Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered as G-Men, sponsored by Chevrolet, on July 20, 1935.
After the title was changed to Gang Busters January 15, 1936, the show had a 21-year run through November 20, 1957. Beginning with a barrage of loud sound effects — a shrill police whistle, convicts marching in formation, police siren wailing, machine guns firing, and tires squealing — this intrusive introduction led to the popular catchphrase "came on like Gang Busters" - followed by a voice over a megaphone or loudspeaker announcing the title of that night's program: "Tonight, Gangbusters presents the Case of the ---" and ending with more blasts from a police whistle.
The series dramatized FBI cases, which producer-director Phillips H. Lord arranged in close association with Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover insisted that only closed cases would be used.
|Episode Title [Total of: 100]||Category||Rating|
|1 -||Gang Busters - Al Simioni|
Episode date: 1945-12-22
|2 -||Gang Busters - Ape Bandit|
Episode date: 1940-11-1
|3 -||Gang Busters - Bilanstki Tillitson Gang|
Episode date: 1944-9-15
|4 -||Gang Busters - Blackie Thompson|
Episode date: 1945-12-8
|5 -||Gang Busters - Boettcher Kidnapping Case|
Episode date: 1935-10-5
|6 -||Gang Busters - Bow Wow Bowers|
Episode date: N/A
|7 -||Gang Busters - Broadway Bandits|
Episode date: 1948-3-20
|8 -||Gang Busters - Carlos LaJoya|
Episode date: 1953-6-15
|9 -||Gang Busters - Carnival Caper|
Episode date: 1948-7-31
|10 -||Gang Busters - Case Of Quincy Killers|
Episode date: 1948-4-24