Baby Snooks was a very popular old time radio show starring Fanny Brice. Fanny began playing the character, Baby Snooks in 1912, in her vaudeville performances. The character was based on the comic strip character Baby Snookums. Fanny played Baby Snooks on radio shows, such as, the Ziegfield Follies on the Air, Good News Show and Maxwell House Coffee Time. In 1944, the character got her own radio show, Baby Snooks and it stayed on the air until 1951, when Fanny unexpectedly passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Benny Goodman was a clarinet-playing band leader who made swing popular. He was known as the King of Swing. He was very well known and was one of the first bandleaders to use both while and black musicians. The radio was the perfect media to expose Benny Goodman to the masses.
This was an old time radio show that replaced the radio show SF 68. This show was produced by Michael McCabe, the same man who produced SF68. This was a very good South African radio show that was more popular than the show it replaced and ran from 1968-1969.
Big Bands were very popular during the 1930's and early 1940's. They started becoming less popular after World War II. There were some famous bandleaders that emerged from this era, such as, Tommy Dorsey, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw and more. After the Big Bands starting losing popularity, many of the singers from these bands started solo careers. Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore and Doris Day are a few of these singers that became very famous solo artists.
Blondie was an old time radio show based on the comic strip of the same name. Enjoy the antics of Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead in this classic radio show.
The Blue Beetle was an action adventure old time radio show that featured an everyday Joe who fought crime but did not have superhero powers. He wore a superhero costume to intimidate the criminals that he came up against.
Buck Rogers was a character exposed to some type of gas in the 20th century, which kept him in suspended animation until the 25th century, when Dr. Huer resuscitated him. Buck Rogers fought crime and evil doers throughout the galaxy after his awakening.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made magic on the big screen and they tried to recreate that magic on the radio and it worked. The Bold Venture was an old time radio show that told the adventures of Slade Shannon, the captain of the charter boat, Bold Venture and Sailor Duvall.
This old time radio series revolved around a New York private detective, who is as cool as cucumber at all times. Barrie Craig was an excellent detective show that ran from 1951 to 1955.
The Batman story continues to thrive up to this very day. So far, there is only one show, but hopefully, that will soon change. Enjoy the adventures of Gotham City's hero.
Listen in on the adventures of Blackstone, a detective who used magic to help him to solve crimes. Blackstone has a magic studio that contains much of his equipment that help him to solve crimes. The other characters in the show are Rhoda, who is Blackstone's assistant and her friend John. John loves looking through Blackstone's studio and when he finds an object of interest, Blackstone and Rhoda tell John the adventures that the object has seen and how its magical powers helped them to solve a crime. At the end of every show, Blackstone would reveal how to do a particular magic trick.
This old time radio show has Boris Karloff reading stories that were published in the Reader's Digest. As you can see from this listing, audio books have actually been around for over 75 years.