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June 18, 2021
 
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Old Time Radio
 
 
"Wake Up, America! It's Time to Stump the Experts!"

Dan Golenpaul was a man with a mission. Having spent most of the 1930s trying to talk radio network executives into raising the level of broadcast entertainment above the mentality of the average twelve-year-old child, Golenpaul had lately set his sites on a venerable radio feature: the quiz show.
 
What if, he thought, the contestants ask the questions, rather than the hosts? From this simple notion came a brainstorm: Information Please one of the most popular, award-winning, and consistently entertaining programs in radio history.
 
Armed with Clifton Fadiman, a team of experts, $100.00 in prize money, and NBC staff announcer Milton Cross, Information Please hit the airwaves at 8:30 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 1938 over NBC's Blue Network. From the beginning, Information Please showed signs of being an innovative program. Since the show was largely spontaneous - only the introductions, the closing, and the questions were written in advance. Likewise, listeners used to the typical personality-based musical and comedy shows of the late 1930s were surprised to hear authentic wit over the airwaves - surprised and pleased as well since, though the questions were usually difficult, the experts were both amazing and charming when they answered a question and, more importantly, authentically human and funny when they couldn't. It was said, in fact, that Information Please was really at its best and most entertaining when the brains of the "brain trust" failed them; Fadiman never hesitated to gently chide them when they missed an answer. During the contemplation following a question, he was frequently heard to say to the listeners "I can see their brains spinning away, folks" and "Come, come, gentlemen - everyone knows that" was a common response to a muffed question.
 
The sixteen programs in this fifth Radio Archives collection date from October of 1941 to November 1942.
 
8 hours - $15.99 MP3 / $31.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
The Blackout Murders
by G. Wayman Jones
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Out of the night comes a menacing winged figure! Blind district attorney Tony Quinn takes his battle for justice from the courtrooms to the streets, battling evil as The Black Bat!
 
Tony Quinn, The Black Bat, rips aside the dark veil of mystery that shrouds a monstrous killer when a devilish machine of grim destruction threatens to bring panic to an entire nation!
 
The Black Bat has much in common with other heroes of the Pulps, including a wealth that readers are left to assume came from his career as an attorney before losing his sight. What overshadows most of these comparisons, however, is the fact that even from the very beginning The Black Bat saw a purpose in going to extraordinary lengths to fight what many would consider common criminals. Mad scientists and super criminals very rarely crossed Tony Quinn’s path in his fight for justice. The Black Bat’s rogue’s gallery included more urbane villains, from gang bosses to murderers to thugs and goons. Although many fans over the years have said that The Black Bat stories might have been better with more grandiose, extreme foes to fight, one of the appeals that kept this series running longer than even Doc Savage and The Shadow rests in the fact that The Black Bat went after evil that his readers likely encountered or at least read about every day.
 
From Tony Quinn’s first adventure, he is a crime fighter for the common person in his role as district attorney. Even the way in which he loses his sight, at the hands of a common criminal, concretes his resolve to not only continue striving for justice in his own way, but it gives him a laser focus on the type of crook that The Black Bat must pursue. In this, not only does Quinn continue the fight he began as an attorney, but he also proves to the readers that The Black Bat is a hero for the everyman.
 
Thrill to The Blackout Murders, originally published in Black Book Detective #50 March 1942 and read with two fisted excitement by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 MP3 / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
 
 
Audiobooks
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.
 
Black Book Detective magazine was probably best known for its long-running series of adventure stories featuring the crimefighter known as The Black Bat. But The Black Bat didn't appear until six years into the magazine's run with the July 1939 issue. The magazine first hit the newsstands with the June 1933 issue. For the next six years, it tried different approaches. Issue one began with a featured novel and several backup short stories. The following year it started promoting "three new complete novels" in each magazine, but abandoned that approach after four issues. It then tried shorter novelets, combined with short stories. In 1935 and 1936, it tried the "weird menace" approach, featuring scantily-clad women in peril on the covers, then switched back to hard crime. In 1938 they tried featuring recurring characters in their main novel. Gentleman thief Raffles appeared in two consecutive issues. Jonathan Drake, Ace Manhunter appeared in three issues.
 
