Captain Midnight


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Captain Midnight was a U.S. radio serial broadcast from 1938 to 1949. Created by radio scripters Wilfred G. Moore and Robert M. Burtt, the program was developed at WGN in Chicago. Sponsored by the Skelly Oil Company, it began as a syndicated show in the fall of 1938, airing on a few midwest stations through the spring of 1940. In the fall of 1940, Ovaltine took over sponsorship, and the series was then heard nationally on the Mutual Radio Network where it remained until December, 1949.

The title character, Charles James Albright, was a World War I pilot. His Captain Midnight code name was given by a general who sent him on a high-risk mission. When the show began in 1938, Albright was a private aviator who helped people, but his situation changed in 1940. When the show was taken over by Ovaltine, the origin story explained how Albright was recruited to head the Secret Squadron, an aviation-oriented paramilitary organization fighting sabotage and espionage during the period prior to the United States' entry into World War II. The Secret Squadron acted both within and outside the United States.

When the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, the show shifted the Secret Squadron's duties to fight the more unconventional aspects of the war. Besides the stock villain, Ivan Shark, the war years introduced Axis villains, Baron von Karp, Admiral Himakito and von Schrecker. After the war, some of the newer villains used war surplus equipment to carry out their activities. The show was extremely popular, with an audience in the millions. Just under half the listeners were adult, and it was a favorite of WWII Army Air Corps crews when they were stationed in the U.S. Premiums offered by the series were decoders, and these Code-O-Graphs were used by listeners to decipher daily messages previewing the next day's episode.



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 Perada Treasure part 01 - 01/17/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 02 - 10/18/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 03 - 10/19/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 04 - 10/20/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 05 - 10/23/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 06 - 10/24/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 07 - 10/25/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 08 - 10/26/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 09 - 10/27/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 10 - 10/30/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 11 - 10/31/1939

Perada Treasure part 12 - . . . . missing

Perada Treasure part 13 - . . . . missing

Perada Treasure part 14 - . . . . missing

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 Perada Treasure part 15 - 11/06/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 16 - 11/07/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 17 - 11/08/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 18 - 11/09/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 19 - 11/10/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 20 - 11/13/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 21 - 11/14/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 22 - 11/15/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 23 - 11/16/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 24 - 11/17/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 25 - 11/20/1939

Perada Treasure part 26 - . . . . missing

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 Perada Treasure part 27 - 11/22/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 28 - 11/23/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 29 - 11/24/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 30 - 11/27/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 31 - 11/28/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 32 - 11/29/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 33 - 11/30/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 34 - 12/01/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 35 - 12/04/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 36 - 12/05/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 37 - 12/06/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 38 - 12/07/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 39 - 12/08/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 40 - 12/11/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 41 - 12/12/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 42 - 12/13/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 43 - 12/14/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 44 - 12/15/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 45- 12/18/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 46 - 12/19/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 47 - 12/20/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 48 - 12/21/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 49 - 12/22/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 50 - 12/25/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 51 - 12/26/1939

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 Perada Treasure part 52 - 12/27/1939


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