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WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

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WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

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Excellent quality

By Abu Zaytuni al-Nasri - Apr 23 2020
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The radio programs are superbly restored. Carl does a great job in selecting a variety of programs every week.

Love this show

By Che Kerouac - Sep 17 2019
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Carl and Lisa fit like hand and glove

iTunes Ratings

86 Ratings
Average Ratings
58
8
8
3
9

Excellent quality

By Abu Zaytuni al-Nasri - Apr 23 2020
Read more
The radio programs are superbly restored. Carl does a great job in selecting a variety of programs every week.

Love this show

By Che Kerouac - Sep 17 2019
Read more
Carl and Lisa fit like hand and glove
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WGN Radio Theatre

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WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

Rank #1: WGN Radio Theatre #391:  Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar & Vic N Sade

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Carl Amari and Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 1, 2019. First, a classic episode of the night is a five-part episode of: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Callicles Matter” (04-30-56)-(05-04-56).  For our final episode of the night we have: Vic N’ Sade: Uncle Fletcher’s Phone Calls” (11-29-45).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3644670/RADIOTHEATRE060119_2019-06-02-073610.128.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Jun 02 2019

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Rank #2: WGN Radio Theatre #448: The Philco Radio Time, The Life of Riley, & Dragnet

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Carl Amari and Vince Amari are bringing you three hours of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for 2019 Christmas Special. Up first is a classic episode of: “The Philco Radio Time: The Bing Crosby Show. Our second episode of the night is a 30-minute episode of: “The Life of Riley: (10-4-49)”. The third and final episode of the night is “Dragnet:” 12-21-51″ (Jack Webb)

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3708440/Radio_Theater_445_2019-12-26-051840.128.mp3

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Dec 26 2019

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Rank #3: WGN Radio Theatre #396: The Jack Carson Show & The Chase

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 16, 2019.  First episode of the night is: “The Jack Carson Show: Taking Care of the Baby” Starring: Jack Carson; (04-16-47). For our final episode of the night we have: “The Chase: The Creeper” Starring: Donald Buka; (01-25-53).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3648959/WGNRADIOTHEATRE061719_2019-06-17-061359.128.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Jun 17 2019

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Rank #4: WGN Radio Theatre #410: Our Miss Brooks & The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for August 4, 2019.  The first episode of the night is: Our Miss Brooks. For our final episode of the night we have: “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Adv. of The Copper Beaches’ Starring: John Stanley & Alfred Shirley; (11-02-47).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3666634/WGNRADIOTHEATRE080419_2019-08-05-052534.64kmono.mp3

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Aug 05 2019

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Rank #5: WGN Radio Theatre #440: Boston Blackie

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for November 17, 2019.  First and only, classic episode of the night will be: “Boston Blackie: Blaine Brother’s Pawn Shop” Starring: Dick Kollmar; (05-21-46).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3697113/RADIOTHEATRE111719_2019-11-17-191913.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Nov 18 2019

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Rank #6: WGN Radio Theatre #395: Father Knows Best, X Minus One & Philo Vance, Detective

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Carl Amari and  Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 15, 2019. First, a classic episode of the night is: “Father Knows Best: Missing Furniture” Starring: Robert Young; (01-11-51).  Next, we have: “X Minus One: The Sense of Wonder” Starring: William Quinn; (04-24-56). For our final episode of the night we have: “Philo Vance, Detective: The Merry Murder Case” Starring: Jackson Beck; (07-20-48).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3648723/WGNRADIOTHEATRE061519_2019-06-16-061923.128.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Jun 16 2019

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Rank #7: WGN Radio Theatre #439: The Adv. of Maisie,Fort Laramie & Somebody Knows

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for November 16, 2019. First, classic episode of the night will be: “The Adv. Of Maisie: Needy Orphanage” Starring: Ann Sothern; (12-14-50). Our second episode of the night will be: “Fort Laramie: Sergeant’s Baby” Starring: Raymond Burr; (05-27-56).  For our final episode of the night we have: “Somebody Knows: The Jean Croyle Long Murder Case” Starring: Charlotte Lawrence; (08-17-50).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3697159/RADIOTHEATRE111619_2019-11-18-053959.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Nov 17 2019

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Rank #8: WGN Radio Theater #412: THE LUX RADIO THEATRE 1-4-54 The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for August 10, 2019 with a full show of The Lux Radio Theatre; (1-4-54) The Day the Earth Stood Still

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3668510/3668510_2019-08-12-143610.128.mp3

Aug 12 2019

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Rank #9: WGN Radio Theatre #414: The Adventures of Sam Spade & The Jack Benny Program

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for August 18, 2019.  First classic episode of the night is: “The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective: The Mad Scientist Caper” Starring: Howard Duff; (07-25-48). For our final episode of the night we have: “The Jack Benny Program: Rehearsing For Jack’s Tv Show” Starring: Jack Benny And All His Gang; 11-15-53.

