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Winter 2024 Program Highlights


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

MEL BLANC SHOW (12-31-46) It’s the “Man of a Thousand Voices” starring in his own show, with Mary Jane Croft, Joseph Kearns, Hans Conried, Earle Ross, the Sportsmen, Victor Miller and the Orchestra. Mel is planning to be in his lodge’s New Year’s Eve pageant. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (23 min)
HENRY MORGAN SHOW (1-1-47) It’s “radio’s Bad Boy” with Arnold Stang, Bernie Green and the Orchestra. Morgan offers a reports on last year’s shows, which used 918 jokes, 818 of which were funny. “Your Obit Parade” examines the most hated songs of the last year. Eversharp, ABC. (24 min)
WILD BILL HICKOK (12-31-51) “The Dead of Winter” starring Guy Madison as Wild Bill and Andy Devine as Jingles Jones. Bill and Jingles plan to attend the big New Year’s Eve celebration in Thompson’s Corners. Cast: Mary Lansing, Clayton Post, Ken Christy, Frank Gerstle, Jack Moyles. Kellogg’s, MBS. (25 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (1-1-50) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, with Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler Richard Crenna, Jane Morgan, Gloria McMillan, Jeffrey Silver. Miss Brooks accepts Mr. Conklin’s offer to baby-sit on New Year’s Eve so that she can have enough money to go out with Mr. Boynton. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (29 min)
TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA (12-31-64) San Donahue leads the Dorsey orchestra in a broadcast from the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, with the Pied Pipers, Helen Forrest, Charlie Shavers, Jeannie Thomas, Larry O’Brien, Frank Sinatra Jr., who sings “Too Close for Comfort” and “A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening.” Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)
SUSPENSE (12-28-58) “The 32nd of December” starring Frank Lovejoy, with Joan Banks, Barney Phillips, Sam Pierce, Norm Alden. On New Year’s Eve, a man who plans to pawn his wife’s ring to cover his gambling debts is compelled to buy an unusual antique clock. Sustaining, CBS. (19 min)
LIFE OF RILEY (12-31-44) William Bendix stars as Chester Riley, with Paula Winslowe as Peg, Barbara Eiler as Babs, Dink Trout as Waldo, John Brown as Jim Gillis and Digby O’Dell. Riley plans a New Year’s Eve party and decides to invite a serviceman. American Meat Institute, BLUE. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

SPIKE JONES SHOW (1-30-49) It’s “The King of Corn,” with Doodles Weaver as Professor Feedlebaum, Sir Frederick Gass, announcer Dick Joy and guests Lina Romay and Basil Rathbone, who narrates a parody of “Peter and the Wolf.” Professor Feedlebaum sings “Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart.” Coca-Cola, CBS. (29 min)
FATHER KNOWS BEST (1-29-53) Robert Young stars as Jim Anderson, with Jean VanderPyl as Margaret, Ted Donaldson as Bud, Rhoda Williams as Cathy, Helen Strohm, Norma Jean Nilsson, Valerie Alberts. Bud is upset to learn he must give up his room when a neighbor’s niece comes to visit. Bill Forman announces. Postum, NBC. (29 min)
DRAGNET (6-1-50) Jack Webb stars as Sgt. Joe Friday, with Barton Yarborough as Sgt. Ben Romero. A rookie policeman is charged with robbery and assault. Cast includes Stacy Harris, Jack Kruschen. Fatima Cigarettes, NBC. (26 min)
LUX RADIO THEATER (1-11-54) “Has Anybody Seen My Gal” starring Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie and Gene Lockhart. Hudson and Laurie re-create their roles from the 1952 movie, about a millionaire whose plans to leave his fortune to an unsuspecting family leads to trouble. Cast includes Yvonne Peattie, Forrest Lewis, Joseph Kearns. Irving Cummings hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (22 min & 19 min & 14 min)
THEATER FIVE (1-22-65) “The First Weekend” starring John Gibson, Evie Juster, Jack Grimes. When a teenage girl is released from jail, she finds she and her father have a lot of things to discuss. Fred Foy announces. Sustaining, ABC. (21 min) Read the article about Theater Five and 1960s radio in the Winter 2024 issue of Nostalgia Digest.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13

THE FAT MAN (5-23-51) “Order for Murder” starring J. Scott Smart as Brad Runyon, who encounters a scarred war veteran seeking revenge on his commanding officer. Cast includes Vicki Vola, Jim McCallion. Sustaining, ABC. (24 min)
