The First Nighter Program

November 27, 1930 to September 8, 1953
824 episodes known to exist
The First Nighter Program was a long-running radio anthology comedy-drama series broadcast from 1930 to 1953. The host was Mr. First Nighter (Charles P. Hughes, Macdonald Carey, Bret Morrison, Marvin Miller, Don Briggs and Rye Billsbury). The show's opening recreated the aural atmosphere of a Broadway opening. Before each week's drama began, Mr. More on Wikipedia
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
November 27, 1930 - March 26, 1931
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2
May 6, 1931 - September 9, 1931
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3
September 19, 1931 - August 27, 1932
The First Nighter Program
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4
September 2, 1932 - September 29, 1933
The First Nighter Program
57
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5
October 6, 1933 - February 12, 1937
The First Nighter Program
157
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6
February 19, 1937 - December 31, 1937
The First Nighter Program
46
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7
January 7, 1938 - August 26, 1938
The First Nighter Program
34
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8
September 2, 1938 - May 24, 1940
The First Nighter Program
91
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9
September 3, 1940 - September 9, 1941
The First Nighter Program
54
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10
September 19, 1941 - May 29, 1942
The First Nighter Program
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11
October 4, 1942 - April 25, 1943
The First Nighter Program
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12
November 7, 1943 - April 2, 1944
The First Nighter Program
22
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13
April 12, 1944 - October 25, 1944
The First Nighter Program
29
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14
October 20, 1945 - April 13, 1946
The First Nighter Program
26
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15
October 4, 1947 - December 13, 1947
The First Nighter Program
11
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16
December 18, 1947 - October 20, 1949
The First Nighter Program
81
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17
April 27, 1952 - August 24, 1952
The First Nighter Program
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18
September 9, 1952 - September 8, 1953
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48
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The First Nighter Program
November 27, 1930 - March 26, 1931
18 episodes known to exist
Stars: Don Ameche and June Meredith
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 27, 1930 
His Worst Patient 
 
30:00 
December 4, 1930 
Pearls 
 
30:00 
December 11, 1930 
The Portrait 
 
30:00 
December 18, 1930 
The Verdict 
 
30:00 
December 25, 1930 
Languorous Justice 
 
30:00 
January 1, 1931 
Dark Days 
 
30:00 
January 8, 1931 
The Curse 
 
30:00 
January 15, 1931 
The Will 
AKA: "His Son" 
30:00 
January 22, 1931 
Her Patrimony 
 
30:00 
10 
January 29, 1931 
Bill Courtnay, Usa 
 
30:00 
11 
February 5, 1931 
He Played Her Part 
 
30:00 
12 
February 12, 1931 
Rhamadam 
 
30:00 
13 
February 19, 1931 
Hollywood Hoax 
 
30:00 
14 
February 26, 1931 
Her Crime 
 
30:00 
15 
March 5, 1931 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
16 
March 12, 1931 
Off to Paris 
 
30:00 
17 
March 19, 1931 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
18 
March 26, 1931 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
The First Nighter Program
May 6, 1931 - September 9, 1931
19 episodes known to exist
Stars: Don Ameche and June Meredith
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
May 6, 1931 
Out of the Night 
 
30:00 
May 13, 1931 
The Da's Wife 
 
30:00 
May 20, 1931 
Graft 
 
30:00 
May 27, 1931 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
June 3, 1931 
The House of Terror 
 
30:00 
June 10, 1931 
The Blond Alibi 
 
30:00 
June 17, 1931 
Blackmail 
 
30:00 
June 24, 1931 
The Captain's Lady 
 
30:00 
July 1, 1931 
The Devil's Pitchfork 
 
30:00 
10 
July 8, 1931 
Gone Native 
 
30:00 
11 
July 15, 1931 
Spider's Web 
 
30:00 
12 
July 22, 1931 
Made in America 
 
30:00 
13 
July 29, 1931 
By Candle Light 
 
30:00 
14 
August 5, 1931 
Moon Madness 
 
30:00 
15 
August 12, 1931 
Chinese Dragon 
 
30:00 
16 
August 19, 1931 
The Locked Door 
 
30:00 
17 
August 26, 1931 
The Devil's Pitchfork 
 
30:00 
18 
September 2, 1931 
The Panther's Claws 
 
30:00 

 
19 
September 9, 1931 
Pursuit 
 
30:00 
The First Nighter Program
September 19, 1931 - August 27, 1932
50 episodes known to exist
Stars: Don Ameche and June Meredith
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 19, 1931 
Death At the Helm 
 
30:00 
September 26, 1931 
The Green Eye 
 
30:00 
October 3, 1931 
The Texan 
 
30:00 
October 10, 1931 
Print the News 
 
30:00 
October 17, 1931 
Bon Voyage 
 
30:00 
October 24, 1931 
Apartment 3-B 
 
30:00 
October 31, 1931 
The Clean-Up 
 
30:00 
November 7, 1931 
Eyes of the Enemy 
 
30:00 
November 14, 1931 
The House That Fear Built 
 
30:00 
10 
November 21, 1931 
The Beads 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 28, 1931 
A Witch of Old Salem 
 
