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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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The Fat Man
, a popular radio show during the 1940s and early 1950s
was a detective drama based on characters by Dashiell Hammett. It
starred J. Scott Smart in the title role, as a detective who started out
anonymous but rapidly acquired the name ‘Brad Runyon’.

Broadcast from the studios of WJZ in Newark, New Jersey, the series
premiered on the ABC Radio Network and aired until 1951.The success
of the radio series led to a movie, The Fat Man (1951).

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J. Scott Smart

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RECAPING THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Tim Maguire

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

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RADIO ICON BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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Wolfman Jack (Robert Weston Smith (January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995)

After selling encyclopedias door-to-door, he began attending the National
Academy of Broadcasting in Washington, D.C., where he graduated in 1960.

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