The lure of Old Time Radio

I am not a young whippersnapper! I have said that before.

My youngest brother missed out on all of the “good” drama and radio programs, coming into this world in the fifties. He recently “discovered” OLD TIME RADIO! (OTR).

He exclaimed that his imagination is much better than television — and that is what made radio, your imagination!

In discussing this with him, it has renewed my interest in listening to old programs such as “The Shadow”, “Mercury Mystery Theatre”, “The Lone Ranger”, “The Cisco Kid”, “Lum and Abner”, and “Jack Benny” — just to name a few.

Some of these are available over the internet, some I will have to purchase via tape or cd. But the interest is there and the enjoyment as well.

I regularly listen to 1960-1970’s radio clips of Disk Jockeys that I have heard in the past by way of the internet.

Who remembers, these lines? (with the William Tell Overture in the background)

“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi Yo Silver!”
The Lone Ranger. “Hi Yo Silver, away!”
With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger rides again!”

Ahh!! Those were the days!

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