30:00 
12 
December 5, 1931 
The Moth 
 
30:00 
13 
December 12, 1931 
By Special Command 
 
30:00 
14 
December 19, 1931 
The Castaways 
 
30:00 
15 
December 26, 1931 
Pullman Sequence 
 
30:00 
16 
January 2, 1932 
Spanish Gold 
 
30:00 
17 
January 9, 1932 
You'll Never Know 
 
30:00 
18 
January 16, 1932 
Contraband 
 
30:00 
19 
January 23, 1932 
Good Fishing 
 
30:00 
20 
January 30, 1932 
In the Night 
 
30:00 
21 
February 6, 1932 
Excess Protection 
 
30:00 
22 
February 13, 1932 
The Avenger 
 
30:00 
23 
February 20, 1932 
The Black Dragon 
 
30:00 
24 
February 27, 1932 
Jungle Drums 
 
30:00 
25 
March 5, 1932 
Hunted 
 
30:00 
26 
March 12, 1932 
Cruel to Women 
 
30:00 
27 
March 19, 1932 
Gallied 
 
30:00 
28 
March 26, 1932 
Strange Holiday 
 
30:00 
29 
April 2, 1932 
Militaire 
 
30:00 
30 
April 9, 1932 
Thunderhead 
 
30:00 
31 
April 16, 1932 
Little White Lie 
 
30:00 
32 
April 23, 1932 
Inn of the Red Rooks 
 
30:00 
33 
April 30, 1932 
The Diamond Maker 
 
30:00 
34 
May 7, 1932 
The Southern Belle 
 
30:00 
35 
May 14, 1932 
The Perfect Crime 
 
30:00 
36 
May 21, 1932 
Hearts and Coronets 
 
30:00 
37 
May 28, 1932 
Witness For the Defense 
 
30:00 
38 
June 4, 1932 
Fandango 
 
30:00 
39 
June 11, 1932 
The Stowaway 
 
30:00 
40 
June 18, 1932 
Divorce 
 
30:00 
41 
June 25, 1932 
The Land Rush 
 
30:00 
42 
July 2, 1932 
Sacrifice 
 
30:00 
43 
July 9, 1932 
Time Element 
 
30:00 
44 
July 16, 1932 
Thunder Bay 
 
30:00 
45 
July 23, 1932 
The Secret of Sing Long 
 
30:00 
46 
July 30, 1932 
The Best Laid Plans 
 
30:00 
47 
August 6, 1932 
Incognito 
 
30:00 
48 
August 13, 1932 
Circus Days 
 
30:00 

 
49 
August 20, 1932 
The Black Spider 
 
30:00 
50 
August 27, 1932 
Mississippi Gambler 
 
30:00 
The First Nighter Program
September 2, 1932 - September 29, 1933
57 episodes known to exist
Stars: Don Ameche and June Meredith.
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 2, 1932 
Fugitive 
 
