This Week’s Radio Drama: ‘Death Sits in the Dentist’s Chair’

As they are released, 97.9 WHAV FM presents newly produced episodes of the classic radio series, “Suspense.” Produced in Hollywood by Blue Hours Production, this week’s episode is “Death Sits in the Dentist’s Chair.” Listen at 10 p.m., Monday, with an encore performance at 1 a.m.
Saturday, July 20
Gunsmoke: “Harry Pope,”10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Paperback Mystery Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Monday
Suspense: (NEW) “Death Sits in the Dentist’s Chair,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Tuesday
Dimension X: “With Folded Hands,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Wednesday
Great Gildersleeve: Fishing Trip, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Thursday
Our Miss Brooks: House Trailer, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Friday
Couple Next Door: Setting off Fireworks, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Saturday, July 27
Gunsmoke: “Grass,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Very Fishy Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

This Week’s Radio Drama: Every Night, Seven-Days-A-Week

Saturday, July 13
Gunsmoke: “Dirt,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Earned Income Matter,” first show featuring Bob Readick as Johnny Dollar, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Monday
Suspense: “Like Man, Somebody Dig Me,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Tuesday
Dimension X: “Outer Limit,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Wednesday
Great Gildersleeve: Cabin on the Lake, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Thursday
Our Miss Brooks: Rumors, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Friday
Couple Next Door: Buried Money Dug Up, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Saturday, July 20
Gunsmoke: “Harry Pope,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Paperback Mystery Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

This Week’s Radio Drama: Bob Bailey Ends Run as ‘Johnny Dollar’ Sunday Night

The end of November 1960, saw a great shift in radio drama at CBS—one that would take the most popular “Johnny Dollar” star off the air. Sunday night, 97.9 WHAV FM airs Bob Bailey’s last appearance as the lead of “Yours Truly Johnny Dollar.” Following the Nov. 27, 1960 episode, CBS ended radio drama from its famous Columbia Square studios in Hollywood. For five years, Bailey portrayed “the man with the action-packed expense account, America’s fabulous freelance insurance investigator." He ended his role without even a goodbye in “The Empty Threat Matter.”

In a sense, those goodbyes took place during a September 1960 episode, “Five Down Matter,” where a reunion was staged with such longtime supporting actresses and actors Virginia Gregg, Larry Dobkin, G. Stanley Jones, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, John Dehner, Howard MacNear, Marvin Miller, Forrest Lewis and Herb Vigran.

This Week’s Drama: If Radio Covered the Declaration of Independence

If CBS News were on the air during the Revolutionary War, Thursday night’s special Independence Day play provides clues as to how the event would have been covered by radio. Featuring John Daly, Ken Roberts and Ned Calmer with analysis by Major George Fielding Elliott, “You Are There” reports from the Philadelphia State House. The program is heard over 97.9 WHAV FM, Thursday, July 4, at 10 p.m., with a repeat three hours later at 1 a.m.
Saturday, June 29
Gunsmoke: “Wind,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “The Double Deal Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Monday
Suspense: “Subway Stop,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Tuesday
Dimension X: “Requiem,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Wednesday
Great Gildersleeve: Leroy Goes To Aunt Hattie’s, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Thursday
You Are There: (Special) “The Declaration of Independence,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Friday
Couple Next Door: No Travel Reservations Made, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Saturday, July 6
Gunsmoke: “Flashback,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Empty Threat Matter,” last show with Bob Bailey, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

97.9 WHAV FM Now Heard Over Salem, N.H., Educational Cable Television

Residents of Salem, N.H., may now listen to 97.9 WHAV FM over Salem School District Television Channel 6. Robert Berthel, of Salem School District Media Services, said WHAV’s audio began playing over the television system Thursday. WHAV’s local news, weather, Community Spotlight, music from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are now heard under Channel 6’s community billboards when other programming isn’t airing. “We love that WHAV is hyper local content and local access stations are all about that. It’s a great compliment to our station here in Salem,” Berthel said.

This Week’s Radio Drama: Child Star Jackie Kelk in Western Play, ‘Sundown’

Saturday, June 22
Gunsmoke: “Dolly Varden,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Bad One Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Monday
Suspense: “Sundown,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Tuesday
Dimension X: “The Kaleidoscope,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Wednesday
Great Gildersleeve: Mae Kelly Gets Engaged, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Thursday
Our Miss Brooks: The Moving Van, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Friday
Couple Next Door: Betsy Learns Golden Rule, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Saturday, June 29
Gunsmoke: “Wind,” Saturday, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Sunday
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “The Double Deal Matter,” Sunday, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

This Week’s Radio Drama: Hear Modern Audio Drama as ‘Duet’ Airs on ‘Suspense’

On Monday night, listeners of 97.9 WHAV FM enjoy a rare treat—new radio drama presented in stereo. This week, the usual classic radio episode of “Suspense” is pre-empted for a brand-new episode, performed by Blue Hours Productions in Hollywood. After overhearing her boss making a big drug deal, a nightclub singer’s only chance of salvation is a mysterious woman, but is she just death in another form? Directed by John C. Alsedek and written by Alsedek and Dana Perry-Hayes, “Duet” stars Azucena Duran, Darren Jacobs, Federika Meek and Amy Louise Pemberton. Harrisburg, Penn-born Alsedek narrates.

This Week’s Radio Drama: John Lund Plays Greedy Gambler in Las Vegas

John Lund stars in Monday night’s “Suspense” episode, “Winner Lose All.” He plays a gambler with a scheme to help a Las Vegas casino win publicity, but things go wrong when he becomes greedy. A Norwegian immigrant who acted in amateur productions, Lund came to radio in the early 1940s as an announcer. He began playing the title role in the serial “Chaplain Jim” in 1942 on the Blue Network (formerly NBC-Blue). Lund first appeared on Broadway in 1941 when he appeared in William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” It was his appearance, however, in “The Hasty Heart” in 1945 that won him a movie contract with Paramount Pictures. He was also the fourth to play Johnny Dollar on “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” from 1952 to 1954.