Have you heard The Whistler? Old time radio mystery and horror
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I am The Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes... I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak. So tonight, I tell you this story....
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If you lived near a west coast CBS radio affiliate between May 16, 1942 and September 22, 1955
, you probably heard The Whistler
, or at least knew of the radio mystery series that was somewhat in the style of the better-known franchise, The Shadow
. If you missed it, you can catch up on Archive.org, with selections from 1942
, 1951 and '52
, or browse through a collection of 502 episodes
If you're wary of just diving into the unknown, here are a few short plot summaries
, sorting the episodes alphabetically by title.
If you want to these episodes in easier-to-download collections, Archive.org offers 30 CD-sized "certified" ZIP-compressed collections
(certified that the episodes are properly identified and labeled).