30:00 
September 9, 1932 
Filibuster 
 
30:00 
September 16, 1932 
Range War 
 
30:00 

 
September 23, 1932 
Feature Production 
 
30:00 

 
September 30, 1932 
Mademoiselle Charron 
 
30:00 

 
October 7, 1932 
In the Meantime 
 
30:00 

 
October 14, 1932 
The Rag Doll 
 
30:00 

 
October 21, 1932 
Strange Request 
 
30:00 

 
October 28, 1932 
Mary, Queen of Scots 
 
30:00 

 
10 
November 4, 1932 
Holiday Adventure 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 11, 1932 
Wings Over 
 
30:00 

 
12 
November 18, 1932 
A Mile-A-Minute 
 
30:00 

 
13 
November 25, 1932 
West of Manaos 
 
30:00 

 
14 
December 2, 1932 
One Time in Old Mexico 
 
30:00 

 
15 
December 9, 1932 
The Reporter From the News 
 
30:00 

 
16 
December 16, 1932 
Devil's Magic 
 
30:00 

 
17 
December 23, 1932 
Dark Shadows 
 
30:00 

 
18 
December 30, 1932 
Wolf Bait 
 
30:00 

 
19 
January 6, 1933 
The Avenger 
 
30:00 

 
20 
January 13, 1933 
The Boulevardier 
 
30:00 

 
21 
January 20, 1933 
Wanted For Murder 
 
30:00 

 
22 
January 27, 1933 
The Final Bout 
 
30:00 

 
23 
February 3, 1933 
Strangers of the Regiment 
 
30:00 

 
24 
February 10, 1933 
The House in Laurel Glen 
 
30:00 

 
25 
February 17, 1933 
Home James 
 
30:00 

 
26 
February 24, 1933 
Trade Winds 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 3, 1933 
The Baron of Elkdon 
 
30:00 

 
28 
March 10, 1933 
Crooked Business 
 
30:00 
29 
March 17, 1933 
El Presidente 
 
30:00 
30 
March 24, 1933 
The Man Behind the Curtain 
 
30:00 
31 
March 31, 1933 
The Matinee Idol 
 
30:00 

 
32 
April 7, 1933 
Swift Justice 
 
30:00 
33 
April 14, 1933 
Crash 
 
30:00 

 
34 
April 21, 1933 
The Voice 
 
30:00 

 
35 
April 28, 1933 
Something Romantic 
 
30:00 
36 
May 5, 1933 
Page the Thief 
 
30:00 

 
37 
May 12, 1933 
Leading Lady 
 
30:00 
38 
May 19, 1933 
Robesphierre 
 
30:00 
39 
May 26, 1933 
Little Cyclone 
 
30:00 
40 
June 2, 1933 
My-Ya-Gway 
 
30:00 

 
41 
June 9, 1933 
The Scorpion 
 
30:00 

 
42 
June 16, 1933 
The Third Strike 
 
30:00 
43 
June 23, 1933 
Dynamite Mike 
 
30:00 
44 
June 30, 1933 
The Midnight Train 
 
30:00 
45 
July 7, 1933 
War Lord 
 
30:00 
46 
July 14, 1933 
Stars and Strife 
 
30:00 
47 
July 21, 1933 
Lady Windermer's Fan 
 
30:00 
48 
July 28, 1933 
Indian Gold 
 
30:00 
49 
August 4, 1933 
Royal Passage 
 
30:00 
50 
August 11, 1933 
Song Hit 
 
30:00 
51 
August 18, 1933 
The Exiles 
 
30:00 
52 
August 25, 1933 
The Matchmakers 
 
30:00 
53 
September 1, 1933 
The Main Attraction 
 
30:00 
54 
September 8, 1933 
Golf 
 
30:00 
55 
September 15, 1933 
Footlight Murder 
 
30:00 
56 
September 22, 1933 
Golden Cargo 
 
30:00 
57 
September 29, 1933 
Possum Hunt 
 
30:00 
The First Nighter Program
October 6, 1933 - February 12, 1937
157 episodes known to exist
Stars: Don Ameche and June Meredith until 11-8-35
Then: Betty Lou Gerson until 6-4-37
Then: Barbara Luddy
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 6, 1933 
Alias Mary Smith 
 
30:00 

 
October 13, 1933 
A Dispatch Goes Home 
 
30:00 
October 20, 1933 
Jordan Plays a Scene 
 
30:00 
October 27, 1933 
Here Comes the Bride 
 
30:00 
November 3, 1933 
Mystery On the Atlantic 
 
30:00 
November 10, 1933 
Romantic Interlude 
 
30:00 
November 17, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
November 24, 1933 
The Moon Is Blue 
 
30:00 
December 1, 1933 
Tangled Lives 
Third anniversary broadcast 
30:00 
10 
December 8, 1933 
Slightly Romantic 
 
30:00 
11 
December 15, 1933 
Police Reporter 
 
30:00 
12 
December 22, 1933 
Little Town of Bethlehem 
First annual Christmas play Christmas Program 
30:00 
13 
December 29, 1933 
The Play's the Thing 
First annual Christmas play Christmas Program 
30:00 
14 
January 5, 1934 
Monsieur Beaucaire 
 
30:00 
15 
January 12, 1934 
Three Dine with Death 
 
30:00 
16 
January 19, 1934 
Sacred Cow 
 
30:00 
17 
January 26, 1934 
Waterfront Heaven 
 
30:00 
18 
February 2, 1934 
One Man Managerie 
 
30:00 
19 
February 9, 1934 
Cattle Rustler 
 
30:00 
20 
February 16, 1934 
Portrait of a Painter 
 
30:00 
21 
February 23, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
22 
March 2, 1934 
Camera Right 
 
30:00 
23 
March 9, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
24 
March 16, 1934 
Monte Carlo 
 
30:00 
25 
March 23, 1934 
Opera Murder 
 
30:00 
26 
March 30, 1934 
The Third Day 
 
30:00 
27 
April 6, 1934 
My Cousin From Kentucky 
 
30:00 

 
28 
April 13, 1934 
The Weasel 
 
30:00 

 
29 
April 20, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
30 
April 27, 1934 
Romantic Romeos 
 
30:00 

 
31 
May 4, 1934 
Double Cross 
 
30:00 

 
32 
May 11, 1934 
Easy Money 
 
30:00 

 
33 
May 18, 1934 
The Stranger 
 
30:00 

 
34 
May 25, 1934 
Noon-Whip-Poor-Will 
 
30:00 

 
35 
June 1, 1934 
The Door Is Open 
 
30:00 

 
36 
June 8, 1934 
Public Enemies 
 
30:00 

 
37 
June 15, 1934 
The Pink Pussy Cat 
 
30:00 

 
38 
June 22, 1934 
Starlight and Jasmine 
 
30:00 

 
39 
June 29, 1934 
Tourist Camp 
 
30:00 
40 
July 6, 1934 
Crime Conscious 
 
30:00 
41 
July 13, 1934 
Going Places 
 
30:00 

 
42 
July 20, 1934 
The Black Box 
 
30:00 

 
43 
July 27, 1934 
The Truth Tester 
 
30:00 
44 
August 3, 1934 
Dead Timber 
 
30:00 

 
45 
August 10, 1934 
The Cat's Paw 
 
30:00 
46 
August 17, 1934 
The Little Black Bag 
 
30:00 
47 
August 24, 1934 
The Stowaway 
 
30:00 

 
48 
August 31, 1934 
A Practical Man 
 
30:00 

 
49 
September 7, 1934 
Blind Flight 
 
30:00 
50 
September 14, 1934 
The Perfect Pest 
 
30:00 

 
51 
September 21, 1934 
Doctor's Orders 
 
30:00 

 
52 
September 28, 1934 
Honest Hoofs 
 
30:00 
53 
October 5, 1934 
Once a Pirate 
 
30:00 
54 
October 12, 1934 
Left Bank Serenade 
 
30:00 
55 
October 19, 1934 
Unfinished Business 
 
30:00 
56 
October 26, 1934 
Here-Brain Harry 
 
30:00 
57 
November 2, 1934 
Death Has a Visitor 
 
30:00 
58 
November 9, 1934 
The Red Herrinng 
 
30:00 
59 
November 16, 1934 
Broken Melody 
 
30:00 

 
60 
November 23, 1934 
Night Bus 
 
30:00 
61 
November 30, 1934 
The Singing Wind 
 
30:00 
62 
December 7, 1934 
One Minute to Twelve 
 
30:00 
63 
December 14, 1934 
Summer Night's Dream 
 
30:00 
64 
December 21, 1934 
Little Town of Bethlehem 
Second annual Christmas Play Christmas Program 
30:00 
65 
December 28, 1934 
Monsieur Lamb Chop 
 
