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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 17, 2019 03:00 PM PDT
After The Thin Man (Starring William Powell) Aired June 17, 1940
For its airings on the Armed Forces Radio Service (for which it was retitled Hollywood Radio Theater), the program was hosted by Don Wilson in the early '50s. During its years on CBS in Hollywood, Lux Radio Theater was broadcast from the Lux Radio Playhouse located at 1615 North Vine Street in Hollywood, one block south of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The theater was later renamed the Huntington Hartford Theater, the Doolittle Theater and is now the Ricardo Montalban Theater. The Lux Video Theatre began as a live 30-minute Monday evening CBS series October 2, 1950, switching to Thursday nights during August 1951. In September 1953, the show relocated from New York to Hollywood. In August 1954, it jumped to NBC as an hour-long show on Thursday nights, telecast until September 12, 1957. James Mason was the host in the 1954-55 season. THIS EPISODE: June 17, 1940. CBS network. "After The Thin Man". Sponsored by: Lux. Nick and Nora Charles solve their second case. Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), William Powell, Myrna Loy, Cecil B. DeMille, Abe Reynolds, Arthur Q. Bryan, Edward Marr, Eric Snowden (doubles), Fred MacKaye, Frederick Shields (doubles), Ynez Seabury, Julie Bannon, Lou Merrill, Louis Silvers (music director), Mary Lou Simpson, Melville Ruick (announcer), Russell Fillmore (doubles), Tristram Coffin, Wally Maher, Walter White (doubles), Warren Ashe, Frances Goodrich (screenwriter), Albert Hackett (screenwriter), Mary Belle Porter (intermission guest: a representative of the American Cotton Industry), Thomas Freebairn-Smith (commercial spokesman: narrator), Kathleen Fitz (commercial spokesman), Duane Thompson (commercial spokesman), Lee Millar (commercial spokesman: as a dog), Sanford Barnett (director), George Wells (adaptor). 59:34. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 17, 2019 10:00 AM PDT
Past Imperfect (Aired December 16, 1985)
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) began airing a fascinating range of classic, mystery, comedy, documentary, and supernatural drama throughout the 1970s to 1990s to a steadily expanding audience--both in Canada and throughout the northern portions of the U.S. The CBC's extensive Radio offerings were a fairly even mix of organic dramas and comedies showcasing Canada's own great actors, writers and production talent, as well as several popular transcribed, syndicated features from throughout the British Empire and the United States. Vanishing Point is the title of a science fiction anthology series that ran on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio from 1984 until 1986, although the show would continue under different names and formats. A descriptive intro declared that Vanishing Point. The series was produced by Bill Lane in the CBC's Toronto studios. 1984-1986 There were 69 episodes in the original series. The series continued after that under various names and formats. "The point between reality and fantasy. Where imagination holds the key to new worlds. That point of no return---The Vanishing Point." Favorably compared to Rod Sterling's classic TV series, The Twilight Zone, these finely tuned radio dramas from the CBC provide compelling excursions into the realm of mystery and fantasy.

