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Friday, January 30, 2015

Archie Andrews 48-12-14 Job at the Drugstore

After Archie complains to his dad about not having any money for Christmas, he gets a job at the drugstore and gets into trouble right away.

Running time - 29:47 min

Great Gildersleeve 54-01-13 Gildy in the Doghouse with Irene

Gildersleeve has been consistently late for his dates with Irene, and if he's late one more time she'll quit seeing him.

Running time - 31:48 min

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Command Performance 42-11-10 Jack Benny, Alice Faye, Cass Daley

The announcer for program is Don Wilson with Jack Benny as MC. Don tries to explain that Jack has a split personality. Cass Daley sings a humorous tune. Marlene Fingerle and Arthur Schutt perform a piano duet. Eddie "Rochester" Anderson calls Jack and tries to get the night off. Alice Faye sings "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Jack gets upset with Don and walks off the program, and encounters his alter ego.

Running time - 29:29 min

Dark Venture 46-11-18 The Only Inhabitant

A hoodlum named Eddy deserts the army to join up with a black marketeer in China. The pair are finally apprehended but while attempting to escape, Eddy deserts his partner and tries to make it to a hideout, and when he arrives, no one will give him shelter.

Running time - 29:23 min

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Andrews Sisters Show 45-11-28 Abbott and Costello

The Sisters sing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Curt Massey sings "I'll Buy That Dream." The Sisters sing "Put That Ring On My Finger."  Guests Abbott and Costello perform their famous "Who's On First" skit. Patty and Curt Massey sing "Soon." Curt Massey, Vic Schoen and the Ambassadors, along with the Andrews Sisters, perform "Along the Navajo Trail."

LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene Andrews

Running time - 28:58 min

Fred Allen Show 40-02-14 The Visibility Was Poor, But The Pilot Could See His Finish

The News of the Week presents poets from all walks of life. For Boy Scout Week, Fred interviews an Eagle Scout. The Mighty Allen Art Players present a play about a financially desperate Allen Airlines.

Running time - 46:47 min

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Danny Kaye Show 45-02-10 Sends Valentine To Jack Benny

Jack Benny sent Danny a present so Danny sends him a Valentine. Danny sings a Calypso Valentine. The cast performs a Valentine's Day play, with Danny playing an invisible baby Cupid.

Running time - 29:48 min

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jack Benny Program 45-12-02 Can't Stand Jack Benny Contest

Jack just can't believe his press agent has come up with an "I Can't Stand Jack Benny Because..." contest to give away 10,000 dollars in Victory Bonds, with Fred Allen as the judge.

Running time - 23:14 min

Burns and Allen 46-05-09 Guest - Harpo Marx

George complains to Gracie about her gossip column. Gracie hires Harpo Marx as a snooping reporter to dig up celebrity dirt for her column.

Running time - 29:15 min

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Great Gildersleeve 46-01-13 Ben Sells Life Insurance

Marjorie's boyfriend Ben, hasn't decided what he wants to do since leaving the Navy, so Gildersleeve pressures him into getting a job selling insurance.

Running time - 29:48 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 46-01-22 Pioneer Day

The town is celebrating Pioneer Day by reenacting a big bank robbery of 1897, with Fibber playing the Sheriff who shoots down the bandits.

Running time - 28:06 min

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Charlie McCarthy 43-02-14 Charles Ruggles

Charlie has written a Valentine's Day poem for Dale Evans. Charlie has put an ad in the paper to find his real parents, and consults a psychic to learn about his them. Bill Tompson brings news from Flageria. Bergen wants to buy a new house, and has asked Charles Ruggles for help, who tries to sell him a haunted house.

* Background noise, but program still very audible. Incomplete.

Running time - 21:01 min

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 78-02-17 The Church of Hell

A couple returns from a European trip to learn that the tenant that was living in their country home is dead, the home in shambles, and soon learn that supernatural forces are at work that now threaten the homeowners.

Running time - 44:22 min

Friday, January 23, 2015

Charlie McCarthy 43-04-25 A Spoof On 'Showboat'

Kay Francis promotes War Bonds. Charlie asks Bergen to explain short wave radio. Bill Thompson is leaving to appear in a western movie in Flageria. Charlie and Irene Dunne imagine they have a showboat, and perform 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.

Running time - 29:12 min

Burns and Allen 47-03-06 Gracie Takes Up Crime Solving

Gracie is anxious to solve crimes after falling in love with a radio detective program, so she drags George out in search of a stolen car.

