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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 02, 2016 03:00 PM PST
Early To Bed & Early To Rise (Aired June 15, 1951)
Despite being billed as "Chicago's noisiest and most noted criminal lawyer," Malone acts more like a private eye than a member of the court. And a particularly hard-drinking private eye, at that. Despite a rep for courtroom pyrotechniques, he's far more likely to be found at Joe the Angel's City Hall Bar than in any court. Along with his boozing buddies, Jake and Helene Justus, an affable young couple, he drank his way through a whole slew of novels and short stories, not to mention later film, radio and television appearances. Seemingly inept and irresponsible, he nevertheless somehow (luck of the Irish?) managed to crack the case everytime. Even if his methods were a wee bit, uh, unorthodox, and his interpretation of the law rather imaginative. Malone always seems less interested in going to trial than in playing P.I. THIS EPISODE: June 15, 1951. NBC netwotk. "Early To Bed and Early To Rise". Sustaining. Jeff Lewis, the famous bandleader, has been murdered. Suspicion falls on his insanely jealous wife. George Petrie, Larry Haines, Fred Collins (announcer), Craig Rice (creator), Bernard L. Schubert (producer), Richard Lewis (director), Eugene Wang (writer). 32:28. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 02, 2016 10:00 AM PST
The Heat Wave (Aired April 16, 1949)
CBS decided to take a chance on reviving the show. Norman Macdonnell was producer/director; Gene Levitt, Robert Mitchell, Mel Dinelli, and Kathleen Hite wrote the scripts; and Richard Aurandt was responsible for the music. CBS cast Gerald Mohr to star as Philip Marlowe, with Roy Rowan as announcer. Philip Marlowe, being a loner, was really the only regular character, but throughout the three years the series ran a long string of high-quality supporting Hollywood actors appeared on the show. Performing alongside Mohr at various times were Jeff Corey, Howard McNear, Parley Baer, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Gloria Blondell, and Lou Krugman. The CBS production ran from September 26, 1948 to September 29, 1950 with an additional short summer run from July 7 to September 15, 1951. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: April 16, 1949. CBS network. "The Heat Wave". Sustaining. Why is "The Heat Wave," a burlesque dancer wearing a golden mask? Marlowe's been hired to find out. Murder tries a strip tease! Barney Phillips, Byron Kane, Ed Begley, Elsie Holmes, Gene Levitt (writer), Gerald Mohr, Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Vivi Janis, Wilms Herbert. 29:22. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 02, 2016 05:00 AM PST
JiveTalk (Aired May 18, 1946)
Archie Andrews, created in 1941 by Bob Montana, is a fictional character in an American comic book series published by Archie Comics, a long-run radio series, a syndicated comic strip and animation -- The Archie Show, a Saturday morning cartoon television series by Filmation, plus Archie's Weird Mysteries. Archie Andrews began on the Blue Network on May 31, 1943, switched to Mutual in 1944, and then continued on NBC from 1945 until September 5 1953. Archie was first played by Charles Mullen, Jack Grimes and Burt Boyar, with Bob Hastings as the title character during the NBC years.The sponsor was Swift Products. The Cast: Harlan Stone, Alice Yourman, Arthur Kohl, Gloria Mann, Rosemary Rice. THIS EPISODE: May 18, 1946. "JiveTalk" - NBC network. Sustaining. Archie and Jughead are hep! Archie tries to get a date with jive talk. It works! Don't miss the young audience tittering when Betty (the sound effects man) gives Archie a kiss. Bob Hastings, Harlan Stone, Alice Yourman, Ian Martin, Gloria Mann, Rosemary Rice, Carl Jampel (writer), Felix McGuire (organist), Charles Urquhart (director), Tex Antoine (announcer). 29:29. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 02, 2016 12:00 AM PST
Passage To Tangier (1949) *The Exact Date Is Unknown.
