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.
When you can hear these shows on our live radio station.
The show began as a weekly comic series in the Hearst papers by comic artist legend Alex Raymond. Raymond, working with writer Don Moore, created the classics Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim. This show was the radio adaptation of the comic strips both were intended for a general audience.
Jungle Jim Bradley is a successful businessman who makes wild his business. His office is the jungle. He's an intelligent great white hunter much like today's Eco-adventurer. Matt Crowley played Jim until '38, when Gerald Mohr came on board.
Jim is aided by his right-hand guide and friend Kolu, (played by Juano Hernandez), and in most adventures, Shanghai Lil (France Hale,) a worldly woman who has been everywhere, is along for the ride. The quarter-hour weekly adventure series winds its way through a tangle of wild beasts, fierce tribes, foreign spies, poachers and traders, wily tribal leaders and warriors, exotic characters such as The Bat Woman and Karnak the Killer, searches for treasure, ghostly happenings and mysterious islands steaming with dread. Gene Stafford adapted the Jungle Jim story for radio, and offers up a thick plot of jungle danger and colonial politics, as Jim often serves Allied interests as an operative.
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.