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This Is Your FBI - August 15, 1952 - syndication version

March 25th, 2017

Here’s another in our series of a half-dozen programs in the series “This Is Your FBI”, dubbed from early 1970s syndication masters.  Normally, later syndication versions of old time radio programs wouldn’t be of much interest to collectors, but I’m posting these because of the incredible sound.  When producing the syndicated version, the producers took out the original 50s era master tapes and dubbed them to create the dubbing master heard in this post.  The commercials are omitted, but the program is otherwise as it was originally broadcast.

Our episode this week is “The Dime-A-Dance Stick-Up”, originally broadcast August 15, 1952.  The story concerns a woman, working in a dance hall, who gets mixed up with a man injured in a bank job.

I think this might be a program in the series not circulating among collectors.

Our mp3 was transferred from an original full-track quarter-inch reel to reel tape running at 15 inches per second, captured at 24 bit/96 kHz from a ten inch reel.  The programs were edited for this 1970s syndication run at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles.

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