The Adventures of Superman, was adapted from the DC Comics character created in 1938 (see Superman), came to radio as a syndicated show on New York City's WOR on February 12, 1940. On Mutual, it was broadcast from August 31, 1942, to January 28, 1949, as a 15-minute serial, running three or, usually, five times a week. From January 31 to June 17, 1949 it ran as a thrice-weekly half-hour show. The series shifted to ABC Saturday mornings on November 5, 1949, and then to twice-a-week in June 1950, continuing on ABC until March 1, 1951.
September 26th, 2012
Episode 136 of 210 episodes
Superman. February 12, 1940. This broadcast is considered the first show of the series heard on the Mutual net. If this and the following shows are from Mutual, the commercials have been deleted (the first sponsor was Hecker's H-O Oats). Superman helps the U. S. Navy battle, "The Shark." Clark Kent is working for "Paris White" of "The Daily Flash!" Clark is ordered to Newport News, Virginia to find, "The Shark." Superman listens to "The Shark" from outside his submarine (a "Y-Boat"). oldtimeradiodvd.com