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CFR Old Time Radio Presents – George Edwards in Frankenstein Ep 4-5-6

CFR Old Time Radio Presents – George Edwards in Frankenstein Ep 4-5-6

We continue with our presentation of Frankenstein (1931), as your Host Johnny Night presents three more episodes 4 , 5 and 6 interspersed with vintage commercials. starring the renouned father of Australian serial radio, George Edwards.  Join Night, as we stroll down Nostalgia Lane.

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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. 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

CFR Old Time Radio Presents Journey in to Space – The Red Planet Ep. 1 and 2
CFR Old Time Radio presents the first two episodes of Jet Morgan Journey in to Space The Red Planet. The first installement of many show to come. Join Johnny Night as he takes you down Nostalgia lane with OTR shows, commercials and historical broadcasts.

Journey Into Space is a BBC Radio science fiction program written by BBC producer Charles Chilton. It was the last UK radio programme to attract a bigger evening audience than television.  Originally, four series were produced (the fourth was a remake of the first), which was translated into 17 languages (including Hindustani, Turkish and Dutch) and broadcast in countries worldwide (including the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands).  Chilton later wrote three best-selling novels and several comic strip stories based upon the radio series.

 

The Red Planet Cast:

 

  • Andrew Faulds:  Captain Andrew  “Jet” Morgan
  • Guy Kingsley Poynter: Doctor  Daniel “Doc” Matthews
  • Bruce Beeby: Stephen “Mitch” Mitchell
  • David Kossoff: Lemuel “Lemmy” Barnet

The Red Planet

 Was the second series, The Red Planet, followed the adventures of the crew in their first attempt to reach and explore Mars. Several new characters were introduced, the most notable of which were Frank Rogers and James Edward Whitaker, the two original crewmen of freighter #2. Chilton took the name Whitaker from a copy of Whitaker’s Almanack which was sitting on his desk.

CFR Old Time Radio Presents Mercury Theatre “Around the World in 80 Days”

by Johnny Night
CFR Old Time Radio Presents Mercury Theatre “Around the World in 80 Days”

CFR Old Time Radio Presents the Mercury Theatre, Around The World In 80 Days staring Orson Welles as Phileas Fogg it aired on October 23rd 1938 one week before the infamous and historic “War of the Worlds” broadcast. Join your host Johnny Night as we follow Phineas Fogg around the globe on this timeless adventure by Jules Verne.

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.

 

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CFR Old Time Radio Presents Superman Ep 1 & 2 and The Blue Beetle Ep 1& 2

by Johnny Night
CFR Old Time Radio Presents Superman Ep 1 & 2 and The Blue Beetle Ep 1& 2

Tonights show presents the first 2 episodes of Superman and The Blue Beetle. The premier episode of Superman is an exciting show and the Premier of the Blue Beetle is equally exciting. Your host Johnny night presents the finest in Old Time Radio and classic commercials.

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The Adventures of Superman was a radio show depicting the thrilling adventures of Superman, Lois Lane, Perry White and Jimmy Olsen. The show ran in various timeslots and formats from 1940 to 1951, in both an initial transcribed syndicated format and later on the Mutual and ABC radio networks (sponsored for several years by Kellogg’s Pep, from 1943 until 1947).

The character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster arrived on radio not long after the comic book, and took on an added dimension with Clayton “Bud” Collyer in the title role. During World War II and the post-war years, the juvenile adventure radio serial was a huge success, with many listeners following the quest for “truth, justice and the American way” in the daily radio broadcasts, the comic book stories and the newspaper comic strip.

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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.

 

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

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

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.

One of the earliest programs on the radio was FRANKENSTEIN.  Authored by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (08/30/1797 – 02/01/1851), it was first produced for Australian radio starring George Edwards in 1931.  This thirteen episode broadcast was aired over the CBS network in 1932, a year after the Universal film release starring Boris Karloff.  It very closely follows the original book thus differing from the Hollywood film version.

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.

Old Time Radio CFR is Moving

by Johnny Night

In the very near future our stations broadcast will be moving to an online server. Recently we noticed that our station was reaching it’s peak of 21 listeners every night, since our private server has limited bandwidth we’ve made the decision to move to an online server and increase our listenership to 50. The move is in process and we are making progress moving our 22 gigabyte playlist to our new server. We will be making announcements on our radio station as well as on this site and our OTR main site. Once the move is made we will place a broadcast on our old stream for a while announcing our new location in case people tune in after the move. We want to thank our listeners for all your support and we feel this move will benefit you as well as our station.

CFR Old Time Radio Presents James Stewart in The Six Shooter Episodes 1 & 2

by Johnny Night
CFR Old Time Radio Presents James Stewart in The Six Shooter Episodes 1 & 2

In this show your host Johnny Night presents the first two episodes of The Six Shooter Ep1 Jenny and Ep 2 The Coward,  starring James Stewart. Join Johnny Night as we return to the old west, via the radio waves.

The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged his skin is sun-dyed brown the gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl, its handle unmarked. People call them both “the Six                       Shooter.”

Jimmy Stewart brought his memorable voice and considerable acting ability to the   roll of Britt Ponsett as the Six Shooter.  The opening of the show is one of the   most memorable in radio play history. Airing on NBC from September 1953 to June   1954, there were just 39 episodes during the show’s run.

CFR Old Time Radio Presents Mercury Theatre on the Air The Count of Monte Cristo

by Johnny Night
CFR Old Time Radio Presents Mercury Theatre on the Air The Count of Monte Cristo

This episode Johnny Night features Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air  in “The Count of Monte Cristo”.  Join us for this fine quality vintage recording of one of the Mercury Theatres greatest productions. as always there are vintage commercials and music in our show.

Edmund Dantes – unjustly convicted of helping the former (now-exiled) ruler of France (Napoleon Bonaparte) – escapes from his own imprisonment.

Incarcerated fourteen years, Dantes seeks revenge in Paris (the French capital city).

In this radio play – of the novel by Alexandre Dumas – Orson Welles – and his fellow cast members from Mercury Theatre on the Air – bring the story to life.

Cast:
Main cast members of The Mercury Theatre on the Air:

Orson Welles, Martin Gabel, Ray Collins, Kenny Delmar, George  Coulouris, Edgar Barrier, Paul Stewart, Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten,  Hiram Sherman, Erskin Sanford, Frank Readick, Agnes Moorehead, Alice  Frost, Karl Swenson, William Alland
Announcer:  Dan Deymour
Orchestra:  Bernard Herrmann Producer:  John Houseman
Director:  Orson Welles
Writers:  John Houseman, Howard Koch
Engineer:  John Dietz
Sound Effects:  James Rogan, Ray Kremer, Ora Nichol