This week we mark the 84th anniversary of the national radio debut of Fibber McGee & Molly (April 16th, 1935) with episodes from early in the series two-decade long run. And we have a second block featuring that series (and more) as we mark the birthday of lead actress Marian Jordan.
This week we celebrate a number of series anniversaries including the 76th for both The Adventures Of The Falcon and Nick Carter, Master Detective. We have a First & Finale Special airing to celebrate Dimension X’s 69th anniversary and also pay tribute to Bulldog Drummond (78th) and My Friend Irma (72nd).
The birthday celebrations include both radio superstars and Oscar winning performers: Jack Webb (Dragnet, Pat Novak For Hire, Escape); Bette Davis (Suspense, Screen Guild Theater’s “A Woman’s Face”, The Cavalcade Of America); Gregory Peck (Suspense, Academy Award Theatre’s “Keys Of The Kingdom”); Debbie Reynolds
This week marks the return of Major League Baseball so on the channel we are presenting multiple baseball themed comedies and dramas including Lux Radio Theatre’s“Pride Of The Yankees”, The Mutual Radio Theatre’s “The Baseball Announcer”, Destination Freedom’s “Ballad Of Satchel Paige” plus various Hall Of Famers visiting variety shows.
Okay it may still be snowing in parts of North America, but we are still gonna celebrate the first week of Spring with the following two-hour block: Gunsmoke’s “Spring Term”, Mr. District Attorney’s “Spring Fever”, Harris & Faye’s “Spring Is In The Air” and The Great Gildersleeve’s “First Day Of Spring”.