Friday, May 9, 2014

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May 9, 2014
 
 
 
Jerry at Fair Oaks is a timeless and classic coming of age story that still enthralls listeners with its powerful storytelling – yet it was not the first radio series about the young orphan!
 
Jerry Dugan’s first set of radio adventures – Jerry of the Circus - began in 1937, when Transco first conceived of the story of Jerry Dugan, an orphaned boy who is taken in by the Randall Brothers’ Circus after the death of his father.
 
Jerry and his dog Rags are unofficially adopted by the Randall Brothers’ Circus and are quickly befriended by most of the performers. Mystery and intrigue quickly follow and Jerry discovers that one of the circus performers is actually his long lost uncle who is suffering from amnesia!
 
Jerry Dugan’s circus adventures proved to be so popular amongst young listeners that a sequel series about Jerry’s adventures in a military school – Jerry at Fair Oaks – quickly followed.
 
Jerry at Fair Oaks picks up shortly after Sam Randall is named Jerry Dugan’s legal guardian.While Jerry’s new found family love him, they believe that a circus is no place for a bright boy with plenty of potential to grow up in.So Sam Randall decides to enroll Jerry as a full-time boarding student at the Military Academy at Fair Oaks.
 
Jerry’s adventures at Fair Oaks are often seen as a touching coming of age drama of a young boy taking his first steps towards manhood.While Jerry hates to leave the circus behind; he soon makes new friends – and even enemies – among his fellow cadets while participating in the academy’s football and polo teams.Jerry also becomes involved in a mystery surrounding his roommate and fellow cadet Les.
 
The second volume of Jerry at Fair Oaks contains the concluding thirty-three chapters in this timeless and classic coming of age story. 8 hours. $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download
 
 
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Alan Ladd, a legend of the silver screen, brought his trademark tough guy with a heart to the airwaves in Box Thirteen, a mystery adventure radio program. Produced by his own Mayfair Productions from 1948-1949, Ladd returned to his radio roots as Dan Holiday, the central character in this thrilling show. For 52 episodes, Holiday, a reporter turned fiction writer, checked Box Thirteen at the Star-Times, finding thrills and chills in every response to the want ad he placed stating ‘Adventure Wanted.’
 
Dan Holiday is a reporter trying to make his way as a fiction writer. He has no police training, no investigator’s license, no skills that identify he could handle rough and tumble action and multitudes of thugs every episode. Yet, that’s exactly what he did week in and week out and thanks to Alan Ladd, Holiday was more than believable. Over the show’s run, he proved his worth as both a hard-boiled, ready for anything action hero and an everyman dealing with what troubles came his way with little more than his wits. Ladd gave his portrayal of Dan Holiday his sardonic wit as well the edge to his voice that added unpredictability to everything he said. He also provided a subdued ever-present sense of humanity. Listeners knew that Holiday would always win out, but sat on the edges of their seats anxiously, unsure of just how he would pull it off each show.
 
Box Thirteen stood out amongst its contemporaries for more than one reason, the greatest being the depth of character Alan Ladd brought to Dan Holiday. Listen to the fantastic episodes included in this third volume and ride along with Holiday as he uncovers the twists and turns each new response to his ad brings him. Thanks to Alan Ladd’s inimitable acting and voice talents, the ride on the roller coaster of death and danger Holiday takes each week is fresh and exciting. Box Thirteen, Volume 3 contains the further adventures of this hard-boiled everyman, each show restored to the highest quality possible, thanks to Radio Archives. 7 hours. Regular Price $20.98 - Specially priced until May 22 for $10.49 Audio CDs / $5.24 Download
 
 
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by Bobby Nash, Jim Beard, Barry Reese, and Andrew Salmon
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Bobby Nash
 
 
Adventure wanted — will go anywhere — do anything — Write Box Thirteen c/o Star-Times.
 
When Dan Holiday opens Box Thirteen, he never knows what adventure awaits him. A former newspaperman turned novelist, Holiday crafts the plots for his books by living them. Spurred into action by letters from his readers, Dan Holiday’s adventures ranged from the outrageous to the dangerous. Whatever the case, Dan Holiday is sure to find adventure.
 
