Old Time Radio Tuesday – Talking Turkey Day

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. OTR  Tuesday 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.

(Just a quick aside – it occurs to me I may soon have to change that introduction to not only explain what I mean by “Old Time Radio”, but even what the concept of radio itself is. Now that everyone gets their music from streaming services and the like, does anyone even listen to the radio anymore? Ah, but that’s a post for another day.)

Well, we’re just over a couple of weeks out from Thanksgiving, so that seems like a good time to take a look back at how some of the great radio shows of the past celebrated the holiday. Which means, lucky you, no long-winded history lesson from me today, just a selection of shows that hopefully you won’t think are turkeys.

Let’s dig in, shall we?

 

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