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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 in January 2006...

by Bob Camardella
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January 30, 2015 10:53 AM PST
The Makeup Man (Aired May 29, 1949)
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. THIS EPISODE: May 29, 1949. CBS Pacific network. "The Make-Up Man". Sustaining. Max Vladny, a Hollywood make-up man with a Russian accent as thick as borscht (which is supposed to be a Hungarian accent), asks Rocky Jordan for protection from assassination attempts. An announcement is made that the program is moving next week to 5:00 P. M. Jack Moyles, Larry Thor (announcer), Paul Frees, Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Cliff Howell (producer, director), Larry Roman (story editor), Gomer Cool (story editor), E. Jack Neuman (writer). 29:39. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 30, 2015 07:00 AM PST
A Salute To Gambling (Aired February 3, 1948)
In 1934–36, Berle was heard regularly on The Rudy Vallee Hour, and he got much publicity as a regular on The Gillette Original Community Sing, a Sunday night comedy-variety program broadcast on CBS from September 6, 1936 to August 29, 1937. In 1939, he was the host of Stop Me If You've Heard This One with panelists spontaneously finishing jokes sent in by listeners. Three Ring Time, a comedy-variety show sponsored by Ballantine Ale, was followed by a 1943 program sponsored by Campbell's Soups. The audience participation show Let Yourself Go (1944–1945) could best be described as slapstick radio with studio audience members acting out long suppressed urges (often directed at host Berle). Kiss and Make Up, on CBS in 1946, featured the problems of contestants decided by a jury from the studio audience with Berle as the judge. THIS EPISODE: February 3, 1948. NBC network. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. "A Salute To Gambling". Miltie has a friendly poker game with the boys. Frank Gallop (announcer), Milton Berle, Ray Bloch and His Orchestra. 28:07. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 30, 2015 03:00 AM PST
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Fort Laramie" - Don't Kick My Horse (Aired June 3, 1956)
Fort Laramie opened with "Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry". When Norman Macdonnell created Fort Laramie in late 1955, he made it clear to his writers that historical accuracy was essential to the integrity of the series. Correct geographic names, authentic Indian practices, military terminology, and utilizing actual names of the original buildings of the real fort, was insisted upon. So when the radio characters referred to the sutler's store (which is what the trading post was called prior to 1870), the surgeon's quarters, Old Bedlam (the officers' quarters) or the old bakery, they were naming actual structures in the original fort. While Macdonnell planned to use the same writers, soundmen, and supporting actors in Fort Laramie that he relied upon in Gunsmoke, he naturally picked different leads. Heading up the cast was a 39 year old, Canadian-born actor with a long history in broadcasting and the movies, Raymond Burr. THIS EPISODE: June 3, 1956. CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Don't Kick My Horse". A soldier's love for his eleven-year-old horse gets the entire troop into danger when the Indians attack. A good story. The program was recorded May 3, 1956. Raymond Burr, Les Crutchfield (writer), Virginia Gregg, Barney Phillips, Lawrence Dobkin, Tim Graham, Jack Kruschen. 30:20. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 29, 2015 11:00 PM PST
Never Bet The Devil Your Head (Aired July 28, 1957)
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 anything." The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce. THIS EPISODE: July 28, 1957. CBS network. "Never Bet The Devil Your Head". Sustaining. An amusing "Twain-esque" tale about Toby Dammit, who took a certain gentleman's name in vain once too often. Quality upgrade, network, sustaining version. Alan Botzer (adaptor), Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Daws Butler, Dick Beals, Edgar Allan Poe (author), Eleanor Audley, Howard McNear, Hugh Douglas (announcer), Jack Johnstone (director), John Dehner, Leone LeDoux. 24:49. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 29, 2015 06:58 PM PST
Pitfalls Of Buying A Home (Aired February 13, 1954)
Case Dismissed was developed as a public service to frame "the story of your legal rights." It was produced in cooperation with The Chicago Bar Association and employed John Fitzgerald, Dean of Loyola University Law School as both host and advisor to the series. A local production of WMAQ AM/FM, NBC's network affiliate in Chicago, the series ran for thirteen weeks during the Spring of 1954. The production employed local talent for the most part. Carlton KaDell, who started his Radio career in Chicago, starred in most of the productions. The remainder of the casts were comprised of WMAQ employees, local Chicago artists, and WMAQ's own production staff. While it's tempting to label this series a Public Service Announcement, it was far more than that. Most of the scripts very cleverly portrayed every right way--or wrong way--to approach a range of legal matters that might concievably affect any American. THIS EPISODE: February 13, 1954. "Pitfalls Of Buying A Home". - NBC network, WMAQ, Chicago origination. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with the Chicago Bar Association. A drama about the dangers in buying a home. Sidney Breeze, Betty Ross (producer), Herbert Littow (director), Tom Evans (sound), Harold Witteberry (engineer), Arthur Peterson, Jack Lester, Stanley Gordon, John C. Fitzgerald (host, Dean of the Law School, Loyola University), Robert Carmen ( writer), Meg Hahn, Lee Bennett (announcer). 27:29. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 29, 2015 03:00 PM PST
