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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 Mysterious Traveler"Murder Is My Business" June the 15th of 1948,
Lights Out "The Little People"6/23/43.
"The Man Who Saw The Future", 1930.
Sleep No More, "Fishhead"12/26/56

Julie London - Our Day Will Come (1963)
Tom Lehrer - I Got It From Agnes ( recorded in 1997 performed as early as 1954)
Glenn Yarbrough - Until It's time For You To Go (1967).
The Blacksmiths - Whiskey In The Jar.
Judy Collins - Liverpool Lullaby .
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:
Starts off with the episode of The Mysterious Traveler featured on June the 15th of 1948, "Murder Is My Business". I think that the production of this episode must have been great fun for writer/producer/directors, Robert Arthur and David Kogan . This story centers on the revenge of a radio writer on his nemesis, Basil King. Who is Basil King? He is the star of a hugely successful radio program and a man who knows what he wants. Too bad no one can figure out how to please the man. You understand that King is a petty egotistical and difficult man who regularly drives his writers crazy and seems to take a deeply satisfying pleasure from the action. And, oh yes, he is the center of this macabre and very amusing tale.
The Mysterious Traveler never managed to find a regular sponsor. Partly due to this the program would, during the nine years of its run, be moved frequently from time slot to time slot. Still, despite this handicap, the show was pretty successful. It managed to regularly hold a spot as one the top 10 rated shows. This, according to the dominant old-time radio rating agency, C. E. Hooper Company,which was the equivalent of present day television's A. C. Nielsen . C. E. Hooper would disappear on the landscape after its purchase by Nielsen in 1950.

Segment Two:

Is an episode of Lights Out from July 23, 1943. Even though it's called, "The Little People" it's mostly about Peter Strangely. Peter is an Explorer who supports his lifestyle through the means of stage presentations of his adveinntures. Peter is also a jealous and petty man, really rather unpleasant. Perhaps even vicious. But not as it turns out paranoid. People are plotting against him. So maybe everything is relative. It's possible you will like him. You may admire him as a man who knows what he wants and takes action to keep it. But if you think that, well then, you'll probably believe that a Viper in the grass has the potential to make a fine pet. A position that would find little sympathy with Peter's wife Ellen, or her very dear friend John.

Segment Three:

Is a short story from the Librivox project The Man Who Saw The Future, written by Edmond Hamilton and read to us by the apparently indefatigable Gregg Margarite. This is the story of Henri Lothiere, who is as he says, "a simple apothecary's assistan" and 15th century Sherlock Holmes type. Henri's investigations of a mysterious local phenomenon leads to his being caught up and transported five hundred years into the future...1943. Where he witnesses uncountable wonders, like automobiles and airplanes and electric lights. And then returns to his own time to attempt to convince the local inquisition that he is no sorcerer.

It is a truism that every writer hopes that, somehow, their work will outlive them. So far Edmund Hamilton's work has done this (Hamilton died in 1977). But I think when he first sold this story to Hugo Grensback for publication in the October 1930 issue of Amazing Stories. If you told him then that someone would record this story and that his story would be available world-wide. I think, if you told him that we would be listening to and reading this story in 2010 and beyond... Hamilton would have counted this notion as far more fantastic than anything in his stories.

He was, I'm sure, just happy to see it in print and get a check for a penny or two a word (the common rate at the time).

For my own two cents the coolest things about doing this program is to be able to delve into this old pulp science fiction. It deserves to be remembered and enjoyed. I understand that this is not fiction that is to everyone's taste. I know the style can be outdated and stilted. Still, it has a life to it that should be celebrated by at least a small cadre of aficionados. I count myself as one. Gregg Margarite is another. I count myself as a fan of and indebted to Gregg. I hope you do too.

Segment Four:

Is an episode from Nelson Omstead's series of readings of short horror and fantasy stories Sleep No More. This episode is a story from Irvin S. Cobb who is better remembered for humorous fiction showcaseing the going on's of local Kentucky folks. So what's he doing on this show? It turns out that Cobb also wrote a number of excellent horror stories that shared the rural ambience, if not the temperament, of his other fiction.

Fishhead was first published in the 11 January 1913 issue of The Cavalierpublished in 1913 and appeared on Sleep No More for Christmas Day of 1956


Julie London - Our Day Will Come (1963)

Tom Lehrer - I Got It From Agnes ( recorded in 1997 performed as early as 1954)

Glenn Yarbrough - Until It's time For You To Go (1967).

The Blacksmiths - Whiskey In The Jar.

Judy Collins - Liverpool Lullaby .

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

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 Night Transmissions #52 Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-04-07
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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