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  Night Transmissions Low Fi 
 Old time radio and more
 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...
Escape - 7/14/49. “The Drums of the Fore and Aft”.
Chet Chetter’s – Tales from the Morgue, “Excursions In Fear”.
X Minus One – 56-4/17/56, “Jaywalker”.
The Black Book – 02/24/52 “My Favorite Corpse”".
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:

Is a episode of Escape from July the 14th of 1949, “The Drums of the Fore and Aft”.
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 over the course 194 stories.

In general, I think, good fun for the whole family.

You might expect that a show called Escape could Display a romantic fondness for adventure tales. And of course it did. Often setting stories in the tropics or aboard ships on the high seas.

Many stories were spun from the classics, but not all. More often the writers and producers of Escape culled material from stories that were not then 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.

The adventure this week is an adaptation of the short story by Rudyard Kipling published in 1888 that bears the same name..
It’s the story of two fourteen-year-old foul-mouthed drummer-boys, who, not from any particular courage but because they were drunk, are able to rally a frightened, inexperienced regiment.

The program made some minor changes to the original story that don’t seem to matter a great deal.
This is unquestionably one of the best episodes to ever air on “Escape”.

“The Drums of Fore and Aft” was adapted for radio by Les Crutchfield and produced/directed by Norman MacDonnell. Gil Stratton played Piggy Lew and Jimmy Ogg played Jaken. Eric Rolf played Rudyard Kipling. Also appearing were Jeff Corey as the Colonel, Alec Harford as the seargent, Eric Snowden as the general, Peggy Webber as Cris, and Paul McVeigh as the highlander.

Segment two:

Chet Chetter’s Tales from the Morgue, “Excursions In Fear”.

Chet Chetter’s Tales from the Morgue is a series of short stories as told by an old obliging morgue attendant, licensed embalmer and resident story teller named Chet Chetter to a passing stranger of the night played by you the listener. The stories Chet relates to us are all quite fanciful. They deal with topics that would be classified supernatural and science fiction. They border on outrageous but that is how they are meant to be. Roughly half of the shows feature a nice, likeable, rural southern manure hauler by the name of Elmer Korn who always finds himself involved in some inane predicament. The creators of the series themselves admit the show is rather off-beat but, you will find, not without it’s own charm which lies within the humorous writing and the recurring characters.

Segment Three:

Is X Minus One for 04/17/56 , “Jaywalker”

X Minus One is considered the finest science fiction drama ever produced for radio. It was not the first. That honor belongs to 2000+. It wasn’t the second, That would be Dimension X. In fact the first 15 episodes of it’s 1955 to 1958 run on NBC were new versions of Dimension X episodes. The remainder were all most entirely adaptations of recently published science fiction stories (Mostly from Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine) usually written by the leading writers of the time, including Philip K. Dick, Fritz Leiber, J.T. McIntosh, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon.

For all of us who were weaned on The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone and for the Trekkies (er,Trekkers) among us, you should know that X Minus One is the forefather of the science fiction you grew up on. You will find that it still is some of the best Science Fiction ever aired.

The wife of a space-ship pilot decides to stow away on her husband’s flight. By doing so, she endangers the whole trip.

Featuring Connie Lembcke, Eugene Francis, Teri Keane and Raymond Edward Johnson. George Lefferts was the adaptor and Ross Rockland the author of the story.

Segment Four:

Is from The Black Book for 02/24/52 – My Favorite Corpse.

The Black Book was a series where the “Teller of Tales” would recite a story from a giant collection of stories.
Many of the tales centered around someone who was trying to commit the perfect murder, or was on the run after doing the deed.
The series aired for the Spring of 1952 on CBS, It had good stories and great help (including John Dehner and Virginia Gregg), and the famous voice actor Paul Frees. Frees who is perhaps best know as a regular presence in Jay Ward cartoons, providing the voices of Boris Badenov, Inspector Fenwick (from Dudley Do-Right), Ape in George of the Jungle, Hoppity Hooper.

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02:00:00 English 2010-12-05
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