John Flynn and
Virginia Moore rehearse "You Can't Do Business With Hitler" (1942)
1943 Radio-related WWII propaganda poster
for the United States.
Actress Agnes Moorhead, who appeared in several radio programs including the 1947 adaptation
of "The Lodger."
"Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play" is an evening of radio play adaptations of three early films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. These stories come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, with five actors playing dozens of characters, live sound effects and musical underscoring. On this page, you'll find more information about the history of old time radio.

Old-Time Radio (OTR) and the Golden Age of Radio refer to a period of radio programming lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until television's replacement of radio as the dominant home entertainment medium in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, when radio was dominant and the airwaves were filled with a variety of radio formats and genres, people regularly tuned in to their favorite radio programs. In fact, according to a 1947 C. E. Hooper survey, 82 out of 100 Americans were found to be radio listeners. The end of this period coincided with music radio becoming the dominant radio form and is often marked in the United States by the final CBS broadcasts of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar on September 30, 1962. (from

History of OTR
at Wikipedia
A Day in Radio: 9/21/39 on WJSV (Washington DC CBS affiliate station)
Newspaper Radio Logs (Program Listings) from 1930-1960
"The Great American Broadcast" by Leonard Maltin at

OTR Programs
List of OTR Programs at Wikipedia
OTR at
"When Radio Was" at Wikipedia
"When Radio Was" Official Site
Listen to OTR at OTR.Net (OTR.Network Library)
OTR Collections at Radio Spirits
OTR Radio Days Old Time Radio Show Catalog
Video Clips of Old Time Radio and Related

Radio Theatre
at Wikipedia