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August 14, 2020
 
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Old Time Radio
Volume 19
 
Audio Clip
 
“I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak!”
 
The Whistler was almost completely a West Coast program, becoming extremely popular in those states. It debuted on May 16, 1942 on various stations in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. This was due to the fact that the show’s sponsor, The Signal Oil Company had service stations in each of those states. Signal Oil sponsored the entire thirteen year run of The Whistler on the West Coast, making the program one of the longest running with a single sponsor. Even when CBS ran the show nationally briefly in 1946 and 48, each time with different sponsors, Signal Oil remained the sponsor on the West Coast.
 
The Whistler proved so popular that in 1946, a CBS owned radio station, WBBM, started its own version of the famous series. Even though this run of The Whistler did not have Hollywood or “Whistler’s Children” at its disposal, it did make great use of local actors and actresses, drawing from a large repertory company in Chicago. Everett Clarke filled the role of The Whistler on this program, sponsored by Meister Brau beer. This connected it to the West Coast show, as Clarke also at times acted as The Whistler in the show’s original incarnation as well.
 
The Whistler transcended its West Coast beginnings in many ways. Along with the national attempts and the Chicago series, the show also led to a series of B movies and a television program. 1955, however, was the last year that the omniscient voice who watched mankind from the shadows would be heard. 
 
The Whistler combined horrific crimes, deserved justice, and an engaging narrator to make it one of the best shows of classic radio. Experience it for yourself with twelve broadcasts produced in sparkling digital quality by Radio Archives in The Whistler, Volume 19.
 
6 hours - $8.99 MP3 / $17.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
The Counterfeit Killer
by Robert Wallace
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
A famous cosmetician is murdered, half a dozen deaf mutes are snatched, a psychiatrist is killed — and The Phantom is confronted with elusive, scattered clues to a perplexing jigsaw puzzle of blood-drenched crime!
 
Although the title of the magazine was indeed The Phantom Detective, the lead character was referred to only as ‘The Phantom’ in the actual stories. The identity of this masked master sleuth was, as often was the case, a wealthy millionaire, although he took up crimefighting for an unique reason. Having served in World War One as a pilot known for his dogfighting prowess, Richard Curtis Van Loan left the idle rich gadabout he’d been in the skies of battle and returned home seeking a mission, wanting to give something back to the city and world he lived in.
 
With so many authors responsible for the tales of The Phantom Detective, there are obviously high points and not so high points throughout the series in terms of quality. A certain number of traits, however, seem to run standard for most, if not all the entries in the series. One aspect is how the plot moves quickly and usually efficiently, switching gears from intense action to actual mystery solving to focusing on the intent of the crooks and back again. The stories overall do not slow down enough, insuring the listener is engaged from beginning to end. Another similarity story to story is that although he is a master sleuth, he is also one that makes mistakes, encounters obstacles, and often ends up in spots that end with him just barely escaping. He is fallible, not some larger than life character that fans could never identify with.
 
‘The Counterfeit Killer’ was originally published in the September 1938 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 MP3 / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Winged Beasts of Death
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
Flaming red in the East is the dread omen of a new and more terrible evil for G-8 to face — a trail that will take him into the jungles of darkest Africa, where the Master of Evil is arming his terrible legions — men with the strength of twenty wild beasts, whom no bullet can kill!
 
Created to take advantage of the Aviation craze sweeping the nation in the late 1920s and early 1930s and to bolster the sales of one of Popular Publication’s failing magazine titles, G-8 took Pulp fiction on a flight like no other. Not only a pilot, this mysterious figure, whose true name was never revealed, was also a Master Spy and skilled at many things, particularly as a master of disguise.
 
Instead of just taking on other pilots, G-8 and His Battle Aces flew into battle against the things of nightmares. Sometimes the machinations of mad scientists, such as G-8’s nemesis Herr Doktor Krueger, sometimes the product of something more sinister or even supernatural, many of G-8’s foes were beyond belief and the embodiment of evil. From mad scientists to monsters, the skies of World War One were filled with horrors that only America’s Master Spy could handle.
 
G-8 didn’t take the nightmarish monsters that filled the skies on alone, however. The Battle Aces consisted of Nippy and Bull, two pilots as skilled as their leader and fun characters in their own right.
 
Fans thrilled at the adventures of The Battle Aces into the years of World War II. By then, the aviator craze had passed in fiction and G-8 flew off into the sunset, but was never completely forgotten.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat an evil nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Winged Beasts of Death. Originally published in the August, 1943 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
 
5 hours - $9.99 MP3 / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Counterfeit Killer - September 1938
 
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.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Featuring The World’s Greatest Sleuth in
The Counterfeit Killer
Taken from the Case-book of Richard Curtis Van Loan
by Robert Wallace
A famous cosmetician is murdered, half a dozen deaf mutes are snatched, a psychiatrist is killed — and the Phantom is confronted with elusive, scattered clues to a perplexing jigsaw puzzle of blood-drenched crime!
 
