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The Whistler - Treasure Hunt (01-21-46)  


Treasure Hunt (Aired January 21, 1946)
The Whistler was one of radio's most popular mystery dramas, with a 13-year run from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. If it now seems to have been influenced explicitly by The Shadow, The Whistler was no less popular or credible with its listeners, the writing was first class for its genre, and it added a slightly macabre element of humor that sometimes went missing in The Shadow's longer-lived crime stories. Writer-producer J. Donald Wilson established the tone of the show during its first two years, and he was followed in 1944 by producer-director George Allen. Other directors included Sterling Tracy and Sherman Marks with final scripts by Joel Malone and Harold Swanton. A total of 692 episodes were produced, yet despite the series' fame, over 200 episodes are lost today. In 1946, a local Chicago version of The Whistler with local actors aired Sundays on WBBM, sponsored by Meister Brau beer. THIS EPISODE: January 21, 1946. CBS Pacific network. "Treasure Hunt". Sponsored by: Signal Oil. Grandpa Randolph hid $200,000 before he died, leaving behind a clue as to its location. Announcer Marvin Miller assures listeners that Signal Oil "re-arranges atoms" to make better gasoline. Signal does not split them for atomic bombs! Russell Hughes (writer), Mandel Kramer, Marvin Miller (announcer), Gerald Mohr, George W. Allen (director). 28:59. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Mohr Stories 375:  Brooks Wheelan  

My friend, comedian, photographer and fellow music lover, Brooks Wheelan comes over to chat. Put Your Name On It!

The Whistler - The Weakling (01-03-43)  


The Weakling (Aired January 3, 1943)
The Whistler is one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, with a 13-year run from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955.The Whistler was the most popular West Coast-originated program with its listeners for many years. It was sponsored by the Signal Oil Company: "That whistle is your signal for the Signal Oil program, The Whistler." Each episode of The Whistler began with the sound of footsteps and a person whistling. (The Saint radio series with Vincent Price used a similar opening.) The haunting signature theme tune was composed by Wilbur Hatch and featured Dorothy Roberts performing the whistling with the orchestra. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity. On rare occasions a curious twist of fate caused the story to end happily for the episode's protagonist. Ironic twist endings were a key feature of each episode. The Whistler himself narrated, often commenting directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: January 3, 1943. CBS network. "The Weakling". Sustaining. Will the honest District Attorney prosecute his own son for murder? Gerald Mohr, Hans Conried, Wilbur Hatch (composer, conductor). 29:54. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Mohr Stories 374:  Slim Jim Phantom  

Slim Jim Phantom returns to talk about his book 'a Stray Cat Struts: My life as a Rockabilly Rebel' and Jerry Lee Lewis. put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 373:  Jay Mohr  

Bring it on 2016. Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 372:  Tom Arnold  

Comedian & actor Tom Arnold on this weeks podcast. Nicest guy in the world. Put Your Name On It!

Ep177 - Jay Mohr  

Jay is a comic, an actor, a radio host, a podcaster, and a dad. He has a podcast called Mohr Stories that you should check out. We discuss intuition, wants, needs, our kids, and our childhoods. This one gets heavy but then Big Momma Gotitall shows up and has everyone laughing. Enjoy our chat! jaymohr.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com

Mohr Stories 371:  Krista Vernoff  

Shameless, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy...holy cow...Krista Vernoff talks to us about everything!!!! Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 370:  Bob Phillipp & John Resig - The Chive  

Bob Phillipp and John Resig from The Chive Podcast and tremendously popular website. We had a great time telling stories last time on their podcast now its our turn!!! Put Your Name On It!

285 Jay Mohr  

Join Kevin as he sits down with actor and comedian Jay Mohr (Mohr Stories, Jerry Maguire). With much conversational digression, Jay chats about painting pictures with words and how never to do an impression of 'them' for 'them'.This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/KEVIN ).

