You might say that Willis Cooper was to radio in the 1940s, what Rod Serling was to television in the 1950s. However, and I mean no disrespect to Mr. Serling, Willis Cooper wrote a total of one hundred and six scripts by himself for his radio drama,
Quiet Please, between June 8, 1947, and June 25, 1949. Think about that. He singlehandedly wrote one hundred and six thirty-minute radio plays in two years, and they are good stories that still hold up well.
Since then, the story ideas seem to have been used by others and reshaped throughout the years since and you may even say, "oh I know where this is going" (and Mr. Cooper may still surprise you). However, that is beside the point, which is Cooper had a gift for creating characters that let you lose yourself for thirty minutes in a world of fun, and better still, his stories stay with you long afterward.
Cooper had writer other series and other pieces worth exploring, but we fell in love with the stories of Quiet Please and wanted to bring them to a new life for this generation. We want to preserve his work and solidify his place in American culture. So we produced the scripts for a contemporary audience and we hope the stories become staples of commutes, lunch breaks, and bedtime stories for the science fiction fans and lovers of the slightly macabre.
We kept these stories completely intact. We only changed the characters' names and genders occasionally for a more modern audience His work is respectfully dusted off and offered as a tribute to a truly great writer.
Willis Oswald Cooper died on June 22, 1955. He was, among many things, a writer of radio fiction back in the Gold Years of Radio, and not many people know who Willis Cooper was and that is a literary crime.