OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

by Adam Graham (box13@greatdetectives.net) · · · · 20 subscribers

This show features five great detectives of Old Time Radio and follows from their first available case to their final bow. Along the way, Host Adam Graham provides insight and humor with his commentary. Our line-up features Night Beat, Rocky Fortune, Richard Diamond, Boston Blackie, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Dragnet

Mister Keen investigates the murder of a reclusive millionaire. Original Air Date: April 13, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.< Read more ...

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Older Episodes

An alcoholic who was an embarrassment to his well-to-do family is murdered. Original Air Date: January 23, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
2654 EP2654: Dragnet: The Big Switch Oct. 27, 2018
Friday and Smith investigate an apparent suicide with signs of foul play. Original Air Date: January 12, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...
Johnny arrives too late to help a local insurance agent determine whether to cancel the policy of a shady customer as the insured died in the fire of an apparent accident, but Johnny’s not too sure. Original Air Date: March 18,
Blackie receives a shoe, $1,000, and instructions to deliver the shoe to the police. Original Air Date: November 5, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.
An old friend of Rocky’s has a plan to get rich quick–buy the Suez Canal and wants Rocky to loan him money to do it. Original Air Date: June 19, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http:/...
At the request of the station owner and the FBI, radio crime reporter Chuck Morgan reads a pro-Communist script on his broadcast and is fired so he can infilitrate the Communist Party and find out who’s leading the Los Angeles branch of the Party.
A police detective friend of Keen and Clancy is murdered while investigating a charity theft. Original Air Date: April 6, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http:// Read more ...
2648 EP2648: Dragnet: The Big Listen Oct. 20, 2018
Friday and Smith get a tip on a couple criminals planning something big. Original Air Date: January 5, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...
Johnny investigates an insured mining engineer who disappeared while investigating a shady mining promoter. Original Air Date: March 11, 1962 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...
A film is found showing Blackie committing robbery and murder. Farraday and Mary don’t believe it, but Blackie insists its true. Original Air Date: October 29, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
A disfigured man shows up in Cairo blaming Rocky for his disfigurement but willing to forgive him if he tracks down a wanted criminal for him. Original Air Date: June 12, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
Strong and his secretary Sandra go undercover to ensnare a leader of a youth gang. Original Air Date: Mid-1950s (Probably 1955) Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.
A man challenges a famous architect to a duel for flirting with his wife and then the architect is murdered. Original Air Date: March 16, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at
2642 EP2642: Dragnet: The Big Steal Oct. 13, 2018
Friday and Smith investigate a series of fur burglaries. Original Air Date: December 29, 1953 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...
Johnny is called in to investigate a series of deaths in explosions happening at a chemical plant that’s creating a new rocket fuel. Original Air Date: March 4, 1962 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...
A private detective is killed in mid-air and a diamond disappears in the middle of a flight on a small three-person plane. Original Air Date: October 22, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
A well-known and beloved missionary is found dead at the Tambourine. Original Air Date: June 5, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
Steve Strong helps a young woman who needs help making sure her ex-con husband with anger issues reforms. Original Air Date: Sometime in the mid-1950s Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http:...
A young man asks Mister Keen to investigate the death of his sister, a promising young pianist who was strangled. Original Air Date: March 9, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at