DUFFY’S TAVERN (5-19-48) Ed Gardner stars as Archie the Manager, with Eddie Green, Charlie Cantor as Clifton Finnegan, Sandra Gould as Miss Duffy, Alan Reed as Clancy. Archie schemes to fake an injury and go to court to collect damages. Bristol-Myers, NBC. (30 min)
JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY (10-15-46) An isolated episode from “The Warning of the Burmese Cat,” with Charles Flynn as Jack. After Billy is poisoned on a train, Jack and the doctor work to revive him, while Vic Hardy looks for a mysterious woman. Wheaties, ABC. (15 min)
PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-1-47) Bing Crosby stars in the first show of the season, with announcer Ken Carpenter, Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra and guests Gary Cooper and Peggy Lee, who join Bing for a spoof of singing cowboys. Bing sings “My Heart is a Hobo” and “How Soon.” Philco, ABC. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (10-10-23) Steve Darnall’s conversation with Donelle Dadigan, speaking by telephone from her home in California about the new release chronicling the commercial recordings of her godfather, pianist Jose Iturbi. (23 min)
LUX RADIO THEATER (5-27-46) “Music For Millions” starring Margaret O’Brien, Jose Iturbi, Jimmy Durante and Frances Gifford in a radio adaptation of the 1944 movie. O’Brien, Iturbi and Durante re-create their roles in the story of a classical musician who is preparing to have a baby while awaiting news of her husband overseas. William Keighley hosts. AFRS rebroadcast. (21 min & 16 min & 11 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

LUM AND ABNER (4-26-35) Chester Lauck and Norris Goff star as Lum Edwards and Abner Peabody, proprietors of the Jot ‘Em Down store in Pine Ridge. Lum talks to Granpappy Spears about how his scheme to win back Evalena left Abner with a black eye. Horlick’s Malted Milk, MBS. (15 min)
UNDER ARREST (6-26-49) “The Paris Road” starring Joe DeSantis as Capt. Jim Scott, who is forced to help two criminals steal a valuable painting from an art museum. Cast: Joan Alexander, Ralph Bell, Carl Eastman, Luis Van Rooten. Jack Farren announces. Sustaining, MBS. (30 min)
SEALTEST VILLAGE STORE (5-6-48) Jack Carson stars, with Eve Arden, Ilene Woods, announcer Hy Averback, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Frank DeVol and the Orchestra. Jack talks about his family’s history as seafarers and takes the gang on a sea cruise. Sealtest, NBC. (29 min)
BOLD VENTURE (1952) Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star as Slate Shannon and Sailor Duval, with Jester Hairston as King Moses. A man from Sumatra is murdered for his gold, and multiple parties think Slate and Sailor know where it is. Syndicated. (27 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (9-21-23) Steve Darnall’s telephone conversation with Josh Mills, son of Edie Adams, who discusses his new book about the legendary Ernie Kovacs, television pioneer and Edie’s first husband. (20 min) Read the article about Ernie Kovacs in the Winter 2024 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
X MINUS ONE (3-20-57) “Protection” starring William Redfield, Elliott Reid, William Keene. A college student accepts an offer from an invisible alien to protect him from danger. Sustaining, NBC. (23 min)
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (12-12-48) Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard star, with Tommy Bernard, Henry Blair, John Brown, Janet Waldo, Jack Kirkwood. Ozzie reads a magazine article about worrying and becomes a worrier himself. International Silver, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
MELODIES... AND MYSTERIES

YOUR HIT PARADE (12-1-45) It’s the top tunes of the week, as performed by Dick Todd, Joan Edwards, the Hit Paraders, Mark Warnow and the Orchestra, announcer Kenny Delmar. Songs include “Did You Ever Get That Feeling in the Moonlight?” “If I Loved You” and others. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT (1947) “The House That Time Forgot” starring Vinton Hayworth and Elsie Hitz. A young couple buys a house, only to find that someone else appears to be living there already. Syndicated. (26 min)
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LOWER BASIN STREET (7-17-41) A spoof of highbrow musical shows, with Jack McCarthy, Paul Lavalle and the Orchestra, Dr. Henry Levine and his Dixieland Band, singer Diane Courtney and guest Erskine Hawkins, who plays “Three Valve Jump” and “Amapola.” Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)
MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (3-9-47) “The Woman in Black” starring Chester Stratton and Joan Tompkins, with Maurice Tarplin as the Mysterious Traveler. A reporter pursues a woman whom he believes is responsible for a series of deaths. Cast includes Wendell Holmes, James Van Dyke, Morton Lawrence. Carl Caruso announces. Sustaining, MBS. (29 min)
RAILROAD HOUR (8-28-50) Gordon MacRae stars in a revue of songs from 1929, with the Norman Luboff Choir, Carmen Dragon and the Orchestra and guest Lucille Norman, who sings “More Than You Know” and joins Gordon for “I’ll See You Again.” Marvin Miller announces. Association of American Railroads, NBC. (29 min)
INNER SANCTUM (5-29-45) “Musical Score” starring Berry Kroeger. After a ship goes down, a composer is murdered on a lifeboat by one of his fellow survivors. Paul McGrath is host, with Mary Bennett, Arnold Moss, Santos Ortega. Lipton Tea and Soup, CBS. (28 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-6-49) With Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, The Sportsmen and guests Claudette Colbert, Vincent Price and Fletcher Markle. Mary tells Phil and Dennis about how Jack tried to appear on the Ford Theater with Claudette. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, CBS. (27 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-11-37) With Mary, Phil, Don, Kenny Baker, Harry Baldwin and guests George Burns and Gracie Allen. Gracie interrupts the show with a message from George but can’t remember what it is. Later, the cast present another installment of “Buck Benny Rides Again.” Kenny sings “Moonlight and Shadows.” Jell-O, NBC. (29 min) Read the article about Jack Benny and George Burns in the Winter 2024 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-7-43) George Burns and Gracie Allen substitute for Jack, with Don, Dennis, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Bill Goodwin, Paul Whiteman and the Orchestra. Gracie is making plans to play Carnegie Hall. Grape Nuts, NBC. (28 min)
BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (11-9-43) With Bill Goodwin, singer Jimmy Cash, Felix Mills and the Orchestra, Paula Winslowe and guest Jack Benny. Gracie sees a chance to boost George’s singing career when she encounters Jack Benny in a beauty parlor. Swan Soap, CBS. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-13-44) Broadcasting from March Field in California, with Mary, Phil, Dennis, Don, Rochester, Butterfly McQueen and guest Larry Adler. The whole cast wishes Jack a happy birthday; later, Jack and Larry reminisce about their recent trip to Egypt. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (29 min)
COMMAND PERFORMANCE #140 (recorded 9-30-44) Deanna Durbin is mistress of ceremonies, with Jack Benny, Martha Tilton, Tommy Dorsey, Ginger Rogers, James Cagney, announcer Don Wilson. Jack mistakenly assumes he’s the show’s host; later, Dorsey leads an all-star jam session. AFRS. (30 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-13-49) With Mary, Phil, Don, Dennis, Rochester, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner. It’s the day before Jack’s birthday and he announces he’s going to present “The Horn Blows at Midnight” on the Ford Theater. Lucky Strike, CBS. (27 min)
PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (2-13-49) With Elliott Lewis as Frankie Remley, Walter Tetley as Julius Abbruzio, Jeanine Roose and Anne Whitfield as the Harris daughters, Hal March, Jack Mather. Alice is delighted when flowers are delivered to the house, but Phil suspects she has a secret admirer. Rexall, NBC. (30 min)
BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (11-29-45) With Bill Goodwin, Meredith Willson and the Orchestra, Shirley Mitchell and guest Jack Benny. When George must enroll in college to claim an inheritance, Gracie gets Jack Benny to enroll with him. Maxwell House Coffee, NBC. (29 min)
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (6-9-43) With Harry von Zell, Dinah Shore, Bert Gordon as the Mad Russian, Cookie Fairchild and the Orchestra and guests George Burns and Gracie Allen, Groucho Marx and Jack Benny. Eddie and his wife Ida are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary and a big party is planned for the occasion. Ipana, Sal Hepatica, NBC. (29 min)
