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Re: Hollywood on the Air

Ryan Ellett
 

I want to figure out exactly what these recordings are before we put them up on the library. But they'll make it up there, to be sure!
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"




On Sunday, January 23, 2022, 06:54:14 PM CST, Michael Hingson <mike@...> wrote:


Would love to get the link as well.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Gassman
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:09 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Hollywood on the Air

 

Ryan,

Did you send this out to me?

I have not seen a link.

And yes, it may have never reached me.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 7:09 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Hollywood on the Air

 

If anyone fancies themself a fan of the series Hollywood on the Air, I have four hours of content for you to review. It is taken from a 1200' reel with one hour per track per side. As much as I can match performers and songs with the show summaries on Goldin's site, it appears to be a mishmash of selections from various shows, rather than complete episodes. But I'm not 100% sure and would be thrilled if someone wanted to make their way through them and really try to tease out what is included on this reel.
Ryan


Re: Hollywood on the Air

Michael Hingson
 

Would love to get the link as well.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Gassman
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:09 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Hollywood on the Air

 

Ryan,

Did you send this out to me?

I have not seen a link.

And yes, it may have never reached me.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 7:09 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Hollywood on the Air

 

If anyone fancies themself a fan of the series Hollywood on the Air, I have four hours of content for you to review. It is taken from a 1200' reel with one hour per track per side. As much as I can match performers and songs with the show summaries on Goldin's site, it appears to be a mishmash of selections from various shows, rather than complete episodes. But I'm not 100% sure and would be thrilled if someone wanted to make their way through them and really try to tease out what is included on this reel.
Ryan


Re: New Distro

Larry Maupin
 

Hi Ed.  Yes, I sent them out several days ago, and the distro was concluded and closed on Thursday.  

Larry

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From: "ehrbek"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday January 23 2022 10:46:27AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] New Distro

Larry

Did you send these out? Just got home from Costa Rica and can't find them.

Thanks 
Ed

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From: "Larry Maupin"
To: "main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Monday January 17 2022 10:10:29AM
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] New Distro



Tomorrow morning I will begin sending out a distro entitled "Air Checks" to everyone who replies to this message and asks to be signed up for it before then.

My definition of an air check is a station break during which the announcer gives the name, call letters and location of the radio station over which an episode is being broadcast. These are very rare, and looking for OTR episodes that have one is like going on a treasure hunt. I find it exciting to come across one because they give the listener an opportunity to imagine what it would have been like to listen to the episode at that particular time in history on that particular radio station.

There is a way to have some fun with this distro. In the list below, I will give all the information I have about the series, episode title and date of each show but will not reveal the air check. Instead, at the end of each episode description I will place in brackets the time during the program when the air check occurs. So if you see [1:24] or [14:46] you will know the exact minute and second to be on the alert for. If you want to, you can make a list of these 9 shows and the stations over which they were aired, save it and add to it when you happen upon more shows with air checks.

Notes: (1) The file that contains Edith Adams' Future also has We Are Always Young on it. You will need to wait about 10-15 seconds after the Edith Adams episode is finished, then you will hear the air check for We Are Always Young soon thereafter; (2) None of the files contain series or episode titles and dates, so I will list them below in the order in which I will send them out tomorrow and Wednesday. If you find any that do not match up, all you have to do is listen to the episode to learn which one it is. I hope that will not occur, but to err is human.

Now for the list:

1. "Nightmare" from Murder at Midnight (11/4/46). [0:25]

2. "Inditement" from Inditement [0:01]

3. Edith Adams' Future (7/25/41) [14:46]

4. We Are Always Young (7/25/41) [16:32] on same file.

5. "Bob Chester Orchestra" (9/21/39) [26:52]

6. National Barn Dance [1:24]

7. Grand Old Opry [25:53]

8. Counterspy (7/27/42) [0:12]

9. "Switchboard Secrets" from Front Page Drama (11/19/33) [0:26]. Note: The air check here gives only the name of the network, but I think the episode is worth including because almost nobody has ever heard of the network and it will be nice to have a show that was aired over it.

Larry


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Larry Maupin

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Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Gordon Johansen
 

I'm just like Scott and Joe age wise too, except that my start was with CBSRMT when I should have been asleep and Green Hornet and some others on early cable TV when they were desperate for programming. My daughters at least know Gilligan's Island and some other shows from that era because I bought the DVDs.

Gord

Joe Webb via groups.io wrote on 1/23/22 8:06 AM:

Scott -- ditto here for age etc.

