Night Beat

September 15, 1949 to September 25, 1952
123 episodes known to exist
Night Beat was a detective/crime and thrillers radio show which ran from September 15, 1949 to September 25, 1952. It starred Frank Lovejoy, Frank Lovejoy, Frank Lovejoy, Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a reporter for the Chicago Star, Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a reporter for the Chicago Star, and Frank Lovejoy.
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
September 15, 1949 - April 24, 1950
Night Beat
14
-
2
April 9, 1950 - April 30, 1950
Night Beat
4
-
3
May 1, 1950 - July 31, 1950
Night Beat
14
-
4
August 7, 1950 - May 1, 1952
Night Beat
66
-
5
May 8, 1952 - June 26, 1952
Night Beat
7
-
6
July 3, 1952 - August 21, 1952
Night Beat
8
-
7
August 28, 1952 - September 25, 1952
Night Beat
5
-
8
n/a
Night Beat
4
-
9
n/a
Night Beat
1
-
Night Beat
September 15, 1949 - April 24, 1950
14 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Lovejoy
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
September 15, 1949 
The Ted Carter Murder Case 
In this audition Edmond Obrien stars instead of Frank Lovejoy and the the name of his character is Hank Mitchell instead of Randy Stone. WITH: Betty Moran, Jack Kruschen, Ann Stone, Herb Butterfield, Dale Boney, Jack Edwards, Larry Dobkin 
30:00 

 
AUD 
January 13, 1950 
Elevator Caper, the (little Boy Blue) 
 
30:20 

 
February 6, 1950 
Zero 
MONDAYS 
30:00 

 
February 13, 1950 
The Night Is a Weapon 
 
30:00 

 
February 20, 1950 
A World All of His Own 
 
30:00 

 
February 27, 1950 
The Girl in the Park 
 
30:00 

 
March 6, 1950 
Number 13 
 
30:00 

 
March 13, 1950 
Am I My Brother's Keeper? 
 
30:00 

 
March 20, 1950 
The Man Who Claimed to Be Dead 
 
29:40 

 
March 27, 1950 
Flowers On the Water 
Aka: "Anton's Return" 
29:40 

 
April 3, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
10 
April 10, 1950 
I Know Your Secret 
 
30:00 

 
11 
April 17, 1950 
Tong War 
 
30:00 

 
12 
April 24, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
Night Beat
April 9, 1950 - April 30, 1950
4 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
April 9, 1950 
Night Is a Weapon 
 
29:50 

 
AUD 
April 16, 1950 
World of His Own 
 
29:50 

 
AUD 
April 23, 1950 
Girl in the Park 
 
29:50 

 
AUD 
April 30, 1950 
Am I My Brother's Keeper? 
 
29:50 

 
Night Beat
May 1, 1950 - July 31, 1950
14 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Lovejoy
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
13 
May 1, 1950 
Mentallo, the Mental Marvel 
 
30:00 

 
14 
May 8, 1950 
Elevator Caper 
 
30:00 

 
15 
May 15, 1950 
The Night Watchman 
 
30:00 

 
16 
May 22, 1950 
I Wish You Were Dead 
 
30:00 

 
17 
May 29, 1950 
Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer 
 
30:00 

 
18 
June 5, 1950 
The Girl From Kansas 
 
30:00 

 
19 
June 12, 1950 
Football Player & the Syndicate 
 
30:00 

 
20 
June 19, 1950 
Vincent & the Painter 
 
30:00 

 
21 
June 26, 1950 
The Juvenille Gangster 
 
30:00 

 
22 
July 3, 1950 
Marty 
 
30:00 

 
23 
July 10, 1950 
Twill Be the Death of Me 
 
30:00 

 
24 
July 17, 1950 
Molly Keller 
 
30:00 

 
25 
July 24, 1950 
The Devil's Bible 
 
30:00 

 
26 
July 31, 1950 
City At Your Fingertips 
 
30:00 

 
Night Beat
August 7, 1950 - May 1, 1952
66 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Lovejoy
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
27 
August 7, 1950 
Old Blind Pop 
 
