Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons was a 15-minute serial that was one of radio’s longest running shows, from (October 12, 1937 to April 19, 1955). It aired on the NBC Blue network until 1947, when it switched to CBS. The program was produced by Frank and Anne Hummert. Mr. Keen and Mike Clancy were primarily homicide detectives. Bennett Kilpac (above) was the longest-running Mr. Keen; Philip Clarke took over late in the run. and Jim Kelly was Mike Clancy. The series sponsors included Whitehall Pharmacal Company, Dentyne, Aerowax, RCA Victor and Chesterfield cigarettes.
“Sugar Shack” spent five weeks on the Billboard chart and went on to become the best selling single of the year.
Pictured here from left to right is George Tomsco, original member and lead guitarist, Stan Lark, original bass player, Jerry MacNeish on drums, Wayne Jones on rhythm guitar and Jimmy Gilmer lead vocals.