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Adam and Evelyn starring Jean Simmons

Broadcast 63 years ago today: Enjoy this 1952 broadcast of Lux Radio Theater starring Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, and Chester Stratton.  In the show a professional gambler finds himself the acting father to a young girl.  This (non-commercial) AFRS broadcast … Continue reading

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Radio’s Casey Crime Photographer

Somewhere, hidden deep in the offices of the Old Time Radio Networks, in a place where only writers go, there must have been an office dedicated to the Creation of the Perfect Radio Detective. Posted on the wall of the … Continue reading

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Remembering Big John and Sparky Radio Show

When computers came along, “multitasking” became an influential buzzword. It came as a shock to many of us that even simple early computers could do more than one thing at once. What was an even bigger shock was seeing how … Continue reading

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Country Music and Patriotism Created a Party

Cecil Daniels hosted “Country Style USA” and did it make the country hoot and holler with excitement over the radio airwaves. The show did one and it did it very well. It played the top country music of the day, … Continue reading

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Cornell Woolrich Stories in Old Time Radio

A his hard boiled detective fiction writing included stories of deception, shame, and personal claustrophobia with excellent plotting and characterization that was second to none.

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May 31: Happy Birthday Fred Allen

Fred Allen had no idea when he was growing up that he would become one of the most popular entertainers of his time. In fact, as a poor Irish kid on the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he would have been … Continue reading

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Remembering Classic Old Time Radio Westerns

Westerns have always been a part of American popular mythology and entertainment. Westerns were an important genre of the early pulp novels. They became a staple of movies from the time of the earliest silent films, and their relatively low … Continue reading

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