Gremlin Time

If you're looking to hear a good story, tune in Gremlin Time.  The bedtime radio show for grown-ups, broadcasts on the 3rd Monday of every month.  Sad stories that make deep people happy. Tales of action & mystery to challenge the intellectal. Funny stories for the serious minded.  And accounts of  terror & romance for the too comfortable. 

 A full hour on the 3rd Monday of every month as part of KBOO's 11PM Monday Radio Theatre Block.

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Gremlin Time

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:00am
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the bed-time radio show for grown ups

Tonight, two radio dramas. First, the 3D Radio Theater presents an adaptation of  a short story by Gar Anthony Haywood called Moving Pictures.Two  film fanatics move to Hollywood with dreams of becoming  big time screenwriters. But, instead, they find themselves on the run for murder!

"Two Corpses on a Barge", by George Simenon

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:00am
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"Two Corpses on a Barge", by George Simenon

"Two Corpses on a Barge", by George Simenon, a murder mystery featuring Inspector Maigret, set in the French countryside.

Gremlin Time on 04/21/14

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:00am
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Radio Theater

Gremlin Time on 03/17/14

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:00am
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Radio Theater

Gremlin Time presents From a View to a Kill by Ian Fleming

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:00am
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The bed time radio show for grown ups

Red Ryder presents today's classic spy adventure. In the late 1950's, British Intelligence agent, Lt. Commander James Bond is passing through Paris after a failed mission in Eastern Europe, is ordered to look into the disappearance of NATO dispatch messengers. This is one of only a handful of James Bond short stories written by Ian Fleming, and contains much of what were the highlights of the novels; a look at the workings of the intelligence service, high speed action, an attractive woman with an unusual name, and bit of a travel guide to a foreign city.

Gremlin Time Presents excerpts from The Manuscript found in Sargossa

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:00am
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live reading
We usually do our live reading show in November. But, this year we presented some audio dramas in honor of  the 50th aniversary of the great British television show, Doctor Who. So, we'll start the year out with a live show. tonight, Fortunato will read the first two chapters of The Sargossa Manuscript by Jan Potocki. Set in the early 1700s, a young Walloon guard Alphonso van Worden sets off for Madrid through the haunted Sierra Morena. Along the way he incounters two lovely Moorism Princesses, aa well as some blood thirsty ghosts of executed bandits. The chapeters are from the most recent translation by Ian Maclean.

Gremlin Time presents 'The Father Christmas Letters' by J.R.R.Tolkien featuring Red Ryder

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 12/16/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:00am
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The bed time radio show for grown ups
It's that time of year once again, when there is a new movie out based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and Gremlin Time continues its yearly tradition of presenting The Father Christmas Letters also by J.R.R. Tolkien. So tune in as Red Ryder presents stories of the magical happenings at the North Pole as Father Christmas and his elves not only prepare the presents for the world's children but have to protect them from greedy goblins who want to steal them. Especially the train sets.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 12:00am
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Radio dramas featuring Doctor Who.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the BBC Television show Doctor Who, Gremlin Time will  present a couple of radio dramas featuring the wandering Time Lord. No Place Like Home, features the 5th Doctor, played by Peter Davison. And, Storm Warning, part one, the very first audio adventure featuring the 8th Doctor, Paul McGann.

Gremlin Time on 10/21/13

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:00am
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Radio Theater

Vulture's Sanctuary by Robert E. Howard

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:00am
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A classic pulp western adventure.

Tonight, Vulture's Santuary, a lone cowboy, Big Bill Calahan, known as Big Mac, stops off in the lawless town of Capitan, for a drink in  the saloon. Soon his plans for a vacation in California are foiled as he finds himself instead headed into a fortress like, mountain hideout to rescue a young woman from a band of desperadoes.

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Dean and Me by Jerry Lewis

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 08/15/2011

We present some excerpts from Dean and Me a Love Story, by Jerry Lewis. Which recalls his days working with Dean Martin, long before The Rat Pack, and even Elvis, when mobs of people would  fill the streets around the theaters they were appearing in.

Starting in the summer of 1946 Martin and Lewis became the most popular comedy team of all time. Performing before the largest sell out crowds anyone had ever seen, in every major city.  Also appearing on early television broadcasts and on radio. By 1950, they arrived in Hollywood and would make 16 movies before going their separate ways in 1956. Both going on to such fabulous careers of their own, that their pardnership is practically unknown to young audiences.



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The Valley of the Lost by Robert E. Howard

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Gremlin Time
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Sun, 07/03/2011

 After surviving a bloody ambush, as result a long running feud between families on the open ranges of West Texas, and with the murderous McQuil clan in hot pursuit, John Reynolds hides out in what is known as a 'haunted valley'. To say anything more than this, would spoil the enjoyment of this amazing tale by Robert E. Howard.

The Case of the Irate Witness by Earl Stanley Gardner

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 06/20/2011

On his way to a well deserved, fishing vacation, famous trial lawyer Perry Mason, finds himself enlisted to defend a man accused of stealing a company town's payroll. Not only does the defendant have a criminal record, but part of the stolen money is found at his home. 

Unlike what is falsely stated in the introduction of this program. This is the only short story written by Earl Stanley Gardner featuring Perry Mason with courtroom 'fireworks'! First printed in Collier's Magazine in 1953, four years before the long running CBS television series began in 1957. It was later expanded, with the addition of a murder, to become the 11th episode of the show's third season, in January of 1960, as The Case of the Violent Village.

