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 Night Transmissions 
 Old time radio and more
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 Gary Clinton  
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Night Transmissions is a 120 minute show featuring vintage radio shows. In this show...
The Avengers South Africa “A Deadly Gift About 1972
Theater Five “Terror from Beyond” 08/05/1964
Frederick Brown’s “A Hall Of mirrors” 12/1953

Music:

Glenn Yarbrough – Old Maid’s Song (1957)
Theodore Bikel – The Riseing of the Moon (about 1960).
Ed MacCurdy – Jossie (1956)
Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone (1965)
Wendy Carlos a bit of Switched-On Bach (19

These dates should not be taken as canonica
Notes: 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..

Based on the very successful British television series of the same name.The Avengers South Africa was produced and transmitted between December 6th of 1971 and December 28th of 1973. It starred Donald Monat and Diane Appleby as John Steed and Emma Peel.

Once the radio series premiered, it was a hit. The stars of the show turned out to be popular in their roles. And accomplished promoters. While making appearances in support of the series, the pair would sign postcards which depicted themselves in their roles as Steed and Emma.

The episode today, is based on the British television series episode, "The Cybernauts" which was aired on the BBC on 14 October of 1965. And in the United States on March 28th of 1966.

This was Diana Riggs fourth appearance on the BBC as Emma Peel .

The plot involves these highly positioned members of the industrial community who have developed the habit of being murdered by a mysterious karate expert.

Fortunately Steed and Emma are on the job and soon discover that the killer is not flesh and blood, but a Robot built by a brilliant inventor for the purpose of obtaining exclusive rights to a new electronic product. It seems that this product would allow him to create machines capable of completely replacing humans in certain situations.

If you have seen this episode then you know that this is the one where they tried to pass off a guy in a trench-coat wearing some gloves and a hat, topped by an unconvincing, fake, silver head as a Robot.

The episode was renamed, "A Deadly Gift" for the radio.

I think it works better on radio due to the absents of the visually silly "Robot".



Segment Two:

Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s.

Deriving it's name from its time slot {5:00 PM). The series ran Monday through Friday. As an anthology of short stories, there was a good bit of Science Fiction and a lot of thrillers. Although, at other times the plots had a very topical sense to them. They sometimes felt like they were taken from the newspaper headlines of the day.

Theater Five ran between August the 3rd of 1964 and July 30th of 1965


Today's episode is the premiere episode,from August the 3rd of 1964,"Terror from Beyond".
It's another one of those Science Fiction stories that deal with some rather unpleasant aliens who, as usual, think that the earth would be a dandy place to live. (Must've been those damn Martians passing the word around). Now as always, there is a problem.

" Those pesky humans can never be convinced to cooperate and just die".

Seems like these creatures all think, "Well shoot, we'll just move in, change the furniture around, eat a few brains. It'll work out. After all we is ever so much smarter than them puny brained humans.

Really, they just need to watch Independence Day and read a couple of pulp magazines. As long as we got Doc Savage and Will Smith we don't need nothin' and no-one else.


Segment Three:
For the third segment we are once again in debt to the Libvox project. Not to mention the efforts of Gregg Margarite for his reading of a short story from Frederick Brown.

"A Hall Of mirrors" was published in Galaxy Science Fiction for December 1953.

"It is a tough decision to make—whether to give up your life so you can live it over again!"


"FREDRIC BROWN (1906 – 1972) was an American Science Fiction and Mystery author. It is said that Brown plotted his books while taking long bus rides. Best known for his use of humor and for his mastery of what we’d now call “flash fiction,” Brown specialized in ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. In his SF, themes of parody, aliens and martians recurred over and over. Brown claimed he wrote ‘mysteries for money and science fiction for fun.’" - The Time Travler Show

Music:

Glenn Yarbrough Old Maid's Song (1957)

Theodore Bikel The Riseing of the Moon (about 1960).

Ed MacCurdy Jossie (1956)

Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone (1965)

Wendy Carlos a bit of Switched-On Bach (1968)


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