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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...Lux Radio Theater 10/22/37, The Petrified Forest.
The Strange Dr. Weird 12/26/44, "Tiger Cat ".
X Minus 1 12/9/58, "Gray Flannel Armor".
Girls and Menstruation 1957

Music:

Tony Bennett - The Very Thought Of You. (1934)
Startland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight. (1976)
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman In Black Dress. (1972)
Sandy Denny - Banks Of The Nile. (1970)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

More @ http:/www.NightTansmissions.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:

Wanders around just a bit to find itself in the Hollywood lobby of the Lux Radio Theater for it's October 22 of 1937 presentation of The Petrified Forest as adapted from Robert E. Sherwood's 1935 play of the same name. Set in northern Arizona it tells the story of hitchhiker Alan Squier, who finds himself in a roadside diner run by Jason Maple and his daughter Gabrielle (Gabby), a young and unhappy woman.

This will be an eventful day for the occupants of the diner when all-around bad guy and stone cold killer Duke Mantee and his gang arrive. They take over the diner proceeding to hold everyone hostage pending the arrival of a few of their friends.
I imagine the most familiar incarnation of this story is the 1936 film starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart in his career breakthrough role as Duke Mantee.

It was the case that the Lux radio theater was often able to entice theatrical and screen stars to reprise their roles in it's presentations. This was not the case with The Petrified Forest however, so instead of Humphrey Bogart as Duke Mantee we have a very capable performance by Donald Meek. Margaret Sullivan goes in for Bette Davis. And Herbert Marshall took over for Leslie Howard.

Segment Two:

Is divided into the last portion of The Petrified Forest and a episode of The Strange Dr. Weird from December 26th of 1944, "Tiger Cat ". This time it's a pleasantly gruesome story about a scientist with an animal growth serum who, as always in these stories... should have known better. Apparently, all the stories on this series were written by Robert A. Arthur. The practice of one series, one or two writers was not uncommon for Old-Time Radio.

In any case, these happily macabre fifteen-minute tales all featured the good Dr Weird, who served as our always genial but somewhat disturbed host.

Dr. Weird was played by Maurice Tarplin. The show was syndicated by The Mutual Network. The show had for its relatively short run only one sponsor Adam Hats.

Segment Three:

Comes from X Minus One for January 9 of 1958. It is an adaptation of a short story by Robert Sheckley, "Gray Flannel Armor".

It is the case that sometimes one finds Gray Flannel Armor credited to Finn O’Donnevan. It's just that Sheckley was so prolific he sometimes resorted to the use of non de plumes, as he did in the pages of Galaxy Magazine for November 1957 . In fact Take a look over to the left at the Galaxy cover and you'll notice that both Sheckley and O’Donnevan have cover stories. By the way, in 1960 the story would be published under his own name in Sheckley's collection of short stories Notions: Unlimited.

Strange Adventures featured well spun, but very short adventure stories as told by Pat McGeehan. All of the shows episodes were approximately 3:30 minutes long. The program was syndicated by Teleways in 1945. The episode this time is The Savage One.

A Teleways syndication it's from 1945. This one is The Savage One

Also featured in this segment we also have a short story from the Librivox Project No Pets Allowed The story was written by M. A. Cummings and read for us by librivox volunteer Gregg Margarite.

This story was originally published in Fantastic Universe's August of 1957 issue.

Segment Four:

The Christopher Recordings on Sex Instruction were pressed in about 1957 and were meant to be a guide for parents. With a strongly religious bent They emphasize the role parents play in "Almighty God's" plan to reproduce the human race. ". This cut, Girls and Menstruation is surprisingly frank in it's approach and descriptions of an important and sometimes traumatic part of a young woman's life.
I'd say the Christophers were motivated by a desire to do "something positive" in helping solve an important problem .These recordings although truly interdenominational are nonetheless clearly steeped in the Christian perspective and language This does not diminish the medical and educational value. It is tempting for someone like me ( A complete and convinced unbeliever and aspiring curmudgeon) to make fun of this recording I have certainly done so with an earlier recording in this series (How babies are made). However, in this case I have decided to refrain from doing so. Mostly because a woman of my acquaintance has taken me to task explaining to me how much she would have liked at the age of 12 or so to have been exposed to this information. Further, that as an old man who had no daughters, who's only sister was much older. My understanding, she argued, of this subject is seriously deficient . Reluctantly I have to concede all points and go quitely.
So I guess the resumption of my general snarkiness will have to wait until I play the next part Hands Off! The Trouble With Boys. A subject of much greater familiarity.
This interlude is followed by a couple of minutes from a Believe It Or Not episode detailing the virtues of the, Most Considerate Uncle. Believe me this man did show an unbelievable amount of consideration. I can tell you that I'm an uncle and believe me I will not be so considerate as was he.



Music:

Tony Bennett - The Very Thought Of You. (1934)
Startland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight. (1976)
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman In Black Dress. (1972)
Sandy Denny - Banks Of The Nile. (1970)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.
More @ www.nighttransmissions.com

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