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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...

Murder At Midnight 09 11 47, “The Queen of Spades”
Strange Wills 1946 The Silver Buckle
X Minus One Universe 05/15/55
Orgin of Superstion 1935

Hoyt Axton - The devil (1979).
America - Sister Golden Hair (1979).
The Blacksmiths - Arthur McBride(1982).
Derrol Adams, Wizz Jones - Black Jack Davey (1978).
Leonard Cohen - A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes (1969).

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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...
Is from Peter Lorre's fondly remembered radio program, sponsored by Camel cigarettes, (Believe me you'll not be able to remain unaware of that sponsorship.) Mystery in the Air for December 11, of 1946, " The Queen of Spades". This radio play is adapted from a short story of the same name by Alexander Pushkin . The story initially saw publication in the Russian literary magazine dlya chteniya (Library for Reading) in March of 1834. The Queen of Spades would later that year, be included in a volume of short stories entitled, Tales Published by Alexander Pushkin.
The Queen of Spades enjoyed great critical and public success and is now considered Pushkin's most successful work in prose.
Segment Two:
Brings to us a new (well, new to Night Transmissions) Old Time Radio series. This time it's from Australia, by way of Grace Gibson Syndication and is named, Strange Wills.
One of the things that people who listen to this show have managed to get used to is how often "I know nothing" about a particular show. Well, in the case of this show and this episode, "The Silver Buckle" I do know a little more than Nothing.
Not A lot more... but more than nothing.
I know this show aired in 1946, probably the fall. I know that the person at the center of this story, an actor named David Garrick, actually did exist and was an important 18th-century theater personality. As for the historical accuracy regarding the details of this story; "I know nothing".
I know that Grace Gibson was born in Texas and moved to Australia in 1934 for six months on a temporary assignment. I know that somehow six months became a lifetime. I know that by 1944 she opened her own production company in Australia, Grace Gipson Syndication which specialized in the import and export of radio programming. I know that it still exists... her production company that is. So does Australia for that matter. At least it was still on the maps the last time I checked. But with characters like Paul Hogan, Russell Crowe and Mel Gibson running "Free Range" on that continent; Maybe we should all check again..
Segment Three:
Is from NBC's X Minus One for May the 15th of 1955. It is an adaptation of Robert A Heinlein's 1941 Novella, "Universe". This is a reasonably good story but not a particularly faithful adaptation. (Sometimes X. Minus One's ambition was defeated by the limitations of it's format.).
This is a story about a group of people who are living in a huge, slower-than-light Starship.
It all began as a fabulous and brave adventure.The ancestsors of the current generation began a journey to Proxima Centauri which was expected to take 60 years . But something went wrong and the ship has now been adrift in space for centuries. The original purpose and nature of the Starship forgotten. Even that it is a Starship has been forgotten. The descendents of the crew have developed a religion based on their understanding of a handful of ship's documents that have come down to them through the centuries. These Documents are now regarded as inerrant Scripture. Any questioning of them or the doctrine inspired by them, is heresy. This is the journey of a doubting Thomas.
The original story was published in Astounding Magazine for May of 1941 and then in October of the same year Astounding magazine printed the Sequel, "Common Sense". Then in 1962, these stories would be bundled together to form the basis of the novel, Orphans of the Sky.
Segment Four:
Is from the series Origin of Superstition. A series which aired in 1935 (there are no more precise dates available). This series (also in circulation as, Superstition in the Air) appears to have run weekly with each week being a little drama revolving around one superstition or another.
Despite the title of the series, not all stories attempted to explain "the origin of superstitions" but often just showcased a common superstition. In general the series would attempt to demonstrate a certain level of silliness inherent in the superstition. Never taking it seriously.
This week's show deals with a superstition that having your, "Hat Turned Backwards" is a somewhat dangerous practice.
Hoyt Axton - The Devil (1979).
America - Sister Golden Hair (1979).
The Blacksmiths - Arthur McBride (1982).
Derrol Adams, Wizz Jones - Black Jack Davey (1978).
Leonard Cohen - A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes (1969).

These dates should not be taken as canonical.
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 Night Transmissions #49 Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-03-14
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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