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Monday, August 13, 2018

FREE online Classic Radio resources

There are a great number of free or low cost Classic Radio resources online that you might be interested in exploring.

Jerry Haendiges has been in the Old Time Radio collecting hobby for YEARS and produces a weekly radio program.  His website has radio logs, articles. links, and programs for sale.  Some of his shows he has posted for free at

Another great source for Classic Radio information and collecting is the Digital Deli at where you'll find a lot of articles and free downloads!  Yes, they have a pay section that contains buckets full of great shows, but the prices are amazing.  If you have a little bit of tech savvy, you can grab a bunch of shows to listen to during those hours that you're NOT listening to Classic Radio Theater!   

Note:  I tried to subscribe to the Digital Deli's FTP service.  I say tried because I was unable to contact the operators of the Digital Deli for two weeks and finally ended up requesting a refund.  It now appears the site is totally offline.  You can probably access some of the information on the site by using the Wayback Machine.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Listen to ALL THREE HOURS of Classic Radio Theater on demand!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Wanna help me get new Classic Radio Theater shows?

A number of you have asked about helping me expand our program library.  And the truth is I can always use upgraded and better quality programs.  If you'd like to send a small token, a Gift Certificate would be a nice gift.  

Any amount will help me bring new and better quality programs.  Just go right here:

Our email address is classicradiotheater at gmail dot com.  

And thanks for thinking of me. 


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

CD's you might want to grab while they're available.

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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