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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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The Campbell Playhouse - Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (2-11-40)

12/11/2018
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Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (Aired February 11, 1940) The Campbell Playhouse was a sponsored continuation of the Mercury Theater on the Air, a direct result of the instant publicity from the War of the Worlds panic. The switch occurred on December 9, 1938. In spite of using the same creative staff, the show had a different flavor under sponsorship, partially attributed to a guest star policy in place, which relegated the rest of the Mercury Players to supporting cast for Orson Welles and the...

Duration:00:58:45

Rocky Fortune (Starring Frank Sinatra) - Pint Sized Payroll Bandit (10-27-53)

12/11/2018
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Pint Sized Payroll Bandit (Aired October 27, 1953) As hard is it may be to believe by today's standards, Rocky Fortune was Frank Sinatra's only dramatic Radio program from The Golden Age of Radio as the lead in a recurring role. As a variety guest performer, Sinatra's Radiography goes on and on and on. But this was the program that a great many of the growing number of fans of Sinatra's acting work really wanted to hear. NBC spared no expense to showcase this growing super-star of the 1940s...

Duration:00:24:45

Father Brown Mysteries - Mistake Of The Machine (10-18-86)

12/11/2018
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Mistake Of The Machine (Aired October 18, 1986) Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 52 short stories, later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor (1870–1952), a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922. The relationship was recorded by O'Connor in his 1937 book Father Brown on Chesterton. Father Brown is a short, stumpy Catholic priest,...

Duration:00:26:44

Hancock's Half Hour - The Blood Donor (06-23-61)

12/11/2018
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The Blood Donor (Aired June 23, 1961) The series broke from the variety tradition dominant in British radio comedy into the sitcom or Situation comedy genre. Instead of sketches, guest stars and musical interludes, humour developed from the characters and situations. Hancock's experiences were based in reality and observation. From the playlet "Look Back In Hunger" in The East Cheam Drama Festival episode, Galton and Simpson showed they were in touch with developments in the British...

Duration:00:26:12

The Whisperer - The Woman On Ice (09-09-51)

12/11/2018
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The Woman On Ice (Aired September 9, 1951) The Whisperer, relentless crime-fighter against organized crime, or 'The Syndicate.' Galt used his legal contacts and knowledge of the Law to burrow deep into 'The Syndicate' in order to influence their actions and wreck havoc with their various new--and tried and true--criminal schemes. A subsequent surgical operation by famed surgeon Dr. Benjamin Lee, restored attorney Galt's voice, but Galt continues to employ his gruesome whisper to both retain...

Duration:00:29:00

Broadway Is My Beat - The Ruth Shay Murder Case (05-30-53)

12/10/2018
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The Ruth Shay Murder Case (Aired May 30, 1953) The opening theme of "I'll Take Manhattan" introduced Detective Danny Clover (now played by Larry Thor), a hardened New York City cop who worked homicide "from Times Square to Columbus Circle -- the gaudiest, the most violent, the lonesomest mile in the world." Danny Clover narrated the tales of the Great White Way to the accompaniment of music by Wilbur Hatch and Alexander Courage, and the recreation of Manhattan's aural tapestry required the...

Duration:00:29:30

The Adventures Of Nero Wolf - The Case Of The Final Page (03-23-51)

12/10/2018
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The Case Of The Final Page (Aired March 23, 1951) Nero Wolfe (Wolf) is a fictional detective created by American author Rex Stout in the 1930s and featured in dozens of novels and novellas.In the stories, Wolfe is one of the most famous private detectives in the United States. He weighs about 285 pounds and is 5'11" tall. He raises orchids in a rooftop greenhouse in his New York City brownstone on West 35th Street, helped by his live-in gardener Theodore Horstmann. Wolfe drinks beer...

Duration:00:29:13

The Stan Freberg Show - All About Werewolves (10-06-57)

12/10/2018
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All About Werewolves (Aired October 6, 1957) Stanley Victor Freberg (born August 7, 1926 in Los Angeles) is an American author, recording artist, animation voice actor, comedian, puppeteer and advertising creative director. The son of a Baptist minister, Stan Freberg grew up in Pasadena, California. His traditional upbringing is reflected both in the gentle sensitivity which underpins his work (despite his liberal use of biting satire and parody), and in his refusal to accept alcohol and...

Duration:00:34:23

The Price Of Fear - Remains To Be Seen (09-01-73)

12/10/2018
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Remains To Be Seen (Aired September 1, 1973) Recorded in every corner of the world when first broadcast over the BBC's World Service, The Price of Fear soon became one of the most widely recorded offerings of its era. As with most BBC productions, the acting talent and production values were excellent throughout. The stories dramatized in the series are from some of the supernatural fiction world's finest authors. William Ingram was responsible for almost half of the stories and scripts,...

Duration:00:28:11

Nightfall - Welcome To Homerville (07-18-80)

12/10/2018
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Welcome To Homerville (Aired July 18, 1980) NIGHTFALL was a horror series heard over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation first from July 4, 1980 to May 22, 1981 and then from November 20, 1981 to June 24, 1983. Thirty shows were selected from the first season to be rebroadcast on NPR from October 2, 1981 to June 25, 1982. Since it is a fairly modern series, most shows are available in stereo. Because it's a modern series, it's not widely available (copyright issues). This show may be the...

