Radio Wiebe is Online!

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE2 months ago

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Decades ago, in what must amount to the dark ages for some - before the advent of widespread television and indoor plumbing, there was such a concept as radio. A lot of us today are familiar with the idea of a radio, and some of us might even listen to it occasionally when in the car or when preparing dinner, but back in "the day", radio was one of the primary methods of entertainment.

It may seem foreign and bizarre to us now, but in the 30's, 40's, and 50's, it was not uncommon for families to huddle around the family radio to listen to long running adventure shows such as The Lone Ranger or Captain Midnight. Dark crime shows such as The Shadow and Dick Tracy were incredibly popular at the time. They were the thing.

Radio's of the time were great pieces of furniture to be proud of. Over the course of the last few months I've obtained a few of these old radios and I can attest that they were built to last.

In honour of these old magnificent pieces of construction, I have stood up my own streaming internet radio site, chock full of top-of-the-line old time radio goodies.

Starting the day after US Thanksgiving - November 26 - we'll be streaming the 1930's classic Christmas show The Cinnamon Bear, about two youngsters searching the world of Maybeland for their missing Christmas Tree's silver star. The show will be broadcast as it was meant to be broadcast, in 26 installments between November 26 and December 25 at 4:00pm and again at 8:00pm EST.

Throughout December I will also be adding my own custom shows to share some of my favourite time-period-appropriate music, and whatever else might come to mind.

Pull up a comfortable chair, pour a drink, and stay for a while.

http://victorwiebe.com/internet_radio/


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This sure is something cool!! Well... I am from back when they made dirt... (So say the grandkids lol) but you are right! Back in a time when things were more family centered... "oriented" maybe a better word? But... from your post... you said it all:

"It may seem foreign and bizarre to us now, but in the 30's, 40's, and 50's, it was not uncommon for families to huddle around the family radio to listen to long running adventure shows such as The Lone Ranger or Captain Midnight. Dark crime shows such as The Shadow and Dick Tracy were incredibly popular at the time. They were the thing."

I remember watching The Waltons... well actually, I still do! But they always were excited when talking about sitting by the radio and listening to the President, or a popular radio show. This is a really cool idea, and I am glad I just happened to pop in at The Lounge to see the conversation! Oh... it was good to see you too @owasco!

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Thanks!

I've had this playing all day. I love it. I love the sound, they way they speak! Such high quality work. Thanks to @wwwiebe for putting all this back on the air!

Hey, thanks so much! I've had fun putting it together so far, and hope to get something even more fun in place for Christmas!

Oh!! I can hardly wait! This will be fun!

I'm hoping so! I'm even hoping to be able to keep on top of it! It's a pain to keep a schedule up to date!

Oh! That sounds too much like work! :))

How are Boy 1 & 2? No sharing of the strep?

Oy, no, thankfully strep was contained to one child and anti-biotics did what they were supposed to. Boy 2 has enough health problems as is!

I'll would take any win I could! That is awesome!

That’s so cool even I. The early 60s many didn’t have TVs o remember I was maybe 8 or 9 when my parents bought their first TV do that was in 68 or 69

Thanks! I keep looking backward while the world looks forward, and I'm loving it.

I think in a lot of ways thats a good way to be these days

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This is really cool! Listening to the shadow now.

Thanks so much! I love The Shadow, too; he's probably my favourite of all the old time radio shows. I've got a bunch of his comics, too.

I love the voices on these. So much can be conveyed only through the voice. I did quite a bit of reader's theater, and boy did I love that.

Oh yes, absolutely! If I could go back 90 years and do everything over again I think I'd want to be in theatre. It might not make much money, but it'd certainly be a lot of fun.

I've got Casey Crime Photographer going now. Looking forward to Bing! This is so much fun.

Thanks! I'm sorry that Casey didn't quite work out this morning, but the music that's scheduled for now is certainly correct. I'll certainly keep an eye out for abnormalities. I am certainly glad you're enjoying it!

Is it possible the recordings are mixed up? This one sure does not seem to be about a crime photographer, it's about theater productions.

That's very strange. I doublechecked the particular episode for the morning and it was definitely the correct one. I wonder if there was some of the episodes got pushed backward for being 1 or 2 minutes long; I'll need to look into that. Thanks for the heads up!