It... is... later... than... you... think! Radio's premier showcase for heart-stopping horror is presented in this collection of 20 great episodes of Lights Out! Produced, written, and directed by broadcasting legend Arch Oboler - and starring Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Dinah Shore, Gloria Blondell, and more - these tales are devilishly devised to keep you up all night!
This collection contains 12 amazing Sherlock Holmes adventures, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce.
Don't miss this fourth volume of audio drama, comedy, and biography from veteran award-winning radio dramatist Joe Bevilacqua. Together with his wife Lorie Kellogg, Joe Bev has amassed thousands of hours of audio entertainment through both Waterlogg Productions and Blackstone Audio.
Many of the episodes, which included both original stories and adaptations, centered on a protagonist facing a life-or-death situation. Numerous actors made appearances on the show, including Elvia Allman, Eleanor Audley, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, William Conrad, Ted de Corsia, John Dehner, Sam Edwards, Virginia Gregg, Lou Merrill, Howard McNear, Jeanette Nolan, Alan Reed, Bill Johnstone, Marvin Miller, Frank Lovejoy, Berry Kroeger, Vic Perrin, Elliott Lewis, Jack Webb, Peggy Webber, and Will Wright.
Any comedian can be funny in the studio, but domestic comedy is usually considered the province of actors who happen to do comedy. Jack Benny straddled the two roles for most of his career - the suave, witty master of ceremonies standing on stage in front of a curtain one moment; the put-upon householder tormented by a bumptious servant, eccentric friends, and troublesome neighbors the next.
From the pen of legendary raconteur Damon Runyon comes tales of a New York that never was but might have been - a world of smooth-talking card sharks, smiling crap-shooters, cheerful con men, and charming rogues. Featuring radio favorite John Brown as your host, Broadway, Damon Runyon Theater brings to vivid life some of the master's finest short stories. They're positively Runyonesque!
From Peavey's Pharmacy to the Jolly Boys Club, from Judge Hooker's courtroom to Floyd's Barber Shop, the people and places of Summerfield, USA, come alive! Join Harold Peary as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, making a place for himself and his family as he adopts (and adapts to) his new hometown.
Join Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd), his white horse Topper, and sidekick California Carlson (Andy Clyde) in exciting radio tales of action, suspense, raw shooting, and quick courage. Listen and learn why, more than a half century later, Boyd's portrayal and infectious laugh still attract fans who rank him as one of the greatest Western heroes of the last century.
The crimes are notable, and the criminals are presented unflinchingly. Such notorious villains as Lizzie Borden and Jesse James are joined by forgotten felons who have been unearthed "from the records and newspapers of every land… from every time." Lou Merrill stars as your host, Thomas Hyland. This "connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders" seems to savor the grisly details of each dark deed, eagerly anticipating the wrongdoer's downfall.
This 10-hour collection features 43 digitally restored and remastered episodes, including such gems as the series only nine-part storyline, and an episode of Romance that features Bailey as an impulsive chap named Johnny in a mid-east adventure!
The madcap scenarios and rib-tickling ripostes in these 16 digitally remastered episodes are as cleverly sharp now as they were when they were originally broadcast in 1947-48. This eight-hour set includes many episodes available for the first time anywhere.
Red Skelton's impressive gallery of comic characterizations didn't need to be seen to be hilarious! Through sound alone, he brought to life a "fellow from the country", an inept outlaw, a down-for-the-count boxer, a shady politician, a Brooklynese braggart... and a holy terror known as "Junior, the Mean Widdle Kid".
The mournful whistle of a ghostly locomotive heralds the approach of The Mysterious Traveler. Maurice Tarplin plays this blithesome bringer of bad tidings and terrifying tales. From out of the past, he brings stories of suspensefully unsuitable spouses, treasure hunters and time travel, the mysteries of the dead and their designs on the living, and the future… as imagined by a former generation.
This collection offers more audio drama, comedy, biography, and documentary from veteran award-winning radio dramatist Joe Bevilacqua (a.k.a. Joe Bev). Together with his wife, Lorie Kellogg, Bevilacqua has amassed thousands of hours of audio entertainment through his Waterlogg Productions and Blackstone Audio. Each half hour is beautifully produced with an original cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music.
