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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...
Murder by Experts, “The Case of the Missing Mind” (December 26 of 1949).
Nightfall, The Old Post Road” (April 2, 1982).
CBS Radio Workshop, “Housing Problem” (June 16 of 1957).
The Black Museum, “The Mandolin String” (1952).
More at
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:

Escape, “Snake Doctor”- August 18, 1949.

Running on CBS from 1947 to 1954 Escape, was a spin off from the
long-running and extraordinarily successful radio program, Suspense.

Escape made a total of 194 episodes that dealt in a wide variety
of stories: science fiction, horror, murder, suspense and action shows. Often
displaying a fondness for adventure tales set in the tropics and on the high

Many of Escape’s episodes were taken from the classics, but not all.
The writers and producers of Escape felt free to cull 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.

Escape often chose not to adapt a story exactly as it was
written and published but sometimes went far astray. Not so much this time
however, the only notable contribution of Escape not in the original
story was to add the son, Finnie.

The episode today, “Snake Doctor” was based
on a short story by American author Irvin S. Cobb , who
in his time was a very popular writer, Cobb made a habit of setting his stories
in the backwoods of the American South. This
story is no exception and revolves around jealousy and superstition for the
engine that drives the story.

Oh, and the occasional water moccasin!

“Snake Doctor” was published in 1923 and can be found in The
Works of Irvin S. Cobb: Snake Doctor and Other Stories.
Segment Two:

Inner Sanctum, “The Skull That Walked”- April 15, 1944.

As usual Raymond is on hand with another story of schemes for personal
riches faithless, feckless murder. And, of course the restless dead who will
not stay buried.

Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum
Mysteries debuted over NBC’s Blue Network in January 1941. And is to this
day probably best remembered for featuring one of the most memorable and
atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hits a dissonant chord then
a doorknob jingles and would slowly turn, then the famous “creaking door”
slowly began to open.

Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers
and lunatics.

Produced in New York, the cast usually consisted of veteran radio actors,
with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars as Boris Karloff,
Peter Lorre and Claude Rains.

What made Inner Sanctum Mysteries unique among radio horror shows
was its host, a slightly sinister sounding man originally known as “Raymond.”
The host had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulish puns, and his
influence can be seen among horror hosts everywhere, from the Crypt-Keeper to
Elvira. Raymond Edward Johnson was the show’s host until 1945; after which Paul
McGrath took over the role until the show left the air in 1952. Producer Hiram
Brown would utilize the creaking door again in the 1970s, when he produced and
directed The CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame
in 1988.

Also in this segment is Smokestack Jones reading of H.
P. Lovecraft’s 1920 prose poem, Nyarlahotep.

Segment Three:

NBC Short Story “The Rocket” – January 4th of 1952.

NBC Short Story was a commercial failure lasting only one season.
That’s a hell of a way to start an introduction isn’t it? Well it is true. But
then, we all know that commercial success and artistic success do not
necessarily ride the same horse. That was certainly the case with this

One thing this series does do is to singularly evidence how compatible is
the short story and the half hour format of so many radio series. Utilizing as
it did the short stories of many of the best writers of the era, Hemingway,
Steinbeck, Faulkner, many others.” The Rocket”, which comes from a Ray Bradbury
story of the same name is one example. As its name suggests, the story centers
on a rocket. Not that the Rocket is a character in the story (well not in the
ordinary sense). The main character is a junk man who is given a rocket to
salvage. This, he does not do. What he
does do. What Ray Bradbury has him do, demonstrates radio drama at its best.

Segment Four:

Macabre “The Crystalline Man” – January 1 of 1962

Macabre was a radio show produced by the Far East Network of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service in Tokyo, Japan, by Air Force personnel. William Verdier served as writer, performer and director.

The show arose out of a competition between The Far East Network and The Armed Forces Network in Germany. With the Tokyo cast and crew producing what most people regard as a very well done show. Having only a shoestring of a budget Macabre began it’s run on November 13th of 1961 and ran until January 8th of 1962, producing 8 original episodes of Spooky, supernatural stories.

There is not a lot of information in circulation about this show. I remember seeing a reference to a British radio show of the sane name somewhere. However, the most complete website I’ve been able to find for this show is hyperlinked to here.

 Night Transmissions # 92 64 kbs Low Fi Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2011-06-12
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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