SUPERMAN RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1940

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The Adventures of Superman was a long running radio serial adapted from
the DC Comics character that originally aired from 1940 to 1951. It began as
a syndicated show on New York City’s WOR. The Serial went to the Mutual
network from August 31, 1942, to February 4, 1949 as a 15-minute show,
usually running three or five times a week. Superman was picked up by
the ABC radio network in October of 1949, returning to afternoon air
time twice a week until March 1, 1951. Bud Collyer played the title
role with Joan Alexander playing Lois Lane, both pictured below.

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Bud Collyer played Superman/Clark Kent 

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Joan Alexander was Lois Lane

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That well known signature opening of Superman, one
of the most famous in radio history, was delivered by
Jackson Beck (above), the announcer-narrator of the
show from 1943 to 1950.
 
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First Superman comic

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THE LAST AMOS ‘N’ ANDY RADIO SHOW

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Freeman Gosden (left) and Charles Correll (right) did
their last broadcast of the “Amos ‘n’ Andy” show on
this date in 1960. The comedy series began on the
NBC Blue network 1929. The final  program aired
on the CBS radio network.

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IT WAS A SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL!

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This Western drama started on radio beginning Saturday,
April 26, 1952 and ran till June 18, 1961. It was heard
on the CBS radio network(KOIN in Portland). The cast
included William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard
McNear as Doc Charles Adams,Georgia Ellis as Kitty
Russell, and Parley Baer as Dillon’s Deputy Chester
Proudfoot. The first episode was titled,”Billy The Kid”.
The show was set in Dodge City, Kansas during the
1870’s.
 
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The cast of Gunsmoke. Pictured in the
background is Star William Conrad,left,
and Charles Adams.Shown in front is
Georgia Ellis and Parley Baer.

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George Walsh, announcer for the series.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

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‘’YOU BET YOUR LIFE’’

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The quiz show,starring Groucho Marx, first aired on ABC radio on this date in 1947. It moved to the CBS radio network in 1949.

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