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August 17, 2019 05:00 AM PDT
Riddle Of Astro Pt. 2 of 2 (04-24-52)
Tom Corbett — Space Cadet was the most scientifically accurate series on television, in part due to official science advisor Willy Ley, and later due to Frankie Thomas. Thomas read up on science and everyone on the set turned to him for advice on matters scientific. The original Tom Corbett series was published by Dell Comics beginning in their 4-Color series. The 4-Color series was used to try out new story lines on the public to obtain feedback. If successful the series would be spun off to form its own title. Tom Corbett won his own title after three tryout issues. TODAY'S SHOW: April 24, 1952. ABC network, WJZ, New York aircheck. "The Riddle Of Astro Part Two". Sponsored by: Kellogg's Pep, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, cut-outs premium. Astro impersonates his crooked cousin to find the space pirates. Al Markim, Drex Hines (director), Edward Bryce, Frank Thomas Jr., Jackson Beck (announcer), Jan Merlin, Jon Gart (organist). 23:09. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 17, 2019 12:00 AM PDT
Mission Of Mercy (Part 1 of 2) Aired March 25, 1952
Tom Corbett is the main character in a series of Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories that were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, coloring books, punch-out books and View-Master reels in the 1950s. The stories followed the adventures of Tom Corbett, Astro, and Roger Manning, cadets at the Space Academy as they train to become members of the elite Solar Guard. The action takes place at the Academy in classrooms and bunkroom, aboard their training ship the rocket cruiser Polaris, and on alien worlds, both within our solar system and in orbit around nearby stars. TODAY'S SHOW: April 22, 1952. ABC network, WJZ, New York aircheck. "The Riddle Of Astro Part One". Sponsored by: Kellogg's Pep, Kellogg's Raisin Bran. Marko, Astro's evil cousin kidnaps him and takes his place at the Academy. Al Markim, Drex Hines (director), Frank Thomas Jr., Jackson Beck (announcer), Jan Merlin, Ben Peter Freeman (writer), Jon Gart (organist). 23:54. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 16, 2019 07:00 PM PDT
Mightier Than The Sword (Aired June 19, 1950)
Stories presented in the series include the theft of the British crown jewels by Colonel Thomas Blood; the story of a man who finds an armless and legless body wrapped in ribbons and lace; or the strange story of two close brothers who love one another enough to contemplate the murder of a brother’s affluent, yet unsightly and ignorant, wife. Murders, forgery, and robberies all get a through review on the program. Each time, Scotland Yard detectives are afoot to solve the crime mystery! The Secrets of Scotland Yard was initially hosted by Clive Brook, probably for the first year or so. To add to the air of authenticity, Brook sometimes discusses matters with Percy Hoskins, a 1950s crime expert and reporter for the London Daily Express. Hoskins knew every nook and cranny in London’s seedier districts and personally reported on many of the major crimes of the day. THIS EPISODE: June 19, 1950. Program #81. Towers Of London syndication. "Mightier Than The Sword". Commercials added locally. The story of old Charles Howard and Mr. Brown, two delightful chaps who made their living with their penmanship. The date is approximate. Clive Brook (host), Percy Hoskins (writer, performer), Harry Alan Towers (producer). 25:11. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 16, 2019 02:00 PM PDT
Sabotage (Aired July 08, 1951)
Mr. Moto is small in stature but strong and an expert in judo. He was the title character of a series of books, beginning with No Hero (1935; British title: Mr Moto Takes a Hand, reprint title: Your Turn, Mr. Moto), and of eight films between 1937 and 1939, in which he was portrayed by Peter Lorre. With the beginning of World War II, Mr. Moto fell out of favor with Americans, and no new books or movies about him appeared between 1942 and 1957. A dedicated and cold-blooded spy for Imperial Japan, Moto is not a conventional hero. He does not look for opportunities to commit violence but has no problem with killing people who obstruct his plans, and he would not hesitate to take his own life if necessary. But he is a master of concealing his true nature while under cover, and usually appears dull, naive, utterly harmless. He does not try to correct the bigoted attitudes of Westerners toward him and other Asians, and is not above encouraging such condescension. It often works to his advantage, leading Westerners to ignore or underestimate him. THIS EPISODE: July 08, 1951. NBC network. "Sabotage". Sustaining. A story of danger, as Mr. Moto searches for a saboteur. James Monks, Fred Collins (announcer), John P. Marquand (creator), Harry W. Junkin (writer, director), Carol Irwin (producer), Hedley Rennie, Ross Martin, Rita Lynn, Bernard Grant, Lyle Sudrow. 28:34. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 16, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