The OTR collectors I know of that age who do remember hearing the programs remember hearing it in the car. YTJD and Suspense were on late Sunday afternoon/early evening, and if they were headed home from somewhere, that's when they heard it.

I was not one of those. I found it because of rebroadcasts of The Shadow on NYC's WRVR-FM in 1972 and then started bumping into it in comics collecting fanzines. And now it's still my hobby, 50 years later.

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Re: New Distro

ehrbek
 

Larry

Did you send these out? Just got home from Costa Rica and can't find them.

Thanks 
Ed

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From: "Larry Maupin"
To: "main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Monday January 17 2022 10:10:29AM
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] New Distro



Tomorrow morning I will begin sending out a distro entitled "Air Checks" to everyone who replies to this message and asks to be signed up for it before then.

My definition of an air check is a station break during which the announcer gives the name, call letters and location of the radio station over which an episode is being broadcast. These are very rare, and looking for OTR episodes that have one is like going on a treasure hunt. I find it exciting to come across one because they give the listener an opportunity to imagine what it would have been like to listen to the episode at that particular time in history on that particular radio station.

There is a way to have some fun with this distro. In the list below, I will give all the information I have about the series, episode title and date of each show but will not reveal the air check. Instead, at the end of each episode description I will place in brackets the time during the program when the air check occurs. So if you see [1:24] or [14:46] you will know the exact minute and second to be on the alert for. If you want to, you can make a list of these 9 shows and the stations over which they were aired, save it and add to it when you happen upon more shows with air checks.

Notes: (1) The file that contains Edith Adams' Future also has We Are Always Young on it. You will need to wait about 10-15 seconds after the Edith Adams episode is finished, then you will hear the air check for We Are Always Young soon thereafter; (2) None of the files contain series or episode titles and dates, so I will list them below in the order in which I will send them out tomorrow and Wednesday. If you find any that do not match up, all you have to do is listen to the episode to learn which one it is. I hope that will not occur, but to err is human.

Now for the list:

1. "Nightmare" from Murder at Midnight (11/4/46). [0:25]

2. "Inditement" from Inditement [0:01]

3. Edith Adams' Future (7/25/41) [14:46]

4. We Are Always Young (7/25/41) [16:32] on same file.

5. "Bob Chester Orchestra" (9/21/39) [26:52]

6. National Barn Dance [1:24]

7. Grand Old Opry [25:53]

8. Counterspy (7/27/42) [0:12]

9. "Switchboard Secrets" from Front Page Drama (11/19/33) [0:26]. Note: The air check here gives only the name of the network, but I think the episode is worth including because almost nobody has ever heard of the network and it will be nice to have a show that was aired over it.

Larry


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Larry Maupin


Hollywood on the Air

Larry Gassman
 

Ryan,

Did you send this out to me?

I have not seen a link.

And yes, it may have never reached me.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 7:09 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Hollywood on the Air

 

If anyone fancies themself a fan of the series Hollywood on the Air, I have four hours of content for you to review. It is taken from a 1200' reel with one hour per track per side. As much as I can match performers and songs with the show summaries on Goldin's site, it appears to be a mishmash of selections from various shows, rather than complete episodes. But I'm not 100% sure and would be thrilled if someone wanted to make their way through them and really try to tease out what is included on this reel.
Ryan


Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Joe Webb
 

Scott -- ditto here for age etc.

The OTR collectors I know of that age who do remember hearing the programs remember hearing it in the car. YTJD and Suspense were on late Sunday afternoon/early evening, and if they were headed home from somewhere, that's when they heard it.

I was not one of those. I found it because of rebroadcasts of The Shadow on NYC's WRVR-FM in 1972 and then started bumping into it in comics collecting fanzines. And now it's still my hobby, 50 years later.

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Series Uploaded to Archive.org in January, 2022

Dave Tysver
 


Five series were uploaded to Archive.org in January, 2022. Two were updated, three are new. The series are:
·        Black Flame of the Amazon, OTRR Maintained v2112, web address: https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Maintained_Black_Flame_of_the_Amazon

·        Dangerous Assignment, OTRR Maintained updated v2112, web address: https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Dangerous_Assignment

·        A Case for Doctor Morelle, OTRR Maintained updated v2112, web address: https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Dr_Morelle

·        Stardust Time, OTRR Curated v2112, web address https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Curated_Stardust_Time

·        The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters, OTRR Curated v2112, web address: https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Curated_Strange_Romance_of_Evelyn_Winters