Duration:00:28:39

The Adventures Of Sam Spade - The Mad Scientist Caper (07-25-48)

12/9/2018
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The Mad Scientist Caper (Aired July 25, 1948) The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. The show ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949, and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951. The series starred Howard Duff (and later, Steve Dunne) as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie, and took a considerably more...

Duration:00:28:39

The Story Of Dr Kildare - Mr. Bradley's Heart (11-17-50)

12/9/2018
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Mr. Bradley's Heart (Aired November 17, 1950) The character was invented by the author Frederick Schiller Faust (aka Max Brand). The character began in the film series as a medical intern; after becoming a doctor he was mentored by an older physician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. After the first ten films, the series eliminated the character of Kildare and focused instead on Gillespie. In the summer of 1949, MGM reunited Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore to record the radio series, The Story of Dr....

Duration:00:26:23

The Henry Morgan Show - Strange Men Of History (02-05-47)

12/9/2018
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Strange Men Of History (Aired February 5, 1947) In 1940, Henry Morgan was offered a daily 15-minute series on Mutual Broadcasting System's flagship station, WOR. This show was a 15-minute comedy, which he opened almost invariably with "Good evening, anybody; here's Morgan." In his memoir Here's Morgan (1994), he wrote that he devised that introduction as a dig at popular singer Kate Smith, who "...started her show with a condescending, 'Hello, everybody.' I, on the other hand, was happy if...

Duration:00:27:54

The Hall of Fantasy - The Twisting Weeds of Death (05-25-53)

12/9/2018
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The Twisting Weeds of Death (Aired May 25, 1953) It began at KALL in Salt Lake City in 1946 and lasted a year. Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson were announcers who created a bare bones murder mystery drama with stories written or adapted by Robert Olson. But when Thorne and Greyson went separate ways, the series discontinued. Then in 1949, Thorne and Greyson happened to work at the same station again (WGN in Chicago) and the series resumed. This time, the focus was on supernatural horror...

Duration:00:24:52

Suspense - Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble (04-06-43)

12/9/2018
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Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble (Aired April 6, 1943) Suspense was one of the premier programs of the Golden Age of Radio (aka old-time radio), and advertised itself as "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." It was heard in one form or another from 1942 through 1962. There were approximately 945 episodes broadcast during its long run, over 900 of which are extant in mostly high-quality recordings. Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors and...

Duration:00:29:24

The Private Files Of Rex Saunders - High Dividends Or Shallow Graves (05-30-51)

12/8/2018
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High Dividends Or Shallow Graves (Aired May 30, 1951) As a detective--gentleman or otherwise--Rex Harrison lends a distinctively intelligent and understated confidence to the role. He's not quite as nonchalant as The Thin Man's Nick Charles, not as arrogant as Philo Vance, and not as melodramatic as Sherlock Holmes or Radio's Philip Marlowe. In short, he's both 'just right' and entirely fascinating--and competent--as detective Rex Saunders. Leon Janney's rendition of Saunders' assistant,...

Duration:00:29:40

Whitehall 1212 - Donald Simes Cabinet Maker (01-20-52)

12/8/2018
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Donald Simes Cabinet Maker (Aired January 20, 1952) This series was very similar to the Black Museum that was hosted by Orson Welles. Both the Black Museum and Whitehall 1212 drew their material from the files of Scotland Yard. The stories were true in every respect except that the names were changed to protect the innocent, as they say. The Whitehall 1212 series boasted that for the first time Scotland Yard opened its files and the producers promised to bring to the public authentic true...

Duration:00:29:27

The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show - Gangster's Trunk (05-07-50)

12/8/2018
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Gangster's Trunk (Aired May 7, 1950) Phil Harris was on the Jack Benny Show since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were hep in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seemed more like a match made in Hollywood than in Heaven. They knew each other from the old days of the Rudy Vallee Show, and were both radio veterans when they...

Duration:00:28:21

In The Name Of The Law - Phantom Gang (07-05-36)

12/8/2018
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Phantom Gang (Aired July 5, 1936) In the Name of the Law was a True Crime radio show from 1936. It says "In the name of the law, we bring you another of the thrilling stories in this exciting series, taken from actual police case files. "In the name of the Law, we bring you another of the thrilling stories in this exciting series, taken from actual police case files."Two home invaders pick the wrong house and force the home owner (John Snyder) to take them to the targeted neighbors, two...

Duration:00:26:08

Radio City Playhouse (NBC) - The Dark Hour (09-25-48)

12/7/2018
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The Dark Hour (Aired September 25, 1948) Radio City Playhouse was one of the last of a long series of premium Drama productions NBC offered as flagship, sustaining productions over the years. As with it's previous premium dramatic and Classic music productions, NBC spared no apparent expense to mount these flagship efforts. And it shows. NBC, yet again, brings the greatest voice talent, writing, and technical direction to this anthology of wonderful, popular modern dramas. NBC's previous...

Duration:00:29:29