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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 Secrets of Scotland Yard 1947 "The Brothers Staunton"
The Black Mass. December of 1963.
Suspense Plan X.February 2, 1953.
Dagon by H. P.Lovecraft July of 1917


Ewan Maccoll - Looking For A Job (1986).
Josh White - Fuhrer (1941-47).
Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (1964).
These dates should not be taken as canonical.

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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.

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 an episode from The Secrets of Scotland Yard from about 1947and tells us the story of "The Brothers Staunton". A more callous pair of people you are unlikely to meet. As usual it was about money. The whole sordid thing began when Lewis Staunton married Harriet Richardson, a mentally-disabled woman who possessed a tidy income that Lewis had come to covet. Convincing Harriet to marry him through a campaign of flattery and deception Lewis managed to gain the object of his desire. Which, of course, was not poor Harriet. It was not long before the worst happened and Harriet died of starvation . In the end Lewis, his brother, his brother's wife and Lewis's mistress were charged with murdering Harriet by deliberate neglect.

The episode seems to be a fairly good representation of the facts. At least so far as they are known by me. However, it must be said that I do not hold myself up as particularly knowledgeable (If you were to spend three minutes on Wikipedia you would know as much as I do, maybe more.

The brothers were well represented by the distinguished barrister Sir Edward Clarke who in his lifetime would be a significant politician, one of the leading advocates of the late Victorian era and serving as Solicitor-General in the Conservative government of 1886 through 1892. His legal career included representing Oscar Wilde in his disastrous prosecution of the Marquess of Queensberry for libel, and representing the plaintiff in the "Baccarat Case", during which Sir Edward cross-examined the Prince of Wales.

Segment Two:

Comes from a not very well known program, The Black Mass. Despite its relative obscurity this was an ambitious and generally well done series originating from Berkeley California. Starting in about 1963 and ending in about 1970, The Black Mass produced more than 30 episodes of moody and atmospheric tales of horror. These stories were adapted from short stories well founded in the Classics or at least highly regarded Literature. Tonight's show follows this example. It is the adaptation of The Ash-Tree, a classic ghost story by M.R. James. It first aired in December of 1963.

Sir Richard has inherited his family estate and is looking forward to beginning a new life that he expects to be the idealized life of an English Countryman. Well, you know with a setup like that; things just have to go sideways for Sir Richard. His contentment soon turns nightmarish. And the old Ash tree outside his window shows it's hand in fulfilling a curse on his family first aired in December of 1963.

Segment Three:

In the year 2053 Zanger & Evans are long dead and the Martians are waiting for the first humans to arrive in a spaceship from Earth. The Martians are not happy about this . Oh, they knew that this would happen sooner or later and since they have had humans under observation for a long time - they expect trouble. The Martian Grand Council is ready though. All Martians are ready, ready with Plan X. Every Martian knows about Plan X and each is ready for their part in its execution. They have been for 50 years.
Now, another thing about Mars is that there are no diplomats. They haven't needed them for ever so long (What civilized people would?). There is no one prepared to meet the Earthmen. So the Grand Council has scoured the planet and found the one person with the necessary character traits to do the job.

It's Xeno, an assembly line worker from an escalator factory. To the listener's great good fortune, Xeno is played by none other than Jack Benny.This episode was broadcast on Suspense for February 2, 1953.

Segment Four:

This short story, Dagon is courtesy of Librivox volunteer Michael Sample. Dagon is the story of a tortured, morphine-addicted man planning his suicide over an incident that occurred early on in World War I when he was a merchant marine officer. This short story by H. P. Lovecraft, was written in July of 1917, which was early in Lovecraft's career. The story would be published in the November 1919 edition of The Vagrant Magazine.


Ewan Maccoll - Looking For A Job (1986).
Josh White - Fuhrer (1941-47).
Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (1964).

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

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02:00:00 English 2010-03-22
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