Awards & Winners

Mutual Broadcasting System

The Mutual Broadcasting System was an American radio network in operation from 1934 to 1999. In the golden age of U.S. radio drama, Mutual was best known as the original network home of The Lone Ranger and The Adventures of Superman and as the long-time radio residence of The Shadow. For many years, it was a national broadcaster for Major League Baseball, including the All-Star Game and World Series, and for Notre Dame football. From the mid-1930s and for decades after, Mutual ran a highly respected news service accompanied by a variety of popular commentary shows. Toward the end of its run as a major programmer, it introduced the country to Larry King. Of the four national networks of American radio's classic era, Mutual had for decades the largest number of affiliates but the least certain financial position. For the first eighteen years of its existence, Mutual was owned and operated as a cooperative, setting the network apart from its competitors. Mutual's member stations shared their own original programming, transmission and promotion expenses, and advertising revenues. From December 30, 1936, when it debuted in the West, the Mutual Broadcasting System had affiliates from coast to coast. Its business structure would change after General Tire assumed majority ownership in 1952 through a series of regional and individual station acquisitions.

Awards by Mutual Broadcasting System

Check all the awards nominated and won by Mutual Broadcasting System.


Peabody Award
Honored for : Charities That Give and Take


Peabody Award
Honored for : Larry King Show


Peabody Award
Honored for : The Bob and Ray Show


Peabody Award
(Institutional Award: Contribution to International Understanding)


Peabody Award
Honored for : Meet the Press
(Honorable Mention)


Peabody Award
Honored for : Human Adventure
(Outstanding Educational Program.)


Peabody Award
(Outstanding Entertainment in Music.)