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Whistler, Volume 13 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA003
Whistler, Volume 13
 
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The Whistler
Volume 13
 
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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!”
 
Widely recognized as a West Coast show sponsored by Signal Oil, The Whistler actually had two short national runs in the 1940s. Due to Signal Oil only being a West Coast product, each attempt to spread the show across the country meant a different sponsor backing it. As a fill in replacement for The Jack Carson Show, The Whistler first tried to terrify the East Coast from July to late September of 1946, sponsored by Campbell Soups. A seemingly more successful attempt was sponsored by Household Finance from March 1947 to September 1948.
 
One theory about The Whistler not taking off according to some sources was the difficulty in classifying what type of show it was. For some listeners, it was an anthology program, while others saw it as a mystery show or even a horror program. Even though it never made an impact countrywide, The Whistler remained an extremely popular West Coast show, always sponsored by Signal Oil.
 
Being a long running West Coast show, The Whistler drew much of its talent from what was known by many as Hollywood’s Radio Row. Several of the performers provided the voices for the doomed and dastardly on The Whistler over the years so often that they became known as “Whistler’s children.” This list included such notables as Mercedes McCambridge, Joan Banks, Jeff Chandler, Jeanette Nolan, Frank Lovejoy, John McIntire, Gloria Blondell, Donald Woods, Lurene Tuttle, Gerald Mohr, Hans Conried, John Brown, Wally Maher, Cathy and Elliot Lewis, Joseph Kearns, and Betty Lou Gerson.
 
Experience the weird justice of The Whistler in this astounding Radio Archives collection. Listen to twelve broadcasts in The Whistler Volume 13, restored to sparkling digital quality and as originally aired in 1946 and 1947.
 
#235 Two Year Plan
Monday, November 25, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#239 Next Year Is Mine
Monday, December 23, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#240 Murder on Rourke Island
Monday, December 30, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#241 Dear Roger
Monday, January 6, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#242 The Choice
Monday, January 13, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#248 Eight to Twelve
Monday, February 24, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#249 The Blue Legend
Monday, March 3, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#255 The Sheriff's Assistant
Monday, April 7, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#256 Maid of Honor
Monday, April 14, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#259 Windfall
Monday, May 5, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#261 Hasty Conclusion
Monday, May 19, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#268 The Two Lives of Colby Fletcher
Wednesday, July 9, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil

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Wonderful Job September 18, 2009
Reviewer: Al Gil  
I want to thank you for the wonderful job you do in restoring those old radio shows. I know that a lot of people, including myself, really appreciate the hard work and good job you do.

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You Have a Fine Product September 18, 2009
Reviewer: Curt McCarty  
You have a fine product. Thanks for providing the high quality. I've recommended the service to several friends who are also fans of OTR.

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Cultural History September 18, 2009
Reviewer: Frederick J. Fett  
I really enjoy these wonderful CD recordings and I very much appreciate the outstanding efforts of Radio Archives in preserving America's valuable audio cultural history.

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Outstanding September 18, 2009
Reviewer: Jason Eriksen  
The quality of the audio you provided on the web site are outstanding. I'm looking forward to purchasing some of these OTR collections from you.

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When Radio Programs Were the 'In' Thing September 18, 2009
Reviewer: Jim Friedline  
From those of us who were around when Radio Programs were the in thing (and only thing), thanks.

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