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Volume 8
Around Dodge City and in the territory on west -- there’s just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers -- and that’s with a U.S. Marshall and the smell of “Gunsmoke”! “Gunsmoke” starring William Conrad. The story of the violence that moved west with young America -- and the story of a man who moved with it. I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshall -- the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job -- and it makes a man watchful...and a little lonely.
The Gunsmoke theme is considered by many to be one of the most renowned pieces of music of classic radio themes. Rex Koury was hired to provide the music for the program, and while having experience on a variety of radio shows, Koury had never composed for a western before. As a matter of practice, Koury wrote the music for the show itself first, openers and bridges and the like, then he would write the theme, tying it all together. According to Koury, he wrote the Gunsmoke theme the morning of the show’s first broadcast, after oversleeping, in ten minutes.
One of the keys to the success of Gunsmoke most definitely was character development. With a concept built around basically four key cast members and a continual flow of other characters in and out each week, Gunsmoke endeared itself to its audience by allowing that core cast to grow over the years. Although originally conceived to be a ‘Philip Marlowe of the West,” Matt Dillon grew less hard-boiled and more compassionate and understanding. Portrayed early on much like a buzzard waiting for people to die, Doc Adams also evolved, maturing into a man dedicated to his work.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 8.
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Volume 9
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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.
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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
Saturday, October 5, 1946 - 30:00 - Syndicated - Quaker Oats - Ful-O-Pep Feeds commercials
The Man on The Farm
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
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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
Monarch of Murder
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
A hell-ship was surging across the night waters of the Atlantic, a harbinger of doom bearing down on the shore of America. A mighty ocean liner it was, and one of its passengers came straight from the terror temple of His Satanic Majesty. That passenger was—Doctor Marko. The criminal aces of America had sent for him to lead the underworld’s horror horde . . . . Another man was on the black waters of the Atlantic. He guided a speedboat to the gigantic liner. This lone man was Secret Agent “X”—and he was going aboard the liner to stop Doctor Marko from reaching America. But even “X” was stunned at Doctor Marko’s ghastly greeting.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
*Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
A man of keen intellect, “X” showed a mastery of modern science, various languages, and ability to decipher codes. He was also a fighter, trained in a variety of fighting techniques, including jiu-jitsu and boxing, which required no weapons. This combination of skills adds to “X”’s uniqueness as a Pulp hero.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Monarch of Murder, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, August 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
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A Detective Fey Croaker LAPD Novel
by Paul Bishop
Read by Milton Bagby
Her Personal life is a shambles. But no cop does it better than Fey Croaker — as she fights for respect in the L.A.P.D. ... and for justice in a city on the edge.
All of Los Angeles is thrust into chaos when a popular NBA athlete is charged with a series of gruesome murders. The evidence against the defendant appears overwhelming, but old evils die hard.
For L.A.P.D. homicide detective Fey Croaker and her appealing crew, the race for the truth will tax each of them to the limit. Under the scorching light of media attention, Fey’s own demons are brought into sharp focus with the life of her wayward brother literally hanging in the balance.
It’s a race to get to the truths hidden beneath layers of lies, secrets, and deadly perversions – and Fey must win while there is still an L.A. left to protect and serve in a new edition of Grave Sins.
This special edition also features a never before published short story drawn from Paul Bishop’s thirty plus year career with the LAPD. Available only in this edition of Grave Sins.
“Paul Bishop is the real deal—real cop, real writer. You never go wrong with a Bishop novel.”
—Max Allan Collins bestselling author of Road to Perdition.
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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" #2 eBook
The Spectral Strangler - March 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:
“X” Marks the Spot!
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
The Spectral Strangler
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Screams of terror throttled by a ghostly garroter! Lips sealed by a death so awful that men turned their eyes away! A genius of evil flung a challenge in the path of Secret Agent “X.” And, with all the resources at his command, he played Death’s Lottery along that horror trail.
The Secret Council
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
Satan’s Scalpel
by Emile C. Tepperman
Roger Vane, ace dick of the B. P.A., was up against the most ghastly spectacle of his career.
Master of Fear
by Frank Gruber
Two short words were all this soft-spoken stranger uttered — and me cowered in fear.
Terror Train
by Richard B. Sale
The Crescent Limited, snowbound in the Rockies, became a gory horror.
