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Posted on 08/03/2014 1:08:21 PM PDT by Vision
Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
Another good lineup tonight. Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband. Luke Slaughter of Tombstone is new to me. Boston Blackie is solid. And a good Mercury Theater to end it all- let's hope it's as good as last week's Screen Director's Playhouse with Cary Grant.
How you feeling?
Looks like a very good lineup this evening. Another Orson Welles production to end it all.
These very brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM Eastern War Time Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. September 12, 1956. Program #3. CBS net. "The Confidential Matter". Sustaining. $80,000 and a beaten girl...both missing! Then, one of the two is found and a bombshell explodes! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Jack Edwards, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Stacy Harris, Bob Miller, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Frank Gerstle. 13:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. September 13, 1956. Program #4. CBS net. "The Confidential Matter". Sustaining. A search for a dead man who intends to stay dead, and is willing to kill to do it! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Jack Edwards, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Stacy Harris, Bob Miller, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Frank Gerstle. 13:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:30 Dragnet. October 26, 1952. Program #175. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Big Number". A bank robber using a sawed-off shotgun is traced through the first three digits of his license plate number. See cat. #61819 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, John Robinson (writer), Walter Schumann (writer), Whitfield Connor, Jack Kruschen, Hal Gibney (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. October 16, 1955. CBS net. "Trouble In Kansas". Sponsored by: Chesterfield, L & M. Jim Hoyt and his boss Jack Raven are Texans driving a herd to Dodge. En route, they're attacked by Jayhawkers, so Raven plans to kill him a few Kansans! The system cue is added live. William Conrad, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Lawrence Dobkin, Barney Phillips, Harry Bartell, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), John Meston (writer), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Ray Kemper (sound patterns), Parley Baer, George Walsh (annjouncer). 25:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.
8:30 My Favorite Husband 12/04/48 Be Your Husband's Best Friend (AFRS) (29:12). Synopsis is missing from the Index.
9:00 Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone. March 9, 1958. CBS net. Sustaining. Rancher Drake McArdle plans to lynch a cattle rustler, who turns out to be Yancy, Luke's old army buddy. Alan Botzer (writer), Barney Phillips, Howard McNear, Junius Matthews, Lou Merrill, Norman Alden, Sam Buffington, Sam Edwards, Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Wilbur Hatch (composer, conductor), William N. Robson (director). 24:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 Boston Blackie. September 24, 1946. Program #76. ABC net origination, Ziv syndication. Commercials added locally. Blackie promises to steal the valuable Abbott painting in just 5 hours. He plans to exchange it for a cigarette lighter that links Shorty to a murder. Henry Rice promptly double-crosses Blackie and calls the cops. Richard Kollmar, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin, Tony Barrett. 27:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
10:00 The Mercury Theatre on the Air. July 25, 1938. CBS net. "A Tale Of Two Cities". Sustaining. The third show of the series. Orson Welles subsequently played the same role on The Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of March 26, 1945 (see cat. #10444). Charles Dickens (author), Orson Welles, Martin Gabel, Ray Collins, Edgar Barrier, Frank Readick, Eustace Wyatt, Kenny Delmar, Dan Seymour (announcer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
You probably know about it, but for those that don't, archive.org is an excellent site for downloads of almost any old time radio show that you can think of. These shows are free because they do not have copyright protection.
The site is here:
You can download individual episodes, or series packages. They download as mp3 files, so you can play them on any device that plays music files.
My favorite is Johnny Dollar, with Night Beat coming in a close second. I also enjoy Candy Matson, one of the few series with a female lead. Unfortunately, only a few episodes of that show were saved.
Yes, Achive.org is the best source for these old shows.
I've got a duck roasting tonight. Life is fine in Baltimore.
Thanks. I go there from time to time. There are SO many OTR programs it’s a shame we don’t get more variety on the BB.
Never heard of Candy Mason. Will check it out. Night Beat is good.
Any other lesser known shows you like? Have you heard The Six Shooter?
Hi, Vision! I’m glad all’s well there. Let us know how the duck turns out.
I’ll bet this will be a good Mercury Theatre. I don’t remember hearing the Lux version of the story, so it’ll be new to me.
We’re dodging thunderstorms here right now. Keith has some pork ribs for the Green Egg. He may have to rig the umbrella over the grill. :-)
I imagine the BGE will keep chugging along fine in the rain.
If by chance you run across the complete series, please let me know about it.
Very easy, skip the butter.
Will do, I’ll try CM this week. Tell me what you think of the Six Shooter.
Masterpus Theatre ping.
You had a good duck! Excellent! I would bet it’s better on the grill than what I’ve had before, where it was too gamey, oily and rich. On the grill would probably be much better.
It didn’t really rain much, except for some light sprinkles. It’s not good to let rain fall onto the top of the Egg. Keith went ahead and rigged up the umbrella, and the ribs are doing fine.
Oh, I just realized you meant you baked the duck in the oven. Well, that’s not the same as the grill, of course, but it sounds like it turned out great.
Chicken is better, and I don’t know, maybe cheaper.
This was $3/lb.
Luke Slaughter is kinda Gunsmoke-ish. Somewhat one dimensional.
Oh, that’s not too high.
Yeah, I half-listened to it, doing laundry and making my bed. One of my cats was on my clean bed laundry, and he got off, so I had to make the bed while he was away. :-)
Boy the clouds just opened up and poured down rain here.
I’m going to the radio Gina. Enjoy the ribs. Talk with you later, I’m listening...