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3670225/RADIOTHEATRE081819_2019-08-19-053725.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Aug 19 2019

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Rank #10: WGN Radio Theatre #398: The Lux Radio Theatre

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 23, 2019.  First episode is a four-part episode of the “The Lux Radio Theatre: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” Starring: John Wayne and Mel Ferrer; (03-12-51).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3651516/WGNRADIOTHEATRE062319_2019-06-24-054316.128.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Jun 24 2019

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Rank #11: WGN Radio Theatre #400: The CBS Radio Workshop & Command Performance

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 30, 2019.  First episode of the night is: “The CBS Radio Workshop: Battle Of Gettysburg” Starring: Raymond Burr; (06-30-57). For our final episode of the night we have: “Command Performance: Bob Hope (M.C.)” Starring: Rosalind Russell And Lena Horne; (07-07-42).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3653603/RADIOTHEATRE062919_2019-07-01-053103.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Jul 01 2019

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Rank #12: WGN Radio Theatre #434: Inner Sanctum Mystery & Suspense

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for October 27, 2019.  First, classic episode of the night will be: “Inner Sanctum Mystery: Death Across The Board” Starring: Raymond Massey; (06-05-45). For our final episode of the night we have: “Suspense: Short Order” Starring: Gerald Mohr; (08-16-45).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3691940/RADIOTHEATRE102719_2019-10-28-060840.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Oct 28 2019

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Rank #13: WGN Radio Theatre #425: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar & The Unexpected

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for September 28, 2019. First, classic episode of the night will be: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Alvin Summers” Starring: Bob Bailey; (10-24-55) and (10-28-55).  For our final episode of the night we have: “The Unexpected: The Cripple” Starring: Marjorie Riordan; (08-29-47).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3684119/RADIOTHEATRE092819_2019-09-29-062719.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Sep 29 2019

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Rank #14: WGN Radio Theatre #403: Richard Diamond, Phil Harris & Alice Faye & Damon Runyon Theatre

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for July 13, 2019. First, a classic episode of the night is: “Richard Diamond: The Fred Sears Case” Starring: Dick Powell; (06-19-49). Next, we have: “Phil Harris & Alice Faye: Romance of Alice and Phil; (10-30-53). For our final episode of the night we have: “Damon Runyon theatre: Bred for Battle” Starring: John Brown; (05-15-49).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3660792/RT071319_2019-07-14-080832.64kmono.mp3

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Jul 14 2019

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Rank #15: WGN Radio Theatre #411: Suspense, Dimension X & X Minus One

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for August 10, 2019. First, a classic episode of:  “Suspense: Plan X” Starring: Jack Benny; (02-02-53). Our second episode of the night is: “Dimension X: The Roads Must Roll” Starring: Norman Rose; (09-01-50). Finally, the third episode of the evening is: “X Minus One: The Green Hills of Earth” Starring: Bill Lipton; (07-07-55).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3668287/3668287_2019-08-11-031827.64kmono.mp3

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Aug 11 2019

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Rank #16: WGN Radio Theatre #438: The Lux Radio Theatre

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for November 10, 2019.  Tonight’s classic episode is: “The Lux Radio Theatre: Test Pilot” Starring: Robert Taylor, Rita Hayworth and Robert Preston with Cecil B. DeMille (host); (5-25-42).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3695672/3695672_2019-11-11-073712.64kmono.mp3

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Nov 11 2019

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Rank #17: WGN Radio Theatre #460: Inner Sanctum Mystery, Our Miss Brooks, Escape, Favorite Story, Michael Shayne & The Unexpected

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you five of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for March 14, 2020.  First up we have “Inner Sanctum Mystery: The Lonely Sleep” Starring: Karl Swenson; (09-25-45).  Next up is a classic episode “Our Miss Brooks: Head Of The English Dept”; (01-23-49). Our third episode is: “Escape: Man with The Steel Teeth” Starring: Jack Kruschen; (03-15-53). “Favorite Story: Jamie Freel” Starring: Ronald Colman; (04-15-47)) will be our fourth episode of the night. Our final episodes of the night will be “Michael Shayne, Detective: The Mary Noble Case” Starring: Wally Maher; (06-11-45) & “The Unexpected: Mirage” Starring: Barry Sullivan; (10-24-48).

