Old Time Radio Downloads: Real World Time Travel
By James Grahame
Electronic entertainment is often a solitary occupation: we lose ourselves in the sonic universe hidden within our iPods or immerse ourselves in deafening 7.1 THX surround sound and the blinding action on a 52-inch plasma screen. It wasn't always this way. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, serial radio shows acted like a magnet to draw the entire family around the living room radio set for an evening of exciting adventure.
Thanks to lapsed copyright, it is now possible to enjoy Old Time Radio downloads from dozens of free sites such as archive.org. I heartily recommend vintage episodes of the Mutual Broadcasting System version of The Shadow. Once you're hooked, be sure to explore the world of Dragnet, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, Captain Midnight and countless other almost-forgotten shows from the Golden Age of Wireless.
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