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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Old Time Radio

Did you listen to The Shadow Knows? Or The Green Hornet? Or Sky King?

In our kid years, my younger brother and I evaded the nightly 'lights-out' issue in our shared bedroom by using a crystal radio with earphones while we were scared into silence by listening to these ghostly tales where crime doesn't pay and heroes are heroes.

Recently, I purchased a crystal radio but it just wasn't the same. No wonder I was delighted to find these old time radio programs on the Internet at the time I finally splurged and converted to broadband.

A large smile limbers my lips for the entire half-hour of each program. It's one step back and a step forward all in one.

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Clare said...

Hi Sue! Very cool fractal -- I see a scary face in it! And it's so great that you can listen to the old time radio programs on the internet -- what fun!!

Keith's Ramblings said...

I remember so well curling up under the bedcovers every night at at midnight to listen to DJ Johny Walker play 'When a Man Loves a Woman' on Radio Caroline. Those were the days when the BBC had a monopoly and stations such as Caroline and Radio London had to broadcast from ships out in the North Sea. Happy days!

Anonymous said...

My Dad loved those shows. Maybe I can encourage him to get online after all...

Anonymous said...

Old time radio! I can't wait to check it out. thanks for sharing this with us!

jay said...

The only time I curled up in bed listening to the radio with an ear plug was in my teens, listening to pirate radio - usually Radio Caroline! How exciting it all seemed!

I'm going to check out the site, even though I don't recognise the names of the programmes you mention. Sounds fun!