Old Time Radio: Nightbeat

28 Oct



Nightbeat was heard on old time radio from February 6, 1950 to September 25 of 1952 on the NBC radio network.

Frank Lovejoy starred as Chicago Star reporter Randy Stone on Nightbeat a show that played up the human interest side of the stories.

Each episode was exciting but the main focus was on the everyday people in Chicago who faced the problems of the time for the people.

The show was as much about helping people as it was in catching crooks and at the conclusion of each story Stone would holler “copy boy” to have his story delivered to the editors so they could check it and then have it sent to the composing room before being printed in the next morning’s paper.

Lovejoy was perfect for this role and was later seen on some TV crime dramas after Nightbeat left the airwaves.

This website lets you listen to an episode of the show for free:



Posted by on October 28, 2009 in Old time radio



2 responses to “Old Time Radio: Nightbeat

  1. 70s Songs

    October 29, 2009 at 1:24 AM

    Gotta love nostalgia!

    • Andrew Godfrey

      October 29, 2009 at 4:27 AM

      I too love nostalgia…The music was better….the prices were cheaper. I heard someone at church telling someone that they bought a new car for $2800 in 1963.


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