KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe
Philip Marlowe - “The Medium Was Rare” - KCAL Spring show - March 29 - 31, 2019

Philip Marlowe - “The Medium Was Rare” - KCAL Spring show - March 29 - 31, 2019

April 3, 2020

This episode of the old-time radio show Philip Marlowe is called "The Medium Was Rare" and was performed by the KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe during its Spring show, March 29 - 31, 2019. The episode was originally broadcast on September 8, 1951. 

Cast, in order of appearance, is David Damron (Philip Marlowe), Doug Fain (Announcer), Denise Cline (Mary), Steve Watts (Cookie), Carolyn Threlkeld (Lillian Collins), Norman Cline (Pat the taxi driver and Chezano), Larette Blackford (Sylvia Jennings), Billy Holland (Bruno and the Officer) and Susan Clements (Madame),.

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Romance - “Richer by One Christmas” - KCAL Christmas Show - December 13 - 15, 2019

Romance - “Richer by One Christmas” - KCAL Christmas Show - December 13 - 15, 2019

April 3, 2020

This episode of the old-time radio show Romance is called "Richer by One Christmas" and was performed by the KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe during its Christmas show, December 13 - 15, 2019. The episode was originally broadcast on December 24, 1955. 

Cast, in order of appearance, is Buddy Teater (Announcer), Denise Cline (Evelyn), David Damron (Peter), Billy Holland (Phil), Carolyn Threlkeld (Mother), Larette Blackford (Evvy), Norman Cline (Mr. Thompson and the Clerk), and Connie McDonald (Woman).

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Father Knows Best “Christmas Program” - KCAL Christmas show - December

Father Knows Best “Christmas Program” - KCAL Christmas show - December

April 3, 2020

This episode of the old-time radio show Father Knows Best is called "Christmas Program" and was performed by the KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe during its winter show, December 13 - 15, 2019. The episode was originally broadcast on December 24, 1953, on the NBC Radio Network. 

Cast, in order of appearance, is Larette Blackford (Kathy), Connie McDonald (Margaret), Buddy Teater (announcer), Norman Cline (Jim), Carolyn Threlkeld (Betty), David Damron (Bud), Denise Cline (Maggie), and Billy Holland (Tom). 

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“The Philadelphia Story” - KCAL Spring Show - March 29 - 31, 2019

“The Philadelphia Story” - KCAL Spring Show - March 29 - 31, 2019

April 3, 2020

This is a reproduction of the classic movie and radio show "The Philadelphia Story" which starred Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart.  It was performed by the KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe during it's Spring show, March 29 - 31, 2019. The episode was originally broadcast March 17, 1947, as an episode of the Screen Guild Theater on the CBS Radio Network.  

Cast, in order of appearance, is Doug Fain(announcer), Steve Watts (Mr. Kidd), Larette Blackford (Miss Liz Embry), Billy Holland (Conner), Susan Clements (Miss Wallace and Dinah), Norman Cline (C.K. Dexter Haven), Carolyn Threlkeld (Mrs. Lords), Denise Cline (Tracy Lords), and David Damron (commercial announcer).

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“Our Miss Brooks” from the KCAL Fall 2019 show

“Our Miss Brooks” from the KCAL Fall 2019 show

April 1, 2020

This episode of the old-time radio show Our Miss Brooks is called "Friday the 13th" and was performed by the KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe during it's fall show, September 13 - 15, 2019. The episode was originally broadcast May 15, 1949. 

Cast, in order of appearance, is: David Damron (announcer), Connie McDonald (Miss Brooks), Denise Cline (Mrs. Davis), David Damron (Walter), Steve Watts (Stretch), Larette Blackford (Harriet Conklin), Doug Fain (Mr. Conklin), Norman Cline (Mr. Boynton)

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KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe - The Whistler - “Urge to Kill: - Sept. 13 - 15, 2019

KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe - The Whistler - “Urge to Kill: - Sept. 13 - 15, 2019

March 31, 2020

This episode of the old-time radio show The Whistler is called "Urge to Kill" and was performed by the KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe during it's fall show, September 13 - 15, 2019. The episode was originally broadcast October 4, 1942 on CBS Radio.

Cast, in order of appearance, include David Damron (Announcer), Doug Fain (The Whistler), Norman Cline (Henry Drake), Denise Cline (Ethel the secretary), Steve Watts (Philip Putnam), David Damron (Dr. Shultz), Connie McDonald (Miss Burton, secretary to Dr. Shultz), Larette Blackford (Rita Drake), and Doug Fain (Jackson the butler).

