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Re: Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

Larry Gassman
 

If you do mention Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, then do not omit Suspense which ended its radio broadcast on the same day.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Clough via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:27 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

 

Larry,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/kezu-radio-fort-smith

Bill Clough

On 1/7/2021 12:59 PM, Larry Maupin wrote:

A number of fellow researchers have contributed important background information for the article I intend to submit to Ryan which will be entitled :"The 1965 Revival of Old-Time Radio."  I have started composing the first draft, and would like to ask the following questions of our sterling group of scholars, several of whom will be given credit in the body of the article:

 

1. Is it now the general consensus that the final year of old-time radio was 1962, not 1960?  If so, do you think any other series except Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar should be mentioned as having broadcast their final episode in 1962?

 

2. Does anyone know where radio station KEZU was located?

 

3. Brian Kavanaugh writes that there were radio stations in Glen Falls, New York and Rapid City, South Dakota that aired Big Sister and Pepper Young's Family in 1965.  I would like to know from Brian or anyone else the call letters of those stations.

 

4. I do not see in my notes the name and call letters and log of the radio station that aired the two soap operas during the evening.  Will the person who contributed that fact please resend it, including the time that each program was aired (I think it was 8:30 and 8:45)?

 

5. If anyone can locate newspaper logs that show broadcast times of the other old-time radio programs that were part of the 1965 revival (The Fat Man, Dear Dorothea Dix and Hollywood Talking) I would like to include those in the article.

 

I do think that the logs several members have contributed will make great visuals in the article.  Thanks again to Ryan Ellett, Randy Watts, Bob Pederson, Jim Jones, Joe Webb, Rick Davenport and others who have contributed such a wealth of material to be incorporated into the article.

 

If you have an answer to any of the above questions, just post it here or send it to me personally if you would prefer.

 

Larry


--
Larry Maupin


Re: Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

Bill Clough
 

On 1/7/2021 12:59 PM, Larry Maupin wrote:
A number of fellow researchers have contributed important background information for the article I intend to submit to Ryan which will be entitled :"The 1965 Revival of Old-Time Radio."  I have started composing the first draft, and would like to ask the following questions of our sterling group of scholars, several of whom will be given credit in the body of the article:

1. Is it now the general consensus that the final year of old-time radio was 1962, not 1960?  If so, do you think any other series except Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar should be mentioned as having broadcast their final episode in 1962?

2. Does anyone know where radio station KEZU was located?

3. Brian Kavanaugh writes that there were radio stations in Glen Falls, New York and Rapid City, South Dakota that aired Big Sister and Pepper Young's Family in 1965.  I would like to know from Brian or anyone else the call letters of those stations.

4. I do not see in my notes the name and call letters and log of the radio station that aired the two soap operas during the evening.  Will the person who contributed that fact please resend it, including the time that each program was aired (I think it was 8:30 and 8:45)?

5. If anyone can locate newspaper logs that show broadcast times of the other old-time radio programs that were part of the 1965 revival (The Fat Man, Dear Dorothea Dix and Hollywood Talking) I would like to include those in the article.

I do think that the logs several members have contributed will make great visuals in the article.  Thanks again to Ryan Ellett, Randy Watts, Bob Pederson, Jim Jones, Joe Webb, Rick Davenport and others who have contributed such a wealth of material to be incorporated into the article.

If you have an answer to any of the above questions, just post it here or send it to me personally if you would prefer.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Sky Pilot

Steve Arndt
 

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.
 
The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


looking for some help

Michael Hingson
 

Last week we all participated in a discussion of old TV shows and where to find them. Most seem to be quite familiar with DC++. I downloaded the program, but I find that for blind people with screen readers the software is inaccessible as none of the hub information speaks through the screen reading software. Anyone have any ideas of other ways to access public and private hubs? Thanks.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Michael Hingson


Re: Sky Pilot

Jim Jones
 

Did a quick check of Sky Pilot. There are a lot of articles about a popular evangelist during the 1940's known as "Sky Pilot".
 
Here is a clipping from the Amarillo Daily News dated 44.06.21.
Amarillo-Daily-News-Jun 21, 1944-p-11
 
I do not know it this is the show you are looking for or not.
Given the time slot it might be a morning devotional.
 
jj
 
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: not.serious@...
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 6:39 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot
 
Hello Researchers,
 
Has anyone heard of a program called Sky Pilot? It appears to have been
a local creation of KPRC radio, in Houston, in the '40s, back when it
was an NBC affiliate. I've seen the transcriptions, glass based and
laminate all over the container for many of the discs.
 