Based on the 1948-49 radio drama starring Alan Ladd, this collection includes 6 all-new Box Thirteen tales that carry on the action-packed tradition of the originals.
 
“The Mystery of the Menacing Manuscript” by Bobby Nash. A surprise invitation sends Dan Holiday on a mystery writer’s weekend retreat filled with treachery, deceit, and murder.
 
“The Horror of the Plague Doctor” by Barry Reese. A worried investor’s letter puts Dan Holiday in the crosshairs of a death doctor’s nefarious plot.
 
“The Out Of This World Affair” by Bobby Nash. A cryptic message sends Dan Holiday scurrying to find the truth about Citizen X’s extraterrestrial discovery before men in black suits catch them both.
 
“Room 13” by Jim Beard. A request for aid puts Dan Holiday on a collision course with mobsters, a mechanical man, and a scientist who wants to harness the author’s brainwaves.
 
“The Game’s afoot, Mr. Holiday” by Bobby Nash. A killer gives Dan Holiday a chance to stop him before he murders his next victim. Can he decipher the killer’s clues in time?
 
Lastly in “Kaleidoscope” by Andrew Salmon, a frantic letter from a troubled wife sends Dan Holiday straight into a murder investigation where he’s the chief suspect.
 
Dan Holiday’s new adventures spring to life as Nick Santa Maria opens up adventure’s favorite address, Box Thirteen. The beautiful cover painting is by Douglas Klauba. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download
 

Robert Weinberg Presents
by Robert Weinberg
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
In an old Chicago railroad house, a crack dealer is robbing his customer - a huge, shrouded figure with a thousand in cold cash and a featureless face. The pusher empties his .44 into the man, who is slammed against a wall by the bullets' force. But he rises unharmed - and slowly approaches his attacker with a meat cleaver. "My turn," he utters calmly.

He's the Dark Man, a force of evil...

In his office across town, psychic detective Sid Taine takes the case of beautiful socialite Angel Caldwell. She describes her husband Victor's association with the Black Lodge, and the threats against him by the mysterious Arelim - a name Taine recognizes as the master of white magic known through the centuries as the Avenging Angel...

...a force of good.

Sid Taine is about to discover the secrets of the Dark Man and Victor Caldwell - and much more. On the stage of a vast big-city arena, the terrifying heart of the Black Lodge will stand revealed to him in an apocalyptic showdown between good and evil...

"Scary, witty, suspenseful and fascinating, The Black Lodge is both a detective novel set on the seamy streets of Chicago and a roller coaster ride of horror and mystery. The kind of horror novel I love - taut prose combined with a journey through the dark occult country of fear. One of the top dark fantasies of the year." — Douglas Clegg

"Great fun - exciting, vivid, full of swift action, astonishing surprises, and fascinating occult lore. I defy any reader to walk away from it after the first chilling encounter with the Dark Man." — Hugh B. Cave
 
8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download
 
Robert Weinberg's photo gallery

Bob and famous horror writer, Hugh B. Cave.
 
 
Press Release
April 5th, 2014

Radio Archives, LLC and Altus Press today signed an exclusive agreement with Radio Archives to record audiobooks of Altus Press’ stellar line of pulp fiction reprints.

Matt Moring, owner of Altus Press said, “Altus Press is pleased to be part of an exciting new take on our past, present, and future products as presented by the high standards that Radio Archives is known for. These are going to be great!"

Tom Brown, owner of Radio Archives added, “Altus Press shares our commitment for creating high quality pulp fiction products that are attractively packaged. Altus Press is putting together some of the nicest books available today in the pulp field. I look forward to working closely with Matt and recording these great fiction stories.”

The real beneficiaries of this agreement are the Pulp Fans. You can look forward to such iconic pulp magazines as Dime Detective and other classic titles. Coming soon.
 
The Complete Cases of Max Latin Audiobook
by Norbert Davis with an introduction by John D. MacDonald
Read by Milton Bagby
 
Coming Soon!
 
