December 12: Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra

December 12 would be Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. We would like to wish Ol’ Blue Eyes a happy one. Sinatra is a bit of an enigma. There is no getting around it: Frank was cool. Frank made sure that everyone knew he was cool. Frank got his first breaks in showbiz because of his mother’s… Continue reading December 12: Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra

Big Band and Swing Bands in Old Time Radio

Music has always been an indispensable element of radio broadcast. The station which would eventually become WHA, Wisconsin Public Radio, began its first music broadcasts as early as 1917. It is not surprising that we have a number of terrific music programs on the shelves here at OTRCat, which showcase a number of different musical… Continue reading Big Band and Swing Bands in Old Time Radio

Life with Luigi: Old Time Radio Show Comedy

America has always been the land of promise. Life is rarely easy for immigrants, as they do all they can to fit into the hustle and bustle of American life and culture. Luigi Basco came to America from Italy, and promised his mother that he would write every week to tell her of his adventures.… Continue reading Life with Luigi: Old Time Radio Show Comedy