onesmedia store HOME | BOOKS | JEAN SHEPHERD | MOVIES | OLD TIME RADIO AUDIO CD | OLD TIME RADIO mp3 CD ROM |OLD TIME RADIO mp3 DVD ROMTHE WEIRD CIRCLE (1943-1947)Old Time Radio - CD-ROM 78 mp3The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network (Digital Deli Too). For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories. The production values were adequate, but nothing to get excited about. Noticeably absent was any music. Not using any organ accompaniment helps the show seem less dated now, but it also diminishes the atmosphere that effective music provides a good story, especially if its timeless music of an orchestra or even a piano (as sometimes used in Quiet Please). About the closest Weird Circle got to anything musical was the occasional strumming of piano chords used to signal the transition into another scene. The Weird Circle was syndicated again decades later to independent stations on reel to reel tape. I know this because I found dozens of boxes of the tapes stored at KZSU Stanford in the early 1990s. They were hidden deep within a forgotten basement tunnel that ran under Memorial Auditorium (where the station was located). I ran the series on that station soon thereafter. They were probably originally sent in the 1970s when there was a resurgence of interest in OTR created by The CBS Radio Mystery Theater and Zero Hour. The actual stories sounded like they were the same 1940s recordings, but the introduction and closing segments had a different voice of an older man, and were probably re-recorded to allow a standardized point for commercials to be inserted. The same intro and exit script used in the 1940s was still used in the tapes, where the voice says, "In this cave, by the restless sea, we are met to call from out of past, stories strange and weird. Bell keeper, toll the bell..." What's weird about it is that I found the tapes in a tunnel (cave) located close to the restless sea (Pacific), and they certainly were stories from out of the past, strange and weird. As I shined my flashlight on the yellowed tape labels for the fist time, the campus clock tower could be heard tolling the bell in the distance. It raises the hair on the back of my neck thinking about it. After all, considering those immortal words were first recorded in 1943, that completes a very weird circle. PLEASE READ HOW TO LISTEN TO THIS CDTHESE ARE MP3 CD RECORDINGSIT WILL NOT PLAY IN REGULAR CD PLAYERSYou will need CD players that read mp3 files.Here some of the more popular mp3 players: Coby, Memorex, Panasonic, Philips, Sony and many more. Be sure you buy a model that support mp3 files.You can upload the files in ipods like Apple Ipod, Sansa and 100's more. Many new car CD players reads mp3, again check your player first. 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If your item doesn't get there or is damaged, please notify us and we'll reship for you.FULL REFUND IF NOT SATISFIEDSHOWS LISTWeird Circle 43-08-29 01 Fall of the House of UsherWeird Circle 43-09-05 02 The House and the BrainWeird Circle 43-09-12 03 The VendettaWeird Circle 43-09-19 04 Narrative of a Gordon PymWeird Circle 43-09-26 05 Declared InsaneWeird Circle 43-10-03 06 A Terribly Strange BedWeird Circle 43-10-10 07 What Was ItWeird Circle 43-10-17 08 Knights Bridge MysteryWeird Circle 43-10-24 09 The HorlaWeird Circle 43-10-31 10 William WilsonWeird Circle 43-11-07 11 Passion In The DesertWeird Circle 43-11-14 12 Mated FalconeWeird Circle 43-11-21 13 The Man Without a CountryWeird Circle 43-11-28 14 Dr. Manette's ManuscriptWeird Circle 43-12-05 15 The Great PlagueWeird Circle 43-12-12 16 Expections of an HeirWeird Circle 43-12-19 17 The HandWeird Circle 43-12-26 18 Jane EyreWeird Circle 44-01-02 19 Murders in the Rue MorgueWeird Circle 44-01-09 20 The Lifted VeilWeird Circle 44-01-16 21 The 4-15 ExpressWeird Circle 44-01-23 22 A Terrible NightWeird Circle 44-01-30 23 The Tell-Tale HeartWeird Circle 44-02-06 24 Niche of DoomWeird Circle 44-02-13 25 The Heart of Ethan BrandWeird Circle 44-02-20 26 FrankensteinWeird Circle 44-02-27 27 Feast of the Red GauntletWeird Circle 44-03-05 28 Murder of the Little PigWeird Circle 44-03-12 29 Spectre of TappingtonWeird Circle 44-03-19 30 Strange JudgementWeird Circle 44-03-26 31 Wuthering HeightsWeird Circle 44-04-02 32 Curse of the MantleWeird Circle 44-04-09 33 The Cask of AmontilladoWeird Circle 44-04-16 34 A Rope of HairWeird Circle 44-04-23 35 FalklandWeird Circle 44-04-30 36 The Trial For MurderWeird Circle 44-05-07 37 The WerewolfWeird Circle 44-05-14 38 The Old Nurse's StoryWeird Circle 44-05-28 39 The Middle Toe of the Right Foot.mpWeird Circle 44-09-03 40 The Dream WomanWeird Circle 44-09-10 41 The Phantom PictureWeird Circle 44-09-17 42 The Ghost's TouchWeird Circle 44-09-24 43 The Bell TowerWeird Circle 44-10-01 44 Evil EyeWeird Circle 44-10-08 45 The Mark of the PlagueWeird Circle 44-10-15 46 The Queer ClientWeird Circle 44-10-22 47 The Burial of Roger MelvinWeird Circle 44-10-29 48 The Fatal Love PotionWeird Circle 44-11-05 49 Mad MonktonWeird Circle 44-11-12 50 The ReturnedWeird Circle 44-11-19 51 The ExecutionerWeird Circle 44-11-26 52 Rapacini's DaughterWeird Circle 44-12-03 53 The Wooden GhostWeird Circle 44-12-10 54 Last Days of a Condemned ManWeird Circle 44-12-17 55 The WarningWeird Circle 44-12-24 56 The DollWeird Circle 44-12-31 57 The Diamond LensWeird Circle 45-01-07 58 History of Dr. John FaustWeird Circle 45-01-14 59 Duel Without HonorWeird Circle 45-01-21 60 Spectre BrideWeird Circle 45-01-28 61 The Tapestry HorseWeird Circle 45-02-04 62 The River ManWeird Circle 45-02-11 63 Ancient MarinerWeird Circle 45-02-18 64 The Oblong BoxWeird Circle 45-02-25 65 The Mysterious BrideWeird Circle 45-03-04 66 The Thing in the TunnelWeird Circle 45-03-11 67 The MoonstoneWeird Circle 45-03-18 68 The Pistol ShotWeird Circle 45-03-25 69 The Possessive DeadWeird Circle 45-04-01 70 The GobletWeird Circle 45-04-08 71 The Case of Monsieur ValdermarWeird Circle 45-04-15 72 The ShadowWeird Circle 45-04-22 73 Bride Of DeathWeird Circle 45-04-29 74 Dr Jeckyl and Mr HydeWeird Circle 45-05-06 75 The Red HandWeird Circle 45-05-13 76 The Haunted HotelWeird Circle 45-05-20 77 MarkheimWeird Circle 45-05-27 78 The Black ParchmentFEEDBACKOur feedback record is excellent but if any problems arise, contact us before leaving any kind of neutral or negative feedback or if you plan on rating us anything less of five stars in all DSR areas. 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