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2013-04-21 :: cfrginfo@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

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OTRCFRG Move Update

2013-04-17 :: cfrginfo@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

Well, the move is coming along. After afew snags were found and worked out, the uploading of our 22 gigabytes of files is back on track. The new Shoutcast ip is up and running. I fyou want to tune in to our new stream you can do it below. Choose your player type.

 

 

 

Please let us know if you have trouble with the above player links. We will continue to run our original stream until the move is complete. Once again thanks for your support.

 

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Johnny Night

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Old Time Radio CFRG is Moving

2013-04-03 :: cfrginfo@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

 In the midst of our site reconstruction OTR CFRG is moving it's station server to an online provider. Inthis way we can increase our listener cap from 21 to 50. We have been very happy to see an interest in our station and shows and want to give our listeners the chance to be able to hear us when ever they want. This move will also allow us to be on the air 24/7 without interruption from Thunderstorm Season as in the past. Moving our station from our private home server to an online server will also make server maintenance and upkeep easier as we will have greater access to the server. We also will be able to create special shows such as an hour of your favorite show or live presentations and podcasts as well. We here at OTR CFRG are glad you have enjoyed us for all these years and find this move exciting.

We will be announcing the new location here on our website and have posted a PSA on the air. If you miss the PSA you will still be able to find us here. Once again thanks for all your support and we're looking forward to the move.

 

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Johnny Night

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What's Playing

2013-03-28 :: cfrginfo@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

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CFR OTR Presents - Superman Episodes 1&2 and The Blue Beetle Episodes 1&2

2013-02-06 :: coloradofreeradio@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

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The Adventures of Superman

was a long-running radio serial that originally aired from 1940 to 1951, adapted from the DC Comics character. (See Superman). 

The serial came to radio as a syndicated show on New York City's WOR on February 12, 1940. On Mutual, it was broadcast from August 31, 1942, to February 4, 1949, as a 15-minute serial, running three or, usually, five times a week. From February 7 to June 24, 1949 it ran as a thrice-weekly half-hour show. The series shifted to ABC Saturday evenings on October 29, 1949, and then returned to afternoons, twice-a-week on June 5, 1950, continuing on ABC until March 1, 1951.

 

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Man of Tomorrow first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938. The following year, the newspaper comic strip began and four audition radio programs were prepared to sell Superman as a radio series. When Superman was first heard on radio less than two years after the comic book appearance, the character took on an added dimension with Bud Collyer in the title role. During World War II and the post-war years, the juvenile adventure radio serial, sponsored by Kellogg's Pep, was a huge success, with many listeners following the quest for "truth and justice" in the daily radio broadcasts, the comic book stories and the newspaper comic strip. Airing in the late afternoon (variously at 5:15pm, 5:30pm and 5:45pm), the radio serial engaged its young after-school audience with its exciting and distinctive opening, which changed slightly as the series progressed. Most familiar today is the television opening, which copied the radio opening from 1945 onward (save for "..and the American Way" line, which was an even later addition) but the most oft heard radio opening through the mid-1940s was:

"Presenting the transcription feature, Superman." (followed by Superman's "flying" audio effect)  Up in the sky! Look!
It's a bird!
It's a plane!
It's Superman!

"Yes, it's Superman--strange visitor from the planet Krypton who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can leap tall buildings in a single bound, race a speeding bullet to its target, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great Metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice."

By September 5, 1945, the opening, (repeated at the close), had morphed into:

"Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.'
Look! Up in the sky!
It's a bird!
It's a plane!
It's Superman!" 
                  

THE BLUE BEETLE



The exploits of Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman who, by wearing bullet-proof blue chain mail, transformed himself into the mysterious Blue Beetle, a daring crusader for justice.

The Blue Beetle was created by Charles Nicholas. The character made his first appearance in August of 1939 in the comic book Mystery Men #1, published by Fox Features Syndicate.

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. The Blue Beetle's reputation was not his only weapon -- he carried a revolver in a blue holster on his belt, and was sometimes shown wearing a multi-pouched belt after the style set by Batman. Also in the Batman vein, the Blue Beetle had a "BeetleMobile" car and a "BeetleBird" airplane. In at least one radio adventure, he carries something called a "magic ray machine". The ray machine was a sort of super-scientific cutting device.


