Boxcars711 Old Time Radio PodAuthor: Bob Camardella
15 Aug 2018

Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod

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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown," Philadelphia, Pa. Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at Libsyn.com in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn, "Humphrey/Camardella Media Productions" commanded a top ten slot at Podshow (1.5 million downloads per month), a top 10 ranking at Libsyn (1.7 million downloads per month) and top rankings, which continue to date, in the Kids & Family section at I-Tunes. For the last several years, and to date (2013), his podcast here at Podomatic generates over 5 million downloads a year and continues to grow. Prior to the onset of podcasting, he hosted WPNM Internet Radio, broadcasting a combination of talk, easy listening and early rock and from his hometown in Philadelphia, Pa. Bob was writer and bass singer for a popular 60's rock group with 6 releases on the Twist & Algonquin (EMI) labels. He's a member of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In his early 20's, Bob Attended Philadelphia Community College for Photography and the Antinelli School of Photography soon launching Robert Joseph Studios. specializing in portraits and weddings.

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    Inspector Thorne - The High Style Murder Case (08-17-51)

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    The High Style Murder Case (Aired August 17, 1951)
    By the 1940's, Frank and Ann Hummert controlled four and a half hours of national weekday broadcast schedules. Their features reportedly spawned more that 5 million pieces of correspondence annually from steadfast fans. Simultaneously they brought in more than half of the national radio chain's advertising revenues generated during the daylight hours. The couple broadcast 18 quarter-hour serials five times weekly, a total of 90 original episodes for 52 weeks per year, with none of those ever repeated. Some shows were "Amanda of Honeymoon Hill", "Backstage Wife","Chaplin Jim USA", "David Harum", "Easy Aces", "Front Page Farrell", "John's Other Wife", "Just Plain Bill", "The Life of Mary Sothern","Lora Lawton", "Lorenzo Jones", "Ma Perkins", "Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch", "Our Gal Sunday", "The Romance of Helen Trent" and "Young Widder Brown". NBC aired a British crime drama in 1951 called Inspector Thorne that starred Karl Weber as the inspector. Danny Ocko played Police Sgt. Muggio. The series was short-lived and also had two stars portraying the lead. The first was Karl Weber and the second was Staats Cotsworth. Fridays 9:00 - 9:30 pm till 9-6-51 and then Thursdays 9:00 - 9:30 pm.

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse - Exhibit A (11-13-50)

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    Exhibit A (Aired November 13, 1950)
    The Hollywood Star Playhouse , well written and performed, presented many original plays and popular Hollywood stars. Some of those who accepted roles in this great series included Jimmy Stewart, William Conrad, Deborah Kerr, Vincent Price, Harry Bartell and Betty Lou Gerson. Highlights included an episode entitled The Six Shooter and which later became it’s own series staring James Stewart. In 1952, Marilyn Monroe made her radio debut on The Hollywood Star Playhouse. This 30 minute anthology program was heard over three different networks during its three seasons. Many leading Hollywood stars appeared before the microphones for this program's original scripts. Marilyn Monroe made her radio debut on the 08/31/52 broadcast. THIS EPISODE: November 13, 1950. CBS network. "Exhibit A". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. Mel Ferrer, Herbert Rawlinson (host), Norman Brokenshire (commercial spokesman), Jeff Alexander (composer, conductor), Maurice Zim (writer), William Conrad, Rosalind Russell (preview of next week's program), Jack Johnstone (director). 32:14.

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    Agatha Christie Presents Hercule Poirot - Murder Is A Private Affair (11-23-45)

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    Murder Is A Private Affair (Aired November 23, 1945)
    Hercule Poirot is Agatha Christie's greatest creation, many say. One of the most famous detectives in all fiction, he was created in 1916 (when Agatha Christie penned the first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles). The Belgian detective appeared in 33 novels and 65 short stories and is the only fictional character to be honored with a front page obituary of The New York Times. He doesn't have any disorders to speak of, but demands order. He likes things in an orderly manner (ie, books arranged on a shelf according to height) and approves of symmetry everywhere (residence Whitehaven Mansions is picked because of its symmetry). He despises dust and unclean homes and favors the indoors (especially central heating in the winter). Poirot also values method--to him the greatest method or tool in solving crime is using the "gray cells" of the brain. He derides such methods as examing footprints, collecting cigarette ash, searching for clues with a magnifying glass, or taking fingerprints. He says any crime can be solved with simply placing the puzzle pieces correctly. He is an armchair detective-- he has to simply "sit still in an armchair and think". Of course, Poirot's mustache is as famous as his "little gray cells". He has pride is his luscious, waxed black mustache and is always meticulously dressed down to his patent leather shoes.

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  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    The Amos & Andy Show - The Comfy Collar Shirt Company (06-09-44)

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    The Comfy Collar Shirt Company (Aired June 9, 1944)
    Amos Jones and Andy Brown worked on a farm near Atlanta, Georgia, and during the episodes of the first week, they made plans to find a better life in Chicago, despite warnings from a friend. With four ham and cheese sandwiches and $24, they bought train tickets and headed for Chicago where they lived in a State Street rooming house and experienced some rough times before launching their own business, the Fresh Air Taxi Company. With the listening audience increasing in the spring and summer of 1928, the show's success prompted the Pepsodent Company to bring it to the NBC Blue Network on August 19, 1929. THIS EPISODE: June 9, 1944. NBC network. Commercials deleted. The start of the program is delayed for D-Day bulletins (Communique #8) and invasion news (four and a half minutes). The case of Andy and "The Comfy Collar Shirt Company". The system cue has been deleted. Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Elinor Harriot. 26:14. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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    Theater Five - Jump Jump (08-12-64)

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    Jump Jump (Aired August 12, 1964)
    Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper. Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s, who, among other duties, did Theater Five. THIS EPISODE: August 12, 1964. ABC network. "Jump, Jump". Commercials deleted. A young writer plans to jump off the roof of a hotel. His father and girlfriend aren't of much help. Well-done! Rafael David Blau (writer), Ted Bell (director), Jack Manning, Ralph Bell, Jean Gillespie, Ian Martin, Sam Raskin, Marty Folia (audio engineer), Bill Sanreuter (audio engineer), Ed Blainey (sound technician), M. C. Brock (sound technician), Fred Foy (announcer), Edward A. Byron (executive producer), Alexander Vlas-Daczenco (composer), Glenn Osser (conductor). 21:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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