Well, I was a roughneck, I mean, twenty years ago -- a little too old, too slow now. Besides, I got a dollar now, I don't have to be a roughneck, y'see. Married, got a nice home. Hafta meet my wife. Besides, she doesn't hear very well.
Quiet, Please. By the turn of the decade, Oboler was a household name and Cooper, struggling away over scripts for low budget B-movies, could only dream of what might have happened had he stayed with the show himself. Finally, in , he was given the chance to once again create and produce a new and different half-hour fantasy-mystery-horror show for the Mutual Network. Thanks to his NBC Chicago background and his many years toiling thanklessly in Hollywood, Cooper was used to dealing with small budgets; he recognized early on that, though no sponsor meant little money, it also meant little executive interference — a fair trade-off for a man set on using radio in the most innovative and creative ways possible. Chappell had previously been a radio newsman but, aside from a number of announcing assignments over the years, he had seldom ventured into performing. Nevertheless, though enthusiastically received by those who heard it, audiences remained small, sponsored remained disinterested, and the budgets remained minimal. At the start of the season, the show moved to the ABC Radio Network and returned once again to Sunday afternoons this time at PM , where it remained until being briefly moved to Saturday nights just before it breathed its last on June 25, Quality Warning!
Or rather… my wife wants to meet you. I got it from an old creative writing professor who I knew had done some work in radio in the past. Upon hearing that I was interested in radio plays, he gave me a flash drive with mp3s of some older stuff he thought I might enjoy. I started listening a little after midnight on a quiet winter night, absentmindedly fidgeting with a flash game on my computer. Later that night, I spent three hours tossing in bed. This half hour is often credited as the scariest program that Old Time Radio ever created, and I am firmly in the camp that champions this position. The story is deceptively simple: a retired roughneck Mr.
Quiet, Please! Ernest Chappell was the show's announcer and lead actor. A total of shows were broadcast, with only a very few of them repeats. Earning relatively little notice during its initial run, Quiet, Please has since been praised as one of the finest efforts of the golden age of American radio drama. Professor Richard J.