Old Time Radio

From roughly 1928 through 1950, nightly radio broadcasts brought America together by providing family entertainment, news and music programming. The radio stations banded together to form programmingnetworks that became the foundation of today's television networks. The radio programs created genres for situation comedy, detective mystery, suspense and variety which became the foundation for today's television categories.

These radio programs have survived the test of time and have become affectionately known as Old Time Radio.

 

Featured Titles

    Old-Time Radio Memories by Mel Simmons

You've heard their voices, thrilled to their radio shows, but did you ever wonder about the personalities lurking behind your Philco? Boston radio personality, author, trivia expert and humorist Mel Simons has combed through reams of personal interviews with some of the biggest stars of old-time radio and presents them in his latest book, Old-Time Radio Memories.

Genre: Old Time Radio

    On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning

A wonderful read for everyone who loves old-time radio, On the Air is a must purchase for all radio hobbyists and anyone interested in 20th-century American history. It is an essential reference work for libraries and radio stations.

Year: 1998
Genre: Old Time Radio

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

Old-Time Radio Listener's Guide to Dark Fantasy by Brian Schell Old Time Radio
Old-Time Radio Memories by Mel Simmons Old Time Radio
Remembering Radio: An Oral History of Old-Time Radio by David S. Siegel Old Time Radio
The Old-Time Radio Trivia Book by Mel Simmons Old Time Radio
Voices from the Philco by Mel Simmons Old Time Radio
1940Abbott and Costello: Volume 1 by Bud Abbott Old Time Radio, Abbott and Costello
1944Abbott and Costello: Volume 2 by Bud Abbott Old Time Radio, Abbott and Costello
1998On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning Old Time Radio
2018Old Time Radio's Comedy Couples by Dan McGuire Old Time Radio
2020The Two Great Gildersleeves by Dan McGuire Old Time Radio, Non-Fiction

 

 

 


 

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