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Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Sep 4, 2022 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Talk/Radio Theater

With Jerry Stearns

Where "radio play" is the important part of the phrase. Hosted by Jerry Stearns.

A showcase of audio theater, featuring the best of contemporary audio theater, snippets from Old Time Radio drama, spoken word comedy, and talk about and with some of the skillful practitioners of the Theater of the Mind, we'll bring the best there is from around the world to your ears.

You can find more about the program and a weekly schedule of what's on the show at the Sound Affects website.

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Sound Affects: A Radio Playground
9:32 PM
Radio Theater: Midnight Cab – The Mystery of the Blue-Eyed Man


Canadian Broadcasting radio still carried a lot of audio drama in the 1990s, including several detective series. Walker Devereaux is a young man from a small town who is just learning the ways of the big city of Toronto, driving a cab at night. In the 35 episodes of the series he solves mysteries with the help of his girlfriend, and cab dispatcher, Krista Papadopoulos. Midnight Cab ran from 1992-96. This is the first episode in the series, written by James W. Nichol.

10:01 PM
Radio Theater: Pulp Radio – Diamonds of Death

The second in the Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective series of stories by Robert Leslie Bellem, published in Spicy Detective Stories in July of 1934. There were dozens of Turner tales over the next 15 years, all full of dainty damsels and hasty haymakers on the dimpled chin of one of the hardest of the hard-boiled.

This story was produced by Michael Packer at WGBU public radio in Grand Rapids, MI, as part of his Pulp Radio series. After the days of radio drama in the U.S. ended, Robert L. Bellem went on to write for television, including scripts for Superman, and Perry Mason.