From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
 

 

The Blue Beetle had a short career on the radio, between May and September 1940. Motion picture and radio actor Frank Lovejoy was the Blue Beetle for the first 13 episodes, while for the rest of the shows, the voice was provided by a different, uncredited actor. The Blue Beetle was a young police officer who saw the need for extraordinary crime fighting. He took the task on himself by secretly donning a superhero costume to create fear in the criminals who were to learn to fear the Blue Beetle's wrath. The 13-minute segments were usually only two-parters, so the stories were often simpler than other popular programs, such as the Superman radio serial. 

 

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Mercury Theatre Presents "Around the World in 80 Days"

2012-10-30 :: coloradofreeradio@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

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The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown. 

The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse.

 

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Mercury Theatre Presents "Around the World in 80 Days"

2012-10-30 :: Host Johnny Night
Length: 2s

  The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown.  The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse.   …

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CFR Old Time Radio Presents Journey in to Space - The Red Planet Ep 1 and 2

2012-10-18 :: coloradofreeradio@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

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Old Time Radio CFRG  presents the first two episodes of Jet Morgan Journey in to Space - The Red Planet. The first installement of many shows to come. Join Johnny Night as he takes you down Nostalgia lane with OTR shows, commercials and historical broadcasts.
 

Journey Into Space was a hugely popular radio drama series, written by BBC producer Charles Chilton, on the BBC during the 1950′s, and had the honor of being the last radio series to achieve a bigger evening audience than television. The half-hour episodes ran for eighteen weeks from September 1953 on the BBC Light Programme (the forerunner to BBC Radios 1 and 2). 

  

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CFR Old Time Radio Presents George Edwards in Frankenstein Ep 1, 2 and 3

2012-10-18 :: coloradofreeradio@yahoo.com (Johnny Night)

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Your Host Johnny Night presents three episodes from Frankenstein (1931) interspersed with vintage commercials. starring the renouned father of Australian serial radio, George Edwards. Join Night, as we stroll down Nostalgia Lane.

George Edwards (born as Harold Parks, 11 March 1886 in Kent Town, South Australia; died 1953) was an Australian actor and producer.

Edwards was a pioneer of the radio serial in Australia. Prior to that he was a comedian, vaudeville artist, acrobatic dancer and stage performer. It is claimed that he changed his name from Harold Parks to George Edwards at the behest of Edward Branscombe, who was putting together an up-market act and did not want anyone associated with low-brow music hall, and that he took the name from English theatrical impresario George Edwards.[1] He performed in a radio drama adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

 

  

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CFR Old Time Radio Presents Journey in to Space - The Red Planet Ep 1 and 2

2012-10-18 :: Host Johnny Night
Length: 58s

Old Time Radio CFRG  presents the first two episodes of Jet Morgan Journey in to Space - The Red Planet. The first installement of many shows to come. Join Johnny Night as he takes you down Nostalgia lane with OTR shows, commercials and historical broadcasts.   Journey Into Space was a hugely popular radio drama series, written by BBC producer Charles Chilton, on the BBC during the 1950′s, and had the honor of being the last radio series to achieve a bigger evening audience than television. The half-hour episodes ran for eighteen weeks from September 1953 on the BBC Light Programme (the forerunner to BBC Radios 1 and 2).     …

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CFR Old Time Radio Presents George Edwards in Frankenstein Ep 1, 2 and 3

2012-10-18 :: Host Johnny Night
Length: 55s

Your Host Johnny Night presents three episodes from Frankenstein (1931) interspersed with vintage commercials. starring the renouned father of Australian serial radio, George Edwards. Join Night, as we stroll down Nostalgia Lane. George Edwards (born as Harold Parks, 11 March 1886 in Kent Town, South Australia; died 1953) was an Australian actor and producer. Edwards was a pioneer of the radio serial in Australia. Prior to that he was a comedian, vaudeville artist, acrobatic dancer and stage performer. It is claimed that he changed his name from Harold Parks to George Edwards at the behest of Edward Branscombe, who was putting together an up-market act and did not want anyone associated with low-brow music hall, and that he took the name from English theatrical impresario George Edwards.[1] He performed in a radio drama adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.      …

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The Six Shooter starring James Stewart episodes 1 and 2

2008-06-01
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The Six Shooter brought James Stewart to the NBC microphone on September 20, 1953, in a fine series of folksy Western adventures. Stewart was never better ...…

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CFR Old Time Radio Presents Journey into Space - Jet Morgan & The Red Planet Episodes 3 & 4

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Length: 1m 0s

We continue our presentation of Journey into Space, Jet Morgan and the Red Planet with episodes 3 and 4. Journey Into Space was a science fiction series broadcast on BBC radio in the 1950s. It began in 1953 and lasted for three series by the end of whi…

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