According to one source, not only was Dr. Daniel Danfield obnoxious, but the show itself was probably the worst radio detective show ever and "consistently featured some of the worst acting and writing of any detective show to reach the airwaves." The show began on August 18, 1946, and -- after 26 episodes -- faded away ignominiously on April 13, 1947.
And who brought this audio fecal matter to life? Fingers point at four directions. Michael Dunn starred in the title role and JoAnne Johnson played Rusty Fairfax, his secretary. Ralph Wilkinson wrote the episodes, which were produced by Wally Ramsey.
For your listening agony, The link takes you to all 26 episodes. You can thank me later.