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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
A Feature of W.P.N.M Radio
Category: Kids & Family
Location: Philadelphia, PA.
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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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December 04, 2016 09:00 PM PST
Elaine Janis-School Teacher (Aired August 17, 1954)
Crime and Peter Chambers, stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police department. His counter part at the NYPD was Lt Parker played by Bill Zuckert. The series was based on the character created by Henry Kane who wrote eight Peter Chambers novels before the series came to radio. Henry Kane wrote the scripts for the radio show adaptation which aired from 6 Apr – 7 Sep 1954 on NBC. The show was directed by Fred Weihe. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: August 17, 1954. "Elaine Janis-School Teacher" - NBC network. Sustaining. Dane Clark, Henry Kane (creator, writer), Fred Collins (announcer), William Zuckert, Mary Patton, William Lally, Fred Weihe (director). 25:22. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 04, 2016 02:56 PM PST
The Case Of The Bleeding Chandelier (Aired June 13, 1948)
He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognisable literary characters in any genre. Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself, and two others are written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialised novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle's death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914. THIS EPISODE: June 13, 1948. Mutual network, WOR, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Bleeding Chandelier". Sponsored by: Clipper Craft Clothes. Murder is expected at Mortlake Castle, and the chandelier is expected to bleed once again. John Stanley, Alfred Shirley, Cy Harrice (announcer), Basil Loughrane (producer, director), Edith Meiser (adaptor), Albert Buhrman (music), Arthur Conan Doyle (creator). 29:27. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 04, 2016 09:00 AM PST
Dagwood Forgets Himself (Aired September 17, 1944)
Blondie and Dagwood live next door to Herb and Tootsie Woodley. The Bumstead family has grown, with the addition of a son named Alexander (originally "Baby Dumpling") on April 15, 1934, a daughter named Cookie on April 11,1941, and a dog, Daisy, and her litter of five unnamed pups. In the 1960s, Cookie and Alexander grew into teenagers (who uncannily resemble their parents), but they stopped growing during the 1960s when Young realized that they had to remain teenagers to maintain the family situation structured into the strip for so many decades. Other regular characters include a never-ending parade of door-to-door salesmen, the long-suffering mailman, Mr. Beasley, and Elmo Tuttle, a pesky neighborhood kid who often asks Dagwood to play. Cora Dithers is the domineering wife of Julius Dithers. Lou is the owner of Lou's Diner where Dagwood frequently eats during his lunch break. THIS EPISODE: September 17, 1944. Program #22. CBS network origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Dagwood Forgets Himself". Dagwood has a football accident and loses his memory. Arthur Lake, Don Wilson, Lenny Conn and His Orchestra (music fill), Penny Singleton, Hanley Stafford, Chic Young (creator). 36:45. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 04, 2016 04:00 AM PST
The Entry Of Walter Vincent (Aired May 25, 1948)
The twist with Diary of Fate was the total absence of pretense. The program jumps right to the 'source' of Man's ultimate destiny--Fate itself--in the form of the Guardian of the Diary of Fate. It is within the Diary of Fate, that every soul's fate is painstakingly chronicled by book and page number--or so we're very persuasively given to understand. Fate itself--in this instance, at least--is the great character actor Herbert Lytton, providing the forboding vocal gravitas we might expect from such an all-powerful cosmic force. Produced from Hollywood, the entire production was voiced by primarily west coast actors. Famous Radio and Television promoter Larry Finley produced and syndicated the program to at least some 94 affiliate stations throughout the U.S., Canada and Jamaica. THIS EPISODE: May 25, 1948. Program #24. ABC network, KECA, Los Angeles origination, Finley syndication. "The Entry Of Walter Vincent". Commercials added locally. Book 97, page 854. A chemist realizes he never should have become a scientist. His wife has bigger plans, Walter has to make a choice. The date is subject to correction. Larry Finley (producer), Herb Lytton (as "Fate" and co-producer), Tom Brown, Peter Leeds, John Arthur Gillespie, Gloria Blondell, Ray Ehrlenborn (sound effects), Ivan Ditmars (organist), Hal Sawyer. 29:45. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 03, 2016 11:00 PM PST
The Hurricane (Aired November 5, 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 the week. There was a growing schism between Welles, still reaping the rewards of his Halloween night notoriety, and his collaborator John Houseman, still in the producer's chair but feeling more like an employee than a partner. The writer, as during the unsponsored run, was Howard Koch. THIS EPISODE: November 5, 1939. "The Hurricane" - On the CBS network, sponsored by Campbell Soup. South Seas drama about a vengeful government administrator and a simple native. Told against the background of a huge storm, the story is based on the famous 1937 film. Bea Benaderet, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Eric Burtis, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Mary Astor, Orson Welles (host). 54:13. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 03, 2016 06:00 PM PST
The Big Ditch (Aired June 19, 1949)
