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May 15, 2015


Old Time Radio Magazines

Vintage OTR Magazines

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Radio Guide (350)

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Radio Mirror (132)

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History of Old Time Radio Magazines

    Publication of old time radio magazines is as old as the hobby itself. Fans wanted a way to connect with each other in those pre-computer days, and fanzines were the best way.  They utilized various methods of print, some few commercial, but most were mimeographed, with one or two being typewritten!!  Circulation was always small, generally under 100 copies, but Radio Dial reported in 1970 their subscription list was nearly 600.

    Those early days gave birth to many publications, of which it's believed that 'Radio Dial' published by The Radio Historical Society of America(now defunct), was the first.  RHSA was organized in 1959.

    Many other clubs arose to serve the needs of collectors - SPERDVAC, NARA(now defunct), Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound, Radio Preservation Club, Radio Historical Association of Colorado, Old Time Radio Club of Buffalo, Metro Washington Old Time Radio Club, Golden Radio Buffs of MD, Inc, and the Chattanooga Old Time Radio Club. Each published a magazine especially for their members.

    There were many independent publications as well -  Airwaves, OTRAGAN, Collectors Corner, The National Radio Trader, World of Yesterday, BRC News And Reviews, Nostalgia Radio News, No Static Please, Stay Tuned, Radiola, Epilogue, Radio Premiums Collectors Newsletter,  Nostalgia Newsletter, Radio Historian, Stand By..On The Air, Radio Nostalgia, OTR Digest, and perhaps many more. They were all filled with stories about otr, pictures of conventions, and featured many collectors who are no longer with us. Some of those early fans are still active today carrying on a tradition established nearly 50 years ago. Most of those publications, excepting the club magazines and OTR Digest no longer exist.

    It is the goal of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group to attempt to locate, scan and preserve as many of these great publications as possible. They constitute a vital part of our history, and far too many issues have yellowed, faded, or been thrown away.  Additionally, many languish in the files of collectors who have no wish to share them with the community at large, and others are to be found in only in museum collections.

    We invite the various otr clubs to make back issues available via pdf files so that they can be included in this publication archive. Individuals who have copies of these, as well as any other otr or nostalgia magazine are encouraged to submit them for archiving also. All contributors will be acknowledged as patrons of the 'Old Time Radio Publication Archives'.

Many of tht scans of these old time radio magazines are from collectors who own the copies and have granted the Old Time Radio Researchers exclusive permission to host them. Copying them for commercial use is strictly forbidden.


Dr. Joe Webb
Frank Passage
Jim Widner
Scott Brick
Kathy Hammel
Steven Hiss
Hal Skinner
Tom Brown
Thomas Harrison

 Jim Beshires
Jay Hickerson
Bob Burchett
Chuck  Schaden
Michael Muderick
B. J. George
Alan Kline
Terry Caswell
Radio Historical Assn Of Colorado
Tim Walker
Unknown #2


Alan Kleinberger
Bob Burnham
Ryan Ellett
Al Girard
OTR Club of Buffalo
Radio Enthusiasts Of Puget Sound
Lew Krieger
Larry Husch
Sue Sieger
Doug Hopkinson
Jack French


Movie - Radio Guide 410425.pdf
Movie - Radio Guide 420612.pdf
Movie - Radio Guide 420717.pdf
Movie - Radio guide 420807.pdf
Movie - adio Guide 420123.pdf
Movie-Radio guide 420605.pdf
Radio 2203.pdf
Radio 2204.pdf
Radio 2205.pdf
Radio 2206.pdf
Radio 2207.pdf
Radio 2208.pdf
Radio 2209.pdf
Radio 2210 - no cover.pdf
Radio 2211.pdf
Radio 2212.pdf
Radio 2801.pdf
Radio Best 4606.pdf
Radio Best 4802.pdf
Radio Best 4803.pdf
Radio Best 4804.pdf
Radio Best 4805.pdf
Radio Best 4807.pdf
Radio Best 4808.pdf
Radio Best 4809.pdf
Radio Best 4810.pdf
Radio Best 4811.pdf
Radio Best 4812.pdf
Radio Best 4904.pdf
Radio Best 5006.pdf
Radio Daily 370401.pdf
Radio Daily 370402.pdf
Radio Daily 370405.pdf
Radio Daily 370406.pdf
Radio Daily 370407.pdf
Radio Daily 370408.pdf
Radio Daily 370409.pdf
Radio Daily 370412.pdf
Radio Daily 370413.pdf
Radio Daily 370414.pdf
Radio Daily 370415.pdf
Radio Daily 370416.pdf
Radio Daily 370419.pdf
Radio Daily 370420.pdf
Radio Daily 370421.pdf
Radio Daily 370422.pdf
Radio Daily 370423.pdf
Radio Daily 370426.pdf
Radio Daily 370427.pdf
Radio Daily 370428.pdf
Radio Daily 370429.pdf
Radio Daily 370430.pdf
Radio Dial 310523.pdf
Radio Doings 241025 - no cover..pdf
Radio Doings 281125.pdf
Radio Doings 350616.pdf
Radio Guide 340217.pdf
Radio Guide 350504.pdf
Radio Guide 350511.pdf
Radio Guide 350608.pdf
Radio Guide 361121.pdf
Radio Guide 361212.pdf
Radio Guide 370508.pdf
Radio Guide 370612.pdf
Radio Guide 370619.pdf
Radio Guide 370710.pdf
Radio Guide 371002.pdf
Radio Guide 371030.pdf
Radio Guide 371106.pdf
Radio Guide 371113.pdf
Radio Guide 390121.pdf
Radio Guide 390304.pdf
Radio Mirror 4008.pdf
Radio Mirror 4009.pdf
Radio Mirror 4010.pdf
Radio Mirror 4011.pdf
Radio Mirror 4012.pdf
Radio Mirror 4101.pdf
Radio Mirror 4102.pdf
Radio Mirror 4103.pdf
Radio Mirror 4104.pdf
Radio Mirror 4105.pdf
Radio Mirror 4106.pdf
Radio Mirror 4107.pdf
Radio Mirror 4108.pdf
Radio Mirror 4109.pdf
Radio Mirror 4110.pdf
Radio Mirror 4111.pdf
Radio Mirror 4112.pdf
Radio Mirror 4201.pdf
Radio Mirror 4203.pdf
Radio Mirror 4205.pdf
Radio Mirror 4207.pdf
Radio Mirror 4301.pdf
Radio News 1907.pdf
Radio Row 1945 fall.pdf
Radio Stars 3302.pdf
Radio Stars 3303.pdf
Radio Stars 3709.pdf
Radio Varieties 3911.pdf
Radio Varieties 3912.pdf
Radio Varieties 4001.pdf
Radio Varieties 4002.pdf
Radio guide Mikroscope Album 1935.pdf
Radioland 3401.pdf
Randolph Radio Corp. Catalog 1927.pdf
Rural Radio 3802.pdf
Rural Radio 3811.pdf
Rural Radio 3901.pdf
Rural Radio 3902.pdf
Rural Radio 3903.pdf
Rural Radio 3904.pdf
Stand By 350720.pdf
Stand By 360104.pdf
Stand By 360111.pdf
Stand By 360118.pdf
Stand By 360125.pdf
Stand By 360201.pdf
Stand By 360208.pdf
Stand By 360215.pdf
Stand By 360222.pdf
Stand By 360229.pdf
Stand By 360307.pdf
Stand By 360314.pdf
Stand By 360321.pdf
Stand By 360404.pdf
Stand By 360425.pdf
Stand By 360502.pdf
Stand By 360509.pdf
Stand By 360516.pdf
Stand By 360523.pdf
Stand By 360530.pdf
Stand By 360613.pdf
Stand By 360620.pdf
Stand By 360627.pdf
Stand By 360704.pdf
Stand By 360711.pdf
Stand By 360718.pdf
Stand By 360725.pdf
Stand By 360801.pdf
Stand By 360808.pdf
Stand By 360815.pdf
Stand By 360822.pdf
Stand By 360829.pdf
Stand By 360905.pdf
Stand By 360912.pdf
Stand By 360919.pdf
Stand By 360926.pdf
Stand By 361003.pdf
Stand By 361010.pdf
Stand By 361017.pdf
Stand By 361024.pdf
Stand By 361107.pdf
Stand By 361114.pdf
Stand By 361121.pdf
Stand By 361128.pdf
Stand By 361205.pdf
Stand By 361212.pdf
Stand By 361219.pdf
Stand By 361226.pdf
Stand By 370102.pdf
Stand By 370109.pdf
Stand By 370116.pdf
Stand By 370123.pdf
Stand By 370130.pdf
Stand By 370206.pdf
Stand By 370213.pdf
Stand By 370220.pdf
Stand By 370227.pdf
Stand By 370306.pdf
Stand By 370313.pdf
Stand By 370320.pdf
Stand By 370327.pdf
Stand By 370403.pdf
Stand By 370410.pdf
Stand By 370417.pdf
Stand By 370424.pdf
Stand By 370501.pdf
Stand By 370508.pdf
Stand By 370515.pdf
Stand by 360411.pdf
Stand by 360418.pdf
Tower Radio 3410.pdf







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