Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

Coming Soon: January 17 – January 23, 2018


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, January 17, 1998

SUSPENSE (3-13-47) “You Take Ballistics” starring Howard DaSilva as a police detective, investigating a murder, who questions a sus­pect who has all the right answers. Cast in­cludes Jack Webb. Roma Wines, CBS. (29:56)

PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (10-24-48) When Alice complains about high household bills, Phil suggests buying beef in quantity. Cast features Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Gale Gordon, Robert North, Ann Whitfield, Jeanine Roos. Alice sings “Buttons and Bows.” Rexall, NBC. (28:31)

HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (11-2-50) “Mistress of the White House” starring Teresa Wright as Dolly Madison, wife of the fourth president. Ted Osborne as James Madison. Hallmark Cards, CBS. (29:03)

DIMENSION X (5-6-50) “Knock” with Arnold Moss, Louis Van Rooten, Joan Alexander. The last man on earth finds himself in a “zoo” run by aliens. Sustaining, NBC. (29:10)

JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (1-14-48) This week Frank Morgan subs for the recovering Jimmy. Cast includes Peggy Lee, Candy Candido, Dave Berry, Roy Bargy and the orchestra and guest Victor Moore. Morgan help Moore train for a fight with Joe Louis. Rexall, NBC. (29:25)

RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE (12-7-51) Dick Powell stars as the detective with a cast featuring Alan Reed, Virginia Gregg, Herb Ellis, Herb Butterfield. Diamond is in­volved in an automobile accident with a car that was used in a robbery. Camel Cigarettes, ABC. (26:40)

Coming Soon: January 24 – January 23, 2018


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, January 24, 1998

MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY (3-9-49) “Murder a la Carte” stars Jay Jostyn as Mr. District Attorney, Len Doyle as Harrington, and Vicki Vola as Miss Miller. A woman robber, who gets tips from the head waiter at a plush res­taurant, doesn’t like it when her husband tells her to quit. Ipana, Sal Hepatica, Bufferin, NBC. (30:07)

THEATRE FIVE (1960s) “Ring of Evil” star­ring Vicki Vola as a woman who continually receives frightening and obscene phone calls. Cast includes Roger DeKoven, Ann Costello, Elliott Reid, Hal Hackett. Announcer is Fred Foy. Syndicated, ABC. (21:02)

JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (1-21-48) Al Jolson subs for Jimmy who is still recuperating, but expected back next week. Guest Victor Moore joins Al for a sketch, “Captain Jolie’s Show Boat.” Peggy Lee, Candy Candido, Roy Bargy and the orchestra. Al sings “Old Man River.” Rexall, NBC. (29:25)

LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE (11-20-40) An iso­lated episode of the long-running series star­ring Shirley Bell as Annie. Joe and Annie fol­low a woman who goes into the Black Cat Cafe. Announcer Pierre Andre with an offer for an initialed “victory metal” identification tag and chain. Ovaltine, MBS. (14:23)

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT 12-30-42) Isolated episode of a wartime adventure dealing with the destruction of a Nazi sub base. Ed Prentiss stars as Captain Midnight. Pierre Andre an­nounces. Ovaltine, NBC BLUE. (15:00)

ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (11­28-48) It’s another mix-up for “Ozzie, the Ladies’ Man.” Cast includes John Brown, Jack Kirkwood, Lurene Tuttle. Verne Smith an­nounces. International Silver Co., NBC. (29:17)

INNER SANCTUM (6-19-45) “Dead Man’s Holiday” starring Myron McCormick. After a train accident a man is unable to locate his wife who was sitting next to him. Continuing his search, he discovers a strange couple liv­ing in his home. Lipton Tea, CBS. (29:10)

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