Kind surprised Ed didn't have a football theme tonight...but we have a whistler!
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these brief synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. January 9, 1956. Part 1. CBS net. "The Todd Matter". Sustaining. An expensive tip from an ex-con starts Johnny on the trail of stolen goods, and a murder attempt! The system cue has been deleted. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bailey, Barbara Fuller, Frank Gerstle (doubles), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), John Dawson (writer), Lawrence Dobkin (quadruples), Marvin Miller (doubles), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shirley Mitchell (doubles), Vivi Janis. 13:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:15 PM Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. January 10, 1956. Program #2. CBS net. "The Todd Matter". Sustaining. The same old business of murder, but with a brand new twist! The system cue has been deleted. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Barbara Fuller, Bob Bailey, Frank Gerstle (doubles), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Lawrence Dobkin (quadruples), Marvin Miller (doubles), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shirley Mitchell (doubles), Vivi Janis, John Dawson (writer). 14:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:30 PM Dragnet. February 1, 1951. Program #86. NBC net. "The Big Children". Sponsored by: Fatima. Mrs. Kessler is missing. Her children are begging for food. One of them soon dies...aged twenty-two months! This is a different program than cat. #16301. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8 PM Gunsmoke. May 15, 1954. CBS net. "The Indian Horse". Sustaining. Obnoxious Lieutenant Flagg wins a horse race against Sy Pilcher, old Howling Dog is another matter however. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Ralph Moody, Paul Savage, John Dehner, Norman Macdonnell (writer, director), Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer). 24:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 PM The Adventures Of Maisie. October 11, 1951. Program #69. MGM syndication. Commercials added locally. Maisie's boyfriend Eddie trades her to Harry Adams for a pair of skis! The date above is the date of first broadcast on WMGM, New York City. Ann Sothern, Bud Hiestand (announcer), Frank Nelson, GeGe Pearson, Hans Conried, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John L. Green (writer), Pat McGeehan, Virginia Gregg. 27:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
9 PM Jeff Regan, Investigator 07/09/50 #41 She's Lovely, She's Engaged, She Eats Soy Beans (Sus.) (CBS) (29:28). Synopsis is missing from RadioGOLDINdex.
9:30 PM Doctor Christian. October 10, 1945. CBS net. "Chain Letter". Sponsored by: Vaseline Petroleu Jelly, Vaseline Hair Tonic, Vaseline Lip Ice. Does a chain letter bring wealth? Will breaking the chain bring bad luck? What do you think? Jean Hersholt, Rosemary De Camp, Bill Shember (writer), Bob Anderson (announcer). 24:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10 PM The CBS Radio Workshop. May 26, 1957. CBS net. "I Have Three Heads". Sustaining. "A study of the techniques, the possibilities, and the improbabilities of tape recording." An absolutely fascinating exploration of some of the tricks possible with tape recorders, as narrated by an Ampex Tape Recorder. Put together by CBS engineer Mort Goldberg (later an executive), it features a band playing "Tea of Two" frontwards and backwards at the same time. William Quinn, Charles Monroe (writer), Henry Sylvern (music), Ian Martin, Ira Ashley (producer), Jackson Beck (announcer), Mort Goldberg (editor), Ralph Bell, Stuart Metz (announcer). 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:30 PM The Whistler. October 31, 1948. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Letter From Yesterday". A hardware dealer who escaped from jail many years ago, is being blackmailed by the butler in his son-in-law's house. See cat. #60280 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Ed Begley, Tom Collins, Bill Forman, George W. Allen (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music), Edward Bloodworth (writer), Marvin Miller (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.