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September 8, 2017
 
Old Time Radio
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Volume 7
 
Audio Clip
 
“I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak!”
 
Although often described as a mystery program, The Whistler was really much more of a straight crime drama, with the added creepy aspect of the omniscient narrator. More times than not, the identity of the protagonist who had committed whatever crime had taken place, usually, murder, was not hidden from the listening audience. The show’s theme was more about how and why someone who led a seemingly normal life could become a killer or criminal, not about who it was. Listeners loved to hear how a regular joe could become a murderer, perhaps identifying with the poor souls in a way, and were particularly thrilled by the usual twist at the end that meant the demise of the central character.
 
Essentially omniscient as the narrator, The Whistler actually told each tale from a rather unique perspective. Usually speaking in second-person and present tense, The Whistler unfolded the events of each story from the point of view of the criminal, of the protagonist of the story who finds him or herself entangled in an illicit web of their own making. Wrapped in irony, The Whistler’s comments would push the story to the final denouement, where whatever tiny thing that was so present throughout the story - a misspoken word, a wrong turn-was revealed to be the final nail in the character’s coffin, all punctuated by The Whistler’s horrifying laughter.
 
The Whistler combined horrific crimes, deserved justice, and an engaging narrator to make it one of the best shows of old time radio. Experience twelve broadcasts aired from October 1944 to January 1945, restored to sparkling digital quality by Radio Archives.
 
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Radio Archives Treasures
Radio Archives is doing extensive remodeling to our facilities. A NEW Radio Archives Treasures collection will be released next newsletter.
 
 
Volume 9
 
Audio Clip

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.
 
Newsletter special on one of our Old collections.
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CD #1
Jeff Regan, Investigator
The Lady From Brazil
Wednesday, October 19, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
 
Jeff Regan, Investigator
The Lady Who Wanted to Live
Wednesday, October 26, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
 
CD #2
Boston Blackie
Black-Market Meat Sellers
Friday, July 21, 1944 - 30:00 - NBC - Rinso, Lifebuoy Soap commercials
 
Boston Blackie
Alice Manletter
Friday, August 4, 1944 - 30:00 - NBC - Rinso, Lifebuoy Soap commercials
 
CD #3
Crime Does Not Pay
#9 A Piece of Rope
Monday, December 5, 1949 - 30:00 - MGM syndication - No commercials
 
Crime Does Not Pay
#10 Gasoline Cocktail With Bela Lugosi
Monday, December 12, 1949 - 30:00 - MGM syndication - No commercials
 
CD #4
The Whisperer
Death of Two Men in Jail
Sunday, July 22, 1951 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
 
The Whisperer
Murdering Lieutenant Denvers
Sunday, July 29, 1951 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
 
CD #5
The Rudy Vallee Drene Show
Rehearsal - Guests Benny Carter, Mantan Moreland, and Doodles Weaver
Wednesday, September 20, 1944 - 30:00 - NBC - Drene Shampoo commercials
 
The Rudy Vallee Drene Show
Guests Benny Carter, Mantan Moreland, and Doodles Weaver
Saturday, September 23, 1944 - 30:00 - NBC - Drene Shampoo commercials
 
CD #6
The Bing Crosby Show
Guests Connee Boswell, Joe Venuti
Thursday, November 27, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS - General Electric commercials
 
The Bing Crosby Show
Guests Rosemary Clooney
Thursday, December 4, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS - General Electric commercials
 
CD #7
The March of Time
The Kitchen of Tomorrow
Thursday, March 22, 1945 - 30:00 - Blue - Time Magazine commercials
 
The March of Time
Black Marketeers in France
Thursday, March 29, 1945 - 30:00 - Blue - Time Magazine commercials
 
CD #8
The Man on The Farm
#244
Saturday, October 5, 1946 - 30:00 - Syndicated - Quaker Oats - Ful-O-Pep Feeds commercials
 
The Man on The Farm
#245
Saturday, October 12, 1946 - 30:00 - Syndicated - Quaker Oats - Ful-O-Pep Feeds commercials
 
CD #9
Columbia Presents Corwin
#19 El Capitan and the Corporal
Tuesday, July 25, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
 
Seems Radio Is Here To Stay
Norman Corwin's First Documentary for Radio
Monday, November 5, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
 
