Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thousands of Old Time Radio Programs

Image Credit: The Rocketeer
Before televisions appeared in every household in the US, children like Ralphie were huddled around radios to listen to their favorite programs. Long ago those programs stopped being broadcast, but you can still listen to them. The Old Time Radio Network is an online collection of more than 12,000 old radio shows. The catalog is organized alphabetically by program title. Next to each program title you'll find the number of episodes available online. To get started have a listen to Hopalong Cassidy or Abbot and Costello.

Applications for Education
Visit the Old Time Radio Network and check out a recording or two for your next lesson on 20th Century history and culture.