30:00 

 
28 
August 14, 1950 
Gunner's Last Fight 
 
30:00 

 
29 
August 21, 1950 
Doctor's Secret 
 
30:00 

 
30 
August 28, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
31 
September 4, 1950 
Old Home Week 
 
30:00 

 
32 
September 11, 1950 
The Hunter Becomes the Hunted 
 
30:00 

 
33 
September 18, 1950 
Wanna Buy a Story? 
 
30:00 

 
34 
September 25, 1950 
A Case of Butter 
 
30:00 

 
35 
October 6, 1950 
The Kenny Day Amnesia Case 
SHOW MOVES TO FRIDAYS 
29:40 

 
36 
October 13, 1950 
Inar Pierce and Family 
 
30:00 

 
37 
October 20, 1950 
Judge Arnold's Daughter 
 
30:00 

 
38 
October 27, 1950 
The Doctor's Daughter 
 
30:00 

 
39 
November 3, 1950 
The Black Cat 
June Foray, Ken Christy, Lou Krugman, Lurene Tuttle, Tudor Owen, Will Geer 
30:00 

 
40 
November 10, 1950 
The Slasher 
LAST SHOW OF SEASON #1 
30:00 

 
41 
March 4, 1951 
Big John Mcmasters 
First Show of Season 2 
30:00 

 
42 
May 18, 1951 
Juke Box Romance 
aka: "Juke Box Julie" 
30:00 

 
43 
May 25, 1951 
Fear 
 
30:00 

 
44 
June 1, 1951 
Will of Mrs. Orloff 
 
30:00 

 
45 
June 8, 1951 
The Search For Fred 
 
30:00 

 
46 
June 15, 1951 
The Music Man 
 
30:00 

 
47 
June 22, 1951 
Sanctuary 
 
30:00 

 
48 
June 29, 1951 
Byline For Frank 
 
30:00 

 
49 
July 6, 1951 
Bill Perrin Amnesia Case 
 
29:50 

 
50 
July 13, 1951 
Antonio Costello 
Circus Act 
30:00 

 
51 
July 20, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
52 
July 27, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
53 
August 3, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
August 10, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
August 17, 1951 
They 
 
28:50 

 
56 
August 24, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
57 
August 31, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
58 
September 7, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
59 
September 14, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
60 
September 21, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
61 
September 28, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
62 
October 5, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
63 
October 12, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
64 
October 19, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
65 
October 26, 1951 
Mr. and Mrs. Corothers 
 
28:40 

 
66 
November 2, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
67 
November 9, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
68 
November 16, 1951 
Lost Souls 
 
30:00 

 
69 
November 23, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
70 
November 30, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
71 
December 7, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
72 
December 14, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
73 
December 21, 1951 
Five Days Off For Christmas 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
74 
December 28, 1951 
Expectant Father 
William Conrad Very Funny Program! 
30:00 

 
75 
January 4, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
76 
January 11, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
77 
January 18, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
78 
January 25, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
79 
February 1, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
80 
February 8, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
81 
February 15, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
82 
February 22, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
83 
February 29, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
84 
March 7, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
85 
March 14, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
86 
March 21, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
87 
March 28, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
88 
April 4, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
89 
April 11, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
90 
April 18, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
91 
April 25, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
92 
May 1, 1952 
Pay Up Or Die 
SHOW MOVES TO THURSDAYS 
30:00 

 
Night Beat
May 8, 1952 - June 26, 1952
7 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a reporter for the Chicago Star
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
93 
May 8, 1952 
Long Live the Clown 
 
30:00 

 
94 
May 15, 1952 
Death of Riley 
 
30:00 

 
95 
May 22, 1952 
Target For a Week 
 
30:10 

 
96 
May 29, 1952 
The Jockey Brothers 
 
30:00 

 
97 
June 5, 1952 
Marvelous Machine 
 
30:00 

 
98 
June 19, 1952 
Railroaded 
SHOW OF 6/12 WAS PRE-EMPTED 
30:00 

 
99 
June 26, 1952 
Reformer 
 
30:00 

 
Night Beat
July 3, 1952 - August 21, 1952
8 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a reporter for the Chicago Star
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
100 
July 3, 1952 
The Old Itch 
 
30:00 

 
101 
July 10, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
102 
July 17, 1952 
Taste of Peaches 
 
30:00 

 
103 
July 24, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
104 
July 31, 1952 
Flight From Fear 
 
30:00 

 
105 
August 7, 1952 
Sombody Stop Ann 
 
30:00 

 
106 
August 14, 1952 
His Name Was Luke 
 
30:00 

 
107 
August 21, 1952 
The Man with the Red Hair 
 
29:10 

 
Night Beat
August 28, 1952 - September 25, 1952
5 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Lovejoy
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
108 
August 28, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
109 
September 4, 1952 
Ellen (bomb On the Plane) 
 
30:20 

 
110 
September 11, 1952 
Larry the Understudy 
 
30:00 

 
111 
September 18, 1952 
Policy Wheel Racket 
 
29:50 

 
112 
September 25, 1952 
The Big Killings 
 
30:00 

 
Night Beat
n/a - n/a
4 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
n/a 
The Bill Talmidge Story 
 
26:00 

 
 
n/a 
The Carefullest Driver 
 
28:30 

 
 
n/a 
Stone's Christmas Eve 
Christmas Program 
28:30 

 
 
n/a 
The White Zombie 
 
29:00 

 
Night Beat
n/a - n/a
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
n/a 
Gunter James 
 
31:00 

 
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