Tagged With: OTR

Bonded: The Debt, The War and YOU!

  I was reading the recent article in the Times about Buffett warning on the deficit, and it made me think back to the Old Time radio broadcast I was listening to the other day.  Produced by the Treasury Department, it was broadcast to help drive war loan and bond sales, one of the primary … Continue reading »

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World War, Living Overseas and the G.I. Jive…

(1) For a lonely GI, serving overseas during World War II ripped them away from home, hearth, and their favorite girl.  Considering many of them were either teenagers or just a few years past, it was tough.  War is never pleasant, no matter where you serve. One of the best ways to feel a little … Continue reading »

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Abbott, Costello, Fibber, Philco and Sinatra: Do You Do Old Time Radio?

I almost didn’t post this planned topic today, what with the NSA stuff over on TEMPEST that Wired has (found out via /.)…I really wanted to do a post on that, considering my previous stuff with the ENORMOZ VENONA escapade as well as the No Whiskey, No Tires, No Gas posts….but OTR won out. (1) … Continue reading »

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The Show Isn’t Live! Der Bingle, Ampex, and the Third Reich!

I was listening to some OTR today, one of the Bing Crosby shows, I believe it was the Kraft Music Hall, and suddenly started thinking about radio in general and how it went from being live to being taped. Did you know Bing Crosby was instrumental in this technology? (1) While most folks know of … Continue reading »

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