1930s Radio Shows

Did you know most families didn’t own a TV until the 1950’s?

While television wasn’t an option, ¬†radio was 1930s radio by Family Line Video Chicago – and almost every household had one. Family time was often spent huddled around the radio listening to a favorite show.

Below are just some of the more popular radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s.

Do you recognize any? Do you know what shows your parents or grandparents listened to?

~ 1930s Radio Shows ~
  • The $64,000 Question
  • Abbott & Costello
  • The adventure of Ellery Queen
  • The Adventure of Ozzie and Harriet
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Adventure of Sam Spade
  • Amos ‘n’ Andy
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • The Bell Telephone Hour
  • Betty and Bob
  • Break the Bank
  • Burns and Allen
  • Camel Caravan
  • The Campbell Playhouse
  • Can You Top This
  • Charlie Chan
  • Crime Does Not Pay
  • Danger, Dr. Danfield
  • The Danny Kaye Show
  • Dick Tracy
  • Doc Savage
  • Dr. IQ
  • Dracula
  • Dragnet
  • Eddie Cantor
  • Everyman’s Theater
  • Famous Jury Trials
  • Father Knows Best
  • Fibber McGee and Molly
  • Fireside Chats
  • The Ford Sunday Evening HOur
  • The Fred Allen Show
  • Gene Autry’s melody Ranch
  • The General Electric Concert
  • The Green Hornet
  • The Goldbergs
  • Guiding Light
  • Hallmark Playhouse
  • Hollywood Playhouse
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • I Love Mystery
  • Information Please
  • The Jack Benny Program
  • Just Plain Bill
  • Kraft Music Hall
  • Ladies be Seated
  • The Life of Riley
  • Little Orpahn Annie
  • Lone Ranger
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Ma Perkins
  • Magic Island
  • Major League Baseball on Mutual
  • Maxwell House Showboat
  • The Mercury Theater on the Air
  • Moon River
  • Mr. District Attorney
  • National Barn Dance
  • The National Farm and Home HOur
  • The Orson Welles Show
  • Our Gal Sunday
  • Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
  • The Pepsodent Show
  • Perry Mason
  • Philip Morrise PLayhouse
  • Professor Quizz
  • Queen for the Day
  • Red Skelton
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not
  • The Roy Rogers Show
  • The Shadow of Fu Manchu
  • Speed Gibson of the International Secret Police
  • Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One
  • Tarzan
  • The Dinah Shore Show
  • The Ed Sullivan Show
  • This is Your life
  • Truth or Consequences
  • Uncle Walter’s Doghouse
  • The Voice of Firestone
  • Vox Pop
  • Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
  • What’s my Name?
  • When a Girl Marries
  • The War of the Worlds
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

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