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The Greatest Hits and Rarest Shows from Radio's Golden Age.

The RADIO Show - The Greatest Hits and Rarest Performances from Radio's Golden Age

Every weekend Lee Michael invites you to remember a time when radio was the primary source of entertainment, music and news in America - that period from the late 1920s to September 30, 1962, commonly called "The Golden Age of Radio."

NOW HEAR THIS!
Listen to The RADIO Show's theme, "Leapfrog," all 2:47 of it, by Les Brown and his Band of Renown (in wonderful stereo, no less!) by clicking HERE.
Well, at least now we know what the kid LOOKS like...

The first series of the "Speed Gibson" serial has ended, but you can still hear Speed's past adventures online right here on The RADIO Show homepage, five episodes at a time! Just click on the blue bar to download the 26th episode, "Clint and Barney are Captured" from June 26, 1937!

Click HERE for episode #27, "Speed Arrives and Helps Clint and Barney" (July 3, 1937), HERE for Ep. #28, "Bob Gilmore Sworn Into Secret Police" (July 10, 1937), HERE for Ep. #29, "Speed and Bob Fly to Help Dr. Kingsley" (July 17, 1937), and finally HERE for Episode 30, "The Octopus' secret Headquarters" (July 24, 1937). For the benefit of our new OTRN listeners, these five episodes will be up until the end of August.

The RADIO Show is ON THE AIR...er, WEB!!!


Hi, everybody else. Lee Michael here. Thanks to The Olde Tyme Radio Network, The RADIO Show can now be heard all over the world on the www. (Ain't technology great?) The plan is as follows: A show will be posted on their website every week, changing every Sunday, starting with the final six broadcast episodes...and for those who listened to the show while it was airing, yes, it will include the final three unaired shows. Then the "new" version, much longer than the standard 47-minute length, will debut on the 7th week. Here's the rundown:

AUGUST 7 (previously aired June 25): The Adventures of Superman "The Super Sleuth" Ep. #1016 (Pt 1 of 8) Starring Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Julian Noa, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck (narrator), Dan McCullough (announcer). Mutual Broadcasting System, July 22, 1946, sponsored by Kellogg's Pep.
2005 Pioneer Nominee for the Radio Hall of Fame: The Great Gildersleeve "Testimonial Dinner for Judge Hooker" starring Hal Peary, Earle Ross, Lurene Tuttle, Lillian Randolph, Walter Tetley. NBC, May 21, 1942, sponsored by Kraft Foods.

AUGUST 14 (prev. aired July 2): Superman "The Super Sleuth" Ep. #1017 (Pt. 2 of 8) Starring Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Dan McCullough. Mutual, July 23, 1946, sponsored by Kellogg's Pep.
2005 Pioneer Nominee for the Radio Hall of Fame: Gangbusters "The Tennessee Valley Killer" starring Arthur Vinton and Will Geer; Pgm. #508, ABC, Dec. 20, 1947.

AUGUST 21 (prev. aired July 9): Superman "The Super Sleuth" Ep. #1018 (Pt. 3) Starring Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck. Mutual, July 24, 1946.
2005 Pioneer Nominee for the Radio Hall of Fame: The Abbott & Costello Show "Who's On First?" starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, Skinnay Ennis, John Brown. NBC, April 17, 1947.

AUGUST 28: (previously unaired):
2005 Pioneer Nominee for the Radio Hall of Fame: Jean Shepherd "Flick's Tongue" WOR Radio, New York (date uncertain)

SEPT. 4: (previously unaired):
Superman Special "The Super Sleuth," Eps. #1019, 1020, 1021 (Pts 4, 5 & 6) Starring Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Matt Crowley, Jackson Beck, Dan McCullough. Mutual, July 25, 26 and 29, 1946, sponsored by Kellogg's Pep.

SEPT. 11 (previously unaired final "broadcast" version of The RADIO Show):
Superman "The Super Sleuth" Eps. #1022 and 1023 (Pts. 7 & 8 [conclusion]) starring Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Matt Crowley, Jackson Beck, Dan McCullough. Mutual, July 30 and 31, 1946, sponsored by Kellogg's Pep.
Vic and Sade "Goodbye" (last quarter hour show) starring Art Van Harvey, Bernadine Flynn, David Whitehorse and Clarence Hartzell, with special appearance by the cast of "Rosemary" (Vic and Sade's replacement). NBC, Sept. 29, 1944, sponsored by Proctor and Gamble.

