.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday, October 2nd, 2015. This week it’s Mr. Keen, tracer of lost persons. This was one of the longest running old-time radio programs. It began on October 12th, 1937 and ended April 19th, 1955 which was well into the television era. The show was produced by Frank and Anne Hummert. The show was based On Robert W Chambers 1906 novel, The Tracer of lost Persons. Bennett Kilpack Played the part of Mr. Keen At the shows beginning in 1937 and was later replaced by Arthur Hughes and Phil Clark. The show would later be satirized by Bob and Ray as they Did their parity, Mr. trace, Keener than most persons. Hope you enjoy Mr. Keen. [...]
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:16:04 -0600Luke Slaughter of Tombstone was a very short old time radio series which was discontinued after only 16 broadcasts. Sam Buffington starred as Luke Slaughter, a Civil War cavalryman who turned to cattle ranching in post war Arizona territory near Fort Huachuca. William N. Robson, known from his work with such series as Escape, Suspense and The CBS Radio Workshop, directed. The series was produced and directed by William N. Robson, one of radio’s greatest dramatic directors and Robert Stanley producer was aired from February 23 through June 15, 1958. Buffington portrayed the hard-boiled cattleman with scripts overseen by Gunsmoke sound effects artist Tom Hanley. [...]
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the Friday 4 Pack for Friday, September 18 2015. Our winner this week is Dimension X. Dimension X was a classic Sci-Fi old time radio Show that ran on the NBC network from April 8 1950 to November 29th 1951. These are adventures in time and space told in future tense. The first episode you are going to hear comes from a play adapted from a short story that appeared in the Saturday Evening On Christmas eve 1949 and was written by Graham Doan Was adapted For Dimension X by Ernest Kinoy. The show is called, The Outer Limit. The second show you're going to hear Is Jack Williamson’s famous story, With Folded Hands Which was first published In July 1947 in an issue of Astounding Science Fiction. [...]
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:16:04 -0600Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, starred William Gargan as the lead role of Barrie Craig, William who also played the better known TV and old time radio detctive Martin Kane. Ralph Bell starred as his associate, Lt. Travis Rogers. Barrie’s office was on Madison Avenue and his adventures were fairly standard PI fare. Barrie worked alone, solved cases swiftly and efficiently, and feared no man. As the promos went, he was your man when you can’t go to the cops. Confidentiality a specialty. [...]
Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:16:04 -0600Hello and welcome to this weeks Friday four pack. This weeks winner is Cloak and Dagger. These stories are true and they come directly from the office of strategic services. In fact, the shows are so well written that a paper back in the 1950s claimed that The stories dramatized each week are true, and yet as fantastic as any fiction writer might be able to dream up. We hope you enjoy Cloak and Dagger and be sure to vote for next week’s 4 Pack on Brando Classic old time radio [...]
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:16:04 -0600Dennis Day began performing on the Jack Benny Program In 1939. He was the young and naïve pain in the back side character with an amazing singing voice. Dennis was on the show from 1939 - 1944 when he took 2 years off while serving time in the US Navy.… [...]
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:16:04 -0600The Aldrich Family was a teenage sitcom that ran from 1939 – 1953 and also was featured on the in comic books, and the small and big screen. The old time radio show opened with mom yelling, “Hen-reeeeeeeeeeeee! Hen-ree Al-drich!”, and Henry responding with his prepubescent voice, “Com-ing, Mother!” [...]
Thur, 13 Aug 2015 09:16:04 -0600Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday August 14th, 2015. This weeks winner is You Are There. In a nutshell, This Old Time Radio program is Basically what it would've been like Had there been reporters At various historic events. For instance, The stamp act rebellion, The signing of the Declaration of Independence, coverage of the Thomas Jefferson presidential election, and the Ratification of the United States Constitution. These 4 stories are what you are going to hear this week. [...]
Fri, 7 Aug 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to today’s Friday 4 pack for Friday, August 7, 2015. This weeks winner is Art Linkletter and People Are Funny. This was an old Time radio reality show before there were reality shows. Be sure to vote for the 4 pack for Friday August 14 at our Website Brandoclassicotr.com [...]