Part 1:
https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3739536/WGN_RADIO_THEATRE_2020-03-15-072036.64kmono.mp3
Part 2:
https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3739537/WGNRADIOTHEATRE_2020-03-15-073837.64kmono.mp3

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Mar 15 2020

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Rank #18: WGN Radio Theatre #402: The Adv. of Philip Marlowe & Information Please

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for July 7, 2019.  First episode of the night is: “The Adv. of Philip Marlowe: The August Lion” Starring: Gerald Mohr; (08-06-49). For our final episode of the night we have: “Information Please; Starring: Clifton Fadiman; (07-05-38)

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3655344/WGNRADIOTHEATRE070719_2019-07-08-051544.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Jul 08 2019

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Rank #19: WGN Radio Theatre #401: The Story of Dr. Kildare, Fibber McGee and Molly & I Was A Communist For The FBI

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Carl Amari and  Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for July 6, 2019. First, a classic episode of the night is: “The Story of Dr. Kildare: Dr. Gillespie’s Testimonial Dinner” Starring: Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore; (10-12-51).  Next, we have: “Fibber Mcgee & Molly: Mcgee’s 15th Wedding Anniversary; (09-12-39). For our final episode of the night we have: “I Was A Communist For The FBI: Treason Comes In Cans” Starring: Dana Andrews; (11-23-52).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3655195/WGNRADIOTHEATRE070619_2019-07-07-063435.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Jul 07 2019

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Rank #20: WGN Radio Theatre #436: Dr. Christian & Suspense

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are; bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for November 3, 2019.  First, classic episode of the night will be: “Dr. Christian: Steve And Charlotte Dixon” Starring: Jean Hersholt; (11-14-37). For our final episode of the night we have: “Suspense: The Library Book” Starring: Myrna Loy; (09-20-45).

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3693781/RADIOTHEATRE110319_2019-11-04-060321.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3809.mp3

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Nov 04 2019

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WGN Radio Theatre #475: Have Gun-Will Travel, The Charlie McCarthy Show, The Man Called X, Casey, Crime Photographer, Avalon Time, Suspense, The Adventures of Ellery Queen & Fibber McGee and Molly (PART 2)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 27th, 2020.

First up we have “Have Gun-Will Travel: Three Bells to Perdido” starring: John Dehner; (01-18-59). Next up is a classic episode from “The Charlie McCarthy Show” guest starring: Jane Wyman (10-19-47). Our third episode is “The Man Called X: As Black as Diamonds” starring: Herbert Marshall; (02-10-51). “Casey, Crime Photographer: Self-Made Hero” starring: Staats Cottsworth (07-17-47). Following Casey, Crime Photographer is “Avalon Time: Expectant Father” starring: Red Skelton; (10-18-39). Next, we have “Suspense: Death Flies Blind” starring: Richard Dix; (05-04-43). In hour 5 we have “The Adventures Ellery Queen: The Adventures of the World Series Crime” starring: Sydney Smith; (09-30-43). Lastly, a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly: South Atlantic” starring: Jim & Marian Jordan; (01-28-54).

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3770468/3770468_2020-06-25-160908.64kmono.mp3

Jun 29 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #475: Have Gun-Will Travel, The Charlie McCarthy Show, The Man Called X, Casey, Crime Photographer, Avalon Time, Suspense, The Adventures of Ellery Queen & Fibber McGee and Molly (PART 1)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 27th, 2020.

