Old time radio “died” on September 30, 1962 but it still can be heard 24 hours a day 48 years later at radiooncemore.com.
Since visiting the website this morning I have heard an Amos and Andy show and a Fibber McGee and Molly show two of the best known shows from old time radio days. Have Gun Will Travel is now being broadcast while I write this post.
The website features excellent sound on the old time radio broadcasts.
The broadcast schedule includes a live program hosted by Ken Stockinger and Neal Ellis that is broadcast on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 PM ET.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) old time radio historian/author Martin Grams Jr. will discuss Alfred Hitchcock who is listed as doing only thirteen old time radio shows at radiogoldindex.com but it still should be an interesting discussion for old time radio fans. 9PM ET Wednesday June 16.
Listeners are encouraged to call (410) 360-6070 during the live show.
New Feature Added at Radiogoldindex.com
Radiogoldindex.com the best source for information about old time radio shows has now added a new feature that lets visitors at the website search by date. For instance all shows in their database that were broadcast on June 6, 1944 can be found when going to that date in the list of dates.
It is especially useful for someone like me that wasn’t born till four months after D-Day since it lists the 132 regular shows and special D-Day broadcasts that were broadcast that day.
Online old time radio dealer otrcat.com sells 106 shows from June 6, 1944 for $4 plus shipping for those who would like to have their own CD of the events on the day that signaled the end of World War II.
Another date to search would be the birthday of a visitor. For instance my birthday is October 14, 1944 and found 11 shows broadcast on that date.
Visitors can also search for shows by program and by artist on the home page. For instance it list 1.128 shows in which Jack Benny appeared. The site lists Jim Jordan with 1,227 shows and his wife Marion Jordan with 1.191 shows including other appearances besides Fibber McGee and Molly.
The lists are not all inclusive but only include shows in the Radio Gold Index database. Amos and Andy is listed with only 314 shows but I have seen as many as 367 shows for sale online.
This company which I have done business with is selling those 367 shows on three MP3 CD’s for $5 total which includes shipping: