Late Special (Aired August 8, 1980)
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 most horrifying series ever done. It was so terrifying, that many stations refused to play it or had to cancel the broadcasts due to listener complaints. This is a well done series and well worth searching for sources.
August 8, 1980. Program #6. CBC, Toronto origination, NPR network, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, CT. aircheck. "Late Special"
. Sustaining. An excellent horror story about a man and a woman in a car wreck during a snow storm who are badly injured. "Tom," the conductor of a strange train offers to help, for a price. The WPBH-FM rebroadcast date is March 28, 1982. Henry Ramer (host), Clint Bomphray (writer, performer), Terry Tweed, Chris Wiggins, David Hughes, Trisha Allen, Judy Sinclair, Richard Donat, Frank Perry, John Jessop (recording engineer), Bill Robinson (sound effects), Nina Callaghan (production assistant), John Douglas (story editor), Bill Howell (producer, director). 26:22. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.