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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bed Time Stories

When I was about 12 or so, I discovered something wonderful. One of the local radio stations would play old radio shows from 10pm to midnight. These were the shows that played during the "Golden Age of Radio" from the early 1920 to mid-1950 when radio was the primary home entertainment.

I  fell in love  immediately. My favorite are the Detective shows, like " Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar", "Boston Blackie", " Box 13" "Richard Diamond" and "Sam Spade". I loved the pictures they would paint.  I found it so amusing how the women always sounded so sexy and smooth. It made me laugh that the police, were often described as big and dumb, and they never could get anything done. It was always the strong and handsome detectives that would solved the case and somehow get the girl as well. 

They became my bedtime stories. I listened to them religiosity for years. I can't really recall why I stop listening to them. I think it was is because as I got older I often would be out with friends at that time. 

Recently I have starting tuning in to my old friends again. But instead of listening to them on a local radio station, I found an absolutely amazing website called Internet Archive, found here. Which has just thousands of radio shows all different types. Now to much of my delight I have my bed time stories back and I can listen to them every night on my iphone with headphones. 




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