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For the better part of the first half of the twentieth century the home radio was the center of entertainment, knowledge and news for everyone in the family, until television took over in the 1950's. When Radio was king the family gathered around the radio after dinner and enjoyed mystery, comedy, suspense and more with clever dialogue that sparked our imagination like never before or since. Here you can discover and enjoy many of the radio programs that kept your family fascinated and entertained during those days of long ago.

This web site is specially optimized for smart phones and situations where bandwidth is an issue. All of the audio files are designed for fast downloading and playing especially when you want to save bandwidth but still enjoy an exciting adventure or interesting story. Download a bunch to your tablet, phone or other device for fun on the go, or just connect and enjoy anywhere at any time with much less bandwidth drain than videos require.

Disposable Time: The periods of time that are empty of purpose - for example the idle minutes you are waiting in a doctor's office or a busy airport . . . or maybe an afternoon or evening that you find yourself without anything to do. You have the choice to do whatever you want with these periods of time . . . you may do anything you like, or nothing at all. Might I humbly suggest that browsing through the thousands of radio programs from the early days of broadcasting offered here, and selecting one to listen to might be a very rewarding use of those times.

The Shadow Radio Program
Screen Guild Theater of Hollywood
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar radio episodes
Rocky Fortune, Starring Frank Sinatra
Bold Venture with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye
The Adventures of the Abbotts
Ann of the Airlanes
Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
Afloat with Pirate Henry Morgan
21st Precinct Police Radio Programs
Father Knows Best Radio Programs
The Abbott and Costello Show
A Case for Doctor Morelle
Blackstone the Magic Detective
Stand By For Crime
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Fibber McGee and Molly
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
CBS Radio Workshop
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
Doctor Kildare with Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore
The Baby Snooks Radio Show
Flash Casey, Crime Reporter
Academy Award Theater
Case Dismissed Radio Program
Box 13 Radio Program, starring Alan Ladd
Rogues Gallery
Dark Fantasy
Dimension X
Bright Star
Flash Gordon
Charlotte Greenwood
Crime Classics
Broadway is my Beat
Cavalcade of America
The Black Museum with Orson Welles
Fort Laramie with Raymond Burr
Exploring Tomorrow
The Strange Doctor Weird
The Saint with Vincent Price
Frontier Gentleman, starring John Dehner
The American Trail
Life with the Lyons
The Lives of Harry Lime, starring Orson Welles
The Doctor Christian Radio Program
Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons Radio Program
Gunsmoke Radio Program
Have Gun, Will Travel
All Star Western Theater
listen to the adventures of Jeff Regan Investigator
The Roy Rogers Radio Show
The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace Wattles
Think and Grow Rich, but Napoleon Hill
Biography in Sound radio program
The Adventures of The Green Hornet
Listen to A Date With Judy comedy radio shows
Crime and Peter Chambers radio program