First up we have “Have Gun-Will Travel: Three Bells to Perdido” starring: John Dehner; (01-18-59). Next up is a classic episode from “The Charlie McCarthy Show” guest starring: Jane Wyman (10-19-47). Our third episode is “The Man Called X: As Black as Diamonds” starring: Herbert Marshall; (02-10-51). “Casey, Crime Photographer: Self-Made Hero” starring: Staats Cottsworth (07-17-47). Following Casey, Crime Photographer is “Avalon Time: Expectant Father” starring: Red Skelton; (10-18-39). Next, we have “Suspense: Death Flies Blind” starring: Richard Dix; (05-04-43). In hour 5 we have “The Adventures Ellery Queen: The Adventures of the World Series Crime” starring: Sydney Smith; (09-30-43). Lastly, a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly: South Atlantic” starring: Jim & Marian Jordan; (01-28-54).

PT 1:

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3770466/3770466_2020-06-25-162306.64kmono.mp3

Jun 29 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #474: Boston Blackie, The Burns and Allen Show, Inner Sanctum, Tale of The Texas Rangers, The Abbott and Costello Show, The Molle’ Mystery Theatre, Gang Busters, & Fibber McGee and Molly (PART 2)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 20th, 2020.

First up we have “Boston Blackie: The Stolen Rare Book” starring: Dick Kollmar; (09-03-46). Next up is a classic episode from “The Burns and Allen Show: What’s Wrong with George?” (10-14-40). Our third episode is “Inner Sanctum: Death Is an Artist” starring: Lew Bowman; (01-23-45). “Tale of The Texas Rangers: Joy Ride” starring: Judy Garland (05-27-51). Following Tale of The Texas Ranger is “The Abbott and Costello Show” guest starring: Lynn Bari; (12-16-43). Next, we have “The Molle’ Mystery Theatre: The Beckoning Fair One” starring: Bernard Lenrow; (06-05-45). In hour 5 we have “Gang Busters: Battle of Alcatraz” starring: Mercedes McCambridge; (05-11-46). Lastly, a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly: Inherit the Winded” starring: Jim & Marian Jordan; (01-27-54).

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3768279/3768279_2020-06-19-170519.64kmono.mp3

Jun 22 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #474: Boston Blackie, The Burns and Allen Show, Inner Sanctum, Tale of The Texas Rangers, The Abbott and Costello Show, The Molle’ Mystery Theatre, Gang Busters, & Fibber McGee and Molly (PART 1)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 20th, 2020.

First up we have “Boston Blackie: The Stolen Rare Book” starring: Dick Kollmar; (09-03-46). Next up is a classic episode from “The Burns and Allen Show: What’s Wrong with George?” (10-14-40). Our third episode is “Inner Sanctum: Death Is an Artist” starring: Lew Bowman; (01-23-45). “Tale of The Texas Rangers: Joy Ride” starring: Judy Garland (05-27-51). Following Tale of The Texas Ranger is “The Abbott and Costello Show” guest starring: Lynn Bari; (12-16-43). Next, we have “The Molle’ Mystery Theatre: The Beckoning Fair One” starring: Bernard Lenrow; (06-05-45). In hour 5 we have “Gang Busters: Battle of Alcatraz” starring: Mercedes McCambridge; (05-11-46). Lastly, a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly: Inherit the Winded” starring: Jim & Marian Jordan; (01-27-54).

PT 1:

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3768278/3768278_2020-06-19-172318.64kmono.mp3

Jun 22 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #473: Mr. and Mrs. North, The Jack Benny Program, Big Town, Suspense, The Great Gildersleeve, Frontier Gentleman, The Chase, & Fibber McGee and Molly (PART 2)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 13th, 2020.

First up we have “Mr. and Mrs. North: Call me Chu-Chu” starring: Alice Frost & Joseph Curtin; (12-09-47). Next up is a classic episode from “The Jack Benny Program:Will TV Replace Radio?” (02-12-50). Our third episode is “Big Town: The Squeaking Rat” starring: Edward Pawley; (04-05-49). “Suspense: Drive In” starring: Judy Garland (11-21-46). Following Suspense is “The Great Gildersleeve: The Matchmaker” starring: Hal Peary; (01-25-42). Next, we have “Frontier Gentleman: The Claim Jumpers” starring: John Dehner; (03-09-58). In hour 5 we have “The Chase: Doug Burton and a Mysterious Letter” ; (07-10-52). Lastly, a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly: Celebrity Molly” starring: Jim & Marian Jordan; (01-26-54).

PT 2:

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3765823/3765823_2020-06-12-174323.64kmono.mp3

Jun 15 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #473: Mr. and Mrs. North, The Jack Benny Program, Big Town, Suspense, The Great Gildersleeve, Frontier Gentleman, The Chase, & Fibber McGee and Molly (PART 1)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 13th, 2020.

