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The Police Reporter

early true crime drama from 1932-33, these old time radio shows are true stories of actual murders dramatically retold.

26 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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7 Audio CDs


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"Murder for Hire"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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This old time radio show used solicited scripts from "The Writer's Market" for the projects, and ideas sought from listeners. The premise was reporting on the most grisly of murders, The producers were willing to consider stories from history, including Elizabethan England and 1875 Paris, through the latest (at the time) headlines. The Police Officers seem to be of the "Flat-Foot" variety; it is more the incompetence of evil-doing that is the murderers undoing than the Cop's investigative prowess. In most cases the Murderer is foiled by a seemingly insignificant detail they have missed. And Justice is always satisfied.

Those who grew up in the era of Television and YouTube may be mystified that murder shown on the radio could be as gruesome as any they have seen in modern media. It is a testimony to the power of the human imagination that the picture of a crime scene that you develop in your mind's eye will be darker, scarier, and more disturbing than anything the best Special Effects team could ever invent.

Police ReporterThe Police Reporter was one of the earliest True Crime Dramas, predating Gangbusters by two years. As sensational and melodramatic as they are, The Police Reporter stories are all the more disturbing because they are all based on actual events with many of the background of the crime and sentencing.  The stories presented in The Police Reporter may not appropriate for children.

See also: Black Museum.  

For more true police stories see also:

World Broadcasting System

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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.



    26 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 22 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 6 hours 22 minutes
      1. Police Report 01 Warren J Lincoln.mp3
      2. Police Report 02 Vampire Of Dusseldorf.mp3
      3. Police Report 03 Gus Chapman Aka Georgia Slave Murders.mp3
      4. Police Report 04 Omelet Cost Man Head Aka Murder From Paris.mp3
      5. Police Report 05 Die With Old Year.mp3
      6. Police Report 06 Mounties.mp3
      7. Police Report 07 Rudoph Falk Aka Murder Solved By Microscope.mp3
      8. Police Report 08 Jesse Ingram.mp3
      9. Police Report 09 Abraham Becker.mp3
      10. Police Report 10 Marie Stanovitch.mp3
      11. Police Report 11 Ava Liboff Aka Extramarital Affair Murder.mp3
      12. Police Report 12 Major Murray.mp3
      13. Police Report 13 Mrs. Daniel Bonzo.mp3
      14. Police Report 14 Burt Mcdonald.mp3
      15. Police Report 15 Ludwig Brandt Aka A Insurance Fraud.mp3
      16. Police Report 16 Murder Of Mitzi.mp3
      17. Police Report 17 Texas Jim Baker.mp3
      18. Police Report 18 A Gruesome Murder.mp3
      19. Police Report 19 Murder Of Tom Gorman.mp3
      20. Police Report 20 Marie Boyer.mp3
      21. Police Report 21 Burke And Hare Murders.mp3
      22. Police Report 22 Michael Detenier.mp3
      23. Police Report 23 Murder Of William Hartgill.mp3
      24. Police Report 24 Murder For Hire.mp3
      25. Police Report 25 Murder Of John Nungesser.mp3
      26. Police Report 26 Holdup.mp3
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    26 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 22 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 6 hours 22 minutes
      1. Police Report 01 Warren J Lincoln.mp3
      2. Police Report 02 Vampire Of Dusseldorf.mp3
      3. Police Report 03 Gus Chapman Aka Georgia Slave Murders.mp3
      4. Police Report 04 Omelet Cost Man Head Aka Murder From Paris.mp3
      5. Police Report 05 Die With Old Year.mp3
      6. Police Report 06 Mounties.mp3
      7. Police Report 07 Rudoph Falk Aka Murder Solved By Microscope.mp3
      8. Police Report 08 Jesse Ingram.mp3
      9. Police Report 09 Abraham Becker.mp3
      10. Police Report 10 Marie Stanovitch.mp3
      11. Police Report 11 Ava Liboff Aka Extramarital Affair Murder.mp3
      12. Police Report 12 Major Murray.mp3
      13. Police Report 13 Mrs. Daniel Bonzo.mp3
      14. Police Report 14 Burt Mcdonald.mp3
      15. Police Report 15 Ludwig Brandt Aka A Insurance Fraud.mp3
      16. Police Report 16 Murder Of Mitzi.mp3
      17. Police Report 17 Texas Jim Baker.mp3
      18. Police Report 18 A Gruesome Murder.mp3
      19. Police Report 19 Murder Of Tom Gorman.mp3
      20. Police Report 20 Marie Boyer.mp3
      21. Police Report 21 Burke And Hare Murders.mp3
      22. Police Report 22 Michael Detenier.mp3
      23. Police Report 23 Murder Of William Hartgill.mp3
      24. Police Report 24 Murder For Hire.mp3
      25. Police Report 25 Murder Of John Nungesser.mp3
      26. Police Report 26 Holdup.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



    26 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Police Report 01 Warren J Lincoln
    2. Police Report 02 Vampire Of Dusseldorf
    3. Police Report 03 Gus Chapman Aka Georgia Slave Murders
    4. Police Report 04 Omelet Cost Man Head Aka Murder From Paris

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    Disc A002

    1. Police Report 05 Die With Old Year
    2. Police Report 06 Mounties
    3. Police Report 07 Rudoph Falk Aka Murder Solved By Microscope
    4. Police Report 08 Jesse Ingram

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    Disc A003

    1. Police Report 09 Abraham Becker
    2. Police Report 10 Marie Stanovitch
    3. Police Report 11 Ava Liboff Aka Extramarital Affair Murder
    4. Police Report 12 Major Murray

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    Disc A004

    1. Police Report 13 Mrs. Daniel Bonzo
    2. Police Report 14 Burt Mcdonald
    3. Police Report 15 Ludwig Brandt Aka A Insurance Fraud
    4. Police Report 16 Murder Of Mitzi

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    Disc A005

    1. Police Report 17 Texas Jim Baker
    2. Police Report 18 A Gruesome Murder
    3. Police Report 19 Murder Of Tom Gorman
    4. Police Report 20 Marie Boyer

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    Disc A006

    1. Police Report 21 Burke And Hare Murders
    2. Police Report 22 Michael Detenier
    3. Police Report 23 Murder Of William Hartgill
    4. Police Report 24 Murder For Hire

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    Disc A007

    1. Police Report 25 Murder Of John Nungesser
    2. Police Report 26 Holdup

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