Monday, July 16, 2018

Another book, more reasonably priced....

Some of you were sticker-shocked at the price of what I consider the Bible of Old Time Radio, so I thought I'd post here another more popularly priced book, Carl Amari and Martin Grams "The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows"

I've read some of Martin's writings, and I've known Carl's work for some time.  Now this book is limited in scope to just 100 shows, or should I say, 100 series, but for the price, you can sacrifice some of the less popular series and enjoy not only the photos but the three audio CD's that are included with the book.

If you're bargain minded and don't mind an older volume, Amazon still has used copies of John Dunning's Tune In Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925-1976.  This is Dunning's earlier and less complete version of On The Air.

If you want someplace to start, this is a good spot.  For under $15, you can get some great reading.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

THE Definitive Authority

This is the book that I always use for running down information on Classic Radio

On The Air:  The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio is not inexpensive, but I find it perhaps the best single source for information on Classic Radio.  And you can support our program by purchasing the book from THIS LINK.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Here's a couple of additions you might want to make to your Classic Radio listening collection on CD!

The Smithsonian Collection of Comedy Favorites.  I own this four disc collection myself!

Classic Radio's Greatest Mystery Shows, Volume 1.  Carl Amari has assembled TWELVE of the best Mystery shows including Inner Sanctum, The Black Museum, Lights Out, and the ever thrilling Quiet Please!

Old Time Radio's 60 All-Time Favorites. Laugh again with Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Fibber McGee & Molly, Red Skelton, Ozzie & Harriet, Fred Allen, Abbott & Costello, Lucille Ball, and Burns & Allen. Thrill to the daring exploits of The Shadow, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, The Green Hornet, Dragnet's Joe Friday, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon. Return to the exciting days of yesteryear with The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, The Cisco Kid, and Have Gun Will Travel. The Golden Age of Radio Lives on in this special 30-hour collection of radio's All-Time Favorites. Also includes a 64-page booklet.

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