The Black Mass

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


101318. The Black Mass. June 12, 1963. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Diary Of A Madman". Sustaining. The story was repeated December 16, 1964. Pat Franklyn, Eric Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Bernard Mayes, Gogol (author), Jack Nessel (creator). 39:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101339. The Black Mass. September 1963. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "All Hallows". Sustaining. The program has been identified as the first show of the series. The story was repeated May 10, 1964. Walter de la Mare (author), Erik Bauersfeld (doubles), John Whiting (technical production). 39:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101337. The Black Mass. December 18, 1963. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Ash Tree". Sustaining. The story was repeated June 7, 1964 and April 17, 1965. M. R. James (author), Erik Bauersfeld, Maria Gilardin (production assistant), John Whiting (sound production), Jack Nessel (creator). 30:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101330. The Black Mass. January 4, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Squaw". Sustaining. The story was repeated May 24, 1965. Bram Stoker (author), Bernard Mayes, John Whiting (technical production), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer), Jack Nessel (creato). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101531. The Black Mass. January 18, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Nightmare". Sustaining. Alan W. Ykes (writer), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, performer), John Whiting (technical production). 31:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101320. The Black Mass. January 29, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Witch Of The Willows". Sustaining. The program was repeated October 17, 1964, March 20, 1965 and May 15, 1965. Lord Dunsany (author), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Pat Franklyn, Peter Winkler (music), John Whiting (technical production), Jack Nessel (creator), Bernard Mayes. 20:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101334. The Black Mass. February 12, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Oh, Mirror, Mirror". Sustaining. The story was repeated March 20, 1965 and May 15, 1965. Nigel Kneale (author), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), John Whiting (technical production), Jack Nessel (creator). 15:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101317. The Black Mass. February 12, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Boarded Window". Sustaining. The program was repeated December, 1970. Erik Bauersfeld, Carl Shrager (composer, conductor), Ambrose Bierce (author), Amanda Folger, John Whiting (technical production), Ben Jaquepetti, Jack Nessel (creator). 19:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

101316. The Black Mass. March 4, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Oil Of Dog". Sustaining. The story was repeated February 20, 1965 and November 13, 1970. Erik Bauersfeld (host, triples), Ambrose Bierce (author), John Whiting (techncal production), Jack Nessel (creator). 13:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101518. The Black Mass. March 15, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Evening Primrose". Sustaining. A well-remembered story about those who live in department stores...and come out only at night. John Collier (writer), Jack Nessel (creator, producer), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, host, performer), Jan Dawson. 37:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101534. The Black Mass. March 22, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Flies". Sustaining. The program was repeated on April, 1965. Anthony Vercoe (writer), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, performer), Frank Seiden (sound effects, technical production), Maria Gillard (production assistant). 28:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