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (6-13-43) “Love is News” starring Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan and James Gleason in a radio adaptation of the 1937 film, about an heiress who decides to get even with a newspaper reporter by announcing their engagement. Cast includes Joseph Kearns. Lady Esther Cosmetics, CBS. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-12-47) With Mary, Phil, Rochester, Don, Dennis, the Sportsmen Quartet and guests George Burns and Gracie Allen, who try to listen to Jack’s show on the radio. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-20-49) With Mary, Phil, Don, Rochester, Dennis and guests Fletcher Markle and Jack Warner, both of whom try to convince Jack to do something other than “The Horn Blows at Midnight” on the Ford Theater program. Dennis sings “So Dear to My Heart.” Lucky Strike, CBS. (27 min)
SUSPENSE (4-5-51) “Murder in G Flat” starring Jack Benny as a mild-mannered piano tuner who mistakenly picks up a handbag containing $25,000 in cash. With Bea Benaderet, Joseph Kearns, Larry Thor, Jack Kruschen, Paul Frees, Clayton Post. Announcer is Harlow Wilcox. Auto-Lite, CBS. (30 min)
BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (1-8-48) With Bill Goodwin, Meredith Willson and the Orchestra, Gale Gordon, Mel Blanc and guest Jack Benny. In an effort to fulfill their musical ambitions, Gracie suggests that Jack and George become gypsy troubadours. Maxwell House Coffee, NBC. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATER (3-29-37) “Dulcy” starring George Burns and Gracie Allen, with Elliott Nugent, Howard Lindsay, Norma Lee and Wallace Clark, in a radio version of the play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. A woman with good intentions manages to create chaos while trying to help her husband put through a merger. Cast: John Davidson, Victor Rodman, Joe Franz, Leora Thatcher. Intermission guests are actress/columnist Hedda Hopper and socialite Elsa Maxwell. Cecil B. DeMille hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (23 min & 16 min & 20 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-20-52) With Mary, Phil, Don, Dennis, Rochester, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner and guest George Burns, who agrees to sing Jack’s new song, “When You Say ‘I Beg Your Pardon,’ Then I’ll Come Back to You.” The cast offer various excuses for being late to the broadcast. Lucky Strike, CBS. (25 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-27-49) With Phil, Dennis, Don, Rochester, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Artie Auerbach, Elvia Allman and guest Claude Rains. After Jack’s violin lesson with Professor LeBlanc, Rains comes by the house to change Jack’s mind about presenting “The Horn Blows to Midnight” on the Ford Theater. Lucky Strike, CBS. (27 min) Read the article about Claude Rains in the Winter 2024 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
MEL BLANC SHOW (1-7-47) With Mary Jane Croft, Joseph Kearns, Hans Conried, Joe Walker, The Sportsmen. Mel must work quickly when he accidentally breaks a Caruso record belonging to Betty’s father. Colgate Tooth Powder, CBS. (25 min)
FORD THEATER (3-4-49) “The Horn Blows at Midnight” starring Jack Benny, with Claude Rains and Mercedes McCamrbidge in a radio adaptation of Jack’s 1945 film. An angel is sent down to Earth for the purpose of destroying it. Cast includes Hans Conried, Anne Whitfield, Jeanette Nolan, Jane Morgan, Joseph Kearns, Herb Vigran, Shirley Mitchell, Miriam Wolfe. Fletcher Markle hosts. Ford Theater, CBS. (18 min & 20 min & 21 min)
BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (3-31-49) With Bill Goodwin, Joseph Kearns, Mel Blanc, Gale Gordon, announcer Tobe Reed and guest Jack Benny. George and Gracie devise a plan to change Jack’s cheap behavior. Maxwell House Coffee, NBC. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-2-52) Broadcasting from Palm Springs, with Phil, Don, Rochester, Dennis, Artie Auerbach, Benny Rubin, Mel Blanc and a special quartet to sing Jack’s song: George Burns, Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx and Frank Sinatra! Lucky Strike, CBS. (26 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
THE EYES OF MARCH

CBS RADIO WORKSHOP (3-23-56) “The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes” is “an original story ballad” about a remarkable jazz musician who wins an old horn in a card game. Narrated by William Conrad, with Jimmy Dodd as Jimmy and music by Ray Noble. Cast: Roy Glenn, Georgia Ellis, Sam Edwards, Lou Merrill, Nan Boardman, Jack Moyles, Tony Barrett. Sustaining, CBS. (29 min)
