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Bill, I finially get to see the site. Had to go to Fla. on vacation to do so. I look foward to sunday nites and your theatre of the mind.Your going to pick up several listeners while I’m here.Too bad I can’t listen to a show now.Have you found any more Kay Kiser?We’ll see you at the “Old Time Radio Convention” this year.Maybe I’ll stop by the studio.
Hi again Bill,
I’m looking forward to this Sunday, May 1, and will try to make it a habit (don’t get a chance to hear the voice of my father, Jim Meighan, in 3 shows! He died in 1970.)
Have updated the Real Player in anticipation. Super! And keep it up!
Ingrid Meighan Waldron
From: Eastern Rhode Island
As a boy of four, I first saw Clyde Beatty in person with his act of lions and tigers, in Tyler, Texas. I came in from school to listen to his radio show over the Mutual network, at 5:30 pm, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, brought to us by Kellogg’s. The cast was uncredited. I later knew Vic Perrin, who played Beatty in all 52 episodes on radio. Later, I worked for Mr. Beatty in 1964, as his assistant and apprentice. He remains among the best men I’ve known. God rest him, and God bless Old Time Radio. Roger Smith
As a young boy and man I listened to Radio all the time. I gor into the Recording business and finaly worked at WOR in New York. The actual studio where the Shadow came from. Knew many of the old time Engineers and Sound Effects Engineers.
Just found your sight. Love it. I grew up listening to radio and have fond memories. Am tryin to find out if anyone has news of Miriam Ross. She was on Let’s Pretend and many other shows. Palayed losts of witches becuase of her mature voice. Thanks for any info.
Dear LET’S PRETEND!!!! As a little boy in the 1940’s THAT was the one radio station that I wouldn’t miss with the CREAM OF WHEAT jingle. I still kow it by heart. Would love to know more about GWYNN DAVIES. I always remember her for some reason. Radio was so good compared to the terrible junk on TV nowadays. BOB
I am now 80 years old, but got my start in radio at WGY, Schenectady when I was 16. I had a mature resonant voice and Earl Pudny hired me. I did Esso News and also was on the FBI show. I was wondering if you might be able to find pictures back about 1941 or so of the FBI show. I had a lot of great memories. Went on from there to New York later on and spent over 50 years as an announcer on TV and radio at several stations throughout the country. I also did some acting. My mentor was Charles Coburn whofirst saw me in a play at theSchenectady Playhouse. He was putting on plays at Union College.
Thank you for tuning me in.
Since we moved to Maine over 12 years ago I can’t listen to the show on the radio but I still follow it on the internet. I love the old shows that I used to listen on the radio growing up in Blairstown NJ.
Keep up the great work. You bring back so many wonderful memories each week.
Great radio, great site 🙂
I’m writing a novel set in 1945. Could you tell me what radio shows folks listened to back then on Sunday nights. Many thanks.
With the assistance of my wife Carol we came up with the following shows:
The Shadow 5:00 PM
Baby Snooks 6:30 PM
Jack Benny 7:00 PM
Fred Allen 9:30 PM, 8:30 starting October 7th.
Hope this helps and good luck with your book.
Radio Showtime brings back memories for me. My parents didn’t get a TV until I was 6 years old (back in 1958) and my first grade teacher suggested we watch the news on TV.
One show I recall (but don’t really want to hear as it was a soap opera our baby sitter listened to) was Young Dr. Malone.
Mornings always found “Big Wilson” on WNBC-AM 660 (back when the WNBC antenna was located off City Island in The Bronx NY).
Listening to radio shows like these were good teachers of imagination that I’m afraid today’s children no longer experience. For anyone who has not listened to radio dramas before, try doing it in a darkened room or with your eyes closed (unless you’re driving!).
Your show is one of the primary reasons my wife and I have donated to WVKR pledge drives over the past few years.
Thanks for all the memories ! ! !
Many Thanks for these memories! Great Job Bill!
My dad loves your show, and even though he’s moved from your area, I’ve got him listening to it on my PC. Any ideas why I can’t get you on either my Android (semi-) smartphone or tablet? Thanks for the memories:)
Hi Margaret, you can download the WVKR app at http://wvkrfm.radio.net/app/
Hope that works for you. 🙂
HI Bill, Its been several years since my son graduated and its been a while since I have contacted you. Just wanted to let you know I am glad you are still on the air playing this great old time radio material. Best Wishes from cyberspace.
Hi David, nice to hear from you. I remember you and your son. My two granddaughters are now in College. The older one, Stephanie, is attending SUNY Oneonta and the younger one, Kate, is attending RPI.
Congratulations and Thank You for 25 years of GREAT Sunday night entertainment ! Kudos kind Sir !
Warmest Regards ;
George from Newburgh …..
P.S. The Littlest Angel will be with us forever !
Hi Bill finally learning the Internet . 🙂
I’ve been a fan for at least 13 years. A long time ago (I was only 26-years-old!) you kindly obliged my request and aired Smilin’ Ed for me – “Plunk your magic twanger, Foggy.” So happy to see you all are doing so well and your hard work is not lost on us. Thanks so much for all you do to keep us entertained and for preserving history – keeping the good ole fashioned, special and unique memories alive.
Having lost my father this year, it brings me much consolation and joy to revisit the site and listen to you as it was he who initiated my interest in old time radio and classic pop culture.
Warmest and most sincere congratulations on 25 years of success!!
Susan S. (San Antonio, TX)
I’ve been a fan for at least 13 years. A long time ago (I was only 26-years-old!) you kindly obliged my request and aired Smilin’ Ed for me – “Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy.” So happy to see you all are doing so well and your hard work is not lost on us. Thanks so much for all you do to keep us entertained and for preserving history – keeping the good ole fashioned, special and unique memories alive.
Thanks for your nice note. Glad you enjoy the show.
Sorry about your dad.
Let me know if you have any requests. My brother and I were big fans of the Buster Brown show including the jingle for Buster Brown shoes. 🙂
Just got Alexa Dot for my birthday.Just had to tell her to connect to your station and there you were with Hopalong.Remember when we were kids- 10″ TV,s with a magnifier and transistor radios were the future.See you soon
I love the old thyme radio shows I’ve been listening for years now they’re my favorites;)))) I also loved the Irish show miss it;( but thankxxxx sooooo much Bill;) n Wvkr ;))))
What a great program and nice way to wind down on Sunday night.
I try to listen in every week, great program selections and even greater host volunteering all these years. Thanks Bill for all your time taken from your personal life.
Bill, I still listen to your show, after many years, and now in California. Keep well and thank you for letting me remember the radio shows of the past.
I have a replica Thomas radio and started listening to your show again on January 6th 2019. So much fun sharing these old shows with my children as my father did with me. Would love to hear some Lone Ranger in the future. Thank you.
I will always have great memories of listening to Jean Shepherd reading “Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb That Struck Back” on your show every 4th of July.
Enjoy your retirement!
Best regards, Bill
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