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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.

Land of the Lost

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Land of the Lost was a 1940s radio fantasy adventure, written and narrated by Isabel Manning Hewson, about the adventures of two children who traveled underwater with the fatherly fish Red Lantern. Each week the show opened with the line, "In that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea...", and then Red Lantern showed Billy and Isabel where different lost objects were stored beneath the waves.

The Land of the Lost radio series aired from 1943 to 1948 on the Mutual Broadcasting System and ABC. Betty Jane Tyler was the voice of the young Isabel, and Ray Ives was the voice of Billy. Several actors voiced Red Lantern, including Art Carney, Junius Matthews and William Keene. The announcer was Michael Fitzmaurice, and Cyril Armbrister directed.

With music by John Winters and lyrics by Barbara Miller, Peggy Marshall did the vocal arrangements. Organist Bob Hamilton provided background music.

A pioneer female radio commentor prior to Land of the Lost, Hewson did a food shopping show, Morning Market Basket, on the NBC Red network during World War II. She launched Land of the Lost October 9, 1943, and it was broadcast Saturday mornings at 11:30am on the ABC Blue network until September 22, 1945. In 1944, it also was on ABC Tuesdays at 7:00pm from July 4 until October 3. On October 14, 1945, the series moved to Mutual, where it was heard until July 6, 1946 (Sundays at 3:30 until mid-January and then Saturdays at 11:30am). Sponsored by Bosco, Land of the Lost aired on ABC from October 11, 1947 until the end of the run on July 3, 1948.

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
Lockup Of Lost Damaged Recording 04/22/1944
Red Lantern Tells Isabel Billy 07/04/1944
Marriage Of Fife Drum 09/19/1944
Kid Squid Runs For Sealectman 11/04/1944
My Pal Bondie 11/25/1944
Red Lantern Saved By Ruby Cordial 04/28/1945 Playing this week on WELF-NPC
Port Of Sports 06/30/1945
Return Of Fish Without Name 08/18/1945
Fantom Of Fantasy Hall 08/25/1945
Ten Gallon Pete 09/08/1945
Knights Of Square Table 10/28/1945
Mike Pike Tries To Be Flying Fish 11/04/1945
Tom Skate Phosphorus Mine 11/18/1945
Rushbottom Row 11/25/1945
Bottle Brigade 12/09/1945
Blue Pearl Of Atlantis 12/23/1945
Ralph Royster Oyster 12/30/1945
Big Game Preserve 01/06/1946
Henriettas Engagement Ring 02/09/1946
Urchinage 03/30/1946
Magic Curtain Mr Bumbleshoot 04/27/1946
Percy Trout 05/11/1946
Shell Magic Of Sea Nymphs 05/18/1946
Lead Pencilvania 11/15/1947
Gulliver Grasshopper Dmgd Recording 11/29/1947
Prisoner Of Tides 12/13/1947
Ten Gallon Pete 02/28/1948
Fisheroys 03/06/1948
Spring Incorporated 04/03/1948
Dock Of Lost Clocks 04/10/1948
Crocodile Swamp 04/17/1948
Knives Of Round Table 05/08/1948
Picnic In Dell 05/22/1948
Lockup Of Lost Keys 06/12/1948
Revolt Of Devil Fish 06/19/1948
Coral Forest 06/26/1948

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Matinee Theater
Friday Night Mysteries
The Lone Ranger
Classical Music Hour
Jungle Jim
Morning Show with Corby Snow
Howdy Doody Time
Christmas on the Moon


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