Tag: old time radio

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Star Trek, Star Wars, Star This, Star That all owe a debt of gratitude to the grand-daddy-of-them-all, credited by many as the first science-fiction radio show: Tonight, from April 5, 1939, it’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ….. https://free-classic-radio-shows.com/Sci-Fi-Horror/Buck-Rogers-in-the-25th-Century/1939-04-05-001-The-Origin-Show/index.php Preview Open

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A 1932 radio deserves a 1932 radio show …. Or at least a radio show looking back at 1932. Tonight, from August 7, 1950, it’s “The Railroad Hour” sponsored by The Association Of American Railroads with “Review of 1932.” Hosted by Gordon MacRae of “Oklahoma” fame and mezzo-soprano songbird Lucille Norman, “The Railroad Hour” was […]

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Recently, Instapundit linked to an entry at “The Bleat,” the fine blog operated by our very own @jameslileks, in which he was scanning-the-XM-dial for something to listen to, but stated “I did not want to listen to riled-up radio or find some old radio show that would, without question, feature William Conrad and Howard McNear, […]

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I can picture this radio playing in someone’s kitchen, so let’s do a “soap-opera!” What happens when a small town girl marries a big time actor and moves to the Big city? Jealousy, deceit, avarice, amnesia and rage! From August 13, 1947, it’s “Backstage Wife!” “The story of what it means to be the wife […]

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Now that Summer is officially here, let’s grab some cold drinks and take the portable outside! For a “well-written, different kind of love story:” From March 9, 1948, “Sometime Every Summertime” starring the supremely-versatile Burgess Meredith on CBS’ “Studio One” …. https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/drama/studio-one/sometime-every-summertime-1948-03-09 Preview Open

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It was the precursor to Dragnet, Highway Patrol, Tales of the Texas Ranger, heck, all of our favorite police-dramas: Calling All Cars! Tonight, from July 4, 1934, eighty-six years ago tonight, we’re going to do a “ride-along” with “July 4th in a Radio Car” …. https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/crime/calling-all-cars/july-4th-is-a-radio-car-1934-07-04 Preview Open

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On June 29, 1940, darn near eighty-years ago tonight, NBC debuted a bold, new program: Listener’s Playhouse. How bold was Listener’s Playhouse? They came out-of-the-gate with a story called “The Twenty-First Girl,” about the impending nuptials of Paul Bunyon. Yes, that Paul Bunyon….  https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/drama/listerners-playhouse/the-twenty-first-girl-1940-xx-xx Preview Open

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A couple of weeks ago, the spotlight was on quiz-shows. Tonight, a contest! Specifically, “The Frank Sinatra Singing Contest” on “The Burns and Allen Show” starring real-life husband and wife George Burns and Gracie Allen. In this episode from August 31, 1943, Gracie thinks George is a pretty good singer, so she arranges a singing […]

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I think it was shortly after the first western was produced that people began predicting the death of the western. And even now, over 100 years later, we see that reports of the western’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Westerns have long been popular, but not all of them were well-made. That’s not the case […]

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Tonight, we travel back to February 18, 1940 and join the great Orson Welles for his production of the George S. Kaufman play “Dinner at Eight” on “The Campbell’s Playhouse.” Listen for a young Lucille Ball as Kitty Packard, the role Jean Harlow played in the 1933 film “Dinner at Eight“… https://www.relicradio.com/otr/2020/02/dinner-at-eight-by-the-campbell-playhouse/ Preview Open

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Tonight, it’s “Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills,” the long-running, highly-popular “Suspense.” Featuring the biggest stars of the day, and many playing against type, “Murder in G Flat” starring comedian Jack Benny, for example, “Suspense” was well-written, impeccably-cast, and guaranteed to keep you in…SUSPENSE! So tonight, from December 19, 1946, it’s Robert Montgomery (Elizabeth “Bewitched” Montgomery’s […]

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Between the economy starting to re-open, the Flynn exoneration, the Schiff-HPSCI transcripts, and the delicious revelations therefrom, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s Christmas time! So in that spirit, let’s go back to Christmas Eve, 1933, for another spirit: “The Christmas Eve Ghost” on “Front Page Drama“… https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/drama/front-page-drama/front-page-drama-33-12-24-0035-the-christmas-eve-ghost Preview Open

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What do you play on a Charlie McCarthy radio? Why, a Charlie McCarthy radio show, of course! Tonight, from April 21, 1940, eighty years ago this week, it’s Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, and special guest Charles Laughton… https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/variety/edgar-bergen-and-charlie-mccarthy/with-charles-laughton-1940-04-21 Preview Open

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From April 18, 1938, eighty-two years ago tonight, “Lux Radio Theater” presents “Mad About Music” starring Deanna Durbin and Herbert Marshall. And keep an ear out for William Frawley! You’ll recognize the voice of Mr. Mertz anywhere… https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/drama/lux/lux-radio-theater-38-04-18-172-mad-about-music Preview Open

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It began as a “filler” program in 1954 with profiles of composer Sigmund Romberg and the great Winston Churchill, but the popularity of “Biography in Sound” led to evening slots on Sunday, Tuesday, and even a prestigious Peabody Award. Tonight, since there is no baseball, we’ll get our baseball-fix with a look at the life […]

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