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Volume 9
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The Great Gildersleeve’s writer in its first year was Leonard L. Levinson. Although he would only be with the show for a year, Levinson set the standard by which the show would develop with his writing style. Moving away from the blowhard braggart that Gildy had been on Fibber McGee and Molly, Levinson worked empathy and compassion into the windbag’s personality. Even though the arguments continued with the likes of Judge Hooker, Levinson expanded Gildersleeve in a way that made him care about those around him, something that would contribute more than anything else to the best episodes.
After Leonard L. Levinson entered the army in 1942,  Sam Moore and John Whedon took over as the lead writers. Using the improvements that Levinson had made in the character, took both Gildy and Summerfield in even better directions. Though most of the stories took place within an eight block radius in Summerfield, Whedon and Moore made the locale authentic simply by recreating a 1940s era small town on the air, replete with patriotism and antics. Both writers also added new characters, like neighbor Bullard, and expanded on existing characters around Gildy, adding to the feel that the people in the show were real and lived just down the street.
Writers John Whedon and Sam Moore in 1942 introduced a technique that had been used in earlier shows, like Amos ’n’ Andy. Focusing first on Gildy’s romance with the Widow Ransom, Moore and Whedon turned the show from a one and done program to an episodic serial. This was repeated many times over the years, both continuing to chronicle Gildy’s love life and leading to characters aging, like Marjorie getting married and having twins. What had been a show originally centered around a character that might have been a one trick pony grew into a fully realized episodic character comedy.
Listen in as Gildy, Judge Hooker, Birdie and everyone else in Summerfield make laughter and life happen in the 12 original broadcasts from September 1943 to March 1944 of The Great GildersleeveVolume 9, restored to sparkling digital quality and presented as they were originally aired.
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Volume 13
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Radio Preservation has always been at the core of Radio Archives. This exciting series is derived from our massive collection of thirty thousand radio shows from 16" transcription discs and fifty thousand shows from low generation reels.
This 20 hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets.
These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older recordings. We expect the shows to be the best sounding copies available anywhere.
Radio Archives Treasures are available as MP3 digital downloads or Audio CDs, restored to sparkling digital quality.
20 hours - $29.99 Download / $59.98 Audio CDs
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CD #1
Information Please
#15 Guests Bill Corham & Jimmy Gleason
30:00 - Syndicated - No commercials
Information Please
#16 Guests Russell Krause & Joshua Logan
30:00 - Syndicated - No commercials
CD #2
Mystery in the Air
Beyond Good and Evil
Thursday, August 28, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC - Camel cigarette commercials
Mystery in the Air
The Mask of Medusa
Thursday, September 4, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC - Camel cigarette commercials
CD #3
Arthur Godfrey Time
I May Be Wrong but I Think You're Wonderful
Monday, September 15, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS - Chesterfield cigarette commercials
Arthur Godfrey Time
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS - Chesterfield cigarette commercials
CD #4
Mystery Is My Hobby
#116 Death Is a Twin
Friday, September 12, 1947 - 30:00 - Syndicated - No commercials
Mystery Is My Hobby
#117 Murder Can Sometimes Be Pleasant
Friday, September 19, 1947 - 30:00 - Syndicated - No commercials
CD #5
Country Style USA
#11 The Wilburn Brothers
1950's - 15:00 - Army syndication - US Army Recruitment commercials
Country Style USA
#12 Ernest Tubb
1950's - 15:00 - Army syndication - US Army Recruitment commercials
Country Style USA
#13 Grandpa Jones
1950's - 15:00 - Army syndication - US Army Recruitment commercials
Country Style USA
#14 Ernest Tubb
1950's - 15:00 - Army syndication - US Army Recruitment commercials
CD #6
Let George Do It
The Noose Hangs High
Monday, April 16, 1951 - 30:00 - Mutual-Don Lee - Standard Oil commercials
Let George Do It
Framed for Hanging
Monday, September 24, 1951 - 30:00 - Mutual-Don Lee - Standard Oil commercials
