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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown," Philadelphia, Pa. Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn, "Humphrey/Camardella Media Productions" commanded a top ten slot at Podshow (1.5 million downloads per month), a top 10 ranking at Libsyn (1.7 million downloads per month) and top rankings, which continue to date, in the Kids & Family section at I-Tunes. For the last several years, and to date (2013), his podcast here at Podomatic generates over 5 million downloads a year and continues to grow. Prior to the onset of podcasting, he hosted WPNM Internet Radio, broadcasting a combination of talk, easy listening and early rock and from his hometown in Philadelphia, Pa. Bob was writer and bass singer for a popular 60's rock group with 6 releases on the Twist & Algonquin (EMI) labels. He's a member of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In his early 20's, Bob Attended Philadelphia Community College for Photography and the Antinelli School of Photography soon launching Robert Joseph Studios. specializing in portraits and weddings.


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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown," Philadelphia, Pa. Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn, "Humphrey/Camardella Media Productions" commanded a top ten slot at Podshow (1.5 million downloads per month), a top 10 ranking at Libsyn (1.7 million downloads per month) and top rankings, which continue to date, in the Kids & Family section at I-Tunes. For the last several years, and to date (2013), his podcast here at Podomatic generates over 5 million downloads a year and continues to grow. Prior to the onset of podcasting, he hosted WPNM Internet Radio, broadcasting a combination of talk, easy listening and early rock and from his hometown in Philadelphia, Pa. Bob was writer and bass singer for a popular 60's rock group with 6 releases on the Twist & Algonquin (EMI) labels. He's a member of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In his early 20's, Bob Attended Philadelphia Community College for Photography and the Antinelli School of Photography soon launching Robert Joseph Studios. specializing in portraits and weddings.








Episode 9529: You Are There - "The Trial Of Marie Antoinette" (10-17-48)

The Trial Of Marie Antoinette (Aired October 17, 1948) You Are There is an American historical educational television and radio series broadcast over the CBS Radio and CBS Television networks. reated by Goodman Ace for CBS Radio, it blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a figurative time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. Reporters included John Charles Daly, Don Hollenbeck and Richard C. Hottelet. The series was first heard on July 7, 1947 under the title CBS Is There. Its final broadcast was on March 19, 1950 under the title You Are There. According to author/historian Martin Grams, actor Canada Lee was a guest in episodes 32 and 60. Martin Gabel appeared in character in episode 82. The first 23 broadcasts went under the title "CBS Is There" and beginning with episode 24, the title changed to "You Are There". THIS EPISODE: October 17, 1948. CBS network. "The Trial Of Marie Antoinette". Sustaining. The events of October 16, 1793. The rabble of the Revolution try the ex-queen, with little thought of justice. Robert Lewis Shayon (writer, producer, director). 29:20. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9528: Your's Truly Johnny Dollar - (Stuart Palmer) "The Man Who Wrote Himself To Death" (03-21-50)

(Stuart Palmer) The Man Who Wrote Himself To Death - (Aired March 21, 1950) Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar attracted some of the best writers in Hollywood, including Jack Johnstone, E. Jack Neuman (using the pen name John Dawson), Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield. Bob Bailey also wrote a script while he was playing Johnny Dollar. He used the pen name Robert Bainter (Bainter was his middle name) as the scriptwriter for "The Carmen Kringle Matter", which was aired on Saturday, December 21, 1957 on the West Coast, and on the following day for the rest of the country. Bob Bailey, generally thought of as the most popular of the Johnny Dollars, brought a new interpretation to the character – tough, but not hard-boiled; streetwise, but not overly cynical, Bailey's Dollar was smart and gritty when he had to be. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: March 21, 1950. CBS network. "Stuart Palmer, The Man Who Wrote Himself To Death".Sustaining. No music cues are heard on this recording. A crazed writer tries to get himself killed to collect on a $100,000 policy. The music credit is given to Leith Stevens, but none of his music is present. The system cue has been deleted. Possibly recorded March 16, 1950. Edmond O'Brien, Lurene Tuttle, Bill Bouchey, Lawrence Dobkin, Bill Grey, Jack Kruschen, Herb Butterfield, Gil Doud (writer), David Ellis (writer), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Roy Rowan (announcer). 27:07 Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9527: "A Christmas Carol" - 1951 (Alastair Sim) (2015) Re Broadcast

