MACABRE was a series of eight tales of the supernatural produced by
the Tokyo studios of the Far East Network of Armed Forces Radio
Service. Principals in the MACABRE series were producer/director/
writer/star William Verdier and John F. Buey Jr.
Mr. Buey was program director at FEN Tokyo since 1946 and its
inception. He came into government service from the old Yankee Radio
Network on the East Coast.
Nothing is known at this time about the
background of Mr. Verdier.
FEN Tokyo sent AFRTS Los Angeles a set of 15 i.p.s. tapes, from which
the disks were mastered, as an unofficial competition with one or
more ongoing productions at Armed Forces Network in Germany (AFN).
FEN also produced TERROR, and at least one of Frank Bresee's THE
GOLDEN DAYS OF RADIO (a 25th anniversary salute to FEN).