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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Sep 30, 2010

What you see here are the innards of a Long Distance Locator that sells for $1595. 

According to an engineer who disassembled it, the circuit board comes from an AM transistor radio that sold at Radio Shack for $6.99. 

He also says this pricey machine detects nothing but AM radio stations. 

Here's a full report: 


Sep 27, 2010

This is the show that evolved into television's I Love Lucy.

Three years before Lucy and Ricky on TV, there were Liz and George on the radio. 

The radio program was called My Favorite Husband, and many of the radio episodes were rewritten for use as scripts on the I Love Lucy TV show.

Lucy played Liz, but George was...


Sep 23, 2010

The rundown is one of the most exciting plays in softball. 

This show looks at the rundown from both the runner and fielder sides. 

The runner can be ejected from the game if he makes one particular mistake, and the fielder can also be thrown out if he breaks one particular rule. 

Hear about them both in this program.


Sep 20, 2010

Inner Sanctum Mysteries ran from 1941 to 1952, and in those 11 years over 500 shows were broadcast. 

Many old-time listeners refer to it by its signature sound effect, The Creaking Door.  It was hosted by a ghoulish character who enjoyed bad puns.

The show was similar to television’s Twilight Zone, with stories that...


Sep 16, 2010

Everybody hunts modern schoolyards, but what about the old, abandoned schoolhouses out in the country?  In this show we offer some tricks to help you find these often forgotten rural schoolyards.  We also tell you how to discover where in those schoolyards you are most likely to find the good stuff.

For more tips and...