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Old Time Radio Listener

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You don't need to sit around the radio any longer to listen to radio programs. Now a days you can put in ear plugs and listen via your cell phones, or iPods. I just want to share some of my favorite OTR programs that I personally enjoy listening too. You will find comedy, drama, new casts and a host of other programs that our grandparents listened too.----Check out the tumblr page. Here you will find longer details of my ideas of programing blocks that I'm going to plan on doing. You will also be able to send me messages. ----

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You don't need to sit around the radio any longer to listen to radio programs. Now a days you can put in ear plugs and listen via your cell phones, or iPods. I just want to share some of my favorite OTR programs that I personally enjoy listening too. You will find comedy, drama, new casts and a host of other programs that our grandparents listened too.----Check out the tumblr page. Here you will find longer details of my ideas of programing blocks that I'm going to plan on doing. You will also be able to send me messages. ----

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Old Time Radio Listener

Latest release on Jan 16, 2021

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You don't need to sit around the radio any longer to listen to radio programs. Now a days you can put in ear plugs and listen via your cell phones, or iPods. I just want to share some of my favorite OTR programs that I personally enjoy listening too. You will find comedy, drama, new casts and a host of other programs that our grandparents listened too.----Check out the tumblr page. Here you will find longer details of my ideas of programing blocks that I'm going to plan on doing. You will also be able to send me messages. ----

Suspense - Ghost Hunt

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Smiley I Must Be Crazy Smith was a DJ and for his Friday Night Stunt Night he was going to spend the night on a spook hunt in a haunted house in which four people were known to have committed suicide. 

Duration: 29:28 

Starring: Ralph Edwards

 Broadcast Date: 23rd June 1949


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This is my personal favorite Suspense episode.  

Jan 16 2021

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Life with Luigi - Traffic Light

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Luigi is just writing his letter to his mother in Italy when there is a commotion outside his apartment when someone is knocked down on the busy corner. Then a debate ensues as to why they can’t have traffic lights on this busy corner. Luigi decides he’s going to ask Miss Spalding if she has any ideas how the neigborhood can get a much needed traffic light. . . 

Duration: 29:36

 Starring: J. Carrol Naish

 Broadcast Date: 4th April 1950

Jan 16 2021

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - The Double Deal Matter

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Mickey the Hood whose real name is Michael Jonathan O’Banyan had been a bootlegger, gun runner and jewel thief. After he served his term in order to fill out his parole he worked for a drug company before he opened a little importing company, which was probably just a little front for his bootlegging. He managed to secure half million insurance coverage on his business and a quarter million on his life. He’s a bad risk and likely to be bumped off at any time and is constantly behind on his premiums. In order to cancel his policy the insurance company need insurance investigator Johnny Dollar to find some legal proof that Mickey is still in the rackets. 

Duration: 22:41 

Starring: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Chet Stratton, Barney Phillips, Harry Bartell, Paul Frees 

Broadcast Date: 20th November 1960

Jan 16 2021

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Mr. Keene - Tracer of Lost Persons - The Yellow Talon Murder Case

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In the study of country home on the Hudson River, some 50 miles from New York. An attractive auburn haired young woman has just entered the room, and as she shakily picks up the telephone and dials a number it is obvious that she is under some frightful strain. She is telephoning the police but there is no answer. She telephones the operator to be put through to the police but the line has been cut. As she panics, someone enters the room and murders her. . . 

Duration: 28:56 

Starring: Bennett Kilpack

 Broadcast Date: 22nd September 1949

Jan 14 2021

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Gunsmoke - The New Hotel

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Jim Doby runs the Dodge Hotel. But, he’s in for a little competition. One of the local cattle ranchers has decided that he wants a hotel too, so he has begun the building work. Jim Doby is not at all happy, and he has even begun threatening people. . . This episode was probably a rehersal show. It is hilarious. It’s a wonder this fantastic cast ever got any shows made they had so much fun which you can share in this episode! It’s a must listen to!!! 