First up we have “Mr. and Mrs. North: Call me Chu-Chu” starring: Alice Frost & Joseph Curtin; (12-09-47). Next up is a classic episode from “The Jack Benny Program:Will TV Replace Radio?” (02-12-50). Our third episode is “Big Town: The Squeaking Rat” starring: Edward Pawley; (04-05-49). “Suspense: Drive In” starring: Judy Garland (11-21-46). Following Suspense is “The Great Gildersleeve: The Matchmaker” starring: Hal Peary; (01-25-42). Next, we have “Frontier Gentleman: The Claim Jumpers” starring: John Dehner; (03-09-58). In hour 5 we have “The Chase: Doug Burton and a Mysterious Letter” ; (07-10-52). Lastly, a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly: Celebrity Molly” starring: Jim & Marian Jordan; (01-26-54).

PT 1:

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3765822/3765822_2020-06-12-173922.64kmono.mp3

Jun 15 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #472: Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, Kraft Music Hall, The Mysterious Traveler, Bold Venture, Mr. and Mrs. Blandings, Sherlock Holmes, The Columbia Workshop & The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel (PART 1)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 6th, 2020.

First up we have “Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Long Way Home” starring: William Gargan; (07-08-52). Next up is a classic episode from “Kraft Music Hall” starring Bing Crosby & Bob Hope; (04-13-44). Our third episode is “The Mysterious Traveler: Queen of the Cats” starring: Maurice Tarplin; (07-02-44). “Bold Venture: A Bullet for Shannon” starring: Humphery Bogart & Lauren Bacall (04-16-51). Following Bold Venture is “Mr. and Mrs. Blandings: Child Psychology” starring: Cary Grant & Betsy Drake; (04-29-51). Next we have “Sherlock Holmes: Singular Affair of the Egyptian Curse” starring: Tom Conway & Nigel Bruce; (03-10-47). In hour 5 we have “The Columbia Workshop: Just a Plain Blue Suit” starring: Larry Haines; (02-16-46). Lastly, a classic episode from “The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel” with special guest, Gene Autry; (10-10-47).

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3764703/3764703_2020-06-09-161703.64kmono.mp3

Jun 09 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #472: Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, Kraft Music Hall, The Mysterious Traveler, Bold Venture, Mr. and Mrs. Blandings, Sherlock Holmes, The Columbia Workshop & The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel (PART 2)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 6th, 2020.

First up we have “Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator: Long Way Home” starring: William Gargan; (07-08-52). Next up is a classic episode from “Kraft Music Hall” starring Bing Crosby & Bob Hope; (04-13-44). Our third episode is “The Mysterious Traveler: Queen of the Cats” starring: Maurice Tarplin; (07-02-44). “Bold Venture: A Bullet for Shannon” starring: Humphery Bogart & Lauren Bacall (04-16-51). Following Bold Venture is “Mr. and Mrs. Blandings: Child Psychology” starring: Cary Grant & Betsy Drake; (04-29-51). Next we have “Sherlock Holmes: Singular Affair of the Egyptian Curse” starring: Tom Conway & Nigel Bruce; (03-10-47). In hour 5 we have “The Columbia Workshop: Just a Plain Blue Suit” starring: Larry Haines; (02-16-46). Lastly, a classic episode from “The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel” with special guest, Gene Autry; (10-10-47).

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3764704/3764704_2020-06-09-164304.64kmono.mp3

Jun 09 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #471: The Adventures of Sam Spade, My Friend Irma, Crime Classics, Broadway Is My Beat, The Great Gildersleeve, The Cisco Kid, Gunsmoke & Vic and Sade (PART 2)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 30th, 2020.

First up we have “The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Missing Newshawk Caper” starring: Howard Duff; (07-18-48). Next up is a classic episode from “My Friend Irma” titled “Billy Boy the Boxer” starring Marie Wilson; (02-09-48). Our third episode is “Crime Classics: The Shrapnelled Body of Charles Drew, Sr” starring: Lou Merrill; (07-06-53). “Broadway Is My Beat: The Ruth Shay Case” starring: Larry Thor (05-30-53). Following Broadway is my Beat is “The Great Gildersleeve: The Duel” starring: Hal Peary; (03-17-48). Next we have “The Cisco Kid: Morbid Jones and the Web of Death” starring: Jack Mather; (09-26-57). In hour 5 we have “Gunsmoke: Who Lives By the Sword” starring: William Conrad; (02-26-56). Lastly, a classic episode from “Vic and Sade: Vic Sleeping on the Couch” starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn; (01-24-44).

