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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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Let George Do It - Double Death (10-17-49)

4/24/2019
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Double Death (Aired October 17, 1949) Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954). Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: "Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine. "The few earliest episodes...

Duration:00:29:52

The Adventures Of Maisie - Next Stop Niagara Falls (12-15-49)

4/24/2019
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Next Stop Niagara Falls (Aired December 15, 1949) Maisie, the first in 1939, was from the book "Dark Dame" by the writer Wilson Collison,who did decades of scripting for the silver screen along with Broadway plays and magazine fiction. From the first, MGM wanted Ann Sothern to play Maisie. She began in Hollywood as an extra in 1927. "Maisie and I were just together - I just understood her," Sothern, born Harriette Arlene Lake, said after several of the films made her a star. Throughout the...

Duration:00:35:00

Dark Venture - Pursuit (07-31-45)

4/24/2019
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Pursuit (Aired July 31, 1945) Dark Venture was a grim kind of thriller where the listener got inside the twisted head of the murderer and heard his thoughts. It was not supernatural horror, but horror just the same... the kind that evil minds spawn when they are scheming ways to kill someone and get away with it. The writing was sharp and gritty. These killers were hardened sociopaths that didn't give a damn about anyone else. They had no conscience and were diabolical in their plots....

Duration:00:30:14

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater - The Ninth Volume (12-30-77)

4/24/2019
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The Ninth Volume (Aired December 30, 1977) The CBS Radio Mystery Theater (or CBSRMT) was an ambitious and sustained attempt to revive the great drama of old-time radio in the 1970s. Created by Himan Brown (who had by then become a radio legend due to his work on Inner Sanctum Mysteries and other shows dating back to the 1930s), and aired on affiliate stations across the CBS Radio network, the series began its long run on January 6, 1974. The final episode ran on December 31, 1982. The show...

Duration:00:44:04

Dimension X - Nightmare (06-10-51)

4/23/2019
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Nightmare (Aired June 10, 1951) Dimension X was a very effective demonstration of what could be done with science fiction on the air. It came so late that nobody cared, but some of the stories stand as classics of the medium. Bradbury's "Mars Is Heaven" is as gripping today as when first heard. His "Martian Chronicles" was one of the series' most impressive offerings. Dimension X played heavily on an "adventures in time and space, told in future tense" theme. Actors who worked regularly on...

Duration:00:24:50

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood - The Double Diamond (08-05-46)

4/23/2019
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The Double Diamond (Aired August 5, 1946) The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Gale Gordon in the title role, took over where Sherlock Holmes had left off. Sponsored by Petri wine, it used the same "weekly visit" format and the same team of Anthony Boucher and Dennis Green that had written The New Adventured of Sherlock Holmes. Gregory Hood was modelled after true-life San Francisco importer Richard Gump, and many of the stories revolve around a mystery surrounding some particular...

Duration:00:31:02

The Red Skelton Show - The Three Cent Stamp (01-14-51)

4/23/2019
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The Three Cent Stamp (Aired January 14, 1951) On June 6. Shipped overseas to serve with an Army entertainment unit as a private, Skelton led an exceptionally hectic military life. In addition to his own duties and responsibilities, he was often summoned to entertain officers late at night. The perpetual motion and lack of rest resulted in a nervous breakdown in Italy. He spent three months in a hospital and was discharged in September 1945. He once joked about his military career, "I was...

Duration:00:29:29

The Black Museum - The Car Tire (09-25-52)

4/23/2019
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The Car Tire (Aired September 25, 1952) Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name Black Museum was coined in 1877 by a reporter from The Observer, a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. The idea of a crime museum was conceived by Inspector Neame who had already collected together a number of items, with the intention of giving police officers practical instruction on...

Duration:00:24:45

Richard Diamond Private Detective - The Ralph Baxter Case (04-26-50)

4/23/2019
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The Ralph Baxter Case (Aired April 26, 1950) Richard Diamond, Private Detective was a radio show starring Dick Powell which aired from 1949 to 1953, first on NBC, then ABC and finally on CBS. The title character was a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen. The television series was produced by Powell's company, Four Star Television, and that series ran for 3 years from 1957 to 1960. On TV, David Janssen played the hard boiled private...

Duration:00:29:28

The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell - The April Shower Adventure (04-09-49)

4/22/2019
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The April Shower Adventure (Aired April 9, 1949) The model for all later American juvenile sports fiction, Merriwell excelled at football, baseball, basketball, crew and track at Yale while solving mysteries and righting wrongs. He played with great strength and received traumatic blows without injury. A biographical entry on Patten noted dryly that Frank Merriwell "had little in common with his creator or his readers." Patten offered some background on his character: "The name was symbolic...

Duration:00:29:40

Box 13 - The Dead Man Walks (06-12-49)

4/22/2019
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The Dead Man Walks (Aired June 12, 1949) Dan Holiday was purportedly a successful fiction writer for the Star-Times news magazine who becomes disenchanted with the utter, mind-numbing routine of it. Dan Holiday opts out. He posts an ad reading "Go anywhere, Do anything, Write Box 13". This had become a pretty well-worked theme by 1948. Perhaps a bit too reminiscent of George Valentine's "Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job...

