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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...

Inner Sanctum, "Between Two Worlds 12/20/48.
Five-Minute Mysteries from the late "Murder Sounds an Alarm" 1940s.

Lights Out, "The Immortal Gentleman".8/31/43
Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries, "The Phony Promoter".
M. Miller Jr, Hoofer.
Believe It or Not from 12/12/47 ,"The Chicken Catcher".


The Crew Cuts - Sh boom (1954)
Julie London Can't Help Lovin' That Man (1955)
Barbra Streisand - Stoney End (1971)
Bob Seger - Against The Wind (1980)
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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:
This week we're going to open up with an episode from the Inner
Sanctum, "Between Two Worlds" which originally aired on December 20,
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but generally I try to showcase,
in the first half hour of the show, a mystery of some sort. I'm not
obsessive about it. It's just something I like to do... to begin the
proceedings with a story of a crime, a trial, or a some kind of caper.
But, like most of the rules here on NightTransmissions this practice
may be more observed in it's breach than in it's keeping.

Tonight's show may be one of those breachs. I'm really not sure.
It's a neat little ghost story wrapped up in an interesting mystery. It
opens when a nice sturdy note wrapped around the vessel of a lovely
little brick sails through the window of a Chicago police station. The
cops scramble to pick up and read the note, which turns out to be the
confession of a well know ne'er-do-well. From There the body of the
story unfolds in retrospect.
Unfortunately, unlike, "Suspense", "Escape", "Gunsmoke","Our Miss
Brooks" and a hand-full of other shows , "The Inter Sanctum" has not
had the benefit of a competent restoration and re mastering so it's
sound quality is quite uneven from show to show.

Segment Two:
Starts with a Five-Minute Mystery from the late 1940s, "Murder Sounds
an Alarm".

Then from Arch Obler's program Lights Out , which would make an
occasional foray into science fiction (although Mr. Obler style of
story would be better identified as Science Fantasy). I put forward for
your attention , "The Immortal Gentleman". In which a young man
travels into the future to discover that immortality consists largely
of boredom. The show aired on August 31 of 1943

Then to round up the segment we have an episode of Ellery Queen's
Minute Mysteries, "The Phony Promoter".

Segment Three:
Is a reading by Bologna Jones from the Librivox project of a short
story written by Walter M. Miller Jr, Hoofer. You may well be
unfamiliar with the name Walter M. Miller Jr... Miller, was a Science
Fiction writer of no mean reputation. In high demand and selling well
as a short story writer. Miller only published one novel in his
lifetime, the extremely highly regarded, "A Canticle for Leibowitz".
The structure of this novel was rather like a collection of short
stories organized around a common theme. That being the re-attainment
of civilization after an apocalypse. This was a very popular genre in
the 50s when this novel was published. Of the stories from that
period, three novels stand out. One was A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Another was John Wyndham's, The Chrysalids (published in the United
States as Rebirth). And George R. Stewart's, "Earth abides"; Which was
serialized by the radio show Escape and was presented in its entirety
as part of NightTransmissions number 17.

Segment Four:
Is a segment of , Believe It or Not from December 12 of 1947 ,"The
Chicken Catcher". At the center of this story is Chicken Farmer John
Irwin, his wife Liz, their son Elroy (well, maybe not Elroy) and an
infestation of chicken rustlers who are in the end undone by a certain
amount of ingenuity on the part of Farmer John.

This is a theoretically true story culminating in a Rube Goldberg like
contraption that assists the long arm of the law in it's probing for


The Crew Cuts - Sh boom (1954)
Julie London Can't Help Lovin' That Man(1955)
Barbra Streisand - Stoney End (1971)
Bob Seger - Against The Wind (1980)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.
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02:00:00 English 2010-05-16
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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