I just finished listening to the interview you did with Jack Bishop regarding Gangbusters and Mr. District Attorney two great shows.
The interview was very interesting and made me appreciate those shows even more.
Idiscovered your site a couple of years ago. I wish I could have heard the shows when they originally aired on WTIC but thanks to the internet, many places exist that honor the golden age of radio.
I was sorry to read about the
deaths of Ed
Corcoran and Arnold Dean. What
happened to the
collection Ed owned and brought to
your program? His
knowledge, interest and enthusiasm
added so much to
the weekly shows both of you hosted.
The sad thing is if the idea you had were presented today, it wouldn't be accepted by most stations and the big mega media groups.
Thank you for making all of the “A One Night Stand with the Big Bands” available. I will be listening to every one of them. What a treasure trove of history. I was born well after the big band era. But I love the music. I especially enjoy the stories behind the music. I found the program by searching the Tune In app on my iPhone.
'TIC web site, I grew up with the station (along
with WPOP & WDRC)
course, I thanked him for
posting the links to our website)
Thank you for your time and looking forward to hearing back from you.
(We granted permission)
And thank you for your wonderful website.
My name is Ken Greenwald and I've been working at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Radio Archives since 1975. I do believe I know golden age of radio quite well because of that.
Today, July 4th, I entered your website and listened to your 1974 interview with Arnold Stang. Loved it. But there is one question I must ask you: When you played the excerpt of The Life Of Riley show, are you sure that was Arnold Stang playing Tommy, the guest at the Riley home? I don't think so. That was Gil Stratton, Jr. playing the role. Perhaps, as I was listening I may have missed Arnold Stang entering the scene for a brief moment, but I would think you would want to show Stang off in a major role on a radio program. So, it seems to me that you dropped in a scene with Gil Stratton, Jr. by mistake. Am I wrong here? Please check your Life of Riley except to be sure. Otherwise, I love what you two men are doing to perpetuate the Golden Age of Radio. Thanks again!
And this response from Dick Bertel:
I just spotchecked the Arnold Stang interview and you are absolutely correct. That is NOT Arnold Stang on The Life of Riley.
Here is what must have happened some thirty odd years ago when this show was produced. In all probability we discovered that the show was short by seven or eight minutes and we had to expand it to fill the 55 minutes of alloted air time. I can tell by listening that my intro to Riley was recorded after the original interview. Ed may have given us something that wasn't properly labeled and the young producers who worked with the tape didn't recognize the error.
Hello Bob and all -
You are doing a great job getting quality programming of interest to millions of people online.
As a radio host myself, I am quite aware of how much work goes into getting all these files online and in catalogued form.
Keep up the good work. We will continue to let our listeners know of your "latest news" as you send it along.
With best regards
Tom Heathwood, Host: Heritage Radio Theatre - The Olde Tyme Radio Network
From Rochester, NY
Long overdue, this thanks thanks thanks for making all these marvelous treasures available to us!!!!!
All the best to you.
In 1961 Gene Krupa was playing at The Metropole in New York, and went to hear him, since he was a living legend. I was playing in a rock band in nearby Seaside Heights, NJ. After they finished a set I went up to Gene, introduced myself to him and asked if I could buy him a drink. He accepted, and we sat in a booth together chatting for a half an hour.
The Metropole photographer took a photo of the two of us together, and Gene autographed the 8 X 10 prints, which I treasure. A couple of months later I went back and he remembered my name.
I will put them on CD and listen to them in the car as we travel around the good ole USA! Thanks for the great service.
WOW!! Thank you so much for posting this! I tried out the Ray McKinley episode as a sample and if the rest are anywhere near as good I will be doing quite a bit of downloading. My iPod and I are going to be VERY happy!
That picture at the top of your web page looks just like my Philco Model 52. I bought it on ebay a few years ago and spent weeks tearing it down, cleaning it up, replacing grill cloth and components, etc. For a 1932 radio, it plays pretty good now.
Attached is a picture of my radio right after I started to take it apart for repair.
I took lots of pictures at the time, to document what I was doing, as it was my first vintage radio. I always wanted to listen to OTR on a real cathedral radio. I have several more vintage radios now. Funny how they multipled :-) (Note - the gentleman sent me two more photos of the finished product, below:)
I've just discovered that you've aired: Program 17 - February, 1973 - Cab Calloway
Since I run a website about Cab Calloway, I was wondering if it was possible to offer again to my visitors (600 per month) the possibility to listen again to that show, though a link to your website. If it's not possible, that's OK, but that would be missing a great radio show.
Thank you for your help.
The Hi de Ho Blog
(Of course, we did give him permission.)
A letter from a California listener in October, 2006:
I haven't been able to get time to listen to all these great programs each week, darn it!! Is there a way to listen to past programs that I've missed, maybe they are archived on the internet, etc??
Please let me know how I can hear past Golden Age of Radio shows not from this current week.
(Well, that problem is now solved with all shows posted!)
From June, 2005:
I am writing to you at the suggestion of Walden Hughes.Walden and I were speaking with each other by phone this evening. I mentioned to him that I had been talking to Peg Lynch about the interview that she did along with Margaret Hamilton in July of 1970. As you are well aware, The Golden Age of Radio played this show a couple months ago. That is when I first heard it.When talking with Peg she mentioned she would like to have a copy of the interview. This is why I spoke to Walden. He suggested I request that you send a CD copy of the interview to me and I will get it to Peg. I am also going to discuss with Peg Walden's interest in interviewing her in a month or so. I know Peg will be very appreciative to receive a copy of the interview.