Nothing turned up online and no one at the library had any info.
 
Just thought someone might have heard of it. I haven't looked in the
local newspapers of the era.
 
Thanks,
 
Joe Salerno
 
 
 
 


Disc recordings available online

Joe Webb
 

A disc collector has been putting recordings up on MixCloud
https://www.mixcloud.com/LupineAssassin/

Some really nice sounding programs and some audio curiosities, too!

--


Re: The Sealed Book

Joe Webb
 

nice profile of David Kogan
http://www.radiospirits.info/2015/12/22/happy-birthday-david-kogan/


--


Re: Which is Better Radio Version or Movie Version or Maybe Both?

BrianWest2@...
 


I always liked the adaptations. Yea, they're usually shorter by about 30 minutes, but they got the main points in.

Brian West

-----Original Message-----
From: Wild West Designs <evan@...>
To: OTRR Group <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 12:48 pm
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Which is Better Radio Version or Movie Version or Maybe Both?

The oscars having just happened and my thinking directly about Academy Award Theatre (then Lux), I have to wonder what every one thinks about the radio show versions of movies?
Sure, there are time differences that affect amount of action versus quick exposition (or total removal), and then everyone imagines the scenes differently versus whats on screen.
But in general, good or bad to have radio adaptations? Do the make the grade in still delivering the story considering the given constraints?
For instance, I am a huge fan of the movies of Red River and Maltese Falcon.  I enjoyed both Lux and AAT version of the respective movies.  Both for the most part had the same principle performers (which is really a plus in my mind), but I enjoyed Lux a little bit more.  I'm not sure if it's just due to the longer time format versus AAT or maybe the production was just better or both?
What are y'all thoughts on this?  Makes no never mind, better to have one over the other (I'm sure the preference of one over the other may affect this as well) or can they both be treated separately and thus be enjoyed (I have to wonder if it's the last bit, does it help or hurt to have the original performers in this regard?).
I was just wanting to get y'alls thoughts on it.
I do definitely prefer when they are designed for the respective medium.  I do have a set of R/B SH movies with just audio and that is nowhere near the same.  So I do think that to do it right, they have to be produced for the respective media, not made in one and shoehorned to fit into another.  But knowing/liking one version over the other, does that ruin your enjoyment of the other?  Either your visual doesn't line up with theirs (or maybe if going from movie to audio, was your vision corrupted by theirs?) or too much is edited out etc.
--
Evan West
otrDB and otrDBPlayer programs using Qt framework


Re: The Sealed Book

Litsey, Alan
 

Thank you, Jim for sharing these awesome shows. Alan 


On Apr 27, 2021, at 9:11 PM, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:

One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file, it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of past events come to mind.

This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.

For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings much like The Whistler. Some may not like the overdramatic announcer, but he grows on you.

The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes of really bad organ music (noise). 

However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k

I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and tedious breaks in the story line.

jj


Re: The Sealed Book

jackies@tularosa.net
 

Dear Jim:

I did not mean to imply that you had taken the commercials off I thought someone else had done that at some time. I did not mean to hurt you. I have had some in the past that I picked up at yard sales (in the day of cassettes) where people had taken and just removed the commercials because they did not like them. As a person who is a true preservationist I would never ever think you would do that yourself. I know how highly you consider your work and I thank you for that.

Sincerely

Jackie Schlageter


Re: The Sealed Book

Jim Jones
 

Jackie
 
Please read my entire post! I can assure you that NO COMMERCIALS WERE REMOVED. The shows that are presently  in circulation are studio productions. They did not have commercials. Instead of commercials they interjected one and a half to two minutes of organ droning, 4 times during the 1/2 hour show. This is where stations would later substitute commercials. These long periods of  impromptu organ recitals disrupt the flow of the story line and add no entertainment value. They are merely a spacer, a time filler.
 
If you prefer to listen to the originals with the 5 minutes of additional organ noise, please feel free to. No one is asking you not to. These shows are readily available all over the internet., youtube, archive.org, dc++, OTRR library... However, I took the time to edit and provided this version for any OTR listener who would like to enjoy these highly entertaining  well produced stories without the unproductive unnecessary noise interruptions.  As you can see by previous posts, many enthusiasts do appreciate the quality of this particular show.
 
Please listen to both versions before making such an uninformed criticism.
 