When a bear gets in the Camp Waterlogg chicken coop, young Squeaky Lkie dreams that it's Yogi Bear. Joe Bevilacqua, protégé of renowned voice-actor Daws Butler, uncovered rare recordings of Butler as Yogi Bear and, along with his wife, Lorie Kellogg, improvised this hour-long story. This special edition of Bevilacqua's Comedy-O-Rama Hour has aired on Sirius-XM, NPR stations, and podcasts throughout the world.
In this fourth volume of rarities, Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua has once again uncovered recordings of the legendary voice genius that were thought lost and remastered them for this collection. Among the audio treasures, Daws Butler's son Chas plays straight man to Yogi Bear and Mr. Jinks in several original comedy sketches, which Butler wrote and which eventually led to his Uncle Dunkle and Donnie fractured fables.
A must-have for collectors, these recently discovered master reels of cartoon-voice legend Daws Butler performing all the voices for 21 of his hilarious fractured fairy tales have been digitally remastered by Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua.
Powder River concludes its ninth season with six exciting episodes! Highlights include: "The Shaman" - Parts 1 and 2: Britt and Chad ride with Captain Grant sent out to capture the Chiricahua Apache's shaman, Geronimo, who has been raiding settlers in New Mexico and Northern Mexico. In "Dan's Mountain", Britt and Chad arrive at Dan MacMasters' home in Rancho de la Nación to settle the estate, only to find a local businessman has already claimed it in the two years since the Marshal's death.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest Western shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio, including many first episodes from their series. You'll hear William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, John Dehner as the man called Paladin on Have Gun - Will Travel, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on The Roy Rogers Show, Gene Autry on Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, Raymond Burr as Captain Lee Quince on Fort Laramie, and Jack Mather in The Cisco Kid.
People you know, with lives you recognize -- that's Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as The Couple Next Door, radio's funny and forthright depiction of the ups and downs of everyday life. Mr. and Mrs. Piper's on-air chemistry mesh perfectly with the understated authenticity of the scripts, and bring the characters to honest life. Madeleine Pierce, Francie Myers, and Margaret Hamilton co-star in these earnest and entertaining vignettes. Here are the first 24 surviving episodes of this classic daytime favorite, created and written by Peg Lynch.
This is an collection of Inner Sanctum Mysteries, an oldtime radio show from the 1940s and 1950s. If you love a good horror story, you'll love these. You get all these (and many others plus more of the same genre):
"Worth the listen if you know what you're getting."
If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors.
"It's a time capsule! I love it!"
This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.
"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"
On a world where nighttime only comes every 2,500 years, what happens when darkness is about to fall? Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1951.
"Pretty Good Adaptation"
Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
A shipwrecked crew finds evidence of a long-dead space-traveling civilization. Based on a story by Murray Leinster, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on May 20, 1950.
"Another Good Story by Murray Leinster"
On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.
"The classic that shook the world"
Johnny has a way with the ladies, but will his last date be with death? For free trips and a fat fee, Johnny Dollar descends into cases of missing money and missing men. But, what can he do when the bodies are walled up, washed up, and fallen down? When the jewels and the paintings are fake? And, when everything from trucks to trout to widows are on the loose? He'd better bring his gun.
"Best of the old time radio detective series."
This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars, including Edmund Gwenn re-creating his Academy Award-winning role. It aired on December 20, 1948.
Humans occupy the lower decks of a space ark; mutants control the upper decks. But is there life beyond? Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on August 2, 1951.
"Needs better audio"
Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).
"Good Old-Time Detective Show"
First heard on network radio in 1948, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar chronicled the adventures of freelance insurance investigator Johnny Dollar, "the man with the action-packed expense account."
For 14 years, it was one of the most popular detective shows on the air, lasting until the final days of network radio drama in 1962. Each story started with a phone call from an insurance executive calling on Johnny Dollar to investigate an unusual claim. His investigations usually required him to travel to distant locales and often involved murder.
"The last and best of the radio detectives"
This collection features 13 of the best radio performances by one of America's most beloved stars.
"A few gems in here."
Chillers for thriller fans! A Special Edition of The Audio Archive, spotlighting both the Inner Sanctum Mysteries program and Boris Karloff starring in "The Tell Tale Heart".
Inner Sanctum Mysteries featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned, and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open.
"Cool. Brings back Memories"
"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in the universe. While imagining the wonders of space exploration and the rise of technological advancements, they questioned whether we were prepared to encounter aliens, or even control the machines and weapons we'd built ourselves.
Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930. This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - "Revenge on the Shadow" and "The Hospital Murders" - from previously lost transcription records. This 9-hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival.