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Whistler, Volume 15
 

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The Whistler
Volume 15
 
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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!”
 
In many ways, The Whistler was ahead of its time when it debuted in 1942. A unique way of telling crime stories using an almost philosophical, yet creepy narrator was new to listeners. That combined with well paced stories, building tension, and an opening theme that immediately established that something dark was coming, made The Whistler an instant hit with its audience. George Allen coming on as director in 1944 only served to improve the quality of the show and tighten the character of The Whistler.
 
The Whistler stood out as a rather unique crime anthology program, and not simply because of its unusual narrator. Most crime shows of the period in which The Whistler became famous either were clear whodunits, leaving the identity of the criminal until the end, or straightforward retellings of crimes and their consequences. The writers of The Whistler wrote the character in such a way that listeners could feel like they were involved in an almost illicit conversation with The Whistler, the witness to these horribly thrilling tales they heard each week. The Whistler would make pithy, sardonic comments without interfering and allowed listeners to even be somewhat complicit, watching with him as criminals received the justice due them.
 
Even though he was preceded by The Shadow by about ten years, The Whistler had an all knowing aspect to him, while The Shadow and other more normal hosts of such shows had not had to that point. The Whistler, as a character, showed maturity in the storyteller that other shows would go on to copy.
 
Follow The Whistler into the dark recesses of the human spirit in this thrilling collection from Radio Archives. The Whistler Volume 15 features twelve broadcasts restored to sparkling digital quality by Radio Archives.
 
#291 Murder in Haste
Wednesday, December 17, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#292 Decision
Wednesday, December 24, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#293 The First Year
Wednesday, December 31, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#294 Comeback
Wednesday, January 7, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#295 Silent Partner
Wednesday, January 14, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#296 Twelve Portraits of Marcia
Wednesday, January 21, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#301 Meeting on Tenth Street
Wednesday, February 25, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#302 Boiling Point
Wednesday, March 3, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#307 What Makes a Murderer
Wednesday, April 7, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#308 Till Death Do Us Part
Wednesday, April 14, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#313 Murder on Margin
Wednesday, May 19, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#317 Concerto of Death
Wednesday, June 16, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil

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