Dragnet - AFRS Broadcasts - Old Time Radio Collection (OTR) (mp3 CD)
This is a complete collection of all 40 x Dragnet episodes that aired on the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS), as certified by the OTRR Group, and Ourselves. Additionally, we have also neatly organised every detail of the entire collection and present every single file in a pristine manner, including metadata.
You will not find a more neatly organised collection of Dragnet Old Time Radio AFRS Broadcasts in the entire world than this.
Please Note: We also sell this collection as part of a larger collection, titled, 'Dragnet - The Definitive Collection', which includes every episode of Dragnet in existence (original show + AFRS broadcasts), with lots of bonus material.
Dragnet was broadcasted from June 3, 1949 to February 26, 1957 on NBC at various times and days, starring Dragnet starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander). Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years. The familiar DUM DE DUM DUM, the first four notes of the opening theme composed by Walter Schumann, became a pop culture legend and was forever associated with Dragnet.