Most of us are too old to remember when radio was more than either music or talk. From a period of the 1930’s to the late 1950’s radio had shows of comedy and drama much like television does have today. These Radio Shows however engaged the mind in a way far greater than does television. When your favorite show came on families stopped and gathered around the radio in a way far different than we do with television. No body talked. Everybody listened. You might miss something if you didn’t. There were no reruns. Shows like OUR MISS BROOKS, THE SHADOW, THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE, THE JACK BENNY SHOW, BABY SNOOKS SHOW STARING FANNY BRICE, and EDGAR BERGEN AND CHARLIE MCCARTHY just to name a few were a regular part of our life. It was theater of the mind. It was funny without being rude, crude or overtly sexual. Life was simpler then. Maybe, I think, a little bit better. Thanks to that time machine known as the internet I am on occasion able to take us back to that chapter in our collective history when Radio was King. When I periodically air segments of old Radio Shows and we can remember when.


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