Duration: 20:15 

Starring: William Conrad

 Broadcast Date: 19th February 1956

Jan 14 2021

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Boston Blackie - Mary Disappears

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Shorty’s been arrested by Inspector Friday for sticking up a gas station and even though he told them it was a guy named Donald Bolton Shorty has ended up in Jail. Inspector Friday informs Mary to tell Blackie that Shorty’s guilty and he’s to keep his nose out of this case.

 Duration: 27:48 

Starring: Richard Kollmar 

Broadcast Date: 1st November 1945

Jan 12 2021

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Suspense - 2462

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He woke up on the floor shivering all his clothes had gone. It was like a nightmare that he had dreamed many times before and dreaded coming true. At first he thought he had awoken in his own room, that somebody had taken all his furniture as well as his clothes but then he realized it wasn’t so much a room as it was a cube, an empty sterile cube with luminescent walls that hummed with the soft blue-green light. He jumped up and threw himself against the walls trying to find a way out but there was none. . . 

Duration: 23:21

 Starring: Lawson Zerbe 

Broadcast Date: 21st January 1962

Jan 12 2021

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The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe - Bedside Manners

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Phillip Marlowe escaped a road accident with a fractured tibia and assorted bruises but ended up 10 days in a hospital worrying about the business he was missing. After 4 days laid up at home he finally Audine Patterson a girl with a multimillion dollar estate he’d worked on once insisted on seeing him immediately about a job, one that he could handle flat on his back. 

Duration: 30:00 

Starring: Gerald Mohr

 Broadcast Date: 30th May 1950

Jan 10 2021

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Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator - Paper Bullet

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A publisher named Hillary Grayson ran a “best first novel” contest with $50,000 for the winner. The prize winning manuscript was stolen mysrteriously and there was no copy. Grayson was willing to pay Craig $2000 to get it back. 

Duration: 29:21

 Starring: William Gargan

 Broadcast Date: 5th December 1951

Jan 10 2021

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Results Incorporated - Last Of The Bloody Gillettes

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Sooner or later every man must learn this sad fact, come storm, come flood, come fire, come bill collectors a woman will make that trip to the beauty parlor. At this moment Teresa Travis, blond secretary of Results Incorporated is receiving the expert attention of Monsieur Jean Gillette hairstylist extraordinary. Terry watches his progress in the mirror. . . 

Duration: 29:20 

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Claire Trevor 

Broadcast Date: 16th December 1944

Jan 10 2021

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Suspense - A Friend To Alexander

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Before the Suspense story begins you will hear a CBS World News bulletin from an American wartime correspondent at Normandy beach. Harry Andrews was a laughing happy-go-lucky fellow before he began to have dreams about Aaron Burr dreams in which Burr would be mean to his friend Alexander Hamilton, dreams that became nightmares that began to plague him. . . 

Duration: 32:00

 Starring: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Richard Wharfe

 Broadcast Date: 15th June 1944

Jan 09 2021

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Jeff Regan, Investigator - Man Who Fought Back

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Hard-boiled action mystery and thrilling adventure as the Lion’s Eye informs Jeff Regan that he has been hired by Alice Lafarge. She gives him instructions to be at the Gladstone Hotel where he meets her father Bill Lafarge. Bill Lafarge wants Regan to spend the weekend with him as a witness, just in case someone needs him to testify how he spent the weekend. Just as they settle in to a game of cards shots come flying in from the alley and Alice Lafarge is killed.

 Duration: 28:15

 Starring: Jack Webb 

Broadcast Date: 27th November 1948

Jan 09 2021

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - The All Wet Matter

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Mr Thurston calls insurance instigator Johnny Dollar regarding one of their most important clients from the standpoint of all the insurance she carries with them. Now it seems as though somebody might want to kill the fine lady to collect the insurance. 

