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Alcatraz Collection

Alcatraz's years of operation (1934-1963) almost directly coincided with the golden age of radio and many old time radio stories were based on the prison. Update: additional episodes

9 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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5 Audio CDs


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"Alcatraz Prison Riot"



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Alcatraz
Incorrigible men against unforgiving nature and the ugliest fortress mankind could build.

An ominous-looking island that's home to men so hardened they wouldn't behave at standard prisons: little wonder Alcatraz has captured the imagination of Americans for nearly a century.

Alcatraz was used as a Federal Penitentiary from 1934-1963 and housed, in addition to prisoners who'd started trouble elsewhere, famous criminals such as Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Mickey Cohen, and Robert Stroud, "The Birdman of Alcatraz."

The men who were there were generally hated and feared by the public. Yet "the Rock" itself gained a reputation as being as vicious as many of its inmates. An episode of Gang Busters--included in this collection--runs down the traits that made Alcatraz escape-proof:

Silence at all times in the cell house; cell bars of two-proof alloys;
photo-electric cells that detect even the smallest pin; machine guns!
Concrete walls! A twenty-foot cyclone fence topped with barbed wire!
Then the water: a mile and-a-half of treacherous tidal currents.

History tells us that no prisoner escaped alive. Incorrigible men against unforgiving nature and the ugliest fortress mankind could build.

It didn't take long after the infamous penitentiary began operating that radio programs began featuring it. Our collection contains episodes of Calling All Cars, Chase and Sanborn Hour, Gang Busters, and March of Time.

The episode of Calling All Cars is called "Bad Men," and stars Gale Gordon. The Gang Busters episode dramatized real events that had happened only nine days earlier. If your tastes run to history and tales of criminals, this collection is for you.
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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    9 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 28 min
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      9 shows - total playtime 4 hours 28 minutes
      1. Calling All Cars 371123 209 Bad Man.mp3
      2. Chase And Sanborn Hour 370606 05 Constance Bennett.mp3
      3. Gang Busters 460511 0433 Case Of Alcatraz Prison Riot.mp3
      4. Gangbusters - John K Giles..mp3
      5. L F 1959 Alcatraz.mp3
      6. March Of Time 380210 Washerwoman Wins Golf Crown.mp3
      7. Pat Novak 490402 008 Father Lahey [Escape From Prison].mp3
      8. Pat Novak 490618 019 Only Way To Make Friends Is To Die.mp3
      9. Stand By For Crime 05 Queenie O'Rourke Murder.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    9 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 28 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      9 shows - total playtime 4 hours 28 minutes
      1. Calling All Cars 371123 209 Bad Man.mp3
      2. Chase And Sanborn Hour 370606 05 Constance Bennett.mp3
      3. Gang Busters 460511 0433 Case Of Alcatraz Prison Riot.mp3
      4. Gangbusters - John K Giles..mp3
      5. L F 1959 Alcatraz.mp3
      6. March Of Time 380210 Washerwoman Wins Golf Crown.mp3
      7. Pat Novak 490402 008 Father Lahey [Escape From Prison].mp3
      8. Pat Novak 490618 019 Only Way To Make Friends Is To Die.mp3
      9. Stand By For Crime 05 Queenie O'Rourke Murder.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    9 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 28 min

    Disc A001

    1. Gangbusters - John K Giles.
    2. L F 1959 Alcatraz
    3. Stand By For Crime 05 Queenie O'Rourke Murder

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    Disc A002

    1. Chase And Sanborn Hour 370606 05 Constance Bennett

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    Disc A003

    1. Calling All Cars 371123 209 Bad Man
    2. March Of Time 380210 Washerwoman Wins Golf Crown

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    Disc A004

    1. Gang Busters 460511 0433 Case Of Alcatraz Prison Riot
    2. Pat Novak 490402 008 Father Lahey [Escape From Prison]

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    Disc A005

    1. Pat Novak 490618 019 Only Way To Make Friends Is To Die

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