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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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Dragnet -The Nickel Plated Gun (06-10-49)

11/13/2019
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The Nickel Plated Gun (Aired June 10, 1949) 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 was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in American media history. The series gave millions of...

Duration:00:28:37

Murder By Experts - Conspiracy (04-24-50)

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Conspiracy (Aired April 24, 1950) 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, also created...

Duration:00:30:13

Father Knows Best - Springtime Woes (04-30-53)

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Springtime Woes (Aired April 30, 1953) The series began August 25, 1949, on NBC Radio. Set in the Midwest, it starred Robert Young as General Insurance agent Jim Anderson. His wife Margaret was first portrayed by June Whitley and later by Jean Vander Pyl. The Anderson children were Betty (Rhoda Williams), Bud (Ted Donaldson) and Kathy (Norma Jean Nillson). Others in the cast were Eleanor Audley, Herb Vigran and Sam Edwards. Sponsored through most of its run by General Foods, the series was...

Duration:00:33:42

Author's Playhouse - That Old Gordon Place (8-11-44)

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That Old Gordon Place (Aired August 11, 1944) Author's Playhouse was an anthology radio drama series, created by Wynn Wright, that aired on the NBC Blue Network from March 5, 1941 until October 1941. It then moved to the NBC Red Network where it was heard until June 4, 1945. Philip Morris was the sponsor in 1942-43. Premiering with "Elementals" by Stephen Vincent Benét, the series featured adaptations of stories by famous authors, such as “Mr. Mergenthwirker’s Lobbies” by Nelson Bond, "The...

Duration:00:28:51

The Campbell Playhouse (Starring Orson Welles) - Beau Geste (03-17-39)

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Beau Geste (Aired March 17, 1939) 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 guest of...

Duration:00:43:36

I Was A Communist ForThe FBI - Jump To The Whip (09-17-52)

11/12/2019
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Jump To The Whip (Aired August 31, 1952) Throughout most of the 1940's, Matt Cvetic worked as a volunteer undercover agent for the FBI, infiltrating the Communist Party in Pittsburgh. In 1949, his testimony helped to convict several top Party members of conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. Cvetic sold his account to "The Saturday Evening Post" and it was serialized under the title "I Posed as a Communist for the FBI". It later became a best-selling book. In 1951, Warner Brothers...

Duration:00:26:59

This Is Your FBI - The Innocent Thief (02-28-47)

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The Innocent Thief (Aired February 28, 1947) 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:00:28:57

The Amos & Andy Show - Policewoman Mixup (12-03-50)

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Policewoman Mixup (Aired December 3, 1950) Amos 'n' Andy was a situation comedy popular in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. The show began as one of the first radio comedy serials, written and voiced by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll and originating from station WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois. After the series was first broadcast in 1928, it grew in popularity and became a huge influence on the radio serials that followed. No other TV or radio show has ever equaled its...

Duration:00:32:22

Danger With Granger - Insanity Was Just An Act (1957)

11/12/2019
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Insanity Was Just An Act (1957) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. Danger With Granger arrived too late in the Golden Age of Radio to have any real impact on the listening public. Mutual aired this show, starting in 1956, on Monday nights at 8:30 pm. It was a half hour show that featured a private eye in New York City, STEVE GRANGER. His two primary companions were Cal Hendrix, a reporter who served as an all-purpose source of criminal info, and Jake Rankin, a police detective with whom he had a...

Duration:00:23:32

The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater - Ivanhoe (07-30-77)

11/11/2019
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Ivanhoe (Aired July 30, 1977) The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater was a 1977 anthology radio drama series with Tom Bosley as host. Himan Brown, already producing the CBS Radio Mystery Theater for the network, added this twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) anthology radio drama series to his workload in 1977. It usually aired on weekends, beginning in February 1977 and continuing through the end of January 1978, on stations which cleared it. General Mills's advertising agency was...

Duration:00:40:32

The Adventures Of The Falcon - The Case Of The Rolling Stones (08-07-52)

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The Case Of The Rolling Stones (Aired August 7, 1952) This hard boiled spy drama began as an RKO Radio Pictures theatrical serial in the 1940s, went on radio in 1945, and then came to TV ten years later in this Syndicated series produced for distribution by NBC Films; Charles McGraw had been in many motion pictures before and after including "The Killers", "Spartacus" and "Cimarron"; in this series he played the title role of a man whose real name was supposedly Mike Waring, an American...

