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The Original Melvin Purvis Junior G-Man Corps badge from 1936
The Original Melvin Purvis Junior G-Man Corps badge from 1936
Junior G-Man pinback
Junior G-Man pinback

Junior G-Men of The Air 12-Chapter film serial from 1942. This was the second of three Junior G-Men feature serials.
Junior G-Men of The Air 12-Chapter film serial from 1942. This was the second of three Junior G-Men feature serials.

The True Adventures of Junior G-Men was another of WOR's great locally produced dramas
The True Adventures of Junior G-Men was another of WOR's great locally produced dramas

Junior G-Men film serial Club pin
Junior G-Men film serial Club pin

Fischer's Buttercup Bread match book
Fischer's Buttercup Bread match book

Background

The F.B.I., or 'G-Men,' for Government Men, captured the imaginations of boys and girls throughout the 1920s and 1930s especially. The exploits of antihero gangsters of the era such as Bonnie and Clyde, Babyface Nelson and John Dillinger were as popular with America as the heroic law enforcement officers that relentlessly pursued them.

The least camera-shy of the F.B.I.'s G-Men was Melvin Purvis, notorious for tracking down--and gunning down--John Dillinger. Following the notoriety of the Dillinger capture and shootout, Purvis basked in the notoriety for a year, then retired from the Bureau and hung out a shingle as an attorney in San Francisco, while pursuing offers from the entertainment industry of the era.

Beginning in 1935, C.W. Post had attempted to capture the growing fascination with federal law enforcement officers with a promotion based around its Post Toasties cereal brand and its "Inspector Post's Detective Corps." Purvis, realizing the potential of the promotion struck a deal with C.W. Post to rename the 'corps' "The Melvin Purvis Junior G-Man Corps." The 'corps' eventually added an auxiliary 'Division', "The Melvin Purvis Junior G-Man Corps: Girls' Division," in all probability in response to indignation from the young ladies of the nation to the presumptive boys-only designation of 'Junior G-Man.'

Throughout early 1936, Post Toasties featured prominent half-page and full-page ads in the comics sections of the nation's newspapers promoting serialized 'adventures' of Melvin Purvis and 'The Corps,' while understandably promoting the consumption of Post Toasties by America's youth. Boys and girls were urged to send away for their membership kits and official cards and badges.

Mutual Broadcasting System's flagship station WOR, seized upon the growing wave with their "The True Adventures of Junior G-Men" serialized adventure series, produced and directed by Donald Peterson. The series ran from June 1, 1936 through May 27, 1938, in a Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 15-minute format for the entire two years--a total of 312 installments. The program's most often cited sponsor was Fischer's Butter Cup Bread.


The Dead-End Kids also took a run at being Junior G-Men
in this first Universal Serial from 1940

The True Adventures of Junior G-Men premieres

Though the first three installments are currently only privately held, the subsequent two, three-part adventures demonstrate the format of the series. To the blaring of police car sirens and teletype machines, the announcer/narrator would tease the adventure for the night. Most of the adventures were in the form of 'reports' from their 'operators' or 'Junior G-Men' in the field. The operators were named, then allowed to frame their following adventure. Most episodes would announce or tease the following week's adventure. The narrator delivered his introductions and exposition in a Walter Winchell-esque manner.

Most circulating episodes are multi-part installments there were apparently many single-installment adventures throughout the run. The multi-part installments in circulation were either two-part or three-part adventures. There are at least twenty-one single installment adventures in current circulation.

The narrator for most of the circulating episodes employs a kind of George Jessel imitation with the above mentioned Walter Winchell type, staccato delivery. It certainly added to the sense of the gravity and urgency of each adventure--for 9-12 year old boys and girls, anyway. To the adult listener, the delivery often got in the way of both accuracy and audibility.

The adventures themselves were related by the young 'operator' or Junior G-Man assigned to that night's report. The 'Director' would 'summon' another operator at the close of most adventures, either by name or by his or her Junior G-Man number. The operators themselves were, for the most part, presumptively selected from New Jersey, primarily. The names may or may not have been fictitious, since no disclaimers are heard in any of the broadcasts. If they were indeed fictitious, the name "Jerry" came up with statistically impossible frequency. No young female operators are heard in the currently circulating adventures, but, as with the Post Toasties promotion cited above, it would seem reasonably certain that one or several young female Junior G-Persons would have appeared sooner or later during the run.

