Many OTR fans may not be aware of this, but there is a wonderful e-mail list on the subject of old-time radio called the Old-Time Radio Digest. It began operations on
September 14, 1994 and is currently administrated by everyone's favorite OTR curmudgeon, Charlie Summers.
I bring this up only because I got my OTR Digest fundraising CD in today's mail. Some small technical snafus in the past have necessitated that Charlie locate a new server in which to continue distributing the list. To join the OTR Digest, it costs nothing--not a single solitary dime. If you're already immersed in OTR, or are a newcomer to the hobby, I think you'll enjoy the content of the newsletter; there are some whip-smart individuals who participate in it, and I don't think a day goes by without my learning something new.
If you enjoy the Digest, why not consider making a small donation--"Put something in the pot, boy" as Jack Kirkwood would say--to keep it going. That's the reason why I mentioned this CD; a paltry contribution of $10--a sawbuck, one-tenth of a C-note--will reward you with a CD containing quite a few programs (none of them "rare," but some you may not have been exposed to before) including Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, The Big Show, and Rogues' Gallery. There's also some video (in VCD) of Jack Benny, the Lone Ranger and a vintage Burns & Allen show from the 1950s.
Not a bad little deal, eh, folks? Sign up today...and tell 'em Groucho sent you.