75th Anniversary of “War of the Worlds” Radio Broadcast

On Oct. 30, 1938 many people in the US heard on the radio what they thought was an invasion from Mars. What they were hearing was a radio dramatization of H. G. Welles The War of the Worlds (1898). In this radio version, the Martians landed in Grover’s Mill, NJ. Orson Welles was both director …

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Hi-Yo Silver

I’ve been watching episodes of the old “Lone Ranger” TV show in the last month. It airs on a couple of  religious stations that I get on DishNetwork. One channel airs episode weekdays and the other channel puts the show on only during the weekend. It is a good fit for religious stations because of …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #4

The fourth song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “Hey! Baby” by Bruce Channel. Bruce wrote the song with Margaret Cobb in 1959 and performed the song for two years before recording it. It ended up being the number one song for the week of March 11-17. It remained the number …

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Old Radio Programs

Want to hear the past? Archive.org has thousands of old radio programs, news broadcasts and music. They span the time from the late 1920s to the early 1960s. A lot of the programs include the commercials making them a chronicle of the time. One of the things that helped preserve some of the old shows …

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