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Archive for the ‘Mystery Shows’ Category

Barry Craig Confidential Investigator

Originally aired October 31, 1951 Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator is one of the few detective radio series that had separate versions of it broadcast from both coasts. Even the spelling changed over the years. It was first “Barry Crane” and then “Barrie Craig”. NBC produced it in New York from 1951 to 1954 and then [...]

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Charlie Chan

On radio, Charlie Chan was heard in different series on four networks (Blue, NBC, ABC, MBS) between the years 1932 and 1948. Walter Connolly initially portrayed Chan as part of Esso Oil’s Five Star Theater, which serialized adaptations of Biggers novels. Ed Begley Sr. had the title role in NBC’s The Adventures of Charlie Chan [...]

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Box 13

Box 13 was a syndicated radio series about the escapades of newspaperman-turned-mystery novelist Dan Holliday, played by film star Alan Ladd. Created by Ladd’s company, Mayfair Productions, Box 13 premiered August 22, 1948, on Mutual’s New York flagship, WOR, and aired in syndication on the East Coast from August 22, 1948, to August 14. 1949. [...]

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The Shadow

One of the most popular radio shows in history debuted in August 1930 when “The Shadow” went on the air. “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” The opening lines of the “Detective Story” program captivated listeners and are instantly recognizable even today. Originally the narrator of the series [...]

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