Our presentation was originally broadcast when Gremlin Time was a weekly, 30 min. show. And back then we read an abridged version. For this program, Fortunato reads the edited out opening passages, and Red Ryder presents the main part of the story. We've also filled out the show with a couple of selections to evoke the 1950s presented as a musical break.

We open this program with an audio homage to the great TV series Perry Mason, featuring the voices of series regulars Raymond Burr as Perry Mason, Barbara Hale as Della Street, William Hopper as Paul Drake, and William Talman as D.A. Hamilton Burger. Also, a special appearance by guest star Edgar Buchanan.

This Moment of the Storm by Roger Zelazny

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Gremlin Time
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Tue, 04/19/2011

In a far future, 566 hundred year old marshal, Justin Godfrey Holmes, and the colonists on a distant planet brace for the many dangers unleashed by a massive storm. Besides the normally hostile, native animals of the planet, now driven out of the woods and rivers by the wide spread flooding, the colonists themselves start to turn on each other.

3D Radio presents This Moment of the Storm, a classic science fiction tale written by Roger Zelazny, and first published in the June 1963 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.  Featuring Woody Creek, Mrs White, and Fortunato.

Gremlin Time presents Moving Pictures by Gar Anthony Haywood

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 03/21/2011

A 3D Radio  adaptation of Moving Pictures by Gar Anthony Haywood. Danny Floyd and Farrel Johns team up to break into the big time Hollywood screenwriting game. Unfortunatly, the only way they are able to get any attention from the Hollywood press is to commit murder! This 3D Radio Production features Woody Creek, Captain Redgoat MacHaggus, Eddie Gold, Fortunato, Tommy Hollywood, and Blue Mallard. Program contains Adult Language that is not suitable for young listerners!

Gremlin Time presents a story of feline cunning.

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Mon, 01/17/2011

We present 'How a Cat Played Robinson Crusoe', by  Charles G.D. Roberts. Accidentally stranded on an off shore, barrier island, a cat must use all her hunting skills and feline cunning to survive the coming winter. But her situation worses as first a large storm brings an invasion of rats. And, as winter snows cover the island, owls from the mainland make nightly hunting sorties.  Read by Rose Noir

 

The Bungalow House by Thomas Ligotti - A Gremlin Time Halloween Special

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Gremlin Time
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Tue, 11/23/2010

For Halloween, we present a short story about a young man who is captivated by the errie descriptions of abandoned houses and factories which he hears on the strange recordings of an unknown performance artist.  Fortunato is joined by Van Dyke Brown and Ruby Red in presenting this tale by one of the modern masters of horror fiction Thomas Laggotti.

The Treasure Ship by Rapheal Sabbatini

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 03/15/2010

Irishman Peter Blood and his crew of escaped slaves and political prisoners have taken their captured Spainish Galleon to the free port of Tortuga to elude both the Spainish and British Navies. But their ship is undermaned, and they soon realise that she is prised by other bigger and more ruthless pirate crews. Especially that commanded the notorius Captain Easterling. So, Captain Blood and his men set sail one night, hoping to make a Dutch port where they can resupply for a crossing back to Europe. But Captain Easterling and his bloodthursty crew of pirates are in hot pursuit.

Fortunato reads this High Seas Adventure, set during the glory days of the Spainish Main, written by the master of the swashbucking adventure, Rapheal Sabbatini, and featuring his most famous hero Captain Blood.

Sherlock Holmes and The Man With the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Gremlin Time
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Fri, 01/01/2010

NEW YEARS DAY SPECIAL. - The Man With the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

One night in June, 1889, Doctor Watson is called away from his home on a strange errand of mercy, which takes him to a sinister opium den located near the docks in London's East End. Where, to his astonishment, he finds disguised as an aged drug addict none other than Sherlock Holmes! Who promtly asks his old friend to accompany him on one of the most baffling cases he has ever come across. This story was among Conan Doyles's first 12 mystery short stories to appear in the Strand Magazine in 1889, and the1890 collection, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

We had first presented this story back in the 1980s, when our show was only half an hour long. And so we had to cut out some pages of the story to fit in this time slot. For this new presentation, Fortunato will read these first couple of 'missing' pages. And then Red Ryder will present the remaining text of  this Classic Sherlock Holmes Mystery.  After the story, Fortunato will present a quick overview of other Sherlock Holmes movies, and books by other writers, that may be of interest. [Much of the background music for this presentation was excerpted from the moive soundtrack composed by Miklos Rosza for the Billy Widler film 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes']

THE CAT MAN by Byron Liggett

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Gremlin Time
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Fri, 10/30/2009

Our final Halloween offering is a reairing of one of Gremlin Time's original programs from back in the early 1980s, which we would reair even then around this time of year. 'The Cat Man' by Byron Liggett and presented by RED RYDER. An author named Foster comes to the South Pacific to find solitude on an island he has purchased, where he can live and write.  He hires the story's narrator, Capt. Rogers, to transport himself, his belongings and about six, male and female cats to the isolated atol. Over the next three years, Rogers watches in horror as the felines multiple into the hundreds, and is unable to stop fate's appalling inevitability.

This is the original broadcast version, the master recordings have been lost. So the music background is a little choppy due to the mixing of  records and reel to reel tapes in real time behind the reading. The music includes excerpts from 'The Rite of Spring', performed by Herbert Laws, the piano solo is Sun Ra playing 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child', with excerpts from the movie soundtracks of 'White Witch Doctor' and 'The Thing From Another World'.

I originally found this story in a paperback collection of horror stories from 1961 Things With Claws edited byWhet and Halli Burnett published by Ballantine Books. And have found nothing about the author Byron Liggett.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 

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