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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...
Crime Classics From 12/2/52, If A Body Needs A Body, Just Call Burke & Hare.
Theater 10:30"The Screaming Skull" about 1955
Escape 5/9/48, " The Time Machine".
H. P. Lovecraft Ex Oblivione
The Problem With Growing Boys.


The Chad Mitchell Trio - The John Birch Society
Hoyt Axton - Hungry Man
Manfred Mann - Quinn The Eskimo (1968)

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:
rom December 2, 1952, If A Body Needs A Body, Just Call Burke & Hare.

Crime Classics was a U. S. radio docudrama which aired on CBS from June 15, 1953, to June 30, 1954. The program was centered around the recounting of historical crimes . Examining crimes and murders from the past the producers carefully recreate the facts, personages and feel of the period. Taking little dramatic license, the series had a deft light narration that in itself helps to liven up the proceedings.

The West Port Murders are very well know to most of us were serial murders in Edinburgh, Scotland, from November 1827 to 31 October 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their 17 victims to provide material for dissection. Their accomplices included Burke's mistress, Helen M'Dougal, and Hare's wife, Margaret Laird. I think we should include their willing if perhaps deliberately ignorant market, Doctor Robert Knox, a private anatomy lecturer, who in his need for dissection subjects simply did not inquire as to Burke and Hare's methodology. It's hard to believe that in a time when this resource was generally very scarce, that it never occurred to the good Dr. to wonder why these two scruffy Nair do wells were able to supply so much of this needed commodity.

Segment Two:

From the Canadian series Theater 1030 we have "The Screaming Skull".

Adapted from a short story of the same name by F. Marion Crawford this is the tale of a man and his skull. Well, not his skull.

There is nothing so scary about our own skull... but someone else's skull now... and and if that skull is all that's left of that someone else and the damn thing won't shut up! Well, I think you will admit that this would be an entirely different sort of situation. Maybe even a rather spooky sort of situation.

I don’t have air dates for this one,someone said about 1955 enjoy!

Segment Three:

Is an episode from Escape for May 9 of 1948, " The Time Machine".

I'll start off by admitting that Escape's adaptation of The "Time Machine" takes pretty significant liberties with H.G. Wells' story, but is nevertheless in its own right a pretty good tale.

Unlike the original story, which only had one time traveler, E scape's version has two, Dudley and Fowler. Dudley is the inventor of the time machine, and he invites the skeptical Fowler to take a trip with him. They travel from the year 1948 to the year 100,080.

Like the Well's story upon arrival the two men find themselves in an unfamiliar, pastoral world populated by a child-like race of humans called the Eloi. The travelers are welcomed, and everything seems pleasant until they realize that their time machine is missing Soon they discover that the Eloi are not the only race of humans in the future. The Morlocks, an underground race of humans who live in darkness, are the true masters of this world.

the story was adapted for radio by Academy-award nominated screenwriter Irving Ravetch and was produced/directed by Norman MacDonnell. Eric Rolf starred as Fowler, Jeff Corey played Dudley and Kay Brinker played Weena.

Segment Four:
Starts off with a reading by a Librivox volunteer of H. P. Lovecraft's very short story Ex Oblivione... A prose poem written in late 1920 or early 1921 and first published in The United Amateur in March 1921, under the pseudonym Ward Phillips.

The Problem With Growing Boys.

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. " these recordings are surprisingly frank in their approach to and descriptions of a nearly daily event in the life of most boys ( I think it interesting that that there is not a similar recording about "The Problem With Growing Girls").

I'd say the Christophers were motivated by a desire to do "something positive" in helping solve what they thought was an important problem .These recordings although truly interdenominational are nonetheless clearly steeped in strongly fundamentalist Christian perspectives and language.

There is a puritan strain here that frankly I find purely creepy.


The Chad Mitchell Trio - The John Birch Society

Hoyt Axton - Hungry Man

Manfred Mann - Quinn The Eskimo (1968)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

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02:00:00 English 2010-06-06
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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