Author Archives: cfreinhart@comcast.net

Radio’s Greatest Shows

Radio’s Greatest Shows is a 10-CD set issued in 2006 by Nostalgia Ventures (2023). A total of 23 radio programs were included in the set. One of those shows, the Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel, featured Jimmy Stewart. All of the shows included were listed on the back of the packaging. It seems a little…

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Christmas Classics

Christmas Classics is an eight-CD collection being sold online during the 2017 holiday season. The set includes four shows originally broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre, and one each from This Is My Best, Radio City Playhouse, Screen Directors’ Playhouse and Grand Central Station. One of the Lux shows is the March 10, 1947, broadcast…

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Christmas Collection

This 10-CD set of Old Time Radio Christmas shows features mainly half hour programs. The Screen Directors’ Playhouse version of It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Stewart, Hans Conried (Mr. Potter) Arthur Q. Bryan (Clarence Oddbody) and Barbara Eiler (Mary) is one of the shows included. The program was originally broadcast on May 8, 1949. Other…

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The Old Time Radio Club Presents Magic Town

Many old-time radio programs have been issued by various companies here in the U.S. However, releases don’t appear to be as common in other countries. Even in the age of international sales platforms like eBay and Amazon, we have not seen many foreign releases. Most of those we have seen are from the UK. We…

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