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Boston Blackie Old Time Radio Program

Boston Blackie

1/2 hour detective episodes

“enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friends”

 

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Boston Blackie episode 1
Boston Blackie episode 2

Boston Blackie was a jailbird, but he got out and has gone legit. Well, sort of legit anyway. He is on the right side of the law, but just barely. Now he is a private detective with a fondness for the quick quip or the quick upper right. His intelligence was sharply contrasted with the idiocy of the police department, led by Inspector Faraday.

Boston Blackie started in silent movies, then a series of (at best) B movies, starting with “Meet Boston Blackie” in 1941, from there he moved to radio in 1944, and then onto television. The role of Boston was played on the radio by Chester Morris, who also starred in the movies. Later Richard Kollmar played the part. This is one of the lighter private detective shows, somewhere between a kid show and for adults, put right smack in the middle of fun. One critic referred to it as a ‘guilty pleasure’. While it may not be great radio it can be a lot of fun.

Unfortunately, the episodes for Boston Blackie are not labeled, nor do they give the original air date. And we are not sure if they are in the correct chronological order, on the other hand we have 182 of em.

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All of our Old Time Radio Programs are in MP3 format. You can play them on your computer, you can transfer them to MP3 players (like the IPod), but, by and large, you cannot play them on stereos, walkmen, or car radios.

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.
You can purchase these episodes on CD or you can download them.
To purchase on CD: To download:

Click on the Buy on CD button. A few dollars will be added for shipping depending on your zip code and how many CDs you order. Pay with Paypal (you can use a credit card even if you do not have a Paypal account). You will receive a receipt from Paypal. We will mail you the CD(s) within a few days. Usually we get the CDs in the mail the next day. Shipping usually takes 2-3 days via USPS. The episodes will be in mp3 format.

 

 

  • You save money on the cost of the episodes and you don't pay any shipping.
  • Click on the Download button. Pay with Paypal (you can use a credit card even if you do not have a Paypal account).
  • After you pay you will be returned to our site to a page with a series of links to zip files. Click on the links to download the zip files. These episodes are downloadable in large zip files.
  • To open a zip file you need software to "unzip" it. Your computer may already have unzip software, if this is the case, just click on the file and your software will automatically open up and you can unzip the files. If your computer doesn't have an unzip program, you can get one from the internet. The most popular is probably winzip (www.winzip.com), however, we use Zip Wizard by Coffeecup Software because its pretty good, easy to use, and free. (http://www.coffeecup.com/zip-wizard/)
  • The files are large - it will take you a few minutes to download each file. Each zip file is around 40MBs. A full CD worth of episodes takes about 14 large files. if you are on a dial-up connection, we highly recommend you buy a CD.
  • You will receive an e-mail receipt from Paypal, and we will send you an additional e-mail with the links.

 


Buy CD 1: $4.50
Buy CD 2: $4.50
Buy CD 3: $4.50
Buy CD 4: $4.50
Buy CD set 1-4: $14.00

 

 

 

Download Set 1 only $3.50

Download Set 2 only $3.50

Download Set 3 only $3.50

Download Set 4 only $3.50

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Disk one has 37 episodes
Disk two has 41 episodes
Disk three has 49 episodes
Disk four has 55 episodes

 


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