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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...


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...

egment One:

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. I will say that this show was well made with excellent sound quality and performances.


Today's episode is, "The unwanted". In most respects it is a boy meets girl boy loses girl story. Well done and somewhat moving. The arc of the story spans decades, and plays out against the background of two world wars with events taking place on two continents. Rather ambitious and as it turns out reasonably successful.

It is well a done and emotionally evocative story about loss and last-minute redemption.

Segment Two:

A spin off from Suspense, Escape ran on CBS from 1947 to 1954, and dealt in a wide variety of stories: science fiction, horror, murder.

Good fun for the whole family.

The program displayed a fondness for adventure tales set in the tropics or on the high seas. As far as I have been able to find out, there were a total of 194 stories.

Many of the episodes were taken from the classics, as well as from many stories that were not yet considered classics but have gained that status since. Not that the radio show had anything to do with that. This distinction was brought about by the excellence of the material itself and the garnishment of time.

Todays show, "Confession" was adapted from a classic ghost story by Algernon Blackwood.

It has to be said that Escape made a few changes from the original story. Nonetheless, it remains one of their finer efforts.


It is the story of a soldier named O'Reilly who has been for several months recuperating from a severe case of shell-shock in a army hospital in London.

The manifestation of his illness has been an inability to tell who or what is real And who are what are just figments of his imagination. However, of late, his condition appears to have improved. On the day this story takes place O'Reilly has been invited for tea by a female friend, and his doctor feels confident enough in him to allow the trip.

O'Reilly himself is less confident and is nervous about following the directions to his friend's home. He gets easily confused and doesn't like to be alone.

Everything goes well enough until he exits the underground station and finds himself in a heavy London fog. Trying to follow the directions, O'Reilly quickly becomes lost and disoriented. Walking farther and farther, he comes across a woman who also appears to be lost. He follows the woman to her home in the hopes that she will be able to help him.

This episode aired on December 31, 1947


Segment Three:

Vanishing Point is the title of a science fiction anthology series that ran on CBC Radio from 1984 until 1986. The shows intro declared it to be "The point between reality and fantasy" and produced some excellent radio.

The series was produced by Bill Lane in the CBC's Toronto studios.

In late 1988, "Vanishing Point" broadcast a series of 30-minute radio dramas, based on the short stories of JG Ballard. Predictably enough the miniseries was called the "The Stories of JG Ballard". Today we have one of those, From December 26 of 1988, "Having a Wonderful Time".

Ever go on vacation? Did you ever have such a good time on vacation that you really didn't want to come back? How great would that be?


Segment Four:
LibriVox is a volunteer-run, open source, project. Where Volunteers choose new projects to start, either recording on their own or inviting others to join them, or contribute to projects that have been started by others reading books, stories, or entire magazines that are in the Public Domain and from which, nearly every show, I include material.

This week it's The Miracle of Zobeide by Pierre Mille. Read by Elaine Tuttle taken from Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories Vol IV.

""Mohammed," said the Rev. Mr. Feathercock contemptuously, "these are stories fit only
for babies.""


Music:

The Stone Poneys - December Dream (1967)

The Band - I Shall Be Released (1965)

Silver Birch - Wild Flying Dove (1973)

Matt Monro - Softly As I Leave You (1962)


These dates should not be taken as canonical


 Night Transmissions # 75 kbs Low Fi Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-09-19
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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