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December 2, 2022
2 new products and 5 featured products from Radio Archives this week!
All new and featured products are discounted the first week.
23rd Anniversary Celebration!
23rd Anniversary Celebration!
Radio Archives is celebrating 23 years of creating great products and we're commemorating this anniversary with a huge sale on Audio CDs.
Bargain Basement
The Audio CD versions of our 1,135 Old Time Radio sets and Audiobooks will be in the Bargain Basement through the end of the year at discount prices.
Today, the fourth group of 200 OTR and Audiobooks are in the Bargain Basement. Next week the next 200 will be in the Bargain Basement until all 1,135 products are listed. All of our discounted Audio CDs are in the Bargain Basement.
The Audiobooks this week include these titles: Airship 27 audiobooks, The Phantom Detective, Red Mask Detective Stories, The Scorpion Audiobook, The Secret 6, and Secret Agent "X".
The OTR sets include these titles: Let George Do It, The Line Up, Little Orphan Annie, The Lives of Harry Lime, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, The Lux Radio Theatre, Matinee with Bob & Ray, The Mercury Theatre on the Air, MGM Theatre of the Air, The Milton Berle Show, Molle' Mystery Theater, Mr. President, Murder at Midnight, Music of the 1930s, Mutual Radio Theater, Mystery House, Mystery Is My Hobby, The New Adventures of Michael Shayne, The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Night Watch, The Old Gold Comedy Theatre, One Man's Family, The Origin of Superstition, Philo Vance, The Planet Man, and Radio Archives Treasures.
Old Time Radio
Featured: previously released
The 1945/1946 Season
The Old Timer. Myrt the Operator. The Great Gildersleeve. Beulah. Mayor Latrivia. These names all share one common thread. They were first heard on one of the greatest radio comedies ever to play on the airwaves. And a season of that show, restored to the highest quality possible, is collected in The Fibber McGee and Molly Show, The 1945/1946 Season.
Sponsored by Johnson's Wax, Fibber McGee and Molly moved from the Blue Network to NBC in March, 1938. Already well established before the move, most experts agree that Fibber McGee and Molly hit its stride not long after the network change.
Even though it wasn't yet the legend it would become, the building blocks were in place in the late 1930s. Fibber was a teller of tales, blustery and boastful, until reproached by the long suffering, tolerant Molly. The door of their home at 79 Wistful Vista must have been revolving as an assortment of characters flitted in and out of it every week. Established Chicago actors like Isabel Randolph, Harold Peary, Bill Thompson, and even announcer Harlow Wilcox peopled The McGee's fictional address with over the top, hilarious performances. Peary proved so memorable and effective that he went on to another show considered classic by many, The Great Gildersleeve.
The Fibber McGee and Molly Show, The 1945/1946 Season collects a full season of shows, restored to Sparkling audio quality. Listen as the characters everyone loves come to life in this collection. Fibber McGee and Molly expert Karl Pearson is the Series Contributor for this set. Enjoy 18 hours, 36 shows of pure fun.
Featured: previously released
Volume 12
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 restored to sparkling digital quality.
Volume 12 includes shows from these series.
Mystery in the Air, Presenting Charles Boyer, Amos ’n’ Andy, The Bing Crosby Show, Double or Nothing, All-Star Western Theatre, Let George Do It, Greatest Sports Thrill, Country Style USA, Murder by Experts, Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop, Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop, Four Star Playhouse, One World Award Program, One Night Stand, T-Men, Stars of Jazz, The Man on The Farm, The Whisperer, By the People, The Victory Parade of Canada’s Spotlight Bands, and The Kraft Music Hall.
20 hours
Featured: previously released
Calling Captain Future
by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby

