+ 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:
|03.09.1952||favorite story 471213 014 frankenstein||
+ The "favorite story" of Fred Allen. During the next half hour we have only one intention, to fri...
|12.24.1949||favorite story 491224 119 a christmas carol||
+ A workmanlike production of the old classic. The "favorite story" of everyone. + A Christmas Car...
|12.03.1949||doll in the pink silk dress||
+ Ronald Colman invites you to radio’s most dramatic half hour . The Doll In The Pink Dress is a ...
|11.26.1949||in the time of the terror||
+ In the Time of the Terror was chosen as his favorite story by former heavyweight boxing champion o...
|11.19.1949||the brushwood boy||
+ Georgie has a special place for daydreaming, a brush-wood pile, that recurs in his imagination, al...
|09.24.1949||the man that corrupted hadleyburg||
+ He was hungry the day he drifted in to that fine honest town of Hadleyberg but none of the fine ho...
|09.17.1949||the turn of the screw||
+ The "favorite story" of Edgar Bergen. A ghost story, told by a housekeeper hired by a strange la...
+ Max Beerbohm is a writer, who first met the struggling poet called Enoch Soames in a London cafe. ...
|07.23.1949||favorite story 490723 097 around the world in 80 days||
+ When we think of Howard Hughes and other pioneers who have flown around the globe in a matter of h...
|07.09.1949||judgement of paris||
+ The program was rebroadcast as part of, "Same Time, Same Station" (see cat. #10838). The "favorite...
|06.18.1949||the roll call of the reef||
+ A bugler and a drummer boy raise an army of the dead to fight Napoleon! The south-west corner of...
|06.11.1949||the copper penny|
|06.04.1949||favorite story 490604 090 monkey's paw||
+ The "favorite story" of Oscar Hammerstein II. An ironic story about the strange relic with the p...
|05.28.1949||favorite story 490528 089 time machine||
+ The "favorite story" of Kay Kyser. Ronald Colman introduces the favorite story of Kay Kyser The ...
+ The story of "The Country Of The Blind" with a different title. The "favorite story" of Gladys S...
|04.16.1949||the piece of string||
+ The "favorite story" of Jean Hersholt. + Chosen by Jean Hersholt from the series Dr Christian as...
+ Can a man willingly stay in solitary confinement for fifteen years to win two million rubles? The ...
+ The beautiful romance set in the jungles of Venezuela. The "favorite story" of Dinah Shore. + "M...
|01.29.1949||favorite story 490129 072 young years||
+ A look at George Washington from a human point of view. A Ziv syndication version of this broadca...
|01.22.1949||favorite story 490122 071 man who married a dumb wife||
+ The "favorite story" of Helen Traubel. + Of the many great plays produced by the French masters,...
|01.01.1949||favorite story 490101 068 the glass eye||
+ A sad story with a startling conclusion about a plain woman in love with a handsome ventriloquis...
|10.30.1948||aladdin and the wonderful lamp||
+ Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp is the most memorable legend of the 1001 Arabian Nights told by the...
|10.16.1948||the man from yesterday||
+ The "favorite story" of Frank Sinatra. A poor French artist leaves the country is disgrace, retu...
|10.09.1948||favorite story 481009 056 marco polo||
+ The story begins in Venice in the year of the 8th Crusade. It tells of the young man Marco Polo a ...