Mister District Attorney debuted on the radio 4-3-1939

Today in 1939 Mr. District Attorney was heard for the first time on the radio.

The radio crime-adventure serial followed the ‘champion of the people’ and was originally a 15-minute nightly program. In this broadcast, Mr. DA (Dwight Weist) goes after protection racketeers (Jay Jostyn as one of the bad guys.)

Later that summer (June of 1939), the program went to a half-hour weekly format and aired through 1952.

Please enjoy the first broadcast of this series entitled “The Restaurant Killers.”

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“The Silver Eagle” program last broadcast 3-10-1955

Today in 1955, The Silver Eagle broadcast its final episode on the radio. Please enjoy a 1954 broadcast of this rare recordings:

Jim Ameche stars as Jim West of the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police. The Silver Eagle series was broadcast on ABC sponsored by General Mills from 1951 – 1955.