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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...

Strange Wills, The Miser’s Gold (10/05/46).
Price Of Fear, Family Album (1970s).
X Minus One, Shock troop (11/28/57).
True Detective Mysteries, Who Killed Bonnie Collins (08/12/37).
More at http://www.nighttransmissions.com/
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.
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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.

Segment One:

Strange Wills, The Miser’s Gold (10/5/46)

Opens with an old man’s visit to a lawyer’s office. Mind you he isn’t alone. It’s him and his bag of gold (I think he called it Alice). He also brings with him a sad story about his cold and greedy family.And a plan:

His plan for revenge spread thick.

This program was Syndicated by Teleways in 1946 and is an interesting twist on the mystery drama fare of the late 1940s. Co created by Teleways and the star of the program, Warren William (who was at the time a significant stage and film star but who is now little remembered except for his portrayal of Perry Mason in four Warner Bros. features between 1934 and 1936).This program held unusually high production values. At it’s core is an ensemble cast of high caliber. Headed by the host and star, Warren William, and co-starring Howard Culver and Carleton G. Young. Lurene Tuttle also appeared in many of the episodes, as well as William Conrad, Peggy Webber, Will Wright and John Brown. In short, some of the best West Coast’s voice talent on tap at the time.

The series premise is the investigation of the fascinating–but often overlooked–drama that arises from many last wills and testaments. With Warren William providing a first-person accounting as either the attorney of record or as an investigator of some extraordinary will.

In the opening set-up of each episode some effort is made to assure us of the authenticity of these stories. Perhaps it’s just a function of my own innate skepticism, but be that as it may, I would admonish you not to take these proclamations as gospel. I will say that this show was well made with excellent sound quality and performances.




Segment Two:

Price Of Fear, Family Album.

The Price Of Fear was a Horror-Mystery program produced sporadicly by BBC Radio. Enormously successful in the United Kingdom and abroad, it produced a total of 22 episodes between 1972 and 1982.

For it’s writing talent the show drew from a pool of talented new writers, such as William Ingram (who wrote the majority of the scripts). Dramatizing the most chilling stories they could find the show often did adaptations of the works of established writers: Roald Dahl,A.M. Burrage,Bram Stoker and others.

The Show was hosted by, and usually starred Vincent Price. Price whose background in horror and suspense on radio, television and, of course, movies back dropped the series in a way only a handful of performers could. Mostly though it was the way Price narrated these tales (as though he himself had actually lived them) that was responsible for the success of the show.



Segment Three:

X Minus One, Shock troop (11/28/57).

Today’s episode is based on Daniel Galouye’s ”Shock Troop,” first published in the June of 1957 issue of Galaxy Magazine.

It is the story of a man threatened by germ-like creatures from another planet who are bent on his destruction. However, they overlook one detail, which drastically effects their project. The story was adapted for radio by George Lefferts.

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.

Daniel Francis Galouye (11 February 1920 – 7 September 1976) was an American science fiction writer. Who during the 1950s and 1960s contributed novelettes and short stories to various digest size science fiction magazines, sometimes writing under the pseudonym Louis G. Daniels.

Galouye’s first published fiction, the novelette Rebirth, appeared in the March 1952 issue of Imagination. His work appeared in many magazines of the period including Galaxy Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Between 1961 and 1973, Galouye wrote six novels, notably Simulacron Three, basis of the movie The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and the German TV miniseries, Welt am Draht (1973) (directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder).

His first novel, Dark Universe (1961) was nominated for a Hugo and is a particular favorite of mine.

A Navy pilot in WWII . He graduated from Pensacola Naval Air School, holding the rank of lieutenant and was for a time during his service years in charge of a training school in Hawaii for Navy airmen. Immediately after release from the Navy, he began his career with The States-Item as a reporter, then as a copy editor and joined the editorial department in 1956. He later was named associate editor of that department retiring in 1967 due to failing health, which was in turn related to injuries sustained during his Navy service. His health continued to decline until his early death at age 56. He died in New Orleans’ Veteran’s Hospital and is interred at Covington Cemetery.

The eminent British zoologist Richard Dawkins regards Galouye as one of his favorite fiction writers.[3]



Segment Four:

True Detective Mysteries, Who Killed Bonnie Collins (08/12/37).

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 not.

True Detective Mysteries was based on the “True Detective Magazine” which first published in 1924 (and would not cease publication until 1995).
These dates should not be taken as canonical.

 Night Transmissions # 64 kbs Low Fi Download Program Podcast
02:00:00 English 2010-01-22
 Cottage Grove Oregon
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