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Re: Help Wanted

Brian Kavanaugh
 

Here's another bunch. This has a couple of new articles, along with clippings showing air times for the below stations. The biggest problem is, I think, a lot of newspapers no longer published radio listings by this time. I find a lot of articles about Radio Playhouse (mainly the same two repeated in multiple newspapers), but very few radio listings.

WPTF - Raleigh, NC
WICK - Scranton, PA
WOC - Des Moines, IA
WWJ - Detroit
WHCU - Ithaca, NY
WGAL - Lancaster, PA


On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 3:59 PM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Thank you Brian for such a great list of radio stations that aired Radio Playhouse.  I will mention them all in the article and credit you as a contributor to it.

The story from the Press Democrat looks interesting, and I will read it for information that I do not already have.

I would still like to have a few newspaper radio logs showing broadcast times of any of the four programs that were under the Radio Playhouse umbrella ("Faces of Love," "Author's Studio," "The Little Things in Life" and "To Have and To Hold") if anyone can locate some of them.

Also, a full list of characters in "To Have and To Hold" with first and last names.  My searches for such a list have turned up absolutely nothing. Perhaps someone in the group with better online research skills and resources can find one.

Larry

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 1:02:04PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Help Wanted

According to the articles in the attached zip file, it was on more than 60 stations at the start, and about 100 in December. The article from the Press Democrat lists several of them. Some that may or may not be listed there include,

WGAL - Lancaster PA
WSMB - New Orleans
KRLA - Los Angeles
WKAT - Miami
KHCU-FM - Ithaca, NY
WLYN - Boston
WNBP - Boston
WKRI - Providence
WJJ2 - Philadelphia
WJOB - Chicago
WEAW - Chicago
KOA - Denver


On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 9:22 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Thank you very much Brian.  I will definitely include the information about WGAL and WSMB, and would like to read the article from the Clarion-Ledger when your internet connection is re-established.

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 10:14:39AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Help Wanted

Hi Larry,

I would be happy to help. I can tell you that WGAL (Lancaster, PA) and WSMB (New Orleans) were carrying it in early 1976, and I have a nice article from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MD) to download, but my internet just went down. 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 7:50 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

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Re: Help Wanted

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Brian for such a great list of radio stations that aired Radio Playhouse.  I will mention them all in the article and credit you as a contributor to it.

The story from the Press Democrat looks interesting, and I will read it for information that I do not already have.

I would still like to have a few newspaper radio logs showing broadcast times of any of the four programs that were under the Radio Playhouse umbrella ("Faces of Love," "Author's Studio," "The Little Things in Life" and "To Have and To Hold") if anyone can locate some of them.

Also, a full list of characters in "To Have and To Hold" with first and last names.  My searches for such a list have turned up absolutely nothing. Perhaps someone in the group with better online research skills and resources can find one.

Larry

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 1:02:04PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Help Wanted

According to the articles in the attached zip file, it was on more than 60 stations at the start, and about 100 in December. The article from the Press Democrat lists several of them. Some that may or may not be listed there include,

WGAL - Lancaster PA
WSMB - New Orleans
KRLA - Los Angeles
WKAT - Miami
KHCU-FM - Ithaca, NY
WLYN - Boston
WNBP - Boston
WKRI - Providence
WJJ2 - Philadelphia
WJOB - Chicago
WEAW - Chicago
KOA - Denver


On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 9:22 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Thank you very much Brian.  I will definitely include the information about WGAL and WSMB, and would like to read the article from the Clarion-Ledger when your internet connection is re-established.

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 10:14:39AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Help Wanted

Hi Larry,

I would be happy to help. I can tell you that WGAL (Lancaster, PA) and WSMB (New Orleans) were carrying it in early 1976, and I have a nice article from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MD) to download, but my internet just went down. 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 7:50 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin

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Larry Maupin


Re: Help Wanted

Brian Kavanaugh
 

According to the articles in the attached zip file, it was on more than 60 stations at the start, and about 100 in December. The article from the Press Democrat lists several of them. Some that may or may not be listed there include,

WGAL - Lancaster PA
WSMB - New Orleans
KRLA - Los Angeles
WKAT - Miami
KHCU-FM - Ithaca, NY
WLYN - Boston
WNBP - Boston
WKRI - Providence
WJJ2 - Philadelphia
WJOB - Chicago
WEAW - Chicago
KOA - Denver


On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 9:22 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Thank you very much Brian.  I will definitely include the information about WGAL and WSMB, and would like to read the article from the Clarion-Ledger when your internet connection is re-established.

