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Suspense, Volume 24 - 6 hours [Download] #RA873D
Suspense, Volume 24

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Volume 24
“And now...another tale well-calculated to keep you in ... SUSPENSE!”
Suspense debuted in the summer of 1942 as a replacement program and also as a sustaining one. This meant, simply, that the series did not have a sponsor. Although it was not a priority for Suspense to be sponsored when it started, that changed as William Spier turned what could have been a pedantic anthology program into a favorite with radio listeners and an opportunity for top notch actors from film and stage to try their hand at radio. By providing a radio show where, as Cary Grant put it, an actor ‘could act’, Spier forced CBS to seek out a sponsor in order to afford the higher costs popularity and big names bring. Just under a year and half after its debut, Suspense acquired that missing piece.
Based in Fresno, California, Roma Wines is a name familiar to not only Suspense fans, but also as the sponsor of other radio shows. Touting itself as ‘America’s largest selling wine’, Roma provided the much needed income Suspense needed, allowing Spier to up the ante in production of each episode and especially to attract larger names such as Cary Grant, Agnes Morehead, and Lucille Ball.
The connection between Lucille Ball, Suspense, and the show’s sponsor even goes beyond her appearance in a well-known episode of the program. Not only did she play the lead in ‘Dime a Dance’, but she also starred in color magazine ads, two page spreads with her saying ‘It’s never too hot to be cool with Roma Wine Coolers’.
While most fans remember the Suspense-Roma Wines connection, the company ended its association with the program in November 1947. By this time, however, Spier had built the anthology program into such a powerhouse and fan favorite that CBS took a chance and sustained the program until another sponsor came along, which it did.
Enjoy twelve stellar shows of mystery, thrills, chills, action, and adventure in Suspense, Volume 24, restored to Sparkling audio quality by Radio Archives.
A Ring for Marya
Thursday, December 28, 1950 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
The Death Parade
Thursday, February 15, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
Three Lethal Words
Thursday, March 22, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
The Rescue
Thursday, April 19, 1951 - 30:00 - AFRS, No commercials
When the Bough Breaks
Thursday, May 3, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
Death on My Hands
Thursday, May 10, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
Thursday, May 31, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
Tell You Why I Shouldn't Die
Thursday, June 7, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
The Truth About Jerry Baxter
Thursday, June 14, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
The Greatest Thief in the World
Thursday, June 21, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
The Case for Dr. Singer
Thursday, June 28, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials
The Report of the Jolly Death Riders
Monday, August 27, 1951 - 30:00 - CBS, Autolite commercials

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5 of 5 May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Garrett Sieber from Aberdeen, SD United States  

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5 of 5 Accept no substitutes! February 15, 2022
Reviewer: Ivan G Shreve Jr from Winterville, GA United States  
I leapt at the opportunity to purchase some shows from one of my favorite old-time radio series: Suspense. The 50% discount was the main inducement, but I have more than a passing familiarity with Radio Archives and I know for a fact that they go the extra mile when it comes to audio quality. Sure, you could go to websites and purchase a large quantity of these files for about the same amount of money...but experience has taught me that this is all they're concerned about: quantity. I prefer quality -- I want to listen to something produced professionally as opposed to something that sounds like it emanated from two cans and a length of string.

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5 of 5 Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills Shines February 14, 2022
Reviewer: Bruce Toews from Winnipeg, MB Canada  
When Radio Archives touches something, you know the results will be stunning. Such is the case with this volume: in most cases, we probably have a better listening experience now than people with tube radios did listening to the same material in the forties. Whenever I'm loking for old-time radio, I try Radio Archives first. I am so grateful for their incredibly professional loving care of the genre I love so much.

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