Surfing the ’Net turns up plenty of interesting links. Here are some I’ve found over the past couple of weeks related to unusual radio items.
Fun Radio Things to Do
This is a great collection of all sorts of things tied in to radio — from games to screen savers to even some off-the-wall air checks.
1940s Radio from the U.K.
Though a difficult time for the world as WWII was finishing up, it was pre-TV and people stayed connected and entertained in radio. From the U.K. comes radio in the 1940s and a collection of shows related to the era.
Old Time Radio
Here’s a great collection of old time radio shows including some long-lost or forgotten classics. Grab a drink and get ready to sit back and enjoy!
Staying with the theme of old radio, what could be more practical than a lamb combined with a radio? This link takes us to a brass lamp made in the 1930s that cleverly combined the two. This particular site shows the restoration of that lamp radio. If you dig further around the site, you might also find some other great antique radio info.
And Finally ...
Vittles! If you watched TV in the 1960s to early 1970s, you probably remember Jed, Granny, Elly May, Jethro, Mr. Drysdale and Miss Jane. Yup, “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Do you know Granny’s name? Not her stage name but her character's name? It was Daisy Moses. (Now you might know something none of your friends know.) When I was in the Air Force and a DJ with Armed Forces Radio & TV, we had the most diverse collection of music ever released. One song I stumbled across I’m going to share now. It was the song I used to lead into the local base school’s lunch menus. This is Granny singing “Vittles.”
If you stumble across a good or unusual web site that might be of interest, please don’t hesitate to send me the link and any info you might have about it. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.