The Old Time Radio Network

The Golden Age of Radio

Old-Time Radio (OTR) and the Golden Age of Radio refer to a period of radio programming in the United States lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until television’s replacement of radio as the primary home entertainment medium in the 1950s. During this period, when radio was dominant and the airwaves were filled with a variety of radio formats and genres, people regularly tuned in to their favorite radio programs. In fact, according to a 1947 C. E. Hooper survey, 82 out of 100 Americans were found to be radio listeners.

Whilst the US “Golden Age of Radio” came to an end during the late 1950’s, a new “British Golden Age of Radio” was born with the BBC taking the throne as the world’s foremost producer of some of the finest drama and comedy radio shows ever.

The Pumpkin FM Old Time Radio Network is dedicated to keeping classic radio sows alive. We operate 5 great channels, something for everybody!

The Drama & Westerns Channel

Dramatic plays and thrills and spills from the Wild West

The Crime & Suspense Channel

Featuring the best of British & American detective, crime and suspense classics!

The British Comedy Channel

The best of classic British Radio Comedy featuring a fantastic veriety of shows!

The American Comedy Channel

The best of US Comedy programming

The Science Fiction Channel

The weird and wonderful, the strange and peculiar… out of this world!

Old Time Radio is imagination theater, pure entertainment for the ears! Dramatic radio plays, serials and comedies from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60′s, 70′s, and beyond.

Revisit the days when the whole family would sit around the radio avidly waiting for the next episode of their favorite radio show or serial.

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Happy Listening :)