Dark Fantasy was a horror/mystery program that first broadcast on station WKY, Oklahoma City, on November 11, 1941. Maybe. The history of the show is muddled. There is no doubt that Scott Bishop, creator of The Mysterious Travveller, created and scripted all of the episodes. Some have it that Dark Fantasy aired for several episodes before being picked up nationally by NBC Radio. The first national broadcast of the show was on the Noember date above. Thirty-one shows were produced. The quality of Dark Fantasy was impressive at the time, although episodes may seem a bit weak for some of today's audience.
Fearful that the show was too scary for the kiddies, it was placed in the Friday evening, 11:30 p.m. slot.
"The Sea Phantom" was directed by John Prosser and featured the talents of Ben Morris, Fred Wayne, Muir Hite, and Garland Moss. The announcer was Tom Paxton (Not the folk singer Tom Paxton; he was only five years old and living in Chicago at the time).