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Sky King

Sky King was a hybrid of a cowboy and an aviation adventure show aimed at the kids. The show was one of the last of the aviation-based juvenile shows on radio, since after WWII the miracle of flight became common.

9 old time radio show recordings
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3 Audio CDs


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"Lady Sheriff"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Sky King
Juvenile western aviation adventure (1946 - 54)

Sky King Runaway TrainSky King was a hybrid of a cowboy and an aviation adventure show aimed at the kids. It was probably the last of the aviation-based juvenile shows on radio, since after WWII the miracle of flight was just another fact of life. Barnstorming and the pylon racing days of post-WWI were just a memory, and jets were just too noisy and expertise intensive for personal dreams. Only the light engine planes made sense in terms of dramatic potential, but after WWII, high-flying adventure tales had lost much of their innocence.

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Sky King is a rancher with the deep tone of voice. That is, very upstanding and serious. His young niece Penny is bright and fun, and she's able to fly the Songbird, too. That must have been pretty exciting stuff for the young girl listeners who were born during WWII. It's an interesting sidelight that an aviation pilot's license was, at the time of this old time radio show, available even to a minor who had met all the FAA pilot training requirements! Penny is well played by Beryl Vaughn, and their buddy Clipper is either Jack Bivens or Johnny Coons. Sky was handled by four actors, Jack Lester, Roy Engel, Earl Nightingale and John Reed King.

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The organ music and special effects are just what one expects. The determined commercials for Peter Pan Peanut Butter are highlighted by smooth appeals ("…doesn't get stale, or stick to the roof of your mouth" and "the tastiest treat in the whole wide world…") plus there are pitches by Peter Pan, sounding a lot like Penny. Young boys of the time must have wondered why somebody named Peter Pan sounded so much like a girl, but that's another story.

For other aviation adventure series, see also: Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio, Anne of the Airlines, Air Stories of the World War, Captain Midnight,Hop Harrigan, Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation, Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows, Sky King, Speed Gibson, Tailspin Tommy, Terry & the Pirates, Sky King, Sky Blazers and Smilin' Jack,

secret message decoderFor more serial adventures, please see Superman, The Green Hornet, Tarzan, Jungle Jim, Fu Manchu,Buck Rogers, Space Patrol, and I Love a Mystery. For more western adventure, please see The Cisco Kid, Gunsmoke, Have Gun, Will Travel, Fort Laramie, Frontier Gentleman, Luke Slaughter, Six Shooter, and Texas Rangers.

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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 2 hours, 52 min
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      9 shows - total playtime 2 hours 52 minutes
      1. SkyKing 450731 Mountain Detour.mp3
      2. SkyKing 470714 Land Diamond Scarab-Army Blue Men.mp3
      3. SkyKing 470723 Snodgrass Pearls.mp3
      4. SkyKing 470731 Benny Miller and the Sheriff.mp3
      5. SkyKing 471204 Message In Code.mp3
      6. SkyKing 510412 Lady Sheriff.mp3
      7. SkyKing 510417 Mark of El Diablo.mp3
      8. SkyKing 830000 Jim Harmon Rehersal.mp3
      9. SkyKing The Black Circle.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    9 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 52 min
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      9 shows - total playtime 2 hours 52 minutes
      1. SkyKing 450731 Mountain Detour.mp3
      2. SkyKing 470714 Land Diamond Scarab-Army Blue Men.mp3
      3. SkyKing 470723 Snodgrass Pearls.mp3
      4. SkyKing 470731 Benny Miller and the Sheriff.mp3
      5. SkyKing 471204 Message In Code.mp3
      6. SkyKing 510412 Lady Sheriff.mp3
      7. SkyKing 510417 Mark of El Diablo.mp3
      8. SkyKing 830000 Jim Harmon Rehersal.mp3
      9. SkyKing The Black Circle.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 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 52 min

    Disc A001

    1. SkyKing The Black Circle
    2. SkyKing 450731 Mountain Detour
    3. SkyKing 470714 Land Diamond Scarab-Army Blue Men
    4. SkyKing 470723 Snodgrass Pearls

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    Disc A002

    1. SkyKing 470731 Benny Miller and the Sheriff
    2. SkyKing 471204 Message In Code
    3. SkyKing 510412 Lady Sheriff

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    Disc A003

    1. SkyKing 510417 Mark of El Diablo
    2. SkyKing 830000 Jim Harmon Rehersal

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