First broadcast in 1949, John Steele, Adventurer was a thriller/drama that wasn't considered a major force in the world of radio although it is considered to have offered great entertainment. Jungles and deserts made up the eerie background sounds of the series that featured Don Douglas as John Steele.
John Steele was the type of roving adventurer and thrill seeker who held various jobs in exotic locations. Among his career paths were country sheriff, special agent in Turkey and a ship's captain.
The stories were narrated by a friend of Steele's, with Steele making cameo appearances throughout. Ted Mallie, of The Shadow and I Love a Mystery announcing fame also landed the job of the announcer for John Steele, Adventurer, which featured Elliot Drake as the director.
John Larkin, Jack Edwards, Bryna Raeburn and other radio personalities were also featured in the series as supporting actors. Music for the series added tones of mystery and adventure and was produced by Sylvan Levin and later, Doc Whipple.
Fans of the John Steele, Adventurer enjoyed the hard and fast-paced action and the stories seemed to be lifted off the pages from popular action magazines of the time such as All-Story and Argosy. To overcome the challenges of a radio show featuring a person who couldn't speak, the producers represented the boy's thoughts (rather than speaking voice) by using an echo chamber. It was considered a very moving and adventurous story of the series.
At the end of each story in the series, John Steele's voice would comment, "A life of adventure is yours for the asking, but don't look for it; it may find you! Happy hunting!"
John Steele, Adventurer made lots of fans during its time on the air and even though its overall rating wasn't as high as other radio shows it was very entertaining.
Includes 44 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD:
JSA xxxxxx AFRTS 060 - The Balloon.mp3
JSA xxxxxx AFRTS 061 - Junk Mine.mp3
JSA490712 - Cargo Unknown.mp3
JSA490830 - Play Ball.mp3
JSA491031 - Lighthouse Twelve.mp3
JSA491101 - The Mission.mp3
JSA491203 - Salvage.mp3
JSA500117 - Joey's Girl.mp3
JSA500129 - Captive .mp3
JSA500207 - Ascent.mp3
JSA500307 - The Lonely One.mp3
JSA500418 - Long Shot.mp3
JSA500506 - Unsuspected .mp3
JSA500523 - Trail's End.mp3
JSA500620 - Shadow On The The Snow .mp3
JSA500725 - Dead Ringer.mp3
JSA500808 - The Long Road.mp3
JSA500822 - Comeback.mp3
JSA501107 - The Darkened Ring.mp3
JSA501128 - The Circle .mp3
JSA501226 - The First Stone.mp3
JSA510130 - The Sixth Bullet .mp3
JSA510313 - One Way Street.mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County (1).mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County (2).mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County (3).mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County (4).mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County (5).mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County (6).mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County (7).mp3
JSA510410 - The Marshall of Morgan County.mp3
JSA510703 - Saturday Hero.mp3
JSA510807 - Inside Story.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - Adventure in Cairo.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - Benny.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - Bwana Simba.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - Find G - G for Germanium.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - King of The Island.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - Loser Sleeper.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - The Cave.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - The Dust of Koroal Roal.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - The Girl on 963.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - The Shark.mp3
JSAxxxxxx - Water Buffalo.mp3