Fri, 31 July 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday, July 31, 2015. This Week’s winner is Mayor of the Town. Hope you enjoy the show. Mayor of the Town was a old time radio comedy drama starring Lionel Barrymore and Agnes Moorehead which aired on NBC CBS and ABC from 1942 – 1949 ans was written by Jean Holloway, Leonard St. Clair, Howard Blake, Howard Breslin, Charles Tazwell, and Erna Lazarus. Mayor of the Town was directed by Jack Van Nostrand and produced by Murray Bolan. The show dealt with some pretty serious subject matter and Was very well written, acted, And directed. I think you’ll really enjoy the show. [...]
Thur, 16 July 2015 09:16:04 -0600Bold Venture was an amazing old time radio program featuring Slate Shannon, a Cuban hotel owner who shelters treasure hunters, revolutionaries and other shady characters. His trusty sidekick is Sailor Duval. Together they will get tangled up with modern-day pirates and other exciting situations while navigating the waters around Havana. The Bold Venture is the name of the boat they sail on. There is plenty of adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean. Bold Venture is this week’s Friday 4 pack winner. The show stars Humphrey Bogart as Slate Shannon and Lauren Bacall as Sailor Duval. [...]
Fri, 10 July 2015 09:16:04 -0600Case Dismissed was a short lived old time radio program that ran on NBC in 1954. It was created to show just how fragile our Freedom and Liberties are and how important the US justice system is in protecting them. [...]
Sat, 27 June 2015 09:16:04 -0600My Friend Irma was an old time radio comedy staring Cathy Lewis—and Joan Banks as Jane Stacy and her Scatterbrained Stenographer, Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson. Irma’s Boyfriend, Al, Played by John Brown, has more get rich quick schemes than Don Lapre. He also refers to Irma by the pet name, Chicken. The Radio Series ran from 1947-1954. There were also 2 feature films, My Friend Irma, in 1949 which also featured Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, and My friend Irma Goes West in 1950. [...]
Thur, 18 June 2015 09:16:04 -0600This weeks winner is Crime Club. The 4 episodes we have chosen are “Death Blew out the Match”, “Mr. Smith’s Hat”, “Death is a Knockout”, and “Fear Came First”. We sure hope you enjoy these shows and we encourage you to vote for next weeks 4 pack!! [...]
Fri, 12 June 2015 09:16:04 -0600Inner Sanctum was a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952 and was created by Himan Brown. 526 episodes were broadcast and this week you will here 4 of them. They are The Man Who Couldn’t Die,The Wailing Wall,The Dark Chamber,and The Undead [...]
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:16:04 -0600Bob Hope a man who Appeared in over 70 films, hosted the academy awards 14 times Made 57 tours with the USO entertaining the U.S. Armed forces was also a Sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing golf and Boxing and was also a partial owner of the Cleveland Indians.Today You'll hear 4 classic Bob Hope broadcasts featuring Al Jolson, Robert Young, Jack Benny and Fred Allen [...]
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:16:04 -0600This week’s winner is Candy Matson. Candy Matson ran for nearly 2 years Between 1949 and 1951. The Show was created by Monty Masters who originally was going to star as the Lead Private investigator, but was convinced by his mother-in-law to make the lead female, so Monty employed his wife, Natalie Parks, to take on the lead as Candy Matson. This was a huge breakthrough for the time for female radio actresses. I hope you enjoy these 4 episodes and please be sure to vote in next week’s 4 pack poll. Enjoy and have a great Weekend [...]
Tue, 19 May 2015 09:16:04 -0600It's now time now to open the creaking door and enter Let's Listen to an episode called Hangman's Island. If you want to know What's going on with the station and updates Please subscribe to our Newsletter by clicking on the newsletter button to sign up. It's free and a great way to keep up with what's going on with station. For those who have not purchased our 1 TB hard drive that contains over 36,000 programs, you can do so for only $139. Get the portable 1 TB drive that's the size of a cell phone and is USB powered so there are no chords to carry around with you and like I said, it comes preloaded with 36,000 old time radio shows and check it out by clicking the 1 TB old time radio drive in the toolbar! [...]
