CBS Radio Mystery Theater Timeline
|Jan 6||Beginning of 1st season. |
|Feb 3|| First double feature in some markets (Here Goes the Bride, and Lost Dog). This would also
make the first repeat. |
|May 9|| Tammy Grimes first appearance. |
|Jan 6|| Beginning of 2d season. RMT celebrates with a week of Lowthar-adapted Poe shows. |
|Jan 11|| Fred Gwynne first appearance. |
|Sep 22|| RMT celebrates bicentennial with a week of American History shows written by Sam Dann.
|Dec 24|| First broadcast of A Christmas Carol, which was to be rebroadcast each Christmas Eve.
|Jan 5|| Beginning of 3rd season. RMT celebrates with a week of Dann-adapted Mark Twain stories.
|April 19|| Beginning of a week of Martin-adapted Shakespeare shows. |
|0ct 27|| Beginning of 5 days of horror shows to celebrate Halloween. |
|Jan 10|| Beginning of 4th season. RMT celebrates with a week of Dann-adapted O. Henry stories.
|Jan 6|| Beginning of 5th season. RMT celebrates with a week of horror shows. |
|Feb 5|| RMT clone for children CBS/General Mills Radio Adventure Theater starts a 52-show run. Himan
Brown directs with Tom Bosley narrating. |
|Apr 4|| Himan Brown awarded Distinguished Service Award in Communications from BYU. |
|Jun 8|| RMT tapes a live special in New Jersey that was broadcast on WOR instead of the scheduled
show (Death Spell). The special was rebroadcast some months later|
|Jun 18|| RMT's 2000th broadcast (including repeats). |
|Jan 8|| Beginning of 6th season. RMT celebrates with a series of five Nefertiti-related stories by
Gerald Keane. |
|Mar 10|| Himan Brown awarded special citation at Annual Directors guild of America awards. |
|Mar 31|| Sat/Sun shows to be adaptations literary classics from this point on. |
|May 6|| Himan Brown awarded Broadcast Preceptor Award by SF State Univ. |
|Dec 31|| RMT stops broadcasting Sat/Sun, and so is now only heard Mon-Fri. |
|Jan 6|| Beginning of 7th season. RMT celebrates with 5-part Pompeii series adapted by Gerald Keane.
|July 21|| Pompeii series repeated. |
|Jan 6|| Beginning of 8th season. RMT celebrates with a 5-part Alexander the Great series by Gerald
|Jul 21|| Ian Martin, longtime RMT contributor, dies. |
|Jan 11|| Beginning of 9th season. RMT celebrates with a 5-part Les Miserables series adapted by
Gerald Keane. |
|Feb 1|| Tammy Grimes takes over narration, due to EGM's resignation: "I'm forced to bow out because
of my difficult assignment schedule." |
|Dec 31|| Last RMT broadcast, repeating Resident Killer with a message from Himan Brown. |
|Jun 3|| RMT re-broadcasts with Himan Brown narration. |
|Nov 27|| end of re-broadcasts|