September 10, 2007


Old Time Radio Shows

Good collection of mp3s of classic old radio dramas. The Shadow, Lights Out, etc.--all kinds of good stuff there.

Related, the HP Lovecraft Historical Society, who did what is probably the only actually good Lovecraft movie (a period piece, silent movie adaptation of "The Call of Cthulhu" short story), also did the same schtick in an adaptation of "At the Mountains of Madness". That latter, of course, done as a period piece radio drama.

It's a genre I think is probably due for a niche comeback, what with the popularity of podcasts.

posted by Gar @ 7:34 AM
Wisconsin Public Radio twice weekly justifies their taxpayer funded existence by playing some of the best of radio from the 30s, 40s and 50's.

Not only can you listen live on Saturday and Sunday nights but they archive a hell of a lot of shows.

Fibber McGee and Molly, Johnny Dollar, Boston Blackie, Inner Sanctum, Nero Wolfe, Buck Rogers and The Lone Ranger are some of my favorites. Of course, when you get into a show like Lone Ranger, you kind of have to listen frequently, soap opera style, which can be difficult when they don't play the same shows each week.
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