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TGG October Spooktacular 2021 – The Weird Circle: The Warning

Tune into the gothic tale of The Warning

The Weird Circle was a modest little radio program produced out of the RCA Studios in New York for syndication. The program only ran for a couple of seasons, including 39 episodes each, from 1943 to 1945. First airing on the Mutual Network and then the following season on the NBC Red network. It’s pretty obvious the show was produced on a minuscule budget with relatively few sound effects and musical interludes.

One thing The Weird Circle had going for it was the fact the series mainly tackled famous horror stories from literature. Sorry to say the adaptations weren’t always too exciting though. Interestingly enough tonight episode, The Warning, wasn’t based on any previously published short story. There’s quite a bit going on in The Warning and it makes for an entertaining gothic spook tale.

So let’s turn out the lights and set off for Waverly mansion in The Warning on The Weird Circle as it aired on December 17th, 1944.

Download the show to take on the go right here.

On a quick side note, most visitors to TGG probably don’t know I ran an old time radio website quite a few years back and I have tens of thousands of radio shows in my collection. Each of the programs I’ll share during the Spooktacular have had their audio personally cleaned up by me to remove many of the pops, crackles, and hisses so common with old time radio recordings. These aren’t pristine by any means but keep in mind the original broadcasts you’ll be hearing are anywhere from fifty to eighty years old…

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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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