"A Christmas Carol" - 1951 (Alastair Sim) (2015) Re Broadcast MOVIE - A Christmas Carol - 1951 (Alastair Sim) - VIDEO Scrooge, released as A Christmas Carol in the United States, is a 1951 film adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. It starred Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and was directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, with a screenplay by Noel Langley. The film also features Kathleen Harrison in an acclaimed turn as Mrs. Dilber, Scrooge's charwoman. Fans of British cinema will recognise George Cole as the younger version of Scrooge, Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Cratchit, Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit, Clifford Mollison as Samuel Wilkins, a debtor, Jack Warner as Mr. Jorkin, a role created for the film, Ernest Thesiger as Marley's undertaker and Patrick Macnee as a young Jacob Marley. Michael Hordern plays Marley's ghost, as well as old Marley. Peter Bull serves as narrator, by reading portions of Dickens' words at the beginning and end of the film and also appears on-screen as one of the businessmen cynically discussing Scrooge's funeral. The film was released in Great Britain under its original title, "Scrooge", to marvelous acclaim. United Artists handled the US release under the title A Christmas Carol and the film was originally slated to be shown at New York City's Radio City Music Hall as part of their Christmas attraction. Episode Notes From Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod and OTRR Group


Episode 9526: Henry Morgan Show - "The American School" (05-07-47)

The American School (Aired May 7, 1947) One early sponsor had been Adler Shoe Stores, which came close to canceling its account after Morgan started making references to "Old Man Adler" on the air; the chain changed its mind after it was learned business spiked upward, with many new patrons asking to meet Old Man Adler. Morgan had to read an Adler commercial heralding the new fall line of colors; Morgan thought the colors were dreadful, and said he wouldn't wear them to a dogfight, but perhaps the listeners would like them. Old Man Adler demanded a retraction on the air. Morgan obliged: "I would wear them to a dogfight." Morgan later recalled with bemusement, "It made him happy." Later, he moved to ABC (formerly the NBC Blue Network) in a half-hour weekly format that allowed Morgan more room to develop and expand his topical, often ad-libbed satires, hitting popular magazines, soap operas, schools, the BBC, baseball, summer resorts, government snooping, and landlords. THIS EPISODE: May 7, 1947. ABC network. Sponsored by: Eversharp-Schick. A program dedicated to "The American School" (The Progressive School), The Grammar School. Arnold Stang, Bernard Green and His Orchestra, Charles Irving, Henry Morgan, The Golden Gate Quartet. 30:01. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9525: Challenge Of Space - "A Clapper For The Bell" (02-09-70)

A Clapper For The Bell (02-09-70) Sponsored by Carling Black Label Beer, this series examined man’s early ventures into space. The space race of the 1950’s and 1960’s spawned this series, especially the Apollo missions to the moon in the late 1960’s. The series was narrated by Donald Monat as the character Charles B Ryan and was broadcast on Springbok Radio on Monday evenings at 18H30. The episodes were written by June Dixon & Hal Orlandini (never credited) & recorded at the AFS Studios in Johannesburg & produced by Donald Monat. A total of 62 episodes were broadcast, including a live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing, courtesy of The Voice of America Radio Broadcast & repeat broadcasts of some of the earlier episodes in the 1970's. Many of the stories were dramatisations of true events & also included futuristic tales of space exploration of the future. The first episode was broadcast on Tuesday, 19 June 1969 & continued until Tuesday 12 October 1970. The series was sponsored throughout by the same sponsor who after the completion of the series sponsored the replacement series "Carling Country". Actors who appeared in the series, included, Donald Monat (Narrator as Charles B.Ryan), Clive Parnell, Michael Mayer, Brian O'Shaugnessy, Hal Orlandini, Lynda Stuart, Diane Appleby, Diane Wilson, James White, Gabriel Bayman, Stuart Brown, Denis Smith, Tony Jay, George Korelin, Kerry Jordan & Elaine Lee. +Episodes Produced: 57 excluding 5 episodes repeated, including the episode "Moon Landing", which was a live crossing to the Voice of America broadcast of the Apollo 11 Moon Challenge Of Space - A Clapper For The Bell (02-09-70) Show Notes From &Boxcars711


