Archive for March, 2009

March Issue of ‘The Old Radio Times’ added to the archives

Monday, March 30th, 2009

The March issue of ‘The Old Radio Times’ is now available for download.

OTTER Database Updated

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The OTTERdb and individual text file folder has been updated to inclue the lastest revisions to the database.

New Bradbury 13 Design Package added to Art Gallery

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

I’ve completely revamped my original Bradbury 13 package and retired the original.

This is one of the packages I was never too fond of — the cover was original but I never had a decent quality scan for the central figure (hence the reversed out effect). The other four images were really just cut-and-pastes, a design procedure I’m loathe to do but was often stuck with when I was originally learning Photoshop.

For the new package I’ve updated the Cover (with a better central image, a better logo, and the OTRR logo more prominent). The Reverse is nice haunting image combining two of my favorite Bradbury book covers (kudos to anyone who can name them). The Label is MUCH more in telling with the series name. The Tray Insert is a nice experiment with what I like to call STATIC SHOCK. And the Tray Reverse is, of course, the revamped design I’m now using on all single- and double-CD collections.

Please forgive my ramblings but after weeks of working on Bradbury 13, I’m glad it’s finally done!

More contributions, as always, are coming. ūüôā

Denny (HapWander)

We need your help

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Hi all

It appears that a thief has plundered the Old Time Radio Researchers Art Gallery and taken nearly all our CD artwork designs and using them on his commercial site.  It is plainly stated that the artwork is for personal/non-commerical use only.  So any other use constitutes theft and fraud.

I ask each of you to visit this site and contact the owner and ask him to remove any OTRR related materials from his site.


OTRR’s members work very hard to provide FREE series and materials to the community, then we have a bozo like this thief that comes along and steals thousands of hours of work to use it for his own benefit.


More Stars pictures added to Artwork site

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

There are now over 1600 images in the Stars pictures section and it just keeps growing. Check the Artwork site often for new photos, magazine cover and CD artwork.

9 issues of Radio Album Added to Archives

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The¬† Old Time Radio Researchers announced today the addition of 9 issues of ‘Radio Album’, ranging from 1942-1950, to the Old Time Radio Magazine Archives.

These issues came from the collection of Al Girard, who generously scanned them in.

Back issues of old time radio magazines are invaluable to  the researcher.

New Site Added to Recommended List

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The Old Time Radio Researchers announced today that they have added ‘Fear You Can Hear’, to their recommended List of web sites.

‘Fear You Can Hear’ is primarily a free downloadable site for the Blind or Disabled, but sighted persons can obtain a membership for a donation of $5.00 per month.

You can find them listed¬† here –

along with many other fine groups.

If you would like your site listed, or you know of a site that is in harmony with the missions and goals of the OTRR, please let us know by e-mailing Jim Beshires at

OTR Archival Magazine Index Updated

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Our able editor, Terry Caswell, has updated the OTR Archival Magazine Index to include the 27 issues of Memories, generously donated by the Old Time Radio Club Of Buffalo.

If you are a researcher or student of old time radio, this index is invaluable to you.

New Updates to the OTTER log text files

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

The following OTTER log text files have been updated –

Billy Rose’s Jumbo – deleted

Roy Rogers Show
Witches Tale
The City
You Bet Your Life
Gang Busters
Fred Allen – Salad Bowl Revue
Fred Allen – Fred Allen Show
Treasury Agent
Eno Crime Clues
Proudly We Hail
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar
Imagination Theater
Camel Caravan
GI Journal
Singles And Doubles
Hal Peary Show

New Additions to the Website

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Hi All,

We’ve added the following items to the website¬† –

Eddie Cantor – Camel Caravan
Lands Of The Free
Les Higbie And The News
Lets Talk Hollywood
Life Of Riley
Little Orphan Annie
Lone Ranger
First Person to post that
They’ve read this will receive
Vol 1 thru 13 of The TwilightZone
in honor of Denny’s new CD labels.
This will come on two DVDs.
Fibber McGee.
Also added a bunch of new
artwork, including some
Pulp magz, some transcription
Disk Labels, curtesy of Randy
Riddle, and some ‘The Witch’s
Tale transcription disk labels
and print ads that I forgot
where they came from.

If you have items that you think we would be interested in adding to this website, e-mail me at¬† We’ll give you full credit.