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  Night Transmissions Low Fi 
 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...
Segment One:
The Unexpected 6/13/48
Segment Two:
The CBS Radio Workshop, "The Space Merchants" part 1 2/17/57 and 22/24/57.
Segment Three:
The Haunting Hour 6/3/45,"Nocturne".
Segment Four:
Frederick Pohl - Pythias

Leonard Cohen - The Stranger Song (1967).
4 Jacks And A Jill - Master Jack (1968).
Shirley Bassey - What Now My Love (1962).
Rod Stewart - Maggie May (1971).
Julie London - Days Of Wine And Rose (1963).

More at
This is a 64 kbs version of 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 . In this connection I will post a new show by Tuesday or Wednesday of each week. I will post a new show by Tuesday or Wednesday of each week. There is also a 128 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:

Tonight from June 13th of 1948 we get all tangled up with The Unexpected . A 15 minutes series that trafficked in the weird or bizarre story usually capped with a twist. Tonight the program showcases film actress Margaret Reardon as she plays a woman, who, on a lark, has an astrologer run up a chart.

It was just for fun until it turns out that there was murder in the dark chart.

Segment Two:

The CBS Radio Workshop was a radio anthology series airing on the CBS radio network from January 27, 1956, until September 22, 1957. Subtitled “radio’s distinguished series to man’s imagination,” it was a revival of the earlier Columbia Workshop, broadcast by CBS from 1936 to 1943.

This is our premiere presentation of any story from the CBS radio workshop.

We have tonight a story that was first broadcast in two parts on the 17th and 24th of February 1957. it is the adaptation of what is now considered to be one of the genuine classics of science fiction, a novel by Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth, "The Space Merchants".

This takes place in the future world where Madison Avenue rules the world and the morals of advertising are the law of the land (some people consider this to be an improbable fevered dream. Others, just shrugged their shoulders and say, "that's about right". The plot , there is a plot, concerns Mitchell Courtenay, Copysmith Star Class, whose job it has long been to convince people that they must have what they don't need. And he is good at it, so good he is given his most difficult assignment. It is his job to sell the American people on emigrating to the hellhole of Venus.

The Space Merchants first appeared in galaxy Magazine as a three-part serial for June, July and August of 1952 under the name, Gravy Planet . It was followed in 1984 by a sequel, The Merchants' War.

Both books are still in print and sell very well.

Segment Three:

Comes from the radio show, the Haunting Hour for August 3rd of 1945 and is called Nocturne.

The Haunting Hour was made for transcription. It is now, like so many other old-time radio programs, a show without a history. That is, there there exists no credits and the folks who labored, both in front of and behind the microphones, are now entirely unknown." Taken up into the ether of Old-Time radio without a trace.

They were really there, they were making real radio. And now, they are gone, faded into the sepia shades of another time.

Segment Four:

Begins with another contribution from the LibriVox with a short story by Frederick Pohl - Pythias which was first published in galaxy Magazine of February 1955 and is read here by the capable and indefatigable Mr. Gregg Margarite.

"Sure, Larry Connaught saved my life--but it was how he did it that forced me to murder him!"


Leonard Cohen - The Stranger Song (1967).

4 Jacks And A Jill - Master Jack (1968).

Shirley Bassey - What Now My Love (1962).

Rod Stewart - Maggie May (1971).

Julie London - Days Of Wine And Roses (1963)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

 Night Transmissions #39 64 kbs Low Fi Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-07-04
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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