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Introducing the NEW and Improved: Vintage Entertainment Radio Network!

Vintage Radio Drama. Theater of the Mind. Step right into a virtual time machine that will take you to worlds beyond imagination. The Vintage Entertainment Radio Network is THE premier online network that brings you classic radio drama from the early decades of the 20th century*, streamed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mastered from the best quality source material currently available, enjoy the best of Old Time Radio comedy, drama, adventure, and more, every day and on the hour! This is the Vintage Entertainment Radio Network!


* The Vintage Entertainment Radio Network features programming that is considered as Public Domain material. There are certain shows that will likely not air on the network due to licensing and copyright issues. For any claims on vintage material verified to be copyrighted, programming will be promptly removed from broadcast on this network.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Monthly Update (August 2018) New Playlist and 4 New Shows!

Hello, Listeners! Welcome back to my humble blog.

Just a small update for the second half of the summer, not really much to report. I have been crazy busy with events in my personal life throughout the entire summer that it has been really difficult to get more shows up in rotation. Although very slow going, the live stream is still growing with new shows.

For the month of August, I have created a new playlist: Tales of the Super-Human. It is an awkward name for a playlist that will include mostly super-hero type adventures (Superman, The Blue Beetle, etc), but there are other supernatural mysteries I will include in this playlist, including "The Shadow", among other shows. You will hear Tales of the Super-Human at 7pm ET and 1am ET daily. For now, I only have about 4 episodes of The Shadow, but there will be more added as I obtain and convert new OTR collections.

So, as the Vintage Entertainment Radio Network continues its vision to be the 'premier' place on the internet to listen to the best of Old Time Radio, all day, everyday, I appreciate you all for listening and supporting my endeavors.

As always, I welcome your feedback and suggestions. Do not hesitate to reply to this blog post, or contact me at the following email addresses: - geonsey@gmail.com and VintageMediaCollector@gmail.com

Until next month, I wish you all the best and happy listening! Stay Tuned!

Yours Truly,
- Georges B.

Monday, July 2, 2018

New Shows are being uploaded this week!

Hello, Listeners!

June was a busy month for me-- I started a new full time job and I could not focus much on digitizing and mastering any of my OTR collection. The July 1 Canada Day holiday delayed the start of any uploads and my June goal to have 10+ hours of new material to upload fell short. But... here are new titles that you will hear streaming on the network in the coming days:

CFBI035-CS - I Was A Communist For The FBI (ep-35) Treason Comes In Cans (11-23-52) (30m) [Tape Master]
FPWR261-CS - The FBI In Peace And War (ep-261) The Crack-Up (09-14-50) (30m) [Tape Master]
TLOR171-CS - The Life of Riley (ep-171) The Community Chest Drive (10-18-47) (30m) [Tape Master]
TMCXB73-CS - The Man Called X (ep-B-73) Ton of Dynamite (02-26-52) (30m) [Tape Master]
TLOR287-CS - The Life of Riley (ep-287) Surprise Party Show (10-06-50) (30m) [Tape Master]
TLOR288-CS - The Life of Riley (ep-288) Riley's First Car (10-13-50) (30m) [Tape Master]
SPCL005 - The Wizard of Oz Special - Good News of 1939 and Lux Radio Theater (2h)
GOOD079 - Good News of 1939 (ep-079) The Making of The Wizard of Oz (edited) (06-29-39) (60m)
LUXX727 - The Lux Radio Theater (ep-727) (LF Baum) The Wizard of Oz (12-25-50) (60m)

Of the new shows, CS means these are new episodes digitized from my old cassette collection. The Wizard of Oz programs are by far my favorite new uploads this month. I located a pristine version of the "Behind the Scenes of the Wizard of Oz" special from the Good News of 1939 series among my collection, but what you will find here are two versions, depending on when you catch them on-air:
     - The original length of the special is about an hour and 1-1/2 minutes and it was slightly too long to fit within the 1-hour slot of the schedule I've set up with the system's Auto-DJ function, so I've had to trim out one of the Maxwell House coffee commercials around the 42-minute mark. This edit is only in the standalone presentation of the show, which does not take away from the overall content of the special, which is most entertaining. The uncut original version is included as part of the 2-hour special, packaged with the Lux Radio Theater episode starring Judy Garland, which will air separately on the network. (The Lux episode also airs stand-alone on the network.)