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From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 10:14:39AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Help Wanted

Hi Larry,

I would be happy to help. I can tell you that WGAL (Lancaster, PA) and WSMB (New Orleans) were carrying it in early 1976, and I have a nice article from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MD) to download, but my internet just went down. 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 7:50 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin

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Larry Maupin


Re: Help Wanted

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Rick.  I have listened to 15 episodes and taken notes, but there are so many characters that it is difficult to sort out which belong to one family and which to another.  I have searched in vain for a list of characters on the Internet, so will be grateful for any help you or any other member can give.

Larry

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From: "Richard Davenport"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 12:01:46PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Help Wanted

Larry, I have #s 1-30 aug 4,75 to sep 12 of 75.   I will see if I can find the character names.

Rick


On Feb 26, 2021, at 9:14 AM, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:


Hi Larry,

I would be happy to help. I can tell you that WGAL (Lancaster, PA) and WSMB (New Orleans) were carrying it in early 1976, and I have a nice article from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MD) to download, but my internet just went down. 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 7:50 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Help Wanted

Richard Davenport
 

Larry, I have #s 1-30 aug 4,75 to sep 12 of 75.   I will see if I can find the character names.

Rick


On Feb 26, 2021, at 9:14 AM, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:


Hi Larry,

I would be happy to help. I can tell you that WGAL (Lancaster, PA) and WSMB (New Orleans) were carrying it in early 1976, and I have a nice article from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MD) to download, but my internet just went down. 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 7:50 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Help Wanted

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you very much Brian.  I will definitely include the information about WGAL and WSMB, and would like to read the article from the Clarion-Ledger when your internet connection is re-established.

-----------------------------------------

From: "Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 10:14:39AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Help Wanted

Hi Larry,

I would be happy to help. I can tell you that WGAL (Lancaster, PA) and WSMB (New Orleans) were carrying it in early 1976, and I have a nice article from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MD) to download, but my internet just went down. 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 7:50 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Help Wanted

Brian Kavanaugh
 

Hi Larry,

I would be happy to help. I can tell you that WGAL (Lancaster, PA) and WSMB (New Orleans) were carrying it in early 1976, and I have a nice article from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MD) to download, but my internet just went down. 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 7:50 AM Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:
Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin


Help Wanted

Larry Maupin
 

Good morning to all members.

I am preparing the first draft of an article on Radio Playhouse, which had a run of about six months in 1975-76 on WOR-New York and various other radio stations that picked it up through syndication.

One of the four series included in it was a soap opera entitled To Have and To Hold.

Two things would be very helpful if any of our researchers can locate them and post them here or send them to me.  One is some broadcast logs showing other radio stations besides WOR that carried Radio Playhouse.  The other is a list of the characters in To Have and To Hold that includes both first and last names.  

If anyone can locate these I will incorporate them into the article and give you credit as a contributor.

Thank you.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Frontier Town

Ryan Ellett
 

yes, the current Certified set is 1-47; it appears that 52 were recorded but I've not seen the final five available anywhere. I don't know the bitrate of the 2009 set but they were ripped from these same wav files that Randy Riddle provided. The updated set with flac will likely sound the same for all intents and purposes but, as Ian alluded to, we have the better file format available and storage for most people is much more abundant than ten years ago. So let's make the superior copies available and individuals can convert them to mp3 or any format they want for their own purposes (or just keep their original Frontier Town set that is already in mp3).
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 09:14:29 PM CST, Richard Davenport <klingon1@...> wrote:


I have a complete run of 1-47 of Frontier Town at 128bit rate except for 2.