The editors struck gold with The Black Bat, who first appeared in the July 1939 issue. Supposedly blind District Attorney Tony Quinn was secretly the master crime fighter known as The Black Bat. The stories were credited to the house name of G. Wayman Jones, but in actuality were written mainly by Norman A. Daniels. The Black Bat stories ran exclusively in the bi-monthly Black Book Detective magazine until it finally printed its last issue in the Winter of 1953. Black Book Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Complete Book-Length Novel
The Blackout Murders
Featuring Tony Quinn, Nemesis Of Crime
by G. Wayman Jones
Tony Quinn, The Black Bat, rips aside the dark veil of mystery that shrouds a monstrous killer when a devilish machine of grim destruction threatens to bring panic to an entire nation!
 
Snatchers Are Suckers — Gripping Story
by Robert C. Donohue
Chauffeur Casey wades through a vicious kidnap ring...
 
A Grave For Grogan — Gripping Story
by Norman A. Daniels
Kennedy had to find the killers so that Grogan’s ghost could rest!
 
Off The Record — A Department
 
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.
 
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.
 
During the science-fiction boom of the 1930s, there were over a dozen pulp magazines dedicated to the subject. Analog, Startling Stories, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories, Captain Future and Super Science Stories were just a few. In 1939, the pulp magazine publisher of Jungle Stories, and many others, added its own entry into the sci-fi field, Planet Stories. Until it folded in 1955, it published ground-breaking science fiction from some of the genre's brightest stars, including such luminaries as Ray Cummings, Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., Eando Binder, Leight Bracket, Isaac Asimov, Clifford D. Simak, Henry Kuttner, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, James Blish, A.E. van Vogt, Theodore Sturgeon, Alan E. Nourse and Robert Sheckley. Planet Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Two Weird Outstanding Planet Novels
 
Prey Of The Space Falcon
by Wilbur S. Peacock
The Falcon and his outlaw Brood were battling the oppressors whose talons enfolded the Solar System in a strangling grasp. Then, when victory seemed theirs — they found themselves entrapped by a girl with a Judas Kiss.
 
Phantom Out Of Time
by Nelson S. Bond
Graed Garroway’s Earth Empire was toppling, smashed by the flaming vengeance of Dirk Morris who struck daringly from out of nowhere. Yet such a thing could not possibly be — for Dirk Morris had been executed days before.
 
Message From Mars — Thrilling Novelet Of Other Worlds
by Clifford D. Simak
The last of Earth’s pioneers stood on the rusty sands of Mars, his ship a total wreck — knowing his world was doomed unless it received the answer to a cosmic riddle.
 
Thralls Of The Endless Night — Thrilling Novelet Of Other Worlds
by Leigh Brackett
The Ship held an ancient secret that meant life to the Survivors of Terra’s lost colony. Yet to reveal that secret, Wes Kirk had to condemn his own people to death.
 
Mutiny In The Void — Stirring Planet Short Story
by Charles R. Tanner
Recipe for quelling mutiny in space. “Utterly destroy all oxygen generators.”
 
Assignment On Venus — Stirring Planet Short Story
by Carl Jacobi
Simms was fighting to deliver his own dishonorable discharge to his commander.
 
Revenge Of The Vera — Stirring Planet Short Story
by Henry Hasse
The unarmed Vera was battling the deadliest pirate ship in the Void.
 
P.S.’s Feature Flash — Department
Introducing another of the “puns, panic and praise” men of the Vizigraph.
 
The Vizigraph — Department
The Interplanetary cracker-barrel gathering place for PLANET’S cash customers.

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.
 
 

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Comments From Our Customers!
 
Richard Glass writes:
Campbell Playhouse. Great voices melded by Orson Welles over the airways, through sound, what he did visually with his debut film. These broadcasts were during the year post his War of the Worlds & pre his Citizen Kane. Bernard Herrmann’s scores for the shows add a musical depth.
 
Mike Gautier writes:
Captain Future #4 The Triumph of Captain Future. The recording is clear and easy to follow. The voice actor is consistent and like-able.
 
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