Yes, the character has been around for some time. The Blue Beetle first appeared in Fox Comics in 1939, was purchased by Charlton Comics in the 1950s and had been a DC property since 1983.
Regardless of what publishing house has its mitts on the character, the character seems to follow a patter. He’ll get revamped and given a series that’s supposed to be the greatest thing ever. The series never lasts long and the Blue Beetle winds up getting mixed in with a team of more popular heroes.
The Blue Beetle’s appearance on radio followed a similar pattern. The character had a show that lasted for only a few months in 1940 and starred Frank Lovejoy (for a few episodes, at least). It might not have lasted long, but it sure was entertaining and we’re posting the series here at First Arkansas News. Enjoy!