The Mercury Theater Presents ‘Dracula’

Orson Welles & The Mercury Theater One of the greatest radio anthology series of the 1930s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, featuring the talents of the New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. The Mercury Theatre on the Air featured an...

The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade Is On The Case Back in the old days, radio networks would often broadcast adaptations of major motion pictures, refined for the radio format. In this case, CBS adapted the classic 1941 film, The Maltese Falcon. And they did an outstanding job, bringing in...

The Lone Ranger: Gambler Draws A Blank

The Thrilling Days of Yesteryear Any way you cut it, The Lone Ranger is an American cultural icon. An unmistakable, compelling figure that brought justice to the old west. His exploits were brought to radio, television, and movies. So sit back and enjoy this great...

Old Time Radio: The War of the Worlds

Remember, it’s Halloween Well, it isn’t Halloween. Halloween was a couple of weeks ago. But way back in 1938 Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater broadcast an original presentation of HG Wells science fiction classic, War of the Worlds. The broadcast was...