Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label Unit 99

Unit 99 Old Time Radio Police Program

Unit 99 is sometimes an overlooked but excellent old time radio police drama. There are some 40 plus circulating episodes that date from August 1957 through June 1958.  These old time radio shows feature Sacramento police Sgt Dan Meredith, who carried a tape recorder in his squad car, and provided tape recording coverage of actual Sacramento police call responses with his descriptive narration, witness interviews and the like.  In  Unit 99 , Long time Sacramento Police Chief James Hicks was billed as the host and radio station KFBK chief announcer and special events director Tony Koester directed the program. Although this was a locally produced show I believe that KFBK was the local ABC affiliate at the time.