Lights Out - Sub-Basement (08-24-43)


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Sub-Basement (Aired August 24, 1943)
Lights Out was an American old-time radio program featuring "tales of the supernatural and the supernormal." It was immensely popular, and was one of the first horror programs, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. In its heydey, Lights Out rivalled the popularity of those shows. Lights Out ran through several series and networks, from January 1, 1934 to August 6, 1947. The principal sponsor was Ironized Yeast. Most episodes were broadcast at midnight. Lights Out then made the transition to television in 1949, where it was broadcast until 1952. Created in Chicago by writer Wyllis Cooper in 1934. THIS EPISODE: August 24, 1943. CBS network. "Sub-Basement". Sponsored by: Ironized Yeast, Energene. A good story about the basement of a department store infested with dinosaurs. The story is also known as, "Going Down." This is a network, sponsored version. Arch Oboler (writer, producer, director, host), Frank Martin (announcer), Joseph Kearns, Bea Benaderet, Lou Merrill (doubles). 21:29. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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