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 Night Transmissions 
 Old time radio and more
 Weekly Program
 Gary Clinton  
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Murder At Midnight "The Cabala" February the 27th of 1946.
Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries "Whiskey Mystery". 1960's.
The Price Of Fear August the 8th of 1973, "Fish
Is from Escape for September the 5th of 1948 ,A Dream of Armageddon.
Strange Adventure, "The Wisdom Of Solomon"

H. P. Lovecraft 's The White Ship.
Weird Al Yankovic - The Saga Begins (1999).
Linda Thompson - Miss Murray (2002).
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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:
Is "The Cabala" and comes to us courtesy of Murder At Midnight. In this story a dying man passes on a tattered, mysterious old scroll to a professor and his small group of assistants. The scroll carries with it a glimpse into the future. Is it a curse or is it a blessing? You judge.

This show first aired on the Mutual Network February the 27th of 1946.

As we round the half hour, you will come across the "Whiskey Mystery". This is one of Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries, of which, there were more than 500. These short filler programs were produced by "Creative Marketing and Communications" of Cincinnati, Ohio in the mid-to-late 1960's. Most of these shows survived on reel to reel tape and are a godsend to guys like me, who are always, trying to figure out how to fill the odd minutes of a show with interesting (and I hope odd) material.

Segment Two:

Old Time Radio has no better series of the macabre on offer than The Price Of Fear With host Vincent Price.There were, and are, many excellent shows out there. Some of these were more important... Some were, and are, more historical. None are better.

Tonight from august the 8th of 1973 we have a bit of "Fish". In this story a lot of detail is given about the pleasures of stalking, catching and then eating Fish. This later part, the preparation and consuming of fish rings true. This is in large part because Price was a noted gourmet cook who authored several cookbooks and hosted a cooking show, Cooking Pricewise.

Vincent was, you see, not just a handsome face.

Segment Three:

Is from Escape for September the 5th of 1948 and is an adaptation of the H.G. Wells 1901 story,A Dream of Armageddon. The episode opens a with man describeing a series of vivid dreams, in which he lives a completely different and idelic life on the island of Capri. A life two hundred years in the future. A happy future where he has a woman he loves. But where to be with her, he had to quit a position very high in the government . The dreams begin to change. This dream of a world begins a drift into war. Next, for a few days, the dreams fade away and he is trapped in his own time, in his own drab life. When the dreams begin again they are nightmares.

"A Dream of Armageddon" was adapted for radio by Les Crutchfield and was produced and directed by Norman MacDonnell. Featured in the cast were Stacy Harris and Betty Lou Gerson. Also appearing were Charlotte Lawrence, Jack Kruschen, Erik Rolf, and John Dehner.

Then we spend three minutes on a Strange Adventure, "The Wisdom Of Solomon"

Segment Four:

is a classic from the Librivox project , H. P. Lovecraft 's The White Ship.

Lighthouse Keeper, Basil Elton boards a strange white ship which sails on a bridge of moonlight. He ventures to Thalarian, City of a Thousand Wonders. He passes Akariel, a huge carven gate. He travels down the river Narg. He visits Xura and Sona-Nyl. Then in the end goes home to his lighthouse.

"The White Ship" was published in The United Amateur magazine for November of 1919


Weird Al Yankovic - The Saga Begins (1999).

Linda Thompson - Miss Murray (2002).

These dates should not be taken as canonical

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 Night Transmissions #39 Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-01-04
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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