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Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Old-Time Radio

My wife and I enjoy listening to old-time radio shows (OTR), mainly CBS's Radio Mystery Theater (CBSRMT) [0], but also CBC's Nightfall [1] series. This past weekend we listened to Orson Welles' rendition of Dracula, from 1938 [2]. They make a nice change from TV if you want some entertainment for an evening.

CBSRMT is my favorite, despite being not so old-time (1974-1982), mainly because I remember listening to them live as a kid, on a transistor radio, while hiding under my covers. That would have been the late 70s. Many of the recordings have ads edited out, but some do not and the old advertisements are sometimes as interesting as the shows. Archive.org has a large OTR section [3].

posted at: 18:28 | path: / | permalink | otr, radio, retro