+ The earliest airings of Favorite Story originated from the KFI, Hollywood station at which the entire series was recorded. The first sponsor, Bullock's Department Stores, was the early beneficiary of what had to have been a sweetheart deal for both Bullock's and Frederick Ziv. Ziv gained a high profile local sponsor for those first crucial thirteen episodes, and Bullock's launched what would eventually become one of the most successful independent syndications in broadcasting history. Called variously, My Favorite Story, Your Favorite Story or simply Favorite Story, those earliest broadcasts aired from as early as the Spring and late Summer of 1946. By the time that Ziv realized he had another winner on his hands, and the first fifty-two installments were pressed, Ziv fanned out his vaunted 100-man sales force throughout the U.S. and Canada. Those first sales of fifty-two installment packages resulted in another re-launch of the series throughout the U.S. and Canada during the Fall of 1947.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 78 old time radio episodes:
|09.13.1947||favorite story 470913 001 les miserables||
+ A story taken from "Les Miserables." The "favorite story" of Rockwell Kent. The celebrities who ...
|09.20.1947||favorite story 470920 002 diamond lens||
+ A mad scientist discovers the ultimate lens for his microscope and spies on human beings living ...
|09.27.1947||favorite story 470927 003 little women||
+ The story of three sisters growing up during and after the Civil War. The "favorite story" of Sh...
|10.04.1947||favorite story 471004 004 wuthering heights||
+ A drastically abridged romance on the moors. The "favorite story" of Bennett Cerf. + Wuthering H...
|10.11.1947||favorite story 471011 005 connecticut yankee in king arthur's court||
+ A fun adaptation for radio of the humorous romp through the middle ages. The "favorite story" of...
|10.18.1947||favorite story 471018 006 cyrano de bergerac||
+ The love story of the gent with the long nose, performed as only Ronald Colman could! June 25, 1...
|10.25.1947||favorite story 471025 007 david copperfield||
+ The "favorite story" of Alec Templeton. + Ronald Colman invites you to radio’s most dramatic h...
|11.01.1947||favorite story 471101 008 queen of spades||
+ "The most famous gambling adventure ever written." The "favorite story" of explorer Vihjalmur St...
|11.08.1947||favorite story 471108 009 huckleberry finn||
+ Sponsored by: Bullock's (but ). Life on the Mississippi. The system cue has been deleted. The "fa...
|11.15.1947||favorite story 471115 010 arabian nights||
+ "The "favorite story" of Lowell Thomas. + The 1001 Arabian Nights was chosen as his favorite sto...
|11.22.1947||favorite story 471122 011 jane eyre||
+ The "favorite story" of Brock Pemberton. + Ronald Colman invites you to radio’s most dramatic ...
|11.29.1947||favorite story 471129 012 vanity fair||
+ The "favorite story" of Sinclair Lewis.
|12.06.1947||favorite story 471206 013 joan of arc||
+ The "favorite story" of Jennifer Jones. + Ronald Colman invites you to radio’s most dramatic h...
|12.20.1947||20000 leagues under the sea||
+ The "favorite story" of Orson Welles. + Favorite Story Travels in to the depths of the oceans of...
|12.27.1947||favorite story 016 the importance of being earnest||
+ The "favorite story" of Margaret Webster. + Ronald Colman invites you to radio’s most dramatic...
|01.10.1948||favorite story 017 dr. jekyll and mr. hyde||
+ A physician discovers how to divide the soul into its "good" and "bad" parts...with murderous re...
|01.17.1948||favorite story 018 man who sold his shadow to the devil||
+ The "favorite story" of Robert Frost. + Peter wants to marry the woman he loves but her father f...
|01.24.1948||favorite story 480124 019 lodging for the night||
+ The "favorite story" of Frank Sullivan. + Ronald Coleman invites you to radio’s most dramatic ...
|01.31.1948||favorite story 480131 020 alice in wonderland||
+ Sponsored by: Bullock's Department Store (Los Angeles). The "favorite story" of Irving Berlin. + R...
|02.07.1948||favorite story 480207 021 rapaccini's daughter||
+ A young doctor falls in love with a beautiful but poisonous woman. The "favorite story" of Sydne...
|02.14.1948||favorite story 480214 022 moby dick||
+ The "favorite story" of Howard Lindsay. + Captain Ahab sailed his ship around the world in pursu...
|02.21.1948||favorite story 480221 023 great expectations||
+ The "favorite story" of Walter Hampden. + Great Expectations is one of the most intriguing stori...
|02.28.1948||favorite story 480228 024 phantom rickshaw||
+ The "favorite story" of Deems Taylor. An Indian's curse on an Englishman causes him to see a gho...
|N/A||favorite story 481113 061 inside a kid's head|
|N/A||favorite story 481120 062 a doll's house|