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

Crime Classics "The Younger Brothers"1/6/54
The Haunting Hour,"Breakdown".(date uncertian 1944-45
Theater Five, "The Wandering Spaceman", January 14th of 1965.
Ben Bova, "The Next Logical Step ".5/62

Music:
A.l. Lloyd - The Cockfight
Bob Dylan - Highway 66 Revisited
Leonard Cohen - Woke Up this Morning 1
Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time

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:
Is an episode from Crime Classics . A series that ran on CBS for 50 episodes spanning the years 1953 and 1954. This particular episode was for January the sixth of 1954 and is the story of, "The Younger Brothers."(Actually just mostly Cole). The Younger Brothers were members of one of the most high profile outlaw gangs of the old West: The James-Younger Gang. Crime Classics begins the story with Cole Younger's introduction to Quantrill who is best remembered by history as the leader of Quantrill's Raiders.

Cole's life does not improve after this.

I admit that the 20 or so minutes that Crime Classics has to tell the story of this, one of the most prominent and long-lived of the outlaws of the old West is entirely insufficient. But is nevertheless, somehow satisfying. This has something to do with the creative team behind Crime Classics.

I guess that one would have to characterize Crime Classics as a "docudrama". It is also clear that the producer Elliott Lewis intended this project to be a tongue-in-cheek send up of some of history's most interesting crimes. As such it's also very clear that the chief goal of this enterprise was less history than entertainment. With its dark humor and touch of irony the 50 episodes of Crime Classics hold up very well and are as entertaining today as they were in 1953/54.



Segment Two:

Comes from The Haunting Hour (which would be more properly titled The Haunting Half-Hour) and is called, "Breakdown". This episode owes a debt of gratitude to the movie Gaslight. This is a not uncommon state of affairs in the annals of radio and TV since 1944 when the movie was released. Actually it's not that simple. To get the chronology right it should probably be mentioned that the history of the motion picture Gaslight has its roots and is based on a 1938 Broadway play by Patrick Hamilton called Angel Street. At least in the United States the play was called Angel Street, in Britain and elsewhere the play was known as Gaslight. Confusing isn't it? To further contribute to the confusion the American film doesn't really even have the distinction of being the frist motion picture based on that play or to bare that title. (There was one made in Britain in 1940 that was also called Gaslight).

The Haunting Hour originally aired from 1944 to 1946, and was brought back during the 1970’s old time radio “revival". Other than that, this is another one of those old-time radio shows about which not much is known. One of the many sad facts of life is that too many talents in radio, have labored in the shadows of history, unseen and unheralded, And now, forgotten. There are no surviveing credits for the cast or production crew.

This segment also features one of Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries, "Sunken Moment".

Segment Three:

Starts with a show from Theater Five which was ABC's go at reviving radio drama in the 60s. This episode, "The Wandering Spaceman", originally aired on January 14th of 1965. It tackles the legend of the Flying Dutchman and improvises on the legend a bit. At least the details in this story are not particularly familiar to me. But then, I'm also aware that the legend of the Flying Dutchman is not a unitary legend and that there are many variations of the story some of which are not particularly faithful to any sort of cannon in fact there does not appear to be a cannon. So it's probably the case that I'm just unfamiliar with the particular version of the legend that this story is adapted from. I guess it's even possible that the writer of this story had an original thought of his own, perhaps even two. In any case this story is a reasonably well done effort and no waste of your time.

Also in this segment we spare five minutes for an episode of the mid-1940s Five-Minute Mysteries... in this case it's about a, "Snap Judgment".

Segment Four:

Then we turn to the trusty and endlessly useful Librivox Project for a story from Ben Bova, "The Next Logical Step ". This story was first published in Analog Science Fact & Fiction For May of 1962 and is read here by Cori Samuel .

"Ordinarily the military least wants to have the others
know the final details of their war plans.
But, logically, there would be times..."

Music:

A.l. Lloyd - The Cockfight

Bob Dylan - Highway 66 Revisited

Leonard Cohen - Woke Up this Morning

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time

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

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02:00:00 English 2010-05-18
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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