Duration:00:29:36

Rocky Jordan - The Man They All Loved (06-05-49)

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The Man They All Loved (Aired June 5, 1949) As an American restaurateur in a North African country, Jordan is somewhat similar to the Rick Blaine character in the film Casablanca, though the Café Tambourine is apparently a much less salubrious venue than Rick's Bar. The announcer describes it as being "Crowded with forgotten men, and alive with the babble of many languages". Each episode sees Jordan confronted with a "crime, a mystery, a beautiful woman, or a combination of the three"....

Duration:00:30:00

You Bet Your Live - The Secret Word Is Book (05-31-50)

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The Secret Word Is Book (Aired May 31, 1950) Contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience. Occasionally famous or otherwise interesting figures were invited to play (i.e., a Korean-American contestant who was a veteran and had been a prisoner of war during the Korean War). After his signature introduction of "Here he is: the one, the ONLY..." by Fenneman and finished by a thunderous "GROUCHO!" from the audience, Marx would be...

Duration:00:35:33

The CBS Radio Workshop - The Sounds Of A Nation (11-18-56)

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The Sounds Of A Nation (Aired November 18, 1956) The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. Creator William Froug launched the series with this powerhouse two-part adaptation of "Brave New World" and booked author Aldous Huxley to narrate his famous novel. "We’ll never get a sponsor anyway," CBS vice president Howard Barnes explained to Time, "so we might as well try...

Duration:00:24:42

The Strange Dr. Weird - Stand-In For Death (12-26-44)

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Stand-In For Death (Aired December 26, 1944) 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 Traveler. To the accompaniment of an organ's...

Duration:00:13:30

You Are There - The Surrender Of Sitting Bull (05-02-48)

11/10/2019
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The Surrender Of Sitting Bull (Aired May 2, 1948) You Are There is an American historical educational television and radio series broadcast over the CBS Radio and CBS Television networks. reated by Goodman Ace for CBS Radio, it blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a figurative time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. Reporters included John Charles Daly, Don Hollenbeck and Richard C. Hottelet. The series was first heard on July 7,...

Duration:00:29:22

The Halls Of Ivy - Professor Gearhart's Secret (03-24-50)

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Professor Gearhart's Secret (Aired March 24, 1950) The Halls of Ivy was an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1950-1952. It was created by Fibber McGee & Molly co-creator/writer Don Quinn before being adapted into a CBS television comedy (1954-55) produced by ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America. Quinn developed the show after he had decided to leave Fibber McGee & Molly. The audition program featured radio veteran Gale Gordon (then co-starring in Our Miss Brooks) and Edna Best...

Duration:00:29:08

The Aldrich Family - Date Mixup (10-17-39)

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Date Mixup (Aired October 17, 1939) The Aldrich Family was launched in its own series as a summer replacement program for Jack Benny in NBC's Sunday night lineup, July 2, 1939, and it stayed there until October 1, 1939, when it moved to Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., sponsored by General Foods's popular gelatin dessert Jell-O, which also sponsored Jack Benny at the time. The Aldriches ran in that slot from October 10, 1939 until May 28, 1940, moving to Thursdays, from July 4, 1940 until July 20,...

Duration:00:29:04

Crime & Peter Chambers - Opera Singer Olga Dino (04-27-54)

11/10/2019
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Opera Singer Olga Dino (Aired April 27, 1954) Peter Chambers, the dashing playboy private eye, came from the pen of Henry Kane. The output of his writing career included over 60 novels, including about 30 featuring Peter Chambers. In an interest- ing twist, Mr. Kane became the writer, director and producer for the radio series based on his characters. Crime & Peter Chambers aired in 1954 on NBC stations, running from April to September, 1954. A total of 23 30-minute shows were broad- cast...

Duration:00:25:24

Nightfall - The Old Post Road (03-26-82)

11/9/2019
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The Old Post Road (Aired March 26, 1982) NIGHTFALL was a horror series heard over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation first from July 4, 1980 to May 22, 1981 and then from November 20, 1981 to June 24, 1983. Thirty shows were selected from the first season to be rebroadcast on NPR from October 2, 1981 to June 25, 1982. Since it is a fairly modern series, most shows are available in stereo. Because it's a modern series, it's not widely available (copyright issues). This show may be the...

Duration:00:25:25