Can’t Sleep? Try OTR.

November 8, 2006

“The OTR.Network Library is a free resource for Old Time Radio (OTR) fans. We have over 12,000 OTR shows available for instant listening, with 100 more added each week.”

What is OTR?

From Wikipedia:

Old-Time Radio (OTR) and the Golden Age of Radio are phrases used to refer to radio programs (audio theater) mainly broadcast, in the USA, during the 1920s through the late 1950s.

By those who listened to the shows at the time, vintage radio is now most vividly remembered by its most vivid fragments: fanfares and show openings, running gags, trademark sounds and newsworthy events, such as the headlines generated by The War of the Worlds when it was dramatized on Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater on the Air. Some still recall the creaking-door sound effect on Inner Sanctum Mysteries, the Dragnet theme music, the “Hi-Yo, Silver!” call of the Lone Ranger or the cackle of The Shadow: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” 

I’m really hooked on this stuff. It’s very simple and naive. It has these very cool intense and DRAMATIC orchestral music  effects that can’t help but put a smile on your face.

My personal favorite is”The Saint” with Vincent Price.

Vincent Price The Saint