Radio station WOR was no newcomer to spinning juvenile adventure yarns. The station cranked out literally hundreds of juvenile oriented programming over the years. They were particularly adept at juvenile adventures. WOR had been the originating station for Chandu The Magician, The Shadow, Mysterious Traveler, Vagabond Adventures, and The Witch's Tale since as early as 1931. They were also particularly adept at promoting their juvenile adventures through prizes and giveaways, club memberships, all manner of memorabilia, and membership cards and badges, etc.

The principal sponsor for the circulating episodes was Fischer's Butter Cup Bread, a popular local baker throughout the east coast. We could find no memorabilia promoting the Fischer sponsored programs, but given WOR's canny promotional machine, we're certain there were any number of membership kits, Fischer tie ins and promotional giveaways associated with the run.

The series had to have fired the imagination of its young listeners. One can easily imagine most of the younger members of the audience vicariously identifying with either the assigned 'operator' for each adventure or their home towns--generally throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The ritual recitation of the night's operator and his or her hometown, unquestionably personalized the experience for the program's listeners. The production wisely selected their young operator from virtually every social and ethnic demographic throughout the run. The circulating exemplars represent mostly young operators of Western European ancestry, but we would imagine that this is more a reflection of the only 20 percent of the series in current release, rather than a deliberately disproportionate ethnic mix. The idea, afterall, was to sell Fischer's Bread to any family with the price of a loaf in their budget.

Though no credits other than the director are announced in the circulating exemplars, there were several actors often employed in the WOR programming of the era heard in the episodes. Frankie Darro and Jock MacGregor, in particular can be heard in many of the installments.

Series Derivatives:

Junior G-Men; Junior G-Men On the Air
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Juvenile Adventure Dramas
Network(s): WOR [Mutual]
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 36-06-01 -- Title Unknown
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 36-06-01 to 38-05-27; Mutual [WOR]; Three-hundred, 15-minute programs; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and evenings.
Syndication: Donald Peterson Radio Programs syndication
Sponsors: Fischer's Butter Cup Bread
Director(s): Donald Peterson [Producer-Director]
Principal Actors: Frankie Darro, Jock MacGregor, Donald Peterson
Recurring Character(s): The Director
Protagonist(s): None
Author(s): None
Writer(s)
Music Direction:
Musical Theme(s): Unknown
Announcer(s):
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
310
Episodes in Circulation: 66
Total Episodes in Collection: 66
Provenances:

RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were the log of the radioGOLDINdex and newspaper listings.

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OTRisms:

The entire OTRCAT.com description of The True Adventures of Junior G-Men is a complete fabrication. There's not a word in OTRCAT's description that's accurate.

The Hickerson Guide incorrectly cites a five day a week schedule for Junior G-Men. It actually aired on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, weekly. It also mischaracterizes the start date for the series as March 1, 1936. The actual start date of the series was June 1, 1936. Nor did the series end on March 8, 1938. The program's last broadcast was on May 27, 1938. It was replaced in the WOR lineup by "Cowboy Songs." Such inaccuracies only serve to discourage serious collectors from attempting to either log or complete such a mischaracterized series; moreso when the inaccurate citations come from one or more of the 'credentialed experts' of the commercial otr community. Unburdened as we are of 'credentials,' we simply elect to employ the K.I.S.S. method--we simply report the truth.

There was a an attempt at announced continuity through the first 52 installments. After that point most of the announced cues as to the next installment were either generic or incorrectly announced. The announcer would close those episodes with a call for a specific Junior G-Man member, by number, but the following episode would rarely maintain that member number in identifying the next operator or Junior G-Man reporting the night's installment.

There were other continuity gaffs throughout the run. The same 'report numbers' would be cited over and over, or often mischaracterized within multi-part episodes. Report Nos. 906 and 909 were repeatedly recycled throughout the first eighty installments. The scripts often recycled Junior G-Man numbers, assigning them to multiple 'operators.'