The synopsis of each series follows:
 
A Case for Dr. Morelle
A Case for Dr. Morelle” was a 13-episode series which ran weekly in 1957 on the BBC Light Programme from April 23 to July 16. According to the author Ernest Dudley, the character of Dr. Morelle began life in 1940 during the World War Two air raids, as he was trying to think up a different kind of detective while also providing a comic role for the actress Jane Grahame, who was also his wife.
The result, originally heard on the radio show Monday Night at Eight, involved the acerbic criminal psychologist Dr. Morelle and his eager but less than helpful secretary Miss Frayle. In the 1957 series, Dr. Morelle was played by the English comic actor Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim played the long-suffering and devoted Miss Frayle. In addition to radio plays, Dudley wrote a stage play as well as a number of novels and short stories featuring these characters.
Audiences loved the opinionated and eccentric Morelle, whose disdain for his loyal secretary was an extension of his general lack of regard for humanity. Unlike Sherlock Holmes, who based his analysis on physical clues left at the scene of the crime, Morelle generally conducted his investigations via a series of interviews, although he sometimes included physical evidence in his analysis. He used his knowledge of criminal psychology to determine which of the suspects fit the psychological profile of the criminal. Often during the story, Miss Frayle would irritate the doctor by interrupting him as he was conducting an experiment or testing some
scientific theory. His solutions to the crimes - whether murder, blackmail, larceny or some other
crime - were always based on psychology.
(Sources: archive.org web page for series, 1958 New Zealand article, transcribed at
http://www.oocities.org/gregorym101/morelle.html; http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/ernestdudley/)
 
The Black Flame of the Amazon
Ryan Ellett
When Van Cronkhite Associates Incorporated, a Chicago-based radio consulting agency, dissolved in early 1938, some of its former employees promptly created TransAir Incorporated, another agency focused on building and selling radio programming, especially news and transcribed shows.
With William F. Arnold as president, Ray Launder as vice-president, and John Taylor Booz as secretary, TransAir quickly sold its first series to Toledo, Ohio’s Hickok Oil Company. That first sale was The Black Flame of the Amazon, a quarter-hour show that Hickok wanted on the Michigan Network as well as stations in Toledo, Cleveland, Canton, and Youngstown. Recorded by Aerograms Incorporated out of Hollywood, The Black Flame of the Amazon premiered on February 14, 1938.
The program aired five days per week and featured adventurer and explorer Harold Noice. Noice had spent the last half of the 19-teens on Arctic exploration trips and spent significant time among the Inuit. He later turned his attention to South America and the Amazon region, the period during which the The Black Flame of the Amazon is very loosely based. Noice played himself in the series and the scripts were written and produced by Aerogram’s J. B. Downie.
After going off the air for the summer, Hickock Oil renewed The Black Flame of the Amazon on September 26, 1938 for a 39-week run to last through the school year. The show’s reach expanded to Cincinnati’s WCKY, Richmond, Virgina’s WRVA, and other stations in Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia under the sponsorship of Strietmann Biscuit Company and Felber Biscuit Company, both subsidiaries of United Biscuit Company.
Promoted as an educational adventure series, the producer created a Hi-Speed Explorer’s Club after a gasoline brand of the Hickock Oil sponsor. Executives boasted that over 450,000 youngsters joined the Explorer’s Club after hearing about it on The Black Flame of the Amazon. Other sponsor information includes the Independent Packing Company backing the program in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1940 and Pacific States Oil Company underwriting it over San Francisco’s KFRC in 1941. Industry records show it was still on the air as late as 1943.
Sources:
Dunning, John. On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio.
Broadcasting February 1, 1938, August 15, 1938, October 15, 1938, August 1, 1938, December 1, 1938, January 1, 1939, January 1, 1940, February 10, 1941
Radio Daily January 31, 1938

