Old Time Radio Thursdays – #016: A Halloween Horror Sampler

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.

Last week I gave you a sampling of comedy shows with a Halloween theme. This week, I figure it’s time for a creepier sampling, so here area variety of different horror offerings from the Golden Age of Radio. Again, I’m not going to do a whole lot of writing about these shows today, instead I’m simply going to invite you to kick back and enjoy them with me.

Next week: as we finally reach Halloween itself, we’ll take a listen to some of radio’s detectives and mystery plays as they investigate some spooky goings-on.

Until next time, Happy Listening!

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