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Retired Biology_Environmental Science educator... passion for old time radio... protecting the environment, civil rights, and audio/video editing for local radio and TV station production. Produced 60+ OTR re-enactments with local actors. 13 years as radio host for "Audio Theater". Currently co-host a show on local cable TV called "Living and Learning with Disabilities" and produce a storytelling program called "True Tales Live" which is found on Soundcloud and Itunes.
 
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Space Patrol returns with its 17th episode on our Playlist "Space Patrol" ... Commander Buzz Corey (Ed Kemmer) and Cadet Happy portrayed by Lyn Osborne are off another adventure with Terra V. This series was on TV and Radio at the same time...so it was one of the few shows that kids could follow in both mediums. The story lines and characters were …
 
Okay fellow sleuths, on this track there are two, count them, TWO... Five Minute Mysteries edited back-to-back with a couple of old time radio commercials inserted for your listening enjoyment. So I guess we could call it "Ten Minutes of Mystery!" See if you can solve the crimes based on the evidence presented in the stories....BEFORE the answer is…
 
He was the major owner of the production company, so why not star in the radio program that the company was producing? Alan Ladd did just that and the result was "Box 13." The intro to the program provides details about the series. This was a syndicated series so it ran in markets all over the United States at different times. Cast included: Sylvia…
 
Professor Moriarity has a plan to steal the Crown Jewels from the London Tower... but he needs to make sure Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson do not interfere with his plans, so he arranges a murder to distract Holmes and Watson... A classic Sherlock Holmes mystery for the sleuths among us! This program will live in the "Sherlock Holmes" Playlist on t…
 
This popular historically accurate western adventure consists of 41 Episodes of incredibly well written, directed, and acted series known as Fort Laramie. Norman MacDonnell created and produced this series. He insisted on historical accuracy of the names, places, authentic native American practices, military terminology, etc. I guess you could sum …
 
A juvenile western that was also popular with parents! The Cisco Kid produced over 600 episodes in 10 years and that does not count the television series with different actors. Very different from O'Henry's character in a novel written in 1907... THAT "Cisco" was a real villain... not a Robin Hood type of character as portrayed in radio, films, and…
 
Episodes 39 and 40 edited back-to-back to give you 30 minutes of adventure in the sky with Captain Midnight. From Dec 19th and 20th, 1939. Aztec Temple and Footprints ! These episodes will be living in the "Captain Midnight" playlist on this podcast... The photo is that of actor "Dave O'Brien" who played Captain Midnight... which was a character ba…
 
Some of the significant events in Louis Pasteur's (photo) life are part of this radio adaptation of "The Story of Louis Pasteur"... a brief intro tells a little about the contributions that resulted in Louis Pasteur discovering the process of vaccinations that was used to protect people from Rabies, Anthrax, Cholera, and Diphtheria. He also develop…
 
Space Patrol returns with its 16th episode on our Playlist "Space Patrol" ... Commander Buzz Corey (Ed Kemmer) and Cadet Happy portrayed by Lyn Osborne are off another adventure with Terra V. This series was on TV and Radio at the same time...so it was one of the few shows that kids could follow in both mediums. The story lines and characters were …
 
A spoof on real panel information shows, this one was all in fun. The lead off question is "Why does the subway always have to raise the faire?" Tom Howard is the host... and panelists are George Shelton, Lulu McConnell and Harry McNaughton. There are musical interludes played by Spike Jones and his Orchestra... which are often very strange... but …
 
Another episode from the extremely popular CBS Radio program "Dr. Christian" starring Jean Hersholt. The series ran 17 years on radio (1937-56) and in 1956 the series was produced as a syndicated television program until 1957. The character of Dr. Christian played by Jean Hersholt was based on Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, the obstetrician who delivered and…
 
This is number 10 on the "Murder at Midnight" Playlist. This program was syndicated in 1946-47 and also broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service. Many of the stories came from other programs of a similar genre. In this episode a man who has murdered a woman is psychoanalyzed into admitting to the murder ...…
 
Guest stars Orson Welles and a 14 year old Jane Powell are featured on this 1944 Easter Show of the Edgar Bergen - Charlie McCarthy Show. Just in case you are not familiar with this show... Charlie McCarthy is the "dummy" and Edgar Bergen is the very talented ventriloquist... no one thought a ventriloquist act could ever make it on radio, but it di…
 
A program sponsored by the National Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church... featured well-known actors and socially significant plays that could lead to a discussion at the end of the story. Their goal was to encourage people to attend church of their choice... "Inbound" was a Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner in 1923. This track will be in the…
 
Johnny Dollar is off to farm country to investigate a possible insurance fraud case. It seems that the farm that has some very special silos, well, those silos keep burning down... and that has caused the insurance company to hire Johnny Dollar to solve the crime! This will be in our Playlist for Crime/Mystery/Detectives…
 
This is a track from "The Mutual Radio Theater" series that originated at the Sears Radio Theater on CBS radio in 1980. The host is Andy Griffith and this is a comedy entitled "The Baseball Announcer." The intro to the track gives a solid background on this series with how and why it was produced some 11 years after the Golden Age of Radio had fade…
 
