The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for record labels to use robots to promote the top records of the day. Old Time Radio Thursdays is my chance to explore some of those old radio shows, their connections (both old and new) to movies, and hopefully to encourage some of the rest of you to take a look at a probably unfamiliar source of entertainment that I truly love. If you want more info on OTR, and some examples of the variety of shows that were made, be sure to check out this introductory post.
I’d planned to write more on the CBS Radio Mystery Theater this week, (for some info on the show and its host E.G. Marxhall, see last week’s post) but got caught in kind of a time crunch. I’ll be back next week with more actual thoughts/info on CBSRMT next week, but for now, here are some more episodes for your listening pleasure.
As an added bonus, here’s one of the episodes hosted by series creator Himn Brown:
For more information on CBSRMT as it’s popularly known, including a complete episode guide to the series along with streaming episodes and downloads, one good place to begin is here. I’ll also be revisiting the show again next week, with more information on Himan Brown, and his connections with the Golden Age of Radio and some of the stars that were featured on the show.
- Another Character Hiding in You-Know-What… (gregorygerardblog.wordpress.com)
- Audio: CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER – “The Old Ones are Hard to Kill”! (ghostradio.wordpress.com)