This series was broadcasted from June 3, 1949 to February 26, 1957 on NBC at various times and days, starring Dragnet starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander). Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".

Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years. The familiar DUM DE DUM DUM, the first four notes of the opening theme composed by Walter Schumann, became a pop culture legend and was forever associated with Dragnet.

 

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama about a "fabulous" freelance insurance investigator "with the action-packed expense account." The show aired on CBS Radio from January 14, 1949 to September 30, 1962. There were 811 episodes in the 12-year run, and more than 720 still exist today.

Each story started with a phone call from an insurance executive, calling on Johnny to investigate an unusual claim. Each story required Johnny to travel to some distant locale, usually within the United States but sometimes abroad, where he was almost always threatened with personal danger in the course of his investigations. Johnny's file on each case was usually referenced as a "matter," as in "The Silver Blue Matter" or "The Forbes Matter." Later episodes were more fanciful, with titles like "The Wayward Trout Matter" and "The Price of Fame Matter" (the latter featuring a rare guest-star appearance: Vincent Price).

Each story was recounted in flashback, as Johnny listed each line item from his expense account. Most of the items related to transportation and lodging, but no incidental expense was too small for Johnny to itemize, as in "Item nine, 10 cents. Aspirin. I needed them." Johnny usually stuck to business, but would engage in romantic dalliances with women he encountered in his travels; later episodes gave Johnny a steady girlfriend, Betty Lewis. Johnny's precious recreational time was usually spent fishing, and it was not uncommon for Johnny's clients to exploit this favorite pastime in convincing him to take on a job. The episodes generally finished with Johnny tallying up his account, making final remarks on the report, and traveling back to Hartford, Connecticut, where he was based.

Copyright 2019 OnAirHits.com

On Air Hits, Online Internet Radio stations. Multi-station network. Broadcasting Worldwide. On Air Radio. Live DJ's, Radio Hosts. OnAirHits.

On Air Hits, radio, internet radio, radio djs, broadcasting, radio hosts, OnAirHits, On Air Hits Radio, On Air Hits Radio, Onair hits, on air radio, on-air hit, on air hits, onair hits, radio station, broadcasting, internet radio, radio streaming, shoutcast, shoutcast radio, radio DJ, radio hosts, broadcasting hosts, broadcasting DJs, online DJs, online radio host, online radio, streaming radio host, on air, air radio, on radio, market radio, live broadcasting, worldwide broadcasting, worldwide DJs, on-air DJs, on air DJ, on air radio host, on-air radio host, receiving system, receiver, intercommunicate, communication system, communicate, broadcasting, wireless telegraphy, wireless telegraph, superheterodyne receiver, superhet, radiotelegraphy, radiotelegraph, push-button radio, heterodyne receiver, crystal set, clock radio, live365, live 365, 365, blogTalkRadio, blog Talk Radio, hip Hop, country, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 90s, 2000, groove, tejano, old time radio, oldies, oldies radio, 1950s radio, 1960s radio, back to the 80s, flashback 80s, flashback 70s, flashback 60s, flashback 50s, broadcasting Network, multi station radio network, multi station radio, multi station, internet number one radio, number one radio, on air 1 radio, number one hits, number one hits radio, facebook radio,