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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod - A Feature of W.P.N.M Radio. Before TV was. Then, Now, Forever! Broadcasts from The 'Heart' Of Historic Germantown and Where The Oldies Are Still Young.

Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod - A Feature of W.P.N.M Radio. Before TV was. Then, Now, Forever! Broadcasts from The 'Heart' Of Historic Germantown and Where The Oldies Are Still Young.
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod - A Feature of W.P.N.M Radio. Before TV was. Then, Now, Forever! Broadcasts from The 'Heart' Of Historic Germantown and Where The Oldies Are Still Young.

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Episodes

The Fat Man - Murder Wins The Draw (04-01-49)

10/22/2018
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Murder Wins The Draw (Aired April 1, 1949) The Fat Man" premiered on ABC on Monday, January 21, 1946, at 8:30pm, as part of a block of four new programs which also included "I Deal in Crime," "Forever Tops," and "Jimmy Gleason's Diner." "The Fat Man" originated in the studios of WJZ in New York and began as a modestly priced sustainer [no sponsor but the station] vaguely based upon character ideas in Dashiell Hammett's writings and fleshed out by producer, E.J. ("Mannie") Rosenberg. The...

Duration:00:23:08

Boxcars711 Overnight Western "The Six Shooter" - Apron Faced Sorrel (02-07-54)

10/22/2018
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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "The Six Shooter" - Apron Faced Sorrel (Aired February 7, 1954) His experiences were broad, but The Six Shooter leaned more to comedy than other shows of its kind. Ponset took time out to play Hamlet with a crude road company. He ran for mayor and sheriff of the same town at the same time. He became involved in a delighful Western version of Cinderella, complete with grouchy stepmother, ugly sisters, and a shoe that didn't fit. And at Christmas he told a young...

Duration:00:29:23

The Chase - Cathy Sutter Meets James Carter (03-22-53)

10/22/2018
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Cathy Sutter Meets James Carter (Aired March 22, 1953) NBC first envisioned The Chase as a new Television feature. This was not uncommon during the later 1940s and early 1950s. Several Radio features straddled both media, with varying success. Developed as a psychological drama, the premise was that many life situations place their subjects in a 'chase' of one type or another. A chase for fame. A chase from peril. A chase to beat the clock. A chase to escape death. The added twist was the...

Duration:00:29:55

The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater - The Caliph Of Baghdad (02-26-77)

10/21/2018
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The Caliph Of Baghdad (Aired February 26, 1977) The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater was a 1977 anthology radio drama series with Tom Bosley as host. Himan Brown, already producing the CBS Radio Mystery Theater for the network, added this twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) anthology radio drama series to his workload in 1977. It usually aired on weekends, beginning in February 1977 and continuing through the end of January 1978, on stations which cleared it. General Mills's...

Duration:00:40:09

Gangbusters - Case Of The Quincy Killers (04-24-48)

10/21/2018
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The Case Of The Quincy Killers (Aired April 24, 1948) Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered as G-Men, sponsored by Chevrolet, on July 20, 1935. After the title was changed to Gang Busters January 15, 1936, the show had a 21-year run through November 20, 1957. Beginning with a barrage of loud sound effects — guns firing and tires squealing — this intrusive introduction led to...

Duration:00:23:57

The Jack Paar Program - Radio Show Parody (08-31-47)

10/21/2018
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Radio Show Parody (Aired August 31, 1947) Television and radio pioneer Jack Par has been called the most imitated personality in broadcasting. He virtually created the late-night talk show format as the host of The Tonight Show , one of television's longest continuously running programs. The Washington Post said, "Jack Paar was genuine, and the footprints he left on the loony moonscape of television are enormous; they will be there forever." As the stars of stage and screen were rising...