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The True Adventures of Junior G-Men Program Log

Date Trans. No. Title Avail. Notes
36-06-01
--
Title Unknown
N
[WOR Premiere for Fischer's Butter Cup Bread]

36-06-01 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-03
1
Title Unknown
N
36-06-03 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-05
2
Title Unknown
N
36-06-05 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-08
3
The Secret of the Locked Room Pt. 1
Y
[Report 972; Junior G-Man Bob Stewart]

36-06-08 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-10
4
The Secret of the Locked Room Pt. 2
Y
[Report 972; Junior G-Man Bob Stewart]

36-06-10 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-12
5
The Secret of the Locked Room Pt. 3
Y
[Report 972; Junior G-Man Bob Stewart]

36-06-12 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-15
6
The Footprint That Solved a Crime Pt. 1
Y
[Report 906; Operator Anthony Adams of Weston]

36-06-15 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-17
7
The Footprint That Solved a Crime Pt. 2
Y
[Report 906; Operator Anthony Adams of Weston]

36-06-17 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-19
8
The Footprint That Solved a Crime Pt. 3
Y
[Report 906; Operator Anthony Adams of Weston]

36-06-19 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-22
9
The Bronze Idol Pt. 1
Y
[Report 990; Operator Jerry Slade of Edgewood]

36-06-22 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-24
10
The Bronze Idol Pt. 2
Y
[Report 990; Operator Jerry Slade of Edgewood]

36-06-24 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-26
11
The Bronze Idol Pt. 3
N
[Report 990; Operator Jerry Slade of Edgewood]

36-06-26 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-06-29
12
The Madison Riddle Pt. 1
Y
[Report 906; Operator Bob Meade of Madison]

36-06-29 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-01
13
The Madison Riddle Pt. 2
Y
[Report 906; Operator Bob Meade of Madison]

36-07-01 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-03
14
The Madison Riddle Pt. 3
N
[Report 906; Operator Bob Meade of Madison]

36-07-03 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-06
15
The Return of Agatha Wyatt Pt. 1
Y
[Report 939; Junior G-Man Jimmy Neal of Hillcrest]

36-07-06 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

The narrator flubs the intro, calling it Report No. 393.

36-07-08
16
The Return of Agatha Wyatt Pt. 2
Y
[Report 939; Junior G-Man Jimmy Neal of Hillcrest]

36-07-08 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-10
17
The Return of Agatha Wyatt Pt. 3
N
[Report 939; Junior G-Man Jimmy Neal of Hillcrest]

36-07-10 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-13
18
The Mystery of Cemetery Hill Pt 1
N
[Report 936; Junior G-Man Jerry Knox of Barclay]

36-07-13 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-15
19
The Mystery of Cemetery Hill Pt 2
Y
[Report 936; Junior G-Man Jerry Knox of Barclay]

36-07-15 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-17
20
The Mystery of Cemetery Hill Pt 3
Y
[Report 936; Junior G-Man Jerry Knox of Barclay]

36-07-17 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-20
21
The League of One-Legged Men Pt. 1
Y
[Report 933; Junior G-Man Jerry Dodge of Harrison]

36-07-20 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-22
22
The League of One-Legged Men Pt. 2
Y
[Report 933; Junior G-Man Jerry Dodge of Harrison]

36-07-22 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-24
23
The League of One-Legged Men Pt. 3
Y
[Report 933; Junior G-Man Jerry Dodge of Harrison]

36-07-24 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Case of The Creeping Shadows as next adventure
36-07-27
31
The Case Of The Creeping Shadows Pt. 1
Y
[Report 912; Junior G-Man Eddie Martin of Warfield]

36-07-27 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-29
32
The Case Of The Creeping Shadows Pt. 2
Y
[Report 912; Junior G-Man Eddie Martin of Warfield]

36-07-29 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-07-31
26
Title Unknown
N
36-07-31 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-03
27
Title Unknown
N
36-08-03 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-05
28
The Light Signal Pt. 1
Y
[Report 909; Operator Jerry Lloyd of Wakefield]

36-08-05 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-07
29
The Light Signal Pt. 2
N
[Report 909; Operator Jerry Lloyd of Wakefield]

36-08-07 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-10
30
The Light Signal Pt. 3
Y
[Report 909; Operator Jerry Lloyd of Wakefield]

