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 Night Transmissions 
 Old time radio and more
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 Gary Clinton  
 See Notes.
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Night Transmissions is a 120 minute show featuring vintage radio shows. In this show...
The Crime Club 03/20/47 Dead Man Control
Escape 07/21/49, “Action”.
SF68 (1968), “The Will”.
The Black Museum 1951, ” The Brass Button”
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.
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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..

Segment One:

Produced and directed by Willis Cooper (Lights Out, Quiet Please) the Crime Club was a series that ran in 1946 and 1947, featuring murder and mystery stories:


Although there exists no evidence of a contractual arrangement between the Mutual Network and Doubleday publishing even a casual exploration of titles in this radio series makes it clear that the inspiration for the series has to be the literary imprint the Crime Club. Most of the stories were adaptations from this Doubleday series.


This imprint of books began in 1928 with the publication of The Desert Moon Mystery by Kay Cleaver Strahan (creator of one of the first female fictional detectives).


The imprint continued to publish until 1991.


The radio series opens as a phone rings and a voice answers, “Hello, I hope I haven’t kept you waiting. Yes, this is the Crime Club. I’m the Librarian…” (Actually it’s Raymond Johnson best known as the host of Inner Sanctum)


The show today is from 03/20/47, “Dead Man Control“.

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, but not all. 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.

Today’s segment, “Action” originally aired on July 21 of 1949.
Segment Three:

SF68 was a South African broadcast featuring high caliber adaptions of mostly previously published short stories from established science fiction writers, like Bradbury, Ellison, and Leinster. The shows were well made and the stories interesting. Produced and directed by the dean of South African radio drama, Michael McCabe. It was an unfortunately short-lived series that had it’s run in, appropriately enough, 1968. The series was dropped in favor of a mystery/horror series called Beyond Midnight, whose run was far more successful and in itself was a good show. Today’s story on SF 68 is an adaptation of a short story by Walter M Miller, “The Will”.

Miller, was a well-established and quite Famous Science Fiction Writer best known for His 1960 post-apocalyptic Novel, “A Canticle for Leibowitz”. If you haven’t read this it would be hard to overestimate its influence on science fiction of the era.
Get it.
Read it.
You won’t be sorry.
Segment Four:

Segment Four is “The Brass Button” an episode of The Black Museum from sometime in 1951

The Black Museum was a 1951 radio crime drama produced by Harry Alan Towers for the BBC. It would later air in the United States, on the Mutual Network, between January 1st, 1952 and December 30th, 1952.


The show dramatized true cases from the files of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum ,wherein the narrator, Orson Welles ,tells us the story of one or another grisly murders. Always, well nearly always, accomplished by the means of some ordinary object now preserved and on exhibit in Scotland Yard’s “Black Museum” as in this case.. “The brass button” an innocuous, ordinary brass button a brass button that was found near the dead body of a woman…

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