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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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October 05, 2015 01:13 PM PDT
The Cake That Killed (Aired January 8, 1950)
THE SAINT first came to radio in 1940, with American produced programs starting in 1945. While not the first actor to bring Templar to life over the air, it was surprisingly (at least to me) Vincent Price who played the role for the longest period, from 1947 until 1951. Knowing Price for his screen persona, it is odd at first to hear him doing this wise-cracking and lighthearted rogue. Some episodes in the Radio Spirit collection are almost slapstick, with Price being hit over the head, slapped and even thrown overboard in a single episode. It’s apparent that Price is having fun with the show, possibly as it allows him to play the handsome leading man rather than the darker heavies he was already beginning to be known for on screen. THIS EPISODE: January 8, 1950. Mutual network. "The Cake That Killed". Sponsored by: Ford. A sweet-tooth for a certain cake leads the Saint to double-murder and mayhem. Vincent Price, Leslie Charteris (creator), James L. Saphier (producer). 25:28. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 05, 2015 08:00 AM PDT
The Boss's Son-in-law (Aired October 22, 1944)
The first Life of Riley radio show was a summer replacement show heard on CBS from April 12, 1941 to September 6, 1941. The CBS program starred Lionel Stander as J. Riley Farnsworth and had no real connection with the more famous series that followed a few years later. The radio program starring William Bendix aired on the ABC Blue Network from January 16, 1944 to June 8, 1945. Then it moved to NBC, where it was broadcast from September 8, 1945 to June 29, 1951. The supporting cast featured John Brown, who portrayed not only undertaker Digger O'Dell but also Riley's co-worker Gillis. Whereas Gillis gave Riley bad information that got him into trouble, Digger gave him good information that "helped him out of a hole," as he might have put it. Brown's lines as the undertaker were often repetitive, including puns based on his profession; but, thanks to Brown's delivery, the audience loved him. The series was co-developed by the non-performing Marx Brother, Gummo. Procter and Gamble (Prell shampoo) and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer were the show's longtime sponsors. THIS EPISODE: October 22, 1944. "The Boss's Son-in-law" - Blue network, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: American Meat Institute. Riley's boss is unhappy with his family situation. Riley tries to size up the new son-in-law. William Bendix, John Brown, Ken Niles (announcer), Ken Christy, Barton Yarborough, Don Bernard (director), Lou Coslowe (music), Dink Trout. 28:32. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 05, 2015 04:00 AM PDT
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - The Gentleman (Aired March 6, 1954)
Two auditions were created in 1949. The first was very much like a hardboiled detective series and starred Rye Billsbury as Dillon; the second starred Straight Arrow actor Howard Culver in a more Western, lighter version of the same script. CBS liked the Culver version better, and Ackerman was told to proceed. But there was a complication. Culver's contract as the star of Straight Arrow would not allow him to do another Western series. The project was shelved for three years, when MacDonnell and Meston discovered it creating an adult Western series of their own. MacDonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing juvenile fare such as The Lone Ranger and The Cisco Kid. Gunsmoke was set in Dodge City, Kansas during the thriving cattle days of the 1870s. Dunning notes, "The show drew critical acclaim for unprecedented realism." THIS EPISODE: March 6, 1954. CBS network. "The Gentleman". Sustaining. A Philadelphia gambler named Marcus France is in love with Mavis McLeod, and heading for a showdown with a bully named Tiller Evans. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on June 7, 1958. Eleanor Tanin, George Walsh (announcer), Georgia Ellis, Harry Bartell, Howard McNear, John Dehner, John Meston (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Rex Koury (composer, performer), William Conrad. 25:33. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 05, 2015 12:00 AM PDT
Social Error (Aired May 29, 1949)
