Alfred Bester did a lot of radio work. Quite a few of the late Shadow shows and, I think, Inner Sanctum were done by him. The radio Gunsmoke was consciously modeled off of the Continental Op.....very hardboiled scripts.
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Bill, any idea who used to write for these? Any familiar names?
When I was in high school I used to listen to a station that was rebroadcasting them, as well as the old Jack Benny show. This is the best argument I've heard yet for satellite radio.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Crider <macavityabc@...> wrote:
> Speaking of things noir, the radio shows of the late '40s and early '50s
> were very dark stuff, indeed. Shows like "The Whistler" and "Suspense" and
> "Inner Sanctum" and many others had plenty of doomed protagonists whom
> nobody could love, and most of them met bad ends. I've been listening to a
> lot of these old shows on satellite radio. If you did a series like any of
> these shows today, it would have to be on cable. Is cable the Gold Medal of
> Bill Crider
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