Recommendation From Rommel (Aired August 6, 1950)
"Are you willing to undertake a dangerous mission for the United States, knowing in advance you may never return alive?" Cloak and Dagger first aired over the NBC network on May 7, 1950. It had a short run through the Summer on Sundays, changing to Fridays after its Summer run. The last show aired Oct. 22, 1950. This is the story of the WWII special governmental agency, the OSS, or Office of Strategic Services. Its mission was to develop and maintain spy networks throughout Europe and into Asia, while giving aid to underground partisan groups and developing espionage activities for Allied forces overseas.The show is based on the book of the same name by Lt. Col. Corey Ford and Major Alastair MacBain (who were associated with the OSS from its early days.) The dramas are not Hollywood-style, in that they sometimes end with plans foiled or leading characters dead. THIS EPISODE: August 6, 1950. NBC network. "Recommendation From Rommel". Sustaining. 4:00 P. M. A spy for the O. S. S. in northern Italy has the misfortune to find himself in the train compartment of Field Marshal Rommel himself! Jan Miner, Boris Aplon, Jon Gart (music), Louis G. Cowan (director), Arnold Moss, Jerry Jarrett, Raymond Edward Johnson, Karl Weber, Winifred Wolfe (writer), Jack Gordon (writer), Alfred Hollander (director), Sherman Marks (director, supervisor), Ralph Bell, Berry Kroeger. 29:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 16, 2019 04:00 AM PDT
A Salute To Radio (Aired September 16, 1947)
In 1916, Berle enrolled in the Professional Children's School, and at age 12 he made his stage debut in Florodora. After four weeks in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the show moved to Broadway. It catapulted him into a comedic career that spanned eight decades in nightclubs, Broadway shows, vaudeville, Las Vegas, films, television, and radio. Berle's 1929 television appearance was only experimental, but by the early 1930s he had become a successful stand-up comedian. In 1933 he was hired by producer Jack White to star in the theatrical featurette Poppin' the Cork, a topical musical comedy concerning the repealing of Prohibition. Berle also co-wrote the score for this film, which was released by Educational Pictures. Berle continued to dabble in songwriting. With Ben Oakland and Milton Drake, Berle wrote the title song for the RKO Radio Pictures release Li'l Abner (1940), an adaptation of Al Capp's comic strip, featuring Buster Keaton as Lonesome Polecat. Berle wrote a Spike Jones B-side, "Leave the Dishes in the Sink, Ma." THIS EPISODE: September 16, 1947. NBC network. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. "A Salute To Radio". Milton takes Junior to a child psychiatrist. Frank Gallop (announcer), Milton Berle, Ray Bloch and His Orchestra. 30:56. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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August 15, 2019 11:00 PM PDT
The Wendigo (1970) *The Exact Date Is Unknown.
The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, refers to a period of radio programming in the United States lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until the 1950s, when television superseded radio as the medium of choice for scripted programming and radio shifted to playing popular music. During this period, when radio was dominant and filled with a variety of formats and genres, people regularly tuned into their favorite radio programs. In fact, according to a 1947 C. E. Hooper survey, 82 out of 100 Americans were found to be radio listeners. Theatrer 10:30 was a Canadian Old Time Radio show. The date of the broadcast for the episodes is generally unknown. The shows are in the genres of horror, fantasy and mystery. It was a production of CBC Radio. This series aired from September 1968 through 1971, though air dates for particular episodes are unavailable.

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August 15, 2019 06:00 PM PDT
Your Time Is Up (Aired August 20, 1964)
Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper. Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s, who, among other duties, did Theater Five. THIS EPISODE: August 20, 1964. ABC network. "Your Time Is Up". Commercials deleted. The system cue has been deleted. Raphael David Blau (writer), Warren Somerville (director), Natalie Priest, Betty Walker, Paul McGrath, Norman Rose, Neal Pultz (audio engineer), Ed Blainey (sound technician), Fred Foy (announcer), Jack C. Wilson (script editor), Alexander Vlas-Daczenco (composer), Glenn Osser (conductor), Edward A. Byron (executive producer). 21:37. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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