Listen to a Lights Out Radio Show episode by clicking on a link below:
Note: The photo above is of Wyllis Cooper, creater of the Lights Out radio show.
First Episode: January 1, 1934
Last Episode: August 6, 1947
Number of Episodes: Unknown
Network: Only on WENR in Chicago through April 10, 1934, then National on the NBC Radio Network
Host: Arch Oboler
Cast Members: Hans Conried, Sidney Ellstrom, Templeton Fox, Raymond Edward Johnson, Ted Maxwell, Mercedes McCambridge, Lou Merrill, Betty Winkler
Producer: Arch Oboler
Directors: Wyllis Cooper (also series creator), Albert Crews, Bill Lawrence, Arch Oboler
Announcer: Frank Martin
Sound Effects: Ed Bailey, Bill Brown, Bob Graham, Ed Joyce, Jerry McCarty
Music: Leith Stevens
Writers: Wyllis Cooper, Arch Oboler, Hobart Donovan, Ferrin N. Fraser, Stuart Haydon, Walter Hank Richards, Ken Robinson, Geoffrey Whalen
Sponsor: Supported by NBC through August 16, 1939, Ironized Yeast (10-06-42 to 9-28-43), Supported by NBC (7-14-45 to 8-24-46), Eversharp-Shick for the final five episodes
Typical Episode Length: 15 Minutes (1-01-34 through 4-10-34), 30 Minutes thereafter
If you like pure horror, Lights Out is the show for you! The sound effects on this series are probably the most gruesome ever heard on the radio! The sound of all the bones in a body being crushed after falling from a skyscraper might get your blood flowing and on one episode, you’ll even hear human flesh being eaten!
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