Rick

Labor ipse voluptas


Re: Frontier Town

Richard Davenport
 

I have a complete run of 1-47 of Frontier Town at 128bit rate except for 2.

Rick

Labor ipse voluptas


On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 11:38:26 AM CST, K & J Hammel <haml@...> wrote:


Ryan, I can take a set to compare if you still need listeners.

Kathy 

On Monday, February 22, 2021, 06:02:20 AM PST, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

K & J Hammel
 

Ryan, I can take a set to compare if you still need listeners.

Kathy 

On Monday, February 22, 2021, 06:02:20 AM PST, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Ian Grieve
 

Just a quick word on lossless vs lossy.

Its not that mp3 is a bad format.  I use it as a listening format myself.

Those of us who collect transcriptions prefer 1st Generation because we feel we have a responsibility to record in the best format possible for preservation purposes.  Then we make a listening copy, usually mp3.

The reason we are so hard against the mp3s in circulation is because they were produced in the days of low encodes forced by file size for uploading to the internet and high cost of storage.  Trouble is, mp3 has a bad rep as a result.

Some people say they don't care, some can't tell the difference, but the responsibility to get it right is with the originator, not the listener.

If we rerelease in mp3, the difference in filesize will be the the only way to differentiate if a listing shows that when you are choosing a download.  If we release in flac, straight away you know this is a newer release and the quality should be better than a version uploaded 15 years ago.  This advantage gets lost when cheaters simply convert an mp3 to flac.  So it is important we all work together to protect the integrity of flac files while we replace the mistakes of the past.

Ian



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Ryan Ellett via groups.io" <oldradiotimes@...>
Date: 23/2/21 8:16 am (GMT+10:00)
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

No argument there; Randy's work is top-notch. The thinking is that as more collectors are interested in lossless formats like flac and wav, offering programs in that format meets that need; but they are also easily turned into mp3 for those who prefer that format. We miss out on acquiring certain recordings because an increasing number of individuals with hard-to-get performances are hesitant or even not interested in trading or selling with OTRR because they don't want the shows distributed in mp3 format and only want flac/wav in return. We still get a lot of material in mp3 format (and it sounds good to my ears) and I don't expect that will stop any time soon.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:14:45 AM CST, peterjaybird via groups.io <peterjaybird@...> wrote:


I'm of the opinion that Randy's superb sound is due to his encoding, not the  audio type or size of the final product.  I've downloaded 100's of  shows from his site (rand’s esoteric otr), and I consider them some of the best recordings available. I'm not suggesting the Frontier Town isn't worthwhile, but rather collectors should consider sound quality before they measure size.

Cheers,

Pete
On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:35:36 AM EST, Michael Moore <mmoore11@...> wrote:


I can help with this. I have the all 47 episodes in 128 kbps mp3.

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Ryan Ellett
 

Hi Michael, thanks for helping to verify these episodes!



Ryan


www.RyanEllett.com


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

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Monday, February 22, 2021, 08:35:36 AM CST, Michael Moore <mmoore11@...> wrote:


I can help with this. I have the all 47 episodes in 128 kbps mp3.

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Ryan Ellett
 

Hi Larry, here is a link to episodes 1-10. Thanks for verifying them!



Ryan


www.RyanEllett.com


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

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Monday, February 22, 2021, 08:11:41 AM CST, Larry Gassman <larrygassman1@...> wrote:


Ryan,

I would be happy to help and may be able to add to the shows.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 6:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Richard Davenport
 

