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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
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Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at Libsyn.com in January 2006...

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October 21, 2017 09:00 AM PDT
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Doc Holiday (Aired July 19, 1952)
The radio show first aired on April 26, 1952 and ran until June 18, 1961 on the CBS radio network. The series starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Deputy Chester Proudfoot. Doc's first name and Chester's last name were changed for the television program. Gunsmoke was notable for its critically acclaimed cast and writing, and is commonly regarded as one of the finest old time radio shows. Some listeners (such as old time radio expert John Dunning) have argued that the radio version of Gunsmoke was far more realistic than the television program. Episodes were aimed at adults, and featured some of the most explicit content of the day: there were violent crimes and scalpings, massacres and opium addicts. THIS EPISODE: July 19, 1952. CBS network. "Doc Holliday". Sustaining. Doc Holliday has come to Dodge to kill Big Jack Finley. But Big Jack's son, Thorne Finley, is the real problem. Harry Bartell, Herb Purdum (writer), Lee Millar Jr., Nestor Paiva, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Ralph Moody, Rex Koury (composer, performer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Tom Tully, William Conrad. 31:06. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 21, 2017 04:00 AM PDT
Guest Is Bruna Castagna (Aired August 1, 1937)
Under various sponsors (and two different networks), they were on the air from May 9, 1937 to July 1, 1956. The popularity of a ventriloquist on radio, when one could see neither the dummies nor his skill, surprised and puzzled many critics, then and now. Even knowing that Bergen provided the voice, listeners perceived Charlie as a genuine person, but only through artwork rather than photos could the character be seen as truly lifelike. Thus, in 1947, Sam Berman caricatured Bergen and McCarthy for the network's glossy promotional book, NBC Parade of Stars: As Heard Over Your Favorite NBC Station. THIS EPISODE: August 1, 1937. "Guest Is Bruna Castagna" - Red network. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The first tune is, "Good Morning." Charlie is taking a correspondence course on how to became a detective. Contralto Bruna Castagna sings an aria from, "Mignon." It's Charlie McCarthy's birthday today, time for an argument with W. C. Fields. W. C. describes his adventures while hunting moose. Don Ameche and Dorothy Lamour appear in scenes from, "You Can't Have Everything." Don Ameche (host), Edgar Bergen, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, Bruna Castagna, Carlton KaDell (commercial spokesman), Dorothy Lamour. 1:01:05. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 20, 2017 10:00 PM PDT
Hounds In The Hills (Aired February 20, 1938)
One of the most popular radio shows in history debuted in August 1930 when "The Shadow" went on the air. "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" The opening lines of the "Detective Story" program captivated listeners and are instantly recognizable even today. Originally the narrator of the series of macabre tales, the eerie voice known as The Shadow became so popular to listeners that "Detective Story" was soon renamed "The Shadow," and the narrator became the star of the old-time mystery radio series, which ran until 1954. A figure never seen, only heard, the Shadow was an invincible crime fighter. He possessed many gifts which enabled him to overcome any enemy. Besides his tremendous strength, he could defy gravity, speak any language, unravel any code, and become invisible with his famous ability to "cloud men's minds." THIS EPISODE: February 20, 1938. Mutual network. "Hounds In The Hills". Sponsored by: Blue Coal. An insane crone and a hunchback kidnap four boys. Two criminals and a pack of vicious dogs complicate the efforts of the Shadow. Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer), Everett Sloane. 30:00. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 20, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
Two Came Back (Aired August 4, 1950)
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 combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with this introduction, as intoned by Paul Frees and William Conrad: “Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!” Following the opening theme, a second announcer (usually Roy Rowan) would add: "We offer you... Escape! THIS EPISODE: August 4, 1950. CBS network. "Two Came Back". Sponsored by: Richfield Oil. The eternal triangle thrives, even in the jungles of New Guinea with murderous head hunters, and a half million dollar in pure gold. The script was subsequently used on "Suspense" on June 5, 1960. William N. Robson (producer, director), Stacy Harris. 30:05. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 20, 2017 12:00 PM PDT
Find Mr. Big (Aired March 18, 1953)
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 series had been well underway since 1942 and ran in one incarnation or another through 1954. The Man Called X had already aired--to great popular and critical acclaim--for almost five years prior to 1949. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: March 18, 1953. "Find Mr. Big" - NBC network. Sustaining. Steve Mitchell flies to Oslo, Norway to tackle "The Bureau," a gang that deals in stolen information. Adrian Gendot (writer), Betty Lou Gerson, Bill Cairn (director), Brian Donlevy, Dan O'Herlihy, GeGe Pearson, Herb Butterfield, John Storm (announcer), Ken Peters, Paul Frees, Robert Ryf (writer). 24:09. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index

