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The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe

In 1943, 1946, 1950-1951, and 1982 Nero Wolfe was aired on radio. Sidney Greenstreet was perhaps the most famous actor to play Nero Wolfe. The two earlier series have only one episode each available. nerowolfe.org wikipedia
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The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe with Sydney Greenstreet as Nero Wolfe (1950).  Listen to OTRadio Then Genre Detective mystery with Running time of 30 minutes heard in The United States on the NBC radio network.

Starring Sydney Greenstreet with announcer Don Stanley. Created by Rex Stout. Written by Alfred Bester. Directed by J. Donald Wilson. Produced by Edwin Fadiman.
Original airing  October 20, 1950 – April 27, 1951.

There were 26 episodes of The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe. Based on Stout's principal characters but not his stories. It is regarded as the series that is most responsible for popularizing Nero Wolfe on radio.

The Adventures of Ellery Queen (RADIO then radio program)


The Adventures of Ellery Queen was a radio detective program in the United States. Several iterations 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. The Adventures of Ellery Queen grew out of the combined efforts of producer-director George Zachary and writers Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. Dannay and Lee, who were cousins, originated the Ellery Queen character. Initially they wrote the program's scripts, and Zachary handled production. Beginning in 1945, Anthony Boucher replaced Dannay and worked with Lee writing scripts. During the program's first season, 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." WIKIPEDIA

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator was a detective drama heard on NBC Radio from October 3, 1951 to June 30, 1955.

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator was a detective drama heard on NBC Radio from October 3, 1951 to June 30, 1955. Detective Barrie Craig (William Gargan) worked alone from his Madison Avenue office. Unlike his contemporaries Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Craig had a laid-back personality, somewhat cutting against the popular hard-boiled detective stereotype. Others in the cast included Ralph Bell, Elspeth Eric, Parker Fennelly, Santos Ortega, Arnold Moss, Parley Baer, Virginia Gregg and Betty Lou Gerson. Gargan also starred in the role in an unsuccessful 1952 TV pilot written and directed by Blake Edwards. It was presented on ABC's Pepsi-Cola Playhouse as "Death the Hard Way" (October 17, 1954). A few years earlier Gargan had played a similar character in Martin Kane, Private Eye.

John Dehner ... November 23, 1915 – February 4, 1992

JOHN DEHNER was anAmerican actor in radio, television, and films, playing countless roles, often as droll villains. Between 1941 and 1988, he appeared in over 260 films, television series, and made-for-television movies. Possessing a deep, resonant voice, Dehner had an extensive career as a radio actor and was once recognized by Radio Life Magazine as having the entertainment industry's "best radio voice". He performed as a lead or supporting player in such series as The Whistler, Gunsmoke and Philip Marlowe. He also starred as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun – Will Travel, one of the few times a show began on television and then was later adapted for radio. On CBS Radio in 1958, he starred in the series Frontier Gentleman, a Western. These later series can be heard now on www.RADIOthen.network. WIKIPEDIA BIO

The Clyde Beatty Radio Show (1950-1952)

 Vic Perrin, veteran Hollywood character actor, played Clyde Beatty on the radio series. Hear the 52 episodes on RADIOthen.network.
During the 1930's, '40's and '50's, Clyde Beatty
  [photo:left] enjoyed a celebrity status that, today, we only associate with leading athletes and movie stars. In addition to top billing in the circus world, he was the subject of several best-selling books, starred in a number of hit motion pictures. The idea for a Clyde Beatty radio show came from Shirley Thomas, the wife of Walter White, whose Commodore Productions had scored a major financial triumph in 1949 with a syndicated Hopalong Cassidy radio show. The basic premise of The Clyde Beatty Show was best summed up in the announcement that opened each episode: "The world's greatest wild animal trainer Clyde Beatty with an exciting adventure from his brilliant career". The series was produced in Los Angeles using top West Coast talent. Radio actor Vic Perrin [photo: above] played the part of Clyde Beatty and Eve McVeagh was his wife Harriett. (By the time the show aired, the real Harriett Beatty had passed away. However, the producers retained her as a character and she figured prominently in most of the stories,)

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Little Orphan Archie lives...on RADIOthen.network

The Little Orphan Archie/Late Night Lounge program ran for 54 episodes on 40+ terrestrial and Internet radio stations in 2005-2006. The music was jazz, blues, swing, country, pop and easy listening, spanning about an 80 year period. The programs contained audio from artists like Bob and  Ray, George Burns, Laurel and Hardy and our in-house news authority, Lennie the Cabbie. PugetSoundMedia

