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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 Club, 3/27/47, Silent Witnesses
Inner Sanctum Mysteries 10/23/45, "The Corridor of Doom"
X Minus One for 10/10/57, "Death Wish".
Suspicion 1935,"Ransom."


Ronan Keating - Suspicious Minds (2009)
Simon And Garfunkel - Fakin' It (1967)
Indigo Girls - Rocking In The Free World (1989)
Coven - One Tin Soldier (1971)

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:

Is an episode of the Crime Club, for March 27th. of 1947. The story, Silent Witnesses was adapted from a book of the same name written by John Stephen Strange; a pseudonym of Dorothy Stockbridge Tillet.

Produced and directed by Willis Cooper (Lights Out, Quiet Please) the Crime Club was a series that ran in 1946 and 1947, featuring murder and mystery stories:

Although there exists no evidence of a contractual arrangement between the Mutual Network and Doubleday publishing even a casual exploration of titles in this radio series makes it clear that the inspiration for the series has to be the literary imprint the Crime Club. Most of the stories were adaptations from this Doubleday series.

This imprint of books began in 1928 with the publication of The Desert Moon Mystery by Kay Cleaver Strahan (creator of one of the first female fictional detectives).

The imprint continued to publish until 1991.

Each episode of the series opens as a phone rings and a voice answers, "Hello, I hope I haven't kept you waiting. Yes, this is the Crime Club. I'm the Librarian..." (Actually it's Raymond Johnson best known as the host of Inner Sanctum)

And so we are off...

The story opens with a young woman reading a mystery book as she drifts off to sleep only to wake abruptly from a dream of gun fire and blood. So, is it real? Real enough to frightens the Bejesus out of her ( what the hell is "The Bejesus" anyway?). Later, after she clams down and investigates more closely she concludes that it must have been a dream only a dream.


Have you heard any of these programs?

Segment Two:
Tonight's second segment is a visit from an old friend, starring an old friend.

Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January of 1941. It would remain on the air until October 5th. of 1952.

Each week the doorknob turns and the "creaking door" opens. And then our host Raymond told us stories, wonderful stories - and there came ghosts, murderers and lunatics.

Tonight's episode is from October 23 of 1945, "The Corridor of Doom" and stars Boris Karloff, (I told you that there would be an old friend).

Karloff plays a man who wakes up in a hospital. One he has no recollection of having been admitted to. It's a strange place, staffed by strange people. And he begins to to have a recurrent nightmare. Every night he has the same dream one where he finds himself walking down an endless hallway. Over and over again. Night after night.

Also in this segment,from the 1970s an, Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries with a, "Psychological Error".
And the from the 1940's Strange Adventure goes on about, "The Phantom Bride".

Segment Three:

Is from X Minus One for October 10th of 1957, "Death Wish".

I just want to tell you not to be fooled when the announcer says that this story is based on a story by Ned Lang.

Look, I know that all of the evidence says that it is. I know that if you look up the original story in Galaxy Magazine for June of 1956. I know you'd say to me, "Hey Gary, it says right here in the magazine. Right there on the contents page. It says Ned Lang wrote this sucker".

I have to admit that this is a fair point. Indeed it does.

And how could you know? How should you know? Why would you suspect that Ned Lang is a pseudonym for Robert Sheckley. You see in the 1950s Robert Sheckley was so prolific that the editors of the pulp magazines often insisted that he use Ned Lang or any one of a number of other pseudonyms. This was a common practice at the time. And I guess it was understandable. The editors just did not want the readers to know how heavily they relied on a handfull of authors.

This one is a simple story one about these three guys who are trapped in a damaged spaceship with no way home and looking for a way out... anyway out.

Then to complete this segment there's a fairytale from Hans Christian Andersen, The Happy Family.

Segment Four:
From sometime in 1935 we have an episode of Suspicion called, "Ransom."


Ronan Keating - Suspicious Minds (2009)
Simon And Garfunkel - Fakin' It (1967)
Indigo Girls - Rocking In The Free World (1989)
Coven - One Tin Soldier (1971)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

More @

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02:00:00 English 2010-08-08
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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