Brando Classic Old Time Radio Podcast
Summary: We feature classic old time radio shows in all genres. Check out a new Episode each week.
The radio version of The Line Up depicted the investigations of Lieutenant Ben Guthrie and Sergeant Matt Grebb, detectives in the police force of an unnamed “great American city.” Bill Johnstone, one of several actors to play The Shadow on radio, portrayed Guthrie, while Grebb was played by Wally Maher.
That Hammer Guy made its radio debut in 1953, at the height of Mickey Spillane’s tough, trigger-happy, skirt-chasing detective Mike Hammer’s popularity. Broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from January 6, 1953 until October 5, 1953, “That Hammer Guy” didn’t feature any scripts by Spillane, but writer Ed Adamson did manage to capture Spillane’s gritty world and colorful language. The show originally starred Larry Haines as Mike Hammer. He was later replaced by Ted de Corsia.
Welcome to the Friday 4 Pack for April 10th 2015. The winner this week is Benjamin Kubelsky a.k.a. Jack Benny.
Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday May 12, 2017. This week’s winner is Robert Young starring in Father Knows Best . Father Knows Best and was a 1950s old time radio sitcom that later became a television program in the 1960s . Below are the 4 Programs we’ve chosen for you. We also want to wish all the Mothers out there a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day!!Should Women Work,A Date MixUp with Leonard and Ralph and Betty,The Value of Money, and Betty’s Engagement
Hello and welcome to the Friday four Pack for Friday, May 5, 2017. We hope you all had a great Star Wars day yesterday! This week’s winner fits right in with Exploring Tomorrow, a Sci-Fi anthology series that ran from 1957 to 1958 with a total of 29 episodes. We’ve selected six of them for you today. The show was aired on the mutual broadcasting network and narrated by john Campbell JR. I myself have always been a big science fiction buff. I remember one of the first Sci-Fi movies I ever watched was the original War of the Worlds which I believe came out in 1953. I also enjoyed the remake done by Steven Spielberg. I also enjoy Sci-Fi video games. Right now I’ve been playing No Man’s Sky and even with all the monotonous and repetitive tasks of the game, I still find it very hard not to play. If You’re playing No Man’s Sky, let me know and leave me a tip or two. Right now We hope you enjoy Exploring Tomorrow and we encourage you to vote for next week’s 4 Pack and thank you for listening to Brando classic old time radio and have a wonderful weekend.
World Adventurer’s Club was show that aired in 1932 as America was deep in the Great Depression. The old time radio show brought listeners to exotic places and took them on extraordinary adventures without having to leave their homes. We will air for the first 8 15 minute episodes and we sure hope you enjoy them!!
Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 Pack for Friday April 7th, 2017. This week our winner is the Fat Man. J. Scott Smart played the title role as the anonymous detective who would later be known as Brad Runyon. The old time radio show ran during the 1940s and ended in the early 1950s. It would later be adopted by Australia Where the lead role of Brad Runyon was played by Lloyd Burrell. This week we will play for you 2 episodes from the US and 2 from Australian. We hope you enjoy the fat man and encourage you to please vote for next week’s 4 Pack. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fat in and enjoy your weekend and thank you again for listing to Brando Classic Old Time Radio!
Perry Mason was a weekday program with episodes running at 15 minutes each. Due to the 15 minutes of each we are airing eight episodes instead of four. The part of Perry Mason was played by several actors over the years including Bartlett Robinson, Santos Ortega, Donald Biggs, and John Larkin. The role of Perry’s secretary Della street was played by Gertrude Warner, Jan Miner, and also by Joan Alexander. Many of the episodes in the serial are missing so hopefully we can piece together something for you that will make sense. Now it’s time for Perry Mason on the Friday four Pack. We hope you enjoy the show and we encourage you to vote for next week’s four Pack and thank you again for listing to Brando classic old time Radio. Have a wonderful weekend!!
Counterspy was an espionage drama radio series starring David Harding as Don MacLaughlin and aired on the NBC Blue Network (later the ABC) and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957. Don MacLaughlin was the chief of the the US Counterspies, a unit engaged during World War II in counterespionage against Japan’s Black Dragon and Germany’s Gestapo. The Old Time Radio Drama Series progressed through 3 time periods, During World War II, After World War II, and the Cold War. The scripts included all manners of illegal activity.
“The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm?" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Wyllis Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler).The Show was created by who went on to create the in 1974 Here are the 4 episodes we've chosen for you
“Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you… Escape!” Escape is this week’s winner in The Friday 4 Pack!! The First episode you will be hearing is the classic by Edgar Allen Poe, The fall of the House of Usher. Next its “A Sleeping Draught” By Weston Martyr, adapted by Antony Ellis. After that, its “The Power of Hammer” adapted by Antony Ellis and starring Anne Morrison. Finally, you will be listening to “The Price of the Head”by John Russell, adapted by John Meston and starring William Conrad
Martin and Lewis were an American comedy duo, comprising singer Dean Martin (as the “straight man”) and comedian Jerry Lewis (as his stooge). The pair worked together in nightclubs, on radio and television, and film from 1946 until 1956. Special Guests you’ll be hearing on the 4 episodes we’ve selected are Billy Burke, Jane Russell, John Carradine, and John Garfield
Eyes Aloft was an old time radio program which was created on an appeal by the US Army following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. The show was hosted by Gayne Whitman. Ben Alexander was the announcer and the writer/director was Robert L. Redd. The show’s most frequent Hollywood star was Henry Fonda. We hope you enjoy the show and encourage you to vote for next week’s Friday 4 pack from Brando Classic Old Time Radio!
Each half-hour episode was based on an incident in the life of one of the people who have held the office of President of the United States, but the dialog was written in such a way as not to reveal the name of the President until the last line of the program, when the President would be addressed by name. An advertisement for the program noted, “Each week the suspense mounts from his first question, ‘Which one of our 32 Presidents am I?’ The audience was thus encouraged to guess, from the plot of the episode, which President it was.We hope you enjoy Mr. President. Can you figure them out
Mr and Mrs Blandings was an NBC Old Time Radio sitcom, starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake as Jim and Muriel Blandings, a spin-off from Cary Grant’s hit movie “Mr. Blandings Build his Dream House.” We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we’ve chosen and please be sure to vote in next week’s 4 pack!!