To appreciate radio drama or in this case, melodrama, you have to understand that kids who may have listened to these programs, and even some adults, were not as street smart as the kids of today. They were willing to play the "Let's Pretend" game even if they knew that it was only a story. After all, they didn't know that the sounds they were hearing were actually manufactured sound effects. No bones were being crushed, or throats slit. Dr. Weird"s narration was no different than the spook show host on TV. Except you can see this guy and see that it is just a gag. I believe that Strange Dr. Weird aired on Tuesday nights at 7:15 pm over Mutual. Not sure what program followed, but I think it was the Green Hornet. Lone Ranger was Mon-Wed-Fri at 7:30 p.m.