Calling All Cars - The Army Game (10-29-36)


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The Army Game (Aired October 29, 1936)
Calling All Cars was one of the earliest police shows on the air. It ran from Nov. 29, 1933-Sept. 8, 1939. It’s sponsor was the Rio Grande Oil Company, which is why the show only ran in areas where Rio Grande "cracked" gasoline was sold. The sponsor promoted its "close ties" with police departments in Arizona and Southern California, urging listeners to buy its product for "police car performance" in their own cars. As shows of this nature do it dealt with tracking killers and robbers with a recap of the justice which was enforced. The writer and director was William N. Robson. THIS EPISODE: October 29, 1936. Program #153. CBS Pacific net (Don Lee network). "The Army Game". Sponsored by: Rio Grande Oil (Junior Detective Outfit premium). Two men are working a bunco racket, borrowing large sums of money on unknown properties. James E. Davis (host, Chief of The Los Angeles Police Department), Charles Frederick Lindsley (narrator), Jesse Rosenquist (dispatcher). 28:56. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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