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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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August 25, 2015 11:00 PM PDT
Two Episodes "He Woke Up Dead" (03-27-45) and "The Devil's Caverns" (04-03-45)
The Strange Dr. Weird was a spin-off of The Mysterious Traveler. It featured the same voice from The Mysterious Traveler (Maurice Tarplin) but under a new name, Dr. Weird. He told Mysterious Traveler stories, but shortened them to 15 minutes and gave them different titles (Grams, 2000, 450). He even used a similar exit strategy in both series, pretending it is the listener who is interrupting his story to leave, but taking the time to invite them back next week for another creepy tale told in his trademark slithering voice. Given all these similarities, it should be no surprise that the same director (Jock MacGregor) and writers (Bob Arthur and David Kogan) were also from The Mysterious Traveler (Buxton, 229). The only stylistic change was that Dr. Weird told his stories in a mansion overlooking a dreary cemetery, instead of on a train. So why the shorter time format? Realistically, it was likely a business decision to make more money by repackaging already tried and true storylines into shorter time slots. Show Notes From Radio Horror Hosts.

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August 25, 2015 07:00 PM PDT
Soundless (Aired September 18, 1948)
Radio City Playhouse was one of the last of a long series of premium Drama productions NBC offered as flagship, sustaining productions over the years. As with it's previous premium dramatic and Classic music productions, NBC spared no apparent expense to mount these flagship efforts. And it shows. NBC, yet again, brings the greatest voice talent, writing, and technical direction to this anthology of wonderful, popular modern dramas. NBC's previous dramatic sustaining productions consisted of either the pure Classics, or Modern Stage Plays from the 19th and 20th Centuries. This series of three seasons tended to feature a delightful mix of both contemporary original radio plays and classic dramas, backed by the very finest voice talent on contract with NBC. THIS EPISODE: September 18, 1948. Program #12. NBC network. "Soundless". Sustaining. Jan Miner, Harry W. Junkin (writer, director), John Larkin, Lon Clark, Dan Ocko, Gregory Morton, Madeleine Pierce, Roy Shield (composer, conductor), Eve Young (vocalist), Richard P. McDonough (NBC supervisor), Lionel Ricou (announcer). 29:37 Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 25, 2015 03:59 PM PDT
Crazy Town (Aired May 20, 1939)
Arch Oboler's Plays was a radio drama series written, produced and directed by Arch Oboler. Minus a sponsor, it ran for one year, airing Saturday evenings on NBC from March 25, 1939 to March 23, 1940 and revived five years later on Mutual for a sustaining summer run from April 5, 1945 to October 11, 1945. Leading film actors were heard on this series, including Gloria Blondell, Eddie Cantor, James Cagney, Ronald Colman, Joan Crawford, Greer Garson, Edmund Gwenn, Van Heflin, Katharine Hepburn, Elsa Lanchester, Peter Lorre, Frank Lovejoy, Raymond Massey, Burgess Meredith, Paul Muni, Alla Nazimova, Edmond O'Brien, Geraldine Page, Gale Sondergaard, Franchot Tone and George Zucco. Oboler sold his first radio scripts while still in high school during the 1920s and rose to fame when he began scripting the NBC horror anthology Lights Out in 1936. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: May 20, 1939. Blue Network. "Crazy Town". Sustaining. Two (presumably) Italian aviators crash after a bombing mission. They find themselves imprisoned in a "crazy town." 'In a community were all men are mad, no one is mad." A strong anti-fascist, anti-war drama. Edmond O'Brien, Arch Oboler (writer), Charlotte Manson, John Brown, Paul Stewart, Betty Kane. 27:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 25, 2015 11:12 AM PDT
Black Market Blackie (Aired July 21, 1944)
The Boston Blackie radio series, also starring Morris, began June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos 'n' Andy Show. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Unlike the concurrent films, Blackie had a steady romantic interest in the radio show: Lesley Woods appeared as Blackie's girlfriend Mary Wesley. Harlow Wilcox was the show's announcer. On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. THIS EPISODE: July 21, 1944. "Black Market Blackie" aka: Black Market Meat Ring - NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Rinso, Lifebuoy Soap, Bulova (local). A gang of black-market meat sellers wants Blackie to join the gang. When Blackie says, "No," Inspector Farraday is of no help. Chester Morris, Richard Lane, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Charles Cornell (organ), Tony Barrett, Ray Barrett (local WEAF announcer), Jan Miner. 28:34. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 25, 2015 07:00 AM PDT
Who Has The Time (Aired September 21, 1950)
The series began August 25, 1949, on NBC Radio. Set in the Midwest, it starred Robert Young as General Insurance agent Jim Anderson. His wife Margaret was first portrayed by June Whitley and later by Jean Vander Pyl. The Anderson children were Betty (Rhoda Williams), Bud (Ted Donaldson) and Kathy (Norma Jean Nillson). Others in the cast were Eleanor Audley, Herb Vigran and Sam Edwards. Sponsored through most of its run by General Foods, the series was heard Thursday evenings on NBC until March 25, 1954. The show is often regarded as an example of the conservative and paternalistic nature of American family life in the 1950s and it is also cited as an overly rosy portrayal of American family life. On the radio program, the character of Jim differs from the later television character. The radio Jim is far more sarcastic and shows he really "rules" over his family. Bud is in charge of always having to answer the front door, which he hates. He is also shown as a somewhat dim boy who takes everything literally; for example, Jim might say "Go jump in the lake," to which Bud would reply "Okay, Dad; which lake should I go jump into?" On radio Kathy often is portrayed as a source of irritation. She whines, cries and complains about her status in the family as overlooked. She often is the source of money to her brother and sister, although she is in hock several years on her own allowance.