CD #10
Murder by Experts
Murder by Prescription
Monday, July 11, 1949 - 30:00 - Mutual - Sustaining, no commercials
 
Murder by Experts
The Big Money
Monday, July 25, 1949 - 30:00 - Mutual - Sustaining, no commercials
 
CD #11
The Magic Key
A Scene From Tobacco Road
Sunday, December 13, 1936 - 60:00 - NBC Blue - RCA commercials
 
CD #12
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#318 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra From Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Saturday, September 25, 1943 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
 
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#323 Denny Beckner and His Orchestra From the Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia
Monday, March 20, 1944 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
 
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#525 Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra From Camp Haun
1944 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
 
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
#526 Eddie Oliver and His Orchestra
1944 - 15:00 - Blue/AFRS - No commercials
 
CD #13
One Night Stand
#705 Louis Prima and His Orchestra From Frank Dailey's Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Saturday, December 23, 1944 - 30:00 - AFRS - No commercials
 
One Night Stand
#1006 Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra From the Avalon Ballroom
Monday, June 3, 1946 - 30:00 - AFRS - No commercials
 
CD #14
It Pays to Be Ignorant
#23 Guest Shirley Booth
Friday, November 3, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS/AFRS - No commercials
 
It Pays to Be Ignorant
#24 Guest Adolphe Menjou
Friday, November 10, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS/AFRS - No commercials
 
CD #15
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#17 I Can't Help It
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
 
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#18 Jo Jo
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
 
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#21 I'm Gonna See My Baby
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
 
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop
#22 Straighten Up and Fly Right
1940's - 15:00 - AFRS - No commercials
 
CD #16
The Texaco Star Theatre
Reginald Gardiner
Sunday, April 9, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS/AFRS - No commercials
 
The Fred Allen Show
Earl Wilson Gives Silver Mike Award
Sunday, March 6, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS - No commercials
 
CD #17
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Show
#10 Guests Ruth Roland
1934 - 15:00 - Transco syndication - No commercials
 
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Show
#11 Guest Vina Delmar
1934 - 15:00 - Transco syndication - No commercials
 
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Show
#12 Guests Fifi D'Orsay
1934 - 15:00 - Transco syndication - No commercials
 
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Show
#13 Guest Gloria Stuart
1934 - 15:00 - Transco syndication - No commercials
 
CD #18
The Boston Pops
The Wedding March From The Golden Cockerel
Tuesday, May 6, 1947 - 60:00 - ABC - Sustaining, no commercials
 
CD #19
Let George Do It
The House That Jack Built
Monday, October 2, 1950 - 30:00 - Mutual-Don Lee - Standard Oil commercials
 
Let George Do It
The Spider and The Fly
Monday, October 9, 1950 - 30:00 - Mutual-Don Lee - Standard Oil commercials
 
CD #20
Stars of Jazz
#16 Guests Red Nichols, Frances Bergen
1958 - 30:00 - AFRTS - No commercials
 
Stars of Jazz
#24 Guests Warne Marsh Quintet, Ann Richards
1958 - 30:00 - AFRTS - No commercials
 
 
Audiobooks
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
 
Devil's Pawnbroker
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
Deep-hidden in evil, Satan's Suicide Club sat in council — and men died. What dreadful force drove these men, leaders of society with everything to live for, to end their lives at the behest of that sinister being who sardonically called himself Professor Mephisto? And why did men and women suffer the tortures of the damned rather than defy this mysterious being? Richard Wentworth once more assumes the cloak of the Spider to free these lost ones from a living hell and a disgraceful death — and steps into the jaws of a devil's trap that casts his life among the lives in pawn!
 
In a letter to a Spider fan, Author Norvell W. Page once wrote, “Think of me as Wentworth, if you will. The line between us is not too distinct.”
 
A transplanted Virginian, Norvell. W. Page took Spider readers on a roller-coaster ride of wild action and fevered emotion unlike anything ever published. Once he got going, he painted a portrait of a tortured superhero, one more emblematic of the 21st century than of the Great Depression. For Richard Wentworth saw himself as a man on a holy mission, a self-appointed messiah with a martyr complex.
 
Norvell W. Page’s mark on the Spider as a messiah like figure would remain, even in his absence, while other authors, such as Emile C. Tepperman, thrust Wentworth into adventure after adventure. Although each writer brought his own style to the tales, all had to work with the madness and panicked pacing Page had infused into the character for all time.
 
