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The Mercury Theatre on the Air...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Schuyler Bain, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Schuyler Bain

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    Hello all - I don't normally spend much time in this particular forum, but this seems to be the most appropriate place to post this link. When I was in college I had a professor who was an old time radio guy. He was in the business when it started and was a really cool dude. He turned me on to the old time radio dramas of the mid-late 1930s. About a year ago I came across this site (http://www.mercurytheatre.info) that has a number of the old radio dramas available for download. They are all in the public domain and therefore free to host, download and listen to. This list includes the famous/infamous War of the Worlds broadcast as well as many others. I have put a number of these on CD to listen to in the car while I commute to and from work and highly recommend them if you are so inclined.

    I post this at this time of year because it also includes two excellent versions of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. This is one of my all-time favorite Christmas stories and I thought that some of you just might feel the same.

    Enjoy & Happy Holidays!
     
  2. NewThunder

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    I am a huge fan of OTR; growing the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre was a favorite. If anyone wants to find more OTR shows here are a couple of Links:

    http://www.archive.org/index.php

    Just search for Old Time radio, or Sherlock Holmes, etc.

    http://www.mysteryshows.com/

    They have mostly mystery, but other catagories too. They have many free to listen too shows on their front page, or you can make a small donation and get access to their whole archive (it is worth it)
     
  3. Schuyler Bain

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    It's that time of year again - enjoy.

    Happy Holidays!
     
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