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Philadelphia, PA

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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 - To Have & To Hold (08-12-45)

9/21/2017
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To Have & To Hold (Aired August 12, 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: 00:29:53


Shadow - The Murder Underground (03-09-41)

9/20/2017
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Shadow - The Murder Underground (Aired March 9, 1941) The Shadow featured radio's foremost crimefighter and was the highest-rated daytime series for many years. A man of mystery who was "never seen, only heard," The Shadow was also the first multimedia sensation and helped propel the young Orson Welles into the national spotlight. The famous character was also portrayed on radio by James LaCurto, Frank Readick, Carl Kroenke, Bill Johnstone, John Archer, Steve Courtleigh and Bret Morrison....

Duration: 00:25:49


Escape - Misfortune's Isle (03-21-48)

9/20/2017
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Misfortune's Isle (Aired March 21, 1948) Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five months in 1950. Despite these problems, Escape enthralled many listeners during its seven-year run. The series' well-remembered opening...

Duration: 00:28:12


Dangerous Assignment - The Greek Connection (02-20-50)

9/20/2017
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The Greek Connection (Aired February 20, 1950) Dangerous Assignment stands as one of the most durable programs of its genre and era in the waning days of The Golden Age of Radio. Espionage or foreign intrigue dramas weren't particularly groundbreaking undertakings by the 1950s. Bulldog Drummond was the first of the more successful exemplars of Radio espionage and intrigue, running from 1941 to 1954, most often under the lead of the gifted character actor, George Coulouris. The Counterspy...

Duration: 00:29:24


The Chase & Sanborn Hour - Guest Is John Garfield (11-19-39)

9/20/2017
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Special Guest Is John Garfield (Aired November 19, 1939) The Chase and Sanborn Hour was the umbrella title for a series of US comedy and variety shows, sponsored by Chase and Sanborn Coffee, usually airing Sundays on NBC from 8pm to 9pm during the years 1929 to 1948. The series began in 1929 as The Chase and Sanborn Choral Orchestra, a half-hour musical variety show heard Sundays at 8:30pm on NBC. When Maurice Chevalier became the show's star, he received a record-breaking salary of $5000 a...

Duration: 00:59:44


Blair Of The Mounties - The Hamilton Mystery 03-21-38 (2 Parts Complete)

9/20/2017
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The Hamilton Mystery 03-21-38 (2 Parts Complete) Blair of the Mounties is the story of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police -- a fictional series based on the work of the Northwest Mounted Police before the World War I. It was a fifteen minute weekly serial heard every Monday for 36 weeks beginning January 31st, 1938 and running through the 3rd of October of 1938. It may have been on the air as early as 1935, although there’s no actual proof of this. Little is known of the series other than...

Duration: 00:24:41


The Devil & Mr. O (Lights Out) - Official Killer (01-17-72)

9/19/2017
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Official Killer (Aired January 17, 1972) Wyllis Cooper, who created, wrote, and produced it, was then a 36-year-old staffer in Chicago's NBC Studios. Cooper created his horror "by raiding the larder." For the purposed of Lights Out sound effects, people were what they ate. The sound of a butcher knife rending a piece of uncooked pork was, when accompanied by shrieks and screams, the essence of murder to a listener alone at midnight. Real bones were broken - spareribs snapped with a pipe...

Duration: 00:28:50


Mr Keen Tracer Of Lost Persons - The Case Of The Murdered Detective (04-06-50)

9/19/2017
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The Case Of The Murdered Detective (Aired April 6, 1950) 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...

Duration: 00:29:10


The Adventures Of Archie Andrews - Suffering From The Heat (08-07-48)

9/19/2017
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Suffering From The Heat (Aired August 7, 1948) Archie Andrews, created in 1941 by Bob Montana, is a fictional character in an American comic book series published by Archie Comics, a long-run radio series, a syndicated comic strip and animation -- The Archie Show, a Saturday morning cartoon television series by Filmation, plus Archie's Weird Mysteries. Archie Andrews began on the Blue Network on May 31, 1943, switched to Mutual in 1944, and then continued on NBC from 1945 until September 5...

Duration: 00:29:39


Pat Novak For Hire (Starring Jack Webb) - Rory Malone (03-20-49)

9/19/2017
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Rory Malone (Aired March 20, 1949) Pat Novak for Hire is set on the San Francisco, California waterfront and depicts the city as a dark, rough place where the main goal is survival. Pat Novak is not a detective by trade. He owns a boat shop on Pier 19 where he rents out boats and does odd jobs to make money. 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...

Duration: 00:28:53


21st Precinct - The Shooting Gallery (9-29-53)

9/18/2017
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The Shooting Gallery (Aired September 29, 1953) 21st Precinct was one of the realistic police drama series of the early- to mid-1950's that were aired in the wake of Dragnet. In 1953 CBS decided to use New York City as the backdrop for their own half-hour police series and focus on the day-to-day operation of a single police precinct. Actual cases were used as the basis for stories. "21st Precinct.., It's just lines on a map of the city of New York. Most of the 173,000 people wedged into...