Fri, 15 May 2015 09:16:04 -0600There he goes, into that drugstore.He’s stepping on the scales.Weight: 239 pounds.Fortune: Danger.Who is it? The Fat Man. Hello and welcome to the Friday four pack for Friday, May 15, 2015. Today we will feature for you 4 episodes of the fat man This is a show best known for It’s great plots, Fantastic acting, and a few great plot twist thrown in as well. We hope you enjoy The Fat Man And be sure to vote at http://brandoclassicotr.com for next week’s 4 pack on Friday, May 22. [...]
Fri, 08 May 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday, May 8, 2015. This weeks winner is Groucho Marx And You Bet Your Life We hope you enjoy the four episodes that we picked out for you today. Be sure to vote For the 4 pack For May 15. We get also sure use your support to help keep the station up and running. You can send us a donation By Clicking the donate button in the toolbar or by becoming a monthly, yearly, Or lifetime subscriber By going to http://brandoclassicotr.com/subscribe Or if you want to own 36,000 old-time radio shows on an affordable Toshiba 1 TB Hard drive you can do so by going to the http://brandoclassicotr.com/1tb And pick one up for only $139!! Thank You for your support and enjoy Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life [...]
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:16:04 -0600Hello and welcome to podcast 43 from Brando classic old-time radio. Today we feature a short 15 minute episode From a show that started back in 1935, but first appeared as a comic strip in the NewsPapers back and 1920's. It's called Strange as it Seems. Gayne Whitman was the host of Today's episode and it will tell the story of how Pennsylvania got its name. We want to Encourage you to vote for the Friday 4 pack at http://www.brandoclassicotr.com to Contribute to our website And Vote on your favorite show to hear. Last week's winner was and So far this week, as of this recording, Is in the lead. So, if you don't want to hear you better go to http://brandoclassicotr.com And vote for something else Today!!.We also encourage anyone who has not purchased our 1 TB Toshiba Portable USB hard drive with over 36,000 time radio shows to pick it up today for only $139. Fully portable, Windows and Mac compatible, And like I said, it currently features over 36,000 old time radio program so check that out at http://brandoclassicotr.com/1tb [...]
Wed, 15 April 2015 09:16:04 -0600Today is April 15, 2015 you know that means. Yep, it's Jackie Robinson day. Today all Major League baseball players will be wearing number 42. But that's not what I want to talk about. Today is also the most dreaded day of the year for most people, It's tax day. And today we have a very special show for you. It's the Honest Harold show Starring Harold Perry. Harold Perry made famous the character of the great Gildersleeve on the Fibber McGee and Molly show Which later spun off into his own show called the Great Gildersleeve. Then he becaeme Honest Harold, the happy home maker. In today's episode he will be struggling to get his taxes done. To help celebrate this wonderful day of the year called tax day We are going to allow you to purchase the 1 TB Portable USB hard drive Preloaded with over 36,000 old-time radio programs For only $99. This price will only be good today and tomorrow, the 15th and 16th of April 2015. [...]
Fri, 10 April 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the Friday 4 Pack for April 10th 2015. The winner this week is Benjamin Kubelsky a.k.a. Jack Benny. The four episodes we're going to play for you Aired In the year 1950 Between February and October. In these 4 episodes, you're gonna hear Jack try to raise money for the heart fund, Jack's gonna get a haircut, you will find out how Jack met his cast, and Jack's going to listen to the World Series and the Dempsey Tunney fight. We sure hope you enjoy these four episodes of the Jack Benny show. Thank you once again for listening to Brando classic old time radio And be sure to vote for next week's 4 pack. [...]
