Archive for May, 2009


Monday, May 25th, 2009

Hi everyone —

As usual time and work and health delayed my gallery updates more than I intended but I have updated some of my older work.

ROCKY FORTUNE was tweaked and in some cases revamped with the following changes:

COVER: I changed the background image somewhat and darkened the blends on the central figure

COVER REVERSE: Revamped using the former Tray Insert for the central image. Because the episode titles are my own, I kept the previous version with the standard one. (Personally I like mine more)

LABEL: Minor tweaking to just the subtext. Frankly I liked this one too much to meddle

TRAY INSERT: Major revamp using the former Cover Reverse with some new figures added. Can you recognize the various actresses?

TRAY REVERSE: Standard redesign.

ZERO HOUR also received a much needed facelift. Rod Serling now has a better pose (more in keeping with his TZ and Night Gallery pub shots) and the background has a greater emphasis on timing (lol). Any more than this could have qualified as a revamp of THE CLOCK.

There’s not much to say about the various covers except to say that “Face of the Foe” was improved and “The Heir Hunters” (one of my first submissions and badly amateuristic) has been overhauled.

For the remaining pieces, the coloring on the Cover Reverse has been made uniform and the series logo and number on the labels have been modified.

In other news, I also sent JimB all of my design contributions for CBS RADIO WORKSHOP. This project will contain my first-ever DVD case and insert. Neither of which will be posted to the Gallery. So if you want to know how my DVD design contrasts to the CD version (which will be posted to the Gallery when Jim gives his OK), then sign up for Cert distribution.

I can say without hesitation that this project will contain the highest quality MP3s for the series that I’ve ever heard.

More gallery submissions coming this summer. Keep watching the skies!

Denny (HapWander)

Changes to the Otter Log Database

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Hi all,

The OTTER Log Database has recently been updated with  many changes.  If you want to be current, you should download the entire database.  If you are just interested in certian series, you can access them via the individual log text.

One important change is that the ‘M’s have been spellchecked by Kurt Schriver.  This was a time consuming task and I thank him for doing that.


OTR Magazine Index Updated

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Thanks to Terry Caswell, our able editor for updating the index to the old time radio archive magazines!

Lots of great information for the researchers.

New Star photos added to gallery

Friday, May 8th, 2009

New star photos added to the Gallery. Stars include – Fanny Brice – Fred Allen – Jack Benny – Gracie Allen – Amos ‘N Andy and more…. Check them out.

New Magazines added to the Magazine Archives

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Hi All,

Thanks  to the Old Time Radio Club of Buffalo we have added 23 issues of ‘Illustrated Press’, and thanks to Al Girard for 4 new issues of ‘Tune In’.