Full run list
===================================
M:\OTR Radio Shows\F\Frontier Town\
===================================
Frontier Town - 0001 - 52-09-26 - Return To Dos Rios [Jeff Chandler] [JC-01].mp3
Frontier Town - 0002 - 52-10-03 - Chad Vs Harry Cummings [aka-John Smith] [JC-02].mp3
Frontier Town - 0003 - 52-10-10 - Tod Ford 0aka-Rocky Carew [JC-03].mp3
Frontier Town - 0004 - 52-10-17 - Marie (JC-04).mp3
Frontier Town - 0005 - 52-10-24 - The Poisoned Waterhole (JC-05).mp3
Frontier Town - 0006 - 52-10-31 - Emily Bracket [JC-06].mp3
Frontier Town - 0007 - 52-11-07 - Seminole Strip aka-Quade Dunstan [JC-07] (2).mp3
Frontier Town - 0008 - 52-11-14 - Chavez Family [JC-08].mp3
Frontier Town - 0009 - 52-11-21 - Opening Of Tioga Reserve [JC-09].mp3
Frontier Town - 0010 - 52-11-28 - Death And Taxes [JC-10].mp3
Frontier Town - 0011 - 52-12-05 - Sixgun Justice [JC-11].mp3
Frontier Town - 0012 - 52-12-12 - Return Of The Badmen [JC-12].mp3
Frontier Town - 0013 - 52-12-19 - The Valley of Lawless Men (JC-13).mp3
Frontier Town - 0014 - 52-12-26 - Guns Of Wrath (JC-14).mp3
Frontier Town - 0015 - 53-01-02 - Her Name Is Bourbon Kate [JC-15].mp3
Frontier Town - 0016 - 53-01-09 - Trouble Is His Target [aka-Railroad,Dam&Wtrwks] [JC-16].mp3
Frontier Town - 0017 - 53-01-16 - Land Grab [JC-17].mp3
Frontier Town - 0018 - 53-01-23 - Jailbird Rangers [JC-18].mp3
Frontier Town - 0019 - 53-01-30 - Five Gun Final [JC-19].mp3
Frontier Town - 0020 - 53-02-06 - Valley Of The Varments [JC-20].mp3
Frontier Town - 0021 - 53-02-13 - All Trails Lead To Trouble [JC-21].mp3
Frontier Town - 0022 - 53-02-20 - Forest Fire [JC-22].mp3
Frontier Town - 0023 - 53-02-27 - Thunder Over Texas [JC-23].mp3
Frontier Town - 0024 - 53-03-05 - Gun Trouble Valley [RH-01].mp3
Frontier Town - 0025 - 53-03-13 - Branding The Badlands [RH-02].mp3
Frontier Town - 0026 - 53-03-20 - South Of Santa Fe [RH-03].mp3
Frontier Town - 0027 - 53-03-27 - Maverick Town [RH-04].mp3
Frontier Town - 0028 - 53-04-03 - Coach That Arrived Missing [RH-05].mp3
Frontier Town - 0029 - 53-04-10 - Western Empire [RH-06].mp3
Frontier Town - 0030 - 53-04-17 - Sixgun Lawyer [RH-07].mp3
Frontier Town - 0031 - 53-04-24 - Sundown Valley [RH-08].mp3
Frontier Town - 0032 - 53-05-01 - Glory Trail [RH-09].mp3
Frontier Town - 0033 - 53-05-08 - Trouble Rides The Rails [RH-10].mp3
Frontier Town - 0034 - 53-05-15 - Open Range [RH-11].mp3
Frontier Town - 0035 - 53-05-22 - The Chase Bonanza City [RH-12].mp3
Frontier Town - 0036 - 53-05-29 - Bullets For Boothill [RH-13].mp3
Frontier Town - 0037 - 53-06-05 - On The Prod [aka-Floyd Hunsacker] [RH-14].mp3
Frontier Town - 0038 - 53-06-12 - Trail Drive [RH-15].mp3
Frontier Town - 0039 - 53-06-19 - Fort Disaster [RH-16].mp3
Frontier Town - 0040 - 53-06-26 - End Of The Trail [aka-Chicago Eddie Soolen] [RH-17].mp3
Frontier Town - 0041 - 53-07-03 - Canyon Of The Wanted Men [aka-Pecos Rawly] [RH-18].mp3
Frontier Town - 0042 - 53-07-10 - Days Of The Road Agent [RH-19].mp3
Frontier Town - 0043 - 53-07-17 - Stampede [RH-20].mp3
Frontier Town - 0044 - 53-07-24 - The Badlands [aka-JudyMcGovern&SlashStones] [RH-21].mp3
Frontier Town - 0045 - 53-07-31 - Boom Town [aka-PackratScottBiggings] [RH-22].mp3
Frontier Town - 0046 - 53-08-07 - Where Men Are Men [RH-23].mp3
Frontier Town - 0047 - 53-08-14 - Lady Luck [RH-24].mp3


