I stumbled on the Radio Nostalgia Network yesterday. It has quite an impressive collection of old radio shows as well as new podcasts of older music. The main page has links on the left that will lead you to blogs for the eight individual “channels.” However, the channel names in the links do not accurately describe what’s on the channel. You’re better off clicking on the link without expectation. For example, the link to Channel 7 is labeled “Celtic Clans.” Although the channel does contain a link to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, that’s not the channel’s entire content. I know at least two friends who will be interested in the Sock Hop Soda Shoppe podcasts.
There’s a lot to explore on the site. A whole bunch of old time radio theater, old Gunsmoke and Lone Ranger episodes, lots of older music, and who knows what all else. I haven’t had the time yet to fully explore the site.
I found the site a bit difficult to navigate until I discovered the individual channel program guides on the right of the blog pages. The program guides give a much more accurate description of what’s on the site. The eight channels are:
- Classic Old Time Radio
- Yesterday USA
- Radio Theater
- Comedy Showcase
- Science Fiction
- Matinee Movies
Each of the channels has multiple sub-channels, I guess. The Matinee Movies channel contains videos rather than just audio.
If you like old radio, that site will keep you busy for a long, long time.