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August 25, 2015 03:00 AM PDT
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Lightning Jim" - Lightning Jim Prevents A Lynching (1944) *The Exact Date Is Unknown.
Only about 41 broadcasts have been located. Marshall Lightning Jim Whipple on his horse Thunder and his deputy, Whitey Larson explore the history of the west through adventure. The program originated in 1938 and was called The Adventures of Lightning Jim. At this time it was a West coast program. The program returned to the air in the 1950s and a total of 98 radio programs were produced. J. David Goldin's The Golden Age of Radio published by Radio Yesteryear in 1998 indicates that 41 Lightning Jim broadcasts have been located. The program was originally called The Adventures of Lightning Jim. The program returned to the air in the 1950s. THIS EPISODE: 1944. Program #23. ZIV Syndication. "Lightning Jim Prevents A Lynching". Commercials added locally. Jim uses an out of work Shakespearean actor to prevent an innocent man from being hanged. Francis X. Bushman, Henry Hoople. 28:51. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 24, 2015 11:00 PM PDT
The Million Dollar Deadline (Aired May 11, 1950)
Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet). The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. Under the title Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, it later transferred to television. The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father's killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre. THIS EPISODE: May 11, 1950. ABC network. "The Million Dollar Deadline". Sponsored by: Quaker (dog picture cards premium). A wealthy gold miner wills his fortune to his family in Seattle...if they come up to the Yukon to claim it. A dishonest lawyer hires a killer to make sure that they never arrive. Paul Sutton, Jay Michael (announcer), George W. Trendle (creator, producer), Fred Flowerday (director), Fran Striker (editor). 29:05. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 24, 2015 07:00 PM PDT
The Assassin (Aired May 9, 1979)
The Sears Radio Theater Series premiered on Monday 02/05/79 and offered a different genre each weekday night. Each genre was hosted by a different celebrity. The program was produced on Paramount's Stage F in Hollywood. These first 130 programs were broadcast over a six month period and then rebroadcast over the following six months. From 02/14/80 to 12/19/81 this series was heard again, this time over Mutual, as The Mutual Radio Theater. This was clearly one of the last big attempts to produce radio programming, with many of radio’s best talents, the way radio was heard in its “golden days.” Despite budget and talent, it just wasn’t to be. THIS EPISODE: May 9, 1979. Program #68. CBS network. "The Assassin". Sponsored by: Sears Roebuck and Company. Alan Caillou (wrtier), Vincent Price (host), Ivor Barry, Antoinette Bower, Shepard Menken, Joe Moross, Marvin Miller, Pamela Brook, Don Diamond, Fletcher Markle (producer, director). 51:27. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 24, 2015 03:00 PM PDT
Bet On Murder (Aired July 14, 1953)
Albert Hackett and Peggy Conklin had the title roles in the Broadway production Mr. and Mrs. North, which ran 163 performances at the Belasco Theatre from January 12, 1941, to May 31, 1941. Alfred De Liagre, Jr. produced and directed the play written by Owen Davis. In 1946, producer-director Fred Coe brought the Owen Davis play to television (on New York City's WNBT) with John McQuade and Maxine Stewart in the leads and Don Haggerty, Joan Marlowe and Millard Mitchell repeating their Broadway roles. Barbara Britton and Richard Denning starred in the TV adaptation seen on CBS from 1952 to 1953 and on NBC in 1954. Guest appearances on this series included Raymond Burr, Hans Conried, Mara Corday, Carolyn Jones, Katy Jurado, Jimmy Lydon, Julia Meade, William Schallert and Gloria Talbott. THIS EPISODE: July 14, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Bet On Murder". Frederick Morgan owes $5000 to a gambler, who tries to beat it out of him. Roger, Fred's best friend, wants to romance Fred's wife, and tells her to leave Fred. Freddy Morgan is soon found dead. A suicide? Not likely! Daniels, the bookie, claims that he didn't kill Morgan, even though he beat Freddy up. The music fill has been deleted. Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Sheldon Leonard, Frances Lockridge (creator), Richard Lockridge (writer). 23:48. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 24, 2015 11:26 AM PDT
The Roughnecks Will (Aired September 25, 1949)
The Adventures of Frank Race was a syndicated show, out of Bruce Ells Productions in Hollywood, and began airing on radio in the spring of 1949. A total of 43 episodes were produced, broadcast first on the East coast 1949-50, and then on the West coast 1951-52. The title hero was described in the introduction by announcer Art Gilmore with these words: "Before the war, FRANK RACE worked as an attorney, but he traded his law books for the cloak-and-dagger of the OSS. When the war was over, his former life was over too....adventure became his business!" Starring "Chandu The Magician" Star Tom Collins. THIS EPISODE: September 25, 1949. Program #22. Broadcasters Program Syndicate syndication. "The Adventure Of The Roughneck's Will". Commercials added locally. A ninety-year old billionaire leaves a will specifically designed to encourage his beneficiaries to kill each other. Tom Collins, Buckley Angel (writer, director), Joel Murcott (writer, director), Bruce Eells (producer), Ivan Ditmars (organist), Art Gilmore (announcer), Tony Barrett, Frank Lovejoy, Gloria Blondell, Wilms Herbert, Michael Ann Barrett. 28:10. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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