Episode 9524: Hear It Now - "Edward R. Murrow" (01-12-51)

Hear It Now - "Edward R. Murrow" (Aired January 12, 1951) Hear It Now, an American radio program on CBS, began in 1950 and was hosted by Edward R. Murrow and produced by Fred Friendly. It ran for one hour on Fridays at 9 p.m. One of the most popular and best selling records of 1948 was I Can Hear It Now 1933-1945. The record was a collaboration between Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly. The record interwove historical events with speeches and Murrow's narration and marked the beginning of one of the most famous pairings in journalism history. The huge success of the record prompted the pair to parlay it into a weekly radio show for CBS. That show was Hear It Now. The show had a "magazine format." It drove to include a variety of sounds from current events such as an atom smasher at work or artillery fire from Korea. It was the artillery fire that produced one of the show's more poignant moments as it backdropped the words of American soldiers fighting the Korean War. The entire premise of the show was to include the "actual sound of history in the making," according to Murrow. Some of the show's audio was what Time Magazine called "fairly routine" in 1950. Such audio soundbites as Communist China's General Wu and Russia's Vishinsky along with the U.S. Delegate Warren Austin were included among the routine group of audio use. Television, by 1955, usurped radio in terms of audience share and a reluctant Murrow, in 1951, set about doing a TV version of the radio show called See It Now. With the inception of the television version of the show in 1951 Hear It Now ended its on air run.


Episode 9523: Hawk Larabee - "Tillie Mcgoon The Preacher" (11-07-46)

Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod The Overnight Western Hawk Larabee was CBS' first attempt at an adult Western, predating Gunsmoke by six years but never achieving the heights of its illustrious successor. Elliott Lewis starred in its earliest incarnation (titled Hawk Durango) with Texas-native Barton Yarborough as his sidekick. Yarborough moved into the lead role for a season (supported by Barney Jones) but returned to his earlier sidekick status when Elliott Lewis reclaimed the role for the final season. Hawk Larabee aired from July 5, 1946 through February 7, 1948 with the Texas Rangers (and later the Plainsmen) providing unusual vocal bridges to set the scenes. THIS EPISODE: November 7, 1946. "Tillie Mcgoon The Preacher aka: Deputy Preacher" - CBS network. Sustaining. Hawk becomes a deputy preacher to convert Tillie McGoon and her desperado friends. Barton Yarborough, William N. Robson (writer). 30:00. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9522: Haunting Hour "Homicide House" (06-30-45)

Homicide House (Aired June 30, 1945) Haunting Hour "Homicide House" (06-30-45) The Haunting Hour is a work-in-progress collection within the holdings of many serious Radio Collectors. From the meager available productions currently in circulation it's clear that the series was popular for its time, at the very least. With a known run of at least 52 unique scripts and more doubtful further 39 to 52 scripts, it would appear that the series was in demand for at least four years--in and out of syndication. Given the high quality of NBC Network voice talent in the circulating episodes, one can well imagine that the remainder of the yet alleged, undiscovered, or uncirculated episodes have at least as much to recommend them. Thankfully, as with many other examples of Golden Age Radio productions, many of the existing episodes in circulation can be directly attributed to the efforts of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service [AFRTS]. THIS EPISODE: June 30, 1945. NBC syndication. "Homicide House". Commercials added locally. Two reporters investigating a murder come upon a rundown mansion inhabited by a strange trio who insist it's still 1898! Edwin Wolfe (director). 24:59. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9521: The Honest Harold Peary Show - "Harold Vs. Mr. Walker" (05-09-51)

The series received undeserved negative ratings and general negative comments as there were just too many similarities between the two series. Also, the series was without a sponsor, although some of the last shows were sponsored by the US Armed Forces. The series lasted only one season. The regular cast consisted of Harold Peary, Gloria Holiday, Peary’s wife, who played Gloria, Joseph Kearns as Old Doc ‘Yak Yak’ Yancy, Mary Jane Croft and Parley Baer. The announcer was Bob Lamond. The series was directed by Norman MacDonnell. Writers for the series were Harold Peary, Bill Danch, Jack Robinson and Gene Stone. Music was by Jack Meakin. The last show aired on June 13, 1951. The director of the show was Norm MacDonnell, who went on to create perhaps the greatest old time radio show - Gunsmoke, and another western, Fort Laramie. Of course, Norm was a sold radio veteran who certainly had a flare for directing comedy, so he and Peary, together with an excellent cast, made The Harold Peary Show just about as good a show as it could be. Episode Notes From Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod.


Episode 9520: Hancock's Half Hour -" Bill & Father Christmas" (12-25-58)

Tony Hancock starred as an exaggerated version of his own character, a down-at-heel comedian living at the dilapidated 23 Railway Cuttings in East Cheam. Sid James played a criminally-inclined confidante who usually managed to con Hancock, while Bill Kerr appeared as Hancock's dim-witted Australian lodger. Moira Lister also appeared in the first series before being replaced by Andrée Melly for the next two, both playing love interests for Hancock's character. In the fourth and fifth series, Hattie Jacques played Griselda Pugh, live-in secretary to Hancock and occasional girlfriend of Sid James. The series broke from the variety tradition dominant in British radio comedy into the sitcom or Situation comedy genre. Instead of sketches, guest stars and musical interludes, humour developed from the characters and situations. Hancock's experiences were based in reality and observation. From the playlet "Look Back In Hunger" in The East Cheam Drama Festival episode, Galton and Simpson showed they were in touch with developments in the British theatre, the use of sighs and silent pauses in common with the work of Harold Pinter which began to emerge towards the end of the series' run. The measured pacing of these episodes were groundbreaking in the days of fast-talking Ted Ray, where every second of airtime had to be filled. With Galton and Simpson writing scripts prolifically, continuity was not priority, with details changed to suit the episode. Episode Notes From Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod.


Episode 9519: The Halls Of Ivy - "The Fighting Med Student" (05-24-50)

The Fighting Med Student (Aired May 24, 1950) The Halls of Ivy featured Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes felt the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends, and college trustees. Others in the cast included Herbert Butterfield as testy board chairman Clarence Wellman; Willard Waterman (then starring as Harold Peary's successor as The Great Gildersleeve) as board member John Merriweather; and Bea Benadaret, Elizabeth Patterson, and Gloria Gordon as the Halls' maids. Alan Reed (television's Fred Flintstone) appeared periodically as the stuffy English teacher, Professor Heaslip. THIS EPISODE: May 24, 1950. NBC network. "The Fighting Med Student" - Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Will a medical student at Ivy give up his career to become a prize fighter? Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (producer, director), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Christy, Stacy Harris, Sheldon Leonard. 29:49. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9518: Hallmark Hall Of Fame - "A Christmas Carol" (12-19-54)

Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television and radio. It has had a historically long run, beginning on TV in 1951. From 1954 onward, all of their productions have been shown in color, although color television productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many TV-movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then moved into videotaped productions before finally turning to filmed ones. The series has received seventy-eight Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. THIS EPISODE: A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas) is Charles Dickens' "little Christmas Book" . First published on December 19, 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. The story met with instant success, selling six thousand copies within a week. Originally written as a potboiler to enable Dickens to pay off a debt, the tale has become one of the most popular and enduring Christmas stories of all time. In fact, contemporaries of the time noted that the popularity of the story played a critical role in redefining the importance of Christmas and the major sentiments associated with the holiday. Few modern readers realize that A Christmas Carol was written during a time of decline in the old Christmas traditions. "If Christmas, with its ancient and hospitable customs, its social and charitable observances, were in danger of decay, this is the book that would give them a new lease," said English poet Thomas Hood in his review in Hood's Magazine and Comic Review (January 1844, page 68).


