"You walk the pavement, spangled with a thousand colors, but between the light…that's where the darkness is. It's Broadway…my beat."
Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season. This old radio show was first produced in New York City, however, it was later moved to Hollywood under the directorship of Elliot Lewis. As a resident New Yorker himself, Lewis infused the show with an amazing mix of sounds and effects that effortlessly brought the vibrant and lively world of Broadway is my Beat to life on the radio.
“From Times Square to Columbus Circle – the gaudiest, the most violent, the lonesomest mile in the world.”Click here to read more about Broadway-is-my-Beat
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Please enjoy these 200 old time radio episodes:
|03.06.1949||the andrew jenkins case||
+ A missing hick from Indiana named Andrew Jenkins leads Lt. Clover to "Golden" Gold
|03.27.1949||a fixed prize fight||
+ Danny suspects a fix when the odds on a welterweight fight swing suddenly in the wrong way
|05.01.1949||the mary murdock murder case||
+ AFRTS rebroadcast. Mary Murdock is poisoned and dies right in Danny's office. Her husband, just o...
|05.22.1949||julie dixon case||
+ A "Cinderella Girl" named Julie Nixon has disappeared. Her wealthy finace, a high class attorney,...
|07.07.1949||broadway is my best jimmy dorn case ep 1 1949 7 7||
+ An ex-carnival performer named Jimmy Dorn wins $17,000 in the Irish Sweepstakes and promptly "com...
|07.21.1949||the otto prokosh murder case||
+ A good story about multiple murders in a vaudeville theatre, starting with Otto Procash, an athle...
|07.28.1949||paul thomas case||
+ Paul Thomas, a young, colored ex-convict who once helped Danny, is accused of a $1000,000 jewel ...
|08.04.1949||dr robbie mcclure case||
+ Doctor McClure dies in Danny's office, shot with a .22 calibre gun It's 9 o'clock in the evening ...
|08.11.1949||jane darnell case||
+ Scandal reporter Jed Stacy has received a prophesy in the mail...Jane Darnell will be found murder...
|08.18.1949||silks bergen case||
+ $100,000, a dead jockey and murderous bookies on Broadway. This is a network version of cat. #16...
|08.25.1949||val dane case||
+ Val Dane, a universally hated author, is found dead of starvation in a room full of food! This is...
|11.05.1949||kuan yin statue case||
+ Mai Ling sends a telegram that reads "terror follows me." The Kuan Yuen statuette has been stolen,...
|11.05.1949||the mei ling murder case|
|11.12.1949||the sgt gordon ellis murder case||
+ Tommy Mannon, a hoodlum about to blow the whistle on some big shots, is attacked on the street ri...
|11.12.1949||tommy mannon case||
+ Detective Danny Clover is waiting in front of the grey stone building on Broadway which is the pol...
|11.19.1949||eugene bullock case||
+ Eugene Bullock from Iowa is found dead in a crummy Sanitarium, his $5000 missing. The program may...
|11.26.1949||morrie brandeis case||
+ Maurie Brandeis, a nice Jewish boy, is going to be executed for murder on Monday. Larry Thor's v...
|11.26.1949||the mary gilbert murder case|
|12.03.1949||sherman gates case||
+ Sherman Gates is found poisoned in the loge of a movie theatre, which leads to a murdered photogr...
|12.10.1949||tori jones case||
+ An action-packed murder story set in the garment district. A beautiful model named Torry Jones is ...
|12.17.1949||henry baker case||
+ A nice guy named Henry Baker is trying to give away $50,000 while his brother is trying to stop hi...
|12.24.1949||nick norman santa claus||
+ A Christmas show. Nick Norman is just out of Sing Sing after fifteen years and is scheduled to pl...
|12.31.1949||the john lomax murder case||
+ John Lomax is drunk in a hotel room, even though he was killed by a hit-and-run driver! Mr. Loma...
|01.07.1950||the mary murdock murder case||
+ Mary Murdock is poisoned and dies right in Danny's office. Her husband, just out of Sing Sing aft...
|01.21.1950||john gales case||
+ John Gail is found dead in a flower shop...with the burglar alarm still ringing. Possibly dated ...