Monday, March 15, 2010

"Radio Once More"

Last Monday night (March 8th), I appeared by phone, for a couple of hours, on the Internet radio station “Radio Once More” (

For most of its broadcast day, the station airs radio programs from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s (shows such as “The Lone Ranger,” “Inner Sanctum,” “Dragnet,” “The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show,” “Fibber McGee and Molly,” “The Mercury Theatre,” and many others).

Yet four times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 p.m.-midnight, and Sundays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.) the station features its three-hour “Live Show”; this is the program on which I appeared last week.

The program is oriented toward nostalgia and Old-Time-Radio subjects, and has been airing since the start of January. Its hosts, well-known in the Old Time Radio community, are Neal Ellis and Ken Stockinger.

The show features guest interviews, conversations between the hosts, contributions from listeners—via phone calls, e-mails, and postings on the show’s Facebook page—and episodes of old radio broadcasts.

(Part of one show, last week, concerned the 77th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s first “Fireside Chat”; two “Fireside Chats” were re-played, including Mr. Roosevelt’s initial 1933 broadcast.)

Neal Ellis and Ken Stockinger are warm and engaging hosts, and it was a great pleasure appearing on their program.