Re:otr book

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Posted ByJoe on February 02, 2004 at 22:41:18:

In Reply to: otr book posted byTanya Shaw on February 02, 2004 at 21:39:06:

: I checked out a book from my public library this evening called "Tune in Yesterday: the ultimate encyclopedia of old-time radio 1925-1976". It's wonderful! The book has every show imaginable listed in alphabetical order and a 1-4 page description of the show. I looked up a couple of shows I'm interested in listening to, Information Please and It Pays to be Ignorant. I'm very impressed with the descriptions they give of different shows. And whoever wrote the listing for JB show described the best aspects of the show and included even small details such as Mary working for the May Company, Phil's chirping "Hiya Jackson" each week and other wonderful facts.
: The book wets your appetite for shows you've always wanted to listen to. I reccommend it highly for any of you to read. :-)

: Tanya

I have the book for many years and agree with you, it is great! I recently purchased(Nov. 2003)a copy of The Encyclopedia Of American Radio. It is a 370 page table top book that is 98% pre 1965 radio. The author is Ron Lackmann.I purchased it for under $20.00 from It has smaller descriptions of each show but does include broadcast times and dates of the shows, many pictures and short bio's of many OTR stars with the dates of their births and deaths. It is a good companion book to Tune In Yesterday.

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