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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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Your's Truly Johnny Dollar - The Joan Sebastian Matter (10-28-50)

7/20/2019
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The Joan Sebastian Matter (Aired October 28, 1950) The guest stars and supporting casts were always first rate, attracting the best radio actors in both Los Angeles and New York. Pat McCracken was played by several actors – most frequently, by Larry Dobkin. Particularly noteworthy was the work of Virginia Gregg, who played many roles, including Johnny's girlfriend Betty Lewis. Harry Bartell was also a frequent guest, who did many of the Spanish dialect roles when Johnny went to a Latin...

Duration:00:29:27

Nick Carter Master Detective - Ready For Murder (02-04-45)

7/20/2019
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Ready For Murder (Aired February 4, 1945) Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's...

Duration:00:32:47

Our Miss Brooks - Cure The Habit Inc. (01-15-50)

7/19/2019
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Cure The Habit Inc. (Aired January 15, 1950) Our Miss Brooks, an American situation comedy, began as a radio hit in 1948 and migrated to television in 1952, becoming one of the earlier hits of the so-called Golden Age of Television, and making a star out of Eve Arden (1908-1990) as comely, wisecracking, but humane high school English teacher Connie Brooks. The show hooked around Connie's daily relationships with Madison High School students, colleagues, and pompous principal Osgood Conklin...

Duration:00:29:23

Pat Novak For Hire - Bookie Outfit (08-10-47)

7/19/2019
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Bookie Outfit (Aired August 10, 1947) Each episode of the program, particularly the Jack Webb episodes, follows the same basic formula; a foghorn sounds and Novak's footsteps are heard walking down the pier. He then pauses and begins with the line "Sure, I'm Pat Novak . . . for hire". The foghorn repeats and leads to the intro theme, during which Pat gives a monologue about the waterfront and his job renting boats. Jack Webb narrates the story as well as acts in it, as the titular...

Duration:00:28:51

Dragnet (Bonus Show) - The Big Walk (11-16-52)

7/19/2019
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The Big Walk (Aired November 16, 1952) Dragnet was a long-running radio and television police procedural drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. 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...

Duration:00:29:19

Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Drop Dead (09-20-52)

7/19/2019
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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Drop Dead (Aired September 20, 1952) Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The...

Duration:00:29:26

Lights Out - Profits Unlimited (07-20-43)

7/18/2019
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Profits Unlimited (Aired July 20, 1943) Lights Out, featuring "tales of the supernatural and the supernormal", 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...

Duration:00:22:25

The Campbell Playhouse (Starring Orson Welles) - Dinner At Eight (02-18-40)

7/18/2019
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Dinner At Eight (Aired February 18, 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 Hollywood...

Duration:00:59:56

The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe - The Black Halo (01-15-49)

7/18/2019
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The Black Halo (Aired January 15, 1949) The first portrayal of Phillip Marlowe on the radio was by Dick Powell, when he played Raymond Chandler's detective on the Lux Radio Theater on June 11, 1945. This was a radio adaptation of the 1944 movie, from RKO, in which Mr. Powell played the lead. Two years later, Van Heflin starred as Marlowe in a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show on NBC. This series ran for 13 shows. On September 26, 1948, Gerald Mohr became the third radio...

Duration:00:29:30

Dragnet (Bonus Show) - The Big Pill (10-19-52)

7/18/2019
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The Big Pill (Aired October 19, 1952) Accuracy was underlined: The exact number of footsteps from one room to another at Los Angeles police headquarters were imitated, and when a telephone rang at Friday’s desk, the listener heard the same ring as the telephones in Los Angeles police headquarters. A single minute of "A Gun For Christmas" is a representative example of the evocative sound effects featured on "Dragnet". While Friday and others investigate bloodstains in a suburban backyard,...

Duration:00:29:30

Calling All Cars - Moving Picture Murder (12-18-34)

7/18/2019
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Moving Picture Murder (Aired December 18, 1934) As shows of this nature do it dealt with tracking killers and robbers with a recap of the justice which was enforced. The writer and director was William N. Robson. Calling All Cars episodes were dramatized true crime stories that were not only introduced by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department but were true life crime stories of the LAPD. If you are thinking early version of Dragnet, yes, but not quite as polished. Dragnet was...

Duration:00:29:28

Best Plays - There Shall Be No Night (01-25-53)

7/17/2019
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There Shall Be No Night (Aired January 25, 1953) Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence. It's hosted by the drama critic of New York’s Daily News, John Chapman. Dramatic and comedic performances outshine other theater radio shows, greatly performed by such greats as Boris Karloff and Alfred Drake. In This Episode, On Borrowed Time a 1939 film about the role death plays in life, and how we cannot live without it. It is adapted from Paul Osborn's 1938 Broadway play, which was...

Duration:00:59:05

Boston Blackie - The Murdered Truck Driver (07-16-46)

7/17/2019
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The Murdered Truck Driver (Aired July 16, 1946) On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap, Champagne Velvet beer, and R&H beer. While investigating mysteries, Blackie invaribly encountered harebrained Police Inspector Farraday (Maurice Tarplin) and always solved the...

Duration:00:30:00

The Line-up - Singer's Husband Killed (07-01-52)

7/17/2019
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Singer's Husband Killed (Aired July 1, 1952) Bill Johnstone gives his usual solid performance as Lieutenant Ben Guthrie of the San Francisco Police Department. He's aided for the first year of the run by the equally solid Wally Maher, with his gritty, sardonic voice characterizations. The stellar list of non-recurring talent represents some of the most respected names in Radio--and Television: Raymond Burr, Jay Novello, Joe Kearns, Elliott Lewis, Virginia Gregg, Ed Begley, Bill Bouchey,...

Duration:00:29:15

Fibber McGee & Molly - Fibber Sells His Raccoon Coat (11-06-51)

7/17/2019
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Fibber Sells His Raccoon Coat (Aired November 6, 1951) Jim Jordan (Fibber) was born on a farm on November 16, 1896, near Peoria, Illinois. Marian Driscoll (Molly), a coal miner’s daughter, was born in Peoria on November 15, 1898. After years of hardship and touring in obscurity on the small-time show biz circuit, they arrived in Chicago in 1924, where they eventually performed on thousands of shows and developed 145 different voices and characters. Broadcast to the nation from WMAQ/Chicago,...

Duration:00:30:36

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