|On January 13, 1950, Night Beat was first broadcast
on NBC (The National Broadcasting Company). This
was the audition show. Frank Lovejoy played
newspaper reporter, Randy Stone. Randy Stone
covered human interest stories for The Chicago
The first season, of Night Beat, began on February
6, 1950. The program aired nights, at 7:00PM. Night
Beat originally was sustained (lacking a sponsor).
On May 29, 1950, Wheaties began sponsoring the
radio series. However, Wheaties sponsorship was
On August 14, 1950, Night Beat again lacked a
sponsor and was sustained. The radio program
moved to Friday evenings, beginning on October 6,
The second season, of Night Beat, began on March
4, 1951. The radio series moved to Thursday night
on May 1, 1952. By this time, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
was Night Beat's sponsor.
The last episode of Night Beat was broadcast on
September 25, 1952. Frank Lovejoy did a splendid
job of playing Randy Stone. Night Beat is one of the
better Old Time Radio programs you will hear. Enjoy!
|NIGHT BEAT SEASON 1
|NIGHT BEAT SEASON 2