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Oxford Classic Radio

Oxford Classic Radio provides free streaming audio and MP3 downloads of classic mystery, suspense, and detective shows from the golden age of radio. Visit us at OxfordClassicRadio.com for more information.

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Suspense: The Night Reveals (3/2/1943)

Suspense was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills," and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era.

29mins

19 Apr 2011

Rank #1

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I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 1 (12/12/1949)

I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

13mins

15 Apr 2011

Rank #2

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Ellery Queen: Armchair Detective (3/26/1946)

Ellery Queen was introduced in The Adventures of Ellery Queen on CBS Radio on June 18, 1939, running on various networks until 1948. Each episod would end with a panel of celebrities would attempt to solve the mystery.

30mins

27 Mar 2011

Rank #3

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The Whistler: Golden Opportunity (5/15/1949)

The Whistler, one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity.

30mins

25 Mar 2012

Rank #4

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The Whistler: House of Fear (6/19/1943)

The Whistler, one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity.

29mins

20 Apr 2011

Rank #5

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The Mysterious Traveler: The Woman in Black (3/9/1947)

The Mysterious Traveler was an anthology radio series that featured stories which ran the gamut from fantasy and science fiction to straight crime dramas of mystery and suspense.

29mins

5 Apr 2011

Rank #6

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Inner Sanctum: Island of the Dead (3/13/1945)

Inner Sanctum was an anthology series featuring stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The program's famed audio trademark was the eerie creaking door.

29mins

7 Apr 2011

Rank #7

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Escape: The Outer Limit (2/7/1950)

Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas. Many story premises involved a protagonist in dire life-or-death straits and the series featured more science fiction and supernatural tales than Suspense.

29mins

7 Apr 2011

Rank #8

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Squared Circle Matter (12/30/1956)

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama of "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." The show aired on CBS Radio from January 14, 1949 to September 30, 1962.

24mins

1 Apr 2011

Rank #9

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I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 5 (12/16/1949)

I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

12mins

20 Apr 2011

Rank #10

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Let George Do It: Double Death (10/17/1949)

Let George Do It starred Bob Bailey as detective George Valentine, with clients responding to his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.

29mins

7 Jul 2012

Rank #11

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I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 6 (12/19/1949)

I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

12mins

20 Apr 2011

Rank #12

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Murder at Midnight: The Creeper (5/16/1947)

Murder at Midnight features macabre tales of suspense often with a supernatural twist. Midnight, the witching hour when the night is darkest our fears the strongest and our strength at its lowest ebb. Midnight, when the graves gape open and death strikes.

25mins

6 Apr 2011

Rank #13

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Duke Red Matter, Episode 1 (01/23/1956)

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama of "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." The show aired on CBS Radio from January 14, 1949 to September 30, 1962.

14mins

29 Mar 2013

Rank #14

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Let George Do It: Sabotage (8/25/1952)

Let George Do It starred Bob Bailey as detective George Valentine, with clients responding to his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.

29mins

2 Apr 2011

Rank #15

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Suspense: The Doctor Prescribed Death (2/2/1943)

Suspense was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills," and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era.

28mins

11 May 2011

Rank #16

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Lights Out: State Executioner (3/17/1937)

Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.

22mins

27 Mar 2011

Rank #17

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Mystery Is My Hobby: Death Asks Questions (11/19/1947)

Broadcast before a live audience, Mystery Is My Hobby is a detective show with Glen Langdon as Barton Drake.

27mins

5 Oct 2011

Rank #18

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The Whistler: The Weakling (1/3/1943)

The Whistler, one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity.

29mins

27 May 2011

Rank #19

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I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 7 (12/20/1949)

I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

12mins

22 Apr 2011

Rank #20