Running time - 29:11 min

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Saint 51-01-14 Simon Takes a Curtain Call

An actor friend of Simon's has come to believe someone's life may be in danger and seeks Simon's help.

Vincent Price as Simon Templar, alias The Saint

Running time - 58:57 min

Fibber McGee and Molly 36-08-03 Captain Of The Ship

Fibber and Molly are on a yacht, and with the captain sick, Fibber has taken charge.

Running time - 29:18 min

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Shadow 38-04-17 The Blind Beggar Dies

The Shadow goes to the aide of the city's beggars who have been forced to pay protection racketeers who have already killed one beggar for not paying them.

Running time - 28:41 min

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Haunting Hour 45-06-14 Case of the Lonesome Corpse

People have disappeared in a park near the mausoleum of a dead eccentric, and the locals believe he haunts the park.

Running time - 25:01 min

Danny Kaye 45-03-10 Romeo and Juliet

Eve Arden makes one little sneeze, and Danny becomes afraid it might lead to serious illness. Danny and the cast perform a modern radio version of Romeo and Juliet.

Running time - 29:46 min

Monday, January 19, 2015

Escape 47-11-19 Casting the Runes

A man becomes terrified after giving a bad book review, and learns that the book's author may have cast a curse upon him.

Running time - 29:30 min

The Avenger 45-07-27 The Crypt of Thoth

Jim Brandon investigates what becomes a triple murder centered around an ancient crypt that holds the secret of riches.

Running time - 30:00 min

Jack Benny Program 36-10-25 Romeo and Juliet Preview

Jack brags about his performance last week. Jack and the gang do a preview of next weeks play, but the sponsor calls and doesn't want them to do it.

Running time - 29:30 min

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 41-06-18 No Blood and No Sand

Texaco News interviews people involved in Summer Theater activities. Kenny Baker is packing to go to a Rover Boys summer camp. New York District Attorney Thomas Dewey drops by to promote the USO. The Texaco Workshop players present "No Blood and No Sand", their version of "Blood and Sand."

Running time - 58:24 min

Charlie McCarthy 37-12-12 Mae West

Charlie tells Edgar he needs money, after spending all his money on a chemistry set. Guest Mae West performs in a play with Don Ameche, about Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Mae West meets Charlie McCarthy in the segment that caused Mae to be banned from radio for several years.

Running time - 55:32 min

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Blue Beetle 40-06-05 Death Strikes From The East

The Blue Beetle sets out to destroy an extortion racket operating from Chinatown, headed by a mysterious figure known as the Purple Dragon.

Running time - 26:46 min

Jack Benny Program 50-01-15 How Jack and Fred Allen Met

Jack is frustrated when his guest, Fred Allen, is late for rehearsal, and while he waits, he tells Don the story of how he met Fred. Meanwhile, on the way to the studio, Fred tells Rochester his version of how he met Jack.

Running time - 29:30 min

Friday, January 16, 2015

Jack Benny Program 52-01-20 George Burns Sings Jack's Song

Mary arrives late and gives Jack a fantastic excuse. George Burns stops by to sing "If you say I beg your pardon, then I'll come back to you."

Running time - 25:00 min

Whatever Became Of 67-05-16 The Great Gildersleeve #2

Host Richard Lamparski interviews Willard Waterman, who discusses his career and the events that took place leading to his role as The Great Gildersleeve following the departure of Harold Peary from the show. Also a segment of the Fibber McGee and Molly show.

Running time - 30:23 min

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 77-10-07 The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

Sherlock Holmes is asked by a distinguished banker to locate some precious jewels supposedly stolen by the banker's own son.

Running time - 42:33 min

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mercury Theater On The Air 38-10-23 Around the World in 80 Days

The Mercury Theater presents their adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, the story of the adventures of a gentleman who travels the globe in order to win a wager, while being pursued by a detective who suspects him of bank robbery.

Orson Welles

Running time - 57:43 min

Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show 49-01-23 Preparing To Attend The Inaugural Ball

Phil and his family are in Washington for the President's Inaugural Ball. Remley ruins Phil's suit, so Phil tries to switch suits with Willie, and runs into Fred Allen.

Running time - 29:06 min

Martin and Lewis Show 51-12-28 Dale Evans

Dean, Jerry, and guest Dale Evans perform a skit at her ranch, with Dean as Roy, and Jerry playing the role of Trigger.

Running time - 29:59 min

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 41-01-22 They Almost Junked the Junket

The Texaco News of the Week reports on the winner of the Average Man Contest. Portland is working for the Anti-noise Committee. Fred interviews the president of the Sandhog's union about the construction of the tunnels around New York. Kenny Baker has been trying to get sick on purpose to get gifts. The Texaco Workshop Players dramatize a Hollywood episode: "They almost junked the junket" or "A horse was the star of the studio, so the studio hitched its wagon to the star."