Duration: 25:05 

Starring: Mandel Kramer, Lawson Zerbe, Daniel Ocko

 Broadcast Date: 3rd September 1961

Jan 09 2021

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All Gas and Gators - The Bishop Turns to Crime

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All Gas and Gaiters, predominantly farcical in nature, was set in the close of the fictional St Ogg's Cathedral and concerned various intrigues and rivalries among the clergy. The "gaiters" in the title refers to part of the traditional dress of bishops and archdeacons. The bishop was easygoing; his friend the archdeacon was elderly, tippling, and still appreciative of attractive women; and the bishop's chaplain was naïve and accident-prone. Their wish to live a quiet bachelor life was continually threatened by the overbearing dean, who tried to bring by-the-book rule to the cathedral.

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This is a worthwhile British comedy radio show & TV show that anyone whom loves comedy will enjoy.

Jan 09 2021

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Fat Man - Murder Plays Hide and Seek

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“The housing shortage may be bad but there’s one place I know of that always has room for another tenant. It’s a big grey structure near the river and the windows are crossed with iron bars and the landlord never asks you for a penny in rent. If you are an extra-special customer they even give you a private suite in a secluded part of the building that leads directly to a room with a heavy chair. That room is reserved for the guys who find out that they can’t get away with murder. . . ” 

Duration: 28:06

 Starring: Jack Scott Smart 

Broadcast Date: 2nd January 1948

Jan 09 2021

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Suspense - The Escape Of Lacey Abbott

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Lacey Abbott escapes from West View prison asylum by killing his visiting lawyer and forging his signature. Abbott is in prison accused of killing his wife but he knows he is innocent and that his ex-business partner Martin Avery was the guilty one. It was Avery’s testimony that convicted Abbott and now Abbott was planning on revenge. 

Duration: 29:31 

Starring: William Powell, John McIntire 

Broadcast Date: 19th January 1950

Jan 08 2021

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Music Depreciation - Dixieland One-Step

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The term 'music depreciation' is an interesting enough play on words in and of itself. Spike Jones and His Orchestra may well have coined the term in the course of their various irreverent, but brilliant send-ups of popular--and traditional--music over the years. Their aim being to both knock some of the most revered classics off their pedestals a notch or two, while at the same time deconstructing some of the most popular classics and contemporary music to their basic common denominators: beat and meter, dynamics, and harmony. Spike Jones, while ostensibly clowning with famous music, was brilliant at breaking down those three key essentials to illustrate what made truly great music great. Kay Kyser had also been a proponent of musical deconstruction. Over the course of their combined forty years of influence in musical entertainment, they both helped to fire the imaginations of countless music enthusiasts into looking at music, its structure and composition in a far different light. As mentioned above, The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street often went to great lengths to illustrate these very points. It was the popular success of The Chamber Music Society . . . that inspired the Don Lee-Mutual network to create a similar program that began airing in the Winter of 1944. Called Music Depreciation, it aired a format very similar to the long-running Chamber Music Society series, but in an even more abbreviated and light-hearted tone. And in a nod to the era, the overarching theme of most broadcasts was Swing Music of the era. The program was in all likelihood the brainchild of Ruben Gaines, a poet, writer and radio broadcaster with a flair for irony and music education. His previous Meet the Band series over Don Lee equally sought to shed light on not only the history of music, but its proponents as well. Gaines assembled the team for Music Depreciation comprised of the brilliant and versatile composer and arranger, Frank De Vol, and Les Paul and his Trio.

Jan 06 2021

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Hollywood Tours

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Do you want to go on a tour of Hollywood?   

Jan 06 2021

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Good News - Stars From The Wizard Of Oz

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The makers of Maxwell House Coffee welcome you to an hour of entertainment brought to you from Metro Goldwyn Meyer studios in Hollywood with a special list of guest stars from the cast of the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland, Bert Lahr and Ray Bolger plus the regular Good News gang Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks with Hanley Stafford as Daddy Higgins. Music by Meredith Wilson and his orchestra

. Host: Robert Young 

Duration: 60:58 Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan

 Broadcast Date: 29th June 1939

Jan 04 2021

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The Judy Canova Show - Back From Army Camp

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In this show Judy is recollecting her memories of “dropping in” on the 13th Army division at Camp Beale, Sacramento, California the previous week! 

Duration: 23:48

 Starring: Judy Canova

 Broadcast Date: 19th October 1943

Jan 04 2021

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