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Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In.

Dick Tracy

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A favorite of radio kids, and many adults as well, Dick Tracy on the radio was a long running serial that was based on the very popular Dick Tracy of newspaper comic strip fame. Dick Tracy was the star of movies and several animation series as well, including a 1970's TV animation adaptation that was as true to the original Chester Gould newspaper comic strip as was the radio version. Dick Tracy had debuted in the Detroit Mirror in 1931. Soon it hit New York and Chicago, in the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune. By 1937, the comic strip appeared in over 700 newspapers. With a strong, built-in audience, Dick Tracy was perfect serial.

First developed for radio in 1934 for the New England region, the show was an immediate hit and was then done on from 1935-37. Republic Pictures began the Dick Tracy cliffhangers in the movies, which also helped kids get excited about following his adventures on radio. Fifteen minute serials were produced for a full five nights a week in 1938-'39. In 1939, it went to a half-hour, usually playing on Saturdays. With WWII developing, Dick Tracy was put on hold. After a few years, the show again took to the air, and continued from 1943 through '48, first developed as a fifteen minute serial, and then expanding to a half hour in the mid 1940s. Dick Tracy was featured in a series of novels and "Little Big Books" at the time, as well as the Republic cliffhangers and movies.

The following is a listing of the shows that will be played on WELF-NPC Radio. Each week we will feature a new show from the list under the heading of show listed above. We will continue to rotate through this list until we remove the show from the radio station.

Show Title Originally Aired
000 Audition Program (tess Disappears) N/A
027 Black Pearl Of Osirus 02/08/1938
028 Pat Goes Overboard 02/09/1938
029 Mystery In Hold 02/10/1938
030 Dick Is Shot 02/11/1938
031 Dick Gets Ring Of Osirus 02/14/1938 Playing this week on WELF-NPC
032 Dick Finds Black Pearl 02/15/1938
033 Agent Is Murdered 02/16/1938
034 Gang After Ring 02/17/1938
035 Dick Captures Gang (ring Premium) 02/18/1938
036 Pat Is Hypnotized 02/21/1938
037 Dick Is Captured 02/22/1938
038 Dick Escapes 02/23/1938
039 Junior Kidnapped 02/24/1938
040 Junior Escapes 02/25/1938
071 Mounties At Pitchblend 04/11/1938
072 Snow Slide 04/12/1938
073 Who Is Purple Rider 04/13/1938
074 Junior Is Kidnapped 04/14/1938
075 Junior Sends A Mirror Message 04/15/1938
076 Junior Rescued By And Captures Purple Rid 04/18/1938
077 Dick Lassoes Purple Rider 04/19/1938
078 Purple Rider Exposed 04/20/1938
081 Tracy Rescued And Kyle Captured 04/25/1938
082 Invisible Ink 04/26/1938
000 Case Of Firebug Murders 01/01/2000
000 Case Of Hooting Owl (stuck In Snow) 01/10/1944
000 Espionage At Circus (copy 2) 05/05/1944
000 Espionage At Circus 05/05/1944
000 Case Of Empty Safe 05/01/1945
000 On Trail Of Nighthawks 05/08/1945
000 Case Of Pigeon Blood Ruby 06/22/1945
000 Case Of Buried Treasure 09/13/1945
000 Case Of Man Without A Head 09/20/1945
000 Case Of Man Without A Head 09/21/1945
000 Case Of Man Without A Head 09/24/1945
000 Case Of Trained Seal 10/25/1945
000 New Mystery Begins 11/22/1945
000 Case Of Dark Corridor 01/19/1946
000 Case Of Broken Window 09/13/1946
000 Case Of Broken Window 09/16/1946
000 Case Of Campus Murder 12/11/1946
000 Case Of Graveyard Watch 01/01/2000
000 Case Of Careless Black Widow 01/14/1947
000 Case Of Moth And Flame 01/21/1947
000 Case Of Moth And Flame 01/22/1947
000 Case Of Noaccount Swindle 05/15/1947
000 Case Of Crooked Finger 07/14/1947
000 Case Of Unfunny Clowns 07/23/1947
000 Case Of Sinister Second 08/20/1947
000 Case Of Low Hijack 09/03/1947
000 Case Of Low Hijack 09/04/1947
000 Case Of Low Hijack 09/11/1947
000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings 10/10/1947
000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings 10/16/1947
000 Case Of Book Of Four Kings 10/24/1947
000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice 10/31/1947
000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice 11/06/1947
000 Case Of Honorable Mr. Malice 11/14/1947
000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off 11/18/1947
000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off 11/19/1947
000 Case Of Deadly Tip Off 11/21/1947
000 Case Of Poisinous Timber 12/16/1947
000 Case Of Poisonous Timber 12/19/1947
000 Case Of Poisonous Timber 12/22/1947
000 Case Of Big Black Box 12/31/1947
000 Case Of Big Black Box 01/08/1948
000 Case Of Positive Negative 01/22/1948
000 Case Of Positive Negative 01/27/1948