Nick Santa Maria again takes on the dual role of Richard Wentworth, aka the Spider, Master of Men, for this powerful story. Devil's Pawnbroker. Originally published in The Spider magazine, May, 1937.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Captain Future #17 Audiobook 
Days of Creation
by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby

 
Four powerful factions work at cosmic cross purposes in a game of system-wide stakes as Curt Newton and his staunch comrades set out to create a brand new planet to add to the family of the Sun!
 
Mort Weisinger, Thrilling Publications’ go to Science Fiction Editor, presented author Edmond Hamilton with a concept for a futuristic hero cast in the mold of Doc Savage. This was a calculated move, as Hamilton had already built a strong reputation as a popular writer of space opera. Hamilton took the rudimentary odds and ends that Weisinger had come up with and stitched them together into Captain Future, using another series he’d written — The Three Planeteers, as a blueprint.
 
For this reason, Edmond Hamilton is credited by many as the creator and writer of Captain Future, and rightfully so. Hamilton did pen the majority of the stories, but Joseph Samachson also wrote two Captain Future stories and Manly Wade Wellman wrote one. Five of the Captain Future tales carry the byline ‘Brett Sterling’, which was a housename used for a while that both Hamilton and Samachson wrote under.
 
Most definitely science fiction space opera, the Captain Future stories go beyond that as well. A traditional Pulp hero in many ways, Captain Future also proved to be a character that readers could easily relate to. His involvement in the quest for justice is equally driven by his natural curiosity, the desire to explore and learn. He also clearly sees those closest to him, particularly the Futuremen, as family, and reacts to them in that way. The stories are also peppered with humor, including the ongoing war of words between Otho and Grag as well as absurd encounters with strange beings.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1944 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Days of Creation” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
 
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
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eBooks
The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks, bringing the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Doctor Death. Radio Archives brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today! All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
Battle Birds eBooksCaptain Combat eBooksCaptain Future eBooksDare-Devil Aces eBooksDime Mystery Magazine eBooksDoctor Death eBooksDusty Ayres eBooksG-8 and His Battle Aces eBooksThe Green Lama eBooksHorror Stories eBooksJungle Stories eBooksOperator #5 eBooksRangeland Romances eBooksRobert Weinberg Presents eBooksSecret Agent "X" eBooksThe Secret 6 eBooksSingle Title eBooksThe Spider eBooksTerror Tales eBooks
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent "X" #9 eBook
Servants Of The Skull - November 1934
 
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.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Agent “X,” Adventurer
 
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
Servants Of The Skull
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
From the macabre maze of a labyrinthian world, the Skull, master of murder, reached out and made of mighty men imbecilic wrecks, derelicts, no longer human. Only one man could match brains with the sinister Skull — and that was Secret Agent “X.” But the Skull did not fear “X”, because The Man of a Thousand Faces had one vulnerable spot — and the Skull knew where it lay.
 
Written In Red
by Richard L. Hobart
Lee Ainsley was a good reporter, but as a detective he sure had a system all his own!
 
Call From Hell
by Emile C. Tepperman
The set-up at this tourist camp looked phony. First, the attendant at the gas service station was missing. Then came that low eerie moan from nowhere that sounded like the anguished call of a woman in agony.
 
It’s A Cinch!
by Jordan Cole
A clever short-short
 
The Secret Council — Column
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99
 
 
Pulp Book Store
The Shadow
The Shadow Double Novel Reprints
 
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Dark Avenger aides Commissioner Weston in landmark pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, can a dead man kill? All the clues suggest that the cunning brain behind serial murders was the first victim! Only The Shadow can unearth the bizarre secret behind “Hidden Death,” in the 1932 novel that introduced Commissioner Weston! Then, the Knight of Darkness is accused of terrible crimes by a radio pundit when “The Shadow Meets The Mask.” BONUS: "Murder in the Ball Park," a classic thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector’s item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
 
 
Doc Savage
Doc Savage Double Novel ReprintsBooks by Will MurrayLost Radio Scripts bookDoc Savage Audiobooks
 
The pulp era's greatest superhero battles evil in two expanded novels by Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson. First, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to Kentucky to investigate the mystery of a skeletal sharpshooter and his "disappearing bullets." Can they stop the mountain feud orchestrated by "The Squeaking Goblin"? Then, serial killings by an unstoppable foe set Doc Savage on the trail of "The Evil Gnome." This collector's item pulp reprint showcases a haunting cover by legendary illustrator James Bama and the classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical articles by Will Murray, author of 21 Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
 
