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Grand Central Station

(update) with additional episodes, the new collection is best remembered for its Saturday slot stories, sometime heartwarming, sometimes tragic. Some shows offer twists or psychological tension, and seem to draw upon the writings of that honored New York short story writer, O.Henry.

10 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
or
5 Audio CDs


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"Moon Blind"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Grand Central Station: Dramatic Series (1937 - 1954)

Grand Central Station AdvertisementGrand Central Station is a fine dramatic series that ranges from "coming to New York" stories to character studies of locals who have remade the big Apple in their own image. The show continued on one of the three radio networks through its long run, but is best remembered for the Saturday slot it held from 1944 through 1953. Adults and kids alike listened avidly to the stories, sometime heartwarming, sometimes tragic. Some shows offer twists or psychological tension, and seem to draw upon the writings of that honored New York short story writer, O.Henry.

Created and produced in New York City, it featured many of the many quality talents available: writers, actors and announcers. Alexander Scourby, one of the best radio voices ever, narrates on some. Mason and Hume Cronyn were also featured The show is well paced and solidly done, if a little pedestrian on occasion. It's a human drama show, not a thriller.

Grand Central Station has a wonderfully memorable opening sequence, which featured the rushing train entering Grand Central Station. Anyone who has been lucky enough to have heard the old time radio show, and then entered New York from the North rushing into the belly of New York from Harlem to enter the very monumental Grand Central Station underground knows what a thrilling evocation the show's opening is.

To hear other shows with fine dramatic action, please click on Academy Award Theater, Lux Radio Theater, and Orson Welles Collection. Damon Runyan Theater and Mr. And Mrs. North are radio shows that feature New York City's ambiance, as well as humor and crime. Many shows have detective or thriller themes, yet offer great dramatic delivery…among the best are Suspense and Escape, and the lesser known high adventure series, The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen.

Grand Central StationFor more fine drama evoking the American experience, please see Cavalcade of America, You Are There, Mr. President, The American Trail, Adventures in Research, Destination Freedom, and the WWII related shows, such as the WWII Collection and Words at War.

For more railroad theme old time radio shows, see also: Empire Builders, Railroad Hour, Railroad Collection, Green Valley Line, and Mysterious Traveler.

Please note that some of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.

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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.



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 37 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 37 minutes
      1. Grand Central Station 410701 We Want To Get Married.mp3
      2. Grand Central Station 450120.mp3
      3. Grand Central Station 450321 Grandpa Crashes Through.mp3
      4. Grand Central Station 451201 Larkspur To Feed The Soul.mp3
      5. Grand Central Station 460824 Moon Blind.mp3
      6. Grand Central Station 480313 A Spray Of Minuenet.mp3
      7. Grand Central Station 480918 093 Too Young To Understand.mp3
      8. Grand Central Station 491224 Miracle For Christmas.mp3
      9. Grand Central Station 510815 If The Shoe Doesn't Fit.mp3
      10. Grand Central Station Traditional Christmas Program.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 37 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 37 minutes
      1. Grand Central Station 410701 We Want To Get Married.mp3
      2. Grand Central Station 450120.mp3
      3. Grand Central Station 450321 Grandpa Crashes Through.mp3
      4. Grand Central Station 451201 Larkspur To Feed The Soul.mp3
      5. Grand Central Station 460824 Moon Blind.mp3
      6. Grand Central Station 480313 A Spray Of Minuenet.mp3
      7. Grand Central Station 480918 093 Too Young To Understand.mp3
      8. Grand Central Station 491224 Miracle For Christmas.mp3
      9. Grand Central Station 510815 If The Shoe Doesn't Fit.mp3
      10. Grand Central Station Traditional Christmas Program.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



    10 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 37 min

    Disc A001

    1. Grand Central Station Traditional Christmas Program
    2. Grand Central Station 410701 We Want To Get Married

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    Disc A002

    1. Grand Central Station 450120
    2. Grand Central Station 450321 Grandpa Crashes Through

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    Disc A003

    1. Grand Central Station 451201 Larkspur To Feed The Soul
    2. Grand Central Station 460824 Moon Blind

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    Disc A004

    1. Grand Central Station 480313 A Spray Of Minuenet
    2. Grand Central Station 480918 093 Too Young To Understand

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    Disc A005

    1. Grand Central Station 491224 Miracle For Christmas
    2. Grand Central Station 510815 If The Shoe Doesn't Fit

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