We genuinely hopes that you have as much fun listening to the great radio nostalgia we bring you as we do in finding and researching them.
Many listeners were born well after the golden age of radio. Many of us are “television babies”, so the image of sitting down in the living room, waiting for the tubes of the big console radio to warm up is an image we can only imagine. (The Cat did share memories of napping happily over the warm tubes, but he wouldn’t say how many of his nine-lives ago that was.)
We all enjoy the shows from MP3 files played on the computer of through their old time radio mp3 players or other mp3 storage and play-back devices. Smart phones and most Feature phones will have mp3 play-back and storage, so enjoying your radio shows were ever and when ever you want is easier than ever. The problem is just a matter of learning how to load your radio shows into your mp3 player.
Actually, the process is a very simple one that a twelve year old can do. (To be honest, for a long time I bribed a 12 year old to load my programs for me!) Begin by placing the mp3 disk that you received from Old Radio Catalog in your computer. Plug your player into one of your computer’s usb ports using the cord supplied with your device (some feature phones don’t include the cord, but you should be able to find one that will fit at an electronics store). The file for your device’s play-list should open automatically, simply copy the shows from the disk menu into the player menu and that’s all there is to it! Protect your device by clicking the “Safe to remove device” button, and you are ready to take your favorite shows where ever you go!
Another piece of advice- many have always hated the cheap ear-buds that come with most players. We recommends spending less than $20 (there are more expensive available) to get a good set of silicon tipped noise-reducing ear buds. The clarity of the actor’s speech and the subtleties of the sound effects are part of the experience you may have never known you were missing!