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 Shadow battles murderous arsonists in thrill-packed pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness hunts a masked mastermind who uses a stolen invention to become the "Master of Flame." Then, Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane search for a sinister arsonist who attacks a "Town of Hate" with deadly lightning from the sky! Finally, The Shadow must unmask the murderous firebug called The Salamander to clear an ex-con and discover the strange secret of "The Lizard of Fire" in a lost radio adventure by science fiction legend Alfred Bester! This hot instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney (reproduced from the original oil painting) and Modest Stein with the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Pulp Reprints
The AvengerThe Black BatCap FuryNick CarterThe Phantom DetectiveThe Whisperer
Doc Savage
Doc Savage Double Novel ReprintsBooks by Will MurrayLost Radio Scripts bookDoc Savage Audiobooks
by Will Murray, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
Doc Savage vs. King Kong!
Eighty years ago in February, 1933 the Street & Smith company released the first issue of Doc Savage Magazine, introducing one of the most popular and influential pulp superheroes ever to hit the American scene. Doc Savage was the greatest adventurer and scientist of his era.
While that first issue of Doc Savage was fresh on Depression newsstands, RKO Radio Pictures released one of the most important fantasy films of all time. Everyone knows the story of how King Kong was discovered on Skull Island and hauled back to New York in chains, only to perish tragically atop the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Empire State Building.
As it happened, that was where Doc Savage had his world headquarters. For decades, fans have wondered: Where was Doc the day Kong fell?
The story opens when Doc returns from his secret retreat in the North Pole to discover the cold corpse of Kong lying on his doorstep.
“I know this creature,” Doc tells his dumbfounded men.
Tasked to dispose of the remains, the Man of Bronze then relates the untold story of his epic encounter with Kong back in 1920, after Doc returns from service in World War I, long before Kong became known to the civilized world as “King” Kong.
Doc Savage: Skull Island is a multi-generational story in which Doc and his father—the man who placed him in the hands of scientists who made him into a superman—sail to the Indian Ocean in search of Doc’s grandfather, the legendary Stormalong Savage, whose famous clipper ship has been discovered floating, deserted, her masts snapped by some incredible force.
The quest for Stormalong Savage leads to the fog-shrouded Indian Ocean and—Skull Island! There, Doc Savage faces his first great test as he encounters its prehistoric dangers and tangles with the towering, unstoppable Kong.
“When Joe DeVito brought this idea to me,” says Will Murray, “I knew it had to be written with reverence for both of these immortal characters. So I used the locale of Skull Island to tell a larger story, an untold origin for Doc Savage. It all started back on Skull Island….”
“Pulling off the first ever face-off between Doc Savage and King Kong was both challenging and exhilarating,” adds DeVito. “Will’s unique take on the tale scatters the primordial mists surrounding Skull Island long enough to reveal secrets of both classic characters hidden since their creation.” Softcover $24.95
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
Stories from Wonder Stories
A 20th Century Medusa by R.F. Starzl
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
Adventure House
Published: 03/17
Pulp Replica $12.95
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
Pulp Replica $14.95
Transcription Discs
Unsorted Transcription DiscsAdventures by MorseDanger, Dr. DanfieldFibber McGee and MollyMagic IslandMisc Transcription DiscsHollywood Casting OfficeHollywood Spot LightKomedy KingdomLaff ParadeRhapsody In RhythmUnsorted Transcription Discs
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.
Buying transcription discs has always been difficult whether it is finding them, bidding against others in an auction, watching the price quadruple in the last few seconds, or not knowing the quality of the seller or the discs. That has all changed. When you see a transcription disc on Radio Archives that you want to buy, add it to the shopping cart and we will ship it to you the same day. Our flat rate postage of only $4.00 for US orders can save you a lot of money on these heavy discs. Radio Archives has handled 30,000 transcription discs over the last 17 years and we know how to ship them safely.
Add the transcription discs you want to purchase to the shopping cart along with Old Time Radio CDs, Audiobooks, or Pulps that you want for a low $4 flat rate postage for everything in your order.

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Comments From Our Customers!
Richard McLeod writes:
Looks like an interesting grouping now being offered from the Radio Archives Treasures. I am looking forward to the Pineapple Picador and Symphonies and novels being offered. I have always enjoyed the Classical Music Show hosted by Lionel Barrymore, and have one from that series I got years back from Nostalgia Ventures. I am having my classic old vacuum tube radios outfitted to accept a modern device so I can play these shows through the very speakers that probably played them when they were originally broadcast! They really do produce a different, warmer sound, plus there is the authenticity.
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