WHFR Sunday Night Mysteries

  • Sunday 9pm-Monday 12am
Old Time Radio


It's the middle of January already (can you believe it!?), and we're not slowing down. Get ready for a couple of police adventures as we join Mr. Chameleon for another case, along with Joe Friday for that police drama with one of the most famous openings (DRAGNET). For those of who think it's still Halloween, we again give you a chance to turn OFF your lights. We are featuring two more INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES episodes with Raymond your host (both from 1945). Finally, a full hour of MURDER AY MIDNIGHT directed by Anton M. Leader, who had also worked on SUSPENSE at one time. It's 3 hours of anything mysterious will do -- on WHFR'S SUNDAY NIGHT MYSTERIES, 1/15/2023 -- hosted by The Keeper of the Archives on WHFR 9PM-Midnight ET...89.3 in the Detroit area...whfr.fm on your streaming device.


TONIGHTS WHFR Sunday Mysteries, a triple threat of INNER SANCTUM featuring Raymond Edward Johnson, the original creepy host...followed by ESCAPE...3 Skeleton Key with Vincent Price (that story about the rats in the lighthouse).
Finally, a double dose of SUSPENSE A Murderous Revision...the Howard Duff version (much later with Raymond Burr, retitled Murder on Mike). The Duff version supposedly never aired.
Finally, (also from SUSPENSE) Elliott Reid in Return Trip -- the story of a bus caught in an avalanche -- and "Killer Greg" may be one of the passengers.
TONIGHT, 9PM - 12 MIDNIGHT ET. whfr.fm 89.3 on the FM dial in the Detroit area.


On this weeks show (November 20), another 3 hours of "anything dramatic or mysterious will do."
BEFORE COVID, we ran ran a superhero series called THE PLANET MAN. On this weeks show, we go back to the early 50s, for a similar show that ran on both radio & TV...TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET.

In 1993, we re-united the TOM CORBETT cast at the Friends of Old-Time Radio convention for a recreation and meet and greet. Jackson Beck, the original announcer for SUPERMAN also did TOM CORBETT along with other characters. We'll be hearing "The Space Station of Danger" on Sunday.

Along with that another pair of DRAGNET episodes, followed by two more tales to keep you in SUSPENSE. That includes one with Jack Benny (believe it or not) as a martian in PLAN X...
All hosted live from the WHFR studios at Henry Ford College.
WHFR'S SUNDAY NIGHT MYSTERIES 9PM-12:00 MIDNIGHT ET on 89.3 and streamed at whfr.fm


Featured on our November 13 show are six tales of detective adventures.
All are from the CBS Network.

We start with a series that has only become available during the past couple years and had been extremely rare previously. Now we have over 40 episodes. MR. CHAMELEON is the police officer who uses disguises to trap criminals played by Joseph Kearns.

Following that, we feature another show that actually had a cult following. When CBS cancelled YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR, public outcry forced the network to bring it back! Mandel Kramer stars as JOHNNY DOLLAR "the fabulous free-lance investigator" in two episodes from 1961.

Finally, SAM SPADE was the role that Humphrey Bogart made famous on film, but it also became extremely popular on radio. Howard Duff, however, plays Spade and owned role on radio with the versatile actress Lurene Tuttle as his secretary. We'll also feature two shows of that series from 1949.

SUNDAY NIGHT MYSTERIES starts at 9:00 PM and runs until midnight on WHFR.fm 89.3