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AUDIO: The Whistler – “Delayed Christmas Present”!

Posted in Audio, Mysteries and Thrillers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 by ghostradioworld

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A mysterious story about murder, secrets and a …

“Delayed Christmas Present” originally aired on “The Whistler” on December 26, 1948.

Spooky Audio: THE WHISTLER – “The Cistern”!

Posted in Audio, Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Another tale about the from “The Whistler”

The perfect crime is never perfect.  There are always things you miss.  But this time there’s a way around all that.  In the shape of …

“The Cistern” originally aired on “The Whistler” on December 10, 1945.

Spooky Audio: The Whistler – “The Man in the Storm”!

Posted in Audio, Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2012 by ghostradioworld

This one stars great radio actor, and future star of  “Cannon”, William Conrad!

You think you’ve escape.  That no one knows where you are.  But you’ve forgotten about the …

“Man in the Storm” aired on “The Whistler” on February 18, 1951.

Spooky Audio: THE WHISTLER – “Apparition”!

Posted in Audio, Ghosts, Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by ghostradioworld

A ghostly tale of portent and property.

What is that at the end of your bed?   Is it just a trick of the light?  A dream?  A hallucination?  Or is it an …

“Apparition” originally aired on “The Whistler” on November 15, 1942.

Spooky Audio: THE WHISTLER – “Panic”!

Posted in Audio, Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Today we offer a thriller in which the phrase “man overboard” takes on a new meaning.

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you do.  Or how carefully you plan.  Every action leads to …

“Panic!” originally aired on “The Whistler” on February 4, 1946.

Audio: CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER – “The Ghost Plane”

Posted in Audio, Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by ghostradioworld

In the seventies, a man named Himan Brown attempted to revive radio drama in the United States with a show called “CBS Radio Mystery Theater”.    The show was a big success.  Both with fans who remembered the golden age of radio, and young people who were new to radio drama.  It didn’t revive drama as a major force on radio.  But it created another generation obsessed with the form.

CBS-RMT, as fans call it, was clearly an attempt to imitate old time radio shows like “Suspense”, “Inner Sanctum”, “Lights Out”, “The Whistler”, “Mysterious Traveler”, and so on.   We think it compares favorably with most of those shows.  And the theme and the voice of host E. G. Marshall (pictured above) lend it a creepiness that still gives us shudders to this day.

This episode “The Ghost Plane”  is one of the best of the series.

Audio: THE WHISTLER – “Fatal Appointment”!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

“The Whistler” was another of the fine thriller anthologies from the Golden Age of Radio.  And this episode is especially thrilling.  It’s all about a unique insurance scam involving a gambler, fifty grand, the suicidal black sheep of a wealthy family and an appointment two years hence … a … “Fatal Appointment”.

If you want more episodes like this … just whistle … in the comments section.

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