In the decades between World War I and the sudden popularity of television in the 1950s, radio had its heyday. Like audiobooks today, the old-time radio programs often dramatized novels and short stories, in addition to putting on comedy sketch shows, variety shows, live music, news analysis, serial dramas and Westerns.
Radio Spirits (www.radiospirits.com) brings a little piece of the “Golden Age of Radio” to your truck cab with its restored and remastered old-time radio programs on audio cassette and CD. Free old-time radio shows also are available for download at www.radiospirits.com/freeshows.
The Radio Spirits library consists of more than 60,000 licensed radio and classic video programs, which include vintage comedy, mystery, detective, adventure and suspense programs. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Best of the West –
Featuring Alan Ladd, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and William Conrad, this collection offers three hours of gunfighters and good old-fashioned frontier justice. These digitally restored and remastered tales of saddles and saloons, the shiftless and the sheriffs, take you back to dangerous days of rough and rowdy adventure. Includes “The Lux Radio Theatre: Destry Rides Again” from 1945, “Gunsmoke: Rock Bottom” from 1957, “Screen Directors’ Playhouse: Fort Apache” from 1949 and “The Lux Radio Theatre: Shane” from 1955.
3 hours on 3 CDs
The Best of Jack Benny –
Jack Benny is at it again! This uproarious 10-hour collection has Jack and the gang traveling, celebrating, recuperating