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PostSubject: OTR   Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:57 pm

Old Time Radio.

Favorite shows?

My tip-top favorite is Lux Radio Theater. Love it.

After that, any charming comedy, really. And I am a sucker for Christmas shows of any kind.
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PostSubject: Re: OTR   Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:08 pm

How do you feel some of the others stack up? Some of the names escape me right now, but I know NBC and CBS had their lineups as well. I love Lux, but some of the audio is downright atrocious on some of the stuff I've listened to. Gotta love William Bendix though on some of them. Great actor.
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PostSubject: Re: OTR   Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:55 am

The audio can be terrible. I got a slew of them from OTR cat, and they're impossible. *sniff*

But I love the format, and the casts are perfect (of course).

The serials can be fun, too, but I just don't get the same kick out of them. Probably because I've never buckled down to listening to any one particular show.
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PostSubject: Re: OTR   Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:33 pm

For swing, Malcolm Laycock is always good value. The audio quality is good too provided you have a decent high speed connection. Just click on 'Listen again'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/laycock/

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PostSubject: Re: OTR   Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:16 pm

I'm a complete OTR nut. I have about 6000 files on mp3 right now, which compared to some OTR fans is very little... but I like to actually listen to everything and I am still catching up with some great downloads I got from http://otrplus.com/ recently. Archive.org, as someone mentioned elsewhere, is also great source.

My favorite shows... they vary from time to time. I just went through a Life of Riley kick, and My Friend Irma, which is much later than I usually listen to. I usually stick to WW2 and pre-WW2, with a few exceptions such as Irma, My Favorite Husband and Our Miss Brooks. I listen to Lux Radio Theater regularly, and just downloaded a ton of Information Please, and Vic and Sade, which I need to listen to and hear good about.

Other favorites are The Abbott and Costello Show, The Great Gildersleeve, Fibber McGee and Molly, Baby Snooks, Suspense, Lights Out, Screen Director's Playhouse, and the Bob Hope Show. The Story Behind The Song is fun, and I am partial to news broadcasts from WW2, and a few individual episodes on their own which I listen to over and over, such as War of the Worlds, London After Dark, and Halloween eps, for instance. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: OTR   Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:38 pm

Check out Live365; there are a number of stations that run OTR. Just search for it and the stations that carry it will pop up.

It's worth a subscription to me; I also use it to listen to music at work.
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PostSubject: Re: OTR   Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:19 pm

I used to listen to Live365 a lot when I worked, too! It's really nice for an office that doesn't mind the bandwidth use. And it was nice to not need to transfer files onto a work computer, since the stations have so many programs to offer.

I often fall asleep to OTR, and it can make for some pretty funny dreams when Fibber McGee ends up part of your dream. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: OTR   Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:29 am

I've never been able to get Live365 to work. At the moment, I listen via iTunes to KKJZ out of the University of California in Long Beach. Primo jazz and blues.
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