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Friday, April 8, 2016

Radio Archives

April 8, 2016
99 Cent Escape, Volume 6 Bonus!
The brand new Escape, Volume 6 radio set is only 99 cents through April 21st, when you place any order for $25 or more.
Use Coupon Code 99CentCD for the Audio CD set or 99CentDownload for the download version.
"...designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure..."
Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame back in 1997; William Conrad began his radio career in California in the late 1930s. When the United States entered into the global conflict of the Second World War, Conrad put his radio acting career on hold and enlisted, becoming a fighter pilot. After the war ended, he returned to radio and picked up right where he left off. In addition to lending his voice in a record 90 episodes of Escape; Conrad also shared narrating duties on the show. One of the hardest working actor in radio, Conrad appeared in some 7,500 radio shows during his career.
Despite being perhaps one of the greatest adventure anthologies produced during Radio’s Golden Age, Escape never had a regular time slot. During its seven year run starting back in 1947 and ending in 1954, Escape was shifted between time-slots for a record of 18-times. Sometimes Escape even disappeared completely off the weekly radio schedule altogether. Why was Escape treated so poorly by CBS when regular established time slots were crucial in Radio’s Golden Age to build an audience? It’s perhaps one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Golden Age of Radio especially since Radio Life wrote about Escape: “These stories all possess many times the reality that most radio writing conveys.” Perhaps the answer lies in the cold financial fact that Escape had no regular sponsors.
Escape did have sponsors – just not regular, long term ones. Among the companies that sponsored Escape in a fairly limited fashion were the Richfield Oil Corporation of New York, the Ford Motor Company, and the Chrysler-Plymouth Company. One of the reasons why Escape never was able to obtain long term corporate sponsorship was that CBS kept moving the radio program all over a wide range of broadcast times and days.
Escape, Volume 6 fully restored by Radio Archives, offers twelve full-length CBS broadcasts, just as originally heard between December 1949 and February of 1950.
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs
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by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
A panic-stricken cities shrank in horror from these death-dealing robots who were immune to bullets. Only Secret Agent “X” dared meet the challenge of these inhuman fiends and their master, The Murder Monster, whose pointed finger turned men and women into flaming agony.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savagewas a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.
For Secret Agent “X”,  the editor decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Extortionists. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Fiends. Arsonists. These were the types of torn-from-the-tabloids master criminals “X” hunted. It was grim fare. Before long, The Spider started going up against foes as a maniacal as the ones “X” vanquished every month. But the Man of a Thousand Faces first blazed that terrible trail.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Murder Monster, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, December 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
by Harold Ward, under the pseudonym of Zorro
Read by Joey D'Auria
Doctor Death and his Zombie army return for a new stab at conquering the civilized world. This time, he sets out to shrink of the size of government in Washington, D.C.—one politician at a time!
The horror commences when a box no bigger than a Christmas package arrives at the White House. Inside, lies the grisly corpse of the Vice President of the United States—gruesomely reduced to tiny size! With it, a chilling note:
Abdicate. Turn the nation over to me. Make no move against me or he who is next to you will share a like fate.
— Doctor Death
In the Oval office, with the U. S. President and Jimmy Holm, head of the Secret Twelve, looking on in horror, the Secretary of State begins to shrink to the size of a doll…
So begins The Shriveling Murders, Harold Ward’s manic third entry in Dell’s Doctor Death series. This one has it all. Zombies. Doom rays. More Zombies. Poisoned postage stamps. Wholesale slaughter. Zombies galore! Doctor Death pulls out all the stops in this one!
The Shriveling Murders was published in the third and final issue of Dell’s Doctor Death magazine back in 1935.
Narrated with manic intensity by Joey D’Auria, The Shriveling Murders takes the reader from the nation’s capital to the sinister swamps of the South on a roller coaster ride through over-the-top terror.
50% Discount on the Audio CD version - 6 hours - $11.99 Audio CDs
Sanctum Books presents two espionage thrillers showcasing the cowled superhero written by Norman A. Daniels! First, with the outbreak of World War II, foreign spies flood the United States to challenge the Nemesis of Crime in "The Black Bat's Spy Trail," edited by future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, a rogue Nazi agent offers former District Attorney Tony Quinn a deal he can't refuse in "Captains of Death." Plus, The Mask returns in a rare 1940 illustrated classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #3. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The Shadow
The Shadow Double Novel Reprints
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow's premier agent Harry Vincent takes center stage in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, the Master Avenger investigates "Doom on the Hill" after Vincent summons him to track down a serial killer in one the series' greatest murder mysteries. Then, The Shadow follows a winding trail "Clue for Clue" as he searches for Nazi diamonds, while Harry Vincent finds romance with an enemy agent! This double-novel collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray.! Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Doc Savage Double Novel ReprintsBooks by Will MurrayLost Radio Scripts bookDoc Savage Audiobooks
The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent. First, Patricia Savage's disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle lures the Man of Bronze to "Poison Island" to rescue his beautiful cousin and recover stolen gold. Then in They Died Twice, Doc Savage returns to Hidalgo's Valley of the Vanished, the locale of his first adventure, to help Princess Monja defeat a criminal cabal attempting to loot Mayan treasure. This classic pulp reprint showcases a haunting cover by legendary paperback artist James Bama and both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations, and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive…. Softcover $24.95
The Spider
The Spider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider AudiobooksThe Spider eBooks
Published by Sanctum Books
The pulp era's most lethal crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent thrillers by Norvell Page. The White House itself hangs in the balance as Richard Wentworth attempts to prevent a power-mad dictator from turning our nation into an "Empire of Doom." Then, the city burns as The Spider seeks to unmask the mysterious Munro, a murderous master of disguise who could be anyone in "The Spider and the Faceless One." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael De Soto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95

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Comments From Our Customers!
Richard McLeod writes:
I look forward to the remainder of the Jimmy Durante Shows and also an introduction to the Marco Polo Shows. From the write up, they seem to be quite well written and acted and possibly one of the better Radio Shows. Thanks for offering the .99 Specials as they do encourage me to make additional purchases and hope the same is true with the other customers. I am also trying to place reviews for all the Sets I have purchased.
Thomas Kokenge writes:
Just saw that Captain Midnight is already on it's way thanks to your "Lightning Fast Service!" I have been waiting for this collection since you first mentioned it to me over a year ago I believe. What I didn't expect was for the bloody thing to cost only 99 cents! Wow!
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