Dangerous Assignment
Ryan Ellett
Dangerous Assignment, with Brian Donlevy in the lead role of Steve Mitchell, was developed by NBC during the summer of 1949 at a cost of $15,000. Other shows developed as part of this new programming blitz by the network included Dragnet at a cost of $34,000, Richard Diamond at $51,000, and Four Star Playhouse at $60,000. Seven episodes were broadcast that summer, from July 9 to August 20, 1949. When no sponsor stepped forward the show left the airwaves for six months.
Originally scheduled to replace Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis’ program at 10:00 in early February 1950, Dangerous Assignment instead took Dave Garroway’s slot at 10:30 with Garroway pushed back to 11:30 while Night Beat claimed the 10:00 time. Sustained initially, in the spring of 1950 General Mills signed to take sponsorship of the show beginning May 10 as part of a large bundle sale with NBC.
In September 1950 it was announced in the trades that Donlevy had formed a production company – New Colony, Inc. – to bring Dangerous Assignment to television. He purchased the video rights from writer Bob Ryfe, who was also the package owner, and signed Ryf to script the visual version in addition to continuing his radio responsibilities. While Donlevy funded the start-up himself, he had an understanding with radio sponsor General Mills that the cereal manufacturer would take over production costs if the initial results were satisfactory.
When Dangerous Assignment was once again looking for a sponsor in 1951 NBC advertised to potential backers that it had a gross weekly cost of $4,117, in comparison to $1,823 for Hollywood Love Story and $8,820 per half hour of Tallulah Bankhead’s The Big Show.
Dangerous Assignment ran until July 1953 on radio and could be found in syndication on various television stations throughout the 1950s and even into the early 1960s. An Australianbased version was produced in 1954.
In addition to Donlevy as lead character Steve Mitchell, his boss The Commissioner was played by Herb Butterfield and the Commissioner’s secretary, Ruth, was played by Betty Moran. Under the authority of a never-named federal spy agency, every week secret agent Steve Mitchell was off to an exotic locale to solve an international mystery. Interestingly, destinations in U.S-allied countries were regularly identified, from Italy to France to Norway, while Communist-bloc nations were not, usually referred to as simply a Balkan or Eastern European country. Old-time radio author John Dunning found the episodes “predictable” but audiences found the series if not ground-breaking at least enjoyable enough to afford it more than three years on the airwaves.
The head writer was Bob Ryf with Adrian Gendot frequently attributed as co-writer. Bill Cairn directed and Robert Armbruster provided music for most of the run.
 
The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters
Brian Kavanaugh
The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters was a 15-minute serial soap opera that was broadcast weekdays at 10:30 A.M. on CBS radio stations between November 20, 1944 and November 12, 1948. The show told “the story of Gary Bennett, playwright, who suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself the guardian of lovely Evelyn Winters.” Gary was a friend of 20-year-old Evelyn’s father, who died in the war, and felt an obligation to take care of her. Only fifteen years older than her, an inevitable romantic attraction between them developed. The show opened with the following question to its listeners: “Do you think 15 years is too great a difference for marriage?”
Only a handful of episodes of this series are known to exist.
Reference:
Dunning, J. (1998). On the air: The encyclopedia of old-time radio. Oxford University Press.
 
Stardust Time (1959) were short five-minute (including advertising time) entertainment vignettes intended to be broadcast at 25 minutes past the hour, Monday through Friday, featuring some of the bigger names in NBC radio at the time.

Dave Tysver


Re: The Theater Five Project now has a research page!

Richard Davenport
 

So sad to hear about Michael Coates passing away. 

Rick

Labor ipse voluptas


On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 10:46:05 AM CST, mcoates <coatesaddress@...> wrote:


Hi joe I am Donna the wife of Michael coates Just wanted to let you know that Mike passed away on December 26, Since hes still receiving emails from many of the otr guys just wanted to pass it along. He had enjoyed the shows long before we married and the last 41 years our children grew up listening to them. Thank you for sharing with him.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2022, 11:45 AM Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We've come a very long way!
https://sites.google.com/view/t5-project/home

On February 11 I am presenting, over Zoom, to the Metro Washington OTR Club:
"Theater Five: It's Not What You Think!"
Details www.mwotrc.com


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Re: The Theater Five Project now has a research page!

Joe Webb
 

FYI we have taken care of Donna's situation with still getting emails.
One of this forum's administrators was able to handle handle it
I have sent an email to Donna explaining it was done


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Re: The Theater Five Project now has a research page!

Tony Jaworowski
 

So sorry for your family’s loss Donna

 

TonyJ

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: mcoates
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2022 11:46 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The Theater Five Project now has a research page!

 

Hi joe I am Donna the wife of Michael coates Just wanted to let you know that Mike passed away on December 26, Since hes still receiving emails from many of the otr guys just wanted to pass it along. He had enjoyed the shows long before we married and the last 41 years our children grew up listening to them. Thank you for sharing with him.