Mathew Slade: Private Investigator was a featured, half-hour mystery presentation by The Pacifica Players of Pacifica Radio of Berkeley, California and the Pacifica Foundation of North Hollywood, California. It premiered as a Starlight Mystery Theater production on July 5, 1964 over Pacifica Radio affiliate stations. Initially announced for alternating Sundays, the program soon began airing in erratic installments from August through November of 1964. Starring William Wintersole as Mathew Slade, the program was billed as a radio mystery revival series from the outset, presented in recognition of the hundreds of popular detective mysteries that had aired throughout The Golden Age of Radio. Show Notes From The Digital Deli. THIS EPISODE: AFRTS rebroadcast on Starlight Mystery Theater. "Passage to Tangiers". Good story of a treasure hunt into the Moroccan desert. AFRTS program name: "Starlight Mystery Theatre." 21:05. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 01, 2016 06:00 PM PST
Payment Deferred (Aired November 25, 1947)
Studio One received Emmy nominations every year from 1950 to 1958. The series staged some notable and memorable teleplays among its 466 episodes. Some created such an impact they were adapted into theatrical films. Reginald Rose's drama Twelve Angry Men, about the conflicts of jurors deciding a murder case, originated on Studio One on 20 September 1954, and the 1957 motion picture remake with Henry Fonda was nominated for three Academy Awards. Sal Mineo had the title role in the 2 January 1956 episode of Reginald Rose's Dino , and he reprised the role for the movie Dino (1957). In 1954, "Crime at Blossoms", scripted by Jerome Ross, was given an Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV Series. Nathaniel Hawthorne's granddaughter received a plaque in recognition of her grandfather's writing achievements, during the 3 April 1950 telecast of The Scarlet Letter. THIS EPISODE: November 25, 1947. CBS network. "Payment Deferred". Sustaining. A murder story about a poor man who turns to killing for money to pay his debts. His eye then falls on a Frenchwoman with an eye for blackmail. Fletcher Markle (producer, director), Charles Laughton, Hester Sondergaard. 59:40. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 01, 2016 07:00 AM PST
Birthday Present (Aired October 12, 1952)
Birthday Present (Aired October 12, 1952) The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (1939-1953), is remembered first and foremost for its unforgettable introduction: awkward teen Henry's mother calling, "Hen-reeeeeeeeeeeee! Hen-ree Al-drich!" A top-ten ratings hit within two years of its birth (in 1941, the showm carried a 33.4 Crossley rating, landing it solidly alongside Jack Benny and Bob Hope), the show is considered a prototype for teen-oriented situation comedies to follow on radio and television and is a favourite if dated find for old-time radio collectors today. The Aldrich Family as a separate radio show was born as a summer replacement for Jack Benny in NBC's Sunday night lineup, July 2, 1939, and it stayed there until October 1, 1939, when it moved to Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., sponsored by General Foods's popular gelatin dessert Jell-O---which also sponsored Jack Benny at the time. THIS EPISODE: October 12, 1952. " Birthday Present" - NBC network. Sustaining. Henry decides to go into business, starting with a flashlight and continuing with a beach umbrella and mayonnaise jars. Is Henry really cut out to be a businessman? The date is approximate. Clifford Goldsmith (writer), House Jameson, Bobby Ellis, Dick Dudley (announcer), Johnny Fiedler, Katharine Raht. 30:17. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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December 01, 2016 02:00 AM PST
Lee & Grant At Appomattox (Aired November 7, 1948)
You Are There is an American historical educational television and radio series broadcast over the CBS Radio and CBS Television networks. reated by Goodman Ace for CBS Radio, it blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a figurative time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. Reporters included John Charles Daly, Don Hollenbeck and Richard C. Hottelet. The series was first heard on July 7, 1947 under the title CBS Is There. Its final broadcast was on March 19, 1950 under the title You Are There. According to author/historian Martin Grams, actor Canada Lee was a guest in episodes 32 and 60. Martin Gabel appeared in character in episode 82. The first 23 broadcasts went under the title "CBS Is There" and beginning with episode 24, the title changed to "You Are There". A total of 90 episodes were broadcast. Only 75 episodes are known to exist in recorded form. THIS EPISODE: November 7, 1948. "Lee & Grant At Appomattox" - CBS network. "Lee Rides To Meet Grant". Sustaining. The events of April 9, 1865. The day the Civil War ended, as seen from the Appomatox courthouse. Charles Webster, Don Hollenbeck, Eric Dressler, Guy Sorel, Jackson Beck (announcer), John Daly, Ken Roberts (announcer), McKay Juran (writer), Ned Calmer, Quincy Howe, Robert Lewis Shayon (producer), Robert Readick, Staats Cotsworth, Thomas Chalmers. 27:16. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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November 30, 2016 09:00 PM PST
