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"My Friend Irma," created by Cy Howard (writer/director/producer), was broadcast on CBS Radio from 1947-04-11 thru 1954-08-26. Marie Wilson portrayed Irma Peterson and both Cathy Lewis & Diana Lynn portrayed Jane Stacy.  Reachout Radio is pleased to bring you episodes on Tuesdays at 1:30 and 5:30 pm.

4 — My Friend Irma; w/ Marie Wilson and Cathy Lewis; "Fortune Raised”
5 — Straight Arrow; w/ Howard Culver; "Premier”
6 — Damon Runyon Theater; w/ John Brown; "Leopard's Spots”
7 — The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show; "The Live Steer”

Old Time Radio: July 2018

Jun 22, 2018
Radio Classics

Broadway Is My Beat debuted in February 1949. The radio crime drama portrayed Times Square Detective Danny Clover. Starting in July 1949 the series was broadcast from Hollywood with producer Elliot Lewis directing a new cast in scripts by Morton Fine and David Friedkin.

7/2 Broadway Is My Beat; "Lt. Jimmy Hunt Case."

7/3; The Halls of Ivy; "The Editorial."

7/4 NO SHOW – Independence Day

7/5 Sealtest Variety Theater; "Waiting Room"; w/ Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, and Gregory Peck.

7/6 The Six Shooter;"General Gilford's Widow."

Old Time Radio - June 2018

Jun 1, 2018

According to Wikipedia, The Big Story was a radio and television crime show which dramatized the true stories of real-life newspaper reporters. The only continuing character was the narrator, Bob Sloane. Produced by Barnard J. Prockter, the shows were scripted by Gail Ingram, Arnold Pearl and Max Ehrlich. Tom Victor and Harry Ingram directed the series. The theme was taken from Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life"), a tone poem by Richard Strauss. Sponsored by Pall Mall Cigarettes, the program began on NBC Radio April 2, 1947.

Old Time Radio - May 2018

May 3, 2018
Old Time Radio Researchers Group

In May we'll include some of the plays of Arch Oboler.  Arch Oboler (December 7, 1909 – March 19, 1987) was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, and director who was active in radio, films, theater, and television. He generated much attention with his radio scripts, particularly the horror series Lights Out, and his work in radio remains the outstanding period of his career. Praised as one of broadcasting's top talents, he is regarded today as a key innovator of radio drama.

Old Time Radio - April 2018

Mar 30, 2018

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.

Old Time Radio - March 2018

Mar 2, 2018

1 – The Shadow; “The Temple Bells of Neban.”
2 – Fred Allen; w/ Roy Rogers; “The Courting of Jenny Sug.”

5 – Author’s Playhouse; “Two of a Kind.”
6 – Mr. District Attorney; w/ Jay Jostyn; “Labor Pirates.”
7 – Fibber McGee and Molly; w/ Jim and Marian Jordan; “Uncle Dennis Is missing”, part 1.
8 – The Shadow; “The Man Who Murdered Time.”
9 – Fred Allen; w/ George Jessel; the first “Allen’s Alley.”


1 - Command Performance; w/ Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, the Andrews Sisters, Spike Jones.

4 - Jack Benny; "Jack buys Don shoelaces."
5 - Author's Playhouse; "Christmas by Injunction."
6 - My Little Margie; w/ Gail Storm and Charles Farrell.
7 - Big Town; "Prelude to Christmas."
8 - "Return to Christmas Island"; w/ Gene Lockhart.

Old Time Radio for June 2017 -

Jun 7, 2017

1 – Bold Venture; w/ Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall; “Six Crates of Apples.”
2 – Abbot and Costello; “opening a gas station.”

5 – 21st Precinct; “armed robbery at a bar and grill.”
6 – The Aldrich Family; “Carrier Pigeons.”
7 – Dr. Christian; w/ Jean Hersholt; “blind boy story.”
8 – Cisco Kid; “The Prophet of Boot Hill.”
9 – Bing Crosby; w/ guest Groucho Marx.

October Old Time Radio programs

Oct 3, 2016

We'll scare you this month with shows from the Inner Sanctum and Vincent Price.  See all here. 

3 - Inner Sanctum; "The Shadow of Death."

4 - The Hardy Family; w/ Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, and Fay Holden; "The Truth About Marriage."

5 - Mr.  and Mrs.  North; w/ Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost; "Russian Restaurant Murder."

6 - Frontier Town; "Return to Dos Rios."

7 - The Saint; w/ Vincent Price; "Tuba Player."  See all