Mon, 6 April 2015 09:16:04 -0600Hello and welcome to podcast number 40 for Brendo Classic Old time Radio. It is a little different this week as we go from the horror and suspense stuff to something a bit more fun. How about a game show!! If at first you don't succeed, there's always a Second Chance. Today's podcast will be Second Chance hosted by Johnny Olsen. The show Often times is very funny with a few surprises thrown in. The show aired during the mid 50s and not very many episodes are available. The one that we will play for you today aired on August 3, 1955 and is called, Mr. Marx. We hope you enjoy this episode of Second Chance. [...]
Fri, 3 April 2015 09:16:04 -06004 Classic Episodes of The Fred Allen Show. On These episodes you'll hear from Boris Karlof, Charlie McCarthy, Orson Welles, and Frank Sinatra [...]
Mon, 30 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600One of the most well known old time radio stories was Sorry Wrong Number, a story written by Lucille Fletcher and stars Agnes Moorehead as Leona Stevenson. The plot is very simple, Ms Stevenson listens on the phone to what appears to be a crossed connection between 2 men plotting the murder of a women. Suspense reprised this play 7 times. On January 9th, 1950, The Lux Radio Theater aired their version which was based on the 1948 movie starring Barbara Stanwyck as Ms Stevenson. Barbara also played the role on the Lux radio version. Radio Icon Orson Welles called Sorry Wrong Number “the greatest single radio script ever written” and the Library of Congress deemed the play “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” Pay close attention to the end of the show to see if you can spot the mistake made by one of the radio actors. If you spot, leave a comment in the comments section below. [...]
Fri, 27 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600Today is Friday, March 27, 2015, welcome to the Friday 4 pack. This weeks winner is Suspense. We hope you enjoy these four early classic old time radio episodesnincluding the audition show Called 'The Lodger', which was a short story written by the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. Don't like the Friday 4 Pack Choices, we are now accepting Write in candidates! Hope you'll have a great weekend, Now it's time for 'The Lodger', a show guaranteed to keep you in SUSPENSE! [...]
Tue, 24 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600It's time for the finale of the City of the Dead. Pay close attention to today's episode as everything will be explained. Who is Clawfoot, who is Lammy Fink, Who are the gravediggers, how did Phyllis get the black pearl, Who threw the knife at Phyllis. It will all be explained to you in great detail. What I really like about this episode is that there is very little drama, it's pretty much a 25 minute explanation of everything you've heard over the previous 9 episodes. A masterful writing job by Carlton E. Morris and one of my all time favorite old time radio shows. This is why every Halloween we try to play the entirety Of the City of the Dead Spliced together as if it's one four hour-long episode. It is great storytelling, and great acting. So fasten your seatbelt and get ready to have all your questions over the past nine weeks answered. Thank you for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio!! [...]
Fri, 20 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the 4 pack for Friday, March 20 2015. This weeks winner is the Whistler. The Whistler is one of my favorite old time radio shows. The mystery isn’t whodunit, it’s what did they forget to do the Got them caught. We decided to change things up a little bit for the Friday 4 pack. Instead of replacing the winner we decided to add about five additional shows which we will switch out periodically. So be sure to vote for the Friday the 27th 4 pack.If you’re looking to get a huge library of old time radio shows, like over 36,000, We’ve got the right thing for you. A portable USB hard drive that’s about the size of a smartphone, And the cost is only $139! The Drive is a 1 TB Toshiba And to get yours simply go to brandoclassicotr.com/1tb [...]
Tue, 17 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600Why does Mayor Friday want to be alone with Phyllis while Doc Tooner and Jimmy go investigating? Find out today on episode 9 Of the City of the Dead. Hello and welcome to podcast 34 from Brando classic old time radio. We are down to the final two episodes of The City of the Dead. On today's episode, after a big healthy breakfast, Doc and Jimmy will go investigating And Phyllis Will be questioned by Mayor Friday. One thing Jimmy And Dr. May discover Is the mystery behind the strange church bell. I hope you enjoy episode 9 of 10 of The City of the Dead. We also want to let you know that the 1 TB drive is back!! Get 36,000+ old time radio shows preloaded on a 1 TB Portable USB drive that's about the size of a smart phone For only $139. To get yours go to http://brandoclassicotr.com/1tb. Enjoy episode 9 of The City of the Dead!! [...]
