November 21, 1938: Central City aired for the first time on this date. The show starred Elspeth Eric as Emily Olson and Van Heflin as Bob Shellenberger. Heflin was eventually replaced by Myron McCormick. The show revolved around crime reporters who should reported on and cracked radio crime & mystery cases. The radio soap opera show ran for less than a year, starting from this date up to June 30, 1939. The lead star of the show, Elspeth Eric, was one of radio's most in-demand actresses at that time.