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Buck Rogers/ Flash Gordon Old Time Radio Program
Buck Rogers/ Flash Gordon
Welcome to the space adventures of the future, as predicted in the
Buck first aired in 1932 as a 15
minute serial adventure, and became one of the first hit childrenís
programs on the radio. This radio program was based on the hit newpaper
comic strip of Buck Rogers. Buck is a 20th Century man
caught in mine, and wakes up in the 25th Century. He
joins up with the lovely Wilma Deering and the scientific Doctor
Heur. (for those who remember the 70s tv show, luckily there is
no Tweekie the talking robot.) The villain is Killer Kane. Other
characters include Aardala Valmar (evil) and Black Barney (good).
As a pioneering childrenís show, the program went through several
changes. It started in 1932 as a 15 minute serial, the show went
off the air in 1936, but came back in 1939, on three times a week,
but then in 1940 it was only on Saturdays in a half hour format.
The show ended in 1947. (When Buck finally catches Killer Kane,
and the ultimate battle commences, and the final fight takes almost
the entire episode.)
The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures
of Flash Gordon radio program started in 1935, based on the hit
newspaper comic strip. Flash is the great All-American star athlete,
who gets shanghaied into an interstellar trip with the beautiful
Dale Arden, and Doctor Zarkov. (Please disregard any resemblance
to Buck Rogers, the beautiful Wilma Deering, and Doctor Heur Ė itís
just a coincidence, Iím sure.)
They fly through space to the idealic planet of Mongo, except for
Mongoís cruel tyrant, Ming the Merciless. The last episode of Flash
Gordon, which, sadly we do not have, has Flash meeting up with Jungle
Jim, (Another coincidence, that Jungle Jim and Flash Gordon are
both properties own by Hearst.)
Both Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers have remained in American pop
culture, there have been cheesey movie serials, comic books, radio
programs, cartoons, movies, there must have been breakfast cereals,
toys, and more.
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The sound quality of Old Time Radio Programs can vary greatly.
Some episodes are excellent, others you have to turn up the
volume a little and ignore the static. All of the episodes can
be listened to and enjoyed. You can listen to our free samples
to get a feel for how the programs sound.
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