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

A famous national reporter gives a young, up-and-coming journalist a clue to the big story he’s working on involving “the argyle album.” Original Air Date: September 4, 1947 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 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715…

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Older Episodes

A woman reports her sister missing and suspects her brother-in-law of being responsible. Original Air Date: December 7, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.
Johnny heads to a South seas island to find several missing insured men who are each insured for $50,000. Original Air Date: November 5, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...
Blackie tries to bust a waterfront racket as murders accumulate. Original Air Date: February 16, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
An American businessman tries to get Rocky to distribute beer formulated from an Ancient Egyptian formula. Original Air Date: June 11, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.
George is called in to insure that a daredevil clown isn’t murdered, but soon after George arrives the clown is trampled by an elephant. Original Air Date: August 13, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
Wolfe sends Archie to a party he was invited to and asks him to call when the murder is committed. Original Air Date: February 16, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.
2948 EP2948: Dragnet: The Big Gone Oct. 5, 2019
Friday and Smith investigate a robbery where a security man shot and apparently killed one of two robbers. However, the apparently dead man disappears. Original Air Date: November 30, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
Johnny is called in because a man, whose wife’s policy was cancelled due to non-payment of premiums the day before she died, claims responsibility for the deaths of twelve policy holders. Original Air Date: October 29,
A series of murders breaks out over $50,000 in bonds that were purchased with stolen money. Original Air Date: February 9, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.
Rocky witnesses a murder by a woman in a White evening dress, however another witness insisted the murderer was actually a man. Original Air Date: June 4, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
A writer calls George in to investigate when a parrot who always says, “Drop dead!” is sold to the owner of a hotel in a run-down area of town and the sailor who sold him is murdered. Original Air Date: July 23,
Marlowe is hired by the owner of a war surplus store to find out who’s following him. Original Air Date: April 9, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
2942 EP2942: Dragnet: The Big Switch Sept. 28, 2019
Friday and Smith investigate the murder of a man whose watch and ring were stolen Original Air Date: November 23, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
Johnny is hired by a bail bondsman to find two missing witnesses who were released on bond. Original Air Date: October 22, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...
A composer in a songwriting team is murdered while Blackie’s nearby. Original Air Date: February 2, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
A man in a foreign legionnaire outfit is shot near Rocky’s home in the middle of the night, setting off a string of killings. Original Air Date: May 28, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
A bar owner hires George to find a customer who disappeared and hawked his watch. Original Air Date: July 16, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.
Barrie is hired by a man to go to Vermont to investigate a suspicious ski accident that left his estranged wife in a wheel chair. Original Air Date: February 2, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.
2936 EP2936: Dragnet: The Big Dog Sept. 21, 2019
An elderly man sits on a porch brandishing a shotgun and promising to kill the man who poisoned his fourteen year-old dog. Original Air Date: November 16, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.