Why Listen To Old Time Radio?
With all of the hundreds of cable TV channels, why would anyone bother listening to old time radio these days? I would, for one. And believe it or not,
there are thousands of people who listen to old time radio (OTR) shows every day.
You just can't match the great story lines and plots in a good OTR mystery show. I'm talking about great shows, such as the Inner sanctum, Ellery
Queen, CBS Radio Mystery Theater and the like. If you like mystery shows, you'd probably like to listen to any one of these series.
I started listening to old time radio when I was a kid. Right away, I was hooked. It may seem odd to some, that you can enjoy a show that's only audio.
But yes, it is possible. You see, when you listen to old time radio, your imagination gets to working. The actors from that day and age can make a story
magically come alive. You can almost see in your mind what is taking place.
What great fun it is to accompany Sam Spade on one of his exciting cases. Can you solve the mystery before he does? Maybe you can. Why not give
it a try and see?
Over the years, I've enjoyed many adventures with the "Space Patrol" and the "Green Hornet" and many, many others. Old time radio is not just a
bunch of people talking into a microphone. It's so much more than that. Before television, radio was the way to be entertained. Whole families would sit
around the radio, just like they do with TV today.
These were serious actors in their day. They knew how to give a great entertainment experience to their audience. What's nice about OTR is that there
is something for everyone. Do you like a great comedy? Then try "Father Knows Best". And yes, Robert Young actually plays the part of father. I sit
and laugh out loud at these shows. They really are quite funny.
Maybe you like a good western. You may want to listen to Gunsmoke or "The Diamond K". There are many high quality western shows that were
performed on the radio in the 30's, 40's and 50's.
If you like a good mystery story, and who doesn't, there are man