Standby for Crime, as the title suggests, was a radio show about crimes and mysteries. It started on early 1950s, and became known for its "true story delivery" of crime stories. Like Dragnet, Gangbusters, and Mr. District Attorney, Standby for Crime was also one of the most popular crime radio shows during the time it was aired.
The show's lead character was Chuck Morgan (portrayed by actor Glen Langen), an extremely convincing news anchor that works at KOP, a radio station based in Los Angeles. His friend, Police Lieutenant Bill Miggs, gave tips about hot crimes. Another important character in the series was Carol Curtis, whom Chuck referred to as "Gal Friday." Adele Jurgens, Glen Langens wife, was casted as Carol.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 26 old time radio episodes:
|N/A||ep 01 the communist menace||
+ You know right now just about every large American city has a threat of communism. It’s an insid...
|N/A||ep 02 luke larsons murder||
+ Lefty Luc Larson and K.O McCrady were light heavyweight boxers who were scheduled for a ten rounde...
|N/A||ep 03 mark adams murder||
+ Another unusual murder has occurred in Los Angeles when a man’s body was found on a lonely dirt ...
|N/A||ep 04 marijuana mystery||
+ Chuck Morgan’s secretary was an eager beaver when it came to lining up stories for Chuck’s bro...
|N/A||ep 05 queenies 10000 dollar alibi||
+ Chuck Morgan was beginning to think that his reputation might be at risk if he didn’t pull off s...
|N/A||ep 06 prisoners of the revolution||
+ Chuck Morgan had the dubious pleasure of participating in a full-scale revolution about a month ag...
|N/A||ep 07 the tennant jewels stolen||
+ There wasn’t any doubt about the sincerity of Mrs Tennant’s concern when she heard that the ha...
|N/A||ep 08 baby betsys mother||
+ Being a newscaster on a radio station the size of KLP puts Chuck Morgan in line to meet a lot of p...
|N/A||ep 09 the black hand||
+ The Mafia originated in Sicily several hundred years ago and was originally designed to protect th...
|N/A||ep 10 trixies bank heist||
+ The story you are about to hear concerns a woman. One of the most ruthless and cunning of any of t...
|N/A||ep 11 gladstone smith murder||
+ A man by the name of Gladstone Smith has been murdered. He was just an ordinary guy who had worked...
|N/A||ep 12 displaced into danger||
+ Jan Darvis was a displaced person living down on Bullerton Street who went to the police to compla...
|N/A||ep 13 lonely hearts club of doom||
+ Amos Bugsby was not a handsome man by a long chalk and his ugliness had caused him to be lonely. T...
|N/A||ep 14 the kidnappers new shoes||
+ Fred Michaels was an old fishing pal of Chuck Morgan’s. Fred Michaels’s son Ricky had been kid...
|N/A||ep 15 eddie flores frame up||
+ Murder has become such common place that it takes one of unusual violence, a fiendish murder to ma...
|N/A||ep 16 hollywood love triangle||
+ Chuck Morgan’s last few broadcasts had not been worth listening to bu his next story certainly w...
|N/A||ep 17 mr hendricks mines of murder||
+ John Hendricks was a gold mining speculator who bought an abandoned mine up near Las Vegas on the ...
|N/A||ep 18 the wetback murders||
+ Mike Tanner a Border Patrol Officer had suspected for a long time that someone on the American sid...
|N/A||ep 19 a spy ring in june||
+ Dr Alexander Gadhere had been arrested in San Diego three weeks ago for handing over information t...
|N/A||ep 20 quintion mccleans fortune||
+ KOP Radio News Anchor man Chuck Morgan was completely in the dark when he received a call from his...
|N/A||ep 21 the clueless crime spree||
+ Unless a story has an unusual angle or twist to it it doesn’t make particularly good copy from a...
|N/A||ep 22 the sniper||
+ Chuck Morgan is a newscaster at station KOP in Los Angeles who was sitting in his office thinking ...
|N/A||ep 23 naomi needs an operation||
+ Tom Edwards is in the Home of Mercy Hospital and wants Chuck Morgan who is a newscaster at station...
|N/A||ep 24 subversive activities||
+ Chuck Morgan KOP newscaster in Los Angeles saw a picture of a man in The Times that he remembered ...
|N/A||ep 25 death on the tracks||
+ Chuck Morgan, newscaster for radio station KLP receives a tip that an accidental death wasn’t ac...
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