The Adventure of Frank Merriwell broadcast on NBC radio from March 26 to June 22, 1934 as a 15-minute serial airing three times a week at 5:30 pm. This program starred Donald Briggs as Frank Merriwell. Harlow Wilcox was the announcer. After a 12-year gap, the series returned October 5, 1946 as a 30-minute NBC Saturday morning show, continuing until June 4, 1949. Lawson Zerbe starred as Merriwell, Jean Gillespie and Elaine Rostas as Inza Burrage, Harold Studer as Bart Hodge and Patricia Hosley as Elsie Belwood. The series follows Frank Merriwell, the Yale-attending brainy-brawny all-American youth, on a series of crime-fighting adventures.