John Dunning in his "On The Air: The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio" describes Jordan as "a rugged hero who each week was confronted by a crime, a mystery, a beautiful woman or a combination of the three. It was a detective show with a difference: the Oriental background was played to the hilt, giving it a sound like no other." The writers worked hard to give it authenticity - actual places and streets in Cairo were often and accurately mentioned. The music score also added to the exoticness of the series. Moyles, a veteran of radio, was much more believable in the role than Raft. The show was one of the best examples of the so-called "amateur detective" or "unlicenced private investigator" type that were a recurring theme for radio series. It was a common way of putting a different and fresh twist on the basic private detective theme, an extremely popular genre on the radio. THIS EPISODE: June 19, 1949. CBS Pacific network. "The Big Ditch". Sustaining. Rocky's old pal Matt Gallagher steals one hundred and fifty Egyptian pounds from Rocky at the Cafe Tambourine. When Matt's body turns up at the morgue, it's not Matt Gallagher at all. Then, a package arrives for Rocky with shares of stock in the Suez Canal! Jack Moyles, Larry Thor (announcer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Cliff Howell (producer, director), Larry Roman (writer), Gomer Cool (writer). 30:36. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 03, 2016 12:00 PM PST
File 307 (Aired August 20, 1949)
Dangerous Assignment returned to the NBC airwaves on February 6, 1950, Mondays, in the 10:30 p.m. timeslot formerly occupied by The Dave Garroway Show, a variety show at the time. The Garroway show moved to 11:30 p.m, on Monday nights. NBC characterized Dangerous Assignment's return to the line-up as a ''second-half revival'' of the Summer 1949 run--an admittedly obtuse rational for the continuation of the series. During the hiatus between August 1949 and February 1950, NBC tightened up the format, streamlined the introduction, and rightly emphasized Bruce Ashley's driving, highly effective Dangerous Assignment Theme. The basic core cast remains the same as the Summer 1949 run, with Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as The Commissioner and retained Ruthie, the Commissioner's private secretary. Again produced in Hollywood, as was the Summer 1949 run, the casts are filled with the finest West Coast Radio talent available for the era. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group and The Digital Deli. THIS EPISODE: August 20, 1949. Program #7. NBC network. Sustaining. Steve Mitchell is sent to Zurich to recover "File 307." Who is the mysterious "Bruner?" Brian Donlevy, Robert Ryf (writer), Bruce Ashley (music), Bill Cairn (director). 29:31. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 03, 2016 07:00 AM PST
The Stolen Pearl Necklace (Aired October 4, 1946)
The Alan Young Show was a radio and television series presented in diverse formats over a nine-year period and starring Canadian-English actor Alan Young. It began on NBC radio as a summer replacement situation comedy in 1944, featuring vocalist Bea Wain. It moved to ABC with Jean Gillespie portraying Young's girlfriend Betty. The program was next broadcast by NBC for a 1946-47 run and was off in 1948. When it returned to NBC in 1949, Louise Erickson played Betty and Jim Backus was heard as snobbish playboy Hubert Updike III. In 1950 The Alan Young Show moved to television as a variety, sketch comedy show, taking an 11-month hiatus in 1952. When it returned for its final season in 1953, the tone and format of the show changed into the more conventional sitcom, with Young playing a bank teller with Dawn Addams cast as his girlfriend and Melville Faber portraying his son. THIS EPISODE: October 4, 1946. "The Stolen Pearl Necklace" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Ipana, Vitalis. After Alan gives Betty a pearl necklace, he discovers it's been stolen from wealthy Mrs. Van Skuffington! Alan Young, Charlie Cantor, Doris Singleton, Ken Christy, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), The Smart Set, Jim Backus, Elvia Allman, Jean Gillespie. 29:42. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 03, 2016 02:00 AM PST
The Stuffed Panda (Aired October 4, 1945)
The character debuted in The Green Hornet, an American radio program that premiered on January 31, 1936, on WXYZ, the same local Detroit station that originated its companion shows The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon.[2] Beginning on April 12, 1938, the station supplied the series to the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, and then to NBC Blue and its successors, the Blue Network and ABC, from November 16, 1939, through September 8, 1950. It returned from September 10 to December 5, 1952. It was sponsored by General Mills from January to August 1948, and by Orange Crush in its brief 1952 run. THIS EPISODE: October 4, 1945. Michigan Radio network, WXYZ, Detroit origination, Michelson syndication. "The Stuffed Panda". Participating sponsors. What is the secret of the panda? Two Sentinel reporters put the squeeze on a tax evader. WRVR-FM, New York City aircheck. Syndicated rebroadcast date: June 27, 1973. Robert Hall, George W. Trendle (creator, producer), Charles D. Livingstone (director), Lee Allman, Gilbert Shea, Rollon Parker, Dan Beattie (writer), Bill Morgan (announcer). 25:52. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 02, 2016 08:00 PM PST
The Shopping Bag Lady (Aired April 12, 1956)
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 the nine-tenths of a square mile between Fifth Avenue and the East River wouldn't know, if you asked them, that they lived or worked in the 21st. Whether they know it or not, the security of their persons, their homes, and their property is the job of the men of the 21st." The Precinct Captain acted as the narrator for the series. THIS EPISODE: April 12, 1956. CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Shopping Bag". Elderly Mary Klatovy is run down and killed by a taxi cab. It is determined that she has $9643 in cash in her shopping bag. Everett Sloane, Stanley Niss (writer, director), Ken Lynch, Harold Stone, Lola Peyser, Jan Miner, Les Damon, Frank Campanella, George Bryan (announcer). 27:07. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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