36-08-10 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Strange Disappearance of Roger Cole as next.
36-08-12
--
The Strange Diasappearance of Roger Cole
N
36-08-12 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-14
--
Title Unknown
N
36-08-14 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-17
33
The Phantom From Prison Pt. 1
N
36-08-17 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-19
34
The Phantom From Prison Pt. 2
N
36-08-19 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-08-21
35
The Phantom From Prison Pt. 3
Y
[Report 981; Operator Dick Powers of Riddley]

36-08-21 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Counterfeit Twenty Dollar Bill as next adventure
36-08-24
36
The Counterfeit Twenty-Dollar Bill
Y
[Report 981; Junior G-Man Joe Hagen of Jefferson]

36-08-24 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Jigsaw Puzzle as next adventure.
36-08-26
37
The Jigsaw Puzzle
Y
[Report 981; Junior G-Man Eddie Green of Melrose]

36-08-26 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Giant Footprints as next adventure.
36-08-28
38
The Giant Footprints
Y
[Report 927; Junior G-Man Bert Taylor of Stockton]

36-08-28 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Black Leather Case as next adventure.
36-08-31
39
The Black Leather Case Pt. 1
Y
[Report 963; Junior G-Man Jack Dean of Windham]

36-08-31 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-09-02
40
The Black Leather Case Pt. 2
Y
[Report 963; Junior G-Man Jack Dean of Windham]

36-09-02 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-09-04
41
The Black Leather Case Pt. 3
Y
[Report 963; Junior G-Man Jack Dean of Windham]

36-09-04 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Mystery Mansion as next adventure.
36-09-07
42
The Mystery Mansion
N
[Junior G-Man Tom Ryan]

36-09-07 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-09-09
43
Attempted Revenge of Ex-Convict
Y
[Report 978; Junior G-Man Freddie Garrett of Oakdale]

36-09-09 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Mail Train Robbery as next adventure.
36-09-11
44
The Mail Train Robbery
Y
[Report 945; Junior G-Man Charlie Prentiss of Norwood]

36-09-11 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Airplane's Forced Landing as the next adventure
36-09-14
45
The Mail Plane's Forced Landing
Y
[Report 918; Junior G-Man Charlie Wright of Waverly]

36-09-14 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Mystery House as next adventure.
36-09-16
46
The Mystery House
N
[Junior G-Man Gilbert Rowan]

36-09-16 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-09-18
46(?)
The Capture of Escaped Convict
Y
[Report 969; Operator Eddie Spencer of Garfield]

36-09-18 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Clue of The Feathered Smuggler as next adventure
36-09-21
47
The Clue of The Feathered Smuggler
Y
[Report 903; Operator Tom Perry of Union City]

36-09-21 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Clue of In the Mirror as next adventure
36-09-23
48
The Clue in The Mirror
Y
[Report 906; Operator Teddy Dixon of Comstock]

36-09-23 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
Hijackers of Vine Ridge as next adventure.
36-09-25
49
The Hijackers of Vine Ridge
Y
[Report 987; Operator Bob Norton of Pittsville]

36-09-25 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
The Attempted Train Wreck as next adventure.
36-09-28
50
The Attempted Train Wreck
Y
[Report 195; Operator Mickey Walsh of Baldwin, New Jersey]

36-09-28 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
Discovery of Gangsters' Hideout as next adventure.
36-09-30
51
Discovery of Gangsters' Hideout
Y
[Report 909; Operator Allen Floyd of Vinedale]

36-09-30 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch

Announces
Case of the Lonely Old Lady as next adventure.
36-10-02
52
The Case of the Lonely Old Lady Pt. 1
Y
[Report 930; Operator Eddie Hale of Forestville]

36-10-02 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-05
53
The Case of the Lonely Old Lady Pt. 2
Y
[Report 930; Operator Eddie Hale of Forestville]

36-10-05 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-07
54
The Case of the Lonely Old Lady Pt. 3
Y
[Report 930; Operator Eddie Hale of Forestville]

36-10-07 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-09
55
The Secret That Had to Be Kept Pt. 1
Y
[Report 906; Operator Bob Hauck of Franklin]

