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old time radio will be at the Cherry Blossom festival in Marshfield MO

Walden Hughes
 

Hi Everybody,

 

I will be at the Cherry Blossom Festival at Marshfield MO Thursday 4-28-22 through Saturday 4-30-22.    
The events I am part of are free to the public.  Below are schedules and times

 

Thursday 4-28-22

 

5-45 PM two radio re-creations.

 

Starring Tommy Cook, Beverly Washburn, Sharon Baird, Alison Arngrim, music by Chad Rinne, and directed  by Tim Knofler.

 

 

Then I will host an old time radio panel with Tommy and Beverly.

 

Friday 4-29-22

 

9 AM to 3 PM We will have a table set up to hand out information.

 

Saturday 4-30-22

 

9 AM to 12 PM we will have a table set up to hand out information.

 

 

Tommy Cook who was Little  Beaver on Red Ryder radio and films will be there.

 

Beverly Washburn  from the Jack Benny radio show will be their

 

And many more special guest.

 

Take care,

 

Walden

 


Re: Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

Ryan Ellett
 

Kind of an odd piece, but maybe I read it too quickly. Did it even mention modern radio drama? I think it was all audiobooks and podcasts, which have nothing to do with radio. But good on the author for getting the Post to give a bit of space to our favorite medium!
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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



From: Joe Webb via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:35 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/is-radio-in-a-second-golden-age-here-e2-80-99s-what-the-first-looked-like/ar-AAVXuax
WaPo article via msn.com



Re: Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

Wild West Designs
 

I don't think there will be a "2nd Golden Age" of radio.  Certainly have nice little niche productions out there, Imagination Theatre, Colonial Radio Theatre, Repertory Company of America, Graphic Audio, Louis L'Amour (while still technically active, it really hasn't gone anywhere since 2015 as far as I know with regard to audio drama) but all still really, really niche.  And even Amazon has done some of the audio drama productions as well, but none are mainstream.


As to what went on between the "Golden Age" and this supposed "2nd Golden Age", I would actually still say that revival is as good of a term as any.  I would say that what we have here, is still a revival of sorts.  Maybe the first one went further compared to this one, hard to tell.  Numbers aren't as easy to figure out since not every one of those is broadcasted in the traditional sense.  Although at one time Colonial Radio and Louis L'Amour dramas were broadcasted under Imagination Theatre, but I don't think that holds true since Imagination Theatre came back after Jim French's death and it's just Imagination Theatre's original content that is broadcasted.


I would actually argue that the approach that is going on now, has a better chance compared to anything that would have come out of the same "machine" like it did the "Golden Age", if it were to be done now and have reached "2nd Golden Age" status.  Especially considering "scripted entertainment" does fall behind other forms of entertainment, particularly video games, which wasn't a thing back during peak "Golden Age" time.


I think our entertainment is so "fragmented" (and this isn't necessarily a bad thing), that it's really going to be hard for any one thing to reach "Golden Age" status.  Most of it is curated by us as well for our own entertainment, it's not going to be quite as easy as it was back in the good ole days.


Evan


On 2022-04-07 03:59 PM, adam wrote:

While I appreciate the history the writer's sharing with a broad general audience,   I don't really buy into the "Second Golden Age" idea. Although to be fair to him, the "Second Golden Age" stuff seems more an opportunity to make his article talking about the history of Golden Age Radio be a bit more relevant and are given minimal passing references.

 

I think parts of what made the golden age of radio in the United States so unique is how it was the a universal form of free entertainment. Because of radio's popularity, it drew large national sponsors, the best writers, and high quality actors and music. Though, this became less true as the Golden Age came to an end.

 

Our audio entertainment phase is something else entirely.  While there are some interesting and decently popular audio drama podcasts, I don't think many approach even the sheer numbers (let alone percentage of the population) that Golden Age programs have.  Individual podcasts haven't made the level of impact on culture. If you watch a Looney Tunes Cartoon, you'll find references to lines like, "You're a hard man, McGee." Or "I wouldn't say that." Let someone try to slip a reference to something from Serial into a Pixar film and see if anyone gets it.

