'Golden Age of Radio' to Debut July 2

Jun 26, 2016

Credit Old Time Radio Downloads

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of “The Golden Age of Radio” to its program schedule.

The new program can be heard Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning July 2.

Using a vast catalog of digitally-preserved audio files, the locally-produced program will highlight vintage, old-time radio programs from the 1930’s through the 1950’s.

The Golden Age of Radio will feature thrilling westerns, classic comedy, exciting adventure and suspense.

“The period of the 1930’s through the 1950’s was known as radio’s ‘golden age,’ where the radio was the central piece of furniture in the average family’s living room. Parents and children would gather around the radio to hear the latest installment of their favorite show and enjoy a variety of big band, classical and country music,” commented Hitchcock.

“Throughout this period, radio connected people of all ages. Radio provided inspiration from heroes as The Lone Ranger and Superman; laughter with Abbott and Costello; entertainment on the Grand Ole Opry; and family values on Gunsmoke and Father Knows Best,” added Hitchcock.

The first program in the series will spotlight classic episodes of Frontier Fighters, the Adventures of Superman and the Abbott and Costello Show.

Additional programs will showcase Archie Andrews, Baby Snooks, 5 Minute Mystery, Gasoline Alley, Gunsmoke, Mel Blanc Show, My Favorite Husband, Planet Man, Speed Gibson, Tales of the Diamond K, The Six Shooter and many more.

The Golden Age of Radio can be heard Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. following Health Matters with hosts Dr. Tony Weaver and Rick Phillips.

Locally-produced by Morehead State Public Radio through the resources of Internet Archive, programs in the series will also archived on WMKY’s website at: http://www.wmky.org