Category Archives: tabloids

Editor takes on publisher’s pal: Big Town 1937

https://otrrlibrary.org/OTRRLib/Library%20Files/B%20Series/Big%20Town/Big%20Town%20371123%20006%20Fake%20Accident%20Racket.mp3 I’m finally catching up with the first year of “Big Town” with Edward G. Robinson… the long-running series that eventually adopted a “flaming sword” slogan paraphrased at the top of this blog. I have long been curious about the … Continue reading

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How do you know so much, paperboy?

“How do you know so much, paperboy?” — Detective Danny Clover to reporter Jed Stacy. https://archive.org/download/OTRR_Broadway_Is_My_Beat_Singles/BIMB_49-08-11_ep005_The_Jane_Darwell_Murder_Case.mp3 “Broadway is My Beat” was a mystery series broadcast from February 1949 to August 1954 by the same CBS network that brought audiences Crime … Continue reading

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Newspaper stories behind a September Song

Knickerbocker Holiday (Theater Guild on the Air, Dec. 1945). The hit song remained, but the “journalist” character disappeared in the radio adaptation of the musical “Knickerbocker Holiday” — one of many films that were presented in radio versions. The radio … Continue reading

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Tabloid Editors Repent!

For students watching the 1931 film “Five Star Final” with Edward G. Robinson as a guilt-ridden tabloid editor, and for anyone looking for an audio alternative to the old-movie experience, here is something close to a radio sequel to the … Continue reading

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