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April 12, 2024
2 new products and 5 featured products from Radio Archives this week!
All new and featured products are discounted the first week.
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Featured: previously released
Volume 4
"...designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure..."
While stories of mystery and crime were the bailiwick of Suspense, Escape concentrated more on tales of high adventure — war, westerns, supernatural horror and science-fiction. Esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, and Joseph Conrad provided much of the source material for the program, setting Escape apart from most of the other dramatic anthologies on the air at the time.
Escape benefited from an ensemble cast which included actor William Conrad – who lent his voice to 90 episodes in this gem of a series from Radio’s Golden Age. Following a distant second, actor Ben Wright lent his voice to a mere 56 episodes. Trailing in third place for the most performances on Escape, actor Harry Bartell voiced a variety of characters in 55 episodes, while John Dehner lent his voice to 54 episodes.
Known as being the voice of Escape, actor William Conrad once estimated that he portrayed more than 7,500 roles during his long career as a voice actor during Radio’s Golden Age. Conrad was not an idle boaster. He lent his distinct voice as a supporting cast member to such shows as The Man Called X, Favorite Story, The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, The Green Lama, Nightbeat, and even Escape’s sister show, Romance. He also voiced Sheriff Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke. Conrad appeared in a record 90 episodes of Escape.
Escape featured one of radio's most memorable openings, with either William Conrad or Paul Frees intoning: "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you...ESCAPE!" The orchestra would then strike up Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" and, within seconds, the listener would be transported to a Caribbean jungle or to an icy glacier, effectively putting them in the shoes of that episode's protagonist.
6 hours - MP3 regular price $11.99
Discounted for the next week - $5.99
Featured: previously released
Volume 83
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.
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 83 includes shows from these series.
The Henry Morgan Show, Biography in Sound, Philco Radio Time, Unit 99, You Bet Your Life, Command Performance, Biography in Sound, Forecast, The Big Story, Life With Luigi, Hear It Now, Hallmark Playhouse, The Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre, Showtime, The Checkerboard Fun Fest, The C. P. MacGregor Show, and The Sons of the Pioneers Show.
20 hours - MP3 regular price $39.99
Discounted for the next week - $19.99
Featured: previously released
October 1937
Read by Milton Bagby
Featuring the Hard Riding’ - Fast Shootin’ Modern Robin Hood of the West - The Lone Ranger, his Wonder Horse Silver and Tonto.
The Lone Ranger magazine ran from April 1937 to November 1937. The title was changed to Romantic Western and was published from January 1938 to July 1939.
Trojan Publishing was the publisher. The pulp magazine preceded the first recorded radio show.
These eight stories are torn from the pages of the October, 1937 issue of The Lone Ranger magazine and is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby and Paul Curtis.
Table of Contents:
Lone Star Renegade
Read by Milton Bagby
Featuring Radio’s Famous Lone Ranger With “Silver” And Tonto. A Complete Novel Featuring The Lone Ranger With “Silver” And Tonto.
Famous Frontier Fights - Special Feature
Sidewinder’s Fangs - Short Story
Horses, Saddles and Bridles - Special Feature
Boss of the Badlands - Special Feature
Pony Express Days - Short Story
Outdoor Trails - Special Feature
The Lone Ranger Pow-wow - Special Feature
5 hours - MP3 regular price $9.99
Featured: previously released
The Spider and the Eyeless Legion
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
How could a man, enslaved and blinded, still strike terror to the hearts of his captors? How could that man, apparently helpless, remain the only hope of a city laid low by crime? Read here how the Master of Men cast off his shackles and led a populace to redemption and vengeance! The most gripping, dramatic Spider novel ever published!
The problem for his poor writer, Norvell W. Page, was that there are only so many plot variations for a hero who fought crime in his dual identities. So as the year 1939 dawned, Page’s editors must have put their heads together and asked themselves, “What can we do that we’ve never done before?”
Evidently, they decided to subject Dick Wentworth, his fiancee Nita van Sloan, and the other stalwart Spider crew to a monthly series of challenges designed to make the readers clutch at their hearts.
The stirring sequence began with Rule of the Monster Men, and ran for half a year––no doubt the worst of Richard Wentworth’s harried and hectic career.
The Spider and the Eyeless Legion is the final part of this multi-story sequence of Spider novels in which first Nita van Sloan was reduced to a helpless cripple, and then Wentworth himself was forced to become a wanted fugitive. It is in that unaccustomed and dangerous role that this electrifying novel takes place.
This time, Wentworth must battle a new underworld power who is determined to conquer New York City, using the power of the Eyeless Terror as his sinister scepter. Forced to don new disguises and alternate identities, separated from his loyal aides, former millionaire Richard Wentworth works the mean streets as he attempts to topple this latest underworld czar. Then things take a terrible turn as the Spider is struck blind and enslaved by the malevolently fat Amoy.
The incomparable Nick Santa Maria narrates another thrilling Spider exploit. Originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1939.
5 hours - MP3 regular price $9.99
Discounted for the next week - $4.99
New eBook
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 Masked Rider — Robin Hood outlaw of the range — was a masked, cloaked combination of Zorro and the Lone Ranger. But, who is that masked man... that vigilante of justice... known far and wide as the Masked Rider? Only Blue Hawk, warrior of the Yaqui tribe and the Masked Rider's faithful companion, knows that his friend often takes on the disguise of Wayne Morgan, a wandering cowpuncher. But even Blue Hawk doesn't know the true identity behind the face of Wayne Morgan. That was the secret of the Masked Rider alone. The two rode the old West, The Masked Rider on his black stallion Midnight, Blue Hawk on his sorrel El Acedero, fighting lawlessness, battling for the innocent, for a total of 100 pulp stories published between April 1934 and April 1953. The Masked Rider Western returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Regular price $3.99
New eBook
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.
Mystery Adventure Magazine was another of those pulps which went through several name changes in its publication run. It was a shudder pulp that began it's 25-issue run as New Mystery Adventures with the March 1935 issue. With the May 1936 issue, the name was changed to Mystery Adventure Magazine, which stuck for seven issues. It then became simply Mystery Adventures for a single issue, followed by four more issues under the modified title of Mystery Adventures Magazine. The May 1937 issue was its last. Regardless of the name on the cover, however, the contents were consistent. Along with other "weird menace" titles, it offered flamboyant villains and eerie mystery, this time in a wide variety of settings. Mystery Adventure Magazine returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Regular price $3.99
Featured eBook
The Spider #73 eBook
October 1939
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. New Kindle's use ePub. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

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Comments From Our Customers!
Larry writes:
The Whistler, Volume 4. Love the content, interface. Long time customer, bought print, cd, and mp3
Robben Hixson writes:
The Spider really grows on you. He's intelligent and fearless and has other heroic qualities missing in current perspective.
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