Other shows playing on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio:

Christmas on the Moon
Christmas Detectives
Friday Night Mysteries
Morning Show with Corby Snow
Superman Radio Show
Christmas Crime
Mark Trail
Christmas Music Hour
Comic Weekly Man
The Lone Ranger
Saturday Serials
The Charles Dickens Hour

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Friday Night Mysteries Friday Night Mysteries
It is Friday Night. Get yourself a fresh cup of cocoa, a warm blanket, and snuggle up in a chair next to the fireplaced. Then tune into WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio for the Friday Night Mysteries Night.
Saturday Serials Saturday Serials
It's Saturday morning and you know what that means! It's time for all of those favorite radio shows with comedy and adventure from yesteryear.


Dick Tracy


Show Pages

WELF-NPC News Updates WELF-NPC News
Find out more about the weekly WELF-NPC news show / podcast with Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstone.
Morning Show with Corby Snow Morning Show with Corby Snow
Tune in each morning to the Morning Show with Corby Snow. The show will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with the ringing of the workshop bells, the reciting of the Craftsman Workers Oath, and the Going to Work March.
Matinee Theater Matinee Theater
You can now listen to rebroadcasts of the Matinee Theater from the 1940's every Sunday at 2 p.m. on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio.
The Birds Eye Open House The Birds Eye Open House
The Birds Eye Open House was hosted by Dinah Shore and will be rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio with a different show each week.
The Charles Dickens Hour The Charles Dickens Hour
The Charles Dickens Hour is made up of many different old radio shows that had something related to Charles Dickens. Each week WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio will feature a different show on the station.
Little Orphan Annie Little Orphan Annie
Part of the WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio's Kids Saturday Morning Show block, we will be rebroadcasting shows from the Little Orphan Annie Show.
Christmas on the Moon Christmas on the Moon
There can be no Christmas without Santa Claus, so when our hero finds out that he has been kidnapped and taken to the moon there is no time to spare.
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger
Who Was That Masked Man? The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954.
Standard School Broadcast Standard School Broadcast
The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.
Superman Radio Show Superman Radio Show
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, Superman was on call in Metropolis. Now Superman is broadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In.
Howdy Doody Time Howdy Doody Time
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time! Rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Land of the Lost Land of the Lost
The Land of the Lost is a children's deep-sea adventure program about two children who travel in that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea. Lead by Red Lantern, the wisest fish in the sea, Billy and Isabel discover lost objects on the ocean floor.
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon first appeared on the comic pages in 1934, following the success of Buck Rogers. Flash soon made the move to radio before the classic film serial starring Buster Crabbe.
Jungle Jim Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter.
Mark Trail Mark Trail
When Mark Trail made his way to the radio from the Sunday Funnies, he picked up a greater sense of adventure, but he still had time to teach kids about life in the Great Outdoors.
Comic Weekly Man Comic Weekly Man
Based on what is published in the weekly paper, The Comic Weekly Man entertains us with a dramatized reading of the Sunday comics, complete with sound effects and music. Young and old alike would follow along with the print copy in hand.
Christmas Mystery Christmas Mystery
Grab yourself a warm cup of cocoa and curl up by the fire. Tune into WELF-NPC on Friday nights for another episode of Christmas Mystery
Christmas Crime Christmas Crime
Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
Christmas Detectives Christmas Detectives
Crime does not stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
Untold History Revealed Untold History Revealed
No, this is not Christmas related, but Santa and the elves love history and this podcast is surely history related.
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
One of Santa's and Mrs. Claus' favorite Old Time Radio show is Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot! as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Suspense Suspense
Billed as Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills, Suspense offers the of the best of Old Time Radio. The series is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent.
It's a Fibber Christmas It's a Fibber Christmas
Join the resident at 79 Wistful Vista for this jolly collection of Fibber McGee and Molly Christmas shows.
Classical Music Hour Classical Music Hour
The North Pole City Elves love all kinds of music, and classical music is one of their favorites. This hour is dedicated to classical music.
Rock Music Hour Rock Music Hour
The elves that work deep in the mountains mining all of the coal for Santa love rock music. This show is dedicated to them and all of their hard work.
Christmas Music Hour Christmas Music Hour
The Christmas Music Hour is one solid hour dedicated to Christmas Music.
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