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Twists and turns in plot are as many as fast as possible in these 15-minute series about Police HQ.

39 old time radio show recordings
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"Infiltrating The Mob"



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Police drama (1932)

Bruce Eells Associates produced this 15-minute series that was then an early syndication, via Broadcasters Program Syndicate/Bruce Eells and Associates syndication. As was usual then, music filled the first part of the show, so that the local station announcer could do a commercial or two. So the writer and actors were left with a 12 1/2-minute mystery.

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Policemen of the 1930's"The IOU Murder" spins the tale of a mansion murder in which the shot is not suicide. "Paid in Full" is a plot twister in which the guilty is known, but can't be pinned with the crime. In the "Stolen Brain" a professor's body has been has "gone missing" and the brain is held for $35,000 ransom. That's a lot of money even today for a mass of "little grey cells." In another, Mrs. North is found bound and gagged by a dead man in her bedroom. A woman is pushed out from a speeding roadster owned by an Italian with an airtight alibi, but the dead dame has twin brothers who swear vengeance on him anyway. An overdose of cocaine kills a recluse who hasn't left his room in 20 years. A crook cashes a check from a Count who may be a no-count. A boxer is permanently KO'd after a big fight, but the cops finger one of three men taking a shower as the killer. Pretty aggressive stuff for 1932!

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The shows have very few wrinkles for a 70-year-old (they sound pretty darn good). Twists and turns in plot are as many as the minutes allow. These are fun to hear!

There isn't much information on who did the acting. But radio in 1932 was still in its beginnings as a national pastime. This show is a great example of those still early days of radio, when the concept of syndication was still in its infancy. The networks refused to use pre-recorded disks until after WWII! This organization was recording a show on acetate disks and then sending copies out (carefully, as they could break!) to customer stations across America. It was, for that era, very sophisticated media merchandising!

Police Cars at Police HeadquartersThese early shows of the police weren't fact based, but just good old crime drama. However, in the police procedural vein, radio does have quite a few excellent entries.

Mr. District Attorney and This Is Your FBI are two good shows. Dragnet is perhaps the perfect radio police show, and stays as close to the real cases as any "true crime" old time radio show ever did. Tales of the Texas Rangers was the modern western version of Dragnet, and is a solid, well done crime show. Less factual, but still exciting, are I Was a Communist for the FBI, Call the Police and The FBI in Peace and War. For more true law enforcement excitements see Nightwatch , Honor the Law, and In the Name of the Law.

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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.



