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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 Sealed Book - King Of The World (03-25-45)

5/23/2018
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King Of The World (Aired March 25, 1945) With The Sealed Book, each epsisode opened with the sound of the great gong, followed by Philip Clarke's observation that the Keeper of The Book had once again opened the door to the secret vault, within which was contained the 'great sealed book' recording 'all the secrets and mysteries of mankind through the ages.' At the end of all but the last episode, Clarke would tell listeners to tune in the following week when "the sound of the great gong...

Duration:00:29:30

The Adventures Of Sam Spade - The Civic Pride Caper (04-13-51)

5/22/2018
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The Civic Pride Caper (Aired April 13, 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 tongue-in-cheek approach to the character than the novel or movie. The series was largely overseen by producer/director William Spier. In 1947, scriptwriters Jason James and Bob Tallman received an Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama from the Mystery Writers of America. Before the series, Sam Spade had been...

Duration:00:28:59

This Is Your FBI - The Misery Chiseller (07-27-45)

5/22/2018
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The Misery Chiseller (Aired July 27, 1945) This Is Your FBI was a radio crime drama which aired in the United States on ABC from April 6, 1945 to January 30, 1953. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave it his endorsement, calling it "the finest dramatic program on the air." Producer-director Jerry Devine was given access to FBI files by Hoover, and the resulting dramatizations of FBI cases were narrated by Frank Lovejoy (1945), Dean Carleton (1946-47) and William Woodson (1948-53). Stacy Harris...

Duration:00:29:10

Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone" - The Homesteaders (03-23-58)

5/22/2018
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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone" - The Homesteaders (Aired March 23, 1958) Sam Buffington portrayed the hard-boiled cattleman with scripts overseen by Gunsmoke sound effects artist (and sometimes scriptwriter) Tom Hanley. Each program had an authoritative opening statement: "Slaughter's my name, Luke Slaughter. Cattle's my business. It's a tough business, it's a big business. I got a big stake in it. And there's no man west of the Rio Grande big enough to take it...

Duration:00:25:58

Cathy & Elliot Lewis On Stage - An Ideal Couple (06-18-53)

5/22/2018
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An Ideal Couple (Aired June 18, 1953) After working together for years on such shows as Suspense, and Sam Spade, Cathy and Elliot Lewis created On Stage in 1953. Two of the busiest people on the air, they were known as "Mr. and Mrs. Radio." On Stage provides a hodge podge of both classics and original stories, including mystery, drama, comedy, satire, and adventure. Although created at a time when radio was going out of style, On Stage is evidence of how good old time radio shows can be....

Duration:00:29:34

The Damon Runyon Theater - Bloodhounds Of Broadway (07-17-49)

5/21/2018
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Bloodhounds Of Broadway (Aired July 17, 1949) Broadcast from January to December 1949, "The Damon Runyon Theatre" dramatized 52 of Runyon's short stories for radio. Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. He spun tales of gamblers, petty thieves, actors and gangsters; few of whom go by "square" names, preferring instead to...

Duration:00:28:15

Rogue's Gallery - The Triangle Murder Case (02-21-46)

5/21/2018
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Rogue's Gallery - Triangle Murder Case (Aired February 21, 1946) Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self, Eugor. Rogue's Gallery was, in a sense, Dick Powell's rehearsal for Richard Diamond, Private Detective. Powell played private detective Richard Rogue, who trailed...

Duration:00:29:21

Blondie - Dagwood Forgets Himself (09-17-44)

5/21/2018
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Dagwood Forgets Himself (Aired September 17, 1944) Blondie and Dagwood live next door to Herb and Tootsie Woodley. The Bumstead family has grown, with the addition of a son named Alexander (originally "Baby Dumpling") on April 15, 1934, a daughter named Cookie on April 11,1941, and a dog, Daisy, and her litter of five unnamed pups. In the 1960s, Cookie and Alexander grew into teenagers (who uncannily resemble their parents), but they stopped growing during the 1960s when Young realized that...

Duration:00:36:45

The Mysterious Traveler - Vacation From Life (09-07-47)

5/21/2018
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Vacation From Life (Aired September 7, 1947) During its heyday The Mysterious Traveler spawned several similar thriller genre programs such as The Strange Dr. Wierd (1945), The Sealed Book (1945), Dark Venture (1946), Murder By Experts (1949), and The Teller of Tales (1950). The thriller genre was not new to Radio in the 1940s. The Witch's Tale had aired from 1931 to 1938 over The Mutual Broadcasting System and WOR. CBS had tried--and failed at--their own The Witching Hour for three months...

Duration:00:30:30

Mr. Keen Tracer Of Lost Persons - The Case Of The Man Who Invented Death (10-06-49)

5/21/2018
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The Case Of The Man Who Invented Death (Aired October 6, 1949) Keen (he never had a first name, unless it was “Peachy”) was assisted in these duties by an Irishman named Mike Clancy. Mike wasn’t much of a brainiac (the quote that comprises the title of this post was a semi-catchphrase that he seemed to use on the show every week) but he could use the necessary brawn when the situation called for it. Bennett Kilpack played kindly ol' Keen throughout most of the program’s run, as well as...