Running time - 59:36 min

Fred Allen Show 46-03-03 Chicken Surplus - Orson Welles

Fred and Portland stroll down Allen's Alley to ask the question: "Have you heard about the chicken surplus and are you eating more chicken because of it?" Fred is expecting his guest Orson Welles, but Orson's personal psychiatrist arrives with the bad news that Orson has had a nervous breakdown. Fred goes to the Rest Home to help Orson recover.

Running time - 29:17 min

Friday, January 9, 2015

Jack Benny Program 37-02-21 Buck Benny Rides Again Twelve

Jack talks to the gang about his appearance on the Lux Radio broadcast of Brewster's Millions. Mary was in the broadcast too, and has gone highbrow. Jack scheduled an English drama for the show, but his sponsor calls and insists he do another Buck Benny episode instead.

Running time - 27:00 min

Lux Radio Theater 37-02-15 Brewster's Millions

Host Cecil B. DeMille gives a brief biography of guest star Jack Benny, before introducing the Lux Radio production of Brewster's Millions, the story of a man who inherits one million dollars that he must spend within a years time, in order to inherit another six million. Starring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone.

Running time - 59:55 min

Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show 49-01-16 The Band Is Not Invited To The President's Ball

Phil finds out that he hasn't been invited to play at President Truman's Inaugural Ball, and gets into trouble when he tries to call the President to get invited.

Running time - 30:07 min

Duffy's Tavern 49-03-02 Guest Marlene Dietrich

Archie has written a television play for his guest Marlene Dietrich, and the whole cast performs a rehearsal.

Running time - 27:15 min

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fred Allen Show 44-01-09 Fred Gets Hit on the Head by a Beer Barrel

Fred and Portland stroll down Allen's Alley with the question, "How did the season's worst storm bother you?"  Fred tells Portland how he was hit on the head by a beer barrel, and was carried unconscious into Duffy's Tavern.

Running time - 28:04 min

Jack Benny Program 37-11-07 Another Chapter in Life of Buck Benny

Mary teases Jack about their trip to Palms Springs, and reads a letter from her mother. Buck Benny is running for re-election as the sheriff against an opponent called Dead-eye Cassidy. Eddie Anderson makes a pre-Rochester appearance.

Running time - 29:30 min

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sherlock Holmes 45-11-19 The Double Zero

Holmes and Watson are enjoying a vacation at a French casino when they discover some suspicious suicides.

Running time - 28:46 min

Inner Sanctum 48-08-09 House of Doom

A man is driven mad by the death of his wife, and a secret hidden within his house.

Running time - 25:53 min

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jack Benny Program 44-12-31 Jack Resolves to Be Friends with Fred Allen

The gang talks about their Christmas presents, and Jack promises to be friends with Fred Allen. The gang performs their annual play, "The New Tenant".

Running time - 29:30 min

Great Gildersleeve 45-12-30 New Year's Eve at Home

The week between Christmas and New Years finds Gildersleeve worn out and feeling blue. Gildy fails to find a date or convince anyone to spend New Years Eve with him.

Running time - 29:50 min

Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show 50-01-01 Phil Takes Singing Lessons

Phil and Alice talk about the New Years party they went to last night. After visiting a fan who thinks Phil should be a concert singer, Phil decides to take singing lessons, but Remley and Julius sabotage his efforts.

Running time - 29:30 min

Friday, January 2, 2015

Bob Hope Show 43-12-28 Guest Cary Grant

Bob has Jerry Colonna out trying to get him a date for New Years Eve. Bob and Cary Grant perform a skit about two hicks in the big city trying to gamble.

Running time - 29:57 min

Eddie Cantor 37-12-29 Guests Alice Faye, Tony Martin

Eddie visits his Good Humor Springs Sanatorium. Eddie plays a doctor in a Washington DC hospital on New Years Eve, and must stay at work because Uncle Sam is worried that his wife Mrs. America is ill.

Running time - 29:48 min

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Jack Benny Program 42-01-04 New Year's Eve Party at the Biltmore Bowl

Jack gets stood up by his date, so he goes with Mary, and Dennis to the Biltmore Bowl where Phil Harris and his orchestra are performing.

Running time - 29:30 min

Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show 46-12-29 New Year's Resolution

Phil finds his old scrapbook that brings back memories. Phil ruins a reporter's interview with Alice.

Running time - 29:49 min