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 Night Transmissions 
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 Gary Clinton  
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Night Transmissions is a 120 minute show featuring vintage radio shows. In this show...

"Murder at Midnight" November 4th of 1946, "The Heavy
Death".
“Longevity" by Therese Windser
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, " Make Ready My Grave" April 23rd of 1946
X-Minus-One October 10th of 1956, "Protective Mimicry”
1950s "How Babies Are Born”

Music:

Chubby Checker - The Hucklebuck. (1961)
A. L. lloyd - The Farmer's Servant. (Traditional) (1998)
Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.
(1966)
Janis Ian - At Seventeen. (1975)
Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year. (1966)

More at http://www.nighttransmissions.com/
This is a weekly program which began on a now defunct low power FM station (KSOW) in Cottage Grove, OR. Since there seems to be some interest in the show I have decided to continue it. In this connection 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.
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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:

It may be that I give this show a little bit of a pass just because I like the name so much "Murder at Midnight" There is something so euphonious about that title that I have to admit that somehow it engenders in me a sense of partiality that is probably unwarranted.
"Murder at Midnight" was not a long-running program. Only about a year (September 16th 1946 to September 8th 1947). It did not have a big budget and so it's production values were correspondingly low (something it had in common with most of the Mutual Network's radio presentations). But nevertheless, I do so love it when the host, Raymond Morgan, delivered that wonderful introduction over Charles Paul's big organ cords:
"Midnight, the witching hour when the night is darkest, our fears the strongest, and our strength at its lowest ebb. Midnight, when the graves gape open and death strikes.".
Tonight's Show is from November 4th of 1946, "The Heavy Death". It has everything you could want going for it. A mad scientist, a Superman, ridiculous science and assorted mayhem of all kinds including murder. So, maybe no murders occur on the Witching Hour. But, hey, a little bloodletting is always welcome and we don't want to be petty about the timeing on this do we?
Rounding off the half-hour segment we drop by for a little Librivox diving and come up with the short story frist published in Amazing Science Fiction's May 1960 issue, "Longevity" writen by Therese Windser and read by Betsie Bush.
..."Legend had it, that many thousands of years ago, right after the Great Horror, the whole continent of the west had slowly sunk beneath the West Water, and that once every century it arose during a full moon." From ."Longevity"...

Segment Two:

People usually remember, Inner Sanctum Mysteries as, The Creaking Door. That's for a pretty good reason. The single most memorable thing about this show is its signature opening of a squeaking door opening slowly.
Inner Sanctum Mysteries premiered on January 7th of 1941 over the NBC Blue Network and ran through October 5th of 1952.
The episode this week is, " Make Ready My Grave" from April 23rd of 1946 starring Jackson Beck and Richard Widmark. In this one: John Loomis brings his new bride to the family mansion which is suitably surrounded by a mysterious woods, in which is situated a family cemetery. Before long the new bride discovers the secret of the family curse. She seems surprised by this turn of events. Doesn't anyone read the classics anymore?

Segment Three:

Comes from X-Minus-One for October 10th of 1956, an adaptation of Algis Budrys's short story, "Protective Mimicry". Algis Budrys was a fairly successful sci-fi writer, competent but not prolifice he is not well known today. This was the only one of his stories adapted for X-Minus-One . The story deals with an investigator named Balmholtzer, whose portfolio is never made clear but who clearly works for some Galactic government agency in a law enforcement capacity.
While instigating the counterfeiting of a supposedly uncounterfeitable and indestructible Galactic currency. Balmholtzer finds himself on a jungle planet among 7-foot tall natives, and hanging around with a good-looking brunette, and not incidentally finding the solution to the crime.

Segment Four:

Belongs to the dark and repressed endeavor of 1950s sex education. "How Babies Are Born", is the first part of a four part series (each part lasting about 10 minutes ). Judging from the constant references to "God" and "God's plans" this must have been some plot by some church or another to convince young people that sex is just not all that interesting. Judging from growth of population in the intervening years and the undiminished level of interest in recreational sex. They failed miserably. But did leave behind an entertaining and naive document which we can now enjoy for what it's worth.

Music:

Chubby Checker - The Hucklebuck. (1961)

A. L. lloyd - The Farmer's Servant. (Traditional) (1998)

Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me. (1966)

Janis Ian - At Seventeen. (1975)

Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year. (1966)

More @ www.nighttransmissions.com

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