Anti-Communist hysteria (McCarthyism) was at a peak as production began, and by the end of 1952, I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. was scheduled on more than 600 radio stations nationwide, and ran from March 30, 1952 to September 20, 1953. The half-hour shows were based on the real life adventures of Matt Cvetic, played by Dana Andrews. 70 of the known 78 shows are here. Want to watch the 1951 movie with Frank Lovejoy? Click below! For the true story of Matt Cvetic, click here.