SUSPENSE (8-29-46) “Blue Eyes” starring Hume Cronyn. A man decides to murder his wife after she makes a remark that disrupts his entire day. Cast includes Elliott Lewis, Bill Johnstone, Cathy Lewis, Joseph Kearns. Ken Niles announces. Roma Wines, CBS. (29 min)
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (4-25-39) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Bill Thompson, Harold Peary, Isabel Randolph, Donald Novis, The Four Notes, Billy Mills and the Orchestra, announcer Harlow Wilcox. McGee goes to see Dr. Gildersleeve about getting a pair of glasses. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
THE WHISTLER (11-12-45) “The Seeing Eye” starring Ken Christy and Elliott Lewis, with Bill Forman as The Whistler. A sea captain resorts to desperate measures in order to conceal that he is losing his sight. Announcer is Marvin Miller. Signal Oil, CBS. (29 min)
NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE (1-28-45) “An Eye for an Eye” starring Lon Clark as Nick, with Helen Choate as Patsy. Nick’s plans for a vacation are interrupted when he stops at a house where a family is being pursued by a killer. Lin-X, MBS. (29 min)
FAVORITE STORY (5-20-47) “The Glass Eye” starring Lurene Tuttle and Byron Kane in a radio adaptation of a story by John Keir Cross. A lonely woman falls in love with a handsome ventriloquist. Ronald Colman hosts. Cast includes Herb Butterfield. Syndicated. (26 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 9
KATE SMITH SHOW (10-15-44) With Ted Collins, Four Chicks and Chuck, comedian Harry Savoy, Shirley Booth (as Dottie Mahoney) and guests The Ink Spots, who sing “Someday I’ll Meet You Again” and “Your Feets Too Big.” Kate sings “The Trolley Song,” “How Many Hearts Have You Broken?” and others. AFRS rebroadcast. (29 min)
YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (11-25-56) “The Royal Street Matter” starring Bob Bailey as the man with the action-packed expense account. Dollar is in New Orleans to investigate a fire at an antiques shop, but the owner refuses to file a claim. Cast: Virginia Gregg, Forrest Lewis, Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Merrill, Frank Gerstle. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (7-24-49) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, with Gale Gordon as Principal Conklin, Jeff Chandler as Mr. Boynton, Richard Crenna, Jane Morgan, Gloria McMillan Miss Brooks makes plans to nurse Mr. Boynton back to health — but first, he’s got to get sick. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (30 min)
MERCURY THEATER ON THE AIR (8-29-38) “The Count of Monte Cristo” starring Orson Welles in a radio adaptation of the story by Alexander Dumas. A French sailor escapes from a prison island and goes to Paris to seek revenge on his enemies. With Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Edgar Barrier, Eustace Wyatt, Paul Stewart, Sidney Smith, Richard Wilson, William Alland, Anna Stafford. Announcer is Dan Seymour. Sustaining, CBS. (36 min and 23 min)
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (1-7-45) Broadcast from the Twenty-First Ferrying Group of the Ferrying Division of the Air Transport Command, Palm Springs, CA, with Don Ameche, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and the Orchestra and guest Carmen Miranda, who joins the cast for “Cornsilk Alley,” a parody of “Tobacco Road.” AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

ESCAPE (3-13-49) “A Shipment of Mute Fate” starring John Lund, with Berry Kroeger and Lois Corbett. Panic ensues aboard an ocean liner when a deadly snake breaks out of its cage. With David Ellis, Don Diamond, Vivi Janiss. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
FRED ALLEN SHOW (5-25-47) With Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelley, Peter Donald, The DeMarco Sisters, Al Goodman and his Orchestra and guest Rudy Vallee. Fred encourages Rudy to end his retirement and come back to show business. The Allen’s Alley question: “Where do you go to get away from it all?” Tender Leaf Tea, Shefford’s Cheese, NBC. (30 min)
RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE (2-19-50) Dick Powell stars as Diamond, with Ed Begley as Lt. Walt Levinson and Wilms Herbert as Sgt. Otis. The police ask Diamond to help locate the parties responsible for stealing $100,000 in jewels. Cast: Frances Robinson, Jack Kruschen, Yvonne Peattie, Charles Seel. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)
