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Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox

  • Classic Radio for May 19, 2024 - Leroy Dances, The Acme Plaza, and Dust be my Destiny

    19 MAG 2024 · 2 + Hours of Comedy First a look at this day in History. Then The Great Gildersleeve starring Harold Peary, originally broadcast May 19, 1946, 78 years ago, Leroy Learns to Dance.   Gildersleeve arranges a birthday party for Ethel Hammerschlag, much against Leroy's wishes. Gildy re-enacts an extended conversation he had with his father when he was a young boy.  Followed by the news from 78 years ago, then The Jack Benny Show, originally broadcast May 19, 1946, 78 years ago, Fred Allen invites Jack to Appear.  The program originates from New York City. Jack is staying at the Acme Plaza, a unique hotel. Guest Fred Allen wants Jack to appear as a guest on his program.  Then Abbott and Costello, originally broadcast May 19, 1949, 75 years ago, Murder in the Butcher Shop.  Costello has just invented a cellophane mattress for old maids. Try and guess the punchline! The "Sam Shovel" story is called "The Man Who Drowned In The Los Angeles River," or "Dust Be My Destiny." Followed by The Magnificent Montague starring Monty Woolley, originally broadcast May 19, 1951, 73 years ago, Big Ed McClune.   A plan to raise the mortgage money for the Proscenium Club leads to Montague's campaign against Big Ed McClune.  Finally Superman, originally broadcast May 19, 1941, 83 years ago, The Grayson Submarine.  "Dr. Deutch" has taken Perry White and Lois Lane aboard the captured submarine owned by Dr. Grayson. The German agent shoots Dr. Grayson! Thanks to Richard for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream
    2 h 33 min. 15 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 18, 2024 - 66 years ago, Crime and Westerns

    18 MAG 2024 · 2+ Hours of Westerns and Drama from this date 66 years ago First a look at this day in History. Then Yours Truly Johnny Dollar starring Bob Bailey, originally broadcast May 18, 1958, 66 years ago, The Ghost to Ghost Matter. Johnny investigates a whole town which seems to be haunted, it's not just a haunted house.  Followed by the news from 66 years ago, then Suspense, originally broadcast May 18, 1958, 66 years ago, Ray Bradbury’s Zero Hour starring Evelyn Rudie.  The story of the game of "invasion" and a visit from "Drill" once again.  Then Frontier Gentleman starring John Dehner, originally broadcast May 18, 1958, 66 years ago, Advice to the Lovelorn.   A man returns from the east to find his girl married to the man who shot up his best friend.  Followed by Luke Slaughter of Tombstone starring Sam Buffington, originally broadcast May 18, 1958, 66 years ago,  Drive To Fort Huachuca.   Watson and his baddies from the Triple X are determined to keep Luke's herd from reaching the army post at Fort Huachucha. Finally Claudia, originally broadcast May 18, 1948, 76 years ago, Fresh Off The Farm. Chicken dinner on the hoof. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at https://classicradio.stream If you like what we do here, visit our friend Jay at http://radio.macinmind.com for great old time radio shows 24 hours a day. 
    2 h 14 min. 46 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 17, 2024 - The Lost City, Deadly Devotion, and Rogues Regiment

    17 MAG 2024 · 2 + Hours of Crime First a look at this day in History. Then Dangerous Assignment starring Brian Donlevy, originally broadcast May 17, 1950, 74 years ago, The Lost City.   A whole lot of oil is missing, and Steve Mitchell is off to find out how? Followed by The news of the day 74 years ago, then Mr District Attorney star Jay Jostyn, originally broadcast May 17, 1950, 74 years ago, The Case of Deadly Devotion. Nick Oliver, on the lam from the St. Louis police, muscles in on a local racket and murders the wealthy Mrs. Post for her money.  Then Screen Directors Playhouse, originally broadcast May 17, 1951, 73 years ago, Rogues Regiment starring  Dick Powell.  An American Intelligence Agent and Nazi hunter is on the trail of a former SS war criminal reminiscent of Martin Bormann believed to be hiding in the French Foreign Legion in French Indochina. He joins forces with a French Intelligence agent investigating supplies of weapons to the Việt Minh from the Eastern Bloc.  Dick Powell reprises his leading role from the 1948 motion picture.  Finally  Claudia, originally broadcast May 17, 1948, 76 years ago,  Gertrude Arrives. Gertrude takes over.  Thanks to Richard for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at https://classicradio.stream Civil defense info mentioned on the show can be found here: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/docs.html
    2 h 29 min. 39 sec.
  • Classic Radio Theater for May 16, 2024 - Paroled for Revenge, Corwin and New York, and The Plan