    39 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 29 min
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      39 shows - total playtime 8 hours 29 minutes
      1. Police HQ 01 Red Dugan Murder.mp3
      2. Police HQ 02 LaundryTruckKidnaping.mp3
      3. Police HQ 03 Warehouse Job.mp3
      4. Police HQ 04 James Davis.mp3
      5. Police HQ 05 Antonio Morretti.mp3
      6. Police HQ 06 Knifing of Jake Miller.mp3
      7. Police HQ 07 $40,000 Payroll Shipment.mp3
      8. Police HQ 08 Helen Marsh Murder.mp3
      9. Police HQ 09 Tommy Wood Murder.mp3
      10. Police HQ 10 Life Insurance Scheme.mp3
      11. Police HQ 11 Wagner Hotel Murder.mp3
      12. Police HQ 12 Phony Payroll Check.mp3
      13. Police HQ 13 Silver Collection.mp3
      14. Police HQ 14 McKenzie Death.mp3
      15. Police HQ 15 Stealing Food.mp3
      16. Police HQ 16 TommyGun Murders.mp3
      17. Police HQ 17 Telephone Suicide.mp3
      18. Police HQ 18 Boxing Match Death.mp3
      19. Police HQ 19 $80,000 Robery.mp3
      20. Police HQ 20 Infiltrating the Mob.mp3
      21. Police HQ 21 Andy Green Killing.mp3
      22. Police HQ 22 Two Officers Disappear.mp3
      23. Police HQ 23 Mrs North Robbery.mp3
      24. Police HQ 24 Mrs Smallwood Killed.mp3
      25. Police HQ 25 Dr Thornton's Wife Disappears.mp3
      26. Police HQ 26 Small Girl Foung Chained.mp3
      27. Police HQ 27 Williams Brothers.mp3
      28. Police HQ 28 Bradley, Jewel Thief.mp3
      29. Police HQ 29 Dad Higgins Dies.mp3
      30. Police HQ 30 Flemming Confesses.mp3
      31. Police HQ 31 Bank Swindle.mp3
      32. Police HQ 32 Deadly Poker Game.mp3
      33. Police HQ 33 Judge Carlton Missing.mp3
      34. Police HQ 34 Spencer Killed.mp3
      35. Police HQ 35 High Flights Race.mp3
      36. Police HQ 36 $190,000 Money Transfer.mp3
      37. Police HQ 37 Body Stolen.mp3
      38. Police HQ 38 Evans Run Down.mp3
      39. Police HQ last show 39 Mystery Writer Dies.mp3
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    39 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 29 min
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      39 shows - total playtime 8 hours 29 minutes
      1. Police HQ 01 Red Dugan Murder.mp3
      2. Police HQ 02 LaundryTruckKidnaping.mp3
      3. Police HQ 03 Warehouse Job.mp3
      4. Police HQ 04 James Davis.mp3
      5. Police HQ 05 Antonio Morretti.mp3
      6. Police HQ 06 Knifing of Jake Miller.mp3
      7. Police HQ 07 $40,000 Payroll Shipment.mp3
      8. Police HQ 08 Helen Marsh Murder.mp3
      9. Police HQ 09 Tommy Wood Murder.mp3
      10. Police HQ 10 Life Insurance Scheme.mp3
      11. Police HQ 11 Wagner Hotel Murder.mp3
      12. Police HQ 12 Phony Payroll Check.mp3
      13. Police HQ 13 Silver Collection.mp3
      14. Police HQ 14 McKenzie Death.mp3
      15. Police HQ 15 Stealing Food.mp3
      16. Police HQ 16 TommyGun Murders.mp3
      17. Police HQ 17 Telephone Suicide.mp3
      18. Police HQ 18 Boxing Match Death.mp3
      19. Police HQ 19 $80,000 Robery.mp3
      20. Police HQ 20 Infiltrating the Mob.mp3
      21. Police HQ 21 Andy Green Killing.mp3
      22. Police HQ 22 Two Officers Disappear.mp3
      23. Police HQ 23 Mrs North Robbery.mp3
      24. Police HQ 24 Mrs Smallwood Killed.mp3
      25. Police HQ 25 Dr Thornton's Wife Disappears.mp3
      26. Police HQ 26 Small Girl Foung Chained.mp3
      27. Police HQ 27 Williams Brothers.mp3
      28. Police HQ 28 Bradley, Jewel Thief.mp3
      29. Police HQ 29 Dad Higgins Dies.mp3
      30. Police HQ 30 Flemming Confesses.mp3
      31. Police HQ 31 Bank Swindle.mp3
      32. Police HQ 32 Deadly Poker Game.mp3
      33. Police HQ 33 Judge Carlton Missing.mp3
      34. Police HQ 34 Spencer Killed.mp3
      35. Police HQ 35 High Flights Race.mp3
      36. Police HQ 36 $190,000 Money Transfer.mp3
      37. Police HQ 37 Body Stolen.mp3
      38. Police HQ 38 Evans Run Down.mp3
      39. Police HQ last show 39 Mystery Writer Dies.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



    39 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 29 min

    Disc A001

    1. Police HQ 01 Red Dugan Murder
    2. Police HQ 02 LaundryTruckKidnaping
    3. Police HQ 03 Warehouse Job
    4. Police HQ 04 James Davis

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    Disc A002

    1. Police HQ 05 Antonio Morretti
    2. Police HQ 06 Knifing of Jake Miller
    3. Police HQ 07 $40,000 Payroll Shipment
    4. Police HQ 08 Helen Marsh Murder
    5. Police HQ 09 Tommy Wood Murder

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    Disc A003

    1. Police HQ 10 Life Insurance Scheme
    2. Police HQ 11 Wagner Hotel Murder
    3. Police HQ 12 Phony Payroll Check
    4. Police HQ 13 Silver Collection

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    Disc A004

    1. Police HQ 14 McKenzie Death
    2. Police HQ 15 Stealing Food
    3. Police HQ 16 TommyGun Murders
    4. Police HQ 17 Telephone Suicide
    5. Police HQ 18 Boxing Match Death
    6. Police HQ 19 $80,000 Robery

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    Disc A005

    1. Police HQ 20 Infiltrating the Mob
    2. Police HQ 21 Andy Green Killing
    3. Police HQ 22 Two Officers Disappear
    4. Police HQ 23 Mrs North Robbery

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    Disc A006

    1. Police HQ 24 Mrs Smallwood Killed
    2. Police HQ 25 Dr Thornton's Wife Disappears
    3. Police HQ 26 Small Girl Foung Chained
    4. Police HQ 27 Williams Brothers
    5. Police HQ 28 Bradley, Jewel Thief

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    Disc A007

    1. Police HQ 29 Dad Higgins Dies
    2. Police HQ 30 Flemming Confesses
    3. Police HQ 31 Bank Swindle
    4. Police HQ 32 Deadly Poker Game
    5. Police HQ 33 Judge Carlton Missing

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    Disc A008

    1. Police HQ 34 Spencer Killed
    2. Police HQ 35 High Flights Race
    3. Police HQ 36 $190,000 Money Transfer
    4. Police HQ 37 Body Stolen
    5. Police HQ 38 Evans Run Down
    6. Police HQ last show 39 Mystery Writer Dies

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