Duration: 00:25:57


Mike Hammer - That Hammer Guy - A Peppery Adventure (04-21-53)

9/18/2017
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A Peppery Adventure (Aired April 21, 1953) 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 interest, as well as several other roles in the...

Duration: 00:24:18


The Jack Benny Lucky Strike Program - Jack Sees A Doctor (11-07-54)

9/18/2017
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Jack Sees A Doctor (Aired November 7, 1954) The Jack Benny Program is a classic comedy that is truly one of the best-loved programs from the Golden Age of Radio. It started life as The Canada Dry Program in 1932 on the Blue Network and finished off as The Lucky Strike Program on CBS in 1955. In between, it kept the audience in stitches and established Benny as one of America's all-time great comedians. The format of the show, and the personality of its star, so well honed in two decades on...

Duration: 00:29:15


Calling All Cars - San Quentin Prison Break (01-16-35)

9/18/2017
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San Quentin Prison Break (Aired January 16, 1935) Calling All Cars was one of radio’s earliest cop shows, dramatizing true crime stories and introduced by officers from the Los Angeles and other police departments. The narrator of the program was speech professor Charles Frederick Lindsley, and the only other regular voice heard on the program week after week belonged to that of Sergeant Jesse Rosenquist of the L.A.P.D., whose name and voice were so unusually distinctive that he was...

Duration: 00:29:05


The New Adventures Of Michael Shayne - The Man Who Lived Forever (05-07-49)

9/17/2017
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The Man Who Lived Forever (Aired May 7, 1949) Michael Shayne was a fictional sleuth created by Brett Halliday (a pen name for author Davis Dresser) who was first initiated into the fraternity for detectives in the 1939 novel "Dividend of Death". Dresser based the character on a “tall and rangy” brawler who once saved his life during a braw in a Mexican cantina. The Shayne character would go on to appear in 69 novels, plus a long-running mystery magazine—and in 1941, was brought to the...

Duration: 00:27:26


Let George Do It - The Tears Of Sorrow (03-27-50)

9/17/2017
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The Tears Of Sorrow (Aired March 27, 1950) As Valentine made his rounds in search of the bad guys, he usually encountered Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and elevator man Caleb (Joseph Kearns). For the first few shows, Sonny was George's assistant, but he was soon relegated to an occasional character. Sponsored by Standard Oil, the program was broadcast on the West Coast Mutual Broadcasting System from October 18, 1946 to September 27, 1954,...

Duration: 00:29:16


Blondie - Three Weeks Vacation (07-27-47)

9/17/2017
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Three Weeks Vacation (Aired July 27, 1947) Blondie was a radio situation comedy adapted from the long-run Blondie comic strip by Chic Young. The radio program had a long run on several networks from 1939 to 1950. After Penny Singleton was cast in the title role of the feature film Blondie (1938), co-starring with Arthur Lake as Dagwood, she and Lake repeated their roles December 20, 1938, on The Bob Hope Show. The appearance with Hope led to their own show, beginning July 3, 1939, on CBS as...

Duration: 00:29:54


Radio City Playhouse (NBC) - Interval (11-27-49)

9/17/2017
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Interval (Aired November 27, 1949) The Radio City Playhouse was a half-hour of drama, sometimes comedy, often very exciting and suspenseful. The cast were made up of New York veterans of radio and stage, including Jan Minor and John Larkin as featured performers. The director, Harry W. Junkin, also served as the show's host and narrator. Each week the show introduced a new story, often written by well-known writers of fantasy and suspense such as Ray Bradbury, Cornell Woolrich, Agatha...

Duration: 00:28:30


Johnny Madero (Pier 23) - Find Pete Sutro (06-19-47)

9/16/2017
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Find Pete Sutro (Aired June 26, 1947) Johnny Modero, Pier 23 is an outstanding old time radio detective and drama series. Playing the part of Johnny Modero is the great Jack Webb. It was aired on the Mutual Network as a summer relacement show in 1947, and Johnny Modero was a fast talking, wise cracking guy who ran a boat shop in San Francisco. When Modero was on a case, he usually solved it before his nemesis, but sometimes friend, a cop who went by the name of Warchek. Warchek was played...

Duration: 00:28:55


Mr. District Attorney - The Blackmail Murder (1952)

9/16/2017
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The Blackmail Murder (1952) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. Mr. District Attorney is a popular radio crime drama which aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952 (and in transcribed syndication through 1953). The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated to television. On television the D.A. had a name, Paul Garrett, and the radio version picked up this name in the final years when David Brian...

Duration: 00:28:14

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