Recommended Series For First Time OTR Listeners

There are so many facets to the world of Old Time Radio, it is hard to know where to start enjoying it. The truth is there is so much to enjoy in OTR, it is easy to imagine that almost anything you pick out will delight you. But that still leaves you with the difficult… Continue reading Recommended Series For First Time OTR Listeners

July 22: 73rd Anniversary of Suspense on the Radio…

On July 22,  we celebrate the anniversary of one of Old Time Radio’s greatest treasures, Suspense. Soon fans will argue that the anniversary is actually June 17, 1942. That is when the fully developed program launched as a weekly series. However, that night in July of 1940 was the first time the public heard a… Continue reading July 22: 73rd Anniversary of Suspense on the Radio…

70th Anniversary of “Sorry, Wrong Number”

On May 25, 2013, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of Old Time Radio’s truly magnificent treasures. One that evening in 1943, CBS’s “Outstanding Theater of Thrills”, radio’s Suspense!, presented for the first time the chilling tale “Sorry, Wrong Number”. Lucille Fletcher, one of the female mystery writers who dominated the genre, wrote the… Continue reading 70th Anniversary of “Sorry, Wrong Number”

John Dickson Carr Radio Plays

If one thing could be said about John Dickson Carr it was his love for England. It was prevalent in the mysteries he created, because the “blessed plot, this earth, this realm” of his writings was England. His character detectives had to use the logic of the English mind to solve the riddle set before… Continue reading John Dickson Carr Radio Plays

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 final time.  Click here to learn more about the end of the old time radio… Continue reading Sept 30, 2012: 50th Anniversary of the End of Old Time Radio