The Green Hornet debuted over the Detroit station on January 31, 1936 replacing the Warner Lester, Manhunter and Dr. Fang series in the WXYZ lineup. Scriptwriter Fran Striker was told to place the heroic Warner Lester in mortal combat with the villainous Dr. Fang and end both series with a battle to the death. Trendle felt an exciting crossover would build up listener interest for the new series. The characters of Warner Lester's comedic sidekick, Michael Axford, was spun off into The Green Hornet as the bodyguard of Britt Reid. The Green Hornet was well-served by his valet Kato and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall and Jack McCarthy. The show ran on radio through December 5, 1952.
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