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The Police Reporter - Pgm 25

November 19th, 2010

We're almost at the end of our run of the syndicated 1930s "true crime" drama series, "The Police Reporter".  Program 26 is the next to last episode in the series and concerns the 1924 murder of John Nungesser by Emil Fricker in Highland, Illinois.  A genealogy website has more on the real case.

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The show was digitized from an original shellac Radio Release, Ltd transcription, pressed by Allied Recording in Hollywood, matrix number A-1126.  The side is dated 5/9/35 in pencil on the disc label.

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  • Dr. OTR

    Interesting that, with only a couple of shows left to broadcast, they’re soliciting suggestions from the listeners for true crimes to dramatize. Did they not know the end was near? Did they hope to churn out more shows? Or were perhaps more episodes produced?

    Nov 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm