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Lots and lots of old time radio shows - Mostly American but some UK shows, I can remember listening to these radio shows before TV all those years ago, shows like "Whitehall 1212" and "Calling all cars". And one I will always remember is, Orson Wells' "Black Museum".

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Sorry Hughie, don't remember any of these radio shows. Remember watching 'The Lone Ranger' but never heard it on the radio.
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DAN DARE - PILOT OF THE FUTURE was a must on a Sunday Night!
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Those that were on in the background were Listen with Mother and Mrs Dale’s Diary - only vaguely remembered but I do remember my mum moaning when The Archers replaced Mrs Dale - oh dear…. I still love my radio, and enjoy Book at Bedtime and afternoon plays. Radio 4 extra also has reruns of comedy programs like Dads Army, Men from the Ministry, Birds of a feather, To the Manor Born and As Time Goes By. If I could only keep one, TV or Radio, I think radio would win for me.
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Remember the Black Museum well Hughie. I believe broadcast on Saturday Nights .
Scared me to death.
Also who could forget the McFlannels.
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Round the Horne well ahead of it's time

The Clitheroe Kid
The Goons
Ken Dodd

Allister Cook's Letter from America
Mike Raven R & B Show,
Adrain Juste kind of resurrected the earlier comedy shows as samples from late 70s to mid 90s
The format of his Radio 1 show consisted of Juste playing clips from various classic comedy sketches, interspersed with his own puns and short sketches, between music tracks.[3] His selection of classic comedy clips was at times quite complex, and intricately produced, using material from a wide variety of sources edited into one sequence
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Allister Cook's Letter from America was a must listen to when I was growing up in the fifties and sixties - and even here in Australia after we migrated in 1964. Just realised looking at Wikipedia he was born in Salford Lancashire where in recent years my sister's son from Stevenston was the Ceremonial Mayor.
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I knew he as not a born American, I couldn't have guessed where he was born,
The idea of the show was a variation of "home thoughts from abroad"
or "Thoughts of abroad to home"
I listen to it from late 60s to don't know when
It ran for 58 years( I googled it)
It gave a incite to the US v Asia, hippiedom, and civil rights, it left the listeners to choose to look further or not
Radio is a more intense medium , more so in black and white .
Pictures are graphic , Radio is fueled by the individual's own imagination
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In the late 1950s, early 1960s, (only if torrential rain or other inclement weather prevented Sunday afternoon football at the Dalry Road [Ardrossan] football pitches), I was obliged to listen to The Billy Cotton Band Show with my parents.

I remember only two names – Billy Cotton himself, and the principal singer, Kathie Kay, both of whom were ‘big’ entertainers in their time.

Later in life in Glasgow, I used to meet Archie McCulloch, who some may remember for organising variety shows at holiday resorts throughout Scotland, particularly along the Ayrshire coast. One day, he introduced me to his wife, who unknown to me beforehand, was the said Kathie Kay – a lovely lady.

Kathy died in Largs on the 9th of March 2005.
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“Wakey-Wake-aaaay!”,
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