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Sunday, May 15, 2011

CBS Radio Mystery Theater

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CBS Radio Mystery Theater (aka Radio Mystery Theater and Mystery Theater, sometimes abbreviated as CBSRMT) was a radio drama series created by Himan Brown that was broadcast on CBS affiliates from 1974 to 1982.

The format was similar to that of classic old time radio shows such as The Mysterious Traveler and The Whistler, in that the episodes were introduced by a host (E. G. Marshall) who provided pithy wisdom and commentary throughout. Unlike the hosts of earlier programs, Marshall is fully mortal, merely someone whose heightened insight and erudition plunge the listener into the world of the macabre.

As with Himan Brown's prior Inner Sanctum Mysteries, each episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater opened and closed with the ominous sound of a creaking crypt door, accompanied by Marshall's disturbing utterance, "Come in. Welcome. I am E. G. Marshall." This was followed by one of Marshall's other catchphrases, usually either "The sound of suspense" or "The fear you can hear." At the conclusion, the door would swing shut, preceded by Marshall's classic sign off, "Until next time, pleasant... dreams?" Marshall hosted the program from January, 1974, until February, 1982, when actress Tammy Grimes took over for the series' last season, maintaining the format.

CBSRMT was broadcast each weeknight, with three or four episodes being new originals, and the remainder were reruns. There were 1,399 original episodes. The total number of broadcasts, including reruns, was 2,969. Each episode was allotted a full hour of airtime, but after commercials and news, episodes typically ran for about 45 minutes.




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  1. . . . . CBSRMT - The best existing recordings must be found and restored, as after CBSRMT ended, it is the REAL end of The " Golden age of radio " The vast majority of the episodes are very well done - writing, acting, direction and production. Time is running out, as any master tapes are degrading every day . . . . . I will gladly volunteer my time . . .I'm disabled with only Social Security as income - If any of you would be kind enough to get together and provide me with all the required equipment ( to use, not keep ) I need something to create a legacy for myself, a give me a goal to reach, and to fight my depression. I'm an old Audio and video fanatic, I love listening to OTR, and I NEED SOMETHING TO DO and to give back.
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