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Re: Links to Joe Hehn Programs

Gordon Johansen
 

Thanks so much for this Ryan. While my eyes are fine as a rule, they do get fuzzy when tired and this will be very helpful at those times. I can only imagine how useful it will be for others who have to use screen readers.

Gord

Ryan Ellett via groups.io wrote on 11/29/21 7:03 PM:
Joe Webb mentioned that the content in the Joe Hehn Collection on Internet Archive can be difficult for some of our blind and vision impaired members to access because Internet Archive itself does not interact well with some screenreaders. I've made a simple Word document with the title of each show in the Collection directly linked to the download file at Archive.org. Some are just single episodes while some are zipped folders. These are the links to the FLAC files. If needed, I can go back and do the .mp3 files as well. Give feedback on how well this works; we want to make the Hehn material as accessible to all as possible.
Ryan

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Re: Links to Joe Hehn Programs

wwtom@...
 

Hi Ryan,

I don't normally send individuals email, but felt compelled to do so now.  Thank you ever so much for taking the time to create the Word document with the title of each show linked to the downloaded file at Archive.org.  For most of us, this type of work is a labor of love and we never think twice about taking the time to do the work.  But it is work and I just wanted you to know how much the time you spent compiling everything together is greatly appreciated.

By way of introduction, I'm a long time collector of old-time radio shows since 1964.  My library began with reel to reel tapes using all 4 stereo tracks; I then "graduated" to cassettes, cds and now mp3, aiff and flac computer audio files.  I still have my shows on all these different formats and mediums in my sound library.

When I first started to collect OTR shows, we sent and traded our recorded programs on reel to reel tapes via the US Postal service at the recorded media rate.  Now, we instantaneously send audio files via the internet.  What great progress we've made over the years.

I wish you and the group continued success in your endeavors.  I look forward to great new discoveries of what were "long lost" shows.  Maybe in our lifetime, we'll be able to record the actual broadcasts of years ago through some yet to be invented technology.  We'll see. I wish you and your group continued success in your endeavors and thank you again for all your hard work on behalf of our hobby.

Regards,
Wesley Tom
Redlands, CA


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...>
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 6:03 pm
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Links to Joe Hehn Programs

Joe Webb mentioned that the content in the Joe Hehn Collection on Internet Archive can be difficult for some of our blind and vision impaired members to access because Internet Archive itself does not interact well with some screenreaders. I've made a simple Word document with the title of each show in the Collection directly linked to the download file at Archive.org. Some are just single episodes while some are zipped folders. These are the links to the FLAC files. If needed, I can go back and do the .mp3 files as well. Give feedback on how well this works; we want to make the Hehn material as accessible to all as possible.
Ryan

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Wesley Tom


Re: Links to Joe Hehn Programs

Ian Grieve
 

Its annoying in this day and age that website companies are not making more of an effort for sight-impaired users.


Maybe there needs to be an annual award for unfriendly websites.

I use Weebly to construct my website and several times I have contacted them about making an effort to update their system to make it more friendly for sight-impaired to be able to negotiate their way around sites constructed with the Weebly system.  They are simply not interested.

I have gone to the trouble to manually make links available from a central location.  It shouldn't be like that.

Ian




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From: Larry Gassman <larrygassman1@...>
Date: 30/11/21 12:38 pm (GMT+10:00)
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Links to Joe Hehn Programs

Thank you Ryan.

I was able to navigate and use the page in prior months.

But this will definitely make navigating a lot easier.

Larry\

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2021 6:04 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Links to Joe Hehn Programs

 

Joe Webb mentioned that the content in the Joe Hehn Collection on Internet Archive can be difficult for some of our blind and vision impaired members to access because Internet Archive itself does not interact well with some screenreaders. I've made a simple Word document with the title of each show in the Collection directly linked to the download file at Archive.org. Some are just single episodes while some are zipped folders. These are the links to the FLAC files. If needed, I can go back and do the .mp3 files as well. Give feedback on how well this works; we want to make the Hehn material as accessible to all as possible.
Ryan


Re: Links to Joe Hehn Programs

Larry Gassman
 

Thank you Ryan.

I was able to navigate and use the page in prior months.

But this will definitely make navigating a lot easier.

Larry\

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2021 6:04 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Links to Joe Hehn Programs

 

Joe Webb mentioned that the content in the Joe Hehn Collection on Internet Archive can be difficult for some of our blind and vision impaired members to access because Internet Archive itself does not interact well with some screenreaders. I've made a simple Word document with the title of each show in the Collection directly linked to the download file at Archive.org. Some are just single episodes while some are zipped folders. These are the links to the FLAC files. If needed, I can go back and do the .mp3 files as well. Give feedback on how well this works; we want to make the Hehn material as accessible to all as possible.
Ryan


Re: Links to Joe Hehn Programs

Michael Hingson
 

Thanks Ryan. I will check them out.

