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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Well, I'm still here...

After taking a month off, I'm back doing podcasts on a daily basis, using much of the same format that I used to. 

Not having to edit the program to fit the requirements for Over-The-Air radio makes it much easier. I hope you enjoy it. 

You can always  find our podcasts going back to the start of last year right here:

Or on your favorite podcast app on your phone.  If you don't HAVE a podcast app, download the Spreaker app for Apple or Android by clicking here. 

And as always, All The Best!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Here's an alternate streaming resource!

 Some of you have said you listened to our podcasts.  Here's a great 24 hour streaming resource.

Jay Lichtenauer still maintains his 24-hour stream of great shows at with a listing around the clock of different shows.

Find his web player by clicking here.

Friday, June 9, 2023

The end of Classic Radio Theater

 I'm done fighting with my doctors.  A variety of health issues have led me to a decision that I hoped I wouldn't have to make for a couple of more years. 

Classic Radio Theater will end June 30, 2023.

I want to thank everyone who made this show possible over the years.  I know it's only about three weeks for stations to make alternate programming arrangements, but it's a choice that I had to make.  I'm nearing 70 years of age, and the grind of producing these shows is just too much. 

It has been my honor and pleasure to serve you these past eight years. 

As many of you have requested, I've reactivated the Buy Me A Coffee link as some of you have asked to be able to send me a farewell gift.

All The Best!

Wyatt Cox

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Tell the Automakers DON"T DELETE OUR RADIO!

 You've no doubt heard our messages regarding automakers removing AM (and in some cases FM) radio from cars in favor of internet radio.  But in times of emergency, AM and FM radio are the prime carriers of emergency, particularly when the internet fails. 

Tell your representatives to keep LOCAL AM and FM Radio in new cars by clicking this link!

 Your safety may depend on us. 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Jack Benny on Suspense

 Jack Benny made four appearances on Suspense. 

He first appeared in an episode entitled Murder in G-Flat on April 5, 1951. As summarized by the web pate Ghoulish Delights:

Benny plays a keen-eared piano tuner who finds himself inadvertently in possession of $25,000. But this money comes with Is the murder and mystery attached!

Benny would next appear on Suspense on June 2, 1952 in A Good and Faithful Servant. The Old Time Radio Review summarized this episode as:

An accountant in a department store, who is nearing retirement, carries out an ingenious plan to steal $50,000 - yet all does not go as smoothly as he had hoped.

Jack Benny's third appearance was outta space...a science fiction episode entitled Plan X.  On the February 2, 1953 episode, Benny portrays Zeno, the Martian, who is sent to meet the first rocket from Earth to land on his planet, and to put "Plan X" into effect.

The final Benny appearance on Suspense was on January 18, 1954 in The Face is Familar.  Benny plays an innocent schnook used by a gang of bank robbers to help them with a caper. Benny is joined by Sheldon Leonard as one of the robbers. 

High comedy the shows weren't, but they attracted a nice audience at a time when radio audiences were falling. Elliot Lewis as producer/director was able to still get Hollywood's finest to take a fling at stepping outside their regular box and take a flier on doing something different, like when Fibber McGee and Molly starred in the episode Backseat Driver on February 3, 1949.  

And now you know...why Jack Benny was on Suspense!  It was Elliot Lewis.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Buy me a Coffee

 Thanks to those who have bought me a coffee to help support our program and podcasts.  

Some of you said you couldn't find the link.  So here it is!

Your support is appreciated, but not required. Thanks for listening!


NOTE- If you want to get one of our special offers, click on the EXTRAS tab when you click on the above link.  Thanks!


Sunday, May 15, 2022

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