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Racketeer Stories

Total Issues: 19

Racketeer Stories was one of Harold Hersey's less successful gangster pulp magazines, attempting to cash in on the popularity of Gangster Stories. It lasted for only 19 issues before being merged with its companion magazine, Gangland Stories.

The Dec-1929 issue was an ashcan issue containing no fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1929 – Mar/Apr-1932: Crime Fiction Index

#merges with Gangland Stories


  Good Story Magazine (Harold Hersey)


  standard pulp




  mostly monthly, but bimonthly from May/Jun-1931

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1956
Publishers:   Publishing Corporation
Sources:   It's a Man's World

Racket Stories

The rumor that a pulp magazine existed by this title has not been confirmed by any positive evidence, and none have been found. It may be confused with Racketeer Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues; possibly phantom)
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Quarterly (paperback) magazine of original stories; each issue chooses a winner and runner-up. Sponsored by The European newspaper, who can publish any of the submitted stories under 1500 words.

Issues & Index Sources:  1993? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Raconteur Publications
Editors:   Graham Lord (in 1995)
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   £5.99 (in 1995)
Pagecounts:   241pp (in 1995)


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Racy Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   32pp


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Radio Digest

Newsstand magazine that published articles and fiction about all things radio, including stories by Jackson Gregory and E. Phillips Oppenheim.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Radio Digest Publishing Co. Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Harold P. Brown

Radio Fun

Small tabloid magazine aimed at younger readers, featuring stories, serials and comic strips.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press, The Fleetway House, Farrington St., London
Prices:   3d

Radio Guide

Radio (and later Movie) listings guide that occasionally published fiction, including a series of "Calling All Cars" stories by Arthur Kent in 1936.

Issues & Index Sources

  25-Oct-1931 – 9-Feb-1940
  16-Feb-1940 – Nov-1943, as Movie and Radio Guide


  Leonard Dubkin

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Radio Mirror

Gossip magazine about radio and (later) television which also contained some fiction and adapted radio/TV dramas.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1933 – Jul-1939
  Aug-1939 – Oct-1942, as Radio and Television Mirror
  Nov-1942 – Dec-1945, as Radio Mirror, the Magazine of Radio Romances
  Jan-1946 – Mar-1948, as Radio Mirror
  Apr-1948 – Sep-1951, as Radio and Television Mirror
  Oct-1951 – 1977, as Radio-TV Mirror



Radio News

Total Issues: 107+241?=348?

A popular science magazine which regularly published fiction. First issues, and all issues after Jun-1928, were non-fiction. In August 1948 changed to Radio & Television News.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1919 – Jun-1928: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)
  Jul-1928 – Jul-1948





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Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Radio Record

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Deaton & Spencer, Sydney
Formats:   digest
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   50pp

Radio Shorts

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1946? (possibly phantom)
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Prices:   7d

Radio Stories

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1924 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   MacFadden

Radio Times

Total Issues: 4052 (to Oct-2001)

The oldest UK radio and television listings magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Sep-1923 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   BBC, London
Editors:   Sue Robinson (in 1997)
Frequency:   weekly

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