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Golden Age of Radio

Saturdays, 11AM to 12PM

Morehead State Public Radio presents classic, old-time radio programs from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. On each program of the Golden Age of Radio, enjoy thrilling westerns, classic comedy, exciting adventure and suspense.

 

The period of the 1930’s through the 1950’s was known as radio’s ‘golden age,’ where the radio was the central piece of furniture in the average family’s living room. Parents and children would gather around the radio to hear the latest installment of their favorite show, hear the latest news and enjoy a variety of big band, classical and country music.

 

Throughout this period, radio had a mass appeal by uniting and connecting people of all ages. Radio provided a source of inspiration with heroes such as the Lone Ranger, Speed Gibson and Superman; provided laughter with Abbott and Costello, Lucille Ball and Mel Blanc; featured movie stars, vocalists and celebrities on variety shows such as the Grand Ole Opry, All-Star Western Theatre and Jack Benny Hour; and promoted old-fashioned American family values on programs such as Gunsmoke, Frontier Fighters and The Six Shooter.

Internet Archive

  • Lum and Abner
  • Grand Ole Opry    

OTRCAT

  • Police Headquarters
  • Challenge of the Yukon
  • Pinto Pete in Arizona

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • My Favorite Husband
  • The Planet Man
  • Tales of the Diamond K    

  • 5 Minute Mystery
  • The Six Shooter
  • Spike Jones & His City Slickers
  • Baby Snooks    

Fred Allen’s Old Time Radio

  • Mel Blanc Show
  • Fire Fighters
  • Gasoline Alley 

Examiner

  • Speed Gibson
  • Archie Andrews
  • Gunsmoke    

All Posters

 

  • Frontier Fighters
  • The Adventures of Superman                            
  • Abbott & Costello Show

 

Old Time Radio Downloads

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of “The Golden Age of Radio” to its program schedule.

The new program can be heard Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning July 2.

Using a vast catalog of digitally-preserved audio files, the locally-produced program will highlight vintage, old-time radio programs from the 1930’s through the 1950’s.

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