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Old-time radio horror: "The Thing on the Fourble Board"
self | 10/31/17 | NewJerseyJoe

Posted on 10/31/2017 4:48:47 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe

Want to listen to something creepy tonight? I have the answer for you....

Back in 1948, radios in American homes outnumbered televisions by about 900 to 1. Radio programs were very popular and covered every genre ... including horror. In August 1948, the radio program "Quiet, Please" broadcast an episode titled "The Thing on the Fourble Board." Many people familiar with the history of radio describe this episode as one of the best radio horror programs ever broadcast; some cite it as one of the best examples of radio drama as a whole.

It isn't gory or explicitly violent -- or particularly scary by today's standards. But the quiet voice and dialogue delivery of the main performer, Ernest Chappell -- along with minimal musical accompaniment, some periods of silence, and one guest voice which I won't spoil here -- make for a very creepy, unsettling presentation, with a twist ending that you won't see coming. This is worth 23 minutes of your time.

You can listen through the player on this page (https://www.quietplease.org/index.php?section=episode&id=60), or download the MP3 from the link there.


TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: drama; fourble; fourbleboard; horror; quietplease; radio
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Read more about this program at http://streetcarnage.com/blog/the-creepiest-radio-show-ever/ and http://www.escape-suspense.com/2007/10/quiet-please---.html
1 posted on 10/31/2017 4:48:47 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe
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2 posted on 10/31/2017 4:50:48 AM PDT by mykroar (Congratulations President Trump)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Bookmark. Old time radio is great stuff!


3 posted on 10/31/2017 4:51:19 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Definition of fourble board

:a platform at a height of 80 feet or more above the floor of an oil derrick


4 posted on 10/31/2017 4:53:42 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: NewJerseyJoe

The Things That Would Not Fall Down!!!"

5 posted on 10/31/2017 4:58:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: mykroar

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6 posted on 10/31/2017 5:04:08 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (Show me a peaceful Muslim and I will show you a heretic to the Koran.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Want to hear something really scary?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svo5whrJ9hk


7 posted on 10/31/2017 5:06:00 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: vladimir998

“Old time radio is great stuff!”

Ditto!! When I was in W. Germany in the US Army, Armed Forces Radio used to run old-time radio shows of every kind around 1:30pm every afternoon. Nothing like a little Jack Benny to lighten up an afternoon.


8 posted on 10/31/2017 5:09:04 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Bookmark


9 posted on 10/31/2017 5:26:02 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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10 posted on 10/31/2017 5:28:11 AM PDT by Chengdu54
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To: NewJerseyJoe

When I was in high school, we listened to Orson Wells reading the War of the Worlds. Awesome.


11 posted on 10/31/2017 5:28:54 AM PDT by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: NewJerseyJoe
Of course, it goes well with what may be called the most FAMOUS Halloween broadcast, of any media, Orson Welles and "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" CBS Radio version of H.G.Wells' "War of th