36-10-09 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-12
56
The Secret That Had to Be Kept Pt. 2
Y
[Report 906; Operator Bob Hauck of Franklin]

36-10-12 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-14
57
The Secret That Had to Be Kept Pt. 3
Y
[Report 906; Operator Bob Hauck of Franklin]

36-10-14 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-16
58
The Man Who Talked Too Much
Y
[Report 915; Operator 836, Danny Reed of Riverside]

36-10-16 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-19
59
The Unsuspecting Smuggler
Y
[Report 912; Operator 339, Eddie Hill of Broad Meadows]

36-10-19 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-21
60
Startling Developments of Accident
Y
[Report 921; Operator 866, Frank Lloyd of Castleton]

36-10-21 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-23
61
The Unusual Safe
Y
[Report 927; Operator 802, Bob Curtis of Broadcliffe]
End Truncated

36-10-23 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-26
62
The Man With the Scarred Chin
Y
[Report 981; Operator Bill Slade of Walton]

36-10-26 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-28
63
The Vacant Loft
The Vacant Lot
Y
[Report 906; Operator 717, Hughie Gunn of Hillcrest]

36-10-28 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-10-30
64
The Man On the Inside
Y
[Report 918; Operator 819, Jack Hale of Shelton]

36-10-30 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-02
--
The Case of The Human Firefly Pt. 1
Y
[Report 909; Operator 819, Bob Craig of Glenport]

36-11-02 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-04
--
The Case of The Human Firefly Pt. 2
N
[Report 909; Operator 819, Bob Craig of Glenport]

36-11-04 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-06
--
The Case of The Human Firefly Pt. 3
N
[Report 909; Operator 819, Bob Craig of Glenport]

36-11-09 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-09
67
The Theatening Letter
Y
[Report 930; Operator Roy Parker of Lakeview]

36-11-09 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-11
68
The Box-Office Holdup
Y
[Report 909; Operator 933, Stewart Haft of Gridley]

36-11-11 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-13
69
The Man Who Laughed Pt. 1
Y
[Report 909; Operator George Moser of Quincy]

36-11-13 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-16
70
The Man Who Laughed Pt. 2
Y
[Report 909; Operator George Moser of Quincy]

36-11-16 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-18
71
The Man Who Laughed Pt. 3
Y
[Report 909; Operator George Moser of Quincy]

36-11-16 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-20
72
The Missing Witness Pt. 1
Y
[Report 978; Junior G-Man Dave Steele of Glenridge]

36-11-20 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-23
73
The Missing Witness Pt. 2
Y
[Report 978; Junior G-Man Dave Steele of Glenridge]

36-11-23 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-25
74
The Missing Witness Pt. 3
Y
[Report 978; Junior G-Man Dave Steele of Glenridge]

36-11-25 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-27
75
The Old Grey House Pt. 1
Y
[Report 915; Junior G-Man 983, Jimmy Lee of Hamilton]

36-11-27 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-11-30
76
The Old Grey House Pt. 2
Y
[Report 915; Junior G-Man 983, Jimmy Lee of Hamilton]

36-11-30 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-12-02
77
The Old Grey House Pt. 3
Y
[Report 915; Junior G-Man 983, Jimmy Lee of Hamilton]

36-12-02 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-12-04
78
The House of Many Secrets Pt. 1
Y
[Report 981; Junior G-Man 981, Jerry March of Kingsley]

36-12-04 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-12-07
79
The House of Many Secrets Pt. 2
Y
[Report 981; Junior G-Man 981, Jerry March of Kingsley]

36-12-07 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-12-09
80
The House of Many Secrets Pt. 3
N
36-12-09 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-12-11
81
The Daring Hijackers
Y
[Report 951; Junior G-Man 981, Buddy Lewis of East Union]

36-12-11 New York Times
6:30-WOR--Junior G-Men--Sketch
36-12-14
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36-12-14 New York Times
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37-05-28
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37-05-28 New York Times
6:30--WOR--Dionne Quintuplets special and Movie Comment--Donald Peterson
37-05-31
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[Moves to new time, 5:45 p.m. EST]

37-05-31 New York Times
5:45--WOR--Junior G-Men

37-06-02
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[Program remained in its 5:45 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for the remainder of the run]
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[Last Original Broadcast; Replaced in WOR lineup by 'Cowboy Songs']







The True Adventures of Junior G-Men Radio Program Biographies




Sherman 'Jock' MacGregor
(Producer, Director and Ensemble Performer)

Singer, Songwriter, Radio, Stage and Television Actor, Radio Producer, Radio Director
(190?-19??)

