Re: Another idea
I agree with Ryan here that building this slowly is the right move. That avoids burnout or loss of interest and allows for assessing the interest over time in more.
[mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Larry, thanks for your thoughts.
As far as the recently released Maintained sets, here is what we put out last year (2020):
Counterspy v. 2001
The Clyde Beatty Show v. 2001
Rocky Fortune v. 2001
The Weird Circle v. 2004
Broadway’s My Beat v. 2004
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe v. 2005
The Danny Kaye Show v. 2006
My Friend Irma v. 2006
Firefighters v. 2007
Jeff Regan, Investigator v. 2007
Life with Luigi v. 2008
Tales of the Texas Rangers v. 2009
Mr. District Attorney v. 2010
Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons v. 2010
Hopalong Cassidy v. 2011
Family Doctor v. 2012
Father Knows Best v. 2012
I believe they are all available on our Archive.org page courtesy of Dave Tysver. Brian Kavenaugh posts a link to a Dropbox when they are initially released. We've only had two sets this year, The Anderson Family and then just a couple days ago an update to The Danny Kaye Show. The links are also posted in the distro group page.
As to the idea of something like a monthly meeting like the real OTR clubs have, I like it but it's a matter of finding volunteers willing to help put a program together every month. I can't take that on. My thinking is that maybe doing some more online activities like low-key meet-ups and some Maintained Series premiers may build interest in a more robust series of video conferencing events.
On Sunday, May 23, 2021, 08:57:30 AM CDT, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Ryan, your message raises a couple of thoughts of my own. First, I have been back with the group for about a year and a half and do not remember Brian or anyone else making a link available to any new Maintained sets. Could it be that no new Maintained sets have been released since 2019 or earlier?
Also, I think your idea about a group meeting, probably on Zoom, when a new Maintained set does become available is a very good one. I would like to see an hour-long presentation by David or one or more of his team members when the CBSRMT Maintained set is ready for release, which I think is supposed to be very soon. The best part would be if excerpts were played from some of the best episodes. There could even be a quiz allowing participants to try to identify each episode as an excerpt from it is played. The MWOTRC monthly meetings all have a quiz, and they are so much fun! Some of the CBSRMT shows are so familiar that most fans of the series could probably identify the episode title correctly if given a hint or two.