Sam & The Psycho Ward (Aired August 2, 1946)
The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. The show ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949, and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951. The series starred Howard Duff (and later, Steve Dunne) as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie, and took a considerably more tongue-in-cheek approach to the character than the novel or movie. The series was largely overseen by producer/director William Spier. THIS EPISODE: August 2, 1946. ABC network. "Sam & The Psycho Ward". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. The fourth show of the series. The story title above is possibly correct, although it's announced indirectly. The program has also been referred to as, "The Death Of Dr. Denoff." A psychiatrist being blackmailed is killed by doing a "Brody" from his apartment window. His blackmailer is later found strangled! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dick Joy (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director), Fred Esler. 29:04. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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November 30, 2016 04:00 PM PST
A Load Of Dynamite (Aired June 23, 1957)
Suspense was actually spawned from another series called Forecast. The 1940 horror show was entitled Suspense and it was based on the Marie Belloc Lowndes' short Jack-the-Ripper novella, The Lodger. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who had made a 1926 silent film based on the same story (Grams, 1997, 3). Its subtle ending generated a large volume of mail which convinced CBS executives that they had a strong market. Two years later, Suspense was aired. It became one of radio's longest lasting shows, surviving twenty years of consistent success. It had numerous announcers during those two decades, ranging from the early Berry Kroeger to the veteran announcers, Paul Frees and George Walsh. But it was Joseph Kearns who evolved into "The Man in Black" host in 1943. Show Notes From Radio Horror Hosts THIS EPISODE: June 23, 1957. CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "A Load Of Dynamite". A good story about a dynamite truck driver, his beautiful wife, and his ex-convict brother. Bartlett Robinson, Ellen Morgan, Paul Dubov, Barney Phillips, George Walsh (announcer), Richard Wilde (writer), William N. Robson (producer, director). 27:53. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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November 30, 2016 10:00 AM PST
Marion Lewis Teenage Alcoholic (Aired September 14, 1950)
Dr. James Kildare was a fictional character, the primary character in a series of American theatrical films in the late 1930s and early 1940s, an early 1950s radio series, a 1960s television series of the same name and a comic book based on the TV show. The character was invented by the author Frederick Schiller Faust (aka Max Brand). The character began in the film series as a medical intern; after becoming a doctor he was mentored by an older physician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. After the first ten films, the series eliminated the character of Kildare and focused instead on Gillespie. In the summer of 1949, MGM reunited Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore to record the radio series, The Story of Dr. Kildare, scripted by Les Crutchfield, Jean Holloway and others. After broadcasts on WMGM New York from February 1, 1950 to August 3, 1951, the series was syndicated to other stations during the 1950s. THIS EPISODE: September 14, 1950. Program #34. "Marion Lewis Teenage Alcoholic" - WMGM, New York City-Mutual network origination, MGM syndication. Commercials added locally. Marion Lewis, a pretty teenager, is brought to Blair hospital with acute alcoholic poisoning. Her problem goes deeper...to her parents. Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Dick Joy (anouncer), William P. Rousseau (director), Les Crutchfield (writer), Walter Schumann (composer, conductor), Virginia Gregg, Ted Osborne, Lurene Tuttle, Jack Kruschen, Tol Avery, Barbara Ruark. 30:45. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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