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October 20, 2017 07:00 AM PDT
The Andrews Family Lock-Out (Aired November 6, 1948)
In the newer comics, he drives a mid-1960s Ford Mustang, which is more contemporary in appearance, but still unreliable and prone to breakdowns. Archie Digest 239, published in October 2007, included a new story where Mr. Lodge owned an antique car that had a strong resemblance to Archie's jalopy. The story featured Archie's grandfather who, as a teenager, looked and dressed like Archie from the 1940s. It turned out that he owned the same jalopy that Mr. Lodge now owned. The Archies is a garage band containing Archie (lead vocals and lead guitar), Reggie (bassist or guitarist), Veronica (vocals and keyboards), Betty (vocals and tambourine), and Jughead (drums). Archie founded the group himself. Although not as famous as Josie and The Pussycats, the band plays numerous gigs and has some notoriety. THIS EPISODE: November 6, 1948. "The Andrews Family Lock-Out" - NBC network. Sustaining. The whole Andrews family is locked out of the house, while Jughead is locked in. A ringing telephone, a ladder, and a cop all add to the confusion. Bob Hastings, Harlan Stone, Alice Yourman, Ian Martin, Jane Webb, Rosemary Rice, Carl Jampel (writer), Arthur Kohl, Frank MacDonald, Arthur Maitland, Kenneth MacGregor (producer, director), Dick Dudley (announcer). 32:20. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 20, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
Big Mr. Little (Aired November 12, 1971)
A transcribed syndication of original broadcasts from Lights Out. With its premiere on the nationwide NBC hookup in 1935, Lights Out was billed "the ultimate in horror." Never had such sounds been heard on the air. Heads rolled, bones were crushed, people fell from great heights and splattered wetly on pavement. There were garrotings, choking, heads split by cleavers, and, to a critic at Radio Guide, "the most monstrous of all sounds, human flesh being eaten." Few shows had ever combined the talents of actors and imaginative writers so well with the graphic art of the sound technician. Wyllis Cooper, who created, wrote, and produced it, was then a 36-year-old staffer in Chicago's NBC Studios. THIS EPISODE: November 12, 1971. "Big Mister Little." - A man finds he can work evil miracles, and starts to plan world conquest. The story is also known as "The Projective Mr. Drogan". Arch Oboler (writer, host), Edgar Barrier. 28:09. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 19, 2017 08:00 PM PDT
The Country Club Murder Case (Aired April 20, 1950)
With 1690 nationwide broadcasts, Mr. Keen was the most resilient private detective in a namesake role. The nearest competitors were Nick Carter, Master Detective (726 broadcasts), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (657) and The Adventures of the Falcon (473). However, only 59 of those 1690 Mr. Keen programs are known to exist. Richard Leonard directed scripts by Barbara Bates, Stedman Coles, Frank Hummert, Lawrence Klee and Bob Shaw. James Fleming and Larry Elliott were the announcers. Al Rickey's band provided the background music, including the program's theme, "Someday I'll Find You." The cliches, stereotypes and simplistic dialogue provided much fodder for Bob and Ray's memorable parody, Mr. Trace, Keener Than Most Persons, broadcast in numerous variations. THIS EPISODE: April 20, 1950. CBS network. "The Country Club Murder Case". Sponsored by: Anacin, Kolynos, Heet, Kriptin, Bisodol, Hills Cold Tabs. A strangulation at a exclusive Westchester Club leads to forgery as well. Frank Hummert (originator, producer), Anne Hummert (originator, producer), Bennett Kilpack, Larry Elliott (announcer), Lawrence Klee (dialogue). 28:45 Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 19, 2017 03:00 PM PDT
The Case Of The Deadly Dough (Aired October 23, 1948)
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 silver screen in Paramount’s Michael Shayne, Private Detective, an adaptation of Dividend of Death that starred Lloyd Nolan, and paved the way for six additional B-mysteries to follow. The New Adventures of Michael Shayne—premiered on July 15, 1948 starring Jeff Chandler. THIS EPISODE: October 23, 1948. Broadcaster's Guild syndication, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Deadly Dough". This is a quality upgrade, AFRTS version. Shayne gets a suitcase with $100,000 in it. However, a few killers are also interested in the money. These syndicated programs were recorded 1948 to 1950. Jeff Chandler, Jack Webb, William P. Rousseau (host, director), Brett Halliday (creator), John Duffy (composer, conductor), Don W. Sharpe (producer). 27:04. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 19, 2017 10:00 AM PDT
Two Episodes "The New Puppy" and "The Movie" (1947) *The Exact Dates Are Unknown.
The Bickersons was an American radio comedy program that aired from 1946 to 1951. Born as a recurring skit on The Chase and Sanborn Hour and refined on the lesser-remembered Drene Time variety show, it stood the already-typical domestic presentation of radio and its infant offspring, television, so squarely on its head that there were those who feared the show. The show's married protagonists spent nearly all their time together in relentless verbal war, and many people believed that the show's sourly cynical take on the institution of marriage was more than merely detrimental to the nation's post-World War II health. (The same kind of charges of "detrimental" were later leveled against programs such as Married... with Children and The Simpsons.) The Bickersons was created by Philip Rapp, the one-time Eddie Cantor writer who had also created the Fanny Brice skits (for The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air and Maxwell House Coffee Time) that grew into radio's Baby Snooks.

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