The Case Of The Counterfeit Combine (Aired January 29, 1949)
The series dramatized FBI cases, which producer-director Phillips H. Lord arranged in close association with Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover insisted that only closed cases would be used. The initial series was on NBC Radio from July 20 - October 12, 1935. It then aired on CBS from January 15, 1936 to June 15, 1940, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive and Cue magazine. From October 11, 1940 to December 25, 1948, it was heard on the Blue Network, with various sponsors that included Sloan's Liniment, Waterman pens and Tide. Returning to CBS on January 8, 1949, it ran until June 25, 1955, sponsored by Grape-Nuts and Wrigley's chewing gum. The final series was on the Mutual Broadcasting System from October 5, 1955 to November 27, 1957.
January 29, 1949. Program #565. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Counterfeit Combine". Sponsored by: World-Wide Handicrafts. A counterfeiting gang is caught when one of the members buys a live turkey from a suspcious farmer. A detailed description of counterfeit $10 and $20 bills is given instead of "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." WRVR rebroadcast date: July 16, 1973. Mandel Kramer, Elspeth Eric, Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), Jay Jackson (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 25:18. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.