Red Skelton

Richard Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer best known for his national radio and television shows between 1937 and 1971, especially as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. He has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, and […]

OTR Weekend Volume 1

Old Time Radio Weekend is a collection of shows in various formats. You can choose the show that fits your mood as you peruse the collection. Our life today is complicated and stressful, allow old time radio to transport you to a world of carefree wonder. Below are dozen old-time radio shows with background noise […]

Golden Age Of Radio Commercials

Golden Age Of Radio commercials will be familiar to many and new and refreshing to others. The Golden Age of Radio, also known as the old-time radio (OTR) era, was an era of radio in the United States where it was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. It began with the birth of commercial radio […]

Martin And Lewis Show

After losing The Jack Benny Program and Amos ‘n’ Andy from its Sunday night lineup to what had been called “the CBS talent raids” of 1948-49, NBC turned to the young comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, a pair “virtually unknown to a radio audience.” Reinehr and Swartz commented in their old-time radio […]

Jack Benny

Benny had been a minor vaudeville performer before becoming a national figure with The Jack Benny Program, a weekly radio show that ran from 1932 to 1948 on NBC and from 1949 to 1955 on CBS. It was among the most highly rated programs during its run. Benny’s long radio career began on April 6, […]