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The Gaming Gang Spooktacular 2021 – Quiet Please: The Thing On The Fourble Board

Get ready for scares aplenty with The Thing on the Fourble Board

We’re past the halfway mark of this year’s Spooktacular and there’s no better time for me to share what I feel is the creepiest radio show I’ve ever heard.

We’re going to return to the always entertaining Quiet Please and The Thing on the Fourble Board.

An aspect of many episodes of Quiet Please was to bring the listener into the story as an active participant. Most of the time, the audience found themselves in the role of someone listening to a first person retelling of a story provided by the person who experienced the proceedings firsthand. This was an especially effective mode of storytelling for radio.

For decades, only a handful of Quiet Please were known to exist. Then in the 1980s Ernest Chappell’s widow discovered a box of transcribed recordings. It turned out the box was filled with episodes of Quiet Please. Now only a dozen broadcasts of the three season run of the program are thought to be lost to time.

Let’s turn out the lights and listen to The Thing on the Fourble Board on Quiet Please as it aired on August 9th, 1948.

TGG Spooktacular 2021- Quiet Please: The Thing on the Fourble Board (1948)

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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