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Old 04-02-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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There were many good old radio programs long before TV. My mother from (HUNGARY) learned English listening to Stella Dallas ?and others of the like.As for me, I liked the LONE RANGER and TONTO (kiemasabe); The Shadow Knows (Lamont Cranston & Margo Lane); Fibber McGee and Molly; Jack Benny and Mary Livingston THE INNER SANCTOM (creepy) squeaky door opening; George Burns and Gracie Allen; "say goodnight Gracie" "Goodnight George". Stefhen
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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Well, no sense in my list...you have them all right there. Especially Inner Sanctum, and the Shadow Knows....Who knows what evil lurks in the mind of men, the Shadow knows.....
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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Oh, I remember we had to get our homework finished and then we would gather around the big floor model radio and turn the lights out...oh, that was another program, Lights Out.!!!! anyway, and then sit so close to the radio and listen to every word so quietly and allow ourselves to be scared and frightened at times. Fun remembories!!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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I was just a kid in the 1950s. We didn't have a TV so I listened to radio programs, of which many had been broadcasting since the 40s. I liked Fibber McGee, also Lone Ranger, and Johnny Dollar, but my favorite show was Suspense.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I remember those shows and also seen some audiotapes of the broadcasts for sale. Always liked the L-A-V-A commercials ~ mom and dad would get upset with me for running around the house repeating the name.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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Yes, AksarbeN, thank you very mucho, now it's running thru my mind. L-A-V A..And then the 'Bryl Creme, a little dabal do ya, Bryl creme, you'll look so debonaire', etc.....

And, 'Wheaties, the breakfast of champions. You know, this could be a whole 'nuther thread.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Some more old time radio.
I even listened to the soaps: Ma Perkins, Helen Trent ("can a woman over 35 ever find true love")
Also the comedies: Our Miss Brooks, My Little Margie.
The only radio commerical I remember is "you'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent".
Sticks in my mind, like the Burma Shave signs on every road in the country.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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There's something about a show presented over the radio that is so much different than on TV. One's imagination is more actively involved. You picture characters in your mind. The gist of a scene is communicated through sounds, pauses, laughter, music.

I missed out on the era as tv was the latest thing when I was a kid. But have enjoyed modern day radio plays and comedy on CBC.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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... L-A-V A..And then the 'Bryl Creme, a little dabal do ya, Bryl creme, you'll look so debonaire', etc...
Bryl creme, a little dab'l do ya
Use more only if you dare
But watch out, the gals'll all pursue ya
They love to get their fingers in your hair.

Try doing that today, and some PCcrat will get it taken off.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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My Chevy HHR has XM radio so I can and do listen to some old time radio!!! Love it.',...Use New White Rain Shampoo tonight and tomorrow your hair will be sunshine bright'!!!

'Hey kids, get your decoder ring now'. And then Superman. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive.....'
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