The first Altus Press audiobook from Radio Archives is from the legendary Dime Detective magazine.
 
Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for five screwball stories in Dime Detective, this new edition includes an authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe, John D. MacDonald.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Adventure wanted — will go anywhere — do anything — Write Box Thirteen c/o Star-Times.
 
When Dan Holiday opens Box Thirteen, he never knows what adventure awaits him. A former newspaperman turned novelist, Holiday crafts the plots for his books by living them. Spurred into action by letters from his readers, Dan Holiday’s adventures ranged from the outrageous to the dangerous. Whatever the case, Dan Holiday is sure to find adventure.
 
Based on the 1948-49 radio drama starring Alan Ladd, this collection includes 6 all-new Box Thirteen tales that carry on the action-packed tradition of the originals.
 
“The Mystery of the Menacing Manuscript” by Bobby Nash. A surprise invitation sends Dan Holiday on a mystery writer’s weekend retreat filled with treachery, deceit, and murder.
 
“The Horror of the Plague Doctor” by Barry Reese. A worried investor’s letter puts Dan Holiday in the crosshairs of a death doctor’s nefarious plot.
 
“The Out Of This World Affair” by Bobby Nash. A cryptic message sends Dan Holiday scurrying to find the truth about Citizen X’s extraterrestrial discovery before men in black suits catch them both.
 
“Room 13” by Jim Beard. A request for aid puts Dan Holiday on a collision course with mobsters, a mechanical man, and a scientist who wants to harness the author’s brainwaves.
 
“The Game’s afoot, Mr. Holiday” by Bobby Nash. A killer gives Dan Holiday a chance to stop him before he murders his next victim. Can he decipher the killer’s clues in time?
 
Lastly in “Kaleidoscope” by Andrew Salmon, a frantic letter from a troubled wife sends Dan Holiday straight into a murder investigation where he’s the chief suspect.
 
Dan Holiday’s new adventures spring to life as these writers opens up adventure’s favorite address, Box Thirteen. The beautiful cover painting is by Douglas Klauba. $2.99.
 
Nightbeat Night Stories
In 1950, NBC began broadcasting Nightbeat, considered one of the finest shows of its time. The show featured Randy Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star with a unique blend of wit, compassion and toughness. From murder to mystery, gunplay to climactic chases, from heartache to hardboiled, every night brought a new story to Randy Stone and he would be drawn in - eager to see them, hear them, live them, and record them. Nightbeat was more than a crime drama. It was a human drama.
Radio Archives invites you to return to the streets of Randy Stone's Chicago in Nightbeat: Night Stories. Six brand new Nightbeat stories are now available in this beautifully formatted eBook. Authors Howard Hopkins, Will Murray, Paul Bishop, Mark Squirek, Bobby Nash and Tommy Hancock breathe new life into Randy Stone, bringing the nostalgic noir feel of the radio series fans have enjoyed for over sixty years to newly written tales that capture the true essence of Nightbeat. A mystery involving a puzzle. A mad killer strangling women. A young boy on the wrong road. An old flame threatening to burn again. Blood and conspiracy in the boxing ring. The murder of a reporter. And at the center of every tale, Randy Stone. This nostalgic newly written collection issued for your reading pleasure in electronic format features an original oil painting cover by Douglas Klauba. $2.99.
 
 
In an old Chicago railroad house, a crack dealer is robbing his customer - a huge, shrouded figure with a thousand in cold cash and a featureless face. The pusher empties his .44 into the man, who is slammed against a wall by the bullets' force. But he rises unharmed - and slowly approaches his attacker with a meat cleaver. "My turn," he utters calmly.
 
He's the Dark Man, a force of evil...
 
In his office across town, psychic detective Sid Taine takes the case of beautiful socialite Angel Caldwell. She describes her husband Victor's association with the Black Lodge, and the threats against him by the mysterious Arelim - a name Taine recognizes as the master of white magic known through the centuries as the Avenging Angel...
 
...a force of good.
 