Episode 9517: Hall Of Fantasy - "The Castle Of Lavoka" (03-29-54)

The Castle Of Lavoka (Aired March 29, 1954) Originally a local series out of Utah that found its way on to the airwaves sporadically from 1947 to 1952, this anthology was picked up for national syndication by the Mutual network and broadcast from mid-52 through mid-53. Written and directed by Richard Thorne, a prolific and talented writer and producer, this series is often overlooked, even by fans of OTR. It is unfortunate, since it provides some very unique and dramatic material; the acting in particular was superb. Early on, the series concentrated on murder mysteries, but later shows were devoted to horror and some sci-fi. Sadly, not all episodes have survived - only about 40 of perhaps over a hundred shows still exist. All episodes were standard half-hour format. THIS EPISODE: March 29, 1954. Mutual network, WGN, Chicago origination, KEX, Portland Oregon aircheck. "The Castle Of Lavoka". Sponsored by: National Bank Of Oregon, Harrah's. An excellent story about Baron Drago from an isolated part of Europe with an eternal mission and the real reason for the second World War! This program may be a rebroadcast of "The Hall Of Fantasy" of August 22, 1952, titled, "The Legend Of Drago." The program opening sounds edited just as the story title is given. Richard Thorne (writer). 25:50.


Episode 9516: Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Doc Holiday (07-19-52)

Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Doc Holiday (Aired July 19, 1952) The radio show first aired on April 26, 1952 and ran until June 18, 1961 on the CBS radio network. The series starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Deputy Chester Proudfoot. Doc's first name and Chester's last name were changed for the television program. Gunsmoke was notable for its critically acclaimed cast and writing, and is commonly regarded as one of the finest old time radio shows. Some listeners (such as old time radio expert John Dunning) have argued that the radio version of Gunsmoke was far more realistic than the television program. Episodes were aimed at adults, and featured some of the most explicit content of the day: there were violent crimes and scalpings, massacres and opium addicts. THIS EPISODE: July 19, 1952. CBS network. "Doc Holliday". Sustaining. Doc Holliday has come to Dodge to kill Big Jack Finley. But Big Jack's son, Thorne Finley, is the real problem. Harry Bartell, Herb Purdum (writer), Lee Millar Jr., Nestor Paiva, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Ralph Moody, Rex Koury (composer, performer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Tom Tully, William Conrad. 31:06. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9515: The Green Hornet - "A Question Of Time" (03-02-46)

A Question Of Time (Aired March 2, 1946) The Green Hornet fought crime with his high-powered car, the Black Beauty. He also utilized a gun that fired knockout gas instead of bullets. His fists also came in handy on a regular basis. He was assisted by his Filipino valet, Kato. Kato would drive the Black Beauty, keep watch out for the police or the bad guys and sometimes lend a helping fist to the fighting. The Green Hornet pretended to be a villain while really battling the forces of crime in the big city. This would make for some interesting plot twists as the Green Hornet would be actively avoiding detection by the police while at the same time attempting to destroy criminal activity in the city. THIS EPISODE: March 2, 1946. ABC network, WXYZ, Detroit origination, Michelson syndication. "A Question Of Time". Commercials deleted. WFAA, Dallas aircheck. The Hornet stops a plan to sell a secret formula to Nazis hiding is South America. A small clock provides the clue. Robert Hall, George W. Trendle (creator, producer), Charles D. Livingstone (director), Lee Allman, Gilbert Shea, Rollon Parker, Dan Beattie (writer), Hal Neal (announcer). 25:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9514: Boxcars711 Overnight Western "The Roy Rogers Show" - The Rene Eigan Case (04-11-52)

Boxcars711 Overnight Western "The Roy Rogers Show" - The Rene Eigan Case (Aired April 11, 1952) Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, as well as the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured a sidekick, often either Pat Brady, (who drove a jeep called "Nellybelle") or the crotchety George "Gabby" Hayes. Roy's nickname was "King of the Cowboys". Dale's nickname was "Queen of the West." THIS EPISODE: April 11, 1952. NBC network. Sponsored by: Post Cereals. "The Rene Eigan Gang" uses trickery to get possession of evidence against the leader of the gang. Roy sings, "Peace In The Valley." Art Ballinger (announcer), Art Rush (producer), Bill Green, Charles Seel, Dale Evans, Forrest Lewis, Frank Hemingway, Herb Butterfield, Joseph Du Val, Milton Charles, Ray Wilson (writer), Roy Rogers, The Whippoorwills, Tom Hargis (director). 31:40. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9513: The Great Gildersleeve - "Leila's Returning" (09-19-43)

