By 1974 radio drama was pretty much considered dead, but legendary radio producer Himan Brown convinced CBS radio to make a return the genre with CBS Radio Mystery Theater, an hour-long show (about 45 minutes plus commercials) that eventually ran from January 1974 to February 1982 for a total of 1,399 original programs (total shows, including reruns, would number 2,969). Astounding numbers, but consider: Himan Brown produced over 30,000 radio shows over a period of sixty five years. Brown died in 2010, less than two months from his 100th birthday.
With an appropriate title for today, the program linked below first aired on September 10, 1975 and starred Nino Foch and Les Tremayne. E. G. Marshall was the announcer.