Sid Taine is about to discover the secrets of the Dark Man and Victor Caldwell - and much more. On the stage of a vast big-city arena, the terrifying heart of the Black Lodge will stand revealed to him in an apocalyptic showdown between good and evil...
 
"Scary, witty, suspenseful and fascinating, The Black Lodge is both a detective novel set on the seamy streets of Chicago and a roller coaster ride of horror and mystery. The kind of horror novel I love - taut prose combined with a journey through the dark occult country of fear. One of the top dark fantasies of the year." — Douglas Clegg
 
"Great fun - exciting, vivid, full of swift action, astonishing surprises, and fascinating occult lore. I defy any reader to walk away from it after the first chilling encounter with the Dark Man." — Hugh B. Cave $2.99.
 
The Devil's Auction by Robert Weinberg
Held once each generation and attended by the greatest mages in the world, the Auction offered a prize of incredible power to the win-ner. But, what happened to those bidders whose offers didn't meet the final price?

Valerie Lancaster had no desire to attend the Auction. But when her father was murdered for his invitation, she knew she had to go to find his killer — and keep from being slain herself.

It's the Devil's Auction. Accompanied by her father's friend, Alex Warner, Valerie found herself confronted by werewolves, golems and the most powerful sorcerers in the world. But none of them prepared her for the final, shocking secret of the Devil's Auction.

"I haven't had this much fun since I beat my pet hamster to death with a chair leg! A rootin-tottin booger of a book! Fresh as a spring daisy, but mean and nasty as a rattlesnake bite!" — Joe R. Lansdale

"I liked everything about this book, including the title!" — Robert Bloch
 $2.99.
 
The sequel to The Devil's Auction. A friend's brutal murder brought the seemingly worthless book into Alex Warner's possession. He had no idea that it held the secret to an age-old mystery and key to unimaginable power. But he discovered that quick enough as he found himself the target of a secret religious cult and a strange Neo-Nazi superman with incredible powers.

With Valerie Lancaster, Alex must follow the trail of the book from Chicago's back alleys to an impregnable Swiss fortress, and learn the hidden history of an ancient race of vampires and their ties with Nazi Germany. Only then would he learn how to open the Armageddon Box.

 
This exciting novel has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. This entire line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature great horror/fantasy novels long out of print. $2.99.
 
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
 
Doc Savage: The War Makers
by Will Murray and Ryerson Johnson, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
 
All over the Midwest, cars and trucks were crashing—stopped in their tracks by an inexplicable force! Had some unseen power targeted America’s automotive industry—or was something more sinister at stake?

Summoned to solve the mystery, Doc Savage and his intrepid men follow a trail of terror that winds through the continental United States like a constricting serpent of senseless destruction.


From the nation’s car capital to the North Pole, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe—the enigmatic Baron in Black! Softcover $24.95
 
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
 
What is the Blind Death? New York’s newshawks work overtime in a flurry of flashbulb explosions as they clamor for the scoop on the insidious wave of corpses turning up around the city, all struck dead, eyes turned an unseeing ivory by the masked mastermind known as… White Eyes.

As police riot guns and gangland Tommy-guns turn New York City’s winter snows scarlet, Doc Savage, man of mystery, giant of bronze, discovers that the mysterious plague is part of an audacious scheme to unite all of New York’s criminal elements against him. White Eyes’ ultimate goal—to seize the fabled Mayan wealth of the Man of Bronze!


From snowbound Manhattan to the sugar-cane fields of tropical Cuba, Doc Savage and his Iron Crew wage what may be the greatest battle for survival of their careers! Softcover $24.95
 
 
The Fall 1988 issue of Weird Tales showcases the work of Featured Author Keith Taylor and Featured Artist Carl Lundgren. Also includes work by Tad Williams, Alan Rodgers, W.T. Quick, and many more. 148 pages.
 
