Old time radio shows out of the past into today!

     Today's technology allows us to return to the days of yesteryear and re-live the radio shows of our past. Some of the shows and personalities recreated here are icons of our society, and are deeply ingrained in the historic background of the senior population. All recall some aspects of this era as a way of life.
     Use the left sidebar to navigate your way to a much simpler, happier time and re-live some of the broadcasts that created a way of life and provided entertainment for millions of people.

The History of Radio

1931 The "birthyear" of Little Orphan Annie, in the midst of the Depression, when gasoline was a dime a gallon.
1934 A year after the end of prohibition, the average citizen could find entertainment in both bottles and radios. Adolph Hitler was just named fuhrer of Germany, and British radio commentators were predicting storms from the East.
1937 The year FDR signed the U.S Neutrality Act, and the US Supreme Court ruled that the minimum wage law also applied to women. Pittsburgh beat Washington 21 - 0 in the Rose Bowl. The British "Policy of Appeasement" was instituted with Hitler, and radios grew pushbuttons.
1939 A year after Orson Welles' "Invasion From Mars". President Roosevelt asks Congress for $535 million defense budget, but declares US is neutral. Harry James hires Frank Sinatra. First appearance of baseball on TV. Glenn Miller's band celebrates first birthday. US radio stations send commentators to Europe.
1941 The year after FDR was reelected and the Selective Service System was created. US declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy declare war on the US. FCC authorizes TV broadcasting. Aerosol spray cans introduced. Orson Welles directs and stars in Citizen Kane. Greta Garbo retires. Joe DiMaggio hits safely in 56th consecutive game.
1943 WW II continues. The US begins to recapture some Pacific islands previously lost in the war. Italian government surrenders. Income tax withholding begins. Oil pipeline from Texas to Pennsylvania starts operating. President Roosevelt freezes wages, salaries and prices. New York beats St. Louis in World Series. Juan Peron starts a revolution in Argentinia.
1945 The United Nations (U.N) formed. A-Bombs dropped on Japan. Mussolini Assassinated, Hitler commits suicide, Germany surrenders; Japan surrenders. WW II ends. George Orwell writes Animal Farm. Rogers and Hammerstein's musical, "Carousel" debuts in New York. Republic of Viet Nam formed (under pres. Ho Chi Minh). Pres. Frankin D. Roosevelt dies.
1947 Marshall Plan to help Europe begins. Palestine partitioned by UN. India and Pakistan created as separate dominions. Polaroid camera introduced. Dead Sea Scrolls discovered. Bell's X-1 rocket plane makes first supersonic flight. Worst Winter in Britain since 1894.