Long time OTR fan
 
JJ
 

-----Original Message-----
From: jackies@... via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:31 PM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The Sealed Book
 
I can't understand why people want to take out the commercials out of
the OTR shows because I consider them part of the shows.  I know that I
don't agree with some of the shows but that it what they were when the
shows were first played.
Jackie
> One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since
> there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and
> forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file,
> it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of
> past events come to mind.
>
> This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed
> Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but
> when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.
>
> For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a
> well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings
> much like The Whistler. Some may not like the over dramatic announcer,
> but he grows on you.
>
> The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG
> interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials
> are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes
> of really bad organ music (noise).
>
> However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ
> interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it
> for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted
> these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone
> would like them. The link is:
> https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k
>
> I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and
> tedious breaks in the story line.
 
 
 


Re: The Sealed Book

K & J Hammel
 

Thanks Rick for the suggestion. Fortunately much of what it has been difficult to get off the CDs is fairly easy to recover from other sources, so at this point I’m not missing anything urgent. But it’s good to know that there are alternatives if I run into a situation where I really would like to recover something.

Kathy


On Apr 27, 2021, at 11:42 AM, Richard Davenport <klingon1@...> wrote:

Kathy just because a CD is scratched doesn’t mean it’s not recoverable. They have devices that work the same way that clean up audio media CDs work on data CDs. Pop over to Amazon and pick you up one they’re cheap but it might save your data.

Rick


On Apr 27, 2021, at 1:08 PM, Mike Thomas via groups.io <thomaspilgrims@...> wrote:

Right on! That show and The Strange Dr. Weird have many scripts that are really from the Mysterious Traveler Arena. Robert Arthur and David Kogan were such a remarkable team. Shows are gems to be sure


On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 9:14 AM, K & J Hammel
<haml@...> wrote:
Thanks, Jim.

Quite a few of my old shows are on ancient CDs and some of those have gone bad, so it's always nice to grab some replacements that I can store on more reliable media.

Kathy

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 08:11:54 AM PDT, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:


One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file, it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of past events come to mind.

This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.

For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings much like The Whistler. Some may not like the overdramatic announcer, but he grows on you.

The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes of really bad organ music (noise). 

However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k

I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and tedious breaks in the story line.

jj


Re: The Sealed Book

jackies@tularosa.net
 

I can't understand why people want to take out the commercials out of the OTR shows because I consider them part of the shows. I know that I don't agree with some of the shows but that it what they were when the shows were first played.
Jackie

One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since
there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and
forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file,
it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of
past events come to mind.
This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed
Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but
when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.
For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a
well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings
much like The Whistler. Some may not like the over dramatic announcer,
but he grows on you.
The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG
interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials
are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes
of really bad organ music (noise).
However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ
interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it
for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted
these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone
would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k
I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and
tedious breaks in the story line.


Re: Sky Pilot

jackies@tularosa.net
 

Hi Joe"

In the 90's we were able to get a California Station where we lived at that time and I remember them playing that occasionally. They only played a couple a couple programs every Saturday night and they rotated what they played so there were not of a lot repeat programs. I don't know if they played them at other times because we were only able to get them at night on Saturday.
I don't know if this helps you any but that was the program that got my son hooked on OTR.

Jackie

Hello Researchers,

Has anyone heard of a program called Sky Pilot? It appears to have
been a local creation of KPRC radio, in Houston, in the '40s, back
when it was an NBC affiliate. I've seen the transcriptions, glass
based and laminate all over the container for many of the discs.
Nothing turned up online and no one at the library had any info.
Just thought someone might have heard of it. I haven't looked in the
local newspapers of the era.
Thanks,
Joe Salerno


Re: The Sealed Book

Richard Davenport
 

Kathy just because a CD is scratched doesn’t mean it’s not recoverable. They have devices that work the same way that clean up audio media CDs work on data CDs. Pop over to Amazon and pick you up one they’re cheap but it might save your data.

Rick


On Apr 27, 2021, at 1:08 PM, Mike Thomas via groups.io <thomaspilgrims@...> wrote:

Right on! That show and The Strange Dr. Weird have many scripts that are really from the Mysterious Traveler Arena. Robert Arthur and David Kogan were such a remarkable team. Shows are gems to be sure


On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 9:14 AM, K & J Hammel
<haml@...> wrote:
Thanks, Jim.

Quite a few of my old shows are on ancient CDs and some of those have gone bad, so it's always nice to grab some replacements that I can store on more reliable media.

Kathy

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 08:11:54 AM PDT, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:


One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file, it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of past events come to mind.

This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.

For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings much like The Whistler. Some may not like the overdramatic announcer, but he grows on you.

The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes of really bad organ music (noise). 

