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Being A Kid In 1940s – The Radio Was Our Internet

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Being a kid in the 1940’s sure had its merits especially listening to radio as a family. After supper we would move to the livingroom and while dad went up and down the radio’s  dial we picked the best chairs and settled into the livingroom to listen  to Amos and Andy, Fibber McGee and Molly, Suspense, The Green Hornet, The Whistler, Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy.

Saturday nights we stayed up an hour longer, occasionally Sunday too.  Several of the after school programs: Superman, The Lone Ranger, 2000 Plus were sponsored by breakfast cereal companies, Kellogg’s included…..In each box of cereal there was a prize.  My cousin worked at Kellogg’s in London and always made certain I had a full collection of buttons we would attach to our home-made skill caps cut and with jagged edges from one of dad’s old fedoras.  I am reminded of those great days before TV when I stumbled onto Old Tyme Radio on the Internet .  What fond memories you’ll find when you google this great site.  Hi ho Silver Away. Okay, up, up and away!

To sit back and listen to these audio gems you can visit https://archive.org/details/oldtimeradio?&sort=-downloads

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