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 Night Transmissions 
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 Gary Clinton  
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Night Transmissions is a 120 minute show featuring vintage radio shows. In this show...
Suspense March 3/23/43,The Customers Like Murder.
The Price Of Fear. This episode, An Eye For An 1974.
Action 80 The First Atomic Sub 3/25/52.
Fear,Guy de Maupassant

Music:

kd Lang - After The Gold Rush (200$) (2005)
Helen Merrill - People Will say were in love (2005)
Paul Robeson - Shenandoah (1939)
Joan Baez - Winds Of The Old Days (1975)
These dates should not be taken as canonical.

More at http://www.nighttransmissions.com/
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.
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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:

These dates should not be taken as canonical.
More @ www.nighttransmissions.comStarts off with a visit by the shadowy host of Suspense, The Man in Black who stops by to tell us a story every bit as suspenseful as one expects from this venerable series.

It was also not unusual for Suspense, from time to time, to blend in a pinch of humor amid the mayhem and thereby accent the flavor of of it's generally somber fare. This was the case on March 23rd of 1943 with the presentation of The Customers Like Murder. A concoction which concerns the world-famous English mystery writer Jerry Hawlkstone and his resourceful and underappreciated secretary on the evening they are kidnapped.

This unwelcome turn of events is the result of a dedicated but not altogether clever gangster named Louis who mistakes Jerry for a doctor. And who, with some force of character and a convincingly large caliber pistol, insists that Jerry go along for a little ride to meet with his Boss, Slats Kelly.

Gangsters in the 40s had such cool names!

It seems the boys have snatched The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in order to secure the release of an associate.

Segment Two:

Is an episode of the excellent BBC production The Price Of Fear. This episode, An Eye For An Eye is from 1974.

In this story, Vincent Price attends an art sale. During the progress of this sale, a painting from the estate of a minor Count (and friend of Price) is on offer. The unexpected appearance of this painting causes Price to ruminate on the last meeting of the men. A Dinner at the Counts lavish home with the Counts beautiful and aristocratic wife in attendance.

The evening proceeds uncomfortably for Price as a low level of animosity between the Contessa and the Count rises to an uncomfortable level. As the Contessa, through an array of small insults and slights, points out that the Count loves his possessions mostly because they are his and it seems to that this attitude extends to her.

There is another interest that binds Vincent and the Count. The love of good food and the Counts excellent culinary skills. So, we come to the meal for that evening. A meal that even Vincent Price, a well known gourmet cook and lover of exotic foods can't face.

Segment Three:


I have mentioned, on more than one occasion, that there are a number of Old-time radio shows that dwell in a darkness of anonymity. This show, or perhaps it was a pilot or maybe just a one off, although I doubt the latter for reasons that will become clear to you over the course of the next few words, is one.

There is very little historical record for this program. All I have to go on is a sort of Internet rumor that this show, "The First Atomic Sub" aired on March 25, 1952. The only support I have for this claim can be found in the MP3 tag for the file. the only other thing I think I know is that the show was called Action 80. The only evidence for this is that in the course of the program the announcer appears to give the name of the series as "Action 80". That's probably pretty good evidence, but of course does not mean that the show ever actually went into production beyond a pilot, or perhaps the episode of some anthology series. Any or all of this might be true, but I can't swear to any of it. I have spent a couple of hours googling my a big fat fingers off and I can find no reference to any old-time radio program called "Action 80".

None at all..

So if you listen to this segment you will know at least as much as I do and will share with me the only evidence I can find that this show ever existed.

All of the foregoing said, I want to now say that this program was not as farseeing as some might think. Most people know that the USS Nautilus was the first atomic submarine and may remember that it was launched in June 1954. It was authorized however, in 1951. and would be decommissioned in 1980, becoming in 1982 a national landmark.

The use of the name "Nautilus" for a ship has a long distinguished history. A history wich is not confined to the United States Navy. As a point of mild interest, the Atomic Sbmarine "USS Nautilus" was not the first ship of that name to be commissioned in the U.S. Navy: The very first was a 12-gun schooner commissioned in 1799.

For further history on other ships called Nautilus click here.

Segment Four:
Fear, A short story by Guy de Maupassant
from the LibriVox project read by Alan Winterrowd

Music:

kd Lang - After The Gold Rush (200$) (2005)

Helen Merrill - People Will say were in love (2005)

Paul Robeson - Shenandoah (1939)

Joan Baez - Winds Of The Old Days (1975)

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