Secret Mission

(4 stars; 2 reviews)

Secret Mission was a Cold War program that detailed an exciting undercover story that included a message that Communism was a serious problem in the world, the USA, and its allies. Edward Arnold was the announcer/narrator, and Hy Averback played the lead character. It is likely that this program was heard exclusively on Armed Forces Radio.  * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


Some background information on SECRET MISSION

(4 stars)

From the November 10, 1952 issue of BROADCASTING magazine: "Armed Forces Radio Service, Hollywood, has started production on two new transcribed radio series. SECRET MISSION, dealing with factual stories of escape from behind the Iron Curtain, features Hy Averback, Hollywood radio-TV announcer-actor. DOUGLAS OF THE WORLD stars Jack Moyles, who portrays title role in Columbia Pacific Radio Network's ROCKY JORDAN, as a newspaper reporter. Robert M. Young is the producer."