From hardboiled to homespun, newspaper reporters were featured prominently as dramatic characters during the Golden Age of Radio in the 1940s and 1950s. Radio Spirits is pleased to bring together 15 of these classic audio shows for your listening pleasure, all digitally remastered and restored.
Stop the Press! includes the critically acclaimed drama "Night Beat" starring Frank Lovejoy; the folksy "Rogers of the Gazette" featuring Will Rogers Jr.; the delightful light comedy "Bright Star" with Fred McMurray and Irene Dunne; the classic "Front Page" starring Everett Sloane; the hardboiled "Deadline Mystery" starring Steve Dunne; the long-running "Casey, Crime Photographer" with Staats Cotsworth; along with "San Francisco Final" starring Jeff Chandler; and "Big Story", both featuring dramatizations based on actual news stories of the day.
Joining these stars are some of the finest supporting radio actors of the day, including Parley Baer, Joan Banks, Harry Bartell, Jackson Beck, Ed Begley, William Conrad, Ted DeCorsia, John Dehner, Larry Dobkin, Georgia Ellis, Virginia Greg, Bill Johnstone, Byron Kane, John Larkin, Jan Minor, Jeanette Nolan, Mary Patton, Vic Perrin, June Whitley, Barbara Jean Wong, Ben Wright, and more.
Includes the following programs: Night Beat - Tong War (4/17/1950); Night Beat - Doctor’s Secret (8/21/1950); Night Beat - Juke Box Romance (5/18/1951); Night Beat - Somebody Stop Ann (8/7/1952); Rogers of the Gazette - Newspaper Being Taken Over (7/8/1953); Rogers of the Gazette - Jimmy Reynolds Story (7/15/1953); Deadline Mystery - (8/10/1947); San Francisco Final - (7/26/1954); Big Story - Case of the Counterfeit Coin (10/1/1947); Big Story - Manhunt in Manhattan (1/7/1948); Bright Star - Oil Swindle (10/23/1952); Bright Star - Miss America Visits (11/13/1952); Casey, Crime Photographer - The Demon Miner (3/30/1947); Casey, Crime Photographer - The Loaded Dice (9/4/1947); Ford Theater - The Front Page (5/9/1948).