Adventures of Superman question

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Adventures of Superman question

Postby shazam0671 » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:05 am

I own some of the Radio Spirit disks, and have recently stumbled upon the Superman podcast which has several episodes available ( These episodes start out with the announcer saying "Presenting the transcription feature... Superman." What does 'transcription feature' mean? The voice of Superman/Clark Kent does not sound like Bud Collyer. Granted this could be due to the varying qualities of the mp3 used for the podcast. There are also no mention of any sponsors. Where the Superman scripts ever given to actors in other markets to perform?

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Postby Lou » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:32 pm

"Transcription feature" is yet another term for "pre-recorded" or "electronically transcribed".

In the good ol' days of radio, all shows were broadcast live. Eventually, prerecording became more popular. The Powers That Be decided that listeners should be warned when a prerecorded show was broadcast.

Early recordings were cut on ET disks, with space left for "live" commercials to be added later. Eventually, disks were replaced by tapes.

Several actors played Superman. Bud Collyer was the regular Superman until 1949, when Michael Fitzmaurice took over for the few remaining years of the show.

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