However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k

I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and tedious breaks in the story line.

jj


Re: The Sealed Book

Mike Thomas
 

Right on! That show and The Strange Dr. Weird have many scripts that are really from the Mysterious Traveler Arena. Robert Arthur and David Kogan were such a remarkable team. Shows are gems to be sure


On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 9:14 AM, K & J Hammel
<haml@...> wrote:
Thanks, Jim.

Quite a few of my old shows are on ancient CDs and some of those have gone bad, so it's always nice to grab some replacements that I can store on more reliable media.

Kathy

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 08:11:54 AM PDT, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:


One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file, it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of past events come to mind.

This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.

For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings much like The Whistler. Some may not like the overdramatic announcer, but he grows on you.

The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes of really bad organ music (noise). 

However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k

I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and tedious breaks in the story line.

jj


Which is Better Radio Version or Movie Version or Maybe Both?

Wild West Designs
 

The oscars having just happened and my thinking directly about Academy Award Theatre (then Lux), I have to wonder what every one thinks about the radio show versions of movies?

Sure, there are time differences that affect amount of action versus quick exposition (or total removal), and then everyone imagines the scenes differently versus whats on screen.

But in general, good or bad to have radio adaptations? Do the make the grade in still delivering the story considering the given constraints?

For instance, I am a huge fan of the movies of Red River and Maltese Falcon.  I enjoyed both Lux and AAT version of the respective movies.  Both for the most part had the same principle performers (which is really a plus in my mind), but I enjoyed Lux a little bit more.  I'm not sure if it's just due to the longer time format versus AAT or maybe the production was just better or both?

What are y'all thoughts on this?  Makes no never mind, better to have one over the other (I'm sure the preference of one over the other may affect this as well) or can they both be treated separately and thus be enjoyed (I have to wonder if it's the last bit, does it help or hurt to have the original performers in this regard?).

I was just wanting to get y'alls thoughts on it.

I do definitely prefer when they are designed for the respective medium.  I do have a set of R/B SH movies with just audio and that is nowhere near the same.  So I do think that to do it right, they have to be produced for the respective media, not made in one and shoehorned to fit into another.  But knowing/liking one version over the other, does that ruin your enjoyment of the other?  Either your visual doesn't line up with theirs (or maybe if going from movie to audio, was your vision corrupted by theirs?) or too much is edited out etc.

--

Evan West

otrDB and otrDBPlayer programs using Qt framework


Re: The Sealed Book

K & J Hammel
 

Thanks, Jim.

Quite a few of my old shows are on ancient CDs and some of those have gone bad, so it's always nice to grab some replacements that I can store on more reliable media.

Kathy

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 08:11:54 AM PDT, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:


One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file, it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of past events come to mind.

This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.

For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings much like The Whistler. Some may not like the overdramatic announcer, but he grows on you.

The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes of really bad organ music (noise). 

However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k

I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and tedious breaks in the story line.

jj


Re: The Sealed Book

Brian Allen
 

I will check them out.  Thanks

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:11:46 AM EDT, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:


One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file, it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of past events come to mind.

This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.

For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings much like The Whistler. Some may not like the overdramatic announcer, but he grows on you.

The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes of really bad organ music (noise). 

However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k

I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and tedious breaks in the story line.

jj


Re: The Sealed Book

Gordon Johansen
 

Thanks Jim.  I haven't listened to this one in a long time either. Loud music is one of the things that stops me from listening to a show as I fall asleep.

Gord

Jim Jones wrote on 4/27/21 9:11 AM:

One of the great things about OTR is rediscovering an old show. Since there are so many shows to listen to, it is easy to file away and forget an old favorite. When you do pull up that old forgotten file, it is like meeting an old friend on the street. Pleasant memories of past events come to mind.

This is the experience I had when, this week, I came across The Sealed Book. I have not listened to that series in probably 15-20 years, but when I started the series some old and pleasant memories came to mind.

For those who have not listened to The Sealed Book, it is a well-written suspense show. Many of the episodes have surprise endings much like The Whistler. Some may not like the overdramatic announcer, but he grows on you.

The major downside of the existing shows are the LOOOONNNGGG interludes of organ music. Organ music is inserted where commercials are intended to be. These 4 commercial breaks contain over 5 minutes of really bad organ music (noise). 

However, I have fixed that problem by removing these unnecessary organ interludes. There is still plenty of organ music as the show uses it for background and emphasis, similar to Boston Blackie. I have posted these updated (and much more listenable) shows to the cloud if anyone would like them. The link is:
https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZAUF1XZ3RYk9r3vLKYx4Sc4vhPuG8yL347k

I hope everyone finds these shows more enjoyable without the long and tedious breaks in the story line.

jj

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