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In 1974 long-time radio producer Himan Brown convinced CBS to green-light a new anthology of Radio Dramas, CBS Radio Mystery Theater (CBSRMT). Radio Drama had been declared "dead" twelve years before.
CBS Radio Mystery Theater was meant to appeal to an audience that remembered when old time radio drama was a popular form of family entertainment. Riding on the wave of nostalgia fever, the radio show attracted many younger listeners who would stay up late, hidden under their covers to hear the program on their bedroom radio (and many of them were not able to go to sleep after listening to the frightening program!)
CBSRMT was able to attract a wide array of talent. Many of the voices that were popular during the Golden Age of Radio made appearances on CBS Radio Mystery Theater, and younger talent, often from CBS Daytime Television and NY area stage appeared in the radio broadcasts.
Browse the episode guide of 1,399 Radio Mystery Theater episodes and listen to free streaming shows and downloading your favorite Mystery Theater episodes in MP3 format. Click on the yellow stars to vote for your favorite radio mystery theater episodes online, radio actors, or writers and use the online comment system as a forum to discuss your favorite Radio Mystery Theater programs with fellow RMT fans!
- More info about CBS Radio Mystery Theater...
- Himan Brown: A Life in Radio
- Host of CBSRMT: E.G. Marshall and Tammy Grimes
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