30:00 
66 
January 4, 1935 
She Always Gets Her Man 
 
30:00 

 
67 
January 11, 1935 
Sing and Clap Hands 
 
30:00 
68 
January 18, 1935 
World's Champion 
 
30:00 

 
69 
January 25, 1935 
The Divining Rod 
 
30:00 

 
70 
February 1, 1935 
The Love Department 
 
30:00 

 
71 
February 8, 1935 
Little Lost Lady 
 
30:00 

 
72 
February 15, 1935 
Death Comes At Midnight 
 
30:00 

 
73 
February 22, 1935 
John Brown, Gentleman 
 
30:00 

 
74 
March 1, 1935 
The Bride Goes Begging 
 
30:00 

 
75 
March 8, 1935 
Enter the Prince 
 
30:00 

 
76 
March 15, 1935 
Confederate Girl 
 
30:00 

 
77 
March 22, 1935 
Little Helpmate 
 
30:00 

 
78 
March 29, 1935 
Cradle Song 
 
30:00 

 
79 
April 5, 1935 
The Little Snip 
 
30:00 

 
80 
April 12, 1935 
The Luck of the Irish 
 
30:00 

 
81 
April 19, 1935 
The Peaceful Participant 
 
30:00 

 
82 
April 26, 1935 
Once in a Blue Moon 
 
30:00 

 
83 
May 3, 1935 
Notibility Plus 
 
30:00 
84 
May 10, 1935 
The Eternal Light 
 
30:00 

 
85 
May 17, 1935 
Double, Bubble, Toil and Trouble 
 
30:00 

 
86 
May 24, 1935 
Cheese Dream 
 
30:00 

 
87 
May 31, 1935 
The Man Who Saw God 
 
30:00 

 
88 
June 7, 1935 
Mama's Marquis 
 
30:00 

 
89 
June 14, 1935 
As Ye Sow 
 
30:00 

 
90 
June 21, 1935 
What the Doctor Ordered 
 
30:00 

 
91 
June 28, 1935 
The Ducking Stool 
 
30:00 

 
92 
July 5, 1935 
Somewhere a Girl 
 
30:00 

 
93 
July 12, 1935 
The Sacred Cow 
 
30:00 

 
94 
July 19, 1935 
Boy O' Mine 
 
30:00 

 
95 
July 26, 1935 
Play Ball 
 
30:00 

 
96 
August 2, 1935 
The Genius of Broadway 
 
30:00 

 
97 
August 9, 1935 
On the Nose 
 
30:00 

 
98 
August 16, 1935 
The Fourth Round 
 
30:00 

 
99 
August 23, 1935 
All Aboard For the Moon 
 
30:00 

 
100 
August 30, 1935 
The Musical Mr. Mulligan 
 
30:00 

 
101 
September 6, 1935 
The Antidote 
 
30:00 

 
102 
September 13, 1935 
Ambush 
 
30:00 

 
103 
September 20, 1935 
Hold That Tiger 
 
30:00 

 
104 
September 27, 1935 
The King of Shadows 
 
30:00 

 
105 
October 4, 1935 
As She Likes Him 
 
30:00 
106 
October 11, 1935 
Maguire of the Gazette 
 
30:00 
107 
October 18, 1935 
Noon-Whip-Poor-Will 
 
30:00 

 
108 
October 25, 1935 
Handle with Care 
 
30:00 

 
109 
November 1, 1935 
Greater Love Hath No Man 
 
30:00 
110 
November 8, 1935 
Luncheon For Two 
Betty Lou Gerson replaces June Meredith at this point 
30:00 
111 
November 15, 1935 
The Small Tower 
 
30:00 
112 
November 22, 1935 
Swell Head 
 
30:00 
113 
November 29, 1935 
Second Hand Man 
 
30:00 
114 
December 6, 1935 
That's My Baby 
 
30:00 
115 
December 13, 1935 
The Notorious Miss Turnip 
 
30:00 
116 
December 20, 1935 
Little Town of Bethlehem 
Third annual Christmas play Christmas Program 
30:00 
117 
December 27, 1935 
I.O.U. 
 
