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Although the era of OTR is well before my time, I have a small hobby of collecting Old Time Radio shows since (roughly) 2012. My collection has now grown into about 400 hundred gigabytes stored in the cloud (70+ shows). Some are complete collections.
As of late, I have also taken serious interest in radio shows that I do not consider Old Time Radio. Radio productions from 1980 and on ward. Series like Nero Wolfe, Nightfall, Twilight Zone Radio including podcast's and syndicated radio shows like Art Bell.
I take keen interest (with wonder, awe and fascination) when a radio production is presented with incredible scoring and script. I am a sucker for theatrics of the mind.
Throughout my days and evenings, my media player randomly plays a continuous selection from my audio collection which affords me to enjoy thousands of hours, of radio drama to today's Top 10 Hit songs (of all genres). I guess I am a little weird when you sit to think about it all. Sadly, I know that my audio collection of drama/comedy/thriller (etc) will not grow "much" more. As, companies no longer spend the money for radio productions (as you can see the very same problem being reflected in today' movies and television productions - it's cheaper to have a small studio with little or no budget while trying to capture an audience for 30 minutes with a program on 100 Ways To Cook Broccoli).
The magic of radio is gone. And has been gone for sometime now. But it's spirit still lives and thrives because of people like you in this group.
I have not much to offer in content, as the content I have - may very well be the same as yours (and even from the same sources).
But what I can offer is, gratitude and appreciation for everything that you do.
Thank you for this gift.