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On Monday, February 22, 2021, 4:15:59 PM CST, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


No argument there; Randy's work is top-notch. The thinking is that as more collectors are interested in lossless formats like flac and wav, offering programs in that format meets that need; but they are also easily turned into mp3 for those who prefer that format. We miss out on acquiring certain recordings because an increasing number of individuals with hard-to-get performances are hesitant or even not interested in trading or selling with OTRR because they don't want the shows distributed in mp3 format and only want flac/wav in return. We still get a lot of material in mp3 format (and it sounds good to my ears) and I don't expect that will stop any time soon.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:14:45 AM CST, peterjaybird via groups.io <peterjaybird@...> wrote:


I'm of the opinion that Randy's superb sound is due to his encoding, not the  audio type or size of the final product.  I've downloaded 100's of  shows from his site (rand’s esoteric otr), and I consider them some of the best recordings available. I'm not suggesting the Frontier Town isn't worthwhile, but rather collectors should consider sound quality before they measure size.

Cheers,

Pete
On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:35:36 AM EST, Michael Moore <mmoore11@...> wrote:


I can help with this. I have the all 47 episodes in 128 kbps mp3.

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Ryan Ellett
 

No argument there; Randy's work is top-notch. The thinking is that as more collectors are interested in lossless formats like flac and wav, offering programs in that format meets that need; but they are also easily turned into mp3 for those who prefer that format. We miss out on acquiring certain recordings because an increasing number of individuals with hard-to-get performances are hesitant or even not interested in trading or selling with OTRR because they don't want the shows distributed in mp3 format and only want flac/wav in return. We still get a lot of material in mp3 format (and it sounds good to my ears) and I don't expect that will stop any time soon.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:14:45 AM CST, peterjaybird via groups.io <peterjaybird@...> wrote:


I'm of the opinion that Randy's superb sound is due to his encoding, not the  audio type or size of the final product.  I've downloaded 100's of  shows from his site (rand’s esoteric otr), and I consider them some of the best recordings available. I'm not suggesting the Frontier Town isn't worthwhile, but rather collectors should consider sound quality before they measure size.

Cheers,

Pete
On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:35:36 AM EST, Michael Moore <mmoore11@...> wrote:


I can help with this. I have the all 47 episodes in 128 kbps mp3.

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

peterjaybird@...
 

I'm of the opinion that Randy's superb sound is due to his encoding, not the  audio type or size of the final product.  I've downloaded 100's of  shows from his site (rand’s esoteric otr), and I consider them some of the best recordings available. I'm not suggesting the Frontier Town isn't worthwhile, but rather collectors should consider sound quality before they measure size.

Cheers,

Pete

On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:35:36 AM EST, Michael Moore <mmoore11@...> wrote:


I can help with this. I have the all 47 episodes in 128 kbps mp3.

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Michael Moore
 

I can help with this. I have the all 47 episodes in 128 kbps mp3.

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Larry Gassman
 

I currently have 47 files at 128 KBPS.

Larry

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 6:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan


Re: Frontier Town

Larry Gassman
 

Ryan,

I would be happy to help and may be able to add to the shows.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 6:02 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Frontier Town

 

We are working on a quick update to our 2009 release of Frontier Town. Originally released in mp3, we've acquired the original .wav files that these programs were recorded in from transcriptions by the esteemed Randy Riddle. As the hobby gradually migrates to lossless formats, we want to re-release this set with .flac files instead of .mp3. I need five volunteers who are willing to take about ten episodes and compare the first couple minutes of episode 1 in .mp3 to episode 1 in .flac to make sure our numbering and naming remains accurate. You do not need to listen to entire episodes (though you might; I found this series more enjoyable than I expected), just enough to compare that the new flac version of an episode is the same number and name of the previous mp3 episode. Many hands will make quick work of this task that would take one person quite a while, probably.
Ryan

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