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 Night Transmissions 
 Old time radio and more
 Weekly Program
 Gary Clinton  
 See Notes.
 No Advisories - program content screened and verified.
Night Transmissions is a 120 minute show featuring vintage radio shows. In this show...
“The CBS Radio Mystery Theater” 2/6/74 “After the Verdict”.
“Vanishing Point” 11/18/85, “The Nine Billion Names of God”.
“True Detective Mysteries” 09/02/37, “Reprocessed Bride”.
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:

Are an episode of the hour-long, “The CBS Radio Mystery Theater” for February 6, 1974″, After the Verdict”.

It all began when in 1974 Himan Brown somehow convinced CBS to set aside (a quarter of a century after the sunset of the genre) an hour each weeknight for a new radio drama , “The CBS Radio Mystery Theater”. It’s success was undeniable. Running for the next nine years and producing 1,399 episodes for an audience of millions.

E.G. Marshall hosted the series for most of its run with Tammy Grimes taking over on Feb 1, 1982 for what would be its final year.

This particular episode concerns the quandary of a young, idealistic lawyer who has just discovered that the man he defended against a murder charge is guilty.

He just got a murderer off Scott free!

Now he must decide how to put things right.

Can they be put right?

Is that really even his job? No one else seems to think so. Not his boss, not his girl. And certainly not the murderer.

Turns out this is after-all the story of an innocent man.

Also in this segment:
a LibriVox recording by volunteer Scott Bush of Ambrose Bierce’s, “The Spook House”. In which two travelers caught in a storm take shelter in a deserted plantation house discovering a room well stocked with corpses.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913) was an American satirist, critic, short story writer, editor and journalist. He is perhaps most famous for his mock lexicon, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY.

Established in 2005 by Hugh McGuire, LibriVox is a world wide group of volunteers who record, catalog and publish works as audio files to provide audio books and readings of short stories and poetry at no cost to all comers.

The LibriVox mission is the ‘acoustical liberation of books in the public domain’.
By recording books that are in the public domain, LibriVox is giving people access to audio versions of classics such as books by Louise May Alcott through to Israel Zangwall, with hundreds more in between. These include works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and HG Wells. Books by a huge range of different authors are being recorded and published constantly.

The LibriVox catalog provides an up to date list of all the different audio books that are available currently.
Segment Three:

Is from The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s program, “Vanishing Point” for November the 18th of 1985, “The Nine Billion Names of God”.

“Vanishing Point”, is a science fiction anthology series that ran on CBC Radio from 1984 until 1986. Declared by the shows introduction to be, “The point between reality and fantasy”. The series was produced by Bill Lane in the C.B.C.’s Toronto studios and produced some excellent radio.

Sometimes adaptations stray so far from the original story that the original is hardly recognizable. That is not the case here. This is still clearly the late Arthur C. Clarke story, “The Nine Billion Names of God”. There are, however. some significant differences from story to play. For one thing the 1950 story has been updated to take place in the mid 1980s and reflects the sentiments and technological advances of the period. This is well done, just a sort of window dressing, a bit of a make-over that in no way detracts from the meaning or thrust of the story.

Sir Arthur died at 1:30 AM on the morning of March 18, 2008 at the age of 90.
Segment Four:

Is “True Detective Mysteries” for September the 2nd of 1937, “Reprocessed Bride”.

One of the earliest radio series, “True Detective Mysteries” broadcast over CBS every Thursday evening beginning in 1929. It’s stock and trade was producing true stories of real police cases.

Perhaps wanting to cater to a less blood-thirsty crowd than it’s contemporary, “Light’s Out”, the show was remarkably non-violent. No-one seems to have been actually murdered in the course of the narration. Mind you, there are plenty of murders, it’s just that the first the listener knows about them is when a body is discovered or reported.

Rather than relying on a “canned” library sound effects were produced live in the studio So, when a struggle was indicated the actors would struggle among themselves. When the gongs and sirens were heard there were gongs and sirens present in the studio. I don’t know if this practice of early radio added anything to it’s realism as so many people claim. Maybe it did, maybe it didn’t.

True Detective Mysteries was based on the “True Detective Magazine” which first published in 1924 ( and would not cease publication until 1995).

In this episode a young woman goes missing. According to her jealous ex-husband she was kidnapped by a rejected suitor. If one murder is not enough for you there are more. A state trooper turns up dead. And then, soon enough, the missing woman turns up dead too.

All killed by a 32. Someone has been busy.

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02:00:00 English 2010-11-16
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