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Thursday, October 9, 2008

"Radio Archives" -- Listen to Classic Radio Shows On CD!

From the Radio Archives home page: "If you're old enough to remember the 'Golden Age of Radio', when the glowing dial of that formidable Philco or Atwater Kent console brought comedy, drama, suspense, music, and news into millions of American homes, then you know just how wonderful radio was. If you don't remember those days, but have spent hours listening to rebroadcasts from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, then you understand just how engrossing radio entertainment can be. If you've never heard any of the vast variety of programs that once dominated the airwaves...well, you're in for a real treat!"

Radio Archives has diligently assembled collections of some of radio's finest programs and made them available on CD. Their latest online newsletter features an in-depth look at Orson Welles' legendary Mercury Theater by actor and radio historian Craig Wichman, who has performed in several modern radio dramas himself and is founder of the Quicksilver Radio Theater. Some of the best-remembered dramas by Welles' Mercury Theater can be had in a ten-CD set (for $39.95) which includes "Dracula", "Around the World in 80 Days", and "The Count of Monte Cristo", performed by Welles and his star-studded group.

Other radio show episodes available include "Dragnet", "Father Knows Best", "Have Gun , Will Travel", "Space Patrol", "Cisco Kid", "Amos 'n' Andy", "Fibber McGee and Molly", and modern retellings of original "Twilight Zone" shows featuring a variety of stars such as Adam Baldwin, Jason Alexander, Kate Jackson, Jim Caviezel, and many others (including Wichman himself).

Whether you're already a radio fan or you want to sample some of the countless hours of awesome audio entertainment available, turn your digital dial to the Radio Archives, check out their vast archive of classic radio shows on CD, and feel the nostalgia!

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