SONGS BY SINATRA (11-6-46) Frank Sinatra stars, with Andre Previn, the Pied Pipers, Axel Stordahl and the Orchestra and guest Jimmy Durante, who sings “So I Ups to Him.” Frank sings “My Sugar is So Refined,” “All the Things You Are” and others. Marvin Miller announces. Old Gold Cigarettes, CBS. (27 min)
JOYCE JORDAN, MD (2-4-46) An isolated episode of the long-running soap opera. As Joyce and Celia are back at the family house, discussing what’s troubling them, Janie tells her mother some surprising news about Ross. Rye Billsbury announces. Dreft, NBC. (15 min)
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (1-26-41) “If You Could Only Cook” starring Herbert Marshall, Alice Faye and Humphrey Bogart in a radio adaptation of the 1935 film. An automobile executive helps a young woman to get a job as a cook by agreeing to act as a butler. Roger Pryor hosts; announcer is John Heistand. Gulf Oil, CBS. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON (5-13-49) “The Skagway Mail” starring Paul Sutton as Sgt. Preston, who investigates when a mail run is held up on the way to Skagway and a single letter is stolen. Quaker Puffed Wheat and Rice, ABC. (29 min)
LIFE OF RILEY (10-11-47) William Bendix stars as Chester Riley, with Paula Winslowe as Peg, John Brown as Digby O’Dell, Alan Reed, Verna Felton, Pat McGeehan. The Rileys are hosting a young man for dinner and Peg recalls when Riley got a job on the police force. Prell, NBC. (30 min)
LIGHTS OUT (5-25-43) “Little Old Lady,” starring Cathy Lewis and Shirley Mitchell in a story written and directed by Arch Oboler. A young woman brings her girlfriend to visit a distant relative, but they encounter strange creatures on the premises. Ironized Yeast, CBS. (29 min)
FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE (8-21-49) “The Incredible Anna Lee” starring Rosalind Russell with Frank Lovejoy. An actress with an “undistinguished face” signs a contract and wears out her agent as she pursues stardom. Cast includes Ken Christy, Betty Moran, George Niese. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)
BIG TOWN (10-12-48) “Double Trouble” stars Edward Pawley as Steve Wilson, editor of the Illustrated Press, with Fran Carlon as Lorelei Kilborn. A woman asks for Steve’s help in finding her missing twin sister. Lifebuoy Soap, NBC. (29 min)
MILTON BERLE SHOW (10-28-47) It’s “Uncle Milty” on radio, with Pert Kelton, Jack Albertson, Mary Shipp, Charlie Irving, Billy Sands, John Gibson, singer Dick Varney, Ray Bloch and the Orchestra, announcer Frank Gallop. For Navy Week, the show presents a “Salute to the Navy,” as Berle recalls a recent boat trip to Havana. Philip Morris Cigarettes, NBC. (28 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
RADIO’S EASTER BASKET

KRAFT MUSIC HALL (3-25-48) Al Jolson stars, with Oscar Levant, Lou Bring and the Orchestra, announcer Ken Carpenter, the Kraft Choral Club and guest Clifton Webb. Al sings “Baby Face” and “Easter Parade”; the Choral Club sings “Sheep and Lambs.” Kraft, NBC. (30 min)
RED SKELTON SHOW (4-15-49) With announcer Rod O’Connor, Verna Felton, Lurene Tuttle, the Four Knights, David Rose and the Orchestra. Red and David go shopping to find an Easter hat for Red’s wife and encounter Deadeye and the grandma of Junior, the Mean Little Kid. Tide, CBS. (30 min)
HOLLYWOOD STAR TIME (4-21-46) “The Song of Bernadette,” starring Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb, Vanessa Brown and Pedro DeCordoba in a radio adaptation of the 1943 film, about a poor village girl who sees a miraculous apparition. Frigidaire, CBS. (29 min)
PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (4-17-49) Alice has invited her daughters’ school principal to the house for Easter dinner. With Elliott Lewis as Frankie Remley, Walter Tetley as Julius, Robert North as Willie, Jeannine Roose, Anne Whitfield. Rexall, NBC. (30 min)
THE SHADOW (3-28-48) “Death and the Easter Bonnet” stars Bret Morrison as Lamont Cranston, with Grace Matthews as the lovely Margot Lane. Margot buys an expensive hat for Easter but she discovers that other parties want the hat as well. The Shadow investigates. Blue Coal, MBS. (29 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (4-9-52) Willard Waterman stars as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, with Walter Tetley as Leroy, Mary Lee Robb as Marjorie, Lillian Randolph as Birdie, Dick LeGrand as Peavey, Earle Ross as Judge Hooker, Jeanne Bates as Paula Winthrop. The family persuades Gildy to get up early to attend the sunrise Easter service. Kraft, NBC. (29 min)

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