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History/ Audio Theater • 10 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2004

"Not with a bang, but a whimper." The finales here aren't particularly famous, but the vintage radio shows they end are--“The Jack Benny Show,” “Gunsmoke,” “Dragnet,” “The Lone Ranger,” and more. Old-time American radio programs didn't end their runs as today’s TV shows do--with special episodes heralded with hoop-la. Therefore, this reviewer finds the binding concept of this anthology bizarre, not to mention sad. Nonetheless, the listening is wonderful. How nicely these cop shows and comedies stand up over time! How seductive they are still! The volume's editors have chosen mostly the cream of the eclectic old-time radio crop. Sound quality varies widely, but the content is first-rate. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]



Trade Ed. • Radio Spirits • 2005

CD ISBN $39.98 • Ten CDs

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