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 Night Transmissions 
 Old time radio and more
 Weekly Program
 Gary Clinton  
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Night Transmissions is a 120 minute show featuring vintage radio shows. In this show...
The Fourth Man from Escape for July the seventh of 1949

The Diary of Fate March the 2nd of 1948, "John Carthage".

Librevox project Philip K. Dick’s, "The Gun".

The Origin of superstition "Blowing Out Candles" 1935

Indigo Girls - Closer to Fine (1989).
Bud & Travis - Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye (1960).
Hugh Masakela - Grazing In The Grass (1968).
Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind

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This is a weekly program airing on KSOW 106.7 FM in Cottage Grove, OR. as part of the stations commitment to sustaining the tradition great radio theater. I will post a new show by Tuesday or Wednesday of each week. There is also a 64 bit version.

In the main, each episode consists of four approximately 30-minute long programs (not always, as
sometimes I use a longer form show, so it may be 3 or fewer) and some filler to bring them in at 120 minutes.

Broadcast Advisories

Use these programs in any way that suits you, commercial, non-commercial (well,don't sell it). Use them on your low power FM station or your AM station. Stream it on your internet station or stream. Whatever. Edit them if you want to, however you want to! I'm easy. In a few cases commercials have been left in but in those cases there is disclaimer stating that they are there for "historical perspective" only. I have edited out any underwriter spots that once existed. There is no comment about run times ( i.e. "It's Sunday night at 10 pm and this is Night Transmissions.") Also I have edited out any mention of the town I live in. In other words I have endeavored to make make these programs as "Evergreen" and global as possible. I would even consider making (at some point) shows that are tailored to some degree for specific locations. In most cases the mp3 file runs a little longer than 120 minutes. However, in all cases the main show comes in at under 120 minutes; anything in excess of 120 minutes is just music that can safely be faded out.

As of show 21 there are 30 second musical interludes at 30,60 and 90 minutes. with the last 5 to 10 minutes or so of the show uninterrupted music that can be faded out on without too much ado, Exact times will be in the mp3 comment tag

If you do broadcast or stream these I'd really be grateful if you dropped me a note.

This episode contains the following segments...

Segment One:
Opens as three inmates of an island prison have, with the help of a native from the island, escaped in a small raft into the open sea. Soon, the weather turns still and the raft is becalmed as the escapees wait for a ship hired to meet them to arrive. The ship is late and getting later. Soon, the men begin to suffer for lack of food and water and begin to fall out with more or less predictable consequences.

This story, "The Fourth Man "is from Escape for July the seventh of 1949 and is based on the 1917 short story of the same name written by John Russel.

Segment Two:

The Diary of Fate was a mystery/horror program where Fate was the narrator. These are well done, suspenseful, stories about average people and the hand Fate deals them. Tonight from March the 2nd of 1948 is the story of "John Carthage".

"In a moment Dr. John Carthage will awaken from a drug induced sleep. He is alone in his luxurious mountain lodge. The last few days have been a strain, which sapped his energy. In just a little while John Carthage will be dead".

Segment Three:

In another trip down to the librevox project archives I came up with a Philip K. Dick story, "The Gun". Published in the September 1952 issue of Planet Stories . This was only the 2nd of 121 short stories that Dick would write in his career (67 of the them between 1952 and 53).

Today Philip K. Dick is probably best known as the inspiration for a number of successful feature films based on his work.

Some of these are:

Blade Runner (1982) Based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Screamers (1995) Based on "Second Variety".

Total Recall (1990) Based on "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale".

Impostor (2001) Based on "Impostor".

Minority Report (2002) Based on "The Minority Report".

Paycheck (2003) Based on "Paycheck".

A Scanner Darkly (2006) Based on "A Scanner Darkly".

Next (2007) Based on "The Golden Man".

Films in Production are:

The Adjustment Bureau (2010) Based on "The Adjustment Team".

King of the Elves ( 2012) Based on "King of the Elves".

Segment Four:

From 1935 is the program The Origin of superstition which tried to inspect and dramatize what lay behind our manifold superstitions Tonight's episode deals with "Blowing Out Candles".


Indigo Girls - Closer to Fine (1989).

Bud & Travis - Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye (1960).

Hugh Masakela - Grazing In The Grass (1968).

Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind (this version won three Grammys and The C.M.As. Song Of The Year.) (1982).

These dates should not be taken as canonical.
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 Night Transmissions #38 Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2009-12-30
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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