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The Old Gold Comedy Theater

Published in 1940s Variety Shows Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:40

The Old Gold Comedy Theater

1940's Variety Theatre

The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945. The Lennen and Mitchell ad agency wanted to produce a comedy series for Old Gold cigarettes, a brand of the Lorillard Tobacco Company.

Frontier Town

Published in 1940s Radio Adventure Series Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:17

Frontier Town Late 40's Radio Adventure

Frontier Town

Chad Remington is an aspiring new lawyer in the big city whose world and dreams are turned upside down by the news of his father's murder back in the small ranching town of Dos Rios where he was raised. His quest to bring the killer to justice serves as the springboard to an unexpected new career as a crimefighting attorney struggling to bring order to his small corner of the frontier as it makes the difficult transition from the Old West to the New.

Inner Santctum Mysteries

Published in 1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense Monday, 10 October 2016 17:17

Inner Santctum Mystery

Mystery and Intrigue From 1940's Radio

The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm?" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Wyllis Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler).

Sherlock Holmes on 1940's Radio

A Classic 1940's Radio Detective Series

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. The show first aired on the Blue Network but later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System. The radio stories were action packed, filled with atmosphere, and featured great music by Lou Kosloff, as well as excellent sound effects.

The Romance of the Ranchos

Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns Monday, 10 October 2016 10:32

Romance of the Ranchos

California in the 1940's

Romance of the Ranchos ran from 1941 to 1946 and told the story of the expeditions of men and women that tried to tame the wilds that existed in early California.

All Star Western Theatre

Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns Monday, 10 October 2016 07:32

Cowboy Based 1940's Western Variety

All Star Western Theatre

The All Star Western Theatre graced the airwaves in the mid-1940's and was made up of a variety of different shows. The shows delivered riotous laughs and down-to-earth humor that was a pleasant alternative to other heavier and intense programs. The music of these old radio shows was done by a group called "The Riders of the Purple Sage," and was fronted by Foy Willing.

Period Advertising and News Sound Files

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Admittedly we have used an artistic license incorporating American1940’s style advertising in our programming but this was deliberate to add an air of period reality.

And We Thought It Was Politicians That Were Corrupt!

We Are Sorry For The Interruption In Service (Sort of)

Once again just as things were going so well we had a major disaster with the website database and was just one of those things that occasionally happen. The point of corruption couldn’t be determined and decided to wipe the slate clean rather than chance a restore as the website was so new.

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