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3762330/3762330_2020-06-01-165630.64kmono.mp3

Jun 01 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #471: The Adventures of Sam Spade, My Friend Irma, Crime Classics, Broadway Is My Beat, The Great Gildersleeve, The Cisco Kid, Gunsmoke & Vic and Sade (PART 1)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 30th, 2020.

First up we have “The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Missing Newshawk Caper” starring: Howard Duff; (07-18-48). Next up is a classic episode from “My Friend Irma” titled “Billy Boy the Boxer” starring Marie Wilson; (02-09-48). Our third episode is “Crime Classics: The Shrapnelled Body of Charles Drew, Sr” starring: Lou Merrill; (07-06-53). “Broadway Is My Beat: The Ruth Shay Case” starring: Larry Thor (05-30-53). Following Broadway is my Beat is “The Great Gildersleeve: The Duel” starring: Hal Peary; (03-17-48). Next we have “The Cisco Kid: Morbid Jones and the Web of Death” starring: Jack Mather; (09-26-57). In hour 5 we have “Gunsmoke: Who Lives By the Sword” starring: William Conrad; (02-26-56). Lastly, a classic episode from “Vic and Sade: Vic Sleeping on the Couch” starring Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn; (01-24-44).

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3762328/3762328_2020-06-01-160928.64kmono.mp3

Jun 01 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #470: Suspense, The Life of Riley, Crime and Peter Chambers, The Story of Dr. Kildare, You Bet Your Life, The Jack Benny Program, The Screen Director’s Playhouse & Guest Star (PART 1)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 23rd, 2020.

First up we have “Suspense: A Vision of Death” starring: Ronald Colman; (06-01-53). Next up is a classic episode from “The Life of Riley” titled “Tonsillitis” starring William Bendix; (02-23-51). Our third episode is “Crime and Peter Chamber: The Robert Wentworth Case” starring: Dane Clark; (06-01-54). “You Bet Your Life: Secret Word” starring: Groucho Marx (02-07-55) follows The Story of Dr. Kildare. Then we have “The Story of Dr. Kildare: Angela Carew” starring: Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore; (06-01-50). Next we have “The Jack Benny Program: 10th Anniversary on Radio” starring: Jack Benny; (05-04-41). In hour 5 we have “The Screen Director’s Playhouse: Casbah” starring: Tony Martin; (07-22-49). Lastly, a classic episode from “Guest Star: Nothing Happens Here” starring Frank Lovejoy; (06-08-52).

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3759975/3759975_2020-05-22-152715.64kmono.mp3

May 25 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #470: Suspense, The Life of Riley, Crime and Peter Chambers, The Story of Dr. Kildare, You Bet Your Life, The Jack Benny Program, The Screen Director’s Playhouse & Guest Star (PART 2)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 23rd, 2020.

First up we have “Suspense: A Vision of Death” starring: Ronald Colman; (06-01-53). Next up is a classic episode from “The Life of Riley” titled “Tonsillitis” starring William Bendix; (02-23-51). Our third episode is “Crime and Peter Chamber: The Robert Wentworth Case” starring: Dane Clark; (06-01-54). “You Bet Your Life: Secret Word” starring: Groucho Marx (02-07-55) follows The Story of Dr. Kildare. Then we have “The Story of Dr. Kildare: Angela Carew” starring: Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore; (06-01-50). Next we have “The Jack Benny Program: 10th Anniversary on Radio” starring: Jack Benny; (05-04-41). In hour 5 we have “The Screen Director’s Playhouse: Casbah” starring: Tony Martin; (07-22-49). Lastly, a classic episode from “Guest Star: Nothing Happens Here” starring Frank Lovejoy; (06-08-52).

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3759976/3759976_2020-05-22-152516.64kmono.mp3

May 25 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #469: The Adv. of Philip Marlowe, Fibber McGee and Molly, Strange Wills, The Lives of Harry Lime, The Aldrich Family, Crime Does Not Pay, The Charlie McCarthy Show, & The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel (PART 2)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 16th, 2020.