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“Duffy’s Tavern” from 2019 KCAL Summer Show

“Duffy’s Tavern” from 2019 KCAL Summer Show

July 3, 2019

From the 2019 KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe's "Triple Threat Comedy Hour", performed live June 21-23 at the KCAL Radio Theater in downtown Nicholasville, Kentucky, is this episode of "Duffy's Tavern". The episode was called "Archie Cuts Prices by 10%" and originally aired December 29, 1950. Troupe members include Doug Fain as Archie the manager, David Damron as Eddie, Steve Watts as Finnegan, Larette Blackford as Ms. Duffy and Norman Cline as the telephone voices and announcer. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1550862421814070/

“Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye” & “The Philadelphia Story” from the KCAL Spring Spectacular March, 2019

“Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye” & “The Philadelphia Story” from the KCAL Spring Spectacular March, 2019

April 10, 2019

From the 2019 KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe Spring Spectacular show performed March 29-31, 2019.  The first you will hear is an episode of the old-time radio show "Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye".  The episode that is reproduced is "The Medium Was Rare" and originally aired on September 8, 1951. Featured in this episode are (in order of appearance) KCAL troupe members David Damron as Phillip Marlowe, Denise Cline as Mary, Steve Watts as Cookie, Carolyn Threlkeld as Lillian, Norman Cline as Pat the Taxi Driver and Chezano, Larette Blackford as Sylvia, Billy Holland as Bruno and the police officer, Susan Clements as Madame, Eddie Clements on sound effects and Doug Fain, announcer and music. 

The second episode is the radio version of the film classic "The Philadelphia Story" which starred Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, and Cary Grant. It originally aired March 17, 1947. Featured in this reproduction (in order of appearance) are KCAL Troupe members Steve Watts as Mr. Kidd, Larette Blackford as Liz, Billy Holland as Conner, Norman Cline as Dexter, Susan Clements as Ms. Wallace and Dinah, Carolyn Threlkeld as Mrs. Lords, Denise Cline as Tracy, Eddie Clements on sound effects, David Damron as the commercial announcer and Doug Fain, announcer and music. 

We have attempted to make this sound just like it would have back in the 40s and 50s on a vintage radio set including the quality of the sound.

Dragnet episode “The Big Cat ” from the KCAL 2017 Summer Spectacular

Dragnet episode “The Big Cat ” from the KCAL 2017 Summer Spectacular

August 6, 2018

From the 2017 KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe Summer Spectacular show performed July 7-9, 2017. This is an episode of the old-time radio show "Dragnet". The episode that is reproduced is "The Big Cat" and originally aired on June 15, 1954. Featured in this episode are KCAL troupe members Norman Cline as Frank Smith, Doug Fain as Joe Friday, David Damron as Clarence Havill and Sidney Norton and Denise Cline as Lillian Havill. We have attempted to make this sound just like it would have back in 1954 on a vintage radio set including the quality of the sound.

“ChristmasTiME in Nicholasville” from the 2017 KCAL Christmas Show

“ChristmasTiME in Nicholasville” from the 2017 KCAL Christmas Show

December 12, 2017

From the 2017 KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe's "A Hometown Christmas" show performed December 8, 9, and 10. This is an episode called "ChristmasTiME in Nicholasville" written by cast member David Damron. The story, based on Dickens "A Christmas Carol" takes place in 1952 at the Ben Franklin store that sat in Downtown Nicholasville, Kentucky.  Featured in this episode, in order of appearance,  are KCAL troupe members Doug Fain as Cres Criner, Susan Clements as Mildred Criner, David Damron as Charlie Esposito of WNVL Radio, Denise Cline as Mary, Carolyn Threlkeld as Jenny, Norman Cline as Mike, Connie McDonald as her grandmother Renlyn Foley, Steve Watts as his father Letch Watts, Buddy Teater as his father Bob Teater, Larette Blackford as Betty, Billy Holland as the Ghost and Eddie Clements on sound effects. The names and places you hear referenced were real although we did have to embellish their personalities a bit (Mr. Criner really was a nice fellow but we had to have someone play Scrooge!) We have attempted to make this sound just like it would have back in 1952 on a vintage radio set including the quality of the sound.  Merry Christmas from all of us at KCAL and the Creative Art League of Jessamine County!