Fighting Duel On Radio
Hello MPIR Fans & Friends,
All the streams are updated with some outstanding old time radio shows for your listening enjoyment. The MPIR Comedy stream is featuring several episodes of the following: Jack Benny Program, Great Gildersleeve, Our Miss Brooks, Groucho Marx You Bet Your Life, and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. The MPIR History Capsule is featuring episodes of Behind The Mike, Cavalcade America, Can You Imagine That, GI Jive, We Came This Way, and Soldiers Of The Press.
The mystery stream is featuring a fighting duel between The Shadow and The Whistler, with interference from pretenders The Avenger and The Whisperer.
I like just about all old time radio, however there's some series in my opinion that are so bad! That you have to like them for just that. The Whisperer is one of those series.
The Whisperer was an American old-time radio program which broadcast 13 episodes on late Sunday afternoons [5:00 p.m. Eastern] as a summer replacement from July 8 to September 30, 1951 on NBC.
Lawyer Philip Gault (Carleton G. Young), due to an unexplained accident, lost his voice and can only speak in an eerie whisper. Gault infiltrates "the syndicate" in his native Central City to bring down organized crime from within; to the underworld, he becomes known as the Whisperer. Later, his voice is restored through surgery, but he continues to lead a double life as the Whisperer, relaying instructions from the syndicate bosses in New York (who don't know he's a mole) to their lackeys in Central City, whom Gault is actually setting up.
The Avenger, considered a somewhat inferior version of "The Shadow", this show was written by Walter Gibson (Maxwell Grant) and starred James Monks as Jim Brandon, and James LoCurto (who, along with Frank Readick voiced "The Shadow" before the advent of Orson Welles and Lamont Cranston).