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.
Yeah, the implication in the headline is true. This is probably going to be the last Old Time Radio Thursday post for awhile. Oh, I’m sure it’ll be back eventually, but everything runs its course, and I feel like for me at least, it’s time for a bit of a change. Actually, there are probably going to be a few changes upcoming to the blog, including a new feature that will be taking up this Thursday slot that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as this one, but I’ll have more info on all of that for you tomorrow.
Anyway, rather than just having the feature simply disappear, I thought I’d leave you with another sampler round of some of the great shows from radio’s golden age. Some of these, if you’ve been following along all this time, you will have heard before, some of them are new ones, but all of them should make for fun listening.
So one last time (for now) let me invite you to sit back, close you eyes, and join me in enjoying some of the greats from the years when radio was king.
Until next time, whenever that might be, as always, Happy Listening!
- Old Time Radio Thursdays – #001: An Introduction (durnmoosemovies.wordpress.com)