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Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1500 on: January 16, 2019, 01:25:17 AM »
If it weren't for Vara - Heather would be bigger than the Beatles by now.
Vara/LNM was already imploding with no money, his constant $-begging, and then there was the extremely poor audio for HW's show. HW does legitimately have that "excuse card" to play for her believer fans of which I certainly never was such a HW fan. I never liked her hosting style enough or typical guest to want to be a paying subscriber, but IF she had a reliable co-host that showed-up for work when HW doesn't... THAT could be a game changer for HW to succeed.

Will HW become a co-host? I seriously doubt she will do that based on her personality and history.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1501 on: January 16, 2019, 10:14:14 AM »
I am tired of the UFO speculation BS.
So why are you in a paranormal radio forum?

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1502 on: January 16, 2019, 10:16:49 AM »
I guess the CBS Radio Mystery Theater turned into C2C somewhere around 1980...And all these freaks got famous.  I guess I was one of those kids that was not allowed to listen to radio past their bedtime

Distinctly non-linear timeline given the insanely creative RMT was an hour's show. You might have missed a transition on late night radio that started with Sally Jesse, Bruce Williams, Jim Bohanan, et al.Generally what happened was corporate bought out local, inserted their own "talent" and presto!


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1503 on: January 16, 2019, 10:20:23 AM »
That's my take. I'm not looking for "The Truth," just a good ghost story...

Then you really want to dive into the RMT archive:

https://www.cbsrmt.com

Welcome to CBS Radio Mystery Theater

Enjoy our episode guide of all 1,399 CBS Radio Mystery Theater old time radio shows for free! You can stream or download old radio shows in MP3 format or copy radio shows to CD. We're big fans of Radio Mystery Theater and by offering shows from the golden age of radio for free, we keep the spirit of the Radio Mystery Theater alive!


The scripting and acting values were as god as any of the classic "old tyme" radio from the 30s and 40s. Sound effects - even better. No way you won't be entetained by these - timeless stuff. ;)


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1504 on: January 16, 2019, 10:20:49 AM »
You can buy package deals of this show on Audible and I'll listen to them all night when the mood strikes me. I love old time radio.



Oh yeah!

No question RMT is in your wheelhouse.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1505 on: January 16, 2019, 10:25:38 AM »
I had one when I first started driving but I lost interest in what other drivers had to say -- you'd rarely find a good conversation -- just a bunch of braggards bullshitting about how they're all millionaires.
Heh, how technology moves on - may I recommend:


Cuz you've not had all the funz till you've been to a good coax cutting party...

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1506 on: January 16, 2019, 10:28:22 AM »
I had an "improvised antennae"  and I could "intercept" some CB transmissions...I caught some of their "handles" it was really cool...and funny...until I discovered that some of the locals were also using a stationary CB unit (not sure what it was called)
Base station:


Still out there.

https://www.walcottradio.com/cb-radio-and-antenna-system-base-combo-p-1904.html
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« Reply #1507 on: January 16, 2019, 10:37:40 AM »
...Jim Bohanan,
Jim Bohanan is a blustering no-talent hack who rode in on Larry King's coattails. You forgot that part.


(This was posted from our nation's capitol.)

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« Reply #1508 on: January 16, 2019, 10:53:35 AM »
Jim Bohanan is a blustering no-talent hack who rode in on Larry King's coattails. You forgot that part.


(This was posted from our nation's capitol.)

100% true!

I left Larry out only because he was more a phenomenon of the mid to late 70s talk radio, then he went cable. But yes, Larry was for at least a decade the 'king" of overnight radio talk nationally. And Bohanan was his erstwhile fill-in, then successor. Good catch. :D

Personally I preferred:
http://www.thefullwiki.org/Herb_Jepko
https://www.radioworld.com/columns-and-views/jepkos-was-a-gentle-voice-in-the-night

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1509 on: January 16, 2019, 12:31:44 PM »
This was the big fear for us kids...getting hit by a "quarry truck" - on Route 671 (1975-1982) Because of the hills and valleys, these trucks could not stop for ANY thing in their way!

They had short green cabs with the company emblem on the door..and 25' trailers...and they did not have "jake brakes" 

They scare me and I'm in a big truck!

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1510 on: January 16, 2019, 12:34:20 PM »
Oh yeah!

No question RMT is in your wheelhouse.

They had an app but it wasn't very good.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1511 on: January 16, 2019, 12:36:29 PM »
One other option, not too spendy either:

https://www.amazon.com/CBS-Radio-Mystery-Theater-Complete/dp/B00CA9QO8Q
CBS Radio Mystery Theater - Old Time Radio - Complete Series 1399 Episodes - 4 Mp3 Audio DVD Box set
Various (Artist)  Format: DVD AudioBuy New  $13.89


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1512 on: January 16, 2019, 12:39:17 PM »
Heard just a smidge of LNM and Vara last night - he was actually asking listeners who produced their own music and had the copyright to allow him to use it for bumpers.