30:00 
118 
January 3, 1936 
Wild Bill Hickok 
 
30:00 
119 
January 10, 1936 
Quick Results 
 
30:00 
120 
January 17, 1936 
Kingdom, Power and Glory 
 
30:00 
121 
January 24, 1936 
Oriental Episode 
 
30:00 
122 
January 31, 1936 
Three Who Loved 
 
30:00 
123 
February 7, 1936 
The Man Who Looked Like Lincoln 
 
30:00 
124 
February 14, 1936 
Fare Enough 
 
30:00 
125 
February 21, 1936 
Mystery Cruise 
 
30:00 
126 
February 28, 1936 
Million Dollar Message 
 
30:00 

 
127 
March 6, 1936 
Michael O'roure, Civil Engineer 
 
30:00 
128 
March 13, 1936 
He Wouldn't Marry the Girl 
 
30:00 
129 
March 20, 1936 
Mountain Music 
 
30:00 
130 
March 27, 1936 
Wings For the Living 
 
30:00 
131 
April 3, 1936 
Misleading Lady 
 
30:00 

 
132 
April 10, 1936 
Dear Aunt Lulu 
 
30:00 

 
133 
April 17, 1936 
Your Time Is Up 
 
30:00 

 
134 
April 24, 1936 
Roadside Romance 
 
30:00 

 
135 
September 4, 1936 
Translantic Zeppelin 
Barbara Luddy replaces Betty Lou Gerson at this point 
30:00 
136 
September 11, 1936 
Marry in Haste 
 
30:00 

 
137 
September 18, 1936 
Peggy Takes the Count 
 
30:00 

 
138 
September 25, 1936 
Death Head Mystery 
 
30:00 

 
139 
October 2, 1936 
Frame of Mind 
 
30:00 

 
140 
October 9, 1936 
Twilight of a God 
 
30:00 

 
141 
October 16, 1936 
He Knew About Dames 
 
30:00 

 
142 
October 23, 1936 
Preliminary Girl 
 
30:00 

 
143 
October 30, 1936 
Bill Meets Judy 
 
30:00 
144 
November 13, 1936 
The Last Game 
Show of 11-6 Pre-empted for a speech by FDR 
30:00 

 
145 
November 20, 1936 
Love Is Blind, Deaf and Dumb 
 
30:00 

 
146 
November 27, 1936 
Return Ticket 
 
30:00 

 
147 
December 4, 1936 
Singapore Lady 
 
30:00 

 
148 
December 11, 1936 
Bit O' Heather 
 
30:00 

 
149 
December 18, 1936 
Don't Count Ten 
 
30:00 

 
150 
December 25, 1936 
Star of Peace 
 
30:00 

 
151 
January 1, 1937 
That Gives Me an Idea 
 
30:00 
152 
January 8, 1937 
A Swell Night For Murder 
 
30:00 
153 
January 15, 1937 
Peggy, My Love 
 
30:00 
154 
January 22, 1937 
Last Curtain 
 
30:00 

 
155 
January 29, 1937 
Society Man 
 
30:00 
156 
February 5, 1937 
Son of His Father 
 
30:00 

 
157 
February 12, 1937 
Patsy Counts 'em Out 
 
30:00 
The First Nighter Program
February 19, 1937 - December 31, 1937
46 episodes known to exist
Stars: Barbara Luddy and Don Ameche till 6-4-37
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
February 19, 1937 
The Preacher 
 
30:00 
February 26, 1937 
Three Grooms For the Bride 
 
30:00 
March 5, 1937 
Not Guilty 
 
30:00 

 
March 12, 1937 
The Guardian Had Two Angels 
 
30:00 

 
March 19, 1937 
Trouble Is the Word For Blair 
 
30:00 
March 26, 1937 
Spring in Kansas 
 
30:00 

 
April 2, 1937 
Once a Pirate 
 
30:00 

 
April 9, 1937 
I Shall Never Die 
 
30:00 

 
April 16, 1937 
The Grand Duke's Spurs 
 
30:00 

 
10 
April 23, 1937 
College Melody 
 
30:00 

 
11 
April 30, 1937 
Love Flies High 
 
30:00 

 
12 
May 7, 1937 
The Lawyer's Dilemma 
 
30:00 

 
13 
May 14, 1937 
The Woman of Wall Street 
 
30:00 

 
14 
May 21, 1937 
The Dead Man Walks 
 
30:00 

 
15 
May 28, 1937 
Stop Miss Adams 
 
30:00 

 
16 
June 4, 1937 
Streamline Death 
 
30:00 

 
17 
June 11, 1937 
Anything Can Happen in Hollywood 
 
30:00 

 
18 
June 18, 1937 
Eyes That See Not 
 
30:00 

 
19 
June 25, 1937 
Western Style 
 
30:00 

 
20 
July 2, 1937 
Mama's Boy 
 
30:00 

 
21 
July 9, 1937 
Beyond the Chair 
 
30:00 

 
22 
July 16, 1937 
Twenty Four Hours a Day 
 
30:00 

 
23 
July 23, 1937 
Cupid Is a Heel 
 
30:00 

 
24 
July 30, 1937 
Get That Ghost 
 
30:00 

 
25 
August 6, 1937 
There Goes the Bridegroom 
 
30:00 

 
26 
August 13, 1937 
Happy Landing 
 
30:00 

 
27 
August 20, 1937 
The Braggart 
 
30:00 

 
28 
August 27, 1937 
Before the Darkness 
 
30:00 

 
29 
September 3, 1937 
Society Sally 
 
30:00 

 
30 
September 10, 1937 
Guppy Love 
 
30:00 

 
31 
September 17, 1937 
Midnight to Morning 
 
30:00 

 
32 
September 24, 1937 
Sure Fire Hokum 
 
30:00 

 
33 
October 1, 1937 
The Kilkenny Minstrel 
 
30:00 

 
34 
October 8, 1937 
One Hour After Death 
 
30:00 

 
35 
October 15, 1937 
There's Something in the Air 
 
30:00 

 
36 
October 22, 1937 
Carnival Danger 
 
30:00 

 
37 
October 29, 1937 
Romance Should Begin At Home 
 
30:00 

 
38 
November 5, 1937 
She Didn't Believe in Love 
 
30:00 

 
39 
November 12, 1937 
North of Hong Kong 
 
30:00 

 
40 
November 19, 1937 
Because She Saw Red 
 
30:00 

 
41 
November 26, 1937 
Broken Melody 
 
30:00 

 
42 
December 3, 1937 
Opportunity Knocks 
 
30:00 

 
43 
December 10, 1937 
Edgecliff Manor 
 
30:00 

 
44 
December 17, 1937 
Female Companion 
 
30:00 

 
45 
December 24, 1937 
Little Town of Bethlehem 
Fourth annual Christmas Play Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
46 
December 31, 1937 
The Devil's Hole 
 
