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Archive for November, 2008

Ellery Queen

“The Roman Hat Mystery” (1929) introduced Ellery Queen as the son of Inspector Richard Queen of the New York police department. Together, they formed a formidable crime-solving team. Inspector Queen, in his role as a policeman, collected all the clues connected with the crime in question. His son Ellery, an intellectual and writer of detective [...]

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Radio is great for horror and mystery shows

Radio is the ideal medium for horror and mystery entertainment.  In the minds eye, old time radio horror and mystery shows can conjure the most frightening of scary sensations.  With sound effects, good timing, and the power of suggestion horror and mystery in classic old time radio created some of the scariest and most memorable [...]

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What is Old Time Radio?

Old-Time Radio (OTR) and the Golden Age of Radio refer to a period of radio programming lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until television’s replacement of radio as the dominant home entertainment medium in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, when radio was dominant and the airwaves [...]

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CBS Radio Mystery Theater

CBS Radio Mystery Theater (aka Radio Mystery Theater and Mystery Theater, sometimes abbreviated as CBSRMT) was an ambitious and sustained attempt during the 1970s to revive the great drama of old-time radio. The series was created by Himan Brown, a radio legend due to his work on Inner Sanctum Mysteries and other shows dating back [...]

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