The Whistler

The Dogcast: “The Whistler” Suspenseful Program For Some Old Radio Fun!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some suspenseful old radio for your listening enjoyment. As you know, I’m a huge old radio buff and I like sharing my passion with you folks. Not only is it timeless entertainment, but it connects me to my departed Grandfather who I had the pleasure of knowing and being close to for thirty-five years of my life. He would have been 100 this year and it’s hard to believe fifteen years have passed since he left us. That said, he left a legacy of memories with me, not the least of which is my love of old radio programs, and The Whistler is definitely one of the better ones. Narrated by the title character, these stories were often morality plays in which the main character seemingly gets away with the perfect crime, only to have it come back on him/her in the most unusual of ways. Think of it as “Karma Theater.” Bill Foreman provided the iconic voice of The Whistler and, like Suspense, often employed the talents of some of the finest actors of the day. Here I have the first two episodes from 1942. Enjoy and feel free to either comment below or at my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Whistler – Retribution – 5/16/1942
The Whistler – The Shrunken Head – 6/13/1942

The Dogcast: Some Old Radio Thrills from the Golden Age!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some old radio thrills in the form of “The Whistler” one of the most popular radio progams of the forties and fifties, especially on the West Coast. In quality, it was second only to “Suspense” in terms of thrills and performances. I’ve got a couple for you here that I think you’ll enjoy in honor of the new James Wan horror film “Malignant.” Enjoy and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook Page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Whistler – The Urge To Kill – 1942
The Whistler – One Man Jury – 1945