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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1937


William Bennett Kilpack (February 6, 1883 – August 17, 1962)


Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons
was one of radio’s longest running shows,
airing October 12, 1937 to April 19, 1955, continuing well into the television
era. It was produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, who based it upon Robert
W.
Chambers
1906 novel The Tracer of Lost Persons. The sponsors included
Whitehall Pharmacal, makers of Anacin,Kolynos Toothpaste, BiSoDol antacid
mints, Hill’s cold tablets and Heet liniment), Dentyne, Aerowax, RCA Victor and Chesterfield cigarettes. The 15-minute serial initially aired on the NBC Blue
network until 1947, when it switched to CBS and became a weekly half-hour
show. Bennett Kilpack (above) was the longest-running Mr. Keen.


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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 68 years old today.

Arnold became the youngest person to win the Mr. Universe
contest when he was 20. He won title five times and the Mr.
Olympia title seven times.

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1939


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From left: Santos Ortega as Inspector Queen (father of Ellery), Hugh
Marlowe as Ellery Queen and Marian Shockley as Ellery’s assistant,
Nikki, from the radio program The Adventures of Ellery Queen.

During the first season of The Adventures of Ellery Queen, Radio Guide
magazine called it "a CBS drama that will keep you on the edge of your
chair." It added "You will find Ellery Queen both brave and brilliant and
you will find yourself participating joyously in the ageless thrill of the
manhunt." Several repeats of the program appeared on different
networks, with the first one broadcast on CBS June 18, 1939, and
the last on ABC May 27, 1948.

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DRAMA AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1942



The series aired on CBS radio from June 17, 1942 to
September 30, 1962 for a total of 946 episodes.

 


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Lurene Tuttle
(left) and Rosalind Russell in "The Sisters" episode on
Suspense in 1948
.

Original broadcast date: June 14, 1955.


William Conrad (right) was the narrator of this episode.

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RADIO DRAMA DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Host  E.G. Marshall

The format of CBS Radio Mystery Theater was similar to that of classic old
time radio
shows like Suspense, and The Whistler, in that the episodes were
introduced by a host (E. G. Marshall) who provided brief commentary during
the program which aired from January 6, 1974 till the final episode December
31, 1982.

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1974 Sony Marconi Table Top Radio.

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