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CBS Radio Mystery Theater

CBS Radio Mystery Theater

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CBS Radio Mystery Theater (a.k.a. Radio Mystery Theater and Mystery Theater, sometimes abbreviated as CBSRMT) was a radio drama series created by Himan Brown that was broadcast on CBS Radio Network affiliates from 1974 to 1982, and later in the early 2000s was carried by the NPR satellite feed. The format was similar to that of classic old time radio shows like The Mysterious Traveler and The Whistler, in that the episodes were introduced by a host (E. G. Marshall) who provided pithy wisdom and commentary throughout. Unlike the hosts of those earlier programs, Marshall is fully mortal, merely someone whose heightened insight and erudition plunge the listener into the world of the macabre (in a manner similar to that of The Man in Black on yet another old time radio program, Suspense). As with Himan Browns prior Inner Sanctum Mysteries, each episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater opened and closed with the ominous sound of a creaking crypt door, accompanied by Marshalls disturbing utterance, Come in!... Welcome. Im E. G. Marshall. This was followed by one of Marshalls other catchphrases, usually either The sound of suspense or The fear you can hear. At the conclusion, the door would swing shut, preceded by Marshalls classic sign off, Until next time, pleasant... dreams? Marshall hosted the program from January 1974 until February 1982, when actress Tammy Grimes took over for the series last season, maintaining the format. CBSRMT was broadcast each weeknight, at first with a new program each night. Later in the run three or four episodes were new originals each week, and the remainder repeats. There were 1,399 original episodes. The total number of broadcasts, including reruns, was 2,969. Each episode was allotted a full hour of airtime, but after commercials and news, episodes typically ran for about 45 minutes.
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Goodpods has curated a list of the 10 best CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes, ranked by the number of listens and likes each episode have garnered from our listeners. If you are listening to CBS Radio Mystery Theater for the first time, there's no better place to start than with one of these standout episodes. If you are a fan of the show, vote for your favorite CBS Radio Mystery Theater episode by adding your comments to the episode page.

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How many episodes does CBS Radio Mystery Theater have?

CBS Radio Mystery Theater currently has 965 episodes available.

What topics does CBS Radio Mystery Theater cover?

The podcast is about Fiction and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on CBS Radio Mystery Theater?

The episode title 'CBS Radio Mystery Theater_79-09-10_(1011)_The Odyssey Of Laura Collins' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on CBS Radio Mystery Theater?

The average episode length on CBS Radio Mystery Theater is 46 minutes.

When was the first episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater?

The first episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater was released on Dec 30, 2021.

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