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Magic Island, Volume 1 - 12 hours [Download] #RA862D
Magic Island, Volume 1

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Magic Island
Volume 1
"Golly whiskers!"
Wealthy widow Patricia Gregory is the lone survivor of a South Pacific shipwreck that purportedly claimed the lives of her husband and her infant daughter Joan, one-year-old at the time. But Patricia is convinced that Joan didn't perish in the shipwreck and has spent the past fourteen years searching for her lost child. During that time, Ms. Gregory has been approached by many individuals claiming knowledge of Joan's whereabouts (there's a hefty reward being offered) but any and all leads have failed to materialize.
One night, Patricia's right-hand man Captain Tex Bradford, encounters young Jerry Hall, who relays to Gregory an incident where he intercepted a broadcast on his shortwave radio. A dying sailor has revealed the existence of an uncharted South Seas island, Euclidia, with one of its inhabitants, a fifteen-year-old girl who could be the missing Joan Gregory. Patricia, Tex, and Jerry (who insists on tagging along as a stowaway) soon set sail for Magic Island, an entertaining science-fiction radio serial serving up adventure and mystery over the course of 130 episodes.
Perry (Percy C.) Crandall had a lucrative career in the 1930s as a continuity writer for KNX in Hollywood, after spending the previous decade working in several stock companies. Among his radio productions were The Misadventures of Si and Elmer, a comic serial featuring a pair of "hayseed gumshoes" newly graduated from detective school. Magic Island was first heard over KNX in 1935, and when Crandall landed a job with Hollywood's Atlas Radio Corporation in 1937 he offered his Magic Island series as a transcribed serial, syndicated over 130 episodes. Crandall's participation with Magic Island extended to his additional duties as the program's announcer and performer in the cast; sadly, he would succumb to pneumonia in January of 1939 just as Magic Island was building an audience.
The cast of Magic Island includes Sally Creighton as Patricia Gregory and Rosa Barcelo as her daughter Joan, supported by such performers as Tommy Carr and OTR veteran William Johnstone.
There's fantasy and adventure in store for you as the Gregory women are joyfully reunited and the team matches wits with the mysterious "G-47," ruler of Euclidia...better known as Magic Island!
All 130 episodes of this exciting fifteen minute, syndicated radio serial from 1937 have survived, thanks to the Library of Congress. The first 60 episodes are included in Volume 1 and the radio serial continues in Volume 2.
Here is the complete contents of Magic Island, Volume 1, expertly restored for Sparkling Audio Quality by Radio Archives.
#1 Jerry Hall's Proposal
#2 Leaving For Strange Magic Island
#3 Strange Windstorm
#4 Strange Bank Of Fog
#5 Tex Prepares Straightascope
#6 Island In The Viewer
#7 Pulled By A Magnetic Force
#8 Joan Is Found On Euclidia
#9 G-47 Uses His Ray Gun
#10 False Radio Message
#11 Island Secrets
#12 Last Radio Message From Magic Island
#13 Joan Stays On The Yacht
#14 The Cloth Factory On The Island
#15 Staged Escape Attempt
#16 Soundproof Seaweed Cloth
#17 Homing Pigeon
#18 Pigeons Released
#19 The Secret Formula
#20 G-47 Has The Pigeon & Formula
#21 A Different Formula
#22 Trapped In An Elevator
#23 Elevator Escape
#24 Stolen Oxygen Tank
#25 Magic Island Prepares To Submerge
#26 Battleships Approach
#27 Radio Signals Within The Island
#28 Joan & Jerry Board The Submarine
#29 A Woman Commander
#30 Message To Johnson
#31 Joan & Jerry Ray Gunned
#32 Submarine Heads For Johnson's Ship
#33 Submarine Surfaces To Meet Ship
#34 Johnson Speeds Away
#35 Tex Contacts Johnson
#36 Johnson's Ship Runs Out Of Fuel
#37 Yacht Is Pulled Out Into The Light
#38 Commander Talks To Johnson
#39 Everyone Arrives
#40 McLeod Poses As Johnson
#41 Help From The Sub Commander
#42 The Gas Is Released
#43 Jerry & Joan Escape
#44 Transferring Oil
#45 Escape Attempt Tonight
#46 Power Shutdown Plan
#47 Joan Fires At Jerry
#48 Escape From Guard
#49 Ready To Throw Switches
#50 The Alarm Sound
#51 Swim For The Boat
#52 Island Sinks & A Successful Escape
#53 Lighted Buoys Mark The Route
#54 Out Of Fuel
#55 Magic Island Sub Catches Up
#56 Sub Tows Yacht Back To Magic Island
#57 Two Guards Knocked Out
#58 In A Chamber 90' Underground
#59 Island Gets Ready To Move
#60 Chamber Filling With Water

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A fun serial! August 31, 2023
Reviewer: Thomas Kokenge from Milwaukee, WI United States  
While not quite as adult and action packed as The Adventures of Jungle Jim Magic Island is a fun serial in it's own right. I'm on disc 2 and the show is starting to reveal that there is more to the good guys than you first thought. Stay tuned! Like all Radio Archives cds the quality is fantastic. On a side note the Radio Archives service is, as always, unmatched.  I can't say enough good things about these folks!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Magic Island Vols. 1 and 2 June 30, 2023
Reviewer: Brian Tucker from Edmonton, AB Canada  
Excellent juvenile adventure serial. As always, sound quality is excellent.

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