    16 MAG 2024 · 2+ Hours of Crime on this Thursday First a look at this day in History. Then The Green Hornet, originally broadcast May 16, 1944, 80 years ago, Paroled for Revenge.   A gangster fresh from stir goes gunning for the guy who put him there, Britt Reid.  Donovan Faust stars as the Green Hornet.  Followed by the news from 80 years ago, then Columbia Presents Corwin, originally broadcast May 16, 1944, New York: A Tapestry For Radio. A description of the world's greatest city at war. The second program of a trilogy about three cities.   Martin Gable is the narrator.  Then Nick Carter Master Detective starring Lon Clark, originally broadcast May 16, 1954, 70 years ago, The Case of the Haunted Burial Cave. Nick is called in by an anthropologist to investigate when he’s attacked at the site of a Native American burial ground. Followed by Suspense, originally broadcast May 16, 1946, 78 years ago, The Plan.  Claire Trevor stars as a woman terrorized by her husband's insane brother.  Finally Superman, originally broadcast May 16, 1941, 83 years ago, The Grayson Submarine.  The evil "Dr. Deutch" introduces himself to Perry White and Lois Lane. Perry White tells him off in no uncertain terms. Clark Kent has escaped from the submarine, returned to Metropolis, and has contacted Jimmy Olsen. Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream If you like what we do here, visit our friend Jay at https://radio.macinmind.com for great old time radio shows 24 hours a day. 
    2 h 42 min. 36 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 15, 2024 - Night Watchman, The President and the Ladies, and 30 years of Network Radio

    15 MAG 2024 · 2 + Hours of Drama and History  First a look at this day in History. Then Night Beat starring Frank Lovejoy, originally broadcast May 15, 1950, 74 years ago, The Night Watchman. Did a night watchman named Tony Graham, who walks with a cane, set a series of warehouse fires? His father seems to be a bad luck symbol too! Followed by Mr President starring Edward Arnold, originally broadcast May 15, 1949, 75 years ago, Ladies They Talk About.  A certain "Mrs. Peggy Eaton, " the wife of the Secretary of War, cause complications for this Mr. President. Who is he? Then Biography in Sound, originally broadcast May 15, 1956, 68 years ago, Recollections at 30. A salute to network radio on it’s thirtieth anniversary.  Excerpts of a variety of shows.  Finally The Strange Dr Weird, originally broadcast May 15, 1945, 79 years ago, Picture of a Killer. A murdering bank robber swears revenge on a street photographer after his picture sends him to prison.  Thanks to Richard for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream/ Civil defense info mentioned on the show can be found here: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/docs.html
    2 h 25 min. 48 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 14, 2024 - Blue Alibi, Red Red Herring, and Murder in the Vineyard

    14 MAG 2024 · 2+ Hours of Crime on this Tuesday First a look at this day in History. Then The Whistler, originally broadcast May 14, 1950, 74 years ago, Blue Alibi. The wife of a city official tries to get him to break off with racketeers who have been paying him graft.  William Conrad and Willard Waterman are featured.  Followed by I Was a Communist for the FBI starring Dana Andrews, originally broadcast May 14, 1952, 72 years ago, The Red Red Herring. Cvetic frames a loyal party member to protect himself. Then Calling All Cars, originally broadcast May 14, 1935, 89 years ago, Murder in the Vineyard. A rancher has been found murdered near Fresno.  Followed by Gang Busters, originally broadcast May 14, 1955, 69 years ago, The Case of the Tapped Telephone. A couple of officers recognise an ex-con.  They follow him to a local tavern with a phone with an out of order sign on it.  They’re able to get a wiretap order which strikes paydirt.  Finally Superman, originally broadcast May 14, 1941, 83 years ago, The Grayson Submarine.  The experimental Grayson submarine has been captured, and a Government submarine sent to rescue the submarine has also been captured, but by who? Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at https://classicradio.stream If you like what we do here, visit our friend Jay at https://radio.macinmind.com for great old time radio shows 24 hours a day. 
    2 h 31 min. 24 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 13, 2024 - Tenth Anniversary, Driving to New York, and Smuggled Irish Tweed

    13 MAG 2024 · 2 + Hours of Comedy  First a look at this day in History. Then My Favorite Husband starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning, originally broadcast May 13, 1949, 75 years ago, Anniversary Presents.  With the Cooper’s 10th anniversary here, Liz is hoping for an expensive gift from George.  She thinks the mink that George’s boss bought for his wife is for her! Followed by The Jack Benny Show, originally broadcast May 13, 1951, 73 years ago, Jack prepares to go to New York.  Jack is heading for New York to do his fourth television show. He's planning to drive! Then Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast May 13, 1947, 77 years ago, Smuggled Irish Tweed.  Fibber has purchased three bolts of "genuine" Irish tweed,  and at a bargain price too!  Then George Burns and Gracie Allen, originally broadcast May 13, 1948, 76 years ago, Gracie’s Problem with Salesmen.  Is Gracie an easy touch? She can't say, "No" to house-to-house salesmen. This leads George to be quarantined in his own house.  Finally Claudia, originally broadcast May 13, 1948, 76 years ago,  An Evening Stroll.  A visit to Mama...and her butler. Thanks to Richard for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream Civil defense info mentioned on the show can be found here: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/docs.html
    2 h 22 min. 32 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 12, 2024 - Irma and the Picnic, Sponsored operations, and Montague a Father?

