Category Archives: Radio Stations

This date in MAVERICK TV History: Andrew Duggan stars as Big Ed Murphy in “The Money Machine,” airing Apr. 15, 1962

THE MONEY MACHINE Original Airdate: April 15, 1962 Synopsis. Bart meets his cousin Jacqueline Sutton in Kansas City to collect the $10,000 that Pappy owes to a bruiser named Cannonball Clyde Bassett. But Jackie quickly loses the money when she … Continue reading

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This day in MAVERICK TV History: Adele Mara and Joi Lansing star in “Seed of Deception,” airing Apr. 13, 1958

SEED OF DECEPTION Original Airdate: April 13, 1958 Synopsis. The townspeople of Bonita welcome Bret and Bart with open arms―they believe that the Mavericks are Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, and that they’ve arrived in town to take care of … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Benefit of Doubt,” the second of two episodes starring Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, aired on Apr. 9, 1961

BENEFIT OF DOUBT Original Airdate: April 9, 1961 Synopsis. In Amber Flats, three men rob the American Mail Company of $7,000. The thieves die in a shootout, but the money disappears. Brent Maverick discovers the stolen funds at the Midway … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: New York Times bestselling author JENNIFER ARMSTRONG on how Gertrude Berg not only shaped the TV sitcom (even before Lucille Ball), but understood the importance of branding before it became a thing; why Hazel Scott, the first African-American to host a national evening variety series, was the original Beyoncé; and the many ways in which Betty White lived the life of Mary Richards long before The Mary Tyler Moore Show came into existence. Jennifer’s newest book, WHEN WOMEN INVENTED TELEVISION: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today, traces the history of the first ten years of network TV through the lives and accomplishments of Berg, Scott, White, and radio and TV soap opera maven Irna Phillips in the late 1940s—and how all four women found themselves marginalized as television became more popular and more lucrative amidst the changing culture of the early 1950s. WHEN WOMEN INVENTED TELEVISION is available wherever books are sold

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Alan Hale stars as Big Jim Watson in “The Troubled Heir,” airing on Apr. 8, 1962

THE TROUBLED HEIR Original Airdate: April 8, 1962 Synopsis. Bart renews acquaintance with Pearly Gates and Marla, the crafty duo whom he last encountered in “Dade City Dodge.” Pearly and Marla lure Maverick into a poker game with some other … Continue reading

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Ruta Lee, plus the Radio Career of Bob Crane: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with entertainment legend Ruta Lee this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 9-11 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 4/9 9am ET 6am PT … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes its newest affiliate, WLEA AM/FM (Hornell/Elmira-Corning, NY). They will carry our show Sundays 9pm ET beginning Apr. 11

TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes its newest affiliate, WLEA 1480 AM and 106.9 FM (Hornell/Elmira-Corning, NY). WLEA is the station where Bob Crane began his career in radio in March 1950. They will carry our show Sundays 9pm ET 6pm PT beginning Apr. … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Rockwell guest stars in “Substitute Gun,” airing on Apr. 2, 1961

SUBSTITUTE GUN Original Airdate: April 2, 1961 Synopsis. When the sheriff of Spearhead, Kansas asks him to impersonate a slain gunman named Smiley Drake, Bart finds himself embroiled in the professional and personal animosities between rival gambling house owners Tom … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Claude Akins guest stars in “Burial Ground of the Gods,” airing Mar. 30, 1958

BURIAL GROUND OF THE GODS Original Airdate: March 30, 1958 Synopsis. Bart hunts down Paisley Briggs, a scoundrel who robbed our hero of $850. Maverick’s search leads him to the Waconda Mountains in Wyoming, where Briggs attempts to pull off … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: William Schallert and Peggy King guest star in “The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill,” airing Mar. 29, 1959

THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF JENNY HILL Original Airdate: March 29, 1959 Synopsis. Bret’s effort to clear Mike McComb of a murder charge becomes complicated when he  falls in love with saloon singer Jenny Hill. The final episode produced by Roy … Continue reading

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