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

The sister of a prize fighter hires Strong because she fears a promoter has gotten her brother into a fight that will get him killed. Original: Sometime in the mid-1950s (probably 1955) Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box…

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Older Episodes

Mister Keen investigates the murder of a man who was about to attend a party for bachelors. Original Air Date: January 26, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http:/ Read more ...
2618 EP2618: Dragnet: The Big Present Sept. 15, 2018
Friday investigate a series of burglaries that point to a juvenile as a perpetrator. Original Air Date: November 24, 1953 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.
Johnny is called in when a wealthy insured woman and her inventor husband have been receiving death threats. Original Air Date: February 4, 1962 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...
A train disappears and its crew is found murdered. Original Air Date: September 24, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
A friend asks Rocky’s to hide him from the police and clear him of the theft from a member of Cairo’s diplomatic corps. Original Air Date: May 1, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http:...
A pharmacist turns to Steve Strong to find a bottle of cyanide that was inadvertently sold as a bottle of aspirin. Original Air Date: Mid-1950s (probably 1955) Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
A woman who’s only married a week is murdered on her honeymoon. Original Air Date: January 19, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectiv Read more ...
A friend is murdered when about to reveal who the town’s racket boss is. Roy sets out to catch his friend’s killer and uncover the identity of the town’s boss. Original Air Date: November 18, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
2612 EP2612: Dragnet: The Big Flight Sept. 8, 2018
Friday and Smith investigate a market robbery. Original Air Date: November 17, 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 suspects a good friend of committing murder. Original Air Date: January 28, 1962 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...
After the owner of a munitions factory threatens to murder a business rival, the rival’s friend is killed with a car bomb. Original Air Date: September 17, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
A plane carrying Rocky’s consignment of five crates to Naples crashes. Rocky gets far more from the insurance than he paid and a lot of people are furious with him. Original Air Date: April 24, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
Steve Strong stumbles into a murder in the country and is then tied up and held in hopes he can’t give evidence at the trial. Original Air Date: Mid-1950s (probably 1955) Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
The married daughter of a psychiatrist is murdered shortly after her father warned her that a dangerous patient had escaped and was out for revenge. Original Air Date: January 5, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
A man asks the Mayor to look after a cane that he’s been told holds the secret to an Axis spy ring and then is killed. The Mayor suspects foul play. Original Air Date: December 9, 1942 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
2606 EP2606: Dragnet: The Big Kid Sept. 1, 2018
Friday and Smith try to prevent a juvenile gang war from breaking out. Original Air Date: November 10, 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 goes to rural New Jersey to investigate suspicious fires at two troubled factories. Original Air Date: January 21, 1962 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...
Four of Charlie Kingston’s ships crash near a lighthouse. He calls in Boston Blackie to investigate. Original Air Date: September 10, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.
New York mobsters are intimidating all the cafe owners in Cairo to sell their places at cut-rate prices and Rocky is next on their list. Original Air Date: April 10, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.