    12 MAG 2024 · 2+ Hours of Comedy on this Sunday First a look at this day in History. Then My Friend Irma starring Marie Wilson, originally broadcast May 12, 1953, 71 years ago, The Picnic.  Jane, Irma and the gang go for a picnic, and Irma’s driving! They may rest in peace, but not because of the driving!   Followed by the news from 71 years ago, then Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, originally broadcast May 12, 1953,  71 years ago, with guest Joanne Dru. Dean, Jerry, and their special guest, screen actress Joanna Dru, portray medics and nurse and show what might happen if operations were sponsored on television.  Then The Great Gildersleeve starring Harold Peary, originally broadcast May 12, 1946, 78 years ago, Leila’s Boy Friend. Gildersleeve conquers a rival for the hand of fair Leila.  Followed by The Magnificent Montague starring Monty Wooley, originally broadcast May 12, 1951, 73 years ago, Baby in the House.  A baby comes to visit.  Finally Superman, originally broadcast May 12, 1941, 83 years ago, The Grayson Submarine.  Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream If you like what we do here, visit our friend Jay at http://radio.macinmind.com for great old time radio shows 24 hours a day. 
    2 h 34 min. 16 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 11, 2024 - The Visitor, The Enormous Radio, and Murder in the Script Department

    11 MAG 2024 · 2 + Hours of Drama First a look at this day in History. Then Suspense, originally broadcast May 11, 1944, 80 years ago, The Visitor starring Eddie Bracken. A young boy who was thought dead returns home. Or does he?  Followed by The CBS Radio Workshop, originally broadcast May 11, 1956, 68 years ago, The Enormous Radio. A newly purchased radio picks up voices from neighboring apartments instead of regular broadcasts. Then Lights Out, originally broadcast May 11, 1943, 81 years ago, Murder in the Script Department. Two typists are haunted at a radio network. Don't ever complain about Mr. Oboler's scripts!  Then Freedom USA starring Tyrone Power, originally broadcast May 11, 1952, 72 years ago, Dean’s First Chairmanship.   Senator Dean Edwards has been made chairman of the Sesquecentennial Committee for the celebration of the Louisiana Purchase.  Finally Claudia, originally broadcast May 11, 1948, 76 years ago,  An Appointment in New York.  A visit to Dr. Roland. Thanks to Richard for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream Civil defense info mentioned on the show can be found here: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/docs.html
    2 h 22 min. 31 sec.
  • Classic Radio for May 10, 2024 - The Big Joke, The Carnival Killer, and John Dillinger

    10 MAG 2024 · 2+ Hours of Drama on this Friday First a look at this day in History. Then Dragnet starring Jack Webb, originally broadcast May 10, 1953, 71 years ago, The Big Joke.  A bartender is paid $500 to kill a nice old man with no enemies. Who wants him dead?  Followed by This is Your FBI, originally broadcast May 10, 1946, 78 years ago, The Carnival Killer.  An ex-con finds a former colleague who is an Army deserter.  He threatened to turn him in, but the deserter ened up dead.  Then Suspense, originally broadcast May 10, 1954, 70 years ago, The Last Days of John Dillinger starring Van Heflin. A radio-noir portrait typical of the Elliot Lewis era of a mad-dog killer. Beware "The Lady In Red"!  Followed by Yours Truly Johnny Dollar starring Bob Bailey, originally broadcast May 10, 1959, 65 years ago, The Fatal Filet Matter. Johnny has dinner with a pal, the plans are to share a steak. Johnny's piece is overcooked, but his friend dies from ground glass in the meat! Finally Claudia, originally broadcast May 10, 1948, 76 years ago, Parking the Car.  Claudia goes to park the car, but runs into a problem with where to park it.  And for how much! Thanks to Robert for supporting our podcast by using the Buy Me a Coffee function at http://classicradio.stream If you like what we do here, visit our friend Jay at http://radio.macinmind.com for great old time radio shows 24 hours a day. 
    2 h 22 min. 29 sec.

Our new distribution Channel. Classic Radio Theater features great radio programs that warmed the hearts of millions for the better part of the 20th century. Host Wyatt Cox brings the...

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Our new distribution Channel. Classic Radio Theater features great radio programs that warmed the hearts of millions for the better part of the 20th century. Host Wyatt Cox brings the best of radio classics back to life with both the passion of a long time (as in more than half a century) fan and the heart of a forty year news man. But more than just “playing the hits”, Wyatt supplements the first hour of each day’s show with historical information on the day and date in history including audio that takes you back to World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, LBJ. It’s a true slice of life from not just radio’s past, but America’s past.
Wyatt produces 21 hours a week of freshly minted Classic Radio Theater presentations each week, and each day’s broadcast is timely and entertaining!
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