Mohr Stories 369:  Slim Jim Phantom  

Original member of the legendary band The Stray Cats and drummer Slim Jim Phantom breaks down rockabilly for us and how it changed his life. Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 368:  Gabby Reese & Neil Strauss Part 2  

Part 2 of Gabby Reese and Neil Strauss. Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 367:  Perez Hilton  

Perez Hilton. A truly unique individual. He tell us about coming thru the darkness into the light with courage and conviction. Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 366:  Gabby Reese & Neil Strauss Part 1  

Gabby Reese and Neil Strauss. An Olympian and an author, at first sight but these two incredible people are so much more than that. They have a podcast The truth Barrel. Listen to Part 1 of our talk and see what they are about. Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 365:  Nataly Dawn  Part 2  

Nataly Dawn. Continued conversation with this incredibly talented individual. Part 2 of our conversation with Nataly. Put Your Name On It!

The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe - The Sword Of Cebu (03-28-50)  


The Sword Of Cebu (Aired March 28, 1950)
Marlowe was a more complex character than some of his hard boiled brethren. Sure he could handle a gun and take a beating. But, he was more than just a tough guy, he had gone to college, could play chess, and appreciated classical music. He also had his own strong ethical standards and turned down jobs that didn't measure up to those standards. By the late 1940's Marlowe had moved to the big screen, with Marlowe played by Dick Powell, Robert Mitchum, and Humphrey Bogart. One of those movies, Murder My Sweet, was responsible for Marlowe's first appearance on radio when it was presented on Lux Radio Theatre on June 11, 1945 starring Dick Powell and Clair Trevor. In April, 1947 the New York Times announced that the summer replacement for Bob Hope would be a new adventure-mystery series, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. Airing on NBC at 10:00 p.m. on June 17th, the show starred Van Heflin with a script by Milton Geiger based on the stories of Raymond Chandler. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: March 28, 1950. CBS network. "The Sword Of Cebu". Sustaining. A missing sword is found with a Romanian, through his back! An albino siamese cat points to the sword's real value. Gerald Mohr, Jeanne Bates, Byron Kane, Tony Barrett, Paul Frees, Junius Matthews, Barney Phillips, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer). 29:18. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Mohr Stories 364:  Nataly Dawn  Part 1  

Nataly Dawn. Enormous heart followed equally by her talent. Part 1 of our conversation with Nataly. Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 364:  Natalie Dawn  Part 1  

Natalie Dawn. Enormous heart followed equally by her talent. Part 1 of our conversation with Natalie. Put Your Name On It!

Mohr Stories 363:  Sam Jones Part 2  

Sam Jones Part 2. A director. A photographer. A host. A friend of mine. Put Your Name On It!

169: Jay Mohr  

JAY MOHR is a comedian, actor, best-selling author, executive producer, radio and TV host...with a career that has spanned several decades. After landing his dream job of "Saturday Night Live," 2 years later, he was cast opposite Tom Cruise in "Jerry Macquire" and that same year co-star with Jennifer Anniston in "Picture Perfect." Jay has appeared in over 25 films with some of the greatest actors and directors of our generation including "Go" (with director Doug Liman and actress Sarah Polley), "Pluto Nash" (with Eddie Murphy), "Suicide Kings" (with Christopher Walken), "Simone (with Al Pacino), "Playing by Heart" (with Ellen Burnstyn and Angelina Jolie), and "Herafter" (with director Clint Eastwood  and actor Matt Damon). He also starred in his own groundbreaking TV series produced by Joel Silver and the late Ted Demme ("Action") for FOX and starred in the critically acclaimed CBS scripted comedy "Gary Unmarried." Additionally, he wrote the best selling book "Gasping for Airtime" and "No Wonder my Parents Drank," which was optioned by ABC for development of a sitcom based on its content. Jay has guest starred in over 50 different television dramas and comedy series episodes and is currently hosting the LA Rams live pre-game show on ABC in Los Angeles, "Jay Mohr Sports" which is part of a murderers row of Jay, Dan Patrick, Colin Coherd syndicated all over the country in over 150 markets, and his own top-rated podcast, "Mohr Stories" which has been downloaded 40 million times. 

 

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