Murder Minutes — Gripping Short Story
by Lloyd Llewell
Radios, railroads, rod-men and a ruckus! Bill Slater scrambles them all together!
 
T-Men Can’t Miss — Gripping Short Story
by Robert Sidney Bowen
“Jeff” Saunders makes a desperate bluff — with four aces in the hole!
 
The Phantom Speaks — 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.
 
$3.99
 

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent “X” #32 eBook
Slaves Of The Scorpion - June 1937
 
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.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent "X" — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent "X" was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent "X" returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
“Secret Agent X” Novel
Slaves Of The Scorpion
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
Weird symbol of ruthless greed and savage murder, that crimson talisman of the Scorpion flared its scarlet hue from skyscraper pinnacles. For the dreaded Scorpion had finally struck, seizing full power of the metropolis. And Agent X, greatest impersonator of the century, knew that he had met his match in a devil who could change his identity with the speed of light.
 
Death Dummy
by Belton O. Buck
It was a strange means by which killer and victim seemed to disappear into thin air.
 
Department Of Murder — Novelette
by Charles Marquis Warren
The gangster with the tommy-gun said: “Let the car roll over the cliff.” And G-man Ken Rinty moved to obey — but inside the car were an innocent girl and Rinty’s wounded brother.
 
Double Trouble
by Walter Walker
Death, two crooks and a G-man make double trouble.
 
Doom on Wheels
by Dale Clark
Ma and Pa Garrison were likable old folks enjoying their sunset of life in a trailer — when Death caught up with them. And Detective Sergeant Al Leo had to bait a phantom killer who could vanish through strongly bolted doors.
 
Short-Cut to Justice
by Ralph Franklin
A duck drowned in the water of the moat. A man died there — unmarked. And yet pure water filled this ditch of death encircling the killer’s castle.
 
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.
 
$3.99
 
 
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.
 
Adventure across the face of the earth, from the dark jungles of Guatamala to the vast Siberian wastelands, from the hot sands of Arabia to a medieval fortess, these pulp stories offer you the escape of high adventure. Thrilling Adventure magazine made its debut with the December 1931 issue, and went on for twelve years and 139 issues, closing with the November 1943 issue. For its entire run, it truly lived up to its name, offering readers the best in thrills and excitement. Famous pulp authors who appeared in Thrilling Adventures included Hugh B. Cave, Wayne Rogers, Arthur J. Burks, G. Wayman Jones, Johnston McCulley (of Zorro fame), and Edgar Rice Burroughs. For one thin dime, magazine readers were treated to the best that pulp adventure could offer. Thrilling Adventures returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Complete Book-length Novel
Trail Of The Gold Skulls
by Lieut. Scott Morgan
Follow Mike Donahue and Andy Wayne as they face savage terrors and flashing knives in the Peruvian wilds!
 
Emperor Of Asia — Complete Novelette
by Frederick C. Painton
An incredible conspiracy for world conquest hatched in the warped brain of a sinister fiend
 
A Man Amongst Men — Complete Novelette
by Charles Green
Lloyd Bennet, fighting fool, barges into the scrap of his life in this colorful yarn of the Pathan country
 
The Whirlwind’s Ready Blade — Complete Novelette
by Johnston McCulley
Swashing swords and blazing pistols resound as El Torbellino dares all in mortal conflict with desperate foes
 
Bandit Of Heaven — Thrilling Short Story
by Jean Francis Webb
A perilous pursuit of outlaws on the Chinese border!
 
Singing Steel — Thrilling Short Story
by John Scott Douglas
A gripping story of murderous treachery in Guatemala
 
Guns And Gold — Thrilling Short Story
by Captain Lee Fredericks
A gun runner matches wits with a Central American rebel
 
Law Of The Tundra — Thrilling Short Story
by Chart Pitt
A mad race against vandals of the Siberian wastelands
 
The Fighting Leatherneck — Thrilling True Story
by Arthur J. Burks
Further sensational and exciting adventures of General Smedley D. Butler as related by his former aide-de-camp!
 
The Globe Trotter — A Department
Where readers, writers and the editor meet
 
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.

 

 Bargain Basement
 
14 Books with 28 full length novels of Doc Savage and The Shadow.
 
These 14 Double Novel Pulp reprints retail for $12.95 each. This $181.30 Bargain Pack is priced at a 50% discount. These are brand new copies, direct from the publisher Nostalgia Ventures, and are in mint condition, still in the original boxes from the printer. Individual copies are available in the Pulp Book Store.
 
There are 4 Spider double novel reprints remaining in the Bargain Basement. They are priced at $2.00 per issue. These are brand new copies.
 
 
 
 
 

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