Curtis Newton, wizard of science, and his trio of Futuremen blaze a trail across the stars to forestall the coup of Dr. Zarro—leader of a legion of peril!
From out of the pulps, Captain Future flies into action, displaying the most exciting aspects of Science Fiction. Although modeled to a degree after Doc Savage, Captain Future is also the ultimate space opera hero. Coming complete with not only a tragic, yet inspiring origin story driving him into defending interstellar justice, everyone and everything Curt Newton encounters is colorful, vibrant, and over the top, definite trademarks of the best space opera. Captain Future is the roving marshal of the spaceways, supported by the Futuremen, the best deputies the universe has to offer.
Ready to battle with fists and weapons if he has to, Captain Future also has other skills that often come into play. Curtis Newton isn’t simply smart, but he shows compassion throughout the series, for those around him and aliens new to him. Unlike many science fiction heroes, Captain Future doesn’t assume that a new being he encounters is evil just because they are different. Many of the conflicts are simply misunderstandings and Captain Future proves himself as strong a diplomat as he is a fighter.
A space hero most definitely requires a spacecraft, and Captain Future’s was one of the most memorable. Leaving its own distinctive rocket trail across the stories, the Comet was the ultimate ship for the perilous, mysterious missions the Captain and his companions undertook. From fighting battles above strange planets to studying strange minerals and new alien races, the craft was fully equipped with whatever might be needed. Aptly named, the Comet itself could be a mystery, having the unique ability to hide in plain sight in outer space, camouflaged as an actual comet.
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1940 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Calling Captain Future” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
5 hours
Featured: previously released
The Wheel of Death
by R. T. M. Scott
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York’s most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city — and the Spider was next on the crime monster’s death list!
Here is the second and final Spider novel penned by the mysterious R. T. M. Scott. To this day, over eighty years later, the mystery of Scott’s departure remains unsolved. R. T. M. Scott was a famous byline in the 1920s and ’30s, the author of a series of hardcover novels featuring sophisticated detective Aurelius Smith and his Hindu aide, Langa Doonh. They were the template for Richard Wentworth and Ram Singh.
But there were two R. T. M. Scotts, father and son. And the son worked for Popular Publications under the name Maitland Scott! So, which Scott initiated the Spider series? One of the more intriguing theories posits that R. T. M. Scott Senior penned The Spider Strikes and, having kicked off the series in grand style, handed it off to his son, who was 24 at that time. Whatever the case was, neither man was likely up to the job of writing a monthly pulp novel. Enter Norvell Page.
The Wheel of Death is a crime story set in New York City and revolves around a strange after-hours nightclub catering to the elite. Donning the disguise of a hardened gangster, Dick Wentworth, alias the Spider, penetrates this place, and allies himself with Molly Dennis, a young woman whose father sits on Death Row, awaiting execution for a crime he may not have committed. What is the secret of Grogan’s Restaurant? Can he unravel a web of blackmail without revealing that Richard Wentworth is secretly the Spider?
Nick Santa Maria reads this exciting suspense story of murder, mayhem and mystery that perfectly evokes 1933 Manhattan. Originally published in The Spider magazine, November, 1933.
5 hours
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
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.
The Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom's best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
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.
Thrills, mystery and action! Popular Detective magazine really lived up to its name. It was one of the longest running detective pulps and contained some of the best of detective fiction around. November 1934 saw the inaugural issue, coming from Better Publications, the publisher of all those Thrilling pulps... Thrilling Detective, Thrilling Mystery, Thrilling Western, Thrilling Adventures, Thrilling Wonder Stories and many others without the word "Thrilling" in the title, as well. The Black Bat, Captain Future, The Green Ghost, the Phantom Detective... all these were from Better Publications. Popular Detective was offered monthly until 1938, then bi-monthly. And within those 128 pages, could be found authors like C.K.M. Scanlon, Frederick C. Painton, L. Ron Hubbard, Johnston McCulley, Leslie Charteris, and many others of top-notch talent. The magazine finally folder in the fall of 1953, after an amazing 133 issues of quality detective fiction. Popular Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Featured: previously released
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Spider #2 eBook

November 1933
by R. T. M. Scott
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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


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.

Comments From Our Customers!
Ernest Cooper writes:
I really enjoy all of The Fibber McGee and Molly episodes. So relaxing. Great entertainment. A much simpler time.
Ivan G Shreve Jr writes:
Treasures, Volume 5. The Radio Archives Treasures collections are among my very favorites offered by RA because they give old-time radio devotees the opportunity to check out a myriad of different programs. Granted, not every offering in this set is my particular cup of Earl Grey but there were some wonderful shows (the NBC 30th Anniversary Program, The Sad Sack, You Bet Your Life, Death Valley Days) that more than compensated. Ivan-Bob says check it out!
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