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Whistler, Volume 7 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA389
Whistler, Volume 7


 
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The Whistler
Volume 7
 
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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!”
 
Although often described as a mystery program, The Whistler was really much more of a straight crime drama, with the added creepy aspect of the omniscient narrator. More times than not, the identity of the protagonist who had committed whatever crime had taken place, usually, murder, was not hidden from the listening audience. The show’s theme was more about how and why someone who led a seemingly normal life could become a killer or criminal, not about who it was. Listeners loved to hear how a regular joe could become a murderer, perhaps identifying with the poor souls in a way, and were particularly thrilled by the usual twist at the end that meant the demise of the central character.
 
Essentially omniscient as the narrator, The Whistler actually told each tale from a rather unique perspective. Usually speaking in second-person and present tense, The Whistler unfolded the events of each story from the point of view of the criminal, of the protagonist of the story who finds him or herself entangled in an illicit web of their own making. Wrapped in irony, The Whistler’s comments would push the story to the final denouement, where whatever tiny thing that was so present throughout the story - a misspoken word, a wrong turn-was revealed to be the final nail in the character’s coffin, all punctuated by The Whistler’s horrifying laughter.
 
The Whistler combined horrific crimes, deserved justice, and an engaging narrator to make it one of the best shows of old time radio.  Experience twelve broadcasts aired from October 1944 to January 1945, restored to sparkling digital quality by Radio Archives.
 
#126 The Tale the Dead Man Told
Monday, October 16, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#127 Death Carries a Lunch Kit
Monday, October 23, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#128 The Beloved Fraud
Monday, October 30, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#129 Beware the Bridegroom
Monday, November 13, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#130 Death Sees Double
Monday, November 20, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#132 The Doctor Operates in Crime
Monday, December 4, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#133 Lie or Consequences
Monday, December 11, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#134 Windfall
Monday, December 18, 1944- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#136 Two for the Money
Monday, January 1, 1945- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#137 The Body Wouldn't Stay in the Bay
Monday, January 8, 1945- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#138 Murder Has a Signature
Monday, January 15, 1945- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#139 Seascape
Monday, January 22, 1945- 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil

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