 

On Fri, Jan 21, 2022, 11:45 AM Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


We've come a very long way!
https://sites.google.com/view/t5-project/home

On February 11 I am presenting, over Zoom, to the Metro Washington OTR Club:
"Theater Five: It's Not What You Think!"
Details www.mwotrc.com


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Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Litsey, Alan
 

I’m 64 next month. I suspect many of us in our 60s discovered OTR in its popular revival on radio in the 1970s. I was thrilled to hear Fibber, Lum and Abner and many more on KFI, KMPC, to name a just a couple of stations. Later an actor and then, a theatre prof, these shows were inspiring acting and writing labs. 

Alan 


On Jan 22, 2022, at 4:47 PM, Scott Mahan via groups.io <scott@...> wrote:



I was 6 in 1962 which makes me across the 66.8% threshold and; while I do remember that first week of the Clampett’s, Gilligan and Johnny Carson; I totally did not know that there was any such thing as radio drama that died that week.

I can’t believe anyone else of similar age is too much different. So I would say that these numbers tell us that upwards of 2/3 of the community, myself included, came to radio after-the-fact and I think that is pretty good.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:44 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] YouTube Channel - Five Years!

 

I would say that they are not unexpected. However, the fact that more than a third of the audience was born after Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense went off the air I think is pretty good.

 

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:29 AM Tom Shamray via groups.io <thomassha1959=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

If I am reading these dashboard stats correctly, they seem rather grim. Fans of American otr(?), are American(86%) males(74%) over 45 years old(85%).

 

Thanks.

 

Tom

 

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:33:18 AM EST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

 

 

I've uploaded stuff to YouTube -- while the process has become easier and more predictable, it requires MUCH DEDICATION AND PERSISTENCE AND TIME, especially with so very many files to manage

Thanks again for so faithfully and tirelessly spreading the word of OTRdom far and wide!


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Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Scott Mahan
 

I was 6 in 1962 which makes me across the 66.8% threshold and; while I do remember that first week of the Clampett’s, Gilligan and Johnny Carson; I totally did not know that there was any such thing as radio drama that died that week.

I can’t believe anyone else of similar age is too much different. So I would say that these numbers tell us that upwards of 2/3 of the community, myself included, came to radio after-the-fact and I think that is pretty good.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:44 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] YouTube Channel - Five Years!

 

I would say that they are not unexpected. However, the fact that more than a third of the audience was born after Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense went off the air I think is pretty good.

 

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:29 AM Tom Shamray via groups.io <thomassha1959=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

If I am reading these dashboard stats correctly, they seem rather grim. Fans of American otr(?), are American(86%) males(74%) over 45 years old(85%).

 

Thanks.

 

Tom

 

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:33:18 AM EST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

 

 

I've uploaded stuff to YouTube -- while the process has become easier and more predictable, it requires MUCH DEDICATION AND PERSISTENCE AND TIME, especially with so very many files to manage

Thanks again for so faithfully and tirelessly spreading the word of OTRdom far and wide!


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Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

jackies@tularosa.net
 

I know my son was listening to Old Time Radio from the time he was I would say about 14. I always liked OTR but he didn't exactly like it until he heard the show "Whose on First" He laughed so hard it wasn't funny. I think people who's parents are or were OTR lovers are the future of OTR. I have to bring my son up to speed with the OTR so should something happens to me he will be online with the groups.

Love
Jackie Schlageter

On 2022-01-22 9:43 am, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io wrote:
I would say that they are not unexpected. However, the fact that more
than a third of the audience was born after _Yours Truly, Johnny
Dollar_ and _Suspense_ went off the air I think is pretty good.
On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:29 AM Tom Shamray via groups.io [1]
<thomassha1959=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

If I am reading these dashboard stats correctly, they seem rather
grim. Fans of American otr(?), are American(86%) males(74%) over 45
years old(85%).
Thanks.
Tom
On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:33:18 AM EST, Joe Webb via
groups.io [1] <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've uploaded stuff to YouTube -- while the process has become
easier and more predictable, it requires MUCH DEDICATION AND
PERSISTENCE AND TIME, especially with so very many files to manage
Thanks again for so faithfully and tirelessly spreading the word of
OTRdom far and wide!
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_Suspense_ resource page
https://sites.google.com/view/suspense-collectors-companion
_Suspense_ enhanced log
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11XflGB-S18jQ8JPr4EV1C9aZsRM_3Dw4xlLpGqgpBiU/edit?usp=sharing
_The Whistler_ complete log, presentations, and more
https://sites.google.com/view/the-whistler-files
_The Big Story_ Revealed!
https://sites.google.com/view/thestoriesbehindthebigstory/
_Casey, Crime Photographer_ episode analysis
https://bluenotebulletin.blogspot.com/
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[2] https://OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io/g/main/message/4361
[3] https://groups.io/mt/88603512/4547457
[4] https://OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io/g/main/post
[5] https://OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io/g/main/editsub/4547457
[6] https://OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io/g/main/leave/8174380/4547457/2112569372/xyzzy


Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

BrianWest2@...
 

very impressive, good job


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...>
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 22, 2022 7:21 am
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Five years ago today, I started a YouTube channel for the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OldTimeRadioResearchers. I've recently been doing some reorganization of the main page, changing the sections to be genre-based to hopefully make it easier to find the series we have posted. 
 
Here are some statistics for our channel:
  • Number of series: 161 (includes five series scheduled to be released the next two months)
  • Number of episodes: 18,472 (I *think* this number is only published episodes)
  • Subscribers: 16,102
    • 2021: +5,180
    • 2020: +5,076
    • 2019: +2,783
    • 2018: +1,935
    • 2017: +810
  • Viewer gender: 25.6% female, 74.4% male
  • Viewer age:
    • 13-17 - 0.1%
    • 18-24 - 1.7%
    • 25-34 - 5.3%
    • 35-44 - 8.9%
    • 45-54 - 18.8%
    • 55-64 - 31.9%
    • 65+ - 33.2%
  • Total views: 8,674,465
  • Total impressions: 105,834,333 (how many time video thumbnails were shown to viewers on YouTube, since January 1, 2018)
  • Total watch time (hours): 2,536,344
  • 73.4% of watch time comes from people not subscribed to the channel
  • Watch time by country (top 5):
    • USA - 82.4%
    • Canada - 6.8%
    • United Kingdom - 3.0%
    • Australia - 0.6%
    • Mexico - 0.1%
  • Most viewed video: "X Minus One - No Contact", 42,833 (five of the top ten are X Minus One; second is the "Yours Truly Johnny Dollar" Dick Powell audition)
  • 58.6% of watch time comes from mobile phones


Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Ryan Ellett
 

I'd read it as 66% of listens are from individuals under 65, a positive! We need someone who's familiar with Tim Tok and Instagram and such to figure out how to give the OTRR a presence there. That's where all the under-25 crowd is, social media-wise. 


Re: The Theater Five Project now has a research page!

mcoates
 

Hi joe I am Donna the wife of Michael coates Just wanted to let you know that Mike passed away on December 26, Since hes still receiving emails from many of the otr guys just wanted to pass it along. He had enjoyed the shows long before we married and the last 41 years our children grew up listening to them. Thank you for sharing with him.


On Fri, Jan 21, 2022, 11:45 AM Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We've come a very long way!
https://sites.google.com/view/t5-project/home

On February 11 I am presenting, over Zoom, to the Metro Washington OTR Club:
"Theater Five: It's Not What You Think!"
Details www.mwotrc.com


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Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Brian Kavanaugh
 

I would say that they are not unexpected. However, the fact that more than a third of the audience was born after Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense went off the air I think is pretty good.


On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:29 AM Tom Shamray via groups.io <thomassha1959=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If I am reading these dashboard stats correctly, they seem rather grim. Fans of American otr(?), are American(86%) males(74%) over 45 years old(85%).

Thanks.

Tom

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:33:18 AM EST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


I've uploaded stuff to YouTube -- while the process has become easier and more predictable, it requires MUCH DEDICATION AND PERSISTENCE AND TIME, especially with so very many files to manage

Thanks again for so faithfully and tirelessly spreading the word of OTRdom far and wide!


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Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Tom Shamray
 

If I am reading these dashboard stats correctly, they seem rather grim. Fans of American otr(?), are American(86%) males(74%) over 45 years old(85%).

Thanks.

Tom

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:33:18 AM EST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:


I've uploaded stuff to YouTube -- while the process has become easier and more predictable, it requires MUCH DEDICATION AND PERSISTENCE AND TIME, especially with so very many files to manage

Thanks again for so faithfully and tirelessly spreading the word of OTRdom far and wide!


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Re: YouTube Channel - Five Years!

Joe Webb
 

I've uploaded stuff to YouTube -- while the process has become easier and more predictable, it requires MUCH DEDICATION AND PERSISTENCE AND TIME, especially with so very many files to manage

Thanks again for so faithfully and tirelessly spreading the word of OTRdom far and wide!


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