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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...
"The Mad Concerto" Strange Wills 6/8/46.
The Witch's Tale 1/8/34,"The Devil Doctor".
Dimension X, "Child's Play". 6/21/51
The Dead Mother
Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries, "Strange Vigil" 1970s
The Headless Cat of No.— Lower Seedley Road, Seedley, Manchester,by Elliott O'Donnell 1913
ysterious phantom in Dublin." (...text from Wikipedia.)


Joan Baez - Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (1968)
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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:

"The Mad Concerto" Is from Strange Wills, for June the 8th of 1946.

Strange Wills was made for syndication in 1946 and featured Warren William playing an investigator who searches out bizarre last testaments from all over the world - then serves as the host and narrator for this program. In the opening set-up of each episode some effort is made to assure us of the authenticity of these stories. Perhaps it's just a function of my own innate skepticism, but be that as it may, I would admonish you not to take these proclamations as gospel.

This weeks show is the story of an older man who has fallen hopelessly and selfishly in love with a young, beautiful, talented and hopelessly ambitious young woman . And in the end both the old man and the young woman succumb to their fates and face the irony that although sometimes money is a blessing... sometimes it's just a dirty trick.

Then before the half hourly break we give 3 minutes over to Incredible but True's, "The Woman Upstairs". Incredible but True was heard originally on the Mutual Network during 1950 and 1951.

Segment Two:

The Witch's Tale was a horror-fantasy radio series which aired from 1931 to 1938 on WOR and was syndicated by Mutual. The program was created, written and directed by Alonzo Deen Cole,and hosted by Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem, who introduced a new story each week as she did on January 8, 1934 with a program called, "The Devil Doctor".

The premise of this story is a common one which has been used by everyone from Geoffrey Chaucer to Thorn Smith... Someone buys a house in the country to discover that it has a few unexpected and unwelcome"extras". In this case It was a dead Doctor of malevolent repute malingering in the basement. It's okay though he's been dead a long time. Just whatever you do; don't disturb that heavy slab. You'll know the one right away it's the one with all the crosses.

Then to round off the half hour we have the reading of a little bit of fiction (only 600 words long). The Hands by Richard Sternbach which was published by Amazing Stories for Oct.-Nov. of 1953

Segment Three:

Dimension X was radio's premier series of adult science fiction tales, preceded briefly by the little known and soon-forgotten Two Thousand Plus. The episode tonight is the adaption of William Tenn's 1946 short story, "Child's Play".

In this story a man in 1946 (or so) receives a Christmas present intended for a child living in the future. Tenn, I must admit hasn't much to say on the matter of how exactly this came about. I mean, by what mechanism does a delivery company manage to make a delivery 200 years early. Not that it matters much the story is fun and the crew at Dimension X did a good job with this one.

Child's Play was first published in Astounding Science Fiction for May 1946. It was his second published story and one that has been widely reprinted ever since.

Tenn would soon establish himself as one of science fiction field's reigning humorists during the early 1950s.

The show was broadcast on June 21th of 1951

Also featured in this half hour is a short story from the Librivox project The Dead Mother the authorship of which is unknown.

Finally, from the 1970s, one of Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries, "Strange Vigil".

Segment Four:
Is also from the Librivox project, The Headless Cat of No.— Lower Seedley Road, Seedley, Manchester,by Elliott O'Donnell . This story is taken from the 1913 book Animal Ghosts writen by Elliott O'Donnell. by BellonaTimes.

Elliott O'Donnell was an Irish author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figured covered with spots, when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin." (...text from Wikipedia.)


Joan Baez - Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (1968)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

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02:00:00 English 2010-07-11
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