"...The Weird Circle was syndicated again decades later to independent stations on reel to reel tape. I know this because I found dozens of boxes of the tapes stored at KZSU Stanford in the early 1990s... They were probably originally sent in the 1970s when there was a resurgence of interest in OTR created by The CBS Radio Mystery Theater and Zero Hour. The actual stories sounded like they were the same 1940s recordings, but the introduction and closing segments had a different voice of an older man, and were probably re-recorded to allow a standardized point for commercials to be inserted..."For these reasons I agree with the Digital Deli data. More here and here. Radio archives agrees and puts the airing of the first program as Sunday, August 29, 1943, the last on Sunday, February 11, 1945.
Friday, February 18, 2011