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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...
The Crime Club " Self Made Corpse" 6/31/47
Light's Out "The Flame" 4/23/43.
SF68 "Last Rites" 1968.
's World Adventurers Club, "Pancho Villa's Treasure" 1932.

Music:

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard...Pancho and Lefty (1983).
GlennYarbrough - John Hardy (1960).
Josh White - Evil Hearted Me (1941)
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is? (1969)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

More at http://www.nighttransmissions.com/
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.
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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 " Self Made Corpse". An episode of The Crime Club from July 31 of 1947

Do you like a little murder and mayhem? Sure you do! So does "The Librarian". Each week "The Librarian" invites us to come by and hear a tale of mystery or the story of a detective doing his job detectiveateing all over some miscreant.

Although there is no evidence of a contractual arrangement between the Mutual Network and Doubleday publishing. Doubleday published an imprint of books called the "Doubleday Crime Club" Between 1921 and 1991 to great success. Even a casual exploration of the titles of the episodes of this radio series makes it clear that most of the stories were adaptations from Doubleday's "Crime Club" series.

This all happened over the Mutual Radio Network in 1946 and 1947.

In tonight's episode a mild-mannered $63 a week 30 year veteran Bank Teller has become disenchanted with his life (perhaps disenchanted is a bad word, it implies that there was, at some point, some sort of "Enchantment". There was not.) In any case Andy, his name is Andy, goes looking for a crime boss named Spade Diamond. With him Andy has the outline of a lucrative, "fail proof" bank heist which he is willing to share with the gangster for a small percentage of the take.

Since when do these things ever work out for $63 a week Bank Tellers? Particularly ones named Andy coming up against a guy named Spade Diamond.


Segment Two:

From Light's Out for April the 23rd 1943 we have the episode, "The Flame".

In this story a dead pyromaniac tells of meeting and freeing the Spirit of fire! Come on now, you know this isn't going to be a good thing!

Lights Out was one of the earliest and most successful of "The Golden Age of Radio's" suspense/horror anthologies. Created in 1934 by Willis Cooper Light's Out ran from January 1934 to the summer of 1947 eventually making it on to television in 1946.

Cooper would be succeeded in 1936 by Arch Oboler who would himself leave in the summer of 1938. Not for good though, Oboler would return to Light's Out in later years.




Segment Three:

Is an episode of SF68. It's the story of a 22nd century Catholic Priest who is called on to perform "The Last Rites" for an old friend... who it turns out he did not know as well as he thought.

Last Rites was adapted from a short story of the same name by Charles Beaumont (Whose name is probably best remembered in connection with The Twilight Zone television program, for which he wrote 22 episodes).

Last Rites originally appeared in the Oct 1955 issue of Worlds Of If magazine and aired on the South African radio program SF68 sometime in 1968. Personally I think it is an uncommonly effective piece of work. Essentially it's a two-man play - a dialogue between the priest and his friend that I found surprisingly moving.
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Segment Four:
For segment four we go all the way back to 1932's World Adventurers Club for the episode, "Pancho Villa's Treasure". The title is pretty much self explanatory. You may find some relief in the fact that there is nothing about having lunch with the man. Or maybe not. That's a pretty good joke even if it is a bit scatological. Don't tell your mom, here it is.

World Adventurers Club is a fascinating series that was broadcast in1932. It concerns itself with a club of globe-trotting explorers, scientists, agents provocateur and soldiers of fortune. Who when not escaping from headhunters or surviving arctic blizzards, like nothing better than hearing a good story told by one of their number.
The series is somehow both quaint and red-blooded. The stories are well-done. Scripting is tight, sound effects are atmospheric, with solid acting. Although quite short, each story is fully involving and rich with detail. The adventurers circle the uncivilized corners of the world, fighting revolutions, tracking lost expeditions, battling bandits and hunting treasure. They’re very good at what they do. This is a gang you would want around when the chips are down and something has hit the fan.

The prevailing world view of the storytellers is patrician and assuredly colonial--accordingly, some of these tales are far from 21st Century PC, and the occasional slur or derogatory slight is the only feature which would make this time-capsule series less than perfect as an introduction to radio drama for children.

Music:

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard...Pancho and Lefty (1983).

GlennYarbrough - John Hardy (1960).

Josh White - Evil Hearted Me (1941)

Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is? (1969)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.


 Night Transmissions #66 64 kbs Low Fi Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-07-18
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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