Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sept 30, 2012: 50th Anniversary of the End of Old Time Radio

Fifty Years ago on this date, old time radio symbolically ended its reign as the primary source of entertainment in American homes. On September 30, 1962 the final broadcast of Suspense and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar went over the air for the … Continue reading

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Listen Children, “Let’s Pretend”

The history of the Let’s Pretend children’s radio show began several years prior to its premier in 1934. Let’s Pretend followed a format that was developed in 1928 for Aunt Jymmie and Her Tots in Tottyville. The radio program first aired … Continue reading

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Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Himan Brown produced many different programs during the age of radio drama. One of his most successful, and best remembered, was The Inner Sanctum Mysteries. The The Inner Sanctum Mysteries took great advantage of radio’s ability to be even scarier than … Continue reading

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Sept 11, 2001 Attacks: Tribute and Audio Excerpts

The Eleventh Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States by the al-Qaeda Terrorist Organization is approaching. These attacks one the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington were successful in the eyes of the … Continue reading

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Return From Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo: Doolittle Fliers

The ability or Radio to capture history is a continual source of amazement. Some moments are somewhat obscure, but meaningful nonetheless. For our consideration today we have an episode of Your AAF, Doolittle Fliers. The program was a weekly presentation of … Continue reading

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