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Whistler, Volume 6 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA383
Whistler, Volume 6

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The Whistler
Volume 6
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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!
One of the most important aspects of a show like The Whistler often proved to be its opening. Something different, something engaging was needed to pull listeners into a program, particularly one that did not have much of a recurring cast, save the chilling narrator himself. Even before The Whistler voiced his own well remembered introduction, the show’s entrance had already entranced those listening. Footsteps reverberating off of unseen walls, backed up by a faint, strange tune being whistled. The whistling would grow louder until it finally combined with Wilbur Hatch’s orchestra for a shrill climax. Before The Whistler spoke, the program already had its fans hooked, ready to be thrilled and chilled.
The one constant in every story told on The Whistler was its mysterious narrator. Never named, never described, The Whistler hardly ever interfered or even interacted in the stories of dark crime and impending death, and only did so in the first two years. Although multiple actors would portray him, no clues were ever given to who, or even what The Whistler might be. The embodiment of ironic Justice, perhaps, waiting for the final act in which the guilty paid their dues. Or some instrument of Fate, simply there to chronicle the eventual outcome of all poor decisions. Regardless, The Whistler remains one of the most evocative, mysterious characters of classic radio.
Listen as The Whistler exposes the darkness of men’s souls in this chilling Radio Archives collection. Thrill to twelve broadcasts from 1943 and 1944 restored to sparkling digital quality.
#69 The Tangled Web
Friday, September 10, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sustaining
#71 Blind Alley
Friday, September 24, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sustaining
#72 Mirage
Sunday, October 3, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sustaining
#79 Patients for the Doctor
Sunday, November 21, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sustaining
#83 Death Demands a Payment
Sunday, December 19, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
#114 The Last of the Deveraux
Sunday, July 23, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
#120 Foolproof
Sunday, September 3, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
#121 Local Storm
Sunday, September 10, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
#122 Black Magic
Monday, September 18, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
#123 Married to Murder
Monday, September 25, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
#124 Not if I Kill You First
Monday, October 2, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
#125 Finders Weepers
Monday, October 9, 1944 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil

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A recognizable theme music and whistling...... July 17, 2017
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
Although many people claimed to whistle the "Whistler's" theme music, few could actually perform the task.  Whatever the reason, when the whistling theme was heard along with the Orchestra, it immediately alerted the listener "The Whistler" was ON THE AIR.  Considering the length of time this radio show aired, it certainly had a faithful following and continues so to this day.  The stories are well written with exceptional Actors from the period and Volume 6 is no exception.

The Radio Archives Staff has restored this and all the other offerings from their impressive catalog of Radio Shows from the Golden Age of Radio to an exceptional sound and tonal quality, that probably exceeds what the listener may have heard 60+ years ago.

Each Volume comes in a heavy duty plastic box with individual plastic sleeves for added protection of each CD.  Different unique and original period artwork seem to always be on each additional set.  Downloads are also available.


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