rand’s esoteric otr

A weblog and podcast featuring vintage broadcasts directly transferred from original transcriptions.

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In this post, "Rhapsody in Rhythm", program 1, featuring Charles W. Hamp and the Rhythm Rascals.  One of several programs syndicated by Transco in the 1930s, many featuring jazz performers.  The son...
March 24, 2013
I'm still pretty busy with work and family, but I'll be trying to post some news shows every few weeks, particularly more unusual items that are rare or previously lost. I've also activated a new feat...
March 24, 2013
If you'd like to get a peak "behind the scenes" at the blog and my collection of radio transcriptions, tune in to public radio's "The Story, on Thursday, July 12th. Sean Cole, who is filling in for va...
July 10, 2012
Here's the only other episode in my collection of "Boulevard of Make Believe", a syndicated serial drama about Hollywood stars featuring Anna Q. Nelson and Viola Dana.  In program 12, Wally talks...
July 10, 2012
Some comedy now with the "Sealtest Village Store", a series with a bit of a convoluted history. Originally the series premiered in 1943 with Joan Davis as a followup to the "Rudy Vallee Show".  Davis...
July 10, 2012
If you were a GI on an island in the Pacific or fighting the War in Europe in the 1940s, wouldn't it have been nice to hear a romantic voice from home?  Well, that's the idea behind the series "Words...
July 10, 2012
Here's another episode of one of my favorite series, "Front Page Drama", sponsored by the Hearst Newspapers to promote their Sunday supplement. Program 174 of the series was heard August 22, 1936 and...
July 10, 2012
For your drama fans, here's the last episode I have in my collection of "Best Plays", an hour-long anthology series of plays from the New York stage.  The other programs in the series in my collectio...
July 10, 2012
Well, I must have a short attention span today.  Up next on the blog, an episode of that great little syndicated dramatic filler program, "Five Minute Mysteries". Program 28 is "The Tell Tale Knife"...
July 10, 2012
If you were getting ready for work on February 28, 1946 and listening to a local morning show of light patter and music with parts originating from "transcriptions and phonograph records", you might h...
July 10, 2012

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