30:00 
The First Nighter Program
January 7, 1938 - August 26, 1938
34 episodes known to exist
Stars: Barbara Luddy and Les Tremayne
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 7, 1938 
Long Love the Queen 
 
30:00 
January 14, 1938 
The Marshall Affair 
 
30:00 
January 21, 1938 
Four Door Blimky 
 
30:00 
January 28, 1938 
The Great Bell of the Kremlin 
 
30:00 

 
February 4, 1938 
The Bride Goes to a Wedding 
 
30:00 
February 11, 1938 
Runaway Lady 
 
30:00 
February 18, 1938 
The Oregon Trail 
 
30:00 
February 25, 1938 
You Have to Be Crazy 
 
30:00 
March 4, 1938 
Gentlemen Never Say Ain't 
 
30:00 

 
10 
March 11, 1938 
Mississippi Steamboat 
 
30:00 

 
11 
March 18, 1938 
A Dollar a Second 
 
30:00 

 
12 
March 25, 1938 
The Witch's Song 
 
30:00 

 
13 
April 1, 1938 
Oh, Your Highness 
 
30:00 

 
14 
April 8, 1938 
Truck Busters 
 
30:00 

 
15 
April 15, 1938 
The Third Day 
 
30:00 

 
16 
April 22, 1938 
Split Second 
 
30:00 

 
17 
April 29, 1938 
Palm Springs Rodeo 
 
30:00 

 
18 
May 6, 1938 
Brown Eyes Smiling 
 
30:00 

 
19 
May 13, 1938 
A Wife For Philip Green 
 
30:00 

 
20 
May 20, 1938 
The River of Doubt 
 
30:00 

 
21 
May 27, 1938 
Love and Uncle Baldy 
 
30:00 

 
22 
June 3, 1938 
The Maginot Line 
 
30:00 

 
23 
June 10, 1938 
One For the Old Man 
 
30:00 

 
24 
June 17, 1938 
Women Always Cause Trouble 
 
30:00 

 
25 
June 24, 1938 
Oh, Say Can You See 
 
30:00 

 
26 
July 1, 1938 
The Hard Way 
 
30:00 

 
27 
July 8, 1938 
The Rifle Trail 
 
30:00 

 
28 
July 15, 1938 
Son Meets Father 
 
30:00 

 
29 
July 22, 1938 
Understudy 
 
30:00 

 
30 
July 29, 1938 
One Man's Poison 
 
30:00 

 
31 
August 5, 1938 
Donovan the Gladiator 
 
30:00 

 
32 
August 12, 1938 
Michael Henderson, M.D. 
 
30:00 

 
33 
August 19, 1938 
A Shot in the Dark 
 
30:00 

 
34 
August 26, 1938 
Publicity Enemy Number One 
 
30:00 

 
The First Nighter Program
September 2, 1938 - May 24, 1940
91 episodes known to exist
Stars: Barbara Luddy and Les Tremayne
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 2, 1938 
Thanks to Mr. Shakespeare 
 
30:00 

 
September 9, 1938 
Firing Squad 
 
30:00 

 
September 16, 1938 
Night of Mystery 
 
30:00 

 
September 23, 1938 
Wall Street Wife 
 
30:00 

 
September 30, 1938 
Road to Sipri 
 
30:00 

 
October 7, 1938 
The Persistent Mr. Slade 
 
30:00 

 
October 14, 1938 
Crime Doesn't Play 
 
30:00 

 
October 21, 1938 
Out of the Fog 
 
30:00 

 
October 28, 1938 
Don't Ask a Woman Why 
 
30:00 

 
10 
November 4, 1938 
Seeing Is Deceiving 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 11, 1938 
Madam Dictator 
 
30:00 

 
12 
November 18, 1938 
Grandma Takes a Hand 
 
30:00 

 
13 
November 25, 1938 
Just a Bum 
 
30:00 

 
14 
December 2, 1938 
Play, Benedict, Play 
 
30:00 

 
15 
December 9, 1938 
Dawn over Hong Kong 
 
30:00 

 
16 
December 16, 1938 
The Lilley Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
17 
December 23, 1938 
Little Town of Bethlehem 
Annual Christmas play Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
18 
December 30, 1938 
The Late Mr. Early 
 
30:00 

 
19 
January 6, 1939 
Duty Bound 
 
30:00 

 
20 
January 13, 1939 
Hire Me--Fire Me 
 
30:00 

 
21 
January 20, 1939 
Dark Dilemma 
 
30:00 

 
22 
January 27, 1939 
I Don't Like Mountain Music 
 
30:00 

 
23 
February 3, 1939 
The Stars Never Lie 
 
30:00 

 
24 
February 10, 1939 
Small Town Editor 
 
30:00 

 
25 
February 17, 1939 
Three Men and a Message 
 
30:00 

 
26 
February 24, 1939 
Bullets in the Night 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 3, 1939 
The Cradle of Peace 
 