 

The Second Golden Age formulation ignores a lot of productions that came between the Golden Age and the Podcast Age, namely the "radio revival" stuff in the 1970s.  If this is the Second Golden Age, what was the 1970s with its soap operas  and CBSRMT? More people listened to Mutual Radio Theater than listen to any given Audio Drama podcast or audiobook.

 

So while I like that the author is reminding readers in multiple publications that the Golden Age of Radio happened, the second Golden Age formulation is a bit awkward and kind of leaves out a lot of history. I'm wondering. Has anyone ever come with a more concrete formulation as how to define the different eras of radio/audio drama?

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Joe Webb via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:35 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/is-radio-in-a-second-golden-age-here-e2-80-99s-what-the-first-looked-like/ar-AAVXuax
WaPo article via msn.com

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Re: Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

adam
 

While I appreciate the history the writer’s sharing with a broad general audience,   I don’t really buy into the “Second Golden Age” idea. Although to be fair to him, the “Second Golden Age” stuff seems more an opportunity to make his article talking about the history of Golden Age Radio be a bit more relevant and are given minimal passing references.

 

I think parts of what made the golden age of radio in the United States so unique is how it was the a universal form of free entertainment. Because of radio’s popularity, it drew large national sponsors, the best writers, and high quality actors and music. Though, this became less true as the Golden Age came to an end.

 

Our audio entertainment phase is something else entirely.  While there are some interesting and decently popular audio drama podcasts, I don’t think many approach even the sheer numbers (let alone percentage of the population) that Golden Age programs have.  Individual podcasts haven’t made the level of impact on culture. If you watch a Looney Tunes Cartoon, you’ll find references to lines like, “You’re a hard man, McGee.” Or “I wouldn’t say that.” Let someone try to slip a reference to something from Serial into a Pixar film and see if anyone gets it.

 

The Second Golden Age formulation ignores a lot of productions that came between the Golden Age and the Podcast Age, namely the “radio revival” stuff in the 1970s.  If this is the Second Golden Age, what was the 1970s with its soap operas  and CBSRMT? More people listened to Mutual Radio Theater than listen to any given Audio Drama podcast or audiobook.

 

So while I like that the author is reminding readers in multiple publications that the Golden Age of Radio happened, the second Golden Age formulation is a bit awkward and kind of leaves out a lot of history. I’m wondering. Has anyone ever come with a more concrete formulation as how to define the different eras of radio/audio drama?

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Joe Webb via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:35 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/is-radio-in-a-second-golden-age-here-e2-80-99s-what-the-first-looked-like/ar-AAVXuax
WaPo article via msn.com

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Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

Joe Webb
 


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Charles Walker
 

25 years ago I was working at an auto auction it was located outside of town at least 5 miles away from any other buildings. I made up my own playlist of songs I wanted to listen to at my work station. I worked in the body shop, this auction had a cafeteria, a detail shop, a mechanics shop and different offices and a large parking lot which held three or four hundred cars. I fed the headphone output of the CD player to a amplifier and then to speakers. Some of the guys in the shop liked the music I had playing and asked if I could you run a speaker over so we can hear it. I had a better idea I had built an FM transmitter from a kit it put out 1 to 2 Watts. I am a ham radio operator so I'm familiar with electronic circuits and antennas. So I took it to work and hooked it up and fed it with my CD player, this was so the other guys in the shop could could tune their radios and listen to my tunes without me having to run wires and set up speakers. I found out this it would cover most of the parking lot and the and most other departments. I knew this was illegal but figured I was safe I picked the frequency that would not interfere with any station. I adjusted the power and the antenna placement so it would fade out once you went out to the road and drove a little way. This was at a time that you couldn't buy an FM transmitter from Amazon or somebody else did put out any kind of power.I was worried about the FCC but I figured if they did discover it they would just tell me to stop they didn't and I used that for a couple of years.