I am also working on cleaning up the hourly playlists, readjusting the genres that I want to spread out throughout the broadcast day, and ensuring that episodes are evenly distributed within each playlist to try and add more variety to the randomness of their playback by the Auto-DJ system. You will still hear repeats (a lot of them, I'm afraid, until I can get more episodes uploaded to minimize how many repeats are generated), but I am working on adding more shows over the summer to fill up each hour.

Thanks to all who have written me and provided me with great feedback on what you are hearing on the live stream and what you are reading on the blog! I really appreciate all of your comments and feedback.

All the best to all of you over this amazing summer and I look forward to continuing to provide the BEST of Old Time Radio, all day, every day!

Yours truly, -Georges.
- geonsey@gmail.com
- vintagemediacollector@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

New uploads start today! Dr. Kildare.

Hello listeners! I am excited to start adding new uploads to the live stream! My goal for June is to add at least 10 new hours of programming.

Starting today at 1PM ET, you can now hear The Story of Dr. Kildare as part of the Drama Afternoons block from 1pm to 4pm. Right now, only 2 episodes have been remastered and will be in random rotation at this hour, but these episodes will also be added to the general rotation and randomly selected when there are no other playlists scheduled at a certain hour, and more episodes will be added in this playlist in the coming weeks. That's 1 hour for 10! More to come!

Yours Truly, Georges
- vintagemediacollector@gmail.com

Friday, April 20, 2018

NEW! Shopify Store Launch! Get a free download with promo code VERNLAUNCH18

Hello, Listeners!

I am very excited to announce the launch of our new e-commerce store powered by Shopify! You can visit my marketplace here: https://geonsey-web-worx.myshopify.com/ 
A permanent link is on the sidebar of this blog and new items will be added often.

As a special promotion of the launch of the webstore, I am making available:
SPCL001 - The War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary Special (2013) [Single Episode - DD] as a free download using promo code: VERNLAUNCH18

Enter the promo code VERNLAUNCH18 at the checkout and you can download this episode for free for a limited time.*

This special presentation created exclusively by the Vintage Entertainment Radio Network features the 75th Anniversary (2013) of Orson Welles’ famous (or infamous?) broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” following the documentary from R.H. Greene, "War of the Welles," telling the back-story of the production, correcting many myths, and explaining why it works as a radio broadcast. 

Along with the single episode of this presentation that you can get for FREE today, visit the marketplace to find a collected package which includes a MASTER uncompressed audio wav file, a 64kbps mono mp3 file, and a reprint of the original book from HG Wells as it appeared in Famous Fantastic Mysteries (July 1951 issue).

As I mentioned in my previous post, Amazon has shut down there A-Store concept, so I have decided to shut down this markeplace avenue. Instead, along with my Shopify store, I am also exploring a new revenue stream through Kit.com where you will be able to find "kits" (or collections that you can buy) that will be relevant throughout the entire Geonsey Web Worx group of blogs, including this one.

In the meantime, if you like what you hear here, Audible has a great selection of OTR packages for you to enjoy. Please support me by signing up for a *FREE TRIAL* of Audible where you will get 2 free audiobooks with sign-up! Search "Nostalgia Radio" for their OTR collections.

Thank you so much for hanging in there with me! There are new shows coming and, in the meantime, I would love your feedback, tell me what you think about the new Shopify store and what you would like to see there! Let me know what shows you would like to see running on the live stream, too, I would love to hear from you!

Stay tuned!

-Georges
geonseywebworx@gmail.com


* Q: why am I charging for something that you can find online for free elsewhere? 
A: I am passionate about Old Time Radio and this hobby can get expensive to maintain. I spend a lot of time and money to find the best OTR material around, clean up the sound quality and make the results available to fans like you. I truly believe that my work is some of the best results that you could ever find anywhere on the Internet and I firmly believe there is value to that. Anything that you purchase through my marketplace helps to offset the cost of bandwidth and other expenses created through this venture. Whenever possible, I will run special promotions and discounts to help get the word out about The Vintage Entertainment Radio Network. Thank you for your patronage!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Update

Hello, Listeners!

