Old Time Radio - April 2018

Mar 30, 2018

Credit https://archive.org/details/OTRR_X_Minus_One_Singles

In April WXXI Reachout Radio premieres episodes of the radio series X Minus One, which aired on NBC from 24 April 55 until 9 January 58 for a total of 124 episodes with one pilot or audition story. There was a revival of the series in 1973 when radio was attempting to bring back radio drama and it lasted until 1975. The show occupied numerous time slots through out its run in the 50's and thus was never able to generate a large following.

X Minus One was an extension of Dimension X which aired on NBC from 1950-51. The first fifteen scripts used for X Minus One were scripts used in the airing of Dimension X; however, it soon found its own little niche. The stories for the show came from two of the most popular science fiction magazines at the time; Astounding and Galaxy. Adaptations of these stories were performed by Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts.

2 — Gunsmoke; w/ William Conrad; "Hack Prine."
3 — The Life of Riley; w/ William Bendix, Paula Winslow, and John Brown; "Riley helps Luigi pass his English test."
4 — X Minus One; "Skulking Pattern."
5 — Information, Please; w/ moderator Clifton Fadiman and guest panelists; w/ Moss Hart.
6 — Philo Vance; w/ Jackson Beck; "Backstage Murder Case."

9 — Gunsmoke; "Texas Cowboys."
10 — The Life of Riley; "Simon edits the advice-to-the-lovelorn column."
11 — X Minus One; "Junkyard."
12 — Information, Please; w/ Basil Rathbone.
13 — Philo Vance; "Argus Murder Case."

16 — Gunsmoke; "No Indians."
17 — The Life of Riley; "Babs wants a job in San Francisco."
18 — X Minus One; "A Gun For Dinosaur."
19 — Information, Please; w/ Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
20 — Philo Vance; "Bulletin Murder Case."

23 — Gunsmoke; "Young Man with A Gun."
24 — The Life of Riley; "Riley thinks he's getting old."
25 — X Minus One; "Pictures Don't Lie."
26 — Information, Please; w/ Moe Berg.
27 — Philo Vance; "Cover Girl Murder Case."

30 — Gunsmoke; "Dooley Surrenders."