Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas, airing on CBS from July 7,
1947 to September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule
shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five months in 1950. Despite these problems,
Escape enthralled many listeners during its seven-year run. The series' well-remembered opening combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald
Mountain with this introduction, as intoned by Paul Frees and William Conrad: "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of
romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!" Following the opening theme, a second announcer (usually
Roy Rowan) would add: "Escape! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure!"