Golden Age of Radio

Sundays, 2PM to 3PM

Morehead State Public Radio presents classic, old-time radio programs from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. On each program of the Golden Age of Radio, enjoy 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, hear the latest news and enjoy a variety of big band, classical and country music.


Throughout this period, radio had a mass appeal by uniting and connecting people of all ages. Radio provided a source of inspiration with heroes such as the Lone Ranger, Speed Gibson and Superman; provided laughter with Abbott and Costello, Lucille Ball and Mel Blanc; featured movie stars, vocalists and celebrities on variety shows such as the Grand Ole Opry, All-Star Western Theatre and Jack Benny Hour; and promoted old-fashioned American family values on programs such as Gunsmoke, Frontier Fighters and The Six Shooter.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • The Black Museum (22 Caliber Pistol)
  • Louella Parsons Show (Shelly Winters)  

A & E’s Biography

  • 21st Precinct (The Book)
  • Five Minute Mystery (Three Scarlet Letters)
  • Air National Guard Show (Rosemary Clooney)  

Big Jon and Sparkie

  • Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air (Snow White)
  • Big Jon and Sparkie (Telephone Troubles/Mrs. Two Hills Window)  

The Conversation

  • Claudia (The New Apartment)
  • Behind The Mike (Sound Effects)

Zoot Radio

  • Danger, Dr. Danfield (Murder of Cora Rogers)
  • In The Name of the Law (Phantom Gang)

Doctor Marco

  • Frontier Town (Return to Dos Rios)
  • Daredevils of Hollywood (Slim Talbot)
  • Something to Talk About (Lucky 13)  

Oz Typewriter

  • Norman Corwin’s One World Flight (The Philippines)
  • Soldiers of the Press (William Tryee – The Pacific Theater)  

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Ranger Bill (Burning Sands)
  • Cimarron Tavern (Clue of the Sabre)  

Radio Spirits

  • The Great Gildersleeve (Gildy Arrives at Summerfield)
  • Mama Bloom’s Brood (Sidney Comes to Dinner)
  • Aladdin Lamp Man  

WGN Radio Theatre

  • Bold Venture (Deadly Merchandise)
  • 5 Minute Mystery (Missing Ruby)
  • Afloat with Henry Morgan (Morgan Assembles His Fleet)

Old Time Radio Catalog

  • The Saint starring Vincent Price (Conley Silver Mine)
  • Guest Star presented by U.S. Treasury Department (Milton Berle)  


  • Calling All Cars (Murder in Room 9)
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt Addresses 50th Anniversary of Statue of Liberty
  • Cruise of the Poll Parrot

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • CBS Radio Workshop (Ex-Urbanites)
  • Incredible, But True (Lady and The Lake)
  • Diamond Drama (Diamond of Caesar Borgia)  

Old Time Radio Catalog

  • Fred Allen Show (Frank Sinatra)
  • Mother’s Best Flour Radio Show (Hank Williams)  

CBS News

  • Suspense (The Hitchhiker)
  • Jungle Jim (Stalled on the Trail)
  • Seabiscuit races War Admiral (1938)
  • MGM Sports Report w/Bill Stern (1945)  

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Incredible, But True
  • Adventures of Frank Race
  • Blue Coal Minstrels

English 2308

  • Father Knows Best (Vacation Arrives)
  • Misadventures of Si and Elmer (Snoop & Sneak Detective Agency)  

Radio Spirits

  • Hopalong Cassidy (Bandits of Ridge Creek)
  • Hollywood On The Air (Love Thy Neighbor)
  • Five Minute Mystery  


  • Family Doctor (“The Carnival”)
  • Seward’s Folly
  • Blue Beetle (“Sabotage Incorporated”)    

Radio Archives

  • Adventures of Rocky Jordan (“Up in Flames”)
  • Adventure Trails (“Stampede on The Chisolm Trail”)  

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Quiz Kids
  • Jerry at Fair Oaks    

New York Daily News

  • Screen Director’s Playhouse (Stagecoach)
  • Life on Red Horse Ranch
  • Babe Ruth’s Farewell to Baseball
  • 1948 Kentucky Derby (Citation)    

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Mystery House
  • The Marriage    

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Stand By For Crime
  • X Minus One    


  • Hollywood On The Air
  • Victor Borge
  • Down Our Way    

Down These Mean Streets

  • Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  • Redbook Dramas    


  • Avalon Time with Red Skelton
  • 5 Minute Mystery
  • Burl Ives Show    

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Roy Rogers Show
  • Rotary Golden Theater
  • Winston Churchill    

A Shroud of Thoughts

  • Stan Freberg Show
  • Adventures of Frank Buck  

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock
  • You Bet Your Life