 

 

Mike Hingson

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2021 6:04 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Links to Joe Hehn Programs

 

Joe Webb mentioned that the content in the Joe Hehn Collection on Internet Archive can be difficult for some of our blind and vision impaired members to access because Internet Archive itself does not interact well with some screenreaders. I've made a simple Word document with the title of each show in the Collection directly linked to the download file at Archive.org. Some are just single episodes while some are zipped folders. These are the links to the FLAC files. If needed, I can go back and do the .mp3 files as well. Give feedback on how well this works; we want to make the Hehn material as accessible to all as possible.
Ryan


Links to Joe Hehn Programs

Ryan Ellett
 

Joe Webb mentioned that the content in the Joe Hehn Collection on Internet Archive can be difficult for some of our blind and vision impaired members to access because Internet Archive itself does not interact well with some screenreaders. I've made a simple Word document with the title of each show in the Collection directly linked to the download file at Archive.org. Some are just single episodes while some are zipped folders. These are the links to the FLAC files. If needed, I can go back and do the .mp3 files as well. Give feedback on how well this works; we want to make the Hehn material as accessible to all as possible.
Ryan


Re: REPS dues

Ryan Ellett
 

For those of you using PayPal to renew, consider using the "Friends and Family" option. It saves the group $1-2 in PayPal fees which is a decent percentage of the $25 dues.

Ryan


Re: REPS dues

Larry Maupin
 

Ryan,

The two CD librarians are Corey Harker (corey.harker@...) and John Nicholson (wryterjccc@...).  Walden wrote in a reply to you that I have the external drive with all the episodes on it, but in fact I mailed it to Corey about two months ago.

My advice is that if you want anything from the library, get in touch with Corey. The catalog is on the website, and I'm sure Corey will try to work with you.  I did notice that scrolling through the catalog is extremely tedious and time consuming.  It might be best if you just submit a list of the series you are interested in to him and ask him to send you all the episodes of those series that are in the library.

Larry

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From: "Ryan Ellett via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday November 28 2021 10:01:30PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS dues

Thanks, Larry, I should have thought to check the website. I was just looking at the extremely fancy renewal letters sent out by illustrious president Walden Hughes (who is also a member here) and didn't see a mention of that payment method.

On a related note, I know we have several REPS members here. Could someone explain how to "borrow" recordings from the CD library? Is getting them through the mail via Randy Lawson the only option at this point? Also, is there some way to explore what's in the REPS library?

Thanks for the volunteers who keep that group going! There are few such organized OTR groups left, sadly.
Ryan
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Larry Maupin


Re: REPS dues

Walden Hughes
 

Hi Ryan,

 

Corey Harker handles the library.  We move everything to drop box no longer in the mail.  Larry can send you the cd catalog via email,

 

Walden

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2021 7:01 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS dues

 

Thanks, Larry, I should have thought to check the website. I was just looking at the extremely fancy renewal letters sent out by illustrious president Walden Hughes (who is also a member here) and didn't see a mention of that payment method.

On a related note, I know we have several REPS members here. Could someone explain how to "borrow" recordings from the CD library? Is getting them through the mail via Randy Lawson the only option at this point? Also, is there some way to explore what's in the REPS library?

Thanks for the volunteers who keep that group going! There are few such organized OTR groups left, sadly.
Ryan


Re: REPS dues

John Nicholson
 

Ryan,
   Check with Corey Harker (corey.harker@...). He is now in charge of the library. He has a file listing of all available shows. I haven’t confirmed it yet, but according to Walden, all files are in WAV format. 

John Nicholson 

On Nov 28, 2021, at 9:01 PM, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:

Thanks, Larry, I should have thought to check the website. I was just looking at the extremely fancy renewal letters sent out by illustrious president Walden Hughes (who is also a member here) and didn't see a mention of that payment method.

On a related note, I know we have several REPS members here. Could someone explain how to "borrow" recordings from the CD library? Is getting them through the mail via Randy Lawson the only option at this point? Also, is there some way to explore what's in the REPS library?

Thanks for the volunteers who keep that group going! There are few such organized OTR groups left, sadly.
Ryan


Re: A Case for Dr. Morelle

Michael Moore
 

I’ll give it a shot.Michael

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2021 22:08
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Subject: EXT: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] A Case for Dr. Morelle

 

After releasing our updated set of A Case for Dr. Morelle a couple years back we almost immediately got an "updated" set. It might have been in response to the release of our updated set, I don't recall. I put "updated" in quotes because the donated set was entirely flac compared to the update which was a nice quality mp3 but, to my knowledge, no one has compared the two sets to see if the flac audio is actually improved over the current mp3 set. I compared just the first couple minutes of episode 1 and the flac version was noticeably better. But that doesn't mean the rest are. Would someone be interested in doing an episode-to-episode comparison for a possible updated version? It is only 13 episodes so not a big undertaking.
Ryan

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A Case for Dr. Morelle

Ryan Ellett
 

After releasing our updated set of A Case for Dr. Morelle a couple years back we almost immediately got an "updated" set. It might have been in response to the release of our updated set, I don't recall. I put "updated" in quotes because the donated set was entirely flac compared to the update which was a nice quality mp3 but, to my knowledge, no one has compared the two sets to see if the flac audio is actually improved over the current mp3 set. I compared just the first couple minutes of episode 1 and the flac version was noticeably better. But that doesn't mean the rest are. Would someone be interested in doing an episode-to-episode comparison for a possible updated version? It is only 13 episodes so not a big undertaking.
Ryan


Re: REPS dues

Ryan Ellett
 

Thanks, Larry, I should have thought to check the website. I was just looking at the extremely fancy renewal letters sent out by illustrious president Walden Hughes (who is also a member here) and didn't see a mention of that payment method.