Lucille Ball and Richard Denning star as Mr. and Mrs. Cugat... George and Liz Cugat. Liz has a problem balancing her checkbook, especially when she buy dresses, pocketbooks, shoes, hats, etc. and forgets to record them in the checkbook... and then there is the problem of adding and subtracting... This sitcom maintains its "sense of humor" 73 years …
 
Vidalia is back visiting my Audio Theater program on Nov 9, 2006 at Portsmouth Community Radio... in this episode Vidalia reflects back on her childhood growing up on a pickle and onion farm in Virginia. She reveals how she got her start as the Bench Chef and her early efforts in the culinary arts. This and more episodes with Vidalia are in the "Th…
 
A couple move into a house with their young son, then discover its supposed to be haunted. Little Billy talks to the old lady at the foot of his bed at night. Ghostly organ music assaults them at night! Spirits play out the murder of the previous tenants by the caretaker… who then shows up with a gun! The walls crumble to reveal an old organ and se…
 
484 Episodes over 17 years of radio broadcasting... any program with those statistics had to be popular and this show is no exception. Jay Michaels plays Sgt. Preston of the Canadian Mounted Police out to capture evildoers with his faithful companion, Yukon King, the wonder dog! "The Man in the Red Coat"... This track and more like it can be found …
 
The Railroad Hour's adaptation of the 1948 Broadway Musical by Cole Porter... "Kiss Me Kate" starring Gordon McCrae and Patrice Munsel.Intro gives a brief synopsis of the story which is based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" but with a unique twist... This track will be found in our Playlist "Variety - Comedy - Musicals" with other "Railroad …
 
In this episode of CBS radio's "Have Gun Will Travel" starring John Dehner as Paladin and Ben Wright as "Hey Boy"... Paladin is mistaken for a bounty hunter and captured by horse thieves. This was and still is a classy western series with outstanding writing, acting, and production values. Norman MacDonnell, who also produced and directed "Fort Lar…
 
Gracie has a unique filing system where everything is "neatly" stored including information about vacation destinations... the only thing is, the system only makes sense to Gracie! Francis Langford is the guest on this show. She took over the Summer timeslot left vacant when George and Gracie went on Summer Vacation in 1947. Though Gracie plays the…
 
Episodes 37 and 38 edited back-to-back to give you 30 minutes of adventure in the sky with Captain Midnight. From Dec 15, 1939 "Chuck's Escape" and from Dec 18, 1939 - "Parachute Attack" - These episodes will be living in the "Captain Midnight" playlist on this podcast... The photo is that of actor "Dave O'Brien" who played Captain Midnight... whic…
 
41 Episodes of this incredibly well written, directed, and acted series known as Fort Laramie. Norman MacDonnell created and produced this series. He insisted on historical accuracy of the names, places, authentic native American practices, military terminology, etc. I guess you could sum it up in saying the program "payed attention to detail" This…
 
This comedy duo worked together as a successful comedy team that entertained on vaudeville, film, radio and television audiences for over 40 years. The met in 1922 and married in 1926. They were inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994...their TV series received 11 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and were considered in 1997 to be number 56 on …
 
Introduction gives brief background on the series which put 50 episodes between 1947 and 47. Organ music is outstanding as are the actors, writers, and sound effects technicians. This series has proven to be popular on this podcast, so I will continue posting the stories... All the tracks for "Murder at Midnight" are living in the "Murder at Midnig…
 
From the pen of Herman Melville comes a radio adaptation of his short story "Bartleby The Scrivener" aired as part of Erik Bauersfeld's dramatic/horror program "The Black Mass" on Sept 14, 1965. Tells the tale of a very strange Scrivener (scribe, clerk, hand copies legal documents and court notes) who consistently says "I Would Prefer Not""The Blac…
 
Space Patrol returns with its 15h episode on our Playlist "Space Patrol" ... Commander Buzz Corey (Ed Kemmer) and Cadet Happy portrayed by Lyn Osborne are off another adventure with Terra V. This series was on TV and Radio at the same time...so it was one of the few shows that kids could follow in both mediums. The story lines and characters were t…
 
Space Patrol returns with its 14th episode on our Playlist "Space Patrol" ... Commander Buzz Corey (Ed Kemmer) and Cadet Happy portrayed by Lyn Osborne are off another adventure with Terra V. This series was on TV and Radio at the same time...so it was one of the few shows that kids could follow in both mediums. The story lines and characters were …
 
Another exciting episode of Fort Laramie... Episode 16 - Black Hills Gold.Excellent audio quality, production techniques... sound effects, music, superb acting with a terrific supporting cast... historically accurate details...fast-paced, interesting stories and directed by the premier director of radio and television westerns, Norman MacDonnell. T…
 
This Lux Radio Theater production starring Joan Crawford and Basil Rathbone was aired 83 years ago... yet the audio quality is fantastic. Joan Crawford was 34 at the time this radio adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's controversial and often performed play, "A Dolls House" was aired. It is an excellent radio adaptation of a very well-known play. The intro…
 
