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.


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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    

Old Radio World

  • Dragnet
  • Batman Mystery Club
  • Cedric Adam’s Easy Five    

Old Time Radio Catalog

  • Smiths of Hollywood
  • 5 Minute Mystery
  • Brushwood Mercantile Company  


  • Meet Corliss Archer
  • Luke Slaughter of Tombstone    

Radio Spirits

  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Ford V8 Revue w/Bob Crosby Swing Band    

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Dick Tracy
  • Sky King
  • Alka Seltzer Time    

Radio Spirits

  • Nick Carter Master Detective
  • Les Paul Show    

Fine Art America

  • Martin and Lewis
  • Love Story Magazine    

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Box 13
  • Pat O’Daniel & The Hillbilly Boys    

Free Classic Radio Shows

  • Dr. Kildare
  • Blair of The Mounties
  • The World Adventurer’s Club    

Radio Archives

  • All-Star Western Theatre
  • Can You Imagine That?    


  • Blondie
  • Space Patrol    

ROK Radio

  • Have Gun Will Travel
  • Rocky Fortune    

Radio Spirits

  • Fort Laramie
  • Jerry Of The Circus    

Old-Time Radio Shows

  • Front Page Farrell
  • Jack Benny Show    



  • The Green Hornet
  • Adventures of Detectives Black and Blue
  • Aladdin Lamp

Slidell Little Theatre

  • Tarzan
  • My Friend Irma    

Times Past Podcast

  • Tales of the Texas Rangers
  • Captain Midnight