Dr. Nitro (Aired January 25, 1937)
Calling All Cars was one of the earliest police shows on the air. It ran from November 29, 1933 through September 8, 1939. It’s sponsor was the Rio Grande Oil Company, which is why the show only ran in areas where Rio Grande "cracked" gasoline was sold. The sponsor promoted its "close ties" with police departments in Arizona and Southern California, urging listeners to buy its product for "police car performance". As shows of this nature do, it dealt with tracking killers and robbers, and with a recap of the justice which was enforced. The writer and director was William N. Robson. THIS EPISODE: January 25, 1937. Program #166. CBS Pacific network (Don Lee network). "Dr. Nitro". Sponsored by: Rio Grande Oil. A gang of safe-blowers has struck again. Two of the actors are interviewed during the first Rio Grande commercial. "Mr. Fields" ("who has played the part of a police officer many times"), and "Mr. McNear" praise the sponsor's gasoline. The system cue has been deleted. John McGrath (host, Chief of Detectives of the Phoenix Police Department), Charles Frederick Lindsley (narrator), Howard McNear. 29:28. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 29, 2015 11:00 AM PST
The Shotgun (Aired July 14, 1954)
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.The official title of the series according to the series scripts and the CBS series promotional materials was 21st Precinct and not Twenty-First Precinct or Twenty First Precinct which appears in many Old-Time Radio books. THIS EPISODE: July 14, 1954. "The Shotgun" - CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Eva Weald has shot her husband, she says, in self-defense. The public service announcements have been deleted. Everett Sloane, Ken Lynch, Harold Stone, Stanley Niss (writer, director), John Ives (producer), Art Hannes (announcer). 29:00. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 29, 2015 07:00 AM PST
Education & Schools (Aired January 7, 1947)
After appearances on The Rudy Vallee Show in 1937, Skelton became a regular in 1939's Avalon Time on NBC, sponsored by Avalon Cigarettes. On October 7, 1941, Skelton premiered his own radio show, The Raleigh Cigarette Program, developing a number of recurring characters including punch-drunk boxer "Cauliflower McPugg," inebriated "Willy Lump-Lump" and "'Mean Widdle Kid' Junior," whose favorite phrase ("I dood it!") soon became part of the American lexicon. That, along with "He bwoke my widdle arm!" (or other body part) and "He don't know me vewy well, do he?" all found their way into various Warner Bros. cartoons. Skelton himself was referenced in a Popeye cartoon in which the title character enters a haunted house and encounters a "red skeleton." The Three Stooges also referenced Skelton in Creeps (1956): Shemp: "Who are you?" Talking Skeleton: "Me? I’m Red." Shemp: "Oh, Red.Skeleton." THIS EPISODE: January 7, 1947. NBC network. Sponsored by: Raleigh 903 Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco. The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire: "Education and Schools." Chapter 1: "Clem Kadiddlehopper At School." Chapter 3: "Never Too Young To Learn," with "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid." Red Skelton, Rod O'Connor, Anita Ellis, David Forrester and His Orchestra, GeGe Pearson, Pat McGeehan, Verna Felton, Wonderful Smith. 30:30. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 29, 2015 03:00 AM PST
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - The Killer (Aired February 13, 1954)
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: February 13, 1954. CBS network. "The Killer". Sustaining. Crego is a cowardly killer who's very particular about whom he shoots. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on May 19, 1956. William Conrad, John Meston (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Howard Culver, Vic Perrin, Richard Deacon, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer). 26:14. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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January 28, 2015 11:00 PM PST
The Man Who Sold His Soul (1950) *The Exact Date Is Unknown.
This series was written by Michael McCabe and was produced in South Africa. It was a replacement for another series McCabe produced, called SF68. That series adapted famous Sci-fi stories to radio, and it seems to have been the place where McCabe honed his craft. The subject matter to Beyond Midnight was more horror oriented, including madness, murder, and supernatural sleuths! What survives today doesn't involve a horror host per se, but a few include framing narration (by someone involved in the plot) while others just start up the story with no announcer or lead-in whatsoever. So it's possible the regular host or announcer was left off (edited out) of the recordings. The host-- if there was one-- may have only been heard by those who listened to this series when it first aired. It's another radio mystery we may never know for sure, but we're lucky to at least have some of the recordings!

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