A sitcom that ran for 17 years on radio. This track features background material about the show, which was extremely popular... it must have been so in order to run for 17 years! Imagine that in today's media marketplace! Ezra Stone stars as Henry Aldrich. The opening to the show was fondly remembered as Henry's mother is calling for her son, "Henn…
 
The introduction to the track has a good background on the film, a list of the actors who played the roles and some interesting information about just how popular and how precious Walt Disney's first full length feature animated film was... This will be in our "Children's Radio" Playlist. It is a wonderful radio adaptation of the story and the inte…
 
Introduction to the track denotes an overall history of the group that is quite remarkable in the fact that it has been around for nearly 80 years... one of the longest running country western groups... the membership has changed a great deal since 1933, but the format and sound is uniquely that of "The Sons of the Pioneers." This will be found in …
 
Have you ever wondered why some people place a horseshoe over a doorway? Probably not, but maybe now you have! :) This series was similar to "Believe it or Not" but it used dramatizations that were very well done... to explain how a particular superstition came about... and I think you can guess that the young lady in the photo, given that she has …
 
The Armed Forces Radio Service edited a one hour commercial broadcast entitled "Your Saturday Night Date with the Duke" into two half-hour broadcasts and retitled them "Date with the Duke." The AFRS rebroadcast these during 1945. Intro has the playlist and this file will be stored in the "Jazz and Big Band" playlist on this podcast.…
 
The introduction to the track of 4 songs sung by Rosemary Clooney on her radio program on November 4, 1954 gives an overall view of her career... background. On this show she sings Ira and George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Sammy Cahn songs from musical films dating back to 1930, 1937, 1946, and 1954. This track will live in the Playlist..."Variety…
 
"The Bench Chef" - Vidalia VanDam is back with her recipe for Angel Food Cake made with just a couple of jiggers of 18% alcohol Sherry. She appears on my 2007 Audio Theatre radio show on WSCA in Portsmouth, NH. A cooking show on the radio... it is brilliant or a disaster... you be the judge. Vidalia is related to the VanDams of GA who she claims de…
 
Doc Adams (Howard McNear) removes a bullet from a man's spine and awaits to see if he will survive the surgery. The Doc has given his "Word of Honor" and is in an emotional trap as to how to handle his promise. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, and Howard McNear star in this epic western radio series... and they are supported with an outs…
 
Marshal Matt Dillon is faced with the fact that sometimes a Marshal in the wild west is forced to use his gun... but this time... it is emotionally too much for him to handle. Will he resign as a U.S. Marshal because he has "Bloody Hands?" Gunsmoke was the Cadillac of radio westerns primarily because of the outstanding cast and amazing production v…
 
Time to dig out that Sherlock Holmes magnifying lens and your deerstalker hat ... perhaps even a curved bowl pipe and see if you can figure out this "Five Minute Mystery" before the criminal is revealed to you... see if you can identify the clue(s) that lead to the charge of an "Ebb Tide Murder"... This track will be in the "Five Minute Mystery" Pl…
 
This is the final episode of the 4 part series on the history of radio... "Wireless to Radio" from January 2010. This was part of the Portsmouth Community Radio Audio Theater show that I hosted for 13 years. It was my attempt to celebrate some of the remarkable people who contributed to the development of radio and in the long run, are responsible …
 
Here is Part 3 of the 4 part series on "Wireless to Radio" recorded in January 2010 as part of Portsmouth Community Radio Audio Theater, of which I was the host for 13 years. My intent was to focus a bit on the history of radio and the people who played key roles in the development of the only immediate mass media available at the time. This part f…
 
This is the second of 4 parts that I recorded in January of 2010 while the host of Portsmouth Community Radio Audio Theater... the introduction on this track is the same as on Part I. In Part II the contributions of Edwin Armstrong and Lee DeForest are touched upon as being two very important people in the history of radio. This will be in the "His…
 
This is the first of four parts recorded in January of 2010 at Portsmouth Community Radio as part of my Audio Theater program there that I did for 13 years. This in the introduction to the series and it mentions David Sarnoff (photo bottom left), Marconi (photo bottom right) and the Titanic... Morse Code... before voices were heard on radio.... Thi…
 
Everyone knows that public media stations, be they radio, cable, or broadcast television, has to have fund drives. This is a comedy routine done in April of 2008 as part of a fund drive for a local low power FM radio station. It was during my show, Audio Theater, and my guest was Vadalia VanDam who does most of her cooking on a wooden bench, hence …
 
The WSCA Audio Theater Players re-created this Columbia Workshop production of Jan 8, 1938 - Part 1 and March 5, 1938 - Part 2 - written by Frederick Gilsdorf nd Pauline Gibson .. An amusing ghost story told from the point of ghosts! Directed by Nila Mack with music by Bernard Herriman. The re-creation was recorded at WSCA studios in Portsmouth, NH…
 
Over 13 years as the host of an Audio Theater radio show, I also produced/directed/edited over 70 re-creations of original shows starring local actors. These were all aired on WSCA radio in Portsmouth, NH ... some were performed live, most pre-recorded. No one is a professional actor, just local folks who did an excellent job in this Easy Aces come…
 
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