The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective

As the late Forties turned into the early Fifties, the airwaves were filled with a seemingly endless series of gumshoes. They were meant to appeal to the hard working, big spending young men in the audience, many of whom were just back from the War and may have been unhappy trying to readjust to the… Continue reading The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective

Old Time Radio Crime Shows

  Die hard fans of Old Time Radio would have us believe that there is something in the OTR world for everyone, and to a great extent they are correct. Many of us find that we have favorites in every OTR genre. However, there are three types of show which Old Time Radio does exceptionally… Continue reading Old Time Radio Crime Shows

Old Time Radio Summer Replacement Shows

In the golden age of radio, most big time radio shows took a seasonal hiatus and the networks filled in with├é┬áSummer Replacement radio shows. Most of the big shows were driven by the stars. The best shows were put together with a very talented supporting cast who made the star look good, but to a… Continue reading Old Time Radio Summer Replacement Shows