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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...
Crime Classics, “Killing Story Of William Corder & The Farmer's Daughter”.
Dark Fantasy 05/29/42 , “Rendezvous With Satan”.
Theater Five 08/28/64, “Incident at Apogee”.
Murder At Midnight, 09/30/46 “The Man Who Was Death”.

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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.

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:
Crime Classics is sometimes called a, "Docudrama"( I know I've been guilty of that myself). But I have come to think that this is a bit too grand a claim. To start off with you have, in the person of the host, a completely fictional "expert". There is not now nor was there ever a ,"Thomas Hyland". Also, I have found while researching backgrounds of individual programs the historical content to be a bit dodgy; with the show willingly repeating legends and interesting anecdotes as well-established facts. Nonetheless, I will rise in defense of the program (of which I am very fond), to remind you that the entertainment industry of the 1950s was not different from that of our own time when inconvenient facts are simply not allowed to interfere with a good story.
I do not think that producer/writer Elliott Lewis intended for these shows to be taken as historical documents. He was, after-all, a producer of popular entertainment using the vehicle of tongue-in-cheek re-creations of some of history's more interesting crimes.
The fact is Crime Classics freely mixes fact and fiction and tosses in apocryphal and anecdotal details as garnishments. I don't think the producers were attempting to create an historically accurate account but entertainment. In this they succeeded, for entertaining they were and are.

This one (from October 25th of 1953) is the story of a Farmhand and his romance with the Farmer's Daughter. It's not an altogether pleasant story. Of course, you wouldn't expect an altogether pleasant story from a series called Crime Classics

It concerns the fate of a young woman named Maria Marten at the hands of William Corder in the spring of 1827.

It is also, as is often the case with this series, an extremely entertaining peek inside the head of a complete sociopath. A trip into history in the company of an engaging, quite likable. cold-blooded killer.

As noted above Crime Classics represented itself as being based on the newspaper reports and court records of actual crimes . The episode today does seem to be a reasonably accurate retelling of the events surrounding the, "Red Barn Murder". The names were not changed to protect the innocent or guilty. Oh some of the details are shuffled around a little and some liberties are taken with the narration.

There's a pretty good article on this murder to be found at Wikipedia. I have linked to it... Here.

Segment Two:

Dark Fantasy 42-05-29 28 Rendezvous With Satan

Dark Fantasy was a series dedicated to dark tales of the unknown that NBC aired on Friday nights for parts of 1941 and 1942. Originating from WKY in Oklahoma City.
Dark Fantasy was a short lived program, producing only 31 episodes on a shoestring of a budget. The show was able to rise above what one would expect to be it’s lot in live through the creative establishment of an effective but spare atmospheric ambiance resulting in an excellent show that was, in some ways, well ahead of it’s time.
Oklahoma City was far from alone in producing it’s own successful series. In point of fact many excellent programs were produced in places that today would seem surprising. Of course, thinking about it, the barriers to entry to radio production were and are much lower than for movies or television. All you really need is a little equipment and a few talented people of which there was then, and is now, no monopoly of in Hollywood.
Dark Fantasy was written by Scott Bishop, who would later write for The Mysterious Traveler and The Sealed Book.
Keith Paynton served as announcer.

The story today is about a man who wakes up dead in a very warm climate.

Segment Three:
Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper. Theater Five ran between august the 3rd of 1964 and July 30th of 1965
Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s, who, among other duties was the announcer
Today we listen to an episode 20 of Theater Five for 64-08-28, “Incident at Apogee”.

Segment Four:
Produced in New York, Murder At Midnight was heard over the Mutual Network starting on Sept. 16th of 1946 until Sept. 8th of 1947. Produced by radio station WJZ. The show was known to occasionally reproduce scripts that had been perfomed on Inner Sanctum. This practice allowed the show to feature tales of murder most macabre by some of radio's top writers without paying top dollar.

The show was filled with tales of death and mayhem, not always at midnight. The show was hosted by Raymond Morgan who had a memorable introduction as he intoned, "... The witching hour, when night is darkest, our fears the strongest, our strength at it's lowest ebb. Midnight when the graves gape open and Death strikes".

The cast featured Elspeth Eric, Mercedes McCambridge, Barry Kroeger, Betty Kane, Carl Frank, Barry Hopkins, Lawson Zerbie. Charles Paul played the creepy organ music, and Anton M. Leader directed.
Today from September the 30th of 1946 “The Man Who Was Death”.

These dates should not be taken as canonical.

 Night Transmissions # 83 64 kbs Low Fi Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-12-05
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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