First up we have “The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Orange Dog” starring: Gerald Mohr; (01-22-49). Next up is a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly” titled “A Dress for Molly” starring Jim and Marian Jordan; (04-20-43). Our third episode is: “Strange Wills: Margin For Love” starring: Warren William; (03-07-47). Next we have “The Lives of Harry Lime” titled “Operation Music Box” starring Orson Welles; (10-05-51). Then we have “The Aldrich Family: Bodybuilding Course” starring: Bobby Ellis; (09-28-52). “Crime Does Not Pay: Dead Pigeon”starring: Myron McCormick (12-19-49) follows The Aldrich Family. In hour 5 we have “The Charlie McCarthy Show” with special guest, Tennessee Ernie Ford; (01-03-54). Lastly, a classic episode from “The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel: Shipwreck” starring Dizzy Dean; (08-19-49).

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3759049/3759049_2020-05-19-191149.64kmono.mp3

May 19 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #469: The Adv. of Philip Marlowe, Fibber McGee and Molly, Strange Wills, The Lives of Harry Lime, The Aldrich Family, Crime Does Not Pay, The Charlie McCarthy Show, & The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel (PART 1)

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 16th, 2020.

First up we have “The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Orange Dog” starring: Gerald Mohr; (01-22-49). Next up is a classic episode from “Fibber McGee and Molly” titled “A Dress for Molly” starring Jim and Marian Jordan; (04-20-43). Our third episode is: “Strange Wills: Margin For Love” starring: Warren William; (03-07-47). Next we have “The Lives of Harry Lime” titled “Operation Music Box” starring Orson Welles; (10-05-51). Then we have “The Aldrich Family: Bodybuilding Course” starring: Bobby Ellis; (09-28-52). “Crime Does Not Pay: Dead Pigeon”starring: Myron McCormick (12-19-49) follows The Aldrich Family. In hour 5 we have “The Charlie McCarthy Show” with special guest, Tennessee Ernie Ford; (01-03-54). Lastly, a classic episode from “The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel: Shipwreck” starring Dizzy Dean; (08-19-49).

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3759039/3759039_2020-05-19-182339.64kmono.mp3

May 19 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #468: Have Gun, Will Travel, The Jack Benny Program, Danger Dr. Danfield, Murder at Midnight, Fibber McGee and Molly, Whitehall, The Bickersons and The Unexpected.

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you 5 of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 9th, 2020.

First up we have “Have Gun, Will Travel: Bringing Up Ollie” starring: John Dehner; (09-25-60). Next up is a classic episode from “The Jack Benny Program” titled “Jack Sprained His Ankle” starring Jack Benny; (12-14-47). Our third episode is: “Danger Dr. Danfield: $100,000 Life Insurance Claim” starring: Michael Dunn; (12-08-46). Next we have “Murder at Midnight” titled “The Kabalah” starring Santos Ortega; (12-30-46). Then we have “Fibber McGee and Molly: Red Cross Collector McGee” starring: Jim & Marian Jordan; (03-23-43). “Whitehall 1212: Peter Williams Case” (02-03-52) follows Fibber McGee and Molly. In hour 5 we have “The Bickersons: Gooseby Vacation” starring; Lew Parker and Frances Langford; (07-10-51). Lastly, a classic episode from “The Unexpected: Shipwreck” starring Jack Holt; (11-26-47).

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3757145/3757145_2020-05-11-174745.64kmono.mp3

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3757146/3757146_2020-05-11-172646.64kmono.mp3

May 11 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #467: Inner Sanctum, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, Escape, Dimension X, Have Gun, Will Travel and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you six of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for May 2nd, 2020. First up we have “Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Blood of Cain” Starring: Mercedes McCambridge; (01-29-46). Next up is a classic episode from “The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show” titled “Mr. Scott’s Dog” Starring Alice Faye and Phil Harris; (01-08-50). Our third episode is: “Escape: A Source Of Irritation” Starring: Ben Wright; (07-05-53). Then we have “Dimension X” titled “Almost Human” starring Santos Ortega; (05-13-50). Lastly, a classic episode from “Have Gun, Will Travel: Helen of Abajinian” Starring John Dehner; (01-04-59). And, in each hour we played each part of the 1956 five part series called “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Fathom-Five Matter” Starring: Bob Bailey.