SEPT. 18: The RADIO Show's first official Olde Tyme Radio Network episode (RS-N-1), with
Speed Gibson of the International Secret Police "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure" - Pt. 1, "Atlantian Syndicate Investigation in Africa" (Pgm. #101, Ep. 1, Series 2) starring Howard McNear. Syndicated by Radio Attractions, Dec. 3, 1938.
A Word From Our Sponsor: 1954 Studebaker Lark commercial, narrated by Jackson Beck
Bob & Ray "Camp Counselor" starring Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding. CBS, July 1, 1959.
Fibber McGee and Molly "Uncle Dennis Visits" starring Jim & Marion Jordan, Bill Thompson, Harlow Wilcox, Isabel Randolph, and Hal Peary as "Gildersleeve". NBC, Nov. 26, 1940, sponsored by Johnson's Wax.

SEPTEMBER 25 (RS-N-2): Speed Gibson "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure" - Pt. 2, "An Airborne Fire" (Pgm. #102, Ep. 2, Series 2) starring Howard McNear. Syndicated by Radio Attractions, Dec. 10, 1938.
A Word From Our Sponsor...
Vic and Sade "A Letter to Walter" starring Art Van Harvey, Bernadine Flynn, and Billy Idelson. NBC, early 1940s, sponsored by Proctor & Gamble.
Crime Classics "The Terrible Deed of John White Webster and His Crime That Shocked the Nation" Episode #5, starring Lou Merrill as "Thomas Hyland," with Herb Butterfield, Larry Thor, Junius Matthews, Jean Howell, Paula Winslowe and Martha Wentworth. CBS, July 13, 1953, sustained (non-sponsored).

OCTOBER 2 (RS-N-3): Speed Gibson "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure" - Pt. 3 "Safe Landing is Made" (Pgm. #103, Ep. 3, Series 2) starring Howard McNear. Syndicated by Radio Attractions, Dec. 17, 1938.
A Word From Our Sponsor...
The Bickersons "The Bickersons At Sea" starring Frances Langford and Don Ameche with Philip Rapp
Dragnet "Nickel Plated Gun" starring Jack Webb and Barton Yarborough (Pgm. #2) NBC, June 17, 1949 (sustained).

OCTOBER 9 (RS-N-4): Speed Gibson "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure" - Pt. 4 (Pgm. #104, Ep. 4, Series 2) starring Howard McNear. Syndicated by Radio Attractions, Dec. 24, 1938.
A Word From Our Sponsor...
10-2-4 Ranch starring Curt Massey and The Sons of the Pioneers. Syndicated, sponsored by Dr. Pepper.
Calling All Cars - Ep. TBA. Syndicated, sponsored by Rio Grande Cracked Gasoline.

OCTOBER 16 (RS-N-5) A Speed Gibson Special: Pts. 5, 6, 7 and 8 of "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure," plus A Word From Our Sponsor and an episode of The Bill Cosby Radio Program from 1968.

OCTOBER 23 (RS-N-6): Speed Gibson "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure" - Pt. 9
A Word From Our Sponsor...
Challenge of the Yukon starring Jay Michael and Dewey Coles. Sustained, Michigan Radio Network.
The Burns & Allen Show starring George Burns and Gracie Allen - Ep. TBA

OCTOBER 30 (RS-N-7): Speed Gibson "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure" - Pt. 10
A Word From Our Sponsor...
Leo Is On The Air - a 1/4 hr. syndicated radio movie trailer from MGM
Suspense - "Ghost Hunt" starring Ralph Edwards.

NOVEMBER 6 (RS-N-8)RADIO HALL OF FAME SPECIAL: AND THE WINNERS ARE...

A special show dedicated to the winners of the Pioneer Awards in the regional and national categorites of the 2005 Radio Hall of Fame.

NOVEMBER 13 (RS-N-9): Speed Gibson "The Atlantian Syndicate Adventure" - Pt. 11
A Word From Our Sponsor...
Audition Record: The Cinnamon Bear - a sneak preview of our special Holiday programming coming up in December
The Fred Allen Show - The legendary "King For A Day" episode with Jack Benny (A classic!!!)

Well, that's the lineup as it now stands. And if you miss any of the shows, you'll be happy to learn, if you're not already familiar with the OTRN, they keep archived episodes of their shows ("Same Time, Same Station," "The Glowing Dial," and "Heritage Radio Theater"...and soon, of course, The RADIO Show) online all the time, so you never have to miss a single episode.
Thanks again for your calls and emails of support. It's nice to know The RADIO Show is appreciated, and I look forward to having you rejoin us at your front-row seat at the Theater of the Mind. And if there are any classic shows you'd like to hear, let me know.

Thanks, and stay tuned...
Lee Michael
Host/Producer/Creator,
"The RADIO Show"

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