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December 7: Happy Birthday Arch Oboler

It is interesting that Pearl Harbor Day is also Arch Oboler‘s birthday. Interesting, but probably not significant. Arch would be105 years old in 2014, so it is interesting to wonder how he must have spent his 32nd birthday. Ronald Colman‘s … Continue reading

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Aviation in Old Time Radio

The sleek designs, the light construction, the spray of white light from the propellor: the fighter plane captured the hearts and minds of millions of American boys in the 1930’s and 40’s. Piloting an elegant craft and achieving flight was … Continue reading

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Our Miss Brooks’ Halloween Party

Halloween is about letting the kids have some fun. Of course, just because the kids get a little older they don’t seem to outgrow the desire to have a little bit of haunted fun! What about the grownups? Should they … Continue reading

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Fibber and Molly Go To Gildersleeve’s Halloween Party

The holiday at the end of October was actually the lead into All Saints Day, November 1, and All Souls Day, Nov 2. The religious feast is a time to remember those Saints who don’t already have a feast day … Continue reading

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“If You Frighten Easily…”: Lights Out Old Time Radio Show

One of the most enduring images of an old time radio fan is the youngster, awake long past his bedtime, in bed with the sheets pulled over his head, listening to a late night horror program. Listeners who are new fans … Continue reading

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Fibber And Molly’s Lasting Appeal

Twenty four years is a long time to do anything, especially to have America come visit you at home every Tuesday night. That is just what Jim and Marian Jordan did from April 1935 until Sept 6, 1959, playing the … Continue reading

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Murder By Experts: Origins of a Classic Old Time Radio Show

Murder By Experts was a commercial. By itself, that is not a bad thing. After all, radio itself was built as a means of marketing. The empires of the huge networks were based on selling things. So the last thing … Continue reading

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