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Episodes of the old-time radio detective series "A Man Named Jordan" and "Rocky Jordan"

Rocky Jordan was a radio series  ( Crime Stoppers, Thursdays on RADIOthen.network ) about an American restaurateur in Cairo who each week became involved in some kind of mystery or adventure. The show was broadcast on CBS from October 31, 1948 to September 10, 1950, and then again from June 27, 1951 to August 22, 1951. The character of Rocky Jordan had been introduced to listeners in a similar show called A Man Named Jordan that was broadcast in 1945 but set in Istanbul, rather than Cairo. The two lead roles were those of Rocky Jordan and Captain Sam Sabaaya of the Cairo Police. For most of the show's history Jordan was played by veteran radio actor Jack Moyles (Photo: right), but he was later replaced by a movie star, George Raft, for the brief 1951 run.Jay Novello played Sabaaya (Photo: left) throughout the entire series. Other roles were played by members of Hollywood's Radio Row, and the announcer was Larry Thor. In February 1951, it was announced CBS was in discussions to make a TV series based on the show starring Raft made by Raft's company. However this never happened. WIKIPEDIA

Frank Sinatra as Rocky Fortune on Old Time Radio...Then

Rocky Fortune is an American radio drama that aired weekly on NBC Radio beginning in October 1953.  ( Thursdays, as part of Crime Stoppers episodes on RADIOthen.network) The series ended its run in March 1954 after 25 episodes. The program was created by George Lefferts. Frank Sinatra voiced the title role of Rocky Fortune for the entire series. Rocky Fortune aired Tuesday nights on NBC at 9:35pm Eastern, immediately following Dragnet (and a five-minute John Cameron Swayze newscast). It was a sustaining series, meaning that NBC presented the program without corporate sponsorship. The premiere episode, "Oyster Shucker", originally aired on October 6, 1953. WIKIPEDIA

Parley Edward Baer (August 5, 1914 – November 22, 2002) was an American actor in radio and later in television and film.

His first network show was The Whistler, which was soon followed by appearances on Escape (notably narrating "Wild Jack Rhett" and as the title patriot in an adaptation of Stephen Vincent Benet's "A Tooth for Paul Revere"), Suspense, Tales of the Texas Rangers (as various local sheriffs), Dragnet, The CBS Radio Workshop, Lux Radio Theater, The Six Shooter, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, to name a few. In 1952, he began playing Chester, the unofficial deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, eventually ad-libbing the character's full name, "Chester Wesley Proudfoot". In 1946, he met and married circus aerialist and bareback rider Ernestine Clarke. They were together for 54 years until her death on August 5, 2000, in Tarzana, California.

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MR KEEN, Tracer of lost persons on Radio Then Network

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 (as in Anacin, Kolynos Toothpaste, BiSoDol antacid mints, Hill's cold tablets and Heet liniment), Dentyne, Aerowax, RCA Victor and Chesterfield cigarettes. It aired on the NBC Blue network until 1947, when it switched to CBS. Bennett Kilpack began as Mr. Keen in 1937 with Arthur Hughes and then Phil Clarke stepping into the role later in the series. The kindly Keen and his faithful assistant, Mike Clancy (Jim Kelly), entertained listeners for 18 years. With 1690 nationwide broadcasts, Mr. Keen was the most resilient private detective in a namesake role. WIKIPEDIA

Radio Series PORTS OF CALL on RADIOthen.network

PORTS OF CALL was an obscure series from 1935 and 1936 in which each episode deals with a voyage to a different country where events of that country's history are dramatized. They each begin with the low moan of a tramp steamer's whistle and the announcement of the series title, followed by a musical interlude. First heard simultaneously in the Bay Area and Southern California, the program appears to have debuted in September 1935, running almost continuously throughout California and as far away as Washington, D.C., as late as 1937 during its first runs. The Los Angeles run premiered over Los Angeles radio station KFWB, a Warner Bros. owned station. Pierce Brothers Funeral Directors picked up the tab for the entire KFWB run of twenty-six programs as weekend or Monday night features. Don Lee-Mutual network station, KFRC, premiered its first broadcasts of Ports of Call in the San Francisco Bay area as a Sunday afternoon feature. More at... DIGITAL DELI

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