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Somebody Knows

Summer replacement series for Suspense with the premise was that there are no perfect crimes, that someone, somewhere, could have the one missing clue. Update: additional shows

10 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 55 min)
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5 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from July 13, 1950:

"Mary Agnes Kabiska Murder"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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In the summer of 1950, CBS had a problem. On Thursday nights, thousands of people were expecting to tune in only to find themselves sitting on the edge of their seats, scared to the very edge of their imaginations by "Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills", Suspense!

Black Dahlia murderAs successful as Suspense was (the program began in June of 1942 and ran until the very end of the Golden Age of Radio, September 30, 1962), the production still took a well deserved vacation every summer. Summer replacement series were nothing new to radio. In fact, some of our favorite programs were first aired as summer replacements.
The 1950 summer replacement for Suspense was based on the notion that actual crimes could be even more fascinating and thrilling as the fictional ones on Suspense. Each of the eight episodes of Somebody Knows explore an unsolved murder case from around the nation.

The premise was that there are no perfect crimes, that someone, somewhere, could have the one missing clue that would help the police to apprehend the killer in these often gruesome cases. To help entice that person to come forward, the producers offered a reward of $5000 to whomever could come forward with the information that would solve the cases. There was an ingenious and rather complicated way to anonymously send the information to the show so that it could sent to law enforcement agents and still maintain anonymity.

Armed with "all the facts in the case", listeners would come to the end of the program still not knowing the solution to the case, but as confident as the producers that the culprit would be brought to justice. Some of the most sensational cases of the time, including the "Black Dahlia Murder" were dramatized in an informative and entertaining matter. At least, entertaining enough to keep you glued to your radio until Suspense came back in the fall.

For more true crime, see also: The Black Museum

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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, 55 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 55 minutes
      1. Somebody Knows 500706 Gladys Kern Murder.mp3
      2. Somebody Knows 500706 Unsolved Murder Of Joseph P Bohanek .mp3
      3. Somebody Knows 500713 Mary Agnes Kabiska Murder.mp3
      4. Somebody Knows 500720 Joseph P Bohanak Murder.mp3
      5. Somebody Knows 500727 Frank J Christenson Murder.mp3
      6. Somebody Knows 500803 Paula Kohler Eubanks Murder.mp3
      7. Somebody Knows 500810 Samuel I Paris Murder.mp3
      8. Somebody Knows 500817 Jean Croyle Long Murder.mp3
      9. Somebody Knows 500824 008 Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short.mp3
      10. Somebody Knows 500824 Black Dahlia.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 55 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 55 minutes
      1. Somebody Knows 500706 Gladys Kern Murder.mp3
      2. Somebody Knows 500706 Unsolved Murder Of Joseph P Bohanek .mp3
      3. Somebody Knows 500713 Mary Agnes Kabiska Murder.mp3
      4. Somebody Knows 500720 Joseph P Bohanak Murder.mp3
      5. Somebody Knows 500727 Frank J Christenson Murder.mp3
      6. Somebody Knows 500803 Paula Kohler Eubanks Murder.mp3
      7. Somebody Knows 500810 Samuel I Paris Murder.mp3
      8. Somebody Knows 500817 Jean Croyle Long Murder.mp3
      9. Somebody Knows 500824 008 Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short.mp3
      10. Somebody Knows 500824 Black Dahlia.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, 55 min

    Somebody Knows Disc A001

    1. Somebody Knows 500706 Gladys Kern Murder
    2. Somebody Knows 500706 Unsolved Murder Of Joseph P Bohanek

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    Somebody Knows Disc A002

    1. Somebody Knows 500713 Mary Agnes Kabiska Murder
    2. Somebody Knows 500720 Joseph P Bohanak Murder

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    Somebody Knows Disc A003

    1. Somebody Knows 500727 Frank J Christenson Murder
    2. Somebody Knows 500803 Paula Kohler Eubanks Murder

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    Somebody Knows Disc A004

    1. Somebody Knows 500810 Samuel I Paris Murder
    2. Somebody Knows 500817 Jean Croyle Long Murder

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    Somebody Knows Disc A005

    1. Somebody Knows 500824 008 Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short
    2. Somebody Knows 500824 Black Dahlia

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