Boxcars711 Old Time Radio PodAuthor: Bob Camardella
14 Nov 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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    Box 13 - Delinquent's Dilemma (02-13-49)

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    Delinquent's Dilemma (Aired February 13, 1949)
    Dan Holiday was purportedly a successful fiction writer for the Star-Times news magazine who becomes disenchanted with the utter, mind-numbing routine of it. Dan Holiday opts out. He posts an ad reading "Go anywhere, Do anything, Write Box 13". This had become a pretty well-worked theme by 1948. Perhaps a bit too reminiscent of George Valentine's "Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine," from 1946's Let George Do It. The gimmick certainly made for an open-ended range of potential adventures for Box 13's protagonist. THIS EPISODE: February 13, 1949. Program #26. Mayfair syndication. "Delinquent's Dilemma". Commercials added locally. A sixteen year old boy is determined to take a robbery rap and protect the gang. Alan Ladd, Sylvia Picker. 26:51. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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    The Life Of Riley - Riley At Night School (12-10-44)

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    Riley At Night School (Aired December 10, 1944)
    The first Life of Riley radio show was a summer replacement show heard on CBS from April 12, 1941 to September 6, 1941. The CBS program starred Lionel Stander as J. Riley Farnsworth and had no real connection with the more famous series that followed a few years later. The radio program starring William Bendix aired on the ABC Blue Network from January 16, 1944 to June 8, 1945. Then it moved to NBC, where it was broadcast from September 8, 1945 to June 29, 1951. The supporting cast featured John Brown, who portrayed not only undertaker Digger O'Dell but also Riley's co-worker Gillis. Whereas Gillis gave Riley bad information that got him into trouble, Digger gave him good information that "helped him out of a hole," as he might have put it. Brown's lines as the undertaker were often repetitive, including puns based on his profession; but, thanks to Brown's delivery, the audience loved him. THIS EPISODE: December 10, 1944. "Riley At Night School" - Blue network, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: American Meat Institute. While Riley's taking an algebra class at night school, he receives an anonymous love note. William Bendix, John Brown, Ken Niles (announcer), Dink Trout, Don Bernard (director), Lou Coslowe (music). 29:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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    The Blue Beetle - Rounding Up The Payroll Bandits (06-26-40) 2 Parts COMPLETE

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    Rounding Up The Payroll Bandits (Aired June 26, 1940) 2 Parts COMPLETE
    The Blue Beetle radio serial aired from 05-15-40 to 09-13-40 as a CBS 30 minutes, syndicated series. Actor Frank Lovejoy provided the voice of the Blue Beetle for the first thirteen episodes. Later episodes were uncredited. After his father was killed by a gangster's bullet, young Dan Garrett joined the New York Police Department, but soon tired of the slow pace and red tape of police work. With the help of his friend and mentor, pharmacist and drug-store proprietor Dr. Franz, Dan acquired a costume of bullet-proof chain-mail-like cellulose material, and began a second life, fighting crime as The Blue Beetle. His calling card was a small beetle-shaped marker that he left in conspicuous places to alert criminals to his presence, using their fear of his crime fighting reputation as a weapon against them. For this purpose he also used a "Beetle Signal" flashlight. TODAY'S SHOW: June 26, 1940. "Rounding Up The Payroll Bandits" Part one and two COMPLETE. Program #25. Fox Features syndication. "Rounding Up The Payroll Bandits" Part one. Commercials added locally. The Blue Beetle kills one of the gang holding up payrolls, but he also learns the first name of the leader of the gang. 12:02. June 28, 1940. Program #26. Fox Features syndication. "Rounding Up The Payroll Bandits" Part two. Commercials added locally. The head of the gang is surprisingly revealed by the Blue Beetle. The gangster then commits suicide!. 12:22. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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    Let George Do It - The Father Who Had Nothing To Say (09-13-48)

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    The Father Who Had Nothing To Say (Aired September 13, 1948)
    The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye shows, with a studio audience providing scattered laughter at the not-so-funny scripts. Soon the audience was banished, and George went from stumbling comedic hero to tough guy private eye, while the music became suspenseful. Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, aka Brooksie (Frances Robinson, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Buyeff). As Valentine made his rounds in search of the bad guys, he usually encountered Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and elevator man Caleb (Joseph Kearns). For the first few shows, Sonny was George's assistant, but he was soon relegated to an occasional character. THIS EPISODE: September 13, 1948. Mutual-Don Lee network. "The Father Who Had Nothing To Say". Sponsored by: Standard Oil, Chevron. The son of a convicted murderer needs the help of George Valentine. Who killed Lillian Wayne? It's an old murder that needs to be solved, despite the desire of the convicted killer to have George mind his own business. Bob Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, Luis Van Rooten, Bob Jellison, Herb Butterfield, Edward Marr, Harry Lewis, Bud Hiestand (announcer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer). 29:30. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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    The Lineup - Murder In A Card Game (12-24-52)

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    Murder In A Card Game (Aired December 24, 2952)
    The Line-Up stands as one of the most well-produced crime dramas of The Golden Age of Radio. The cast is comprised of top-tier, A-List talent from top to bottom. With Elliott Lewis directing his cast of some of the finest voice talent of the era--and top-drawer sound technicians to match--this series remains one of the best examples of the Crime Drama genre. Think of Calling All Cars, minus the jingoistic flag-waving, updated to contemporary 1950s crime themes, and peppered with the more authentic radio-verité atmospherics of Unit 99, Night Watch, and Dragnet, and you have The Line-Up. It's also been one of the most difficult series to collect over the years. The good news is that with new episodes surfacing each year, there's every possibility that we'll soon have a complete run of the series to enjoy in its entirety. Bill Johnstone gives his usual solid performance as Lieutenant Ben Guthrie of the San Francisco Police Department. He's aided for the first year of the run by the equally solid Wally Maher, with his gritty, sardonic voice characterizations. Show Notes From The Digital Deli.

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