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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 Story Of Dr. Kildare - Terry Murphy's Hearing Problem (04-19-50)

7/17/2019
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Terry Murphy's Hearing Problem (Aired April 19, 1950) Dr. Kildare was produced for syndication in 1949 at WMGM, New York. It was based on the popular Dr. Kildare movies of the late 1930's and early 1940's, and brought to the microphone the stars of that series, Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. Ayres played the young, idealistic Dr. James Kildare; Barrymore, ever in character, was the crusty, loveable diagnostician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. The men worked at Blair General Hospital, "one of the...

Duration:00:26:24

Tom Corbett Space Cadet - The Satellite Of Death Pt.1 & 2 COMPLETE (06-10-52)

7/16/2019
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The Satellite Of Death Pt.1 & 2 COMPLETE (06-10-52) Tom Corbett is the main character in a series of Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories that were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, coloring books, punch-out books and View-Master reels in the 1950s. The stories followed the adventures of Tom Corbett, Astro, and Roger Manning, cadets at the Space Academy as they train to become members of the elite Solar Guard. The action takes place at the Academy in classrooms...

Duration:00:48:11

The Secrets Of Scotland Yard - Murder Without Motive (10-19-53)

7/16/2019
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Murder without Motive (Aired October 19, 1953) The Secrets of Scotland Yard was an independent production of the Towers of London syndicate in England for world wide distribution. Each week, an audience of anxious radio-listeners tuned in to hear these true crime stories of the London Metropolitan Police unfold, as the detectives at the Yard investigated some of England’s most famous criminals. Their trials have become legendary. Stories presented in the series include the theft of the...

Duration:00:28:07

The Vanishing Point - Closing Night (05-26-86)

7/16/2019
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Closing Night (Aired May 26, 1986) The Vanishing Point is the title of a science fiction anthology series that ran on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio from 1984 until 1986, although the show would continue under different names and formats. A descriptive intro declared that Vanishing Point. The series was produced by Bill Lane in the CBC's Toronto studios. 1984-1986 There were 69 episodes in the original series. The series continued after that under various names and formats. "The...

Duration:00:30:15

The Lux Radio Theater - Detective Story (Starring Kirk Douglas) 04-26-54

7/16/2019
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Detective Story (Starring Kirk Douglas) Aired April 26, 1954 For its airings on the Armed Forces Radio Service (for which it was re-titled Hollywood Radio Theater), the program was hosted by Don Wilson in the early '50s. During its years on CBS in Hollywood, Lux Radio Theater was broadcast from the Lux Radio Playhouse located at 1615 North Vine Street in Hollywood, one block south of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The theater was later renamed the Huntington Hartford Theater, the...

Duration:00:45:23

Mr. IA Moto - The Dead Land (06-10-51)

7/15/2019
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The Dead Land (Aired June 10, 1951) Mr. Moto is small in stature but strong and an expert in judo. He was the title character of a series of books, beginning with No Hero (1935; British title: Mr Moto Takes a Hand, reprint title: Your Turn, Mr. Moto), and of eight films between 1937 and 1939, in which he was portrayed by Peter Lorre. With the beginning of World War II, Mr. Moto fell out of favor with Americans, and no new books or movies about him appeared between 1942 and 1957. A dedicated...

Duration:00:30:55

The Secrets Of Scotland Yard - Bank Of England Robbery (10-05-53)

7/15/2019
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Bank Of England Robbery (Aired October 5, 1953) The only current evidence we have of Secrets of Scotland Yard's first commercial airing was via the Radio Listings for Radio Lourenço Marques dating from May 1950, combined with David Goldin's meticulously compiled database of Radio recordings from both electrical transcription and tape at his RadioGOLDINdex. Those E.T. numbers, combined with the publish date of the Lourenço Marques listing would tend to support the hypothesis of a unique run...

Duration:00:27:53

Cloak & Dagger - Norwegian Incident (08-20-50)

7/15/2019
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Norwegian Incident (Aired August 20, 1950) This is the story of the WWII special governmental agency, the OSS, or Office of Strategic Services. Its mission was to develop and maintain spy networks throughout Europe and into Asia, while giving aid to underground partisan groups and developing espionage activities for Allied forces overseas.The show is based on the book of the same name by Lt. Col. Corey Ford and Major Alastair MacBain (who were associated with the OSS from its early days.)...

Duration:00:29:05

The Milton Berle Show - A Salute To Motoring (04-06-48)

7/15/2019
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A Salute To Motoring (Aired April 6, 1948) In 1916, Berle enrolled in the Professional Children's School, and at age 12 he made his stage debut in Florodora. After four weeks in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the show moved to Broadway. It catapulted him into a comedic career that spanned eight decades in nightclubs, Broadway shows, vaudeville, Las Vegas, films, television, and radio. Berle's 1929 television appearance was only experimental, but by the early 1930s he had become a successful...

