Old Time Radio Thursdays – #035: The Variety Show


Photograph of a young girl listening to the ra...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 really thought about skipping this week’s OTR Thursday, while I’m working on a couple of different ideas for future posts and also trying out some new ideas that will hopefully lead to more Old Time Radio related content from me, if not here then elsewhere, in the near future. Stay tuned for further details.

Anyway, insted of simply leaving you guys high and dry this week, I decided to throw together a few shows that feature an aspect of the Golden Age of Radio that I haven’t spent much time focusing on yet: music and variety shows. I will be doing more with these in the future, but for now, here’s a quick six pack of shows for your listening pleasure.

Until next time, as always, Happy Listening!

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