Schedule

May
24
Tue
Grand Ole Opry
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly American country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio “barn dance” on WSM. … It is the longest running radio broadcast in US history. Dedicated to honoring country music and its history, the Opry showcases a mix of famous singers and contemporary chart-toppers performing country, bluegrass, Americana, folk, and gospel music as well as comedic performances and skits.

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Boston Blackie
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. As originally created by author Jack Boyle, he was a safecracker — a hardened criminal who had served time in a California prison. Prowling the underworld as a detective, Boston Blackie was “an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend.” The Boston Blackie radio series began June 23, 1944 on NBC.

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The Mysterious Traveler
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Mysterious Traveler was an anthology radio series, a magazine, and a comic book. All three featured stories which ran the gamut from fantasy and science fiction to straight crime dramas of mystery and suspense. The radio series began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, 1943, continuing in many different time slots until September 16, 1952.

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Five Minute Mysteries
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm

Five Minute Mysteries was broadcast on the MBS (Mutual Broadcasting System) from October 8, 1947 to March 27, 1950. Listening carefully to every word spoken about these terrific (but brief) mysteries was essential, as each mystery was very well written.

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Hobo County Classics
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

These tracks comprise the original collection of Homesteader Radio, salvaged from platters and cylinders issued very early in the 20th century.

Jubilee
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jubilee was produced from 1942 to 1953 as a morale-building service for African-American troops and filled an important gap in the musical history of radio by presenting performers given short shrift by the networks. It was transcribed for distribution to military service personnel and was not heard on domestic radio. The show’s War Department status exempted the performing artists from the union-mandated recording bans of 1942-43 and 1947-48, and many episodes feature unique performances from guests like Jimmie Lunceford, Earl Hines, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, Andy Kirk, and many others. Most of the shows were recorded before live audiences in Los Angeles with host Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman.

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Escape
May 24 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Escape was radio’s leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954.

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Late Night
May 24 @ 11:00 pm – May 25 @ 4:00 am

In accordance with standards of good taste and common courtesy, Homesteader Radio confines the broadcast of potentially offensive material to between the hours of 11 pm and 4 am Central Standard Time. During these hours, listener discretion is advised.

X Minus One
May 24 @ 11:30 pm – May 25 @ 12:00 am

X Minus One is an American half-hour science fiction radio drama series that broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Known for high production values in adapting stories from the leading American authors of the era, X Minus One has been described as one of the finest offerings of American radio drama and one of the best science fiction series in any medium.

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May
25
Wed
Suspense
May 25 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

Suspense is a radio drama series broadcast on CBS Radio from 1940 through 1962. One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, Suspense was subtitled “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills” and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era.

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The Whistler
May 25 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

The Whistler is an American radio mystery drama which ran from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. A character known only as the Whistler was the host and narrator of the tales, which focused on crime and fate. He often commented directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the characters, guilty or innocent, from an omniscient perspective.

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Adventures in Research
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Tales of dramatic and entertaining accounts in the history of scientific research, written by Westinghouse physicist Dr. Phillips Thomas. Heard from 1946 into the 1950s, Adventures in Research encouraged a civic interest in science and highlighted technology, inventors and their inventions from atomic power to cash registers.

CBS Radio Workshop
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental dramatic radio anthology series that aired on CBS from January 27, 1956, until September 22, 1957.

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Rock and Roll Dance Party
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

“Rock and roll is a river of music which has absorbed many streams: rhythm and blues, jazz, ragtime, cowboy songs, country songs, folk songs. All have contributed greatly to the big beat.” And something about cigarettes.

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The Damon Runyon Theater
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and short-story writer. He spun humorous and sentimental tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters. His distinctive vernacular style is known as “Runyonese”: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. The Damon Runyon Theatre dramatized 52 of Runyon’s works in 1949, and for these the protagonist was given the name “Broadway”.

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