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rand’s esoteric otr on hiatus

March 5th, 2011

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, I have several things going on with my job and family.  So I'm going to be stepping away from the blog for a time.  I may be posting an occasional show or interesting recording, but not on a regular weekly schedule as I've done in the past.

I appreciate all the kind words, comments, and research folks have sent my way over the past couple of years.  I'm still interested in pursuing old time radio research, and I'm thinking about heading in a different direction with my old time radio work, so feel free to send an email, if you're so inclined and are interested in talking over some ideas.

  • John

    Thanks for all the work you have done in making these recordings available on your blog! Look forward to your future projects.

    Mar 5, 2011 at 11:36 am
  • Steve Kostelecky

    You have given us a lot, Rand. You have been very kind to me personally and helped me in my studies and, of course, have contributed much to the hobby. Take all the time you need and keep in touch. Best to the family.

    Mar 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  • Craig W.

    Thanks and continued best wishes, Rand.

    -Craig W.

    Mar 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm
  • Mike Hobart

    Many of us will miss you, Rand. We looked forward to visiting and always finding something unexpected.

    Best wishes and hope to see you again one of these days.

    Mar 6, 2011 at 6:30 am
  • Joe Mackey

    Thanks Rand for all your hard work in finding these shows and making them available.

    Mar 6, 2011 at 10:35 am
  • Jim Blackson

    Randy,

    Thanks again for all the work you’ve done in researching and bringing back to life such great material, for all the work you did in trying to get transfers from my transcription discs, for the series you’ve sent me, for the insights in the conversations we’ve had, and mostly thanks for being a great guy. Once I get through the material I’m working on, I send an email… I’d like to see what your next project/direction will be.

    Jim

    Mar 7, 2011 at 4:52 am
  • Joe Webb

    This site has been one of the absolute highlights of our hobby. The OTR hobbyist’s inclination is to collect many shows at a time, and of popular series. I know — I’ve been doing exactly that for almost 40 years in this hobby. Rand’s work here has created a greater awareness for the obscure, the one-hit wonder, the unappreciated, the odd, and the unimagined variety that the golden age offered. It’s been a marvelous ride. If there’s anything that can be done to start the car up and get it back on the highway again, I’m sure I speak for others who would volunteer to pitch in.

    Mar 7, 2011 at 9:49 am
  • Rick Payne

    You’ve left your footprints in the hobby’s sidewalk, Rand. Thanks for rescuing so many voices for the ages. I’d love to hear more about your future plans.

    Mar 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm
  • Al

    Ditto what the others have said here….this site is a highlight….all the odds and ends….stuff like the Kansas Farm Report and WEEI Job Center, the 1931 Sunkist broadcast etc. etc. etc. Thanks for everything so far!! I was amazed at the pace — posting weekly is a pace that is hard to sustain so I’m not surprised about slowing down.

    Mar 8, 2011 at 5:06 am
  • Barbara Watkins

    Randy, thank you so much for sharing all these shows with us. Having collected radio shows for so many years it was rare to come across a series I had never heard of before. Until your blog!!! What a treat to find so many “new” obscure shows to listen to. I’ll miss being able to check in to see what new wonders you have for us. I wish you all the best and hope you’ll be back one day.

    Mar 10, 2011 at 12:58 am
  • Thom

    The day to day piece of these things can sure wear one down. You’ve made a difference and thank you for that. Thanks for the transfers and success in anything you try!

    Mar 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm
  • innner

    Thanks rand. I’ve got more than enough to last me a long time, having leeched vast amounts of your postings over the last few years in marathon downloading sessions. I hope everything works out well for you and your family and the job situation. I hope “I’m thinking about heading in a different direction with my old time radio work” means I will stumble across your fantastic weird stuff again.

    Mar 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm
  • Jim B.

    Randy, your posts over the many months have been joyful and a learning experience. My best to you.

    Jim in Vancouver

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:01 am
  • Damon F.

    Thanks for the wonderful site and all the obscure treasures you’ve posted….

    Mar 22, 2011 at 8:22 am
  • Peter

    Wow, I was searching for “Uncle Remus OTR,” and I’ve stumbled on a gold mine! I understand needing to back away from the blog a bit, outside of circumstances, since it looks like quite an effort. Let me thank you in advance for all the fine listening.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 8:17 am
  • Darren Halm

    Thanks for so many gems! Hope you add some more sometime in the future!

    Apr 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  • Dan

    I enjoy your recordings of the AFRS Broadcasts. Your efforts are well recieved. Take care of yourself and the family as they are more important. Take as much time as you need.

    Apr 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm
  • Fred

    Excellent work. Please keep at it.

    May 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm
  • Jimbo

    Rand, miss your blog postings!

    Sep 5, 2011 at 8:37 am
  • James

    Just want you to know how much I enjoyed your interview in the latest issue ‘The Old Radio Times.’ Thanks for all your hard work!!!! Jim

    Oct 5, 2011 at 4:47 am
  • Keith D. Lee

    Hope all is well and you and your family have a great holiday season! Let’s hope that 2012 is a great year for everyone!

    Nov 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  • karenmillen11

    You’ve left your footprints in the hobby’s sidewalk, Rand. Thanks for rescuing so many voices for the ages. I’d love to hear more about your future plans

    Nov 22, 2011 at 4:55 am
  • karenmillen11

    You’ve left your footprints in the hobby’s sidewalk, Rand. Thanks for rescuing so many voices for the ages. I’d love to hear more about your future plans karenmillen

    Nov 22, 2011 at 4:56 am
  • Kurt L NYC

    I discovered this blog quite a while ago, but still haven’t gone through everything that has been posted. Thanks for all of it, and let me know what the new direction is.

    Dec 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm