Quiet, Please! was a radio fantasy and horror program created by Wyllis Cooper, also known for creating Lights Out. Ernest Chappell was the show's announcer and lead actor. Quiet, Please! debuted June 8, 1947 on the Mutual Broadcasting System, and its last episode was broadcast June 25, 1949, on the ABC. A total of 106 shows were broadcast, with only a very few of them repeats.
Earning relatively little notice during its initial run, Quiet, Please! has since been praised as one of the finest efforts of the golden age of American radio drama.
For many years only twelve episodes survived, but more than eighty were discovered in the 1980s, due in part to Ernest Chappell owning copies which he transferred to reel-to-reel tape.
The quality of the episodes in this podcast vary considerably, as a result.