Playing Clyde's Favorite OTR
A brief note on what's playing on Mystery Play Internet Radio. You will be listening to Clyde's favorite old time radio shows. Well actually all OTR is my favorite! I'm like a small child in a candy store. It's so hard to decide what is my favorite. A few of these episodes have been played recently on MPIR. However they are so good, I always hear something that I didn't hear before with each and every episode. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
The Whistler. Aired June 10, 1946. CBS Pacific net. "Quiet Sunday". Henry is caught between his wife and his mistress, which leads to a dead body in the trunk. The story has a good "whistleresque" ending. Surprise! Believe it or not, I actually first heard this episode on the AFRT service in Naples Italy in 1979, while serving in the U.S. Navy. It's my most favorite episode of the series.
Tales Of The Texas Rangers. Aired August 19, 1950. NBC net. "Fool's Gold". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on events of September, 1946. Producer/director Stacy Keach appears in one of the Wheaties commercials. A gold tooth is the clue needed to track down a botched bank robbery and a killing.
Suspense. Aired November 16, 1950. CBS net. "On A Country Road". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. A melodrama about an escaped madwoman and a couple out of gas in the dark. Lots of screaming with moments of silence that really grips your attention. The best of OTR in my humble opinion!
X Minus One. Aired March 7, 1956. NBC net. "A Gun For Dinosaur". Sustaining. A hunt for thunder lizards eighty five million years ago. A good time travel story. Better than the Jurassic Park movies. Excellent sound effects that help your mind create the terrifying images!
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. Aired February 13, 1956. "The Qui Bono Matter". Sustaining. Who benfits? Not the killer in the case! Two bullets in a man's heart and a $100,000 payoff. This was a five part series in 15 minute segments. I edited them all to together for you. Of the Johnny Dollar series one of my favorites and has the best conclusion ever!
Suspense. Aired September 2, 1942. CBS net. "The Hitch-hiker". Sustaining. One of the great supernatural stories ever on radio, a modern classic. A cross country motorist sees a man by the side of the road, with spots of fresh rain on his shoulder! Lucille Fletcher (writer), Orson Welles, William Spier (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), John Dietz (guest director). I never tire listening to this episode! Great for listening during a cross country travel. Several years ago I did just that. I listened during an overnight Greyhound Bus travel to Indiana. Sent shivers down my spine!
Bradbury 13. Aired April 2, 1984. NPR net, WPKT-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Ravine". Sustaining. A series of thirteen stories written by and introduced by Ray Bradbury. The story about "The Lonely One" who kills women. Ray Bradbury (author, host), Paul Frees (announcer). Oh my, every time I hear this episode, goose pimples raise on my arm. I grew up in Lafayette, Indiana, and when I first started school. I had to walk about four city blocks to school. I had to cross a concrete bridge that spanned a very large scary RAVINE! I use to close my eyes and run across the bridge as fast as possible.