Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Old Meets New on

I used to love to listen to old radio shows when I was a kid. My dad was a broadcasting pioneer -- he was program manager of KDKA, the first commercial radio station in the world -- and we had all manner of cool old recordings around the house when I was growing up.

Today, I stumbled on a site that will keep my ears happy for quite some time: To quote the site's home page: "We offer hundreds of vintage radio shows for you to listen to online in mp3 format, all for free. Before the days of video games, shopping malls, MTV, and the Internet, families used to sit in their living room each night to listen to radio shows such as Abbott and Costello, Superman, Groucho Marx, The Avenger, Gunsmoke, Sherlock Homes, and many others. When TV become popular in the 1950's, most of these shows went off the air, but they now live on at websites such as this one and on weekly nostalgia radio broadcasts worldwide."

Next time you're in the mood to listen different, throw a few episodes of Gangbusters or Buck Rodgers on your iPod.