I found this site online and it is really cool. For free, you can listen to old radio programs. Before television, all the cool shows were done on the radio. They have an amazingly extensive library including dramas, comedies, science fiction, just about anything. Check it out.
Free Old Time Radio Shows from “The Golden Age of Radio!”
Welcome to OldRadioWorld.com! Here at OldRadioWorld.com you will find some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Before television, radio provided entertainment by presenting radio plays and programs of mystery, intrigue, and comedy. Of course, news was present as were many soap operas.
I have been a big fan of Old Time Radio over the years and my preferences for programs have evolved, but one thing still amazes me, the sound effects and how the sound men created them. The nine minute video, “Back of the Mike“, begins with a child listening to the radio and his imagination is put on the screen. The camera then goes to a 1930s era radio sound studio where the program is originating. This video gives you an insightful look at how those intriguing and astonishing sounds were created.
Radio has been around for a long time and although there are more commercial radio stations on the air than ever before, there isn’t really much worth listening to unless you like lots of commercials and little creativity.