101327. The Black Mass. May 20, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Death Of Halpin Frayser". Sustaining. The story was repeated November 28, 1964. Ambrose Bierce (author), Pat Franklyn, Ben Jaquepetti, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), John Whiting (technical production), Bernard Mayes (narrator), Peter Winkler (composer, performer), Jack Nessel (creator). 27:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101328. The Black Mass. June 20, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "A Predicament" "The Tell-Tale Heart". Sustaining. The stories were repeated September 20, 1964. Edgar Allan Poe (author), Pat Franklyn, John Whiting (technical production), Fred Seiden (technical production), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Jack Nessel (creator). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101315. The Black Mass. June 21, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Six Little Tales By Lord Dunsany". Sustaining. "Lobster Salad," "The Workman," "The Dream Of King Karna-Vootra," "The Charm Against Thirst," "How The Enemy Came To Thlunrana," "Charon." Erik Bauersfeld, Lord Dunsany (author), Bernard Mayes, John Whiting (technical production), Jack Nessel (creator). 41:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101324. The Black Mass. July 3, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Rats In The Walls". Sustaining. The story was repeated November 14, 1964. H. P. Lovecraft (author), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Bernard Mayes, John Whiting (technical production), Jack Nessel (creator). 32:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101331. The Black Mass. July 29, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Imp Of The Perverse" "Manuscript Found In A Bottle". Sustaining. The date above is for, "The Imp Of The Perverse" only. Both stories were heard on December 26, 1964. "The Imp" was also rebroadcast June 12, 1965. Edgar Allan Poe (author), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), John Whiting (technical production), Jack Nessel (creator). 35:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101329. The Black Mass. July 29, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Man Of The Crowd". Sustaining. The story was repeated January 30, 1965 and May 29, 1965. Edgar Allan Poe (author), Bernard Mayes, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer), Jack Whiting (technical production), Jack Nessel (creator). 11:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101336. The Black Mass. August 14, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "A Country Doctor". Sustaining. The story was repeated November 6, 1964. Franz Kafka (author), Jack Nessel (creator), Larry Madin, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Pat Franklyn, Bernard Mayes, John Whiting (technical production), Peter Winkler (composer, performer). 24:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101332. The Black Mass. September 6, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Haunted House". Sustaining. Virginia Wolff (author), Jack Nessel (creator), Bernard Mayes, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Pat Franklyn, John Whiting (technical production), Peter Winkler (composer, performer). 9:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101333. The Black Mass. September 6, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Proof Positive". Sustaining. The story was repeated June 29, 1965. Graham Greene (author), Jack Nessel (creator), Pat Franklyn, Bernard Mayes, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), John Whiting (technical production). 7:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101321. The Black Mass. October 4, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Disillusionment". Sustaining. The story was repeated January 30, 1965. Thomas Mann (author), Bernard Mayes, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Jack Nessel (creator). 13:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101319. The Black Mass. October 4, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Judgement". Sustaining. The story was repeated January 30, 1965. Franz Kafka (author), Don Le Page, Pat Franklyn, Bernard Mayes, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), John Whiting (technical production), Jack Nessel (creator). 24:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101314. The Black Mass. October 4, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Feeder". Sustaining. The story was repeated January 30, 1965. Erik Bauersfeld (performer), Jack Nessel (creator), Carl Linder (writer), Christine Stone (technical production). 12:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101326. The Black Mass. October 10, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Atrophy". Sustaining. The story was repeated Nopvember 7, 1964 and January 16, 1965. J. Anthony West (author), Jack Nessel (creator), Richard Rowland (adaptor), Fred Seiden (technical production), Pat Franklyn, Erik Bauersfeld (director), Peter Winkler (music designer). 26:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101341. The Black Mass. October 17, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Esme". Sustaining. The story was repeated November 13, 1970. H. H. Munro (author), Pat Franklyn (doubles), Bernard Mayes, John Whiting (technical production), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer). 9:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101340. The Black Mass. October 31, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "An Evening's Entertainment". Sustaining. The story was repeated January 23, 1965 and in 1970. M. R. James (author), Pat Franklyn, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer), Arlene Sagan, Marion Winch, Bernard Mayes, Don Le Page, John Winters (technical production). 31:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101322. The Black Mass. November 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Jolly Corner". Sustaining. The story was repeated January 7, 1965. Henry James (author), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Pat Franklyn (doubles), John Whiting (technical production), Peter Winkler (composer), Jack Nessel (creator), Bill Kaufmann (bassoonist). 38:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101533. The Black Mass. November 6, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Candaules, Commissioner". Sustaining. The story is announced as being based on the writings of Herodotus and Plato. A powerful adult-themed anti-war drama. The San Francisco Actor's Workshop, Daniel C. Jerrold (writer), Michael Lillienthal, Marshall W. Fong, Rhoda Demanjagne (?), Mark Estrom (? director), Bob Buckstedter (? announcer, technical director). 1:04:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

101264. The Black Mass. December 2, 1964. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Renegade". The program was repeated on Pacifica stations on February 7, 1964 amd January 9, 1965. Eric Bauersfeld (adaptor, performer), John Whiting (technical production), Maria Gilardin (production assistant). 35:50. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

101517. The Black Mass. January 7, 1965. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Legend Of The Isle Of Falles". The date is subject to correction. Betty Sandbrook (writer), Audrey Robinson, Pat Franklin (doubles), Warren Van Orden (technical production), Erik Bauersfeld (host, producer), Bill Wilson, Cyril Clayton, Gary Green. 36:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

101335. The Black Mass. June 12, 1965. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Shiddah and Kuziba". Sustaining. Isaac B. Singer (author), Jack Nessel (creator), Pat Franklyn, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Bernard Mayes, John Whiting (technical production). 13:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101325. The Black Mass. September 14, 1965. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Bartleby The Scrivener". Sustaining. The story was repeated November 25, 1965. Herman Melville (author), Jack Nessel (creator), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, producer, performer), Bernard Mayes, Ben Jaquepetti, Martin Ponch, John Whiting (technical production), Lou Harrison (composer, performer), Douglas Leedy (composer, performer). 33:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101338. The Black Mass. November 1965. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Moonlit Road". Sustaining. The story was repeated November 30, 1970. Ambrose Bierce (author), Norma Jean Wanvig, Martin Ponch, Nancy Ponch, Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, director, performer), John Whiting (technical production), James McKee (additional sound design). 32:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101323. The Black Mass. November 20, 1968. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "The Outsider". Sustaining. H. P. Lovecraft (author), Jack Nessel (creator), Erik Bauersfeld (adaptor, performer), Jack Whiting (technical production). 22:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101532. The Black Mass. KPFA/KPFK, Los Angeles/Berkeley. "Dream Of A Ridiculous Man". Sustaining. The program opens with a creaking door (in the style of "Inner Sanctum"). Fyodor Dostoyevsky (author). 35:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 35 programs.