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Whistler, Volume 10
 

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The Whistler
Volume 10
 
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“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!”
 
Many writers contributed to The Whistler’s long run of episodes. Radio, especially for an anthology series, was a fertile ground for freelancers, either writers who made their living solely from writing for various radio programs or those who simply needed to fill in an empty place in their writing calendar or make a few extra bucks. In the first two years of The Whistler, J. Donald Wilson acted as both producer and primary writer. Once George Allen came on board as director in 1944, he became the driving force and utilized several different writers for the programs. Final scripts, however, were largely produced by Harold Swanton and Joel Malone.
 
What is evident, however, is how every writer added to the character, The Whistler would become. Although other shows had similar host/narrator type characters, only The Whistler was eerily omniscient and philosophical.
 
Comparisons have been drawn between The Whistler and another similar character, The Shadow. Both initially have their origins as narrators for crime centered radio anthology shows, The Shadow hosting Detective Story Hour before helming his own program. Although no real physical description was given to The Whistler, the aspects of the character on the radio program lend themselves to the same sort of image The Shadow casts; a dark figure in cloak and hat watching from the shadows, waiting for crime to be committed, for death to come. While The Shadow, however, went on to fight crime, The Whistler was quite pleased simply to continue observing and sharing it with listeners.
 
Follow The Whistler into the dark recesses of the human spirit in this thrilling collection from Radio Archives. The Whistler Volume 10 features twelve broadcasts restored to sparkling digital quality and features twelve original CBS network Signal Oil sponsored broadcasts, as aired from November 5, 1945 to February 25, 1946.
 
#180 Harvest of Death
Monday, November 5, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#181 The Seeing Eye
Monday, November 12, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#182 Coincidence
Monday, November 19, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#183 The Stray Dream
Monday, November 26, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#184 Poison Is Quicker
Monday, December 3, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#185 The Cistern
Monday, December 10, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#188 Miracle on 49th Street
Monday, December 31, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#189 The Thin Line
Monday, January 7, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#191 Treasure Hunt
Monday, January 21, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#192 The Strange Sisters
Monday, January 28, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#193 Panic
Monday, February 4, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#196 Murder in Haste
Monday, February 25, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil

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