Duration:00:29:17

Mike Hammer (That Hammer Guy) - Jim Gordon Murdered (1953)

7/15/2019
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Mike Hammer (That Hammer Guy) - Jim Gordon Murdered (1953) * The Exact Date Is Unknown. The 'hot potato' that "That Hammer Guy" had become ultimately resolved itself with the premiere of That Hammer Guy--over Mutual--on December 30, 1952, the beginning of a ninety-one episode series of hard-boiled Mickey Spillane mystery and adventure yarns. The series premiered with Inner Sanctum workhorse Larry Haines as Mike Hammer, aided by Jan Miner in the role of Velda, Hammer's secretary and love...

Duration:00:24:00

Mr. Keen Tracer Of Lost Persons - Mr. Trevor's Secret (02-17-44)

7/14/2019
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Mr. Trevor's Secret (Aired February 17, 1944) If Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons sounds a little soap opera-ish, it’s because it originated from the “radio fiction factory” of Frank and Anne Hummert. (Frank received on-air credit for the writing, but the scripts were actually churned out by scribes like Lawrence Klee, Bob Shaw, Barbara Bates and Stedman Coles.) Mr. Keen“ employed all the stereotypes, heavy dialogue, and trite plotting of its daytime cousins” and “it appealed to a lowest...

Duration:00:29:44

Theater Five - Homecoming (08-06-64)

7/14/2019
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Homecoming (Aired August 6, 1964) Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper. Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff...

Duration:00:20:37

Sears Radio Theater ( Mutual ) - The Assassin (05-09-79)

7/14/2019
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The Assassin (Aired May 9, 1979) The Sears Radio Theater Series premiered on Monday 02/05/79 and offered a different genre each weekday night. Each genre was hosted by a different celebrity. The program was produced on Paramount's Stage F in Hollywood. These first 130 programs were broadcast over a six month period and then rebroadcast over the following six months. From 02/14/80 to 12/19/81 this series was heard again, this time over Mutual, as The Mutual Radio Theater. This was clearly...

Duration:00:51:27

Theater 1030 - Yellow Wallpaper (1968)

7/14/2019
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Yellow Wallpaper (1968 *The Exact Date Is Unknown. The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, refers to a period of radio programming in the United States lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until the 1950s, when television superseded radio as the medium of choice for scripted programming and radio shifted to playing popular music. During this period, when radio was dominant and filled with a variety of formats and genres,...

Duration:00:27:15

The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - The Harley Street Murders (03-03-47)

7/14/2019
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The Harley Street Murders (Aired March 3, 1947) According to Holmes, it was an encounter with the father of one of his classmates that led him to take up detection as a profession and he spent the six years following university working as a consulting detective, before financial difficulties led him to take Watson as a roommate, at which point the narrative of the stories begins. From 1881, Holmes is described as having lodgings at 221B Baker Street, London, from where he runs his private...

Duration:00:29:25

Big Town - The Charity Killers (02-22-49)

7/13/2019
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The Charity Killers (Aired February 22, 1949) Big Town is a radio show that aired from 1937 to 1952. Edward G. Robinson had the lead role of Steve Wilson from 1937 to 1942. Claire Trevor was Wilson's society editor sidekick Lorelei Kilbourne, with Ona Munson taking over that role in 1940. Edward J. Pawley portrayed Wilson from 1942 until 1952 when Walter Greaza was heard as Wilson in the final episodes in the radio series. When Big Town moved to television, the program was telecast live,...

Duration:00:29:35

New Adventures Of Nero Wolf - A Slight Case Of Perjury (04-06-51)

7/13/2019
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A Slight Case Of Perjury (Aired April 6, 1951) Nero Wolfe 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 throughout the...

Duration:00:28:49

The Martin & Lewis Show - Special Guest Is Shelley Winters (11-16-51)

7/13/2019
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Special Guest Is Shelley Winters (Aired November 16, 1951) An NBC radio series commenced in 1949; it lasted until 1953. Martin and Lewis made key appearance on the first Ed Sullivan show (Toast of the Town) in June 1948 (photographs and schedules in Library of Congress confirm this), although they may have appeared on TV earlier on Hour Glass,the first TV variety show which aired from May 1946 - March 1947, during the time the duo first paired up formally. On October 3, 1948, the team were...

Duration:00:29:37

Sleep No More - 2 Episodes (Over The Hill and The Man In The Black Hat) 12-05-56

7/13/2019
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2 Episodes (Over The Hill and The Man In The Black Hat) Aired December 5, 1956 Nelson Olmsted was a national treasure. Over a broadcasting career of thirty-five years, Olmsted's soothing, reassuring, and highly versatile narrations graced thousands of broadcast recordings. While also a prolific and highly successful actor in both Radio and Television, it's Olmsted's literature readings and narrations that are the focus of this series and this article. Sleep No More was Nelson's Olmsted's...

Duration:00:23:47

The Adventures Of Ellery Queen - The Adventure Of The Vanishing Magician (11-06-43)

7/12/2019
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The Adventure Of The Vanishing Magician (Aired November 6, 1943) Tuska cited Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940) and Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941) as the best of the Bellamy-Lindsay pairings. "The influence of The Thin Man series was apparent in reverse", Tuska noted about Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery. "Ellery and Nikki are unmarried but obviously in love with each other. Probably the biggest mystery... is how Ellery ever gets a book written. Not only is Nikki attractive and...

Duration:00:29:45