I think Qeef's royalties threats must have something to do with the LNM closure perhaps just as much as Dumbo's embezzling. :-\

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1513 on: January 16, 2019, 12:42:55 PM »
One other option, not too spendy either:

https://www.amazon.com/CBS-Radio-Mystery-Theater-Complete/dp/B00CA9QO8Q
CBS Radio Mystery Theater - Old Time Radio - Complete Series 1399 Episodes - 4 Mp3 Audio DVD Box set
Various (Artist)  Format: DVD AudioBuy New  $13.89

They call it Old Time Radio on Audible


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1514 on: January 16, 2019, 12:48:01 PM »
Heard just a smidge of LNM and Vara last night - he was actually asking listeners who produced their own music and had the copyright to allow him to use it for bumpers.

I think Qeef's royalties threats must have something to do with the LNM closure perhaps just as much as Dumbo's embezzling. :-\

Anything is possible but he's played original music before.

Dan Mumm produces his own records and I'd be checking in with him. Great bumper music!



Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1515 on: January 16, 2019, 12:49:24 PM »
Interesting - perhaps skirting some copyright issues?

No matter, by any naming - GREAT radio!

EG Marshall was one fo the most powerfully sinister voices ever to crackle of of the AM ether back in the day and his magic is no less in reruns.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1516 on: January 16, 2019, 12:51:00 PM »
Anything is possible but he's played original music before.

Dan Mumm produces his own records and I'd be checking in with him. Great bumper music!



Outstanding - some definite Yngvie Malmsteen (sp?) influences there!

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1517 on: January 16, 2019, 01:03:27 PM »
Interesting - perhaps skirting some copyright issues?

No matter, by any naming - GREAT radio!

EG Marshall was one fo the most powerfully sinister voices ever to crackle of of the AM ether back in the day and his magic is no less in reruns.

I was in a restaurant several years back and I started talking to a Korean War Vet and he told me that one of the few pleasures they got while over there was to gather in the one tent that had a radio, and on Saturday nights listen to these old shows. That piqued my interest and I can't help but to think them, huddled in that tent, every time that I listen!

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1518 on: January 16, 2019, 01:05:22 PM »
Those guys were some tough old birds. Conditions in the Korean winters were appalling. Pretty cool to know they had radio drama to occupy the mind and still the night...

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1519 on: January 16, 2019, 01:15:30 PM »
I wonder what old shows they listened to. CBS Radio Mystery Theater started in 1974.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1520 on: January 16, 2019, 01:18:39 PM »
I wonder what old shows they listened to. CBS Radio Mystery Theater started in 1974.

All the classics most likely - Fibber McGee and Molly, The Shadow, The Whistler, Amos & Andy, Jack Benny - there were dozens or more!

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1521 on: January 16, 2019, 01:40:21 PM »
He mentioned a few but it was Inner Sanctum that caught my attention.

Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the imprint given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster. In all, 526 episodes were broadcast.


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1522 on: January 16, 2019, 01:46:27 PM »
He mentioned a few but it was Inner Sanctum that caught my attention.

Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the imprint given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster. In all, 526 episodes were broadcast.


If you got XM in your rig Ch 148 "Radio Classics" is great (one channel away from the "Trucking" channel also.)  Theater of the mind, when radio was great.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1523 on: January 16, 2019, 02:49:06 PM »
Guess who's sticking his nose in Vara's biznizz again... :(


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1524 on: January 16, 2019, 02:52:08 PM »
Dittos on "Inner Sanctum", esp. Himan Brown a huuuge talent:

http://www.himanbrown.com



During a span of 65 years, he produced more than 30,000 radio programs, including The Adventures of the Thin Man, The Affairs of Peter Salem, Bulldog Drummond, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, City Desk, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater, Grand Central Station, Green Valley, USA, The Gumps, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Joyce Jordan, M.D., Marie, the Little French Princess, The NBC Radio Theater, The Private Files of Rex Saunders, Terry and the Pirates and numerous daytime soap operas. In 1951-55 he directed the NBC detective drama, Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, and he directed many episodes of shows he produced.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1525 on: January 16, 2019, 03:59:58 PM »
Guess who's sticking his nose in Vara's biznizz again... :(

So he's basically taken the role of tommy, such as Tom does for Noory.

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1526 on: January 16, 2019, 04:05:46 PM »
So he's basically taken the role of tommy, such as Tom does for Noory.

Yep, Bart's the royalties cop until all the competition has been shaken down and shuttered. And the cat ladies titter on about their critters and praise Bart and...I'm sorry it's about as sickeningly sweet as:


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1527 on: January 16, 2019, 07:34:31 PM »

Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1528 on: January 16, 2019, 07:59:42 PM »
"He's warming up folks!" ~ Brig


Mike Vara Reveals the Truth about DMDN?
« Reply #1529 on: January 16, 2019, 08:00:44 PM »
"He's warming up folks!" ~ Brig




I'm tuned in!   ;D