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3755530/3755530_2020-05-04-174230.64kmono.mp3

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3755534/3755534_2020-05-04-182434.64kmono.mp3

May 04 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #466: Dragnet, Burns & Allen, Gunsmoke, Strange Dr. Weird, Suspense, Damon Runyon Theatre and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you six of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for April 25th, 2020. First up we have “Dragnet: The Big Cat” Starring: Jack Webb; (09-15-53). Next up is a classic episode from “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” titled “Crush on Alan Ladd” Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen; (01-15-45). Our third episode is: “Gunsmoke: Passive Resistance” Starring: William Conrad; (07-08-56). Then we snuck in and episode from “Stranger Dr. Weird: He Woke Up Dead” ; (03-07-45). Then we have “Suspense” titled “The Marvelous Barastro” starring Orson Welles; (04-13-44). Lastly, a classic episode from “Damon Runyon Theatre” titled “The Hottest Guy in the World” Starring John Brown; (10-03-50). And, in each hour we played each part of the 1956 five part series called “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Silver Blue Matter” Starring: Bob Bailey.

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3750766/3750766_2020-04-27-190706.64kmono.mp3

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3750767/3750767_2020-04-27-194307.64kmono.mp3

Apr 27 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #465:Our Miss Brooks, Night Beat, Casey, Crime Photographer, Duffy’s Tavern, Whitehall and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you five of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for April 18th, 2020. First up we have “Our Miss Brooks: The Frog” Starring: Eve Arden; (02-20-48). Next up is a classic episode from “Night Beat” titled “Number 13” Starring Frank Lovejoy; (03-06-50). Our third episode is: “Casey, Crime Photographer: Gentle Stranger” Starring: Staats Cottsworth; (04-24-47). Then we have “Duffy’s Tavern” w/ guest, Carol Landis and starring Ed Gardner; (04-11-44). Lastly, a classic episode from “Whitehall 1212” titled “Murder of Little Phillip Avery” Starring Wyllis Cooper; (01-27-52). And, in each hour we played each part of the 1955 five part series called “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Shepard Matter” Starring: Bob Bailey.

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3749033/3749033_2020-04-20-175933.64kmono.mp3

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3749034/3749034_2020-04-20-173634.64kmono.mp3

Apr 20 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #464: The Word of God, The Jack Benny Program, Life of Riley & Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you four of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for April 11th, 2020. First up we have “The Word of God: The Easter Story” Starring: Neal McDonough, Michael York, Malcolm McDowell, Kristen Bell, John Rhys-Davies and many others. Next up is a classic episode from “The Jack Benny Program” titled “Easter Parade Stroll” Starring Jack Benny and all his gang; (04-13-52). Our third episode is: “The Life of Riley: Giant Easter Bunny” Starring: William Bendix; (04-20-46). And, in each hour we played each part of the 1955 five part series called “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The McCormack Matter” Starring: Bob Bailey.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3747021/3747021_2020-04-13-174921.64kmono.mp3

Apr 13 2020

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WGN Radio Theatre #463: Broadway Is My Beat, The Adventures of Red Ryder, The Shadow, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Fibber McGee and Molly & Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you five of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for April 4th, 2020. First up we have “Broadway Is My Beat: The Julie Dixon Case” Starring: Larry Thor; (02-10-50). Next up is a classic episode from “The Adventures of Red Ryder” titled “Casa Grande Valley” Starring Reed Hadley; (03-12-42). Our third episode is: “The Shadow: The Death Triangle” Starring: Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead; (12-12-37). “The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Open Window” Starring: Gerald Mohr. (10-08-49) will be our fourth episode of the night. Our next episode of the night will be “Fibber McGee and Molly: Paying the Water Bill” Starring: Jim and Marian Jordan ; (11-16-43). And, in each hour we played each part of the 1959 five part series called “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Laird Douglas-Douglas of Heatherscote Matter” Starring: Bob Bailey.

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3745207/3745207_2020-04-06-183907.64kmono.mp3

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3745208/3745208_2020-04-06-182208.64kmono.mp3

Apr 06 2020

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Excellent quality

By Abu Zaytuni al-Nasri - Apr 23 2020
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The radio programs are superbly restored. Carl does a great job in selecting a variety of programs every week.

Love this show

By Che Kerouac - Sep 17 2019
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Carl and Lisa fit like hand and glove