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An Old Radio
I must be older than you. I can remember listening to ". . . the Shadow knows . . ."
By: Catalyst on November 5, 2014
loved the idea of hearing old stories on an old radio. :)
By: TexWisGirl on November 5, 2014
I remember some of those shows. Even though we had TV, there was something special about listening to Jack Benny, or the Lone Ranger on the radio in my bedroom. I guess they all ended in the late fifties. My car satellite radio has a channel where they play the old shows. I listen to it on long drives. The best part are the old commercials.
By: Cranky on November 5, 2014
Oh I sensed you were leading up to this. I remember feeling the same disappointment at not hearing old sounds from an old radio.
By: Hilary on November 5, 2014
Your dad was a great guy. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on November 5, 2014
What great memories. I loved The Shadow also, my favorite. I spent a lot of time trying to cloud my brothers minds so they couldn't see.me. I didn't succeed but it wasn't from lack of effort. Thanks for the reminder.
By: Akansas Patti on November 5, 2014
I also remember radio program featuring Jack, Doc and Reggie. I don't remember the name.
By: maryellenbess on November 5, 2014
If only it could work that way! Then again, there are some things we might not want to hear again.
By: mimi on November 5, 2014
up until 2 years ago when I sold it, we had a furniture piece radio from the same era as the one you have pictured. All the tubes still worked in it and you could hear all the static and mess as it "fired up". I always expected to hear an oldie and goodie from it as well. What a great story.....the Shadow knows, is still one of my favorite sayings. The grands look like twin Cocker Spaniels tilting their heads to the side when I do......tee hee
By: Oma Linda on November 5, 2014
I had the same experience with my Grandpa. the cabinet was full size and stood on the floor. It brought in stations from far away. I had to buy special batteries and the novelty wore off. I don't know what happened to it.
By: red on November 5, 2014
I used to hear the Lone Ranger on a floor model radio in our home. It was magical-a small little dial panel that light up with which you could tune in programs that sparked the imagination. Later I remember listening to a table top radio in my bedroom, terrified by the Inner Sanctum and thrilled by Johnny Dollar.
By: Tom Cochrun on November 5, 2014
Your dad & I must be the same age!!
By: fishducky on November 5, 2014
I can only imagine what my eventual grandkids will think of my old walkman.
By: Al Penwasser on November 5, 2014
No secret decoder ring for you. Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.
By: Val on November 5, 2014
Your parents were awesome parents. I like the way they encouraged your imagination to stay busy.
By: Robyn Engel on November 5, 2014
My Mom has told me a lot about The Shadow, and I believe Orson Wellles is the voice for that old program. In many ways, it was a better time, although the medical advances we have today is far advanced than from that time. What a great story, Stephen, and I hope you still have that radio!
By: Michael Manning on November 6, 2014
I'm from a younger generation than your grandad, but your post rekindled wonderful memories of my old transistor radio, secretly listening to it under the bed covers, And yet further evidence to demonstrate what a throughly decent human being your father was,
By: Bryan Jones on November 6, 2014
Those old radio shows were great. But stories from our dads are even better!
By: tom sightings on November 6, 2014
Those were the days. I quite liked the shadow movie with Alec Baldwin, but don't tell anyone...........
By: John on November 6, 2014
You had a super cool dad!
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on November 6, 2014
What a great disappointment to a little boy that the old radio didn't play old shows. Great that your father was such a sport about it. :)
By: Lexa Cain on November 6, 2014
I can't remember if I ever heard it on the radio, but I remember Cinnamon Bear during Christmas time, and hearing that story (we now have it on CD... How times have changed?) Cat
By: Cat on November 7, 2014
I recall listening to the old shows on the radio. They would typically run these shows late at night on the AM dial. I quite enjoyed listening to them.
By: Daniel LaFrance on November 7, 2014
oh my gosh! I LOVED listening to the radio- the Lone Ranger, George and Gracie Burns and the Shadow Knows for starters...loved them all! Thanks for the memories!
By: Kathe W. on November 9, 2014
What a magical story. It's great that we can now listen to all these old radio shows again. Funny, my mother just told me her first memory of radio when she was a girl.
By: Mitchell is Moving on November 24, 2014
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