The Case of the Carnival Caper (Aired July 31, 1948)
The series dramatized FBI cases, which producer-director Phillips H. Lord arranged in close association with Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover insisted that only closed cases would be used. The initial series was on NBC Radio from July 20 - October 12, 1935. It then aired on CBS from January 15, 1936 to June 15, 1940, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive and Cue magazine. From October 11, 1940 to December 25, 1948, it was heard on the Blue Network, with various sponsors that included Sloan's Liniment, Waterman pens and Tide. Returning to CBS on January 8, 1949, it ran until June 25, 1955, sponsored by Grape-Nuts and Wrigley's chewing gum. The final series was on the Mutual Broadcasting System from October 5, 1955 to November 27, 1957.
July 31, 1948. Program #540. ABC network origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Carnival Caper"
. Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. "Robbery rode the show train until police officers found the mysterious passenger and stopped murder on the carnival midway." WRVR rebroadcast date: April 18, 1974. Robert Dryden (narrator-by-proxy), Arthur Vinton, Bill Smith, Frank Readick, Jean Ellen, Stanley Niss (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), William Sweets (director), Don Gardiner (announcer). 22:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.