 
The Spider
Spider Double Novel ReprintsSpider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider AudiobooksThe Spider eBooks
 
 
Adventure House Pulp Replicas
Adventure House replicas reproduce the entire pulp magazine and reprints the magazine on acid free paper. Not only is the lead story reprinted, all the backup stories, original artwork and even the wonderful advertisements are included. Adventure House replicas are the closest thing to an original pulp magazine at a fraction of the collector’s price.
Captain Future G-8 and His Battle AcesHigh AdventuresJungle StoriesThe Lone RangerThe Phantom DetectiveSecret Agent "X"Misc Pulp Replicas
 
 
Transcription Discs
Radio Archives is doing extensive remodeling to our facilities. The Transcription Discs are being stored off site during the construction and are currently unavailable.
 

 

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Comments From Our Customers!
 
Richard McLeod writes:
All of the Radio Shows produced for The Weird Circle are exceptional for their production standards and the story material used by oftentimes the great writers of the last Century. Volume 4 is no exception, and each of the previous Volumes maintain the same high quality as they are released by Radio Archives. The special bonus is a real treat with this set as it contains the original openings and closings of The Weird Circle Radio Shows from their original transcription discs, and are presented here probably for the first time since the Shows were originally broadcast. The Radio Archives Staff have again (as with all the Radio Programs offered in their listings) produced probably the highest quality sound and tonal quality that can be achieved. I have not found this quality in other Companies selling Radio Shows from this period. The CD’s come in heavy duty plastic boxes with plastic sleeves for added protection. Highly Recommended!
 
Joseph Baneth reviews Doc Savage - The Infernal Buddha
Lester Dent left behind a number of story ideas for Doc Savage adventures that for one reason or another the editors at Doc Savage Magazine didn’t want to buy for one reason or another. Thankfully for fans of the Man of Bronze, William Patrick Murray has been faithfully writing new adventures of Doc Savage based on Lester Dent’s unused outlines as part of his “Wild Adventures of Doc Savage” series.
 
The adventure of “The Infernal Buddha” starts out aboard a pirate ship on the South China Sea where a pirate captain with the moniker of Dangme orders his crew to shoot down a lost sea plane. The plane crashes on a nearby island and Dangme and his crew discover that the passengers are a weird set of brother and sister twins who are dressed in high altitude gear and who are carrying a box that contains a substance that can destroy the entire world, or so they claim. Yet, as Dangme discovers when he attempts to capture them, the box does contain a device that sucks all the water out of an area - including all living things.
 
With the aid of someone who was booking passage aboard his ship to escape the law, Dangme manages to capture the twins and their mysterious device. With her brother’s help, Mary manages to escape from Dangme’s ship while in Singapore harbor, and while considering who she should approach for helps, reads an article about Renny Renwick and Doc Savage. Mary decides to ask Renny for help, and heads out for his hotel, having gleaned where he was staying from the newspaper article. Renny had traveled to Singapore to build a railroad for a rubber plantation there. Mary does get to Renny’s hotel room, but she is captured by Dangme’s men and it would appear that Renny was killed in the shoot out. Meanwhile, back in New York City, Doc Savage, Ham, and Monk are spending a typical day screening applicants who are seeking the aid of the Man of Bronze when a self-inflated blowhard of an investor demands to speak to Doc Savage. He is passed over in favor of an elderly woman who is seeking Doc Savage’s help in curing her ailing grandson.
 
The investor returns the next day just as a travel trunk is delivered to Doc Savage’s headquarters - a travel trunk that contains the body of Renny, or so it would seem. With the investor in tow, who is also an amateur astrologer, Doc, Monk, and Ham head for Singapore to investigate further. The events that transpire put Doc and his comrades in deadly peril, for it does seem that the box that they twins were carrying does contain a mineral that has the power to destroy the world. Even Doc Savage is very afraid of “The Buddha’s Toe” once he encounters it and feels it nearly fatal effect of leeching all the water out of his body.
 
As always, Michael McConnohie brings to life this latest audio adventure of Doc Savage to rousing life Highly Recommended! Ten Stars!
 
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