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Gangbusters - The Case Of The Dakota Bad-Man (02-28-48)

Gangbusters - The Case Of The Dakota Bad-Man (02-28-48)

The Case Of The Dakota Bad-Man (Aired February 28, 1948)

Gangbusters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered as G-Men, sponsored by Chevrolet, on July 20, 1935. After the title was changed to Gangbusters January 15, 1936, the show had a 21-year run through November 20, 1957. Beginning with a barrage of loud sound effects — guns firing and tires squealing — this intrusive introduction led to the popular catch phrase "came on like Gangbusters."The series dramatized FBI cases, which producer-director Phillips H. Lord arranged in close association with Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover insisted that only closed cases would be used.


February 28, 1948. "The Case Of The Dakota Bad-Man" - Program #518. ABC network origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. John Frederick Benson has escaped from custody in Texas...while wear