He was born Alfred Damon Runyan in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Pueblo, Colorado, where Runyon Field and Runyon Lake are named after him. He was a third-generation newspaperman, and started in the trade under his father in Pueblo. He worked for various newspapers in the Rocky Mountain area; at one of those, the spelling of his last name was changed from "Runyan" to "Runyon", a change he let stand. After a notable failure in trying to organize a Colorado minor baseball league, Runyon moved to New York City in 1910. For the next ten years he covered the New York Giants and professional boxing for the New York American. In his first New York byline, the American editor dropped the "Alfred", and the name "Damon Runyon" appeared for the first time. Broadcast from January to December 1949, "The Damon Runyon Theatre" dramatized 52 of Runyon's short stories for radio. THIS EPISODE: May 29, 1949. Program #35. Mayfair syndication. "Social Error". Commercials added locally. One does not plug other folk at parties in the best of circles. Damon Runyon (author), Jeff Chandler, John Brown, Richard Sanville (director), Russell Hughes (adaptor), Vern Carstensen (production supervisor), Frank Gallop (announcer). 28:42. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 04, 2015 08:36 PM PDT
The Case Of The Quincy Killers (Aired April 24, 1948)
Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered as G-Men, sponsored by Chevrolet, on July 20, 1935. After the title was changed to Gang Busters January 15, 1936, the show had a 21-year run through November 20, 1957. Beginning with a barrage of loud sound effects — guns firing and tires squealing — this intrusive introduction led to the popular catch phrase "came on like Gang Busters."The series dramatized FBI cases, which producer-director Phillips H. Lord arranged in close association with Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. THIS EPISODE: April 24, 1948. Program #526. ABC network origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Quincy Killers". Participating sponsors. A father and son team specialize in kidnapping, theft and murder. This program is noted for its use of a melodeon instead of the usual organ. WRVR rebroadcast date: July 9, 1973. Ted Corday (director), Stanley Niss (writer), William Zuckert, Bill Smith, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Don Gardiner (announcer), Ben Hunter (KEX Portland Oregon announcer). 23:57. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 04, 2015 03:29 PM PDT
The Canary Yellow Sack (Aired March 20, 1955)
Scripts were by Howard Merrill and Ed Adamson in the lighthearted tradition of Mr. and Mrs. North. Julie Stevens and Charles Webster starred as Jean and Pat Abbott, a San Francisco married couple who solved murder mysteries. In the supporting cast were Jean Ellyn, Sydney Slon and Luis Van Rooten. Moving to 5:30pm in 1946, Les Tremayne and Alice Reinheart took over the roles until the end of the series on August 31, 1947. Seven years later, the characters returned October 3, 1954, on NBC in The Adventures of the Abbotts, broadcast on NBC Sunday evenings at 8:30pm. The Abbotts were portrayed by Claudia Morgan and Les Damon. The NBC series ran until June 12, 1955. THIS EPISODE: March 20, 1955. Program #7. NBC network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Canary-Yellow Sack". Les Damon, Claudia Morgan, Frances Crane (creator), Howard Merrill (writer), Bernard L. Schubert (producer), Ted Lloyd (producer), Dewey Bergman (composer, conductor), Mandel Kramer, Jean Darling, Everett Sloane, Lon Clark, Harry Frazee (director, recordist). 30:09. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 04, 2015 07:00 AM PDT
2 Episodes "The College Representative (06-02-58)" and "The Baby Bed (06-03-58)"
The Couple Next Door was a Peg Lynch series which began in 1953-57 on Chicago's WGN, moving to the Mutual Broadcasting System in the summer of 1957. The married couple was played by Olan Soule and Elinor Harriot. It was revived on CBS Radio (December 30, 1957-November 25, 1960) with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as the unnamed married couple---essentially, it reprised Ethel and Albert but the new name was necessitated because Lynch had long since lost the rights to the original title. TODAY'S SHOW: "The College Representative (06-02-58)" and "The Baby Bed (06-03-58)" . June 2, 1958. "The College Representative" - CBS network. Sustaining. Mr. Rogers gets the planks, the beams, a Revolutionary War rifle and a brick! The system cue is added live. Peg Lynch (writer, performer), Alan Bunce, Walter Hart (producer), Stuart Metz (announcer), John Gibson, House Jameson, Frank Hummert (creator), Anne Hummert (creator). 15:01. June 3, 1958. "The Baby Bed" - CBS neworkt. Sustaining. Cutting back the baby bed. The system cue is added live. Peg Lynch (writer, performer), Alan Bunce, Walter Hart (producer), Stuart Metz (announcer), Francine Meyers, Frank Hummert (creator), Anne Hummert (creator). 15:07.