Duration:00:29:28

Inspector Thorne - The Fabulous Divorce Payoff Murder Case (07-20-51)

10/21/2018
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The Fabulous Divorce Payoff Murder Case (Aired July 20, 1951) Inspector Thorne was a short-lived Crime drama anthology that NBC rolled out under the Hummert franchise. Anne and Frank Hummert were two of Radio's most prolific creators, writers, and producers of all manner of serial melodrama--daytime soaps--throughout The Golden Age of Radio. Though almost universally associated with soaps, their talents didn't end with serial potboilers. Indeed most Radio collectors aren't aware of the...

Duration:00:28:52

The Clock - Eddie - aka: Exclusive Story (11-13-47)

10/21/2018
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Eddie - aka Exclusive Story (Aired November 13, 1947) The Clock, is an Australian radio show, a dramatic thirty-minute suspense and mystery series. It was written by Lawrence Klee and narrated by "The Clock." First Broadcast in the United States was in November, 1946. It was syndicated by Grace Gibson syndication. At the time of production, the Australian accent, we now know and love, originating from the Irish and Cockney accents, was rather frowned upon by non other than Australians. The...

Duration:00:29:05

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater - Death Is So Trivial (02-07-75)

10/20/2018
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Death Is So Trivial (Aired February 7, 1975) The show was broadcast nightly and ran for one hour, including commercials. Typically, a week consisted of three to four new episodes, with the remainder of the week filled out with reruns. There were a total of 1399 original episodes broadcast. The total number of broadcasts, including reruns, was 2969. The late E.G. Marshall hosted the program every year but the final one, when actress Tammy Grimes took over. Each episode began with the ominous...

Duration:00:44:15

The Adventures Of The Abbotts - The Dead White Lifeboat (04-24-55)

10/20/2018
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The Dead White Lifeboat (Aired April 24, 1955) Abbott Mysteries was a comedy-mystery radio program adapted from the novels of Frances Crane (1896-1981). Initially a summer replacement for Quick As a Flash, the series was heard on Mutual and NBC between the years 1945 and 1955. The Mutual series, sponsored by Helbros Watches, debuted June 10, 1945, airing Sundays at 6pm. Scripts were by Howard Merrill and Ed Adamson in the lighthearted tradition of Mr. and Mrs. North. Julie Stevens and...

Duration:00:30:15

Four Star Playhouse - The Hunted (08-14-49)

10/20/2018
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The Hunted (Aired August 14, 1949) Four Star Playhouse aired on radio from NBC on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM for 13 episodes. Premiere episode was on 1949-07-03 and the final episode was 1949-09-25. The series was primarily an anthology type drama. The shows starred Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Loretta Young and Robert Cummings. The series was brought back as Four Star Playhouse as a television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956, sponsored in its first bi-weekly season by The...

Duration:00:29:31

Favorite Story - The Time Machine (05-28-49)

10/20/2018
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Favorite Story - The Time Machine (Aired December 24, 1946) Under the editorial guidance of Author-Publisher George Palmer Putnam, and adapted for radio by its most distinguished writers and scripters, "Favorite Story" has succeeded in retaining the force and flavor of whole volumes in thirty tense and absorbing minutes. The stories are adapted and scripted by two of radio's top writers, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. "Favorite Story" also has the distinction of being one of the best...

Duration:00:27:08

Lights Out - The Ball aka: Paris Macabre (03-09-43)

10/20/2018
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The Ball aka: Paris Macabre (Aired March 9, 1943) Lights Out was created in Chicago by writer Wyllis Cooper in 1934, and the first series of shows (each 15 minutes long) ran on a local NBC station, WENR. By April 1934, the series was expanded to a half hour in length and moved to midnight Wednesdays. In January 1935, the show was discontinued in order to ease Cooper's workload (he was then writing scripts for the network's prestigious Immortal Dramas program), but was brought back by huge...

