The Dark Fantasy radio show first aired in November 1941 from Oklahoma City’s WKY radio station but was later syndicated across the US via the NBC Network. All the stories were written by Scott Bishop. The show ran for a total of 31 episodes and the final episode was aired on June 19th 1942.
The show had a late night radio slot so some of the tales transmitted were a little darker than those of competing radio shows, broadcast earlier in the evenings.
The Dark Fantasy radio show was presented by Keith Paynton and he had an easier job than many similar American radio show hosts.
The presenter of the Hermit’s Cave had to provide a weekly introduction to his show and adopt the cackling voice of the hermit. The Sealed Book began with a consultation with the keeper of the Great Sealed Book, and other radio shows had similar arrangements. Keith Paynton’s only purpose was to announce the title of each episode, so Dark Fantasy was a little lacking in character when compared with some of the aforementioned old radio shows.
List of Dark Fantasy Episodes Available on This Site
You can listen to all of the following episodes right here on this site. You can also read a short summary of each of the shows.