Duration:00:27:18

The Life Of Riley - The Mysterious New Boarder (10-21-49)

4/22/2019
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The Mysterious New Boarder (Aired October 21, 1949) The first Life of Riley radio show was a summer replacement show heard on CBS from April 12, 1941 to September 6, 1941. The CBS program starred Lionel Stander as J. Riley Farnsworth and had no real connection with the more famous series that followed a few years later. The radio program starring William Bendix aired on the ABC Blue Network from January 16, 1944 to June 8, 1945. Then it moved to NBC, where it was broadcast from September 8,...

Duration:00:28:41

The Strange Dr. Weird - 2 Episodes (05-08-45) (05-15-45)

4/22/2019
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Two Episodes "Murder One Million B.C." (05-08-45) and "Revenge From The Grave" (05-23-45) The Strange Dr. Weird is a radio program broadcast on Mutual from 1944 to 1945. Sponsored by Adam Hats, the drama is notable in part because it was a sister series to The Mysterious Traveler, both in theme and its narrator. Maurice Tarplin, who was also the creepy voice of The Mysterious Traveler. Many of the scripts were condensed 15-minute versions of scripts originally broadcast on The Mysterious...

Duration:00:26:07

The Whisperer - The Fight Game (08-12-51)

4/21/2019
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The Fight Game (Aired August 12, 1951) The Whisperer was an American old-time radio show broadcast from July 8 to September 30, 1951 on NBC. It ran for only 13 episodes. The premise of the series was as improbable as its storylines. The protagonist was Philip Gault (Carleton G. Young), a lawyer who, due to some unexplained accident, lost his voice and could only speak in an eerie whisper. Gault infiltrates "the syndicate" in his native Central City to bring down organized crime from within;...

Duration:00:29:15

A Case For Dr. Morelle - Alarm Call (04-23-57)

4/21/2019
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Alarm Call (Aired April 23, 1957) This is a vintage radio drama series about a criminal psychologist, Dr Morelle, who solves murder cases which are too complex for the police. Morelle is played by English film actor Cecil Parker, and is alternately helped and hindered in his investigations by his secretary Miss Frayle, played by film actress Sheila Sim. The series was created by writer Ernest Dudley, who conceived the character during an air raid in 1942. The curmudgeonly and sarcastic...

Duration:00:29:07

Broadway Is My Beat - The Clara Bryan Murder Case (11-24-50)

4/21/2019
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The Clara Bryan Murder Case (Aired November 24, 1950) Beginning with the July 7, 1949 episode, the series was broadcast from Hollywood with producer Elliott Lewis directing a new cast in scripts by Morton Fine and David Friedkin. 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."...

Duration:00:28:50

You Bet Your Life - The Secret Word Is "Foot" (05-17-50)

4/21/2019
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The Secret Word Is "Foot" (Aired May 17, 1950) Groucho Marx matches wits with the American public in four episodes of this classic game show. Starting on the radio in 1947, You Bet Your Life made its television debut in 1950 and aired for 11 years with Groucho as host and emcee. Sponsored rather conspicuously by the Dodge DeSoto car manufacturers, the show featured two contestants working as a team to answer questions for cash prizes. Another mainstay of these question and answer segments...

Duration:00:29:23

The Screen Director's Playhouse - Jackpot (04-26-51)

4/21/2019
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Jackpot (Aired April 26, 1951) From 01/09/49 to 09/28/51 this series was greatly enjoyed by the radio listening audience. It opened as NBC Theater and was also known as The Screen Director’s Guild and The Screen Director’s Assignment. But most people remember it simply as Screen Director’s Playhouse. Many of the Hollywood elite were heard recreating their screen roles over the radio. John Wayne in his rare radio appearances, Cary Grant, Edward G. Robinson, Lucille Ball, Claire Trevor,...

Duration:01:00:53

Pursuit - (Inspector Peter Black) - Pursuit Of The Thames Pirates (02-12-52)

4/20/2019
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Pursuit - (Inspector Peter Black) - Pursuit Of The Thames Pirates (Aired February 12, 1952) PURSUIT (CBS 1949 - 1952) was a detective series that presented the cases of the fictional Scotland Yard Inspector Peter Black. (The leading character was called Inspector Harvey in the audition show and the first episode.) The Inspector was a dedicated policeman, a man hunter, who once on the case, would not rest until the wrongdoer was brought to justice. Black was assisted in cases by Sgt. Moffet....

Duration:00:28:37

Adventures In Research - Two Ep. The Immagrent Inventory (3-30-43) and Dirty Hands (4-06-43)

4/20/2019
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Ep.9 "The Immigrant Inventor" (03-30-43) and Ep.10 "Dirty Hands" (04-06-43) A wonderfully informative old time radio series can be found in Adventures In Research. With tales that are not only wonderfully dramatic, but at the same time extremely interesting and entertaining. Adventures In Research offers the listener accounts in American scientific research history. You will be enthralled, as will your children. Best of all, in regards to providing a great educational tool for children, the...

Duration:00:28:42