Birthplace: Unknown

Radiography:
1938 American Portraits
1942 Murder Clinic
1942 WOR Summer Theatre
1942 The Cisco Kid
1942 Just Five Lines
1943 The Adventures Of Raffles
1943 Nick Carter, Master Detective
1943 Beatrice Kay's Capers
1944 The Mysterious Traveler
1945 Brownstone Theatre
1945 The Sealed Book
1945 The Strange Dr Weird
1946 For Your Approval
1947 The Bitter Herb
1947 The Trojan Women
1947 Crime Club
1947 Did Justice Triumph?
1948 Stars Of the Air
1948 Meet the Stars
1948 Secret Missions
1948 Roger Kilgore, Public Defender
1953 Cavalcade Of America
1955 Inheritance
1957 X Minus One
1957 Five-Star Matinee

Sherman 'Jock' MacGregor as Morris Fink, Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler from The Honeymooners, ca 1956
Sherman 'Jock' MacGregor as Morris Fink, Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler from The Honeymooners, ca 1956

The Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of the Bensonhurst Chapter of the International Order of Friendly Sons of the Raccoons Makes His Entrance
The Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of the Bensonhurst Chapter of the International Order of Friendly Sons of the Raccoons Makes His Entrance


Sherman 'Jock' MacGregor was one of The Mutual System's most successful producers and directors during The Golden Age of Radio. MacGregor began his career in Radio as a singer, heard over Radio as early as 1926, singing mostly minstrel songs and dressed for public appearances of his minstrel act in traditional Highlander garb--kilts and all.

Ever the thrifty Scot, Jock MacGregor was quoted in 1927 as boasting that he and his new bride saved the expense of a honeymoon at Niagara Falls by simply listening to its roar over a broadcast on Radio. One of MacGregor's contemporaries, 'Sir' Harry Lauder was often heard singing tradional Highland songs over the early Enna Jettick Melodies program (1929). Contemporaneous newspaper articles often favorably compared Jock MacGregor to the more famous Sir Harry Lauder.

Apparently both loved and respected for his early Radio work, the famous pioneering Radio station KDKA (Pennsylvania) devoted an entire prime-time, 15-minute program to MacGregor on August 31, 1936 as an on-air Farewell Party for him. By 1938 he was producing and directing many Radio programs for NBC-Blue [WJZ] as a staff director and writer.

But it was Jock MacGregor's move to the Mutual Broadcasting System's flagship station, WOR that ultimately afforded MacGregor the latitude and artistic freedom that made him famous. Beginning with WOR Summer Theater (1942), MacGregor was soon writing, directing and producing WOR staples such as The Cisco Kid (1942), The Adventures of Raffles (1943) and Nick Carter, Master Detective (1943-1953). Indeed it was while producing Nick Carter that Jock MacGregor first teamed up with the famous fiction writing team of Robert Arthur, Jr. and David Kogan. That same team would soon produce many Nick Carter programs together, as well as the long-running The Mysterious Traveler (1943-1952), The Sealed Book (1945), and several episodes of The Strange Dr. Weird.

The team's success producing The Mysterious Traveler was cut short when the series was abruptly cancelled by WOR during the infamous witch-hunts of the HUAC blacklisting years. With the successful team broken up, MacGregor continued producing and directing several Radio programs and early Television programs, occasionally appearing as an uncredited actor.

MacGregor produced the successful Inheritance (1953), X Minus One (1957) and Five-Star Matinee (1957) programs for competing networks. During the 1950s Jock MacGregor returned to his acting roots appearing in both Stage productions and Television. MacGregor also helped produce the James Cagney feature Shake Hands with The Devil (1959).

The late 1950s and early 1960s found him both acting in Television and producing Television features in Great Britain. MacGregor's last notable appearance on Television was as Jed Morgan in The Wahoo Bobcat (1963), a Walt Disney Presents television episode.



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