The Sears Radio Theater (Mutual) - Billy D. Burton (07-05-79)


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Billy D. Burton (Aired July 5, 1979)
Sears Radio Theater (SRT) was an anthology series of radio drama which ran weeknightly on CBS Radio in 1979, sponsored by the department-store chain; in its second year, 1980, it moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System and became the Mutual Radio Theater; the MBS series was repeats from the CBS run, until September of 1980, when a short season of new dramas was presented. The Mutual run was still most often sponsored by Sears. Often paired with The CBS Radio Mystery Theater on those stations which cleared it in its first season, the SRT offered a different genre of drama for each day's broadcast (one day was devoted to romance, one to crime drama, etc.), and each genre had its own host from week to week. THIS EPISODE: July 5, 1979. Program #109. CBS network. "Billy D. Burton". Sponsored by: Sears Roebuck and Company. Odie Hawkins (writer), Cecily Tyson (hostess), Robert Dockey, Robin Braxton, Helen Martin, Steven Markle, Byron Kane, Joan McCall, Ben Wright, Peggy Webber, Fletcher Markle (producer, director). 52 minutes. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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