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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...

Mystery In The Air,Crime And Punishment 9/25/47
Nightfall, Wind Chill 9/18/80
The Vanishing Point,A Question of Re-Entry
The Torture by Hope, by the Count Villiers de l'Isle Adam.

The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace (1958)
Thelma Grayson - Night and Day (1932)
Joan Baez - The Trees They Do Grow High (Tradishional)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man (1970)
Neil Diamond - Solitary Man (1966 )

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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 from Peter Lorre's 1947 summer replacement for The Abbott and Costello radio show, Mystery In The Air . This particular episode is an adaptation of a 1935 Columbia Pictures version of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic 1866 novel Crime And Punishment which also starred Peter Lorre.

It may be that the radio program benefits substantially by its distance from the original material. After-all a number of hard decisions about how to best adapt this large and serious novel to a temporally constrained format were made there. That, I think, must have helped in crafting this 30 minute version. Of course,my first thought was, as must be yours:

"30 minutes for crime and punishment! Yeah, like that's going to work! " To my surprise it actually does work fairly well.

The show was originally heard on September the 25th in 1947.

Then, just to run out the half hour we have three minutes of a Strange Adventure called, "His Last Laugh".

Segment Two:

Is an episode from the CBC series Nightfall, "Wind Chill". Written by David McCaughna, this story is original to Nightfall and aired on September the 19th of 1980.

It's an effective tale concerning events surrounding Susan's outing to the woods.

It doesn't even begin well.

While driving to her friend's forest cottage, Sue, as the story opens, has accidentally gone off the road and into a snow bank. Starting to panic as darkness Comes on ... as she hears the sound of foot-steps approaching. Luckily though, it's just a seemingly harmless young man (always a bad sign in these kind of stories). Being a decent sort of chap the young man offers to put her up for the night at his parents' cottage.

"Lucky Sue".

Nightfall was a radio drama series produced by CBC Radio from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. The series became one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running 100 episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories.

Segment Three:

We're going to stay in Canada for a little longer and give a listen to an episode of the CBC program The Vanishing Point which in 1988 produced a seven part mini series, The Stories Of J G Ballard, including this episode "A Question of Re-entry"

This story has some parallels to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, with the protagonist traveling upriver in the Amazon rain forest, to meet a European who went native. The story evolves around the clash between civilization based knowledge and native belief.

"A Question of Re-Entry", was published in Fantastic Science Fiction Magazine's March of 1963 issue .

Segment Four:
Starts off with a reading from the Librivox Projects by Katie Riley, The Torture by Hope, written by the Count Villiers de l'Isle Adam, a 19th-century French writer who much admired Poe.

A man, a rabbi in fact, faces burning at the stake by the Spanish Inquisition has found a way out of his dungeon . So close to freedom, he is intercepted by the Grand Inquisitor, who is charitably intent on the rabbi accepting God in his final moments.


The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace (1958)
Thelma Grayson - Night and Day (1932)

Joan Baez - The Trees They Do Grow High (Tradishional)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man (1970)

Neil Diamond - Solitary Man (1966 )

These dates should not be taken as canonical.
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 Night Transmissions # 59 Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-05-28
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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