The Buck Rogers Poll – Closed

The Buck Rodgers Poll

On Episode #485 – Dagger Heart Station we played the the first three episodes of a Buck Rodgers story titled The Gyro-Cosmic Realivator. After that show I asked you come here and take poll. What I want to know is if you would like to make the serials of the golden age of radio a recurring part of the show. For now I am only interested in how you want to complete this story. Please take a moment and vote. Thank you for reading – Ron

Voting is closed on this. Thank you to everyone that took a moment to take the poll

-Ron

The Story Of Buck Rogers

This week on the podcast we are trying something new. I have always wanted to have a segment of the show where we play a series of stories in the form of a serial. Back in the day they didn’t donate a full half hour to a complete story. They played it out in 15 minute segments. Each day you would come back and listen to the next installment. One of these was Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century.  

Buck Rogers was initially broadcast as a 15-minute show on CBS Radio on Monday through Thursday. It first aired November 7, 1932, until May 22, 1936. In 1936, it moved to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule and created 720 episodes equal to 180 hours of story time. Mutual Broadcasting System brought the show and broadcast it three days a week until 1940.

This week on the program we will have the first three episodes of a story that aired in 1939. This one tells the story of Buck Rogers in a unique and wonderful way. Buck must face off with Killer Cane who has taken his prototype of a brand new rocketship. It is titled Gyro-Cosmic Realivator. At the end of the program I will have a special request for everyone who wants to take part.

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) 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
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These Are Your Stories #6 – Big Mack

USAT John L. Clem

John “Big Mack” McConnell who just had his 92nd birthday sent this story in via his great grandson John the 4th, who is 9 years old.  The story takes place in June of 1944 on board the hospital ship The USAT John L. Clem.  They had just entered the Mediterranean Sea for service and were tasked as a transport ship. They would take injured personnel from Sicily or Naples and then take them to either Oran or Algiers. It was a rough time in that area. Constant battles meant constant movement. They even came under fire from time to time. 

The John Clem was an old ship, had various names during her travels, and she had served in both wars. She was built in 1917 as a cruise ship and Big Mack was it’s most recent ship’s engineer. The crew had come to believe the ship was haunted. Everyone on board including crew, support troops and patients all could tell some kind of story. 

Here is Big Mack’s Story:

We were the only Hospital Ship in the area that day in August.  So, it was up to us to take both American and German injured. We would have to come fairly close to shore to load the victims of this bloody assault.  There were so many that it was all hands on deck loading them. A man, clear as day, took my hands in his and pulled me to the deck. A second later a round of machine gun fire hit the lifeboat that I had been unloading. If I had been standing there I would have been hit and probably killed. Unfortunately, this was a common event (stray gunfire happened a lot). 

I looked around to thank the man and I found that not only was I alone, but the soldier I was helping was gone too. I don’t know what happened, others who saw the event told me it looked to them like I had just fallen down. Lucky fall and all.  I kept the truth to myself, but I know I just hadn’t fallen down.

John “Big Mack” McConnell

To “Big Mack” I say thank you for sharing your story with us, and more importantly thank you for your service.

This Week’s Podcast: The show this week Sylvia Shults is back with another round of stories for us. This time we tackle the subject of The Time Slip. A window into the past and a phantom fist fight are among the stories you will hear. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) 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

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The Stories In Rear View – Part 2

Rons Picture

After the year we have had, and if we are all being honest, do we really want to review it? I for one do not! However, there is something worth our time. This past year has seen more stories than ever submitted to the show. We have had more great adventures, amazing encounters and some strangeness that can’t be explained. There is no way we can listen to every story that was sent in. However, what we can do is pick one story for each month. On the podcast last week we began our year in review. We presented the best listener stories from January to July of 2020. What I have for this week’s podcast is the rest of the story with August through December.  

Also, on the show is an incredible reading of a story called The Stowaway. You will have to hear this one to appreciate it. He stole a ride to the moon in search of glory, but found a far different destiny.

See you this Thursday,

-Ron

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) 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

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The Stories In Rear View

New Year 2021

Okay, so what does that title mean? Well …it is a plug for this week’s podcast. 

We are close to a new year and I thought that we should do a review. But after the year we have had, and if we are all being honest, do we really want to review it? I for one do not! However, there is something worth our time. This past year has seen more stories than ever submitted to the show. Probably due to our self isolation. We have had more great adventures, amazing encounters and some strangeness that can’t be explained. There is no way we can listen to every story that was sent in. However, what we can do is pick one story for each month. That is what I have for this week’s podcast. I have picked what I think are best listener stories from January to December.  It was tough job picking just 12 stories, but I think I have done it.  You will have to be the judge.

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) 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:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?