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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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   

Internet Archive

  • Lum and Abner
  • Grand Ole Opry    


  • Police Headquarters
  • Challenge of the Yukon
  • Pinto Pete in Arizona

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • My Favorite Husband
  • The Planet Man
  • Tales of the Diamond K    

  • 5 Minute Mystery
  • The Six Shooter
  • Spike Jones & His City Slickers
  • Baby Snooks    

Fred Allen’s Old Time Radio

  • Mel Blanc Show
  • Fire Fighters
  • Gasoline Alley 


  • Speed Gibson
  • Archie Andrews
  • Gunsmoke    

All Posters


  • Frontier Fighters
  • The Adventures of Superman                            
  • Abbott & Costello Show


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.