1930s Radio Shows

Did you know most families didn’t own a TV until the 1950’s? So how did people spend their leisure time?

While television wasn’t an option, 1930s Radio by Family Line Video Chicago¬†radio was – 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? Ask your parents and/or grandparents if they had a favorite show.

~ 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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