100 episodes

Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. As originally created by author Jack Boyle, he was a safecracker, a hardened criminal who had served time in a California prison. Prowling the underworld as a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television, the detective Boston Blackie was "an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend."
The Boston Blackie radio series, starring Chester Morris, began June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos 'n' Andy Show. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Lesley Woods appeared as Blackie's girlfriend Mary Wesley, and Harlow Wilcox was the show's announcer.

On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap, Champagne Velvet beer and R&H beer.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4, 62 Ratings

Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. As originally created by author Jack Boyle, he was a safecracker, a hardened criminal who had served time in a California prison. Prowling the underworld as a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television, the detective Boston Blackie was "an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend."
The Boston Blackie radio series, starring Chester Morris, began June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos 'n' Andy Show. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Lesley Woods appeared as Blackie's girlfriend Mary Wesley, and Harlow Wilcox was the show's announcer.

On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap, Champagne Velvet beer and R&H beer.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Dr. Danhattan ,

Great show -- a few technical problems

Boston Blackie is an entertaining program. Each episode (at least that I've listened to so far) is a self-contained story and they are always enjoyable. The quality of the recordings overall is excellent, but I have noticed a problem with (at least) episodes 1-7: Each of these episodes has the same brief clip of a woman's voice intruding into the program saying that someone "is a student at the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia." It seems to be an excerpt from some completely different audio file. It is very distracting and makes it difficult to hear what the Boston Blackie cast are saying. Radio Memories really should review and clean up these files. Yes, I know it is a free podcast ... but a little quality control would go a long way. That said, I've listened to a few of the later episodes and they don't seem to have the same problem.

Get to the point ,

Small problem

I enjoy these, but what is it with the woman's voice over every recording talking about Owen from the University of Georgia? Very annoying.

Powersjohnson ,

Powers Johnson loves Boston blackie

Thanks for these shows I listen every night

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