CD #7
The Bing Crosby Show
Guests Rosemary Clooney, Joe Venuti
Thursday, January 22, 1953 - 30:00 - CBS - General Electric commercials
The Bing Crosby Show
Guests Kay Starr, Joe Venuti
Thursday, January 29, 1953 - 30:00 - CBS - General Electric commercials
CD #8
The Man on The Farm
Saturday, December 14, 1946 - 30:00 - Syndicated - Quaker Oats - Ful-O-Pep Feeds commercials
The Man on The Farm
#255 Christmas Show
Saturday, December 21, 1946 - 30:00 - Syndicated - Quaker Oats - Ful-O-Pep Feeds commercials
CD #9
Presenting Charles Boyer
The Clock
Thursday, September 28, 1950 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
Presenting Charles Boyer
The Paris-Marseilles Highway
Thursday, October 26, 1950 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
CD #10
3.05-4 PM Fibber McGee and Molly Segment
Saturday, May 17, 1958 - 60:00 - NBC - Multiple Sponsors
CD #11
11-12 PM Host Monty Hall
Saturday, May 17, 1958 - 60:00 - NBC - Multiple Sponsors
CD #12
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#656 Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra From Roswell Army Air Field
Monday, April 23, 1945 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#730 Gene Krupa and His Orchestra From the Jersey City Quartermaster's Depot
Friday, August 17, 1945 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#731 Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra From the Hospital Center, Camp Edwards, MA
Monday, August 20, 1945 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#736 Joe Sanders and His Orchestra From Office of the Chief of Ordanance, Detroit, MI
Friday, August 31, 1945 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
CD #13
#25 The Case of a Corpse That Wrote
30:00 - Australia - No commercials
#26 The Case of Tin Pan Alley Money
30:00 - Australia - No commercials
CD #14
Greatest Sports Thrill
#11 Otto Graham
1960 - 15:00 - Air Force syndication - Air Force recruiting commercials
Greatest Sports Thrill
#12 Bob Pettit
1960 - 15:00 - Air Force syndication - Air Force recruiting commercials
Greatest Sports Thrill
#13 Doc Blanchard
1960 - 15:00 - Air Force syndication - Air Force recruiting commercials
Special Mileage Rationing Program
Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Dinah Shore
Tuesday, December 1, 1942 - 15:00 - Office Of War Information syndication - No commercials
CD #15
All-Star Western Theatre
Why Did I Ever Leave Wyoming
Sunday, February 16, 1947 - 30:00 - Syndicated - No commercials
All-Star Western Theatre
The Trail to Mexico
Sunday, February 23, 1947 - 30:00 - Syndicated - No commercials
CD #16
One Night Stand
#330 Joe Reichman and His Orchestra From the Biltmore Bowl, Los Angeles
Saturday, June 10, 1944 - 30:00 - AFRS - No commercials
One Night Stand
#486 Second Annual Esquire All-American Jazz Concert
Wednesday, January 17, 1945 - 30:00 - AFRS - No commercials
CD #17
Mutual-Don Lee Dedicatory Program
Part 1
Wednesday, December 30, 1936 - 60:00 - Mutual-Don Lee - Sustaining, no commercials
CD #18
Mutual-Don Lee Dedicatory Program
Part 2
Wednesday, December 30, 1936 - 30:00 - Mutual-Don Lee - Sustaining, no commercials
The Whisperer
Patricia Folsom
Sunday, September 16, 1951 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
CD #19
Stars of Jazz
#92 Guests Les Brown, Laurie Johnson
1958 - 30:00 - AFRTS - No commercials
Stars of Jazz
#96 Guests Joe Yukl, Lizzie Miles
1958 - 30:00 - AFRTS - No commercials
CD #20
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#45 I Can't Help It
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#46 Happy as the Day Is Long
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#47 Crazy Rhythm
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#48 When It's Roundup Time in Texas
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
Volume 5

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The Best of AdventureDoc Savage AudiobooksDoctor DeathDusty Ayres and his Battle BirdsG-8 and His Battle AcesThe Green LamaOld Time Radio AudiobooksOperator #5Sci-FiThe Secret 6Secret Agent XThe SpiderSingle Title Audiobooks
Exciting Spider News!
A new Spider audiobook will be released every newsletter, starting today. 26 new Spider audiobooks a year.
Dictator of the Damned
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
With appalling suddenness, a new hooded monster of crime unleashed swift murder and soul-chilling madness upon Manhattan. His army of assassins struck with wanton savagery to lash terrified millions into a paralysis of fear. The Dictator held sway! — and Richard Wentworth, the avenging Spider, driven to the ambuscades of the underworld, faced the vortex of sudden peril alone.
According to Author Norvell W. Page, Richard Wentworth was a nemesis of the night, a swift and secret avenger who meted out lethal justice to those of the Underworld who dared to raise their hand against humanity; he was the man known throughout half the civilized world as the Spider, and tonight he wore the disguise that would instantly identify him as that dread killer. A long, black cape covered twisted shoulders. A broad-brimmed hat tightly pulled down over a lank wig shadowed a beak-nosed face. The eyes that glittered there were steely with bitter hatred.
As for Wentworth himself, he believed in his mission implicitly:
He was, he told himself, no longer a human being, but a cause. He was the Spider! He must live to defend humanity....
With a “cold cosmic anger” in his eyes, his “eerie weapons of mercy” blasting away unerringly, the Spider seemed superhuman, shrugging off crippling bullet wounds and performing other feats of preternatural endurance that would have demolished an ordinary mortal. No wonder Norvell W. Page called him a “man of steel” four years before Superman.
Once more, the incomparable Nick Santa Maria reads another thrilling Spider exploit. Dictator of the Damned originally published in The Spider magazine, January, 1937.
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by Nancy A. Collins
Read by Julie Hoverson
In the Blood, by award-winning author Nancy A. Collins, tells the story of a punk female vampire/vampire-hunter who teams up with a psychic detective to track down the man responsible for turning her into one of the undead.
Vampire and vampire-hunter Sonja Blue is back, taking out her rage on the demonic blood-drinkers who hide among the living. But her hunt is attracting attention: Morgan, the monster who remade her twenty years ago, wants to bring his beloved daughter to heel, and Sonja has found her existence entwined with that of a mortal man. Part of her wants to love him, but when dealing with monsters such as she, where does love end and slavery begin? The answer is in the blood.
Nancy A. Collins is the award-winning author of numerous urban fantasy, multi-genre, and Southern Gothic tales, as well as several graphic novels. Her works include Sunglasses After Dark, Knuckles and Tales, and a two-year stint writing Swamp Thing for DC Comics/Vertigo. A native of Arkansas, she currently resides in the Atlanta Metro Area.
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs
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Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
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by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
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by Emile C. Tepperman
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness crushes Florida-based crime in two thrill-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates simian burglaries and battles a Super Gorilla when he invades “Crime’s Stronghold." Then in "Death Diamonds" only The Shadow knows why jewel robbers ignore diamonds and only purloin other gemstones in the novel that introduces future agent Chance LeBrue! This thrilling collector's special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
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The Mutiny in Space by Gawain Edwards
The Disc-Men of Jupiter by Manly Wade Wellman
The Emperor of the Stars by Nathan Schachner and Arthur L. Zagat
An Adventure In Futurity by Clark Ashton Smith
118 pages
ISBN: 1-59798-592-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-592-5
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul
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Published: 03/17
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November 1947
The Case of the Burning Rocks by Robert Wallace
Photographer Jim Darrel’s sudden murder is only the first blow struck by criminals who conspire to gain millions in loot! Follow the Phantom, world’s greatest detective, as he pits himself against a sinister, elusive crime mogul who plays for gigantic stakes!
The Concrete Curtain by John L. Benton
Sometimes cold cement can talk—and it reveals plenty to Don Taylor
Time Out For Murder by Ray Cummings
Larry Drake plans his heinous crime with fiendish and evil cleverness
A Grain of Poison by Norman A. Daniels
The District Attorney’s young medical aide follows a trail of arsenic
The Man Never Moved by Roger Fuller
Fat Sergeant McCreary just sat still, but got some astonishing results
114 pages
Adventure House
ISBN: 1-59798-322-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-322-8
Published: 03/17
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
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During radio's "Golden Age", most programs were aired live, rather than prerecorded. Luckily, many were recorded while they were being broadcast — sometimes so a sponsor, a producer, a director, or a performer could listen to them later, other times for legal purposes. Most were recorded onto 16" records, called electrical transcriptions or Transcription Discs. With the introduction of audio tape in the 1950s, transcriptions gradually became a thing of the past, with many being discarded in large quantities. As a result, with the passing of the years, they have become increasingly rare and hard to find.
Though it does take special equipment to play such a large record, many radio enthusiasts collect them. Some people are interested solely in discs from a favorite series, while others just like to own a few rare and high-quality transcription recordings to frame and hang on their wall.
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