Leila's Returning (Aired September 19, 1943) The Great Gildersleeve (1941–1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity. On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary's Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. "You're a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!" became a Gildersleeve catch phrase. THIS EPISODE: September 19, 1943. "Leila's Returning" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Kraft Parkay, Kraft Dinner. Leila Ransom is coming back to Summerfield. Gildersleeve sings, "Speak To Me Of Love." Claude Sweeten (music), Earle Ross, Harold Peary, John Whedon (writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lillian Randolph, Lurene Tuttle, Richard LeGrand, Sam Moore (writer), Shirley Mitchell, Walter Tetley. 31:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9512: Granby's Green Acres - "Granby Bites The Love Bug" (07-24-50)

Granby Bites The Love Bug (Aired July 24, 1950) Broadcast History: July 3 - August 21, 1950, CBS. 30m, Mondays at 9:30. Cast: Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as John and Martha Granby, ex-bank teller and wife who moved to the country to become farmers. Louise Erickson as Janice, their daughter. Parley Baer as Eb, the hired hand. Announcer: Bob LeMond Music: Opie Cates Writer-Producer-Director: Jay Sommers. Granby's Green Acres grew out of characters played by Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet on the Lucille Ball series My Favorite Husband. The names were changed, but the basic characters remained the same. THIS EPISODE: July 24, 1950. CBS network. "Mr. Granby Fights The Love Bug". Sustaining. Granby's corn is doing poorly, but he won't listen to the county agent's advice. Gale Gordon, Bea Benaderet, Parley Baer, Opie Cates (composer, conductor), Louise Erickson, Horace Murphy, Rye Billsbury, Jay Summers (writer, director), Jack Harvey (writer), Dave Swift (writer), Johnny Jacobs (announcer). 35:01. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Episode 9511: Globe Theater "The Ghost Goes West" (08-21-44)

The Ghost Goes West (Aired August 21, 1944) The Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) incorporated some thirty-plus exemplars from the This Is My Best canon into their own Frontline Theatre/Globe Theater syndicated transcriptions for service people overseas. For the Globe Theater run, Jimmy Wallington, Herbert Marshall, Jack Tierny and William Johnstone alternated as hosts of the denatured This Is My Best productions under the Globe Theater series designated H-5, the fifth such series to enter the growing number of AFRS offerings sent to American and Allied troops throughout World War II, and further, until the AFRS was folded into the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service in the 1949-1950 time frame. THIS EPISODE: August 21, 1944 - AFRS network "The Ghost Goes West" - An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is not the only part of the deal, with it goes the several-hundred year old ghost who haunts it. 30:13. Episode Notes From Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod.


Episode 9510: General Mills Radio Adventure Black Arrow (03-13-77)

The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater was a 1977 anthology radio drama series with Tom Bosley as host. Himan Brown, already producing the CBS Radio Mystery Theater for the network, added this twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) anthology radio drama series to his workload in 1977. It usually aired on weekends, beginning in February 1977 and continuing through the end of January 1978, on stations which cleared it. General Mills's advertising agency was looking for a means of reaching children that would be less expensive than television advertising. Brown and CBS were willing to experiment with a series aimed at younger listeners, reaching that audience through ads in comic books. Apart from Christian or other religious broadcasting, this may have been the only nationwide attempt in the U.S. in the 1970s to air such a series. General Mills did not continue as sponsor after the 52 episodes had first aired over the first 26 weekends (February 1977 through July 1977), and the series (52 shows) was then repeated over the next 26 weekends (August 1977 through the end of January 1978), as The CBS Radio Adventure Theater, with a variety of sponsors for the commercials. THIS EPISODE: March 13, 1977. Program #12. CBS network. "The Black Arrow". Sponsored by: General Mills. The program was repeated on September 10, 1977 as, "The CBS Radio Adventure Theatre." Tom Bosley (host), Robert Newman (adaptor from the tradition story), Skip Hinnant, Anne Costello, Himan Jackson Beck, William Griffis, Court Benson, Gilbert Mack. 49:55. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.