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 "Hi" Brown produced and directed 1,399 original episodes from 1974 to 1982, while also acting in several.

He produced 30,000+ radio shows over his 70-year career, saying his voice actors “love to come in, bite off a chunk of drama, make those characters live.”

Source: Rondberg, Gary. "Sound man: His mystery theater is booming—on radio, yet.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. Sept 20, 1979. P. 35 (Via Newspapers.com)

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Did you know he... Owned the patent on the Inner Sanctum’s creaking door sound

Source: Hinkley, David. "Well-chosen words, from a radio pioneer". (New York) Daily News. May 28, 2003. P. 40. (Via Newspapers.com)

AND…  the NBC’s triple chime sound

Source: Greppi, Michele. "Radio Pioneer Honored With New UGA Facility". Atlanta Constitution. Oct 13, 1988. P. 8E. (Via Newspapers.com)

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...Played violin in a jazz band at 17​

Source: Albelli, Alfred. “Wife Calls TV Guy a Love-Match Announcer”. (New York) Daily News. Oct 10, 1967. P. 4. (Via Newspapers.com)

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...Earned a law degree but never practiced

 

Source: Epstein, Pancho. “This guy was behind the creaking door”. The Santa Fe New Mexican, Nov 8, 1991. P. 16. (Via Newspapers.com)

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...Moved CBSRMT’s production from NYC to Hollywood for 2 weeks in 1973 to hire LA actors whose other commitments prevented them from traveling. 

Source: Broadcasting Magazine. July 22, 1974. P. 29. (Via worldradiohistory.com)

...Recorded CBSRMT on the 6th floor of the old CBS Radio Annex on East 52nd St. (He owned a TV studio on W. 26th St. and leased it out for the production of various shows.)

Source: Payton, Gordon and Grams, Jr., Martin. The CBS Radio Mystery Theater: An Episode Guide and Handbook to Nine Years of Broadcasting, 1974–1982. Kindle edition. P. 5.

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