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TWTD Archive – March 19th, 2005

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Originally broadcast WDCB
Saturday, March 19th, 2005 

DRENE TIME (2-23-47) Frances Langford, Don Ameche and Danny Thomas star with Carmen Dragon and the orchestra. Don and Danny answer letters from listeners, Danny offers a song about a mummy, and all three appear in a Bick ersons sketch. Drene Shampoo, NBC. (29 min).

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL (9-18-60) John Dehner stars as Paladin. The son of an old friend shows up at Paladin’s door, claiming that his stepfather is mistreating him. Cast: Sam Edwards, Johnny Watson, Ken Lynch. Various sponsors, CBS. (24 min).

COLUMBIA WORKSHOP (5-31-42) “The City Wears a Slouch Hat” starring Les Tremayne with Forrest Lewis, Jonathan Hole. Les Tremayne, as “The Voice,” narrates the story with a score for a “Sound Orchestra” (all sound effects, no music). A very unusual concept for radio. Sustaining, CBS. (31 min).

BLONDIE (5-27-45) Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake star as Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead of Shady Lane Avenue. Blondie has social aspirations and invites a socialite (Verna Felton) to tea. When Dagwood tells his boss, Mr. Dithers (Hanley Stafford), he sends his wife Cora (Elvia Allman) to crash the party. AFRS rebroadcast. (31 min).

FIRST NIGHTER (2-5-48) “Drink for the Damned” starring Barbara Luddy and Olan Soule in a romantic drama set in the time of King James’ court. Cast includes Marvin Miller, Parley Baer, Willard Waterman, Arthur Q. Bryan. Campana Products, CBS. (30 min)