DAVID HARDING, COUNTERSPYOLD TIME RADIO - 2 CD - 66 mp3 - Total Playtime: 32:00:28Counterspy was an espionage drama radio series that aired on the NBC Blue Network (later the ABC) and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957.David Harding (Don MacLaughlin) was the chief of the United States Counterspies, a unit engaged during World War II in counterespionage against Japan's Black Dragon and Germany's Gestapo.With spies still lurking in the post-war years, as well as the Communist threat, the adventures continued apace well after World War II ended.Scriptwriters for the series included Milton J. Kramer, Emile C. Tepperman and Stanley Niss.Phillips H. Lord and his Lord, Incorporated, quickly became a Radio legend from the 1930s, onward. One of Radio's first successful producer/syndicators, Lord brought numerous long-running Radio features to the air throughout the Golden Age of Radio:1929-1939 Sunday Evening at Seth Parker's1932-1933 Country Doctor1935-1957 Gang Busters1936-1951 We, The People1939-1940 The Sky Blazers1939-1953 Mr. District Attorney1942-1957 David Harding - Counterspy1958 Treasury AgentMuch in the mold of Frederick Ziv, Himan Brown and the Hummerts, Phillips H. Lord aggressively pursued every element of his productions, maintaining both a firm hand and personal vision for each of his productions. Lord maintained control of his programs until 1950, when he sold his existing programming packages to CBS for a reported $800,000.Lord premieres David Harding - Counterspy over NBC-BlueDavid Harding - Counterspy was a natural progression for Phillips Lord--an amalgam of Lord's hard-hitting crime dramas, Gang Busters and Mr. District Attorney, and his long-running, patriotic series, We, The People. It also tapped into the nation's growing interest in the foreign intrigue surrounding World War II and its aftermath. The program premiered over New York station WJZ on May 18, 1942.Initially airing sustained over NBC-Blue's flagship station, WEAF, the program found its first sponsor by September 1942 in the form of Mail Pouch Tobacco Company, makers of chewing and smoking tobacco. The initial broadcasts were performed and recorded before a live audience, originating from WJZ, New York. A beneficiary--or victim--of the breakup of the National Broadcasting Company, the production soon transitioned to The Blue Network, then The Blue Network "A", then ultimately the American Broadcasting Company. The Blue Network's flagship station, WJZ, became the originating studio for the series until its move back to NBC in November 1950.The build-up to the program's debut created quite a buzz. From the May 18, 1942-05-18 edition of the Capital Times:Phillips Lord's Espionage DramaMakes Debut Over WIBA Tonight'Counter-Spy' Is a TaleOf Thrilling IntrigueBy E. BOWDEN CURTISS(Radio Editor)The fascinating story of the battle of wits behind the firing lines of war will be told in a new dramatic series, "Counter-Spy," which will make its debut tonight at 9 over Station WIBA.Produced by Phillips H. Lord, the new espionage drama will be heard each Monday evening.Spy stories will center about David Harding, daring young American, who holds a "cover-all commission" from the United States government. Through this special commission, Harding is permitted to be his own boss, to work wherever and however he wishes, and to co-operate with other government departments as the case comes within their jurisdiction. In this counter-spy assignment, Harding works mainly against professional enemy spies in this country.The technique of counter espionage is not new to Phillips Lord, producer of the program. For almost four years Lord served in a confidential but official capacity in secret intelligence work, remaining in the United States service until he had fulfilled his mission.EPISODES LIST420000 xxx Matihari Type420608 004 Dream House420622 006 Border Invaders aka Nazis From Mexico420907 011 Camera Happy Crook420914 012 Loganberry Point Spy421102 019 Gasoline Barge (Counterfeit Gas Coupons)421214 025 Industrial Spy Ring aka German Spies430301 036 Illegal Radio Station aka The Nazi Radio Station450613 155 Washington Woman Spy aka Cherchez la Femme450725 161 Explosive Dog aka The Case Of The Dog Of Dynamite460727 208 Stolen Car Racket (Rehearsal)480606 305 The Recruited Nurse490222 344 Mexican Rancho490224 345 Poison Peddler490809 385 Blackmailed Hijacker490811 386 Murmured Millions490816 387 Statue of Death490818 388 Desert Explosion490823 389 Bouncing Bank Robber490825 390 Murdering Messenger490830 391 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 1490901 392 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 2490906 393 Arrogant Arsonist490908 394 Courageous Come-on490913 395 Flatbush Fagin490915 396 Hot Car Killer490920 397 Postal Pirates Pt 1490922 398 Postal Pirates Pt 2490927 399 Visiting Vultures490929 400 Vicious Visitor491004 401 Sweepstakes Murder491006 402 The Case of the Genuine Counterfeit491011 403 Case of the Society Swindler491013 404 Case of the High Class Hijacker491018 405 The Case of the Photograph Furrier491020 406 The Case of the International Intrigue500221 013 Counterfeit Traveler's Checks500404 027 Magic Murder500411 029 Case of the Mile High Murders500413 030 The Case of the Hoodlum's Hero500418 031 Fabulous Formula Pt1500420 032 Fabulous Formula Pt2500425 033 The Case of the Hijacked Country500427 034 Murdered Confessor500502 035 Soaring Saucer500504 036 Crystalline Double Cross500613 xxx Tattooed Eye500815 xxx The Case of the Foolish Father501013 001 The Case of the Foreign Fires501020 002 The Case of the Curious Conspiracy501027 003 The Case of the Insidious Impersonation501103 004 The Case of the Carbon Consul501112 006 The Case of the Stolen Secret501119 007 The Case of the Pseudo Spuds501126 008 The Case of the Hideous Hijacker501203 009 The Case of the Spectrograph501210 010 The Case of the Infiltrating Agent501217 011 The Case of the Invisible Insurrectionist501224 012 The Case of the Pretty Plant510107 013 The Case of the Kleptomaniac Clues510114 014 The Case of the Captured Contact510121 015 The Case of the Double Crossing Defender520214 xxx The Fight Against Narcotics530000 xxx Flanagan Sisters Corn Syrup Company Coverup530000 xxx Maisie the Barfly531221 xxx The Case of the Diamond ThievesBe Aware: MP3 CD WILL NOT PLAY IN REGULAR CD PLAYERS. 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