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 Night Transmissions 
 Old time radio and more
 Gary Clinton  
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Night Transmissions is a 120 minute show featuring vintage radio shows. In this show...
Lux radio theater - The Ghost and Mrs Muir 12/01/47
Suspense - 2462 01/21/62
The Strange Dor, Werid -The Summoning of Shandor 11/14/44


Julie London Blue Moon (1955)
Chad & Jeremy Yesterday's Gone (1964)
Richard Harris MacArthur Park (1968)
Loreena Mckennitt - The Lark In The Clear Air (1985)

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.

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 And Two:
Is an episode of Lux radio Theater that aired on December the 1st. of 1947, The Ghost and Mrs Muir.
An anthology series on NBC 's Blue Network from 1934 through 1935 and then CBS from 1935 to 1955. The Lux Radio Theater is high on the list of genuine radio classics. The program began as adaptations of Broadway stage productions (soon adding films) into hour long radio productions, These shows were recorded live before audiences in, first, New York and then Hollywood.

Produced and hosted by film legend Cecil B. DeMille Lux Radio Theater managed to feature many of the actors from the original productions. Usually paying $5,000. Remember this is when $5000 was real money... still is for that matter.
Many of the greatest names in film appeared in the series; most in the roles they made famous on the screen or stage. These included: Abbott and Costello, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, John Wayne, and Orson Welles.
So, on to The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. This episode was based on a recent (at the time) 1947 romantic fantasy film from 20th Century Fox starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. The story is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. At the time, the book was not familiar to the American film goer as the novel had only been published in the United Kingdom.
I figure most of you know the story. I figure that you know how in early 1900s England, Lucy Muir moves to the seaside village of Whitecliff and into Gull Cottage with her daughter Anna and her maid Martha. There are rumors that the house is haunted. But Lucy is a sensible young woman who does not believe in ghosts. That changes when she meets a sea captain named Daniel Gregg who is undeniably dead and who. in spite of his disability, turns out to be most helpful to Lucy.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a wonderful, sentimental and imaginative story of a woman who "grows a back bone".

Segment Two:

Is from Suspense for January the 1st. of 1962

Suspense is one of the classics of old time radio. Some fans have special favorites in the thriller/chiller/macabre genre, but most agree that Suspense is right at the top.

The guiding light of this show was William Spier, whose formula of human drama set in interesting situations attracted the best of Hollywood and radio actors. Orson Welles was in many episodes. Cary Grant said, "If I ever do any more radio work, I want to do it on Suspense, where I get a good chance to act."

Spier's method with actor's was to keep them under-rehearsed, and there-by a bit uneasy. He got great performances, and the show gained great popularity.

All the production values were first class. With Bernard Hermann, who had worked with Orson Welles on the Mercury Theater and would work with Alfred Hitchcock, doing the musical scores.

Many of the episodes were taken from the classics, but not all. 2462 does not fall into the category of an adaption of a previously published story of any description, classic or otherwise. It is none-the-less a superb episode about an American poet who rebels against the system. In this story, a man is put in prison in Arizona for wasting time and writing "doggerel" at his government job. His world, the Earth as it is 400 years into the future, is grossly overpopulated. "Nonproductive" workers like this poet are superfluous because they are not contributing to the survival of mankind with mathematical and scientific skills. He has spent his time at his job expressing himself creatively and now he has to face a trial by a computerized judicial system. Here we also learn that workers of the future are given "Tranquil " and "Happy Gum". The future doesn't sound all bad in a Brave New World sort of way.

2462 is a thought provoking episode that makes a statement about the value of artistic expression. It was written by George Bamber and starred Lawson Zerbe as the poet and Robert Dryden as the old prison guard.

Segment Three:

Is a tale told by The Mysterious Dr. Weird on November the 14th, of 1944 entitled, The Summoning of Shandor.

Starring The Mysterious Traveler's Maurice Tarplin as the host and title character. The Strange Dr. Weird lives in the "house on the other side of the Cemetery" and tells tales tinged with the supernatural and littered with gore. The stories were written by Robert Arthur and David Kogan both of who also worked on The Mysterious Traveler. The shows in this series are often reworking of scripts from that show.

This series ran from November 7, 1944 to May 22, 1945 and consisted of 29 15 minute shows.

Adam Hats paid the bills.

In this episode there is this mystic who has the power to summon the dead.

This sort of thing never comes out well.


Julie London - Blue Moon (1955)
Chad & Jeremy - Yesterday's Gone (1964)
Richard Harris - MacArthur Park (1968)
Loreena Mckennitt - The Lark In The Clear Air (1985)

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

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