Old Time Radio Quiz

Old Time Radio LogoI was sitting at my desk trying to decide what to write my blog about. Then it hit me that my head is full of Old Time Radio facts that I have no real use for. So, why not do a kind of true or false with OTR? Here are some facts that you may or may not be interested in:

Q1 – Which fictional detective was an “Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend”?
Answer: Boston Blackie – Boston Blackie was created by Jack Boyle and appeared in a series of short stories as a safecracker and jewel thief. In radio, television, and film appearances, Boston Blackie has reformed and become a detective. The radio program ran from 1944 to 1950 with more than 200 episodes made.

Q2 – This show featured mystery, suspense, and horror stories. It began with the elongated sound of a creaking door followed by organ music. Which show was it?
Answer: The Inner Sanctum – One of my very favorites! The Inner Sanctum Mystery was broadcast in 526 episodes between 1941 and 1952. The creaking door was actually a rusty desk chair. The narrator closed with an extended “Pleasannnt dreeeaamms, hmmmmmm.”

Q3 – Richard Boone was known for his television role as Paladin on Have Gun Will Travel in 1957. Which famous character actor played the gunfighter on the radio?
Answer: John Dehner – He was an in-demand character actor who also had the lead role in the 1958 radio Western, Frontier Gentleman. When the radio series premiered the episodes mirrored the television stories. However, as the radio show became more successful original scripts were written.

Q4 – Vincent Price played the character Simon Templar in a popular radio series of the 40s and 50s. What was his alias, which also was the name of the program?
Answer: The Saint – The Saint was a radio adventure program in the United States that featured a character, who in his attempt to help people, remained just one step ahead of the police and the crooks. Several versions of the program appeared on different networks, but the best of them starred Vincent Price!

That is our quiz for this time. If you want to answer more of these type of questions head to US Old Time Radio Trivia Questions & Answers.  Thank you for reading.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have more stories. A man tells us about his sister ghost that just didn’t like him very much. Also, we have a ghost tale from the famous Myrtles Plantation, and Slyvia Shults is back with another edition of ghost stories with Sylvia. This time we hear about her adventure with an ax murder. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listings or find the station closest to you at this link.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
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RAS #388 – Call Of The Shadows

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have some alien fiction, followed by a shadow family reunion, and then Laura tells her, Sharing Is Caring, tale. Have you ever heard of, The Shadow? Well, he makes his podcast debut this week with a story about a conspiracy in the death house. Can The Shadow save the day and the life of his girlfriend, Margo Lane? You will just have to listen to the show to find out.

Featured Story –  Call Of The Shadows

Our featured story this week was sent in by Duane Lopez from Flagstaff Arizona. Duane tells us his creepy adventure about his encounter with a family of shadow people. This is one of the strangest stories that has ever been on the show.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
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Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
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The Truth About Fiction

Mark Twain QuoteWhat is the writer’s accountability to the truth? The very word fiction implies untruth. Do you remember as a child when you heard a story that scared you? Your parents probably told you not to worry because it was just a story. However, for some of them to work you must suspend your disbelief.

I have always believed that every story ever told has some truth in it. We learn by experience and then that experience applies to our stories. So, by default, they do have real components. Mark Twain is noted for saying, “Write what you know.” He wasn’t just talking about knowledge. He meant to write about something that we have experienced on an emotional level and then come out the other side. We have learned a lesson, and have been transformed by its experience. 

Yes, this concept is a little out there, but if you think about it, it is right on the money. So,  even though the tale didn’t really happen it is still partly true.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have three incredible stories sent in by you guys.  Rick tells us a fictional story about an alien visit. Duane has a creepy story about a family of shadow people. And Laura shares a story about caring. Also, The Shadow makes his debut on the podcast. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listings or find the station closest to you at this link.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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RAS #387 – The Faded Woman

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have another installment of Ghost Stories With Sylvia. Next up are two responses to Paula’s creepy hiking story from episode #386. Then Angela tells us about life in Mexico City with a real head-scratcher called The Faded Woman. We end the program with the tale, Cat For A Hat, by Tom Williams.

Featured Story – The Faded Woman

Our featured story this time was sent in by listener Angela White. She tells us a creepy story from her childhood growing up in Mexico city. She also tells us a bit about her heritage and buying and selling on the streets of Mexico’s capital.

Program Note: Sylvia Shults is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and the strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons and The Spirits of Christmas. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more on her WordPress Home Page. 

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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The News – July 2019

It has been an eventful time here at Ron’s Amazing Stories.

We have opened Pandora’s box:

Pandora LogoRon’s Amazing Stories is now on Pandora. The music giant has opened its doors to podcasts. I signed up several months ago to be part of the beta release program but failed to make the cut. However, my service provider, Libsyn, Just informed me that our podcast was picked up and now can be heard there. This completes a project that I have been working on for a long time, which was to have the show on the major radio platforms. I called them the big 5. We are now on Tune In Radio, Stitcher Radio, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Pandora. I want to thank all of you that listen to the show on these services because you made this happen! If you listen to the show on Pandora please be sure to hit that thumbs up for Ron’s Amazing Stories.

Audible:

Audible LogoIn addition to the Pandora news, we are also been added to the Audible family. Each week on the blog I will make a recommendation of an audiobook from their huge library. Did you know that they have over 180,000 different titles to choose from? As you know I am a huge fan of short stories. My latest joy is, Can Such Things Be?, By Ambrose Bierce. Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran. The book contains twenty-four short stories in the typical Bierce tradition. They are ghostly, spooky, and best listened to in the dark. Can Such Things Be? was released in 1893, but don’t let the age fool you. The stories remind us that anything is possible, and at any time. You can have this book today! Audible is offering us a free audiobook and 30 days to give you the opportunity to check out their service. To download your free audiobook today go to audibletrial.com/ronsmazingstories.

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week Sylvia Shults is back with another round of Ghost Stories With Sylvia.  This time we talk about Crystals and their uses. Also, on the show more of your stories and a few surprises. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
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