Duration:00:27:05

The Adventures Of The Falcon - The Case Of The Practical Joker (02-25-51)

10/19/2018
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The Case Of The Practical Joker (Aired February 25, 1951) This hard boiled spy drama began as an RKO Radio Pictures theatrical serial in the 1940s, went on radio in 1945, and then came to TV ten years later in this Syndicated series produced for distribution by NBC Films; Charles McGraw had been in many motion pictures before and after including "The Killers", "Spartacus" and "Cimarron"; in this series he played the title role of a man whose real name was supposedly Mike Waring, an American...

Duration:00:29:23

Night Beat - The Girl From Kansas (06-05-50)

10/19/2018
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The Girl From Kansas (Aired June 5, 1950) Broadcast on NBC, Nightbeat ran from 1949 to 1952 and starred Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a tough and streetwise reporter who worked the nightbeat for the Chicago Star looking for human interest stories. He met an assortment of people, most of them with a problem, many of them scared, and sometimes he was able to help them, sometimes he wasn’t. It is generally regarded as a ‘quality’ show and it stands up extremely well. Frank Lovejoy (1914-1962)...

Duration:00:29:29

Agatha Christie Presents Hercule Poirot - Deck Of Cards (Part 2 of 2) 1937

10/19/2018
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Deck Of Cards (Part 2 of 2) 1937 Between the first and second world wars, Poirot traveled all over Europe and the Middle East investigating crimes and murders. Most of his cases happened during this period and he was at the height of his powers at this point in his life. The Murder On the Links saw the Belgian pit his grey cells against a French murderer. In the Middle East he solved The Murder on the Orient Express (though the bulk of the story takes places in the territory of the...

Duration:00:58:35

Agatha Christie Presents Hercule Poirot - Deck Of Cards (Part 1 of 2) 1937

10/19/2018
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Deck Of Cards (Part 1 of 2) 1937 During the first world war, Poirot left Belgium for Britain as a refugee. It was here, on 16 July 1916, that he again met his lifelong friend, Captain Arthur Hastings, and solved the first of his cases to be published: The Mysterious Affair at Styles. After that case Poirot apparently came to the attention of the British secret service, and undertook cases for the British government, including foiling the attempted abduction of the Prime Minister. After the...

Duration:00:30:44

The Phyl Coe Mysteries - Two Episodes From 1937 (11-09-37) (11-23-37)

10/18/2018
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Two Episodes From 1937 (11-09-37) (11-23-37) The Phyl Coe Mysteries was a syndicated radio series that came out in 1936, with the lead character's name designed to reflect the sponsor, Philco Radio Tubes. PHYL (short for Phyllis) COE is described as the "beautiful girl detective". She was a private investigator who was smart, aggressive, and a "take-charge" lady. Cast and crew have not yet been identified. None of the solutions to each episode appear in it, since the original listeners were...

Duration:00:28:32

Pete Kelly's Blues - June Gould (09-12-51)

10/18/2018
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June Gould (Starring Jack Webb (Aired September 12, 1951) Pete Kelly was a musician, a cornet player who headed his own jazz combo, "Pete Kelly's Big Seven." They worked at 417 Cherry Street, a speakeasy run by George Lupo, often mentioned but never heard. Kelly, narrating the series, described Lupo as a "fat, friendly little guy." The plots typically centered around Kelly's reluctant involvement with gangsters, gun molls, FBI agents, and people trying to save their own skins. The endings...

Duration:00:29:47

The FBI In Peace & War - Strickly Business (02-16-55)

10/18/2018
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Strickly Business (Aired February 16, 1955) The FBI in Peace and War was a radio crime drama inspired by Frederick Lewis Collins' book, The FBI in Peace and War. The idea for the show came from Louis Pelletier who wrote many of the scripts. Among the show's other writers were Jack Finke, Ed Adamson and Collins. It aired on CBS from November 25, 1944 to September 28, 1958, it had a variety of sponsors (including Lava Soap, Wildroot Cream-Oil, Lucky Strike, Nescafe and Wrigley's) over the...

Duration:00:24:20