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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Nov 11, 2014

Quick - What was the first old-time radio show about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?  Hint:  It started as a 15-minute triweekly show, then was expanded to a half hour. 

If you cheated and saw the name of this episode, you know it was Renfrew of the Mounted, which ran on the CBS network two years before Sergeant Preston showed up on Mutual.  Both the Sergeant Preston show (Challenge of the Yukon) and Renfrew began as 15-minute programs, and then went to a half-hour. 

Starring as Renfrew was House Jameson, who is better known as Sam Aldrich, Henry's father, on the Henry Aldrich Show. 

Renfrew ran from 1936 to 1940, and this episode, The Bribe, aired on February 4, 1939.