Weird Tales: The Unique Magazine
From March of 1923 to September of 1954, Weird Tales was the most influential of all pulp magazines in the horror and fantasy genres. Weird Tales has enjoyed a devoted following for many decades as the very first magazine of gothic fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. Founded in 1923, the pioneering publication introduced the world to such counter-culture icons as Cthulhu the alien monster god and Conan the Barbarian. Weird Tales is well known for launching the careers of great authors like H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and Robert E. Howard — even, Tennessee Williams made his first sale here! — not to mention legendary fantasy artists like Virgil Finlay and Margaret Brundage. The magazine’s influence extends through countless areas of pop culture: fiction, certainly, but also rock music, goth style, comic books, gaming… even Stephen King has called Weird Tales a major inspiration.
 
Weird Tales: The Modern Magazine
After the original magazine operation folded in 1954, there were several brief attempts to revive it — reprint anthologies in the ’60s, four new magazine issues in the ’70s, four original paperbacks in the early ’80s — before the resurrection finally achieved full-fledged afterlife under editor-publishers George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer and John Gregory Betancourt. Beginning in 1988, Weird Tales has been published more or less continuously. These 25 year old magazines are Brand new and have never been read. Radio Archives is proud to have a large inventory so that everyone can have a copy of this great magazine. $9.95
 
 
The Dark Avenger proves that "crime does not pay" in two interconnected pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Shadows" to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful redhead escapee from a woman's prison, and a mysterious series of "accidents" manipulated by a hidden mastermind! Then, a plea from a former ally lures Lamont Cranston to a California/Nevada border town where Professor Scorpio foresees "Death in the Stars" for The Shadow! BONUS: "The Astrological World of Walter B. Gibson." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint $14.95

The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two startling novels by W. Ryerson Johnson, Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, The Man of Bronze and Patricia Savage are confronted by "The Motion Menace," an invisible threat that renders modern weaponry obsolete! Then, in "Fire and Ice," a Canadian distress signal leads Doc Savage to a beautiful woman, a mysterious strongbox and a hidden secret society. BONUS: a Golden Age classic from the pages of Doc Savage Comics. This instant collector's item leads off with the classic 1937 color pulp cover by Emery Clarke and also includes all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban plus historical commentary by Will Murray, author of thirteen Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95


The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two super-powered pulp novels by "Kenneth Robeson" that inspired classic supervillains from the Marvel Age of Comics. First, the Man of Bronze battles "The Metal Master," a criminal genius with the power to manipulate the molecular structure of metals. Then, Doc Savage is sent to prison when he's framed by the murderous teleporter called "The Vanisher." PLUS: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby recall their teenaged fascination with pulps, and Dave Cockrum's 1979 artwork from his proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip. This instant collector's item showcases James Bama's spectacular cover painting, the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Walter Baumhofer and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Paty Cockrum and Will Murray.Double Novel Reprint $14.95

 

This is an authentic replica of an original pulp magazine published by Girasol Collectables. This edition is designed to give the reader an authentic taste of what a typical pulp magazine was like when it was first issued - but without the frailty or expense of trying to find a decades-old collectable to enjoy. The outer covers, the interior pages, and the advertisements are reprinted just as they appeared in the original magazine, left intact to give the reader the true feel of the original as well as an appreciation for the way in which these publications were first offered to their avid readers. To further enhance the “pulp experience”, this edition is printed on off-white bond paper intended to simulate the original look while, at the same time, assuring that this edition will last far longer than the original upon which it is based. The overall construction and appearance of this reprint is designed to be as faithful to the original magazine as is reasonably possible, given the unavoidable changes in production methods and materials. Pulp Replica $35.00
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Jeremie Arthur writes:
A little over a year ago I ordered the first thirteen volumes of the Fibber McGee Lost Episodes (cd version) from your site. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed listening to them. The sound quality is exceptional and I am very pleased with the purchase. 
Just this morning I ordered Volume 14 as well as the first three complete seasons that you are now offering. I was really hoping that your site would begin to release the full seasons and I will be purchasing any/all future seasons that become available on your site. Please keep up the wonderful work that you are doing. These radio shows are a treasure and I am grateful to have your company to do business with. Take care.
 
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  1. Thanks for spreading the word, Tom.

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