Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Planet Yesteryear's Seven Days of Horror Day: 2
Program: The Mysterious Traveler
Episode: Death Laughs Last

The Mysterious Traveler is one of my all time favorite radio programs.
I have yet to hear a bad episode. Tonights episode happens to be
one of my personal favorites. Death laughs last is one of those tales that
make you question how far you would go to save a love one. It is one eerie tale that i highly recommend you check out. Tune in.. if you dare!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Planet Yesteryear's Seven Days of Horror Day: 1
Tim's Tuesday Pick: The Haunting Hour
Episode: The Case Of The Lonesome Corpse

Planet Yesteryear's 7 Days Of Horror
This is our first themed event and I hope you will all enjoy.
Hosted by founder of Planet Yesteryear Adam Bomb
Sit back. relax.. and prepare your nerves!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quiet Please (1947-49)

Quiet, Please! was a radio fantasy and horror program created by Wyllis Cooper, also known for creating Lights Out. Ernest Chappell was the show's announcer and lead actor. Quiet, Please! debuted June 8, 1947 on the Mutual Broadcasting System, and its last episode was broadcast June 25, 1949, on the ABC. A total of 106 shows were broadcast, with only a very few of them repeats.

Episode: Nothing Behind the Door

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Burns and Allen Show (1932-50)

Burns and Allen, an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen, worked together as a comedy team in vaudeville, films, radio and television and achieved great success over four decades.

Episode: House Guild Upgrade (1/2/1947)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gunsmoke (1952-61)

In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West." Robinson instructed his West Coast CBS Vice-President, Harry Ackerman, who had developed the Philip Marlowe series, to take on the task.

Ackerman and his scriptwriters, Mort Fine and David Friedkin, created an audition script called "Mark Dillon Goes to Gouge Eye" based on one of their Michael Shayne radio scripts, "The Crooked Wheel". Two auditions were created in 1949. The first was very much like a hardboiled detective series and starred Michael Rye (credited as Rye Billsbury) as Dillon; the second starred Straight Arrow actor Howard Culver in a more Western, lighter version of the same script. CBS liked the Culver version better, and Ackerman was told to proceed.

But there was a complication. Culver's contract as the star of Straight Arrow would not allow him to do another Western series. The project was shelved for three years, when MacDonnell and Meston discovered it creating an adult Western series of their own.

MacDonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing juvenile fare such as The Lone Ranger and The Cisco Kid. Gunsmoke was set in Dodge City, Kansas during the thriving cattle days of the 1870s. "The show drew critical acclaim for unprecedented realism." reference:

Episode: Billy The Kid (4/26/1952)