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Gangbusters
Premiering in 1936, Gangbusters was radio's top true crime drama, it's tommy-gun opening familiar to listeners for 24 years. It featured narration by a police chief(or an actor portraying one), and included Gangbusters Clues - a forerunner of America's Most Wanted.

Sample shows - left click headphones to listen, right-click & save-as to download

Show Title Broadcast Date File Size Length
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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Boettcher Kidnapping Case 10/5/35 6.7 00:29:14 Military police track down a deserter and all around louse.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Tony The Slinger Clugino 7/1/36 6.29 00:27:26 A potential witness turns out to be a suspect in a bank robbery.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Ape Bandit 11/1/40 6.93 00:30:15 Dwight Beard, college all-star, begins a new career as a criminal.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Cuffley Payroll Robbery xx/xx/40 4.52 00:26:17 A drive-by shooting leads to the solution of a factory payroll robbery.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Nickel And Dime 3/28/41 4.74 00:27:32 A pair of hoods decide to stage lots of small holdups to make the same money with less risk. Introduced by Colonel Schwartzcopf (General Schwartzcopf's father).

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Missing Corpse 4/4/41 6.8 00:29:42 A brave citizen helps police crack a protection racket.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Clyde William Buchanan 10/23/41 13.1 00:28:41 An itinerant basket weaver has a profitable sideline in burglary.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Fugitive Soldier xx/xx/43 6.68 00:29:11 Army MP's track down one serious scumpuppy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Costumed Killer 7/14/44 5.7 00:24:52 A modern-day Fagin gets a lesson of his own.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Henry Red Beaver 9/15/45 6.66 00: Red Beaver thought he was a tough customer. Even tougher than the Army.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Al Simioni 12/22/45 5.08 00:22:10 A vicious killer gets his at last.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Damiani And Krause(1 of 2) 1/26/46 13.2 00:28:57 The poison gas bandits.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Damiani And Krause(2 of 2) 2/2/46 12.7 00:27:44 The poison gas bandits.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Joe McCann And The West Side Syndicate 3/26/46 6.79 00:29:39 The daring daylight robbery of a currency shipment.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Battle Of Alcatraz 5/11/46 6 00:26:20 The true story of the prison break that closed The Rock.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Jersey Butcher Bandits 11/8/47 6.67 00:29:07 A gang of crooks targets Jersey butchers. Narrated by former heavyweight champ, Jim Braddock.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Safecracking Combine 2/21/48 4.15 00:24:07 A little plaster is a dangerous thing.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Park Avenue Pilferers 6/12/48 7.11 00:24:51 - - A couple with a sweet racket robbing hotels with copied master keys gets too greedy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Mysterious Rooming House 7/24/48 6.52 00:22:46 Police solve a brutal murder in a Buffalo rooming house. Starring Myron McCormick.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Collector Who Robbed Supermarkets 9/4/48 5.1 00:29:42 Thieves can be smart, but cops can be smarter.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download $3,000,000 Robbery 10/8/48 6.79 00:29:37 A ton of money, but it doesn't do the thieves much good.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Incorrigible Killer 10/8/48 6.65 00:29:01 An escaped con doesn't know when to quit.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The 24-Hour Twins 10/23/48 6 00:26:12 Slick thinking leads to the apprehension of a couple of armed robbers.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Greedy Gunman 11/27/48 5.85 00:25:31 This guy treated his friends as badly as he treated his victims. Not a good career move.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Throneberry Brothers 12/11/48 5.47 00:23:53 Two brothers from the bottom of the gene pool get theirs at last. Art Carney plays one of the brothers.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Date With Death 12/18/48 5.71 00:24:56 Helen's new boyfriend is a real killer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Elusive Leader 10/22/49 6.31 00:27:32 It took a while, but police finally capture napoleonic gangleader Hooker.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Elusive Leader 10/22/49 6.57 00:27:25 A slippery gang leader finally gets caught.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Hue And Cry 11/26/49 6.64 00:23:11 A botched holdup ends in a killing. Follow the police as they investigate.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Golden Touch 1/7/50 7.2 00:25:09 Ex-con Ralph doesn't want to get sucked back into crime.