Here is an update heading into Spring 2018. This is a personal blog, so this is a blog that I am maintaining in my spare time when I am not working my real paying job. As such, I know that the live stream playlist has become a bit stale. That being said, I am remastering new episodes and will be updating to the playlist in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for new content.

I am also working on some new revenue streams that will allow me to both fund the work that I am doing for this blog and generate some extra income on the side. As such, The Vintage Entertainment Radio Network is now part of my group of blogs called Geonsey Web Worx. As I am always eager to find money saving deals, great entertainment, and I am passionate about vintage media (just like Old Time Radio featured on this blog), I have included links to my other blogs in the sidebar. The Geonsey Web Worx Group is brand new and being updated, but will complement each of the blogs within it. I hope you visit them as they grow and support me!

On the commerce side of the blog, Amazon has shut down there A-Store concept, so I am developing a new revenue stream through Kit.com, which is also a work in progress, but I plan to include "kits" (or collections that you can buy) that will be relevant throughout the entire Geonsey Web Worx group of blogs, including this one.

In the meantime, if you like what you hear here, Audible has a great selection of OTR packages for you to enjoy. Please support me by signing up for a *FREE TRIAL* of Audible where you will get 2 free audiobooks with sign-up! Search "Nostalgia Radio" for their OTR collections.

As always, I very much appreciate your patronage and support!

-Georges
geonseywebworx@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Year, New Updates...

Hello, Listeners!

I want to thank you all for hanging in to the Vintage Entertainment Radio Network! As you may know, this is my hobby that I would love to manage full time, but I have a full time *paying* job that comes first. But, I am not giving up this hobby which I love. For 2018, I will be adding more new shows, restructuring the playlists to a more scheduled format of themes throughout the broadcast day, and hopefully adding more new and exciting features to the blog site. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to hear in the live stream or see online, I would love to hear from you, drop me a line! In the meantime, thank you for your patronage and stay tuned!

Yours Truly-- Georges.

- VintageMediaCollector@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas everyone! Christmas Playlists updated today!

Tune in this week as the Vintage Entertainment Radio Network continues with the best of Old Time Radio Christmas Specials! Throughout the week I will be uploading new Christmas and Holiday themed episodes.

UPDATED PLAYLISTS as of today:

At the 730pm hour: AutoDJ will randomly select one of the following episodes:
- SDPL018 – [xmas] Screen Director's Playhouse (ep-018) It's A Wonderful Life (05-08-49) (30m)
- SDPL048 - [xmas] Screen Director's Playhouse (ep-048) Miracle On 34th Street (12-23-49) (30m)

At the 800pm hour: AutoDJ will randomly select one of the following episodes:
- LUXX563 - [xmas] The Lux Radio Theater (ep-563) It's A Wonderful Life (03-10-47) (60m)
- LUXX638 - [xmas] The Lux Radio Theater (ep-638) Miracle on 34th Street (12-20-48) (60m)

At the 900pm hour: AutoDJ will randomly select one of the following episodes:
- A Christmas Sing With Bing from 1957
- The Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol (1938 version starring Orson Welles as Scrooge)
- The Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol (1939 version starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge)

At 10pm, The Vintage Entertainment Network proudly presents a special Christmas celebration:
- Elgin Christmas Party (12-25-45) All-Star Christmas Special (2h)
This all-star Christmas special is hosted by Don Ameche and includes special guest appearances from Ginny Simms, Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen. Other stars on this 2 hour special include Carmen Miranda, The Les Paul Trio, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, violinist Joseph Szigeti, Eddie Anderson, Vera Vague, Joan Davis, and many many others.

At 12am, a special rebroadcast of A Christmas Carol will run all throughout Christmas Week. This is my personal favorite of this Holiday classic!
- The Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol (1939 version starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge)

More shows and new encodes will appear throughout the next coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Thank you for listening and above all, Merry Christmas to you and yours, from the Vintage Entertainment Radio Network!

- Georges, vintagemediacollector@gmail.com