The Cinnamon Bear is arguably the best holiday series ever developed for radio. First heard in1937, this wonderful Christmas fantasy adventure was created and written by Glanville Heisch (with the help of his wife, Elisabeth) for children of all ages. It all starts with twins Judy and Jimmy Barton just before Christmas. Someone - or something - has taken the "Silver Star" from the top of their Christmas tree. The very Irish teddy bear, Paddy O'Cinnamon, comes to their rescue and tells them that the Crazy Quilt Dragon has taken the star to Maybeland.
Welcome to Broadway! Your tour guide: homicide detective Danny Clover (Larry Thor). He holds his exhaustion in check, knowing full well that his dangerous dealings with the underbelly of the Great White Way will begin again come the dawn.
"A Classic Set of Old Time Tales"
For decades a popular hero of novels, short stories, and movies, Hopalong Cassidy became a seemingly overnight entertainment phenomenon when he burst in to the new medium of television in 1949. Shortly thereafter, he moseyed over to his very own radio series. William Boyd stars as Hoppy in this collection, riding out from the Bar 20 astride his trusty horse Topper in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes
Lieutenant Ben Guthrie and Sergeant Matt Greb introduce lineups full of characters both heinous and hilarious. Go with them as they go after the most menacing of criminals in 16 gritty episodes from the 1950s, now in digitally restored sound. Radio greats Bill Johnstone, Wally Maher, and Jack Moyles are on the beat on the streets of a great American city. And things get tough when the witnesses are unreliable, unsure, unwilling - or dead.
Radio Westerns were strictly for kids until 1952, when Gunsmoke hit the radio airwaves. The stories were grim, the deaths brutal, and life on the plains was harsh. Radio audiences had never heard anything like Gunsmoke, and they made it the number one Western on the radio. It soon made a successful transition to television, becoming the longest-running dramatic series in television history.