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Escape, Volume 6 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA342
Escape, Volume 6


 
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Escape
Volume 6
 
 
"...designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure..."
 
Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame back in 1997; William Conrad began his radio career in California in the late 1930s. When the United States entered into the global conflict of the Second World War, Conrad put his radio acting career on hold and enlisted, becoming a fighter pilot. After the war ended, he returned to radio and picked up right where he left off. In addition to lending his voice in a record 90 episodes of Escape; Conrad also shared narrating duties on the show. One of the hardest working actor in radio, Conrad appeared in some 7,500 radio shows during his career.
 
Despite being perhaps one of the greatest adventure anthologies produced during Radio’s Golden Age, Escape never had a regular time slot. During its seven year run starting back in 1947 and ending in 1954, Escape was shifted between time-slots for a record of 18-times. Sometimes Escape even disappeared completely off the weekly radio schedule altogether. Why was Escape treated so poorly by CBS when regular established time slots were crucial in Radio’s Golden Age to build an audience? It’s perhaps one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Golden Age of Radio especially since Radio Life wrote about Escape: “These stories all possess many times the reality that most radio writing conveys.” Perhaps the answer lies in the cold financial fact that Escape had no regular sponsors.
 
Escape did have sponsors – just not regular, long term ones. Among the companies that sponsored Escape in a fairly limited fashion were the Richfield Oil Corporation of New York, the Ford Motor Company, and the Chrysler-Plymouth Company. One of the reasons why Escape never was able to obtain long term corporate sponsorship was that CBS kept moving the radio program all over a wide range of broadcast times and days.
 
Here is the complete content of this 6 CD collection of Escape, Volume 6 fully restored by Radio Archives.
 
Command
Tuesday, December 6, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Border Town
Tuesday, December 13, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Figure a Dame
Tuesday, December 20, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Seeds of Greed
Tuesday, December 27, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Pistol
Tuesday, January 3, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Vanishing Lady
Tuesday, January 10, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Treasure Inc.
Tuesday, January 24, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Present Tense
Tuesday, January 31, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Outer Limit
Tuesday, February 7, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Two if by Sea
Tuesday, February 14, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Ford Dealers of America
 
The Red Mark
Tuesday, February 21, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Man Who Won the War
Tuesday, February 28, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review

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Intriguing stories by noted Authors........ April 25, 2016
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
I can't fully comment on the other Volumes, but if they are in anyway similar to the Episodes on this Volume 6, the other Volumes are a must to buy.  Three specific stories in this Volume 6 stand out to me and they include: Present Tense,  The Outer Limit and The Man Who Won the War.  Many of these stories are were written by noted Authors, and have some of the most talented Radio, Stage and Screen Actors of the time, especially Frank Lovejoy and Vincent Price, to mention only a few.

As usual, the Radio Archives Staff have restored these Escape Episodes in crystal clarity and probably clearer in sound than when originally Broadcast.  Each Volume comes in heavy duty Plastic boxed sets with individual plastic sleeves for the safe storage of each CD, including attractive colored artwork depicting a possible scene from one of the Episodes.

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