Duration:00:29:16

David Harding Counterspy - The Bouncing Bank Robber (08-23-49)

5/20/2018
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The Case Of The Bouncing Bankrobber (08-23-49) (Aired August 23, 1949) The show was at the top of the list among programs that had developed the technique of sound effects to a fine art. Each program was written with the sound in mind, not so much sound for sound's sake, but to advance the plot, add color or create atmosphere. Two sound effects men spent a reported ten hours in rehearsal for each broadcast, in addition to the time spent by the actors. East coast actors House Jameson, Don...

Duration:00:29:43

The Lux Radio Theater - A Blueprint For Murder (03-29-54)

5/20/2018
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A Blueprint For Murder (Aired March 29, 1954) Lux Radio Theater employed several hosts over the following year, eventually choosing William Keighley as the new permanent host, a post he held from late 1945 through 1952. After that, producer-director Irving Cummings hosted the program until it ended in 1955. For its airings on the Armed Forces Radio Service (for which it was retitled Hollywood Radio Theater), the program was hosted by Don Wilson in the early '50s. During its years on CBS in...

Duration:00:58:42

The Challenge Of The Yukon - 2 Episodes From 1943

5/20/2018
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2 Episodes - "King Spots Murder" (11-25-43) "Eleventh Hour" (12-16-43) Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet). The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. Under the title Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, it later transferred to television. The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought...

Duration:00:33:46

The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - Colonel Warburton's Madness (09-10-45)

5/19/2018
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Colonel Warburton's Madness (Aired September 10, 1945) From 1881, Holmes is described as having lodgings at 221B Baker Street, London, from where he runs his private detective agency. 221B is an apartment up seventeen steps, stated in an early manuscript to be at the "upper end" of the road. Until the arrival of Dr. Watson, Holmes works alone, only occasionally employing agents from the city's underclass, including a host of informants and a group of street children he calls the Baker...

Duration:00:28:02

Dragnet - The Big Scrapbook (04-26-53)

5/19/2018
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The Big Scrapbook (Aired April 26, 1953) The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Dragnet debuted inauspiciously. The first several months were bumpy, as Webb and company worked out the program’s format and eventually became comfortable with their characters (Friday was originally portrayed as more brash and forceful than his later usually relaxed demeanor). Gradually, Friday’s...

Duration:00:35:37

The Caltex Theater The Big Smoke (1955)

5/19/2018
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The Big Smoke (1955) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. Caltex Theater was an Australian show similar to the American Lux Radio Theater. It was sponsored by the Caltex Oil Company. Mostly the radio shows were adapted from top movies from the time period. The show aired from 1950 - 1959 with somewhere around 490 shows. This hour long series was well produced, directed and acted out. Though the series ran for 9 years, it's tough finding more than ten episodes whose audio quality is up to...

Duration:00:57:14

The Family Theater - The Visitor (04-30-52)

5/19/2018
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The Visitor (Aired April 30, 1952) Nonsectarian in its approach, Family Theater’s basic message was simply that of strengthening the family through faith in God and prayer. Each program was preceded by the familiar announcement: “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of”—a quote from Alfred, Lord Tennyson. And always worked in somewhere before the end of the show was the famous slogan that became Peyton’s signature: “The family that prays together stays together!”...

Duration:00:29:42

Radio City Playhouse - King Of The Moon (09-06-48)

5/19/2018
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King Of The Moon (Aired September 6, 1948) Although overshadowed by the earlier classics of anthology such as the Lux Radio Theater and The Family Theater, the Radio City Playhouse is fondly remembered for its solid dramatic content, and quality radio acting. One of the dramas, "Long Distance," starred Jan Minor as a distraught wife trying to reach a judge on the West Coast to sign an immediate stay of execution that will take her innocent husband's life in a matter of hours. That show is...

Duration:00:28:45

Murder By Experts - I Dreampt I Died (09-12-49)

5/18/2018
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I Dreampt I Died (Aired September 12, 1949) Murder By Experts was a radio drama anthology series that ran on American radio from 1949-1951, and was hosted first by John Dickson Carr, and later by Brett Halliday. Evidently, a mystery, authored by a leading crime fiction writer, was presented, and "guest experts," such as Alfred Hitchcock or Craig Rice, were invited to solve it. Or maybe not -- nobody seems to know much about this one. David Kogan, the writer/creator of Murder by Experts,...

Duration:00:29:25

The Adventures Of Charlie Chan - The Romantic Engineer (1946)

5/18/2018
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The Romantic Engineer (1946) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. Charlie Chan is a fictional Chinese-American detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1923. Biggers conceived of the benevolent and heroic Chan as an alternative to Yellow Peril stereotypes, such as villains like Fu Manchu. Chan is a detective of the Honolulu police, though many stories feature Chan traveling the world as he investigates mysteries and solves crimes. Chan first appeared in Biggers' novels, but went on to be featured...

Duration:00:26:08

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