Celebrate Christmas along with radio's greatest performers, characters and programs. These timeless holiday classics include moving and mirthful comedies, wholesome dramas, and adventurous missions of mercy. May these 21 digitally restored and remastered tales of nostalgia and nativity bring you cheer and become a part of your own Christmas traditions.
Doses of concentrated thrills and pure, raw excitement are delivered directly on the heels of the most explosive musical theme in radio - a crashing rendition of Mussorgsky's "Night On Bald Mountain". Produced and directed by William N. Robson, Norman MacDonnell, and Antony Ellis - and featuring stories by Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, and more - Escape is capable of chilling spines as expertly as it accelerates heartbeats.
There were several newspaper-based dramas during radio's golden age, including Box 13, Let George Do It, and Casey, Crime Photographer, but Night Beat was a cut above. It was the story of Randy Stone, hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman, and his quest for the human-interest story behind the headlines.
"Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of… romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you…Escape!" Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic tales from one of radio's greatest action and adventure series. This collection will bring you tales of black pearls, headhunters, volcanoes, Nazi convoys and cargos of gold in exotic settings and locales - from South of the Border to Dutch East India, Paris, North Africa and points unknown!
"If you like......."
Terror in the night! Terror on the air! Terror in your mind's eye! Steel your nerves against tales of ghostly graveyards and lonesome corpses...time travel and amnesia...mentalists, mummies, and murder! These 16 exciting tales of the supernatural and the strange feature Frank Lovejoy, Les Damon, Stacy Harris, Lesley Woods, Jackson Beck, Parker Fennelly, Lon Clark, Bret Morrison, Berry Kroeger, and more.
"Great dramas, but no supernatural element."
In this second volume of Nightbeat, Frank Lovejoy stars as hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman Randy Stone, a reporter who looks for the human stories behind the headlines. Lovejoy's distinctive voice and manner, combined with excellent scripts and performances by radio veterans like Lurene Tuttle, Peter Leeds, and Jeff Corey, give the series an unusual and engrossing style - literally film noir for the mind.
Fight against the fickle elements of nature and fortune! Embark upon expeditions to exotic locales! Free yourself from "the four walls of today" with a "half hour of high adventure"! Hurry, now. The spies are plotting. The ghosts are gathering. Intrigue, murder, and romance await. Answer the call along with William Conrad, John Dehner, Frank Lovejoy, Stacy Harris, Larry Thor, Georgia Ellis, and more. But be warned, for them there can be no...escape!
Anchors aweigh! Howling winds and crashing surf! Splintered masts and shattered hulls! Mutinous seadogs and steel-eyed captains! There's nothing like high adventure on the high seas! Hear hair-raising, heart-stirring deep-sea dramas produced and directed by William N. Robson, Norman Macdonnell, Antony Ellis, Morton Fine, and David Friedkin.
"Sometimes the best stories a reporter gets are the ones he can't print..." The city after dark is a world of crime and corruption, of mystery and vice, of a thousand stories waiting to be told. And, Frank Lovejoy, as newshound Randy Stone, is just the man to tell them. Prowling the streets alongside Lovejoy are radio favorites William Conrad, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer, Lurene Tuttle, Larry Dobkin, Jeanette Nolan, Bill Johnstone, and more.
In this first volume of Nightbeat, Frank Lovejoy stars as hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman Randy Stone, a reporter who looks for the human stories behind the headlines. Lovejoy's distinctive voice and manner, combined with excellent scripts and performances by radio veterans like Lurene Tuttle, Peter Leeds, and Jeff Corey, give the series an unusual and engrossing style - literally film noir for the mind.
Among several newspaper-based dramas during radio's golden age, Night Beat was a cut above the others. It was the story of Randy Stone, a hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman, and his quest for the human-interest story behind the headlines. Frank Lovejoy starred as Randy Stone, who came to vivid life thanks to expert scripts by Russell Hughes, Larry Marcus, E. Jack Neuman, and John Michael Hayes. Lovejoy's distinctive voice and approach to the role, combined with top performances by veteran radio actors, gave Night Beat a noir style that listeners loved.
A collection of classic American short stories, including 'The Old Man's Bride' by Timothy Shay Arthur (read by Van Johnson), 'The Virginian' by Owen Wister (William Holden), 'The Turn of the Screw' by Henry James (Ronald Colman and Edna Best) and 'The Man That Corrupted Handleyburg' by Mark Twain (Frank Lovejoy).
A newspaperman of the people, by the people, and for the people - that's Randy Stone of the Chicago Star, pounding the city streets night after night on the trail of crime, corruption, and haunting human interest stories! Frank Lovejoy stars as Stone in these 16 digitally restored and remastered episodes from 1950. Sheldon Leonard, Joan Banks, William Conrad, Lurene Tuttle, Gerald Mohr, Betty Lou Gerson, Bill Johnstone, and more portray the complex characters in his intriguing adventures.
Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Roman and Frank Lovejoy. As they travel together on a train, a psychotic stranger confronts a pro tennis star with his theory on how two complete strangers could commit murder for each other - a theory he plans to implement!! One of the Classic Radio Theatre productions you will want to listen to over and over again!
Follow the sound of crashing waves, howling winds, and tolling bells to tales of treason and vengeance, beasts and plague, haunted houses and curses, mystery and murder. These vintage chillers, written by Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Alexandre Dumas, and Guy de Maupassant, are brought to life by William Johnstone, Frank Lovejoy, Mercedes McCambridge, Eleanor Audley, Lon Clark, and more.
From hardboiled to homespun, newspaper reporters were featured prominently as dramatic characters during the Golden Age of Radio in the 1940s and 1950s. Radio Spirits is pleased to bring together fifteen of these classic audio shows for your listening pleasure, all digitally remastered and restored.
A selection of Mark Twain's best work, including 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer', 'The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County', and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'.