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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
OTR and Modeling
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Saturday, March 22, 2003 12:32 PM
Anyone else out there listen to OTR while building? (OTR, for those who are not aware, is "Old Time Radio")

Thanks to a pal of mine, I got hooked on OTR about ten years ago and in the last few years I've really gotten into it. I build mostly WWII subjects and seeing as the golden age of Radio was the late 30's, 40's and early 50's, well, it all just fits.

I love listening to music of the era as well. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and the Dorsey Brothers... especially some of the broadcasts such as GM's Moonlight Serenades and the Chesterfield Shows.

There's a neat feeling you get when you sit down to an evening of building with Jack Benny, The Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, Lux Radio Theater, wartime news broadcasts or any of the many other OTR programs playing in the background.

I've got an article posted on my website, dealing mainly with OTR & Modeling, if anyone would care to take a look. Go to the Ambience page. www.spasticforplastic.1hwy.com

I apologize in advance for all the pop-ups!

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Newport News VA
Posted by Buddho on Saturday, March 22, 2003 1:38 PM
Is OTR on a public broadcasting station?

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 22, 2003 2:41 PM
I don't know of any OTR here in Saskatchewan, but we do have a popular radio program called 'Dance Party'. Unfortunatly, it's all accordian and polka music that makes me go uuggghhh! And NO, I do not listen to it...

M.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Saturday, March 22, 2003 3:10 PM
Hey Boybuddho,

Well, you can find OTR shows broadcast on various stations across the nation. But I listen to mp3's, CD's (both store-bought and homemade) and, on occasion, tapes.

I've been able to build a decent collection of this stuff, over 1,200 shows. I also have access to over 10,000 comedy, drama, detective, sci-fi, thriller, music and news broadasts.

There are a number of websites out there from which you can download shows, but most of them are membership-only and, as such, require a small fee. The most reasonably priced is http://www.rusc.com/ and the fee goes towards maintaining the site and for the web space required to store the over 3,000 shows available there. RUSC is also the only site that I've found that has this large a number of shows available, representing almost every genre and show title that there is.

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