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.
A couple of weeks ago we listened to a sampling of comedy shows with a Halloween theme. Last week, we had a creepier sampling with, a variety of different horror offerings from the Golden Age of Radio. This week, I thought we’d bring the detective and mystery shows into play, so here is a selection of dramas all somehow related to the spookiest holiday of the year.
Next week we go back to our usual format, focusing in on one particular radio show. Which one? Well, in keeping with today’s theme, I think I’ll let that remain a mystery.
Until next time, Happy Listening!
- Old Time Radio Thursdays – #001: An Introduction (durnmoosemovies.wordpress.com)
- Karloff Throws a Halloween Party on Sealtest Variety Theater (howsweetitwas.wordpress.com)
- We Interrupt this Blog with Some Special Radio Show Recommendations (leagueofdeadfilms.com)