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October 04, 2015 03:00 AM PDT
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Have Gun Will Travel" - Roped (Aired June 7, 1959)
The radio series debuted November 23, 1958. Have Gun — Will Travel was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and produced by Frank Pierson, Don Ingalls, Robert Sparks, and Julian Claman. There were 225 episodes of the TV series (several were written by Gene Roddenberry), of which 101 were directed by Andrew McLaglen and 19 were directed by the series star Richard Boone. The title was a catch phrase used in personal advertisements in newspapers like The Times, indicating that the advertiser was ready-for-anything. It was used in this way from the early 1900s. THIS EPISODE: June 7, 1959. CBS network. "Roped". Sponsored by: Longines Watches, Mutual Of Omaha. Dirk and Agnes, professional horse thieves, need Paladin to keep from being lynched...after knocking him unconscious and tying him up! This is a network, sponsored version. Possibly Virginia Gregg's first appearance on the show as "Miss Wong." John Dehner, Ben Wright, Vic Perrin, Jeanne Bates, Joseph Kearns, Frank Michael (writer), Hugh Douglas (announcer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Frank Knight (Longines commercial), Tom Hanley (sound effects, performer), John James, Bill James (sound effects), Sam Rolfe (creator), Herb Meadow (creator). 24:42. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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October 03, 2015 11:00 PM PDT
Trixie's Bank Heist (1953) *The Exact Date Is Unknown.
This show, from the early 1950s, is a good example of the true story style of delivery made popular in radio's classic crime shows Gangbusters and Mr. District Attorney. Of course, the best and most popular of the true crime shows was Dragnet -- the monotone, "just the facts" style demanded by Jack Webb in the show made two points at once: first, that the show wasn't a typical melodramatic crime show, as had been on radio since "the good old days", and more importantly, that we were along for the ride on another day at the office -- in this case, a policeman's “day at the office". Not a true crime show, as this is drama, but this show features Chuck Morgan, as played by Glen Langen, a very believable news anchor at KOP, a Los Angeles radio station. He is pals with Lieutenant Bill Miggs of the police force, who tips him off to hot crime news. Also in on the capers is Morgan's "Gal Friday", Carol Curtis, played by Adele Jurgens. The three meet all types -- mostly on the shady side of the street. In real life, Glen and Adele were husband and wife, the two marrying in 1949. They had met on the movie set of The Treasure of Monte Cristo. On the show, the repartee between the two is strictly old school and quite enjoyable. The dialogue is solid and makes the most of the plots. Unheralded and left for dead, Stand By for Crime is well worth your time. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.

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October 03, 2015 07:39 PM PDT
Nelson Walker (Aired June 15, 1948)
The production didn't stint on talent, as hinted above. No less than Ivan Ditmars provided the music direction and in addition to Herb Lytton as 'Fate', the varying casts included Lurene Tuttle, Larry Dobkin, Hal Sawyer, Gloria Blondell, Frank Albertson, Jerry Hausner, Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Ken Peters, Daws Butler and William Johnstone. All in all a superb well of talent from which to draw each week. While a bit difficult to document, the production remains quite collectable and the perspective of the presentation is also unique for the era--or since for that matter. Diary of Fate is one of Radio's little, oft-overlooked gems that demand pulling out, polishing up for better enjoyment, then dutifully returning them to their preserve for another airing one day in the future. THIS EPISODE: June 15, 1948. Program #27. ABC network, KECA, Los Angeles origination, Finley syndication. "Nelson Walker". Commercials added locally. Book 97, page 302. A drifter faces "an instant of horror." The date is subject to correction. Larry Finley (producer), Gloria Blondell, Herb Lytton (as "Fate" and co-producer), Jack Edwards Jr., Pat McGeehan, Ray Ehrlenborn (sound effects), Hal Sawyer, Bern Surrey. 28:46. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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