30:00 

 
28 
March 10, 1939 
Miss Mystery 
 
30:00 

 
29 
March 17, 1939 
The Earth Is Deep 
 
30:00 

 
30 
March 24, 1939 
Reno Flyer 
 
30:00 

 
31 
March 31, 1939 
Mr. Midnight Sees the Light 
 
30:00 

 
32 
April 7, 1939 
A King in Washington 
 
30:00 

 
33 
April 14, 1939 
Headline Hostage 
 
30:00 

 
34 
April 21, 1939 
Bubbling Over 
 
30:00 

 
35 
April 28, 1939 
Three Who Face Death 
 
30:00 

 
36 
May 5, 1939 
Rejuvenation of Lucy Belle 
 
30:00 

 
37 
May 12, 1939 
The First to Know 
 
30:00 

 
38 
May 19, 1939 
Easy Dough 
 
30:00 

 
39 
May 26, 1939 
A Thing Apart 
 
30:00 

 
40 
June 2, 1939 
Nest of Eagles 
 
30:00 

 
41 
June 9, 1939 
Lady On the Left 
 
30:00 

 
42 
June 16, 1939 
Grandpa 
 
30:00 

 
43 
June 23, 1939 
Stars For Her Heart 
 
30:00 

 
44 
June 30, 1939 
Safe in the Fold 
 
30:00 

 
45 
July 7, 1939 
Greater Love 
Barbara Luddy, Olan Soule (Globe Theater) 
30:00 

 
46 
July 14, 1939 
Cowboy Blues 
 
30:00 

 
47 
July 21, 1939 
Swan Dance 
 
30:00 

 
48 
July 28, 1939 
Two Loves Had She 
 
30:00 

 
49 
August 4, 1939 
Gibson Pitching 
 
30:00 

 
50 
August 11, 1939 
Prodigal Son 
 
30:00 

 
51 
August 18, 1939 
Why the Stars Wink 
 
30:00 
52 
August 25, 1939 
Yesterday Is Gone 
 
30:00 

 
53 
September 1, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
September 8, 1939 
No Publicity 
 
30:00 

 
55 
September 15, 1939 
One More Summer 
 
30:00 
56 
September 22, 1939 
Double Play 
 
30:00 

 
57 
September 29, 1939 
Snap Judgement 
 
30:00 
58 
October 6, 1939 
The Cowboy Gets His Romance 
 
30:00 

 
59 
October 13, 1939 
A Symphony with Your Spaghetti 
 
30:00 

 
60 
October 20, 1939 
Fair Means 
 
30:00 
61 
October 27, 1939 
Before I Die 
 
30:00 
62 
November 3, 1939 
Finders Keepers 
 
30:00 
63 
November 10, 1939 
Sealed Envelope 
 
30:00 

 
64 
November 17, 1939 
Jousting with Jinxes 
 
30:00 

 
65 
November 24, 1939 
Design For Love 
 
30:00 
66 
December 1, 1939 
Of Things to Come 
 
30:00 

 
67 
December 8, 1939 
Thar She Blows 
 
30:00 
68 
December 15, 1939 
Love Gets Scooped 
 
30:00 
69 
December 22, 1939 
Who Feedith the Stranger 
 
30:00 
70 
December 29, 1939 
The Lady Who Wasn't an Actress 
 
30:00 

 
71 
January 5, 1940 
Girls Will Be Brides 
 
30:00 

 
72 
January 12, 1940 
The Hypnotic Power of Dr. Brand 
 
30:00 

 
73 
January 19, 1940 
Million Dollar Baby 
 
30:00 

 
74 
January 26, 1940 
Man Who Wasn't There 
 
30:00 

 
75 
February 2, 1940 
Appointment with Danger 
 
30:00 

 
76 
February 9, 1940 
The Lass Who Loved a Cowboy 
 
30:00 

 
77 
February 16, 1940 
And There Was Light 
 
30:00 

 
78 
February 23, 1940 
Mr. Dinwiddy and His Moll 
 
30:00 

 
79 
March 1, 1940 
Rooms For His Tourists 
 
30:00 

 
80 
March 8, 1940 
Hanging Portia 
 
30:00 

 
81 
March 15, 1940 
Love and Diplomacy 
 
30:00 

 
82 
March 22, 1940 
This Is Yesterday 
 
30:00 

 
83 
March 29, 1940 
Goodbye to Bessie 
 
30:00 

 
84 
April 5, 1940 
Stand by For Love 
 
30:00 

 
85 
April 12, 1940 
Minks For Helen 
 
30:00 

 
86 
April 19, 1940 
Sing No More My Lady 
 
30:00 

 
87 
April 26, 1940 
Pygmalion Tries Again 
 
30:00 

 
88 
May 3, 1940 
Kentucky Thoroughbred 
 
30:00 

 
89 
May 10, 1940 
The Rand Case 
 
30:00 

 
90 
May 17, 1940 
Anything Goes 
 
30:00 

 
91 
May 24, 1940 
Dear Rose 
 
30:00 

 
The First Nighter Program
September 3, 1940 - September 9, 1941
54 episodes known to exist
Stars: Barbara Luddy and Les Tremayne
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 3, 1940 
One Mystery, Coming Up 
 