On a related note, I know we have several REPS members here. Could someone explain how to "borrow" recordings from the CD library? Is getting them through the mail via Randy Lawson the only option at this point? Also, is there some way to explore what's in the REPS library?

Thanks for the volunteers who keep that group going! There are few such organized OTR groups left, sadly.
Ryan


Re: REPS dues

Walden Hughes
 

You can pay via pay pal the club pay pal address is repsclub@...

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2021 5:37 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS dues

 

Does anyone know if REPS dues can be paid via PayPal or does it have to be with check?
Ryan


Re: REPS dues

Larry Maupin
 

Ryan, recently someone mentioned that the best web address to use is REPSonline.  I just tried it out (I will be paying my dues also), and had to scroll down to find it, but it works if you click on the website line, then hover on "Get Involved," then click on Pay on the menu that drops down.  People can use either PayPal or a credit card.

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From: "Ryan Ellett via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday November 28 2021 8:37:08PM
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS dues

Does anyone know if REPS dues can be paid via PayPal or does it have to be with check?
Ryan
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Larry Maupin


REPS dues

Ryan Ellett
 

Does anyone know if REPS dues can be paid via PayPal or does it have to be with check?
Ryan


Re: A Question

Ian Grieve
 

Jerry's email still works fine.  He posts everyday on the OTRR group and replies to questions pretty much immediately.

Ian





-------- Original message --------
From: Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...>
Date: 29/11/21 9:00 am (GMT+10:00)
To: "'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io'" <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] A Question

Thank you Randy.  Since you seem to have a good relationship with Jerry, would you mind placing an order for me with him?  I can send you the details because I already have the order I tried to place written down.  I will pay him as soon as the CDs get here, which are the terms under which he sells as you may know.

Please let me know if you are willing to do that.

Larry  

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From: "Randy Watts via groups.io"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday November 28 2021 4:07:27PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] A Question

"still sells," that should be.

Randy



On Sunday, November 28, 2021, 03:05:24 PM CST, Randy Watts via groups.io <rew1014@...> wrote:


Jerry still custom recorded CDs at $20 an hour. FLAC files sent as downloads are $16 per hour. He used to sell cassettes, too, but I'm not sure he handles those anymore.

Randy



On Sunday, November 28, 2021, 12:48:21 PM CST, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:


Does anyone know whether Jerry Haendiges is dead or alive?  If he is alive, do you know if he is still running Vintage Radio Logs and mailing out CDs when orders come in for them?

Thank you.

Larry

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Larry Maupin

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Larry Maupin


Re: A Question

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Randy.  Since you seem to have a good relationship with Jerry, would you mind placing an order for me with him?  I can send you the details because I already have the order I tried to place written down.  I will pay him as soon as the CDs get here, which are the terms under which he sells as you may know.

Please let me know if you are willing to do that.

Larry  

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From: "Randy Watts via groups.io"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday November 28 2021 4:07:27PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] A Question

"still sells," that should be.

Randy



On Sunday, November 28, 2021, 03:05:24 PM CST, Randy Watts via groups.io <rew1014@...> wrote:


Jerry still custom recorded CDs at $20 an hour. FLAC files sent as downloads are $16 per hour. He used to sell cassettes, too, but I'm not sure he handles those anymore.

Randy



On Sunday, November 28, 2021, 12:48:21 PM CST, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:


Does anyone know whether Jerry Haendiges is dead or alive?  If he is alive, do you know if he is still running Vintage Radio Logs and mailing out CDs when orders come in for them?

Thank you.

Larry

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Larry Maupin

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Larry Maupin


Re: A Question

Randy Watts
 

"still sells," that should be.

Randy



On Sunday, November 28, 2021, 03:05:24 PM CST, Randy Watts via groups.io <rew1014@...> wrote:


Jerry still custom recorded CDs at $20 an hour. FLAC files sent as downloads are $16 per hour. He used to sell cassettes, too, but I'm not sure he handles those anymore.

Randy



On Sunday, November 28, 2021, 12:48:21 PM CST, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:


Does anyone know whether Jerry Haendiges is dead or alive?  If he is alive, do you know if he is still running Vintage Radio Logs and mailing out CDs when orders come in for them?

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin


Re: A Question

Randy Watts
 

Jerry still custom recorded CDs at $20 an hour. FLAC files sent as downloads are $16 per hour. He used to sell cassettes, too, but I'm not sure he handles those anymore.

Randy



On Sunday, November 28, 2021, 12:48:21 PM CST, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:


Does anyone know whether Jerry Haendiges is dead or alive?  If he is alive, do you know if he is still running Vintage Radio Logs and mailing out CDs when orders come in for them?

Thank you.

Larry

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Larry Maupin