The Greatest Sports Thrills radio show debuted in 1956 on the Armed Forces Radio and Television service and was sponsored by the United States Air Force.
The show featured the stories of athletes from all types of sports. Stories featured dramatic narration of the subjects life, his background, his greatest sports thrill, and an interview with the featured person.
The shows featured people like Parry O'Brien, an Olympic shot put champion, and Willie Mays, famous center fielder for the New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets. Of the 30 shows recorded, six shows remain.