30:00 

 
September 10, 1940 
Cupid with a Crown 
 
30:00 

 
September 17, 1940 
Reno-Vated 
 
30:00 

 
September 24, 1940 
Last Clue to Murder 
 
30:00 

 
October 1, 1940 
The Professor Takes a Wife 
 
30:00 

 
October 8, 1940 
Too Many Babies 
 
30:00 

 
October 15, 1940 
Drink For the Damned 
 
30:00 

 
October 22, 1940 
Love and Left Hooks 
 
30:00 

 
October 29, 1940 
No Married Man 
 
30:00 

 
10 
November 5, 1940 
See Mexico and Die 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 12, 1940 
A Bride For Victor 
 
30:00 

 
12 
November 19, 1940 
Love and Taxes 
 
30:00 

 
13 
November 26, 1940 
Speak Up Benjamin 
10th Anniversary Broadcast 
30:00 

 
14 
December 3, 1940 
The Mystery of Travis Oldham 
 
30:00 

 
15 
December 10, 1940 
A Lady Born 
 
30:00 

 
16 
December 17, 1940 
Slide, Kelly, Slide 
 
30:00 

 
17 
December 24, 1940 
Little Town of Bethlehem 
Annual Christmas Program Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
18 
December 31, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
19 
January 7, 1941 
Once Too Often 
 
30:00 

 
20 
January 14, 1941 
John Alden, to You 
 
30:00 

 
21 
January 21, 1941 
One Night At the Black Dog 
 
30:00 

 
22 
January 28, 1941 
Somewhere On Park Avenue 
 
30:00 

 
23 
February 4, 1941 
Interlude in Heiti 
 
30:00 

 
24 
February 11, 1941 
So Little Time 
 
30:00 

 
25 
February 18, 1941 
Three Make a Family 
 
30:00 

 
26 
February 25, 1941 
Vanity Undoes Magurk 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 4, 1941 
The New Doctor 
 
30:00 

 
28 
March 11, 1941 
Little Pest From Budapest 
 
30:00 

 
29 
March 18, 1941 
The Chinese Fraud 
 
30:00 

 
30 
March 25, 1941 
Love and Gazozza 
 
30:00 

 
31 
April 1, 1941 
Sensible Cynthia 
 
30:00 

 
32 
April 8, 1941 
Mr. Brown Makes a Purchase 
 
30:00 

 
33 
April 15, 1941 
Murder On Display 
 
30:00 

 
34 
April 22, 1941 
Ninety Days 
 
30:00 

 
35 
April 29, 1941 
The Survival 
 
30:00 

 
36 
May 6, 1941 
Yankees Abroad 
 
30:00 

 
37 
May 13, 1941 
Night Haul 
 
30:00 

 
38 
May 20, 1941 
The Blue Farnsworth 
 
30:00 

 
39 
May 27, 1941 
The Case of the Missing Corpse 
 
30:00 

 
40 
June 3, 1941 
Fading Star 
 
30:00 

 
41 
June 10, 1941 
Builders of the Bulwark 
 
30:00 

 
42 
June 17, 1941 
Lady Macbeth 
 
30:00 

 
43 
June 24, 1941 
$500 Reward 
 
30:00 

 
44 
July 1, 1941 
Tangled Web 
 
30:00 

 
45 
July 8, 1941 
Sacriface Play 
 
30:00 
46 
July 15, 1941 
Shanty Boat 
 
30:00 

 
47 
July 22, 1941 
Be Yourself, Billy 
 
30:00 
48 
July 29, 1941 
Run Up and Cry Lucky 
 
30:00 

 
49 
August 5, 1941 
Acrobatic Author 
 
30:00 
50 
August 12, 1941 
One Summer Night 
 
30:00 
51 
August 19, 1941 
A Part For Jenny 
 
30:00 

 
52 
August 26, 1941 
Early to Bed 
 
30:00 

 
53 
September 2, 1941 
Future Preferred 
 
30:00 

 
54 
September 9, 1941 
Semi Precious 
 
30:00 

 
The First Nighter Program
September 19, 1941 - May 29, 1942
37 episodes known to exist
Stars: Barbara Luddy and Les Tremayne
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 19, 1941 
Husband Below Deck 
 
30:00 

 
September 26, 1941 
Private Higgins, Usa 
 
30:00 

 
October 3, 1941 
Woman Buyer 
 
30:00 

 
October 10, 1941 
Mrs. Clark's Fiancee 
 
30:00 

 
October 17, 1941 
A Date with Cinderella 
 
30:00 

 
October 24, 1941 
Mike, the Matchmaker 
 
30:00 

 
October 31, 1941 
When Uncle Sam Calls 
 
30:00 

 
November 7, 1941 
A Wife in Need 
 
30:00 

 
November 14, 1941 
One Punch and Judy 
 
30:00 

 
10 
November 21, 1941 
Dynamo Dan, the Invincible 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 28, 1941 
Thanks to Mr. Shakespeare 
 
30:00 

 
12 
December 5, 1941 
The Postman Always Whistles 
 
30:00 

 
13 
December 12, 1941 
Mama Nature 
 
30:00 

 
14 
December 19, 1941 
Front Page Family 
 
30:00 

 
15 
December 26, 1941 
Maracaibo 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 2, 1942 
Fatima Was a Lady 
 
30:00 

 
17 
January 9, 1942 
When You Come Back 
 
30:00