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Oldies but Goldieā€™s Vintage Wireless Shows

Mystery | Sci-Fi | Western | Detective | Adventure

Wireless left it to your imagination to bring characters to life drawing you into the world of mystery, suspense, and adventure.

Plays and adventure series were the bread and butter of wireless broadcasts during the 1940s with a huge captive audience.

These shows were very well produced adding music and sound effects with prominent stars hosting many of productions.

Due to the popularity of these shows, they drew sponsorship with tobacco manufacturers being a major contributor.

Before the age of television in the 1950s, you would find a wireless set in almost every home which was cherished past time for all ages.

Wireless shows were the prominent source of family entertainment with a little variety for everyone, from western adventure, to popular artists of the time.

Where To Find 1940s Radio Shows

When you know where to look there is a lot more than just music, videos, eBooks, and games available on the Internet for vintage enthusiasts.

There is an untapped wealth of old-time radio shows to add to your media library for hours of free vintage entertainment from the golden age of wireless. 

Many of these original show archives have been digitized and made available free of charge in a variety of formats to listen to at your leisure, the secret is where to look.

Thousands of royalty-free, Old Time Radio variety shows are available for streaming or downloading.

Hours of listening pleasure bringing you classic variety and adventure in bite-sized shows generally lasting 20 to 40 minutes.


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Vintage OTR Online Stream

Due to a great deal of hard work, things have gone better than planned.

The team at Radio Retro is now on the air transmitting old-time radio broadcast online 24/7.

Radio Retro will be bringing a whole new open-source archive to the airwaves for your listening pleasure going as far back as the 1920s.

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Radio Retro bringing you the best in classics vintage music 24/7

With a fantastic lineup of vintage presenters, each with their own unique style, you can be assured of a little something for all you vintage music lovers.


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Radio Retro currently has servers completing their final trials prior to test streams commencing later part of September.

This will add a faster and more robust studio to our current network allowing for easier essential maintenance.

Radio Retro is a not for profit, advertisement-free Old Time Radio Station run by volunteers and we survive entirely on listener donations or fundraising with outside events.

Operating an Online Radio Retro Station takes a number of skillsets from presenting to graphic design, and we are always looking for volunteers to join a friendly proactive team.

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