Fri, 13 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600Ozzie and Harriet is this week’s Friday 4 pack winner. Ozzie and Harriet appeared as regulars on the Red Skelton show from 1941 to 1944. They provided much of the music for the show, but in 1944 when Red Skelton was drafted, Ozzie Nelson was prompted to create his own family sitcom, the Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. The show launched in October 8, 1944 and Aired through June 1954. There was a feature film which came out in 1952 called “Here Come the Nelsons”. The show moved on the small screen In 1952 And remained on the air until 1966 becoming one of the longest running Television sitcoms in history. We hope you enjoy The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. For the Friday the 20th 4 pack we replaced Ozzie and Harriet with Suspense. We’ve also removed Bright Star and the Aldrich Family because they were getting any votes and replaced them with the Whistler and inner Sanctum. [...]
Mon, 8 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600It's time now for episode eight Of Carlton E Morse's, The city of The Dead. We are down to the final three episodes and today we Will see if we get some answers. What happened to Captain Friday? Is Dead, possibly Kidnapped? With Mayor Friday And Jimmy both pointing the finger at each other for murder, Doc Tooner is forced to play the role of peacemaker. The 1 TB portable USB drive has returned To our website and is only $139. You get a 1 TB portable storage Preloaded with 36,000 old time radio programs for only $139. It's a great deal on a great Drive And you still have about over half of it empty So you can go back up your data and files or whatever want to do with the rest of the free storage. You can get yours today by going to BrandoclassicOTR.com/1tb. [...]
Thur, 5 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to the 4 pack for Friday March 6th 2015. This weeks winner is Broadway is my Beat. Broadway is my beat was a radio crime drama old time radio series that ran on CBS And starred Anthony Ross as detective Danny Clover. Anthony played the part Of Danny Clover for the first three months the show ran and after that he was replaced For the remainder of the shows by Larry Thor. The show ran from February 27, 1949 through August 1, 1954. Hope you enjoy today's four episodes, 'Otto Prokosh', 'Russ Warner', 'Joseph Brady', and 'Barton Russell' [...]
Mon, 2 March 2015 09:16:04 -0600Is Doc Tooner Dead? What will happen to Captain Friday? [...]
Thur, 26 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600Listen to 4 classic episodes of Sherlock Holmes [...]
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600Clawfoot is back, possibly to Kill Another and Jimmy and Captain Friday search for clues among the bones of the Dead City [...]
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600This week, you will learn the superstitious origins of Breaking a mirror, Friday the 13th, The Boogey Man,Black Cat crossing your path, Rabbits Foot, Crossing Your Fingers, Opening an umbrella indoors, and No news is good news. [...]
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600Welcome to Day 3 episode 5 in the city of the dead. Well last week we found that Phyllis was stabbed By what appears to be her boyfriend Jimmy. Today we will find out Who Or who didn't Stab Phyllis. We will also find out What Phyllis And Jimmy are hiding From Captain Friday. Are you ready for some blood and thunder!! Here's episode 5 Of Carlton E Morse's, City of the Dead [...]
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600Listen to 4 classic tales narrated by Father Time [...]
Thur, 12 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600The Bodies are starting to add up and what exactly is Jimmy's Secret? [...]
Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600The Four episodes of Night Beat today are ‘Murder of the Dream’, ‘Night is a Weapon’, ‘Number 13’ and ‘The Slasher’. We sure hope you enjoy the shows and be sure to vote in next week’s 4 pack Poll. You can do so by going to Either www.brandoclassicotr.com or www.brandoclassicotr.mobi [...]
Thur, 5 Feb 2015 09:16:04 -0600Adventures by Morse City of the Dead Episode 3 [...]
Thur, 29 Jan 2015 09:16:04 -0600True stories from The FBI [...]
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:16:04 -0600Today you will meet Captain Bart Friday [...]