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Onion Jar 8/16/52 6.29 00:27:26 A couple of amateurs hold up a bank, and almost get away with it.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download John Economos 8/16/52 4.7 00:27:19 Detectives track down a pair of bank robbers.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Juanita And The Red Dress 4/18/53 6.68 00:29:08 A woman takes over a gang.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Ralph Hale 9/26/53 5.03 00:29:14 MP's track down a very bad guy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Jewel Robbery 10/3/53 6.53 00:28:30 A can't miss jewelry heist goes wrong.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Missing Detective 4/30/55 7.38 00:28:58 An undercover cop discovers he's impersonating the wrong guy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Tapped Telephone 5/14/55 7.12 00:29:48 Police use a wiretap to prevent a robbery.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Torture Trio 12/28/55 28 00: This henpecked, hardworking husband just happens to be a thief.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Tennesee Triggermen 4/6/58 6.6 00:28:48 A pair of Michigan holdup men and their girls head south for new pickings.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Bilanski-Tillitson Gang xx/xx/xx 5.03 00:21:56 A couple of hoods cut a swath of terror through New England and the South. They are caught, but escape and start all over again.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Golf Course Murders xx/xx/xx 5.57 00:24:21 A stolen car ring breaks up un a nasty way.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Horse Race Hijackers xx/xx/xx 5.38 00:23:29 The local bookies' collectors are getting hijacked.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download $35,000 Theft xx/xx/xx 5.46 00:23:51 A killer wanted in L.A. is traced to Chigago.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Chicago Tunnel Gang xx/xx/xx 5.43 00:23:41 A gang hitting check cashing places gets tripped up by their leader's tightness with a buck.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Date With Death xx/xx/xx 5.71 00:24:56 This show starts as a romance and ends with a manhunt.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dakota Badman xx/xx/xx 5.09 00:22:14 An escaped felon shoots a federal agent - not a wise career move.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Cincinnati Narcotics Ring xx/xx/xx 5.23 00:22:50 Canadian Mounties and American G-Men co-operate to catch a border-hopping drug dealer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Carnival Caper xx/xx/xx 5.3 00: 23:3 An ex-con carny is reluctantly talked into helping on another job.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Three Safe Crackers xx/xx/xx 5.26 00:22:58 A safecracker wants to pass on his trade, but school doesn't last all that long.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kidnapped Paymaster xx/xx/xx 5.5 00:24:02 A gang of car thieves decides to rob a payroll, and kidnaps the paymaster to open the safe.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Red Hot Readers xx/xx/xx 4.28 00:24:53 A couple uses teenagers to pass hot money orders.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Supersonic Safecrackers xx/xx/xx 4.38 00:25:27 High-tech crooks, circa 1950's.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Devil And The Syndicate xx/xx/xx 4.16 00:24:06 Bugs Moran, Al Capone, and the war for Chicago.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Red Hot Readers xx/xx/xx 4.29 00:24:54 A couple uses teenagers to pass bad money orders, until jealosy creeps in.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Quincy Killers xx/xx/xx 5.49 00:23:57 A father & son kill and steal together.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Metropolitan Motor Mob xx/xx/xx 4.13 00:23:58 A car theft ring is broken up because one of the mob has a mother fixation.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download New York Narcotics King xx/xx/xx 5.44 00:23:45 A drug kingpin named Pip The Blind gets busted by a broken leg.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Frank Luston xx/xx/xx 6.96 00:30:23 A cop goes undercover to impersonate a hit man. He doesn't know he's really impersonating the victim.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blackie Thompson xx/xx/xx 4.9 00:21:23 An escaped killer blazes a bloody trail across the south.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Broadway Bandits xx/xx/xx 5.97 00:26:04 Nickels and dimes add up.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download John K Giles xx/xx/xx 5.35 00:23:20 Cop killer, bank robber, escape artist - truly a multi-talented individual.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Brothers In Banditry xx/xx/xx 5.25 00:22:53 Two brothers lead a lucrative, but short, career as holdup men.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Sledgehammer Handicap xx/xx/xx 6.5 00:28:21 A heist in the horse room.

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