On 4/6/2022 11:56 AM, Scott wrote:
Here are some photos of my setup. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb7wc4cLumy/ The transmitter is velcroed to the back. I also built a website https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/. That lets me create playlists in chunks or groups that make it easy for me rearrange, save and reuse. The playlist is looping so it will restart every about every 16 hours. Here is another example of a playlist I created from audio at archive.org of K-Mart music. https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/attention-k-mart-shoppers/


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Scott
 

Here are some photos of my setup. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb7wc4cLumy/ The transmitter is velcroed to the back. I also built a website https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/. That lets me create playlists in chunks or groups that make it easy for me rearrange, save and reuse. The playlist is looping so it will restart every about every 16 hours. Here is another example of a playlist I created from audio at archive.org of K-Mart music. https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/attention-k-mart-shoppers/


Re: SPERDVAC membership

Walden Hughes
 

No just once a year,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:44 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] SPERDVAC membership

 

I know SPERDVAC is a different group entirely, but I know there are several members here. I signed up for a SPERDVAC membership a couple of months ago using PayPal. I thought it was $20/year, but it looks like I'm getting billed each month. Is it monthly?


Re: SPERDVAC membership

Larry Gassman
 

No, it is $20 per year.

If you are being billed monthly, you should not be.

I’ll send this on to SPERDVAC.

In fact there is a board member on this list so he should see this note.

Larry

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:44 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] SPERDVAC membership

 

I know SPERDVAC is a different group entirely, but I know there are several members here. I signed up for a SPERDVAC membership a couple of months ago using PayPal. I thought it was $20/year, but it looks like I'm getting billed each month. Is it monthly?


SPERDVAC membership

Brian Kavanaugh
 

I know SPERDVAC is a different group entirely, but I know there are several members here. I signed up for a SPERDVAC membership a couple of months ago using PayPal. I thought it was $20/year, but it looks like I'm getting billed each month. Is it monthly?


Re: Actor identification - Lone Ranger and Jack Benny

Ryan Ellett
 

Here is Martin Grams' response to the Lone Ranger comment: "Correct. John Todd was on tour performing on stage (if my memory serves me correct, in Cincinnati) for a couple weeks. Someone else filled in for him during those two weeks but I cannot recall who did. We may not have gone through those scripts that were marked with cast yet." This info will probably be in hist next volume on the series.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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




On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 7:12 AM Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian=briankavanaugh.com@groups.io> wrote:
Two questions came in on the YouTube channel. First, a listener of the 8/14/1939 episode of The Lone Ranger titled "Pot Luck Potter's Mule" thinks Tonto does not sound like John Todd. According to the series log, Todd played the role for the entire series - but I'm guessing that doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't out occasionally because of illness, etc., and they had to bring in a substitute. Anyone able to tell for certain? Episode link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu9L7f7DzcY&lc=UgygwqZgV8za4TZrZMR4AaABAg

Second is the 4/24/1938 The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny episode called "Snow White and the Seven Gangsters." The listener is wondering who played Grumpy. That link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzpj8m7-b8Y&lc=Ugx5oU9Rn_1UF5BeTVl4AaABAg. According to this source, the cast for that episode is Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Kenny Baker, Andy Devine, Sam Hearn, Wally Baker, Harry Baldwin, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: doubles), Bill Morrow (writer), Blanche Stewart.

Thanks!


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Wild West Designs
 

Audionoir is one of the channels that I use with a program that I wrote that uses ffplay.  Interesting to see that it has a pirated station component to it.

And I have to agree that most of everything is moving to the internet.  It's a matter of market share and where to put their efforts.  Not to say that they wouldn't, I just have to wonder what are the odds unless the person is really, really, really big or is really putting people off with the broadcast if it's just local and probably a certain demographic neighborhood at that due to how many are actually using terrestrial radio for that to affect?  Even sat radio has been around since what early 2000s?  Quite possibly a whole generation without AM/FM radio memories that are adults now.  I haven't used AM/FM radio in over a decade, perhaps two, if I listened to a radio station (for instance, for a new Imagination Theatre broadcast), I would use the browser based version (especially if it wasn't local to me).  Most of the time, I use my NAS and stream throughout the property, but it always goes thru the LAN, so someone would have to be pirated my internet for them to be accosted with what I'm streaming.

