This collection of "Lights Out" radio programs features 98 shows on 1 compact disc. Each program is presented in the .mp3 format.
The CD is labeled and provided in a highly protective jewel case. A list of the programs on the disc as well as the date the program originally aired (if known) is also provided.
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A note concerning sound quality. The sound quality for the shows in this collection is very good to good. It is difficult to find perfect recordings from the golden age of radio due to the equipment used for recording and the fact that many of the recordings were made 60, 70 or even 80 years ago.
HERE'S SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR "LIGHTS OUT":
Lights Out! was the malformed brainchild of NBC-Chicago producer Wyllis Cooper; Arch Obler, one of radio's great writer-directors, assumed responsibility for the series after Cooper went to Hollywood in 1936 to pursue a career in film writing.
"Lights Out" epitomized the unique style of radio drama developed in the Merchandise Mart studios. Its macabre plots were enhanced by creative sound-effects that reproduced the crushing of skulls, the severing of digits and the eating of flesh.
"Lights Out" first aired locally in Chicago (over NBC's owned-and-operated WENR) from January 1st to April 10th of 1934 as a fifteen-minute program. Thereafter the program was expanded to a half-hour. From April 17th of 1935 until August 16th, 1939 "Lights Out" was carried by the NBC network. Supplementing Chicago's skilled corps of radio actors in the spring of 1938 was Boris Karloff, who journeyed to the Windy City to appear on five episodes of the show.
CBS revived "Lights Out" in 1942-43 (originating in New York and Hollywood); NBC brought the series back as a New York-based summer replacement in 1945. NBC-Chicago produced "Lights Out" as a summer replacement series in 1946, making use of the original Cooper-Oboler scripts that popularized the show a decade earlier. The shows original run ended as a summer replacement series for ABC in 1947.
Episode Listing for the "Lights Out" programs included in this collection:
Lights Out - 360617 - Cat Wife
Lights Out - 360805 - Money, Money, Money
Lights Out - 360909 - The Author and the Thing
Lights Out - 360916 - The Sea
Lights Out - 361209 - Nobody Died
Lights Out - 361216 - Poltergeist
Lights Out - 370303 - Sakhalin
Lights Out - 370310 - Chicken Heart
Lights Out - 370317 - State Executioner
Lights Out - 370414 - The Little People
Lights Out - 370512 - Organ
Lights Out - 370526 - Until Dead
Lights Out - 370616 - Meteor Man
Lights Out - 370623 - Happy Ending
Lights Out - 370714 - Lord Marley's Ghost
Lights Out - 371117 - Little Old Lady
Lights Out - 371222 - A Christmas Story WW l
Lights Out - 371227 - Uninhabited
Lights Out - 371229 - The Dark
Lights Out - 380126 - Oxychloride
Lights Out - 380216 - Murder Castle
Lights Out - 380310 - Chicken Heart
Lights Out - 380316 - Superfeature
Lights Out - 380323 - The Dream
Lights Out - 380330 - Valse Triste
Lights Out - 380406 - Cat Wife
Lights Out - 380511 - It Happened
Lights Out - 380608 - Spider
Lights Out - 390426 - Devils Due
Lights Out - 391216 - Nobody Died
Lights Out - 410217 - Special to Hollywood
Lights Out - 421013 - Revolt of the Worms
Lights Out - 421020 - Poltergeist
Lights Out - 421027 - Mungahra (The House is Haunted)
Lights Out - 421103 - Across the Gap (Neanderthal Man)
Lights Out - 421110 - Bon Voyage
Lights Out - 421117 - Come to the Bank
Lights Out - 421201 - Story of Mr Maggs
Lights Out - 421208 - Scoop (Cemetary)
Lights Out - 421215 - A Knock At The Door
Lights Out - 421222 - Meteor Man
Lights Out - 421229 - Valse Triste
Lights Out - 430105 - The Fast One
Lights Out - 430119 - The Devil and Mr Alleycat
Lights Out - 430126 - Protective Mr Drogen (Big Mr. Little)
Lights Out - 430202 - Until Dead
Lights Out - 430209 - He Dug it Up
Lights Out - 430216 - Oxychloride X (Hole, The)
Lights Out - 430223 - They Met at Dorset
Lights Out - 430302 - The Sea
Lights Out - 430309 - Ball, the (Paris Macabre)
Lights Out - 430316 - The Dream
Lights Out - 430323 - The Flame
Lights Out - 430330 - Money, Money, Money ($3,000)
Lights Out - 430406 - Familiar Suddenly Unfamiliar
Lights Out - 430413 - Archer (Ancestor)
Lights Out - 430420 - Kill
Lights Out - 430427 - Execution
Lights Out - 430504 - Heavenly Jeep
Lights Out - 430511 - Murder in the Script Department
Lights Out - 430518 - Spider
Lights Out - 430525 - Little Old Lady (Mrs Kingsley's Report)
Lights Out - 430601 - Ugliest Man in the World (Mr Freak)
Lights Out - 430608 - Organ (Vacation with Death)
Lights Out - 430615 - Prelude to Murder
Lights Out - 430622 - Nature Study
Lights Out - 430629 - Bathysphere
Lights Out - 430706 - The Cliff
Lights Out - 430713 - Visitor From Hades
Lights Out - 430720 - Profits Unlimited
Lights Out - 430727 - The Little People
Lights Out - 430803 - Murder Castle
Lights Out - 430810 - Sakhalin
Lights Out - 430817 - State Executioner (Official Killer)
Lights Out - 430824 - Sub - Basement (Going Down)
Lights Out - 430831 - Immortal Gentleman (Live Forever)
Lights Out - 430907 - Lord Marley's Guest (Hollywood Visitor)
Lights Out - 430914 - The Word
Lights Out - 430921 - Mirage
Lights Out - 450628 - Truth
Lights Out - 450721 - Reunion After Death
Lights Out - 450728 - The Rocket Ship
Lights Out - 450825 - Man In The Middle
Lights Out - 450901 - Lights Out
Lights Out - 450920 - Rocket From Manhattan
Lights Out - 460713 - The Coffin In Studio B
Lights Out - 460727 - Battle Of The Magicians
Lights Out - 460803 - The Revenge of India
Lights Out - 460810 - Ghost on the Newsreel Negative
Lights Out - 460824 - The Signal Man
Lights Out - 470713 - Visitor From Hades
Lights Out - 470716 - Death Robbery
Lights Out - 470730 - The Ring (1st Half Only)
Lights Out - XXXXXX - African Story
Lights Out - XXXXXX - Baby On The Way
Lights Out - XXXXXX - You'll Be Dead In 3 Days
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