It just appears to me, that it would a low priority, not to say that it isn't illegal to run a pirated station, just what are the odds without certain things going against you? 


Evan


 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:59 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

 

 

On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 9:31 AM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:

Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay

 


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Scott Mahan
 

I read with interest:
It’s been a long time since the FCC shut anyone down in Illinois. In the last decade, the feds have sent just one cease-and-desist letter in the state, to a pirate station broadcasting in suburban Lisle.
You have to go back more than 20 years to get to a really big pirate radio case here.

I’ve been operating a Ramsey FM25B since 2004 and I think it’s Part 15 compliant, but it was a kit, and I did put it together myself, so you never know. I really only stream stuff so that I can listen to it in the yard (Currently on the Lone Ranger. Up to 1947 so far.) so it’s not on all that much. But I’ve always worried a bit, if only a bit.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:59 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

 

 

On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 9:31 AM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:

Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Brian Kavanaugh
 


On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 9:31 AM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay


Re: Actor identification - Lone Ranger and Jack Benny

Brian Kavanaugh
 

As a follow-up to this, for the Jack Benny episode, Don Yowp from the International Jack Benny Fan Club thought the actor playing Grumpy was Wally Baker.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 7:12 AM Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian=briankavanaugh.com@groups.io> wrote:
Two questions came in on the YouTube channel. First, a listener of the 8/14/1939 episode of The Lone Ranger titled "Pot Luck Potter's Mule" thinks Tonto does not sound like John Todd. According to the series log, Todd played the role for the entire series - but I'm guessing that doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't out occasionally because of illness, etc., and they had to bring in a substitute. Anyone able to tell for certain? Episode link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu9L7f7DzcY&lc=UgygwqZgV8za4TZrZMR4AaABAg

Second is the 4/24/1938 The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny episode called "Snow White and the Seven Gangsters." The listener is wondering who played Grumpy. That link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzpj8m7-b8Y&lc=Ugx5oU9Rn_1UF5BeTVl4AaABAg. According to this source, the cast for that episode is Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Kenny Baker, Andy Devine, Sam Hearn, Wally Baker, Harry Baldwin, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: doubles), Bill Morrow (writer), Blanche Stewart.

Thanks!


Gloria McMillan live streem for Saturday 4-2-22 memorial service at 2 PM

Walden Hughes
 

 

 

From: Walden Hughes [mailto:waldenhughes@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:11 PM
To: 'otr-discussion@groups.io' <otr-discussion@groups.io>
Subject: Gloria McMillan live streem for Saturday 4-2-22 memorial service at 2 PM

 

Hi Everybody,

 

Below is the live feed of Gloria McMillan memorial service.  We will broadcast it live on Yesterday USA.  Tommy Cook, John Wilder and I are 3 of the speakers.

 

so here is the link for the live stream of the Memorial. This is set up on YouTube so you don’t need a password or any special login. We will go live @ 1:45pm on Saturday. Until then it will just show this image of the program cover as a reference.

 

And the recording should remain up for 30 days if we wanted to go back and review

 

LINK

 


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Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - The Joan Davis Show v2204 #new-distro

Brian Kavanaugh
 

A new maintained set for four Joan Davis series was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

radiojayallen
 

Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Alan Kline
 

You’re welcome. I think you’ll be happy with it.

On Mar 25, 2022, at 10:27 PM, Scott <hello@...> wrote:



Thanks again Alan, I got this model from amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Crane-FM2-Digital-Spectrum-Transmitter/dp/B005GUQ0FI/ref=dp_fod_1?pd_rd_i=B005GUQ0FI&psc=1

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Re: ILAM

Richard Davenport
 

i think i have those.  i'll check.

yep, i do

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On Friday, March 25, 2022, 07:10:56 PM CDT, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:





I am looking for an EXCELLENT copy of any of the three 54.05.11 audition shows for ILAM. I am only interested in the intro where the announcer says "A new Carlton E Morse adventure - The Million Dollar Curse featuring Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie York" 

Thanks 

JJ

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